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.
 

Portrait of Maceo Montoya.Authors Uncovered with Maceo Montoya in conversation with Xico Gonzalez (October 6 at 6 p.m.)
Authors Uncovered is proud to welcome California-based author, artist, and educator Maceo Montoya. His first novel, The Scoundrel and the Optimist, was awarded the 2011 International Latino Book Award for "Best First Book" and Latino Stories named him one of its "Top Ten New Latino Writers to Watch." In 2014, University of New Mexico Press published his second novel, The Deportation of Wopper Barraza, and Copilot Press published Letters to the Poet from His Brother, a hybrid book combining images, prose poems, and essays. Montoya is also the author and illustrator of Chicano Movement for Beginners, a work of graphic nonfiction, and 2021’s Preparatory Notes for Future Masterpieces. Moderated by Xico Gonzalez, a Sacramento-based artist, educator, and social justice advocate. 
 
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Sacramento Archives Crawl Event: Sacramento's Depression Era Hoovervilles (October 9 at 1 p.m.)
Join us for this year's Sacramento Archives Crawl, join Sacramento Public Library archivist for a deep dive into the Capital City's Depression era Hoovervilles - from American River Camp to Skunk Hollow, we'll explore the makeshift existence of the hundreds of souls who - escaping the throes of the Great Depression or the scourge of the Dust Bowl - decided to make a stand in Sacramento. Rare photographs and archival content will accent this hour-long talk. 
 
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Military & Veteran Family Benefits (November 10 at 11 a.m.)
Join us for an information session with the CVSO, Rochelle Arnold. Learn about employment, education, claims, spouse benefits and more. There will be a Q&A portion at the end of the presentation. While supplies last participants can receive a veterans resource kit, with brochures from Cal Vet and the Sacramento County Veterans Office, Veterans Connect at the Library items, resources for children, and a free veteran/military related book. 
 
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Virtual Children's Programming

Enjoy virtual storytimes featuring popular childrens' books and activities to grow your child’s vocabulary. Follow us on Facebook and catch our live storytimes every Tuesday 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 monthly teen programs.

Second Friday – Tween Comic Book Club 
We'll discuss what we think is rad about a 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.









Virtual Adult Programming

Schedule graphic of virtual adult book club scheduleAdult 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.

Forever Young Book Club
Join the official Sacramento chapter of the FYABC, where we celebrate reading teen books as adults. This virtual book club meets on the last Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

Grownups Unite! Book Club
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. 

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 Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

Mystery Book Club
Join the newest virtual book club, Mystery Book Club. Read and discuss all things mystery titles the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. on Zoom.

Sactown 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.

Virtual Zumba
Join us for virtual Zumba 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. 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! 


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.