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May 2017

May Featured Events 

Cleopatra: The Last Pharoah

Tuesday, May 2 | 6:30pm
Join George Hammond of Humanities West for a fireside chat exploring the history and legend of Cleopatra. An iconic figure who lived dangerously and died sensationally, she remains an enigma and object of fascination.

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Thursday, May 4 | 1:00pm
Dr. Marshall Zaslove, a Board certified psychiatrist, author and meditation practitioner for over 40 years, will offer simple, effective techniques, and will demonstrate the most practical methods of controlling and becalming the mind for better meditations and many other health benefits. Orinda Library Garden Room.

Lego Club

Fridays, May 5 & May 19 | 4:00-5:00pm
Builders and creators in grades K through 5 are invited to our beginning Lego Club. Free build or be inspired by that day’s theme.

Friends of the
Orinda Library Board

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the Orinda Library? We are looking for a few new members to take on roles in the following areas: 

  1. Membership database management.
  2. Membership recruitment efforts.
  3. Monthly newsletter writing and coordination.

Our board meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  If you are interested in learning more about any of the roles, please email

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
-Groucho Marx

Bookshop Hours

1:00pm to 4:00pm 

1:00pm to 6:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm

May Events

Library Closed

May 14 Mother's Day
May 28 Memorial Day
May 29 Memorial Day

Orinda Library Writers Group
Tuesdays, May 2, 16, 30
6:30pm - 8:00pm

ESL Conversation
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Mystery Book Club
Friday, May 19, 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
To Dwell In Darkness, by Deborah Crombie

Contra Costa Tale Spinners
Thursday, May 25
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Children/Teen Programs

Peek-a-Boo Time
May 2 & 9

Toddler Lapsit
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
May 2, 3, 9 & 10
10:00am & 10:30am

Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Friday, May 12
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Teen Coloring Club
Fridays, May 5, 19, 26

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