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Explore and Learn for Family, Friends, and Neighbor Childcare Providers

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
South Natomas Library
Calling all grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, and neighbors! 

Bring the young children you care for to explore, learn, and play with us at the library! Join us outside the library for playful learning activities you can enjoy together, as well as, books, and community resources. Activities will be set up to support social distancing in the park, and you are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on. 

This program happens every Wednesday, 10-11:30am, from October 13th through November 17th, weather permitting. Free. No registration required.
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Virtual Homework Zone

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual

Need help with school work? Students in Kindergarten through 8th grades can attend the Virtual Homework Zone via zoom, and will be helped by trained teen homework coaches in completing their school assignments.

Drop-in homework help is available every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Email homeworkzone@saclibrary.org for the week’s zoom links.

*SPL also offers free homework help in English and Spanish every day from 1 to 11 p.m. through Brainfuse HelpNow. Visit our HomeworkHelp page and click on the “live tutor” link to get started.


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Grownups Unite Discussion Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual

***Virtual author visit! Author Henry Barajas will be joining us!

When: October 20, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Click here to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join the Grownups Unite! crew as we discuss, “La Voz De M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo Vol. 1" on Wednesday October 20th, at 6 p.m. Come join your fellow adults who love comics and graphic novels! 

Library staff will also highlight new Graphic Novel titles for adults. Contact jrohrer@saclibrary.org for further information. 

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Virtual Play And Rhyme

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
Play with Sacramento Public Library this summer! Join librarians on Facebook every Thursday for Play and Rhyme!

Virtual Play and Rhyme unites playful elements of storytime with play activities and prompts that encourage families to move, bond, learn, and play. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to bring developmentally appropriate early learning ideas home!

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Money Matters: Protect Your Dollars, Avoid Financial Fraud: Preventing Scams During the Time of COVID

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) protects consumers and fosters trust by regulating companies and individuals offering financial products and services. Join us to learn about:

  • DFPI Services
  • Financial Fraud Prevention
    • What scams to watch out for and how to avoid them
    • How scammers manipulate our emotions to profit
    • How to protect your family’s financial health
  • Resources, information and where to get help
  • How to file a complaint
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English Conversation Group (Beginner/Intermediate)

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Virtual

Practice speaking English in a friendly and informal online group setting using Zoom.  Speak with both native English speakers and other English learners, led by a trained facilitator.  We’ll discuss a variety of topics, ranging from everyday life to local things to do and more. 


This group at 1:00 is for beginner/intermediate English learners, but all levels are welcome. 

 

Please email literacy@saclibrary.org for the Zoom link.


An intermediate/advanced group meets at 5:00 on Thursdays.  There is a separate Zoom link. English learners are welcome to attend both groups.


This event developed by Sacramento Public Library in support of its English language learning priority.


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Virtual Homework Zone

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual

Need help with school work? Students in Kindergarten through 8th grades can attend the Virtual Homework Zone via zoom, and will be helped by trained teen homework coaches in completing their school assignments.

Drop-in homework help is available every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Email homeworkzone@saclibrary.org for the week’s zoom links.

*SPL also offers free homework help in English and Spanish every day from 1 to 11 p.m. through Brainfuse HelpNow. Visit our HomeworkHelp page and click on the “live tutor” link to get started.


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English Conversation Group (Intermediate/Advanced)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual

Practice speaking English in a friendly and informal online group setting using Zoom.  Speak with both native English speakers and other English learners, led by a trained facilitator.  We’ll discuss a variety of topics, ranging from everyday life to local things to do and more. 


This group at 5:00 is for intermediate/advanced English learners, but all levels are welcome. 


Please email literacy@saclibrary.org for the Zoom link.

 

A beginner/intermediate group meets at 1:00 on Thursdays.  There is a separate Zoom link. English learners are welcome to attend both groups.


This event developed by Sacramento Public Library in support of its English language learning priority.


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Cocinando en Casa: Sopa de Tortilla (Latino Heritage 2021)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual

Acompáñenos en el programa "Cocinar en casa," presentado por el Latino Leadership Council. Los participantes aprenderán que la comida es una parte importante de la cultura latina y luego prepararán un plato nutritivo y sabroso de sopa de tortilla. ¡Reúna los siguientes ingredientes y cocine en casa!

Se debe registrar en Zoom para participar en este programa. Haga clic aquí pararegistrarse. Después de registrarse, usted recibirá un correo electrónico confirmando su registro y con información sobre cómo ingresar a la sesión.

Ingredientes (Sirve 4)

1/2 tazas de cebolla picada
1/2 tazas de caldo de pollo reducido en sodio
1/4 libras de pechugas de pollo con hueso, sin piel
taza de calabaza chayote , cortada en cubitos y pelada
3/4 taza de frijoles pintos enlatados, bajos en sodio, enjuagados y escurridos
cucharada de chile en polvo
1/2 cucharadita de ajo en polvo
Tortillas de maíz de 6 pulgadas, cortadas en tiras, horneadas hasta que estén crujientes
Aguacate pelado, sin hueso y en rodajas


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English Conversation Group (All Levels)

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Virtual

Practice speaking English in a friendly and informal online group setting using Zoom.  Speak with both native English speakers and other English learners, led by a trained facilitator.  We’ll discuss a variety of topics, ranging from everyday life to local things to do and more. 


Topics will be a repeat of the ones discussed during the Thursday 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. groups. All levels are welcome.

 

Please email literacy@saclibrary.org for the Zoom link.


This event developed by Sacramento Public Library in support of its English language learning priority.


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Healthy Snacks for Kids!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual

Parents and children are invited to join the Health Education Council to learn about healthy foods and the We Can! food categories (1. Go, 2. Slow, 3. Whoa). Join us to learn how to make a simple and delicious healthy snack recipe at home! Gather the following ingredients and follow along during the program!

