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Children’s Programs at Davis Libraries in September

Children’s Programs at Davis Libraries in September

The following children’s programs will be held during the month of September at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

Silent Disco Dance at Davis Branch Library

Silent Disco Dance at Davis Branch Library

Teens and adults, come to the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis, on Tuesday, August 18 for Silent Disco dancing and music powered by SilentStorm.

There will be two Silent Disco events on August 18 in the Blanchard Room, which is accessible to persons with disabilities, as follows:

Teen Silent Disco: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Adult Silent Disco: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Silent Disco is a new trend that allows guests to listen and dance to music without adding noise to a location. No reservations are required, these events are free to attend and the library will provide guests with wireless headphones to listen to the music.  Whether you are dancing to the music or someone who passes by, Silent Disco delivers a one-of-a-kind experience.

August is Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness month, reminding parents that child support is crucial to the financial security and well-being of approximately 8,000 children and families in Yolo County.

“Children are the best part of ourselves – the sum of our past and the promise of our future, the guarantee that our lives and values and dreams will flourish long after we are gone.”  With that statement, then President Bill Clinton made an official proclamation in 1995 that recognized the month of August as Child Support Awareness Month.

Children grow and thrive with the commitment of family to provide for their emotional and physical needs, as well as opportunities for enriching their minds. This is especially important when a family’s structure changes. For 1.3 million children in California, meeting those needs requires the commitment of child support professionals throughout the state.

WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST TODAY: VEGETARIAN HASH

WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST TODAY: VEGETARIAN HASH

We are always looking for ways to get in our veggies - check this great recipe from Clean Eating Magazine (www.cleaneatingmag.com).  Incorporating eggs into this low-cal hash makes for a colorful, nutritionally loaded breakfast – the acorn squash has more potassium than a banana! Mix in scrambled eggs or top with a poached or fried egg. Serves: 6 - Hand-on time:  15 minutes - Total time: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

·         3/4 lb small new potatoes, left unpeeled

·         1 small acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

·         1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped, divided

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

News10 viewers share photos of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Did you wear green on Tuesday, or go out to enjoy a Guinness? Give us YourTake on St. Patrick's Day 2015

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry Visits Davis Library March 28

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry Visits Davis Library March 28

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will come to the Davis Branch Library on Saturday, March 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Learn the science behind the magic of Harry Potter with the Davis Science Collective. The Davis Science Collective is a group of UC Davis graduate students that work with the Davis community on all things science-related.  Come and be a Hogwarts student for the day and attend classes on astronomy, herbology, transfiguration, making a Marauder's Map, potions and broomstick repair. The Davis Origami Group will sponsor the care of magical creatures class.  Work your way around the Blanchard Room visiting the different classes and get your report card stamped after completing each one.  Then, submit your raffle ticket for you’re a chance to win a complete set of Harry Potter books.

Child Support Can Now Be Paid Through MoneyGram

Child Support Can Now Be Paid Through MoneyGram

Starting this month, parents will be able to pay their child support in cash at thousands of MoneyGram locations throughout California.

Previously, parents paying child support in cash could only do so by visiting a county or regional local child support agency that accepts in-office payments.  In Yolo County, the Child Support Services office is located at 100 West Court Street in Woodland.  Those who stand to benefit the most by paying through MoneyGram are the self-employed, those working seasonal jobs and those who don’t engage in traditional banking.

“We are pleased that we have been able to make the process easier for parents to pay their child support,” said Yolo County Department of Child Support Services Director Natalie Dillon. “This partnership with MoneyGram will benefit the parents who owe child support, and will translate into more payments for their children.”