Paws to Read @ the Sacramento Public Library
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Summer Reading Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs, flannelboard fun and more for kids aged 3-5 and their grownups.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us in our Read & Feed Garden for fun gardening projects on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 11:00am.

*** This is a PAWS TO READ Summer Reading Program ***
Sign up for Summer Reading at www.saclibrary.org
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy fun songs, stories and action rhymes. Toddler storytime is 25 minutes long.

Storytime is held year-round except for the months of December, April, and August.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
Listen, sing, play, create and have FUN at our Toddler storytime program! Each week features either a craft activity or "stay and play" time featuring developmentally appropriate toys and sensory materials. Don't miss it!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Enjoy weekly storytime fun with us -- join us for stories and songs!
For ages 18 months - 3 years.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
Book an appointment with the Business Librarian and get help finding the information you need.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business, are in business and need help locating an answer, or just want to learn more about the
Library’s business resources, the Business Librarian is eager to help you get started today.

Sessions are fifty minutes and meet in the GED Center on the second floor of the Central Library.

Contact the Business Librarian to arrange a meeting by phone or Skype.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Do you need help with researching your family’s history? Central Library’s volunteer genealogists are available to assist you with a free, 45-minute session in the Genealogy Center on the 2nd Floor. Appointments are offered on Wednesdays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit the Central Library in person.
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn to: Use social media, sell and buy stuff on craigslist, format your resume, create a website, or just navigate your computer!

Please include a brief description of the issue you are experiencing so we may better serve you.
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Walnut Grove Affiliate Friends' Book Keeper book store is open every second Saturday and every second and fourth Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with books, book bags, gifts: something for everyone.
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about Central Valley's local wildlife and conservation through this education presentation featuring live raptors (birds of prey)and water birds. A Summer Reading Program presentation.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The Courtland Library offers individual and personalized computer skills training to patrons in English and Spanish, every Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Contact the branch to schedule an appointment with one of our trainers.

La Biblioteca de Courtland ofrece clases personales de computación en inglés y español, cada miércoles y sábado por la tarde. Comuníquese con la biblioteca para hacer una cita con nuestras entrenadoras bilingües.
Library
Courtland Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Homework Help will return on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Do you need help using the internet? Would you like to learn how to navigate your eReader? Do you need to learn new skills in programs such as Microsoft office? You can schedule a one on one session with our technology assistant.

Make sure to stop by the front desk and ask for an appointment.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-Reader Help is available from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bring your device with you. Sign up at the service desk or stop by for the next
available appointment.
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
I do, you do, we all do robotics! Kids in grades 2-5 are invited to join us for a beginning robotics workshop led by library staff. Participants will use the LEGO WeDo Robotics program to build soccer playing robots! They will add motion to their creations with simple drag and drop programming software. Using math, engineering and science, this workshop is great fun AND educational too!
Please note that registration is required for this program as space is limited.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
What kind of animals live on a farm, and what foods do they make for us? Kids will learn all about farm animals with an edible craft, coloring, and a farm-themed story. This is a Paws to Read Summer Reading program.
Location
McKinley Room A East Sac Room
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
After a reading of The Day the Crayons Quit, participants will create their own more cooperative pen. Using polymer clay, each child will craft a critter topped or rainbow wrapped pen that can be baked at home to last forever.
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Children ages 5 through 12 can now sign up to Read to a Dog at North Highlands-Antelope Library. Read a book to one of four friendly therapy-trained dogs, accompanied by their trained adult volunteers, and earn a book after seven Read to a Dog sessions. No registration required.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
In partnership with the International Rescue Committee, the library is offering a series of classes on Wednesdays between July 23 and September 24 to help people prepare for the U.S. citizenship test.
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Watch a movie and make a snack or bring your own!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Elk Grove Library.
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

Sign up for a 3:30-4:30pm appointment online or at the Service Desk. Walk-ins are welcome when there are no prior reservations.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
For our "Paws to Read" summer program, Puppet Art Theater presents a nutty version of the classic fairytale! Little Red and her dog, Fifi, are taking pepperoni pizza to Grandma's when they run into the wolf. The Wolf loves pizza and plots to get Red's. What will happen next? Join us for this fun, free program to find out!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Do you love Manga? Join other likeminded teens for all things Manga! A Summer Reading event.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for fun with The Science Wizard, and learn all about Super Cool Chemistry through demonstrations that are amazing, melting, oozing, smoking, bubbling, & foaming adventures!
This is a Summer Reading Program event located at the Orangevale Community Center Auditorium, at 6826 Hazel Avenue in Orangevale.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Presented by the Relationship Skills Center: Students in the 7th and 8th grades are invited to a series of workshops designed to broaden the skills needed for healthy teen relationships. Each session will include peer discussions, art projects, games, and other activities designed to help give middle school students the skills to help build self-awareness, develop communication and conflict management skills, set boundaries, and recognize healthy relationships.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for hands-on garden activities at the library’s Read & Feed Teaching and Demonstration Garden! We'll plant, water, harvest, make compost bins, and more—all teaching kids how to grow and maintain their own successful garden. Activities change during the season and depending on what crops are currently being grown.

A Read & Feed Teaching and Demonstration Garden event.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Teen program for building, tinkering and exploring. This week we will be experimenting with soldering. This is a Paws to Read Summer Reading Program
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join neighborhood favorite Mr. Cooper for 30 minutes of music time and freeze dancing for ages 3 to 7 years.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The meeting set for July 19th has been moved to July 23rd at 4pm.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

Sign up for a 4:30-5:30pm appointment online or at the Service Desk. Walk-ins are welcome when there are no prior reservations.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Questions about how to use your computer? We can help you with basic functions, email, and using the Internet. Bring you own computer or practice with ours. Half-hour and one-hour sessions are available and an appointment is required. Sign up at the information desk at the Carmichael Library. If no appointments are scheduled on the help session dates, the service will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Now twice a month! Enjoy a bit of conversation and companionship at the Fair Oaks Library Crochet and Knitting Circle! All ages and skill levels are welcome; this is not an instructional class but some assistance will be available.

