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Iron Road Exhibit comes to the Davis Branch Library in June

Iron Road Exhibit comes to the Davis Branch Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – From June 3 - 30, The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental exhibit will be displayed at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis. Participants will learn about the Chinese railroad workers who were instrumental in building the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. Produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, this exhibit utilizes graphic panels to feature historical and contemporary photos, illustrations, stories of worker descendants and bilingual Chinese/English text written by railroad workers to tell this fascinating history.

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in June

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• June 1: Summer Reading Program Kick-off Celebration, 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come play games, sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program and enter for a chance to win prizes.

• June 7: Sports Themed Coloring Pages, 11:00 a.m. Kids ages 6-12 and their parents and caretakers are invited to come to the library and participate in sports-themed coloring. The best coloring page will win a prize! All supplies will be provided by the library.

• June 9 and 23: All Things String, 6:00 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders or enjoys fiber art. Bring your current project or start something new.

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.