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Summer Reading Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Baby Lapsit Storytime at McKinley Library will be taking a break in September. Please join us when we resume on October 1. See you then!
Location
McKinley Room A East Sac Room
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Register in September to #vote in November! Get registered at National Voter Registration Day on September 23. #CelebrateNVRD
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 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, September 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tired of having film developed? Want to share photos electronically via email and the Internet? Considering buying a digital camera? In this course you will learn about the advantages of digital photography and the equipment and features you need to know about when buying a digital camera. You will also get a brief introduction to software and websites for organizing, editing and sharing digital photos.
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 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, September 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, September 23, 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, September 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
Tuesday, September 23, 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, September 23, 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, September 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, September 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students will receive a notebook to decorate and keep!
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs, get an email address, and create and upload a resume. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk at the Carmichael Library.
Sessions may be scheduled for 1 hour. Please bring a current resume on a flash drive and your laptop if you have one to get started. If you do not have a flash drive, please bring a hard copy of your current resume.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Have you ever wanted to make your own comic books, but don't know where to start? Come learn the basics from local artist Jesse Baggs. Use your skills at home or join us on October 4th for 24 Hour Comics Day and accept the challenge to write a 24 page comic in 24 hours.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Have you had a green card for at least 5 years? International Rescue Committee offers free civics classes to help you pass the test and can help you with the naturalization application and process. Sign up with Cille Bird at (916) 482-0120 or email Cille.Bird@rescue.org. This series is 17 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 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, September 23, 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, September 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, September 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 The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 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
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join the Sacramento Theatre Company and the Sacramento Public Library for the Big Read kickoff event, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The program will feature members of the cast of Sacramento Theatre Company's production of The Grapes of Wrath, who will perform music and excerpts from the production. The performance will be complimented by a panel discussion regarding Steinbeck's novel, the stage adaptation of the novel, and the novel's censorship in 1939. The panel includes Michael Stevenson, director, STC's production of The Grapes of Wrath;Susan Shillinglaw, author and former director of the Center for Steinbeck studies at San Jose State; and Rivkah Sass, director, Sacramento Public Library.
Sign language interpreting will be available at this program.
Location
Galleria Main Hall
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Be inspired by a picture book story based on the life of the famous Mexican artist, Manuel Jiménez. Then choose a plain, carved-wood animal and paint it with acrylic paints in the colorful, fantastical style of Oaxaca, Mexico, making your own magical art.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:45 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. Join us this month for Bingo!
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 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

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 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
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Toddlers 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
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Have fun with rhymes, songs, books and other language-building play for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 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, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Description
Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and movement activities for children approximately 1.5 to 3 years of age along with a caregiver.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Toddlers, age 0-2, and their caregivers are invited for 30 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and flannel boards. In order to keep Toddler Storytime safe and enjoyable for all, we limit participation to the first 30 children. This program is repeated at 10:30 AM. Due to space limitations, caregivers and children may attend the 10:00 AM storytime or the 10:30 AM storytime but not both.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Celebrate the Freedom to Read, September 21-27, 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Check-out a banned book and get a free book when you show your receipt at Southgate Library thru September 27, 2014.


Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a fun Storytime for ages 3 yrs. to 6 yrs. old featuring books, music, crafts, play and more. See you there!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Build early literacy skills with fun rhymes, stories, songs and more!
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 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, September 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, rhymes, and stories designed to build early literacy skills.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
NO STORYTIME AUGUST 27th! Join the youth services librarian at Central Library for a rockin' storytime full of songs, fingerplays and books galore! Designed for children ages 3-5.
Location
Kids Place
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Toddlers, age 0-2, and their caregivers are invited for 30 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and flannel boards. In order to keep Toddler Storytime safe and enjoyable for all, we limit participation to the first 30 children. Due to space limitations, caregivers and children may attend the 10:00 AM storytime or the 10:30 AM storytime but not both.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us at the library for Wednesday morning storytimes for toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers! Each week we'll read three different stories, sing songs, do some activities, and meet afterward to play. Get ready to celebrate reading from your fingers to your toes!
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs and create and upload a resume, along with teaching you to use JobNow, a powerful online tool for job hunters. Please bring a current resume on a flash drive to get started. If you do not have a flash drive, please bring a hard copy of your current resume. Session lasts for an hour.
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Preschoolers age 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplay activities designed to build early literacy skills.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy fun songs, stories and action rhymes. Toddler storytime is 25 minutes long.

