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West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, has received a $500 matching prize from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Last year, ScholarShare partnered with California public libraries to conduct drawings that gave participants, ages 18 and under, a chance to win $500 in the statewide Summer Reading Program. More than 790,000 Californians of all ages signed up at their local library for the summer reading program. Earlier this month, ScholarShare announced the 40 winners; one from each of California’s senatorial districts. ScholarShare also gave a matching $500 prize to each winner’s local library, which in the 6th Senatorial District, benefitted the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in November

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in November

The following special programs will be held during the month of November at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

You Are Invited - Sunday Dec 7 1-4 p.m. in Rocklin

You Are Invited - Sunday Dec 7 1-4 p.m. in Rocklin

New York Times bestselling author and his tail-wagging ambassador and service dog support RRUFF Healing Heroes Program

New York Times best-selling author Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog “Tuesday” will visit Rocklin to share their story of courage and love. Hear how this extraordinary Golden Retriever and this wounded warrior saved one another. The presentation will take place at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. on Sunday, December 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Copies of Montalván’s books, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him & Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and his Service Dog, will be available for purchase. Book signing and photos immediately following the presentation.   

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the first chapter – Take Care of Yourself – is one of the most important steps for anyone who is looking for work. In this kickoff chapter, I share some great tips on staying fit – physically, mentally and financially.

During my year and half of looking for work, there were days when I wouldn’t eat well and barely have the gusto to get up.  It was a short period of time where I was going through a grieving process – the loss of my previous job and undeniable sense of low self-esteem from being unemployed – which I did not understand at the time. I finally got through all the downs and started to change some habits to create a better future for me and my family. 

Here is an excerpt from the book: