Trinidad Library Grand Opening on Sunday!

Trinidad Library is open.  The grand opening will take place Sunday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m.  Mayor Julie Fulkerson, County Supervisor Ryan Sundberg, County Library Director Victor Zazueta, Trinidad Library Manager Kenzie Mullen, and representatives from The Friends of Trinidad Library and the Library Building and Fund-raising Committees will speak briefly about the 14-year effort to plan, design, fund, and build a beautiful permanent structure to serve the greater Trinidad area.

TrinidadNotesBoxThe Pilot Rock Ramblers will entertain.  Friends of the Trinidad Library co-presidents Darlene Marlow and Wadi Torres and the large team of FOTL members are helping to make the celebration memorable.

Actually, it has been a 98 year effort on the part of Trinidad, with the first library having occupied an outbuilding at the 1900 Reicke home on Parker and Trinity Street in 1915, a project of the Trinidad Civic Club.  Club members and their husbands laid a wooden floor over the dirt and installed shelves, which the County Library promptly filled.  Then the library moved to the newly built Town Hall in 1917, the building of which was another project of the Civic Club.  Then the Presbyterian Church on Trinity; Room 10 in Trinidad School and finally the kitchen in the City annex on Trinity were the library’s home.

Finally, with the extraordinary cooperation of the City of Trinidad, the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, Friends of Trinidad Library, Humboldt County, Architect Glenn Stockness of Freeman and Associates, Contractor Charles Netzow, community volunteers and the funds contributed by hundreds Founding Families and community members, there is a learning center in Trinidad open to all for all time.

No More 

Recycling Bins

Gabe Adams, City Clerk, reminds Trinidad that the big blue much-utilized recycling bins on Patrick’s Point Drive will be gone by September 9.   Please use only the recycling bins delivered to each Trinidad household recently or take recycling to Humboldt Sanitation on Central Avenue in McKinleyville.  No dumping at the old site, please!  Hard-working Public Works Department officials have plenty to do without cleaning up unauthorized dumping.

Patrick’s Point 

Garden Club

Patrick’s Point Garden Club members, guests and propspective members are invited to meet on Wednesday, August 21 at Ramone’s in McKinleyville at 12:40 for no-host “travel” refreshments, to be taken on two garden tours and programs being presented by Donna and Mike Beck of Degrees of Green, and Blaine’s Orchids for the People.  Carpooling to designated tour sites.

Degrees of Green features landscape enhancement, specializing in unusual garden plants and is featured at many local farmers’ markets.

If you have an orchid in need of attention, bring it with you for specific questions for Blaine at Orchids for the People, who will guide you through orchid care.

The Patrick’s Point Garden Club is 50 years old and is a member of California Garden Clubs, Inc.  Members attend monthly meetings and programs held on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.  Call President Anne Van Zandt for inquiries: 839-3020.

An Evening with Joe Garceau


Westhaven Center for the Arts present’s its Musician in Residence, Joe Garceau, on Saturday, August 17 at 7 p.m.  Joe has performed and written songs for 25 years.  He plays acoustic guitar.  The program will include seven new songs written at WCA during his residency.  $5 WCA members.  $8 non-members.  Go to for WCA’s latest schedule and news or call 677-9493.

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