Sacramento Public Library

Library Happenings: January 2014

A birthday, a harvest, an honor, a golf course and some Poephernalia.

Bestselling travel writer Patricia Schultz came to the Galleria on Jan. 28 to talk about the second edition of her popular travel guide, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

Kim Blenner of Lincoln is a major Edgar Allan Poe fan. So when she heard we were selling and giving away some of the “Poe-aphernalia” from our One Book/Slender Poe festival this fall, she was first in line. The book, posters, T-shirts and coasters were all designed by our brilliant in-house designer Laura Koivunen.

Public information coordinator Malcolm Maclachlan snagged one of the Poe/One Book bus shelter posters for his house. In the frame, it’s about six feet tall.


Assemblyman Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento; shown center wearing red tie) presented a pair of resolutions at the January 23 Library Authority Board meeting, honoring the Sacramento Public Library and the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library on the occasion of Library Lovers Month in February. “It was a book at my local library that steered me into my profession of going into medicine,” Dr. Pan said.

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The North Natomas Library celebrated its fourth birthday on January 4 in true library style: with lots of fun, games and face-painting. From left, are Athena Felder, 4; Katherine Lee, 5; and Sarah Ochoa Sanchez, 5.

Speaking of, we still have some photos shot the day North Natomas opened. Here’s Library Director Rivkah K. Sass onstage with Mayor Kevin Johnson, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson and others.

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Teens David Fountain and John Douglas ham it up at Library Minigolf on Jan. 17 at the Arden-Dimick Library. Participants played holes like The News Flash, the Sherlock Hole’ms, and the Quidditch Cup (pictured).

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