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Now available through Solano County Library is Link+! If you can’t find what you were looking for in the Library’s catalog, Link+ may have it. Try our new resource sharing network of over 60 public and academic libraries whose library collections of books, DVDs, music, audible books and other library materials are now available to you!

 

Find special appeal academic or non-fiction materials that provide in-depth information or are about niche subjects. Also useful for anyone who likes to read all the books in a series or are looking for formats such as theatrical scripts and musical scores.

 

This service is free to anyone with a card from the SPLASH (Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena) consortium of libraries, which includes Solano County Library, Benicia Public Library, Dixon Public Library, and St. Helena Public Library.

 

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Game On! Con at the Library
11/05/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a Game On! Con for tweens, teens and adults on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 10:15am- 4:30pm.

 

Those who attend will learn the basics of tabletop gaming, how to create a character for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign and how to play an assortment of fun board games.

Please note sign-ups are required for the Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Those who are interested can sign up online at http://solanolibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Solano Cosplay Gathering at the Library
10/28/2019
By Tamie

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a cosplay workshop with for tweens and teens on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm.

 

Those who attend will learn the basics of costuming, how to source items for a costume and cosplay vocabulary.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Thanksgiving Selfies
10/28/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Bring the whole family and friends to the Vacaville Town Square Library, and create memorable selfies in front of our special Thanksgiving seasonal backdrop.

 

Our photo backdrop will be available from November 1 to November 27, during library operating hours.

 

The Vacaville Public Library – Town Square is located at 1 Town Square Place in the beautiful downtown Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Sacramento RiverBells Fall Season Performance
10/28/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a seasonal music performance by the Sacramento RiverBells.
This English handbell ensemble will delight us with beautiful musical pieces.

Not a performance to miss!

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, November 2 at 2:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Poetry Slam Competition
10/10/2019
By Jeffrey Kingman

All attendees will have an opportunity to get on the stage in the library’s Joseph Room and display their poetry slamming talents. Adults and teens are welcome to compete. There will be three judges. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Provisions café.

 

Audience members who will not be performing are also needed and are encouraged to attend.

                       

The host for the competition will be Jeremy Snyder. Jeremy says, “I was born right here in Vallejo, California. I have been writing poetry and prose for as long as I can remember. Although I have extensive experience performing poetry and spoken word on various stages, for the last few years I have focused on fostering a love of writing in others. I am currently the host for one of the longest running poetry shows in the bay area, Poetry by the Bay.”

 

John F. Kennedy Library

Joseph Room

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

 

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2:00pm

 

For more information call,866-572-7587 or www.solanolibrary.com.  



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Game On! Con at the Library
10/09/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a Game On! Con for tweens, teens and adults on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 10:15am- 4:30pm.

 

Those who attend will learn the basics of tabletop gaming, how to create a character for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign and how to play an assortment of fun board games.

Please note sign-ups are required for the Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Those who are interested can sign up online at http://solanolibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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CHP: Smart Start Program
10/09/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a CHP Smart Start Driving Workshop for teens on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 from 6:00- 8:15pm.

 

A California Highway Patrol officer will be present to teach new teen drivers how to be safe on the road. Teens must bring one or both parents to this workshop.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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“Tail Spinners” Pet Talk
10/07/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for our quarterly program designed for animal lovers.

 

Pet topics will vary each season, as well as guest speakers and their specialties. 

Additionally, a non-profit animal rescue organization will introduce us to animals searching for their “forever homes”.

 

October’s guests include:

 

Dr. Celina Hatt from PAWSH Place Veterinary Hospital and Boutique. She’ll share with us information regarding pet food and diets.

 

The rescue organization will be the Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue. They’ll share with us their mission to find loving homes for Labrador retrievers and introduce us to some special canines searching for their “forever homes”.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Spooktacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest
10/07/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate the Halloween season and stop by the Vacaville Town Square Library to view and vote for your favorite decorated pumpkin.

 

Contestants were challenged to decorate a pumpkin as their favorite book character.

 

First place winners, by popular vote, will be selected from two age categories:

teens (ages 13 to 19) and adults.

 

All are welcome to view the entries and vote on Saturday, October 26, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

The program will take place at the Vacaville public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Halloween Classic Movie Nite – 1944’s “One Body Too Many”
10/07/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate the Halloween season with a screening of the 1944 public domain classic film, “One Body Too Many”.

 

The film stars Jack Haley and Bela Lugosi in a murder mystery that will tickle your funny bone with a bit of comedy.

 

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

The program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The program will take place Tuesday, October 22, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Dia de los Muertos Craft Day at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will have ceramic skulls available to paint in celebration of Dia de los Muertos! Create a unique piece of art and learn more about this Latinx holiday. The program will be on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults are welcome to attend. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Solano Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This month’s topic is: fertilizers. Learn more about how to best utilize fertilizers in your garden. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This workshop is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Oct. 17.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Afternoon Adventures – Lego Day
10/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: Lego Day. See what cool things you can build with the library’s Legos! The program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Mystery Scavenger Hunt at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a Mystery Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Put your sleuthing skills to the test and work with others to solve this live-action whodunit! Signups are required for this event. Reserve your spot by coming in the library to sign up or call the library at 1-866-572-7587.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Oct. 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Knot Just Knitters Meeting at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Oct. 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogical Society Discussion Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society during a discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every month will have a different genealogy research topic to discuss. This month’s topic is: "What Do I Do Now With My Ancestry DNA Test Results?" The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information about the Solano County Genealogical Society can be found on their website at www.scgsca.org.



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littleBits Workshop for Teens
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, a self-driving car, a synth music kit, a droid, and more. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life.  The workshop will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Paint Night at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting an after-hours Paint Night! An instructor will lead you as you create a masterpiece to take home. All materials will be supplied. The class will be on Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and is open to teens and adults.

 

Sign-ups are required, so reserve your spot by coming in to the library to sign up or call the library at 1-866-572-7587.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Oct. 3.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Afternoon Adventures – Build a Bat
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: “Build a Bat.” Use your crafting skills to make your own bat critter out of art supplies! The program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – STEM: Slime Day
09/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. Once a month, the program features a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: slime. Kids will awaken their inner scientist and get messy with making slime.

 

The program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Spooktacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Registration
09/19/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join the challenge and decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book character.

 

First place winners, by popular vote, will be selected from two age categories:

teens (ages 13 to 19) and adults.

 

Registration forms can be picked up at the Town Square Library’s main desk.

 

Contestants must submit their pumpkin creations between October 21st and October 25th.

 

All are welcome to view the entries and vote for their favorite on Saturday, October 26, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

The program will take place at the Vacaville public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Saturday Morning “PJs and Toons”
09/19/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Start your weekend morning with a half-hour of retro cartoons. This quarterly program will feature a collection of public domain cartoons from the 1930’s and 1940’s.

 

Come in your PJs and slippers, and bring a comfy pillow. Teddy friends can come along for some good laughs.

 

The young and the young-at-heart are all welcome to join us.

 

Complimentary morning snacks will be served.

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, October 5 at 10:30am, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Left Coast Paranormal – An Unforgettable Discussion
09/19/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for an exciting visit from the Left Coast Paranormal team, as seen on the Travel Channel’s show, A Haunting. They'll discuss their findings about local haunts, and share the incredible paranormal evidence they've discovered.

 

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

 

The program will take place Tuesday, October 1, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Mardi Gras Piano Clinic
09/06/2019
By Jeff Kingman

What              Mardi Gras Piano Clinic

 

Attendees will gain educational and historical musical knowledge presented in an entertaining format. Mr. Rahn will talk about the meaning of Mardi Gras, the parades, the rhythms and songs, and piano players from that era like Professor Longhair and Dr. John.

 

Who               Greg Rahn’s piano style is a silky smooth blend of jazz, blues and roots music. His compositions are dripping with honky-tonk, funk, blues and blazing boogie-woogie influences from New Orleans pianists like Professor Longhair, Pete Johnson and Dr. John.

 

                        As an in-demand musician, he has performed with a diverse range of artists including rock guitar legend Ronnie Montrose, Gamma with Davey Pattison, blues legend Chris Cain, and Latin jazz artists Pete Escovedo, and Ray Obiedo.

 

                        A passionate composer, Greg’s work can be heard on over 200 video game titles such as Marvel: Contest of Champions; Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle Earth; and Star Wars: Uprising. His soundtracks have been honored with various industry awards.

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        Joseph Room

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

 

When             Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30pm

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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Knot Just Knitters Meeting at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Sept. 13.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Sept. 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Teen Job Readiness Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a workshop for teens to assist them with preparing for future job and volunteering opportunities on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. During this workshop, teens will learn the basics for writing their first resume and will be provided with resources to find resume templates and employment information. Additionally, they will also learn tips and tricks to help them succeed with job interviews, including activities to help them practice basic job interviewing skills with other teens. Teens age 14 to 19 are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogical Society Discussion Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society during a discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every month will have a different genealogy research topic to discuss. This month’s topic is: “The ABCs of DNA: Learning the Basics.” The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information about the Solano County Genealogical Society can be found on their website at www.scgsca.org.



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Afternoon Adventures – STEM: Catapults
09/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. Once a month, the program features a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: catapults. Explore physics and exercise your engineering skills to create your very own catapult!

 

The program will be on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Homework Help at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library offers Homework Help for children Grades K-8 Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 3. Teen library volunteers will be able to help kids with their schoolwork on any subject. This program is offered on a drop-in basis so no appointments are necessary.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 

Additionally, free online tutoring for all ages is offered through our website at www.solanolibrary.com. This tutoring service is provided by Tutor.com, with professional tutors ready to assist anyone in all school subjects every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish



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Fall Fashion Accessorizing presentation
09/06/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Stylist Camilla Keller will share with us some great tips on how to accessorize for the fall season.

 

We’ll also learn scarf styling techniques which will add pizzazz to our wardrobes.

 

For ages 18 and up, and online reservations are required.

Visit “Events” at www.solanolibrary.com to reserve your seat.

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

The program will take place Tuesday, September 24, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.



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60th Anniversary of “The Day the Music Died” – Music Lecture
09/06/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for an insightful and music-filled presentation in remembrance of three talented and famous musicians.

 

Dulais Rhys, Ph.D. will lead us on journey through the lives, the music, and the tragic deaths of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper.

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

The program will take place Thursday, September 19, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Folklorico Juvenil – Danzantes Unidos De Vacaville dance performance
09/06/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Folklorico Juvenil – Danzantes Unidos De Vacaville dance group.

 

This dance group, comprised of students from the local area, will perform traditional Mexican dances for everyone to enjoy.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The program will take place Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Halloween Costume Swap – Costume Collection
09/06/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Bring your gently used and new Halloween costumes to the Vacaville Town Square Library from September 16th to October 11th to participate in our costume exchange on Saturday, October 12th.

 

Stop by the library’s main desk for instructions on how to participate.

 

The Vacaville Public Library – Town Square is located at 1 Town Square, in the heart of downtown Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/14/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Aug. 29.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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SSDI Workshop at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/14/2019
By Andrea Klecki

A representative from the Suisun City Social Security Office will be hosting a workshop for veterans regarding Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Veterans who are not of retirement age are encouraged to attend to learn more about their eligibility for SSDI and assistance with filling out the forms. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/14/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Aug. 29.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Grand Opening of John F. Kennedy Library's Maker Space
08/12/2019
By Laurie Hancock

The John F. Kennedy (JFK) Branch of the Solano County Library is announcing the grand opening of their Maker Space.  Solano County Library, along with just nine other libraries throughout the state, was chosen to take part in a state wide cohort and participate in a multi-year grant. 

 

 “The Makery:  Where Science, Technology & Art Meet “ is a collaborative space that is free and open to teens (13+) and adults at the JFK library in Vallejo.  The Makery will hold scheduled classes trainings, as well as have designated open hours, where customers are free to use the space and equipment how they choose.  

 

Amelia Vander Heide, Supervising Librarian of the JFK library stated that, “The Makery will serve as collaborative community space for local innovators to create, explore, discover and learn.”

 

The grand opening event will be held on August 24, 2019 at 10:30am. 

505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 94590



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Classic Movie Nite – The 1951 comedy film, “Utopia”
08/08/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Finish up the summer with a good laugh and join us for our "Classic Movie Nite" featuring the 1951 public domain comedy film, "Utopia".

 

The film stars two legendary comedians, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, in their final screen appearance as the comedic duo.

 

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The film showing will take place on Thursday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters Meeting at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Aug. 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Aug. 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Free Bike Repairs Offered by Bay Area BikeMobile at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Bay Area BikeMobile will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to offer free bike repairs! The BikeMobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, seats, and tires. The only thing it can’t do is replace missing wheels or gears.

 

The BikeMobile will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Sign-ups for bike repairs will be taken first thing at 10 a.m. on a first come, first served basis, and are limited to 20 guaranteed slots. Additionally, sign-ups for children will have first priority.

 

To learn more about the Bay Area BikeMobile and further requirements for the event visit their website at http://www.bayareabikemobile.org/

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to Spare the Air Youth and the Solano Transportation Authority. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Aug. 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Teen DIY Program: Design Your Own T-Shirt
07/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this month is: t-shirt designing. Use permanent markers and fabric paints to make your own customized t-shirt design. The program will be on Wednesday, July 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

Space is limited so signups are required. As of Monday, July 22, there are still 5 waitlist spots open for the program. Teens interested in attending may come to the library’s Information Desk to sign up, call the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS, or sign up online at the library website www.solanolibrary.com.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kids’ Ice Cream Party at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having an ice cream party for kids to celebrate the end of the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge! Children are invited to enjoy their favorite ice cream flavors plus a free movie showing to celebrate their Summer Reading success! The event will happen on Tuesday, July 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO MEET AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, TODD PARR
07/23/2019
By Teresa Lavell

Families are invited to meet children’s author and illustrator, Todd Parr on August 3rd.  This fun day of literacy is the perfect way to start the back to school count-down!  Mr. Parr has written over 40 books including The New York Times bestselling I Love You Book, The Earth Book and The Thankful Book.  He will be sharing his stories and encouraging families to read together for fun!  Families will have a chance to meet Todd, and receive a signed book,  do fun activities and games and find ways to make reading something they do everyday.  Free books will be available for families to have signed and take home.  Todd will be visiting 3 Solano County Libraries:

 

  • John F. Kennedy branch in Vallejo from 10:30 am-12:00 noon
  • Fairfield Civic Center Library from 1:00pm -2:30pm
  • Suisun Library from 3:00pm - 4:30pm 

 

Families can go to www.Solanolibrary.com or call 707-784-1526 for more information.

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Knot Just Knitters Meeting at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/15/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, July 26.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
07/15/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on July 25 through July 29.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, July 25 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, July 26 and ongoing through Monday, July 29. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/15/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on July 25.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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East Bay Vivarium Traveling Reptile Show at the Ulatis Community Center
07/15/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate Solano County Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge by attending the East Bay Vivarium’s Traveling Reptile Show! Children and their families are invited to see a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and other creatures that live at the East Bay Vivarium. There will be two shows the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, July 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, and library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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A Taste of Summer with Rita’s Italian Ice
07/11/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a sampling of this summer’s delicious creations by Rita’s Italian Ice of Vacaville. Explore scrumptious summer Italian ice flavors, while at the same time learning about Rita's history.

 

The free event will take place on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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3rd Annual Edible BookFest Contest Registration – There’s still time to sign-up!
07/11/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Stir up your imagination and take the challenge!

 

Contestants will be challenged to create an edible interpretation of a book’s title or theme.

  

The contest is open to teens, aged 16 and up, and adults.

Registration forms can be picked up at the library’s Main Desk.

Contestants must register no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2018.

 

All are welcome to view the entries and vote for their favorite on Saturday, August 3.

Voting will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library - Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Summer Lullaby Storytime
07/11/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Come in your PJs and bring along a teddy friend to our summertime Lullaby Storytime.

 

We’ll be singing songs and listening to bedtime stories, and all ages are welcome to join us.

 

The program will take place Thursday, July 25, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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“Tail Spinners” Pet Talk
07/11/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for our quarterly program designed for animal lovers.

 

Pet topics will vary each season, as well as guest speakers and their specialties. 

 

July’s guest will be:

 

Pet photographer from Pet Prints Photography, Jean Walker.

She’ll share with us her story about becoming a pet photographer and she’ll display some of her work.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Solano Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, July 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This workshop is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on July 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.

 



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Make Your Own Marble Rollercoaster & Paper Airplanes at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a paper airplane and marble rollercoaster themed craft day on Tuesday, July 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ulatis Community Center, across from the library. Children and their families are invited to design their own paper airplanes and learn about aerodynamics, or make a marble rollercoaster to put their physics knowledge to the test.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, and the library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, July 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Teen DIY Program: Recycled Crayon Art
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this month is: recycled crayon art. Melt down old broken crayons to create your own artwork! Decorate butterfly templates and make a garland, mix and swirl liquid crayon to use as paint, and much more. The program will be on Wednesday, July 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Genealogical Society Discussion Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society during a discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every month will have a different genealogy research topic to discuss. This month’s topic is: “Brick Wall therapy.” Bring your troublesome research questions and queries (a.k.a. “brick walls) to this roundtable discussion. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information about the Solano County Genealogical Society can be found on their website at www.scgsca.org.



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Tony Borders to Perform at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/05/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center has invited Tony Borders to perform his ventriloquy show “Talk to Animals” at the Ulatis Community Center! He will bring his magical monkey, zany zebra, enchanting elephant, and many more! Kids and their families are welcome to attend. The show will happen on Tuesday, June 9 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This performance is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries. The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, across the courtyard to the library, and the library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Author Event – “Monte Rio” by Mark Joseph
07/02/2019
By Jeff Kingman

July 2, 2019

 

 

What              Author Event – “Monte Rio” by Mark Joseph

 

Mark Joseph will discuss and read from his latest book, a novel about spies, terrorists, and the Bohemian Grove. Kirkus Reviews says it’s “a mighty entertaining espionage thriller with elements that bring to mind The Magnificent Seven.”  Mr. Joseph is a native of Vallejo and has written several other action/suspense novels.

 

Who               Mark Joseph: “Many years ago I learned to read in the old Carnegie Library in Vallejo, and I am still using the English language as my weapon of choice. From 1976 to 1984 I was editor of The New Deep City Press in San Francisco. In 1986 Donald I. Fine published my novel ‘To Kill the Potemkin,’ a New York Times bestseller which many critics consider the finest nuclear submarine novel ever written. Other folks think ‘Typhoon’ (1991, Simon and Schuster) was better. In 2015 I returned to live in Vallejo where I finished “Monte Rio” and arranged for its publication by Black Rose Writing, a print-on-demand publisher in Texas.”

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        Joseph Room

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

 

When             Monday, July 15, 6:30pm

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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Summer Hula Performance @ SUI
07/02/2019
By Michelle Franzen

The Suisun City Library will celebrate the end of summer with a summer hula on Wednesday, July 31 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Members of the community will enjoy a performance by Suisun’s own Hawaiian dance group Hale Hula O Na Pua. The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun.

 

This performance is provided for free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Puppet Making Workshop @ SUI
07/02/2019
By Michelle Franzen

The Suisun City Library will host a puppet making workshop on Wednesday, July 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children bring their imaginations and create their own unique characters. All materials will be provided. The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun.

 

This program is provided for free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Make Origami @ SUI
07/02/2019
By Michelle Franzen

The Suisun City Library will have an origami making day on Wednesday, July 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants can practice the Japanese art of creating beautiful objects with paper. All materials will be provided. The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun.

 

This program is provided for free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Rock Steady Juggling Performance @ SUI
07/02/2019
By Michelle Franzen

Rock Steady Juggling will be at the Suisun City Library to perform its “Go with the Flow” show on Wednesday, July 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children and their families are invited to join in on the fun with juggling acts, comedy bits, and magic tricks that help teach where drinking water comes from, how to conserve it, and how prevent water pollution.

 

This performance is provided for free thanks to the Solano County Water District. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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La Biblioteca Fairfield Civic Center ofrece un programa gratuito de naturalización
07/02/2019
By Miguel Loeza

Residentes legales permanentes y solicitantes de naturalización están invitados a un programa de naturalización gratuito en la Biblioteca Fairfield Civic Center.

 

Una sesión de información sobre naturalización presentada por un representante de El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS) tendrá lugar el Miércoles, 10 de Julio, 2019 de 6:30-8 pm. Los participantes aprenderán sobre el proceso de aplicación, costos, examen y la entrevista.

 

El programa se llevará a cabo en el salón de reuniones Becker-Balmer de la Biblioteca Fairfield Civic Center. La biblioteca está ubicada en el 1150 Kentucky St.

 

Para más información, contacte la biblioteca al 1-866-57-ASKUS o visite nuestro calendario de eventos en www.solanolibrary.com



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Fairfield Civic Center Library offers free naturalization program
07/02/2019
By Miguel Loeza

Legal permanent residents and naturalization applicants are invited to a free naturalization program at the Fairfield Civic Center library.

 

A naturalization information session led by a representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will take place on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 6:30-8 pm. Participants will learn about the application process, fees, test and the interview.

The program will take place in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room of the Fairfield Civic Center Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St.

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Make Your Own Flag at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Children and their families are invited to celebrate Independence Day by making custom flags on Tuesday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Kids can design their own flag using a variety of colors and shapes, and participate in a parade around the library to wave their flag and show it off to the crowd.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Knot Just Knitters
06/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, June 28.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/25/2019
By Andrera Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on June 27.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Teen DIY Program: “Exploding” Gift Boxes
06/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this month is: “exploding” gift boxes. Learn how to make an “exploding” gift box—a box that unfolds into a paper and photo gift collage. Decorate the inside with art, pictures, colorful scrapbook paper, and more. The program will be on Wednesday, June 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Show at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge with a performance of Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater’s show “Adventure Beneath the Sea”! Kids and their families are welcome to attend this family-friendly improv show. Audience members make all the sound effects, become the scenery, create the plot, and jump up on stage to play the main characters. The show will happen on Tuesday, June 25 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ulatis Community Center, across the courtyard from the library.

 

This performance is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries. The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, and the library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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“Feathers and Fur” Amazing Animals Summer Series Finale
06/17/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for the finale of our summer series showcasing incredible animals.

 

Learn more about the organization Paws for Healing and their program Paws for Reading, and meet some of their special volunteers.

 

They’ll also have information on how you and your canine can get involved and become a volunteer.

 

The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library- Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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3rd Annual Edible BookFest Contest Registration
06/17/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Stir up your imagination and take the challenge!

 

Contestants will be challenged to create an edible interpretation of a book’s title or theme.

  

The contest is open to teens, aged 16 and up, and adults.

Registration forms can be picked up at the library’s Main Desk.

Contestants must register no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2018.

 

All are welcome to view the entries and vote for their favorite on Saturday, August 3.

Voting will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library - Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Saturday Morning “PJs and Toons”
06/17/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Start your weekend morning with a half-hour of retro cartoons. This quarterly program will feature a collection of public domain cartoons from the 1930’s and 1940’s.

 

Come in your PJs and slippers, and bring a comfy pillow. Teddy friends can come along for some good laughs.

 

The young and the young-at-heart are all welcome to join us.

 

Complimentary morning snacks will be served.

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, July 6 at 10:30am, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Summer Lullaby Storytime
06/17/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Come in your PJs and bring along a teddy friend to our summertime Lullaby Storytime.

 

We’ll be singing songs and listening to bedtime stories, and all ages are welcome to join us.

 

The program will take place Thursday, June 27, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on June 20.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Solano Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, June 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend. This month’s topic will be: bugs in the garden. Learn more about the insect and arachnid residents in your garden—which ones are beneficial and which ones are pests.

 

This workshop is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kids’ Craft Day: Recycled Art and Mazes at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having an art program for kids using recycled materials. Kids will have a chance to express their creativity by making their own creations with recycled cardboard and kid-friendly tools. They can also choose to make a marble maze out of common items found at home.

 

The program will be on Tuesday, June 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
06/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, June 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 13.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Ice Cream Party for Teens at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having an ice cream party for teens to celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. Teens will be able to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, enjoy their favorite ice cream flavors, and play board games and Jackbox games while making new friends. The event will happen on Wednesday, June 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

Space is limited so signups are required. Teens interested in attending may come to the library’s Information Desk to sign up, call the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS, or sign up through the library’s online calendar: http://solanolibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive.



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Germar the Magician to Perform at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/07/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library with a special performance by Germar the Magician! Kids and their families will enjoy a wonderful show full of magical illusions and laughter. The show will happen on Tuesday, June 11 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ulatis Community Center, across the courtyard from the library.

 

The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, and the library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Create Your Own Flag @ SUI
06/05/2019
By Michelle Franzen

The Suisun City Library will host Flag Day as part of its summer reading programming. Children and their families are invited to create their own flags. Afterward participants can show off their creativity by marching in a parade around the library.

 

The program will be Wednesday, July 3rd from 10:30 to 11:30a.m. The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun.

 

This performance is provided for free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries. For more information, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Explore STEM Stations @ SUI
06/05/2019
By Michelle Franzen

Children and their families are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and math this summer at the Suisun City Library. STEM stations will be set up for hands-on activities on Wednesday, June 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun. This event is free thanks to the generous support from the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries. For more information, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Puppet Art Theater presents Tale of the Dragon’s Tail @ SUI
06/05/2019
By Michelle Franzen

The Suisun City Library will host a performance of “Tale of the Dragon’s Tail” by Puppet Art Theater as part of its Summer Reading programing. All children and their families are invited to attend.

 

The program will be Wednesday, June 19 from 10:30 to 11:30am. The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun.