Please bring your own hooks, needles, yarn, and a project to work on. If you need a project, we can provide you with ideas and patterns to make newborn baby hats.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy fun songs, stories, and fingerplays. After the storytime, we will have a stay and play group or a simple craft. To ensure that storytime is a positive experience for all, attendance is limited to 40 children (they can bring as many adults as they want!).
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join beloved Sacramento performer Mr. Cooper for a Thursday morning full of educational and original songs from 9:45-10:15am. And after the performance, stick around and meet some new friends as part of the library’s Stay & Play program for children ages 0-5.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5, along with their favorite adults, will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts in these free programs. Join us every week for a different theme!
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Description
Listen, sing, play, create and have FUN at our Preschool storytime program! Each week features either a craft activity or "stay and play" time featuring developmentally appropriate toys and sensory materials. Don't miss it!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Preschool storytime for children, ages 3-5, includes stories, action rhymes, songs, activities, and crafts. Join us for this playful early literacy program happening every Thursday morning at the Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Make a book to keep a record of your pet's life & the pet's activities, real or imaginary.
Location
Walnut Grove Meeting Room
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Miss Kathy for stories, songs, and a craft.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
"Stay and Play" is an unstructured social time for babies and toddlers (ages 0 and up!--older siblings are welcome as long as everyone can play nicely together), and their caretakers. Developmental toys and board books will be available. These informal play sessions will be immediately followed by a storytime for babies and toddlers (ages 0-3 years) and their caretakers/families, except on the last Tuesday of each month, when we have a special performance by Mister Cooper instead.
Partially funded by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for fun songs, stories, fingerplays, and movement activities, all designed to build early literacy skills.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Join us for songs, fingerplays and stories especially for ages 18 months to 5 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.
Location
McKinley Room A East Sac Room
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach!…
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Miss Caitlin for stories, songs and lots of fun! We aim to have a good time while building pre-literacy skills. Wigglers are welcome; no need to sit still!
Location
Kids Place
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Please join us for a Russian-language story time! Listen to stories, sing songs, do a craft, and more!
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs, get an email address, and create and upload a resume. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk at the North Highlands-Antelope branch. If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Personal sessions last for an hour. Please bring a current resume on a flash drive or laptop to get started. If you do not have a flash drive, please bring a hard copy of your current resume. Patrons may meet with a volunteer job coach for assistance for a one hour session per week for a total of two weeks.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Talk, sing, read, write, and play with us! Join us most Thursday mornings, no need to register. Preschool Dance Party takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to enjoy stories, music and more!

Additional parking is available south of the library at Journey Church, located at 9645 Elk Grove Florin Rd.
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Description
A combined toddler and baby storytime in which babies and toddlers (ages 0 to 3 years) and their caretakers are invited to join us for songs and rhymes in this language enrichment program designed to boost brain development. During the month of July we have a special guest storytimer (and library favorite) Ms. Leslie! Please also note that on the last Tuesday of each month, we'll have a special musical performance by Mr. Cooper instead of storytime.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Babies and their caregivers are invited to the library to play with a variety of developmental baby toys and board books and meet other caregivers of babies. Make new friends and learn about easy and fun ways to develop your baby’s early literacy skills!
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach!…
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Preschoolers ages three and older and their caregivers are invited to join us for fun songs, stories, fingerplays and a craft or play activity, all designed to build early literacy skills.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come to the library for free, fun stories and activities for ages 3 to 5.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Join the Maker Movement! Each Google Maker Camp session will introduce a new skill set to participants. All materials provided. Ages 13-18. This session: Fun & Games -- Game Design. Let's get serious about games and learn what makes a good game.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Visit the library for Storytime fun. Preschoolers (3-5yrs) and their caregivers will enjoy picture books, songs and action rhymes. Storytime is held year-round except for the months of April, August and December.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join Miss Kathy for stories, songs, and just plain fun!
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Have you had a Green Card for at least 4 1/2 years? Do you need help with the Naturalization application process and test preparation? Attend a series of free civics classes and English language practice for prospective new citizens.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! Please make childcare arrangements if needed. …
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring in their babies, toddlers, and other children to "stay and play". We will put out toys for the children to play with while their parents socialize.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach!…
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you need help with researching your family’s history? Central Library’s volunteer genealogists are available to assist you with a free, 45-minute session in the Genealogy Center on the 2nd Floor. Appointments are offered on Thursdays at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit the Central Library in person.
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Do animals eat the same foods as humans? Kids will learn what healthy snacks we have in common with our four-legged friends. We’ll make felted veggie magnets to take home, and kids will match them to the animals that like these vegetables, too. We’ll also taste some of the veggies we learn about. We’ll read Little Blue Truck.

As a courtesy to our presenters, please plan to arrive on time.

This free program is part of the Sacramento Public Library's "Paws to Read" Summer Reading Program.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Did you ever want a pet that you never had to feed, or pick up after? Create your own grass pet! All you need to do is water this little guy, and occasionally groom its beautiful green locks.

This is a Summer Reading Program event.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Sing-along songs and engaging stories featuring humorous commentary about which animals make good pets. Young children will enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs and original tunes. Summer Reading Program - Paws to Read!
Library
Isleton Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
**Bring your own pair of canvas sneakers** We'll provide the rest! Want to personalize your Converse for the new school year? Want to just pump up your kicks? We'll help you do it! You MUST provide the sneakers, but we'll have markers, pens, studs, rivets, and other stuff to make 'em awesome! Summer Reading program.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Looking for a way to boost school-age reading skills? Practice reading with Tucker, a registered service dog. Sign-ups begin at 2:30pm in the Kids’ Place. Space may be limited depending on demand. This is a Paws to Read Summer Reading program.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Looking for a way to boost school-age reading skills? Join us for our Read to a Dog program and practice reading out loud to a registered therapy dog. Kids are invited to bring their own books or borrow one from our fabulous collection, then read aloud to Kori, the friendliest black lab you've ever met, who is accompanied by her trained adult volunteer.
This is a Summer Reading Program event.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Homework Help will return on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Having trouble downloading library ebooks and audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, ipad, or other mobile device? Sign up online or at the desk for help every week on Thursdays and Saturdays at 3pm. Friendly staff members will walk you through the steps of downloading successfully using the 3M cloud app and Overdrive.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Bring your friends and enjoy a movie @ Carmichael Library - Free! Visit Carmichael Library for a list of up-coming movie titles
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of The Shadow Puppet Workshop.

