Library Events

Celebrating Día!

April 27th — 30th

Join the Inyo County Free Library as hundreds of libraries throughout the country host special multicultural events in celebration of Día (El día de los niños / El día de los libros, Children's Day / Book Day).

Our library will be celebrating Día with a virtual storytime and take-home activity kits for the family!  Featuring a read-along book, recipe, and crafts!  Activity kits are available at all county library branch locations.  Check with your local branch for pick-up details and check out our Events page for the Día virtual storytime!

Activity kits are available on a first come, first served basis – so contact your library for pick-up details!

For a selection of BOOK TITLES from the 
for celebrating Día click here.




Photos from the library's Dia Celebration

For more information please contact your local branch:

Big Pine Library – 760-938-2420

Bishop Library – 760-873-5115

Central Library – 760-878-0260 (Independence)

Furnace Creek Library – 760-786-2408

Lone Pine Library – 760-876-5031

Tecopa Library – 760-852-4171


Dia first five

This online event will feature a live story time in English and Spanish, activities for kids, and special guests, including First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom, California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, and celebrity guests Hudson Yang (ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat) and his father, journalist Jeff Yang.

This special story time event is in celebration of Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros, a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children from all backgrounds.

RSVP at the Facebook Event Page, and click here for a webpage of resources and information for children and families.

National Archives Genealogy Series

National Archives Genealogy Series

National Archives Hosts Genealogy Series in May & June 
Participate in our genealogy series - free and online!

 WHAT:  WASHINGTON, April 19, 2021–In lieu of the autumn 2020 Virtual Genealogy Fair that could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer a new Genealogy Series! Instead of a single-day event, the program sessions will be broadcast individually during May and June. You are invited to watch and participate in real time with the presenters and family historians from around the world on YouTube

Over the two months, the sessions will offer family history research tools on federal records for all skill levels. The May sessions are broad and will appeal to the beginner and beyond. The June sessions are focused on specific topics and may be better suited for the experienced researcher. All are welcome! Session descriptions, videos, handouts, and participation instructions are available at the Genealogy Series web page.  

WHEN:May & June—all sessions begin at 1 p.m. ET

May 4Preserving and Digitizing Personal Photo Albums and Scrapbooks

May 12Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on

May 19Tips and Tools for Engaging Family with Your Research Finds

June 1 From Here to There: Researching Office of Indian Affairs Employees

June 8 Civil War Union Noncombatant Personnel: Teamsters, Laundresses, Nurses, Sutlers, and More

June 15 Merchant Marine Records at the National Archives at St. Louis 

WHO: Staff experts in government records from National Archives facilities nationwide.

WHERE: Anywhere! The series will be broadcast on the U.S. National Archives YouTube channel

HOW: Visit the Genealogy Series web page to watch the broadcasts on YouTube. Participants can watch individual sessions, download materials, ask questions, and interact with presenters and other family historians. No need to register—just click the links on the schedule to view the sessions!  Videos and handouts will remain available after the event.

Captioning:  Live captioning will be available online with StreamText. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for the event, please email

Background: The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, ship passenger lists, census, and Freedmen’s Bureau materials. See “Resources for Genealogists” online.

Follow the National Archives on Twitter @USNatArchives and join the Genealogy Series conversation using #GenieSeries2021.

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Book Talk: Anatomy of Desire

 Anatomy of Desire

For a recording of this event from LibraryLoveFest click here.

L. R. Dorn, pen name for husband-and-wife team Matt Dorff and Suzanne Dunn, authors of the upcoming THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE, will be in conversation with David Highfill, VP and Executive Editor of William Morrow!

Get the inside scoop on this buzzy thriller, perfect for fans of true time docuseries a la SERIAL and MAKING A MURDERER, that reimagines Theodore Dreiser's classic novel of crime and punishment, AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.

David Highfill has worked with authors such as Greg Iles, Tom Franklin, Patricia Cornwell Peter Swanson, Wiley Cash, Brad Taylor, and Sarah Pinborough...just to name a few!


Storytime at the Bishop Branch Library

Temporarily suspended

During this time of curtailed library services many publishing and education services have provided special access to their services.  We have also found some links to sites that may be of interest as an alternative to the library, especially for kids.  See our page for LIBRARY ALTERNATIVES.