Yolo County Library

08/25/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/25/2017 16:27

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in September

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) - The following programs will be held during the month of September at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Come sign up for a card and check out all we have to offer, from books, DVDs, special programs and much more!

• Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot & Chromebooks. These are now available for check out. Contact the Davis Branch Library for details.

• September 2: Block Party!, 2:00 p.m. Join us in the Children's Activity Room for two hours of creation, design and play with Lego Blocks! Program is drop-in and unsupervised and not recommended for children under 3. Note new day and time!

• September 6: Free Computer Class, 10:30 a.m. Topics in this introductory class will include: Computers 101, Social Media, iPhones, Androids, the Microsoft Suite of programs and Google Drive. Registration is required and will be limited to the first nine signups. September's class is already FULL. To register for the next available class, call (530) 207-5593 or sign up at the library information desk. First Wednesday of each month in the Blanchard Room.

• September 8: Anime After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Join us in the Blanchard Room for Anime After Hours. Every second Friday we watch four episodes of the anime of your choice. Free pizza and popcorn while supplies last. Ages 13-18 only.

• September 13: Chinese Language Film Series, 6:00 p.m. Join us for a screening of 'When a Peking Family Meets Aupair [sic]'. In Chinese with English subtitles. Films are screened on the second Wednesday of each month through February 2018.

• September 15 - October 15: Latino Heritage Month. Learn about the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America with our bibliography and display.

• September 16: Davis Origami Group, 1:00 p.m. Learn to fold paper into different shapes. First hour is for beginners; open to all ages and abilities.

• September 17: Yolo County Master Gardeners, 2:00 p.m. The Master Gardeners explain how to make the most of your garden.

• September 18 - September 22: Barrio Writers, 3:00 p.m., In collaboration with Yolo County Housing and the Friends of the Davis Public Library, teens are invited to apply to be part of a weeklong writing workshop with renown author, Sarah Rafael Garcia. Students will build skills in reading, grammar, creative writing, critical thinking, and freedom of expression through cultural arts. The workshops and one-on-one writing mentorship will take place over 5 consecutive 4-hour days, culminating with a reading and reception for friends and family. Contact Vaile Fujikawa at: [email protected] for more information.

• September 20: Free Computer Class, 10:30 a.m. Topics in this introductory class will include: Computers 101, Social Media, iPhones, Androids, the Microsoft Suite of programs and Google Drive. Registration is required and will be limited to the first nine signups. September's class is already FULL. To register for the next available class, call (530) 207-5593 or sign up at the library information desk. Third Wednesday of each month in the Blanchard Room.

• September 20: Financial Literacy Series: College Financing 101, 6:00 p.m. Rising college tuition costs continue to outpace inflation. Through combination of long-term savings and an understanding of financial aid opportunities, you will learn how to make continuing education for your children, or yourself, a reality. Presented by Travis Credit Union.

• September 20: The Book Club: Formerly known as the South Davis Book Club, 7:00 p.m. Join us in the Small Conference Room of the Davis Branch Library on the third Wednesday of the month.
• September 21: Fish Rubbing on Rice Paper, 6:00 p.m. Get messy and join us for this special art and nature night.

• September 23: Author Visit: 11:00 a.m. Listen to Sarah Rafael Garcia read from her work SanTana's Fairy Tales, a book of contemporary fairytales and fables that represent the history and stories of Mexican/Mexican-American residents of Santa Ana.
• September 23: Documentary Film: 'Tyrus Wong', 2:00 p.m. Directed by Pamela Tom, this film examines the life and work of a pioneering Chinese-American artist.

• September 24 - September 30: Banned Books Week: Words have power. Read a banned book and come learn about banned books week with our book display. The Yolo County Book Bike will be at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 22 for a Banned Books Week kick-off event in coordination with the ACLU of Northern California, Yolo County Chapter.
• September 24: Teen Advisory Group, 1:00 p.m. Join us in the Teen Space and learn how to get involved and make a difference at your library! Every month we have a meeting to discuss special topics to plan and implement teen programs, volunteer opportunities, organize community projects, and much more. No experience necessary. Popcorn and pizza provided. Ages 13-18.

• September 24: Family Movie, 2:00 p.m. All children and their families are invited to view a family-friendly movie (G or PG) at the library. For movie title call (530) 757-5593.

• September 28: Crafternoon Arts Group, 12:00 p.m. Bring your favorite craft or try one of ours! All ages are welcome.
• September 28: Tuleyome Lecture Series: 6:30 p.m. Listen to a lecture about 'Acorn Gathering and Planting.' Presented by Zarah Wiley from the Sacramento Tree Foundation.
• September 28: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Blood Stains by Catriona McPherson followed by the distribution of the group's next book, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.
• September 30: Author Visit: 10:30 a.m. Meet Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, authors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. They tell this civil-rights icon's courageous story and his fight for justice.
• September 30: Pinata Making with Sol Collective, 1:00 p.m. Ignite your creative spark in this fun and imaginative event.

The following ongoing programs continue in September:

• Computer Help: Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.; Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
• English Conversation Groups: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
• Spanish Conversation Class: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
• One Stop Career Center: Tuesday through Friday at 1:00 p.m.
• 'The Spot' Afterschool Club: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.; Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Must submit a signed liability waiver to participate. (Blanchard Room.)
• Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. For children ages 2-3.
• Maker Kids: Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Resumes September 15. Note new day. For children ages 8-12. (Blanchard Room.)
• PJ Story Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Resumes September 6. Note new day. For children ages 3-5.
• Hug-a-Bye Baby: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. For children ages 0-2.
• Hora de Cuentos: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. All ages. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.
• Tales for Tails: Fridays at 3:00 p.m. for children ages 4-12.
• Family Fun Time: Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. All ages.
• 事 时 间 /Chinese Story Time: Sundays at 3:00 p.m. For children ages 0-5. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.

The following programs will be held during the month of September at the South Davis Montgomery Library, located at 1441 Danbury Street in Davis:

• Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Story Time: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
• Book Club: New time and location! Third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Small Conference Room at the Davis Branch Library.

NOTICE: All Yolo County Library branches will be closed September 4 for Labor Day.

All programs are free to attend and no registration is required. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Public Library. For more information about events at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, contact library staff at (530) 757-5593, or visit the Yolo County Library at: www.yolocounty.org (see calendar for Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library-specific events). Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.