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Iron Road Exhibit comes to the Davis Branch Library in June

Iron Road Exhibit comes to the Davis Branch Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – From June 3 - 30, The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental exhibit will be displayed at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis. Participants will learn about the Chinese railroad workers who were instrumental in building the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. Produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, this exhibit utilizes graphic panels to feature historical and contemporary photos, illustrations, stories of worker descendants and bilingual Chinese/English text written by railroad workers to tell this fascinating history.

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in June

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• June 1: Summer Reading Program Kick-off Celebration, 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come play games, sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program and enter for a chance to win prizes.

• June 7: Sports Themed Coloring Pages, 11:00 a.m. Kids ages 6-12 and their parents and caretakers are invited to come to the library and participate in sports-themed coloring. The best coloring page will win a prize! All supplies will be provided by the library.

• June 9 and 23: All Things String, 6:00 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders or enjoys fiber art. Bring your current project or start something new.

June programs at the Esparto Regional Library

June programs at the Esparto Regional Library

(Woodland, CA) – All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto:

• June 1 - August 15: Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program. Everyone is welcome to sign up for this fun program that lasts all summer long. Receive a free gift for signing up and raffle tickets for cool prizes after reading five books. Participants can sign up online or at their local Yolo County Library branch.

• June 9: Afternoon Movie, 3:00 p.m. Children and families are invited to view a family-friendly (rated G or PG) movie. For movie title call: (530) 787-3426.

• June 21: Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater: The Myth – Adventures of Melanie Moe! 2:00 p.m. Participate in this interactive theater experience for both children and families.

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, has received a $500 matching prize from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Last year, ScholarShare partnered with California public libraries to conduct drawings that gave participants, ages 18 and under, a chance to win $500 in the statewide Summer Reading Program. More than 790,000 Californians of all ages signed up at their local library for the summer reading program. Earlier this month, ScholarShare announced the 40 winners; one from each of California’s senatorial districts. ScholarShare also gave a matching $500 prize to each winner’s local library, which in the 6th Senatorial District, benefitted the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

Turning Trash into Treasure

Turning Trash into Treasure

It’s known that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, but this summer’s Art of the Dumpster exhibit takes this idea to another level.

Commissioned by Power Inn Alliance and curated by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, this collaborative project showcases the talents of 10 local emerging artists on a very unusual canvas – massive 22 foot long dumpsters. The result: colorful, abstract, interactive, larger-than-life pop-art masterpieces.

340 Attend Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Local Employers

340 Attend Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Local Employers

SACRAMENTO - More than 340 area residents attended a job fair hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley last Friday.

Joined with companies like Aerojet Rocketdyne, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Thunder Valley Casino and Vision Service Plan, attendees were able to hear about hundreds of  job opportunities available across the region and in various industries.

“Our area is still struggling with high unemployment but many opportunities are available,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley. “My goal for this job fair was to bring those who are hiring and put them in front of those who are unemployed. Really, just bridging a gap between the two.”

Christina Perez, a representative with the California Department of Human Resources, kicked off the event with a presentation on how job seekers can take exams and apply for jobs with the State.

“The first step job seekers need to take is to search and apply for State exams,” said Perez.

American River Bike Trail Receives National Recognition

American River Bike Trail Receives National Recognition

USA Today compiled a list of the best bike trails in America.  Rightfully so, Sacramento County’s own ARB trail is on that list with 11 others from Philadelphia to Eugene, Oregon.  Add this “best of the best” to your must-ride list.  Get started by reading the article online  

 Source: Sacramento County Connection