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Summer Reading Events
Title
Date
Sunday, April 20, 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, April 20, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
We have volunteers ready to help you with job searching and resume writing.

Get personalized assistance and explore JobNow, a web-based service with job coaches that can help you with resume writing and interview skills.

SUNDAY HOURS
12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Our job coaches help people on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Title
Date
Sunday, April 20, 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
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, aged 3-5, are invited to join us for 30 minutes of interactive play with parent or caregiver followed by stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts at 10:30. In order to keep Preschool Story & Play safe and enjoyable for all, we limit participation to the first 40 children.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for books, songs, stories and fun. Everyone is welcome to stay and play after with our fabulous toys.
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for this new program for you and your baby (0 to 18 months). We will encourage early literacy development and parent/child interaction through stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays and more.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Toddlers, accompanied by their parents or caregivers, are invited to a special storytime series.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
The Veterans Resource Station is a place where veterans and their families of every era and military branch will find free assistance in connecting to the State and Federal benefits and services they have earned through military service. A special collection of library materials will also be available.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Description
Baby/Toddler Storytime is taking a break for the month of April, 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
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Children ages 12 months to 3 years will share songs, fingerplays, stories and fun.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring your baby (ages 0-18 months)to the library for a fun playtime!
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Have a computer issue? Can’t figure out how to get your laptop onto the wifi? Want to learn to get Zinio magazines or Overdrive e-books on to your tablet, phone or other device? Come get one-on-one tech help at the Arden-Dimick branch of the library. Sign up at the Service Desk in the library to make a half-hour appointment.
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Our job coach is here Tuesdays from 12-2 pm to assist customers with job hunting, resume help, interviewing tips, etc.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join us for nursery rhymes, fingerplays, simple stories, and songs designed to encourage a range of early literacy skills.
This program is for children up to about 18 months old or until they are ready for toddler storytime. Each child must be accompanied by a participating adult. Following the program, babies and their caregivers are invited to stay and play with activity learning toys.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Location
McKinley Room A East Sac Room
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Veterans Resource Station is a place where veterans and their families of every era and military branch will find free assistance in connecting to the State and Federal benefits and services they have earned through military service. A special collection of library materials will also be available.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
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, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Now offering one on one, walk-in service for patrons who need basic computer help, such as creating e-mail accounts, and using the internet.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Please join us for a special storytime for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Stick around for baby stay and play at the end of storytime.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Engaging duo, Musical Robot, will delight audience members with their upbeat and energetic style. Show will be followed by a craft using recycled materials, in honor of Earth Day.
Library
Courtland Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our Homework Coach will offer free homework assistance to students grades 1-8 on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Get drop-in homework help for students in grades K - 8 on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.
Library
Valley Hi - North Laguna Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age students is available on Tuesdays 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, April 22, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Trained volunteers serve as Homework Coaches and Teen Mentors to students in grades 1-8, offering free homework assistance in all subject areas.
Adults and teens interested in becoming part of our Homework Zone team are encouraged to speak with the Youth Services librarian at the front desk.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Free Homework Help!

Are you struggling with a school assignment? Get free homework coaching in the Homework Zone at Sylvan Oaks Library.

We offer free homework assistance in all subjects on a drop-in basis for grades 1 - 8. Come to the Homework Zone to build your confidence and get better grades!

The Homework Zone tables are located in the Children's Area.
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age students. Our volunteer homework coach will be available to assist students in grades 1-8 with homework assignments.
Library
Rio Linda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Why do plants produce seeds? In this action-packed California Food Literacy program, kids will learn how to remove sunflower seeds from the flower, create their own seed packet to take home, and discover how the seeds can also be turned into a spread called Sun Butter that's similar to peanut butter. For kids with nut allergies, this spread made from seeds is a safe alternative. We'll eat the homemade sun butter on graham crackers. We'll read 'Sunflower House'.

Program made possible by the Friends of the Rancho Cordova Library.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Come play Minecraft, an open world adventure/building game. You will gather resources to survive the monsters that come out at night, and roam around a fully-realized world, gathering materials to build the best creation you can imagine.
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Come join us to work on your current craft project, or start a new one. Funded by the Friends of the McKinley Library.
Location
McKinley Room D
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 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 Southgate Library. If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Sessions last for one 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. The job seeker may meet with the Job Coach for assistance for a one hour session per week for a total of two weeks.




Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
We have volunteers ready to help you with job searching and resume writing.

Get personalized assistance and explore JobNow, a web-based service with job coaches that can help you with resume writing and interview skills.

TUESDAY HOURS
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Our job coaches help people on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 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, April 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Are you interested in researching your family tree but don't know where to start? This workshop will introduce you to helpful resources and provide tips and advice on investigating your family history. Presented by genealogist Bernie Marks.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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), free one-on-one sessions are available at Franklin Library. Appointments must be made at the service desk and will last 30 minutes each. 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, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Aquanetta Gordon will appear for the Bee Book Club at 6 p.m. April 22 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento; (916) 264-2920. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Get them at www.beebuzzpoints.com. For more information: (916) 321-1128.

Location
Galleria Main Hall
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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 selection is Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein
Location
Carmichael Meeting Room
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This event has been CANCELLED due to a scheduling conflict. Tim Holt will be back in September for a one-man show as the poet Walt Whitman.
Location
Galleria West Meeting Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Please join us and your neighbors to discuss issues and concerns. Talk with Don Nottoli, County Supervisor, Keri Blaskoski, Service Area Manager, Jim Schubert, Sr. Landscape Designer, Sergeant Steve Dutra & Deputy Vitaly Prokopchuck, East Area Sheriff's Office and County Code Enforcement Officers. Light refreshments served. Co-sponsored by BRECA and Rancho Cordova Branch library.
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
¡Póngase en forma y diviértase bailando!
Get in shape and have fun dancing!
Location
Walnut Grove Meeting Room
Library
Walnut Grove Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come to the library for a child-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks!
Call 916-264-2920 for movie titles.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Elk Grove Library. Become a member today!
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Welcome to a special movie for families with kids on the autism spectrum! We'll be showing a popular kids' film but the lights will be slightly up, the sound will be less loud, and we'll have some snacks to munch on. Noise and/or behaviors are never a problem. For the film name and more information, please email Janet at jwininger@saclibrary.org.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come join your friends for stories, singing, and craft time at Sylvan Oaks Library! Each week we start out with Storytime and finish the morning off with a fun and easy craft to take home.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The Veterans Resource Station is a place where veterans and their families of every era and military branch will find free assistance in connecting to the State and Federal benefits and services they have earned through military service. A special collection of library materials will also be available.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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, April 23, 2014
Time
11:25 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
7th and 8th graders are invited to come in during their lunch period (bring a bag lunch!) for a half hour discussion of the hottest new books, facilitated by parent and book blogger Patricia Mendoza. Though these weekly meetings have been planned to coincide with the School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) middle school lunch period, homeschoolers are also welcome to attend.

These meetings will take place in the Community Room (or the Teen Room if the Community Room is not available). Partially funded by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Description
Book an appointment with the Business Librarian and we will help you find the information you need.

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

Sessions are fifty minutes and meet in the GED Center on the second floor of the Central Library.
Location
2nd Floor
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
9th-12th graders are invited to come in during their lunch period (bring a bag lunch!) for a half hour discussion of the hottest new books. Though these weekly meetings have been planned to coincide with the School of Engineering and Science (SES) high school lunch period, homeschoolers are also welcome to attend. Facilitated by book blogger Patricia Mendoza of "2 Chicks on Books." Partially funded by the Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library.
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Infants from birth to 12 months are welcome to come with their adults. Gentle rhymes, songs, and stories help build early literacy skills and provide a bonding experience for babies and parents.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Need help creating an email, filling out the online job application, downloading an ebook, etc.? One-on-one computer or eReader assistance is available at the North Highlands-Antelope branch on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. 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.

