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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?

Plug-In Ceremony February 10

Yolo County and the City of Woodland will be celebrating the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Woodland with a Plug-In Ceremony on February 10 at noon in the City of Woodland municipal parking lot, located directly across from City Hall at 300 First Street in Woodland.

The Yolo County-City of Woodland Workplace Charging Partnership was made possible through a $15,000 Clean Air Fund grant award from the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District and with county matching funds.  The installation of these stations addresses a growing need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Yolo County, while contributing to the climate action goals of both agencies.  By expanding the regional network of convenient electric vehicle charging opportunities, the partnership hopes to promote reductions in greenhouse gas production in the region.

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.

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”.

November Yolo County Library Closures

November Yolo County Library Closures

All branches of the Yolo County Library, as well as administration and the Yolo County Archives & Records Center will be closed as follows in November: