August News
Programs for August
(all events will take place at the Loomis Library and Community Room unless noted)
Sign up to be a member of the Friends of the Loomis Library
The newly opened Loomis Library is your library!  Help the library by becoming a member of the Friends of Loomis Library.  Just download and fill out the form: 
Fruit Crate Label Contest ends September 2nd.
There's still time to design your own fruit crate label.  You can even create your own brand!  All entries will be shown at the Loomis Eggplant Festival on October 7th in the Friends of Library Booth. 
For details, see:  
Meet our Intern - Kelly
She will start in late August and will be helping the Library working with Program Director Dee,  the Town Library board on the outreach survey, along with working the front counter.

Swing by and say hi to her!
August 10th, 11am-noon
Preserving your Garden's Bounty - Canning Demo

It is harvest time! How do you get the most from your garden and the fresh fruits and vegetables it has provided you this year? Nancy Colwell and Jenny Nitta will give a general canning "demonstration" to help you enjoy your garden's bounty all year long. This will be a class on "how-to" and the "equipment" you will need without actually canning as our kitchen facilities are not conducive to an actual demonstration.
August 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friends of Loomis Library Meeting

All are welcome to attend.
August 12th, 10:30am-noon
NASA Presents Solar Eclipses - All You Ever Wanted to Know and MORE!

