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June programs at the Esparto Regional Library

June programs at the Esparto Regional Library

(Woodland, CA) – All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto:

• June 1 - August 15: Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program. Everyone is welcome to sign up for this fun program that lasts all summer long. Receive a free gift for signing up and raffle tickets for cool prizes after reading five books. Participants can sign up online or at their local Yolo County Library branch.

• June 9: Afternoon Movie, 3:00 p.m. Children and families are invited to view a family-friendly (rated G or PG) movie. For movie title call: (530) 787-3426.

• June 21: Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater: The Myth – Adventures of Melanie Moe! 2:00 p.m. Participate in this interactive theater experience for both children and families.

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, has received a $500 matching prize from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Last year, ScholarShare partnered with California public libraries to conduct drawings that gave participants, ages 18 and under, a chance to win $500 in the statewide Summer Reading Program. More than 790,000 Californians of all ages signed up at their local library for the summer reading program. Earlier this month, ScholarShare announced the 40 winners; one from each of California’s senatorial districts. ScholarShare also gave a matching $500 prize to each winner’s local library, which in the 6th Senatorial District, benefitted the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

West Sacramento Library Offers Free Hearing Screenings and Phones

West Sacramento Library Offers Free Hearing Screenings and Phones

In partnership with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), the Arthur F. Turner Community Library is offering a two part workshop that provides eligible Californians specialized phones and hearing screenings for free.

As part of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, CTAP provides individuals who have difficulty using telephones with assistive telecommunications equipment and works with local partners to spread the word.

The following related workshops will be held at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• May 17, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. A CTAP expert will present and demonstrate the available phones and explain this state-funded program.

• June 16, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After a free hearing screening provided by Deborah R. Powell M.S., from University Audiologic Associates, participants will receive their free phone.

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Are you looking for a job but need help on your resume? Stop by the One-Stop Career Center at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Career Counselors will show guests how to find a job, create a resume and get ready for an interview. This One-Stop Career Center provides assistance in creating a professional voicemail, updating your social profiles and connecting with your network.

The One-Stop Career Center is free and open to the public. The following hours of operation are:

• Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

• Wednesdays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

• Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Author Visit with Patrick Rothfuss at the Davis Branch Library

Virtual Author Visit with Patrick Rothfuss at the Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library for a virtual discussion with Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, on May 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss will discuss his blockbuster fantasy series, the Kingkiller Chronicle. Patrick’s first novel in the trilogy, The Name of the Wind, was a 2007 Quill Award winner and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. The sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. Lionsgate is currently adapting this bestselling series into a television show and movie.

Early Childhood Preschool Fair a Big Success

Early Childhood Preschool Fair a Big Success

Over 120 parents and children attended the Early Childhood Preschool Fair held on April 9 at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library.

Parents met with seven preschool providers and ten organizations while children enjoyed arts and crafts activities and tumbling provided by the City of Davis Recreation Department. Every child left with a free goody bag containing a book, puppet and information on the library program. In addition, five lucky families won gift baskets, donated by the Friends of the Davis Public Library, First 5 Yolo, Help Me Grow and the Yolo County Office of Education Head Start/Early Start program.

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in May

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in May

(Woodland, CA) – The following programs for adults will be held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• May 7: Free Comic Book Day. Free comic books will be distributed all day as long as supplies last.

• May 11: Live Virtual Author Visit: Patrick Rothfuss, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a live discussion of his blockbuster fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.

• May 8 and 22: Reducing Stress with Tai Chi, 12:15 p.m. Learn relaxing meditative exercises in this beginner Tai Chi class based on Chinese martial arts. All ages are welcome.

• May 26: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins and distribution of the group’s next book, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb’s, I Am Malala.

The following special programs for children will be held in May: