Read Locally: Local Author Festival Applications
Wrote a book and interested in being a part of our Read Locally: Local Author Festival on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.? Applications for Yorba Linda authors to participate in the event will be available beginning Monday, January 8. Applications for Orange County residents will be available beginning Monday, February 5. See details.

Blind Date with a Book
Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Let the library send you on a Blind Date with a Book from February 1-29. We will match teens (13+) and adults (18+) with an unknown book to check out, take home, and make an impression.

Military Research Using Fold3
Thursday, February 1 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Room

Expert Genealogist Christine Cohen will show you tips and tricks in using our Fold3 database. Fold3, in a partnership with the national archives, provides a wealth of military resources and documents from the Revolutionary War of 1776, the War of 1812, Mexican American and early Indian Wars, Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, and The Vietnam War.

Morning Meditation
Saturdays | 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30
Olinda Conference Room

Start your week more relaxed and focused with a heartfulness guided meditation session with Dr. Chavan

Stitchin in the Stacks
Saturdays | February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m
DIY Studio

Whether you’ve been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, join this welcoming group of needlecrafters in the Library’s DIY Studio. Drop ins welcome. Ages 13+.

Hiking 101
Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Room

Whether you’re a beginner or a frequent hiker, join us as we learn how to be safe and have fun on the trails! Cris Hazzard, The Hiking Guy, will share tips and answer questions on getting outside and enjoying the incredible trails of Southern California and beyond. This program is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Genealogy Investigators
Thursdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
February 8, February 22, March 14, March 18, April 11, April 15
DIY Studio

Stumped and need genealogy assistance? Visit the library and get help with all your genealogy questions from our skilled volunteers. This program is provided in partnership with Genealogical Society of North Orange County.

DIY Rewind: Flower Wreath
Wednesday, February 14 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Decorate your doorway or wall with a cute, custom-made wreath. Supplies, tips and written instructions will be provided to help you make your own wreath to take home and admire all season long! Registration required & attendance is limited to one session. Registration for Yorba Linda residents and Friends of the Yorba Linda Public Library members begins Saturday, January 27. Open registration begins Saturday, February 3. Adults 18+.

Grow It Now: Pass Down Plants
Wednesday, February 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Interested in plant propagation? Join us as we learn how to start new plants from cuttings, division, and seeds.This program is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

ESL Conversation Club
Fridays | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m
February 23 (10:00 - 11:30 a.m.), March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, & May 24
DIY Studio

Practice your spoken English skills and meet new people in a relaxed and fun environment. ESL learners of all skill levels are welcome.

Books and Biscotti
Saturdays | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
February 24, March 23, April 20, May 25
DIY Studio

Enjoy biscotti and a hot beverage as we discuss the month’s chosen title. From classics to contemporary, enthusiastic readers will explore interesting topics and make new friends.
February – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
March- I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
April- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
May- Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

DIY Watercolor
Monday, February 26 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
DIY Studio

Bring a little bit of the beauty of nature, inside! Supplies, tips, and instructions will be provided to create a beautiful watercolor nature silhouette and geode magnet.Registration required & attendance is limited to one session. Registration for Yorba Linda residents and Friends of the Yorba Linda Public Library members begins Saturday, February 10. Open registration begins Saturday, February 17. Adults 18+.This program is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Music Instruction: Ukulele 
Thursdays | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18
DIY Studio

Bring your own ukulele and learn the basics of playing with instructor Jack Ehlers from Uke Life. Adults 18+.

Grow It Now: All About Herbs
Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Whether you’re planting in containers or in the ground, join us as we learn all about growing a variety of herbs in your garden.

Solar Eclipse Talk
Monday, March 18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Join us for a talk with NASA Solar System Ambassador Howard Andrews to learn all about eclipses, eclipse chasing, and what you can expect to see during the upcoming solar eclipse.

A Night at the Three Broomsticks: Harry Potter Trivia
Wednesday, March 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Do you have wit beyond measure? Then test your Harry Potter trivia knowledge with us! Bring a team (up to 5) or be a team of two, the choice is yours. Traditional Harry Potter tastes and temptations will be provided. Registration required & begins Saturday, March 2. Please register one person from each team. Adults 18+.

DIY Mosaics
Monday, March 25 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
DIY Studio

Learn the basics of mosaics and create a beautiful centerpiece. Supplies, tips, and instructions will be provided. Registration required & attendance is limited to one session. Registration for Yorba Linda residents and Friends of the Yorba Linda Public Library Members begins Saturday, March 9. Residency will be checked via library account. Open registration begins Wednesday, March 13. Adults 18+.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Thursday, March 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Room

Review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors associated with dementia such as agitation, confusion, wandering, and more.



Teen Craft for a Cause: Valentine's Day
Monday, February 5th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Room

Teens (13+) are invited to decorate fun Valentines Day cards and crafts that will be delivered to a local senior assisted living center. We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.This program was supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Teen Anime Night
Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Teens (13+) are invited to watch anime, work on a fun fandom-inspired craft, enjoy Japanese snacks, and enter a monthly raffle!

Teen Tissue Paper Tie Dye Art
Tuesday, February 20th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Let your creativity flow! Teens (13+) learn to create groovy tie dye art on a canvas. Instructions and supplies will be provided. While supplies last.

Teen Dewey Decibels: DIY Instrument
Tuesday, February 27th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
DIY Studio

Making instrument crafts are surprisingly easy! Come make your own instrument out of upcycled materials and start your own hand-crafted band! (Teens 13 +)

Teen AP Practice Test
(Humanities Testing) Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Math & Sciences Testing) Saturday, March 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Community Room

Attention all high school students! Preparing for an AP exam? Take a free practice exam, get your results and discover your strengths and weaknesses to help you ace the real test. Exams and supplies are generously provided by C2 Education. Registration is required, space is limited. (Teen 13+)

Teen Book Folding Art
Tuesday, March 19th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
DIY Studio

Teens (13+) learn how to create beautiful folded book art and hang out with other book loving teens! While supplies last.

Teen Cartoon Night
Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Teens (13+) are invited to watch cartoons, work on a fun fandom-inspired crafts, enjoy snacks, and enter a monthly raffle!

Teen Craft for a Cause: Patriotic Crafts
Monday April 15 from 4:30– 6:30 p.m.
Community Room

Teens (13+), create thank you cards and crafts that will be delivered to a local senior assisted living center. We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Teen AP Survival Kit
Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Getting ready for AP testing or an upcoming exam? Come to the library to DIY your survival kit. The library will provide you with supplies to fill and decorate a pencil case, notebook, and other test ready tools!

Teen Clay Creations
Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Calling all creative teens (13+)! Join us for an epic night of sculpting, molding, and unleashing your inner artist! Tips and tricks will be provided to help you get started on your clay creations.

Teen Study Café
Monday, April 29 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (DIY Studio)
Community Room

Need a space to meet with your friends to get ready for exams? Come on down to the library and enjoy a space of your own to snack, study, or take a break at our de-stress station