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A New Holiday Tradition Begins! Watch the Book, Then Cook the Book – Film to Food Project

Are you ready for a classic holiday film, and a meal to match?  The Davis Food Co-op and Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library are proud to announce, “Watch the Book, Then Cook the Book – Film to Food Project”.

This holiday season, come enjoy an exclusive film screening of the holiday classic portraying Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women.  Along with the film, the Davis Food Co-op will present a cooking class based on foods depicted in novel.

“Join us as we partner with the Davis Food Co-op to bring three popular pastimes – fiction, film and food – together for the holidays,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Get inspired to start your own tradition!”

Watch the film on Thursday, November 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and then attend the Little Women Cooking Class on Thursday, December 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Library Branches Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The Yolo County Library will be recognizing Native American Heritage Month in November with an exhibit on display in several branch libraries from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and with related film screenings throughout the month.

“It is an honor to host the first Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation display,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “Please take time in November to visit one of the host branch libraries in Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Esparto and Yolo to reflect on and celebrate Native American Heritage Month.”

A selection of films featuring Native Americans will also be shown at the Davis, Winters and West Sacramento branch libraries as follows:

Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street in Davis

Sunday November 3, 1:00 p.m., “Geronimo, An American Legend” (1993, rated PG-13)

Sunday, November 3, 4:00 p.m., “Smoke Signals” (1998, rated PG-13)

10-Day Festival Celebrating Sacramento's Unique Architecture Oct 10 - 19

10-Day Festival Celebrating Sacramento's Unique Architecture Oct 10 - 19

The 10-day Sacramento Architecture festival is a super fun festival, filled with events like an architecture bike tour,  a pub crawl, drawing safari for kids and farm-to-fork tour!

Appreciate the River City with Bike Tours, Drawing Safaris, Building Tours or a Pub Crawl.

The American Institute Of Architects, Central Valley Chapter (AIACV), announces the second annual Central Valley Region Architecture Festival.

Author Visit: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Author Visit: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Dogs vs. Cats? No need to take sides. The library has something for both!

The Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for two speaking engagements this fall.

On Sunday, September 15, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Dr. Yin will present “Pet Dogs, Problem Dogs and High-Performance Dogs: how the science of learning can take your training to a new level”.   Harness the power of science in your training.  Operant conditioning is much more than a clicker and treats.  Many trainers believe they are using it, yet have an incomplete understanding of its nuances and potential.  Find out how operant conditioning as a technology can be used to change behaviors faster and more reliably than ever before.

KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace

KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace

Community Radio KVMR 89.5 FM presents
17th Annual KVMR Celtic Festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 27-29
10:00 am to 10:00PM on Saturday
10:00 am to 8:00PM on Sunday
Seniors are admitted at 9:00 am on Sunday only for complimentary coffee, scones and preferred seating.

Friday, September 27
4:00 to 7:00PM - FREE Youth Arts Program
7:30 to 11:00 – Ceilidh Dance

Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA  95949

$10 - $48, Camping and RV hookups are available
Tickets at http://www.kvmr.org/celticfestival/tickets.htm
or by calling 530-265-9073
Information at celtfest@kvmr.org or 530-265-9073


Local Mideast Expert to Speak on "The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel"

Sacramento resident Alison Weir, an Internationally-recognized writer and speaker, will present a talk on Wednesday, July 10 at the Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library on the topic "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel," from 6-9 p.m (full details at end).

The talk will present fascinating and little-known information from Weir's upcoming book on the topic. Weir is president of the Council for the National Interest, an NGO based in Washington DC and founded by former Congressmen and top diplomats, and founder of If Americans Knew, a think tank that focuses on Israel-Palestine.

Weir has written extensively on the Middle East conflict, traveled independently in the West Bank and Gaza, and traveled the world to speak about her experiences and her findings.

Bike Fun Mural Coming to Downtown Davis

Bike Fun Mural Coming to Downtown Davis

The Davis Art Center and Paint Bike Fun are collaborating to create a community mural in downtown Davis on the wall arches at the corner of 3rd and F Streets. The project is part of the Art Center’s 2013 Discovery Art Program, “Momentum: Art in Action, Creativity in Motion.”

Community members of all ages are invited to contribute to a “Bike Fun” mural that will celebrate all the ways we enjoy bikes and bike-riding in Davis. Lead artist Danielle Fodor is currently soliciting images both realistic and fantastic - from pictures of actual people and places to imaginary creatures whizzing along on bizarre contraptions.