For The Family: North Natomas Library In July

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers:

Bilingual Story Time
Saturdays, July 3 & 10
9 a.m.
Due to our change in open hours, we have a new time for Bilingual Storytime! Come for songs, rhymes and more in Spanish and English. Venga para cuentos, canciones, rimas y más en español e inglés. Don’t forget to sign up for our PreReaders Summer Reading Program and win great prizes!

Mandarin Chinese Class for Kids
Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27
9:30 a.m.
Learn how to listen and speak in Mandarin Chinese through songs, games, and activities. The program is designed for children ages 3 – 7 years old. This is a continuous 4 week series, so please plan to attend every class. Registration is required at or by calling 264-2920.

Toddler Storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years
Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27
10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, puppets and more. For toddlers 1 to 3 years old. Note our new start time is at 10:30 a.m on Tuesdays.

For school-aged kids, ages 5-12:

Making a Splash with Cyrus with musician and storyteller Francie Dillon
Thursday, July 15
4 p.m.
Francie Dillon will spin the tale of Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent with songs and engaging voices. Audience participation brings this story to life.

For teens:

The Great Frame Up with Artworks
Thursday, July 29
4 p.m.
Make Waves @ your library by joining us for special summer reading programs just for Teens. Collect seashells? Transform flat picture frames with ordinary household grout into a great mosaic project. Materials to incorporate in the frame will be provided.

For adults:

Beginning Internet
Tuesday, July 6
10 a.m.
Learn the basics of internet search using Google and other search engines, find out how to stay safe online, and get comfortable in an online world. This is a one-hour class, assistance is provided, and questions are welcome. Registration is required at, by calling 264-2920, or in person at any public library branch.

Smart Investing for Women Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 14
6 p.m.
Join like-minded women as they discuss the book “The moneytrack method : a step-by-step guide to investing like the pros” by Pam Kruegerand and share their investing experiences. This three-part series meets the following Wednesdays, July 14, August 11, and September 15. Books will be provided and light refreshments will be available. This discussion is part of the Smart Investing for Women grant, made available through the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association.

Introduction to Yoga
Tuesday, July 20
6:30 p.m.
Introduction to Yoga is the perfect place to begin or resume a yoga practice. This informative class will provide a brief overview of the philosophy of yoga, instruction on how to combine breath and movement with the practice of fundamental postures, and includes correct positioning and alignment.Participants will also learn a few simple tools to help relieve stress. The workshop (1 ½ hrs) is suitable for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Please bring a yoga mat. Presented by Art of Living instructors.

Lectures in History Series: The Spanish Armada
Wednesday, July 21
7 p.m.
An exploration of the failed attempt in 1588 by Phillip II of Spain to invade England and depose Queen Elizabeth I. Join experienced history lecturer John Connelly for a discussion of this fascinating period in European history.

Library Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 22
7:30 p.m.
Please visit the North Natomas Library for the current list of book club titles.

Lectures in History Series: The Marshall Plan
Wednesday, July 28
7 p.m.
At the end of World War II, much of Europe lay devastated by years of conflict. The Marshall Plan’s initiative for helping the continent rebuild had far-reaching economic and political effects. Join experienced history lecturer John Connelly for a discussion of this fascinating period in world history.

For the whole family:

Hawaiian Stories and Dance with the Ohana Dancers
Tuesday, July 13
7 p.m.
Make a splash @ your library with the Ohana Dance Group, who will share Hawaiian culture through music and dance.

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