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Veteran’s Fine Waived in May
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.

 
 

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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, physician and medical consultant, hosting the Q&A session, from 2-5 p.m. at the Vacaville Town Square Library.  “It’s a great opportunity to get free advice and ask any question you might have about starting a business in a safe place,” said Sica.

 

Women who would like to share and promote their own businesses at these Saturday events are encouraged to sign up for a reserved spot in the networking area. These spaces are limited and free. Women who are interested can reserve a spot for Women Owned Business by contacting  Sica at libraryannouncements@solanocounty.com or by calling 1-866-572-7587.

 

On the first three Thursdays in March, the library will partner with Travis Credit Union to present a Women and Money series. These evening presentations will run from 6-8 p.m. and will help attendees learn how to manage their finances by addressing the specific financial challenges often faced by women. The Travis Thursday programs are scheduled as follows: Fairfield Cordelia Library at 5050 Business Center Drive, Fairfield on March 2 from 6-8 p.m.  Rio Vista Library’s program will be on March 9 from 6-8 p.m. at 44 South Second Street, Rio Vista. On March 16, from 6-8 p.m. the Suisun City Library at 601 Pintail Drive, Suisun City will host the program.  All events are free and open to the public. For more information about these upcoming programs, visit http://www.solanolibrary.com for call 1-866-572-7587.



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Afternoon Adventures in March
02/23/2017
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 March are:

March 14: Miniature Gardens

March 21: Make Musical Instruments

March 28: Make an Optical Illusion

 

 

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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Bohart Museum – Meet the Bugs!
02/23/2017
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Tuesday, March 7 at 3:30 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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Knot Just Knitters
02/23/2017
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, March 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 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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Teen DIY Program: Duct Tape Flower Pens
02/23/2017
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: duct tape flower pens. Teens and tweens can choose from a variety of patterns and colors of duct tape to customize their projects. The program will happen on Wednesday, March 8 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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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/23/2017
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 March 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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Evening Book Club at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/23/2017
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, March 14, where the group will discuss “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi.

 

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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Smile at the Library!
02/17/2017
By Cherelyn Hunt

Solano County Library is holding a “Smile at the Library” toothbrush drive.

 

According to The World Health Organization, 60 to 90 percent of school children and adults have dental cavities, often leading to pain and discomfort. Untreated tooth decay can cause a variety of diseases including respiratory infections, heart disease, lowered immune systems and death.  Untreated dental pain is one of the leading reasons children miss school and is related to a high number of emergency room visits. Prevention of many of these issues is possible by providing access to new toothbrushes, regular brushing and oral health care.

 

If you would like to help the Library bring more smiles to local residents, please donate new, unopened toothbrushes or toothpaste at your local library.  Bright yellow boxes are located at library branches in Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Rio Vista to collect new, unopened toothbrushes and mini toothpaste tubes.  Solano County Libraries will accept donations through March 31, 2017.

 

For additional information, please contact Solano County Library at 707-784-1526.



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The Sac City Rollers – Roller Derby Team
02/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Let’s get ready to rumble!!

 

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
02/06/2017
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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Sounds of Suspense
02/06/2017
By Delilah Wilson

Mystery, intrigue, thrilling tales…..

 

Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon hour of popular radio broadcasts from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.

 

Shows will be selected from the finest mystery, sci-fi, drama, and detective broadcasts that entertained generations of radio listeners.

 

“Sounds of Suspense” will be offered the last Friday of each month.

 

Our first radio theatre event will be Friday, February 24th at 12:00pm, 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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Genealogy Workshop
02/06/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22 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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Crafts for Adults – Spa Crafts
02/06/2017
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: spa crafts. Learn how to make various spa crafts such as sugar scrubs and moisturizers to use at home or give away as gifts. This program will happen on Wednesday, Feb. 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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Knot Just Knitters
02/06/2017
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, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 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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Library to host presentation on historic Solano African American Citizen
02/06/2017
By Michelle Franzen

In celebration of African American Heritage Month, the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., will host a presentation by local historian and author Sharon McGriff-Payne on her new book about the life and times of 19th century orator and lawyer, Thomas Pearson on Saturday, February 18, 10:30 - 11:30 AM.

 

Pearson was raised in Vallejo and was one of the important Bay Area African American orators of his time. Pearson ran for state assembly in Alameda County 1896 and in 1905 became the first African American lawyer in California to be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. 

 

Pearson’s intriguing life story chronicles not only African American family life in the North Bay in the 19th century, it also explores the most pressing issues of that period, including slavery, African American suffrage and equal rights. 

 

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



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Afternoon Adventures in February
02/02/2017
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 February are:

 

Feb. 7: Paint Exploration Day

Feb. 14: Balloon Powered Cars

Feb. 28: Build a Bug House

 

 

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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Earn It! Keep It! Save It!: Super Saturday Free Tax Preparation
02/02/2017
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 Town Square Library on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is located at 1 Town Square Place. 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 ITIN for each person on your tax return.
  3. W-2 forms for all jobs held in 2016.
  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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Master Gardeners – Tree Planting
02/02/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on tree planting. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

 

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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Writers’ Group at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
02/02/2017
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 Feb. 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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English Language Conversation Group
02/01/2017
By Jeff Kingman

This program is for people who speak English as their second language. Attendees will practice their speaking skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. This is not a class. It is simply a group chat about general topics. No matter your first language—all may attend.

 

John F. Kennedy Library

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo

 

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



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National Make A Blanket Day with Project Linus – Solano County Chapter
01/31/2017
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, February 18th from 11am to 3pm, 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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Naturalization and Citizenship Sessions
01/30/2017
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library presents two programs to better inform those interested in the naturalization process.

 

Library staff leads a Citizenship Practice Test on Saturday Feb. 4, at 2 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).

 

A Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session will be hosted by a representative from the USCIS office on Thursday Feb. 9, 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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Evening Book Club at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/27/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library has an evening book club that meets 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, Feb. 14, where the group will discuss Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins.”

 

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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Free Tax Preparation at Solano County Library Branches
01/26/2017
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Solano County workers may be eligible for larger tax refunds this year because of the EITC, or Earned Income Tax Credit.  But to get it, they must file a tax return and claim the credit. Solano County Library’s Super Saturday free tax preparation events make it easy to file the necessary paperwork.

 

2017 Super Saturdays take place on February 4 at the Fairfield-Civic Center Library,  February 11 at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library, February 18 at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo, and February 25 at the Suisun City Library.  IRS-certified volunteers will prepare returns from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each session, with the last taxpayer intake at 2 p.m.

 

The Library partners with United Way Bay Area, the Internal Revenue Service, and other local agencies to provide those making less than $54,000 a year .with the free service.  

 

For more information about Super Saturdays, call the Library at 866-572-7587.  For other free tax preparation sites in Solano County, call 211.



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Gadget Clinic at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/25/2017
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Starting in February, the Gadget Clinic program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library will now be offered on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic. 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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Color Yourself Peaceful
01/25/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is hosting a “Color Yourself Peaceful” program on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.  Adults will explore colors, patterns, and textures with coloring books for adults. “Leave all of your stress behind and join us as we express our creativity through coloring books! You’ll be asking yourself why you gave up crayons back in fourth grade,” says librarian Teri Stevens.

 

The library is 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 at the library or calling 1-866-572-7587.



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Homework Help at Vacaville Cultural Center Library
01/25/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is now offering Homework Help for kids Monday through Thursday every week from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teen volunteers will be available to help students in Grades K-8 with their homework assignments in all subjects. Assistance is given on a drop-in basis only. Appointments are not required.

 

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



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Soul Food Celebration
01/25/2017
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a soul food program in celebration of African American Heritage Month on Saturday, February 11 from 10:30 to 12:00. Chez Soul owner Ms. Cheryl Reed will share her culinary expertise of the cuisine and discuss how she started as a restaurateur.  She will also teach participants how to make waffle iron cornbread at home.

 

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



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California Raptor Center: Birds of Prey
01/17/2017
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. 24 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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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
01/17/2017
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 Jan. 26 through Jan. 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, Jan. 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 $5 per person or $7.50 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, Jan. 27 and ongoing through Monday, Jan. 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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Geneology Workshop
01/17/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 25 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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Japanese Marbling Craft for Teens
01/11/2017
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will hold a Japanese Marbling Craft for teens on Thursday, Feb., 2  from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to learn how to make marbled patterns on paper, also known as suminagashi. Using this ancient Japanese art form, teens will get to create a unique design on either a card or bookmark. All materials 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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Master Gardeners – Winter Rose Care
01/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on caring for roses during the winter months. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.

 

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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Crafts for Adults – Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards
01/11/2017
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: Valentine’s Day cards. Learn how to create a personalized hand-crafted card just in time for Valentine’s Day. This program will happen on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.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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Teen DIY Program: Bath Fizzies
01/11/2017
By Andrea Klecki

The Teen DIY program is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen Maker program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things you can easily find 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: bath fizzies. Teens and tweens will learn how to make their own bath fizzies and customize them with various colors, shapes, and scents. The program will happen on Wednesday, Jan. 18 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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Promises Made, Promises Kept
01/10/2017
By Ann Miller

Libraries in Solano County are gearing up for a series of events featuring free family entertainment, under the theme “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” to celebrate the 1/8th of a penny sales tax that has helped support the county’s libraries since 1998.

 

The 0.125% tax was first approved in 1998 with 68% of the vote, with promises that the increased funding would be spent on books and other library materials, extending library hours and increasing programs for youth.  During the recession library leaders kept those promises even in the face of crippling declines in revenue. “We did what we said we were going to do. Even during the recession when our income dropped by 25% we maintained our hours and collection and continued to offer free programs for all ages.” 

 

In 2012 residents voted to extend the tax by an overwhelming 80% majority.

 

How do the changes made possible by the 1/8th of a penny stack up? Solano County Library branches are open 125% more hours, from 199 each week in 1998 to the current schedule of 448 hours a week.  

 

The budget for books, DVDs, magazines and digital resources such as streaming movies, ebooks, online magazines, and “on-demand” tutors has increased by 207%, from $432,000 in 1998 to the current budget of $1,328,248. 

 

Library branches offer 159% more programs for youth, from 895 programs in 1998 to 2324 this year.  These programs include story times every day of the week, science and engineering programs for older children, museum passes, free tutoring and after-school teen programs. “We are grateful to Solano residents for their ongoing support, by using their libraries and voting for them. It’s amazing what a fraction of a penny can do,” said Katz. 

 

 

Free programs to celebrate Promises Made, Promises Kept: 

 

Dance Around the World

Sing, laugh, and dance your way around the world with Nikola Clay.

Wed, Jan 11, 3:30 p.m.,  Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St, Fairfield, CA 94533.

Thu, Jan 12, 3:30 p.m., Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Dr, Suisun City, CA 94585

 

Magical Moonshine Theater-The Puppet Man

Enjoy this unique experience as puppets and audience respond to each other to create the play together.

Thu, Jan 12, 6 p.m., Rio Vista Library, 44 S 2nd St, Rio Vista, CA 94571

 

Traveling Reptile Show from the East Bay Vivarium

Reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids- meet them all! 

Sat, Jan 14, 3 p.m.

Springstowne Library,1003 Oakwood Avenue Vallejo, CA 9459

 

Old Time Radio Theatre

All are welcome for an evening reminiscence of early radio shows from the 1920s to the 1940s.  

Light refreshments too.

Tue, Jan 17, 6:30 p.m., Vacaville Public Library-Town Square, 1 Town Square Pl, Vacaville, CA 95688

 

The Hipwaders: A Live Band for the Whole Family

Sat, Jan 21, 11 a.m.,  Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Dr. Fairfield, CA 94556

 

Birds of Prey with the California Raptor Center

Meet real live birds of prey that have been rescued from the wild.

Tue, Jan 24, 3:30 p.m., Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive Vacaville, CA 95687

 

Dirty Cello

Don't miss this energetic interpretation of blues, bluegrass, and rock.

Sat, Jan 28, 3 p.m., John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara St, Vallejo, CA 94590



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Local Writers Tell All
01/09/2017
By Spencer Shimel

January 21, 2017 10:30am-12:00pm

Suisun City Library-601 Pintail Drive

 

Local authors will come to the Suisun Library to share their insights and experiences of writing for young-adult audiences. Meet local authors Adelle Yeung (The Cycle of Six Moons), Jess Flower (Redbird), and book blogger Jesalin Belk (Blogging Everything Beautiful) to talk about books, writing, and following your dream of becoming a writer.  They will also share their experiences with self-publishing books and blogs. Please attend and bring a friend!

 

If you have any questions, please call Jennifer LaRiviere at 707-784-1533.



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Conversational Mandarin Lessons
01/03/2017
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- Beginning January 11, the Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting free conversational Mandarin lessons on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00. 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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Evening Book Club at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library
12/29/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is starting a new book club. The evening book club will meet 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 first meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 10, where the group will discuss Louise Erdrich’s “La Rose.”

 

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
12/29/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Starting in January, the Gadget Clinic program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library will now be offered on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone needing help with their digital device can bring it to the Gadget Clinic. 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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Sounds of Suspense
12/28/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Mystery, intrigue, thrilling tales…..

