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Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Calling all Teen and Adult Artists! In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, we are accepting shoebox altars for a community art show at the Fair Oaks library. Entries must be received By October 18. Please no loose food or real candles.

The show will be on display in the library from October 21- November 8.



Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sacramento Blue Star Moms are collecting items to send to our deployed U.S. Service Men and Women. They are collecting powdered beverages, dental and personal care items, non-expired food, games, media, books, and other practical items such as batteries, socks, pre-paid phone cards, ice/heat packs, etc. All items must fit in a 12x12x5.5 USPS box. There is a donation box located at the Southgate Library at the information desk. Items will be accepted until Saturday, December 20.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Toni Chapralis will lead a conversation group for advanced ESL learners. Toni Chapralis formerly taught at the Fremont School for Adults. Teens and adults are welcome.
Location
Small Community Room
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Free homework help for grades 1 through 8 on a drop-in basis, Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm in the community room and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm inside the kids' area of the library.

This program is made possible only with the help of volunteers, and is subject to cancellation if none are available.
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 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
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come watch the film Growing Cities, which chronicles a road trip to meet urban farmers who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Good food isn't the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting; they're producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too. We'll follow up with a brief question/discussion period, led by Dominic Allamano of Soil Born Farms, one of Sacramento's first viable urban farms.
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
If you’re not applying to schools in the CSU or UC system, chances are you will be using the Common Application. Over 500 colleges use this online application so it is important for students to know all about it. Professional College Counselor Marilyn van Löben-Sels will walk participants through the main application, essay writing, and supplements. You will hear tips on common supplement questions and what colleges are looking for in your answers. Most importantly, participants will get effective strategies to stay on top of the variety of requirements and deadlines for the Common App.

Registration is required as space is limited. Register online www.saclibrary.org, by phone 264-2920 or in person at the branch.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Calling all Teen and Adult Artists! In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, we are accepting shoebox altars for a community art show at the Fair Oaks library. Entries must be received By October 18. Please no loose food or real candles.

The show will be on display in the library from October 21- November 8.



Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sacramento Blue Star Moms are collecting items to send to our deployed U.S. Service Men and Women. They are collecting powdered beverages, dental and personal care items, non-expired food, games, media, books, and other practical items such as batteries, socks, pre-paid phone cards, ice/heat packs, etc. All items must fit in a 12x12x5.5 USPS box. There is a donation box located at the Southgate Library at the information desk. Items will be accepted until Saturday, December 20.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 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, October 23, 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.
Location
Colonial Heights Meeting Room
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Talk, sing, read, write, and play with us! Join us most Thursday mornings for books, songs, and learning! 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, October 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, October 23, 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. 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Need to knit? Crave to crochet? Join us for an hour or two of knitting, crocheting, and friendly conversation. Adults and teens of all skill levels are welcome.
Location
Small Community Room
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Preschool Storytime will take a break from October 2 through October 30.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Walnut Grove Affiliate Friends' "Book Keeper" book store is open every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with books, book bags, gifts: something for everyone.
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
Book an appointment with the Business Librarian and we will help you find 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
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
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. Storytime is held year-round except for the months of April, August and December.
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Bring your friends and enjoy a movie @ Carmichael Library - Free!
Big Sleep (1946)© Warner Bros.
Visit Carmichael Library for a list of up-coming movie titles
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Do you like to build, craft and create? Are you inspired just by the day to day? Looking to incorporate technology, art and design into your life? Teens Create is a monthly maker program where we will create or build something in an afternoon at the library.

Must be 13-19 to participate in this program.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience.
People across the country will unite to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.
After the story, refreshments will be served.
Library
Isleton Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come learn to knit on a circular loom or learn how to knit hats, scarves and other clothing items. Please bring your own yarn and loom or learn what equipment you will need.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Decorate skulls made from sugar in celebration of the Mexican holiday, El Dia de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead.



Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age and high school students is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Volunteer homework coaches will be available to assist students in grades K-12 with homework assignments.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age and high school students is available on Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. A volunteer homework coach will be available to assist students in grades K-12 with homework assignments.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age students is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Volunteer homework coaches will be available to assist students in grades 1-8 with homework assignments.
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us for some homework help and fun with the Explore & More program, presented by the Colonial Heights Neighborhood Association! Each Thursday afternoon we’ll have an hour of homework help, as well as an hour of arts, crafts, board games, Lego building, science experiments, and more!
Location
Colonial Heights Meeting Room
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Get homework help with a volunteer homework coach! Available for students in grades kindergarten through 4th grade, on Thursdays throughout the school year. Sessions are first-come, first-served; reservations are not needed.

Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Need Homework Help?

Free drop-in Homework Help for students in grades 1-8 with trained teen volunteers.

Help is available in all subject areas, including support to develop reading skills.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Get drop-in homework help for students in grades K - 8 on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for the first meeting of the Rio Linda Adult Book Club. We will be reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson, a novel of suspense featuring Private Investigator Jackson Brodie.

Pick up your copy at the front desk and drop of your suggestions for future book selections.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Jodi Picoult will appear for the Bee Book Club at 6 p.m. October 23 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento; (916) 264-2920. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Get them at www.beebuzzpoints.com. For more information: (916) 321-1128.

Location
Galleria Main Hall
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of What it is Like to go to War by Karl Marlantes. War Comes Home is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Calling all Teen and Adult Artists! In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, we are accepting shoebox altars for a community art show at the Fair Oaks library. Entries must be received By October 18. Please no loose food or real candles.

The show will be on display in the library from October 21- November 8.



Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sacramento Blue Star Moms are collecting items to send to our deployed U.S. Service Men and Women. They are collecting powdered beverages, dental and personal care items, non-expired food, games, media, books, and other practical items such as batteries, socks, pre-paid phone cards, ice/heat packs, etc. All items must fit in a 12x12x5.5 USPS box. There is a donation box located at the Southgate Library at the information desk. Items will be accepted until Saturday, December 20.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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, October 24, 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, October 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need help checking email, getting around on the internet, or just typing something up? Master all this and more with our fun and flexible computer class!
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
Book an appointment with the Business Librarian and we will help you find 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, October 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 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!
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 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, October 24, 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, October 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 2:00-3:00pm appointment online or at the Service Desk. Walk-ins are welcome when there are no prior reservations.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 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
Friday, October 24, 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 war.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Celebrate Food Day, October 24, and become a food scientist for a day with a magnifying glass and an official food taste test kit provided by the Food Literacy Center. Sample different varieties of local apples to see which one appeals to you the most. Then make creamy sunbutter with which to dip your favorite apples. Yummmm! Plus, be inspired by the wonderful picture book, Apple Farmer Annie.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Want to get ready for Halloween and show off your artistic skill? Join us for an afternoon of pumpkin carving! You will have one hour to hollow out your pumpkin and create your own jack-o-lantern design. Those interested can have their pumpkins judged at the end of the hour for a chance to win prizes. All pumpkins will be provided and will be yours to take home!
Due to limited supplies, online registration is required and will be limited to the first 30 participants to sign-up.
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 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 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Bring along a friend who loves to read or one who needs to start reading more!
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Food Day is October 24 and Sacramento Public Library is joining with Food Literacy Center to inspire kids to eat healthy food!

Celebrate Halloween with spooky experiments, a Halloween craft and a seasonal recipe. See an eerie science experiment to help kids learn about sugar. Kids will make a sweet treat with seeds and honey and a Halloween craft to take home. We’ll read Room on the Broom, too.

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

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Members of the Japanese National Honor Society will present a special program on Japanese culture where you will learn how to write your name in Japanese, practice conversational Japanese, and have cool Japanese treats. Due to space limitations, we will limit participation to the first 30 tweens and teens. This free program is hosted by the Franklin Community Library and requires registration at www.saclibrary.org.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in to Arcade Library for some afternoon gaming! Grab a controller for free play, fight to the top of the leaderboard, or simply come and watch the action.
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Local author Annette Kassis to tour Sacramento libraries with her book on “The Wettest City in the Nation.”

“Sacramento’s open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rum-runners up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital ‘the wettest city in the nation.’”

So begins the new book by local historian and author Annette Kassis, “Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation.”

This tumultuous time included not just a thriving speakeasy culture, but an unexpected film industry boom in the area, serious ethnic tensions, the Ku Klux Klan, the lawless Delta, German-American brewing culture and more. To learn more about Kassis and her book, listen to her interview on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” program on July 24.

Join Kassis on an exploration of this wet – and dry – snapshot of the River City as she appears at several of our libraries this fall. There will be copies of her book available for purchase and signing at each appearance.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
If you enjoy reading, eating, doing activities and discussing books with other readers and you are around 9 – 12 years old, then you should join the Tween Book Club at Belle Cooledge Library! At our October 24th meeting we’ll be discussing One Came Home by Amy Timberlake!

