Virtual Programs

While our doors are closed, fun virtual library programs are still happening.

Join us for live virtual programs including storytime, reading recommendations and book clubs. There is something for everyone.

Weekly programs
Storytime

Enjoy 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.

Hip Hop Storytime
Join us on Facebook Live for a 30 minute interactive session that includes storytime, rapping/call and response, and hip hop dance/movement. This fun and engaging session is targeted to youth ages 3 to 5 years old, but the entire family is encouraged to participate every Friday at 10:30 a.m. 

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.

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. 

Virtual Teen Programming
We've created a fun and energetic program for teens every Friday at 4 p.m. 

First 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. Participants must email stab@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 borrow through Hoopla! Held 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! Held on Instagram Live and Zoom. Participants must email stab@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. Held on Facebook Live and Instagram Live. 

Monthly programs

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. 

Quarantainment 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. 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.


One-time or limited-series events
Career Online High School Info Session

Join us to learn more about completing your high school diploma online with the library on Friday, January 29 at 6 p.m. You’ll hear graduates speak about their experience and how they benefitted from the program. Staff will also be present to answer any questions. For more information, visit our Education page.

Words Take Wing: An Evening With Lesa Cline-Ransome
Join us for Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children's Literature, an evening with award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome. Lesa will speak about challenges and obstacles she has faced as a writer, her process in choosing the topics and people for her books, and how the past informs the present. This event will be hosted on Zoom webinar on Tuesday, February 23 at 5 p.m.

Music and Mindfulness with YoReMi
Practicing breathing exercises can be beneficial in helping us to deal with stressful situations and anxiety. In this program, YoReMi will share breathing exercises for children, combining songs and movement. Following the demonstration, we will share a book recommendation on a title from our collection related to children's mindfulness. Parents, we invite you to join in to learn mindfulness and relaxation techniques to practice with your kids! Join us on our Facebook page for a live broadcast at 3 p.m. See our program calendar for the next event.

Meet with the CVSO
Join us for a monthly drop-in virtual chat with County Veteran Services Officer (CVSO), Rochelle Arnold. Find out more about benefit entitlement determinations, claim development, claim filing, and case management services. Open to veterans and family members and dependents of veterans. We’ll hold this program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See our program calendar for the next event.

Virtual Zumba
Join us for a 6-week virtual Zumba® series on selected Mondays at 5:30 p.m., led by local Zumba® instructor, Molly Giger. Zumba® takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called "exercise in disguise." Perfect for everybody and every body! 

Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and be sure to have a water bottle nearby. See our program calendar for the next event.

Genealogy
Join us for free monthly genealogy lectures on a variety of topics that will help you with your family history research on Saturdays 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.