The Claremont Public Library is holding a variety of programs in January, according to a library news release.
The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave.
– Dinosaur program
Outreach Director of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology Kathy Sanders will present a free program from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday<NO1>Jan.19<NO> at the library.
The program is for school-aged youths and their families and end with a touch table of dinosaur fossils.
– Peace Corps volunteering
A Peace Corps informational session will take place for adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 at the library.
Attendees will learn about the application process, what it’s like to volunteer, service benefits and how to make one a competitive candidate.
A Los Angeles office recruiter will be at the event to answer questions.
– Poetry at the Claremont Library
The Friends of the Claremont Library are presenting poets Linda Dove and Seth Michelson who will hold readings at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the library.
Dove won a Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Award in 2009 for her work “In Defense of Objects” a Eudaimonia Poetry Review Chapbook Prize in 2011 for “O Dear Deer.”
The Pasadena resident recently taught at Yavapai College in Arizona where she directed the creative writing program.
Michelson’s work includes 2012’s “Eyes Like Broken Windows” in Press 53 and a translation of the book of poetry “El ghetto” by Argentine poet Tamara Kamenszain titled “El Ghetto/The Ghetto: A Bilingual Edition” in 2011.
He also wrote poetry chapbooks “House in a Hurricane” in 2010 and “Kaddish for My Unborn Son” in 2009.
His website is sethmichelson.com
– Preschool storytime
Preschool story time runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Friday through Feb. 15.
Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, play, rhymes and songs.
– Toddler storytime
Toddler storytime runs from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 13.
Children ages 15 months to 3 years and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, play and rhymes.
For more information, contact the library at 909-621-4902 or www.colapublib.org.