Daniel will introduce audience members to the art of shadow puppetry (including numerous puppets from Southeast Asia), and then perform “Paws to Read”-inspired folktales from around the world.

A 'Paws to Read' Summer Reading program!
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Shrink a picture of an animal you have freehand drawn. Watch the amazing process-you'll end up with a shrinky dink that can be used for a necklace, bracelet or key chain.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have you ever wanted to learn computer coding but didn't know where to start? Then come to the Elk Grove Library! We will go through the basics, the move on to making fun interactive. Together we will work towards 20 hours of coding, both during this series and on our own. Join us on these dates:

Thursday, June 5th @ 3:30 pm
Thursday, June 19th @ 3:30 pm
Thursday, July 10th @ 3:30 pm
Thursday, July 24th @ 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 7th @ 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 21st @ 3:30 pm

Some computers will be available, yet it is advisable to bring your own device. Please bring your own ear buds.



Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join us on Thursday afternoons for the Explore & More program, presented by the Colonial Heights Neighborhood Association! Each week school aged children are welcome to join us for an hour of arts, crafts, board games, Lego building, science experiments, and more!
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
We have expert volunteers ready to help you with job searching and resume writing. Get free, personalized assistance and explore Career Center, a web-based service with job coaches that can help you with resume writing and interview skills.

THURSDAY HOURS
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Sessions are one hour and are held on the 2nd floor in the College and Career Center.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen?
Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years?

If yes, we at International Rescue Committee in Sacramento
can help you with the Naturalization application and process.
We offer FREE Civics classes to help you pass the test!

You can just come to class or contact us:
Cille at 530 748-5987 or email Cille.Bird@rescue.org
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Teens! Do you enjoy reading books about fantasy, ghosts, other galaxies, and life forms? This is a summer Reading Program in June, July and August 2014. Join our book discussion group once a month for fun talks about other worldly books that conjure the imagination.

*** This is a PAWS TO READ Summer Reading Program ***
Sign up for Summer Reading at www.saclibrary.org
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Join us for cake and refreshments at our annual summer reading party. Bring a lightly used book, which you have read and would like to trade for something new to read. Free admission.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Manga, anime and other stuff (rated for teens)
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Magician Jon Lopez presents a new, high energy show for our summer reading program Paws to Read. He'll have tricks featuring letters, books and even some furry friends, all centered around the magic of reading!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
How and why do bees pollinate plants? Why do bees swarm? How many eyes do bees have? What chemical factor do bees use to ‘talk’? Find out the answers and more, at Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show. Learn about bees in a most entertaining show using puppets, film and storytelling. The show ends with honey tasting and live bee viewing! This Paws to Read Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
We have expert volunteers ready to help you with job searching and resume writing. Get free, personalized assistance and explore Career Center, a web-based service with job coaches that can help you with resume writing and interview skills.

THURSDAY HOURS
3:30pm-4:30pm
4:30pm-5:30pm

Sessions are one hour and are held on the 2nd floor in the College and Career Center.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Our job coach is here Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm to assist customers with job hunting, resume help, interviewing tips, etc.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
We have a volunteer ready to help individuals with job searching and using our database, JobNow, which offers live help fixing resumes and provides links to job websites. Our Job Coach is available every Thursday between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Sign up for a one-hour appointment at the Service Desk in the library.

Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Interested in knowing how you can help your library? Attend the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library monthly Board meeting for more information.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Have you had a green card for at least 5 years? International Rescue Committee offers free civics classes to help you pass the test and can help you with the naturalization application and process. Sign up with Cille Bird at (916) 482-0120 or email Cille.Bird@rescue.org. This series is 17 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Fun for children, ages 3 to 6. Join us for stories, crafts, and other fun activities! Programs are free and last about 60 minutes.
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. Everyone is welcome!
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Location
Walnut Grove Meeting Room
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
In this course we will:
• Get on the Internet
• Move around in a website
• Get to know the OASIS website
• Search for news, health, jobs and more
• Surf the Internet!
You must reserve a spot in this class in order to participate.
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Knit with us at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. For all skill levels!
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Do you knit? Crochet? Do needlework? Want to learn? Are you and expert who can help others? Bring a project to work on and a snack to share as we learn together!
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
Book an appointment with the Business Librarian and get help finding the information you need.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business, are in business and need help locating an answer, or just want to learn more about the
Library’s business resources, the Business Librarian is eager to help you get started today.

Sessions are fifty minutes and meet in the GED Center on the second floor of the Central Library.

Contact the Business Librarian to arrange a meeting by phone or Skype.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Do you knit? Crochet? Do needlework? Want to learn? Do you have fiber-crafting skills to share with beginners? Bring a project to work on as we learn together! Adults and teens welcome!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Carrie Parker, a Pocket-Greenhaven resident and self professed knit-a-holic is bringing her needles to the library. Anyone interested in knitting—even an absolute beginner--is invited to join us. Participants can learn to knit, get help on current projects, or general advice from expert knitters. There might even be some great conversations too. Don’t forget to bring your knitting needles and yarn! Local musicians are invited to bring their instruments for an informal acoustic jam session. All types of instruments and skill levels are welcome.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. get one-on-one help finding, applying to, and interviewing for your next job. We have a volunteer ready to help individuals one-on-one with job searching and using our database, Tutor.com, which offers live help fixing resumes and provides links to job websites. Drop-in visits are welcome. If you want to schedule an appointment, contact the library at 1(800)209-4627.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Do you love to knit or crochet? Or would you like to learn? Do you like sharing tips,tricks, and techniques? Need UFO (UnFinished Object)support? Then this is the group for you.
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

Sign up for a 1:30-2:30pm appointment online or at the Service Desk. Walk-ins are welcome when there are no prior reservations.
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Storyteller Leslie will share a fun pet story and can kids make their own DIY pet rock craft to participate in our Paws to Read Summer Reading Program Pet Parade!

