Virtual Programs

Join us for virtual library programs

From storytime and book clubs to teen spaces and wellness programs, there is something for everyone. View our full event calendar.



Authors Uncovered: Frank Abe and artist Ross Ishikawa (August 25)
Join us for a virtual conversation with author Frank Abe and artist Ross Ishikawa, two of the creators behind the graphic novel We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration on August 25 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 
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Virtual Children's Programming

Virtual Storytime Schedule GraphicEnjoy virtual storytimes featuring popular childrens' books and activities to grow your child’s vocabulary. Follow us on Facebook and catch our live storytimes every Monday (pre-recorded), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Play and Rhyme
Join librarians on Facebook every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., starting July 8, for Virtual Play and Rhyme! This program unites playful elements of storytime with play activities and prompts that encourage families to move, bond, learn, and play. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to bring developmentally appropriate early learning ideas home.

Learn more about Sensory Storytime and Baby Storytime

Dial-A-Story 
Call to hear children’s stories read in English and Spanish. Stories are available 24/7 and change every few days. Call (916) 441-1234 or (866) 241-7490. 

Escucha un cuento en español para niños. Cuento nuevo cada semana. Llame (916) 264-2987 o (866) 241-7491.

Dial-A-Tale
Every three days, we upload a new reading in which a passage from essays, short stories, excerpts and poetry are read by library staff. Call (916) 575-4590.

 



Virtual Teen Programming

Join us for weekly teen programs every Friday at 4 p.m. 

Schedule graphic of virtual teen Friday eventsFirst Friday – Virtual Teen Space 
Join us for fun games, crafts, and art projects. We use supplies that you already have at home, and it’s BYOS: bring your own snacks. Held via Zoom and Instagram @saclib. Please use a personal, non-school account to email Teen@saclibrary.org to receive Zoom information.

Second Friday – Tween Comic Book Club 
We'll discuss what we think is rad about this book, host a short trivia game and ask you for your questions, before and art activity inspired by the comic book. Copies of all books are available to check out through Hoopla! All events take place on Facebook Live.

Third Friday – No Book Required Book Club
What content is getting you through quarantine? Join us and chat about whatever you are watching/ listening to/ reading/ creating/ thinking/ eating. No book required! Please use a personal, non-school account to email Teen@saclibrary.org to receive Zoom information.

Fourth Friday – Teen Anime Trivia​
Learn new and interesting facts about anime, discover our online manga collection and test your trivia knowledge. All events take place on Facebook Live and Instagram Live. 


Virtual Adult Programming

Schedule graphic of virtual adult book club scheduleSactown Sci-Fi Book Club
Our newest book club has it's first meeting in August 2021. Looking for a book club that reads science fiction? Then look no further! Join the Sactown Sci-Fi crew as we meet and discuss via Zoom on the second Wednesday each month at 6 p.m.

BYOB Book Club
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for a themed virtual book club. Get ready to share what books you’re loving and get some new ideas to add to you must-read list. This virtual book club will meet on Zoom. 

Grownups Unite!
Looking to join a *new* book club that reads comics and graphic novels for adults? Join us on Zoom the third Wednesday each month at 6 p.m. 

Adult Book Club
The Adult Book Group invites you the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Travel to a different time and place through the pages of a good book. We will meet on Zoom.

Library AF Book Club
Enjoy monthly book club discussions for young adult readers (and those young at heart), including lively pop-culture banter and enjoyable, non-traditional topics. This virtual book club will meet on Zoom on the second and last Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

Forever Young Book Club

The last Saturday will be the Forever Young Adult Book Club, under the umbrella of Library AF. 

Between the Covers: A Romance Book Club
Join us on Zoom to discuss a delightfully diverse collection of romance novels on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. We'll also be discussing what romance novels are making you happy while staying safe at home.

Veterans Yoga
Join us for a 4-week yoga series, led by Veterans Yoga Project instructor, Kat Sun. Each week will explore a different aspect of mindful resilience, including guided meditation, breathing exercises, guided rest, gratitude, and mindful movement.

Virtual Zumba
Join us for a 6-week virtual Zumba® series every Monday beginning July 26 through August 30 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. led by local instructor Lisa Harris. Zumba takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Perfect for everybody and everybody! 

Meditation Yoga
Join us for a virtual 4-week mediation series, led by local yoga instructor, Kirsten Johnson. Explore tools to incorporate meditation into your daily life and learn the practical benefits of mindfulness and breath awareness, as well as various methods of meditation that can be done by anyone.


Genealogy

Join us for free monthly genealogy lectures on a variety of topics that will help you with your family history research on the 4th Saturday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Presented by knowledgeable and qualified speakers, topics include census and vital records, newspaper research, important genealogy websites and DNA testing, to name a few.
 

English Conversation Groups

Practice Speaking English in a friendly and informal online group setting using Zoom.  Speak with both native English speakers and other English learners, led by a trained facilitator.  We’ll discuss a variety of topics, ranging from everyday life to local things to do and more.