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Discussion and Star Gazing at the Yolo Branch Library October 16

Discussion and Star Gazing at the Yolo Branch Library October 16

Join the Yolo County Library and the Astronomy Club of UC Davis on Friday, October 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a Star Party at the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

The party will begin with a discussion by Dr. Matt Richter from the UC Davis Department of Physics on how a modified Boeing 747 helps scientists with astronomy, and how it is the largest airborne observatory in the world.  After the discussion, volunteers from The Astronomy Club at UC Davis will bring telescopes out for guests to look through while talking about objects in the night sky and answering questions about astronomy in general. 

October Programs at the Davis Branch Library

October Programs at the Davis Branch Library

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

Davis Branch Library Offers After-School Program for Grades 4-7

Davis Branch Library Offers After-School Program for Grades 4-7

Pssst—kids!  Have you heard of The Spot?  If you are into gaming, crafting, movies or just chilling with your friends, The Spot is THE place to go after school.  Come to the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis, to find out what everyone is talking about! 

The Spot is a free after-school program for those in grades 4-7 to take part in fun, supervised activities, such as arts and crafts, video games, movies, outdoor activities, Minute-To-Win-It competitions, board games, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities and homework help.  Kids are welcome to visit The Spot as follows:

Programs at the Winters Community Library this Fall

Programs at the Winters Community Library this Fall

The following programs are being held this fall at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters: 

  • Family Story Time, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Tales for Tails, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.
  • Needle Arts, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.
  • SUCCESS, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • Role Play Group, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Family Movie, Last Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuleyome’s Quirky Quercus Program, November 19 at 4:00 p.m.

The following programs, also being held this fall, are sponsored by the Winters Friends of the Library and First 5 Yolo:

Author Talk at the Winters Community Library September 29

Author Talk at the Winters Community Library September 29

Interested in local history and baseball?  If so, come to the Winters Community Library on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. where local author, Tom Crisp, will discuss his book, The $1,000 Elimination League: A 1915 Sacramento Valley Baseball Experiment.

This free event will be held at Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters.  No reservations are required.  Attendees will be able to buy a copy of the book, which provides a glimpse into small town semi-pro baseball in the early part of the last century.  The author will also give a presentation on the teams and players of this league, which included teams from Winters and Woodland.

Learn about the Constitution at Davis Branch Library

Learn about the Constitution at Davis Branch Library

As part of national Constitution Week, come watch a special screening of “Making a Nation: The Untold Story of the Declaration of Independence (1776)” on September 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library.

This 70 minute episode, based on factual information, is the first in the series, “Inventing America: Conversations with the Founders”.  The episode will highlight the origins of the Declaration of Independence through an imagined retrospective panel interview of key players that shaped America; Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, as well as John Dickinson, a delegate who refused to sign revealing conflict behind the historic event.  The writer and executive producer will also discuss the production of this and upcoming episodes.

Summer Reading with the Yolo County Library a Huge Hit!

Summer Reading with the Yolo County Library a Huge Hit!

The Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading program, ‘Read to the Rhythm’, was a huge success this year, enrolling 5,319 people collectively from all eight library branches.

Compared to last year’s total of 2,794 sign-ups, participation increased by 90 percent, nearly doubling last year’s totals.  This drastic increase was the result of library staff efforts and an easier online registration.  To encourage participation in this year’s Summer Reading program, library staff attended community events and created fun and exciting programs such as drumming, storytelling and live animal presentations.  A streamlined online registration allowed guests to sign up electronically while free water bottles and bags, along with a contest to win a new Kindle Fire HD 7, encouraged many others.