 

Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon hour of popular radio broadcasts from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.

 

Shows will be selected from the finest mystery, sci-fi, drama, and detective broadcasts that entertained generations of radio listeners.

 

“Sounds of Suspense” will be offered the last Friday of each month.

 

Our first radio theatre event will be Friday, February 24th at 12:00pm, 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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National Make A Blanket Day with Project Linus – Solano County Chapter
12/28/2016
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, February 18th from 11am to 3pm, 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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Haunted By Chocolate
12/28/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Join us as we explore fine chocolates with Loyd Auerbach, a professional chocolatier and paranormal expert. He has appeared in hundreds of radio and television programs, and has written several books on the paranormal. For the event, he’ll be our guide as we savor hauntingly delicious chocolates.

           

The program is for ages 18 and up, and reservations are required, due to limited seating. Sign up at the library’s Information Desk.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

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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Holiday Storytime and Craft
12/14/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a special holiday storytime for children and their families on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Kids will enjoy winter themed stories and songs with cocoa, as well as craft activities at the end of the program. 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 – Star Jars
12/14/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The activity for this week is “star jars.” Kids can celebrate the Winter Solstice by making a light out of glass jars that illuminates a whole dark room with starlight.  

 

The program will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 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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Solano Community College Music Department Presents a Live Performance
12/12/2016
By Tim Madigan

The Solano Community College music department presents a live performance at the Fairfield Cordelia Library on Thursday December 15 at 7:00.

 

“Solano Pandemonium” is a steel drum band that performs calypso, reggae, Latin Jazz, pop, and various other Caribbean musical styles under the direction of Derek Smith.

 

If you want to get involved, or if you want to have Solano Pandemonium perform at your location, please contact the director at Derek.Smith@Solano.edu. You can enroll for the classes at www.solano.edu.

 

 For more information about this concert, call 1-866-57 ASK US or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com .



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Crafts for Adults – Wine Cork Wreaths
12/08/2016
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: wine cork wreaths. Learn how to repurpose old wine corks to make a festive wreath to decorate your home for the holiday season.

 

This program will happen on Wednesday, Dec. 14 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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Vacaville Library Commission Vacancy
12/01/2016
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, December 12th at 5 p.m.

 

Interviews of applicants will be scheduled as soon as possible after that date. Interested community members are encouraged to apply.

 

For further information contact Malissa Knapp, Branch Manager, 1-866-572-7587.



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“One Wacky Winter” Puppet Show
11/30/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Puppet Company is returning to the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to perform their program titled “One Wacky Winter” – a winter themed puppet show loosely based on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and other holiday classics. All children and their families are welcome to attend.

 

The performance will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 6 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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English Language Conversation Group
11/29/2016
By Jeff Kingmang

Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 pm

 

This program is for people who speak English as their second language. Attendees will practice their speaking skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.

 

This is not a class. It is simply a group chat about general topics. No matter your first language—all may attend.

 

John F. Kennedy Library

505 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo

 

 

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



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Crafty Greetings for Adults
11/15/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Get crafty, and create a one-of-a-kind greeting card at the library.

 

Our first “Crafty Greetings” will meet Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Simply bring your imagination and creativity, and we’ll provide all the supplies you’ll need.

 

Our greeting card program meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, with a different seasonal theme as the focus.

 

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

 

Reservations are required, due to limited space. Sign up at the library’s Information Desk.

 

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



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Teen Military Holiday Card Making Party
11/14/2016
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a Teen Military Holiday Card Making Party on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come design and write a special letter that will be sent to a deployed serviceperson this holiday season. The Vintage Valley Blue Star Moms organization will be present at this event to offer support and collect the letters for distribution.

 

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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Crafts for Adults – Thanksgiving Crafts
11/09/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for this month is Thanksgiving crafts. Learn how to make pumpkin succulent centerpieces as decorations for your dinner table or to give as gifts during the holiday season. This program will happen on Wednesday, Nov. 16 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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Afternoon Adventures – Feed the Birds
11/09/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The activity for this week is “Feed the Birds”: kids can create a birdfeeder to take home and feed the birds that live in their neighborhood.  The program will happen on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 3:30 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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Give Something, Take Something: Toy And Teen Stuff Exchange
11/08/2016
By Vanesssa Quesada

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 is a great way to find gifts for the holidays, birthdays, or friendship gift-giving events.

 

This event will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Saturday Dec. 10, 2016 from 10-1 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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Old Time Radio Theatre
11/04/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Join us for an “Old Time Radio Theatre” event, and discover the joy of listening to vintage radio show broadcasting.

 

To celebrate the anniversary of Measure L, a voter approved tax which helps fund library programs and services, we’ll be offering an evening reminiscence of early radio shows from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.

 

The event will be Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. No reservations are required.

 

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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Genealogy Workshop
10/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 7-9 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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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
10/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens. “Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends,” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library.

 

The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 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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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
10/21/2016
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 from Oct. 27 through Oct. 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, Oct. 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 $5 per person or $7.50 per family. The sale is open to everyone starting on Friday, Oct. 28 and ongoing through Monday, Oct. 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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Northern California Bats
10/21/2016
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 Nothern California. 

 

The program will happen on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 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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The Golden State Accordion Club – Vacaville Chapter
10/19/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Music is in the air, and coming from the Town Square Library.
Join us for an insightful look at the majestic instrument, the accordion.

 

The Golden State Accordion Club, Vacaville Chapter will share the history of accordions and explain what makes the instrument so special.

 

Accordions will be on display, and chapter members will play various song selections.
 

The event takes place Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

The program is free, and all are welcome.

 

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



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Murder Mystery at Cordelia Library!
10/19/2016
By Nikki Hyatt

Fairfield, CA – The Fairfield Cordelia Library will be having a Murder Mystery on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 PM.

 

Ran by our Teen Volunteers, the Murder Mystery is geared towards kids 12-17 years old. Bring your child to be a part of this interactive skit to find the murderer. No registration is necessary.

 

For more information, call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com



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Annual Changes & Choices Medicare Information Session
10/19/2016
By Vanessa Quesada

The Fairfield Civic Center Library invites senior citizens to a Medicare information session facilitated by the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) of Solano County. The presentation will answer questions and help seniors understand their Medicare rights and benefits.

 

This information session will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Monday Nov. 7, 2016 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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Crafty Greetings for Adults
10/19/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Get crafty, and create a one-of-a-kind greeting card at the library.

 

Our first “Crafty Greetings” will meet Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Simply bring your imagination and creativity, and we’ll provide all the supplies you’ll need.

 

Our greeting card program meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, with a different seasonal theme as the focus.

 

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

 

Reservations are required, due to limited space. Sign up at the library’s Information Desk.

 

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



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Crafts for Adults – Knitting and Crocheting
10/13/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is having the second part of the knitting and crocheting “Crafts for Adults” program on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. For this month’s session, participants will use the knitting or crocheting skills they have learned to work on their ongoing projects or to start something new. Volunteers from the library’s Knot Just Knitters program will be there to assist all who attend the program. 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 – Square Foot Gardening
10/13/2016
By Andera Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on square foot gardening. The program will describe the method for starting and maintaining a small, intensively planted garden to maximize space. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

 

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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Teen Maker Program: Mason Jar-O-Lanterns
10/13/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Teen Maker program is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen Maker program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things you can easily find 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: Mason Jar-O-Lanterns. Teens and tweens will learn how to make spooky lanterns with mason jars, tiny lights, and various craft materials just in time for Halloween. The program will happen on Wednesday, October 19 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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Meditation for Stress Reduction
10/13/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is having a special program for meditation for stress reduction on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Dr. Marshall Zaslove –a Board certified psychiatrist, author, and meditation practitioner–will offer simple, effective techniques, and will demonstrate the most practical methods of controlling and calming the mind for better meditations and many other health benefits.

 

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



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Harmonize Your Garden with Permaculture and UC Master Gardeners
10/13/2016
By Michelle Franzen

On Saturday, October 29th, 10:30am - Noon, the UC Master Gardeners will present a program on permaculture gardening at the Fairfield Civic Center Library. Permaculture is a gardening philosophy that encourages working with nature rather than against it. These gardens become more holistic and harmonious. The Master Gardener will discuss the history of permaculture, its basic design principles, food forest gardening, and how to plan and design a permaculture garden for an urban and suburban setting. 

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



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SOLANO COUNTY LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH HOOPLA FOR FREE STREAMING MOVIES, MUSIC, E-BOOKS AND MORE
10/11/2016
By Ann Miller

Thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, ebooks, audio books and comics are now available to Solano County residents for mobile and online devices through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital. “We continually strive to serve the community in new and inventive ways that empower our customers to explore and grow,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services. 

 

Library card-holders can now download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit www.solanolibrary.com/ebooks-and-more  to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. 

 

 “This new service will give Solano residents the ability to instantly enjoy thousands of new titles on their mobile devices and computers, giving them access to the library, any time, any place. Hoopla is easy to use and because it is digital, there is no need to return an item and no late fees,” said Katz.



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CHP: Smart Start Program
10/07/2016
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be having a CHP Smart Start Driving Workshop for teens on Wednesday, Oct. 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.

 

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



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Recycled Jar Candle Making for Adults
10/05/2016
By Elizabeth Molyneux

Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 PM

Adults are invited to make a colorful jar candle. Keep your creation for yourself or give it as a gift. The library will supply all materials and instructions needed free of charge.

 

Thanks to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries for their generous support of library events. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street in Fairfield. 

 

For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com



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Citizenship Practice Test
10/05/2016
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting a Citizenship Practice Test on Tuesday October 11 at 6 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government & history utilizing questions provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

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



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ePublishing Demystified
10/05/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Local author Linda Fleete will be hosting a self-publishing workshop at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about what she learned while e-publishing her new book, “Murder at Tulip House.”

 

The workshop will explore various topics regarding e-publishing that are useful for any writer that plans to self-publish their own book, such as: formatting a book, obtaining a copyright and an LC number for the book, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets with them to the workshop.

 

The library is located at 1020 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 Golden State Accordion Club – Vacaville Chapter
09/28/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Music is in the air, and coming from the Town Square Library.
Join us for an insightful look at the majestic instrument, the accordion.

 

The Golden State Accordion Club, Vacaville Chapter will share the history of accordions and explain what makes the instrument so special.

 

Accordions will be on display, and chapter members will play various song selections.
 

The event takes place Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

The program is free, and no registration is required.

 

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



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Free Flu Shots at Six Local Libraries
09/23/2016
By Ann Miller

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:

 

  • Thu, Oct 20 at the Rio Vista Library, 44 S. 2nd St., Rio Vista.
     

  • Mon, Oct. 24 at the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Vacaville.
     

  • Thu, Oct. 27 at the Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Dr., Suisun City.
     

  • Fri, Oct 28 at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield.
     

  • Tues, Nov. 1 at the John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo.
     

  • Wed, Nov. 2 at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville.



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Bats at the Library! NorCal Bats at Springstowne Library
09/21/2016
By Brenda Welch

Vallejo, CA – Come learn about our wonderful nighttime neighbors! Meet live bats at the Springstowne Library on October 8th at 3 p.m.  There are many myths and fears surrounding these nocturnal creatures. However, bats play an important role in our ecosystem. Corky Quirk of NorCal Bats will present on native Californian bats and their environmental benefits. The presentation will be followed with the opportunity to get up close and personal with live bats.  NorCal Bats is a bat rescue and rehabilitation organization based in Davis, California.

 

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 to host film / discussion on Port Chicago Incident
09/21/2016
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a short film and discussion about the Port Chicago Disaster and Mutiny on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. A ranger from the National Park Service will give the presentation on how the incident relates to today’s military. The program is free and open to all.

 

On July 17, 1944 320 sailors and civilians lost their lives and 390 more were injured when a ship loaded with munitions at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Suisun Bay exploded. Most of those killed or injured were African-Americans who worked there. Due to unsafe working conditions, 250 men refused to continue loading munitions after the explosion. 50, all African-American, were charged and convicted of mutiny.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com.



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Genealogy Workshop
09/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7-9 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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Solano County Paranormal “Haunt-It-Yourself Para-Workshop”
09/19/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Ever wonder what lurks in the shadows or goes bump in the night in Solano?
 

The Solano County Paranormal team will give us an insight into local haunts around our county.
 

They'll discuss their experiences, and share with us the paranormal evidence that they've discovered.
 

The event takes place Thursday, October 13 at 5:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

The program is free, and no registration is required.

 

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

 

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



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Free information session hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
09/19/2016
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, October 1 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Questions, please contact vilaysay.p.chang@uscis.dhs.gov



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Solano County Library – Vacaville Town Hall Meeting
09/19/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Solano County Library is preparing a strategic plan that will guide the Library's activities for the next five years. Preparing the strategic plan is an interactive process that will solicit public and staff input about the future of library services in Solano County. The Library is hosting a Town Hall meeting at the Ulatis Community Center in Vacaville for any Solano County residents who wish to provide their input regarding the Library and its strategic planning process. The Town Hall meeting will happen on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ulatis Community Center.

