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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 West Sacramento Branch Library

Post Date:05/24/2018 10:08 AM

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – This June join Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library to participate in a variety of special programs. The activities are open to all at the library which is located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

• 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: I SEE YOU Art Show, 4:00 p.m. Join us at the library for an art exhibit hosted by the Yolo Arts Group featuring the work of I SEE YOU participants. This special event is the culmination of an eight-week library workshop. 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.

• June 3: VR Travel, 1:00 p.m. Come for an interactive and fun Virtual Reality Program. Sit back and relax and take city tours of Paris, London, and many more – even Sacramento! It will be like you’re actually there. Ages 18 and over.

• June 6 & 20: 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.

• June 7: 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.

• June 7: Author Talk: Marilyn Reynolds, 6:00 p.m. Local author Marilyn Reynolds will discuss her memoir, Till Death or Dementia Do Us Part, which focuses on her husband’s experiences with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Join us. Light snacks will be provided.

• June 8: Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qi Gong Part XXX, 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 XXX, we shall begin to learn the twelve Yijin Jing qi gong exercises. Two new movements will be taught in each session. These movements are recognized as a set of exercises for healing and well-being in Chinese medicine. Come in comfortable clothing; floor mats and chairs will be provided. New participants are welcome and no registration is required.

• June 9: Explorit Science Center, 2:00 p.m. Reading takes you everywhere! Please join us in the Community Room for a stellar hands-on science program from the Explorit Science Center. Find out how ecosystems adapt and change. Discover the many ways that living things are interconnected while exploring the adaptations of plants and animals that suit them well for survival in one climate, but not in another.

• June 10: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Teen Room), 2:00 p.m. Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Hurry to find her as the world is in grave danger! You and your group will be challenged to find your way through puzzles, riddles, and more to find answers hidden all around you. Invite your friends and have some fun at your library. You will have one hour to find all the clues, decipher the codes, and solve the mind-bending puzzles to escape. See if you have what it takes to escape in less than 60 minutes!

• June 11 & 25: 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!

• June 11: 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.

• June 14 & 28: 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.

• June 16 & 17: West Sacramento Friends of the Library Book Sale. Hours are Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Paperbacks are $0.50 and hardbacks $1.00. Come for Bargain Sunday when books are $4-a-bag. All proceeds benefit programs and collections at the library. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email to for more information.

• June 20: 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.

• June 20: 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 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

• June 21: Author Talk: Hoang Chi Truong, 2:30 p.m. Join us to hear local author Hoang Chi Truong read and discuss her new children’s book No Ordinary Sue. Based on the historical flood in Northern California in 1997, the story follows Sue, a flood refugee pumpkin, as she finds the courage to help others in need. Open to all ages. Book sale and author signing available.

• June 23: Family Movie, 3:00 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.

• June 24: 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.

• June 25: 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 may choose a free book.

• June 27: 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: for more information.

• June 30: Galaxy Prints, 2:00 p.m. Bring the galaxy home! Join us to create your very own galaxy prints using cardstock paper, vinyl records, and paints. All materials will be provided.

The following ongoing programs continue in June:

• Bilingual Russian Story Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
• English Conversation Group: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
• Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Spanish Story Time: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
• Lunch at the Library: Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. Join us all summer long for free summer meals at the library (ages 0-18). Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with fun educational activities to follow.

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: (see calendar for Arthur F. Turner Community Library-specific events). Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at:

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