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Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library at the “Cruisin’ into the Next Chapter” Classic Car and Truck Show on August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

All are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event which will feature a display of classic cars and trucks around the library. In addition to the car show, visit the nearly 100-year-old Carnegie library and check out books, watch a “Cars” movie marathon, enjoy arts and crafts for all ages and take part in family activities while listening to live music. Participants will also be able to enter to win raffle prizes and support the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library with purchases of food, plants and t-shirts.

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The SUCCESS: Afternoon Youth Enrichment program at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, has expanded to three days of service; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The SUCCESS program is an afterschool homework assistance, positive social interaction and mentorship program where elementary school students receive assistance with homework and reading from high school mentors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various community service projects, teambuilding games and enrichment activities.

The SUCCESS program is a partnership between RISE Inc. and the Yolo County Library, working together to support youth of all ages in our communities. For more information about the program, contact RISE Inc. staff at: (530) 794-6000 or visit www.riseinc.org.

Programs at the West Sacramento library in September

(Woodland, CA) – All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of September at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• September 3: Special Tot Play Time: Little Einstein, 1:00 p.m. This monthly play time is designed for toddlers to expand their imagination through science exploration.

• September 6: Monthly Computer Class: eBay, 9:00 a.m. Participants will learn the basics of setting up an account on eBay, an online auction site where millions of people sell, buy and bid on new, used or antique items from around the world. A library card and PIN are required. Register in person at the information desk or by phone at: (916) 375-6465. Space is limited.

• September 8 and 22: All Things String, 6:00 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders or enjoys fiber art. Bring a project or start something new.

Capture Pokémon at the Yolo County Library

Capture Pokémon at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – Do you play Pokémon Go? Are you looking for PokéGyms, PokéStops or Pokémon to catch? Players of all ages are welcome to visit any of the Yolo County Library’s eight branches to find a variety of Pokémon.

Explore Yolo County’s towns and cities in which Yolo County Library branches reside while capturing Pokémon of all shapes and sizes and filling up the Pokédex. Load up on supplies by visiting the various PokéStops at the branches to collect more Poké Balls, razz berries, potions or eggs. Set a lure, seize the PokéGym or check out the library’s collection of Pokémon materials. All Yolo County Library branches are air-conditioned and have staff ready to share in the excitement and fun.

For open hours at the following branch locations visit www.yolocountylibrary.org:

• Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in July

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in July

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

July 2 and 16: IT Consultant by Appointment Only, 2:00 p.m. Participants can ask questions and bring their laptops or mobile devices. Samples of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Apple devices will be on hand. Time slots are limited so make a 15 minute appointment in English or Spanish at the information desk or by telephone at (916) 375-6465.

July 5: Sports-Themed Activity Sheets, 11:00 a.m. Children ages 6-12 and their parents or caretakers are invited to participate in sports-themed activity sheets like crosswords and word searches. Turn in your finished activity sheet to be entered to win a prize. All supplies provided by the library.

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in July

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in July

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

• July 10 & 24: Reducing Stress with Tai Chi, 12:15 p.m. Learn relaxing meditative exercises in this beginner Tai Chi class based on Chinese martial arts. All ages are welcome.

• July 16: Food Olympics, 2:00 p.m. Try our Brazilian-inspired menu to celebrate the Summer Olympics.

• July 16: Origami Club, 2:00 p.m. Join the Davis origami group and learn to fold. Open to all ages and abilities.

• July 28: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and distribution of the group’s next book, Robert Crais’ Suspect.