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Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will host a Community Safety Forum on March 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Blanchard Room.  The forum’s topic is, Community Policing, Incarceration and the Judicial System: How are we Ensuring Equitable Law Enforcement Practices in the Community to Promote Mutual Trust and Community Safety?

Urban Farms in West Sacramento

Urban Farms in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is featured in a recent “Little Green Wheelbarrow” article on urban farms (see link: http://littlegreenwheelbarrow.com/urban-farms/).

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Yolo County Library January Closures

Yolo County Library January Closures

All Yolo County Library branches, including the Yolo County Archives and Records Center, will be closed Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King Day.  Additionally, branch libraries that are open on Mondays will have a reduced schedule (open only from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.) on January 12 and January 26 to accommodate staff training. 

Online library services are always available, including during closure periods.  Visit the Yolo County Library online at www.yolocountylibrary.org to find branch locations and hours, e-books, databases, reading suggestion lists and recommended web sites.  

For more reading suggestions and library news, visit the Yolo County Library on Facebook and Pinterest.

Input Sought on Space Utilization Study

Input Sought on Space Utilization Study

Yolo County is seeking the input of residents on a strategic plan for managing its facility needs now, and into the future.

This past year, Yolo County contracted with Jacobs Engineering Group to conduct a space utilization study.  The need was identified through the development of the county’s Capital Improvement Plan and the desire to take a holistic approach to facility strategic planning and asset management to best serve the residents of Yolo County. 

Yolo County Library & Other Department Winter Holiday Closures

Yolo County Library & Other Department Winter Holiday Closures

All Yolo County Library branches, including the Yolo County Archives and Records Center, will be closed December 24 through 26, December 31 and January 1.  Additionally, there will be some reduction in hours December 22 through the end of the year.

“In years past, we have had extended closures during the winter holidays due to budget cuts,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “This year, we are pleased to have our branches open on more days, albeit with limited hours, during the holiday season.” 

For a listing of winter holiday hours, please contact your local Yolo County Library branch or find up-to-date information at www.yolocountylibrary.org.  Please note, the Winters Community Library will also be closed January 2.

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

The City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History have recently been informed that the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America.  The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.  Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of the a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.  The Old City Cemetery was accepted at the national level of significance and as an historic district. 

Already listed on the State’s and City of Sacramento’s historic registers, the Old City Cemetery is a very unique property located in the City of Sacramento and is overseen by the City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History.

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Northeast Arizona, land of the Navajo, is home to mother and daughter Lucy and Ellen Begay.

Weaving in the Navajo culture has strong cultural values, and for Lucy and Ellen, weaving is part of their daily rhythm.  Author and collector Gary Beaudoin will soon visit Yolo County to discuss and display the Begays' handmade authentic Navajo textiles.

Gary Beaudoin is the author of Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay, Navajo Weavers.  He is the keeper of a collection of Navajo textiles by the Begays.  The collection spans 20 years of their work and each weaving is one-of-a-kind.  Living a pastoral life in Northeast Arizona, the remote landscape inspires their weaving designs.  The Begays say they weave “what they see”.