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All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time! 

Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to introduce a new reading program on the first Monday of each month starting on 11 a.m. on April 7, 2014.  With exciting locomotives and railroad exhibits as visual backdrops, this interactive and fun new program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five.  Museum staff will read a different railroad-related book each month, starting with All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund for the premiere “All Aboard for Story Time!” in April.  Afterward, little ones can enjoy the Museum with their parents.  Whether its toy trains or big locomotives, there is something to discover in the Museum that will thrill children of all ages! 

Friends of the Sacramento Public Library Warehouse Sale

Friends of the Sacramento Public Library Warehouse Sale
Friends of the Sacramento Public Library Warehouse Sale
10-05-2013 - 10-06-2013
Friends of the Sacramento Public Library
 
Admission: Free
 
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“The Slender Poe at the Sacramento Public Library”

“The Slender Poe at the Sacramento Public Library”

“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. 

News10's 'Reading Connects'

News10 has launched a major initiative called 'Reading Connects.' Its purpose is to help build a stronger community, one reader at a time.

Fact: 37% of third graders in Sacramento read at grade level. 74% of those students will never catch up.

News10 is teaming up with parents, businesses, schools, libraries and volunteers to improve the literacy rate in our area. We are combining the power of television, the web, and social media with the power of good people who want to make a difference.

Reading is one of the keys to a successful and productive life.

A minor investment of your time can change the path of a child's life.

We are here to help with information, resources and opportunities- for you to help build a better community.

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Get your Poe on!

Sacramento Public Library has chosen the stories and poems of early 19th-century American author Edgar Allan Poe for its 2013 One Book Sacramento project - the community's biggest book club!

The Poe Project invites local amateur filmmakers to create short films based on a Poe work or theme, which are no longer than 13 minutes. Or, you may enter the full-length screenwriting competition of an adaptation of Poe's work.

Entries are due in late summer 2013 and cash prizes will be awarded.

A workshop that explains the competition is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, at The Art Institute of Sacramento, 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento.

For more information about January 22 workshop, please contact Mary Beth Barber at (916) 429-5105 or Laurie Pederson at (916) 600-6477 or by e-mail at info@capitalfilmarts.com.

Help local libraries while saving on your groceries

You can help out the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library 
the next time you go grocery shopping!

If you shop at BelAir, Raleys or Nob Hill Grocery stores, a percentage of your purchases will benefit the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library.

If you already have a "Something Extra" card, simply go to the website below and type in "Friends of the Sac", and the Friends of the Library organization will be displayed, or type in "95814" and select the Friends.

Click Here to Help the Friends of the Library

If you do not already have a "Something Extra" card, you can sign up for one in any Raley's or BelAir store, or online at Raleys.com.