 

This performance is provided for free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries. For more information, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Show description: Princess Penny is happy to be home from her world travels, until she discovers there are problems in the kingdom. A dragon has been spotted in the hills above the castle, and her father, the King, has been giving all of the kingdom’s gold to a wizard who claims he can keep the dragon away. Penny suspects something fishy. Will Penny get to the bottom of the mystery? Is there really a dragon? Find out in “Tale of the Dragon’s Tail!”



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Big Messy Paint Day @ SUI
06/05/2019
By Michelle Franzen

Families are invited to kick off the summer by getting messy at the Suisun City Library. The library will host Big Messy Paint Day on Wednesday, June 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The library will provide all the supplies while participants bring along their creativity. Everyone in the family is welcome to join in the big, messy fun and create their own masterpiece to take home.

 

The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun. This event is free for all thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries. For more information, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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NAMI: ENDING THE SILENCE WORKSHOPS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS AT THE LIBRARY
06/05/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD- The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Solano County will be holding workshops for tweens and teens at the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

 

These workshops will focus on helping middle school and high school students learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps they can take if they or a loved one is showing signs of a mental health condition.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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PRIDE FILM AT THE FAIRFIELD CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY
06/03/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be celebrating Pride Month this June by showing an LGBTQ documentary for teens and adults on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10am and 2pm.

 

Those who attend will get to watch the documentary film, “Coming Out: A 50 Year History; the History of the Gay Public Identity.” Admission is free and popcorn will be provided.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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BOARD GAME BONANZA FOR TWEENS AND TEENS AT THE FAIRFIELD CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY
06/03/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a board game program for tweens and teens on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 3:30-4:45pm.

 

Tweens and teens ages 11-18 will get the chance to check out and play some of the games from the library’s board game collection. Snacks will also be provided.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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“Feathers and Fur” Amazing Animal Summer Series
06/03/2019
By Delilah Wilson

“Feathers and Fur” Amazing Animal Summer Series

 

Join us for a series of special presentations showcasing incredible animals. Learn more about these amazing animals and what they do.

  

June 4  -  6:30pm    Canine Companions for Independence

  

June 13 - 6:30pm    Suisun Wildlife Center: “Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night” 

      

June 15 - 2:30pm    Dogs4Diabetics  

 

June 20 - 6:30pm    Solano County Puppy Raisers  

 

June 22 - 2:30pm    LAPS: Loving Animals Providing Smiles

 

June 25 - 6:00pm    Paws for Healing/Paws for Reading

 

The presentations will take place throughout the month of June at the Vacaville Public Library- Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/20/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on May 30.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.

 



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Genealogy Workshop at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/20/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, May 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop
05/20/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop on Tuesday, May 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop will be led by Linda Benoit, former Veterans Service Representative for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Anyone that has questions regarding VA benefits or needs assistance—veterans, spouses, families, etc.—is encouraged to attend.

 

Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Lego Day
05/20/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: Lego Day. See what cool things you can build with the library’s Legos! The program will be on Tuesday, May 28 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Knot Just Knitters
05/20/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, May 24.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Rock Steady Juggling to Perform at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/20/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Rock Steady Juggling will be at the library to perform their "Go With the Flow" show! Join in on the fun with juggling acts, comedy bits, and magic tricks that help you learn where drinking water comes from, how to conserve it, and prevent water pollution. Children and their families are welcome to attend. The program will happen on Tuesday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Solano County Water District. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on May 16.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Solano Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, May 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This workshop is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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littleBits Workshop for Teens at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, a self-driving car, a synth music kit, a droid, and more. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life.  This session of littleBits will feature a new Star Wars droid kit! The program will happen on Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Library Scavenger Hunt
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: library scavenger hunt. Learn all about your library and earn a prize while having fun with a scavenger hunt around the library! The program will be on Tuesday, May 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, May 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogical Society Discussion Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society during a discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every month will have a different genealogy research topic to discuss. This month’s topic is: “Finding Military Records.” The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information about the Solano County Genealogical Society can be found on their website at www.scgsca.org.



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The Puppet Company – Mae Lin and the Magic Brush
05/06/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Puppet Company will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a performance of their show “Mae Lin and the Magic Brush.” Hear the tale of Mae Lin and her magic brush that makes everything she paints come to life, based on a traditional Chinese story! The performance will feature authentic Chinese music, a dragon dance, and much more.  Children and families are welcome to attend. The program will happen on Tuesday, May 7 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Children's Writers Critique Group
04/24/2019
By Jeffery Kingman

What              Children's Writers Critique Group

                        For writers and illustrators of children's and YA books

 

                        This is a critique group for works-in-progress on children's or young adult books only. No adult novels will be critiqued. Writers will bring a manuscript or portion of a manuscript they wish to share with the group. Each person will have time to read, followed by feedback from the group. Any level is welcome—beginners to experienced writers.

 

Who               Critique group leader: Pamela Herron       

 

                        Pamela Herron is a poet, writer, educator, and gardener living in the North Bay Area of California. She is the coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) for Napa and Solano counties. Prior to moving to Vallejo she coordinated a similar writing group for the SCBWI in El Paso TX and Las Cruces NM. Pamela is also interested in issues of sustainability and diversity. She teaches and writes about China, Chinese culture, and Confucianism and Daoism and their relevance to today’s culture.

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

           

When             First Saturday of each month at 1:00pm. First meeting: May 4, 2019

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com 



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Senior Mixer at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
04/22/2019
By Miguel Loeza

Senior citizens are invited to a senior mixer at the Fairfield Civic Center library.

 

Participants will enjoy jazz music, board games and finger food. It will be a safe environment for senior citizens to make new friends, be entertained and socialize. The senior mixer will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2-4 pm.

 

The program will take place in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room of the Fairfield Civic Center Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St.

 

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Evento Social Para Personas Adultas en la Biblioteca Fairfield Civic Center
04/22/2019
By Miguel Loeza

Las personas adultas mayores están invitadas al evento social para personas adultas en la Biblioteca Fairfield Civic Center.

 

Los participantes disfrutaran de jazz, juegos de mesa y aperitivos. Sera un lugar seguro para personas adultas mayores para hacer nuevas amistades, divertirse y socializar. El evento se llevará a cabo el Sábado, 4 de Mayo, 2019 de 2-4pm.

 

El programa se llevará a cabo en el salón de reuniones Becker-Balmer de la Biblioteca Fairfield Civic Center. La biblioteca está ubicada en el 1150 Kentucky St.

 

Para más información, contacte la biblioteca al 1-866-57-ASKUS o visite nuestro calendario de eventos en www.solanolibrary.com



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Springtime performance by the Davis Vacaville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, The West Valley Chorus
04/19/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate the springtime season and Mother’s Day with Vacaville’s local acapella singing group.

 

They’ll entertain and delight us with their barbershop-style harmonies.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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“Tail Spinners” Pet Talk
04/19/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for our quarterly program designed for animal lovers.

 

Pet topics will vary each season, as well as guest speakers and their specialties. 

Additionally, a non-profit animal rescue organization will introduce us to animals searching for their “forever homes”.

 

April’s guests include:

 

Melody Hennigh, a Registered Veterinarian Technician and Certified Trainer from the Medical Center for Birds in Oakley, CA.

She’ll share with us information about the center and pet bird care.

 

The rescue organization will be the Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue.

They’ll share information about their rescue group and their mission.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Rock Steady Juggling Family Show @ FCC
04/18/2019
By Michelle Franzen

Rock Steady Juggling will entertain with a family “eco-tainment” show that features comedy, magic, juggling, and audience participation while teaching practical tips on water conservation and protecting the environment.

 

The program will be in the Fairfield Civic Center Library meeting room on Wednesday, April 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield.



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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at All Solano County Library Branches
04/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

All Solano County Library branches will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day 2019 on Saturday, May 4. Come in to your favorite library any time during the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a free comic book! Free Comic Book Day is open to all ages. Limit one comic book per person while supplies last.

 

Free Comic Book Day provided for free thanks to the Friends of the Library. For further information, including library locations, call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on May 2.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Afternoon Adventures – Garden Crafts
04/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: garden crafts. Learn fun ways to garden by planting plants and creating garden art! The program will be on Tuesday, April 30 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
04/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, April 26.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on April 25.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
04/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on April 25 through April 29.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, April 25 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, April 26 and ongoing through Monday, April 29. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Game Day
04/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: Game Day. Have fun playing board games at the library! The program will be on Tuesday, April 23 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/08/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, April 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This workshop is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/08/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on April 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Genealogy Workshop
04/08/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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littleBits Workshop for Teens
04/08/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, a self-driving car, a synth music kit, a droid, and more. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life.  This session of littleBits will feature a new Star Wars droid kit! The program will happen on Wednesday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Get Framed with Decoupage
04/08/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: “Get Framed with Decoupage!” Get messy with decoupage—a way to glue decorative paper or other craft items to objects to give them a new look! Learn how to decoupage a picture frame to take home. The program will be on Tuesday, April 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
04/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, April 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on April 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Genealogical Society Discussion Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society during a discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every month will have a different genealogy research topic to discuss. In lieu of a topic discussion in April, there will be a field trip to a cemetery. The location is yet to be determined, and weather conditions may affect the trip. Please call the library prior to the meeting to check the trip’s status. Anyone interested in attending will meet at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Wednesday, April 10, at 10:15 a.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information about the Solano County Genealogical Society can be found on their website at www.scgsca.org.



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Jelly Jam Time Puppet Show at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is celebrating National Library Week with a special puppet show performed by Jelly Jam Time on Tuesday, April 9 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The show “A Mermaid’s Tale” features a constantly changing backdrop stage set in the Gold Rush era beneath the ocean at the Farallon Islands and in the city of San Francisco. Children and their families are welcome to attend the show to sing sea chanties and mermaid melodies along with the story.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Super Snacker Kids Make Healthy Food @ FCC
04/01/2019
By Michelle Franzen

What makes a good snack? Staff from Solano County HSS’s Nutrition Services will discuss healthy food options and teach participants cooking skills. Youth ages 7 to 11 will get to make an easy, low-prep snack that they can enjoy afterschool or anytime. Learn to make a spring spread for crackers.

 

Seating is very limited so secure a spot online at https://bit.ly/2HUCYZ3 or sign up in person at the Children’s information desk, or by phone 1-866-572-7587.



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Whatever 4 Quartet music performance
04/01/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate National Library Week with a memorable music performance by one of Sacramento’s finest acapella singing groups.

 

This quartet will charm us with their music from the eras of jazz and swing.

 

Not a performance to miss! All are welcome to attend.

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. 

 

The event will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 2:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Saturday Morning “PJs and Toons”
04/01/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Start your weekend morning with a half-hour of retro cartoons. This quarterly program will feature a collection of public domain cartoons from the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s.

 

Come in your PJs and slippers, and bring a comfy pillow. Teddy friends can come along for some good laughs.

 

The young and the young-at-heart are all welcome to join us.

 

Complimentary morning snacks will be served.

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30am, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Poetry Reading and Open Mic
04/01/2019
By Jeff Kingman

National Poetry Month will be celebrated at this free event, hosted by Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang. Five local poets will read their work. An open mic will follow. Refreshments will be served.

 

Host: Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang, author of “Barefoot in the Sanctuary” and “Tea & Sprockets”

 

Paul Corman-Roberts, author of “We Shoot Typewriters”

 

Juanita J. Martin, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Fairfield, CA and author of “The Lighthouse Beckons”

 

Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross, author of “Stop Hurting and Dance”

 

Tom Stanton, current Poet Laureate of Benicia

 

John F. Kennedy Library

Joseph Room

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

 

Saturday, April 6, 2:00pm

 

866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on April 4.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on March 28.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.

 



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Are you a teen that loves the library and wants to help your favorite library plan exciting events for teens to enjoy? The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  The TAB is a way for teens to discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs with the library’s young adult librarian, and provide other input for how the make the library better for teens. During the TAB, teens will also be able to socialize with others, make new friends, enjoy plenty of snacks and drinks, and earn volunteer hours at the same time!

 

The next Teen Advisory Board meeting will be on Wednesday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Lego Day
03/18/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: Lego Day. See what cool things you can build with the library’s Legos! The program will be on Tuesday, March 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
03/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, March 22.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is kokedama. Learn all about “kokedama,” the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil from Solano Master Gardeners. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This workshop is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on March 21.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Genealogy Workshop
03/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, March 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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littleBits Workshop for Teens
03/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, a self-driving car, a synth music kit, a droid, and more. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life.  This session of littleBits will feature a new Star Wars droid kit! The program will happen on Wednesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Movie Screening of “Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines” at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library! We'll be watching a film offered by our movie streaming service, Kanopy, on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan explores the concept of female heroines in the 1940s through today in the documentary, “Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines.”

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Messy Science
03/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: messy science. Get your brain thinking while getting messy with science experiments! The program will be on Tuesday, March 19 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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“A Helping Hand” Event – Resources and Services for Poverty Survivors
03/08/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for an opportunity to meet and speak with various local and county agencies and faith-based organizations.

Information about services and assistance will be provided.

 

The organizations that will be providing information include:

* ARCH  (Accessible Resources for the Community’s Homeless)

* Church of the Epiphany

* Catholic Social Services Solano (CSSS)

* The Circle (Formerly, the Circle of Friends Wellness &Recovery Center)     

* Opportunity House - Vacaville Homeless Shelter

* Resource Connect Solano

* St. Vincent De Paul

* Solano County Health and Social Services – CalWorks

* Solano County Dept. of Child Support Services

* Workforce Development Board

* Vacaville Storehouse - The Father’s House

* Vacaville Family Resource Center

 

No registration is required, and all are welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Irish Dance Company
03/08/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a performance by the Vacaville Irish Dance Company.

This group of skilled dancers will share with us a spectrum of traditional Irish dances.

 

A performance you don’t want to miss!

 

 The event will take place on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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BINARY BEADING CRAFT FOR TEENS
03/05/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a binary beading craft for young adults on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 11-18 will get the chance to learn what binary code is, why it is important and how to write their name in binary code with beads. They will also get to take home a bracelet they have created with the beads.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Poetry Anthology Release: Reading and Celebration
02/26/2019
By Jeff Kingman

“Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo” is an anthology comprised of poetry from 43 poets celebrating the unique culture of Vallejo. It was compiled and edited by Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang. There will be books on hand to purchase. Proceeds from book sales benefit the Vallejo Peace Project.

 

Host: Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang, author of “Barefoot in the Sanctuary” and “Tea & Sprockets.”

There will be an array of poets from Vallejo and beyond reading their work from the anthology.

 

John F. Kennedy Library

Joseph Room

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

 

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30pm

 

For more info:  866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com

 



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on March 7.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Teen DIY Program: Duct Tape Workshop
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this month is: duct tape. Learn how to make a wallet, bookmark, flower pen, and more with duct tape. The program will be on Wednesday, March 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogical Society Discussion Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society during a discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every month will have a different genealogy research topic to discuss. This month’s topic is: “Copyright Laws for Genealogists.” The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information about the Solano County Genealogical Society can be found on their website at www.scgsca.org.



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Bohart Museum – Insectaganza! at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Tuesday, March 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend to see and learn about various types of insects and arachnids from around the world, such as a stick insect, a tarantula, and more. This program is provided for free to the public thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, March 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on March 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Afternoon Adventures – Crazy About Crafts
02/25/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: crazy about crafts. Plenty of craft supplies will be available for kids to use to create anything they want. The program will be on Tuesday, March 5 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Any children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/19/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Feb. 28.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/19/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Are you a teen that loves the library and wants to help your favorite library plan exciting events for teens to enjoy? The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  The TAB is a way for teens to discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs with the library’s young adult librarian, and provide other input for how the make the library better for teens. During the TAB, teens will also be able to socialize with others, make new friends, enjoy plenty of snacks and drinks, and earn volunteer hours at the same time!

 

The next Teen Advisory Board meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop
02/19/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop will be led by Colleen Kelly, a Veterans Benefits Counselor from the Solano County Department of Veterans Services. Anyone that has questions regarding VA benefits or needs assistance—veterans, spouses, families, etc.—is encouraged to attend.

 

Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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African American Storyteller Kirk Waller to Perform at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/19/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library invites children and their families to celebrate African American History Month with a special performance by renowned storyteller Kirk Waller. Mr. Waller will delight the audience with traditional African and African American folktales, stories, and legends. The performance will be on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This event is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
02/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Feb. 22.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Movie Day – Fresh Dressed: The Evolution of Rap Fashion
02/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate African American History Month at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library! We'll be watching a film offered by our new movie streaming service, Kanopy, on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Ever wondered how rap fashion became so iconic? Did you know that hip-hop fashion got its start in NYC with rival gangs wearing denim vests and sewn-on patches taking their fights to rap battles instead of the streets? Learn about this and more about the history of rap and hip-hop fashion in the documentary "Fresh Dressed: The Evolution of Rap Fashion."

 

Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Gardening Time
02/11/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: gardening time. Spring is just around the corner! Learn how to plant something, and take your mini garden home and watch it grow. The program will be on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Guitar Maintenance Demonstration.
02/01/2019
By Jeffrey Kingman

 

Beginning guitarists who want to learn how to restring their instrument and generally get it sounding its best can learn from an expert, Brad Sears of Vallejo’s Consumer Music store. This hands-on, in-person demonstration at JFK Library is free.

 

Brad Sears is the owner of Vallejo’s Consumer Music store, which has been in Vallejo

since 1989. Consumer Music is an independently owned and operated music store.They provide sales, service, lessons, rentals, and a recording studio. They have over 30 years of experience in music, pro-audio, and installations.

 

John F. Kennedy Library

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

           

 

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, 2:00p.m.



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History of the Telephone presentation
02/01/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us in celebrating Alexander Graham Bell’s patented invention that transformed the world.

 

Our guest speaker, Dave Trojan, will share with us some incredible facts about the telephone and how it relates to local telephone use. There will also be a hands-on demonstration of old telephones and a display of old glass insulators.

 

All ages are welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Mardi Gras music performance
02/01/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a Mardi Gras music celebration with Annie Marie and David G.

 

We’ll explore Mardi Gras music from 17th century creole all the way up to the Mardi Gras Mambo.

 

Annie and David will perform a musical blend of Louisiana Americana that is often funny and always toe-tapping good for the soul!

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, February 23 at 3:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Celebrate African American Heritage Month with Rasta Mama’s Kitchen
02/01/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us in celebrating African American Heritage Month with chef Chantoll Williams, from Vacaville’s Rasta Mama’s Kitchen.

 

She’ll share with us some delicious authentic Jamaican recipes and demonstrate one of her signature dishes, chicken curry.

 

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, February 16 at 1:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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A Valentine’s Classic Movie Nite – The 1939 film, “Love Affair”
02/01/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a special night of sweet treats and a classic film.

 

On Valentine’s Day, the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square will be screening the 1939 Oscar-nominated film, “Love Affair”.

 

The film stars Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in this timeless romantic drama.

 

Complimentary refreshments and Valentine treats will be served.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The film showing will take place on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Feb 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Feb. 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Genealogical Society Discussion Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/01/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society during a discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every month will have a different genealogy research topic to discuss. This month’s topic is: “Finding Stories about Our Ancestors: Putting Meat on the Bones.” Discuss how to research stories and more personal information about ancestors to give new life behind the name on your family tree. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information about the Solano County Genealogical Society can be found on their website at www.scgsca.org.



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Jazz Celebration: Trumpet Craft and Live Trumpeter @ FCC
02/01/2019
By Michelle Franzen

To celebrate African-American Heritage Month, children and their families are invited to the Jazz Celebration program at the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Wednesday, February 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jazz began in the African-American communities of New Orleans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is considered an original American art form. A trumpeter from Fairfield High School will play jazz tunes and answer questions. Children can make a trumpet craft that they can play. 

 

This program is free to the public thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For further information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com



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Earn It! Keep It! Save It!: Super Saturday Free Tax Preparation
01/28/2019
By Andrea Klecki

United Way of the Bay Area will offer free electronic tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers earning less than $55,000. Trained volunteers will be available to assist with electronically submitting federal and California taxes. This event will take place at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment necessary. First come, first served. Last intake is at 2 p.m.

 

Documents to bring:

 

  1. Photo identification for each person on your tax return.
  2. Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for each person on your tax return.
  3. W-2 forms for all jobs held in 2018.
  4. All 1099, 1098, and any other tax forms.
  5. Last year’s tax return.
  6. Child care provider information.
  7. Landlord’s name, address, and phone number for CA Renter’s Credit.
  8. Your household’s health coverage information (Forms 1095-A, B, or C).
  9. Savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. Other tax help information can be found on the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! website at www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.



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Knot Just Knitters
01/28/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Feb. 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/28/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Feb. 7.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.

 



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Are you a teen that loves the library and want to help your favorite library plan exciting events for teens to enjoy? The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  The TAB is a way for teens to discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs with the library’s young adult librarian, and provide other input for how the make the library better for teens. During the TAB, teens will also be able to socialize with others, make new friends, enjoy plenty of snacks and drinks, and earn volunteer hours at the same time!

 

The first Teen Advisory Board meeting of 2019 will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sign-ups are encouraged but not required. Teens can sign up at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Information Desk, by phone, or online on the library’s website.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Are you a teen that loves the library and want to help your favorite library plan exciting events for teens to enjoy? The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  The TAB is a way for teens to discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs with the library’s young adult librarian, and provide other input for how the make the library better for teens. During the TAB, teens will also be able to socialize with others, make new friends, enjoy plenty of snacks and drinks, and earn volunteer hours at the same time!

 

The first Teen Advisory Board meeting of 2019 will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sign-ups are encouraged but not required. Teens can sign up at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Information Desk, by phone, or online on the library’s website.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Paint Day
01/23/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: paint day. Grab a paint brush and your favorite colors of paint and have fun creating a painting to take home! The program will be on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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NASA PROGRAM FOR TEENS AT THE LIBRARY
01/23/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a NASA program for young adults on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm.

 

Tweens and teens ages 11-18 will get the chance to explore the library’s NASA kits and take part in a Mars Rover Experiment.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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“Tail Spinners” Pet Talk
01/17/2019
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for our quarterly program designed for animal lovers.

 

Pet topics will vary each season, as well as guest speakers and their specialties. 

Additionally, a non-profit animal rescue organization will introduce us to animals searching for their “forever homes”.

 

January’s guests include:

Dr. Celina Hatt from PAWSH Place Veterinary Hospital and Boutique.

She’ll discuss basic animal care and behavior.

 

And, the rescue organization will be Greyhound Friends For Life.

They’ll share information about their organization and the steps on how to adopt a greyhound. Several greyhounds who have found their “forever homes” will also be visiting.

 

 The event will take place on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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National Make a Blanket Day with Project Linus – Solano County Chapter
01/17/2019
By Delilah Wilson

In celebration of National Make A Blanket Day, members from Project Linus – Solano County Chapter will be at the Vacaville Town Square Library creating blankets, handmade with love, for children and teens in need.

 

“Blanketeers” will show us how these one-of-a kind blankets are created, and information on how you can get involved with Project Linus will be available.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 11am to 2pm, at the Vacaville Public Library -Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Paper Moon: Explore the Rhythms of the Americas
01/17/2019
By Jeff Kingman

What              Paper Moon: Explore the Rhythms of the Americas. A concert featuring viola and guitar, in celebration of the library’s “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”

 

                       Paper Moon performs a rhythmic collection of music from South to North America, featuring compositions from Argentine tangos to American jazz classics.

                       

Who              Paper Moon is:        

 

                      Katrina Wreede, viola (formerly with Turtle Island String Quartet)

                      Leo Cavanagh, guitar (former guitar instructor at Solano Community College)

 

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

           

 

When             Saturday, Jan. 26, 2018, 2:00p.m.

 

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com  



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3 Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show at FCC
01/15/2019
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library invites families to enjoy a puppet show, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, performed by Puppet Art Theater Company on Wednesday, January 23 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The story starts with the classic race of the Tortoise and the Hare. Who will win? The conclusion takes place on the “Troll Bridge,” waking up the Grumpy Old Troll. Three Billy Goats must find a way to outwit the Troll and get across the bridge so they can enjoy the field of green, green grass. Will they make it?

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street in Fairfield. This program is made possible by the generous donations of the Fairfield-Suisun Friends of the Library. For more information, visit the library’s website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Road to Employment: Assistance for Job Seekers at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/15/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Solano County Workforce Investment Board will be available to provide assistance to job seekers during the “Road to Employment” workshop. Adults age 18 to 24 are especially welcome. This weekly workshop occurs every Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and provides assistance with job searching, networking, resume help, and more. The next workshop will be on Jan. 24.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. More information regarding other job assistance services provided by the Solano County Workforce Investment Board is available on their website at www.solanoemployment.org.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
01/15/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on Jan. 24 through Jan. 28.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, Jan. 24 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, Jan. 25 and ongoing through Monday, Jan. 28. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Light-Up Origami
01/15/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: light-up origami. Learn how to make a paper circuit and make light-up origami shapes and creatures! The program will be on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP SERIES: UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
01/15/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library is holding a series of workshops for teens and adults on issues related to applying and paying for college. The third and final workshop in this series will help teens learn about resources to help them understand college costs, financial aid and scholarships. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:00-7:30pm.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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FAIRFIELD CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY AND ARMIJO HIGH ART CLUB: YOUNG AT ART SERIES
01/09/2019
By Vanessa Quesada

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be hosting a series of art programs this spring in collaboration with the Armijo High School Art Club. The next program will be in celebration of African American Artist Bill Traylor on February 20. This program is for children of all ages and does not require a reservation.

