February Programs at Arthur F. Turner Library

Check out the February Calendar of Events hosted by the Arthur F. Turner Community Library below. All events are FREE and take place at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento!

February 1, 2018 – One-on-One Technology Help at 3pm-4pm (By Appointment Only)
If you have a question about your laptop, tablet, or phone bring it in to get answers.  If you have a general technology problem, you can get help using our laptop or tablet.  Tech Help One-on-One sessions will be 20 minutes and by appointment only so please register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465. 

February 3, 2018 – Chinese New Year Celebration at 3pm-5pm
Join us in celebration of the Year of the Dog. Families are invited to make crafts and watch Chinese instrument performers.  Leave with a red envelope and goodies inside.

February 4, 2018 – West Sacramento VITA (Sunday) at 1:30pm – 5pm
Every Sunday beginning February 4, 2018 through April 15, 2018 get help in preparing your 2017 Income Tax FREE at the library. This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 5, 2018 – Multi-Sensory Story Time at 12pm-1pm
Children ages 1 to 5 years and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for an inclusive story time that focuses on children with special sensory needs. Story time will be using adapted books and sensory toys.

February 5, 2018 – Sacramento Sunyata Meditation and Qi Gong at 4:30pm-6pm
All are invited to come and learn about the benefits of Meditation and Qi Gong. Learn simple techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, decrease blood pressure, improve digestion, and increase self-awareness. No prior experience or knowledge needed. Please do not eat within 2 hours prior to the qi Gong exercises. Remember to wear loose, comfortable clothes.

February 7, 2018 – Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Come and meet a representative from the Yolo County Health & Human Services from 3:30pm-4:30pm to learn about adult and dislocated worker training services. Starting January 2018, WIOA will only be at the library once a month.

February 7, 2018 – Teen Club at 5pm-6pm (Teen Room)
Teens are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program focused on developing leadership skills through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Great for ages 13-18.

February 8, 2018 – 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!

February 9, 2018 – Tai Chi & Qigong Part XXVI at 4pm-5pm
Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. In part XXVI, we shall continue the early season of dispelling bad qi within our body and nourishing good qi in return. We shall also practice some of the Tai Chi and Qigong movements that help to strengthen the spinal cord and its flexibility. Come in comfortable clothing, floor mats will be provided. Please note that you do not attend previous session to attend this class.  No registration required.  Please come in comfortable clothing 

Dr. Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies scholar and has a Master Degree in Tai Chi from the University of the East-West Medicine in Sunnyvale, CA.

February 10, 2018 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 1pm
Every Saturday beginning February 10, 2018 through April 15, 2018 get help in preparing your 2017 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 10, 2018 – One-on-One Technology Help at 11am-12pm (By Appointment Only)
If you have a question about your laptop, tablet, or phone bring it in to get answers.  If you have a general technology problem, you can get help using our laptop or tablet.  Tech Help One-on-One sessions will be 20 minutes and by appointment only so please register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465. 

February 10, 2018 – Family Program: Valentine’s Card Making at 3pm-4pm
Kids of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited to come out and create their own special Valentine’s Card for themselves or someone special! Materials will be provided. 

February 11, 2018 – West Sacramento VITA (Sunday) at 1:30pm – 5pm
Every Sunday beginning February 4, 2018 through April 15, 2018 get help in preparing your 2017 Income Tax FREE at the library. This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group 

February 12, 2018 – Love on a Leash at 4pm-5pm
Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to read to a therapy dog. Animals are great reading companions because they are patient and do not judge. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with their child. After 10 visits, participants can pick 1 free book.

February 12, 2018 – S.T.E.A.M.ing Mad – Volcanoes at 4pm-5pm
Work with vinegar, baking soda, yeast, hydrogen peroxide and even ketchup. Learn about chemical reactions, types of volcanoes and basic volcanic FAQs.  Great for tweens and teens.

February 15, 2018 – One-on-One Technology Help at 3pm-4pm (By Appointment Only)
If you have a question about your laptop, tablet, or phone bring it in to get answers.  If you have a general technology problem, you can get help using our laptop or tablet.  Tech Help One-on-One sessions will be 20 minutes and by appointment only so please register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465. 

February 17, 2018 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 1pm
Every Saturday beginning February 10, 2018 through April 15, 2018 get help in preparing your 2017 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 17, 2018 – Family Movie at 3pm-5pm
Join us for a family-friendly movie rated G or PG shown on our giant screen, with free popcorn! Brought to you with the generous support of the West Sacramento Friends of the Library. Call the library for the title 916-375-6465.

February 18, 2018 – West Sacramento VITA (Sunday) at 1:30pm – 5pm
Every Sunday beginning February 4, 2018 through April 15, 2018 get help in preparing your 2017 Income Tax FREE at the library. This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 19, 2018 – LIBRARY CLOSED

Yolo County Library’s branches will be closed on February 19 for Presidents’ Day

February 21, 2018 – What’s Happening, Seniors? at 12pm-1:30pm
Do you want to get together with interesting 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!

February 21, 2018 – Teen Club at 5pm-6pm (Teen Room)
Teens are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program focused on developing leadership skills through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Great for ages 13-18.

February 21, 2018 – Evening Book Club at 6pm-7pm
Join us for our monthly evening book club.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting.  This month’s reading selection will be “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

February 22, 2018 – 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.  All are welcome!

February 23, 2018 – UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners: Seed Starting at 12pm-2pm
Come and learn all about seed starting at the library. UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners will show you how to start summer annuals by planting your veggies and summer flower seeds yourself. You will plant tomato and zinnia seeds to take home. This workshop is FREE. Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop. For more information, contact UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County, (530) 666-8757 or by email mgyolo@ucanr.edu.

February 24, 2018 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 1pm
Every Saturday beginning February 4, 2018 through April 15, 2018 get help in preparing your 2017 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 24, 2018 – One-on-One Technology Help at 11am-12pm (By Appointment Only)
If you have a question about your laptop, tablet, or phone bring it in to get answers. If you have a general technology problem, you can get help using our laptop or tablet.  Tech Help One-on-One sessions will be 20 minutes and by appointment only so please register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465. 

February 25, 2018 – West Sacramento VITA (Sunday) at 1:30pm – 5pm
Every Sunday beginning February 4, 2018 through April 15, 2018 get help in preparing your 2017 Income Tax FREE at the library. This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 26, 2018 – Tales for Tails at 4pm-5pm
Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. You will get to meet up to 4 (FOUR!) very special dogs and their handlers.

February 28, 2018 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting at 6:00pm-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 friends.  Please contact the WSFOL for more information by calling (916) 375-6465, extension 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.


On-Going Programs: 

Bilingual Russian Story – Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Children up to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Russian and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time.

Bilingual Spanish Story – Saturdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children up to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Spanish and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time. 

Buddy Reading – Mondays at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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.

Homework Center – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
FREE after school 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.  For questions, please call (916) 375-6469 to speak with the Homework Center Assistant. 

Hug-A-Bye Baby – Thursdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children up to 12 months of age 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 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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.


For more information about events at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, contact library staff at (916) 375-6465 or visit the Yolo County Library at: www.yolocountylibrary.org

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