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ARD Friends Book Sale

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Arden-Dimick Library
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
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Explore and Learn

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Non-Library Location
This program is located at the Joe Mims, JR Hagginwood Community Center at 3271 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815

Enjoy fun learning activities and meet and play with others. For caregivers and their children ages 0-5.

No registration, drop-ins welcome


This program is supported in whole or in part by the funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
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Explore and Learn

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fair Oaks Library
Fair Oaks Meeting Room
Bring your young children to explore, learn, and play at the library.

Enjoy playful learning activities together, specifically designed for children ages 0-5 years old.

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Parents and caretakers participating in family storytime with their children
Arcade Library
Arcade Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to build early literacy skills. Stay afterwards to play or do an art project.
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Outdoor Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Parents and caretakers participating in baby storytime with very young children
Colonial Heights Library

Families with young children are invited to join us at Colonial Heights Library for songs, rhymes, and stories designed to build early literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome to attend.

Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and to bring blankets for sitting on the ground. Spaces are marked to encourage social distancing. Please note that programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather or poor air quality.

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Homework Zone

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Franklin Community Library
K - 8 students may drop in for homework help.  Volunteer homework coaches will be available to help students with homework assignments.
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Adult Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
South Natomas Library
South Natomas Meeting Room
Join us each month for lively and engaging in-person discussions of a wide variety of titles. In October, we will be discussing Unsheltered: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Copies of this month’s title are available for pick-up at the South Natomas Library’s circulation desk. New members are always welcome!
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Explore and Learn

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library

Enjoy fun learning activities and meet and play with others. For caregivers and their children ages 0-5.

No registration, drop-ins welcome


This program is supported in whole or in part by the funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
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Outdoor Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
McKinley Library

Join us at the McKinley Library for songs, rhymes, and stories designed to build the early literacy skills of young children.  This program is for parents and caregivers of young (0-5) children; older siblings are welcome to attend.


Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and (if you wish to sit on the ground) to bring blankets. Spaces are marked to encourage social distancing. Please note that programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather or poor air quality, or may be moved indoors.

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Explore and Learn

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Colonial Heights Library
Bring the young children you care for to explore, learn, and play with us at the library! 

Join us in the library garden for playful learning activities you can enjoy together. Activities will be set up to support social distancing in the park, and you are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on.
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Explore and Learn

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
South Natomas Library
South Natomas Meeting Room
Bring the young children you care for to explore, learn, and play with us at the library! 
Join us for playful learning activities you can enjoy together. 

(We will often be playing outdoors when the weather permits. Otherwise, the program will be held indoors.)
Free. No registration required. 
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sylvan Oaks Library
Sylvan Oaks Meeting Room
Families with young children (0-5) are invited to join us at Sylvan Oaks Library for songs, rhymes, and stories designed to build early literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome to attend. This program is presented in English.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Arden-Dimick Library
Arden-Dimick Meeting Room
Stories, songs, and fun for 0-5 year-olds and their caregivers.
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Explore and Learn

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rancho Cordova Library
Rancho Cordova Meeting Room
Bring the young children you care for to explore, learn, and play with us at the library! 
Join us for playful learning activities you can enjoy together.
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Homework Zone

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Franklin Community Library
K - 8 students may drop in for homework help.  Volunteer homework coaches will be available to help students with homework assignments.
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Job Coach

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Elk Grove Library
Get help with your job search, resume, interview skills, and more with a live job coach!

Sessions take place in the study room on the second floor.  No appointment necessary.
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Jornada de puertas abiertas en la alfabetización en español / Spanish Literacy Open House

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
South Natomas Library
South Natomas Meeting Room

La Biblioteca de South Natomas se asocia con el personal de la nueva escuela de doble inmersión en español, Escuela Heredia-Arriaga, del distrito escolar de Natomas Unified para una tarde divertida enfocada en actividades de alfabetización en español.

 

Acompáñenos con sus niños pequeños para Hora de Cuentos en español y otras actividades. Aprenda más sobre esta escuela nueva para grados escolares de K-5.

 

Habrá aperitivos mientras duren los suministros.

 

The South Natomas Library is partnering with staff from Natomas Unified School District’s new Spanish dual immersion school, Heredia-Arriaga Dual Immersion School, to provide a fun afternoon focused on Spanish literacy activities.

 

Bring your young children for a Spanish Storytime and activities and to learn about this brand new K-5 school.

 

Snacks provided while supplies last.

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Virtual Homework Zone

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual

Students in Kindergarten through 8th grades can attend Virtual Homework Zone via Zoom, and will be helped by trained teen Homework Coaches completing their school assignments. Drop-in homework help is available every Wednesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Email HomeworkZone@saclibrary.org for the Zoom link.

