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November Programs at Arthur F. Turner Community Library

Post Date:10/30/2018 4:30 PM

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November 1-10, 2018 – Elf on the Shelf 

Look for Elfie every day from November 1st thru November 10th. 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 3-12 years old.

November 2, 2018 – Tai Chi & Qigong Part XXXIV at 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. 

In Part XXXIV, we continue learning the 12 Yijin Jing qigong exercises. Two new movements will be taught in each session. Literally meaning the "Muscle/Tendon Change Classic", it is recognized as a set of exercises for healing and well-being in Chinese medicine. There are therapeutic and strengthening benefits as we go through the exercises.

Dr. Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies scholar and has a Master Degree in Tai Chi from the University of the East-West Medicine in Sunnyvale, CA. 

November 4, 2018 – Sunday Movie Matinee for Adults at 2 p.m. - 4 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 with the generous support of the West Sacramento Friends of the Library. Call the library for the title (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: www.yoloelections.org. Vote by Mail ballots may be dropped off during library business hours until Monday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. 

November 7 & 21, 2018 – Teen Club at 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Teen Room)                                        

Participate in our bi-weekly program focused on developing leadership skills through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Great for ages 13-18.

November 8, 2018 – All Things String at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new. All are welcome!

November 10, 2018 – Author Series: Al Striplen at 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please join us for our Local Author Series with Al Striplen who will share 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, 2018 – Video Game Night 6 p.m. - 8 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.  

November 11, 2018 – Family Movie at 2 p.m. - 4 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 (916) 375-6465.

November 12, 2018 – Library Closed for Veterans Day

November 13, 2018 - December 31, 2018 – Food for Fines

Join the Yolo County Library in its annual “food for Fines” program! The program allows library cardholders who donate one food item to clear $1 from their Yolo County Library overdue fines and also feed the hungry this holiday season.

November 14, 2018 - Evening Book Club at 6 p.m. - 7 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, 2018 Aguas Frescas: Loteria at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come and drink some aguas frescas (Spanish for cool waters) while playing Loteria (Mexican Bingo)!

November 21, 2018 - What’s Happening Seniors? at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Get together with interested, active seniors to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another, and find out What's Happening in West Sacramento and beyond!

November 21, 2018 – Library closes at 6 p.m.

November 22-23, 2018 – Library closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2018 – Corn Husk Dolls at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Kids of all ages and their parents or caregivers are invited to come out and make their very own corn husk dolls. Supplies and corn husks will be provided. First come, first serve while supplies last. 

November 26, 2018 - Tales for Tails at 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. Parents or caregivers are asked to stay with their child and help with the reading.  This helps build confidence in reading out loud. After 10 visits, participants get a free book.  

November 28, 2018 - WSFOL Monthly Meeting at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
In lieu of monthly meeting, please contact the WSFOL for their annual membership dinner at (916) 375-6465 extension 4 or by email at wsfol99@yahoo.com. The WSFOL meets the last Wednesday of the month. WSFOL is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community supporting library programs and services. WSFOL is always recruiting for new friends.     

On Going Programs

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.  

Bilingual Russian Story Time – Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Children ages 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Russian and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time.

Buddy Reading – Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Practice reading 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. This helps builds confidence in reading aloud, as well as reading comprehension.  After 10 visits, participants can pick 1 free book.    

Hora De Cuentos/Bilingual Spanish Story Time – Saturdays at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Children ages 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Spanish and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time. 

English Conversation Groups– Wednesdays at 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

Homework Center – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

FREE after school program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help. Registration is required.  Registration is free and available at Library. Questions? Please call (916) 375-6468 to speak with the Innovation Coordinator.

Hug-a-Bye Baby Story Time– Thursdays at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Children ages 0 to 12 months and their parents or caregivers are invited to this lap-sit program that features language development through songs, picture books, finger-plays and lullabies.

Mother Goose On The Loose – Tuesdays at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

An award winning program for children (ages 12 to 36 months) and their parents or caregivers that combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children develop emotionally and socially while encouraging a positive attitude towards learning. 

Preschool Story Time – Wednesdays at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Children ages 3 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, song and finger-plays to help develop early literacy skills and encourage group participation.

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