Snacks will be provided.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Description
Kids and Families learn while you eat! The Food Literacy Center is about promoting a healthy and sustainable food system. They will be with us on Food Day, Fri. Oct. 24, to present Chips, Dips, and Fancy Party tricks and will show you how to make those while you snack during the story How many seeds in a pumpkin.
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
4:30 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, October 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Stay after the library closes to play Minecraft with other kids! Registration is required. (Parents may stay in the library during the program. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Description
What terrors await you in the library after hours? What haunts the stacks when the doors have been shut? Come and find out, as teen volunteers turn the library into a series of scares, surprises and shocks.

The event will be family-friendly from 8 to 9:30 p.m., with storytimes, crafts, games, candy, and tours every 15 minutes. The real frights come during the teen-only tours from 9:30 to 10:15 pm. Come in costume and use your Halloween outfit twice this year!
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Calling all Teen and Adult Artists! In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, we are accepting shoebox altars for a community art show at the Fair Oaks library. Entries must be received By October 18. Please no loose food or real candles.

The show will be on display in the library from October 21- November 8.



Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sacramento Blue Star Moms are collecting items to send to our deployed U.S. Service Men and Women. They are collecting powdered beverages, dental and personal care items, non-expired food, games, media, books, and other practical items such as batteries, socks, pre-paid phone cards, ice/heat packs, etc. All items must fit in a 12x12x5.5 USPS box. There is a donation box located at the Southgate Library at the information desk. Items will be accepted until Saturday, December 20.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Pre-Service Tutor Training Workshop for new adult literacy tutors.
Location
Galleria West Meeting Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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 Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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. This month's feature is: "Rise of the Guardians" (2012)rated PG. "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, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Have you never used a computer before? This course is an introduction to computers for brand new users and will teach you about the components of a computer system. Topics covered include: how to safely operate a PC, basic mouse and keyboard skills, a general introduction to the Windows 7 desktop and how to use the most popular and useful equipment associated with PC operations.

If you are interested in attending you may register at saclibrary.org or call 916-264-2706.
Location
North Natomas Computer Lab
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 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 the Second and Forth Saturday each month.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come practice your English with librarian Stephanie! We will talk about all kinds of things, in large and small groups. Speakers of all other languages are welcome.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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. Also basic help offered for smart phones and tablets. All sessions are first come, first served and last 30 minutes.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Read and write poetry in international styles! Poet and editor Frank Dixon Graham will show us poetry from around the world in this eight week series. Attend one session or all eight.

This week's class - The Shakespearean Sonnet. We read some of Shakespeare's sonnets and discuss the structure of this form. We look into the period that shaped Shakespeare's world. Who was Shakespeare? We may attempt to write a sonnet.
Location
McKinley Room D
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This week it's "National Friends of the Library Week"! Celebrate with a fun D.I.Y. craft - Velvet pumpkins - and join the Friends of the Library.
Library
Isleton Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us for a fun time with many games and events in the library Garden. Face painting, a bevy of small Rain Forest animals brought by Eco Safari, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, frame decorating, lots of games, food demo, live jug band music from BROKIN JUG, apple juice and cookies! For all ages. Free program, sponsored by the Jr. League of Sacramento, the Adult Garden Club and branch Friends' Group. All free!
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get ready for National Novel Writing Month with local author, Kristin Amrine. At this workshop, Kristin will provide both an introduction into the writing process and assignments that stimulate the creative process. This free program is hosted by the Franklin Community Library.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
It's back! Trick or Treat on the "Boo"levard!

Take your kids trick or treating on the Boulevard and stop by your neighborhood stores, cafe's and businesses for free treats and spooky fun!
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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 and 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for a showing of Letters from Iwo Jima. This film tells the story of the Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during WWII, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. The film is directed by Clint Eastwood and is a companion to the film Flags of our Fathers which told the story of the Allied side of the battle of Iwo Jima.
Refreshments will be served.
Immediately following the film there will be a discussion led by a local veteran.

This event is part of the One Book Sacramento program series
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Arden-Dimick's Teen Technology assistant will be in the library to help with your technology needs. Bring your device (laptop, phone, tablet) or reserve a computer for the Saturday to receive some one-on-one help troubleshooting your issue.
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of the science fiction novel, The Martian by Andy Weir.
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Elizabeth Pinkerton writes a weekly newspaper column, “History Happened Here” and has written and published books on the history of Elk Grove and South Sacramento County. At this program, she will share stories of local histories which she has collected throughout the years. Copies of her books will be available for purchase. This is a free program hosted by the Franklin Community Library.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Puppet Company presents spooky favorite, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a special Halloween program for kids!
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn or practice chess!
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Our warriors are coming home from battle. They face a daunting transition back to civilian life marked by unemployment, prescription drug addiction and astronomical suicide rates. The film, Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmlands, champions combat vets who are rebuilding their lives as organic farmers and ranchers and revitalizing their communities with access to local, affordable, fresh, healthy food. These heroes blow the lid off stereotypes. A film by Dulanie Ellis.

