Pokémon fans gathered at the Winters Community Library on Wednesday, July 31 for the Pokémon Party library event. Participants went on a Pokémon scavenger hunt, created Pokemon themed crafts (including Pikachu ears and a Poké Ball), watched Pokémon anime and battled it out with their cards. Library staff shared Pokémon characters and a Poké Ball which had been printed on the library’s 3D printer. Natalie Saunders shows off her favorite Pokémon from her collection at the library event. More upcoming library events can be found at the Winters library and online at yolocountylibrary.org.]]>
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.