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Play & Learn Workshops at the Winters Community Library in March

The Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library system, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, will host a four-part parenting workshop for the parents and caregivers of children ages 1 to 4 in March. The series will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in March (March 6, 13, 20 and 27).

During the series, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers will have the opportunity to play together with developmentally appropriate toys, learn together with an early childhood specialist, and get to know other parents in the community with like-aged children.  Dramatic play, music and art, gross and fine motor skills, as well as books and puppet play will be incorporated into the series.  Presenters will include a pediatrician, an occupational therapist, a child psychologist and a nutritionist.

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

This week is about excuses.

We all have them...the voices in our heads that come up with amazing reasons not to work out,  to procrastinate on a project, or to avoid someone we promised to spend time with. These voices are excuses, and we really all do have them and heed them more than we should.

How are your excuses preventing you from living your best life?  How do your excuses steal your Mojo?

If you are having a hard time getting motivated, or staying motivated, take a look at why. What are YOUR excuses and why are you sabotaging yourself?

News10 My Neighborhood wishing you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

News10 My Neighborhood wishing you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

News10 My Neighborhood wishes you a wonderful moment of reflection followed up by joyous enthusiasm for the new year and all the great experiences that 2014 will bring to you and yours!!

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Library Branches Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The Yolo County Library will be recognizing Native American Heritage Month in November with an exhibit on display in several branch libraries from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and with related film screenings throughout the month.

“It is an honor to host the first Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation display,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “Please take time in November to visit one of the host branch libraries in Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Esparto and Yolo to reflect on and celebrate Native American Heritage Month.”

A selection of films featuring Native Americans will also be shown at the Davis, Winters and West Sacramento branch libraries as follows:

Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street in Davis

Sunday November 3, 1:00 p.m., “Geronimo, An American Legend” (1993, rated PG-13)

Sunday, November 3, 4:00 p.m., “Smoke Signals” (1998, rated PG-13)

Free Computer Assistance on Thursdays at Davis Branch Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, has welcomed a team of volunteer Davis Senior High School students on Thursdays, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., to provide the community with basic computer help.

This free assistance, provided by Davis Senior High School juniors Drew, Wilson, Richard and Pranish will cover general computer skills, such as logging onto library computers; setting up and using e-mail accounts; attaching, resizing and printing pictures; watching DVDs; and accessing the Yolo County Library’s digital media collection, powered by OverDrive, to download eBooks and audiobooks.

Yolo County Day Reporting Center Hosts Inaugural Graduation Nov. 19

Many former offenders struggle to find success because the transition to life after incarceration is difficult.  There are a variety of challenges, such as a lack of job training, lack of a high school diploma or equivalent, and the absence of valuable life skills.  The Yolo County Day Reporting Center, which opened in February 2013, provides vocational training and life skills programs designed to provide former inmates and offenders the skills needed to find and keep a job.  On November 19, noon to 2:00 p.m., the inaugural class of the Yolo County Day Reporting Center will be honored for successfully meeting many of these challenges and completing the core components of the transition program.  Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto will be the keynote speaker during the graduation which will take place at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center located at 1280 Santa Anita Court in Woodland.