December Programs at Arthur F. Turner Library
Share the joy of the season with friends and family at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.
December 2 – Sunday Movie Matinee for Adults at 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
A PG-13 or rated R movie will be shown on the giant screen with free popcorn! For ages 18+ only. Please call the library for the title (916)375-6465.
December 5 & 19 – Teen Club at 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Teen Room)
Teens are invited to participate in a bi-weekly program focused on developing leadership skills through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Great for ages 13-18.
December 7 – Tai Chi & Qigong Part XXXV 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 XXXV, 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.
December 8 – Time of Remembrance – Japanese American Travelling Trunk at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Through interactive materials and hands on activities, patrons are invited to explore life in an American WWII incarceration camp, along with citizenship, constitutionality and redress. Join us on December 8 at 3:00 for a 60-minute presentation by a formerly-interned, California Museum docent. The Travelling Trunk will be on display at the library through December 10.
December 9 – Family Movie at 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
A family-friendly movie rated G or PG will be shown on the giant screen with free popcorn! Call the library for the title 916-375-6465.
December 10 – Love on a Leash at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to this “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.
December 13 & 27 – 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.
December 15 – Yolo Shorts Festival at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
After everyone’s hard work at the Yolo Shorts Workshop, come see the completed short films at the Yolo Shorts Festival! Shorts will be in three categories: Animation (stop-motion). Adventure (living local, sports, action), or Art/Drama (music, book/movie re-enactments).
December 19 - Computers 101 Class at 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Adults are welcome to register for this free class that teaches the basics: different kinds of personal computers available, computer terms, and practice on the internet. Computers will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Please contact library staff at (916) 375-6465 for more information.
December 19 - 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!
December 19 - 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 “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.
December 20 - Aguas Frescas: Button Making at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come and drink some aguas frescas (Spanish for cool waters) while creating a maker project! This month’s project will be button making! Materials provided.
December 22 – Teddy Bear Tea Party and Sleepover at 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Children and families are invited to bring their teddy (or other stuffed animal) for stories, rhymes, and a fancy tea party. Your stuffed animals get to sleep overnight at the library!
December 24 - Tales for Tails at 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to “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.
December 24 – Library Closes at 6 p.m.
December 25 – Library Closed – Happy Holidays!
December 31 – Library Closes at 6 p.m.
Pay It Forward
"Pay It Forward" 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.
December is Kindness Month
Yolo County Library and Resilient Yolo invite you to “be the one” for someone this December. A person's life can change for the better with one positive connection with another person. Join us by extending an act of kindness to someone every day this month. Check out our kindness calendar, display, and bibliography for inspiration.
December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 – Food for Fines
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.
Bilingual Russian Story Time – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Children up to 5 years of age and their parents or 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 up to 5 years of age 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.
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 up to 12 months of age 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.