July Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library
All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of July at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:
- Summer Reading Program 2017: Reading By Design: May 26 – August 19. Come for prizes, activities, and fun. Visit the library to sign up and receive a free gift! Find out more at: www.yolocounty.org.
- Read off Your Fines!: May 26 – August 19. This year, the Read Off Your Fines campaign will be held in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program. Young adults and children (ages 17 and under) will be able to deduct $1.00 from their fines for every 15 minutes spent reading a book of their choice in the library and also use those minutes toward earning incentives in the Summer Reading Program.
- July 1, 6, 15, 20 & 29: Tech Help 1-On-1, 11:00 a.m. Do you want to learn how to get the best out of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Bring your questions and get answers in a 20 minute 1-on-1 session with our tech help. Sessions are by appointment only. Please register at the Information desk or by calling (916) 375-6465.
- July 5: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), 11:00 a.m. Come and meet a representative from the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency to learn about adult and dislocated worker training services. WIOA will be at the library once a month.
- July 6 & 20: All Things String, 6:00 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders, or enjoys fiber art. Bring a project or start something new.
- July 10: Love on a Leash, 4:00 p.m. Children (ages 6-12) are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. Love on a Leash® (LOAL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing an avenue for volunteer pet therapy teams to engage in meaningful and productive animal assisted therapy. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with their child to help with the reading. After 10 visits a participant can choose a free book.
- July 11: Discovery Bottle Surprise, 4:00 p.m. Children (ages 6-12) and their parents/caregivers are invited to come and experiment with different substances in a bottle and see how they interact. Create your own Discovery Bottle Surprise. One bottle per participant. Families with children under age 6 are welcome to attend this event.
- July 12: Generation Tech Camp: Basic, 9:30 a.m. This beginner’s class is to learn how to use computers: turning on the computer, setting up an account, etc. Registration is required. Stop by the Information desk to sign up or call (916) 375-6465. Class is limited to 20 people. This is the first tech class of three scheduled for July.
- July 13: Make Giant Paper Flowers, 6:00 p.m. Adults (ages 18+) are invited to come and create their very own giant paper flowers to decorate the house. Materials will be provided.
- July 18: Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom, 4:00 p.m. This educational and thrilling event is back by popular demand. Children (ages 6-12) are invited to come and learn all about the different creatures that travel with Python Ron, from four-foot-long lizards to eighteen-foot pythons! Families with children under age 6 are welcome to attend this event.
- July 12: Generation Tech Camp: Intermediate, 9:30a.m. Come and learn how to use computers at the library. This class will cover using email and setting up a Facebook page, etc. Registration is required. Stop by the Information desk to sign up or call (916) 375-6465. Class is limited to 20 people. This is the second tech class of three scheduled for July.
- July 19: What’s Happening Seniors?, 12:00 p.m. Are you looking to get together with active seniors and make new friends? Come share stories, learn from one another and find out ‘What’s Happening’ in West Sacramento and beyond.
- July 19: Evening Book Club, 6:00 p.m. This month’s reading selection will be
Intuition by Allegra Goodman. Please contact Cindy at 916-731-5504 for more information.
- July 19: West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) Meeting, 6:00 p.m. This non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community through supporting library programs and services, and welcomes new members. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- July 20: Baby and Me Art Class, 11:00 a.m. Children (ages 0-12 months) and their parents or caregivers are invited to make a mess creating art projects using a variety of materials. In this hands-on environment, babies will explore their creative side and foster their learning of colors, shapes, and more! Parent/caregiver participation is required.
- July 20: Duct Tape Engineering and Bent Object Art, 4:00 p.m. Tweens and teens (ages 13-17) are invited to come and participate in this maker box activity. Design your own project or create your own art object. Materials will be provided.
- July 21: Tai Chi and Qigong Part XX, 4:00 p.m. Learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. In part XX, we shall learn the Ba Duan Jin movements known as the Eight Pieces of Brocade or the Eight Silken Movements. For this first session, three movements will be introduced as we understand the theoretical and practical aspects of their function to improve health. Come in comfortable clothing; floor mats will be provided. New participants are welcome.
- July 25: Arts and Crafts with Recycled Materials, 4:00 p.m. Children (ages 6-12) and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us to make art with recycled materials. Creations will be showcased throughout the library. Materials will be provided by the library. Families with children under age 6 are welcome to attend this event.
- July 26: Generation Tech Camp: Advanced, 9:30 a.m. Come and learn how to use computers at the library. This class covers search engines and video uploads to Facebook, Facetime, etc. Registration is required. Stop by the Information desk to sign up or call (916) 375-6465. Class is limited to 20 people. This is the third tech class of three scheduled for July.
- July 31: Tales for Tails, 4:00 p.m. Children (ages 6-12) are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. You will meet up to four very special dogs and their handlers. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with their child to help with the reading. After 10 visits a participant can choose a free book.
The following ongoing programs continue in July:
- Free Lunch at the Library: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. For children ages 0 to 18. After lunch fun, educational activities will be provided.
- Bilingual Russian Story Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
- Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Spanish Story Time: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
- Summer Reading Program: Afternoon Story Time: Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. For children ages 1 to 5. Arts and crafts will be provided after story time.
- English Conversation Group: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
NOTICES: Yolo County Library branches will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. On July 17, all Yolo County Library branches will only be open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. due to an All Staff Meeting.
All programs are sponsored by the West Sacramento Friends of the Library, are free to attend and, with some exceptions, do not require registration. For more information about events at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, contact library staff at (916) 375-6465, visit the Yolo County Library at: www.yolocountylibrary.org (see calendar for Arthur F. Turner Community Library-specific events), or connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.