Registration via Zoom is required. Please click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the session.

What you'll need

Sharp knife
Cutting board
Bread knife
Measuring cups
Microwave

Ingredients (Serves 4)
Pita Pockets
1/4
 Cup peanut butter reduced fat, chunky
1/2 Apple
1 Banana
1/2 Peach



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Genealogy: Reading Old Handwriting,

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Close-up of old family photographs
Virtual
Reading Old Handwriting, with speaker Glenda Gardner Lloyd

This program will take place on Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


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Virtual Zumba

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual

Join us for virtual Zumba®, led by local instructor, Lisa Harris. Zumba® takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called "exercise in disguise." Perfect for everybody and every body! 

 

Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and be sure to have a water bottle nearby.

 

Registration via Zoom is required. Please click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. 


If you are new to Zumba, check out these videos for a breakdown of popular moves.


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Virtual Song and Rhyme Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
Enjoy Storytime at home! Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for Song and Rhyme Storytime on Facebook Live!

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Explore and Learn for Family, Friends, and Neighbor Childcare Providers

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
South Natomas Library
Calling all grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, and neighbors! 

Bring the young children you care for to explore, learn, and play with us at the library! Join us outside the library for playful learning activities you can enjoy together, as well as, books, and community resources. Activities will be set up to support social distancing in the park, and you are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on. 

This program happens every Wednesday, 10-11:30am, from October 13th through November 17th, weather permitting. Free. No registration required.
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Outdoor Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fair Oaks Library
Families with young children are invited to join us at Fair Oaks Library outside 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 canceled due to inclement weather or poor air quality. 

This event is presented in English.
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Virtual Homework Zone

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual

Need help with school work? Students in Kindergarten through 8th grades can attend the Virtual Homework Zone via zoom, and will be helped by trained teen homework coaches in completing their school assignments.

Drop-in homework help is available every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Email homeworkzone@saclibrary.org for the week’s zoom links.

*SPL also offers free homework help in English and Spanish every day from 1 to 11 p.m. through Brainfuse HelpNow. Visit our HomeworkHelp page and click on the “live tutor” link to get started.


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Outdoor Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rio Linda Library

Families with young children are invited to join us in front of the Rio Linda 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. 

This event is free and presented in English.

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Virtual Play And Rhyme

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
Play with Sacramento Public Library this summer! Join librarians on Facebook every Thursday for Play and Rhyme!

Virtual Play and Rhyme unites playful elements of storytime with play activities and prompts that encourage families to move, bond, learn, and play. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to bring developmentally appropriate early learning ideas home!

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Money Matters: Building a Lasting Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual

This session focuses on the components of your legacy, primarily how to construct your financial estate plan and how you may want to be remembered through an ethical will. Presented by Anne Rosenthal, a Certified Specialist whose practice emphasizes estate planning, trust, and probate administration, and Rivkah Sass, the Director of Sacramento Public Library.

Register here 

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English Conversation Group (Beginner/Intermediate)

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Virtual

Practice speaking English in a friendly and informal online group setting using Zoom.  Speak with both native English speakers and other English learners, led by a trained facilitator.  We’ll discuss a variety of topics, ranging from everyday life to local things to do and more. 


This group at 1:00 is for beginner/intermediate English learners, but all levels are welcome. 

 

Please email literacy@saclibrary.org for the Zoom link.


An intermediate/advanced group meets at 5:00 on Thursdays.  There is a separate Zoom link. English learners are welcome to attend both groups.


This event developed by Sacramento Public Library in support of its English language learning priority.


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Virtual Homework Zone

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual

Need help with school work? Students in Kindergarten through 8th grades can attend the Virtual Homework Zone via zoom, and will be helped by trained teen homework coaches in completing their school assignments.

Drop-in homework help is available every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Email homeworkzone@saclibrary.org for the week’s zoom links.

*SPL also offers free homework help in English and Spanish every day from 1 to 11 p.m. through Brainfuse HelpNow. Visit our HomeworkHelp page and click on the “live tutor” link to get started.


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English Conversation Group (Intermediate/Advanced)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual

Practice speaking English in a friendly and informal online group setting using Zoom.  Speak with both native English speakers and other English learners, led by a trained facilitator.  We’ll discuss a variety of topics, ranging from everyday life to local things to do and more. 


This group at 5:00 is for intermediate/advanced English learners, but all levels are welcome. 


Please email literacy@saclibrary.org for the Zoom link.

 

A beginner/intermediate group meets at 1:00 on Thursdays.  There is a separate Zoom link. English learners are welcome to attend both groups.


This event developed by Sacramento Public Library in support of its English language learning priority.


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Communicating with Your Child's Pediatrician

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
Join us for "Communicating with your Child's Pediatrician," presented by Health Net. Establishing a good relationship with your child's pediatrician can have a positive impact on your child's health and well-being. Dr. Douglas Gross, MD, PhD, UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics will share tips on:
  • What to expect at your child's visit
  • Reliable internet sources for children's health information 
  • How to follow up with the doctor 
  • Various ways to communicate with the doctor
  • How to share concerns and ask questions
Registration via Zoom is required. Please click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. 
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English Conversation Group (All Levels)

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Virtual

Practice speaking English in a friendly and informal online group setting using Zoom.  Speak with both native English speakers and other English learners, led by a trained facilitator.  We’ll discuss a variety of topics, ranging from everyday life to local things to do and more. 


Topics will be a repeat of the ones discussed during the Thursday 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. groups. All levels are welcome.

 

Please email literacy@saclibrary.org for the Zoom link.


This event developed by Sacramento Public Library in support of its English language learning priority.


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