(Picture courtesy of Michael Porter, licensed via Creative Commons)
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 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. (Parents who accompany students need to remain in the building during the time their children are in the Homework Zone.) homework@saclibrary.org

Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
***** TECH HELP CANCELLED THIS WEEK. *****
Need help creating an email, filling out the online job application, downloading an ebook, etc.? One-on-one computer or eReader assistance is available at the North Natomas branch on Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk at the North Natomas branch.

If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Children ages 5 through 12 can now sign up to Read to a Dog at North Highlands-Antelope Library. Read a book to one of three 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, April 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us at the library to listen to Independent Music Award and Juno Award winner Charlie Hope during our celebration of Dia de los Ninos! Charlie Hope children’s music is melodic, interactive and sing-able! Whether you’re a parent or a child, you’ll find an opportunity to stomp your feet, become a train or roar like a lion!

This program is partially sponsored by the Elk Grove Friends of the Library.
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Teens are invited to join us for a round or two of Xbox gaming.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age students is available on Wednesdays 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Students in grades K-12 can get help on homework assignments from volunteer homework coaches.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Enjoy a teen movie at Franklin. Seating is limited.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Tom Leveen, author of teen books "Sick", "Party" and "Zero", will be speaking with teens at the North Natomas Library via Google+ Hangout. Join us at the library or online.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Veterans Resource Station is a place where veterans and their families of every era and military branch will find free assistance in connecting to the State and Federal benefits and services they have earned through military service. A special collection of library materials will also be available.
Library
Southgate Community Library

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
**** COMPUTER HELP CANCELLED THIS WEEK *****
Need help creating an email, filling out the online job application, downloading an ebook, etc.? One-on-one computer or eReader assistance is available at the North Natomas branch on Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk at the North Natomas branch.

If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
In this workshop, students begin by writing a practice essay
under timed, test like conditions. They get advice to help
them recognize what essay graders are looking for, as well as
strategies on writing effective essays. Students will receive their
graded essays following this 75-minute session. Presented by Kaplan.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Manga and anime (rated for teens)
Location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting Room
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Questions about how to use your computer? We can help you with basic funtions, 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, April 23, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Trained volunteers serve as Homework Coaches and Teen Mentors to students in grades 1-8, offering free homework assistance in all subject areas.
Adults and teens interested in becoming part of our Homework Zone team are encouraged to speak with the Youth Services librarian at the front desk.
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join authors Donna Ramos and Brooklen Borne to learn how to take your book from start to finish. This workshop will address such topics as getting started, character development, and copyright. If you have a book inside you that you want to publish, don't miss this event!
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
The average Sacramento family uses 417 gallons of water per day. Learn some ways to help your family reduce water use from a water conservation specialist from the City of Sacramento Department Utilities. Potential water saving indoors and outdoors around the home will be discussed. Water Detection Leak Kits will be available for free to the first 50 meeting attendees.

This meeting is hosted by Pocket Nextdoor.com in partnership with the District 7 Council office, the Department of Utilities, and Sacramento Public Libraries.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description

The average Sacramento family uses 417 gallons of water per day. Learn some ways to help your family reduce water use from a water conservation specialist from the City of Sacramento Department Utilities. Potential water saving indoors and outdoors around the home will be discussed.
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Mr. Cooper is a beloved Sacramento performer, joining us on Thursday mornings to share fun and education original songs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Colonial Heights library.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Now offering one on one, walk-in service for patrons who need basic computer help, such as creating e-mail accounts, using the internet or downloading ebooks for e-readers.

All sessions are first come, first served and lasts 30 minutes only.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Enjoy a morning concert for young children and their families with award-winning musician Charlie Hope. The show will include original and classic songs and lots of opportunities to dance and sing along. This program will be offered in place of Toddler and Preschool storytimes. This program is part of the Sacramento Public Library's celebration of Dia De Los Ninos.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Baby/Toddler Storytime is taking a break for the month of April, 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.
Note that on Thursday, April 24, Stay & Play will take place inside the library (as space allows).
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 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, April 24, 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, April 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 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, April 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The Veterans Resource Station is a place where veterans and their families of every era and military branch will find free assistance in connecting to the State and Federal benefits and services they have earned through military service. A special collection of library materials will also be available.
Library
Southgate Community Library

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Enjoy a wonderful program filled with music and songs with Michael Hemsworth of Newsongs School of Music!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Elk Grove Library. Become a member today!
Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need to knit? Crave crochet? Join us for an hour or two of knitting, crocheting, and friendly conversation. Adults and teens of all skill levels are welcome.
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Preschool storytime is on break for the month of April, but families are welcome to come for stay and play during the regularly scheduled time. Thursdays 11-12.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come for a special treat the last Thursday of the month - storytime with Mrs. Ryall! Join us for stories, fingerplays and fun with puppets.
Location
McKinley Room A East Sac Room
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.

Library
South Natomas Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Description
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach! By appointment; each appointment is 30 minutes. Register online or by calling (916) 264-2920.

Library
South Natomas Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Veterans Resource Station is a place where veterans and their families of every era and military branch will find free assistance in connecting to the State and Federal benefits and services they have earned through military service. A special collection of library materials will also be available.
Library
Southgate Community Library

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 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 Thursday 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. (Parents who accompany students need to remain in the building during the time their children are in the Homework Zone.) homework@saclibrary.org
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us each month where we learn new and awesome crafts. We provide the materials, just bring yourself and a friend and get crafting.


Location
Elk Grove Meeting Room
Library
Elk Grove Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in homework help for school-age students is available on 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, April 24, 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, April 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 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, April 24, 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, April 24, 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
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join our Dia de los Ninos celebration! Music Circle with Felipe Ferraz features world music geared toward children and presented in both English and Spanish.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 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
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Teens! Do you enjoy reading books about fantasy, ghosts, other galaxies, and life forms? Join our book discussion group once a month for fun talks about other worldly books that conjure the imagination.
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Join us for a great Dia de los Ninos program featuring musician Charlie Hope! Charlie offers a fresh approach to children's music that is melodic, interactive and singable. Her CDs have won Independent Music Awards and Juno Awards, and we are thrilled to have her perform for the first time at Arden-Dimick. See you there!
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Kids love popcorn! They also love to watch it pop. Kids will learn about this fun whole grain snack, and then create their own popcorn party. They’ll make 3 healthy popcorn toppings to taste (spicy Southwest, chocolate cinnamon, and lemon dill) while reading Corn is Maize with fun facts from The Popcorn Book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Library.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Do you like to investigate, create and get messy? Join the afterschool science club at Southgate Library and explore every Thursday with fun hands-on science activities. Kids in grades K-8 welcome.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free drop-in homework help for students grades 1-8 is available every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m through May 22nd. Our trained teen homework coaches help students complete school assignments and develop effective study skills. The Homework Zone is held in the Belle Cooledge Library Community Room.
Location
Belle Cooledge Meeting Room
Library
Belle Cooledge Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Oranges grow all around our area! Learn fun ways to enjoy the bright citrus fruit. Make fresh squeezed orange juice and a carrot and raisin salad using our orange juice as the dressing. Then listen to "Blueberries for Sal." This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rio Linda Library.
Library
Rio Linda Library