 

The community center is located at 1000 Ulatis Drive. For further information about this Town Hall meeting or the Library’s strategic plan call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Kitchen Corner: Healthful Dessert
09/16/2016
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be holding a Kitchen Corner- Healthful Dessert program for teens on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 3:30-4:30pm.

 

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come learn how to make a free healthy dessert in the form of a yogurt parfait. All ingredients such as yogurt, berries, seeds and other toppings 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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Teen Focus Group
09/16/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Solano County Library is seeking input from teens in the community to assist with the Library’s strategic planning process; this plan will guide the Library’s activities for the next five years. The focus group will provide teens with a chance to share their thoughts about the Library in various ways, such as: what the Library is doing well, what it needs to improve on, what resources teens in the community need that the Library can provide, etc. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited for this event.

 

The focus group will happen on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information about this focus group or the library’s strategic plan call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Crafts for Adults – Knitting and Crocheting
09/16/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is having a special two part “Crafts for Adults” program where adults can learn and practice needlecraft for the months of September and October. For this month’s session, participants will be learning the basics of knitting or crocheting with volunteers from the library’s Knot Just Knitters program. All materials will be supplied. The program will happen on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 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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Update & Changes for Town Square Writers Fifth Anniversary Celebration
09/14/2016
By Kevin Tolley

Local author, Jess Flower will be the speaker at the Town Square Writer’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, September 20. Free and open to the public, this event will be held at the Vacaville Town Square Library in downtown Vacaville from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

The evening begins with entertainment, light refreshments, and an chance to meet the authors from the Town Square Writers. Since the group began meeting five years ago, more than 15 members have been published. There will be opportunity to meet the authors, talk with them about the craft and art of writing, and purchase their books.  Their works include nonfiction, memoirs, fiction (including mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction), inspiration, poetry, and titles for children and for young adults.

 

Jess Flower has graciously stepped in to replace Jeff Dwyer, who had to cancel just days before the event. Jess will be speaking about how he became a writer and about his books, followed by a question and answer period. Jess has written three novels and several screenplays. His most recent book is RedBird, the first volumn in the Jordy Nichols Trilogy.

 

The Town Square Writer’s Group meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons. New members are welcome. For more information, please ask a librarian at the Town Square Library or contact Betty Lucke by email: bylucke@aol.com.



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Lullaby Storytime
09/12/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Families are invited to join us for an evening of bedtime stories and sweet lullabies.

 

The best part, you can come in your PJs and teddy bear friends are always welcomed.

 

Our first Lullaby Storytime will be on September 27 from 6:30pm to 7:00pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square.

 

The program is free, and will take place the last Tuesday of each month.

 

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

 



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Town Square Writer’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration
09/07/2016
By Kevin Tolley

Local author, Jeff Dwyer, will be the speaker at the Town Square Writer’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, September 20. Free and open to the public, this event will be held at the Vacaville Town Square Library in downtown Vacaville from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

The evening begins with entertainment, light refreshments, and an chance to meet the authors from the Town Square Writers. Since the group began meeting five years ago, more than 15 members have been published. There will be opportunity to meet the authors, talk with them about the craft and art of writing, and purchase their books.  Their works include nonfiction, memoirs, fiction (including mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction), inspiration, poetry, and titles for children and for young adults.

 

Jeff Dwyer will be speaking about how he became a writer and about his books, followed by a question and answer period. Jeff writes novels, screenplays, and books that explore the paranormal. He has appeared on over 100 radio and TV shows, including “Ghost Adventures” and “Aftershock”. He is the author of Passages Home, a novel about a returning Iraq veteran with PTSD, and the series which includes Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area. To find out more about Jeff, please visit his website: www.jeffdwyer.com.

 

The Town Square Writers meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons. They explore different aspects of the craft of writing, getting published , and marketing. They function as a critique group for members with works in progress. New members are welcome. For more information, please ask a librarian at the Town Square Library or contact Betty Lucke by email: bylucke@aol.com.



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Solano County Library Teen Bookface Contest
09/06/2016
By Elizabeth Bell

FAIRFIELD-The Solano County Library will be holding a Teen Bookface Contest from Sept. 9, 2016 to Oct. 7, 2016 to celebrate Teen Read Week. 

 

Teens ages 12-18 are encouraged to put their best “bookface forward” by entering the Solano County Library’s Teen Bookface contest. Teens can send their photo entries to sclbookface2016@gmail.com or on Instagram use #SCLBookface2016. Five winning photos will be featured on the Solano County Library website, Instagram page and Facebook page. Winners will also receive a gift card generously sponsored by local businesses.

 

For more information, bookface examples and full contest rules check out the Solano County Library website at http://solanolibrary.com/teen-bookface-contest.

 

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



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Annual Changes & Choices Medicare Information Session
09/01/2016
By Vanessa Quesada

The Fairfield Civic Center Library invites senior citizens to a Medicare information session facilitated by the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) of Solano County. The presentation will answer questions and help seniors understand their Medicare rights and benefits as well as address the changes to Medicare that will take place in October.

 

This information session will take place at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. Fairfield, on Monday Oct. 3, 2016 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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Cooking Demonstration at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
09/01/2016
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a cooking demonstration for adults and teens on Saturday, September 17th from 10:30 am - Noon.

 

Staff from Solano County's Nutrition Services will teach participants a quick, easy, and delicious recipe that they can make 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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Color Yourself Peaceful
08/25/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Coloring books for adults—it’s a thing! The Vacaville Cultural Center Library is hosting a ‘Color Yourself Peaceful’ program on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m.  Adults will explore colors, patterns, and textures with coloring books for adults. “Leave all of your stress behind and join us as we express our creativity through coloring books! You’ll be asking yourself why you gave up crayons back in fourth grade,” 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 calling 1-866-572-7587.



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FREE SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test
08/24/2016
By Kevin Tolley

Vacaville Town Square Library

 

Saturday September 24, at 12:00

 

This free full-length practice exam is open to all students and is administered by Kaplan in partnership with the library. Please register in advance by calling the Town Square library at 866-572-7587

 

Kaplan has been partnering with the library for a number of years providing free experience to students who would like to better prepare for these challenging exams. This particular exam will feature elements from both the SAT and the ACT, the two major exams often required by colleges during the application process.



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Little Explorers Program
08/23/2016
By Kristen Murray

Join us for some hands on learning fun!  Thursday, September 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:00p.m. at the Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Dr., Fairfield.

 

Kids ages 2-6 will enjoy fun activities including science, art, sensory play and more!  This interactive program will take place in the library’s new Stay and Play Learning Center.  Little Explorer events will take place the first Thursday of the month through November with different adventures each month. Don’t miss out on the fun!

 

This FREE program is brought to you by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries. For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Citizenship Practice Test
08/22/2016
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting a Citizenship Practice Test on Saturday August 27 at 2 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government & history utilizing questions provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

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



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Library Seeks Public Input To Plan For Future Services
08/19/2016
By Ann Miller

Solano County Library is urging local residents to take a brief survey about the services and resources the public would most like to see offered by their local public libraries. The public online survey is available from Aug. 22 to Sept. 30 at www.solanolibrary.com.

 

“This is a chance for residents in Solano County to have a say about library services now and in the future,” said Bonnie Katz, director of library services.

 

The online survey is part of a strategic planning process that Solano County Library has launched to obtain comprehensive feedback about library services from residents.  In addition, the Library will be conducting stakeholder meetings, focus groups and town hall meetings to collect local input. 

 

Three town hall meetings have been scheduled in Vallejo, Vacaville and Rio Vista, similar meetings in Fairfield and Suisun City will be scheduled this fall.  Town halls will be held on:

 

  • Wednesday, Sept 21, 6-7:30 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo.
     
  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville.
     
  • Friday, Sept. 23, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 610 St. Francis Way, Rio Vista.

 

Members of the public who prefer to provide private input via email can do so using the address solano@librarystrategy.com.

 

For more information contact Marc Futterman, president/CEO at CIVIC Technologies at marc@civictechnologies.com



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Solano County Paranormal “Haunt-It-Yourself Para-Workshop”
08/18/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Ever wonder what lurks in the shadows or goes bump in the night in Solano?
 

The Solano County Paranormal team will give us an insight into local haunts around our county.
 

They'll discuss their experiences, and share with us the paranormal evidence that they've discovered.
 

The event takes place Thursday, October 13 at 5:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

The program is free, and no registration is required.

 

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

 

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



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Brain Games for Adults
08/16/2016
By Delilah Wilson

What better place to find the answer to a puzzle than the library??

 

Beginning in September, the Vacaville Town Square library will be hosting a Brain Games for Adults program dedicated to all brain puzzles.

 

If you enjoy crosswords, word searches, Sudoku, and other brain teasers, this is the group for you!

                       

The fun begins Friday, September 2, at 1:00pm, at the Town Square Library, located at 1 Town Square Place.

 

Join us for an afternoon of fun, and exercise your brain!

 

This program is provided free and will meet the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, beginning September 2, 2016.

 

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



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Crafts for Adults – One-Step Tie-Dye Projects
08/12/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for this month is tie-dye. Participants will learn how to make various one-step tie-dye projects. This program will happen on Wednesday, August 17 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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Library Offers Full-Ride Scholarships for Career Online High School
08/12/2016
By Ann Miller

Solano County Library is recruiting six students living in Fairfield or Suisun City for full-ride scholarships for its Career Online High School.  The successful program began in Vallejo in March with six students.

 

The Career Online High School is an accredited program in which adults earn their high school diploma and a certificate in one of eight career tracks. Scholarships are funded through a California State Library grant and matching funds from Fairfield-Suisun Friends of the Library. 

 

To apply for the program and scholarship, students must be over 19 years-old and live in Fairfield or Suisun City.  Other requirements include a commitment to study 10 hours each week and to register for a free library card. 

 

For more information visit solanolibrary.com/cohs or call 1-866-57-ASKUS. 



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Master Gardeners – Kitchen Garden
08/12/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on kitchen gardens. Learn about the varieties of herbs and plants that can be easily grown in a household kitchen. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m.

 

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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Cordão De Ouro capoeira group
08/09/2016
By Natasha North

The John F. Kennedy Library is bringing a bit of Brazil to Vallejo. A branch of the world-renowned Cordão De Ouro capoeira group will be performing this Saturday at 2:00. Capoeira is more than a martial art or dance style: it is a culture complete with a rich history, oral tradition, and musicality. All ages are invited to this exciting demonstration as the summer Read for the Win Challenge draws to a close.

 

For more information about Cordão De Ouro, visit http://www.cdobayarea.com.

 

For more information about library events, please call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Vallejo Public Libraries.



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Citizenship Practice Test
08/08/2016
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting a Citizenship Practice Test on Saturday August 27 at 2 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government & history utilizing questions provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

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



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Lullaby Storytime
08/04/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Bedtime stories and soothing songs.

 

Come in your PJs and bring along a teddy friend to our evening of

dreamy stories and sweet lullabies.

 

All ages are welcomed.

 

The program takes places the last Tuesday of each month, beginning

September 27, 2016 from 6:30pm to 7:00pm at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square.

 

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

 



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Brain Games for Adults
08/04/2016
By Delilah Wilson

If you enjoy crosswords, word searches, Sudoku, and other mind puzzles, this is the group for you!

 

Join us for an afternoon of fun mind challenges at the Vacaville Town

Square Library, 1 Town Square, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday September 2 and 16, 2016.

 

The fun takes place the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.

 

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



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Ice Cream Social with the Travis AFB Jazz Band
07/28/2016
By Kevin Tolley

Thursday, August 4th at 4:00

 

One of the best things about coming to the Town Square Summer Reading Challenge ice cream party, aside from the obvious, is that the Travis Air Force Base Jazz band is coming too!

 

Not only do you get to come to the library for good old fashioned fun, you will also be able to hear the Jazz band play their awesome music. Even better, we will have carnival style games and free ice cream.

 

While you’re here, turn in your child’s completed Summer Reading Challenge reading list so they can win their summer reading prize. So come on down to win prizes and eat ice cream at the Town Square end-of-summer event.

 

Remember, all library events are free thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Vacaville Library.

 

For more information, call us at 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit solanolibrary.com



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Walk Like an Olympian
07/28/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will have a “Walk Like an Olympian” program and parade for kids to celebrate the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Children can come to the library on Tuesday, Aug. 2 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to make an Olympian themed costume, and march in a parade with their costumes around the library at 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. All materials will be provided.

