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
August Programs at the Davis Branch Library
(Woodland, CA) – Cool programs continue during the month of August at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:
• Summer Reading Program 2018: Reading Takes You Everywhere, May 20 - August 18: Sign up and get a free book! Choose your summer challenge: read 10 books, read for 10 hours, or read for 10 days. There will be activities, events, and prizes all summer long. (All game boards must be turned in by August 18 to participate in the prize drawing.)
• Read off Your Fines!, May 20 - August 18: 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.
• August 1: Project Buttons and Bookmarks, 7:00 p.m. Use our animal stencil collection to make a new bookmark or button.
• August 2: Read Across the Waves, 2:00 p.m. This interactive Summer Reading Program event presented by Fenix Drum and Dance Company introduces children and families to the music and traditional dance of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
• August 4: Block Party, 2:00 p.m. Join us for hours of creation, design, and play with Lego Blocks. This is a drop-in program. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to stay and play alongside their children. Not recommended for children under 3.
• August 6 & 13, Kindergarten Readiness, 2:00 p.m. The second half of this four-week series will help kids learn school readiness skills through books, songs, crafts, and more. This program is best suited for children who will start kindergarten in the fall.
• August 8: Financial Literacy Series: ID Theft Prevention and Protection (Blanchard Room), 6:00 p.m. This presentation helps you understand how to protect your Social Security number from fraud, spot phishing attacks on your email inbox, shop safely online, and what to do if you become a victim of fraud. Presented by Travis Credit Union.
• August 9: Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle, 10:15 a.m. The Great American Read is searching for the country’s best-loved novel. Come to the Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle and discuss a favorite book that shaped your identity. Was your favorite read a children's book? A life-changing book? Or a book that got you thinking? The group will discuss different themes including American classics, thrillers, young adult novels, sci-fi/fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, romantic stories, and books that represent the human experience.
• August 9: Teen Advisory Group (Small Conference Room), 1:00 p.m. Are you a book nerd? Need volunteer credit? Get involved at your library! Join us every second Thursday to discuss and develop your ideas for teen programs, special projects, recommendations for the collection, and more. We are looking for enthusiastic book lovers who want to spread their passion. No experience necessary. Ages 13-18.
• August 9: Sign and Poster Making Workshop, 1:00 p.m. Sol Collective wraps up a Summer Reading Program series with this hands-on stencils workshop for signs and poster making. Sol Collective promotes social justice, and empowers youth through art, activism, music, and media experience.
• August 11: Radical Raptors, 2:00 p.m. The California Raptor Center will be joining us for an exciting and educational program about local raptors. Don’t miss a special appearance by Fuzzy the golden eagle.
• August 11: Teen After Hours Laser Tag, 5:30 p.m. The library is your arena. Zap your way around the stacks against your opponents. Meet in the library's Reading Garden room before closing or you will be locked out! Ages 13-18.
• August 13: Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7:00 p.m. This group helps prostate cancer patients and their caregivers.
• August 14: “The End” Party, 4:00 p.m. Join your friends and raise a toast to the last days of staying up late and sleeping in at our end-of-the-summer party. Ages 13-18.
• August 16: End of Summer Party, 2:00 p.m. Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with ice cream, games and more. All ages are welcome to join in the celebration.
• August 17: Anime After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Join us in the Blanchard Room for Anime After Hours. We will watch three episodes of the anime of your choice. Free pizza and popcorn while supplies last. Ages 13-18 only.
• August 18: Davis Origami Group, 1:00 p.m. Learn to fold paper into different shapes. First hour is for beginners; open to all ages and abilities.
• August 19: Yolo County Master Gardeners, 2:00 p.m. Learn to make the most of your garden. Bring your gardening questions to the Q&A session.
• August 21: Aguas Frescas Series, 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy our homemade aguas frescas (Spanish for cool waters) while creating a maker-project. August’s project is making candles.
• August 23: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.
• August 25: Discover India, 4:00 p.m. Discover the sights and sounds of India with this new monthly program for school-age children.
• August 26: Family Movie, 2:00 p.m. All children and their families are invited to view a family friendly movie (G or PG) and enjoy popcorn at the library. For movie title call (530) 757-5596. This popular event is held on the last Sunday of each month.
• August 26: Year Round Kitchen Gardening, 2:00 p.m. This small group explains how to grow and harvest your garden throughout the year. Sponsored by Master Gardeners.
• August 28: Teen Readers Book Club: Dystopian Talk, 4:00 p.m. Find your reading tribe with this exciting new group. Read any book of dystopian fiction to share. Discuss favorite past reads, favorite characters, best authors of dystopian fiction, and more. Discover and swap recommendations (or books) to read for our next afternoon talk. Ages 13-18.
• August 30: Crafternoon Arts Group, 12:00 p.m. Bring your favorite craft or try one of ours. All ages are welcome.
• August 30: Tuleyome Lecture Series: Jepson Prairie Reserve, 6:00 p.m. Join Kate Mawdsley, a long-time coordinator of the docent program at the Jepson Prairie Reserve, for a talk about the reserve and the upcoming walking tours being held there.
The following ongoing programs continue in August:
• NEW! 3D Printing: Print three-dimensional objects on the Library’s printer. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Three-hour slots are by appointment only but may be booked back-to-back for larger files.
• Computer Help: Mondays at 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
• English Conversation Groups: Mondays at 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., and Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
• One Stop Career Center: Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. For children ages 2-3.
• Hug-a-Bye Baby: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. For children ages 0-2. Now in the Blanchard Room
• Library Book Club: Third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Books are distributed at the meeting. Formerly held at South Davis Montgomery.
• Spanish Conversation Group: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
• Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle: Second Thursday of the month at 10:15 a.m. Discuss and explore the conscious aging movement.
• Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Story time: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. All ages. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.
• Tales for Tails: Fridays at 3:00 p.m. For children ages 4-12.
• Family Fun Time: Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. All ages.
• 故 事 时 间 Chinese Story Time: Sundays at 3:00 p.m. For children ages 0-5. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.
The following programs will be held during the month of August at the South Davis Montgomery Library, located at 1441 Danbury Street in Davis:
• Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Story Time: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. All ages. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.
• August 4: Block Party, 11:00 a.m. Join us for hours of creation, design, and play with Lego Blocks! This is a drop-in program. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to stay and play alongside their children. Not recommended for children under 3.
• August 14: Ice Cream Party, 6:00 p.m. Stick around after story time for our End of Summer Ice Cream Party, sponsored by The Good Scoop.
• August 18: VanGo!, 11:00 a.m. The Sacramento Children’s Museum presents Air and Flight! In this program, children and families will learn about air and wind. Exhibits and activity stations include the Blast-Off Mobile Wind Tunnel and a windsock-making activity.
All programs are free to attend and, unless otherwise stated, no registration is required. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Public Library. For more information about events at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, contact library staff at (530) 757-5593 or visit the Yolo County Library at: www.yolocounty.org (see calendar for Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library-specific events). Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.