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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. 

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Interested in learning more about how to start a garden?  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 101” class on Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This class will cover gardening basics, such as how to prepare your soil for planting a summer/fall garden, strategies and techniques for deciding what to plant and were to plant it, and an introduction to a pesticide-free approach to gardening.  No gardening experience is required; only an interest in gardening.  Gloves and shoes for working in the dirt are recommended.

The class is free to all, and is taught by a Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org.

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.  

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