War Comes Home is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Fair Oaks Teen Advisory Board is hosting a safe and fun Halloween event for all ages. Costume contest, games, mask making and more!
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
This program will get the whole family ready for the scariest (and sweetest) holiday of the year. Get in the spirit with fun crafts, and you can even wear your Halloween costume!
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Like building with Legos? Join us for our monthly Lego free play afternoon. Legos, Duplos and Lego building books will be provided.
Location
Large Community Room
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 North Natomas branch of the library. Register at saclibrary.org or call 916-264-2920.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Decorate your very own Sugar Skull for the Day of the Dead. Make it spooky, make it fancy, make it any way you like it! We provide all materials, you provide all the imagination. This family program is sponsored by the Friends of the Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 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 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Join other Pokémon enthusiasts for some friendly Pokémon card gaming! Bring your deck, or borrow one of ours, and challenge competitors to a full on Pokémon Duel! This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 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 North Natomas branch of the library. Register at saclibrary.org or call 916-264-2920.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Description
What terrors await you in the library after hours? What haunts
the stacks when the doors have been shut? Come and find out.
The Arden-Dimick Library will become a haunted fright fest as teen
volunteers turn the library into a series of scares, surprises and shocks.

The event will be family-friendly from 8 – 9:30 p.m., with storytimes and tours every 15 minutes. The real frights come during the teen-only tours from 9:30 – 10:15 p.m. Come in costume and use your Halloween outfit twice this year! A photo booth will be available for pictures.
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sacramento Blue Star Moms are collecting items to send to our deployed U.S. Service Men and Women. They are collecting powdered beverages, dental and personal care items, non-expired food, games, media, books, and other practical items such as batteries, socks, pre-paid phone cards, ice/heat packs, etc. All items must fit in a 12x12x5.5 USPS box. There is a donation box located at the Southgate Library at the information desk. Items will be accepted until Saturday, December 20.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Description
Bring your baby dressed up in their Halloween costume for a spook-tacular storytime!
Location
Kids Place
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 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 1st, 2nd, 3rd 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.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join the Arden-Dimick Open Book Club for our series exploring the theme of Rising Up: Personal and Political Struggles For Freedom.
The book club is free and open to all. This month's book is The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson.
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Actor Duffy Hudson will offer dramatic readings from Karl Marlantes' book, What It Is Like To Go To War followed by an audience conversation. Veterans and non-veterans are invited to share their thoughts and feelings about war and the war experience.
Duffy Hudson has conducted several book discussions in libraries across the U. S. and is an experienced actor having appeared on Broadway and on TV.
War Comes Home is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with California Center for the Book.
Location
Galleria Main Hall
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sacramento Blue Star Moms are collecting items to send to our deployed U.S. Service Men and Women. They are collecting powdered beverages, dental and personal care items, non-expired food, games, media, books, and other practical items such as batteries, socks, pre-paid phone cards, ice/heat packs, etc. All items must fit in a 12x12x5.5 USPS box. There is a donation box located at the Southgate Library at the information desk. Items will be accepted until Saturday, December 20.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Calling all Teen and Adult Artists! In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, we are accepting shoebox altars for a community art show at the Fair Oaks library. Entries must be received By October 18. Please no loose food or real candles.

The show will be on display in the library from October 21- November 8.



Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sacramento Blue Star Moms are collecting items to send to our deployed U.S. Service Men and Women. They are collecting powdered beverages, dental and personal care items, non-expired food, games, media, books, and other practical items such as batteries, socks, pre-paid phone cards, ice/heat packs, etc. All items must fit in a 12x12x5.5 USPS box. There is a donation box located at the Southgate Library at the information desk. Items will be accepted until Saturday, December 20.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 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.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Baby Lapsit will take a break from October 7 through October 28.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Come to this 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, October 28, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come join us for books, singing, and stories every Tuesday morning at 10:30. This program is appropriate for children who are 18 months to 3 years old.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
A family-friendly performance by local singer/guitarist Mr. Ken Cooper.

