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 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.

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.  Join us on June 30 as we talk about our favorite mysteries, thrillers and suspense books. On July 25, we’ll be sharing our favorite books written by BIPOC authors. This virtual book club will meet on Zoom. 

Reading Recommendations
Join us on Facebook and Twitter every second Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. We’ll be hosting a live reading recommendation where you can post titles of your favorite reads and we’ll give you recommendations in real time.  

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.

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.

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. 

One-time events
Genealogy: An Introduction to DNA Painter
With DNA Painter, mapping your chromosomes has been made simpler and can be fun! Join us for this presentation by genealogy specialist Stephanie K. West on Saturday, October 24 from, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Jennifer at contact@saclibrary.org to confirm your attendance. An email invitation with the Zoom meeting log-in information will be sent before the program. Chromosome mapping is a valuable genetic genealogy tool. 

Genealogy: Book Publishing Features in Pedigree Software and FamilySearch Associates
Explore book publishing features in genealogy software, mega-sites and online apps that automatically prepare book pages based on the pedigree data you have already input. Learn how to download your pedigree from mega-sites. Add mapping, timelines, custom end papers, surname mapping, migration routes and DNA. Presented by Dr. Kathryn Marshall, this program will take place on Saturday, November 14 from, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Jennifer at contact@saclibrary.org to confirm your attendance. An email invitation with the Zoom meeting log-in information will be sent before the program.

Beginning German Genealogy: How to Get Started
Have you been wondering how to start researching your German ancestors? This lecture will give you the tools you need to find the important resources and read the script, so that you can trace your family before their arrival in this country. Presented by Ingeborg Carpenter, this program will take place on Saturday, December 12 from, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Jennifer at contact@saclibrary.org to confirm your attendance. An email invitation with the Zoom meeting log-in information will be sent before the program. 

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. on October 29, November 19 and December 17. 

Children's Breathing Exercises
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. on November 17, December 15, January 19 and February 16.