 

Drawing in the style of Bill Traylor will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of public programming.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-572-7587 or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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FAIRFIELD CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY AND ARMIJO HIGH ART CLUB: YOUNG AT ART SERIES
01/09/2019
By Vanessa Quesada

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be hosting a series of art programs this winter in collaboration with the Armijo High School Art Club. The next program will be art in the style of artist Piet Mondrian on Wednesday, January 16. Seating is limited so register online to reserve your spot at: https://bit.ly/2AcEU9J, in person at the Children's Information Desk, or by phone.  For youth aged 8 -12. Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of programming.  

 

This art program will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of public programming.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-572-7587 or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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Foreclosure Prevention Workshop at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
01/04/2019
By Miguel Loeza

The Fairfield Civic Center Library is hosting a foreclosure prevention workshop on February 6, 2019, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library’s Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.  The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street.

 

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California, in conjunction with Legal Services of Northern California, will help participants understand mortgage delinquency through learning strategies to avoid default and delinquency when safety nets are minimal.

 

 For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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SOLANO COUNTY LIBRARY TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
01/03/2019
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Solano County Library is holding their annual Teen Photography Contest from January 1 until February 15, 2019.

 

Solano County teens between the ages of 12 and 18 years old are encouraged to enter their photo(s) in one or several of the following categories:

 

-Animals

-Your Choice

-Special Effects

-Nature

-People/Portraits

-Landscapes

-Abstract

-Macro

-Black and White/Shadows

-Urban

 

Teens can submit their photo(s) either by email to teentechsolano@gmail.com or use the hashtag #teentechsolano2019 on Instagram when posting their picture(s).

 

During Teen Tech Week in March, 10 winning photos will be featured on the Solano County Library homepage and elsewhere in the community. All entries will also be posted on the library’s Facebook, Flickr and Instagram accounts.

 

Two grand prize winners will have the opportunity to work one-on-one and learn from a professional photographer!



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NASA @ My Library: Art & the Cosmic Connection
01/02/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Blend science and art during “Art & the Cosmic Connection”! Learn about space and exercise your artistic talent at the same time. Examine images of planets, comets, moons, and more, and use elements of art (shape, color, texture, etc.) to make your own visualization of these celestial bodies with pastels. The program will be on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Kids and teens age 10 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

 

This program is provided for free thanks to the NASA @ My Library Initiative. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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California Raptor Center: Birds of Prey
01/02/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the California Raptor Center will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library as a part of the library’s celebration of “Promises Made, Promises Kept.” Children and their families will be able to meet various birds of prey (a.k.a. “raptors”) that have been rescued from the wild and learn plenty of interesting facts about these winged predators.  This program will happen on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

“Maybe you’ll see an eagle, an owl, a kestrel, or a hawk! They’re all magnificent and important animals in our world. What makes these creatures so amazing? Find out!” says Nancy Vitavec, the children’s librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information about this program or “Promises Made, Promises Kept” call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
01/02/2019
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Jan. 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/02/2019
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Afternoon Adventures – Make Your Own Kaleidoscope
01/02/2019
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: kaleidoscopes. Learn how kaleidoscopes use shapes and mirrors to make interesting patterns, and make your own kaleidoscope to take home! The program will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Hot Cocoa & Pajama Party at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
12/31/2018
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library invites children and their families to warm up and relax this winter at our Hot Cocoa & Pajama Party on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will show short children’s films from the library’s new Kanopy video streaming service and will provide hot cocoa to sip. Wearing PJs is not mandatory but encouraged. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.

 

For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com



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“Explore the Rhythms of the Americas” – Paper Moon music performance
12/21/2018
By Delilah Wilson

In celebration of the anniversary of Measure L, a voter approved tax which helps fund library materials and services, Paper Moon will perform a rhythmic collection of music from South to North America.   

 

The kaleidoscope of compositions from Argentine tangos to American jazz classics will be a delight for all music lovers.

 

All ages are welcome.

 

The program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, January 12 at 3:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Saturday Morning “PJs and Toons”
12/21/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Start your weekend morning with a half-hour of retro cartoons. This quarterly program will feature a collection of public domain cartoons from the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s.

 

Come in your PJs and slippers, and bring a comfy pillow. Teddy friends can come along for some good laughs.

 

The young and the young-at-heart are all welcome to join us.

 

Complimentary morning snacks will be served.

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, January 5 at 10:30am, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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2nd Annual Holiday Classic Movie Nite – “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”
12/10/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Make it a family tradition, and celebrate the holiday season with a showing of the 1964 science fiction comedy classic, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”.

 

This family fun-filled classic stars Pia Zadora and John Call as Santa Claus.

 

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

The program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

 The event will take place on Thursday, December 20 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Holiday Lullaby Storytime
12/10/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Put on your pajamas and slippers, and join us for a half-hour of holiday stories and festive songs.

 

Bring along your teddy friends too!

 

All ages are welcome.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Holiday Performance by the Barbershop Harmony Society, Davis Vacaville Chapter – The West Valley Chorus
11/28/2018
By Delilah Wilson

In collaboration with the City of Vacaville, McBride Senior Center, join the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square in celebration of the holidays with the Davis Vacaville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the West Valley Chorus.

 

This local acapella singing group will set the tone for a wonderful season with holiday melodies and nostalgic favorites.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00pm, at the City of Vacaville, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Ugly Holiday Sweater and Tie Selfies
11/28/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Stop by the Vacaville Public Library -Town Square, and show us your best, and worst, holiday sweater and tie this season.

 

Take a selfie in front of our holiday backdrop, and show off your “sweater and tie fashion” to family and friends.

  

Our holiday backdrop and props will be available throughout the entire month of December at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

No reservations needed, simply stop by the library during regular hours.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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WATERCOLOR CRAFT FOR TEENS
11/26/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a watercolor program for young adults on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 3:30-5:00pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 will get the chance to paint a beautiful watercolor scene. The library will provide all the supplies needed to create a work of art.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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FAIRFIELD CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY AND ARMIJO HIGH ART CLUB: YOUNG AT ART SERIES
11/20/2018
By Vanessa Quesada

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be hosting a series of art programs this winter in collaboration with the Armijo High School Art Club. The next program will be a gingerbread man craft on December 5. This program is for children of all ages and does not require a reservation.

 

Gingerbread man craft will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of public programming.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-572-7587 or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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Star Wars Family Fun Day @FCC
11/09/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Families are invited to the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Saturday, November 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Star Wars celebration. Special guests, Ahch-To Temple, will demonstrate lightsaber skills and children can participate in a youngling training. Afterward, kids can make their own lightsaber. Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes.

 

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Fairfield-Suisun Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com



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Cache Creek Casino Resort Job Fair at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
11/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Job recruiters from Cache Creek Casino Resort will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a job fair on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any job seekers interested in opportunities available at Cache Creek may attend and meet with the recruiters.

 

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. For more specific information about the company see Cache Creek Casino Resort’s career opportunities website at jobs.cachecreek.com or contact the employment center at 530-796-5888.

 



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Afternoon Adventures – Edible Science
11/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: edible science. Join in on a Thanksgiving feast of experiments you can eat! The program will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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National Aviation Month with the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers
11/05/2018
By Delilah Wilson

In celebration of National Aviation Month, the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will display and discuss their incredible flying model airplanes.

They'll also tell us how we, too, can become aeromodelers.

All are welcome to attend.

 

The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Knot Just Knitters
10/30/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Nov. 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/30/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop
10/30/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be led by Linda Benoit, former Veterans Service Representative for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Colleen Kelly, a Veterans Benefits Counselor from the Solano County Department of Veterans Services. Anyone that has questions regarding VA benefits or needs assistance—veterans, spouses, families, etc.—is encouraged to attend.

 

Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Take Flight!
10/30/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: flying paper crafts. Make paper planes, copters, and other flying toys.  The program will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP SERIES: COLLEGE PLANNING
10/23/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a series of workshops for teens and adults on issues related to applying and paying for college. The second of these workshops will focus college planning. Those who attend will learn what steps are needed in the college planning process. It will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm.

 

The last workshop in the series will take place on January 23, 2019.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Halloween Storytime and Parade at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
10/23/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Children and their families are invited to the Fairfield Civic Center Library's annual Halloween parade on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Hear spooky stories, march in the costume parade, and play a game. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield.

 

For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com

 



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Author Event: “The Fifth Woman” is a novel by Nona Caspers who will read from her book and be in conversation with David William Hill.
10/22/2018
By Jeff Kingman

What              Author Event: “The Fifth Woman” is a novel by Nona Caspers who will read from her book and be in conversation with David William Hill.   

                      **This program is a partnership of JFK Library and Vallejo Bookstore.**

 

Who    Nona Caspers has received numerous awards and honors, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity grant, and a LAMBDA Literary Award nomination. One of her previous books, “Heavier than Air,” was awarded the Grace  Paley Prize in Short Fiction and listed as a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her most recent book, “The Fifth Woman,” was selected by Stacy D’Erasmo for the Mary McCarthy award. She is currently the chair of the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University. Learn more at www.nonacaspers.com.

 

David William Hill is a writer, editor, and teacher based in Vallejo, CA. His work has appeared in several literary journals, including Chicago Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, and J Journal: New Writing on Justice, among others. He also served as assistant editor for two oral history books, “Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives” and “Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy.” He has taught writing at San Francisco State, Academy of Art University, City University of Hong Kong, and The Writing Salon. He currently offers individual writing services and teaches in the Vallejo School District.    

 

Where            Vallejo Bookstore

                        624 Marin St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

                        (707) 563-5179

           

When             Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 6:00p.m.

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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Sacramento RiverBells Fall Season Performance
10/22/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a seasonal music performance by the Sacramento RiverBells.
This English handbell ensemble will delight us with beautiful musical pieces.

Not a performance to miss!

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com



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Thanksgiving Selfies
10/22/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Bring family and friends to the Vacaville Town Square Library, and create memorable selfies in front of our special Thanksgiving seasonal backdrop.

 

 Our photo backdrop will be available from November 1 to November 22, during library operating hours.

 

The Vacaville Public Library – Town Square is located at 1 Town Square Place in the beautiful downtown Vacaville.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Computer Basics Class at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/17/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Computer Basics is a series of monthly computer classes offered by the Vacaville Cultural Center Library for anyone wanting to learn how to use a computer. Adults that possess little to no knowledge about computers are encouraged to attend. Each class—held on the last Wednesday of each month—will feature a lesson on one aspect of using a personal computer such as word processing, Internet, or email.

 

This month’s class will be on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The lesson for this month is: “Getting Started.” Learn to use the mouse, keyboard, and become familiar with everyday computer functions.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. No appointments are necessary; drop-ins are welcome. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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BatFest! at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/17/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having representatives from NorCalBats in the library to show children and their families some of the bats that they have rescued and talk about the how ecologically important these animals are. NorCalBats (www.norcalbats.org) is an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of bats throughout Northern California.  There will be two BatFest! shows at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogy Workshop
10/17/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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LIBRARIES TEAM UP TO OFFER PRIZES FOR FOOD BANK DONATIONS
10/15/2018
By Ann Miller

Solano County Library branches in Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, Suisun and Rio Vista are partnering with the Contra Costa County Library and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano to boost food donations in area libraries.   During the months of October and November, every time someone donates food in a library Food Bank bin they will be eligible to enter a drawing for prizes from some of Discover & Go’s most popular attractions. 

 

The Discover & Go prizes include free passes to the California Academy of Sciences,  Sky High Sports trampoline park, Madam Tussauds,  the Charles M. Schulz Museum and the San Francisco Dungeon.  An annual membership to the Cartoon Museum, Lonely Planet guide books and Discover & Go tee-shirts round out the list of prizes.  Entry for the drawing ends November 30. 

 

“Food Bank bins are located in many of our libraries year-round. This is a fun opportunity to enter drawings for great prizes and at the same time give back to the community at all our libraries,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services.

 

Discover & Go is a nationally recognized museum pass program developed by Contra Costa County Library that provides California library cardholders with free and discounted tickets to local museums and cultural institutions. Anyone with a library card can browse for passes by date or attraction, then make a reservation and print or download passes. The entire process can be completed online from the link at www.solanolibrary.com



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FAIRFIELD CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY AND ARMIJO HIGH ART CLUB: YOUNG AT ART SERIES
10/15/2018
By Vanessa Quesada

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be hosting a series of art programs this fall in collaboration with the Armijo High School Art Club. Teens and library staff will be present to guide children in projects appropriate for ages 8-12. The next program will be air dry clay modeling on November 7. 

 

Seating is limited so please sign up in advance at: http://solanolibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar

or in person at the Children's Information Desk, or by phone at 1-866-57-ASKUS.

 

Air dry clay modeling will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of public programming.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-572-7587 or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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Knot Just Knitters
10/12/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Oct. 26.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
10/12/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on Oct. 25 through Oct. 29.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, Oct. 25 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, Oct. 26 and ongoing through Monday, Oct. 29. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Benefits Counselor at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/12/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Colleen Kelly, a representative from Solano County's Veteran Services department, will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The counselor will be stationed at the library’s Veterans Connect table, ready to assist veterans and their families with veterans benefits on Oct. 24.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Game and Puzzle Day
10/12/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: game and puzzle day. Come in for an afternoon of fun playing games and putting puzzles together. The program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fairfield Civic Center Library offers Tango performance and lessons
10/11/2018
By Miguel Loeza

Community members are invited to an evening of Tango led by Tango Bravo and offered at the Fairfield Civic Center Library.

 

A local Tango group will perform and offer short Tango lessons on October 30, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Participants will learn about Argentina and Tango and enjoy a performance. Participants will also have the opportunity to put their skills to test after observing a short Tango dance.

 

The program will take place in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room of the Fairfield Civic Center Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St.

 

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is: plant propagation. Learn tips and tricks from Solano Master Gardeners about how to propagate plants for the home garden using different methods such as seeds and cuttings. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Free Flu Shot Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Solano County Library is partnering with the county’s department of Health and Social Services to keep residents flu-free this fall. The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a free flu shot clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Teen DIY Program: Halloween Crafts
10/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this month is: Halloween crafts. Celebrate Halloween by learning how to make awesome projects like fake edible blood, spider soaps, and more. The program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Spooky Science
10/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: spooky science. Kids will be able to learn and have fun with a variety of Halloween themed science experiments. “It will be eerie, electric, educational, and Halloween-y!” says children’s librarian, Nancy Vitavec.

 

The program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Classic Movie Nite – The 1964 film, “The Last Man on Earth”
10/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate the Halloween season with a screening of the 1964 public domain classic film, “The Last Man on Earth”.

 

The film stars Vincent Price and Franca Bettoia in a spine-chilling tale of survival.

 

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The film showing will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Old Time Radio SpookFest
10/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for an evening of old time radio episodes from classic shows that aired in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

 

Learn and listen to why these spine-chilling radio classics are perfect for this Halloween season.

 

Adults and teens are welcome to attend…..if you dare.

 

Our presentation will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month with the American Philatelic Society
10/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

For National Stamp Collecting Month, members of the American Philatelic Society will share with us stories about the most unique and favorite stamps in their collections.

 

They’ll also give us pointers on how we, too, can begin collecting stamps.

 

The event will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Alameda Paranormal Researchers
10/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Start the Halloween season with a spine-tingling discussion with the Bay Area’s most notable paranormal investigators, the Alameda Paranormal Researchers.

 

They’ll share with us some of their most intriguing paranormal findings from all over the globe.

 

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

 

The program will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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SOLANO COUNTY LIBRARY WRITE ON! MAGAZINE
09/24/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

Come to any Solano County Library branch during October 7-13 to celebrate Teen Read Week and to get a free copy of the Write On! Magazine.

 

The Write On! Magazine is a publication that features the winning entries from the 2017 Solano County Library Teen Writing Contest and the 2018 Solano County Library Teen Photography Contest.

 

The magazine will also be available online at solanolibrary.com/writeon.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/24/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on Oct. 5. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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DIY Thursdays for Adults at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/24/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s DIY Thursdays —held on the first Thursday of each month—features a unique craft project for every program. Children are also welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult. The next program will be on Oct. 4 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

This month’s project is: grapevine wreaths. Start with a dried wreath and add ribbons, leaves, acorns, and other seasonal items to make the perfect fall decoration for your home. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Wikki Stix Crafts
09/24/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: Wikki Stix crafts. Kids will be able to make a variety of crafts using Wikki Stix, plastic sticks that are easy to bend and stick together. The program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Homework Help at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/24/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library offers Homework Help for children Grades K-8 Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teen library volunteers will be able to help kids with their schoolwork on any subject. This program is offered on a drop-in basis so no appointments are necessary.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 

Additionally, free online tutoring for all ages is offered through our website at www.solanolibrary.com. This tutoring service is provided by Tutor.com, with professional tutors ready to assist anyone in all school subjects every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish.



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Pati Poblete – Author event “A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy”
09/19/2018
By Jeff Kingman

What              Pati Poblete – Author event

“A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy”

 

On September 21, 2014, Pati Poblete’s son Robby was killed by gun violence at a busy intersection in Vallejo, CA. He was 23 years old.

 

From the publisher:

“A Better Place” is a mother's story of loss and redemption as she weaves her path through the tragedy of her son’s death. Poblete takes readers on a raw, heartbreaking journey from the scene of the crime, to a worldwide quest to understand Robby’s unfulfilled plans—all while trying to make sense of what has happened. Through her writing, she reveals how his death has changed her and how she used the horrifying experience to make sure her son's legacy endures.

Who               Pati Navalta Poblete is a longtime Bay Area journalist, serving as the Community Editor for the Vallejo Times-Herald, News Editor at the Alameda News Group, and Editorial Writer and Columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, where she was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for her editorial series on the need for foster care reform in California. She later worked as the Asia Regional Director for an international organization that works with national governments and intergovernmental agencies on shaping sustainability policies. She is the author of “The Oracles: My Filipino Grandparents of America” (2006, Heyday Books) and “A Better Place” (2018, Nothing But the Truth Publishing).

 

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        Joseph Room

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

 

When             Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 6:30p.m.

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP SERIES: THE COLLEGE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS
09/18/2018
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FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a series of workshops for teens and adults on issues related to applying and paying for college. The first of these workshops will focus on the admissions process and the requirements for different types of college applications. It will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm.

 

Additional workshops in the series will take place on November 7 and January 23, 2019.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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SLIME MAKING PROGRAM FOR TEENS
09/18/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Slime Making program for young adults on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens will get the chance to make gooey, colorful slime from simple ingredients. Seating is limited, so sign up in advance at http://solanolibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar or call 1-866-572-7587. Participants must be 12 or older to participate.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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TEEN ANIME CAFE
09/18/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Teen Anime Café program for young adults on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 3:30-5:00pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 will get the chance to discuss manga, make friends, eat Japanese snacks and watch anime.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Hispanic Heritage Month – Author Visit
09/11/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a visit by author, Francie Martinez Vicondoa.

 

In her book, Spanish Doors, Dishes, and Dreams, she shares the stories of Spanish immigrants through a collection of photographs, recipes, and memories. More importantly, the book is a collection of stories of those looking for a better life, through hopes and dreams.

  

The presentation will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
09/10/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Sept. 28.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Benefits Counselor at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/10/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Colleen Kelly, a representative from Solano County's Veteran Services department, will at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The counselor will be stationed at the library’s Veterans Connect table, ready to assist veterans and their families with veterans benefits on Sept. 26.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Computer Basics Class at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/10/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Computer Basics is a series of monthly computer classes offered by the Vacaville Cultural Center Library for anyone wanting to learn how to use a computer. Adults that possess little to no knowledge about computers are encouraged to attend. Each class—held on the last Wednesday of each month—will feature a lesson on one aspect of using a personal computer such as word processing, Internet, or email.

 

This month’s class will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The lesson for this month is: email. Learn about the basic functions and features of email and how you can use them more effectively for your everyday tasks.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. No appointments are necessary; drop-ins are welcome. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com



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Afternoon Adventures – Make Your Own Marble Rollercoaster
09/10/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: marble rollercoasters. Kids will be able to make their own rollercoaster to roll marbles through as many loops and curves as they want. The program will be on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/10/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is: planting bulbs. Learn tips and tricks from Master Gardener Sharon Rico regarding how to plant bulbs in your garden. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Resume Writing and Interviewing Tips Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/10/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a workshop for teens regarding writing resumes and job interviewing tips on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. During this workshop teens will learn the basics for writing their first resume and will be provided with resources to find resume templates and employment information. Additionally, they will also learn tips and tricks to help them succeed with job interviews, including activities to help them practice basic job interviewing skills with other teens. Teens age 14 to 18 are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Miniature Gardens
09/10/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: miniature gardens. Kids will be able to create their own miniature gardens to take home. The program will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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SLIME MAKING PROGRAM FOR TEENS
09/04/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Slime Making program for young adults on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens will get the chance to make gooey, colorful slime from simple ingredients. Seating is limited, so sign up in advance at http://solanolibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar or call 1-866-572-7587. Participants must be 12 or older to participate.



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TEEN ANIME CAFE
09/04/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Teen Anime Café program for young adults on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 3:30-5:00pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 will get the chance to discuss manga, make friends, eat Japanese snacks and watch anime.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Puppet Art Theater to Perform Two Shows at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/04/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Ulatis Cultural Center will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Saturday, September 15! To commemorate the special occasion, the Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting two performances by the Puppet Art Theater. The first show will be “Tail of the Dragon’s Tail” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the second show will be “Tommy’s Pirate Adventure” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children and families are welcome to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the City of Vacaville. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Sustainable Gardening Workshop at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/04/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from Sustainable Solano—an organization dedicated towards helping local communities become more ecologically sustainable—will be presenting a workshop on sustainable gardening methods. Sustainable landscaper Kathleen Huffman will present information about sustainable landscaping: beautiful, productive, life-supporting ecosystems featuring trees and a variety of perennials fed by "secondary" water (greywater and rainwater). Information about the Vacaville Sustainable Backyard Program will also be shared. The program will be on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. To learn more about Sustainable Solano, visit their website at www.sustainablesolano.org.



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Knot Just Knitters
09/04/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Sept. 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/04/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 13.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Building Big Structures
09/04/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: building big structures. Kids will be able to express their creativity and use newspaper dowels to make big structures however they’d like. The program will be on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Conversational Mandarin Lessons
08/30/2018
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- Beginning September 6, the Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting free conversational Mandarin lessons on Thursday evenings at 7:00. Children ages 8-12 and their parents are invited to join certified instructor Hwumeei Wei to get the basics of the most popular Chinese dialect. Focusing on puzzles, games and current events, this class is highly interactive and will help set a foundation to learn Chinese.

 

Register online at www.solanolibrary.com. For more information call 1-866-572-7587. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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DIY Thursdays for Adults at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s DIY Thursdays —held on the first Thursday of each month—features a unique craft project for every program. Children are also welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult. The next program will be on Sept. 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

This month’s project is: washi tape crafts. Decorate common items with washi tape to personalize it and make it stand out. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. Japanese snacks will also be provided. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Sustainable Gardening Workshop at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from Sustainable Solano—an organization dedicated towards helping local communities become more ecologically sustainable—will be presenting a workshop on sustainable gardening methods. Sustainable landscaper Jeff Barton will present information about sustainable landscaping: beautiful, productive, life-supporting ecosystems featuring trees and a variety of perennials fed by "secondary" water (greywater and rainwater). Information about the Vacaville Sustainable Backyard Program will also be shared. The program will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. To learn more about Sustainable Solano, visit their website at www.sustainablesolano.org.



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Afternoon Adventures – Paper Craft Day
08/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: paper craft day. Kids will be able to express their creativity and get to decide what they would like to make with the craft supplies that are available. The program will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Medicare Information Session at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
08/17/2018
By Miguel Loeza

The Fairfield Civic Center Library is hosting a seminar about Medicare Annual Changes and Choices on Oct. 22, 2018, from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.  The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street.

 

Attend this free comprehensive educational seminar to receive a detailed understanding of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, Advantage plans, penalties, timelines, and more.

 

The free event is presented by HICAP - Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program.

 

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fairfield Civic Center Library offers free citizenship programs
08/17/2018
By Miguel Loeza

Legal permanent residents and naturalization applicants are invited to two free citizenship programs at the Fairfield Civic Center library.

 

A staff led citizenship practice test will take place on October 10, 2018 from 7-8:30 pm. Participants will learn U.S. geography, government and history to prepare for the citizenship exam and take a practice test.

 

A naturalization information session led by a representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2-4 pm. Participants will learn about the application process, fees, test and the interview.

 

The programs will take place in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room of the Fairfield Civic Center Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St.

 

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Harry Potter Family Festival at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
08/17/2018
By Miguel Loeza

Science, fantasy, and fun will be available for muggles and wizards alike at the Fairfield Civic Center Library.

 

Come and take part in our magical games, crafts and science experiments that will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am – 12pm. All ages can dress up for the wizard costume contest and celebrate the magical world of Harry Potter with us.

 

The program will take place throughout the Fairfield Civic Center Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St.

 

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Sesión de Información sobre Disputas Entre Propietario e Inquilino
08/17/2018
By Miguel Loeza

La  biblioteca de Fairfield ofrecerá una sesión de información sobre disputas entre propietario e inquilino enfocada en desalojos y depósitos de garantía de 6:30-7:30pm en la sala de reuniones Becker-Balmer. La biblioteca está localizada en el 1150 de la calle Kentucky.

 

Asista a esta sesión de información gratuita que se enfocara en disputas entre propietario e inquilino relacionadas a desalojos y depósitos de garantía. La presentación será de 30 minutos seguida de 30 minutos de preguntas y respuestas.

 

La información será presentada por Legal Services of Northern California.

 

Para más información, contacte la biblioteca al 1-866-57-ASKUS o visite nuestro calendario de eventos en nuestra página de internet www.solanolibrary.com.



