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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Book Club: Crime and Punishment

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Galleria West Meeting Room

Central Library’s Reading Group is reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Readers will meet six times to discuss each part of the novel. We are reading Oliver Ready's translation, published by Penguin. Copies are available to check out from the library

Reading Group Dates (10:00 AM unless noted *)

  • September 29: Part I
  • October 13: Part II
  • October 27: Part III
  • November 17: Part IV
  • *December 1 (3:00 PM): Part V
  • December 15: Part VI
Metered street parking is free on Sundays. Meetings take place in the West Meeting Room on the first floor, near the I Street entrance. 
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Harwood Community Conversation

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
4th Floor

What kind of community do you want? Join us for a community conversation at Central Library.

Each conversation is a chance for the library to better understand people's aspirations for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference in strengthening the community.

We'll take what we learn from these conversations and use it to help make our work in your community more effective. Refreshments available.

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Baby Storytime

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Parents and caretakers participating in baby storytime with very young children
Central Library
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.
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Tech Help

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rancho Cordova Library
Stop by the Rancho Cordova Library for drop-in tech help on computers, digital devices, and/or smartphones. Library staff will assist patrons with their questions.
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Sunday Job Coach

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Central Library
We have expert volunteers ready to help with job searching and resume writing. Get FREE personalized assistance now with finding and landing your job. Sunday Job Coach availability is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today on the 2nd floor. Sessions are walk-in only, no reservations required and are 15 minutes to one-half hour in length.
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Book a Genealogist

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Central Library
2nd Floor
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 Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.  To make an appointment, please register online, call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit a Sacramento Public Library branch in person.  Bring names and dates of your family members with you to the appointment. 
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Dungeons and Dragons

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Highlands-Antelope Library
North Highlands-Antelope Community Room
Want to go on a fantastic journey in a tabletop role playing game? Make your own character and go on an epic campaign with your friends! No experience necessary, just come and play! For teens ages 13 to 18.
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Book a Genealogist

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Central Library
2nd Floor
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 Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.  To make an appointment, please register online, call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit a Sacramento Public Library branch in person.  Bring names and dates of your family members with you to the appointment. 
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Book a Genealogist

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Central Library
2nd Floor
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 Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.  To make an appointment, please register online, call the library at 916-264-2920, or visit a Sacramento Public Library branch in person.  Bring names and dates of your family members with you to the appointment. 
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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rancho Cordova Library
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room

Bond with your baby and make new friends!  Build your baby’s early learning skills through songs, rhymes, reading and toys. Designed for ages birth to 18 months and their caregivers.  


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Baby Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Parents and caretakers participating in baby storytime with very young children
Southgate Community Library
Southgate Meeting Room
Marisa is sick for this date.

Bond with your baby through songs, rhymes, movement, stories, and more. Meet other adults with babies and stay for play time featuring age-appropriate toys. Designed for ages birth to 18 months.


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English (ESL) Class for Adults

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Arcade Library
Arcade Meeting Room
Join us on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings for English as a Second Language classes, presented by the San Juan Unified School District. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while learning about American culture. Parents with children are welcome! Activities for children will be provided during class, including a storytime on Wednesdays led by a librarian. Students may begin attending anytime. The classes are FREE, but registration with SJUSD is encouraged. The instructor will give you information about registration at your first class.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fair Oaks Library
Fair Oaks Meeting Room

Children and their caregivers are welcome to join us for fun songs, stories, fingerplays and activities that can help build early literacy skills for children.

This event developed by Sacramento Public Library youth librarians in support of our early learning priority.

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Knit & Crochet Circle

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fair Oaks Library
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Whether you are just learning or a pro, drop in and join other community members to work on your own knit, crochet, or blanket creation! 

First and third Monday of every month! Coffee and tea provided.

This program is supported by the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library.
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Bilingual Storytime / Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Arden-Dimick Library
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Talk, sing, read, write, and play with us. Enjoy 30 minutes of fun stories, songs, rhymes, and movement in English and Spanish. Designed for ages 0-5. 

Habla, canta, lee, escribe, y juega con nosotros. Disfruta de 30 minutos de cuentos divertidos, canciones, rimas, y movimiento en inglés y español. Para niños de 0 a 5 años.
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Teen Space

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Small group of teens playing video games
Belle Cooledge Library
Belle Cooledge Community Room
Join other area teens in our community room for our after school drop-in Teen Space! Hang out, geek out and mess around games, crafts, and friends! Teen Space occurs weekdays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM (except Thursdays 1:30 - 4:30 PM) and is open to teens and tweens 12 - 18 years old.
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научно-художественная программа для семей/STEAM Mondays

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sylvan Oaks Library
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Пожалуйста, присоединяйтесь к нам по понедельникам в библиотеке для научно-художественной программы. Будет весело и информативно. Лучше всего подходит для возрастов от 3 до 12 лет.

Информация и помощь на русском языке.

Please join us on Mondays at the library for a family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program! It will be fun and informative for all ages. Information and assistance will be available in Russian and English languages.
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Homework Coaching

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Franklin Community Library
Work with one of our volunteer homework coaches for help on your homework and school assignments in any subject area. Recommended for students in grades K-8.
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After School Meals at the Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sylvan Oaks Library
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Meals at the Library provides healthy, free meals to kids when school is out. By satisfying hunger we put the focus back on reading and learning. Bring the kids for a meal and spend time at the library. Every Monday and Wednesday from 4-5pm. Ages 18 and younger. 
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Tech Help

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rancho Cordova Library
Stop by the Rancho Cordova Library for drop-in tech help on computers, digital devices, and/or smartphones. Library staff will assist patrons with their questions.
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Fantasy Paint and Sip

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Carmichael Library
Carmichael Meeting Room

You don't have to be Picasso to join this art group! Join us as we create a masterpiece to the best of our abilities. We're gearing up for author Neil Gaiman's visit in May, so enjoy the theme of fantasy with Rhea the Painting Librarian. All supplies will be provided, including mocktails to sip while you paint!

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English Conversation Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Carmichael Library
Carmichael Meeting Room
This program offers English language learners the opportunity to practice their conversational English in a relaxed, fun way. Meet people, make new friends, share experiences, and more. Beginners and all levels are welcome! No registration is required. 
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Parents and caretakers participating in family storytime with their children
Franklin Community Library
Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play with us! Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 years and their caregivers are invited to join Mr. Ricardo for 30 minutes of fun songs, rhymes, stories, and fingerplays, all designed to build early literacy skills. A play-time with age-appropriate, educational toys follows this program. This is a free program hosted by the Franklin Community Library.
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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fair Oaks Library
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Please join us for a special storytime for toddlers (about 18-36 months old) and their caregivers filled with songs, action rhymes, books, and movement. Stay afterward for a toddler play time.

This program is supported by the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library.
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