“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.”
― Fennel Hudson
Sarah delivering Spring Flowers to the Modern Manners for Boys & Girls Workshop - Courtesy of Happy Road Farm
Librarian's Corner
Summer is just around the corner and we are busy partnering with community organizations to bring new offerings to our library. Here's the latest news and noteworthy events :

May 7th will be our last Town Talk before the summer recess. We look forward to having our guests, Sean Rabe, Loomis Town Manager and a representative from the Loomis Basin Historical Society lead our conversations.

We are planning a new series of Town Talks for September. Can we count on you to give us some direction by taking a brief survey? Your input is essential for keeping Town Talks relevant and timely. Please click the link below to let us know your thoughts. This will only take a couple of minutes.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJLVCB7

~ Sarah Comstock
Community Engagement Librarian
FREE Movies for Grownups at the Library!
Wed. May 1, 1-3:30 pm
Feature Film
"The Martian" (PG)
&
Fri. May 3, 1-3 pm
Special Talk
"Science of The Martian"
with NASA
Ambassador, Steve Ainsworth

please RSVP to save your place!
(916) 824, 2905
We will be offering FREE movies at the library starting in May and continuing throughout the summer. Stay tuned for a complete list of movies coming to your library soon!
Mark Your Calendars!
Summer Reading
Kickoff Party!
Saturday, June 8th, 11 am - 1 pm
Our theme is Showtime at Your Library! Get ready for a summer filled with movies, magic, mystery, music, and movement! We have activities and events for all ages! Our goal is to
encourage the entire community to participate in the
Summer Reading Program.

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” 
―  Oscar Wilde "
What IS That Vegetable?

Saturday, May 4th, 10:30 - 12:00
UC Master Gardeners
FREE Workshop

SEED LIBRARY UPDATE: The seed library has many summertime favorites ready for checkout and some weird and unusual seeds as well. As you begin your summer garden planning, stop by the library to see what is in our seed catalog. The seeds are free, non-GMO, and many are heirloom varieties. We ask that you save seeds from your harvest and bring them in for sharing. Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers, Joanne Ligamari and Molly Walker for taking such good care of the seed library.
Check out our Events Calendar for ongoing and special events!

May events include:
  • Feature Film The Martian with Matt Damon 5/1

  • Special Talk "Science of The Martian" with NASA Ambassador, Steve Ainsworth 5/3

  • Town Talks: 5/7

  • Genealogy Workshops - 5/2 & 5/16

  • Current Events Discussion Group with Jerry Fuchs - Every Thursday

  • Origami For Beginners - Hearts & Flowers for Mother's Day 5/11

  • PJ Storytime 5/14, 5/28

  • Pre-school Storytime- Every Friday

  • Loomis Basin Historical Society Presentation: 5/16

  • Purls of Wisdom Knitting Group - Open to all beginning - advanced knitters. Every Friday

  • Friends of the Library Board Meeting 5/27

  • FREE Android Phone Training - For all levels of users with special focus on Seniors 5/29

  • Page Turners Book Club 5/28

  • Big Daddy the Horse! Children's Storytime 5/31
Become a Member of the Friends of the Loomis Library!
Your Membership Contribution Supports our Library Programs, Events, Summer Reading Program, and Book and Material Purchases, plus all the Little Extras that Mean so much!

Basic membership is only $15 a year or $25 for your whole family.
Higher levels are always welcome. All memberships are tax deductible per
IRS 501(c)3 charitable rules.

To renew or join, visit the library and pick up a FOL membership envelope located at the front desk or at the FOL Book Sale.

Thanks in advance! You are helping to support the library and our community for today and the future.
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