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us in our Read & Feed Garden for fun gardening projects for children.
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The Rules of #OITNB Book Club
1. You do not talk about #OITNB Book Club
2. You do not talk about #OITNB Book Club
3. One episode at a time
4. No notes
5. Conversations will go on as long as they have to
6. If this is your first day at #OITNB Book Club, you have to talk
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and more for children aged 3-5 and their grownups.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
Listen, sing, play, create and have FUN at our Toddler storytime program! Each week features either a craft activity or "stay and play" time featuring developmentally appropriate toys and sensory materials. Don't miss it!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs and create and upload a resume, along with teaching you to use JobNow, a powerful online tool for job hunters. Please bring a current resume on a flash drive to get started. If you do not have a flash drive, please bring a hard copy of your current resume. Session lasts for an hour.
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 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.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Do you need help with researching your family’s history? Central Library’s volunteer genealogists are available to assist you with a free, 45-minute session in the Genealogy Center on the 2nd Floor. Appointments are offered on Wednesdays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit the Central Library in person.
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn to: Use social media, sell and buy stuff on craigslist, format your resume, create a website, or just navigate your computer!

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Our job coach is here Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to assist customers with job hunting, resume help, interviewing tips, etc.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Do you need help using the internet? Would you like to learn how to navigate your eReader? Do you need to learn new skills in programs such as Microsoft office? You can schedule a one on one session with our technology assistant.

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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 Wednesday afternoon at the large table in the children's area from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-Reader Help is available from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bring your device with you. Sign up at the service desk or stop by for the next
available appointment.
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Children ages 5 through 12 can now sign up to Read to a Dog at North Highlands-Antelope Library. Read a book to one of four friendly therapy-trained dogs, accompanied by their trained adult volunteers, and earn a book after seven Read to a Dog sessions. No registration required.
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 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
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age and high school students is available on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Volunteer homework coaches will be available to assist students in grades K-12 with homework assignments.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Get drop-in homework help for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th every Wednesday.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for the first meeting of the teen advisory group. Enjoy snacks and help us plan programs and events for teens. All middle school and high school students are welcome to join!
Location
McKinley Room D
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Students in grades K-12 can get help on homework assignments from volunteer homework coaches.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Through TAB, teens learn and develop leadership and teamwork skills , goal setting and management, select book titles and other materials, earn community service hours and have fun. This program is free and takes place at the Franklin Community Library.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 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
Wednesday, September 24, 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
Wednesday, September 24, 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
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join neighborhood favorite Mr. Cooper for 30 minutes of music time and freeze dancing for ages 3 to 7 years.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Do you want to learn to play chess? Do you already know how to play? All skill levels are welcome to join us at our Chess Club! We will meet from 4:15-5:30 and we will have an instructor to teach beginners. All supplies will be provided.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
916 Ink: Rio Youth Writer's Guild is a workshop for young people, age 6 to 17. Over the course of this free, twelve week program, local authors will work with students on various forms of writing, including: fiction; poetry; and songwriting. We will meet each Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:45 beginning September 3rd. No need to register. The only requirements are an imagination and the ability to write. Come join us and prepare to be amazing. The program will led by local singer/songwriter and author Danny (DJ) Stipe.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for the movie Muppet Treasure Island and enjoy treats for the whole family. Rated G, 99 Minutes
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
It's family movie night at the library! This month we are showing "Muppets Most Wanted" (rated PG). Free film, free popcorn!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Do you like to knit or crochet? Have a project you've been meaning to finish? Would you like to learn new skills? Come to Southgate the last Wednesday of every month for our knit and crochet circle. Bring your project and supplies if you have them (we have limited supplies available). Everyone is welcome, all ages and levels!
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 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, September 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
Wednesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
STORYTIME BREAK - Toddler/Preschool Storytime at the McKinley Library will be taking a break in September. Please join us when we resume on October 2. See you then!
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Clase de computación básica de cuatro semanas. Nivel principiante, para los que no tienen experiencia con la computadora. Se enseñará las partes de la computadora, cómo prender y apagarla, cómo usar el “mouse”, y las funciones básicas del sistema de operación Windows.

Se require registración avanzada. Favor de comunicarse con Erica al 916-775-4486.
Library
Courtland Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
On the last Thursday of every month, we trade storybooks for lab coats!

All toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun of art and science crafts emphasizing process based learning that will engage creativity and expand curiosity.

Come make a mess with us!
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Celebrate the Freedom to Read, September 21-27, 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Check-out a banned book and get a free book when you show your receipt at Southgate Library thru September 27, 2014.


Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Listen, sing, play, create and have FUN at our Preschool storytime program! Each week features either a craft activity or "stay and play" time featuring developmentally appropriate toys and sensory materials. Don't miss it!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to come to the library community room to play with our development toys and do some coloring. This event is designed for children ages 3-5.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 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 grownups. Developmental toys and board books will be available. Let's have fun together! This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Description
Baby/Toddler Storytime is taking a break for the month of September, but please join us for stay and plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15-11:15am and a performance by Mr. Cooper on Tuesday, April 29 at 11am.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come to the library for free, fun stories and activities for ages 3 to 5.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 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.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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.

