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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

June Programs at the Davis Branch Library

Post Date:05/24/2018 10:00 AM

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) Kick off summer with the following June programs to be held at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• June is Pride Month! Join us to recognize, celebrate, and support the LGBTQ+ community, history, and culture. Pride month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York and the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements. Check out our book display and bibliography.

• 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, or read for 10 hours, or read for 10 days. There will be activities, events, and prizes all summer long.

• 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.

• June 1: Maker Kids: Building Blocks of Blood (Blanchard Room), 3:30 p.m. Join us for a special project with VN Cares about the components of blood. This is the last Maker Kids program of the season. We will see everyone again August 31. For children ages 8-12.

• June 2: 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.

• June 3: Juneteenth Celebration (Davis Senior Center), 1:00 p.m. This fun, family-friendly event celebrates the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery on June 19, 1865.

• June 6: Science Really Says Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Come and discuss The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan with friendly neighborhood scientists.

• June 7: Van Go!, 2:00 p.m. The Sacramento Children's Museum presents Air & 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.

• June 7, 11, 12 & 13: Study & Chill Finals Week (Blanchard Room), 9:00 p.m. Tea, coffee, light snacks, and a quiet place to study will be provided until 2:30 a.m. Please bring your student I.D. with you.

• June 8, 9 & 10: Study & Chill Finals Week (Blanchard Room), 5:00 p.m. Tea, coffee, light snacks, and a quiet place to study will be provided until 2:30 a.m. Please bring your student I.D. with you.

• June 11: Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7: 00 p.m. This group helps prostate cancer patients and their caregivers.

• June 12: Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the start of summer with ice cream and painting. All creative levels are invited to join in the painting project. Dairy and nondairy flavors of ice cream will be available. Ages 13-18.

• June 14: Cannabis Treatments for Older Adults, 10:00 a.m. Tim Schimmel of Kind Farms, LLC will speak to older adults about how to use cannabis to treat conditions and diseases common to senior patients. The short presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. This talk replaces the first hour of the Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle.

• June 14: Days of Gold with Old Put, 2:00 p.m. Relive and experience the California Gold Rush through the eyes of the most successful Gold Rush era musician. View demonstrations of musical instruments derived from simple, portable, commonplace items found in a forty-niner’s knapsack.

• June 16: Davis Transmedia Art Walk, 10:00 a.m. Join us for an artist-and-curator led tour. Meet at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 1st Street, Davis.

• June 16: 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.

• June 17: Teen Advisory Group (Teen Space), 1:00 p.m. Join us in the teen space and learn how to get involved and make a difference at your library. Each month we meet to discuss special topics to plan and implement teen programs, volunteer opportunities, community projects to organize, and much more. No experience necessary. Snacks provided. Ages 13-18.

• June 17: 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.

• June 19: Juneteenth Flick, 4:00 p.m. Join us for a blockbuster super-hero evening. Free popcorn while supplies last. Must be 13+ to watch movie. To find out movie selection please call 530-757-5596.

• June 20: Project Luggage Tags, 7:00 p.m. Never lose your luggage again. Make artistic travel-worthy tags.

• June 21: Pokémon Party, 2:00 p.m. Gotta catch 'em all! Explore the world of Pokémon through games, crafts, activities, and prizes. We'll have space for battling friends and foes through the Pokémon card game as well as lures enticing Pokémon to the library in Pokémon Go!

• June 22: Anime After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Come to the Blanchard Room for Anime After Hours. Every second Friday we watch three episodes of the anime of your choice. Free pizza and popcorn while supplies last. Ages 13-18 only.

• June 23: Ecosystems and Biomes, 2:00 p.m. Presented by the Explorit Science Center, participants will investigate the many interrelationships among animals, plants, habitats, people, and weather.

• June 24: 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.

• June 24: 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.

• June 26: Teen Summer Camp Night, 6:00 p.m. S’mores, camp fire stories, songs and games. It’s an indoor summer camp at your library. Ages 13-18.

• June 27: Adult Summer Movie, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a new release feature film. Call (530) 757-5598 for the title.

• June 28: Crafternoon Arts Group, 12:00 p.m. Bring your favorite craft or try one of ours. All ages are welcome.

• June 28: Workshop with Sol Collective: Block Printing, 1:00 p.m. Sol Collective presents this interactive program about the history, tools and techniques of printmaking, with emphasis in relief printing (block printing), and its cultural significance. After a brief introduction, children and families will have time for a hands-on project.

• June 28: Tuleyome Lecture Series: Wildfires and their Aftermath, 6:30 p.m. Join Phil Burton and Paul Kimsey as they talk about the work they do with the Pope Valley Volunteer Fire Department and educate about wildfires and their effects on the environment.

• June 28: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss Kiyo’s Story by Kiyo Sato.

• June 29: Project Nail Art, 3:00 p.m. Have the world at your fingertips with our nail art transfers.

The following ongoing programs continue in June:

• “The Spot” Afterschool Club: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.; Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. (Blanchard Room). For children in 3rd through 6th grades. Must submit a signed liability waiver to participate. Note: Last day is June 7.
• Computer Help: Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:00 a.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 at 1:00 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.
• PJ Story Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For children ages 3-5. Note: Last day is June 6.
• Library Book Club: Third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Small Conference Room. 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.
• Maker Kids (Blanchard Room): Fridays at 3:30 p.m. for children ages 8-12. Note: last day is June 1.
• Family Fun Time: Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. All ages.
• 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 June 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.
• June 2: Building Blocks of Blood, 11:00 a.m. VN CARES presents an exciting program about blood! Learn about the components of blood and make a model to take home.
• June 9: Summer Reading Kickoff Party, 11:00 a.m. School is out and that means it's time for summer reading. Join us for stories, songs, bubbles, and popsicles.
• June 16: 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.

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: (see calendar for Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library-specific events). Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at:  

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