Summer Programs (June – August)

Story Time:

Registration is required for the scheduled Story Times. Please fill out the form on our Facebook page or Story Time at VVCL Facebook group page.

The registration links will be provided on Tuesdays via our Facebook page & Story Time at VVCL group page. 

Join our Story Time at VVCL group page click on the link below.

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Young Adult Programs

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For more information on Children's programming please contact Ms. Benavides
For more information on Young Adult programming please contact Mrs. Vazquez


Join our Facebook group, Shelf Indulgence at the VVCL, for program information, upcoming events, and other library news for adult patrons.

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What’s for Lunch?

What’s for Lunch? is Val Verde County Library’s program for adult patrons and the public. Enjoy book discussions, presentations by authors, and a variety of other programs.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Large Conference Room

Upcoming programs:

Thursday, October 14, 2021: What’s for Lunch with Celia Stahr, author of “Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist “

Join us from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to hear the author tell us about how she came to write the riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today.

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental.

Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty-three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit.

Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn’t always understand. But it’s precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Señora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo.

About the Author

Celia Stahr is a professor at the University of San Francisco, where she specializes in modern American and contemporary art with an emphasis on feminist art and gender studies, as well as African and multicultural art. She holds a PhD from the University of Iowa and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

1st Thursday Book Club

Our book club covers a wide variety of literary tastes.  

Upcoming 1st Thursday Book Club selections:

  • September: "American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (also available on hoopla) – discussion on October 7, 2021
  • October: "The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” by Hallie Rubenhold (also available on hoopla) - discussion on November 4, 2021
  • November: "The Fifth Avenue Story Society” by Rachel Hauck (also available on hoopla) - discussion on December 2, 2021
  • December: "Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies” by Vicky Zimmerman (also available on hoopla) - discussion on January 6, 2022

First Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Large Conference Room

Fiber Arts 

Bring your current project and gather for some socializing and learning about new and interesting techniques from fellow fiber artists. See what projects we're working on and show off some of your own to inspire others. 

Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: Small Conference Room

For more information on Adult programming please contact Ms. Galvan