Oops!
Start Date is not before End Date

Filter Events by



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.


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.


View More

Adult Space

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
North Natomas Library
North Natomas Community Room

Adults are invited to watch a cultural film and enjoy light refreshments. Movies are selected to inspire discussion and learning. Following the movie will be a conversation amongst attendees, facilitated by library staff.

This is a casual social event geared for adults. Some films may be rated PG-13 or R. Viewer discretion is advised. Movie runtimes will vary.

This month will feature Diarios de motocicleta: Motorcycle diaries. "An inspirational adventure, based on the true story of Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, whose thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery." Rated R. Runtime 127 minutes. 

View More

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.


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.


View More
Registration is open

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 in conversation with essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib and a live performance by  Sweeping Promises


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.

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry. It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 (you cannot get it anymore and he is very sorry.) His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. He released Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest with University of Texas press in February 2019. The book became a New York Times Bestseller, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. His second collection of poems, A Fortune For Your Disaster, was released in 2019 by Tin House, and won the 2020 Lenore Marshall Prize. In 2021, he released the book A Little Devil In America with Random House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the The PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. The book won the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Gordon Burn Prize. Hanif is a graduate of Beechcroft High School.

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.


View More

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!

View More

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.


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.


View More

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.


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.


View More

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.
View More
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

View More