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Fathers of newborns: get some skills


Fathers can learn hands-on skills for helping to raise newborns – including the “ever-popular diaper toss,” promises First 5 Yolo.

Three “Daddy’s Tool Bag,” workshops are planned, including one from 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at West Sacramento’s library, 1212 Merkley Avenue.

The free workshops are led by a dad, Ted Hendricks, and will also cover skills such as swaddling the newborn, helping during breastfeeding, and comforting a baby. Free, and participants get a T-shirt and DVD (in English & Spanish). Call (530) 669-2475 to sign up or learn about workshops elsewhere in the region.

Celebrating a pioneering children’s story

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The Yolo County Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book “The Snowy Day,” which “was one of the first books to feature an African-American child in a main role that appeals to all children.”

Storytime programs at the West Sacramento branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue, will feature the book as follows: for kids age 1-3, visit “Mother Goose on the Loose at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21; Russian storytime for kids age 3-6, 6:15 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 22; age 0-1, “Hug-a-Bye Baby,” at 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 23; preschool storytime for ages 3-6 at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24; and bilingual English/Spanish storytime for kids age 2-6 at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 25.

For information, visit the library or www.yolocountylibrary.com.

Fun activities on Saturday for kids


The West Sacramento Friends of the Library plan an “Everybody has a Heritage” event beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 4 at the library, 1212 Merkley Avenue. Organizers plan a fun event with music and dancing from different cultures, centering around reading and literature. School-age children and their parents are invited.

Library supporters plan annual dinner

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NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 12, 2011 –

The West Sacramento Friends of the Library will hold their annual dinner meeting on Oct. 25 at the VFW Hall, 905 Drever Street. 6 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner. $10, catered by the Club Pheasant. Open to the public. Mail check to WSFOL, P.O. Box 692, West Sacramento, CA 95691. For info, call 375-6465 ext. 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com. Featured speakers at the dinner will be Richard Hurley and T.J. Meekins, authors of “Queen of the Northern Mines: A Novel of the Civil War in California.”


Free movies at the library

Free movies are now a ‘regular thing’ at the local library!
Movies selected for grown-ups are featured at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays in the community room, and movies for kids are featured at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The program is in place for the next year at 1212 Merkley Ave. The theme for October is “from books to movies.” Find a listing of films and dates at the library. The film program is courtesy of the ‘West Sacramento Friends of the Library.’

From the News-Ledger