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Ukiah Proudly Announces Upcoming Community Events

Art Walk Ukiah May 3

ART WALK UKIAH Buffie Campbell-Schmidt: Memory & Legacy The Ukiah Branch Library staff invites the community to join us for Art Walk Ukiah on Friday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. This month, we will feature Buffie Campbell-Schmidt and her art of traditional Pomo basket weaving. Schmidt is a basket weaver, wild food and medicine gatherer, and Northern Pomo Language Teacher from the Sherwood Valley Rancheria and Noyo Reservation. Schmidt is a descendant of the Yokayo Rancheria, where she learned Pomo basket weaving from her mother – a legacy passed down through many generations. She honors the memory of her ancestors by speaking their old language and continuing to gather willow, dogwood, redbud, white root, acorns, and wild medicines. She feels her ancestors with her wherever she goes. The branch will host live music and an all-ages basket twining craft program. Enjoy a book sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library as you browse the art walk. This exhibit is free to the public, open to all ages, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library and Mendocino County Library. For more information, please visit www.mendolibrary.org or contact the Ukiah Branch at 707-463.4490.

Succulent Swap on May 11

THE YOKAYO SEED PROJECT at the Ukiah Branch Library Succulent Swap/Plant Swap The Yokayo Seed Project is hosting a succulent swap on May 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your favorite succulents/cuttings to swap and share. Veggie starts and other plant cuttings are welcome at this swap as well. Let’s share the succulent wealth. This event is for ages 12 and up, and the event is sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library and the Mendocino County Library. To find out more information, please visit www.mendolibrary.org or contact the Ukiah Branch Library at lyonj@mendocinocounty.gov or 707-463-4490

Makerspace: Hapa-Zome Flower Pounding on May 17

The Japanese Art of Hapa-Zome: Flower Pounding It’s Hammer Time! What do fresh, juicy flowers, hammers, and cotton fabric have to do with each other? They are all part of the Japanese art of Hapa-Zome! One of the easiest natural dye processes, by using this method you’ll be arranging flowers and leaves on a cotton cloth and pounding them into the cloth with a hammer to create a colorful imprint. Join us at 3 p.m. on May 17 at the Ukiah Branch Library to try your hand at Hapa-Zome. Reservations are required, and you need to bring your own hammer. We’ll have a smashing good time! For more information, please visit www.mendolibrary.org or contact the Ukiah Branch at 707- 463.4490.

LOBA Poetry Series with Amie Whittemore on May 18

LOBA POETRY SERIES Monthly Poet Features & Open Mic Join Ukiah Branch Library staff as we host poetry events in-person on the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. This free event is open to both teens & adults – all are invited to share poems in any form or style, or just listen to others. On May 18, 2024, we welcome Amie Whittemore. Whittemore is the author of the poetry collections “Glass Harvest” (Autumn House Press), “Startent: A Triptych” (Tolsun Books), and “Nest of Matches” (Autumn House, 2024). She was the 2020-2021 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Her poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and her poems and prose have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Nashville Review, Smartish Pace, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Illinois University and serves as director of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Write, a from-home creative writing mentorship program. Learn more at amiewhittemore.com. Please contact the Ukiah Branch Library at 707-463-4490 or carrm@mendocinocounty.gov for more information.

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