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Sustainable Landscape Class
08/13/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Sustainable landscape designer, Kathleen Huffman, will teach about sustainable landscaping: beautiful, productive, life-supporting ecosystems featuring trees and a variety of perennials fed by "secondary" water (greywater and rainwater). 

Learn about the Vacaville Sustainable Backyard Program too! 

 

To reserve a seat, due to limited seating, visit the “Events” at www.sustainablesolano.org.

 

 This program is free and is presented in partnership with the nonprofit organization, Sustainable Solano.

  

The event will take place on Wednesday, August 29 at 3:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Summer Lullaby Storytime Finale
08/13/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Come in your PJs and bring along a teddy friend to our summertime Lullaby Storytime finale.

 

We’ll be singing songs and listening to bedtime stories, and all ages are welcome to join us.

 

The program will take place Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Classic Film Noir – The 1946 film, “Whistle Stop”
08/13/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Deception. . . Greed. . . Murder. . .

 

Join us for a night of classic film noir, with a showing of the 1946 public domain classic, “Whistle Stop”.

 

The film stars Ava Gardner and George Raft in this crime film noir.

 

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The film showing will take place on Tuesday, August 21, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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LIBRARY DEDICATES SENSORY GARDEN AND “MARY B” BENCH AUG 18
08/09/2018
By Ann Miller

The Solano County Library will be hosting twin dedications at the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m.  The dedications of the Library’s Sensory Garden and a memorial bench for Mary Bourguignon, long-time library champion and literacy booster, will be held behind the Kentucky Street building near the pond.    

 

Bourguignon, who died suddenly in March 2017, was a community activist who devoted her time to building parks, preserving open space, and improving local schools. She was also active in the Slow Food movement and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).   However her work for Solano County Library may be her most significant legacy.

 

“Mary was a tireless community leader, and perhaps her most important work was her vigorous support of our libraries,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County Library’s director.

 

Bourguignon was the campaign manager for Measure B, the 1/8th of a penny sales tax devoted exclusively to libraries which was passed in 1998.  She stepped up again in 2012 as co-campaign manager, a responsibility she shared with her friend Ann Cousineau, to lead the successful campaign to renew the tax before its sunset. Bourguignon was also active in the Solano County Library Foundation, serving as its executive director for two years and championing its pediatric literacy program, Read Out and Read.

 

Bourguignon’s life will be celebrated with a special reading bench, paid for by funds raised by her family and friends.  The bench will be placed in the Sensory Garden as a place for anyone to read and enjoy the garden.

 

The library’s sensory garden was one of five ideas chosen for a $1000 staff innovation grant sponsored by Solano County Library, an initiative designed to support staff who engage the community in new or enhanced ways.

Serena Enger, the supervising librarian at the Fairfield Civic Center branch and Teresa Lavell, a literacy program assistant who works at the location, partnered on the proposal and solicited in-kind donations to supplement the “start-up” funds of the initiative.  The Solano County Community Foundation donated $7028 to the project.  The garden will include an area for outdoor storytimes along with a wide range of plants to engage the senses. The space will host programs and school visits for youth as well as drawing, art and gardening programs for adults.

“It is exciting to create a new community space.  It is a wonderful way to honor Mary and extend to the outdoors the library’s mission of sparking curiosity, inspiring creativity, and championing learning. I think Mary would be proud,” said Katz.



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Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/07/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on Aug. 17. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/07/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is: winter gardening. Learn tips and tricks from Master Gardener Gene Ekanstam regarding how to prepare and plant a winter garden. Individuals of all skill levels in gardening are welcome to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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CHP Start Smart
08/07/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a session of “CHP Start Smart” on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. “Start Smart” is a free driver’s education workshop hosted by a California Highway Patrol officer to discuss safe driving techniques and explaining the rules and responsibilities of driving to new teen drivers and their parents. All teens age 15 to 19 that are preparing to become new drivers or have just received their license may attend the workshop. Teens must have a parent or guardian with them in order to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Ice Cream and Bubble Social @ FCC
07/26/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Children are invited to the Fairfield Civic Center Library to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge. Wind down the summer with a cool ice cream treat and enjoy blowing bubbles with friends on our patio. Join us on Wednesday, August 1st from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield.

 

For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of public programming.

 



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Knot Just Knitters
07/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Aug. 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on Aug. 10. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Aug 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen DIY Program: Cardboard VR Readers
07/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this month is: cardboard VR readers. Learn how to make your own cardboard virtual reality headset using common items that you can find around the house. The program will be on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend, but must bring their own smartphone or iPod Touch in order to participate. All other materials will be provided.

 

Space is limited so signups are required. Teens interested in attending may come to the library’s Information Desk to sign up, call the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS, or sign up online at the library website www.solanolibrary.com.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on Aug. 3. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. Japanese snacks will also be provided. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Sustainable Gardening Workshop at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from Sustainable Solano—an organization dedicated towards helping local communities become more ecologically sustainable—will be presenting a workshop on sustainable gardening methods. The program will be on Tuesday, July 31 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m..

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. To learn more about Sustainable Solano, visit their website at www.sustainablesolano.org.



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Meet service vehicles up close at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
07/24/2018
By Michelle Franzen

On Wednesday, July 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. children and their families can experience service vehicles up close at the Fairfield Civic Center Library’s Touch a Truck program. Meet fire engines, ambulances, garbage trucks, police vehicles, sewer vacuums, and more. The program will be located in the staff parking lot between the library and fire station. Be sure to dress for the weather.

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information, call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com.



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Museum Summer Series Finale – Learn What Adventures Await You
07/24/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Discover the rich history of our area, and join us for our final presentation for our Museum Summer Series.

 

Vallejo’s McCune Collection will discuss their collection of rare books. They’ll also have on display unique books and objects for us to view.

 

The presentation will take place Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library- Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, July 27.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on July 27. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on July 26 through July 30.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, July 26 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, July 27 and ongoing through Monday, July 30. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Benefits Counselor at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Colleen Kelly, a representative from Solano County's Veteran Services department, will at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. The counselor will be stationed at the library’s Veterans Connect table, ready to assist veterans and their families with veterans benefits on July 25.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Computer Basics Class at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2018
By Michelle Franzen

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will launch its first in a new series of monthly computer classes on Wednesday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Computer Basics—held on the last Wednesday of each month—will feature a lesson on one aspect of using a personal computer such as word processing, Internet, or email.

 

This month’s program is: Getting Started. Practice using the keyboard, mouse and other components of your computer correctly. Learn the meaning of different icons and symbols on your desktop. Get familiar with everyday computer functions in a supportive environment.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. No appointments are necessary; drop-ins are welcome. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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East Bay Vivarium Traveling Reptile Show at the Ulatis Community Center
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate Solano County Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge by attending the East Bay Vivarium’s Traveling Reptile Show! Children and their families are invited to see a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and other creatures that live at the East Bay Vivarium. The show will be held at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, July 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., which is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Germar the Magician to perform @ FCC
07/11/2018
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library invites families to see a special performance by Germar the Magician on Wednesday, July 18 from 3:30 p.m.  to 4:30 p.m. Germar the Magician will bend over backward to amaze and amuse you.  Magic tricks!  Comedy!  A rabbit! Germar has it all. This bilingual magic show is part of the library’s Summer Reading Challenge and is possible thanks to the support of the Fairfield-Suisun City Friends of the Library. For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit the library’s website at www.solanolibrary.com



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on July 20. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, July 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is: tillandsia. Learn tips and tricks from Master Gardener Launa Herrmann regarding tillandsia—plants that require no soil and very little work to grow. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen DIY Program: T-Shirt Designing
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this month is: t-shirt designing. Use tie dye or fabric paints to make your own customized t-shirt designing. The program will be on Wednesday, July 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

Space is limited so signups are required. Teens interested in attending may come to the library’s Information Desk to sign up, call the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS, or sign up online at the library website www.solanolibrary.com.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kids’ Outdoor Art and Play Day at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge with a special outdoor art and play day for children of all ages. Plenty of outdoor games and art activities will be available for kids and families to enjoy in the courtyard just outside the library. The Kids’ Outdoor Art and Play Day will be on Tuesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Make Your Own Toys @FCC
07/03/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Children can enjoy the long summer days by making their own toys. They will have a chance to make pinwheels, treasure bottles, binoculars, fortune tellers, and button whirligigs. These non-digital toys encourage creative and imaginative play.

 

The program will be Wednesday, July 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fairfield Civic Center Library’s Becker-Balmer meeting room. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For further information call 1-866-572-7587. This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries.



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Museum Summer Series – Learn What Adventures Await You
07/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

In July, discover the rich history of our area, and join us for some captivating presentations from local and Bay Area museums at the Vacaville Public Library- Town Square.

 

 July 24 - 6:30pm       USS Hornet presentation

 

 July 26 – 6:30pm       Vacaville Museum

 

All presentations will take place at the Vacaville Public Library- Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Summer Lullaby Storytime
07/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Come in your PJs and bring along a teddy friend to our summertime Lullaby Storytime.

 

We’ll be singing songs and listening to bedtime stories, and all ages are welcome to join us.

 

The program will take place on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30pm at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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A Taste of Summer with Rita’s Italian Ice
07/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a sampling of this summer’s delicious creations by Rita’s Italian Ice of Vacaville. Explore scrumptious summer Italian ice flavors, while at the same time learning about Rita's history.

 

The program is for teens, aged 16 and up, and adults.

Online reservations are required, due to limited seating.

Visit “Events” at www.solanolibrary.com to reserve your seat.

 

The free event will take place on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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2nd Annual Edible BookFest Contest
07/02/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Stir up your imagination and take the challenge!

 

Contestants will be challenged to create an edible interpretation of a book’s title or theme.

  

The contest is open to teens, aged 16 and up, and adults.

Registration forms can be picked up at the library’s Information Desk. Contestants must register no later than Wednesday, July 18, 2018

 

 All are welcome to view the entries and vote for their favorite on Saturday, July 21.

 

Voting will take place on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
06/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, July 13.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on July 13. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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The Elephant and Piggie Show at the Ulatis Community Center
06/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate Solano County Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge with a live performance of the Elephant and Piggie Show! Children and their families are invited to watch their favorite characters from Mo Willems’ “Elephant and Piggie” book series bring their stories to life onstage. The performance will be held at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, July 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., which is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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DIY Thursdays for Adults at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/27/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s DIY Thursdays —held on the first Thursday of each month—features a unique craft project for every program. Children are also welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult. The next program will be on July 5 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..

 

This month’s craft is: paper quilling. Make amazing works of art by rolling, shaping, and gluing colorful strips of paper.. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/26/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on July 6. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Make Your Own Flag at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/26/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Children and their families are invited to celebrate Independence Day by making custom flags on Tuesday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Kids can design their own flag using a variety of colors and shapes, and participate in a parade around the library to wave their flag and show it off to the crowd.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Summer Lullaby Storytime
06/15/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Come in your PJs and bring along a teddy friend to our summertime Lullaby Storytime.

 

We’ll be singing songs and listening to bedtime stories, and all ages are welcome to join us.

 

The program will take place on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on June 29. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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littleBits Program for Teens
06/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, tiny buzzer alarms, and a self-driving robot. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life.  This session of littleBits will feature a new Star Wars droid kit! The program will happen on Wednesday, June 27 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Benefits Counselor at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Colleen Kelly, a representative from Solano County's Veteran Services department, will at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. The counselor will be stationed at the library’s Veterans Connect table, ready to assist veterans and their families with veterans benefits on June 27.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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The Bubble Lady to Perform at the Ulatis Community Center
06/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate Solano County Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge with a performance by Rebecca Nile, famously known as “The Bubble Lady.” Children and their families are invited to watch an interactive show full of laughter and amazing bubble tricks—even a bubble large enough to fit a person in. The performance will be held at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, June 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., which is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, June 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend to learn tips and tricks for common gardening topics.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, June 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend to learn tips and tricks for common gardening topics.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, June 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend to learn tips and tricks for common gardening topics.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
06/06/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, June 22.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/06/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on June 22. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Ice Cream Party for Teens at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/06/2018
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The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having an ice cream party for teens to celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge. Teens will be able to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, enjoy their favorite ice cream flavors, and play board games while making new friends. The event will happen on Wednesday, June 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

Space is limited so signups are required. Teens interested in attending may come to the library’s Information Desk to sign up, call the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS, or sign up online at the library website www.solanolibrary.com.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive.



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Make Your Own Rocket or Rollercoaster at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/06/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Children and their families are invited to attend a rocket and rollercoaster themed craft day on Tuesday, June 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Design your own rockets and let them fly! Make a rollercoaster for a marble and see how far you can make it go. Build big structures that you can pick up and take home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/06/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on June 22. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/06/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Owen Baker-Flynn to Perform at the Ulatis Community Center
06/06/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate Solano County Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge with a performance by entertainer Owen Baker-Flynn. Children and their families are invited to see a show featuring juggling, fire eating, plenty of jokes and laughter, and much more. The performance will be held at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, June 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fantastic Birds of Prey with the California Raptor Center @FCC
06/04/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Come to the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Wednesday, June 13th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to meet some fantastic birds of prey. Families can get up close and personal with a hawk, owl, eagle or kestrel! Staff from the California Raptor Center at UC Davis will bring rescued birds and present interesting facts about these winged predators and how to help them. This program is geared for school-aged children and adults. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For further information call 1-866-572-7587. Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of public programming. 



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Museum Summer Series – Learn What Adventures Await You
05/29/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Discover the rich history of our area, and join us for some captivating presentations from local and Bay Area museums at the Vacaville Public Library- Town Square.

 

 June 5 - 7:00pm       Western Railway Museum

 

 June 14 - 6:30pm      Pena Adobe Historical Society presentation      

    

 June 19 - 6:30pm      Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum  

 

 July 24 - 6:30pm       USS Hornet presentation

 

 July 26 – 6:30pm       Vacaville Museum

 

 August 7 – 6:30pm   McCune Collection

 

 

 All presentations will take place at the Vacaville Public Library- Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
05/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, June 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on June 8. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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DIY Thursdays for Adults at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will launch its first in a new series of monthly adult-oriented do-it-yourself programs on Thursday, June 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. DIY Thursdays—held on the first Thursday of each month—will feature a unique craft project for every program. Children are also welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult.

 

This month’s craft is: decoupage. Spice up everyday objects using magazine cutouts and Mod Podge. Make pendants, fridge magnets, or decorate something brought from home. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, June 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. Japanese snacks will also be provided. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Queer Words – Celebrate Pride Month
05/25/2018
By Jeff Kingman

What              Queer Words – Celebrate Pride Month

A Pride Literature reading with authors Achy Obejas, Jon Wilson, Richard Loranger and Gar McVey-Russell.

 

In January 2016, Vallejo resident Wayne Goodman and his San Francisco-based partner, Rick May, began hosting their “Perfectly Queer” reading series at local, independent bookstores in San Francisco and Oakland. Their goal has been to bring queer-identified authors into bookstores to help support both the writers and the stores. Now they bring their series to the Vallejo.

 

Who               The readers will include Achy Obejas, author of the critically acclaimed novel “Ruins” and Director of the MFA in Translation program at Mills College; Jon Wilson, a 2016 Finalist for his mystery novel “Cheap as Beasts”; Richard Loranger, a writer of poetry and prose, as well as a visual and performance artist; and Gar McVey-Russell, author of the new novel, “Sin Against the Race” and writer of feature articles for the LGBTQ newsmagazine Ten Percent.

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        Joseph Room

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

 

When             Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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SEED ART CRAFT FOR KIDS: SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
05/23/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a seed art making program for children on Wednesday, June 6 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Children will learn about the structure of seeds and how to identify different types of seeds with the help of 4-H of Solano County. Participants will then create a work of art with seeds.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information please check the Solano County Library website www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

This program is possible due to the generous support of the Fairfield-Suisun Fiends of the Library.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/18/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on June 1. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Craft Day
05/18/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: craft day. Kids will be able to express their creativity and get to decide what they would like to make with the craft supplies that are available. The program will be on Tuesday, May 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Bay Area Bike Mobile: Free Family Bike Repair at Fairfield Civic Center Library
05/15/2018
By Vanessa Quesada

Do you or your child have a bike that needs to be fixed? Come to a free bike repair event for families. The Bay Area Bike Mobile will be at the Fairfield Civic Center Library to help repair bikes. The Solano Transportation Authority is providing free helmets to children while Solano County’s Safe Routes to School will provide fun and educational information.  

 

This program will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, in the rear staff parking lot near the Fire Department on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00-1:00 p.m.
 
For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com

 



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Get Library Books at the Mall
05/14/2018
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Solano County Library presents Thursday Morning Storytime for families at 11:00 at the Solano Town Center Mall. Located across from the Disney Store on the first floor and featuring books, songs and rhymes, this free program is a great place to introduce kids to emerging literacy skills.

 

Customers are encouraged to bring their library cards and stay a few minutes after Storytime to checkout books.  For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, May 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is: soil and the food web within. Learn from Master Gardener Stacy Reuhl regarding how to nurture soil to help the beneficial microorganisms thrive in it. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
05/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, May 25.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on May 25. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogy Workshop
05/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Benefits Counselor at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Colleen Kelly, a representative from Solano County's Veteran Services department, will at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. The counselor will be stationed at the library’s Veterans Connect table, ready to assist veterans and their families with veterans benefits on May 23.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Scribble Machines
05/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: scribbles machines. Kids will learn how to make their own robots that create scribble art. The program will be on Tuesday, May 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Afternoon Adventure: Paw Patrol Pals
05/14/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Meet a real life Paw Patrol Pal at the Fairfield Civic Center Library! A Solano County Sheriff Deputy and their K9 partner will be here to share a story and talk about how dogs help the Sheriff’s Department do its work in the community. Afterward, participants can make their own Paw Patrol badge. 

 

The program will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. This program is possible due to the generous support of the Fairfield-Suisun Friends of the Library.



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Prepare for College at the Suisun City Library Tuesday Evening
05/08/2018
By Jennifer La Riviere

Have questions about college? Armijo High School College and Career Advisor Sandy Anderson will present a fun and interactive workshop on preparing for college. Topics include financial aid, grades, and more. Teens and adults are welcome to attend. This event will be held at the Suisun City Library on Tuesday May 15th at 6pm.

 

The library is located at 601 Pintail Dr. in Suisun City. For more information, visit solanolibary.com or call 1-866-57-ASK US.

 



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on May 18. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Suisun Wildlife Rescue Center program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the Suisun Wildlife Rescue Center will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to talk about what they do for wildlife in the area. Learn all about the Suisun Marsh and the Rescue Center's mission to assist our local wildlife and get a chance to see some of the Center's current animal residents. The program will be on Tuesday, May 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. All ages are welcome to attend, especially children and their families.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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¡Hola! Bienvenidos a su Biblioteca at Fairfield Civic Center Library
05/08/2018
By Miguel Loeza

Learn about the library and literacy (English as a Second Language) resources.  Enjoy refreshments and music and dance with Youth Folklorico Group - Danzantes Unidos of Vacaville.  A bilingual storyteller will entertain children while parents learn about library and community resources. The event will take place on May 19, 2018, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.  The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street.

Attend this free event to learn about your library’s resources. The presentation will be in Spanish.  

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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¡Hola! Bienvenidos a su Biblioteca de Fairfield
05/08/2018
By Miguel Loeza

Aprendan sobre los recursos de la biblioteca y del programa de alfabetización para adultos (Ingles como Segundo Idioma). Disfruten de refrigerios, música y danza con el Youth Folklorico Group - Danzantes Unidos of Vacaville. Un cuentista bilingüe proveerá entretenimiento para los niños y niñas mientras los padres de familia aprenden sobre los recursos ofrecidos por la biblioteca. El evento tendrá lugar el Sábado, 19 de Mayo del 2018, de 10 a 11:30 a.m. en el salón de reuniones Becker-Balmer. La biblioteca está ubicada en 1150 Kentucky Street.

Acuda a este evento gratuito para aprender sobre los recursos ofrecidos por su biblioteca.

Para más información, llamar al 1-866-57-ASKUS o visite el calendario de eventos en www.solanolibrary.com.



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Children Can Explore the Foods of Asia at Afternoon Adventures
04/27/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Have you tried chicken adobo, draniki, or potstickers? Join us on a culinary adventure to different Asian countries! Children will get to sample dishes, learn to say hello, and learn some information about the following countries: Hawaii, Thailand, China, Philippines, India, Russia, South Korea, and Japan.

 

Children’s culinary exploration will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room at the Fairfield Civic Center Library.

 

This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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Knot Just Knitters
04/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, May 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Tie-Dye Tiles
04/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: tie-dye tiles. Kids will express their own creativity by learning how to make tie-dye art on tiles. The program will be on Tuesday, May 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/25/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on May 4. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more. No appointments are necessary; drop-in assistance will be provided by the volunteer.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Free Comic Book Day at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/23/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day 2018 on Saturday, May 5. Come in any time during the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a free comic book! Limit one comic book per person while supplies last.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen DIY Program: Star Wars Day
04/23/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen DIY program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things that can easily be found around the house or in a store. We’ll be doing a new project every session!” said Andrea Klecki, the teen librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

The project for this month is: Star Wars. Celebrate Star Wars day with by decorating cookies and making Star Wars themed crafts. The program will be on Friday, May 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/23/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, May 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Make Your Own Pop-Up Book
04/23/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: do-it-yourself pop-up books. Kids can learn how to make their own pop-up book and a tiny book pendant to wear. The program will be on Tuesday, May 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
04/16/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, April 27.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
04/16/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on April 26 through April 30.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, April 26 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, April 27 and ongoing through Monday, April 30. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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The Puppet Art Theater – Tommy’s Space Adventure
04/16/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Puppet Art Theater will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to celebrate National Library Week with a performance of their show “Tommy’s Space Adventure.” Tommy, a boy that loves everything about outer space and aliens, happens to befriend an alien and must save it from an evil scientist. Children and families are welcome to attend to hear all about Tommy’s adventure. The program will happen on Tuesday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fascinator Craft – Make a One-of-a-Kind Hat
04/11/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for our first-time ever springtime fascinator hat craft event.

All supplies will be provided for you to make a unique glamorous hat.

 

Basic sewing skills are a must to create the craft. 

 

The program is for ages 18 and up, and online reservations will begin April 16.

Reserve your seat by visiting “Events” at www.solanolibrary.com.

 

The program will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Folklorico Dance Group
04/11/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Get ready for Cinco De Mayo with the Vacaville Folklorico Dance Group.

 

This dance group, comprised of students from the local area, will perform traditional Mexican dances for everyone to enjoy.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kentucky Derby Hat Event with Sacramento City College guest speaker
04/11/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Wear your fanciest hat and join us for a celebration of Kentucky Derby hats.

 

Our guest speaker, Sacramento City College’s Professor of Fashion, Lynne Giovannetti, MFA, will share with us interesting facts about hats throughout history. She’ll also bring some unique hats to display.

 

Join the celebration and show-off your most prized derby hat!

 

The event will take place on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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CHP: Start Smart Program
04/11/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a CHP Start Smart Driving Workshop for teens on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:00- 8:15pm.

 

A California Highway Patrol officer will be present to teach new teen drivers how to be safe on the road. Teens must bring one or both parents to this workshop.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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TEEN CRAFT: BATHBALLS AND COLORING
04/05/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be hosting a bathball making program for young adults on Thursday, April 12 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 will get the chance to create a bathball or color an adult coloring book. Supplies for this program are limited to the first 15 participants.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Genealogy Workshop
04/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, April 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop
04/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop on Wednesday, April 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be led by Linda Benoit, former Veterans Service Representative for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Colleen Kelly, a Veterans Benefits Counselor from the Solano County Department of Veterans Services. Anyone that has questions regarding VA benefits or needs assistance—veterans, spouses, families, etc.—is encouraged to attend.

 

Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is: pollinators. Learn tips and tricks for attracting pollinators to your garden. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Make Your Own Music Instrument
04/05/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: make your own musical instrument. Kids can learn how to make their own musical instrument from items that would normally be recycled or thrown away. The program will be on Tuesday, April 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
04/02/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, April 13.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/02/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/02/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, April 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Make Your Own Kite
04/02/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is: make your own kite. Kids can learn how to make their own kite and watch it fly. The program will be on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Program for Adults: Spring Tic-Tac-Toe at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/02/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a Spring-themed tic-tac-toe reading game! Adults can pick up a game card at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library, available in English and Spanish. Read three books to complete the tic-tac-toe and return it to the library, located on 1020 Ulatis Drive, to claim a prize. This special event starts on April 2nd and ends on May 31st.

 

Prizes for this event have been provided thanks to the generous support of the Vacavaille Friends of the Library. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Art and the Cosmic Connection
03/30/2018
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WHAT             At this program you will examine beautiful NASA images of different planets and use pastels to draw the geological features. There will be a brief presentation about how the features are formed before beginning to create your own picture. Learn elements of art to analyze images from space with help from local teen volunteers. This program is suitable for ages 8-108.

 

WHEN             Saturday, April 14, 10:30am – 12 noon

 

WHERE            Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Dr. Suisun City, CA 94585

 

WHY                Solano County Library is part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. Solano County Library is offering free programs and activities for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. More information, including a program schedule, is available at solanolibrary.com

 

WHO               NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. Collaborators include International Observe the Moon Night team members based at the Planetary Science Institute, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Wyle Labs and NASA’s Ames Research Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

CONTACT        Jennifer La Riviere, 1-866-572-7587, jrlariviere@solanocounty.com. For a calendar of related programs, visit solanolibrary.com.



