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May Events at Arthur F. Turner Library

Post Date:05/01/2018 10:00 AM

Arthur f turner community library

May 3, 2018 – California Telephone Access-iPhone Training at 12:30pm-2:30pm

Having difficulty hearing or seeing on your iPhone? Learn how to use your iPhone device to its fullest potential. All ages welcome! Please register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465.

May 3, 2018 – Fair Housing Pop up Clinic at 4pm-6pm

Join us for a free pop-up housing clinic outside the Community Room. Learn more about fair housing laws as well as the most recent developments in related topics such as: sexual harassment, criminal history protections, racial discrimination, disability, and new state protected categories. Come with questions! 

May 4, 2018 – I SEE YOU at 1pm-3pm

I SEE YOU is a YoloArts project funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund. The project seeks to increase community engagement through the arts among people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County, while raising awareness for participants throughout the region by saying I SEE YOU.

May 5, 2018 - One-on-One Technology Help at 11am-12pm (By Appointment Only)
If you have any technology questions please make an appointment for our Tech Help One-on-One sessions. Each session will be 20 minutes and you have to register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465. 

May 5, 2018 – Lest We Forget: The Story of World War 1 and Yolo County at 1pm-3pm  
The second year of the war and West Sacramento citizens are asked to commit more funds, food and men to the war effort. Our boys in Europe are fighting, and dying in battles such as Beleau Wood, Chateau Thierry. September of 1918, sees an American led Army take the field for the first time at the battle of St. Mihiel. We are truly “Over There”. Come learn the story of, and commemorate, all those from the West Sacramento area who served, both at home and abroad, in the ‘War to End All Wars.’ This is Part 3 of a FOUR part series. For more information about this program contact Mel Russell: yolocountyWW1@gmail.com or (530) 304 – 6154.

May 9, 2018 - 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.

May 10, 2018 - One-on-One Technology Help at 3pm-4pm (By Appointment Only)
If you have any technology questions please make an appointment for our Tech Help One-on-One sessions. Each session will be 20 minutes and you have to register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465. 

May 10, 2018 – All Things String at 6pm-8pm

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!

May 11, 2018 – I SEE YOU at 1pm-3pm

I SEE YOU is a YoloArts project funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund. The project seeks to increase community engagement through the arts among people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County, while raising awareness for participants throughout the region by saying I SEE YOU.

May 12, 2018 – Master Gardeners: Cactus and Succulents at 12:30pm-2:30pm

UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners Cathy Sutton and Lynn Stanzel will explain the differences between cactus and succulents and how to grow and use them in your garden. Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop. Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County. For more information, contact 530-666-8737, mgyolo@ucanr.edu, http://yolomg.ucanr.edu/

May 12, 2018 – Family Movie at 1pm-3pm

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.

May 14, 2018 - Multi-Sensory Story Time at 12pm-1pm
Children ages 1 to 5 years and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for an inclusive story time that focuses on children with special sensory needs. Story time will be using adapted books and sensory toys. 

May 14, 2018 – YCCA & WIOA at 2pm-4pm

Yolo County Children’s Alliance and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) are currently looking for Yolo County Residents, 16-24 Years old, that are not currently enrolled in school (Adult Ed is ok) and are experiencing barriers to employment. Low income, foster youth, homeless, disabled, pregnant or parenting, high school drop outs and those with experience in the justice system are encourage to apply. Get the support you need to work towards your educational and employment goals!

May 14, 2018 - Love on a Leash at 4pm-5pm

Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to read to a therapy dog. Animals are great reading companions because they are patient and do not judge. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with their child. After 10 visits, participants can pick 1 free book.  

May 16, 2018 - What’s Happening Seniors? at 12pm-1:30pm
Want to 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?

May 16, 2018 - 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 “The Great Fire” by Shirley Hazzard. Please contact Cindy at 916-731-5504 for more information.    

May 17, 2018 – California Telephone Access-Android Training at 12:30pm-2:30pm

Having difficulty hearing or seeing on your Android? Learn how to use your Android device to its fullest potential. All ages welcome! Please register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465.

May 18, 2018 – I SEE YOU at 1pm-3pm

I SEE YOU is a YoloArts project funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund. The project seeks to increase community engagement through the arts among people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County, while raising awareness for participants throughout the region by saying I SEE YOU.

