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
November Programs at the Davis Branch Library
(Woodland, CA) –Bring your family and friends to the following fall programs held during the month of November at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:
• November is Native American Heritage Month! All Yolo County Library branches will celebrate with displays highlighting the history and culture of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and recommended reading.
• November 1: WWI Series Part 4: Lest We Forget: The Road to Peace, 6:00 p.m. Come learn the story of, and commemorate, all those from the Davis area who served, both at home and abroad, in the “War to End All Wars.”
• November 3: Introduction to Local Hiking!, 10:00 a.m. Join special guest Geoff Benn and learn all about local hiking opportunities. Come hear about hiking gear, safety and how to identify common plants and trees. Enter the drawing to win a backpack filled with hiking supplies.
• November 3: Author Series: Al Striplen, 1:00 p.m. Meet the author of Little Deer and the First Native American Flute. Little Deer is a young California Indian, whose journey and experiences take him to the discovery of the first Native American flute. Al Striplen's story inspires young readers to look to nature, trust and believe, and remember their lessons along the way. All ages.
• November 3: 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.
• November 6: Get Out the Vote! The Library is a polling location. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. To find your polling place, visit the Yolo Elections Office website: www.yoloelections.org. Vote by Mail ballots may be dropped off in the ballot box during library business hours until Monday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
• November 7: Korean Language and Culture Class, 4:00 p.m. This group is for adults who wish to gain a basic knowledge of Korean language and culture. This is the final class of the series.
• November 8: Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle, 10:15 a.m. This group meets monthly to discuss and explore the conscious aging movement.
• November 8: Teen Library Advisory Board (TLAB) 4:00 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. For ages 13-18 and no experience is necessary. This group was formally known as the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Small Conference Room.
• November 9: 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.
• November 10: Building Community Ferment, 11:00 a.m. Bring your microbes and join a fermented foods workshop.
• November 13: Aguas Frescas Series, 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy our homemade aguas frescas (Spanish for cool waters) while creating a maker-project. November’s project is seed bombing.
• November 14: Financial Literacy Series: Budgeting for Home Ownership, 6:00 p.m. This seminar provides valuable tips about the financial side of home ownership such as moving and settling into a new house, keeping records, communicating with your lenders and creditors, improving your credit score, and so on. Presented by Travis Credit Union.
• November 17, 24 and December 1: Yolo Shorts GoPro Workshop, 10:00 a.m. Explore new technology at our first GoPro Movie Weekly Workshop and Festival, open to all library card holders. Sign up to borrow one of our GoPro Cameras to shoot and edit your very own short! Camera check outs will be available daily, from November 17 through December 1.
• November 17: 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.
• November 18: Infant and Toddler Literacy, 1:00 p.m. Parents and caregivers are invited to join Julia Luckenbill, Trudi Schwarz, and Lourdes Schallock, experienced infant/toddler teachers, to learn effective ways to get very young children excited about books and how to set them up for later literacy success. This will be an interactive presentation and we welcome your questions and ideas.
• November 18: Block Party!, 1:00 p.m. Join us for an extra Block Party this month, featuring 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.
• November 18: 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.
• November 20: Chinese Film Series: Partners in Crime, 6:00 p.m. Huang, Lin, and Yeh find a dying classmate in an alley and try to find out what brought her to that point. Films are screened in Chinese with English subtitles.
• November 25: 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.
• November 26: Teen Readers Book Club: Native American Heritage, 4:00 p.m. Find your reading tribe with this exciting new group. Read and share any book fitting the theme. Discuss favorite past reads, favorite characters, best authors, and more. Discover and swap recommendations (or books) to read for our next afternoon talk. Ages 13-18. Small Conference Room.
• November 29: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
The following ongoing programs continue in November:
• Computer Help: Sundays at 3:00 p.m., Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., Fridays at 3:45 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
• “The Spot” Afterschool Club: Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays, and Fridays 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.
• Davis Youth Literacy: Mondays at 3:45 p.m. Drop-in English writing and grammar homework help for school-aged children. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 750-9139.
• 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.
• 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.
• Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. For children ages 2-3.
• One Stop Career Center: Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Homework Help Center: Volunteers from the UC Davis Pediatric Education, Advocacy, & Development Society (PEADS) will provide tutoring for children in preschool through 6th grade on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room.
• Hug-a-Bye Baby: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. in the Blanchard Room. For children ages 0-2.
• Davis Youth Robotics: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room.
• 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. No meeting in November.
• Spanish Conversation Group: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room.
• 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.
• Library Quest Trivia Challenge: Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Weekly challenges will be posted every Monday. All ages welcome to participate
• Family Fun Time: Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. All ages.
• Discover India: Fourth Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m. No program in November and December.
• 故 事 时 间 Chinese Story Time: Sundays at 3:00 p.m. For children ages 0-5.
The following programs will be held during the month of November 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.
• November 10: Pokémon Party, 11:00 a.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.
• November 17: 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.
• NEW! November 27: Craft-er-Nite, 7:00 p.m. Take inspiration from Pinterest and YouTube in this hands-on program for adults. Learn a new craft or share your own expertise. Guest Makers will lead participants in a new project each session. This program meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month, with the exception of December. November’s craft project is Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye).
NOTICES: On November 12 all Yolo County Library branches will be closed for Veterans Day. On November 21 all library branches will be closed at 6:00 p.m., except for the Clarksburg Branch Library which will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lastly, on November 22 and 23 all library branches will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Food for Fines & Pay It Forward: The Yolo County Library is offering residents and library card holders two opportunities to feed and support their communities this holiday season with ‘Food for Fines’ and ‘Pay It Forward.’
The first opportunity is through the Library’s annual “Food for Fines” program that allows library card holders to clear $1 from their Yolo County Library overdue fines for each nonperishable food item donated at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location. The program runs November 13 through December 31 and there is no limit to the number of donations or reduction in fines cardholders can receive. Library card holders are welcome to donate even if they do not have any overdue fines.
The second opportunity is through the Library’s ‘Pay It Forward’ program that allows customers to help library card holders pay off their overdue fines. Customers are welcome to donate money and write a message on a star-shaped note that will be posted on a board behind the circulation desk.
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.