About 3.2 percent of the U.S adult population are vegetarian or vegan. In Sacramento, there are a lot many of people with plant based diet. Each year a festival is held to showcase the community. Welcome to the Sactown Vegfest.
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On October 25, roughly a thousand people met at McClatchy Park for the first annual Walk 4 Literacy, presented by 916 Ink and the Sacramento Public Library Foundation. Participants walked four miles, from the park to the Sacramento Convention center, which hosted the inaugural California Capital Book Festival.
To learn more about childhood literacy in Sacramento, go to www.walk4literacy.org.
At the Arden-Dimick Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, a new program called “Reading Buddies” has sparked the interest of young readers. Every Thursday from 2-3pm, the interactive Reading Buddies program gives young patrons an opportunity to expand their literary horizons.
“The goal of the program, first and foremost, is to encourage a lifetime love of reading,” says Chris Durr, Youth Services Librarian at the Arden-Dimick Branch. “We do that by pairing big buddies, which are teen readers, with little buddies, which are kids generally from 6-8, working on literacy skills. We get together for an hour and work on those literacy skills by practicing reading and playing reading games.”
The Reading Buddies program helps to prevent what is known as a “summer slide” between school years. Children can between lose one and three months’ worth of grade-level equivalency during the summer months, when they are away from school and are not facing literary stimulation.
However, with encouragement, it can be easy to help children avoid this summer slide.
“I [first] brought my son because he didn’t read well, and I thought the interaction with other people [could help],” says Cathy Yotter, parent. “I was reading to him last week, and he was really excited about it [reading] and couldn’t wait to come back here again.”
“It’s really fun reading to [the] kids,” adds Blythe Newton-Haynes, a “Big Buddy” and teen volunteer. “I think it’s good to have someone older who can help with reading. I mostly learned to read with having my parents read to me, and I
think this is good for kids who learn that way. I think it’s also good to just set aside something that’s specifically for reading and learning. It gives them a space where they’re not going to be judged.”
Reading Buddies program is a free community event that continues through July 31st. For more information, visit the Arden-Dimick Branch of the Sacramento Public Library.
The Sacramento Public Library provides a variety of resources to the public, including computers, homework help, 3-D printing labs, museum passes, book printing, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, movies, eBooks, and, of course, printed books. This video highlights the Library’s Paws-to-Read Summer Reading Program as well as the Belle-Cooledge Branch of the Sacramento Public Library.
In the 21st century, public libraries have two tasks: attract community members to libraries and keep members technology literate. Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 8pm and Saturdays 11 – 5pm, the 3-D printing at the Arcade Sacramento Public Library lab accomplishes both. Community members can learn about this new technology while being encouraged to check-out new books to read.
On Thursday, April 25th, the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services partnered up with Soil Born Farms and The Sacramento Public Library System to host a screening for “Growing Cities”, a documentary about Urban Agriculture. After the screening, the groups held a panel discussion that answered all of the audience’s questions.
The Colonial Heights Branch of the Sacramento Public Library offers a variety of programs to the community, including the Explore and More! program. This program offers homework help, free snacks, arts and crafts, and fun activities to youth.
Sacramento’s Alt+ Program and California Stage play “The Vanishing Point” on LiveWire this Week
LiveWire is happy to welcome guests from The Sacramento Public Library. Lori Easterwood and Jessica Zaker will be on the program to talk about the Library’s Alt+ events. The Alt means alternative and many of the events are fun and unique ways of experiencing literature and Sacramento culture. They range from fun book club meetings to Punk Rock Aerobics classes. Join us on the show to find out more.
For more information about the Sacramento Public Library log on to www.SacLibrary.org and http://altlibrary.com.
Guests from California Stage will be on the program to tell us about their upcoming award winning play “The Vanishing Point” by Nedra Pezold Roberts. The play follows a family through the summer of 2005 just before Hurricane Katrina arrived. The bayou they live in and the state of the family are both in a fragile state. Watch LiveWire to get a sneak peek of this new play.
For more information about “The Vanishing Point” at California Stage log on to www.CalStage.org .
Tune in to LiveWire! on Wednesday, March 19th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’.
Over a year after it was first established at the Colonial Heights Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, the Read & Feed Teaching and Demonstration Garden is still thriving. This video highlights the garden’s progress over time, as well as its effect on the Colonial Heights Community.
“The Slender Poe & More”
The Sacramento Public Library One Book Read 2013 is “The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe” . In celebration of this year’s book they are hosting several Poe inspired events. Earlier in September they were part of the Sacramento Film & Music Festival’s Friday night Poe Project. That project was a combined effort for the Library and the Capital Film Arts Alliance along with others and was a huge success. Their next event is the public debut of “The Slender Poe”, published by I Street Press with a reading of “The Raven” by John Allen Cann, Professor and Poet. The event also will showcase film selections from The Poe Project including “Ligeia” an adaptation by Paul Kramer and “Annabel Lee: A Paper Doll’s Dream” an adaptation by Michelle “Miss B.B.” Barbaria.
In the month of October they are having even more Poe fun including several events at the Tsakapoulos Library Galleria.
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