September News
Programs for September
(all events will take place at the Loomis Library and Community Room unless noted)
Storyteller Needed for Loomis Library Pre-School Story Time
Do you love literature and love passing on the excitement of reading to young children?  Then you might be just who we are looking for!  The Loomis Library needs a volunteer to join our storyteller team for our Pre-School Story Time Program.  This is a team that works well together, exchanges ideas, and they help each other trade days if there is a scheduling conflict.  

If you are interested in being part of the team please introduce yourself in an email to  loomislibraryprograms@gmail.com.

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!
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 will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Carol Dove via email (LoveCarolDove@gmail.com) and a reservation form will be sent to you.
September 7th, 10am-noon
Genealogical Society Workshop - (Presentation): Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
A workshop presentation that will include beginner,
intermediate, and advanced topics on genetic genealogy.
Sign ups are required, as space is limited. Reservations will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Carol Dove via email ( LoveCarolDove@gmail.com) 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 jerryfuchs@ymail.com
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 DaVinci earliest inventions, the submarine, while exploring the concept of buoyancy. DaVinci is famous for intersecting art, science and a maker mindset to create inventions and artwork that still impact our world today.
Links to register: http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessionDetail.aspx?idCamp=700&idSession=159065&campCode=emc 
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!
September 14th, 6pm-8pm
Friends of Loomis Library Meeting
All are welcome to attend.
September 19th, 5:30pm
 - 7:00pm
Re-purposing  Wind Chimes
Have you ever thought to use tin cans in your home decor? Well here's your chance, this class will allow you to see tin cans in a whole new perspective.
Join Brandy Lindstrom in re purposing a one-of-a-kind wind chime
Cost: $15
(payment made via paypal to scraplovely@yahoo.com )
All materials included. Small snacks provided.
The enrollment in the class must be at least 5 people or the class will be cancelled and your registration fee will be refunded.
September 20th, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Historical Society Meeting
All are welcome to attend
September 21st, 10am-noon
Genealogical Society Workshop -
Navigating DNA
Companies
A hands on workshop on naviga ting AncestryDNA,
23andMe, and Family Tree DNA Family Finder. Laptop
or tablet required (Limited to 15 ).   
Sign ups are required, as space is limited
. Reservations will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Carol Dove via email (LoveCarolDove@gmail.com) and a reservation form will be sent to you
September 21st, 3:30pm-4:30pm
History of Fruit Crate Labels
The Loomis Basin Historical Society presents a history of fruit crate labels. Colorful box labels were used by the local packing houses and by individual ranchers to market their fruit. The various designs were influenced by printing techniques and marketing trends of the time. Learn about our local fruit labels, the brand names, and the people who owned them.
September 21th, 6pm
Bunco FUNdraiser
The Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset will be hosting a Bunco FUNdraiser to benefit:
  • Loomis Library
  • Loomis Basin Charter
  • SchoolSierra College Guardian Scholars Program
  • Other Loomis Community Projects
$25 to play and enjoy dinner with one complimentary drink ticket
Bunco prizes
Raffle Tickets: 6 for $5, 29 for $20
Drink Tickets: $5 for each additional ticket
To reserve tickets, contact Carrie Pronesti (530) 308-3804
September 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 brings  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 26th, 7:00pm   - 8:30pm
College Planning Workshop
Ivy League College Planning is presenting a free workshop to help you and your college bound student plan your college journey. Come to get some valuable information on college selection, financial aid and the college selection process.
September 28th, 6:00pm   - 7:00pm 
The Secret Life of Honey Bees
Join Rachel Morrison to learn more about the life of the honey bee, how honey is made, and what you can do to help bees. Bees are fascinating insects that live in a community structure within their hives and we will discuss their life cycle, the roles of workers, drones and the queen bee and how they help pollinate many of the foods that humans eat.
Rachel Morrison is the owner of The Beecharmers an urban beekeeping company. She places and maintains hives in local backyards, educational farms and gardens. She's also the 2017 President of the Sacramento Area Beekeeper's Association.
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 is coming back to the 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 studygroup@pcgs.pcgenes.com.
Future Events
October 5th, 10am-noon
Genetic Genealogy Workshop - GEDMatch and Managing Autosomal DNA (Presentation)
An in depth presentation on GEDMatch a third party free website which can be used for analysis and comparison of raw autosomal DNA data.
Sign ups are required, as space is limited . Reservations will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Carol Dove via email (LoveCarolDove@gmail.com) and a reservation form will be sent to you
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 gavelgoddess@gmail.com. Payment received by Paypal or check
October 14th, 10:00am - 11:00am (K-3rd grade)
October 14th, 11:30am-12:30pm (4th-6th grade)

Animals in Your Backyard!
Join biologists from the Wildlife Hertiage Foundation in exploring what types of animals live right here in the Loomis Basin. We will take a look at their habitats, what they eat, and adaptations they have made to exist in this environment. This is a hands on presentation.
October 19th, 10am-noon
Genetic Genealogy Workshop - GEDMatch and Managing Autosomal DNA (Hands-on)
Must have tested & received results from 23andMe, AncestryDNA or FTDNA Family Finder. Bring laptop or tablet. Homework to be sent out ahead of time and completed before class. Tier 1 membership ($10) at Gedmatch recommended. (class limited to 15) (beg, int)
Sign ups are required, as space is limited . Reservations will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Carol Dove via email (LoveCarolDove@gmail.com) and a reservation form will be sent to you
October 19th, 3:30pm   - 4:30pm
Historical Society Program -- More Life in Penryn in the 1940s and '50s
Ed Horton continues his tales of life growing up in Penryn in the 1940s and '50s. From churches to saloons, from school life to farm life, he will talk about the history of the town and the people who lived there. Stories of earlier decades also will be told. Join us for some interesting and entertaining history, stories and photographs.
October 19th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Page Turners Book Club - The Zookeeper's Wife: A Way Story
The Zookeeper's Wife is a non-fiction book written by the poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman. Drawing on the unpublished diary of Antonina Zabińska, it recounts the true story of how she and her husband, Jan Zabiński, director of the Warsaw Zoo, saved the lives of 300 Jews who had been imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto following the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939.
"Diane Ackerman has surpassed even herself in her latest book, which is alternatingly funny, moving, and terrifying. 
This powerful thriller would be a great novel--except that it is true." -Jared Diamond
Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Please send your RSVP to Janet at  gavelgoddess@gmail.com
October 28th, 10:30am-11:30am
Lend a Heart / Read to a Dog Program
Please join us the 4th Saturday each month when Lend a Heart brings  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!
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
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