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

Library
Arden-Dimick Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. Everyone is welcome!
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Welcome to a special movie for families with kids on the autism spectrum! We'll be showing a popular kids' film but the lights will be slightly up, the sound will be less loud, and we'll have some GFCF snacks to munch on. Noise and/or behaviors are never a problem! For the film name and more information, please email Janet at jwininger@saclibrary.org.
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Knit with us at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. For all skill levels!
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This free Oasis class will help you look for a job by using the Internet. Learn to search for jobs online,& communicate with prospective employers. Register via our website, by calling 916-264-2920, or by visiting a library service desk. Class is held during closed hours, so please enter through the staff entrance.
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 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
Friday, April 25, 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!
Note that there will be no meeting on Friday, April 18 due to the furlough.
Location
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Meeting Room
Library
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. get one-on-one help finding, applying to, and interviewing for your next job. We have a volunteer ready to help individuals one-on-one with job searching and using our database, JobNow, 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, April 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Do you knit? Crochet? Do needlework? Want to learn? Do you have fiber-crafting skills to share with beginners? Bring a project to work on as we learn together! Adults and teens welcome!
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the North Highlands-Antelope Library will be having a book sale in the Library Community Room. There will be hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, dvds and more. Most books are priced between $.50 and $2.00. So, come on out and stock up. Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase best sellers (Lucky Day collection)for the branch and to help with programming needs.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs, search our employment databases,complete online applications, and create and upload a resume. Appointments are required and can be made online or at the Circulation Desk at the North Natomas Library. If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Our Job Coach will help you look for jobs, search our employment databases,complete online applications, and create and upload a resume. Appointments are required and can be made online or at the Circulation Desk at the North Natomas Library. If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
North Natomas Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come join us to discuss some great books, hear about new books you might want to read, and make some new friends. Bring along a friend who loves to read or one who needs to start reading more!
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Which is best? The book? Or the movie made from the book? Should you read the book first or see the movie? Bring your thoughts, opinions, and ideas to share in our books to movies program. This month’s book to movie discussion is Rick Riordian’s popular series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Dia de los Ninos with this food literacy program! Kids will be introduced to cumin, a spice used in dishes around the world. We’ll learn about cumin and make two recipes using the spice: a black bean dip and chunky white bean hummus. Kids will taste their creations with veggie sticks, and take home the recipes.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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 approximatly 30 minutes. Participants are encouraged to register in advance online. If no appointments are scheduled, the service will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until 4:30pm.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come meet Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and SMBC-Theater author and creator Zach Weinersmith. Mr. Weinersmith is the author of one of the web's most popular comic and several books including Save Yourself Mammal, The Most Dangerous Game and Trial of the Clone. Come here this enterprising creator talk about Comics, his humor and his experience as a creator on the internet. This is an Alt+Library Program
Location
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for this fun poetry workshop by professor Tim Bellows.

This program has been funded by the Friends of the Fair Oaks Library.
Location
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Fair Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come join this class and learn the very basics of computer use. This beginner class will help patrons learn how to use the mouse, navigate their computer, and more.
This class is intended to help people with very limited to no computer skills. Stay tuned for future classes that involve more advanced lessons.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
How about a good mystery with a cup of Joe (or tea)? Bring a snack to share as we become judge and jury for each case. This month's selection is The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.
Library
Carmichael Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
I do, you do, we all do robotics!
Kids in grades 2-5 are invited to join us for these two week beginning robotics workshops led by library staff and experienced student interns. Participants will use the LEGO WeDo Robotics program to build animals, athletes and other figures and then add motion to their creations with simple drag and drop programming software. Using math, engineering and science, these workshops are sure to be great fun and educational too!
Registration for this two part workshop is required as space is limited. Go online at www.saclibrary.org call 264-2920 or visit the library branch in person to register.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Need volunteer hours? Apply online and then drop by for an interview and orientation.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Presented by Sacramento SCORE. Registration is required at sacramento.score.org.