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Better Read Than Dead Online Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Elk Grove Library
Join our horror/thriller book club!

In October, we will be discussing The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones.

Register in Advance for this meeting:

Email Erin (ecbell@saclibrary.org) or Sarah (srich@saclibrary.org) with any questions you might have about this virtual book club. 
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Better Read Than Dead Online Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Franklin Community Library

Join our Horror/ Thriller Book Club! 

In October we will  be discussing  The Only Good Indians  by Stephen Graham Jones

Register in advance for this meeting:

Meeting Registration - Zoom


Email us with any questions you have about joining this virtual book club or checking out this book: Erin at ecbell@saclibrary.org or Sarah at srich@saclibrary.org





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Latino Heritage 2022 Poets and Authors with Sonia Gutierrez

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual

The Sacramento Public Library is proud to welcome poet, author, and educator Sonia Gutierrez.

Click to register for Zoom Webinar.  

Click to learn more about our Latino Heritage 2022 Series. 

Moderated by Xico González, a Sacramento-based artist, educator, and social justice advocate

Copies of Sonia’s book Dreaming with Mariposas are available for sale at A Seat at the Table Books in Elk Grove.

Sonia Gutiérrez is the recipient of the Tomás Rivera Book Award 2021 and the International Latino Book Awards 2022 for her novel Dreaming with Mariposas (FlowerSong Press, 2020). In 2021, Dreaming with Mariposas also received an honorable mention for the Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Fiction Award from the International Latino Book Awards and a finalist for the International Book Awards. She is the author of Spider Woman / La Mujer Araña (Olmeca Press, 2013) and co-editor for The Writer’s Response (Cengage Learning, 2016). She teaches critical thinking and writing, creative writing, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Her bilingual poetry collection, Paper Birds: Feather by Feather / Pájaros de papel: Pluma por pluma, is forthcoming in 2022. Presently, she is working on her first illustrated book, The Adventures of a Burrito Flying Saucer, and teaching in cyberland. 


“This is Chicana literature at its best. Sonia Gutiérrez captures and reworks the ethos, the languages, and the memory of an entire tradition of letters, oral tales, and experiences that have shaped and continue to shape the collective imaginary. As in her Tomás Rivera epigraph, Gutiérrez grows great big artistic arms to embrace humans, ghosts, and butterflies, and to present them to her audience in a beautiful ofrenda of must-read stories.”

—Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez, University of California, Merced

 “Sonia Gutiérrez reminds one of our elders offering us blessings in our youth. These vignettes are like the energy that connects the synapses in our body and the emotions infused in them bring warmth to the soul; and as fleeting as a soft cool breeze, they offer a fragrance that is remembered, etched and made tangible. The memories and narratives told are unrelenting and nourishing, they provide a vulnerability in their confessions.”

—Gibrán Güido, co-editor of Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness

 “Sonia Gutiérrez carries the torch of her literary forbearers Tomás Rivera and Sandra Cisneros, powerfully and poetically capturing what it's like to grow up as a brown girl in America. Dreaming with Mariposas takes us from Idaho to Southern California, detailing the struggles and joys of a working-class immigrant family, and shows us with fresh eyes the lessons learned navigating childhood's difficult terrain. Gutiérrez pays homage to the classics of Chicanx literature, but this book is also a necessary update, a coming-of-age story for our time.”

—Maceo Montoya, author of The Deportation of Wopper Barraza


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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
North Highlands-Antelope Library
North Highlands-Antelope Community Room
Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories designed to build the early literacy skills of young children. This program is for parents and caregivers with young (0-5) children; older siblings are welcome to attend. This event is presented in English.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Orangevale Library
Jane Wise Community Room
Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories designed to build the early literacy skills of young children. This program is for parents and caregivers with young (0-5) children; older siblings are welcome to attend. This event is presented in English.

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Carmichael Library
Carmichael Meeting Room
Join us for Family Storytime where we will read stories, sing songs, and have a wonderful time! This 30-minute program is designed for young children, infants to 6 years of age, and their caregivers to build on early learning foundations that develop pre-reading skills and a joy of reading that lasts a lifetime.
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Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe – Bilingual Storytime – Latino Heritage Month

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Cooledge Library
Belle Cooledge Community Room

Acompáñenos en celebración del mes de la herencia latina durante Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe en ciertas sucursales. Leeremos cuentos y cantaremos canciones y rimas en inglés y en español. Cada niño se llevará una maraca y un libro bilingüe mientras duren los suministros. 

 

Join us in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month during Bilingual Storytime events at select library locations. Our librarians will share stories and lead you through songs and activities in English and Spanish. Each child will take home a maraca and a bilingual book while supplies last.

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