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Youth programs



Storytime will be taking a break from Monday, September 4 - Friday, September 15. There will be no library Storytime sessions during this period. 

Regular Storytime sessions will return Monday, September 18.

Best for ages 5 & under. Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhyme, and songs! Storytime sessions are offered at the following times:

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Mondays @ Riley Library - REGISTER

Mondays @ Downtown Library - DROP IN

*Baby Lapsit Storytime*
9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am
Tuesdays @ Maidu Library - REGISTER

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Wednesdays @ Riley Library - REGISTER

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Thursdays @ Maidu Library - REGISTER

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Fridays @ Downtown Library - DROP IN

Registration is required for all Storytime sessions at Riley Library and Maidu Library. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot. Weekly Storytime registration opens each Monday at 8:00am. Click here to register for upcoming dates and times.

Note: Before you register on ACTIVENet, you will need to set up a personal account and add each of your children as Family Members. Once your account is set up, you will have easy access to browse and register for other City of Roseville youth programs in the future. Follow the steps below to get started or call us at 916-774-5221 for assistance.

  1. Click on the "Create an account" button in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Enter your e-mail address and click "Next".
  3. Fill in the information (parents--start with yourself first), create password and click "Next".
  4. Complete the remaining information and click "Submit".
  5. You should receive a confirmation e-mail. Follow the link in the email to verify and activate your account.
To add family members:
  1. Login to your account.
  2. Click on "Manage Family Member" on bottom right corner.
  3. Click on "Add Family Member" in middle grey bar.
  4. Complete the information and click "Submit".

Click the "Activities" button at the top of the page and search for "Storytime" to see upcoming dates.

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime includes books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime for babies 0-24 months and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome and are encouraged to bring a doll or stuffed animal to use as their "baby". We'll introduce caregivers to new activities to do with their children and model how to cater to key early childhood development. 

Pre-registration is required. Drop-ins will be admitted if space is available.

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:0am Tuesdays @ Maidu Library

Registration required. Drop-ins will be admitted if space is available.

ASL Storytime

Do you have a deaf, hard of hearing, or signing child? Experience stories in American Sign Language and speech play to promote bonding and encourage language development in two modalities.

10:00am Wednesdays @ Downtown Library

No registration required. Presented by PCOE Infant Program and Sign2Me Daycare. 

Storytime at the Fountains

Join us for Storytime at the Fountains at Roseville. Storytime is included as part of the Fountain's Tot Time program. Sessions take place the first and third Tuesday of the month through October.

10:00am 1st and 3rd Tuesdays through October @ The Fountains at Roseville

No registration required. Click here to learn more.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.

Start a reading routine with your baby, toddler, or preschooler to help them develop school readiness skills. We'll help you stay on track by setting milestones and incentives on your child's path to reading 1000 books before kindergarten.

Simply color in, check off, or add a star sticker to the reading log each time you read a book with your child. When all the stars have been filled in, return your completed logs to the library and collect fun rewards.

Visit the Roseville Public Library to get started today. Click here for more information.

Coding Camp

Build, explore and create with technology at Coding Camp!

Set forth on a coding adventure while exploring our brand new virtual resource, Fiero Code. The next session takes place this fall:

3:30-4:30pm Monday - Friday, September 11-15
Riley Library

3:30-4:30pm Monday - Friday, November 13-17
Maidu Library

For ages 8-13. For beginners only. Free, registration required. Click here to register.

Little Learners

Build, destroy and make a mess while exploring physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy at the Maidu Library. Join us Little Learners for a different interactive hands-on project every week to test your creativity and scientific knowledge.

4:00-5:30pm Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24 at Maidu Library

For ages 6-12. Registration fee required. Click here to register.

Culture Without Borders

Travel the globe with us! Explore culture through art with Culture Without Borders. Visit different destinations throughout the year, studying people and places both near and far. Each session you will create your own work of art inspired by artisans from all over the world. 

India - 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, September 30 at Maidu Community Center

Dia De Los Muertos - 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, October 21 at Riley Library

Paraguay - 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, December 16 at Maidu Community Center

For ages 6-12. Free, parent participation and registration required. Click here to register. 


Adult and Teen programs

Book Clubs

Book clubs meet the second Saturday of each month at the Maidu Library. New novels from all genres are chosen each month. Book clubs meetings are volunteer led and open to the public. 

Page Turners (all genres) – 10:30am-12:00pm
September: The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig
*This book will be discussed at the October 14 meeting. 

Club Maidu (all genres) – 12:30pm-2:00pm
September: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Click here to view book titles for upcoming dates.

Tech Help

Want to learn more about a particular computer program or learn how to use eBooks and Audiobooks? Our one-on-one Tech Help offers an opportunity to get answers to your computer and technology questions.

