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Virtual Author Visit with Andy Weir at Davis Branch Library November 10

Virtual Author Visit with Andy Weir at Davis Branch Library November 10

Come join the Yolo County Library for a virtual discussion with Andy Weir, author of The Martian, on November 10 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.

Board and raised in Davis, bestselling author Andy Weir will talk about his first published novel, The Martian, which was adapted for the screen and is currently showing in theatres, starring Matt Damon.  Andy Weir began working as a programmer for Sandia National Laboratories when he was 15 years old and has been working as a software engineer ever since.  He is a lifelong “space nerd” and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics and the history of manned spaceflight.

Programs at the Winters Community Library in November

Programs at the Winters Community Library in November

The following special programs will be held during the month of November at Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters:

  • All November: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Display.  Come check out this display in the lobby and learn about their history and culture.
  • November 9: Fall Craft Projects, 2:00 p.m.  Join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts.
  • November 19: Quirky Quercus, 4:00 p.m.  Learn fun facts about oak trees through games and activities.  Presented by Tuleyome Home Place Adventures.

The following ongoing programs continue in November:

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in November

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in November

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

Clarksburg Library Provides 332 Free Meals to Children

Clarksburg Library Provides 332 Free Meals to Children

Thanks to a grant from the California Summer Meal Coalition and the California Library Association, 332 free meals were given to children over a nine week period this summer at the Clarksburg Branch Library, located at 52915 Netherlands Avenue in Clarksburg.

The grant funded a new Lunch at the Library program to keep California’s kids healthy, fed and engaged during the summer months when school is out.  The free meals provided opportunity for children to not only eat nutritious and balanced foods, but also stay at the library to read and discover, and avoid summer learning loss.

This nine week program ran from June 16 to August 13 and offered free lunch and dinner meals to children 0-18 years of age in the Clarksburg community.  Of the 332 free meals provided, 142 were given to children ages 0-5, 100 to children 6-12 and 80 to teenagers.  Many children and their families chose to stay all day at the library after receiving free lunch and dinner meals.

Esparto Regional Library Celebrates Fifteenth Birthday

Esparto Regional Library Celebrates Fifteenth Birthday

The Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto, is celebrating its 15th birthday with a ‘Fifteen Years, 15 Books’ challenge.

The ‘Fifteen Years, 15 Books’ challenge runs from November 2015 through April 2016.  To enter, register at the Esparto Regional Library to receive a reading log.  Once you have read and recorded 15 books, return the log to the library before April 2016 to receive a free book bag.

‘Fifteen Years, 15 Books’ recognizes the library’s current location and all the services this library has brought to the community.  Before the building’s construction in 1999, the Esparto Regional Library had no permanent home and inhabited multiple locations including the drugstore of Mr. W.W. Harris, Vierra’s real estate and insurance office, Southern Pacific’s train depot and the Esparto Union High School. 

Winters Community Library Día de los Muertos Celebration October 29

Winters Community Library Día de los Muertos Celebration October 29

Come join Yolo County’s Winters Community Library and Winters High School’s Interact Club for their annual Día de los Muertos Celebration on Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

This celebration will be held in the Margaret Parsons Room of the library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters.  This event is free to attend and no reservations are required.  All are invited to celebrate this Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates loved ones who have passed away.  Participants can listen to music, decorate sugar skulls, get their faces painted and enjoy light snacks and refreshments.

“We are proud to honor Día de los Muertos and celebrate the diversity, rich culture and contributions of our Latino and Native American communities,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.

October 29 Read to Succeed Conference Addresses Early Literacy

October 29 Read to Succeed Conference Addresses Early Literacy

The Yolo County Library is again partnering with the Yolo County Office of Education, the Woodland Public Library, United Way and others to bring attention and action to the issue of low literacy and the related achievement gap with a Read to Succeed Conference on October 29, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, located at 2001 East Street in Woodland.  The conference is a follow up to the April 29 symposium which focused on early literacy.

“The April 29 Symposium got people to the table and talking,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “The Read to Succeed Conference will provide businesses, practitioners and the community methods in which they can address early literacy in their arenas.”

The conference will provide a variety of model approaches to address early literacy issues identified in the April 29 symposium by showcasing the following local and regional programs: