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Learn essential computer skills at Tech Camp

You’re invited to attend FREE workshops to learn computer, Facebook, email and FaceTime skills. Participants will be guided through each step of a computer based task by Summer STEPS Interns and Teen Heroes.

Location

Arthur F. Turner Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento

Class Descriptions

Basics: Learn how to turn on a computer and set up accounts

Intermediate: Learn how to use email and set up a Facebook page

Advanced: Learn about search engines, upload a video to Facebook, practice using FaceTime

Time and Dates

Basics class: July 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Intermediate class: July 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Advanced class: July 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Free LINK+ Service Available at the Yolo County Library

Free LINK+ Service Available at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – Have you ever tried to borrow a book from the library but it wasn’t available?  Yolo County Library cardholders now have access to LINK+, a free resource-sharing library consortium, to browse and borrow more than 11 million books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks from over 50 participating public and academic libraries in California and Nevada!

“LINK+ is an amazing service,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Cardholders get free access to millions of items not currently available in our own collection.”

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library is offering community members an opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School (COHS), a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a for profit company a part of Cengage Learning.

COHS is a pilot project, recently signed by Governor Brown, with a $1 million budget aimed at helping Californians earn a high school diploma online.  The California State Library is assisting with the program’s implementation and working to create partnerships and funding opportunities at the local and state levels.  The Yolo County Office of Education has agreed to generously give $10,000 of the $17,000 in matching funds required by the State Library.  The Yolo County Library is continuing to work with the Yolo County Office of Education and Yolo County school districts to raise the remaining funds.

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

Test Prep Database Available through Yolo County Library

Test Prep Database Available through Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – Are you looking for free resources on how to take exams like the SAT or search for colleges or technical schools?  Then visit the Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) through the Yolo County Library!

TERC is an online database of more than 300 e-books and practice tests designed to help students in high school, college and graduate school.  The database includes information on over 4,000 accredited schools, including resources on technical schools, practice certifications and license exams, as well as more than $8 billion in available scholarships.

The database includes the following test information on high school, graduate, international and college tests:

Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

The Yolo County Agriculture Department’s farm to school program is one of 74 projects, spanning 39 states, receiving support this year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Program to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers.  Yolo County’s project received a $93,500 grant which will impact 35,000 students in five Yolo County School districts, including Woodland, Esparto, Davis, West Sacramento and River Delta.