Start your weekend off right with Friday afternoon Preschool Storytime! Visit the library for Storytime fun. Preschoolers (3-5yrs) and their caregivers will enjoy picture books, songs and action rhymes. After storytime, everyone is welcome to Stay & Play with our new developmental toys and board books. Saca Community Learning Center clients receive 10 Baby Bucks. Storytime is held year-round except for the months of April, August and December.
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Did you know that most dog bites occur while interacting with dogs known and loved? A dog and a professional dog trainer will help kids learn the safe way to interact with dogs and how to recognize the warning signs communicated by all dogs. This program is best for kids between 6 and 12 years of age. This is a Paws to Read Summer Reading program.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come and meet one-on-one with a volunteer job coach who can help you look for jobs, create an effective resume, and more! Each appointment lasts for approximately 30 minutes, and participants are encouraged to sign-up in advance at the branch. If no appointments are scheduled, the service will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until 3:30pm.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

Sign up for a 2:30-3:30pm appointment online or at the Service Desk. Walk-ins are welcome when there are no prior reservations.
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Love to read. Join other teens discussing their favorite books. Pick one of our suggestions or read your own choice. Please bring a snack and share your insights. This month's theme is vampires.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Build cool things with LEGOs - racers, space ships, bridges, inventions, whatever you choose. Our LEGOs, your creativity!

*** This is a PAWS TO READ Summer Reading Program ***
Sign up for Summer Reading at www.saclibrary.org
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Build things - Spaceships, vehicles, buildings, you choose. Our Library LEGOs with your imagination, the possibilities are endless!
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Make Steampunk jewelry and other great projects at the Fair Oaks Library!
Must be 13-18 in order to participate.
This is a Summer Reading Program event.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come join us to discuss some great books, hear about new books you might want to read, and make some new friends. This month we will be discussing The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Bring along a friend who loves to read or one who needs to start reading more!
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Through TAB, teens learn and develop leadership and teamwork skills , goal setting and management, select book titles and other materials, earn community service hours and have fun. Teens must attend a Teen Volunteer Orientation at Franklin as part of their TAB membership.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Summer Reading! Penney's program includes sing-along of dog and puppy themed kids' songs on the ukulele, a comedic 'puppy training school' using props (hoops, balls, floppy ears)and an interactive comedy magic show. For the finale, dog treats (candy) magically appears for all the good 'doggies' kids at the show.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
As part of the Summer Reading Program, this month's Game On will feature a tournament of Smash Brothers' Brawl, with prizes for the top scorers.
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Play Minecraft, an open world, adventure/building game. You will gather materials to build the best creation you can imagine. Someone will win a prize! This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
You love reading, and you love meeting with other readers to talk about the books you’ve read, right? Well, if you’re around 9 – 12 years old then you should join the Tween Book Club at Belle Cooledge Library! On the fourth Friday of each month, we meet to talk about books, eat snacks, do crafts and play games. At our July 25th meeting we’ll be discussing Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead.

Stop by our branch to pick up a copy of the book today!
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Description
Celebrate Summer Reading with an after-hours library party! Three library branches will host a photo scavenger hunt, Wii gaming, Minecraft, a mini-zombie apocalypse, and a virtual visit and interview with authors Lish McBride and Jackson Pearce. Teens (ages 12-19) who complete Summer Reading have first chance at attending. Ask your librarian for registration information and a permission slip (required for attendees under 18) or e-mail lockinspl@saclibrary.org for more information. There will be no exit or entry between 7pm and midnight. This is a Paws to Read Summer Reading program.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Summer Reading with an after-hours library party! Three library branches (Rancho Cordova Library, Valley Hi Library, and North Natomas Library) will host a photo scavenger hunt, Wii gaming, Minecraft, a mini-zombie apocalypse, and a virtual visit and interview with authors Lish McBride and Jackson Pearce. Teens (ages 12-19) who complete Summer Reading have first chance at attending. Ask your librarian for registration information and a permission slip (required for attendees under 18).

*** This is a PAWS TO READ Summer Reading Program ***
Sign up for Summer Reading at www.saclibrary.org
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Summer Reading with an after-hours library party! Three library branches will host a photo scavenger hunt, Wii gaming, Minecraft, a mini-zombie apocalypse, and a virtual visit and interview with authors Lish McBride and Jackson Pearce. Teens (ages 12-19) who complete Summer Reading have first chance at attending. Ask your librarian for registration information and a permission slip (required for attendees under 18).
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Summer Reading at Southgate Community Library!

In partnership with the Southgate Recreation and Parks District, enjoy the summer night with an outdoor movie on the back stage of the Rizal Commmunity Center.

Location: Rizal Community Center, 7320 Florin Mall Drive Sacramento, CA 95823






Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
All are welcome at this special monthly storytime celebrating all types of families, part of the Rainbow Families meet-up group. This is an opportunity for LGBT families and parents to meet and socialize. For more information, check out http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Rainbow-Families/
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Calling all crafters! Come on out to the Del Paso Heights library to work on you special craft projects. Revieve help from our experienced members and maybe learn a trick or two!
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Kính mời quí vị tham gia chương trình tập Khí Công và Thực Hành Thiền để Cải Thiện Sức Khoẻ và Điều Hoà Thân Tâm tại Community Room. Xin mang theo Yoga Mat để tập Khí Công.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Bring your baby or toddler (from birth to about 2 and a half years of age) to an early literacy-based storytime filled with songs, action rhymes, finger plays, and books. Besides sharing these activities with your child, you will discover new and favorite books to enjoy together. A play-time with age-appropriate, educational toys follows this program.

Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come build with us! Join our Lego Block Party! You bring your imagination and creativity, we’ll supply lots and lots of Duplo and Lego blocks to build with. A Summer Reading event.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Now offering one on one, walk-in service most Saturdays for patrons who need basic computer help, such as creating e-mail accounts, using the internet or downloading ebooks for e-Readers. All sessions are first come, first served and last 30 minutes.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
How about a good mystery with a cup of Joe (or tea)? Bring a snack to share as we become judge and jury for each case. This month's title is Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a special family movie event for kids with autism and/or sensory disorders. "Typical" toddlers and preschoolers are welcome too! We'll have healthy snacks, the lights will be slightly up, the sound will be slightly down, and kids don't need to remain seated while enjoying the movie. There will also be lots of fidget toys!
For more information or to find out what movie we're currently showing, please contact Janet at jwininger@saclibrary.org or call our main number at 264-2920.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for a special storytime for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Stick around for baby stay and play at the end of storytime.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
If you are a senior who would like some help learning how to use your laptop, set up an email account, or manage a mouse, we have teen volunteers who are ready to help!

Our teen volunteers will work with you one-one-one to help you learn how to use your computer. Just bring your laptop with you or use one of ours and start learning!

No advance registration is necessary; a sign-up sheet will be provided at the front desk. First come, first served.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Have a book inside? We can print it for you. Join us to learn all about publishing your own book on the Espresso Book Machine.

In room 409 at the Central Library. Street parking free after 6:00PM. Free parking available Saturdays in the Jury Parking Lot at 8th and G.
Location
4th Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Bring your child to the library to read aloud to a quiet, friendly dog and an adult volunteer, both part of Therapy Dogs, Inc., a nation-wide program. Children who read to the dogs are rewarded with stickers and, eventually, with a book they choose from a collection of books purchased by the Friends of the Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library. Encourage your child to be a part of this important literacy program that engages children with the love of reading.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join fellow Isleton Bookclubbers as we discuss "Private Life" by Jane Smiley. A riveting and nuanced novel of marriage and family, Private Life reveals the mysteries of intimacy and the anonymity that endures even in lives lived side by side.
Library
Isleton Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to read free books on your tablet or eReader? Learn how to download ebooks from the library's website during a one-on-one appointment. Sign up at the Arden-Dimick library.
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Every Saturday is story time. Please join us at 11 a.m. and venture into your child’s stories!
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
After reading a rousing tale of space adventures, children will use pool noodles and a range of decorative tapes and jewels to create a one-of-kind light saber for battling unfriendly space creatures.

Program presented by Art Beast.

*** This is a PAWS TO READ Summer Reading Program ***
Sign up for Summer Reading at www.saclibrary.org

Sponsored by the Friends of the Rancho Cordova Library.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Pre-readers are invited to join musician, Alan Candee, for stories, singing and laughing with folk songs and original tunes. A Summer Reading event.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
Do you need help using the internet? Would you like to learn how to navigate your eReader? Do you need to learn new skills in programs such as Microsoft office? You can schedule a one on one session with our technology assistant.

Make sure to stop by the front desk and ask for an appointment.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Get personalized assistance and explore Career Center, a web-based service with job coaches that can help you with resume writing and interview skills.

SATURDAY HOURS
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:00pm-2:00pm

Sessions are one hour and are held on the 2nd floor in the College and Career Center.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Sew a felt creature that is cute, ugly, or somewhere in between. This is a Paws to Read Summer Reading program for teens.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Courtland Library offers individual and personalized computer skills training to patrons in English and Spanish, every Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Contact the branch to schedule an appointment with one of our trainers.

La Biblioteca de Courtland ofrece clases personales de computación en inglés y español, cada miércoles y sábado por la tarde. Comuníquese con la biblioteca para hacer una cita con nuestras entrenadoras bilingües.
Library
Courtland Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn to: Use social media, sell and buy stuff on craigslist, format your resume, create a website, or just navigate your computer!

Please include a brief description of the issue you are experiencing so we may better serve you.
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Get personalized assistance and explore Career Center, a web-based service with job coaches that can help you with resume writing and interview skills.

SATURDAY HOURS
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:00-2:00pm

Sessions are one hour and are held on the 2nd floor in the College and Career Center.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn or practice chess!
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Drop in for one-on-one help learning how to download books to an eReader. Since the library offers free ebooks, this can be a real money saver. Half hour sessions are available on a first come first served basis.
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Summer Reading! Join magical ventriloquist, Tony Borders as he uses magic and humorous puppets. This is a show filled with laughs and many surprises. Meet a detective dog, a princess cat and a Zebra named Spot.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
We'll provide the LEGOs--you provide the creativity.

Bring your dad, mom, grandparents, neighbors, cousins and friends to our LEGO / DUPLO block party!

This program is made possible thanks to generous donations by library patrons. We will take good care of your old toys!

"Paws to Read" Summer Reading Program.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate summer reading by dancing and listening to local children's rock band The Hoots.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Looking for a way to boost school-age reading skills? Join us for our Read to a Dog program and practice reading out loud to a registered therapy dog. Kids are invited to bring their own books or borrow one from our fabulous collection, then read aloud to Kori, the friendliest black lab you've ever met, who is accompanied by her trained adult volunteer.
This is a Summer Reading Program event.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
We are so excited to welcome Greg and LaVonne Crimmins to the library, along with their two miniature horses! Come meet the sweet mini horses and learn all about them at this wonderful library program.
This is a Summer Reading Program event.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Now offering one on one, walk-in service for patrons who need basic computer help, such as creating e-mail accounts, and using the internet.