Learn what you can do to influence more dollars in your direction! We will be covering a multitude of new directions for you to consider. We will be sharing and exploring with all attendees - ideas and considerations that you may have heard before but never fully understood how you could benefit!
Be prepared to be bounced out of your COMFORT ZONE! Be prepared to ask questions and offer suggestions. You will not be allowed to just let the whole 90 minutes go by and not get involved!
This class will be just the start of a higher level of success for you and your business!
Who should attend?
This class is designed for current business owners who need more business. If you don't have enough customers, there is a good chance you don’t have enough identity in the marketplace.

What will I learn?
When you are finished with this class your identity will be much stronger. Take a timeout and make sure your marketing aim is accurate.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come to the fifth annual Día festival at the Marion O. Lawrence Library, celebrating children and books! Each child that attends will receive a free book from the Friends of the Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library, can play a "Dog Bone Toss" game, read aloud to dogs, do crafts and activities provided by many community organizations, and be a part of special programs featuring musician Felipe Ferraz, Galt Elementary District's Extended Learning Supervisor Jennifer Collier, and The Puppet Company's production of Perez and Mondinga!
Ven al quinto festival anual de Día en el Marion O. Lawrence Library, celebrando los niños y los libros! Cada niño que asiste a recibirá un libro gratis a partir de los Amigos de la Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Biblioteca, puede jugar un partido de "hueso de perro Toss", leer en voz alta a los perros, hacer manualidades y actividades proporcionados por muchas organizaciones de la comunidad, y ser un parte de los programas especiales con el músico Felipe Ferraz, Extended Learning Supervisor Jennifer Collier de Galt primarias del Distrito, y la producción de Pérez y Mondinga del Puppet Company!


Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Friends of the North Highlands-Antelope Library will be having a book sale in the Library Community Room. There will be hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, dvds and more. Most books are priced between $.50 and $2.00. So, come on out and stock up. Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase best sellers (Lucky Day collection)for the branch and to help with programming needs.
Location
N.Highlands-Antelope Meeting Room
Library
N.Highlands-Antelope

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Baby/Toddler Storytime will return on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. Today enjoy the community Dia celebration of children and books on the lawns outside the library!
Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

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

Library
Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library

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

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

Click on the highlighted “Registration is required to attend” link to register.
Location
4th Floor
Library
Central Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 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, April 26, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Our job coach is here Saturdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm to assist customers with job hunting, resume help, interviewing tips, etc.
Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This lively musical duo offers an educational music program geared towards kids up to 8 and their families. Audience participation is encouraged! Come learn about numbers, counting, letters and animals in this fun and engaging program featuring both Spanish and English languages.
Library
Franklin Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Description
We have volunteers ready to help you with job searching and resume writing.

Get personalized assistance and explore JobNow, a web-based service with job coaches that can help you with resume writing and interview skills.

SATURDAY HOURS
11:00 am-1:00 pm
1:30-3:30 pm

Our job coaches help people on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Toni Chapralis will lead a conversation group for advanced ESL learners. Toni formerly taught at the Fremont School for Adults.
All teens and adults are welcome.

Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
The average Sacramento family uses 417 gallons of water per day. Learn some ways to help your family reduce water use from a water conservation specialist from the City of Sacramento Department Utilities. Potential water saving indoors and outdoors around the home will be discussed.
Location
McKinley Room B & C (Upstairs)
Library
McKinley Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
The Veterans Resource Station is a place where veterans and their families of every era and military branch will find free assistance in connecting to the State and Federal benefits and services they have earned through military service. A special collection of library materials will also be available.
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Fantasy – Science Fiction – Mainstream Paranormal Fiction
This month's selection: "Neuromancer," by William Gibson
Library
McKinley Library

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Join us at the Ella K. McClatchy Library and learn to make your own
paper artwork! All materials supplied. Space is limited. Please pre-register on-line for either the 1-2:15 session or the 2:30-3:45 session. This program is appropriate for kids (age 5 and up) as well as adults. This workshop will take place on the McClatchy patio.
Library
McClatchy Library

