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.

 
 

Dia Celebrate Reading

Join us for a month-long celebration of Día, also known as El día de los niños and El día de los libros. During the month of April, we encourage children and their families from all backgrounds and cultures to come together and share their love of reading in any language. Throughout this month, you’ll find virtual events and activities for everyone in the family at the library.

 

 

 

Virtual Storytime


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 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. 

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.

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

Join us for weekly teen programs 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. Please use a personal, non-school account to 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 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 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. All events take place on Facebook Live and Instagram Live. 

Health & Wellness

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. 

Body Positive Yoga

Join us Saturdays at 10 a.m. for a virtual 6-week body positive yoga series, led by local yoga instructor, Kirsten Johnson. Explore the connection of mind, body, and breath in a safe, body positive environment that is inclusive for all abilities and body types. 

 

Monthly programs


Virtual Book Clubs

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.

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.

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.

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.

 


More Upcoming Events

Le Gente: Struggles for Empowerment and Community Self-Determination in Sacramento. (May 20)
Join us as UC Davis assistant professor of Chicano/a/x Studies presents her new work: Le Gente: Struggles for Empowerment and Community Self-Determination in Sacramento. The book (University of Arizona Press, 2020) traces the rise of the Chicana/o Movement in Sacramento and the role of la gente, or everyday people, in galvanizing a collective to seek lasting and transformative change during the 1960s and 1970s. In its efforts to be self-determined, la gente resisted multiple forms of oppression at school, work sites, and in their communities.