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West Sacramento Library Offers Free Hearing Screenings and Phones

West Sacramento Library Offers Free Hearing Screenings and Phones

In partnership with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), the Arthur F. Turner Community Library is offering a two part workshop that provides eligible Californians specialized phones and hearing screenings for free.

As part of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, CTAP provides individuals who have difficulty using telephones with assistive telecommunications equipment and works with local partners to spread the word.

The following related workshops will be held at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• May 17, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. A CTAP expert will present and demonstrate the available phones and explain this state-funded program.

• June 16, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After a free hearing screening provided by Deborah R. Powell M.S., from University Audiologic Associates, participants will receive their free phone.

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Are you looking for a job but need help on your resume? Stop by the One-Stop Career Center at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Career Counselors will show guests how to find a job, create a resume and get ready for an interview. This One-Stop Career Center provides assistance in creating a professional voicemail, updating your social profiles and connecting with your network.

The One-Stop Career Center is free and open to the public. The following hours of operation are:

• Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

• Wednesdays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

• Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Author Visit with Patrick Rothfuss at the Davis Branch Library

Virtual Author Visit with Patrick Rothfuss at the Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library for a virtual discussion with Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, on May 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss will discuss his blockbuster fantasy series, the Kingkiller Chronicle. Patrick’s first novel in the trilogy, The Name of the Wind, was a 2007 Quill Award winner and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. The sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. Lionsgate is currently adapting this bestselling series into a television show and movie.

Early Childhood Preschool Fair a Big Success

Early Childhood Preschool Fair a Big Success

Over 120 parents and children attended the Early Childhood Preschool Fair held on April 9 at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library.

Parents met with seven preschool providers and ten organizations while children enjoyed arts and crafts activities and tumbling provided by the City of Davis Recreation Department. Every child left with a free goody bag containing a book, puppet and information on the library program. In addition, five lucky families won gift baskets, donated by the Friends of the Davis Public Library, First 5 Yolo, Help Me Grow and the Yolo County Office of Education Head Start/Early Start program.

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in May

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in May

(Woodland, CA) – The following programs for adults will be held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• May 7: Free Comic Book Day. Free comic books will be distributed all day as long as supplies last.

• May 11: Live Virtual Author Visit: Patrick Rothfuss, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a live discussion of his blockbuster fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.

• May 8 and 22: Reducing Stress with Tai Chi, 12:15 p.m. Learn relaxing meditative exercises in this beginner Tai Chi class based on Chinese martial arts. All ages are welcome.

• May 26: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins and distribution of the group’s next book, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb’s, I Am Malala.

The following special programs for children will be held in May:

Summer Reading Returns to the Yolo County Library June 1

Summer Reading Returns to the Yolo County Library June 1

Join the Yolo County Library’s annual Summer Reading Program from June 1 through August 15. Each of the eight library branches will celebrate this year’s theme, Read for the Win, by hosting programs that include reading incentives for children, teens and adults.

All participants who sign up for the Summer Reading Program in person at their local library branch or online will receive a ticket for prizes and a free gift. All participants who read five books will receive additional tickets for prize drawings generously donated by the various Friends of the Library groups and a book full of puzzles, games or coloring pages. Children ages 0-12 will also receive a free pizza coupon to Round Table Pizza. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to earn more tickets by completing further activities.

May Programs at the West Sacramento Library

May Programs at the West Sacramento Library

The following special programs will be held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• May 3: Monthly Computer Class: eBay, 9:00 a.m. Participants will learn the basics of how to set up an account on this online auction site, where millions of people sell, buy and bid on new, used or antique items from around the world. A library card and PIN are required. Register in person at the information desk or by phone at: (916) 375-6465. Space is limited.

• May 7 and 21: IT Consultant by Appointments Only, 2:00 p.m. Customers can ask questions and bring their laptop or mobile device. Samples of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Apple devices will be on hand. Make an appointment in Spanish or English at the information desk or by telephone at (916) 375-6465.