The Nevada County Community Library is pleased to announce that in-person programs have returned at all library branches. While some events may still contain a virtual component for the time being, there are many classes which will return to full in-person service.

Teri and Jill at Tailgate
Teri and Jill at Tailgate

 “We’re so excited to have in-person programming back!” states Brittany Blake, staff member at the Grass Valley Library “Any time we get to spend with our community is great, but there really is something special about sharing those experiences in the same space. Whether it’s creating art together, having lively book club discussions, or seeing little ones enjoying Storytime in real time – that’s the best.”

Upcoming in-person library events include, The Red Light Ladies Historical Program- Tuesday March 15 5:30-6:30 at the Truckee Library. In honor of Women’s History Month, Chaun Mortier of the Truckee-Donner Historical Society will highlight the “Jezebels,” “Soiled Doves” and “Fallen Women” that lived and worked on Truckee’s back streets. Truckee will also offer an Olive Oil Tasting on Tuesday March 22 5:00-6:00pm. As Nevada County is winding down the county-wide reading of Circe by Madeline Miller, the Truckee Library will celebrate the Greek and Mediterranean diet staple by offering a sampler of olive oils -while supplies last.

Lovers of teen literature will be happy to know that The Forever Young Book Club will be returning to the Grass Valley Library Branch. Each month we’ll explore a new book that fits in the space between teen and grown-up. From fantasy to romance, graphic novel to mental health manifesto, join us on a journey of self-discovery (and lots of good times!) every third Friday.

The Penn Valley Library will return with in-person Lego Club at 3-4pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Lego club allows young patrons aged 5-12 to experiment with their imagination and build the Lego creation of their dreams.

Looking to relax at the library? The Bear River Branch is offering a DIY Clay Pinch Pot class on March 1st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Come down to the Bear River Library and let your creativity flow in this fun and hands-on class. All supplies are provided free of charge.

The Madelyn Helling Library will be returning with hands-on technology classes for all patrons. Tech Drop-In takes place on the first Wednesday of each month in the Collaborative Technology Center. The program is run by library staff and volunteers who are eager to help you learn new skills or solve technology problems (there will also be coffee and donuts). The Madelyn Helling Library branch will also be offering One-on-One Technology appointments for in-depth questions starting at the end of February. Come into the library or call to book an appointment.

For more information on current in-person and virtual programming please visit the library events calendar at