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Save the Date for a Special “Let Them Eat Cake!” Fundraising Event this Summer!

Save the Date for a Special “Let Them Eat Cake!” Fundraising Event this Summer!

Ooh la la!  Celebrate the delightful and delectable culinary experience of the French by attending a very special “Let Them Eat Cake!” fundraising event on Monday evening, July 14, 2014, which is Bastille Day (note that Marie Antoinette coined the memorable phrase shortly before the French Revolution). 

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Library Expands Services with Kids eReading Room

Library Expands Services with Kids eReading Room

The Yolo County Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids.  The main digital collection, http://yolocounty.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for children.  The new Kids eReading Room is available at http://yolocounty.lib.overdrive.com/kids.

This appealing and user-friendly site contains a variety of age-appropriate materials for children ages 0-12, including digital picture books, early readers, chapter books, eAudiobooks, music and video.  Children can search for titles by their favorite authors or browse by subject, interest level or reading level, including Lexile or ATOS (Accelerated Reader) measures.

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength is hosting a powerful daylong retreat April 14, which addresses some of the issues teenage girls are facing every day, such as family and friend relationships, bullying, social pressures and self-image.  

As part of the day's event, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to leaders, who will bring their own examples of empowerment and what it means to be a young woman today. Scheduled speakers/mentors are:

*Lauren Cook - a recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in communication studies and psychology, and the author of "The Sunny Side Up!", which focuses on gratitude and goal setting.

* Noelle Bean - a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, who says she writes about real life and wants to inspire young people through her music.  

All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time! 

Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to introduce a new reading program on the first Monday of each month starting on 11 a.m. on April 7, 2014.  With exciting locomotives and railroad exhibits as visual backdrops, this interactive and fun new program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five.  Museum staff will read a different railroad-related book each month, starting with All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund for the premiere “All Aboard for Story Time!” in April.  Afterward, little ones can enjoy the Museum with their parents.  Whether its toy trains or big locomotives, there is something to discover in the Museum that will thrill children of all ages! 

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Dining News: 'Waterfront Bar Food Appealing' at Crawdad's

Dining News: 'Waterfront Bar Food Appealing' at Crawdad's

Crawdads, recently reopened and featuring food by Chef Adam Pechal, opened earlier this month. To check it out was Sac Biz Journal's Ed Murrieta. It doesn't take salty margaritas or any palate-zapping pale ales to make waterfront bar food appealing...... Read More

Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate Nat. Library Week Apr. 13-19

Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate Nat. Library Week Apr. 13-19

The Yolo County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Community members are invited to celebrate by participating in a number of programs and events in April featured at all branches of the Yolo County Library system:

Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Costumed docents will tell romantic tales about the roses, love found in the wagon trains and early pioneer days, and love lost on Saturday, April 19th at 6:30pm - 8:00,

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance.  Admission is $5.00 which benefits cemetery preservation projects. For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811 or visit our website at www.cemeteryrose.org

The mission of the OCCC is to join hands with the community to restore, beautify, preserve, and protect the Historic City Cemetery, while maintaining access by descendants of the deceased, and to provide educational services to all visitors to the Historic City Cemetery of Sacramento.