Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
May Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library
(Woodland, CA) – All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:
• May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM): Join us in celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Check out our book display!
• May 3: California Telephone Access Program: iPhone Training, 12:30 p.m. Learn how to use your iPhone device to its full potential. All ages welcome. Register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465.
• May 3: Fair Housing Pop-Up Clinic, 4:00 p.m. Join us for a free pop-up housing clinic outside the Community Room. Learn more about fair housing laws as well as the most recent developments in related topics such as: sexual harassment, criminal history protections, racial discrimination, disability, and new state-protected categories. Come with questions!
• May 4, 11, 18 & 25: I SEE YOU, 1:00 p.m. I SEE YOU is a YoloArts project funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund. The project seeks to increase community engagement through the arts among people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County, while raising awareness for participants throughout the region by saying I SEE YOU.
• May 5 & 19: Tech Help 1-On-1, (By Appointment Only), 11:00 a.m. If you have technology questions please make an appointment for one of our Tech Help 1-on-1 sessions. Each session will be 20 minutes. Register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465.
• May 5: WWI Series Part 3: LEST WE FORGET – Over There, 1:00 p.m. It’s the second year of the war and West Sacramento citizens are asked to commit more funds, food and men to the war effort. Our boys in Europe are fighting and dying in battles such as Beleau Wood and Chateau Thierry. September of 1918 sees an American-led army take the field for the first time at the battle of St. Mihiel. We are truly “Over There.” Come learn the story of, and commemorate, all those from the West Sacramento area who served, both at home and abroad, in the ‘War to End All Wars.’ This is part three of a four-part series. For more information about this program contact Mel Russell: yolocountyWW1@gmail.com or (530) 304-6154.
• May 9 & 23: Teen Club (Teen Room), 5:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program at the library focused on developing leadership skills through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided.
• May 10: Tech Help 1-On-1, (By Appointment Only), 3:00 p.m. If you have technology questions please make an appointment for one of our Tech Help 1-on-1 sessions. Each session will be 20 minutes. Register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465.
• May 10 & 24: 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.
• May 12: Master Gardeners: Cactus and Succulents, 12:30 p.m. UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners Cathy Sutton and Lynn Stanzel will explain the differences between cactus and succulents and how to grow and use them in your garden. Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop. Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County. For more information, call (530) 666-8737, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://yolomg.ucanr.edu/.
• May 12: Family Movie, 1:00 p.m. 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 at (916) 375-6465.
• May 14: Multi-Sensory Story Time, 12:00 p.m. Children (ages 1-5) and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for an inclusive story time that will focus on children with special sensory needs. Story time will include adapted books and sensory toys.
• May 14: YCCA & WIOA, 2:00 p.m. Yolo County Children’s Alliance and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) are currently looking for Yolo County Residents (ages 16-24) who are not currently enrolled in school (adult education is okay) and who are experiencing barriers to employment. Low income, foster youth, homeless, disabled, pregnant or parenting, high-school drop outs, and those with experience in the justice system are encouraged to attend. Get the support you need to work towards your educational and employment goals!
• May 14: 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 may choose a free book.
• May 16: 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.
• May 16: Evening Book Club, 6:00 p.m. 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 The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.
• May 17: California Telephone Access Program: Android Training, 12:30 p.m. Learn how to use your Android device to its full potential. All ages welcome. Register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465.
• May 19: Origami, 3:00 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or master, come and learn how to do an origami craft. All ages welcome.
• May 20: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party: Reading Takes You Everywhere!, 2:00 p.m. Come share a meal with your neighbor, get signed up for the Summer Reading Program (May 20 - August 18), and enjoy all that your library has to offer. You are invited to bring a prepared food dish to the Arthur F. Turner Community Room for a celebration of community and culture. Please contact Vaile Fujikawa (916) 375-6468 to sign up or for more information.
• May 20 – August 18. Read off Your Fines!: 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.
• May 21: S.T.E.A.M.ing Mad: Electrifying Events, 4:00 p.m. Come join the fun! Make rice hop at your command. Create a light bulb. Learn why holiday light bulbs go out (or don’t) when one goes missing. Great for tweens and teens.
• May 21, 22 & 23: Teen Cram Lab (Teen Room), 5:00 p.m. It is finals week and Yolo County has you covered. We will provide free snacks, relaxing activities, and a quiet study space for three hours.
• May 25: Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qi Gong Part XXIX, 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 XXIX, we shall learn some new Tai Chi movements and combine them with others we have practiced before. The sequence of movements is for our mental and physical exercise. They are movements in meditation assisting us to breathe better, increase blood circulation, improve body flexibility, and attain spiritual calmness. Come in comfortable clothing; floor mats and chairs will be provided. New participants are welcome and no registration is required.
• May 26: Master Gardeners: Flower Arranging, 12:30 p.m. UCEE – Yolo County Master Gardener Jim Schulte will teach you some floral arrangement techniques. Please bring your own vases/containers and small floral pruners. Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop. Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County. For more information, call (530) 666-8737, email email@example.com, or visit http://yolomg.ucanr.edu/.
• May 27: Teen Anime Afternoon, 3:00 p.m. Teens (ages 12-18) are invited to watch the anime of their choosing at the library. Free popcorn while supplies last.
• May 30: 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.
The following ongoing programs continue in May:
• Buddy Reading: Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Practice reading in a thirty-minute session with an older “buddy.” After 10 visits a participant may choose a free book. Registration required.
• Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
• Homework Center: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. FREE afterschool program for children in grades 3-8. Pre-registration is required at the Information Desk. Questions? Contact the Homework Center Assistant at (916) 375-6469.
• Bilingual Russian Story Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
• Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
• English Conversation Group: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
• Hug-a-Bye Baby: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
• Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Spanish Story Time: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
NOTICE: All Yolo County Library branches will be closed on May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.
Unless otherwise stated, all programs are sponsored by the West Sacramento Friends of the Library, are free to attend, and do not require registration. 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 (see calendar for Arthur F. Turner Community Library-specific events). Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.