Yolo County Library Events for September

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS:

BUDDY READING – Mondays at 4:30pm-5:30pm (Starting September 12, 2016) Practice reading with an older “buddy”. Each child will be paired up with a high school student from the River City High School Interact Club for a 30-minute reading session.  This helps builds confidence in reading out loud and comprehension in reading.  After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.

Registration Required.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS – Wednesday at 4pm-5pm and Fridays at 10am-11am Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

HOMEWORK CENTER – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm-5pm.

FREE afterschool program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help.  Pre-Registration is required.  Registration application is free and available at the Information/Reference Desk at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.  If there is any question, please call (916) 375-6469 to speak with the Homework Center Assistant.

HUG-A-BYE BABY – Thursdays at 11am-12pm (Starting September 8, 2016) Children ages 0 to 12 months and their parents or caregivers are invited to this lap-sit program that features language development through songs, picture books, finger-plays and lullabies.

MOTHER GOOSE – Tuesdays at 11am-12pm (Starting September 6, 2016) An award winning program for children (ages 12 to 36 months) and their parents or caregivers that combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children develop emotionally and socially while encouraging a positive attitude towards learning.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME – Wednesdays at 11am-12pm (Starting September 7, 2016) Children ages 3 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, song and finger-plays to help develop early literacy skills and encourage group participation.

RUSSIAN STORY TIME – Tuesdays at 6:30pm-7:30pm Children ages 0 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Russian.

SPANISH/ENGLISH STORY TIME – Saturdays at 11am-12pm Children ages 0 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Spanish and English.

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September 3, 2016 – Special Tot Play Time:  Little Einstein at 1pm-2pm A monthly special play tot time designed for toddlers and their parents or caregivers.  Come and expand your child’s imagination through exploring science.

September 5, 2016 – Library Closed

September 6, 2016– Monthly Computer Class:  eBAY at 9am-10am An online auction site where people sell, buy, and bid on items from around the world.  Some items are brand new, some are used, and you can find anything from antiques to computer parts to cars.  In this class we will go over the basics, such as searching and setting up an account.  A library card and PIN are required. Register in person at the information desk or by phone at 916-375-6465.  Space is limited to 20 people

September 8, 2016 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new!

September 10, 2016 – Designing Your Folder Crafts at 2pm-3pm Are you ready for school?  Tweens and teens are invited to come out and create their own unique folder.  Materials will be provided for this activity.  Limited 1 folder per tween or teen.

September 10, 2016 – Project Sentinel: Fair Housing at 3pm-4pm A free fair housing know your rights workshop for everyone. Come out and learn about your rights as a tenant.  This workshop is being facilitated by Ms. Catherine Bonanno from the Project Sentinel.  No registration is required.

September 12, 2016 – The Human Journey:  Introduction to the Human Journey at 12:30pm-2pm Each of us has a story, common in many ways, yet absolutely unique.  What does it mean to be human? Is it possible to become more fully human?  What is the driving force behind the human journey? In what ways is our story the same and in what ways is it unique?  This discussion group will explore our stories.  Drop-in visitors are welcome! Great for adults (+55).  Facilitated by Katheryn Haines.

September 14, 2016 – Energy Efficiency at 6pm-7pm Come out and learn all the secrets to be more energy efficiency to save on your electric power bill.  This workshop is FREE and open to everyone.  No registration is required.

September 17, 2016 – Giant Jenga Day at 2pm-3:00pm Tweens and teens are invited to come and join playing the giant jenga.  All participants will be entered for a chance to win a prize at the end of the event.  Come and out and test your skills.  No registration is required.

September 21, 2016 – WHAT’S HAPPENING, SENIORS? at 12pm-1:30pm Do you want to get together with interested and active seniors? Do you want to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another and plan activities? Join our group and find out “What’s Happening” in West Sacramento and beyond!

September 21, 2016 – EVENING BOOK CLUB at 6pm-7:00pm Come see old friends and meet new ones for a lively discussion.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting.  This month’s reading selection will be “History of Love” by Nicole Krauss. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

September 22, 2016 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new!

September 24, 2016 – Tai Chi & Qigong Part XI at 11am-12pm Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention.  Part XI, we shall re-practice the healing sound exercises which we learned previously for internal organs wellness. Additional Tai Chi movements will then be introduced for insomnia, stress reduction and relaxation.

No registration required.  Drop-in welcome!  Do not need to attend previous sessions to attend this class.

Dr. Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies scholar and is currently completing her Master Degree in Tai Chi.

September 24, 2016 – Toys Day at 1pm-2pm A monthly special toys day designed for ages 0 through 5 and their parents or caregivers.  Sets of toys will be set in the community room for children ages 0 through 5 along with their parents or caregivers to come and play.  Come and expand your child’s early literacy skills learned through story time.  No registration is required.  Drop-in are welcome.

September 26, 2016 – The Human Journey:  Spirituality at 12:30pm-2pm Each of us has a story, common in many ways, yet absolutely unique.  What does it mean to be human? Is it possible to become more fully human?  What is the driving force behind the human journey? In what ways is our story the same and in what ways is it unique?  This discussion group will explore our stories.  Drop-in visitors are welcome! Great for adults (+55).  Facilitated by Katheryn Haines.

September 26, 2016 – Tales for Tails at 4pm-5pm Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. Kid ages 6 through 12 are welcome to attend!  You will get to meet up to 4 (FOUR!) very special dogs and their handlers.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they: 1. Listen attentively; 2. Do not judge, laugh or criticize; 3. Allow children to proceed at their own pace; and 4. Are less intimidating than peers.  Parents or caregivers are asked to stay with their child and help with the reading. This helps builds confidence in reading out loud.  After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.

September 28, 2016 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Meeting at 6:30pm-8pm The WSFOL meets the last Wednesday of the month.  WSFOL is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community supporting library programs and services.  WSFOL is always recruiting for new friend.

All events are FREE and take place at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento!

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