 

“The kids can dress up however they like! Maybe a deity like Athena or Poseidon? Hermes with wings on their feet? Or Medusa with snakes for hair? Or maybe just an average ancient Grecian with a tunic and a torch!” 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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Teen Craft Program – Dream Boards
07/28/2016
By Andrea Klecki

 

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be having a teen/tween craft program to celebrate the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. Tweens and teens (age 12 and up) will have a chance to make “dream boards” – personalized poster boards to use as visual motivators to achieve a dream or goal. Various materials will be supplied for participants to fill the boards with positive thoughts and images, and they are welcome to bring their own supplies if they wish. The program will happen on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 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 Maker Program: Brushbot Robots
07/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Teen Maker program is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen Maker program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things you can easily find 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: Brushbots. Participants will learn how to make a tiny vibrating robot made out of a toothbrush and other items. They will also have the chance to decorate them with googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and other items to personalize their creations. The program will happen on Wednesday, July 27 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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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
07/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens. “Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends,” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library. The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, July 28 at 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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Germar the Magician
07/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge with a 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, July 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Ulatis Community Center, across from the library.

 

“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 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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Crafts for Adults – Hypertufa Containers
07/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for this month is hypertufa containers. Participants will learn how to make hypertufa planting containers using cement, peat moss, and other materials. They’re a cheap way to give a home garden a personal, rustic touch. This program will happen on Wednesday, July 27 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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Teen Summer Reading Comic Con
07/20/2016
By Jennifer La Riviere

Tuesday August 2 at 1:30pm

 

Teens will have the chance to show off their cosplay costumes, or just enjoy an event especially for comic book and manga lovers at the Suisun City Library on Tuesday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m. Activities include a superhero photo booth, cosplay fashion contest, and a visit from Waterfront Comics. This is the third event at Suisun City Library for teens to celebrate reading this summer. “We hope the teens who have helped Solano County Library work toward our goal of reading 100,000 books collect their prizes this summer,” says young adult library associate Jennifer La Riviere. The Summer Reading Challenge ends on August 31.

 

The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive. Refreshments will be provided. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library events. Thank you to Waterfront Comics for your continued support promoting literacy.

 



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DON’T HANG UP! THE LIBRARY MAY BE CALLING YOU
07/18/2016
By Ann Miller

DON’T HANG UP! THE LIBRARY MAY BE CALLING YOU

 

Solano County Library officials announced today that as part of their strategic planning process, they are launching a telephone survey to understand how the Library can best serve the public.  “The feedback we get from these surveys is very valuable when we are making decisions about Library services,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County Library’s director of library services.

 

Telephone interviews will be conducted through a random selection of county residents, excluding those residing in Benicia and Dixon who are served by their city libraries.  In order to include all residents, not just those who are library users, landline and cell numbers are being obtained from a commercial list broker. Only the Library will have access to the information collected and only residents 18 and older are eligible to participate.   Interviews will be conducted in English and Spanish, and will last  approximately 12 minutes. “We hope that when residents see Solano County Library on the caller I.D. they will pick up and give us a few minutes of their time,” said Katz.



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Puppet Art Theater: The Three Little Pigs
07/14/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge with a special performance by the Puppet Art Theater. Three pigs strike out on their own looking to have fun and adventures. But first, they must build houses for themselves. Straw, sticks, bricks, and a huffing and puffing Big Bad Wolf add up to hilarity and mayhem in this adaptation of the classic story, “The Three Little Pigs.”

 

This program will happen on Tuesday, July 19 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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Master Gardeners – Gardening Tools
07/14/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Master Gardeners – Gardening Tools

 

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on gardening tools. Participants will learn about different varieties of gardening tools and their uses. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

 

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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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
07/07/2016
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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 from July 21 through July 25.  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 21 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, July 22 and ongoing through Monday, July 25. 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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Make Your Own Toys and Games
07/07/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge with a special craft program for kids: Make Your Own Toys and Games. Children will be able to make a variety of different toys and games, from spinning tops to mini parachutes. This program will happen on Tuesday, July 12 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All materials will be supplied.

 

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



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Vallejo Admirals Honor Young Readers
07/06/2016
By Jeff Kingman

Friday, July 15, 2016 – 6:35pm

 

Vallejo Admirals Honor Young Readers

 

The Vallejo Admirals baseball team will generously honor all kids signed up for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Kids get in free, and 2 adults per family also get in free (only if their kids are signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge). Library Associate Jeff Kingman says: “This will be a lot of fun for kids and shows how important it is to keep reading throughout the summer months. So kids, come to the ballgame and get recognized for being great readers!”

 

Where: Wilson Park, 199 Stewart Street, Vallejo.

Simply tell them at the ticket booth that you are part of the library’s Summer Reading Challenge.

 

For more information: Call the library at 866-572-7587  www.solanolibrary.com

 

 

Additional information about Solano County Library’s Summer Reading Challenge:

 

Help us read 100,000 books. One for every family in Solano County! 

 

Join Solano County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge and Read for the Win!

 

We are offering fun reading programs for pre-readers and their caregivers, kids, teens and adults this summer. There are prizes for everyone who signs up and completes the Summer Reading Challenge.

 

Visit your local Solano County Library to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, and to find out about the free programs, resources and shows featured at your branch.



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Teen Creative Free-For-All Art Program
06/30/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Teens and tweens can exercise their creativity in the Teen Creative Free-For-All program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. They can write stories, draw in sketchbooks, paint pictures, or just about anything else they want to do with the art and writing supplies available to them.

 

The program will happen on Wednesday, July 6 at 4 p.m. All materials will be provided. For teens and tweens age 12 and 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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Mystery Night at the Library - Lies, Deception, Murder. . .Who dunnit!?!
06/30/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Become a character in our “Lei’d To Rest” luau, and help solve a murder mystery at the library. As one of the characters, you can use your smarts to unmask the true culprit in this Hawaiian-themed event.

 

The night of intrigue takes place on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt or hula skirt, and join us for a night of mystery.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The event is open to adults and teens, ages 16 and up.

 

Reservations are required, due to limited space. Sign up at the library’s Information desk.

 

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

 



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Teen Community Service Opportunity
06/29/2016
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a community service opportunity for teens Friday, July 8 from 2 – 4 p.m.

 

The library is partnering with Vintage Valley Blue Star Moms to show support for troops currently deployed. Teens will write letters and make a craft that will be shipped to deployed service members.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their generous support of library events.



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Wild Things: Animals of the World
06/22/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library continues to celebrate the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge with a special program for kids: "Wild Things: Animals of the World." 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 28 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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Teen Paint Palooza
06/20/2016
By Jennifer LaRiviera

Tuesday July 5 at 1:30pm

 

The Suisun City Library invites teens to express themselves through paint on Tuesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m. Canvas, paints, and all other materials will be provided. “Socializing and expressing yourself are important parts of growing up,” says young adult library associate Jennifer La Riviere, “we are happy to provide a safe environment with activities that foster creativity.” This is the second Summer Reading Challenge event for teens at the Suisun City Library.

 

The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library events.



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Mystery Night at the Library - Lies, Deception, Murder. . .Who dunnit!?!
06/16/2016
By Delilah Wilson

Become a character in our “Lei’d To Rest” luau, and help solve a murder mystery at the library. As one of the characters, you can use your smarts to unmask the true culprit in this Hawaiian-themed event.

 

The night of intrigue takes place on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place.

 

Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt or hula skirt, and join us for a night of mystery.

 

This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Library. The event is open to adults and teens, ages 16 and up.

 

Reservations are required, due to limited space. Sign up at the library’s Information desk.

 

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



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
06/13/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens. “Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends,” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library. The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, June 23 at 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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Children’s Water and Outdoor Art Activities
06/13/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be offering water and outdoor play activities for kids on June 21 at 10 a.m. Children will be able to play with chalk, paint pictures, make clay sculptures, and blow bubbles. Babies and toddlers can have their own playtime with toys and a wading pool. The library is located at 1020 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 Craft - Washi Tape Workshop
06/13/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Teens and tweens can experiment with washi tape to decorate everyday items at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Wednesday, June 22 at 4 p.m. Washi tape is an inexpensive way to create interesting patterns on common household objects, such as picture frames, notebooks, keys, and much more. All materials will be supplied, and participants are welcome to bring their own items if they wish.

 

The library is located at 1020 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 – Book Page Wreaths
06/08/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for June is book page wreaths. Participants will use pages from recycled books to make their own decorative wreaths. All materials will be supplied. This program will happen on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 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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Master Gardeners – Landscape Design Process
06/08/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on a special topic. Trisha Rose will present information about the landscape design decision process and help participants create a landscape design checklist.  Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

 

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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California Raptor Center: Birds of Prey
06/08/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Representatives from the California Raptor Center will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library again to help celebrate the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. 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, June 14 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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Lunches at the Town Square library
06/08/2016
By Kevin Tolley

Town Square library is proving free lunches every week day to children aged 0-18. Every day from 12pm to 12:30pm kids can come and receive free lunches that are provided through a partnership with Vacaville Unified School District.

 

Lunches at the Library keeps children and teens nourished during the summer months, helping to ensure that they return to school in the fall ready to learn.

 

For many children and teens across the country and in Vacaville, the stability and nutrition provided by the lunches they receive in the school cafeteria, and the learning opportunities they receive in the classroom, end when school lets out for summer vacation.

 

Combined with the annual Summer Reading Challenge, our summer meal program helps combat hunger and learning loss during the summer by providing children and teens with regularly-scheduled, free and healthy meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program, learning and enrichment programs, and essential library services and resources.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is simply a way to encourage kids to read. We give away prize books that kids can keep for reading during the summer. So, not only do the kids get free food, they also can receive prizes for reading. This is the perfect combination and is all within the library — a trusted space at the heart of the community.
 



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Magician Owen Baker-Flynn
06/03/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Magician Owen Baker-Flynn will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Tuesday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the start of the 2016 Solano County Library Summer Reading Challenge. Children and their families will be able to see juggling, comedy, and all sorts of acts during the magic show.

 

“He juggles! He jokes! He balances odd things on his nose! He does really weird stuff with his head and neck! He does things he probably shouldn’t! He makes his audience very, very happy. And he's here to kick off our Summer Reading Challenge!” 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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Teen Summer Reading Challenge Kick-off Pizza Party
06/02/2016
By Jennifer La Riviere

Tuesday June 7 at 1:30 pm

 

The Suisun City Library will host a pizza party and games for teens on Tuesday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Challenge. Teens are encouraged to read this summer in order to earn prize books and a chance to win an iPad Mini. “Teens can enjoy the air conditioning, meet friends and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at library events,” says Jennifer La Riviere, young adult library associate at the Suisun City Library.

 

The library is located at 601 Pintail Drive. Food and games will be provided. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of library events.



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Summer Kickoff Party at the Vacaville Town Square Library
05/31/2016
By Kevin Tolley

Summer is coming and the downtown library is kicking off its schedule of events with a party. Every week at 4:00 beginning on Thursday, June 9th we will be having fun. Everything from Magicians to an old-fashioned Ice Cream social complete with the Travis AFB Jazz band.

 

This coming Thursday, June 9th, we will have cotton candy, games and information about the library. You can sign your child up for the Summer Reading Challenge and learn about how you can participate too. The library is trying to reach a County-wide goal of 100,000 books read over the summer. Every book you read is one book closer to our goal.

 

Come to the library to have fun and read!



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Our Farmers Program at the Fairfield Cordelia Library
05/31/2016
By Kristen Murray

Join us on Saturday, June 4, 3 p.m. at the Fairfield Cordelia Library to meet with local growers and enjoy some family friendly activities.  Demonstrations will introduce families to local products with hands on fun for the kids!

 

Solano Grown and Fairfield Cordelia Library are partnering together to showcase local growers and artisans and encourage families to buy local. Solano Grown is a partnership of Solano County farmers and ranchers committed to producing and marketing an array of high quality agricultural products.  Come see what it’s all about and learn what it means to be a locavore!

 

This free event is brought to you by the Solano County Library and Solano Grown.  For more information please call 1-866-572-7587 or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Color Yourself Peaceful
05/25/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Coloring books for adults—it’s a thing! The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will host another ‘Color Yourself Peaceful’ program on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m.  Adults will explore colors, patterns, and textures with coloring books for adults. “Leave all of your stress behind and join us as we express our creativity through coloring books! You’ll be asking yourself why you gave up crayons back in fourth grade,” 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 calling 1-866-572-7587.



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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services host a free information session at the Library
05/25/2016
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 11 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 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.

11 de junio, 10:30 AM - 12:30 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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Citizenship Practice Test
05/16/2016
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting a Citizenship Practice Test on Saturday May 21 at 2 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government & history utilizing questions provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

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

 



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Insectaganza
05/11/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The insects and arachnids of Bohart Museum of Entomology are coming to the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Children and their families and anybody that enjoys bugs are welcome to attend. This program will happen on Tuesday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m.

 

“Have you ever held a mantis in your hand or heard a cockroach hiss? Have you ever felt the gentle pitter-patter of a stick insect crawling up your arm? Here’s your opportunity!” says Nancy Vitavec, the children’s librarian at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

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 – Plant Propagation
05/11/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on plant propagation. Sterling Smith will present information about how to create new plants through various methods, such as seeds, cuttings, bulbs, etc. At the end of the program, attendees will be provided with a small plant to take home. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend. The program will happen on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

 

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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Crafts for Adults – Basic Soap Making
05/11/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for May is basic soap making. Participants will learn how to make simple melt and pour soaps using various colors and scents to personalize their creations. All materials will be supplied. This program will happen on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 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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Solano Community College Photo Exhibit
05/09/2016
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- The Solano Community College photography department will display art work in the Fairfield Cordelia Library throughout May and June. Following a reception with the artists at 2:00, the artwork will be open to the public on Saturday May 14.   The work of five students will be featured.  “The theme of the work is the varied personal styles that have emerged as these students have pursued photography courses at Solano Community College” according to student Inga Bourdon. 