All sessions are first come, first served.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Delia Davila, creative local craftswoman along with her talented daughters, will show participants how to make beautifully crafted paper beads in order to make a bracelet or a necklace. Every participant will be able to make 1 or 2 paper-beaded pieces of jewelry. This family program, which is bilingual-English and Spanish-is geared towards adults, teens, and children, age 8 and older. Participation is limited to those who sign up now either online or in the library. Delia Dávila, artesana local, creativa, junto con sus hijas, con talento, mostrará a los participantes cómo hacer bolas de papel bellamente diseñado con el fin de hacer una pulsera o un collar. Cada participante será capaz de hacer 1 o 2 piezas de papel-con cuentas de joyería. Este programa de la familia, que es bilingüe Inglés y Español-está dirigido a adultos, adolescentes y niños de 8 años en adelante. La participación está limitada a los que se inscriban ahora ya sea en línea o en la biblioteca.








Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us on Platform 9¾ to take a journey to Hogwarts for Harry Potter crafts, activities, and fun! Make your own wand and enjoy a refreshing glass of butterbeer while we celebrate all things Harry Potter!

A "Paws to Read" Summer Reading Program.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun afternoon as the Belle Cooledge Friends celebrate the 130th birthday of Belle Cooledge, the first female Mayor of Sacramento and the library namesake. Enjoy birthday cake and test your knowledge with a lively trivia challenge contest. Mayor Anne Rudin and Mayor Heather Fargo, the second and third female mayors of Sacramento, will be honored guests.

This program is presented by the Belle Cooledge Friends of the Library.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to format a book cover using Microsoft Word 2010.

We will create a simple book cover and make a print-ready pdf.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

The Library will provide six laptops for customer use. You may bring your own laptop to this class. Please bring any images or other information you want or need on your cover. You may also want to bring a USB drive for saving your work.

To Register please call 916-264-2920 or click on the highlighted “Registration is required to attend” link.
Location
4th Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A trained volunteer is ready to help you, one-on-one, with job searching techniques, resume building, and interviewing skills. Sessions last for approximately 50 minutes. If you have a current resume on a flash drive or laptop bring them along. If not, we will get you started on one of our computers.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Come and meet one-on-one with a volunteer job coach who will help you look for jobs, create an effective resume, and more! Each appointment lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Participants are encouraged to make a reservation online.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
The caped crusader has been patrolling the streets and catching the bad guys for 75 years. In his honor Rio Linda Library is celebrating National Batman Day along with the rest of the country. We will have mask making and a movie! Wear a costume, and maybe you'll win a prize! This Paws to Read Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and meet one-on-one with a volunteer job coach who will help you look for jobs, create an effective resume, and more! Each appointment lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Participants are encouraged to make a reservation online.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Join a friendly group of adults to practice your conversational Spanish. We all help each other learn. All knowledge-levels welcome,
including beginners. This is a summer Reading Program in June, July and August 2014! NO CLASSES in NOVEMBER or DECEMBER due to the Holidays! Sponsored by the Rancho Cordova Branch Friends' Group and meetup.com
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Having trouble downloading library ebooks and audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, ipad, or other mobile device? Sign up online or at the desk for help every week on Thursdays and Saturdays at 3pm. Friendly staff members will walk you through the steps of downloading successfully using the 3M cloud app and Overdrive.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Join us for some friendly Pokémon card gaming! Bring your deck or borrow one of ours to challenge your friends or library staffers to a full on Pokémon Duel!
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Attention, North Highlands-Antelope teens: would you like some food for thought? Literally?

Join the North Highlands-Antelope Teen Advisory Board and make your voice heard at the library! Enjoy pizza and soda with old and new friends, meet with the Teen Librarian to share your ideas on library programs and materials, and brainstorm exciting new programs and projects.

Regularly attending Teen Advisory Board members not only get a chance to shape how the library serves teens in our area, but also receive volunteer hour credit for their hard work (along with free food!).
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come and meet one-on-one with a volunteer job coach who will help you look for jobs, create an effective resume, and more! Each appointment lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Participants are encouraged to make a reservation online.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come and meet one-on-one with a volunteer job coach who will help you look for jobs, create an effective resume, and more! Each appointment lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Participants are encouraged to make a reservation online.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
12:10 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Bond with your baby and make new friends! Baby Lapsit Storytime is designed to encourage early literacy development through shared reading, songs, games and movement. Recommended for birth through 24 months, but older kids are welcome. In Kids' Place on the lower level.
Location
Kids Place
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you need help with researching your family’s history? Central Library’s volunteer genealogists are available to assist you with a free, 45-minute session in the Genealogy Center on the 2nd Floor. Appointments are offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit the Central Library in person.
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
In observance of the centennial of World War I, Great War scholar Sal Compagno of the World War One Historical Association will speak to the Great War's role in ushering in a new age of military technologies with "How World War I Changed Modern Warfare."
Location
Galleria West Meeting Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Families and children are invited to celebrate Summer Reading in Kids Place! See the fantastic Puppet Art Theater perform the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood.
Location
Kids Place
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Attend the Sakuramento Anime society weekly event and watch old and new Anime and Anime Music Videos (AMVs). Come play CCGs, practice your art skills and make AMVs. All adults welcome. NOT HELD Sunday March 23 2014 due to Maintenance Work Scheduled.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Location
Walnut Grove Meeting Room
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, aged 3-5, are invited to join us for 30 minutes of interactive play with parent or caregiver followed by stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts at 10:30. In order to keep Preschool Story & Play safe and enjoyable for all, we limit participation to the first 40 children.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.for books, songs, stories and fun. Everyone is welcome to "stay and play" time with our great toys. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Cuentos Bilingües Pre-escolares para niños de 2 a 5 años. Únase con nosotros para cuentos y actividades dirigidas a los niños y sus cuidadores. Programa presentado en español e inglés.

