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Get to Know Us This Summer!

From June 6 through August 13, the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge will be in effect. Why join?  Reading is fun, and you could win prizes. You can log the time you spend reading Beanstack and the Beanstack Tracker app, or keep track of them on paper logs. Register online, or through your local library. 

Friends of the Rohnert Park – Cotati Library Bookstore

Visit the Rohnert Park Library’s bookstore to support the Friends of the Rohnert Park Library. Open hours are Tues. 10-4:30 p.m., Wed. 10-7:30 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 10-4:30 p.m. Friends also need volunteers For more information, contact the bookstore.

Adult Programs

Virtual Author Talk with Dr. Marcia Chatelain – Franchise Wed. Aug. 3, 11-12 p.m. Register Here: Join us in conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches, Black America. Dr. Marcia Chatelain wanted to know how fast food restaurants have impacted black neighborhoods. McDonald’s has often been blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans. In Franchise, Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who–in the troubled years after King’s assassination–believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.

In Person Book Club Discussion: Girl, woman, or otherBernadine Evaristo. Tues. August 16, 11-12 p.m. Pickup of lending copies is possible. Register required.

Programs for Teens and Children

Dial a Story! (All ages) Call any time of the day or night at (707) 755-2050 to listen to a recording of a children’s librarian reading a storybook. Every Wed, a new story will be released. Stories are available in English or Spanish, and are geared toward preschool-age children.

Get and Make Craft KitsKits for grades K-6 are available at the library beginning on the 15th month. While supplies last.

Club for the First ChapterGrades 1-3: First and third Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Miss Kate will be present at the library to host a book-a-long club for readers in grades 1-3. This is a great opportunity for them to practice their reading skills. Register in person, by phone, or online at Every month, a new book will be read and given as a gift to each reader.

Learn to Dog (grades K-6) Thurs. Jun. Jun. You can improve your confidence and reading skills by practicing reading in person with a 4Paws certified therapy animal.  

Oliver Chin leads a Teen Anime Workshop (grades 7-12) Fri. Jul. 29, 3-5 p.m. Oliver Chin, artist and author, will demonstrate how to draw manga and anime in this workshop lasting two hours. All materials included. *Advanced registration required; supplies are limited. Need assistance with registration? Contact your local library to get help with registration.

Pride Club for Teens(Ages 13-18), Tues., 5:30-6 p.m. An online club for queer teens and their allies to discuss books or other media on a monthly basis. (Virtual.) Register at

Teen Anime Club(grades 7-12) Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join other teens who enjoy Manga and watching anime. (Virtual.) Register at

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