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Family Storytime

10:15 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 45-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. The first 20-30 minutes is Storytime and is immediately followed by a simple art or movement activity. 
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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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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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After Afro-Punk: Enters The Chat

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Galleria Main Hall

Join us for a special evening with author, filmmaker, and co-founder of the Afro-Punk Festival James Spooner and a live performance by Sweeping Promises


Please note that Hanif Abdurraqib is no longer able to attend the program. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and look forward to future opportunities with Hanif.


Admission is free and registration is encouraged. 


James Spooner is an award winning graphic novelist, filmmaker and tattoo artist.  His debut graphic novel, The High Desert  was named “Best of 2022” by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post and The New York Public Library. The High Desert is the 2023 recipient of the American Library Association's Alex Award and the Cartoonist Studio Prize. Spooner co-edited an anthology of Black punk writers and comic creators entitled, Black Punk Now. Available now, the book was named in the top 10 Music Books of 2023 by Pitchfork, top 5 Music Books from the Guardian and received a Kirkus star. Pantheon has recently acquired his forthcoming second memoir, set for publication in 2025. He was recently commissioned to adapt a story  by the Scottish Book Trust and is a regular contributor to RazorCake Magazine.


Spooner directed the seminal documentary Afro-Punk which premiered at national and international film festivals, including Toronto International and The American Black Film Festival. James also co-founded the AfroPunk Festival, which currently boasts audiences in the hundreds of thousands around the world.


​Spooner’s work has been recounted in various publications, including NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Vice, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, MTV, NBC News and Variety. He was a recipient of the ReNew Media Rockefeller Grant. He is a guest curator for the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas and previously programmed for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Sweeping Promises are Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug. A chance meeting in Arkansas led to a decade of playing in an eclectic assortment of projects together. Their relentless practice made perfect. Bass playing Lira is an emotive bolt of thunderous energy with the iconic blast of a girl group rolled into one robust throat. Caufield is an intentional guitar player and drummer. No note or hit is extraneous. Together they are meticulous sound engineers, using space as a key ingredient to their distinct sound. Controlling every aspect of their craft, from the first note they write together, all the way through to the final mastering process, each record is an unspoiled fingerprint unique to their dynamic chemistry.


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Family Art Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Orangevale Library
Jane Wise Community Room
We bring the art supplies, you bring the creativity! Families, kids and teens are welcome to join us as the library puts out a variety of art supplies and let everyone make whatever art they want! Paints, modelling clay, markers, air brushing, and more are available for us to make pictures, sculptures, and mixed media projects!

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Family Storytime

10:15 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 45-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. The first 20-30 minutes is Storytime and is immediately followed by a simple art or movement activity. 
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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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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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Family Storytime

10:15 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 45-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. The first 20-30 minutes is Storytime and is immediately followed by a simple art or movement activity. 
View More

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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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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Mixed Media Art Journaling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Orangevale Library
Jane Wise Community Room
Use your imagination and all kinds of mixed media to create a free-style art journal. Both inexperienced and lack of talent are welcome! The Friends of the Orangevale Library have graciously provided art journals and supplies to create a place for creativity to unfold. Please note, supplies are limited so feel free to bring your own too.
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Registration is open

Parks and Tranquility Opening Celebration: Amy Reed and Chris Christion & Jessica Wimbley

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Non-Library Location

Location: California State Railroad Museum 125 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814


Join us as we will celebrate Parks and Tranquility Grant awardees for the opening of the exhibits Chókim bètana wéeye (It comes from the stars) by Amy Melissa Reed and Fieldnotes: California State Railroad Museum by Chris Christion & Jessica Wimbley.


During the program, the artists will be discussing their video and sound art exhibitions, and will also feature performances by MA ENSEMBLE and additional Sacramento poets and artists who were awarded Parks and Tranquility grants. 


This event is free and open to the public. Register today to receive updated program information closer to the date.

Amy Melissa Reed is a Sound, Visual, Multi-instrumentalist and Performing Artist.

They work with language reclamation, rematriation, indigenous ways of being, and non-hierarchal improvisation  informing their creative practice. They recently returned from the Himalayas with Susie Ibarra’s NatGeo sound team recording the source waters of the Ganges and the many beautiful sounds of North Sikkim. They founded Ma Series at Gold Lion Arts in Sacramento, CA and are Co-founder of MA SERIES ARTS, an organization to support historically underfunded artists.

Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley are both artists/curators based in Sacramento, California.

Wimbley/Christion’s interdisciplinary artistic practice includes working with ambitious video/ digital installations, including the video work Fieldnotes: Califia installed on the Digital Media Wall at California Natural Resource Agency in Sacramento, CA. Collaborative works have been featured in the traveling exhibition Mexicali Biennale: The Land of Milk and Honey, and included in the Library of Congress. Conceptually, both artists have experience working with historical, state-themed projects that reach a large audience, challenge traditional fine arts practice/ presentation in the public sphere, and include an intersectional viewpoint.

As a curatorial team, they’ve developed the curatorial project series Biomythography, with exhibitions in academic and non-profit art spaces in Southern California including Cerritos College, California Lutheran University, Eastside International, Los Angeles, University of La Verne, and Claremont Graduate University. (Photo credit : Cameron Clark)

This event is part of the Sacramento Public Library’s Parks and Tranquility program. This project is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Learn more at saclibrary.org/tranquility

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Carmichael Library
Carmichael Meeting Room
Join us for Family Storytime where we will read stories, sing songs, and have a wonderful time! This 45-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. The first 20-30 minutes is Storytime and is immediately followed by a simple art or movement activity. 
View More

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.


View More

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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Blood Drive

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
Galleria East Meeting Room
The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the Central Library. Scan the QR code below or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your appointment. 

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Adult Book Group

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
North Highlands-Antelope Library
North Highlands-Antelope Community Room
Looking to expand your reading into new genres and formats? Join the North Highlands-Antelope Library Book Club for friendly discussion and light refreshments as we explore contemporary and classic novels, science fiction, mystery, nonfiction, biographies, and more.  We meet every third Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. New members are always welcome!

Join us this month as we discuss Patrick DeWitt's novel, The Sister's Brothers.

"When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers."

Copies of the title may be picked up at the front desk of the North Highlands-Antelope Library. Digital copies are also available via the apps, Hoopla and Libby.

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