Please tell us what you think of Preschool Storytime! Copy this link to complete an online survey: http://pmtf.countingopinions.com/s/csurvey/?guid=3d5ee35e1b
Library
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Bring your friends and enjoy a movie @ Carmichael Library - Free!
“Dial M for Murder” (1954) © Warner Bros.
Visit Carmichael Library for a list of up-coming movie titles
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come build to your heart's content at the library. There will be plenty of bricks for everyone, so don't be shy. Come join the fun!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 3:30 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, September 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Wii and board games.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, on Thursdays throughout the school year. Sessions are first-come, first-served; reservations not needed.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen?
Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years?

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students from the Advanced Creative Writing class at Mira Loma High School will be performing their poems and stories. Stop by to listen to these talented young writers!
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Choose from hundreds of titles!

This is a Friends only night.

Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Have you had a green card for at least 5 years? International Rescue Committee offers free civics classes to help you pass the test and can help you with the naturalization application and process. Sign up with Cille Bird at (916) 482-0120 or email Cille.Bird@rescue.org. This series is 17 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Enjoy a good book and stimulating conversation with great company! At this alternative book group, we bring books to share with the group (with a focus on book series) instead of the group reading the same chosen title.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. Everyone is welcome!
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Choose from hundreds of titles!
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Celebrate the Freedom to Read, September 21-27, 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Check-out a banned book and get a free book when you show your receipt at Southgate Library thru September 27, 2014.


Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Do you knit? Crochet? Do needlework? Want to learn? Do you have fiber-crafting skills to share with beginners? Bring a project to work on as we learn together! Adults and teens welcome!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 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.
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help?
Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more!

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
SESSION 2 ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED SESSION 1
Tired of having film developed? Want to share photos electronically via email and the Internet? Considering buying a digital camera? In this course you will learn about the advantages of digital photography and the equipment and features you need to know about when buying a digital camera. You will also get a brief introduction to software and websites for organizing, editing and sharing digital photos.
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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.
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Build cool things with LEGOs - racers, space ships, bridges, inventions, whatever you choose. Our LEGOs, your creativity!
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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 Enclave by Ann Aguirre. Bring along a friend who loves to read or one who needs to start reading more!
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Come play an assortment of board and collectible card games until the library closes. Give your Magic: The Gathering deck a practice run before Friday Night Magic at the comic shop, or bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! deck for free play. Try out a session of tabletop games like Munchkin, Pandemic, Zombie Dice, Tsuro, and Ticket to Ride, or bring your own favorite board game to share with others.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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 Septmeber 26th meeting we’ll be discussing Neil Flame and the Marco Polo Murders!

Stop by the branch today to ask about picking up a copy of the book.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Learn about wildlife of the world with Eco-Safari! Meet live parrots, snakes, turtles, iguanas, and other animals while learning about the habitats and eco-systems they come from.
Location
McKinley Room A East Sac Room
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join the teen bookclub group as we discuss "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". This book, written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture. Everyone has seen the 1939 classic movie, but how many have actually read the novel? Refreshments served!
Library
Isleton Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 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
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate the culmination of Banned Books Week with a marathon reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Owl mask making, a sorting hat, face painting, and more. The reading beings at 10:00am and goes until the book is finished.
Location
Valley Hi - North Laguna Meeting Room
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This class has been cancelled. Please check sacramento.score.org for the current calendar of classes and events.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Choose from hundreds of titles!
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a special family movie event for kids with autism and/or sensory disorders. "Typical" toddlers and preschoolers are welcome too! We'll have healthy snacks, the lights will be slightly up, the sound will be slightly down, and kids don't need to remain seated while enjoying the movie. There will also be lots of fidget toys!
For more information or to find out what movie we're currently showing, please contact Janet at jwininger@saclibrary.org or call our main number at 264-2920.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 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, September 27, 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, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Celebrate the Freedom to Read, September 21-27, 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Check-out a banned book and get a free book when you show your receipt at Southgate Library thru September 27, 2014.


Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
All are welcome at this special monthly storytime celebrating all types of families, part of the Rainbow Families meet-up group. This is an opportunity for LGBT families and parents to meet and socialize. For more information, check out http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Rainbow-Families/
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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 - French Forms of Poetry. We look at the villanelle, the pantoum, and the alexandrine in particular. Writers may experiment in their own tongue with their own interpretations or follow the form precisely to devise their own version of the French form(s).
Location
McKinley Room D
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Looking for a job? Need help? Come meet one-on-one with a trained job coach who will help you spruce up your resume, build better job searching techniques, learn how to ace the interview, and more! Walk-ins are welcome for a 30-minute appointment, or make an appointment at the library.
Library
Orangevale Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 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, September 27, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Sacramento’s open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rum-running up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital the wettest city in the nation. The era from World War I until the repeal of the 18th Amendment brought Sacramento storied institutions like Mather Field and delightful surprises like a thriving film industry.
Join historian Annette Kassis on an exploration of this wet – and dry – snapshot of the River City. Annette will sign copies of “Prohibition in Sacramento,” available for purchase at the program.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us for a family movie. Rated PG.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Job coach sessions are cancelled for today. Our next Job Coach sessions will be offered on Thursday, September 25th and Saturday, September 27th.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Find special books at terrific prices at our Friends of the Library Book Store, located at 440 Elkhorn Blvd., #7, (in the Food Source shopping center) in beautiful Rio Linda. You'll find great bargains on used books. Special sale: better books 75% off! The Book Store is open every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 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, September 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, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary at Carmichael library. Trivia, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 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, September 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, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It's amazing what you can make out of our leftover craft materials and your own imagination! We'll provide all the materials you need to make a really great...something!
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn composting basics to turn yard waste and kitchen fruit and vegetable scraps into a wonderful soil amendment. You'll learn the tips for success and tricks to speed up the process from UC Master Gardeners. Another way to recycle!
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Avast me hearties! In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, we will be having a pirate party! Come get your pirate name, learn some pirate lingo, make your own pirate spyglass, and maybe even come away with some treasure!

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Natomas Library.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Build cool things with LEGOs- racers, space ships, bridges, inventions-whatever you choose! We will have both Duplos for the younger kids and regular LEGOs for everyone older. Lego your creativity!
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 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, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A trained volunteer is ready to help you, one-on-one, with job searching techniques, resume building, and interviewing skills. Sessions last for approximately 50 minutes. If you have a current resume on a flash drive or laptop bring them along. If not, we will get you started on one of our computers.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Would you like to learn how to play chess or learn how to play better? If so, bring a friend, if you'd like to, and come to the large back table in the library where a chess instructor will have two boards set up for teaching moves and strategy in this game of kings.
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Colonial Heights Library opened in 1989, and we’re celebrating the branch's 25th birthday with a bang! Join us for an afternoon of food, face painting, henna, and all the friendly neighbors you could ask for.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Lego free play. Legos and Duplos will be supplied. Lego your creativity.
Location
Large Community Room
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 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

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come join a group of adults to practice speaking Spanish.
All knowledge levels welcome, including beginners.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Sacramento’s open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rum-running up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital the wettest city in the nation. The era from World War I until the repeal of the 18th Amendment brought Sacramento storied institutions like Mather Field and delightful surprises like a thriving film industry.

Join historian Annette Kassis on an exploration of this wet – and dry – snapshot of the River City. Annette will sign copies of “Prohibition in Sacramento,” available for purchase at the program.
Location
McKinley Room A East Sac Room
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 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, September 27, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come and meet one-on-one with a volunteer job coach who will help you look for jobs, create an effective resume, and more! Each appointment lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Participants are encouraged to make a reservation online.
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
A street and rooftop car show in downtown Sacramento featuring all pre-1972 American vehicles.

It’s an All-American classic car show. Free admission.

Want to register your car? Download a registration form.

We’re shutting down a block of 9th Street downtown by Cesar Chavez Park for the day, with more cars on the roof of the garage behind the library. Come check out Kustoms and hot rods, street machines and muscle cars.

We’ll also have food trucks, a DJ, and sale items like T-shirts, books on cars and posters.

This is an alcohol-free event.

The Tsakopoulos Library Galleria will open at 9 a.m. with additional displays. The Central Library will be open from noon to 5 p.m., so you can come in and check out books and use our many library services.
Location
Galleria Main Hall
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time
12:10 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Bond with your baby and make new friends! Baby Lapsit Storytime is designed to encourage early literacy development through shared reading, songs, games and movement. Recommended for birth through 24 months, but older kids are welcome. In Kids' Place on the lower level.
Location
Kids Place
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you need help with researching your family’s history? Central Library’s volunteer genealogists are available to assist you with a free, 45-minute session in the Genealogy Center on the 2nd Floor. Appointments are offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit the Central Library in person.
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 28, 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, September 28, 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 Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck.
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Attend the Sakuramento Anime society weekly event and watch old and new Anime and Anime Music Videos (AMVs). Come play CCGs, practice your art skills and make AMVs. All adults welcome. NOT HELD Sunday March 23 2014 due to Maintenance Work Scheduled.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 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, September 29, 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

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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
Books Read:
Flat Stanley
Books Read:
Ramona the Brave
Author
Beverly Clearly
Genre
Early Chapter Book
Books Read:
Mr. Jack Is a Maniac!
Author
Dan Gutman
Genre
Early Chapter Book
Books Read:
fancy nancy: the show must go on
Books Read:
Maleficent
Author
Elizabeth Rudnick
Genre
Fantasy