Book Beat: Women poets and Friends in high places

The Trinidad Library hosts “Journeys on the US 20” Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Poet, publisher and oral memoirist Michael Czarnecki will share photos, stories, poems and prose of his experiences along Route 20. All ages welcome. This event is supported in part by the Poets & Writers grant program.

In addition, the library will host “Emergence: Women Poets Rise” Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Four women poets – Jacqueline Elizabeth Letalien, Pat McCutcheon, Lori Cole and Suzanne F. Moore – will read their original poetry. All ages are welcome.

All events are free to attend. The library’s programs and services are accessible to persons with disabilities; please let us know if you require assistance. The Trinidad Library is located at 380 Janis Ct. in Trinidad. For further information, call (707) 677-0227 or visit

Befriend the Arcata Library 

The Friends of the Arcata Library (FOAL) are looking for new board officers and committee members. Officer elections will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Arcata Library Conference Room. Nominees must either have attended a recent membership meeting or joined in one of two informational meetings, the second of which is Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. Officer nominations will be recorded at the beginning of the Sept. 23 meeting.

Friends of the Arcata Library is also seeking new members for three committees: book sales, youth outreach and elders and in-home outreach. Contact them at [email protected] or through the library at (707) 822-5954.

The Arcata Library holds “Fun with Music Story Time”  Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Children ages 9 months to 4 years and their caregivers enjoy a read-aloud and also sing, dance and play a variety of musical instruments together. Visit to access a calendar of all Humboldt County Library events.



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