Drop in for Tech Help from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the first Friday of each month at any of our library locations. The library has desktop computers that are available for demonstration, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices. 

Please note, help is available on a first come first serve basis. The library will not attempt to troubleshoot computer problems or repair damaged devices.

Conversation Club

Join Conversation Club!

Conversation Club is a free, drop-in program for adult English language learners looking to practice conversational English through casual group discussion.

11:30am-12:30pm Thursdays at Downtown Library

New sessions begin Thursday, September 21.

Offered in association with the Roseville Public Library Adult Literacy Program.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a new leadership opportunity for Roseville teens. Make a positive difference in our local community by sharing your input on how the library can best serve teens.

Earn volunteer credit and/or community service hours by attending the monthly TAB meeting with our Librarian. Help plan new programs, recommend books and DVDs for purchase, judge contests, sponsor library events, and more!

We invite interested teens in grades 8 through 12 to take part in this exciting new leadership opportunity. Click here to learn more. Check back in September for application form and updates.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Teen Solar Eclipse Party

Sign up for our Teen Solar Eclipse Party!

4:00-5:00pm Monday, September 25 at Riley Library Meeting Rooms

Experiment, craft and learn about this year's October 14th Annular Solar Eclipse while making custom buttons and Boba! All participants will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses for attending.
For ages 13-17. Refreshments provided. Free, no registration required. Click here to register.

Murder Mystery Party

Watch your step as you make your way through the murky maze of mystery and mayhem at the Downtown Library this spooky season. There's been a series of terrifying events at the library and we need your help to solve the mystery! Don't be late--you don't want to miss a clue, do you?

5:00-6:30pm Saturday, October 28 at Downtown Library

All ages welcome. Participants under 13 must be accompanied by adult guardian. Free, registration required. Click here to register.

Financial Literacy

Join our Financial Literacy program!

Designed specifically for teens with cognitive, physical or developmental challenges, this program is geared towards helping our youth build the life skills that will allow them more independence and agency as they move towards adulthood. Explore different topics at each meeting in a small group and a quiet space at the Riley Library.

4:00-5:00pm Monday, December 4 at Riley Library
4:00-5:00pm Monday, December 11 at Riley Library

For ages 13 to 17. Free, registration required. Click here to register. Visit 

Video Game Truck

Stop by and game in our Video Game Truck!

Get ready to hang out and immerse yourselves in Xbox, Wii or PS video games in a giant video game truck.

3:30-6:30pm Friday, October 27 at the Riley Library Parking Lot

For ages 13-17. Games offered will be multiplayer. Refreshments will be provided. Free, no registration required.

Call us at (916) 774-5221 or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Roseville Police Department Presentation Series

K-9 Demo featuring Officer Lawley & Juice
9:00-11:00am Thursday, August 17 at Riley Library Meeting Rooms

Watch a K-9 demo and learn how K-9 handlers and their k-9 partners work together, followed by a Q&A session. 

Senior Safety featuring Linda Waage
1:00-3:00pm Thursday, September 14 at Maidu Community Center Meeting Room

Learn how to recognize fraud, scams, elder abuse and other crimes that target seniors.

Cybersecurity featuring Lt. Jeff Kool & Det. Chris Uribe
1:00-3:00pm Thursday, October 12 at Riley Library Meeting Rooms

Become more aware of what cyber criminals do to get into your computers and other digital devices as well as tips to help keep yourself more cyber secure. 

Local Author Talk Series

Our new Local Author Talk Series is coming this fall to the Fig Tree Coffee, Art, & Music Lounge!

Listen in on a different author(s) each session and learn about their individual approach to authorship.

2:00-4:00pm Saturday, August 19 featuring Ann Saxton Reh and Indra Kapur
Reh is an educator and award-winning author of mystery. Her novels See the Desert and DieMeditating Murder, and forthcoming A Killing in Kasauli, grow out of her own adventures. 

What happens when a young woman who grew up in California embraces a culture a world away from her own? In Any Given Room, Kapur’s debut short story collection shares answers to this question and offers readers a compelling view of a complex and exotic land they may never have seen.

2:00-4:00pm Saturday, September 16 featuring Chris Riley
Learn about Riley's The Sinking of the Angie Piper and The Broken Pines, a novel of heartbreak and healing, a family saga and a story of survival. 

2:00-4:00pm Saturday, October 21 featuring Annette Kassis
Kassis is a cultural historian who writes for a general audience to entertain and enlighten. She will discuss her book Prohibition in Sacramento, Weinstocks, Sacramento on the Air.

For ages 18 & up. No registration required. Seating at The Fig Tree is limited, so arrive early and order a beverage! Call (916) 774-5221 or email [email protected] for more information. 

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