 

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

 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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Free Comic Book Day Celebrated May 7 at Six Local Libraries
05/04/2016
By Ann Miller

Free comic books for adults, children and teens will be distributed while supplies last, at six branches of Solano County Library on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Free Comic Book Day is part of a nationwide effort to promote the art form of comics.  In addition to the libraries listed below, free comic books will also be distributed at the Solano Kids Read event featuring author Mac Barnett at 1 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way.

 

The following branches of Solano County Library are participating:

 

Fairfield Civic Center Library
1150 Kentucky Street

 

Fairfield Cordelia Library
5050 Business Center Drive

 

John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo
505 Santa Clara Street

 

Rio Vista Library
44 S. 2nd Street

 

Springstowne Library, Vallejo
1003 Oakwood Avenue

 

Suisun City Library
601 Pintail Drive

 

 

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



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Library staff are excited to announce a Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session at the Fairfield Cordelia Library
05/03/2016
By Tim Madigan

USCIS Naturalization Session

 


Fairfield, CA- Library staff are excited to announce a Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session at the Fairfield Cordelia Library. This event will be hosted by a representative from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) office on Saturday May 7th at 2:00 pm. 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.



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FAIRFIELD CORDELIA LIBRARY’S STAY AND PLAY CENTER OPENS MAY 18
05/03/2016
By Kristen Murray

The Fairfield Cordelia Library will host the opening of a new Stay and Play Center on Wednesday, May 18. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, storytime and a special appearance by Kelly the Clown.  “We are expanding our pre-literacy and early literacy efforts to include play to learn elements in all our children’s libraries. The Fairfield Cordelia Library had a space that allowed us to pilot the effort in a more extensive way,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services.  

 

The center, a partnership between Solano County Library and First Five Solano, is designed as a space for families to explore, imagine and have fun together.  “Playing and learning have always gone hand-in-hand at the library. This new center will encourage families to use toys and activities that promote the pre-reading development that children need before they go to school,”   said Katz. The center will be open during regular library hours and will include puppet play, dress up, science and art activities. Computers will also be available, including AWE early learning stations that feature educational and interactive games for children.

 

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



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John F. Kennedy Public Library, Children’s Department presents a new program for kids called Afternoon Adventures
05/03/2016
By Ann Nowak

John F. Kennedy Public Library, Children’s Department presents a new program for kids called Afternoon Adventures. This free program is open to school-age children grades kindergarten through 5th grade (children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)

 

The program takes place every Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the JFK Public Library 505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo.  No registration necessary.

 

Afternoon Adventures consists of fun activities and events that encourage literacy, creativity, and opportunities to hang-out with new friends. Our next big events will be “Star Wars Day Celebration: May the Force Be with U on the 5th" and on Thursday, May 12th The Lawrence Hall of Science Presents: "Inventor's Lab:  Fun with Polymers." JFK and the generous Friends of Vallejo Public Libraries are proud to bring to the children of the community these fun and interactive programs.

 

Join us at the library for an Afternoon Adventure this spring!

 

For more information, go to www.solanolibrary.com/branch-calendars, or call:  1-866-57-ASKUS. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Vallejo Public Libraries.

 



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The Rio Vista Library has free comic books for adults, teens and kids
04/29/2016
By Nanett Overholt

The Rio Vista Library has free comic books for adults, teens and kids.  Visit the library on May 7 and collect this fun filled issue with superheroes.  TJ Walkup is a local artist coming to show those interested in drawing their own comic book characters beginning at 11 a.m. 

 

For more information go to www.Solanolibrary.com or call 1866-784-7587.

 

Come on by while supplies last.  This one is not just for kids!



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The Solano Community College music department will present a live performance at the Fairfield Cordelia Library.
04/28/2016
By Tim Madigan

The Solano Community College music department presents a live performance at the Fairfield Cordelia Library on Thursday May 5th at 7:00.

“Solano Pandemonium” is a steel drum band that performs calypso, reggae, Latin Jazz, pop, and various other Caribbean musical styles under the direction of Derek Smith.

If you want to get involved, or if you want to have Solano Pandemonium perform at your location, please contact the director at Derek.Smith@Solano.edu. You can enroll for the classes at www.solano.edu.

 For more information about this concert, call 1-866-57 ASK US or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com .



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
04/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens. “Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends, ” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library.

 

The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, April 28 at 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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Spring Gardening Program
04/18/2016
By Michelle Franzen

Solano County’s Master Gardeners program will bring its expertise to the Fairfield Civic Center Library for a workshop on spring gardening presented by Betty Victor on Saturday, April 30th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

 

People of all gardening skill levels are invited to learn about what to plant, when to plant, and other fun items related to spring.

 

The program is free to attend. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Library Offers Free English Conversation Class At The Family Justice Center
04/13/2016
By Ann Miller

Solano County Library will begin a free, weekly English conversation club for English learners on Thursday, April 21 at 9 a.m. at the Solano Family Justice Center at 604 Empire Street, Fairfield.  The drop-in, one-hour program is for adults who want to improve their English speaking and listening skills in a small group setting. 

 

Facilitating the program will be Tim Madigan, the supervising librarian at the Fairfield Cordelia Library where he leads a similar program on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.   Before coming to Solano County Library, Madigan ran an English conversation group at the Hercules Library for nearly five years. “I taught ESL in Korea, Mexico and Saudi Arabia before I settled down and became a librarian, so this is something that I am very excited to be doing,” said Madigan. 

 

For more information call 1-866-572-7587. 



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Genealogy Workshop
04/12/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, April 20 from 7-9 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 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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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
04/12/2016
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 from April 21 through April 25.  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 21 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 22 and ongoing through Monday, April 25. 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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Master Gardeners – Warm Season Vegetable Gardening
04/12/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on warm season vegetable gardening. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend to learn more about how to plant and care for spring and summer vegetables.

 

The program will happen on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

 

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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10th Annual Children’s Day Celebration at the JFK Library
04/12/2016
By Natasha North

10th Annual Children’s Day Celebration at the JFK Library

 

April 23rd    11:30 – 2:00

 

 

The John F. Kennedy Library is delighted to be celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). This nationally recognized initiative, commonly known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading.

 

The festivities kick off at 11:30 on April 23rd with Chilean born performer Mariela Herrera sharing bilingual songs and stories. Afterwards, there will be light refreshments and crafts. Participants will have an opportunity to talk with community partners that offer services to families in Vallejo. Children will have a chance to select one free book to keep, while supplies last. At 1:30, Ballet Folklorico Quetzali will entertain the audience with dance.

 

Día programs throughout the country are committed to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.

 

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. 

 

For more information about Día as a national initiative, visit dia.ala.org



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CHP Start Smart: Safe Driving Program
04/07/2016
By Elyse Haire

Teen drivers and their parents are invited to the library to listen as CHP Officer Dave Harvey speaks about how to keep your new drivers safe on the road.  The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be hosting the program on Wednesday, April 27th from 6:00-8:15pm.

 

The Start Smart program helps all parties involved to realize and understand the responsibilities that come along with a driver’s license.  Topics discussed include distractive driving, speeding, and driving under the influence. 

 

This program is beneficial for newly licensed teens or those soon to be licensed.  Parents and/or guardians must accompany their teen drivers.

 

 

Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Libraries for their generous support of library events.



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The Puppet Company: Rabbit & Coyote Are Friends?
04/06/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Puppet Company, a puppet variety show for kids, will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library for a special performance titled “Rabbit and Coyote Are Friends?” It is a retelling of a Mexican folktale about a coyote and a rabbit that are constantly playing tricks on each other. The show will also feature many other stories and activities that children and their families with enjoy.

 

The program will happen on Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. This special National Library Week show is sponsored by 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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Teen Maker Program: Sushi Candles
04/06/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Teen Maker program is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. “The Teen Maker program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things you can easily find 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 the April program is sushi candles. Participants will learn how to use colored beeswax sheets to create sushi-shaped candles. The program will happen on Wednesday, April 13 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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Solano County Library is in need of volunteers for its Adult Library Literacy Services.
03/31/2016
By Barbara McGee

Solano County Library is in need of volunteers for its Adult Library Literacy Services.

Volunteers have the opportunity to help change the lives of adults struggling to carry out everyday tasks such as reading their mail, talking to their doctor, or reading a book to their child.

 

Literacy is vital for a healthy and thriving community.  There are many Solano County adults who struggle with their reading and writing skills.  Some 20 percent of Solano County’s population is considered functionally illiterate – 64,993 adults.  Children with parents who struggle with reading and writing skills are much more likely to struggle in school.

 

Solano County Library Literacy Services will hold volunteer tutor orientation on Saturday, April 9 OR Wednesday, April 13.  For more information call 784-1526 or visit the library’s literacy website at www.solanolibrary.com/literacy.



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Crafts for Adults – Mason Jar Terrariums
03/31/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for April is mason jar terrariums. An assortment of tiny plants and natural materials will be used to create low-maintenance miniature gardens within mason jars. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program will happen on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 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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Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate
03/29/2016
By Tim Madigan

Fairfield, CA- Local journalist Aleta George will be speaking about her recently published book “Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate” on April 12th at 7:00 p.m., at the Fairfield Cordelia library.

 

Coolbrith was named California's first poet laureate (and America's first state laureate) during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Earning her living as a librarian, Ina mentored a young Jack London and fought gender discrimination in the workplace. Coolbrith was born in the Mormon community of Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1841. Her father was Don Carlos Smith, the youngest brother of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church.

 

A resident of Suisun City, Aleta George writes about nature and culture in California and is an editor for Solano Land Trust.

 

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

 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
03/18/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens. “Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends, ” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library.

 

The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, March 24 at 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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Crafts for Adults – Easter Egg Bath Bombs
03/10/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for March is bath bombs. Attendees will have the chance to make Easter egg shaped bath bombs using various sudsy scents—perfect for personal use or to give as gifts. All materials will be supplied.

 

This program will happen on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 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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Master Gardeners – Tree Planting
03/10/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop presented by Sterling Smith on planting trees. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend to learn more about the basics of planting trees.

 

The program will happen on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m.

 

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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Library Consortium Change
03/08/2016
By Ann Miller

The SNAP (Solano Napa and Partners) Consortium is undergoing changes that will mean a focus on public libraries and a name change. Effective last week Napa County Library is no longer part of the consortium that shares library materials and an online catalog.  The eight branches of Solano County Library located in Fairfield, Vallejo, Vacaville, Suisun and Rio Vista continue to share borrowing privileges and the online catalog with Dixon, Benicia and St. Helena’s libraries.  The two college libraries that are currently part of the SNAP consortium, Solano Community College and Napa Valley College are scheduled to withdraw June 30. “Our shared collection will continue to circulate among the eleven remaining libraries,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County Library’s director of library services.

 

“Solano County Library cards can be used in Dixon, St. Helena and Benicia. If Napa customers want to check out Solano materials they will need to get a Solano library card which is free,” said Katz.

 

The name change will happen in the coming months. “We are considering a number of names for the new consortium.  The directors of the member libraries will be meeting soon to make a choice,” added Katz.

 

The reorganization comes at a time when Solano County is embarking on new directions, such as a free streaming service for music, movies, ebooks and audiobooks which is scheduled to launch in late summer.  Another improvement scheduled for late summer is the Library’s wireless and Internet upgrade, which will provide speeds of up to 10 gigabytes per second. A new on-demand digital collection of thousands of tech books and how-to videos called IT-Pro from Books 24/7 is available now. 

 

“Every library must do what is best for the people who use it. One advantage of our new consortium partnership with the Dixon, Benicia, and St. Helena libraries is that we are all public libraries, our users tend to need and want the same things.” said Katz.



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Just Like a Woman – A Concert celebrating 100 Years of Song
02/29/2016
By Laurie Johnson

Rhonda Benin and Terrie Odabi salute the greats of jazz, soul and blues, at the Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas St. in Fairfield, on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. The duo, joined by Lorenzo Hawkins on keyboards, Charles Spikes on guitar and Ruth Price on drums, will feature songs by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and more. 

 

“We are excited to have Rhonda and Terrie back to celebrate Women’s History Month.  To be able to offer a free show that would normally cost upwards of $20 a ticket is a privilege,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County Library’s director of library services.  The show is sponsored by the Solano County Library Foundation’s Women’s History Luncheon. 

 

Seating is limited.  Free tickets are available at any branch of Solano County Library, with a limit of 4 per customer.  

 

For more information, www.solanolibrary.com or call 1 (866) 572-7587.



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Naturalization Information Session
02/25/2016
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, March 12 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 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.