Bilingual Pre-school Storytime for ages 2-5. Join us for stories and activities directed at children and their caregivers. Program presented in Spanish and English.
Location
Walnut Grove Meeting Room
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Do you like to make Loom Bracelets? Let's make them together at the Arden-Dimick Library. Bring your favorite materials or use ours. Don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading while you're there!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
"Stay and Play" is an unstructured social time for babies and toddlers (ages 0 and up!--older siblings are welcome as long as everyone can play nicely together), and their caretakers. Developmental toys and board books will be available. These informal play sessions will be immediately followed by a storytime for babies and toddlers (ages 0-3 years) and their caretakers/families, except on the last Tuesday of each month, when we have a special performance by Mister Cooper instead.
Partially funded by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Come to this new program designed for you and your baby (0-18 months). We will encourage early literacy development and parent/child interaction through stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more. Stay afterwards (until 11:20 a.m.) for play time with age-appropriate toys and a chance for caregivers to socialize.
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for this new program for you and your baby (0 to 18 months). We will encourage early literacy development and parent/child interaction through stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays and more.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for fun songs, rhymes, stories, and movement activities designed for children who are walking to 3 years old.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Sing and learn with Mister Cooper for 30 minutes of pure entertainment, on the last Tuesday of every month. For children ages 3 to 7 and their families.
Funded by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Toddlers, accompanied by their parents or caregivers, are invited to a special storytime series.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a fun storytime for kids ages 18 mos. to 3 years, featuring books, music, crafts, play and more! No registration is required. See you there!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Description
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Join us for play time before the program (at 10:50 am), which gives toddlers a chance to play with age-appropriate toys and caregivers a chance to socialize.
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Enjoy weekly storytime fun with us -- join us for stories and songs!
For ages 3-5 years.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Have you had a Green Card for at least 4 1/2 years? Do you need help with the Naturalization application process and test preparation? Attend a series of free civics classes and English language practice for prospective new citizens.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Looking for a fun, fabulous and educational program for you and your baby? Join library staff for an interactive experience focused on babies from birth through 18 months! This program encourages early literacy development through movement, songs and shared reading followed by stay and play activities.

Additional parking is available south of the library at Journey Church, which is located at 9645 Elk Grove-Florin Road.
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Have a computer issue? Can’t figure out how to get your laptop onto the wifi? Want to learn to get Zinio magazines or Overdrive e-books on to your tablet, phone or other device? Come get one-on-one tech help at the Arden-Dimick branch of the library. Sign up at the Service Desk in the library to make a half-hour appointment.
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
Book an appointment with the Business Librarian and get help finding the information you need.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business, are in business and need help locating an answer, or just want to learn more about the
Library’s business resources, the Business Librarian is eager to help you get started today.

Sessions are fifty minutes and meet in the GED Center on the second floor of the Central Library.

Contact the Business Librarian to arrange a meeting by phone or Skype.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us for nursery rhymes, fingerplays, simple stories, and songs designed to encourage a range of early literacy skills.

This program is for children up to about 18 months old or until they are ready for toddler storytime. Each child must be accompanied by a participating adult. Following the program, babies and their caregivers are invited to stay and play with activity learning toys.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free lunches for kids age 18 and under, provided by Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services, with support from the California Summer Meals Coalition.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Do you need help with researching your family’s history? Central Library’s volunteer genealogists are available to assist you with a free, 45-minute session in the Genealogy Center on the 2nd Floor. Appointments are offered on Tuesdays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit the Central Library in person.
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Do you have knitting projects you need to finish? Do you enjoy a little conversation with your knitting? Join our knitting group, learn some new tricks, and share your knowledge with others. We welcome all ages and skill levels.

Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Every Tuesday, enjoy a relaxing afternoon of knitting with fellow yarn enthusiasts. Anyone interested in knitting and crocheting, even beginners, are welcome to join in. This is not an instructional class, but assistance is available. Bring your own supplies and a project to work on.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Please join us for a special storytime for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Stick around for baby stay and play at the end of storytime.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Stop by South Natomas for one-on-one, walk-in service for basic computer help, such as creating e-mail accounts, using the internet and downloading e-books.

All sessions are on a first come, first served.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Having trouble downloading library ebooks and audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, ipad, or other mobile device? Sign up online for help every week on Tuesdays from 3-3:30 or 3:30-4 p.m. We will walk you through the steps of downloading using Overdrive and the 3M cloud app.
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject, and others function as personal online diaries. Blogging can be an inexpensive, fun and fulfilling hobby. In this course you will create your own blog using a free website.
This is an OASIS Connections course.
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Specially trained therapy dogs are waiting for children to come read to them. For kids ages 5 to 10 years old that are reading. Earn credit for the time spent reading and earn a book too!
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children of all ages are invited to join California Food Literacy for a celebration of ladybugs! We'll read a book about these helpful creatures, and after the program children can help release live ladybugs into the Read & Feed Garden. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program today!
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Having trouble downloading library ebooks and audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, ipad, or other mobile device? Sign up online for help every week on Tuesdays from 3-3:30 or 3:30-4 p.m. We will walk you through the steps of downloading using Overdrive and the 3M cloud app.
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Follow Peter on his journey through the woods.

Sign up for Summer Reading
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Meet Ken Martin, also known as Mr. Miraculous! He will amaze you with his tricks of juggling and magic! A 'Paws to Read' Summer Reading program!
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Do you love beading? Do you have an unfinished project and just need that extra help to get it done? Do you have tips, tricks and techniques to share—or do you want to learn about beading? Bring your projects, beads and ideas and join us!
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Come learn more about our new program offered through Career Online High School (COHS). This information session will help you decide whether earning your high school diploma online is the right choice for you. We will cover the step-by-step process along with the requirements needed to qualify for this opportunity. You must be 19 years or older and be a Sacramento County resident.

