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Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)

Beth Gabor
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
E-mail: beth.gabor@yolocounty.org

September Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library

Post Date:08/20/2019 12:43 PM

Press Release

September Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Summer is passing and it’s back to the books! Make a fresh start with programs held during the month of September at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

  • September is Literacy and Library Card Sign-Up Month. Explore new worlds by signing up for a card and checking out all we have to offer, including books, DVDs, special programs and much more!

  • Homework Center Returns: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Free after-school program to get help with homework and enjoy other fun, educational activities. After-school snack provided. Register at the Information Desk. For grades 2-8.

  • September 1: Movie Matinee for Adults, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a movie (PG-13 or R) and free popcorn! For movie title call: (916) 375-6465. For ages 18 and over.

  • September 4: Teen Club, 4:30 p.m. Teens are invited to join us for our monthly meeting with fun activities and future event planning for teens at the library! For ages 12-18.

  • September 8: Family Movie, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a family-friendly movie (G or PG) and free popcorn! For movie title call: (916) 375-6465.

  • September 13: Lego Block Party, 3:30 p.m. Come build with Legos! We provide the blocks; you do the rest. Small children must be supervised by a responsible adult. For ages 6-12.

  • September 16: Maker Kids, 3:30 p.m. Come for a monthly hands-on program exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math at the library! Young children will need adult assistance. For ages 6-12.

  • September 15 to October 15: Latinx Heritage Month. Learn about the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America with our bibliography and display.

  • September 18: 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.

  • September 18: Evening Book Club, 6:00 p.m. Join us for our monthly evening book club. Books are collected and distributed at the meeting. This month’s book selection is Sourdough by Robin Sloane. Please contact Cindy at 916-731-5504 for more information.

  • September 19: Aguas Frescas, 6:00 p.m. Adults are invited to enjoy Aguas Frescas fruit juice and learn how to make bath bombs. Materials provided.

  • September 20: Chess Club, 3:00 p.m. Love to play chess or want to learn how? Join us for our monthly Chess Club. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  • September 21: Teen Writing Club, 3:00 p.m. Want to improve your writing skills? Have a story to tell? Join us for a short lesson and write the time away. For ages 13-18.

  • September 22-28: Banned Books Week. Censorship leaves us in the dark. Keep the light on! Celebrate free expression by reading one of the banned or challenged books in our display.

  • September 23: Tales for Tails, 4:00 p.m. Children 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. For ages 6-12.

  • September 25: 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 supporting library programs and services, and welcomes new members. Please contact the WSFOL directly at: (916) 375-6465, extension 4, email friends@wsfol.org, or visit www.wsfol.org.

  • September 27: Adulting 101, 3:30 p.m. Are you ready for life after high school? Join our Adulting 101 series to learn essential skills for navigating the world of adulthood. For ages 13-18.

  • September 27: Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong, 4:00 p.m. Learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility, and fall prevention. Come in comfortable clothing; floor mats will be provided. New participants welcome.

The following ongoing programs continue in September:

  • Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Ages 1-3.
  • Bilingual Russian Story Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.Ages 0-5.
  • Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. Ages 3-5.
  • Yolo County Mental Health First Responders: Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Case Managers from Yolo County First Responders’ Mental Health Urgent Care are available at the library! Get information and assistance connecting to mental health services, housing, food, and crisis resources.
  • English Conversation Group: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Hug-a-Bye Baby Story Time: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Ages 0-12 months.
  • Hora de Cuentos / Bilingual Spanish Story Time: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Ages 0-5.

NOTICE: All Yolo County Library branches will be closed September 2 in observance of Labor 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.

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