Stay cool and enjoy the following hot programs during the month of July at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:
Summer Reading Program 2018: Reading Takes You Everywhere, May 20 – August 18: Sign up and get a free book! Choose your summer challenge: read 10 books, read for 10 hours, or read for 10 days. There will be activities, events, and prizes all summer long.
Read off Your Fines!, May 20 – August 18: The Read Off Your Fines campaign will be held in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program. Young adults and children (ages 17 and under) will be able to deduct $1.00 from their fines for every 15 minutes spent reading a book of their choice in the library and also use those minutes toward earning incentives in the Summer Reading Program.
Design Your Own Ice Cream Flavor Contest, July 1 – July 31: Get creative and design your own ice cream flavor. The Good Scoop will make the winning flavor and host a party for the winner and ten friends! Sponsored by The Good Scoop. Open to all ages. Must have a Yolo County Library card to participate.
July 5: Workshop with Sol Collective: Clay Creations, 1:00 p.m. Sol Collective presents this hands-on creative clay workshop. For kids of all ages.
July 7: Block Party, 2 p.m. Join us for hours of creation, design, and play with Lego Blocks. This is a drop-in program. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to stay and play alongside their children. Not recommended for children under 3.
July 11: Storytelling Workshop with Sacramento Women Achieving Greatness, 6 p.m. Learn to develop your own personal narrative to inspire others to stand up, take action, or express their voices. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=47183531212.
July 12: Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle: The Great American Read, 10:15 a.m. The Great American Read is searching for the country’s best-loved novel. Come to the Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle and discuss a favorite book that shaped your identity. Was your favorite read a children’s book? A life-changing book? Or a book that got you thinking? The group will discuss different themes including American classics, thrillers, young adult novels, sci-fi/fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, romantic stories, and books that represent the human experience.
July 12: Loose Parts Play Day, 2 p.m. Playing with loose parts (objects with no defined purpose or use) supports problem solving, creative thinking, and invention. Children and families are welcome to join us for an afternoon of creative play.
July 14: Family Game Day, 2 p.m. Escape the heat with some indoor game time. We’ll supply familiar favorites and unique new games. Suitable for all ages.
July 15: Teen Advisory Group (Teen Space), 1 p.m. Join us in the teen space and learn how to get involved and make a difference at your library. Each month we meet to discuss special topics to plan and implement teen programs, volunteer opportunities, community projects to organize, and much more. No experience necessary. Snacks provided. Ages 13-18.
July 15: Yolo County Master Gardeners, 2 p.m. Learn to make the most of your garden. Bring your gardening questions to the Q&A session.
July 17: Video Game Afternoon, 2:30 p.m. Claim a seat and grab a controller to race, fight, and battle your way to glory on a variety of console games. Enter the Super Smash Brothers tourney and challenge opponents for the champion title of “King of Marios!” Ages 13-18.
July 17: Aguas Frescas Series, 7 p.m. Come and enjoy our homemade aguas frescas (Spanish for cool waters) while creating a maker-project. July’s project is making cool coasters.
July 19: Summer Scavenger Hunt, 2 p.m. Reading takes you everywhere, and for this program you’ll need to do some searching! Find all of the items for a limited edition Summer Reading button. Open to the young and young at heart.
July 20: Anime After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Join us in the Blanchard Room for Anime After Hours. We will watch three episodes of the anime of your choice. Free pizza and popcorn while supplies last. Ages 13-18 only.
July 21: Davis Origami Group, 1 p.m. Learn to fold paper into different shapes. First hour is for beginners; open to all ages and abilities.
July 22: Year Round Kitchen Gardening, 2 p.m. This small group explains how to grow and harvest your garden throughout the year. Sponsored by Master Gardeners.
July 26: Crafternoon Arts Group, 12 p.m. Bring your favorite craft or try one of ours. All ages are welcome.
July 26: Mermaid Puppet Story, 2 p.m. Jelly Jam Time presents “To the Farallons and Back Again,” a fairy tale puppet show set beneath the waves off the coast of San Francisco.
July 26: Tuleyome Lecture Series: Building Trails, 6:30 p.m. Join trail guru “Bam Bam” Barnett for a presentation about trail and restoration work Tuleyome does in the area.
July 26: Davis Library Book Group, 7 p.m. Join us as we discuss Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas.
July 29: Family Movie, 2 p.m. All children and their families are invited to view a family friendly movie (G or PG) and enjoy popcorn at the library. For movie title call 530-757-5596. This popular event is held on the last Sunday of each month.
July 31: Teen Engineering Camp, 3 p.m. Explore engineering principles by problem-solving hands-on design challenges and building projects. Ages 13-18.
July 30: Yolo Reads Tutor Orientation, 6 p.m. Become a tutor for Yolo Reads. It requires no experience, the hours are flexible and Yolo Reads provides all necessary training and materials. For those interested, our next orientation will be held at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, July 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Yolo Reads supports literacy in Yolo County communities by providing free tutoring to English speaking adult learners who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling, and grammar skills. Learners receive one-on-one support from volunteer tutors, free materials, free computer use, and access to the Yolo County Library collections. For more information, contact us at 530-666-8019 or at email@example.com.
July 31: Adult Summer Movie, 7 p.m. Join us for a new release feature film. Call 530-757-5598 for the title.
The following ongoing programs continue in July:
NEW! 3D Printing: Print three-dimensional objects on the Library’s printer. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Three-hour time slots are by appointment only but may be booked back-to-back.
Computer Help: Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m., Fridays at 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
English Conversation Groups: Mondays at 2 p.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., and Fridays at 2 p.m.
One Stop Career Center: Tuesday through Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. For children ages 2-3.
Hug-a-Bye Baby: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. For children ages 0-2.
Library Book Club: Third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Small Conference Room. Books are distributed at the meeting. Formerly held at South Davis Montgomery.
Spanish Conversation Group: Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle: Second Thursday of the month at 10:15 a.m. Discuss and explore the conscious aging movement.
Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Story time: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. All ages. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.
Tales for Tails: Fridays at 3:00 p.m. For children ages 4-12.
Family Fun Time: Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. All ages.
事 时 间 Chinese Story Time: Sundays at 3 p.m. For children ages 0-5. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.
The following programs will be held during the month of July at the South Davis Montgomery Library, located at 1441 Danbury Street in Davis:
Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Story Time: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. All ages. Sponsored by First 5 Yolo.
July 14: Block Party, 11 a.m. Join us for hours of creation, design, and play with Lego Blocks! This is a drop-in program. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to stay and play alongside their children. Not recommended for children under 3.
July 21: Amazing Animals, 11 a.m. Explorit Science Center presents an interactive program where children and families will learn about animals and habitats. Participants will be able to examine both specimens and live animals.
NOTICES: Yolo County Library branches will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. On July 16, all Yolo County Library branches will only be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. due to an all staff meeting.
All programs are free to attend and, unless otherwise stated, no registration is required. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Public Library. For more information about events at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, contact library staff at 530-757-5593 or visit the Yolo County Library at: www.yolocounty.org (see calendar for Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library-specific events). Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.