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Annual Community Garden Celebration September 16

Annual Community Garden Celebration September 16

It’s celebration time at the Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden!  Join us on September 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the garden for food, a tomato tasting and a chance to meet our partners, gardeners and other garden enthusiasts. 

The event is hosted by the Yolo County Health & Human Service Agency’s Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention Program.  All are welcome to attend and the event is free.

The community garden provides garden-based nutrition and gardening technique classes as well as community plots for residents and groups to grow fresh produce.  This year’s celebration theme is “Healthy Habits Grow Here”.  The event will include a visual representation of how the garden has helped improve the health of the Yolo County community.

RSVP is preferred, so please contact Rebecca Tryon at rebecca.tryon@yolocounty.org if you plan to attend. 

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in September

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in September

The following 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:

Rural Libraries to Receive 1 GB of Broadband Service

Rural Libraries to Receive 1 GB of Broadband Service

Yolo County’s library branches in Esparto, Yolo and Knights Landing will receive an additional gigabyte of broadband service by the end of 2015.

Through Governor Brown and the legislature’s “Lighting Up Libraries” initiative, as well as the State Library’s partnership with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), broadband services are being deployed to public libraries across the state.  On behalf of Yolo County, CENIC negotiated with Internet service providers to bring improved, lower cost broadband services to rural libraries within Yolo County at a significantly reduced rate for the next five years.  As a result, one GB of high speed broadband service will be available at Yolo County library branches in Esparto, Yolo and Knights Landing, as well as enhanced bandwidth at the Yolo County Library’s central services facility in Woodland. 

Davis Library Book Group Begins August 20

Davis Library Book Group Begins August 20

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes readers to the first meeting of the Davis Library Book Group on Thursday, August 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the small conference room.

The Davis Library Book Group is a new group that will meet (with the exception of the first meeting) regularly on the fourth Thursday of each month to discuss the month’s chosen book.  The August 20 meeting will include member introductions and distribution of Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  At each meeting, new books will be distributed and previously assigned books will be collected.

Yolo County Landfill Sunday Hours Changing

Yolo County Landfill Sunday Hours Changing

To better serve residents, beginning on Sunday, September 6, the Yolo County Central Landfill’s Sunday hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The landfill’s hours of operation Monday through Saturday (6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) remain unaffected.

This change in Sunday hours of operation is a result of most landfill visits being made in the morning, to provide more consistent hours of operation, to minimize operating in the dark during the winter months and following strong support from customers surveyed.

The Yolo County Central Landfill is located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland.  For more information about Yolo County’s integrated waste management program and services, visit: www.yolocounty.org/landfill.

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.

Additional Hours and Support at Winters Community Library this Summer

Additional Hours and Support at Winters Community Library this Summer

Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, will benefit from five additional hours of staffing this summer with the welcome return of Library Branch Supervisor Toni Mendieta.

The five extra hours of staffing run through August 8, allowing the library to be open earlier on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as additional hours on Saturday. The revised summer schedule is as follows:

 

Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursdays 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

“The Winters Community Library will continue to review staffing and library needs as the year progresses,” said Yolo County Librarian, Patty Wong.  “Meanwhile, we hope the additional hours will bring in a greater cross section of our community.”