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FALL BOOK SALE
October 19-21, 2019


June 15
COMMUNITY 100th BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR THE LIBRARY

 

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Just a reminder ... of our ongoing project to SAVE OUR HISTORY
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Friends of the Amador County Library (FACL)

What's Happening?

 

Community Party: Amador County Library Centennial Celebration
and Summer Reading Program Kickoff -- June 15, 2019

The Amador County Library is celebrating 100 years of service with a Community Party on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Jackson Main Library, 530 Sutter Street in Jackson. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Amador County Library.

Bring the family and celebrate 100 years of the Amador County Library with food, entertainment, birthday cake, library fun, and poetry! Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, fun entertainment for kids, and an opportunity to discover all that the library has to offer.

  • Take a Story Walk and marvel at laminated pages from a children's picture book displayed on special display posts starting at the outdoor archway.
  • Enjoy "California Listens" videos. These oral histories recounted by long-time Amador County residents will be running in a loop on a large-screen TV.
  • Watch the 3D printer in action.
  • Discover library services like Google Chromebooks, the Law Library computer.
  • Ancestry.com, ABC Mouse, learning games for the littlest kids, and so much more.
  • Pick up your Summer Reading Program reading log. This year's theme: "It's Showtime! ".
  • Outside in the parking lot: Face painting, balloon animals, free books for kids and adults, and much more.
  • 12 noon – 12:30 p. m.: Amador County Folklorico Dancers perform
  • 12:45 p. m. – 2:00 p. m. Birthday Cake Cutting with local celebrities followed by a program featuring Kat Everitt, Amador County Poet Laureate.

 

A MILESTONE IS REACHED ON THE "SAVE OUR HISTORY" PROJECT

Looking for information on people, places, or events in Amador County's past? The Save Our History project has made it possible to search online for stories and ads in Amador County newspapers dating back to 1855. Phase 1 of the project includes newspapers through 2004, and we are currently working on bringing the website up to date. Generously funded by the Ledger Dispatch and by many local donors including Stan Lukowicz, the Native Sons of the Golden West, Rotary, and numerous individuals and families, the project is co-sponsored by the Ledger Dispatch and the Friends of the Amador County Library.

The archives are available free of charge to everyone. No library card is needed. Access is via the library home page (https://www.amadorgov.org/departments/library).

More details about the project and this milestone are on the SAVE OUR HISTORY page.

 

FACL Brings California's Poet Laureate to Amador County

California's Poet Laureate visitDana Gioia, the California State Poet Laureate, is on a mission to visit all 58 California counties during his two-year term. Amador's turn was June 15. 2017.

Gioia was appointed by the Governor in December 2015 for a two-year term as California's Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate serves as the state advocate for poetry and literature in libraries, classrooms, and boardrooms across California. Born in Hawthorne, California, Dana Gioia was the first person in his family to attend college. As National Endowment of the Arts chair (2003-2009) he launched several nationwide programs, including Poetry Out Loud, a national competition for high school students to learn poetry, perform it, and win prizes. He is also a prolific essayist, reviewer, critic, and translator.

SEE MORE ABOUT THIS .... in the Summer 2017 Newsletter >>

 

 

 

 

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