February 2018 News & Events
Loomis Library & Community  Learning Center
6050 Library Dr. Loomis, CA
Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
It's Friends of the Loomis Library Membership Time!

What an exciting year we have in store!  
If you have not met Sarah Comstock, our new librarian, please drop by and say hello.  She'll be happy to meet you.  We are also in the process of hiring a part-time assistant librarian.   So even more great things will be happening in 2018 at our Loomis Library and Community Learning Center.  Support from the Friends helps to make some of those things happen.
Can we count on you?  
Basic membership is only $10 a year, $20 for your whole family.
Higher levels are always welcome.  All memberships are tax deductible per IRS 501(c)3 charitable rules.  Your dues help pay for programs, books and materials, events, summer reading, and the various little extras that can mean a lot.   
To renew or join, visit the library and pick up a FOL membership envelope located at the front desk or print a membership form HERE 
Save us mailing costs if you renew by Feb. 10.

Thanks to all you early bird renewals who save us the cost of sending out a renewal mailing in February.  Also, special thank you to all who are renewing or joining for the first time.
You are helping to support the library and the community for today and the future.
NEW books hitting our shelves!  
We finally received the books that were donated during the Barnes and Noble Book Fair back in December. THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered and made a donation during this event.  
See a favorite? Remember you place books on reserve ONLINE at  
FOL Book Sale
Fri. Jan. 26th  10a.m.-4p.m.
Sat. Jan.  27th 10a.m.-3p.m.

You can't beat the prices at the Friends of the Loomis Library & Community Learning Center book sale! Purchase new, used, children's, and adult books starting at $0.25.
Lend A Heart-Lend A Hand
Read to a dog! 
Sat. Jan. 27th 10:30a.m.-11:30a.m.

Every 4th Saturday of the month join Lend A Heart Lead A Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy volunteers and their sweet, therapy-trained dogs inside The Jesse Helms Room. Kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind and furry friend. We're grateful to local dentist, DDS Baldonado and his friend Peanut, for organizing this wonderful program!
College Planning Workshop
Tues. Jan. 30th 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.
Tues. Feb. 27th 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.

Ivy League College Planning is presenting a FREE workshop to help you or your college-bound student plan your college journey. Come to get some valuable information on college selection, financial aid and the college application process.
AARP Free Tax Help
Tues. & Wed. Feb. 6th-Apr. 11th

CALL 916-672-1182 to make an appt.
Available to all Taxpayers
Electronic Filing of Federal & CA returns
Quick, Direct Depodsit Refunds
DNA Workshop - Y-DNA #3 SNPs
Thurs. Feb. 1st 10a.m.-12p.m.

In this the third of 4 classes we will review what we covered in the previous classes. There is another way to measure your DNA it is called a SNP. We will learn how this improves your ability to set a place and time on that event in your DNA. This allows us to create a Y-DNA tree as it uses Haplotypes to assign Haplogroups to our SNPs. 
We will look at the ancient Haplogrouping done with the current tests.

DNA Workshop - Y-DNA #4 Next Generation 
Thurs. Feb. 15th 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

In this the fourth of 4 classes we will review what we covered in the previous classes and move into the Next Generation of tests. The Big-Y and other whole genome tests. The Big-Y brings us to unique SNPs which identify our ancestors in the past few hundreds of years!
Loomis Historical Society Presents:  The Loomis Danish Colony
Thurs. Feb. 15th 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.

Presenter: Barbara Leak
In 1886, five immigrant employees of the Benicia Agricultural Works purchased land near Loomis. Moving here in 1892, they became successful orchardists on what was known as Dane Colony Lane. Hear the stories of these Danish settlers, where they came from, and how they established themselves in the Loomis community. Their descendants still live in the neighborhood.
FOL Meeting-Thurs. Feb. 15th-6p.m.-8p.m.
Historical Society Meeting-Wed. Feb. 21st-6p.m.-8p.m.
Town of Loomis Library Board Meeting-Mon. Feb. 26th-6p.m.-7p.m.

All meetings are OPEN to attend

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