Sacramento Public Library

What you missed May 2014

Roberts Rules, Rancho recognition, a hunky highlander and a real library kid.
Historical mystery writer Anne Perry was the guest of the Bee Book Club on May 1 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Best known for her William Monk and Thomas Pitt series, the Edgar Award-winning Perry has published more than 70 books, with more than 26 million copies sold.

Between Summer Reading and our sold-out evening with Outlander author Diana Gabaldon at the Crest Theatre on June 13, it’s going to be a big month. At left is Otterby, Sacramento Public Library’s new mascot for Paws to Read and beyond. At right is Jamie Fraser, hero of the new Outlander television series, which debuts on Starz on August 9. Specifically, it’s a cardboard cutout featuring actor Sam Heughan that attendees can get their picture taken with at the event. If you would like to have your own Jamie Fraser cutout, just visit this website, download the file, and take it to your local print shop.


Maria Trujillo-Tough with the Sierra Area of the California State Association of Parliamentarians, left, and Mary Kerwin, right, donated a new copy of Robert’s Rules of Order to the North Highlands-Antelope Library on May 9 in memory of Kerwin’s brother, Robert Kraften. That’s North Highlands branch supervisor Kerri Moore in the middle. Kraften, an active
Parliamentarian and a member of multiple Toastmasters clubs in the Sacramento area, died in January. Kerwin said she is currently going through her brother’s 1,000-book library, with an eye on donating much of it to Sacramento Public Library. Robert’s Rules first went into print in 1876, but is still updated every few years.

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Each Summer, Sacramento Public Library uses our Summer Reading program to help show people how important reading and libraries are for kids. Or we could just point to Jordan Embree. At left is Jordan, age 3, at the Rancho Cordova Library with his first library card. At right is Jordan, age 18, posing for his senior photo in the Sacramento Room. In August, he’ll head off to Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. He plans to double major in International Relations and French, and hopes to compete on Wheaton's Parliamentary Debate Team.


The City and City Council of Rancho Cordova presented staff at the Rancho Cordova Library with a card and flowers on May 6 to mark Public Service Recognition Week. Here are Rancho staff with the city’s Lorianne Ulm and Peter Ibrahim. The card thanked staff “For your continued commitment to excellent service in our community" and was signed by every city councilmember and dozens of city staff people.

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading celebration is Paws to Read. But sometimes animals force you to pause your reading. Here’s Natalie Shorts, 7, trying to get service dog Hannah to move so she can turn a page. They were at a May 7 Read to a Dog session at the Fair Oaks Library. That’s Hannah’s handler, Patty Lundquist, with them.  

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Fancy Nancy, by Jane O’Connor, is one of the most popular children’s books series out right now. So it’s no surprise that the Southgate Library had a good turnout for their Fancy Nancy party on April 26. Here are Keston Dao, 4, and Kaylen Chidester, 8, with some of the fancy stuff they made that day.

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