Sacramento Public Library

Featured events for September

8/27/2014
Cool car shows for grown-ups and kids, Play Summit, book clubs, and authors, both classic and contemporary.
 

Sept. 2, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
SAT/ACT Test Strategies (teen)
North Natomas Library
4660 Via Ingoglia
Learn how to score higher on admissions tests using key Kaplan strategies. Participants who attended the SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test on Aug. 23 will receive their scores. Hosted by staff from Kaplan Test Prep. Registration required.


Sept. 6, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Mock PSAT @ Carmichael (teen)
Carmichael Library
5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael
Preparing for college? Take Kaplan’s free Mock PSAT Exam. Open to all high school students. Come back for the follow-up test strategies seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, for your results and valuable test-taking tips. Registration required.


Sept. 6, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Surviving Bullying (school age)
North Highlands-Antelope Library
4235 Antelope Road
Children and younger teens are invited to this special anti-bullying workshop designed and run by the North Highlands-Antelope Teen Advisory Board. Come discuss the different ways harassment can occur, share your personal stories, work together to come up with solutions, and create a bookmark that can be distributed at the library. Kids who attend can speak to both local teen mentors and a registered counselor about their experiences.


Sept. 6, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Worm Composting @ Southgate (adult)
Southgate Library
6132 66th Ave.
Learn to use worms to turn kitchen fruit and vegetable scraps into valuable compost. Worm composting basics include knowing your worms, building a home, keeping them happy, and harvesting the castings for use in the garden. U.C. master gardeners will bring live worms in a homemade worm bin for this demonstration.


Sept. 13, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2014 Sacramento Play Summit (adult)
Central Library
828 I St.
Please join us for the second annual Sacramento Play Summit, the conference that looks at play, the important work of childhood. Experts include Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play. $45 per person, $35 students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town, Friends of the Sacramento Library or ScholarShare account holders.


Sept. 13, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Second Saturday Audio Book Club (adult)
Carmichael Library
5605 Marconi Ave.
Bring a snack and your perceptions to share as we discuss “One Summer: America 1927” by Bill Bryson, read by the author.


Sept. 13, Saturday, noon

Plant-Powered for Life (adult)
Belle Cooledge Library
5600 South Land Park Drive
Join plant-based dietitian Sharon Palmer for a demonstration and tasting of her Tofu Cobb Salad, one of many delicious recipes from her new book, “Plant-Powered for Life.” Palmer will discuss the many healthy benefits of eating more whole-plant foods and offer easy-to-follow tips and recipe ideas. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Sept. 13, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Preserving Family Photos and Memories at the Rancho Cordova Library (adult)
Rancho Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Blvd.
Preserving the past-photos and memories- is worth the blood, sweat and tears! Katherine Weedman-Cox, from Cox Black and White Lab, explains how to handle your photographs and discusses resources for photo research. Amanda Graham of the Sacramento Room will discuss the library's Archives. This program is co-sponsored by the Rancho Cordova Historical Society, the Rancho Cordova Branch Library and the Branch Friends' Group. A PowerPoint Presentation will be shown and historical photo samples, including photo restorations, shared.


Sept. 13, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

Second Saturday Business Book Club (adult)
Central Library
828 I St. (Room 409, 4th floor)
Join us every second Saturday of the month to discuss the key concepts that drive success in all aspects of business. Registration is required to attend. Registrants will be contacted to arrange delivery of the first month's selection. This month’s selection: “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen.


Sept. 16, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Mock PSAT Exam Follow-up@ Carmichael (teen)
Carmichael Library
5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael
Follow-up session with test results and valuable test-taking tips for students who have taken the PSAT Mock Exam given on Saturday, Sept. 6. Parents are encouraged to attend.


Sept. 16, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Walt Whitman: America’s Poet of the Open Road (adult)
Central Library
828 I St.
In this one-man performance, writer and actor Tim Holt takes on the role of Walt Whitman. He will present Whitman's life and work in poetry and prose while celebrating the energy, sprawling expanse and diversity of America in the mid-19th century.