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Poetry Reading and Open Mic
03/30/2018
By Jeffrey Kingman

National Poetry Month will be celebrated at this free event, hosted by Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang. Six local poets will read their work. An open mic will follow. Refreshments will be served.

 

Host: Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang, author of “Barefoot in the Sanctuary” and “Tea & Sprockets”

 

Genea S. Brice, former Vallejo Poet Laureate and author of “A Way With Words: Poems, Prose, and Other Masterpieces”

 

Lee Lee, author of “Untamed Pen”

 

Doreen Stock, author of “In Place of Me”

 

Nina Serrano, author of “Nicaragua Way”

 

Andrena Zawinski, author of “Landings”

 

This event will take place at the John F. Kennedy Library located at 505 Santa Clara Street in Vallejo, Joseph Room on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 pm.

                       

For more info call  866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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“Follow Teddy Page” Preschool Storytime
03/26/2018
By Delilah Wilson

For the month of April, the Vacaville Public Library - Town Square’s “Teddy Page” will be traveling around Vacaville bringing Preschool Storytime to you!

 

Each Friday, join him on his adventures outside the library for stories and songs.

Fun for ages 3 to 5.

 

April 6 - 10 am      Stars Recreation Center (155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville)

 

April 13 - 10 am    Nut Tree Plaza (East Monte Vista Avenue, Vacaville – children’s play

                                 area)       

       

April 20 - 10 am    Downtown Vacaville Town Square Plaza (next to the library)

 

April 27 - 10 am    Vacaville Andrews Park (next to the library)

 

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fairfield Coin Club – National Coin Week
03/26/2018
By Delilah Wilson

During National Coin Week, the Fairfield Coin Club will visit the Town Square Library and share with us stories about the most unique coins in their collections.

 

They’ll also give us pointers on how we, too, can begin coin collecting.

 

All are invited to attend.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 17 at 5:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Basic Watercolor Painting Class
03/26/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting with local artist, Dotty Schenk.

She’ll show us how to do a wash and create textures as we compose our very own landscape paintings. 

All materials will be supplied. Simply bring your imagination and creativity.

 

The program is for ages 18 and up, and online reservations are required.

Reserve your seat by visiting “Events” at www.solanolibrary.com.

 

The class will take place on Monday, April 16 at 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Dave Rocha Jazz Trio – Jazz Appreciation Month
03/26/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate jazz appreciation month with an afternoon performance by the Dave Rocha Jazz Trio.

 

Not only will this Bay Area trio delight us with jazz standards and pop tunes, they’ll also share a few of their original compositions.

 

Not a performance to miss!

 

 The event will take place on Saturday, April 7 at 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

The event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: ELEPHANT & PIGGIE CRAFTS
03/26/2018
By Vanessa Quesada

Come join us at Fairfield Civic Center Library Wednesday, April 11 as we celebrate National Library Week with crafts designed after Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie series!

 

This event will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 3:30--4:30 p.m. in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room. This program is free thanks to the Fairfield-Suisun Friends of the Library.

 

For more information, contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures: Garden Crafts with Master Gardeners
03/26/2018
By Michelle Franzen

On Wednesday, March 28th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., children and their families are invited to “spring” into the Fairfield Civic Center Library for a garden craft program.  In celebration of the making of the library’s new sensory garden, UC Davis Master Gardener volunteers will have different crafts that children can make for their own gardens. Participants will be able to make a birdfeeder, a bee shaped plant stake, and a sunflower seed starter.

 

This program is free thanks to the Fairfield-Suisun Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For further information call 1-866-572-7587 or look on the Library website at www.solanolibrary.com



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Afternoon Adventures – Optical Illusions
03/26/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is “Make Your Own Optical Illusions” on Tuesday, March 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

These programs are provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Knot Just Knitters
03/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, March 23.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogy Workshop
03/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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littleBits Program for Teens
03/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, tiny buzzer alarms, and a self-driving robot. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life. The program will happen on Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Clay Play Day
03/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is “Clay Play Day”on Tuesday, March 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

These programs are provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, March 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topic for this month is: tree planting. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Catapults
03/08/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is “Build Your Own Catapult”on Tuesday, March 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

These programs are provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures with Fly Guy and Friends
02/27/2018
By Michelle Franzen

Staff from the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology will be at the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Wednesday, March 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families will be able to meet some of Fly Guy’s six and eight-legged friends up close. Participants will learn why these little creatures are so important in helping flowers and plants grow. 

 

This program is free to the public thanks to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For further information call 1-866-572-7587 or look on the Library website at www.solanolibrary.com



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TEEN ANIME CAFE
02/27/2018
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding Teen Anime Café program for young adults on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 3:30-5:00pm.

 

Teens ages 11-18 will get the chance to discuss manga, make friends, eat Japanese snacks and watch anime.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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LIBRARY OFFERS THREE FREE PROGRAMS IN MARCH TO CELEBRATE WOMEN
02/26/2018
By Ann Miller

A jazz band swinging to the bebop of Sarah Vaughn, an astronomer sharing a telescope and tales of the ancient Maya, and an evening of guided painting for wannabe artists are the three events marking Solano County Library’s celebration of women in March.  The events are funded by the Women’s History Month Luncheon Committee, which works under the auspices of the Solano County Library Foundation.   “Our theme for these programs is “Inspired!”  said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services. “This is a chance to invite a woman who inspires you to an evening of fun and discovery.”

 

The programs are for adults and free tickets are available at local library branches.  An event with Exploratorium astronomer Isabel Hawkins called Living the Maya Calendar will be offered in Spanish as well as English. “With this wide range of events: astronomy, music and art, we hope to spark a little curiosity and give adults the opportunity to try something new,” said Katz.    

 

In addition to the free events, the Library has published reading and viewing recommendations, many of which can be streamed and downloaded immediately, from solanolibrary.com.   

 

Event and Ticket Information:

 

LIVING MAYA TIME WITH ASTRONOMER ISABEL HAWKINS

Saturday, March 3, Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas St. Fairfield

6 p.m. Indoors English language lecture + Q&A / outdoor telescope viewing

7:20 p.m. Indoors Spanish language lecture + Q&A/ outdoor telescope viewing


The Maya of Mesoamerica are renowned for their precise calendars and their knowledge of astronomy. Through systematic observations conducted over thousands of years, Maya sky watchers developed complex and accurate calendars that continue to mark agricultural and ceremonial cycles today. Join Dr. Isabel Hawkins, astronomer at the Exploratorium, in an exploration of the Maya Calendar system and its intricate cycles. Hear the voices of contemporary Maya people as they weave their past and present together, and share with us their living traditions of Maya time.  Admission is free but seating is limited. Free tickets (limit 4) are available at the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1150 Kentucky Street, the Fairfield Cordelia Library at 5050 Business Center Drive, and the Suisun City Library at 601 Pintail Drive.

 

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PAINT NIGHT

Friday, March 9, 6 p.m., John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara St. Vallejo

Participants will paint their own “masterpieces” in celebration of Women’s History Month. The program allows attendees of any skill level to recreate a beautiful painting by following guided, step-by-step instructions. No art experience required. All art materials will be provided. Free tickets are available at the John F. Kennedy Library at 505 Santa Clara St. in Vallejo and the Springstowne Library at 1003 Oakwood Avenue in Vallejo. 

 

ROBERTA DONNAY & THE PROHIBITION MOB BAND

Saturday, March 24, 6:30 p.m., Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, 1010 Ulatis Dr. Vacaville

The Prohibition Mob Band, led by Roberta Donnay, is a vintage jazz and swing band that employs 1920-30s swing, blues, and roots music in the jazz tradition. The ensemble's mission is to explore, celebrate, and promote America's jazz roots by interpreting vintage material as well as contributing original works reminiscent of the Jazz Age. Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band have been touring the U.S. since 2012. The Prohibition Mob Band releases its third CD, "My Heart Belongs to Satchmo" on Blujazz in March 2018. This new record is devoted to the early music of Louis Armstrong, continuing the band's tradition of resurrecting both well-known and obscure vintage music.  Admission is free but seating is limited. Free tickets (limit 4) are available at all branches of Solano County Library.



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The Barbershop Harmony Society, Davis Vacaville Chapter – The West Valley Chorus
02/26/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Joins us in celebration of the start of spring with the Davis Vacaville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the West Valley Chorus.

 

This local men’s acapella singing group will not only set the tone for a wonderful season, but they’ll also share with us insight into singing in harmony, barbershop style.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Irish Dance Company
02/26/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a performance by the Vacaville Irish Dance Company.

This group of skilled dancers will share with us a spectrum of traditional Irish dances.

 

A performance you don’t want to miss!

 

 The event will take place on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com



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“Iris” – A film documentary by Albert Maysles
02/26/2018
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate with us Women’s History Month, with a free screening of the documentary film, “Iris”.

 

Iris pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter), then 87, with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. Iris portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are her sustenance. She reminds us that dressing — and indeed, life — is nothing but a grand experiment. "If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

 

 

 

 

“This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS (www.pbs.org/pov)”

 

The film is rated PG-13: parents strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

 

The film screening will take place on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

  

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
02/22/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, March 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/22/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/22/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, March 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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CHP Start Smart
02/22/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a session of “CHP Start Smart” on Tuesday, March 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Start Smart” is a free drivers education workshop hosted by a California Highway Patrol officer to discuss safe driving techniques and explaining the rules and responsibilities of driving to new teen drivers and their parents. All teens age 15 to 19 that are preparing to become new drivers or have just received their license may attend the workshop. Teens must have a parent or guardian with them in order to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Bohart Museum – Insectaganza! at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/22/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Tuesday, March 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to attend to see various types of insects and arachnids from around the world. This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fairfield Civic Center Library offers free citizenship programs
02/21/2018
By Miguel Loeza

Legal permanent residents and naturalization applicants are invited to two free citizenship programs at the Fairfield Civic Center library.

 

A staff led citizenship practice test will take place on March 6, 2018 from 6-7:30 pm. Participants will learn U.S. geography, government and history to prepare for the citizenship exam and take a practice test.

 

A naturalization information session led by a representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 12-2 pm. Participants will learn about the application process, fees, test and the interview.

 

The programs will take place in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room of the Fairfield Civic Center Library. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St.

 

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Medicare Information Session at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
02/21/2018
By Miguel Loeza

The Fairfield Civic Center Library is hosting a seminar about Medicare Fundamentals on March. 5, 2018, from 1-3:00 p.m. in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.  The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street.

 

Attend this free comprehensive educational seminar to receive a detailed understanding of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, Advantage plans, penalties, timelines, and more.

 

The free event is presented by the Napa/Solano Area Agency on Aging and HICAP - Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Yarnival at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Yarnival”, a special needlework-themed event, will be held at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Feb. 27 from 2 p.m. to 5p.m. Volunteers from the library’s Knot Just Knitters program will be holding demonstrations of needlework techniques, and will be standing by to teach people how to knit and crochet. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, and yarn will be provided. Prize drawings will be held for a variety of needlework supplies. Individuals of all skill levels are welcome to attend the program.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogy Workshop
02/14/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
02/09/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Feb. 23.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/09/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games—such as “Dixit” and “Pandemic”—or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The topic for this month is: dog-friendly gardening. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 8.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
01/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Feb. 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Earn It! Keep It! Save It!: Super Saturday Free Tax Preparation
01/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

United Way of the Bay Area will offer free electronic tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers earning less than $54,000. Trained volunteers will be available to assist with electronically submitting federal and California taxes. This event will take place at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. No appointment necessary. First come, first served. Last intake is at 2 p.m.

 

Documents to bring:

  1. Photo identification for each person on your tax return.
  2. Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for each person on your tax return.
  3. W-2 forms for all jobs held in 2017.
  4. All 1099, 1098, and any other tax forms.
  5. Last year’s tax return.
  6. Child care provider information.
  7. Landlord’s name, address, and phone number for CA Renter’s Credit.
  8. Your household’s health coverage information (Forms 1095-A, B, or C).
  9. Savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

 

For more information about this event or other free tax preparation help, please call United Way at (510) 238-2410 or visit http://www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.



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Afternoon Adventures – Valentine’s Gifts for Birds and Butterflies
01/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is “Valentine’s Gifts for Birds and Butterflies” on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

These programs are provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures – Build Big Structures
01/29/2018
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is “Build Big Structures” on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

These programs are provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Conversational Mandarin Lessons for Children Continue
01/26/2018
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- Beginning January 30, the Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting free conversational Mandarin lessons on Tuesday afternoons at 5:00. Children ages 8-12 and their parents are invited to join certified instructor Hwumeei Wei as we move beyond vocabulary to structuring sentences in the most popular Chinese dialect. Focusing on puzzles, games and current events, this class is highly interactive and will help set a foundation to learn Chinese.

 

Register online at www.solanolibrary.com. For more information call 1-866-572-7587. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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A Queer Book Reading with authors Daniel Curzon, Charles Kruger and Wayne Goodman
01/25/2018
By Jeff Kingman

What              Queer Words

A Queer Book Reading with authors Daniel Curzon, Charles Kruger and Wayne Goodman

 

In January 2016, Vallejo resident Wayne Goodman and his San Francisco-based partner, Rick May, began hosting their “Perfectly Queer” reading series at local, independent bookstores in San Francisco and Oakland. Their goal has been to bring queer-identified authors into bookstores to help support both the writers and the stores.

 

Who                    The readers will be:

  • Daniel Curzon, author, playwright, and former professor of English Literature at San Francisco City College
  • Charles Kruger
  • Wayne Goodman

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        Joseph Room

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

 

When             Wednesday, Feb. 7,  7 p.m.

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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Celebration of African American History Month with Sharon McGriff-Payne
01/19/2018
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What              Celebration of African American History Month

                        with Sharon McGriff-Payne

 

Ms. McGriff-Payne will discuss Vallejo history with an emphasis on the 100th anniversary of Vallejo's NAACP, which is being celebrated this year.

 

Who               Sharon McGriff-Payne is the author of two books about regional African American history. Her books include “John Grider’s Century: African Americans in Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counties from 1845 to 1925” and “African Americans in Vallejo.” McGriff-Payne has lived in Vallejo most of her life; she has a deep love and curiosity about regional history. A former journalist, McGriff-Payne has spent the past decade exploring the early African American presence in Vallejo and the North Bay. She is currently working on a booklet of the early history of the Vallejo branch of the NAACP. She lives in Vallejo with her husband, Clarence.
 

 

Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        Joseph Room

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590

 

When             Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m.

 

More info      866-572-7587 – www.solanolibrary.com



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Citizenship Practice Test
01/16/2018
By Tim Madigan

Suisun, CA- The Suisun City Library presents a Citizenship Practice Test on Thursday January 18, at 6 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government and history utilizing questions provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Knot Just Knitters
01/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Jan. 26.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
01/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on Jan. 25 through Jan. 29.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, Jan. 25 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, Jan. 26 and ongoing through Monday, Jan. 29. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games—such as “Dixit” and “Pandemic”—or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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littleBits Program for Teens
01/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, tiny buzzer alarms, and a self-driving robot. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life. The program will happen on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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California Raptor Center: Birds of Prey
01/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the California Raptor Center will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library as a part of the library’s celebration of “Promises Made, Promises Kept.” Children and their families will be able to meet various birds of prey (a.k.a. “raptors”) that have been rescued from the wild and learn plenty of interesting facts about these winged predators.  This program will happen on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

 

“Maybe you’ll see an eagle, an owl, a kestrel, or a hawk! They’re all magnificent and important animals in our world. What makes these creatures so amazing? Find out!” says Nancy Vitavec, the children’s librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/11/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a special fall and winter season Q&A session at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The topic for this month is: pruning fruit trees. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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English Conversation Group
01/10/2018
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library presents a weekly English Conversation Group. This group meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 to practice speaking and to learn about American culture in a supportive environment. Facilitated by Tim Madigan, Mr. Madigan taught English as a Second Language in Korea, Mexico and Saudi Arabia before becoming a librarian. While finer points of grammar are covered, this group focusses on conversation and pronunciation as participants get a chance to read and discuss news stories from around the world.

 

For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Measure L Celebration: The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
01/09/2018
By Vanessa Quesada

Come join us at Fairfield Civic Center Library Wednesday, Jan. 17 for a fun Measure L celebration with a performance of The Tortoise and the Hare by puppeteers, Happy Bright Kids.

 

This ventriloquist show will demonstrate the importance of reading in solving real life problems. It will emphasize why it’s necessary to exercise your mind by reading, just like you'd exercise your body. This telling of The Tortoise and the Hare stars a colorful cast of funny, quirky animal puppets, and is fully interactive with many opportunities for the kids to be a part of the show themselves!

 

This performance will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 from 3:30--4:30 p.m. in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com

 



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FUN SCIENCE ACTIVITY ON MARS WEATHER FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
01/08/2018
By Jennifer La Riviere

WHAT             Is it true that humans could live on Mars? Find out at the JFK Library in Vallejo during a weather and science program on Saturday January 20th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Local astronomy enthusiast Jon Pannier (host of the Summer Stargazing series at Rush Ranch) will give a short talk about terraforming Mars, weather on Mars, and more. There will be fun hands-on activities for kids including crafts to take home and a green screen for you to record your very own weather report from space. Volunteers will help you make your creations and be available to explain the science behind these activities.

For more information, visit solanolibrary.com/nasa-at-my-library. All ages are welcome. This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.

 

WHEN             Saturday January 20th, 10:30am to 12:00pm

 

WHERE            JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St. Vallejo, CA

 

WHY                Solano County Library is one of 75 public libraries to be part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. As a NASA@ My Library Partner, Solano County Library is offering free programs and activities for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. The programs will be held between May 2017 and October 2018. More information, including a program schedule, will be available in the coming months at solanolibrary.com

 

WHO               NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. Collaborators include International Observe the Moon Night team members based at the Planetary Science Institute, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Wyle Labs and NASA’s Ames Research Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

CONTACT        Jennifer La Riviere, 1-866-572-7587, jrlariviere@solanocounty.com. For a calendar of related programs, visit solanolibrary.com/nasa-at-my-library.



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SOLANO LIBRARIES CELEBRATE PROMISES MADE AND PROMISES KEPT
01/05/2018
By Ann Miller

During the month of January, Solano County Library will be marking the passage of Measure L, the 1/8th of a penny sales tax that comprises almost a quarter of the library system’s funding.   Solano County Library operates libraries in Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Rio Vista. The balance of the library’s funding comes from property taxes (50%), reimbursement for services (23%) and fines and fees (2%).  Libraries in Benicia and Dixon also benefit from the fraction-of-a-penny tax. 

 

In 2012 an overwhelming majority (80%) of voters, chose to extend the 1/8th of a penny sales tax for libraries in Solano County, which was first passed in 1998.  “Keeping the promises of more books, more hours, and more services for youth was difficult during the recession years. But it was vital that we maintained services, especially during those very difficult times,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services.  

 

Since the original tax passed, Solano County Library branches are open 125% more hours, the budget for books and other formats has more than tripled, from $432,000 to $1,491,728 and programs for youth have increased by 166%. 

 

“Not only have we kept our original promises, we have expanded our services and have maintained them,” said Katz.  Since the original tax, the library operates three additional branches as well as robust collections of online services that can be accessed at any time.  Solano County Library branches also offer more than 100 programs each week for children, teens and adults.

 

“We did what we said we were going to do.  Now, with a new strategic plan in place we look forward to continuing to keep our promises and helping all Solano residents achieve success,” said Katz. 

 

PROMISES MADE, PROMISE KEPT EVENTS

Admission is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries, Friends of the Rio Vista Library, Friends of the Vacaville Libraries and Friends of the Vallejo Public Library.

 

Rio Vista Library Community Potluck

Rio Vista Library- 44 S 2nd St, Rio Vista, CA 94571

Tues, Jan 9, 5-8 p.m.

Join us for get-together for the entire community. Bring in your favorite dish and enjoy the company.

 

My Words, My Music

Sat, Jan 13, 2-3 p.m.

Suisun City Library- 601 Pintail Dr., Suisun City, CA 94585

A one-hour show for all ages that features children’s books and poetry set to music, performed by a string trio of composers.  Everyone gets in the act for the grand finale with a spoken word and music piece created on the spot with audience participation.

 

mBot Battles

Thur, Jan 18, 4-5 p.m.

Sat, Jan 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Springstowne Library, Vallejo-1003 Oakwood Ave, Vallejo, CA 94591

Build your own small robot and attach a balloon. Find out who is the supreme battler by using a remote to pop one another's balloon! 

 

Olive Oil Tasting

Thurs, Jan 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Vacaville Public Library-Town Square- 1 Town Square, Vacaville, CA 95688

Learn about olives and share exquisite and delicious olive oils from Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company. The program is for ages 18 and up, and reservations are required. 1-866-572-7587
 

California Raptors

Tues, Jan 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.  

Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center-1020 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville, CA 95687

Everyone is welcome to experience real, live raptors that can no longer live in the wild.  Learn what they can do and how to help them. 

 

Xtreme Science Magic

Wed, Jan 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.  

Fairfield Cordelia Library -5050 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534

Get hooked on science with Don O'Brien in this fast-moving and interactive show full of experiments, demonstrations, and audience participation!

 

Dirty Cello

Sat, Jan 27, 2 -3 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Vallejo-505 Santa Clara St, Vallejo, CA 94590

The unique, high-energy band, Dirty Cello, is set to perform at the John F. Kennedy Library.  Their style is an energetic interpretation of blues, bluegrass, and rock. 



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/02/2018
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Teen Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 

 



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
12/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 11.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
12/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second and fourth Fridays during the month from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next meeting is Friday, Jan. 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures in January
12/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The program is scheduled on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

The Afternoon Adventures events for January are:

Jan. 9: Paper Crafts and Toys

Jan. 16: Make Your Own Kaleidoscope

Jan. 23: Celebrating Promises Made, Promises Kept – California Raptors: Birds of Prey

Jan. 30: Design and Build Your Own Rollercoaster

 

 

These programs are provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fairfield Civic Center Library offers Free Naturalization Information Session
12/27/2017
By Miguel Loeza

Legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants are invited January 10 to a Naturalization Information Session in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room of the Fairfield Civic Center Library.

The free event is presented by staff from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The session will include information about the application process, fees, test, and the interview.

It will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St.

For more information, contact the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com



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Olive Oil Tasting Event at the Library
12/27/2017
By Delilah Wilson

To celebrate the anniversary of Measure L, a voter approved tax which helps fund library materials and services, the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square will host an olive oil tasting event with the IL Fiorello Olive Oil Company.

 

Not only will they teach us about olives, they’ll also be sharing with us their exquisite and delicious olive oils. 

 

The program is for ages 18 and up, and reservations are required.

Reservations will be taken at the library’s Information Desk.

 

Our event will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

The program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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“Tasty Pages” CookBook Club
12/27/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Do you love to cook?

 

Start off the new year with our new cookbook club, “Tasty Pages”.
 
Join us, the first Thursday of each month, for a round table discussion and sampling of some favorite dishes for the monthly theme.

To participate in the book club, simply bring a dish for the month’s theme and the cookbook or magazine with the recipe.

 

Stop by the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square for a listing of the monthly themes.

 

Our first meeting will be Thursday, January 4 at 6:30pm., at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Teen Writing Contest Ends Next Week!
12/22/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

There is still time to enter the Solano County Library Teen Writing Contest!

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to submit original poems, short stories, essays, and comics for a chance to win prizes and be published. Entries will be judged by local dignitaries.

 

Written entries may be submitted to libraryannouncements@solanocounty.com.
Comic book entries may be submitted to libraryannouncements@solanocounty.com or in person at one of the Solano County Library branches.

 

All entries must be submitted by December 29, 2017.

 

Read the full rules for the contest at www.solanolibrary.com/teen-writing-contest.

 

If you have questions, call 1-866-572-7587 for more information.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.

 



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
12/21/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games—such as “Dixit” and “Pandemic”—or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Reach Out and Read
12/14/2017
By Teresa Lavell

Reach Out and Read, a pediatric literacy program in Solano County is the current recipient of books donated through the local Barnes and Noble book drive.   Barnes and Noble customers have purchased and donated more than 800 books to benefit early literacy skills for children in Solano County. 

 

Reach Out and Read is sponsored by the Solano County Library Foundation and Solano County Library.  The program provides books and training to pediatricians and nurse practitioners on engaging parents and their children, in early literacy activities.   A brand new, age, and culturally appropriate book is given to the child at each well child visit to help encourage parents to read aloud with their child, provide books in the home, and start encouraging a child’s love of reading.  

 

Barnes and Noble is generously sponsoring Reach Out and Read through their holiday book drive allowing customers the opportunity to buy and donate a book, putting  books in the hands of kids that otherwise may not have access to books in the home.   The holiday book drive is ongoing through the month of December at the Fairfield Barnes and Noble.

 

For more information call Solano County Literacy Services at 784-1526.



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Crafts for Adults Program – Holiday Pine Cone Ornaments
12/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a holiday craft program for adults on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Learn how to make a cute holiday ornament out of a pine cone. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Winter Storytime and Crafts at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
12/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special winter themed evening storytime on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Children and their families are invited to have some cocoa and enjoy stories, songs, and crafts all about the winter season.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Classic Movie Nite for the Holidays: “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”
12/05/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate the holiday season with the 1964 science fiction comedy classic,

“Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”.

 

This family fun-filled classic stars Pia Zadora and John Call as Santa Claus.

 

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The film showing will take place on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures in December
11/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The program is scheduled on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

The Afternoon Adventures events for December are:

Dec. 5: Light-Up Greeting Cards

Dec. 12: Star Crafts

Dec. 19: Candle Making

 

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
11/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
11/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Friday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
11/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having its first Teen Anime Club meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen DIY Program: Custom Holiday Greeting Cards
11/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY Program: Custom Holiday Greeting Cards

 

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen DIY program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things that can easily be found around the house or in a store. We’ll be doing a new project every session!” said Andrea Klecki, the teen librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

The project for this month is: custom holiday greeting cards. Teens will be able to make their own customized holiday greeting cards using stamps, stickers, washi tape, and many other craft materials. The program will happen on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Holiday Craft
11/17/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a teen holiday craft program on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 11-18 will learn how to make an ink-based ornament for the holidays.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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College Readiness Workshop Series: Financial Planning And Scholarships
11/17/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a series of workshops for teens and adults on issues related to applying and paying for college. The third workshop in this series will help teens learn about resources to help them understand college costs, financial aid and scholarships. The third workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm.

 

The last workshop in the series will take place on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Ugly Holiday Sweater Selfies
11/17/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Stop by the Vacaville Public Library -Town Square, and show us your best, and worst, holiday sweater this season.

 

Take a selfie in front of our holiday backdrop, and show off your “sweater fashion” to family and friends.

  

Our holiday backdrop and props will be available throughout the entire month of December at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

No reservations needed, simply stop by the library during regular hours.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Knot Just Knitters
11/17/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
11/17/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games—such as “Dixit” and “Pandemic”—or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Naturalization/Citizenship Session
11/13/2017
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library presents an opportunity to become better informed about the naturalization process.

 

A Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session will be hosted by a representative from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office on Thursday Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Event attendees will learn more about the naturalization process and will also have the opportunity to share any concerns about immigration with the USCIS community relations coordinator who will be leading the event.

 

To learn more about USCIS’s citizenship and naturalization services, please visit http://www.uscis.gov.

 

For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Author Visit at Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Preschool Storytime
11/07/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Local author and illustrator Ryan McCulloch will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s Preschool Storytime on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. He will be joining Mr. Dan for a special reading of “Figley’s Search for the Perfect Pet” and his upcoming book “Figley’s Little White Lie.” Children and families are welcome to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Crafts for Adults Program – Book Page Pumpkin
11/03/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a Thanksgiving themed craft program for adults on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Learn how to make a pumpkin out of an old book. This easy craft project is a perfect centerpiece idea for a Thanksgiving table. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Beginner Level Genealogy Workshop
11/03/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This beginner level workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
11/03/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Friday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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LIBRARY AND FOOD BANK TEAM UP TO BRING AWARENESS TO FREE MUSEUM PASSES
11/01/2017
By Ann Miller

Solano County Library is partnering with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano to bring awareness to Discover and Go, a library program that prints free and discounted museum tickets from the Library’s website.  Over forty Bay Area museums, cultural institutions and entertainment venues participate, including the Exploratorium, the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.

 

For every donation of nonperishable food items customers bring to a branch, they can enter to win prizes including premium awards for some of the Bay Area's most popular attractions such as the Oakland Zoo and Madame Tussauds. All branches of Solano County Library are participating throughout November.

 

For more information call 1-866-572-7587.



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National Aviation Month with the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers
10/23/2017
By Delilah Wilson

In celebration of National Aviation Month, the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will display and discuss their incredible flying model airplanes.

They'll also tell us how we, too, can become aeromodelers.

All are welcome to attend.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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“The Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys” with Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong
10/23/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a fun-filled evening of cowboy style vaudeville musical entertainment, in the Will Rogers tradition.

Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong have performed in some of the nation's prestige concert halls, such as New York's Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center.

It's a must-see performance for those who enjoy a toe-tapping, yodeling, accordion-playing good time!

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

The musical performance will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Holiday Selfies for Your Season’s Greetings
10/23/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Haven’t decided what picture to use for your holiday photo?

 

Why not strike a pose in front of our special holiday backdrop, and make this year’s photo a memorable one.

 

Beginning November 1, 2017, our holiday backdrop will be available throughout the entire month of November at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

No reservations needed, simply stop by the library during regular hours.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures in November
10/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The program is scheduled on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

The Afternoon Adventures events for November are:

Nov. 7: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Nov. 14: Game Day!

Nov. 28: Clay Day!

 

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 9.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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littleBits Program for Teens
10/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, tiny buzzer alarms, and a self-driving robot. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life. The program will happen on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having its first Teen Anime Club meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Cooking by Design: Healthy Holidays at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
10/23/2017
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a cooking demonstration about making mindful holiday food choices on Saturday, October 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Staff from Solano County HSS’s Nutrition Services will teach participants how to make an Apple Oatmeal Crisp and give tips on how have happy and healthy holiday celebrations. All participants will receive a cookbook and taste tests are included.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information, contact the Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS.



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Queer Poetry
10/20/2017
By Jeffrey Kingman

Poetry by Bay Area queer poets

 

On Nov. 1, 7:00pm, at the JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Wayne Goodman expands his “Queer Words” series to Vallejo. East Bay authors MK Chavez, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, and Andrew Demcak will present some of their works. Also joining them will be local Poetic Old Soul, as well as Vallejo’s current Poet Laureate, D. L. Lang.

 

In January 2016, Vallejo resident Wayne Goodman and his San Francisco-based partner, Rick May, began hosting their “Perfectly Queer” reading series at local, independent bookstores in San Francisco and Oakland. Their goal has been to bring queer-identified authors into bookstores to help support both the writers and the stores.

 

 

For more information, www.solanolibrary.com  866/572-7587.



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CHP: Start Smart Program
10/19/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a CHP Start Smart Driving Workshop for teens on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 6:00- 8:15pm.

 

A California Highway Patrol officer will be present to teach new teen drivers how to be safe on the road. Teens must bring one or both parents to this workshop.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.

 



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/16/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games—such as “Dixit” and “Pandemic”—or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
10/16/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on Oct. 26 through Oct. 30.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, Oct. 26 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, Oct. 27 and ongoing through Monday, Oct. 30. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
10/16/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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KOREAN BOX CRAFT FOR TEENS
10/12/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a teen craft program on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 will get the chance to create a beautiful Korean paper box.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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John F. Kennedy Library Receives Estela and Raúl Mora Honor Award
10/06/2017
By Natasha North

The John K. Kennedy Library is a recipient of a 2017 Estela and Raúl Mora Honor Award. The Mora Award was established by celebrated children’s author Pat Mora and her siblings. It recognizes outstanding schools or programs that celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day (“Día”) as way of connecting all children to bookjoy and promoting literacy year round in creative ways. The John F. Kennedy Library has been celebrating Día for 11 years with award-winning authors, illustrators, poets, activities, music, and free books. As a recipient of the Mora Honor Award, the library will have $500 to spend in the First Book Marketplace on books for children.

 

For more information about Día and the Mora Award, please visit www.dia.ala.org and www.patmora.com.

 

For more information about library events, please visit www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Teen DIY Program: Decorating Spooky Sweets
10/06/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen DIY program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things that can easily be found around the house or in a store. We’ll be doing a new project every session!” said Andrea Klecki, the teen librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

The project for this month is: decorating spooky sweets. Spooky themed sweet treats will be available for teens to decorate just in time for Halloween. The program will happen on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/06/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a special fall and winter season Q&A session at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  A panel of Master Gardeners will be present to answer any questions about gardening, and to provide advice and tips for gardeners of all skill levels. Discussion topics may include: tree selection and planting, spraying fruit trees for pests and diseases, bare root selection and planting, garden chores, and whatever else you may want to know about gardening during the colder seasons.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Old Time Radio SpookFest at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/06/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a spooky evening of old time radio episodes from classic shows that aired in the 1930s and 1940s. Learn and listen to why these spine-chilling radio classics are perfect for this Halloween season. Adults and teens are welcome to attend. The program will happen on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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BatFest! at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
10/06/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having representatives from NorCalBats in the library to show children and their families some of the bats that they have rescued and talk about the how ecologically important these animals are. NorCalBats (www.norcalbats.org) is an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of bats throughout Northern California.  There will be two BatFest! events at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Library Commission currently accepting applications to fill vacancy
10/06/2017
By Malissa Knapp

The Vacaville Library Commission is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy. The five-member Commission serves as an advisory body to the Vacaville Unified School District Library District Board. Commissioners must reside within the boundaries of the Vacaville Unified School District. This is a volunteer position. The Commission meets the second Monday every other month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center.  Applications, which are available at the Information Desk of Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center or the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square, must be submitted no later than Monday, October 16 at 5 p.m.

Interviews of applicants will be scheduled as soon as possible after that date. Interested community member are encouraged to apply.

For further information contact Malissa Knapp, Branch Manager, 1-866-572-7587.



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Virtual Reality at the Library (for Adults)
10/06/2017
By David Greene

Yes, you read that right: virtual reality at the library. The Fairfield Civic Center branch of the Solano County Library has an Oculus Risk VR headset/goggles and controllers to take you places you’ve never been. Climb a cliff face, stop a robot uprising or simply explore a new world while never leaving the building. The library’s machine is a complete audiovisual and semi-tactile simulation. For those who don’t feel comfortable actually wearing the headset and goggles, the complete visual display will be projected onto a wall. Stop by on Saturday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this one.

 

The Fairfield Civic Center Library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street in Fairfield. For more information please go to www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Book Pub at Luigi’s Deli & Draft
10/06/2017
By David Greene

Tired of the same old book clubs? Do you want to discuss more than just a book: maybe a movie or TV show? The second meeting of Book Pub, Solano County Library’s newest multimedia “book” club (that meets at a drinking establishment) is meeting on Wednesday, October 11. The theme for this meeting will be horror, so catch up on one of your favorites or try a new one. We will discuss any book, TV show or movie in the genre that we’ve read or watched and maybe learn something new. Come down to Luigi’s Deli and Draft on 721 Texas St. in Fairfield for this new library event. On each meeting, the topics will rotate like the drafts on tap. Solano County Book Pub will meet Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Luigi’s Deli & Draft is located at 721 Texas St. in Fairfield. For more information please go to www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP SERIES: FINANCIAL PLANNING
10/06/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a series of workshops for teens and adults on issues related to applying and paying for college. The third workshop in this series will help teens learn about resources to help them understand college costs and financial aid. The third workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:00-7:00pm.

 

Additional workshops in the series will take place on November 29 and January 24, 2018.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Solano County Paranormal – A Haunting Discussion
10/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for an exciting visit from the Solano County Paranormal team.

They’ll discuss their findings from local haunts, and share the incredible paranormal evidence they’ve discovered.

                       

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

 

The program will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Classic Movie Nite – The 1959 film, “House on Haunted Hill”
10/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate the Halloween season with a movie showing of the 1959 public domain classic film, “House on Haunted Hill”.

 

The film stars Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart in a spine-chilling tale of betrayal, greed, and murder.

 

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The film showing will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures in October
09/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The program happens every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

The Afternoon Adventures events for October are:

Oct. 10: Spooky Science

Oct. 24: Make a Mask

Oct. 31: Skeleton Puppets

 

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 12.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
09/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Friday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Free Flu Shot Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Solano County Library is partnering with the county’s Public Health Services department to keep residents flu-free this fall. “We welcome the opportunity to provide a service that is helpful to just about everyone. Getting the flu is miserable and it can be dangerous as well,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services.

 

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is having a free flu shot clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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TEEN READ WEEK: WRITING CONTEST
09/28/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

The Solano County Library will be holding a Teen Writing Contest from October 9 to December 29, 2017 to celebrate Teen Read Week.

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to submit original poems, short stories, essays, and comics for a chance to win prizes and be published. Entries will be judged by local dignitaries.

 

Written entries may be submitted to libraryannouncements@solanocounty.com.

Comic book entries may be submitted to libraryannoucements@solanocounty.com or in person at one of the Solano County Library branches.

 

Read the full rules for the contest at solanolibrary.com/writing-contest.

 

If you have questions, call 1-866-572-7587 for more information.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Star Wars Reads Day at the John F. Kennedy Library
09/25/2017
By Natasha North

Cue that familiar “DUN DUN DUNDUN DUNDUN DUNDUN” theme: Star Wars Reads Day is back at the John F. Kennedy Library for a third year. This event encourages the whole family to read and to come dressed in a costume from a galaxy far, far away. Families will enjoy games, snacks, crafts, & stories. Children might even win a free book. Special guests include members of the 501st Legion so don’t miss this chance for a photo opportunity!

 

Saturday, October 7th at 11:00 am in the Joseph Room at 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Vallejo Public Library.

 

For more information about library events, call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Anime Club at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
09/25/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having its first Teen Anime Club meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Get a chance to make new friends with fellow anime fans, watch episodes from the most popular series, and discuss your favorite anime and manga series. For teens and tweens age 12 to 18.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Old Time Radio SpookFest – Two Frightful Nites at Two Locations
09/22/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for two spooky evenings of old time radio episodes from classic shows that aired in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

 

Learn and listen to why these spine-chilling radio classics are perfect for this Halloween season.

 

Adults and teens are welcome to attend…..if you dare.

 

Our first presentation will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Our second presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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The 50th Anniversary of Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – An Illustrated Lecture
09/22/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' 1967 revolutionary album with an illustrated lecture by Dulais Rhys, Ph.D.

 

Our guest speaker will share with us fascinating information surrounding the background, creation, and songs from the legendary album.

 

All ages are welcome to join us for this extraordinary program.

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries.

 

The presentation will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Solano Kids Read Starts October 1!
09/21/2017
By Malissa Knapp

Read for fun and earn awesome prizes at Solano County Library! Kids earn “meow money” for reading the books they choose and spend it on prizes in the library “store.”  Each activity in the Solano Kids Read passport is worth one “meow dollar.” Pick up a passport at any Solano County Library location and get started!  

 

Solano Kids Read is sponsored by the Solano County Library Foundation.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit http://solanolibrary.com/kidsread



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Debate Night at the Suisun City Library for Banned Books Week
09/21/2017
By Jennifer La Riviere

Celebrate the freedom to read with a lively debate at the Suisun City Library this Tuesday, September 26 at 6pm. Teens from Armijo High School’s Junior Statesmen of America Club will present arguments on whether “13 Reasons Why” and  other books with controversial topics are helpful or harmful to teens. The audience will have an opportunity to vote prior and following the debate, and the winning team will be determined at the end of the event.

 

Banned Books Week is held by the American Library Association September 24-30 to recognize and encourage libraries and communities to allow the public access to materials without imposing censorship. People often act out of concern for youth when they cite issues like sex, violence, or other controversial themes when they object to a book being in the library. Libraries usually have policies in place to protect the rights of the public to read freely, and build collections that reflect many different views and perspectives.

 

The Suisun City Library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun.  For more information, visit Solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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The Vacaville Library Commission is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy
09/20/2017
By Malissa Knapp

ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

The Vacaville Library Commission is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy. The five-member Commission serves as an advisory body to the Vacaville Unified School District Library District Board. Commissioners must reside within the boundaries of the Vacaville Unified School District. This is a volunteer position. The Commission meets the second Monday every other month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center.  Applications, which are available at the Information Desk of Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center or the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square, must be submitted no later than Monday, October 2 at 5 p.m.

Interviews of applicants will be scheduled as soon as possible after that date. Interested community member are encouraged to apply.

For further information contact Malissa Knapp, Branch Manager, 1-866-572-7587.



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Nature Craft Program at Fairfield Library
09/19/2017
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The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host an all ages nature-themed craft program on Saturday, October 7 from11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants can make pinecone birdfeeders, sweet-smelling pomander balls, and the design of a family tree. UC Davis Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with the crafts.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information, contact the Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS.



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Citizenship Programs Offered at Fairfield Library
09/19/2017
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will present two citizenship programs in October.

 

A library staff led U.S. citizenship practice test will be offered on Wednesday, October 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Residents about to take the test can learn about geography, government and history utilizing questions provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

A naturalization information session lead by a representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be on Wednesday, October 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The program will cover topics such as the naturalization process, the naturalization test and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Those who attend will also have a chance to ask questions.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information, contact the Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS. To learn more about the services provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, visit www.uscis.gov.



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Enjoy The Magic of Motown at the Library
09/19/2017
By Michelle Franzen

Come enjoy the soulful pop sounds of Motown at the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Saturday, September 30 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Local musical group In the Groove will perform classic Motown hits from the Temptations, Four Tops, Marvelettes and more. The show will also delve into the history of these iconic groups with facts and trivia about the artists and their songs.

 

The library is located on 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information, contact the Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS.



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COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP SERIES: UC PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS
09/13/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a series of workshops for teens and adults on issues related to applying and paying for college. The second workshop in this series will help teens learn about the new personal insight questions on the University of California application.  The second workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:00-7:00pm.

 

Additional workshops in the series will take place on October 11, November 29 and January 24, 2018.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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SUISUN LIBRARY TO HOST SCIENCE LESSON ON UV RAYS
09/13/2017
By Jennifer La Riviere

Suisun City Library will host a science lesson and ultraviolet (UV) light detector activity on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 3pm-4pm. Participants will learn about UV radiation, ways we can protect ourselves from the harmful effects of UV rays to people on Earth, and how astronauts protect themselves while in space. Kids will make and take home a UV light detector.

 

The Suisun City Library is located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun City.

 

Solano County Library is one of 75 public libraries to be part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. As a NASA@ My Library Partner, SCL is offering free programs and activities for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. The programs will be held between May 2017 and October 2018. More information, including a program schedule, is available at solanolibrary.com/nasa-at-my-library.

 

NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. Collaborators include International Observe the Moon Night team members based at the Planetary Science Institute, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Wyle Labs and NASA’s Ames Research Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

For more information contact Jennifer La Riviere, 1-866-57-ASK-US or jrlariviere@solanocounty.com. For a calendar of related programs, visit solanolibrary.com/nasa-at-my-library



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Poetry In Notion
09/11/2017
By Jeff Kingman

A Poetry Circle

 

Poets gather at the library each month to share poetry. All are invited to read their work aloud. Others who don’t write but enjoy reading poetry are also welcome to attend. Hosted by Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, Diana L. Lang.

 

NEW MEETING TIME:

 

3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30pm (next meeting 9/18/17)

John F. Kennedy Library

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

 

 

For more information: www.solanolibrary.com. Phone: 866-57-ASKUS

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library



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littleBits Program for Teens
09/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special teen program featuring littleBits kits. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic circuits that snap together to make a variety of projects, such as scribble machines, tiny buzzer alarms, and a self-driving robot. Teens and tweens age 12 to 18 will work together in groups to make their gadget ideas come to life. The program will happen on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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California Raptor Center: Birds of Prey at Springstowne Library
09/07/2017
By Brenda Welch

Vallejo, CA – Come learn about birds of prey! Birds of prey, also known as raptors, will visit the Springstowne Library on September 30th at 3 p.m.  Children and their families can get up close and personal with a hawk, owl, eagle or kestrel! Representatives from the California Raptor Center at UC Davis will bring rescued birds and present interesting facts about these winged predators.

 

About Springstowne Library
Springstowne Library is a small community library in Vallejo, California. The library is one of two in Vallejo.  The library offers a variety of services such as Internet access, both on public computers and wi-fi, programming and events for all ages, and a collection of popular print and audiovisual materials. To contact the library, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS. The Springstowne Library is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-6, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-9, Fridays and Saturdays from 10-5. More information can be found about the library at www.solanocountylibrary.com



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LIBRARY NOW OFFERS BORROWING FROM 60+ CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES
09/07/2017
By Ann Miller

Library borrowers in Solano County now have access to books, DVDs, music, audible books   and other library materials from over sixty California libraries.  This expansion of services comes by way of a cooperative service of public and academic libraries called Link+.

 

“Our community now has access to the rich collections of California libraries from CSU Long Beach to the Academy of Art in San Francisco. If Solano County Library doesn’t have the book, movie or music you want, it is likely that one of these other libraries will,” said Bonnie Katz, director of Solano County Library. 

 

The service is free to anyone with a card from the SPLASH (Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena) consortium of libraries, which includes Solano County Library, Benicia Public Library, Dixon Public Library, and St. Helena Public Library. Solano County Library serves the cities of Fairfield, Suisun, Rio Vista, Vacaville and Vallejo. 

 

The expanded service will have special appeal to those who are seeking academic or non-fiction materials that provide in-depth information or are about niche subjects. It is also useful for people who like to read all the books in a series or are looking for formats such as theatrical scripts and musical scores.

 

“At Solano County Library, we are committed to purchasing and lending the books, movies and musical items that are popular with Solano residents.  Link+ gives customers access to the items that may be more specialized,” said Katz.

 

Anyone who wishes to try Link+ can go to www.solanolibrary.com and search for Link+ items in the regular catalog by clicking the Link+ tab or they can click the Link+ button on the Find a Book page.

 

There are a few limitations to borrowing from Link+ due to the parameters set by the Link+ partners.  For example, Link+ items are not available for self-service check-out, borrowing periods can be shorter than the three weeks to which Solano library users are accustomed and there can be hefty charges for lost items. 

“Link+ is the ultimate expression of sharing, and sharing is what libraries are all about.  We can’t wait for customers to start borrowing,” said Katz.



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LIBRARY OFFERS PERSONALIZED READING SUGGESTIONS BASED ON TATTOOS
09/07/2017
By Ann Miller

Solano County Library staff members are connecting Facebook fans to book, movie and music suggestions based on the personal artwork they wear every day- their tattoos.  

 

“We want to meet library customers where they are, which is not always in a library building. Librarians have been making personalized reading recommendations since the beginning of libraries.  Suggestions based on tattoos is a new way to offer a traditional service,” said Bonnie Katz, director of Solano County Library.

 

Among Monday’s Facebook posts are photos of tattoos that celebrate friendship, recovery, and ethnic pride. For example, library customer Dana Lee shared a tattoo of a compass rose to  remind her that “Only I can decide the directions for my life.”  In response, Natasha North, a librarian at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo recommended the book “Three Strong Women” by Marie NDiaye which follows the stories of women who discover the power of saying no.

 

The service, which is offered through Facebook, began Monday and is modeled after similar programs in Denver and Portland public libraries. In addition to book suggestions, library staff members are including recommendations for movie and music titles that are part of the library’s collection.

 

“We’re in the business of stories.  Movies and music tell stories just as books do. Every tattoo tells a story and there’s a story for every tattoo,” said Katz.   

 

Find the tattoos and the recommendations at https://www.facebook.com/Solanolibrary/



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FREE FLU SHOTS AT SIX LOCAL LIBRARIES
09/06/2017
By Malissa Knapp

Solano County Library is partnering with the county’s Public Health Services department to keep residents flu-free this fall. “We welcome the opportunity to provide a service that is helpful to just about everyone. Getting the flu is miserable and it can be dangerous as well,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services.

 

The free, drop-in flu shots will be offered in six libraries, from 1-4 p.m. in the following locations:

  • Mon, Sept. 25 at the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square, 1 Town Square Place,  Vacaville.

  • Thu, Sept. 28 at the Rio Vista Library, 44 S. 2nd St., Rio Vista.

  • Thu, Oct. 5 at the Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Dr., Suisun City.

  • Wed, Oct. 11 at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville.

  • Fri, Oct. 13 at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield.

  • Tues, Oct. 17 at the John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo.

 



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Mariachi Puente - Hispanic Heritage Month Musical Performance
09/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a musical performance by the Davis mariachi group, Mariachi Puente.

 

This musical group, comprised of junior high and high school students from the Davis Unified School District, will perform traditional Mexican mariachi and Spanish language songs for everyone to enjoy.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Help Create Blankets with Project Linus- Solano County Chapter
09/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join "Blanketeers" from Project Linus - the Solano County Chapter as they begin preparations for the fall and winter seasons.

 

They'll show us how their one-of-a-kind handmade blankets are created for children and teens in need.

 

They’ll also have information on how to become a Project Linus volunteer.

 

The presentation will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00am, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Trivia Night at Crush Food & Wine
09/05/2017
By David Greene

Tired of the same old book clubs? Do you want to discuss more than books? Solano County Library is starting up a new book club, but it’s hosted at a bar! In the “Book Pub” we will discuss themes and genres across books, television, and movies. Why not do all this with a nice pint of your favorite beverage in hand? Come down to Luigi’s Deli and Draft on 721 Texas St. in Fairfield for this new library event. On each meeting, the topics will rotate like the drafts on tap.

 

The first meeting of the Solano County Book Pub will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Crush Food & Wine is located at 846 Texas St in Fairfield. For more information please go to www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Trivia Night at Crush Wine & Food
09/05/2017
By David Greene

Back from the shadows, Solano County Library’s Trivia Night at Crush Wine & Food has returned.  If you think you’re smart enough and conquer trivial matters with aplomb, then try your hand at an evening of trivia hosted by the library: another group of know-it-alls. Prizes will be on hand for those that prove themselves worthy.  Stop by on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  Space at this free event is limited, so grab your thinking cap and show up early.

 

Crush Wine & Food is located at 846 Texas St in Fairfield. For more information please go to www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Sept 14.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Outer Limits Virtual Reality at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special program featuring Vacaville’s Outer Limits Virtual Reality. Play a variety of virtual reality games featuring the latest VR equipment. The program will be on Thursday, Sept 14 at 6 p.m.

 

Attendees must be age 14 or older. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Knot Just Knitters
08/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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CHP Start Smart
08/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a session of “CHP Start Smart” on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. “Start Smart” is a free drivers education workshop hosted by a California Highway Patrol officer to discuss safe driving techniques and explaining the rules and responsibilities of driving to new teen drivers and their parents. All teens age 15 to 19 that are preparing to become new drivers or have just received their license may attend the workshop. Teens must have a parent or guardian with them in order to attend. The program will happen on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Community Discussion Group
08/22/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join us to voice opinions, ideas, and concerns in regards to the public library and downtown Vacaville.