 

12 de marzo, 10:30 AM - 12:30 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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Coloring for Adults: Keep Calm and Color On
02/23/2016
By Elizabeth Molyneux

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

Coloring is not just for kids anymore.  Join other adults for an evening of relaxation and creativity at the Fairfield Civic Center Library.

 

 All supplies will be furnished by the library, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun City Library. 

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street.  Come and join the fun.



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Celebrating Teen Tech Week with Solano County Library
02/17/2016
By Jennifer La Riviere

Essential info:

 

Want to become a famous teen photographer? Submit your best photos to the Teen Digital Photography Contest 2016. Ten teens will have their work displayed in all Solano County Libraries during the month of March. One grand prize winner will get to work with a local professional photographer.

 

Submit photos to TeenTechSolano@gmail.com  or on Instagram follow SolanoLibrary use #TeenTechSolano. The last day to enter is Feb. 29th, so send in your photos soon!

 

 

Categories:

Photos will be entered into 10 categories: Books, School Memories, Food, Nature, Candid, Passions, Landscapes, Animals, Architecture, Your Choice. One entry per category.

 

Read the full rules at http://www.solanolibrary.com/teen-photo-contest. Have questions? Call 1-866-57-ASK-US for more information.



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
02/17/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens.

 

“Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends, ” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library.

 

The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 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 Maker Program: LED Light Paper Flowers
02/17/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Teen Maker program is a series of programs geared specifically for teens to use their creative skills to make unique projects. The project for this program is LED light paper flowers: learn how to use LED lights and coin batteries to make a paper flower light that you can turn on and off. “The Teen Maker program is a great way for tweens and teens to try out various do-it-yourself projects to make something useful out of things you can easily find 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 program will happen on Wednesday, Feb. 24 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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Family Night: Inventor’s Workshop
02/17/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Lawrence Hall of Science’s Inventor’s Lab will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on hand-powered machines. Choose a motion, make the cams, levers, and linkages to design and build a mechanical sculpture that you get to take home. The program will happen on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Kids and their families 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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Genealogy Workshop
02/17/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Cultural Center Library will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 7-9 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 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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Documentary about Don Barksdale
02/16/2016
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will screen a documentary for African-American Heritage Month about Don Barksdale, the Hall of Fame basketball pioneer who was the NBA's first black All Star in the 1950s. Following the film there will be a Q&A session with the film’s director. This program is on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Bounce: The Don Barksdale Story explores the life and career of the first African-American NCAA All American, first NBA All Star, and the first to play on the men’s Olympic basketball team. After his basketball career, Mr. Barksdale became a successful entrepreneur in the music industry.

 

Doug Harris, the film’s director, will be on hand to discuss the film. Mr. Harris is a Berkeley native who has directed many award winning films about sports and civil rights history. The documentary Bounce brought to light a forgotten figure of basketball’s past and helped secure Mr. Barksdale’s inclusion in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

 

This event is free to the public thanks to the Fairfield-Suisun Friends of the Library and their generous support of library events. The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com.



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Crafts for Adults – Spa Crafts
02/10/2016
By Andrea Klecki

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for February is spa crafts. Attendees will have the chance to make bath bombs using various sudsy scents—perfect for personal use or to give as gifts. All materials will be supplied. This program will happen on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at 7 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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Master Gardeners - Pruning Fruit Trees
02/10/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on pruning fruit trees. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend to learn more about the basics of fruit tree pruning, as well as other maintenance tips and tricks to keep your trees looking healthy. The program will happen on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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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Citizenship Practice Test
02/09/2016
By Tim Madigan

Citizenship Practice Test

 


Fairfield, CA- The Fairfield Cordelia Library is hosting a Citizenship Practice Test on Saturday Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Library customers learn what they need to know about U.S. geography, government & history utilizing questions provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

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

 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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Color Yourself Peaceful
02/09/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Color Yourself Peaceful

 

Coloring books aren’t just for kids! In ‘Color Yourself Peaceful’, adults will have a chance to explore colors, patterns, and textures with coloring books for adults. “Turn off your cell phone, choose a page and pencils. Breathe deeply and leave all of your stress behind. You’ll be asking yourself why you gave up crayons back in fourth grade,” says Teri Stevens, the librarian who created the series of ‘Color Yourself Peaceful’ programs.

 

The program will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center 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 calling 1-866-572-7587.



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Music is in the air this month at the Fairfield Cordelia Library! Join us for two fun and interactive events
02/08/2016
By Kristen Murray

Music is in the air this month at the Fairfield Cordelia Library!

Join us for two fun and interactive events

 

Zun Zun Presents The Water Beat

Tuesday, February 16th, 3:30 p.m.

This dynamic pair of musicians brings music to life in a way that you can’t help but have fun! Families and kids of all ages will sing and dance along with this interactive

music program. Learn all about water and water conservation in this fun,

lively, and humorous performance!

 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Solano County Water Agency.

 

Fenix Drum and Dance

Saturday, February 20th, 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with this fun filled program

great for the whole family. The influence of African music and dance

is showcased in this energetic and interactive dance performance featuring

live drumming and storytelling.

 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.

 

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



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Earn It! Keep It! Save It!: Super Saturday Free Tax Preparation
02/05/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!: Super Saturday Free Tax Preparation

 

United Way of the Bay Area will offer free electronic tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers earning less than $54,000. This event will take place at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Saturday, Feb. 13 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 ITIN for each person on your tax return.
  3. W-2 forms for all jobs held in 2015.
  4. All 1099s, 1098s, 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 211 or visit http://www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org



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Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session at the Fairfield Cordelia Library.
02/04/2016
By Tim Madigan

USCIS Naturalization Session

 


Fairfield, CA- Library staff are excited to announce a Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session at the Fairfield Cordelia Library. This event will be hosted by a representative from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) office on Saturday February 6th at 2:00 pm. 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.



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Library to host film / discussion on Port Chicago Incident
02/03/2016
By Michelle Franzen

The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a short film and discussion for African-American Heritage Month about the Port Chicago Disaster and Mutiny on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to Noon. A ranger from the National Park Service will give the presentation on how the incident relates to modern America. The program is free and open to all.

 

On July 17, 1944, 320 sailors and civilians lost their lives and 390 more were injured when a ship loaded with munitions at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Suisun Bay exploded. Most of those killed or injured were African-Americans who worked there. Due to unsafe working conditions, 250 men refused to continue loading munitions after the explosion. 50, all African-American, were charged and convicted of mutiny.

 

“This incident is an important moment in civil rights history that happened in our area,” said Michelle Franzen, Library Associate. “The explosion highlighted not only poor safety regulations but also racism in the armed forces. The incident caused more African-Americans to organize to promote civil rights and was a catalyst in the desegregation of the Navy.”

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. For more information call 1-866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com.



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Music! Music! Music! – Will C. Wood High School Orchestra
01/29/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Music! Music! Music! – Will C. Wood High School Orchestra

 

The young musicians of the Will C. Wood Orchestra will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to play jazz favorites and seasonal selections. Kids and their families will have a chance to meet the musicians and the instruments they play.

 

The performance will happen on Friday, Feb. 5 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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Covered California at the Fairfield Cordelia Library
01/21/2016
By Tim Madigan

Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 1:30 - 4:30

 

The Solano County Library and the Solano Coalition for Better Health present the opportunity to meet with a Certified Enrollment Counselor to guide Californians through the process of obtaining health insurance.

 

Applicants need to bring the following items: proof of current income, proof of address, California ID or driver’s license, Social Security Number and proof of citizenship or lawful presence. The Enrollment Counselor will be at the Cordelia Library at 5050 Business Center Dr. on Saturday January 23 from 1:30 to 4:30.

 

 For more information, call 1-866-57 ASK US or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com .



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Lawrence Hall of Science Inventor’s Lab: Stomp Rockets
01/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Lawrence Hall of Science’s Inventor’s Lab will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on stomp rockets. Can you build a rocket that can fly high and land safely? Children (ages 5 and up) can step into the shoes of an aerospace engineer, designing and testing their very own high flying stomp rocket.

 

The workshop will happen on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m.

 

This program is provided for free, 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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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
01/21/2016
By Andrea Klecki

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board. They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens. “Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends, ” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library.

 

The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 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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Local Quilters' Work Displayed
01/20/2016
By Lani Clarke

Local Quilters’ Work Displayed

 

Solano County Library celebrates Black History Month by exhibiting the work of the Quilting Sisters at its eight branches.  The Quilting Sisters group has been gathering for fifteen years, and its members teach, encourage and support each other as they produce their work.  They have donated quilts to many non-profit organizations, including Mission Solano and U.C. Davis Medical Center.   To those in need, the group’s needlework provides comfort and a tangible reminder that a small group of committed individuals can and do make a difference in the lives of others.

 

The Quilting Sisters will also present a hands-on quilting workshop for elementary school-age children and families at the Suisun City Library on Saturday, February 6 from 11:00 until 3:00.  The program is free, but space is limited, and children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  For more information, call the library at 866-572-7587.

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit your favorite branches in February to see the displays, and check the Library’s webpage at solanolibrary.com for more African American History Month programs.



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Master Gardeners - Pruning Roses
01/14/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Master Gardeners – Pruning Roses

 

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a workshop on pruning roses, led by Sterling Smith. Adults of all skill levels in gardening are invited to attend to learn more about the basics of pruning, as well as other tips and tricks to keep your roses looking healthy.

 

The program will happen on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m..

 

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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Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale
01/14/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Vacaville Friends of the Library Book Sale

 

 

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 from Jan. 21 through Jan. 25.  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. 21 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, Jan. 22 and ongoing through Monday, Jan. 25. 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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Crafts for Adults – Button Bracelets
01/08/2016
By Andrea Klecki

Crafts for Adults – Button Bracelets

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

 

“Crafts for Adults” is a monthly program at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Adults interested in craft projects can exercise their creativity using inexpensive items. The topic for January is button bracelets. Participants will have a wide variety of buttons and other materials to create their own unique bracelets. All materials will be supplied. This program will occur on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at 7 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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Free Concert with Will C. Wood Orchestra
01/06/2016
By Kevin Tolley

January 21st at 4:00

 

Free Concert with Will C. Wood Orchestra

 

The Town Square library is hosting a free concert featuring the talented musicians of one of our local High Schools. No registration or tickets will be necessary for this event. But come early as space is limited.

 

The Will C. Wood Orchestra will be performing as part of the library’s ongoing Afternoon Adventures series of events. On the 3rd Thursday of each month come to the library with your kids something good will be happening. The events range from free concerts to a chance to meet wild animals to our annual Valentine’s Day party.

 

The students who will participate in the concert on Jan 21st will all be members of the Will C. Wood High School Orchestra. They have been performing throughout the year, most recently in December. The students will perform popular tunes that all families will recognize.

 

Many students of the orchestras and bands are also involved in the Will C Wood Musical which will be the Sound of Music this year.  They hold 4 days of performances from March 9-12 and it’s always a huge production. 

 

For more information call Kevin or Diane at the Town Square Library 1-866-572-7587. Or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Fairfield Cordelia Library Celebrates Measure L with Puppet Show
01/05/2016
By Kristen Murray

Fairfield Cordelia Library Celebrates Measure L with Puppet Show

 

Tuesday, January 12th, 3:30 p.m.

Fairfield Cordelia Library

5050 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534

 

Puppet Art Theater presents Tommy’s Space Adventure!  Every January Solano County Library thanks the community for their support and passage of Measure L with a lineup of special events.  This year the Fairfield Cordelia Library invites families to enjoy this interactive puppet show great for all ages.

 

Tommy loves books about outer space and space aliens. His greatest wish is to someday meet a real live space alien. Little did Tommy know his wish was about to come true. Zeenon the Alien travels millions of light years to visit earth and to meet interesting earthlings like Tommy. Mad scientist, Dr. Lost N. Space is also interested in Space Aliens…interested in selling them for millions of dollars! Will Tommy be able to save his new found friend from the evil Dr. Lost N. Space? Find out in “Tommy’s Space Adventure!”

 

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

 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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English Conversation Group
01/04/2016
By Tim Madigan

 

English Conversation Group

 

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

 

Start the New Year with a chance to practice and improve your English.

 

Fairfield Cordelia Library

5050 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534

 

Everyone gets a chance to speak in our weekly English conversation group at the Cordelia Library. Practice speaking in a relaxed, small group setting. Learn words and phrases that will help you in everyday life. 

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

 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries.



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Meet the Raptors! Bird of Prey
01/04/2016
By Andrea Klecki

CONTACT:  

Andrea Klecki

(707) 784-1544 or alklecki@solanocounty.com

 

 

Meet the Raptors! Birds of Prey

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Who will you meet? A hawk? An eagle? An owl? A kestrel? Solano County Library celebrates “Promises Made, Promises Kept” throughout the month of January with a presentation by the California Raptor Center.  Children and their families will be able to meet various birds of prey (a.k.a. “raptors”) and learn plenty of interesting facts about these winged predators.  

