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August Programs at Arthur F. Turner Library

Post Date:07/31/2018 9:00 AM

This August, stop by the Arthur F. Turner Community Library to participate in a variety of special programs for kids and adults. All are welcome at the library, which is located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

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August 2, 2018 – Fair Housing Pop up Clinic - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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! 

August 9, 2018 – All Things String - 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!

August 11, 2018 – Reading Takes You Everywhere - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for all ages

Come wrap up the end of summer by taking pictures all around the world in our green screen photo booths! You will be able to choose different backgrounds and take home your memories.

August 12, 2018 – Family Movie - 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. Please call the library for the title at (916) 375-6465.

August 13, 2018 – YCCA & WIOA - 2 p.m. - 4 p.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!

August 13, 2018 – Love on a Leash - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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.  

August 15, 2018 What’s Happening, Seniors? - 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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!

August 15, 2018 – Teen Club - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (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.

August 15, 2018– Evening Book Club - 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us for our monthly evening book club.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting.  This month’s reading selection will be “The Alphabet Series A-Y” by Sue Grafton. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

August 18, 2018 – Local Author: Janelle Hanchett - 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Please join us for a presentation by local author Janelle Hanchett as she discusses her book I’m Just Happy to Be Here: A Chronicle of Renegade Mothering. I’m Just Happy to Be Here speaks with warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life--calling out the rhetoric surrounding "the sanctity of motherhood" as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life--thinking, with great and final relief, "Well, I'll be damned, I'm just happy to be here."

August 23, 2018 – All Things String - 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!

August 26, 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!

August 27, 2018 – YCCA & WIOA - 2 p.m. - 4 p.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!

August 27, 2018 - Tales for Tails - 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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.    

August 29, 2018 – Teen Club - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (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.

August 29, 2018 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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.

August 31, 2018 – Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong – Part XXXII - 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 XXXII, we shall 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.  


On-Going Programs

Bilingual Russian Story – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Children up to 5 years of age and their parents/caregivers are invited 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.

Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Spanish Story – Saturdays at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Children up to 5 years of age and their parents/caregivers are invited 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 Group – 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. (starts August 28)

FREE after school program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help. Registration is required.  Registration application is free and available at the Information/Reference Desk at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.  Questions? Please call (916) 375-6469 to speak with the Homework Center Assistant.

Lunch at the Library – Monday- Friday at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. (June 11th - August 10th)

Join us all summer long for free summer meals at the library for ages 0-18! Lunch will be served from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. with fun educational activities to follow.


For more information about events at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, please call library staff at (916) 375-6465. You can also connect with the Yolo County Library at: www.yolocountylibrary.org or the Yolo County Library on Facebook.

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