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.

Journaling for Mental Health (July 28 at 2 p.m.)
In this 2-hour program led by local creative writing specialist, Nena Larieze, you will explore artistic methods of decompression through self-expression, poetry, meditation, and art. Themes of emotional intelligence and resilience will be explored through reflective prompts and journaling activities to liberate, empower, and heal. Beginner and experienced writers are welcome. Using the lens of resilience as the ability to recover from or adjust to misfortune or change, writers will apply the concept of resilience to journaling and free-verse poetry prompts. 

 
Virtual Author Visit with Ryka Aoki (August 10 at 6 p.m.)
Join the Sactown Sci-Fi Book Club for a virtual visit with award-winning author Ryka Aoki on August 10 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing her book, Light from Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.

 

 

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 at 10:30 a.m.

Song and Rhyme
Join librarians on Facebook every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for Song and Rhyme! 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 and celebrate Poetry Month this April.


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.