 

This program will be held at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 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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LIBRARIES CELEBRATE PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT
12/31/2015
By Ann Miller

December 29, 2015

 

LIBRARIES CELEBRATE PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT

 

Since 1999, Solano County Library has celebrated “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” in January, with a series of local events to mark the 1/8th of a penny sales tax directly benefiting libraries in the county.  This year the celebration marks the beginning of year two, as the original measure that helped fund libraries from 1999-2014 is extended by one that passed in 2012, renewing the fractional sales tax until the year 2030.

 

In 1998, libraries in Solano County were in a downward spiral: shelves were empty, hours were inconsistent and the closing of branches became a very real possibility. Voters stepped up and passed the 1/8th of a cent sales tax to save their libraries. In return, they were promised more books, more hours, and more programs for youth.

 

In 2012, voters recognized that even during the difficult years of the recession, the promises made in 1998 were kept, and they voted with an overwhelming majority of 80% to extend the sales tax for 16 more years. “We did what we said we were going to do.  Even during the recession when our income dropped by 25%, we maintained our hours as well as our collection and programs,” said Bonnie Katz, Solano County’s director of library services.

 

During the economic downturn the Library had become a hub of activities that were moving the community forward: free employment help, free foreclosure workshops, free Internet access and free literacy programs for adults and children.

 

The post-recession Library is full of possibilities.  “We are embarking on a new strategic plan to address the needs and the strengths of our communities,” said Katz. “Embracing new technologies helped us weather the financial storm of the recession. In the future, we expect technology to help us bring the Library to more people and with more convenience.”

 

Even as the Library expands its reach and achieves economies through technology, low-tech and personal services flourish.  The Library’s free online, on-demand tutoring service connects students with tutors long after the library is closed, but children still visit the library for storytimes, homework help and the opportunity to read to a dog.  E-book borrowing was up 36% in the last fiscal year, and the Library’s online magazine service Zinio offers over 100 magazines, yet printed books and magazines maintain their popularity.  The Library’s Discover and Go program combines in-person discovery with online ease when library card holders print free museum passes from their home computers.  “Now that our funding is once again stable, we will continue to keep our promises as we look to the future. One thing for sure, the Library will always be a place, in-person and online, for transformation and positive change,” said Katz.

 

Promises Made, Promises Made Events

 

Mon, Jan 4 - All Day

Light Refreshments

Rio Vista Library

44 South Second Street Rio Vista, CA 94571

 

Wed, Jan 6 - 3:30 p.m.

Coventry and Kaluza Circus Performers

Fairfield Civic Center Library

1150 Kentucky St Fairfield, CA 94533

 

Tue, Jan 12 - 3:30 p.m.

Birds of Prey: Davis Raptors

Vacaville Cultural Center Library

1020 Ulatis Drive Vacaville, CA 95687

 

Tue, Jan 12 - 3:30 p.m.

Tommy's Space Adventure: Puppet Art Theater

Fairfield Cordelia Library

 5050 Business Center Drive  Fairfield, CA 94534

 

Thu, Jan 14

Author Visit: Margaret Lucke

3 p.m. - Discussion of writing and getting published

6 p.m. - Her own story

Vacaville Town Square Library

1 Town Square Place Vacaville, CA 95688

 

Thu, Jan 14 - 3:30 p.m.

Germar the Magician

Suisun City Library

601 Pintail Drive Suisun City, CA 94585

 

Sat, Jan 23 - 2 p.m.

Dalt Williams Jazz Ensemble

John F. Kennedy Library

505 Santa Clara Street Vallejo, CA 94590

 

Wed, Jan 27 - 4 p.m.

Afternoon Play Date

Springstowne Library, Vallejo

1003 Oakwood Avenue Vallejo, CA 94591



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Solano County Library Offers Free Online High School Diploma Program
12/29/2015
By Juli Huston

Vallejo Residents encouraged to apply for this Free Program.

 

Vallejo, CA December 28, 2015 — Solano County Library is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.

 

“Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement,” said Malissa Knapp, Branch Manger for Solano County Library. “By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering our residents to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.”

 

Solano County Library and the Vallejo Friends of the Library, in partnership with the California State Library will award 6 scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.

 

Residents can learn more about Career Online High School at John F. Kennedy or Springstowne branches or by visiting the library’s Web site http://solanolibrary.com/cohs.

 

To qualify, a student must be a Vallejo resident, be 19 or older as of January 1, 2016, complete an online self-assessment, and be able to commit to 10 hours per week to study and complete coursework.


Once enrolled, Career Online High School pairs each student with an Academic Coach, who assists with developing an individual career plan, offers ongoing guidance and encouragement, evaluates performance, and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material.

 

Classes are supported by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Coursework begins in one of eight high-growth, high-demand career fields (across a wide spectrum from child care and education to certified transportation), before progressing to the core academic subjects. Many students are able to graduate in as few as 4 to 6 months by transferring in previously earned high school credits.

 

For more information or questions, please contact Malissa Knapp at COHS@snap.lib.ca.us



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Family Storytime at the Fairfield Cordelia Library
12/29/2015
By Kristen Murray

 

Family Storytime

 

Mondays at 1:30 p.m.

 

Kick off the New Year with a brand new storytime for all ages.

Fairfield Cordelia Library

5050 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534

 

Kids of all ages will participate in stories, songs, activities and more.  Join us for 30 minutes of interactive fun followed by crafts and play time.  This new storytime is fun for the whole family! 

 

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



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Family Fun Night at the Rio Vista Library
12/28/2015
By Nanett Overholt

January 12, 2016

 

Angry Birds Life-Sized and Miniature Golf

 

On January 12, at 6:30 p.m. Family Fun Night is happening at the Rio Vista Library.  We would like to invite families and friends to come play life-sized Angry Birds and 9 holes of Miniature Golf.    Join us in a fun-filled evening for all levels of gaming skills and all ages to enjoy.   A light snack will be provided afterwards.   

 

The Rio Vista Library is located at 44 So. 2nd St., Rio Vista, CA.

 

For more information, go to www.solanocounty.com, or call 866-57-ASKUS.



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Solano County Library is in need of volunteers for its Adult Library Literacy Services.
12/21/2015
By Barbara McGee

Solano County Library is in need of volunteers for its Adult Library Literacy Services.

 

Volunteers have the opportunity to help change the lives of adults struggling to carry out everyday tasks such as reading their mail, talking to their doctor, or reading a book to their child.

 

Literacy is vital for a healthy and thriving community.  There are many Solano County adults who struggle with their reading and writing skills.  Some 20 percent of Solano County’s population is considered functionally illiterate – 64,993 adults.  Children with parents who struggle with reading and writing skills are much more likely to struggle in school.

 

Solano County Library Literacy Services will hold volunteer tutor orientation on Saturday, January 9 OR Wednesday, January 13.  For more information call 784-1526 or visit the library’s literacy website at www.solanolibrary.com/literacy.



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Stomp Rockets
12/21/2015
By Natasha North

Stomp Rockets

 

3...2...1...Blast Off!  Step into the shoes of an aerospace engineer, designing and testing your very own high flying, foot-powered rocket. Can you build a rocket that can fly high and land safely? Join the Inventor’s Lab at the John F. Kennedy Library on Wednesday, November 18th at 3:30.

 

This program is free and is best for children ages 5+. Sponsored by the Friends of the Vallejo Public Libraries.

                                                           

For more information about this program or other library services, visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-57ASKUS.



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Matrix Parent Network Workshops to be held at John F. Kennedy Library
12/21/2015
By Natasha North

Matrix Parent Network Workshops to be held at

John F. Kennedy Library

 

 

Parents of children with special needs are invited to sign up for workshops conducted by the Matrix Parent Network. Free meetings are held at the John F. Kennedy Library at 505 Santa Clara St. in Vallejo. Registration through Matrix is required and topics vary.

 

The mission of Matrix Parent Network is to empower families of children with special needs to successfully understand and access the systems that serve them.

 

The first library workshop of 2016 will be presented by Independent Living Resources of Solano and Contra Costa County on Monday, January 25th at 5:00. Participants will receive information on preparing their students for adult life with skills such as money management, using public transportation, housing agreements and social skills.

 

Space is limited. To register for this free workshop or other Matrix presentations, visit www.matrixparents.org or call 1-800-578-2592.

 

                                                           

For more information about library services, visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Teen Advisory Board at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center
12/10/2015
By Andrea Klecki

Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

The Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center Teens is looking for teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss ideas for upcoming teen programs and other ideas on how the make the library better for teens. “Teens will enjoy food, fun and a chance to have their voices heard. We hope teens will give it a try and bring their friends, ” said Andrea Klecki, a librarian who works with teens at the library.

 

The meeting will take place at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 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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Rio Vista Library Celebrates “Promises Made, Promises Kept”
12/10/2015
By Mark Flowers

December 10, 2015

 

Rio Vista Library Celebrates “Promises Made, Promises Kept”

 

On January 4, the Rio Vista Library would like to thank the residents of Rio Vista for their continued support of their library. Come by the library and let us thank you with some light refreshments.

 

Over the past 17 years, Solano County Library has focused on keeping the promises we made when voters originally passed the 1/8-of-a-penny sales tax in 1998, known as Measure B. Using this reliable source of funding, we added hours, increased book budgets and enhanced services to children.

 

Since 1998, 1/8th of a penny in dedicated sales tax for libraries has:

 

  • Opened branch libraries 125% more hours
  • Increased book and other format purchases from $432,000 to $1,097,697.
  • Increased program attendance for youth by 166%
  • Provided operating funds for three new libraries

 

In June 2012, voters showed their support again by passing Measure L, which provides for extending that funding until 2030. The passage of Measure L helps us preserve services and continue to offer exceptional library services to the community.

 

The Rio Vista Library is located at 44 So. 2nd St., Rio Vista, CA.

 

For more information, go to www.solanocounty.com, or call 866-57-ASKUS.



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Winter Stories and Crafts for Children at the JFK Library
12/08/2015
By Natasha North

Winter Stories & Crafts for Children

 

Saturday, December 12th at 3:00

 

Families are invited to celebrate the winter holidays with crafts and a story time at the John F. Kennedy Library this Saturday. Children can create simple crafts in honor of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the winter season.

 

This program is free and no registration is required. For more information, call 1-866-572-7587.



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Nancy Redfield: Plenty of good reads available this time of year
12/07/2015
By Nancy Redfield

December 2015 Reporter Column

 

Nancy Redfield:  Plenty of Good Reads Available This Time of Year

 

This is such a hectic time of year. There’s so much to do and it’s easy to get caught up in the shopping and parties and bustle. It’s also a great time take advantage of the cold days and long nights by curling up with a good book. This time of year it’s easy to find great reads – the best books of 2015 lists are out and both the National Book Award and Man Booker Prize winners have been announced. I’m always being asked for book recommendations. Friends, family, strangers in line for coffee, as soon as someone hears that I’m a librarian he or she asks me for the title of a good book. Talk about pressure! I love talking about books, and I spend a lot of my time reading books and reading about books. Even so, sometimes it is can be a challenge to come up with a book suggestion off the top of my head. But this time of year it is easy for a librarian to come up with good recommendations. 2015 was a good year for good books and so I thought I would share some of the best I read this year with you.

 

 “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins is a fast-paced, edge of your seat thriller that keeps the reader guessing right to the end.

 

“H Is for Hawk” by Helen McDonald is a slow-paced, introspective memoir about loss, grief and growth as well as being the story of the author training a hawk.

 

Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” is another of Larson’s engrossing nonfiction books. Larson is brilliant at taking historical events and creating fascinating stories out of them. His books are incredibly detailed and he somehow manages to create a sense of drama and suspense even though the reader already knows how the story ends.

 

 If award winners are your thing, Adam Johnson is this year’s National Book Award winner for fiction with his short story collection “Fortune Smiles.” Johnson is local to San Francisco and is a professor at Stanford. His stories are funny and strange and disturbing but still wonderfully written. He previously won the Pulitzer for his novel “The Orphan Master’s Son.”

 

The Man Booker Prize was announced in October and this year’s fiction winner is Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Award winners are always interesting to read. If you challenge yourself to read the award winners, you are likely to read a book you might not have otherwise have chosen, but you’re very likely to enjoy it.

 

I’ll wrap up my recommendations with a couple of books that I really enjoyed this year but that didn’t quite make the best of 2015 lists. Ruth Ware’s “In a Dark Dark Wood” is a fast paced psychological thriller with a twisting plot that I read through in an afternoon. It’s a good book to lose yourself in for a few hours. I also really enjoyed “Rubbernecker” by Belinda Bauer. This mystery’s narrator is a young man with Asperger’s syndrome who has enrolled in a university anatomy course. He becomes convinced that the cadaver he is dissecting was murdered, and he then sets out to prove it. He is a wonderfully unique protagonist.

 

When you need some downtime this holiday season, find a great book and lose yourself in it for a while. If none of my suggestions above appeal to you, come by the library and ask your favorite librarian for a recommendation. We’re always ready to talk about good books.

 

If you are looking for something to do this December, come see what the library has scheduled. Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center at 1020 Ulatis Drive has the puppet show Frosty’s Magic Hat scheduled for Tuesday December 8 at 3:30 p.m. The Vacaville Town Square Library at 1 Town Square is going to host a Gingerbread House Workshop on Thursday, December 17 at 4 p.m. For many more programs, visit our online calendar at solanolibrary.com.