Sept. 18, Thursday, 6 p.m.

Sacramento Bee Book Club: Hampton Sides (adult)

Hampton Sides will appear for the Bee Book Club at 6 p.m. The Outside Magazine editor will discuss his fifth book of adventure non-fiction, “In the Kingdom of Ice.” Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento; (916) 264-2920. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Get them at www.beebuzzpoints.com. For more information: (916) 321-1128.


Sept. 20, Saturday, 9 a.m.

River City Bee @ Belle Cooledge (adult)
Belle Cooledge Library
5600 South Land Park Drive
Join us every third Saturday for an open sewing time for quilters, sewers and embroiderers. Bring your own equipment and supplies and work on your own projects. We provide irons, ironing boards and extension cords. Offered in collaboration with the River City Quilters Guild. 


Sept. 20, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Big Wheels: Going Places with the Library @ Franklin (family/all ages)
Franklin Library
10055 Franklin High Road
Join us for the 3rd Annual Big Wheels. See amazing vehicles of all shapes and sizes—including the original Batmobile. Meet the drivers and learn how these big wheels move. Get a library card or show your card to enter our drawing for great prizes. Enjoy storytimes, food trucks and more at this fun, FREE family event.


Sept. 23, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Big Read/Banned Books Week panel discussion of “The Grapes of Wrath” (adult)

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I St.
Sacramento Theatre Company will also perform excerpts from the play. Panelists are:

  • Michael Stevenson, director, “The Grapes of Wrath”

  • Susan Shillinglaw, former director, Center for Steinbeck Studies

  • Rivkah Sass, director, Sacramento Public Library


Sept. 27, Saturday, 10 a.m./all day

“Harry Potter” Marathon Reading (family/all ages)
Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
7400 Imagination Parkway
In honor of Banned Books Week, the Valley Hi-North Laguna is hosting a marathon reading of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” by J.K Rowling. There will also be lots of fun Potter-related activities, such as face painting, owl mask-making and a sorting hat game. For more information, contact Nathan Milos at nmilos@saclibrary.org.


Sept. 27, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

The International Poet: Writing Across Continents (adult)

McKinley Library

601 Alhambra Blvd.

Read and write poetry in international styles. Poet and editor Frank Dixon Graham will show us poetry from around the world in this eight-week series. This will be the first of eight sessions; attend one or all eight. This week's class -- French Forms of Poetry.


Sept. 27, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library
7335 Gloria Drive
Prohibition in Sacramento” author appearances (adult)
“Sacramento’s open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rum-runners up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital ‘the wettest city in the nation.’” So begins the new book by local historian and author Annette Kassis, “Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation.” Cassis will make seven appearances at our libraries this fall. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.


Sept. 27, Saturday, 3 p.m.

McKinley Library
601 Alhambra Blvd.
 “Prohibition in Sacramento” author appearances (adult)
“Sacramento’s open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rum-runners up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital ‘the wettest city in the nation.’” So begins the new book by local historian and author Annette Kassis, “Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation.” Cassis will make seven appearances at our libraries this fall. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.


Sept. 27, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Composting Tips & Tricks @ Southgate (adult)
Southgate Library
6132 66th Ave.
Learn composting basics to turn yard waste and kitchen fruit and vegetable scraps into a wonderful soil amendment. You'll learn the tips for success and tricks to speed up the process from U.C. Master Gardeners.


Sept. 28, Sunday, 2 p.m.

Arden-Dimick Open Book Club: “The Grapes of Wrath” (adult)
Arden-Dimick Library
891 Watt Ave.
Join the Arden-Dimick Open Book Club for our series exploring the theme of “Rising Up: Personal and Political Struggles for Freedom.” The book club is free and open to all. This month's book is “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck.



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