 

This will be an open forum with a casual and welcoming atmosphere.  City officials, local community leaders, and the public are all invited to attend.

 

The presentation will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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National Preparedness Month with VCERT - Vacaville Community Emergency Response Team
08/22/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Are you prepared for a disaster?            

 

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, our guest speaker from Vacaville's Community Emergency Response Team (VCERT) will provide information on how you can prepare for disasters.

 

Information on how to become a VCERT volunteer, to help during a disaster, will also be provided.

 

The presentation will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Astrology Guest Speaker
08/22/2017
By Delilah Wilson

What’s in the stars for you?

 

Join us for an insightful evening with professional Astrologer, Marjorie Lutz.
She'll discuss the various astrological signs and explain how they can answer some of life's questions.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Germar the Magician
08/18/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library celebrates the end of the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with a special performance by Germar the Magician. Kids and their families will enjoy a wonderful show full of magic and laughter. The program will happen on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 3:30 p.m.

 

“There’ll be plenty of laughs along with gasps of amazement in this funny bilingual magic show,” says Nancy Vitavec, the children’s librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Lunchtime Laughs – Old Time Radio Theatre
08/15/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Start your month with a few laughs.

 

Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon hour of popular comedy radio broadcasts from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.

 

We’ll be showcasing the finest and funniest comedians, such as Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, and many more greats!

 

“Lunchtime Laughs” will be offered the first Friday of each month.

 

Our first comedy radio theatre event will be Friday, September 1st at 12:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library - Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vintage Swimsuit Presentation
08/15/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Take a trip through time, and catch a glimpse of swimsuit history.


Join us for a very special presentation by Sacramento City College's Professor of Fashion, Lynne Giovannetti, MFA .
 

She'll be discussing and sharing with us a selection of unique vintage             swimsuits, dating back to the 1900's, from Sacramento City College's fashion          collection.
Don't miss this special event!

 

The presentation will take place on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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College Readiness Workshop Series: The Admissions Process
08/14/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a series of workshops for teens and adults on issues related to applying and paying for college. The first of these workshops will focus on the admissions process for different types of colleges and will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6:00-7:00pm.

 

Additional workshops in the series will take place on September 27, October 11, November 29 and January 24, 2018.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games—such as “Dixit” and “Pandemic”—or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Health Benefits of Meditation
08/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Dr. Marshall Zaslove will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. to host a meditation workshop. Dr. Zaslove—a Board certified psychiatrist and meditation practitioner—will discuss and demonstrate techniques regarding the preventative, healing and pain-relieving effects of meditation.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
08/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Classic Movie Nite at the Town Square Library
08/07/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Step back in time, and join us for our Classic Movie Nite, featuring the 1937 public domain film, A Star Is Born.

A story about tragedy and love, the film stars Janet Gaynor as an aspiring actress and Fredric March as a fading movie star.

Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The presentation will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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The Art of Tattoos
08/07/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a special presentation by Fairfield’s Alpha-Omega Tattoos     artist, Lin Elliott.

 

With a career as a tattoo artist spanning over 30 years, Lin will share with us interesting stories about the profession and her work as an artist.

 

She’ll also display several tools of the trade, and answer questions about skin art.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
08/07/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a special Q&A session at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. A panel of Master Gardeners will be present to answer any questions about gardening, and to provide advice and tips for gardeners of all skill levels.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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TechBuddies Offered at Second Location
08/04/2017
By Michelle Franzen

The Solano County Library is offering a second location for its TechBuddies program at the Suisun Senior Center starting Thursday, August 17. Anyone 50 or older with questions about cellphones, tablets, eReaders or laptop devices can come from 2 to 4 p.m. to receive assistance from library staff.

 

Sign up at the center to reserve a spot by calling 421-7203. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

The program is offered on the third Thursday of the month in August, September, and October. The center is located at 318 Merganser Dr. in Suisun.

 

For more information, contact the Library at 1-866-572-7587.



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Naturalization and Citizenship Sessions
08/01/2017
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library presents two programs to better inform those interested in the naturalization process.

 

A Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session will be hosted by a representative from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office on Thursday Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. Event attendees will learn more about the naturalization process and will also have the opportunity to share any concerns about immigration with the USCIS community relations coordinator who will be leading the event.

 

Library staff leads a Citizenship Practice Test on Thursday Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government and history utilizing questions provided by the USCIS.

 

To learn more about USCIS’s citizenship and naturalization services, please visit http://www.uscis.gov. For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Knot Just Knitters
07/26/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new. The next Knot Just Knitters will be on Friday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/26/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 10.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Game Day at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/20/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a “Teen Game Day” for teens and tweens age 12 and up. A variety of board games from the library’s collection as well as free snacks and drinks will be available for teens to enjoy. The program will happen on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 3:30 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Alan the Amazing at the Vacaville Ulatis Community Center
07/20/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with a special performance by magician Alan the Amazing. Kids and their families will learn about the wonders of science through a variety of magic tricks. The show will be at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, and the library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/20/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The next Gadget Clinic will be on Aug. 1. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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A Rainbow of Colors: Jelly Bean Tasting Event
07/17/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Experience an evening of mixing a rainbow of jelly bean flavors to create recognizable drinks, desserts, and a few surprises.

 

Your taste buds will dance with delight.

 

For ages 16 and up, and reservations are required.

 

Sign-up at the Vacaville Town Square Library’s Information Desk.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

The program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games—such as “Dixit” and “Pandemic”—or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
07/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on July 27 through July 31.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, July 27 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $10 per person or $15 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, July 28 and ongoing through Monday, July 31. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kids’ Outdoor Art and Play Day at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with a special outdoor art and play day for children of all ages. Plenty of outdoor games and art activities will be available for kids and families to enjoy in the courtyard just outside the library. The Kids’ Outdoor Art and Play Day will be on Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
07/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. The topic for this month is: aging in the garden. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Samba Samba at the Ulatis Community Center
07/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge in July with a special performance by Samba Samba. Master percussionist James Henry uses music, rhythm, and a variety of percussion instruments to entertain kids and educate them on various cultures around the globe. All children and their families are welcome to attend. The performance will be at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m. This program is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries.

 

The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, and the library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Give Something, Take Something
07/11/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a Teen Give Something, Take Something program and book swap on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10am-3pm.

 

The Fairfield Civic Center Library invites children and teens to participate in a toy and teen stuff exchange. This event functions like a swap meet but with items for children and teens. To participate bring one item or several and swap for something else. We request non clothing items.  This event is also a book swap so feel free to bring books for children and teens. This is a great way to find gifts for birthdays or friendship gift-giving events.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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A “Roaring 1920’s” Library Date Nite
06/29/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Bring your sweetheart to the library for a special evening of “The Great Scavenger Hunt”.

 

 

You’ll get a chance to explore library treasures, while at the same time discovering your partner’s favorite books and movies.

 

 

Dress in your best 1920’s attire, and join the scavenger hunt!

 

 

Reservations are required by Friday, July 14, 2017.

Sign-up at the library’s Information Desk.

 

 

The date night will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Where gadgets and ideas meet……..Obtainium Works!
06/29/2017
By Delilah Wilson

For our “Steampunk Summer Series” finale, join us for an exciting presentation by master designer and builder, Shannon O’Hare, from Obtainium Works, the premiere art car studio in the Bay Area.

 

Their creative vehicles are constructed out of "obtainium" or found, recycled and upcycled materials. Come listen to the master designer share how he creates his whimsical vehicles and how you too can learn to make your own art-inspired vehicle!

 

All are welcome to attend, and dress in your best Steampunk costume.

 

The presentation will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Library's Summer Reading Challenge, It’s not too late
06/28/2017
By Thom Clyma

There are two months left for the Solano County Library's Summer Reading Challenge.  The challenge is for all ages – adults, teens, kids and babies – with prizes, games and entertainment designed to combat the "Summer Slide," the downturn in learning that can happen when children don't read in the summer months.  Adults are included in the challenge because they set powerful examples to their children to become lifelong readers.

 

Prizes are awarded when participants complete challenges designed for their age group. All ages are also entered into drawings for tickets to a San Francisco Giants game and a San Francisco Ferry Explorapalooza package - a trip for four to the Exploratorium on the ferry. There are also gift card drawings for adults and an iPad mini drawing for teens. The more participants read the more they are likely to win.

 

During the course of the challenge, library branches are hosting a series of family-friendly events that range from cooking demonstrations to jugglers, science experiments, and ice cream socials.

 

The challenge is free and participants can sign up online and track their progress at solanolibrary.com/challenge. 

 

For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge or events at your local branch, visit solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Knot Just Knitters
06/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new.

 

The group will meet on:

Friday, July 14 at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on July 13. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen DIY Program: Make Your Own Ink Stamp
06/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen DIY program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things that can easily be found around the house or in a store. We’ll be doing a new project every session!” said Andrea Klecki, the teen librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

The project for this month is: making ink stamps. Learn how to make an ink stamp using Sugru. Etch out a design to use on stationery or any creative project. The program will happen on Wednesday, July 12 at 3:30 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Jeremy the Juggler at the Ulatis Community Center
06/28/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge in July with a special performance by Jeremy the Juggler. Children and their families will enjoy a show full of juggling, unicycling, magic, origami tricks, and much more. The performance will be at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, July 11 at 3:30 p.m. This program is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries.

 

The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Solano Community Foundation Awards Grant for Fairfield Library Sensory Garden
06/21/2017
By Samantha Fordyce, Samantha@solanocf.org or (707) 399-3846 Ann Miller, amiller@solanocounty.com or (707) 784-1506

Solano County Foundation awarded a grant for $7028 to help make a new sensory garden at the Fairfield Civic Center become a reality. The sensory garden is the brainchild of Serena Enger who is the supervising librarian at the Kentucky Street branch, and Teresa Lavell, a literacy program assistant who works in Solano County Library’s adult literacy program which is headquartered at the branch. They proposed the idea of as part of a Solano County Library innovation initiative, designed to support staff who engage the community in new or enhanced ways.  The garden was one of five ideas chosen to receive $1000 “start-up” funds from the Library.  Enger and Lavell also solicited in-kind donations of materials and labor.  “We are so proud and impressed by the innovations our staff proposed. From tech to nature, they are finding original and inventive ways to make our communities better places to live, said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services. 

 

The garden will include an area for outdoor storytimes along with a wide range of plants to engage the senses. The space will host programs and school visits for youth as well as drawing, art and gardening programs for adults.  “The purpose of the garden is to teach both children and adults various ways that nature engages each of the five senses,” said Enger. 

 

“We hope that visitors will gain an enhanced awareness of nature, and we hope that it will be a lovely place to enjoy a book and connect with friends, said Lavell.” 

 

Beth Shedden, president of the Solano County Library Foundation thanked representatives of the Solano Community Foundation, “We appreciate partners like the Solano Community Foundation who support our mission of literacy and lifelong learning.  This is a gift that will keep giving to Fairfield families for years to come.”

 



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The alluring sounds of Unwoman
06/21/2017
By Delilah Wilson

As part of our “Steampunk Summer Series”, San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter, Unwoman, will dazzle us with her unique musical mix of tantalizing vocals and electronic beats.

 

She’s the 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award recipient    for Best Solo Musician and Best Album, and has been featured at major Steampunk events throughout the U.S.

 

This musical event will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

All are welcome, and dress in your best Steampunk costume.

 

This program is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Toy Mania! at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/16/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Kids and families are invited to come to “Toy Mania!” at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Tuesday, June 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how to make all sorts of toys to take home that can do a variety of things like floating, flying, rolling, spinning, and much more.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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TEEN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: CAUSE FOR PAWS
06/12/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Teen Craft Program on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to make a cat or dog toy that will be donated to the SPCA of Solano County. These toys will be enjoyed by animals waiting to be adopted.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Tabletop Games for Adults at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
06/12/2017
By David Greene

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a tabletop gaming night for adults and teens on Tuesday, June 20th 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Bad Zero Games, a local pop-up gaming store, will supply the games, instructions and a few knowledgeable staff to teach new games. This is event is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. There will be a raffle for one free game at the June event. Adults and teens who like to play games, are curious about new tabletop games, or just want something fun to do on a Tuesday night are all welcome.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information please go to www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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TEST DRIVE A CLAW ROBOT AT SUISUN CITY LIBRARY WITH VANDEN HIGH ROBOTICS CLUB
06/09/2017
By Jennifer La Riviere

Meet the Robovikes of Vanden High Robotics Club and test drive a claw robot! The Robovikes are excited to visit the Suisun City Library and share Ragnarok, their robot designed for the national FRC Robotics Competition held earlier this year. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

The event will be held from 3pm to 4:30pm on Thursday, June 22 at the Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Dr.,  Suisun City.

 

Solano County Library is one of 75 public libraries to be part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. As a NASA@ My Library Partner, Solano County Library is offering free programs and activities for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. The programs will be held between May 2017 and October 2018. More information, including a program schedule, will be available in the coming months at solanolibrary.com/nasa-at-my-library.

 

NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. Collaborators include International Observe the Moon Night team members based at the Planetary Science Institute, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Wyle Labs and NASA’s Ames Research Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 

For questions please contact Jennifer La Riviere-Library Associate, 1-866-572-7587, or email jrlariviere@solanocounty.com. \For a calendar of related programs, visit solanolibrary.com/nasa-at-my-library



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Naturalization Info Session at Fairfield Civic Center Library
06/08/2017
By Michelle Franzen

A free information session hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will discuss:

  • the Naturalization Process,
  • the New Naturalization Test,
  • Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship

It is open to all legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.

The event is hosted in English. Feel free to bring a friend or family member to translate.

Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Questions, please contact vilaysay.p.chang@uscis.dhs.gov



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Wild Things: Animals of the World
06/08/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library celebrates the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with a special visit from Wild Things, Inc.  Children and their families will have a chance to meet wild animals from around the globe and learn more about each creature and its own personal story. This program will happen on Tuesday, June 20 at 3:30 p.m. and will be at the Ulatis Community Center, across from the library.

 

The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive, and the library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/08/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen DIY Program: T-Shirt Screen Printing
06/08/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen DIY program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things that can easily be found around the house or in a store. We’ll be doing a new project every session!” said Andrea Klecki, the teen librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

The project for this month is: t-shirt screen printing. Learn an easy way to screen print you own design onto a t-shirt. Create a custom design, choose the paint color, and make a shirt that you can take home. The program will happen on Wednesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Be a Summer Reading Star and Share Your Art on Social Media
06/06/2017
By Jennifer La Riviere

Are you a creative soul with your head in the clouds? Do you spend your time speculating on the solar system? Submit celestial-inspired artwork to Solano County Library for the Star Art Contest. Design your own constellation, paint a realistic picture of Jupiter, write a haiku about life on Mars, or create a meme about the solar eclipse, or any work of your choice.  

 

By participating you could win tickets for a family of four to visit the Solano County Fair (Aug. 2-6). The winner will also receive a certificate and recognition.

 

Share your artwork between June 12-July 16 by using #SRCStar on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram). You must be registered for the Summer Reading Challenge to win.

 

The winner will be notified through social media how to collect their prize. They will also receive a certificate and recognition at the Solar Eclipse Party to be held at the Vacaville Town Square Library.

 

Solano County Library is one of 75 public libraries to be part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. As a NASA@ My Library Partner, Solano County is offering free programs and activities for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. Solano County Library encourages reading and discovery for all ages, and is challenging children, teens and adults to read this summer, for fun. 

 

NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning(NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science and the Education Development Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

For full contest rules and prize details visit solanolibrary.com/star-art-contest.

For a calendar of related programs, visit solanolibrary.com/nasa-at-my-library. To register for the Summer Reading Challenge go to solanolibrary.com/challenge.
Questions? Contact Jennifer La Riviere-Library Associate at 1-866-572-7587 or jrlariviere@solanocounty.com



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FUN SCIENCE ACTIVITY ON WEATHER FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
06/06/2017
By Jennifer La Riviere

Come to Suisun City Library for a weather and science activity. Volunteers will be on hand to help you make your model and to explain the science behind it. For more information, visit solanolibrary.com. All ages are welcome. This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.

 

The event will be held from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday, June 10.

 

Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Dr. Suisun City, CA 94585

 

Solano County Library is one of 75 public libraries to be part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. As a NASA@ My Library Partner, Solano County Library is offering free programs and activities for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. The programs will be held between May 2017 and October 2018. More information, including a program schedule, will be available in the coming months at solanolibrary.com

 

NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. Collaborators include International Observe the Moon Night team members based at the Planetary Science Institute, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Wyle Labs and NASA’s Ames Research Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

CONTACT :  Jennifer La Riviere, 1-866-572-7587, jrlariviere@solanocounty.com. For a calendar of related programs, visit solanolibrary.com.



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Timothy James, a Man of Mystery
06/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Don’t miss the chance to start your summer with some magic and mystery.  Timothy James, a master of magic, will entertain us with mind twisting illusions at the Vacaville Town Square Library.

 

His fascinating performance will leave you amazed. 

 

For ages 16 and up, and no reservations are required.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

The show will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Edible BookFest Contest
06/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

There is still time to join in on the fun and sign-up for our first ever Edible BookFest contest.

 

Simply dream up an edible interpretation of a book’s title or theme, and bring it to life using food.

 

The contest is open to adults, ages 18 and up, and registration forms are available at the Vacaville Town Square Library. Contestants must register no later than Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 

The public is welcome to view and vote on contestants’ creations on Tuesday, June 20, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square  Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

By popular vote, there will be a prize awarded to the first, second, and    third place winners.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.



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Free Summer Lunch at Four Solano County Library Locations
06/06/2017
By Ann Miller

Young people up to age 18 can enjoy free lunch this summer at four Solano County Library locations –

 

Fairfield Civic Center Library

11:30am-12:15 p.m.

 

John F. Kennedy Library-Vallejo

12:00pm-1p.m.

 

Rio Vista Public Library

June 5-August 3

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

Vacaville Public Library-Town Square

11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

 

There are no restrictions on family income and meals will be served while supplies last.  Library staff will also be on hand to register families for the Summer Reading Challenge.

 

Summer Lunch at the Library is a partnership between Solano County Library, USDA, and school districts in each participating city, and supported by the California Summer Meal Coalition and California Library Association.

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit http://solanolibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar



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Teen Summer Reading Challenge: Letter Writing To Seniors At NorthBay Hospital
06/01/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Teen Letter Writing Program on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come write a letter of encouragement to a senior living in hospice at NorthBay hospital.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Master Gardeners Workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
06/01/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be having a gardening workshop at Vacaville Cultural Center Library. This is a monthly workshop that provides tips and tricks for various gardening topics, with a new topic each month. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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ZunZun at the Ulatis Community Center
06/01/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is celebrating the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge in June with a special performance by ZunZun. Children and their families will enjoy dancing and catchy music with a Latin flair that celebrates the environment and cultures of the Americas. The performance will be at the Ulatis Community Center on Tuesday, June 13 at 3:30 p.m. This program is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries.

 

The Ulatis Community Center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Challenge June 1
05/31/2017
By Ann Miller

Solano County Library is challenging children, teens and adults to read this summer, for fun.  “Everyone is invited. Now that school is over, summer is a great time to read for pleasure. We want everyone in the family to discover a book they can’t put down,” said Bonnie Katz, Director of Library Services.  Last year over 6500 people participated in the reading challenge and the Library’s free summer entertainment and learning events garnered over 11,000 in attendance.

 

To entice families to rediscover the pleasure of reading the Library is offering prizes, games and entertainment as incentives to read throughout the summer. Even children too young to read can get in the act with a special pre-reader game board.  Participants can register as an individual or create an account for the family, online at www.solanolibrary.com/challenge or at their local library. 

 

“We want the challenge to be fun, but the purpose couldn’t be more serious,” said Katz.  The learning loss experienced by young people during the summer known as the Summer Slide, is especially acute for lower income students. Every summer, low-income youth lose the equivalent of two months of reading as opposed to their more affluent peers whose reading level stays fairly constant. According to researchers in the journal Educational Leadership, two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during their elementary school years. “Kids who enjoy reading are likely to do better in school, and it is easier to enjoy reading if you are good at it,” added Katz.

 

The Library’s reading challenge is complemented by free learning opportunities and entertainment that bring people into libraries. Anyone who comes to the library is surrounded by books and people who love to read. Visiting the library, even online, almost guarantees that you will find something good to read,”   said Katz.  The free events, which range from reptile shows to ice cream parties to a 1920’s date night, are sponsored by local Friends of the Library organizations in each community served by the Library.

 

Free registration and more information about the Solano County Library Summer Reading Challenge can be found at www.solanolibrary.com/challenge.



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Steampunk Workshop with author, Stephanie Kato
05/30/2017
By Delilah Wilson

The first of our “Steampunk Summer Series” programs offers a special presentation with author, Stephanie Kato.

 

As a member of The Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild, she has written two novels and is currently working on her third.

 

For the evening, she’ll discuss her series, The Post-ApocalypticSociety, while at the same time giving insight into the Steampunk world.

 

                       

All are welcome, and dress in your best Steampunk costume.

 

 

The presentation will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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“Steampunk Summer Series” at the Vacaville Town Square Library
05/30/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Steampunk has arrived in Vacaville!

 

Journey through our steampunk event series, and catch a glimpse of a time inspired by 19th –century industrial steam-powered machinery.

 

Our first event, on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 6:00pm, showcases author Stephanie Kato and her steampunk-themed books:  The Post-Apocalyptic Society, Volumes I and II. 

 

Our second event, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 6:30pm, presents San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter, Unwoman. She’s the recipient of the 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award for Best Solo Musician and Best Album. 

 

Our final steampunk event, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6:30pm, will reveal what happens when gadgets and ideas collide at Obtainium Works, the Bay Area’s premiere art car studio. Master designer and builder, Shannon O’Hare, will share how he creates his whimsical vehicles and how you can learn to make your own art-inspired vehicle.

 

All are welcome to attend, and steampunk attire is encouraged for all our events.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 

 



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Band of the Golden West Clarinet Quartet at the Cordelia Library
05/30/2017
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library presents the Band of the Golden West Clarinet Quartet on Saturday June 3, at 2:00. Composed of four clarinetists and one percussionist, this band is part of the United States Air Force and performs a variety of events throughout the West Coast, including military ceremonies, educational programs, and community concerts. The addition of percussion expands the musical colors, allowing the group to break the boundaries of a traditional quartet. With a range of styles including marches, Latin, Dixieland, and even hits by the Beatles, the Clarinet Quartet offers something for everyone.

 

For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Cooking by Design: Summer Potluck Dishes
05/26/2017
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a cooking demonstration for adults and teens on Saturday, June 10th from 10:30 am - Noon. Participants will learn how to make two great summer potluck dishes, Mexican Vegetable Rice and Pico de Gallo.

 

Staff from Solano County's Nutrition Services will teach participants how to make these quick, easy, and delicious recipes. Nutrition Services staff will also give tips on how to prepare nutritious meals for those with busy lives, and participants will receive a cookbook to take with them. Food lovers of all cooking skill levels are welcome, and everyone gets a chance to taste test.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information please call 1-866-572-7587.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/26/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on June 8. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive.

 

For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
05/26/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new.

 

The group will meet on:

Friday, June 9 at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Master Gardeners – Sweet Peas
05/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a program on sweet peas. Learn how to plant and maintain sweet peas in your garden. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The event will happen on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogy Workshop
05/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, May 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop covers using online resources to research your family’s history. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call or come by the library’s Information Desk to sign up. Beginners or advanced users are welcome to attend.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
05/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having “Tabletop Thursday” on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. It is a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games or bring one of your own to share! Board games are also available to check out with your library card to play at home.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Family Storytime at Dan Foley Community Center in Vallejo
05/09/2017
By Natasha North

Children and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, music, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. A simple craft will follow. Fun experiences with books lead to stronger reading skills! The class will be presented by children's librarian Natasha from Solano County Library.

 

Pre-registration through the Greater Vallejo Recreational District is required. Call 707-648-4604 for more information about registering.


Foley Cultural Center

1499 N. Camino Alto

Thursdays, 3pm-4pm

Dates: June 29-July 27



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Science Programming Coming to Solano County Library as Part of Competitive National Grant
05/09/2017
By Malissa Knapp

Solano County Library has been selected through a competitive application process to be part of NASA@ My Library, an initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. In spring 2017, more than 500 libraries applied to participate.

 

“Libraries are essentially ‘learning laboratories’,” said Kristen Erickson, director for science engagement and partnerships in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “Providing additional tools and resources enables a broader impact for communities, and we’re pleased to connect with libraries across the country to share our science.”

 

Solano County Library is one of just 75 public libraries nationwide to be part of this initiative, and we’re thrilled to have been selected,” said Kevin Tolley, Children’s Librarian. “We look forward to exploring the universe with our patrons of all ages.”

 

As a NASA@ My Library Partner, Solano County Library will hold public programs for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. The programs will be held between May 2017 and October 2018. More information, including a program schedule, will be available in the coming months at http://www.solanolibrary.com/.

 

Solano County Library will receive the following benefits as part of the project:

 

  • Two NASA STEM Facilitation Kits (total value: $750) designed for use in hands-on STEM programming; the kits will include STEM tools and hands-on activities based on the following themes: “Sun-Earth-Moon Connections” and “Expanding Your Senses”
  • An 8-inch tablet computer, pre-loaded with apps, educational games and visualizations relevant to the kit materials
  • A $500 grant to cover the cost of programming
  • Inclusion in a two-day NASA workshop in Denver in February 2018, with an $800 stipend to cover travel costs
  • Additional training and networking opportunities

 

Solano County Library will use NASA@ My Library resources to create compelling learning experiences for our community and share the story, science and adventure of NASA’s scientific explorations of planet Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond. Solano County Library will hold public programs that engage various age groups and will reach out to NASA scientists, engineers and educators to collaborate on high-profile events to attract community interest. Programs include national and international STEM/space events as well as storytimes, robotics programs, weather programs, and other STEM-related offerings.

