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Programs at the Davis Branch Library in June

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• June 11: Kick-Off Party in the Park, 1:00 p.m. Come celebrate the arrival of the Summer Reading Program with a kick-off party in the park. Participants who sign up receive a free gift.

• June 14: Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom, 1:00 p.m. See the amazing creatures that travel with Python Ron! Learn about lizards and make friends with an 18-foot-long python.

• June 21: Catch a Beat! 1:00 p.m. Tina Rogers presents a lively movement program incorporating a variety of music and dance styles.

• June 28: Fit to Sing, 1:00 p.m. This sing-along, move-along concert will get your heart pumping.

The following ongoing programs continue in June:

• Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Iron Road Exhibit comes to the Davis Branch Library in June

Iron Road Exhibit comes to the Davis Branch Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – From June 3 - 30, The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental exhibit will be displayed at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis. Participants will learn about the Chinese railroad workers who were instrumental in building the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. Produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, this exhibit utilizes graphic panels to feature historical and contemporary photos, illustrations, stories of worker descendants and bilingual Chinese/English text written by railroad workers to tell this fascinating history.

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in June

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• June 1: Summer Reading Program Kick-off Celebration, 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come play games, sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program and enter for a chance to win prizes.

• June 7: Sports Themed Coloring Pages, 11:00 a.m. Kids ages 6-12 and their parents and caretakers are invited to come to the library and participate in sports-themed coloring. The best coloring page will win a prize! All supplies will be provided by the library.

• June 9 and 23: All Things String, 6:00 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders or enjoys fiber art. Bring your current project or start something new.

June programs at the Esparto Regional Library

June programs at the Esparto Regional Library

(Woodland, CA) – All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto:

• June 1 - August 15: Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program. Everyone is welcome to sign up for this fun program that lasts all summer long. Receive a free gift for signing up and raffle tickets for cool prizes after reading five books. Participants can sign up online or at their local Yolo County Library branch.

• June 9: Afternoon Movie, 3:00 p.m. Children and families are invited to view a family-friendly (rated G or PG) movie. For movie title call: (530) 787-3426.

• June 21: Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater: The Myth – Adventures of Melanie Moe! 2:00 p.m. Participate in this interactive theater experience for both children and families.

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, has received a $500 matching prize from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Last year, ScholarShare partnered with California public libraries to conduct drawings that gave participants, ages 18 and under, a chance to win $500 in the statewide Summer Reading Program. More than 790,000 Californians of all ages signed up at their local library for the summer reading program. Earlier this month, ScholarShare announced the 40 winners; one from each of California’s senatorial districts. ScholarShare also gave a matching $500 prize to each winner’s local library, which in the 6th Senatorial District, benefitted the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The gardens of the Historic City Cemetery will be in full bloom during our annual Open Garden. The fragrance of the old roses of the award-winning Historic Rose Garden will fill the air as 500 roses clamber up trees, cover archways and bloom on big shrubs in this unique 19th century setting.  Perennial and native plant gardens will also be featured. The day begins with a sale of rare heritage rose plants and continues with free tours of the gardens and cemetery, a Silent Auction, and sales of rose merchandise.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance.  Tours are free; however, donations and proceeds will benefit cemetery preservation projects.

 

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

The City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History have recently been informed that the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America.  The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.  Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of the a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.  The Old City Cemetery was accepted at the national level of significance and as an historic district. 

Already listed on the State’s and City of Sacramento’s historic registers, the Old City Cemetery is a very unique property located in the City of Sacramento and is overseen by the City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History.