January Programs at Arthur F. Turner Library

Post Date:12/31/2018 1:30 PM

Enjoy these programs at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.  

January 1 – Library Closed

January 2 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting at 6pm-8pm

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.  Please contact the WSFOL for more information by calling (916) 375-6465, extension 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

January 4 – Maker Kids at 3:30pm-5pm
Maker Kids is coming to the Arthur F. Turner Community Library. Please join us for a monthly hands-on program and exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math at the library. Every month explore a new activity examining the fascinating world around us. Best for ages 6-12, young children will need the assistance of their responsible grown up!

January 6 – Sunday Movie Matinee for Adults at 2pm-4pm

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.

January 9 – Fall Prevention Class at 12pm-2pm

Adults are invited to a free two hour fall prevention and fitness class for seniors. Vicki “Mae” Denman has been teaching yoga since 1980 and is currently working with individuals who are concerned with body challenges due to age, chronic illness, or fall prevention. She is trained in three different modalities of fall prevention.

January 11 – Lego Block Party at 3:30pm-5pm

Please join us for our monthly block party! Join us in the Community Room and build with Legos! In this self-directed program youth are invited to build with Legos at the Library! Big and small blocks will be provided; small children should be supervised.

January 13 – Family Movie at 2pm-4pm

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.

January 14 – Love on a Leash at 3pm-4pm

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.

January 14 - Tai Chi & Qigong Part XXXVI  at 4pm-5pm
Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. Come in comfortable clothing, floor mats will be provided. Please note that you do not attend previous session to attend this class. No registration required.

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.

January 16 – Computers 102 at 9am-11am
Adult are welcome to register for this free basic computer class. It offers a basic introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and what they are used for, as well as time to practice. Computers will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited.  

January 16 – What’s Happening, Seniors? at 12pm-1:30pm

Do you want to get together with interesting and active seniors? Do you want to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another and plan activities? Join our group and find out “What's Happening” in West Sacramento and beyond!

January 16 – Teen Club at 5pm-6pm                                       

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

January 16 – Evening Book Club at 6pm-7pm

Join us for our monthly evening book club.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting. This month’s reading selection will be “Grayson” by Lynne Cox. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

January 18 – Lunar New Year Celebration at 3pm-5pm

Let’s celebrate the Year of the Pig. Families are invited to come out and make crafts. Leave with a red envelope and goodies inside.

January 21 – Library Closed

January 24 - Aguas Frescas: Cork Art at 6pm-7:30pm
Come and drink some aguas frescas (Spanish for cool waters) while creating a maker project! This month’s project will be cork art! Materials provided.

January 28 Library Open from 2 pm – 6 pm

January 24 - Tales for Tails at 4pm-5pm
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.  

January 30 – Teen Club at 5pm-6pm (Teen Room)                                        

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

January 30 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting at 6:30pm-8pm

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.  Please contact the WSFOL for more information by calling (916) 375-6465, extension 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

On-Going Programs

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.

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 afterschool program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help.  Pre-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.

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