On August 21st all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. NASA representative Jayce Pearson will explain interesting facts about the sun, its importance to our world. He will also explain the different types of eclipses and why they are so rare. Jayce will tell us the best way to observe this rare eclipse. The class will conclude with creating your own solar eclipse viewer. To help us collect supplies for everyone to make a viewer please bring empty cereal boxes, both for your own project and to share. Start saving them now! So we can make sure we have enough materials for creation of the viewers please send an RSVP to by August 9th and tell us how many attendees in your group.
August 16th 6:00pm-8:30pm
Historical Society Meeting
All are welcome to attend
August 17th, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Historical Society Presentation - Life in Penryn in the 1940s and '50s
Ed Horton of Horton Iris Farm is known as a native of Loomis, but the truth is that he spent his early years in Penryn. Join us for some interesting and entertaining history as Ed regales us with stories of what life was like in Penryn in the 1940s and 1950s.  Find out how life was before the Internet and color TV.
August 17th 7pm-8:30pm
Loomis Library Page Turners (book club) - Cleopatra: A Life
Our new book club is the Loomis Library Page Turners! We meet every other month to discuss the book of the month.
This month's book is 'Cleopatra: A Life' by Stacy Schiff. You can find more details here:
We meet at the library every other third Thursday at 7:00 PM. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Please RSVP to Janet at
August 19th, 10am-noon
Botany in a Book
Do you already enjoy growing succulents? Interested but never tried this fun gardening adventure? If so, please join us Saturday, August 19, at 10:00 am at the Loomis Library & Community Learning Center for a distinctly biblio succulent planting. All materials will be furnished, but sign ups are required to ensure that we have enough supplies. Please email to  to reserve a space
August 26th 10:30am-11:30am
Lend a Heart / Read to a Dog Program
Please join us the 4th Saturday each month when Lend a Heart bring their sweet, therapy-trained dogs to the library so kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind, furry friend. We're grateful to local dentist, Dr. Baldonado and his friend Peanut, for organizing this wonderful program!
Other News
*FREE* Tech Help at the Loomis Library
Get  your or your friends/family's technical questions answered by our Encore fellow, Eric. His bio can be found here:  Iphones, Ipads, e-readers, computers or even the Internet.  "No questoin is too simple".  He will be available at the library generally 2pm-5pm Thursday-Saturday.  Drop in (call ahead to see if he is in) or make an appointment (916) 812-2237.
Future Events
Starting September 7th 10:00am
Placer County Genealogical Society presents Genetic Genealogy Workshops
Starting in September, Carol Dove of the Placer County Genealogical Society will be offering DNA workshops the first and third Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Loomis Library Jesse Helms Community Room. She is planning to offer introductory concepts on the first Thursday of each month (Beginners) and more hands-on tools and advanced concepts for the second Thursday of each month (Intermediate - Advanced). These workshops will continue through the end of the year with just one workshop in December.
Sign ups are required, as space is limited . Reservations start for the general public on July 25 and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Carol Dove via email ( and a reservation form will be sent to you.
Resuming September 7th 1pm-3pm
Current Events - Weekly Discussion Group
"Current Events" is a class led by Jerry Fuchs. It discusses in a non partisan way the events of the day, both domestic and international. Jerry Fuchs was a newspaper publisher for 47 years with the San Francisco Examiner and Tribute Company and taught at Notre Dame University.
Registration is $25 for the semester (September to January). Starts Sept. 7  (There are two semesters per year and a break during the summer)
If you have questions, you can email Jerry Fuchs at
September 9th, 10:30am-11:30am
EDMO - DIY DaVinci: Submarines! (K-3rd)
This week students will travel back in time to the Renaissance period and study one of Leonardo Da Vinci earliest inventions, the submarine while exploring the concept of buoyancy. Da Vinci is famous for intersecting art, science and a maker mindset to create inventions and artwork that still impact our world today.
Links to register: 
September 9th, 12:30pm-1:30pm
EDMO - Engineering: Geodesic Dome (4th-6th)
Students will be learning about Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome and be introduced to geometric shapes and basic engineering concepts. Students will build individual geodesic domes, then collaborate to build a 'youth size' model of a geodome!
Septr 23rd 10:30am-11:30am
Lend a Heart / Read to a Dog Program
Please join us the 4th Saturday each month when Lend a Heart bring their sweet, therapy-trained dogs to the library so kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind, furry friend. We're grateful to local dentist, Dr. Baldonado and his friend Peanut, for organizing this wonderful program!
September 29th 10:30am-11am
Special Story Time Friday - Meet "Big Daddy" from Blackwood Ranch
As a special treat this month "Big Daddy" from Blackwood Ranch coming to back Loomis Library to lead our Children's Story Time. The children will have the opportunity to meet "Big Daddy". Big Daddy is a certified therapy miniature horse. Big Daddy loves to promote reading. Big Daddy goes to schools and school events to visit with children. If your child is a reader, Big Daddy will listen to them read. If not, Big Daddy will help with the reading of a story by a ranch hand
September 30th 9am-3:30pm
Tracing Your Family Tree: How to Begin
Everything is relative in this free class presented by the Placer County Genealogical Society. It is packed full of information on the basic steps in how to get started tracing your family tree. Topics covered include
  • Filling Out Forms - pedigree charts, family group sheets, and genealogy software.
  • Organizing Your Work - genealogical numbering and filing systems.
  • Ancestors in Your Mailbox - researching by correspondence via snail mail, e-mail and message boards.
  • Wired for Research - online resources, including free wikis, web sites and web trees.
  • On & Off the Shelves - resources in the library, archives and family history center.
  • Conducting Original Research - finding historical documents & other sources of family data.
Doors open at 8:30 am. Admission is free. A companion handbook will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so please make a reservation by e-mailing your name and the number of persons attending to
October 7th, 9am-noon
Altered Books for Beginners

Have you seen those cool altered books and junk journals? Peruse Pinterest and get inspired. I will bring prepared books for each of you (pre-gessoed with some pages removed), along with decorative papers, fabric, ribbons, magazines...all kinds of ephemera for you to play with. You bring scissors and a glue stick, along with any items that work with your chosen theme - photos, mementos, papers, ribbons, etc. You don't need a theme. Feel free to just come and wing it.
Age 16+ $15 per person Pay in advance to RSVP (Maximum 5 people)  RSVP by October 1 to Janet at Payment received by Paypal or check
Ongoing Events
Current Events - Thursdays 1pm-3pm
Story Time Fridays - 10:30-11am
Friends of Loomis Library Meeting -
Every 2nd Thursday 6pm-8pm 
Historical Society Meeting - Every 3rd Wednesday 6pm-8:30pm
Historical Society Presentation - Every 3rd Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm
Lend a Heart/Read to a Dog - Every 4th Saturday 10am-11am
Bottom of the Newsletter
Congratulations for scrolling to the bottom of the newsletter!  This month's reward is you are eligible for free parking at the library while visit the library.  Not only can you check out books for free from the library, you can now park there for free while visiting the library.  What a deal!
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