For more information, please email us at diploma@saclibrary.org.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
McKay and the Magical Hat is another engaging story with a magical theme from award-winning author, Kate David. In this second book from "...the magical hat" series, readers are reintroduced to Murphy and meet her younger sister, McKay.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Location
Galleria Main Hall
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description

Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs, get an email address, and create and upload a resume. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk at the Carmichael Library.
Sessions may be scheduled for 1 hour. Please bring a current resume on a flash drive and your laptop if you have one to get started. If you do not have a flash drive, please bring a hard copy of your current resume.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs, get an email address, and create and upload a resume. Appointments are required and can be made at the Information Desk at the Southgate Library. If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Sessions last for thirty minutes. Please bring a current resume on a flash drive or laptop to get started. If you do not have a flash drive, please bring a hard copy of your current resume. The job seeker may meet with the Job Coach for a half-hour session per week for a total of two weeks.




Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Let Emily show you how to prepare heart healthy vegetable sandwiches stacked with flavor, a flavorful and protein-powered quinoa salad and fun and easy chocolate cookies that even little kids can help prepare. *Menu is vegan.
This Paws to Read Summer reading program is funded by the Sacramento Public Library Foundation.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
In observance of the centennial of the World War I, local historian Joseph Spink presents a mini-lecture and showing of the movie treatment of Barbara Tuchman’s seminal work: Guns of August.

Drama, comedies, westerns and romances filmed between the 1930s through the 1970s will be screened the first Tuesday of the month* beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the West Meeting Room of the Central Library. (*April, September and October will be second Tuesday of the month.)

Please call 916-264-2920 for the monthly titles.
Location
Galleria West Meeting Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Paws to Read! Summer Reading Program at Southgate Community Library. In partnership with the Southgate Recreation and Park District, the R.E.C. Van will stop by the Southgate Library.

Look for the Van! Games and crafts will be held on the lawn and join us for this free and fun event for the whole family.

R.E.C. Van is not held on days when the temperature exceeds 100 degrees, during rain, or on Save the Air Days. Call (916) 395-0601 ext. 18 for up-to-date information on the status.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Enjoy a bit of conversation and companionship at the Rio Linda Library Crochet and Knitting Circle! All ages and skill levels are welcome. This is not an instructional class, but some assistance will be available.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

Every day hardworking people, like you, struggle to make ends meet. In fact almost 20 million people 50 and older are feeling overwhelmed by mounting debt, poor credit or lack of savings. It does not have to be that way. Learning to manage your money better is the first step.

Our three-part program is simple. Each 90-minute interactive in-person session is designed to help you build habits that can improve your financial situation:

• Budgeting and goal setting
• Taking charge of credit and debt
• Developing a savings plan and protecting your assets

The sessions will give you a good handle on where you stand financially, plus simple, hands-on ways to make measurable progress toward your financial goals.

Registration required. Please call (916) 264-2920 or sign-up at www.saclibrary.org/events
Sponsored and developed by AARP and The Charles Schwab Foundation.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Have you had a green card for at least 5 years? International Rescue Committee offers free civics classes to help you pass the test and can help you with the naturalization application and process. Sign up with Cille Bird at (916) 482-0120 or email Cille.Bird@rescue.org. This series is 17 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
If you have a basic computer/internet/e-mail question, or questions about your e-device (tablets, smartphones, e-Readers), feel free to drop-in for a one-on-one session. Appointments can be made at the service desk. If no appointments are made, sessions will be first come, first served. Bring your device, if possible, and your questions! Hope to see you there!
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Listen to a rousing tale of space adventure, then create out of pool noodles, decorative tapes, and jewels a one-of-a-kind light saber for battling unfriendly space creatures!
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

If you have registered for a program before, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Instructions
Sign up and receive a complimentary ticket to a Kings game! Must be accompanied by a paying adult ticket. Available to the first 40,000 patrons signed up.

Log in and track the books you read.

Keep reading all summer long!
Your First 5 logged books will win you a free book (kids and teens) or book bag (adults) and enter you into the prize drawing.
Every additional 5 books you log earns an entry in the prize drawing.

You could win an iPad mini (one for each age group)
or a Barnes and Noble gift card (three per location)!

For Teens Only: Badges!
Use your Credly to store the badges that you earn by reading over the summer. You can then share your badges on your social network. You will get badges for:

Author Stalker – read 4 books by the same author
Genre Monogamist – Read 4 books in the same genre
Chronicler – Review 5 books
Bibliophile – Log 5 books during summer reading
Bibliomaniac – Log 10 books during summer reading



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Vanishing Act
Review
I really like John Feinstein's books. I think this was a big mystery until a surprise at the end. It kept me guessing the bad guy throughout the book. If you like a great mystery this is the book for you.  Vanishing Act
Author
John Feinstein
Genre
Mystery
Animals
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Animals
Review
You can touch and feel lots of animals like rabbits. I liked the book.   Animals
Author
Baby Touch and Feel
Genre
Board Book
The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
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The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
Review
I gave the book a 4. If it were written for me as the audience I would give it a 3. But it is written for teens (teen boys) and I think it was well written for that demographic. I didn't give it a 5 because it seemed a bit sappy for teen boys who probably wouldn't figure out that the storyline was closer to reality than they would be comfortable knowing.   The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
Author
Sherman Alexie
Genre
Young Adult
The Hunger Games
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The Hunger Games
Review
The Hunger Games is about a young girl that is chosen as tribute to fight to death in the annual Hunger Games. Many view this novel as romantic, but I think otherwise. The Hunger Games is a book about a young girl to survive, to see her family again.  The Hunger Games
Author
Suzanne Collins
Genre
Young Adult
Little House on the Prarie
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Little House on the Prarie
Review
Pa thinks that living in the woods is too busy, so the family packs up and moves to the prarie. Pa starts to build a house, and the family sleeps outdoors while the house is being finished. And sometimes, Pa plays the fiddle at nighttime.  Little House on the Prarie
Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Genre
Historical Fiction