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 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. The Book Store is open every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Library
Rio Linda Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children will create hats to celebrate family and special days after listening to Patricia Polacco’s "Chicken Sunday," which tells the story of a Russian American girl and her African American friends as they work to raise money to surprise their grandma with a cherished Sunday hat.
Location
Arcade Meeting Room
Library
Arcade Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A teen Technology Assistant is available to help with your computer questions. If you have a computer problem or difficulty, our volunteer will do his best to troubleshoot it with you.
Library
Arden-Dimick Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
"Perez and Mondinga," presented by The Puppet Company, is the story of a cockroach who marries a mouse. This Mexican fable tells the tale of how Perez and Mondinga settle down, hold a wonderful fiesta and defeat the evil Cat who tries to ruin everything. Told in English with some Spanish words incorporated and accompanied by recorded Mariachi music. Dia program.
Location
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Library
Sylvan Oaks Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Need help creating an email, filling out the online job application, downloading an ebook, etc.? One-on-one computer or eReader assistance is available at the North Natomas branch on Wednesdays from 3-4 or 4-5 and on Saturdays from 2-3. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk at the North Natomas branch.

If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Come join a Mexican Fiesta in the Rancho Cordova Library! Fun for all ages. Face painting 2-3 p.m., Sing Spanish songs and hear music 3-4 p.m., Poetry 4 p.m., Eat delicious Mexican food 3-5 p.m., make Ojos de Dios, a yarn craft, 4-5 p.m., and play some games. Hit the pinata! Practice Spanish at the Fiesta!
A Dia de los Ninos celebration!
Location
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Library
Rancho Cordova Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Need help downloading an e-book to your tablet or e-reader, or figuring out your laptop? One-on-one Technology, or e-reader assistance is available at the South Natomas branch on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk, or by registering online. Sessions last for 30 minutes.

If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
We’re commemorating El Día de los Niños with "The Poodlums: Celebrate Children and Reading." This lively music duo offers an educational music program for kids (up to age 8) and families. It includes audience participation with Spanish and English components – learning about numbers, counting, letters, animals, and more!
Library
Orangevale Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come craft some fancy accessories at our Fancy Nancy Tea Party. Read fancy books, create fancy crafts, decorate with fancy ornaments, and dress up with the fanciest accoutrements (that’s a fancy word for accessories).

Great for ages 5 and up
Parents are encouraged to bring a camera.
Location
Southgate Meeting Room
Library
Southgate Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join musician Alan Candee to sing and laugh along with songs, stories and more in celebration of Día!

An initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds, Día is all about celebrating children and connecting them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
Library
Colonial Heights Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come for a family movie. We'll be showing a popular kids' film. For the film information, please visit the North Natomas Library.
Location
North Natomas Meeting Room
Library
North Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description


Now offering one on one, walk-in service for patrons who need basic computer help, such as creating e-mail accounts, and using the internet.

All sessions are first come, first served.

Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Need help downloading an e-book to your tablet or e-reader, or figuring out your laptop? One-on-one Technology, or e-reader assistance is available at the South Natomas branch on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk, or by registering online. Sessions last for 30 minutes.

If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
South Natomas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join us at the Ella K. McClatchy Library and learn to make your own paper artwork! All materials are supplied. Space is limited. Please pre-register on-line for either the 1-2:15 session or the 2:30-3:45 session. This program is appropriate for kids (ages 5 and up) as well as adults. The workshop will take place on the McClatchy patio.
Library
McClatchy Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Need help downloading an e-book to your tablet or e-reader, or figuring out your laptop? One-on-one Technology, or e-reader assistance is available at the South Natomas branch on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk, or by registering online. Sessions last for 30 minutes.

If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
South Natomas Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Need help downloading an e-book to your tablet or e-reader, or figuring out your laptop? One-on-one Technology, or e-reader assistance is available at the South Natomas branch on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made at the Service Desk, or by registering online. Sessions last for 30 minutes.

If no appointments are scheduled on the help-session dates, then the service will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Library
South Natomas Library

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

Log in and track the books you read.

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

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

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

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



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