In the photo above, Winter Pagel (left) was one of the students at a steampunk jewelry class taught by Terrie Taylor (right) at the Rio Linda Library on December 3. Taylor is a jewelry artist and a member of the Sacramento Steampunk Society
. Steampunk is a popular sub-genre of science fiction featuring steam-powered technology, with stories often taking place in alternate versions of Victorian England or the American Wild West.
Business Librarian Cole Johnson dressed up for the Cookies With Santa event at the Fair Oaks Library on December 7—that is, the branch where his wife, Rebecca Johnson, is the branch supervisor. Read our recent interview
with the happy librarian couple. The little girl looking skeptical of him is Rosalee Hill, daughter of our virtual branch associate, Matt Hill.
First-grader Hope Holland was given an assignment by her teacher, Mr. Wong, recently—to interview a professional person in the community. She chose Librarian Lexie Kalbach and asked her about what kind of education she had (a master’s degree in library science), if she wore a special uniform (a nametag), what she likes about her job (helping people), what she does all day (helps people, plans programs and takes care of books) and what her dream job is (librarian!). Hope got a perfect score on her project! Lexie is also the teacher for the new Zumba class at the Southgate Library
, starting January 25
Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis, Elk Grove Library Branch Supervisor Neva Cosby and Jeff Rubin of the Friends of the Elk Grove Library at the December 10 installation of two iPads in the kids area of the Elk Grove Library. These are mounted in secure housings at kids’ levels, and loaded with educational programs. The local Friends
were able to raise the money for the iPads using the crowdfunding website CitizenInvestor.com
. They also donated five Google Chromebook laptops that will be installed in the teen and adult sections. Read more at the Elk Grove Citizen.