Paws to Read @ the Sacramento Public Library
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Summer Reading Events
Title
Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
An on going sale during open library hours of hardback and paperback books at very low prices.
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Storytimes will take a break in December! Baby storytime will return to it's regular time on January 6th, 2015!

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
An on going sale during open library hours of hardback and paperback books at very low prices.
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 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
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come to the library community room to play with our development toys. This event is designed for children walking to 3 years old.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Aprenda a usar la computadora en español.

Cada martes en diciembre.
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 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
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 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 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, December 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Every Tuesday from 1pm - 5pm a certified outreach enrollment counselor will be here to help enroll people through Covered California. Interested folks should bring to the counselor at the library the following information: 1) names, birthdates, and social security numbers for each person applying; 2) for eligible immigrants, proof of legal presence (green card, passport); 3) proof of income (W-2 forms, paystubs, or tax statement); 4) proof of California residence (such as, driver's license, state ID, rent receipt, or utility bill. Todos los martes de 13:00-17:00 un consejero de afiliación alcance certificado estará aquí para ayudar a inscribir a las personas a través de California cubierto. Personas interesadas deben traer a la consejera en la biblioteca de la siguiente información: 1) los nombres, fechas de nacimiento y números de seguro social de cada solicitante; 2) para los inmigrantes elegibles, prueba de presencia legal (tarjeta verde, pasaporte); 3) prueba de ingresos (formularios W-2, talones de cheques, o la declaración de impuestos); 4) prueba de residencia en California (como, licencia de conducir, identificación del estado, arriendo o una factura de servicios públicos).


Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 23, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On Tuesdays, 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, December 23, 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, December 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A volunteer is ready to help individuals one-on-one with job searching, using our library job search resources, and updating resumes. Please schedule an appointment by contacting the Job Coach at JobCoachRAN@gmail.com
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Bored during the break from school? Stop by the library and get the creative juices flowing! We'll have different crafts to try each Tuesday afternoon during the winter break.
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Aburridos durante el descanso de la escuela? Pasen por la biblioteca y anímanse a ser creativos! Tendremos una manualidad distincta cada martes durante el descanso de invierno.
Library
Courtland Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
2:05 PM - 2:55 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, December 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Homework Zone will return on Tuesday, January 6, at 3:00 p.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a holiday movie at Carmichael Library.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age students is available on Tuesdays, 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
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Homework Zone will return on January 6th: Happy Holidays!
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
What will happen to your assets when you are gone? Do you have a plan in place to preserve them? In this workshop, we will discuss our estate distribution techniques and provide information about preserving more of an estate for your heirs, keeping an estate out of probate, finding ways to reduce estate taxes, and much more. 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, December 23, 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, December 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Enjoy a good book with great company! There will be a book chosen by the group each month and the discussion title will be available at the meeting.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 23, 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 Among Others by Jo Walton.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 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
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
An on going sale during open library hours of hardback and paperback books at very low prices.
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Join us at 10am for Toddler Time! For half an hour toddlers will have a storytime that is customized for children between the ages of two and three.
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Every Wednesday is story time. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. and venture into your child’s stories!
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The library is closed because of the December 24th Christmas Eve holiday. The library will remain closed through Thursday, December 25, Christmas Day, and Friday, December 26. The library will reopen on Saturday, December, 27, at 10:00 a.m. Homework Zone will return on Tuesday, January 6, at 3:00 p.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
All libraries are closed on Wednesday, December 24. Our next Job Coach session will be on Wednesday, December 31.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
All libraries are closed on Wednesday, December 24. Our next Job Coach session will be on Wednesday, December 31.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
An on going sale during open library hours of hardback and paperback books at very low prices.
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Because of the Christmas holiday, Thursday, December 25, the library is closed. Preschool Storytime will return on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Because of the Christmas holiday, the library is closed. Come back for Ereader help on Saturday, December 27; Saturday, January 3; and Thursday, January 8 at 3 p.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Homework Zone will return on January 6th: Happy Holidays!
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
An on going sale during open library hours of hardback and paperback books at very low prices.
Library
Del Paso Heights Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Because of the Christmas holiday, the library is closed. Come back for Job Coach help on Friday, January 2, at 1 p.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Interested in improving your English-as-a-Second-Language skills in speaking, reading, or writing? With the help of an experienced ESL teacher who is now the current ESL Coach here at Galt Library, you can become more proficient. In a relaxed, one-on-one setting, you can progress at your own pace without the worry of keeping up with a class. Contact us today at 1-800-209-4627, at galbranch@saclibrary.org, or in-person. The hours of the Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library, located at 1000 Caroline Avenue in Galt, are as follows:
Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.;
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.;
Fridays, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.;
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
All libraries are closed on Friday, December 26. Our next Job Coach session will be on Wednesday, December 31.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
All libraries are closed on Friday, December 26. Our next Job Coach session will be on Wednesday, December 31.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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, December 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Baby/Toddler Storytime will return on Saturday, January 10 at 10 a.m.

Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 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 Still Life by Louise Penny.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Paws to Read will return at 10:30 a.m.on Saturday, January 9, 2015.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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, December 27, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
We invite all families to join us in the comfy confines of a blanket-fort, complete with flashlights. Children will hear stories, songs, finger plays and are welcome to "stay and play" afterward.

A limited number of flashlights will be on hand, if you have one bring one!

This program is designed for ages 2 - 7.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn or practice chess!
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Fenix Drum and Dance Company for a fun, hands-on exploration of the Kwanzaa Principles and make a "Nguzo Saba Sista" Doll to take home. This is a unique, holiday way to focus your life for the New Year! Bring a friend!
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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, December 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
No appointments needed! Drop by the Belle Cooledge Library for some on call technology help between 2pm and 4pm on December 27th.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Need help using your E-reader or other mobile devices? Come and learn how to use Overdrive and 3M on your device. Please reserve your 30-minute appointment with our Technology Assistant by email @ sorton@saclibrary.org, by calling 916-264-2920, or by stopping by the library information desk. Walk-ins will be taken if time allows.
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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, December 27, 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? Come up to the public services 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 Overdrive and 3M cloud apps.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 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

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login 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



Reviews
Bitten
Books Read:
Bitten
Review
I was surprised at first at how much I liked it, I know though that once I got into the story I couldn't put it down and made excuses to continue reading. Elena is a perfect protagonist and the plot unfolds nicely rather than all at once.  Bitten
Author
Kelley Armstrong
Genre
Fantasy
Books Read:
Hop On Pop
Books Read:
olivea
Books Read:
The organic pharmacy
Books Read:
The Penguin Story
Author
David Attenborough
Genre
Non-Fiction