 

Nancy Redfield is the supervising librarian at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center.



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The Solano Community College music department presents two live performances at the Fairfield Cordelia Library.
11/30/2015
By Tim Madigan

Monday November 30, 2015

 

The Solano Community College music department presents two live performances at the Fairfield Cordelia Library.

 

Thursday December 3rd at 7:00

“Solano Pandemonium” is a steel drum band that performs calypso, reggae, Latin Jazz, pop, and various other Caribbean musical styles under the direction of Derek Smith.

 

Tuesday December 8th at 7:00

The “Fall Choral Concert” features holiday favorites under the direction of Kristy Juliano.

 

If you want to get involved or if you want to have either group perform at your location, please contact the directors at Derek.Smith@Solano.edu or Kristy.Juliano@Solano.edu . You can enroll for the classes at www.solano.ed

 

For more information about the concerts, call 1-866-57 ASK US or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com .



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Teen/Tween Craft Program – Topic: Warm and Fuzzy
11/24/2015
By Andrea Klecki

 

 

Teen/Tween Craft Program – Topic: Warm and Fuzzy

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Make something warm and fuzzy to wear, to decorate your home, or to give as gifts for the holiday season. Polar fleece and wool will be used to make a variety of no-sew accessories and crafts. The program will take place on Wed., Dec. 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.

 

Teens and children age 12 and up may attend this program, and no sewing knowledge is required.

 

This craft program is provided for free, 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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CANCELED - KAPLAN SAT Practice Test
11/24/2015
By Andrea Klecki

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED

 

KAPLAN SAT Practice Test at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library

 

Saturday, December 5 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

A free KAPLAN SAT practice test will be offered to anyone needing practice for upcoming SAT test dates at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. Teens are encouraged to attend. The test session is scheduled on Sat., Dec. 5 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Participants must register in advance by calling 1-800-KAP-TEST or online at www.kaptest.com. A results seminar for the practice test will take place the following week after the test.

 

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

 



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Job Search Strategies Workshop
11/23/2015
By Sabine Salek

CONTACT:  

Sabine Salek

slsalek@solanocounty.com

 

Job Search Strategies Workshop

 

December 5 at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Genia Wells will present a free Job Search Strategies Workshop at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo on December 5 at 2 pm.  Learn how to assess your skills and focus your job search.  Create resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters that are tailored to each desired employment opportunity. 

 

Ms. Wells is a Life Coach & Career Counselor who has worked at the Vallejo City Unified School District and at the Napa Valley College Career Center.  She will present career information and help you with individual questions in the library’s computer center.

 

For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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Covered California at the Fairfield Cordelia Library
11/16/2015
By Tim Madigan

Saturday November 21, 2015

 

Covered California at the Fairfield Cordelia Library

 

The Solano County Library and the Solano Coalition for Better Health present the opportunity to meet with a Certified Enrollment Counselor to guide Californians through the process of obtaining health insurance.

 

Applicants need to bring the following items: proof of current income, proof of address, California ID or driver’s license, Social Security Number and proof of citizenship or lawful presence. The Enrollment Counselor will be at the Cordelia Library at 5050 Business Center Dr. on Saturday Nov. 21, from 1:30 to 4:30.

 

For more information, call 1-866-57 ASK US or visit us online at www.solanolibrary.com .



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Master Gardeners - Fairy Gardeners with Sharon Rico
11/12/2015
By Andrea Klecki

Master Gardeners – Fairy Gardens with Sharon Rico

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.

 

The Master Gardeners will be at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to host a special workshop for creating “fairy gardens”, led by Sharon Rico. Fairy gardens are miniature gardens that contain tiny structures and plants that look like they are small enough for a magical fairy to live in. The event takes place Nov. 19 at 7 P.M. Participants can their hand at creating one of these mini landscaping projects and practice their gardening skills. The fairy gardens also make great gifts.

 

This workshop is free to the public and no registration is required. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For further information call 1-866-57-ASKUS or look on the library website at www.solanolibrary.com.



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NEW LIBRARY E-BOOKS WITHOUT LIMITATIONS
11/10/2015
By Ann Miller

NEW LIBRARY E-BOOKS WITHOUT LIMITATIONS

 

 

Solano County Library is partnering with other California libraries to provide a new way to read e-books, without limitations, reservations or expirations.  The service, called Total BooX, is providing partner libraries a free trial that will end in February.   “Adding Total BooX to our other e-book collections is a way to give our customers even more options for reading on mobile devices,” said Bonnie Katz, Director of Library Services.

 

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to get the books they need, whether they are reading for pleasure, working on a project or learning a new skill, ” said Katz.

 

Total BooX gives library customers a new digital reading experience, with no waiting lines, expirations or limitations on the number of books on a customer’s device.  Over 50,000 titles are always available for instant download. Reading on tablets and phones can be done online and offline, while the library is charged only for the pages read. 

 

If Solano County Library adopts the new service, library customers get Total BooX for free, just as they do other library materials.  For libraries, the Total BooX pricing model is a departure from the way publishers have controlled e-books in the past.  Traditional models restrict the way libraries can buy e-books; some allow an e-book to be borrowed 26 times before a new one must be purchased, other e-books are offered as a one-year license.  Total BooX charges libraries based on the number of pages accessed by a library customer. This is particularly cost-effective for libraries in the case of “how-to” and other non-fiction, where users read only the pages that are most relevant to the task at hand.  “We know e-books are popular in our community – we saw a 36% jump in e-book borrowing last year. We hope that the community will give Total BooX a try between now and the end of February and tell us what they think,” said Katz. 



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Lawrence Hall of Science Inventor’s Lab – Stomp Rockets
11/10/2015
By Andrea Klecki

Lawrence Hall of Science Inventor’s Lab – Stomp Rockets


Tuesday, November 17th at 3:30 P.M.


Come join us for the Lawrence Hall of Science’s Inventor’s Lab program! Step into the shoes of an aerospace engineer, designing and testing your very own high flying stomp rocket. Can you build a rocket that can fly high and land safely?

 

Children age 5 and up and their families are welcome to stop by the library on Tuesday, November 17th at 3:30 P.M. This program is provided for free, 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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Delta Tunnels Project Discussion
11/10/2015
By Andrea Klecki

CONTACT: Andrea Klecki at 707-784-1544 or alklecki@solanocounty.com


Delta Tunnels Project Discussion, Presented by Al Medvitz


Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.


The Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center will present for an informative discussion about the Bay Area Delta Conservation Plan. Al Medvitz, a member of the Delta Protection Advisory Committee, will discuss the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. He will discuss the pros and cons of the proposed Delta tunnels and the impact the tunnels would have on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Bay Area residents.

 

Please join us on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 P.M. to learn more about this important environmental issue.


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



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Covered California Enrollment Assistance at Fairfield Civic Center Library
11/09/2015
By Serena Enger

November 7, 2015

 

 

CONTACT:   Serena Enger, 1-866-572-7587; smenger@solanocounty.com

 

Covered California Enrollment Assistance at Fairfield Civic Center Library

 

In partnership with Solano Coalition for Better Health, Fairfield Civic Center Library, Solano County, will host four Covered California Health Insurance Assistance events to assist Solano County and California residents in enrolling for Covered California health insurance, learning more about the program, or revising their insurance needs before the January 30, 2016 deadline.

 

Residents should bring the following for enrollment:  Proof of Current Income; Proof of Address; California ID or Driver's License; Social Security Number; Proof of Citizenship or Lawful Presence.

 

Enrollment session will be available in the Library’s Becker-Balmer Meeting Room on Monday, November 30 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 9 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., and Wednesday, January 6 and 20 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

 

The library is located at 1150 Kentucky Street. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit www.solanolibrary.com. - See more at: http://solanolibrary.com



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Free Budgeting Workshop at the Fairfield Cordelia Library
11/04/2015
By Melissa Padaca

Free budgeting workshop at the Fairfield Cordelia Library

 

Wednesday November 18th 4:00pm-5:00pm.

 

Creating a Budget: How Starting Now Can Help You Later

 

For many people, the word "budget" has a negative connotation. Instead of thinking of a budget as restrictive, think of it as a means of potentially achieving financial success. A budget is an important tool that allows you to put your money to work so that you may reach your financial goals more quickly.  Join us to discuss how to put together a budget that may be a good fit for your individual situation. 

 

This 60 minute workshop is free to the public. No registration required.  Fairfield Cordelia Library 5050 Business Center Drive, Fairfield CA 94534.  For more information visit www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-572-7587



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“IN THE GROOVE” IN CONCERT AT THE JFK LIBRARY
10/29/2015
By Sabine Salek

“IN THE GROOVE” IN CONCERT AT THE JFK LIBRARY

 

Saturday, November 7th at 2 pm

 

“In the Groove,” a local Motown/Rock/Rhythm and Blues band, is set to perform at 2 p.m. on Saturday November 7th in the Joseph Room at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo.  Get ready to party with this talented group of musicians. 

 

This free concert is made possible by the Vallejo Friends of the Library.



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Kelly the Clown Presents Harvest Family
10/26/2015
By Nanett Overholt

Kelly the Clown presents Harvest Family

 

Family Fun event comes to the Rio Vista Library with Kelly the Clown presenting Harvest Family.  Everyone will have a chance to participate as the audience becomes part of the story with costumes and loads of fun. 

 

Come November 17 at 6:30 p.m. 

 

All are welcome to attend. 



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Learn to Sew
10/26/2015
By Nanett Overholt

Sewing – Learn to Sew

 

Learn to sew at the Rio Vista Library, Saturdays: November 7 at 12 - 3 p.m.  All materials and sewing machines are provided.  Sew a new pillow case or pajama bottoms. 

 

Ages 10 – Adult welcome to attend.  Sewing is fun and easy to learn! 

 

Sign-ups are being taken at the library.



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Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale
10/22/2015
By Nancy Redfield

Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

 

The Fall book sale for the Vacaville Libraries is coming soon.  Thousands of books and other materials for people of all ages will be available at ridiculously low prices.

 

The sale takes place at the Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center during normal library hours.  It begins with a Members Only day on Thursday, October 29th—become a member at the door!  From October 30th until Monday November 2nd the sale is open to everyone.  The last day is Five Dollars a Bag Day—get all the materials you can fit into a grocery bag for just five dollars.  The sale ends at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

 

The Friends of the Vacaville Library is a support organization of the Vacaville Public Libraries.  The monies they raise help support library programming for children, teens and adults.

 

The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive.  For questions regarding this event, please call the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS.

 



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Knot Just Knitters Add Tuesday Evening Meetings
10/20/2015
By Teri Stevens

Knot Just Knitters Add Tuesday Evening Meetings

 

Do you knit?  Crochet?  Tat?  Cross-stitch?  Do you have a half-completed sweater or quilt stashed in the back of your closet?

 

Whether you’re a learner or an expert, you can now bring your projects and questions to the group twice a month, on 2nd Fridays from 2:00-4:30 p.m., and on 4th Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m., at the Vacaville Public Library—Cultural Center. 

 

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 27th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Join us as we share, laugh— and indulge in needlework!

 

Vacaville Public Library—Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA

 

For more information, call the library toll-free at 1-866-57-ASKUS. 



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Batfest! With NorCal Bats
10/20/2015
By Elizabeth Molyneux

CONTACT:   Elizabeth Molyneux at 707-784-1544 or ekmolyneux@solanocounty.com

 

Batfest! With NorCal Bats

 

Tuesday, October 27th at , 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m

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Smile, Batfest is coming!  We’ll celebrate these marvelous and misunderstood creatures of the night with two presentations of real live bats at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Drop in anytime on October 27th to make a bat craft and learn more about bats. 

 

Free, 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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Libraries in Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, Suisun City and Rio Vista Open Today
10/15/2015
By Ann Miller

Libraries in Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, Suisun City and Rio Vista Open Today

Due to a union job action we are not able to adequately staff all our libraries.

 

Libraries open today from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Fairfield Cordelia Library

5050 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534

 

Rio Vista Library

44 S. 2nd Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571

 

Springstowne Library

1003 Oakwood Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94591

 

Suisun City Library

601 Pintail Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585

 

Vacaville Public Library, Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687

 

 

 

Libraries closed for business today

 

Fairfield Civic Center Library

John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo

Vacaville Town Square Library

 

Good news! If the pick-up dates for your holds expired on Wed. or Thurs., you will have two extra days to pick them up! Items will remain available through Saturday.

 



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Vacaville Cultural Center & Springstowne Libraries Open Today
10/14/2015
By Ann Miller

Due to a union job action we are not able to adequately staff all our libraries.  The following libraries are open today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive; Springstowne Library in Vallejo, 1003 Oakwood Avenue. 

 

The Fairfield Civic Center Library, Fairfield Civic Center Library, John F. Kennedy Library (Vallejo),  Rio Vista Library, Suisun City Library, Vacaville Public Library-Town Square will be closed.

 

All libraries are expected to be open tomorrow, October 15th at 10 a.m.



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