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Vacaville African American history exhibit opens May 13

Vacaville African American history exhibit opens May 13

Vacaville exhibit opens Friday
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We Connect," the Vacaville Museum will host another black culture-themed show, part of a traveling exhibition from a larger collection on view at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Containing some 150 objects, ...

Has the Nook killed the public library?

Has the Nook killed the public library?

There are always rumors that no one is going to libraries any more -- especially when you see more and more people downloading their reading to electronic devices like the iPad and the Nook.  But has technology made checking out books obsolete? 

As a writer and someone who still likes to read a novel the old fashion way -- by turning the pages, I was happy to learn this is not the case.  In fact, there are a lot more people visiting libraries on a daily basis than I thought there were.

Four authors uncover the mystery of suspense

Four authors uncover the mystery of suspense

All are welcome to join in conversation with four mystery writers at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, on June 8 at 6:30 p.m.  Mystery authors, Pat Canterbury, L. F. Crawford, Nan Mahon and Cindy Sample will talk about their new books, the writing process and the reasons they choose ‘murder’ as their choice of genre.

“Although their styles are completely different, these crime solvers work their way through dead bodies to uncover the perpetrators,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Murders take place in vineyards, on cruise ships, in luxury apartments, on dates and in blues clubs.  There’s something here for everyone.  Please join us!”

All four writers are members of Capitol Crimes, the Sacramento Chapter of Sisters in Crime International.

'Know Your Writes' poetry summit, slam set for May 13 at UC Davis

'Know Your Writes' poetry summit, slam set for May 13 at UC Davis

DAVIS - "Know Your Writes," a daylong poetry summit and slam that is expected to attract more than 900 of the region's best young poets, rappers and singers, will take place Friday, May 13, at UC Davis' Freeborn Hall.

Hosted by the UC Davis School of Education's Sacramento Area Youth Speak (SAYS) program, the event will start at 9 a.m. with a student town hall meeting and workshops on writing, social justice and youth empowerment. The poetry slam will begin at 6 p.m.

The top six poets will represent the Sacramento region at Brave New Voices, an international youth poetry slam held in San Francisco in July.

The third annual SAYS summit and slam is a culmination of year-round programming in regional schools, in which youth from different communities and economic and ethnic backgrounds come together to learn and celebrate their accomplishments.

Sunflower art contest celebrates community spirit

Sunflower art contest celebrates community spirit

DAVIS - Attention aspiring artists!

Sex trafficking documentary screening at UC Davis May 10

Sex trafficking documentary screening at UC Davis May 10

DAVIS - A 90-minute documentary titled "Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth," will be shown at UC Davis on Tuesday, May 10. The film is about child sex trafficking in America and modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it.

The screening will take place from 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. in Room 194 in the Chemistry Building on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts to answer audience questions about child sex trafficking in their area. Local anti-trafficking organizations will have tables outside the auditorium to help get people involved. For more information about the film, or to view the trailer, visit www.sexandmoneyfilm.com.

Fiesta Days deadlines are fast approaching

Fiesta Days deadlines are fast approaching

Fiesta Days deadlines are fast approaching
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The happenings, which celebrate Vacaville's Hispanic and Western heritage, May 23 to 30, include an essay contest for youths 6 to 18 who live and attend school locally; a poster contest, themed "What is Your Heritage?"; a student photo contest, ...