May News
Programs for May
(all events will take place at the Loomis Library and Community Room unless noted)
May 4th 11:30am-1pm
Healthcare Reform and Legislative Update hosted by the League of Women Voters Placer County
The U.S. has the most expensive health-care system in the world but it ranks low in efficiency, equity and outcomes. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a comprehensive reform measure to address many problems that existed. As we recently witnessed, health-care reform is complicated and not an easy fix. 
The League of Women Voters Placer County is bringing in guest speaker, Dr. Susan McGinty, to revisit short and long-term goals of the PPACA, and the consequences and impact of "Repeal and Replace Obamacare". Dr. McGinty will also provide state and federal legislative updates.
May 6th 8am-1pm
Loomis Community Yard Sale
The Friends of Loomis Library will be participating in the Loomis Community Yard Sale.

Even though it's a yard sale, we will be in the Loomis Library parking lot. Swing by to see what we have for sale.
May 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friends of Loomis Library Meeting
May 12th 10:30am-11am
Come join us on the Story Book Trail!
Our featured book for this Story Book Trail is "Just a Baby Bird", by Mercer Mayer

Join us for a unique reading experience for preschool children and their caregivers as we walk a 'trail' of pages from a story specially selected for ages up to 5.  Enjoy planned activities along the way to enhance the experience!
  • The Story Book Trail is an event that has been prepared for Preschool aged children
  • Children attending the program will receive a copy of the book to take home.
  • We also invite you to do a book 'swap'! Bring a book to share or take one that is there!
May 13th 10:30-11:30am
They're Not Warm and Fuzzy, but They're Not Cold and Slimy Either: The Truth About Reptiles!
The title of this presentation says it all! Presented by two science teachers, kids will learn the good, the bad, the ugly and the weird about our cold-blooded friends. What they eat and how they eat it, where they are from and how to care for them in captivity. Teachers Cynthia and Mark Davis will share with us their knowledge and their collection of reptiles including a bearded dragon lizard, a leopard gecko, a crested gecko, an African spur-thighed tortoise, corn snakes, a carpet python, a Bredl's python, and a king snake.
May 16th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Mental Health Hope
May is Mental Health Month - Info on mental illness and willness
Sheree Palma represents NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Placer County and will provide information about mental illness and wellness hoping to reduce the STIGMA connected with mental illness.
May 17th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Historical Society Meeting
All are welcome to attend
May 18th 3:30pm-4:30pm
Historical Society Program - Old Schoolhouses of the Loomis Basin
Franklin School, Placer School, Loomis School. . .  The names are familiar, but children were learning reading, writing and arithmetic at these places long before the present-day schools were built. Barbara Mackey, a member of the Loomis Basin Historical Society and a descendant of one of Loomis' earliest settlers, presents a history lesson on the old one-room schoolhouses of the Loomis Basin. Photos and artifacts will be on display. Fun for kids and adults.   
May 20th 10am-11am
An Introduction to Backyard Organic Gardening
This class covers site, sun, soil, and nutrients in a fun informative presentation. Learn everything you need to know from preparation to harvest by the urban gardener. In this class you will learn the secret of growing great tomatoes and peppers.   We will cover smart watering solutions and reveal the mystery of producing huge onions and garlic!
It's a vegetable sensation!
May 27th 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
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
June 15th 7:30pm-8:30pm
Loomis Library Page Turner (book club) - The Smartest Kids in the World
This month's book is 'The Smartest Kids in the World' by Amanda Ripley. You can find more details here:   http://www.amandaripley.com/books/the-smartest-kids-in- the-world
We meet at the library every other third Thursday at 7:30 PM. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Please RSVP to Janet at gavelgoddess@gmail.com.
August 17th 7:30pm-8:30pm
Loomis Library Page Turners (book club) - Cleopatra: A Life
Our new book club is the Loomis Library Page Turners! We meed 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:   http://www.stacyschiff.com/cleopatra-a-life.html
We meet at the library every other third Thursday at 7:30 PM. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Please RSVP to Janet at gavelgoddess@gmail.com.
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 Sunday 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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Congratulations for scrolling to the bottom of the newsletter!  This month's reward is the access to the public computers at the library.  We currently have two computers available that have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as your favorite browsers.  You can even print things out for a nominal cost.
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