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June Programs at Arthur F. Turner Community Library

Post Date:05/21/2018 10:12 AM

This June stop by the Arthur F. Turner Community Library to participate in a variety of special programs. The activities are open to all.

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June 1, 2018 – I SEE YOU Art Show at 4pm-6pm                                       

Join us at the library for an Art Exhibit hosted by the Yolo Arts Group featuring the work of I SEE YOU participants. The I SEE YOU, has one goal: To increase the engagement of adults who are experiencing homelessness (or are low income), in the arts, offering a community arts experience in an 8-week workshop in libraries.

June 3, 2018 – VR Travel at 1pm-2:30pm
If you’re over 18 years old join us for an interactive Virtual Reality program! You will have a chance to sit back and relax and take city tours of Paris, London, and many more – even Sacramento! It will be like you’re actually there.

June 6, 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.

June 7, 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! 

June 7, 2018 – Author Talk Marilyn Reynolds at 6pm-7:30pm                                      

Local author Marilyn Reynolds will discuss her memoir till Death or Dementia Do Us Part, which focuses on her husband’s experiences with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Join us! Light snacks will be provided. 

June 8, 2018 - Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong Part XXX at 4pm-5pm
Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. 

art XXX, we shall begin learning the 12 Yijin Jing qigong exercises. Two new movements will be taught in each session. Literally meaning “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.  

Please note that you do not need to attend previous sessions to attend this. No registration required.

Dr. Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies scholar and is currently completing her Master Degree in Tai Chi.

June 9, 2018 – Explorit Science Center at 2pm-3pm
Reading takes you everywhere! Please join us in the community room for a stellar hands on science program from the Explorit Science Center. Find out how ecosystems adapt and change! Discover the many ways that living things are interconnected while exploring the adaptations of plants and animals that suit them well for survival in one climate, but not in another.

June 10, 2018 – Where in the World is Carmen San Diego Teen Break Out Room at 2pm-4pm
Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? We must hurry the world is in grave danger! You and your group will be challenged to find your way through puzzles, riddles, and more to find answers hidden all around you. Invite your friends and have some fun at your library! You will have one hour to find all the clues, decipher the codes, and solve the mind bending puzzles to escape. See if you have what it takes to escape in less than 60 min!

June 11, 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!

June 11, 2018 - Love on a Leash at 4pm-5pm

Love on a Leash® (LOAL) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to providing an avenue for volunteer pet therapy teams to engage in   meaningful and productive animal assisted therapy. 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 builds confidence in reading out loud. After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.    

June 14, 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!  

June 16, 2018 - West Sacramento Friends of the Library Book Sale at 9am-4pm

Come and check out the book sale put together by the West Sacramento Friends of the Library. Paperbacks - $0.50 and hardbacks - $1.00. Bargain Sunday - $4.00 a bag. All proceeds benefit programs and collections at the library. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email to wsfol99@yahoo.com for more information.

June 17, 2018 - West Sacramento Friends of the Library Book Sale at 10am-3pm

Come and check out the book sale put together by the West Sacramento Friends of the Library. Paperbacks - $0.50 and hardbacks - $1.00. Bargain Sunday - $4.00 a bag. All proceeds benefit programs and collections at the library. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email to wsfol99@yahoo.com for more information.

June 20, 2018 - What’s Happening Seniors? at 12pm-1:30pm
Want to get together with interesting, active seniors to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another, and find out What's Happening in West Sacramento and beyond?

June 20, 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.

June 20, 2018 - Evening Book Club at 6pm-7pm
This month’s reading selection will be “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai . Please contact Cindy at 916-731-5504 for more information. 

June 21, 2018 – Local Author Talk with Hoang Chi Truong at 2:30pm-3:30pm                                      

Join us as local author Hoang Chi Truong reads and discusses her new children’s book No Ordinary Sue. Based on the historical flood in Northern California in 1997, the story follows Sue, a flood refugee pumpkin, as she finds the courage to help others in need. Open to all ages. Book sales and signing available!

June 23, 2018 – Family Movie at 3pm-5pm

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.

June 24, 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!

June 25, 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!

June 25, 2018 - Tales for Tails at 4pm-5pm
Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. You will get to meet up to 4 (FOUR!) very special dogs and their handlers.    

Animals are ideal reading companions because they: 1. Listen attentively; 2. Do not judge, laugh or     criticize; 3. Allow children to proceed at their own pace; and 4. Are less intimidating than peers.   Parents or caregivers are asked to stay with their child and help with the reading. This helps builds confidence in reading out loud. After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.    

June 27, 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.

June 28, 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!  

June 30, 2018 – Galaxy Prints at 2pm-3:30pm
Bring the galaxy home! Come join us in creating your very own galaxy prints using cardstock paper, vinyl records and paints. All materials will be provided. 

On-Going Programs

June is Pride Month!

Join us to recognize, celebrate, and support the LGBTQ+ community, history, and culture. Pride month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York and the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements. Check out our book display and bibliography.

Summer Reading Program 2018: Reading Takes You Everywhere: May 20 - August 18

Sign up and get a free book! Choose your summer challenge: read 10 books, or read for 10 hours or 10 days. There will be activities, events, and prizes all summer long. 

Read off Your Fines (May 20, 2018 through August 18, 2018)

Campaigns will be held from May 20 to August 18, 2018, in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program.  Participants will be able to deduct $1.00 from their fines for every 15 minutes spent reading a book of their choice in the library and also use those minutes toward earning incentives in the Summer Reading Program.

The Read Off Your Fines campaign encourages youth who have been blocked from checking out library materials to once again take advantage of the many resources and materials available at the library.  This program encourages youth to take responsibility for their fines by reading their favorite books, or trying out new ones, in exchange for forgiving overdue fines.  

Lunch at the Library – Monday- Friday at 11 p.m. – 1 p.m. (June 11-August 10th)

Join us all summer long for free summer meals at the library for those 18 and under! Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. with fun educational activities to follow.

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.

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.

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. 


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 webpage. 

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