This program is made possible by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Toddler Time will be on break Tuesdays, October 7, 14 and 28. Join us for a special Jumpstart Read for the Record event on Tuesday, October 21.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
11:25 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
7th and 8th graders are invited to talk about books over lunch. This program is scheduled to coincide with the School of Engineering and Sciences' middle school lunch period, but homeschoolers are also welcome to join!
The middle school book group will take place inside the Teen Room.
Sponsored in part by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
Book an appointment with the Business Librarian and we will help you find 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, October 28, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 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, October 28, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
9th-12th graders are invited to talk about books over lunch. This program is scheduled to coincide with the School of Engineering and Sciences' high school lunch period, but homeschoolers are also welcome to join!
The high school book group will usually take place inside the Community Room, but if we're not in there, you can look for us inside the Teen Room.
Sponsored in part by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Need help figuring out your homework or special assignment? A Homework Coach at the Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library will be here every Tuesday afternoon at the large table in the children's area from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help guide you to success. Free assistance is available to students in all grades from K-8 who may drop in for homework help any time during the posted hours. Coaches will provide students with a positive and consistent environment that helps students develop effective study skills, complete assignments, and learn from dedicated volunteers. homework@saclibrary.org
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
6 two-hour sessions
Learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with computers and the Windows operating system.
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Each day this week we'll have a D.I.Y. Halloween Craft. Mask Making, Candy Crafting and Trick-or-Treat Bags. Finish up the week with Trick-or-treats in the library on Halloween.
Library
Isleton Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age and high school students is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Volunteer homework coaches will be available to assist students in grades K-12 with homework assignments.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Enjoy a movie at the Franklin Community Library. Seating is limited! This free movie program is for teens only!
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Our Homework Coach will offer free homework assistance to students grades 1-8 on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Free homework help! Elementary, middle school, and high school students are welcome to join us every Tuesday and Wednesday for free, one-on-one homework help from a trained volunteer at the library's Homework Zone.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Free homework help for grades 1 through 8 on a drop-in basis, Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm in the community room and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm inside the kids' area of the library.

This program is made possible only with the help of volunteers, and is subject to cancellation accordingly.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make a 3D self-portrait on a paper mache skull! Use collage techniques, art supplies, and found objects to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. We provide the materials (and snacks), you provide the creativity. Project appropriate for ages 12-19. All free & fun!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
What will you do in the event of a disaster, such as a medical emergency or death? Learn more by joining us in our interactive workshop for more information on how a well-designed risk management program may help protect you and your family.
This is a 6-part series, so please try to attend each session if possible.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Learn about Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) with artist Yoli Manzo. She will bring sugar skulls (calaveras) for you to decorate, and talk about this fascinating Mexican holiday that honors the dead, for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Interested in community service, leadership opportunities, and fun? TAB is all about teens creating their own service projects -- whether that means organizing fun programs for teens or other community outreach projects. Join us for an informal meeting as we plan out our future ventures. Participants get credit for two hours of volunteering. Bonus: TAB looks *great* on your college applications.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Description
We have a volunteer ready to help individuals one-on-one with job searching and using our database, Career Center, which offers live help fixing resumes and provides links to job websites.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Sci-Fi book club will explore the exciting and diverse field of science fiction and fantasy : from aliens and spaceships to dragons and wizards. Please bring a snack to share and join us. This month's title is War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Read to a Dog is a fun and proven method for boosting a child’s reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog and adult volunteer. Children may bring their own books to read to these furry friends, or they may borrow a book from the library’s collection. Join us in our community room for this wonderful program!
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Like the effects of glow-in-the-dark paints? Try painting a simple mask and see what you can create. To be inspired, listen and look at a famous, spooky picture book.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Presenter Alan Miller's cinematic and literary perspectives on the Vietnam War come from several decades of closely tracking that conflict from afar. As a newly minted USAF second lieutenant in 1961, Miller was stationed at a Strategic Air Command Base in Michigan and served as Security Operations Officer during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Mr. Miller holds a master's degree in History and has taught and written professionally. He grew up watching war films and has remained fascinated with their evolution. He has devoured all manner of books on Vietnam, including Karl Marlantes' novel Matterhorn.
Sign language interpreting will be provided at this program.
War Comes Home is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with California Center for the Book.
Location
Galleria West Meeting Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join the Friends of the Colonial Heights Library for family game night! Each month features a different game for family and friends to play, from Pictionary to Family Feud.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:45 PM - 7:25 PM
Description
We have a volunteer ready to help individuals one-on-one with job searching and using our database, Career Center, which offers live help fixing resumes and provides links to job websites.
Library
North Natomas Library

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Keep reading all summer long!
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Reviews
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Lady Knight
Author
Tamora Pierce
Genre
Fantasy
Books Read:
Spartan Gold
Author
Clive Cussler
Genre
Mystery
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Dinnertime For Chickies
Author
Janee Trasler
Genre
Picture Book
Books Read:
Tiger In My Soup
Author
Kashmira Sheth
Genre
Picture Book
Books Read:
Looking For Bigfoot
Author
Bonnie Worth