 

NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science and the Education Development Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.



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BAY AREA BIKE MOBILE: FREE FAMILY BIKE REPAIR AT FAIRFIELD CIVIC CENTER
05/08/2017
By Vanessa Quesada

Do you or your child have a bike that needs to be fixed? Come to a free bike repair event for families. The Bay Area Bike Mobile will be at the Fairfield Civic Center Library to help repair bikes. Solano County’s Safe Routes to School will provide fun and educational information.  The California Highway Patrol will discuss bicycle and road safety with participants.

 

This program will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, in the rear staff parking lot near the Fire Department on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00-1:00 p.m.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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Citizenship Practice Test
05/08/2017
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library presents a Citizenship Practice Test on Thursday May 11, at 6 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government and history utilizing questions provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Edible BookFest Contest
05/08/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Stir up your imagination, and register for our first ever Edible BookFest contest.

Contestants will be challenged to create an edible interpretation of a book’s title or theme.

 

The contest is open to adults, ages 18 and up, and registration forms with contest rules currently can be picked up at the Vacaville Town Square Library. Contestants must register no later than Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 

The public is welcome to view and vote on contestants’ creations on Tuesday, June 20, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

By popular vote, there will be a prize awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.

 

This event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.  For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Suisun City Library’s Guest Speaker Teaches Youth How to Stay Motivated
05/03/2017
By Jennifer La Riviere

On Tuesday, May 16th at 6pm, guest speaker Wil Cason visits the Suisun City Library located at 601 Pintail Drive in Suisun. Find out what tweens and teens can do to stay busy and motivated this summer. Teens will learn how to set goals and reach victory when they are not in school. Library associate Jennifer La Riviere says, “Wil is a dynamic speaker, and the materials he brings are so helpful for anyone who has a goal they want to achieve. Whatever they want to do – go to college, make more money, write a story, get better at sports, or more – teens will find out methods they can apply to any goal.”

 

For more information, visit solanolibary.com or call 1-866-57-ASK US. The event is provided free to all thanks to the Friends of the Library.  



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Free Comic Book Day Returns to Solano County Library This Saturday
05/03/2017
By Jennifer La Riviere

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at your library this Saturday, May 6th. Comic book fans can expand their collection, while others can try reading stories in a new format. Visit any of the Solano County Library branches and pick up a free comic book while supplies last.

 

For more information, visit solanolibary.com or call 1-866-57-ASK US. The event is provided free thanks to the Friends of the Library.  



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Japanese Flower Arranging Demonstration at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
04/28/2017
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a program on the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, ikebana, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Ikebana is not simply putting flowers in a pleasing arrangement, rather it is a disciplined art form that joins nature and humanity. Sandra Hatcher, Senior Professor of Ikenobo, will give an introduction and demonstration of ikebana. Ikenobo is the oldest school of ikebana and is considered the origin of the art. The seasonal beauty of flowers is appreciated through both traditional and contemporary styles. This class will offer a brief discussion of the history, styles and techniques of ikebana, and the opportunity to create a unique arrangement.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For questions call 1-866-572-7587.



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Veterans Job Fair at the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square
04/28/2017
By Malissa Knapp

As part of the Veterans Connect @ the Library program, Solano County Library, in partnership with the Berkeley Food and Housing Project, will offer military veterans the opportunity to meet and network with potential employers on Friday, May 19 at the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square from 12-3 pm.

Veterans Connect @ the Library is a grant funded program in partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California State Library that helps veterans and their families connect to government resources for which they may be eligible.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit http://www.solanolibrary.com/veterans-connect



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Military Veterans Overdue Fines Waived in May 2017
04/28/2017
By Malissa Knapp

In honor of Memorial Day and to bring awareness to Veterans Connect @ the Library, Solano County Library will offer military veterans the opportunity to have their overdue library fines waived during the month of May 2017. Veterans must present a valid veteran ID or DD214 to the Solano County Library branch of their choice to have overdue fines waived. Veterans Connect @ the Library is a grant funded program in partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California State Library, at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center.  Staff and dedicated volunteers help veterans and their families connect to government resources for which they may be eligible.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit http://www.solanolibrary.com/veterans-connect



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Knot Just Knitters
04/27/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new.

 

The group will meet on:

Friday, May 12 at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Afternoon Adventures in May
04/27/2017
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The program happens every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

The Afternoon Adventures events for May are:

May 9: Solar Garden Lights

May 16: Magic Tricks with Water

May 23: Flower Pot Decorating

May 30: Craft Fest

 

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/27/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on May 11. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Evening Book Club at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/27/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s evening book club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Each month a librarian will lead the group in a discussion about a different book.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 9, where the group will discuss “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff.

 

To get a list of the rest of the year’s book titles or for more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive.



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A Taste of Summer with Rita’s Italian Ice
04/27/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Start the summer right!

 

Join us for a sampling of this summer’s delicious creations by Vacaville’s one and only, Rita’s Italian Ice.

We’ll explore scrumptious summer Italian ice flavors, while at the same time learning about Rita’s history.

 

For ages 18 and up, and reservations are required by Friday, May 19, due to limited seating. Sign-ups taken at the Vacaville Town Square Library’s Information Desk.

 

Our tasting event will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Resume Writing Tips Class
04/27/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Learn to use key phrases and Microsoft Word templates for resumes that will grab the attention of employers.  This will be a demonstration, learning experience.

 

Bringing your laptop with Microsoft Word installed is advised.

 

The event will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

This program is provided free, and no reservations are needed.

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/20/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library with a special visit from Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show. Learn about bees and the inner workings of a beehive. Watch a bee puppet show, do the bee dance, and taste some honey. Children and families are welcome to attend. The program will happen on Tuesday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen DIY Program: Comic Book Recycling
04/20/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Teen DIY is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen DIY program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things that can easily be found around the house or in a store. We’ll be doing a new project every session!” said Andrea Klecki, the teen librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

The project for this month is: comic book recycling. Celebrate the upcoming Free Comic Book Day event by using old comic books and manga to create personalized comic book pages or collages.  The program will happen on Wednesday, May 3 at 4 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens/tweens age 12 and up are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Free Comic Book Day at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/20/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be celebrating 2017 Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6. Come in any time during the day to pick up a free comic book! Limit one comic book per person while supplies last.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Children’s Day / el día de los niños
04/19/2017
By Natasha North

The John F. Kennedy Library is pleased to announce that award-winning illustrator Susan Guevara will help us celebrate “Día” on Saturday, April 29th at 2:00. El día de los niños / el día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a nationally recognized initiative to celebrate children, families, and reading.

 

Ms. Guevara is the illustrator of Chato’s Kitchen and the recipient of the prestigious honors such as the Pura Belpré Award, Americas Award, Tomas Rivera Award, among others. Her work regularly appears on “Best Of” lists. She will be sharing  her “Culture’s Soup” presentation. The audience will discover how Ms. Guevara’s family background helped her find raices, roots, in two cultures by learning about the illustration process for Chato’s Kitchen.  Parents will learn how to introduce family traditions from each other’s backgrounds to give their children a heightened sense of who they are and where they come from—even if those two backgrounds are from different geographies, different ethnicities, or different races. They will learn simple ways to creatively preserve their cultural identities and family histories in everyday situations.

 

After her presentation, Ms. Guevara will sign copies of her books. Light refreshments will be served and children may select one free book, while supplies last.

 

The day will wrap up with American folk music and children friendly tunes from local musicians, The Happy Neighbors.

 

Día activities at the John F. Kennedy Library are sponsored by the Friends of the Vallejo Public Libraries and First 5 Solano. This event will be held in the Joseph Room at the John F. Kennedy Library at 505 Santa Clara St. in Vallejo. For more information about library programs, visit us at www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587. 



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TECH BUDDIES: DEVICE HELP FOR OLDER ADULTS AT THE FAIRFIELD ADULT RECREATION CENTER
04/18/2017
By Vanessa Quesada

Come to the Adult Recreation Center (ARC) to get help from knowledgeable Fairfield Civic Center Library staff for one-on-one assistance with your cellphone, tablet, eReader, or laptop device.  Sign up at the ARC to reserve a spot, but walk-ins are welcome too. The program is open to adults age 50+.

 

This program will take place at the Adult Recreation Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive Fairfield, on the fourth Thursdays of the month beginning Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Reservations can be made thru the ARC in person or over the phone at 707-428-7421.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Museum Presentation
04/18/2017
By Delilah Wilson

In recognition of National Bike Month, join us for a special presentation by the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Museum. We’ll get a glimpse of the history of bicycles and learn about the programs offered at the museum, which is located in Davis.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kentucky Derby Hat Celebration
04/18/2017
By Delilah Wilson

In anticipation of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, wear your most prized derby hat and join us for a guest speaker from Vacaville’s Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center.

 

Come and learn about the year-round therapeutic recreational horseback-riding program for special needs children and adults.

 

Light refreshments will be served and hats are encouraged.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.



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Tabletop Thursday at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
04/17/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is having its first “Tabletop Thursday”—a monthly evening program that offers a wide variety of tabletop games for all ages to play. Play one of the library’s many games or bring one of your own to share!  The program will happen on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Crafts for Adults – Fairy Gardens
04/17/2017
By Amdrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in DIY craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The project for this month is: fairy gardens. Create a personalized fairy garden using tiny plants, whimsical miniature figurines, and other garden materials. This program will happen on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Color Yourself Peaceful
04/12/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a “Color Yourself Peaceful” program on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.  “Leave your stress behind and join is as we explore colors, patterns, and textures with coloring books for adults,” says librarian Teri Stevens.

 

The library located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. Coloring pages, crayons, colored pencils, coffee, and tea will be provided.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot by signing up now at the library or calling 1-866-572-7587.



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LIBRARY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF STAFF INNOVATION GRANTS
04/10/2017
By Ann Miller

Just in time for National Library Week (April 9-15), Solano County Library announces five winners of staff innovation grant, which are designed to engage the community in new or enhanced ways. “The purpose of this project is to foster innovation by supporting staff willing to explore new ways to move forward with our future strategic directions,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services. 

The projects run the gamut of newly imagined library services,  from a sensory garden to coding for kids.  Other projects include robotics with teens, board games for borrowing, and a “cruiser” cart to share the library in at festivals and events. The five winners will each receive $1000 to execute their project by the end of 2017. “We are looking forward to watching these ideas grow, from the pilot stage to fully-realized programs that we can offer at our libraries across the county,” said Katz.

 

The projects and their proposers are detailed below (full descriptions at http://solanolibrary.com/staff-innovation-grant-winners

 

Board Games to Borrow is a collection of modern board games that can be checked out from the library.  These are cooperative games that bring families and friends together and require deduction, abstract thinking and storytelling to achieve victory.  Innovator Mike Perkins, Librarian.

 

The “Cruiser” is a mobile cart that will bring the library to the community at local festivals and events. It will also be an interactive hands-on tool for children’s programs and a tool for educating current and potential customers about the library. Innovator Delilah Wilson, Library Associate.

 

Rasberry Pi Computers and Programming is a simple, relatively portable computer lab using single board computers and a free computing language to teach children basic computer skills. Children get excited about controlling the technology they use every day and adopt a “maker” mindset which improves their skills for future engineering, math and science learning. Innovator Charles Hargrove, Librarian.

 

A Sensory Garden will be designed and installed near the Civic Center pond in Fairfield.  The garden includes textures, colors and fragrances that welcome adults and children reading individually or as part of library storytimes.  Innovators- Serena Enger, Librarian and Teresa Lavell, Literacy Program Assistant.

 

 S.T.E.A.M. Kits provides tweens an teens an opportunity to work with easy-to-use robotics to develop S.T.E.A.M.( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills and knowledge.  The program gives participants a chance to satisfy their scientific and creative curiosities by working with equipment that requires no special technical abilities.  Innovator Andrea Klecki, Librarian.



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Poetry Reading and Open Mic
04/10/2017
By Jeff Kingman

For National Poetry Month

 

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this free event, hosted by Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, Genea Brice. Four local poets will read their work: Q.R. Hand, Jr., Deb Sica, Genea Brice and Jeffrey Kingman. An open mic will follow. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Saturday, April 15, 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy Library

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

 

 

For more information: www.solanolibrary.com. Phone: 866-57-ASKUS

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library



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Master Gardeners – Drip Irrigation
04/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a program on drip irrigation. Learn how to use drip irrigation in the yard or garden to save water and improve plant growth. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The event will happen on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
04/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library during the library’s open hours starting on April 20 through April 24.  The library is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

On Thursday, April 20 the book sale will only be open to Friends of the Library members.  Anyone can become a member at the door.  Membership prices are $5 per person or $7.50 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, April 21 and ongoing through Monday, April 24. No membership is required Friday through Monday.  Sunday and Monday are “$5 a Bag” days: fit as many books as you can in one bag for only $5.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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CHP: Start Smart Program
04/05/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a CHP Start Smart Driving Workshop for teens on Wednesday, April. 26, 2016 from 6:00- 8:15pm.

 

A California Highway Patrol officer will be present to teach new teen drivers how to be safe on the road. Teens must bring one or both parents to this workshop.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.



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Springtime harmonies with the La Di Da Quartet
04/04/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Springtime music is in the air at the Town Square Library.

 

Join us for an evening of smooth harmony by the ‘a capella’ group, the La Di Da Quartet. This Bay Area singing group will entertain us with twentieth century music from jazz to the classics.

 

The event will take place Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Celebrate National Coin Week with the Fairfield Coin Club
04/04/2017
By Delilah Wilson

During National Coin Week, the Fairfield Coin Club will be visiting the Town Square Library to share stories about the most unique coins in their collections. They’ll also tell us about their club and how we, too, can begin coin collecting.

 

The event will take place Tuesday, April 18 at 4:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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TEEN CRAFT: HELPING HANDS
04/03/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD- The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Teen Craft: Helping Hands program for young adults on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come make a “helping hand” at the library. For every paper hand created, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $1.90 to Save the Children’s programs to help impoverished youth in Nicaragua and Indonesia rise out of poverty.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Swap Meet at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
03/30/2017
By Michelle Franzen

In celebration of Earth Day, the Fairfield Civic Center Library invites people to bring gently loved household items and toys to exchange in the Give Something, Take Something swap meet. To participate bring one item or several to swap for something else. We request non-clothing items that are in good condition.  Come recycle household goods that are taking up space and perhaps find the prefect new item for your home or find a gift for someone you know.

 

This event will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Saturday April 15, 2017 from 10a.m-3 p.m. in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room. This event is open to people of all ages.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com.

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Making Homemade Kimchi at the Cordelia Library
03/30/2017
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library presents an opportunity to learn how to make kimchi at home. Kimchi is the national dish of Korea and it is popping up in grocery stores across America. The probiotics created in the fermentation process give this spicy, garlicky dish its unique flavor and texture. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Yoojin Madigan will demonstrate how to prepare homemade kimchi.

 

For more information about library programs call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Writer’s Workshop
03/29/2017
By Diane Spengel

Join a roundtable discussion on the craft of writing led by local author and historian, Fern Henry.  Share your thoughts, ideas and experiences during an evening designed to inspire your writing journey.  This event is open to anyone interested in sharing reflections on the writing process.

 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Public Library – Town Square, 1 Town Square Place.  There is no charge for this event and   refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit our events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com



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MEDICARE FUNDAMENTALS INFORMATION SESSION
03/29/2017
By Vanessa Quesada

The Fairfield Civic Center Library invites senior citizens to a Medicare Fundamentals information session facilitated by the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) of Solano County. Attend this free comprehensive educational seminar to receive a detailed understanding of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, Advantage plans, penalties, timelines, and more.

 

This information session will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Monday April 10, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com



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Free information session hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
03/24/2017
By Michelle Franzen

A free information session hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will discuss:

  • the Naturalization Process,
  • the New Naturalization Test,
  • Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship

It is open to all legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.

The event is hosted in English. Feel free to bring a friend or family member to translate.

Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Questions, please contact vilaysay.p.chang@uscis.dhs.gov

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Para residents legales permanents o personas interesadas en solicitor para hacerse ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos.

Temas de discussion en este taller gratuito incluyen:

  • El proceso de naturalización
  • El examen de naturalización
  • Derechos y responsabilidades de los ciudadanos americanos

El taller será en Inglés. Favor de traer un traductor si es necesario.

29 de marzo, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM La biblioteca es en 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield 94533. Preguntas, por favor póngase en contacto con vilaysay.p.chang@uscis.dhs.gov



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Afternoon Adventures in April
03/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The program happens every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be supplied.

 

The Afternoon Adventures events for April are:

April 4: Electric Clay

April 11: Celebrating National Library Week with The Puppet Company’s “Tall Tales” show

April 25: Toys from Trash

 

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has a Writers’ Group that meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The group provides an opportunity for local writers discuss their writing projects with one another. The next meeting will be on April 13. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive.

 

For more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Knot Just Knitters
03/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Knot Just Knitters is group for anyone that enjoys needlework. It meets at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on second Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the month. All skill levels are welcome to attend to share their projects with the group, and help is available to anyone that would like to learn something new.

 

The group will meet on:

Friday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Evening Book Club at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library’s evening book club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Each month a librarian will lead the group in a discussion about a different book.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 11, where the group will discuss “The Girls” by Emma Cline.

 

To get a list of the rest of the year’s book titles or for more information, please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
03/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A tech-savvy volunteer will be available to help with almost any portable device, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and much more.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Insight into Sandplay Therapy
03/21/2017
By Delilah Wilson

For National Library Week, join us for insight into sandplay therapy.  The program will be presented by a certified Sandplay Therapist and teaching member of ISST, who is also a member of the original group which formed the Sandplay Therapists of America, Linda Elaine Bath, Ph.D.

 

 

She’ll guide us through the therapeutic process of sandplay, and share with us its benefits. 

 

 

The event will take place Thursday, April 13 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Rosie the Riveter Museum Presentation
03/21/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a special presentation by Lead Park Ranger, Elizabeth Tucker, from the Rosie the Riveter World War II / Home Front Historic National Park. She’ll share with us stories of women’s contributions during World War II.

 

She’ll also discuss the events and programs offered at the museum, which is located in Richmond, California.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

 



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Master Gardeners - Drip Irrigation
03/20/2017
By Vanessa Quesada

The Solano County Master Gardeners will present a talk on drip irrigation. The benefits and simple steps to setting up drip irrigation for your garden will be discussed.

 

This information session will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 10-Noon in the Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.

 

For more information, you can contact the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1-866-57-ASKUS or access our website at solanolibrary.com

 



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TEEN KITCHEN CORNER: IT’S A WRAP! VEGGIE WRAPS
03/13/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD- The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Kitchen Corner- It’s a Wrap! Veggie Wraps program for teens on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come learn how to make a free and healthy snack in the form of a veggie wrap. All vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and other ingredients will be provided.

 

For more information please check the Solano County Library website or call 1-866-572-7587.

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library programs.



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Tabletop Games for Adults at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
03/13/2017
By David Greene

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a tabletop gaming night for adults and teens on Tuesday, March 21st 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Bad Zero Games, a local pop-up gaming store, will supply the games, instructions and a few knowledgeable staff to teach new games. This is the first in a series of events to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. There will be a raffle for one free game at the inaugural event. Adults and teens who like to play games, are curious about new tabletop games, or just want something fun to do on a Tuesday night are all welcome.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information please go to www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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My Words, My Music
03/13/2017
By Jeff Kingman

Combining music composition with original poetry

 

This event is a concert where composers and poets perform and talk about their art—then the audience collaborates with them to help create the grand finale.  For all ages—kids and adults encouraged to attend.  Adults without kids are also welcome. No musical or poetic experience necessary. Free.

 

 

Sunday, March 18, 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy Library

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

 

 

For more information: www.solanolibrary.com. Phone: 866-57-ASKUS

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library



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Crafts for Adults – Decoupage Tile Coasters
03/10/2017
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in DIY craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The project for this month is: decoupage tile coasters. Learn how to make custom tile coasters with a stylized design using decoupage techniques. This program will happen on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program is provided for free to the public, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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The Sac City Rollers – Roller Derby Team
03/08/2017
By Delilah Wilson

In celebration of Women’s History Month, members from the Sac City Rollers roller derby team will be visiting the Vacaville Town Square Library. Join us for an insightful look at roller derby from the women who put it all on the line around the track.

 

The event will take place Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com



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The Barbershop Harmony Society, Davis Vacaville Chapter – The West Valley Chorus
03/08/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Celebrate the start of spring with the Davis Vacaville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the West Valley Chorus.

 

This men’s acapella singing group will not only set the tone for a wonderful season, but they’ll also share with us insight into singing in harmony, barbershop style.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Local Children’s Author to Perform at Library
03/06/2017
By Natasha North

“CHOO-KA CHOO-KA TING! ¡Ay, caramba!

¿Cómo cómo llego a la CHOO-KA pachanga?”

So scats the jazz drumming fly in Matthew Gollub’s latest children’s book with CD, “Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga.”

 

 Mixing jazz scat with español?   “No problema, says Gollub, an award-winning children’s author who is also a bilingual storyteller and musician.  But Gollub doesn’t stop with jazzy insects. Watermelons turn to frogs. Ten horned giants chase away a child’s spooky dreams. These and other scenarios play out in his popular books and dynamic, interactive performances. To date, this author from Santa Rosa, CA has performed at over 1,000 schools nationwide, bringing language arts enrichment to over half a million students and parents.

 

Gollub appears on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Library’s Joseph Room.  The Library is located at 505 Santa Clara  Street in Vallejo.  This free program for children and families celebrates the completion of a year-long First 5 Solano grant to Solano County Library.

 

The grant funded interactive learning spaces for pre-readers at all Solano County Library branches, as well as reading kits for parents to use at home to help their children build early literacy skills. 

 

For more information, contact the Library at 866-572-7587.



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Master Gardeners – Plant Propagation
03/06/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a program on plant propagation. Learn how to create new plants from bulbs, cuttings, seeds, and other various plant parts for a garden. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The event will happen on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free to the public. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Celebrate National Coin Week with the Fairfield Coin Club
03/03/2017
By Delilah Wilson

During National Coin Week, the Fairfield Coin Club will be visiting the Town Square Library to share stories about the most unique coins in their collections. They’ll also tell us about their club and how we, too, can begin coin collecting.

 

The event will take place Tuesday, April 18 at 4:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Springtime harmonies with the La Di Da Quartet
03/03/2017
By Delilah

Springtime music is in the air at the Town Square Library.

 

Join us for an evening of smooth harmony by the ‘a capella’ group, the La Di Da Quartet. This Bay Area singing group will entertain us with twentieth century music from jazz to the classics.

 

The event will take place Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Insight into Sandplay Therapy
03/03/2017
By Delilah Wilson

For National Library Week, join us for insight into sandplay therapy with certified Sandplay Therapist and founding member of the Sandplay Therapists of America, Linda Elaine Bath. She’ll guide us through the therapeutic process of sandplay, and share with us its benefits.

 

The event will take place Thursday, April 13 at 6:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Rosie the Riveter Museum Presentation
03/03/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for a special presentation by Lead Park Ranger, Elizabeth Tucker, from the Rosie the Riveter World War II / Home Front Historic National Park. She’ll share with us stories of women’s contributions during World War II.

 

She’ll also discuss the events and programs offered at the museum, which is located in Richmond, California.

 

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

  



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Cooking Demonstration at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
03/02/2017
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a cooking demonstration for adults and teens on Saturday, March 18th from 10:30 am - Noon.

 

Staff from Solano County's Nutrition Services will prepare a zesty vegetable recipe that participants can make quickly and easily at home. Nutrition Services staff will also discuss how to prepare nutritious meals for people with busy lives. Participants will receive a cookbook to take with them. People who don't have time to cook, who want to learn to cook, or who just love food are welcome to come.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For more information please go to www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587.



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NEW LIBRARY PROGRAM SUPPORTS WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES
02/27/2017
By Ann Miller

Women Mean Business, a comprehensive approach to inspiring and supporting women owned businesses, is debuting in March at branches of the Solano County Library.  The series includes inspiring speakers, financial workshops, and a collection of new books especially chosen for women considering the start of a new business.  The new books, with titles covering the gamut of women entrepreneurship, from “Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big” to “The Women’s Small Business Start Up Kit” will be on display at all Solano County Library branches.

 

Funded by the Women’s History Luncheon Committee and the Solano County Library Foundation, the program seeks to support women who are embarking on business ownership as well as those who are growing a business. “Attendees will be hearing stories from some of Solano’s finest Glass Ceiling Breakers and will be inspired by how challenges and successes can grow small businesses. All women can obtain economic empowerment. We want women to find out how at this six event series,” said Deb Sica, the branch manager of the John F. Kennedy and Springstowne Libraries in Vallejo. 

 

The speaker lineup includes three women who tell their stories of struggles and successes.  Roxana Dumas, the owner of Diversity RD Global, will speak in Vallejo, with the Solano Small Business Development Center hosting a Q&A session afterwards, at the John F Kennedy Library at 505 Santa Clara St, in Vallejo on March 4, from 2-5 p.m.  Christina Baird, of public relations firm Little Wing Connections, will speak in Fairfield, with Manjul Batra of Cooperative Realty & Ajanta Enterprises hosting questions afterwards, at the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1150 Kentucky Street on March 11, from 2-5 p.m.. Alexis Koefoed, the owner of Soul Food Farm, will speak in Vacaville on March 18, with Maria DeSousa, physic