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Dr. Bob's Medical Bag Tour

Dr. Bob's Medical Bag Tour

The major causes of death in the 19th century took their toll on many Sacramentans, and we’ll share their fascinating stories. We’ll also visit the graves of our fearless physicians of the 1800s and hear their contributions to early Sacramento, as well as the tragic story of how 17 died in several weeks’ time fighting the cholera epidemic.Saturday, July 2, 2016 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery

July programs at the Esparto Regional Library

July programs at the Esparto Regional Library

(Woodland, CA) – All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of July 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. All ages are welcome to sign up online or at your local library to receive a free prize and to enter into drawings by attending programs and completing reading challenges.

• July 5: Afternoon Movie, 1:30 p.m. Children and families are invited to view a family friendly movie rated G or PG. For movie title call: (530) 787-3426.

• July 7: Food Olympics at the Library, 6:00 p.m. Join us in celebrating Brazil as the location for the Summer Olympics 2016 by tasting a gold medal Brazilian-inspired menu!

• July 12 and July 26: Mini Maker Camp, 1:30 p.m. This hands-on family fun program will involve science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Yolo County Library’s summer reading program update

Yolo County Library’s summer reading program update

The Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program is off to a great start with more than 3,365 sign ups since the June 1 kick-off. The program continues through August 15 and all are welcome to sign up online or in person at their local Yolo County Library branch.

Participants will receive a ticket for prizes and a free gift. In addition, those who read five books will receive a book full of puzzles, games or coloring pages, and a ticket for finishing prizes, generously donated by the various Friends of the Library groups. Children, ages 0-12, will also receive a free pizza coupon to Round Table Pizza. New to the Summer Reading Program, participants will now receive an additional prize ticket for every completed reading log they turn in. Prizes, such as the free book or pizza coupon, will remain the same for the first reading log.

Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency hosts job fair June 23

Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency hosts job fair June 23

More than 40 employers will gather in Woodland on June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to noon to offer jobs to those seeking employment.

Participating employers include the Bureau of Reclamation, Auto Zone, California Highway Patrol, Clark Pacific, Allied Barton Security Services, DMG MORI, Goodwill Industries, Mariani Nut Company, Road Dogs, San Francisco Spice Company, Social Security, Motel 6, St. John’s Retirement Village, Teichert and Sons and Home Depot. Employment opportunities include machine tool engineers, application specialists, software designers, service technicians, administrative personnel, retail and warehouse workers, sorters and assembly line personnel, security and patrol officers, bus and truck drivers, cement workers, home healthcare associates and many more.

For more information about the June 23 job fair, contact the Yolo County Health & Human Services Employment Center at (530) 661-2641.

June programs at the Winters Community Library

June programs at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters:

• June 6, 13, 20 and 27: Family Story Time, 10:30 a.m. A gentle and fun introduction to literacy for children ages 0-5 through stories, songs and finger-plays. Stay for play and social time after the program! Topics this month include oceans, dancing, opposites and picnics.

• June 9: Cristina Gonzalez’s ‘Farewell’ Bilingual Story Time and Party, 6:30 p.m. Come say goodbye to Cristina, a stellar champion of customer service, story time and outreach, as she begins her new journey with the Gibson Child Development Center! Join us for her final bilingual story time as she amazes, enthralls and educates children and families on early literacy and engagement.

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in June

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in June

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of June at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• June 11: Kick-Off Party in the Park, 1:00 p.m. Come celebrate the arrival of the Summer Reading Program with a kick-off party in the park. Participants who sign up receive a free gift.

• June 14: Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom, 1:00 p.m. See the amazing creatures that travel with Python Ron! Learn about lizards and make friends with an 18-foot-long python.

• June 21: Catch a Beat! 1:00 p.m. Tina Rogers presents a lively movement program incorporating a variety of music and dance styles.

• June 28: Fit to Sing, 1:00 p.m. This sing-along, move-along concert will get your heart pumping.

The following ongoing programs continue in June:

• Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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.