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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

November Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library

Post Date:10/25/2018 2:44 PM

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) –We give thanks this November for all who participate in the following special programs at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

• 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 1-10: Elf on the Shelf! Our Sneaky Elf had so much fun hiding in the library last year that she is visiting us early this year. Look for Elfie every day from November 1 through November 10. If you find her, tell the librarian where she’s hiding and you’ll get your very own Elf on the Shelf button! Great for children ages 3-12.

• November 2: Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong – Part XXXIV, 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 XXXIV, we will continue to learn the twelve Yijin Jing qigong 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.

• November 4: Sunday Movie Matinee for Adults, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a PG-13 or rated R movie shown on our giant screen, with free popcorn! For ages 18+ only. Brought to you through the generous support of the West Sacramento Friends of the Library. Call the library for the title at (916) 375-6465.

• 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: Vote by Mail ballots may be dropped off during library business hours until Monday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.

• November 7 & 21: Teen Club, 5:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program focused on developing leadership skills through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Teen Room.

• November 8: 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. All are welcome.

• November 10: Local Author Series Presents: Al Striplen, 3:00 p.m. Come meet author Al Striplen who will share his book Little Deer and the First Native American Flute as well as the concepts and techniques of Native American flute playing. Al is a Native American writer, educator, and illustrator who has dedicated his career to the advocacy of diverse communities, including ethnic students, women's groups, and Native American students and their families. Light refreshments and book sales will be available.

• November 10: Video Game Night, 6:00 p.m. All teens are invited to this special after-hours program at the library. Join us for board games, card games, and the unveiling of our new PS4. Snacks provided while supplies last. Please note that this is an after-hours program, please arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m.

• November 11: Family Movie, 2:00 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.

• November 14: 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 Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

• November 15: Aguas Frescas: Loteria, 5:30 p.m. Come and drink aguas frescas (Spanish for cool waters) while playing Loteria (Mexican Bingo).

• November 21: 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.

• November 24: Corn Husk Dolls, 1:00 p.m. Kids of all ages, and their parents or caregivers, are invited to come and make their very own corn-husk dolls. Supplies and corn husks will be provided. First come, first served while supplies last.

• November 26: Tales for Tails, 4:00 p.m. Children (ages 6-12) are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with their child to help with the reading. After 10 visits a participant may choose a free book.

• November 28: West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) Meeting, 6:00 p.m. For more information, or in lieu of the monthly meeting, please contact the WSFOL for their annual membership dinner at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email: 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.

The following ongoing programs continue in November:

• Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Ages 1-3.
• Homework Center: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. FREE afterschool program for children in grades 3-8 to receive homework help. Pre-registration is required at the Information Desk. Questions? Please call the Innovation Coordinator at (916) 375-6468.
• 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.
• Buddy Reading: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Practice reading and build confidence with an older “buddy.” Each child will be paired up with a high school student from the River City High School Interact Club for a 30-minute reading session. After 10 visits a participant may choose a free book.
• 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.

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.

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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