Our network

Community

Hazardous Waste Facility Observes the Thanksgiving Holiday

Hazardous Waste Facility Observes the Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the collection of household hazardous waste will not occur at the Yolo County Central Landfill’s Hazardous Waste Facility on Friday, November 27.

With the exception of this date, the Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management holds weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.    

During the holidays many generate more waste and are busier than normal.  To encourage residents to properly dispose of their household hazardous waste, the Division of Integrated Waste Management will be handing out 2016 Recycling Calendars to all residents bringing in hazardous waste after Christmas. 

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Join the Yolo County Library, Yolo County Office of Education and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change for the second of four presentations in the Yolo County Education & Equity Summit Series on November 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

The November 19 presentation focus of Children & Family Poverty will be presented by M. Anne Visser, Ph.D., assistant professor for the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology.  Dr. Visser studies the forms of social, economic and political exclusion (such as poverty, citizenship status, race, class and gender) that result in inequality and social stratification.  Her work includes studying the impacts of these inequities on young people and the capacity of government policy and civil society to address socioeconomic inequality in the United States and abroad.

Programs at the Winters Community Library in November

Programs at the Winters Community Library in November

The following special programs will be held during the month of November at Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters:

  • All November: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Display.  Come check out this display in the lobby and learn about their history and culture.
  • November 9: Fall Craft Projects, 2:00 p.m.  Join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts.
  • November 19: Quirky Quercus, 4:00 p.m.  Learn fun facts about oak trees through games and activities.  Presented by Tuleyome Home Place Adventures.

The following ongoing programs continue in November:

Clarksburg Library Provides 332 Free Meals to Children

Clarksburg Library Provides 332 Free Meals to Children

Thanks to a grant from the California Summer Meal Coalition and the California Library Association, 332 free meals were given to children over a nine week period this summer at the Clarksburg Branch Library, located at 52915 Netherlands Avenue in Clarksburg.

The grant funded a new Lunch at the Library program to keep California’s kids healthy, fed and engaged during the summer months when school is out.  The free meals provided opportunity for children to not only eat nutritious and balanced foods, but also stay at the library to read and discover, and avoid summer learning loss.

This nine week program ran from June 16 to August 13 and offered free lunch and dinner meals to children 0-18 years of age in the Clarksburg community.  Of the 332 free meals provided, 142 were given to children ages 0-5, 100 to children 6-12 and 80 to teenagers.  Many children and their families chose to stay all day at the library after receiving free lunch and dinner meals.

Esparto Regional Library Celebrates Fifteenth Birthday

Esparto Regional Library Celebrates Fifteenth Birthday

The Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto, is celebrating its 15th birthday with a ‘Fifteen Years, 15 Books’ challenge.

The ‘Fifteen Years, 15 Books’ challenge runs from November 2015 through April 2016.  To enter, register at the Esparto Regional Library to receive a reading log.  Once you have read and recorded 15 books, return the log to the library before April 2016 to receive a free book bag.

‘Fifteen Years, 15 Books’ recognizes the library’s current location and all the services this library has brought to the community.  Before the building’s construction in 1999, the Esparto Regional Library had no permanent home and inhabited multiple locations including the drugstore of Mr. W.W. Harris, Vierra’s real estate and insurance office, Southern Pacific’s train depot and the Esparto Union High School. 

Winters Community Library Día de los Muertos Celebration October 29

Winters Community Library Día de los Muertos Celebration October 29

Come join Yolo County’s Winters Community Library and Winters High School’s Interact Club for their annual Día de los Muertos Celebration on Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

This celebration will be held in the Margaret Parsons Room of the library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters.  This event is free to attend and no reservations are required.  All are invited to celebrate this Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates loved ones who have passed away.  Participants can listen to music, decorate sugar skulls, get their faces painted and enjoy light snacks and refreshments.

“We are proud to honor Día de los Muertos and celebrate the diversity, rich culture and contributions of our Latino and Native American communities,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.

October 29 Read to Succeed Conference Addresses Early Literacy

October 29 Read to Succeed Conference Addresses Early Literacy

The Yolo County Library is again partnering with the Yolo County Office of Education, the Woodland Public Library, United Way and others to bring attention and action to the issue of low literacy and the related achievement gap with a Read to Succeed Conference on October 29, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, located at 2001 East Street in Woodland.  The conference is a follow up to the April 29 symposium which focused on early literacy.

“The April 29 Symposium got people to the table and talking,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “The Read to Succeed Conference will provide businesses, practitioners and the community methods in which they can address early literacy in their arenas.”

The conference will provide a variety of model approaches to address early literacy issues identified in the April 29 symposium by showcasing the following local and regional programs: