March News
Programs for March
(all events will take place at the Loomis Library and Community Room unless noted)
Continuing in March - Every Tue/Wed noon-6pm
Tax Preparation Help
They say that nothing is certain except death and taxes.  We can't help with with the former but there is help with the latter.  TaxAide is a joint service provided by AARP and the IRS. They will be doing FREE income tax preparation and filing for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, with special focus on senior citizens. Appointments are required! To make an appointment or get more information, please call the Loomis TaxAide Appointment line at 916-672-1182 
March 9th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friends of Loomis Library Meeting
The previous meeting's minutes can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/gqbmy74
March 10th 8am-4pm
March 11th 8am-3pm
"Last Chance" Book Sale/Yard Sale - 3784 Circle Dr.  Loomis
Friends of Library Loomis is hosting a "Last Chance" Yard/Book Sale. Stop by 3784 Circle Drive in Loomis to pick up great books and yard sale items at bargain prices. All proceeds go to support the Loomis Library and Community Learning Center. See you there!!
March 11th 10:30am-11:30am
Music Fun!
Come learn about basic rhythm and melody while having fun singing along to some classic children's songs. All ages and musical abilities welcome!
March 13th, 7pm Placer High School
Auburn One Book Community 2017: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
 
The Auburn One Book Community are extremely thrilled to share the selection this year, Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, NYT Best Seller and winner of the 2016 National Book Award.  Please check out the Auburn One Book One Community  
website (https://www.auburnoboc.org/)  for details on the events planned which include literary discussions through Placer Adult Education, a filming of Selma, a panel discussion, an evening with the author interviewed by Beth Ruyak and an evening / dinner of African culture.
March 16th - 3:30pm-4:30pm
Historical Society Presentation - A Look Back at Downtown Loomis After the Fire of 1915
Join us as Ed Horton takes us back in time as he relates the changes that came about in Downtown Loomis after the great fire of 1915. Some of the buildings built around that time are still used today. Learn more about the rich heritage of our town.   
March 17th 1pm-2pm
It's a Matter of Balance
Have you fallen? When you did, did you tell anyone like your Doctor or Family? Are you more cautious? Do you limit your activities because you are afraid that you may fall again? Come join in as we discuss reasons for falling, how fear of falling can affect your life and learn some methods and exercises that may strengthen you and give you the courage to get back out in the world and enjoy it.
March 18th 1-4pm
Disability Resource Fair
A Sacramento State Student run community event!
This is a one-day event providing an opportunity for community members and youth to discover resources in the Loomis Basin dedicated to health and human services.
  • FREE tote bags
  • Create your own bookmark and book activity
  • Meet & greet local human & health resources
March 21st 6:30pm-7:30pm
Treat Your Own Low Back/Sciatica Pain
Come join us for an Informational Seminar on back health presented by Loomis's own Physical Therapist, James Belch. James will discuss back pain facts and myths! He will also provide you with great tips for you to takeaway to help keep your back in top shape. There will be time for individual questions at the end of the presentation. Hope to see you there!

James is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist which is a designation held by less than 5% of all current practicing physical therapists. In addition, he is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy which is a designation held by less than 1% of physical therapists. He is highly educated and skilled in his field which allows his patients to reach their goals more quickly. James lives in Auburn with his wife and son. His interests include spending time with his family, hiking, running, music, and playing sports.
March 25th 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!
Mar. 31st, 10:30am-11:30am
Extra Special Children's Story Time - Meet "Big Daddy" from Blackwood Ranch
As a special treat this month we have the Reading is Magical program from Blackwood Ranch coming to 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.
Other News
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:http://tinyurl.com/zv8qhwj.  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
Mar. 31st, 10:30am-11:30am
Science Spectacular - Chemical Reactions (K-3)
Students explore reactions as they mix various materials together in the pop rocket experiment. To continue the fun, each student will create a lava lamp to take home.to tame.
Registration - Link will be available once registration has been opened
Cost: $15/ per participant
Maximum students: 15
Program provided by EDMO360. 501(c)(3) non-profit. Tax ID: 77-0653711
Sat Apr 8th 12:30pm
Tech Styles - Circuit Boards and Paper Circuits (4th-6th)
Students will continue their exploration of circuits by designing a maker circuit board and making their own paper circuit.
Registration - Link will be available once registration has been opened
Cost: $15/ per participant
Maximum students: 15
Program provided by EDMO360. 501(c)(3) non-profit. Tax ID: 77-0653711
April 18th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
Join us for a talk about tooth decay and how to prevent it by our own Loomis Dentist, Dr. Junie Baldonado. Dr. Baldonado will cover :
  • How to enjoy sweets while minimizing cavity risk
  • Why we get cavities in the first place?
  • Good foods for your teeth
  • Other helpful tips, "supplements" to minimize cavity risk
  • The latest research about why dental health is so important - its impact on other diseases
  • How other diseases in your body can manifest in your mouth
This presentation is geared to all ages, parents, middle schoolers, high schoolers. If you have teeth, you can benefit from this program!
April 28th-29th
Friend of Loomis Library Book Sale

Ongoing Events
Current Events Discussion Group -T hursdays 1pm-3pm
Story Time Fridays - 10:30-11am
Friends of Loomis Library Meeting -
Every 2nd Thursday 6pm-8pm
Youth Program - Every 2nd Tuesday times vary 
Historical Society Presentation - Every 3rd Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm
Lend a Heart/Read to a Dog - Every 4th Saturday 10am-11am
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