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The Most Important School Supply of All

The Most Important School Supply of All

September is Library Card Sign-Up month – a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.  To encourage the youngest residents of Yolo County to become life-long learners and library users, the Yolo County Library has partnered with First 5 Yolo to offer free “keeper” books to all children, ages 0 to 5, who either use their existing library card or sign up for one during the month of September.                             

Hands-on Kitchen Botany July 16

Hands-on Kitchen Botany July 16

The Mary L Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, continues to offer exciting summer programing for adults.  On Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Ellen Dean, Curator of the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity, will give a "hands-on" presentation on Kitchen Botany.

Are tomatoes a fruit, vegetable, botanical berry or a culinary vegetable?  Are avocados, bell peppers, eggplants, squash, sweet peppers, tomatillos, vanilla and zucchini fruits or vegetables?  Find out the answers to these questions while learning to identity the structure and classification of common supermarket fruits and vegetables.

“There’s a botanical world waiting to be explored,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Come to the Davis Branch Library and learn the difference between tubers, legumes, roots, grains, nuts, bulbs, stems and leafy vegetables.”

Special Programs at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library this August

Special Programs at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library this August

Check out the Arthur F. Turner Community Library for a series of special programs in August 2014:... Read More

  • Computer Class August 4th at 9am
    Visit or call the Library to learn about the topic this month. No experience necessary. Call 916-375-6465 to register.
  • All Things String August 14th and 27th 6pm
    Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new!
  • Where Were You When? August 20th at 11am
    This social group for older adults will start each session with a historic event to spark discussion.

Yolo County Archives Announces “Summer Saturdays”

Yolo County Archives Announces “Summer Saturdays”

The Yolo County Archives is happy to announce extended hours this summer.  In an effort to provide access to residents unable to visit on weekdays, the archives will be open from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 21, July 19, August 2, 16 and 30.

The Yolo County Archives has served the community since 1985, helping amateur and professional researchers alike discover the rich history of Yolo County.  The collections include property and tax records, court documents, Board of Supervisors records, city directories, Great Registers and more.  The Yolo County Archives is also home to a collection of over 34,000 obituaries, a large selection of maps and an extensive collection of photographs.

Virtual Big Library Read Starting Now!

Virtual Big Library Read Starting Now!

The Yolo County Library is taking part in OverDrive’s Big Library Read program. The mystery eBook, A Pedigree to Die For, book one of the Melanie Travis mystery series by Laurien Berenson, is available to library cardholders through OverDrive, the library’s digital download service, for unlimited checkout during the program period starting now, and running through June 17.  To access the eBook for checkout and download, visit the library’s digital media website at http://yolocounty.lib.overdrive.com or found on www.yolocountylibrary.org.  

Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Neighbor

Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Neighbor

The Yolo County Library will again partner with the Yolo Food Bank to provide food for the hungry during the library’s popular summer reading program, beginning now and running through August 16.  Last year, patrons of the Yolo County Library donated over 1,800 pounds of food.  This year, the goal is 2,000 pounds.  Look for the Yolo Food Bank collection bins at any of the following Yolo County Library branch locations this summer: 

Yolo County Library Summer Reading Program – Fizz, Boom Read!

Yolo County Library Summer Reading Program – Fizz, Boom Read!

The Yolo County Library is celebrating reading, science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, and all of this during the summer of 2014.  Fizz, Boom, Read! – the summer reading program, which begins on June 1 and runs through August 16, will include free reading clubs, exciting events and great prizes for all age groups.