May 19, 2018 - One-on-One Technology Help at 11am-12pm (By Appointment Only)
If you have any technology questions please make an appointment for our Tech Help One-on-One sessions. Each session will be 20 minutes and you have to register at the Information Desk or call (916) 375-6465. 

May 19, 2018 - Origami at 3pm-4pm

Whether you are a beginner or master, come and learn how to do a simple to difficult origami craft. All ages welcome.

May 20, 2018 – Summer Reading Kick Off at 2pm-4pm

Reading can take you anywhere! Join us for our Summer Reading Program kickoff party! Come share a meal with your neighbor, get signed up for the Summer Reading Program, and enjoy all that your library has to offer! You are invited to bring a prepared food dish to the Arthur F. Turner Community Room for a celebration of community and culture. Please contact Vaile Fujikawa (916)375-6468 to sign up or for more information.

May 21, 2018 - S.T.E.A.M.ing Mad – Electrifying Events at 4pm-5pm

Join the fun. Make rice hop to your command. Create a light bulb. Learn why holiday light bulbs go out (or don’t) when one goes missing. Great for tweens and teens. 

May 21, 2018 – Teen Cram Lab at 5pm-8pm

Its finals week and Yolo County has you covered. Join us in the Teen Room for free snacks, relaxing activities, and a quiet study space.

May 22, 2018 – Teen Cram Lab at 5pm-8pm

Its finals week and Yolo County has you covered. Join us in the Teen Room for free snacks, relaxing activities, and a quiet study space.  

May 23, 2018 - 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.

May 23, 2018 – Teen Cram Lab at 5pm-8pm

Its finals week and Yolo County has you covered. Join us in the Teen Room for free snacks, relaxing activities, and a quiet study space.

May 24, 2018 - All Things String at 6pm-8pm
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!  

May 25, 2018 – I SEE YOU at 1pm-3pm

I SEE YOU is a YoloArts project funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund. The project seeks to increase community engagement through the arts among people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County, while raising awareness for participants throughout the region by saying I SEE YOU.

May 25, 2018 – Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong – Part XXIX at 4pm-5pm

Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. In Part XXIX, we shall learn some other Tai Chi movements and combine with some of the previous ones that we practiced before. The sequence of movements is for our mental and physical exercise. They are movements in meditation assisting us to breathe better, increase blood circulation, improve body flexibility and attain spiritual calmness.

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.  

May 26, 2018 – Master Gardeners: Flower Arranging at 12:30pm-2:30pm

UCEE – Yolo County Master Gardener Jim Schulte will teach you some floral arrangement techniques. Please bring your own vases/containers and small floral pruners. Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop. Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County. For more information, contact 530-666-8737, mgyolo@ucanr.edu, http://yolomg.ucanr.edu/.

May 27, 2018 – Teen Anime Afternoon

Teens 12-18 are invited to watch the anime of their choosing at the library! Free Popcorn while supplies last. All teens welcome!

May 28, 2018 – YCCA & WIOA at 2-4p.m.

Yolo County Children’s Alliance and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) are currently looking for Yolo County Residents, 16-24 Years old, that are not currently enrolled in school (Adult Ed is ok) and are experiencing barriers to employment. Low income, foster youth, homeless, disabled, pregnant or parenting, high school drop outs and those with experience in the justice system are encourage to apply. Get the support you need to work towards your educational and employment goals!

May 29, 2018 – Memorial Day – Library Closed

May 30, 2018 - WSFOL 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 directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email to wsfol99@yahoo.com.

On-going Programs

Bilingual Russian Story – Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Children up to 5 years old 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.

Bilingual Spanish Story – Saturdays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children up to 5 years old and their parents or 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. 

Buddy Reading – Mondays 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 out loud and comprehension in reading. After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.  Registration Required.

English Conversation Groups – Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. & Fridays 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 & Thursdays 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
FREE after school program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help.  Pre-Registration is required.  Registration application is free and available at the Information/Reference Desk at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.  For questions, please call (916) 375-6469 to speak with the Homework Center Assistant. 

Hug-A-Bye Baby – Thursdays 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 – Tuesdays 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 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.


 For more information about events, or to request accommodations, please contact library staff at (916) 375-6465 or visit the Yolo County Library website

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