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Additional Hours and Support at Winters Community Library this Summer

Additional Hours and Support at Winters Community Library this Summer

Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, will benefit from five additional hours of staffing this summer with the welcome return of Library Branch Supervisor Toni Mendieta.

The five extra hours of staffing run through August 8, allowing the library to be open earlier on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as additional hours on Saturday. The revised summer schedule is as follows:

 

Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursdays 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

“The Winters Community Library will continue to review staffing and library needs as the year progresses,” said Yolo County Librarian, Patty Wong.  “Meanwhile, we hope the additional hours will bring in a greater cross section of our community.”

July Workshops in Davis and Winters for Curious Musicologists of All Ages

July Workshops in Davis and Winters for Curious Musicologists of All Ages

Join Woodland Community College Professor of Music Lis Testa as she leads two interactive rhythm workshops for all-ages on July 9 and 14 at the Davis and Winters branch libraries respectively.  

As part of the Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program – Read to the Rhythm – come and learn about the power of rhythm in music from around the world, including Irish dance tunes and drum ensembles of Ghana.  The workshops will be held as follows:

  • Thursday, July 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street, Davis
  • Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Avenue, Winters

All programs of the Yolo County Library are free.  No reservations are required. For more information on these July rhythm workshops, contact joan.tuss@yolocounty.org.

Summer and Fall Gardening Class June 17

Summer and Fall Gardening Class June 17

Looking for an opportunity to learn skills and techniques that will optimize your summer and fall garden experience?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will be host to a free gardening class on Wednesday, June 17, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

This class will cover important topics such as irrigation techniques that maximize water usage, tips and tricks for harvesting produce, strategies for planning fall gardens, companion planting, and more.  This class is a great opportunity for new gardeners to get important information that can contribute to the success of their fruit and vegetable gardens, and an opportunity for those with gardening experience to get questions answered and learn some new skills. 

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.

Opening Celebration May 6 for Davis Employment & Eligibility Services One-Stop Center

Opening Celebration May 6 for Davis Employment & Eligibility Services One-Stop Center

The community is invited to join the Yolo County Library and the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services in celebrating the opening of the Davis Employment & Eligibility Services One-Stop Center at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library on Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Employment specialists are now available to assist residents at the Davis Branch Library on Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., by providing job search and resume assistance, subsidized job assessment and placement, related workshops and other resources that assist job seekers and employers.  Eligibility services for assistance such as CalFresh, CalWORKs and Medi-Cal will be provided on Tuesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

April Public Forums for Input on Services for Low-Income Residents

April Public Forums for Input on Services for Low-Income Residents

The Yolo County Community Services Action Board, in coordination with the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, is in the process of planning programs for the 2015 and 2016 Community Services Block Grant funding cycle.  As part of that process, they will be holding the following public forums to seek input on services for low-income residents which will be used to set service priorities for the program:

Tuesday, April 14, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Department of Employment & Social Services, Community Room
25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland

Thursday, April 16, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Department of Employment and Social Services, Community Room
500-A Jefferson Street in West Sacramento

Tuesday, April 21, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Room 6 & 7
640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis

Special April 2 Bilingual Story Time at Esparto Regional Library

Special April 2 Bilingual Story Time at Esparto Regional Library

Who says reading is great?  Kids do!  Come to a bilingual story time on Thursday, April 2, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, at the Esparto Regional Library and learn the true story of Malala and Iqbal, heroes to kids all over the world.  

This story time will highlight the children's picture book, Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan, which tells the story of Malala Yousafzai and her courageous passion to encourage and promote education for everyone.  This event is part of a Book-to-Action community read project featuring the book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai.