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Programs at the Davis Branch Library in February

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in February

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

  • February 5 – 7: Friends of the Davis Public Library Book Sale.  Public hours are Friday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Sunday has $5-a-bag deals and ‘Better Books’ are half price.  Members can shop the book sale early on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • February 6, 13, 20 and 27: UC Davis Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), 10:00 a.m.  Free tax assistance is available to people who earn $54,000 or less.

·         February 8: Yolo County Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7:00 p.m.  This group helps prostate cancer patients and their caregivers find resources.

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in February

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in February

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

Yolo County Library Collaborates with UC Davis Campus Community Book Project

Yolo County Library Collaborates with UC Davis Campus Community Book Project

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project for an interactive workshop entitled, “Equitable, Inclusive and Just Communities: Exploring historical policies, constructs and practices to create healthier societies” on January 31 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

Individuals interested in becoming U.S. citizens can now find resources at the new ‘U.S. Citizenship Corner’ at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

The U.S. Citizenship Corner, located inside the library by the government materials section, provides free information and resources for individuals to take home, as well as a U.S. Citizenship Kit that cardholders can check out.

In addition, the library is hosting a series of free workshops on U.S. citizenship.  The first workshop, entitled ‘How to Become a U.S. Citizen’, is scheduled for February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and features special guest Vilaysay Chang from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of District 22.  She will be available to answer questions about the naturalization process.  All programs and workshops are free to attend and no reservations are required.

Beginner’s Composting Class January 16

Is learning how to “go green” on your list of resolutions for 2016?  Then come to the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden in Woodland on Saturday, January 16, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., for a free composting class sponsored by the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency Community Health Branch.

 

Composting is a great way to utilize green materials from your yard or garden and can enhance the success of your plants or crops.  This class will teach the basic skills and techniques used in “hot” composting, provide an introduction to the benefits of composting for plant nutrition, and detail how to use compost to improve your soil.  This is a hands-on class so be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

 

City Expects to Complete Joey Lopes Park by December

City Expects to Complete Joey Lopes Park by December

A new park under construction in the Sycamore neighborhood named after  West Sacramento sports legend Joseph (Joey) Lopes should be complete by the end of the year. The four acre site is parallel to Sycamore Avenue, from West Capitol Avenue south to Evergreen Avenue. Park improvements include play equipment, lighting, benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains, a shade shelter, half-court basketball, and a parking area. The park’s funding was provided by a state grant award of $4.1 million... Read More

Rural Libraries to Receive 1 GB of Broadband Service

Rural Libraries to Receive 1 GB of Broadband Service

Yolo County’s library branches in Esparto, Yolo and Knights Landing will receive an additional gigabyte of broadband service by the end of 2015.

Through Governor Brown and the legislature’s “Lighting Up Libraries” initiative, as well as the State Library’s partnership with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), broadband services are being deployed to public libraries across the state.  On behalf of Yolo County, CENIC negotiated with Internet service providers to bring improved, lower cost broadband services to rural libraries within Yolo County at a significantly reduced rate for the next five years.  As a result, one GB of high speed broadband service will be available at Yolo County library branches in Esparto, Yolo and Knights Landing, as well as enhanced bandwidth at the Yolo County Library’s central services facility in Woodland.