From A Latin Dance Performance To The Sounds of Hawaii

A special series of library events are going on this month.

wants nothing more to serve the community and be a part of it, that’s why this month they are reminding people of the promises they have worked so hard to keep.

“Promises Made, Promises Kept,” is a three-event series that shares a just a little of what goes on during various classes throughout the year.

“It’s a January, brand new celebration that even though we’re going through tough economic times, we’ve still been able to keep the promises that we’ve made,” said Laurie Johnson, supervising librarian.

That's a reference to Measure B, where Solano libraries receive an eighth of a cent from sales taxes to increase library hours, increased their materials budget, and increased the amount of programming for children.

This month, check out Ballet Folklorico Mexicanas, Thursday, Jan. 19. This performance will be put on by the youngsters who have put in many practice hours during their Thursday evening Latin Dance lessons at Suisun City Library.

No Uke-Sperience Necessary will also be giving a special performance, Saturday, Jan. 21, after spending the last three months practicing together every Saturday.

The library also hopes to spark up some interest in a new kind of class. So Tuesday, January 24, Promises Made, Promises Kept will be offering their first Garden Friends event, complete with free Dahlia flower seeds, gardening tips from a local expert, and more.

“So hopefully he’ll tell us how to plant them and get them all started so by the summertime we’ll have nice plants to remind us of the promises we’ve made and kept,” Johnson said.

For more information on what’s offered this month and event times, check below.

Note also, the library will be closed this month on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday.

Monthly and Special Events

Knitting and Crocheting Circle: All ages are welcome to grab some yarn and dive in! This event will be held Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.

Scrabble Players: Bring your knowledge of words for a meeting of the minds; all ages are welcome. This event will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Computer Workshop: This month’s class focuses on learning how to use the computer, keyboard, and mouse. They meet Friday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. 

Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation: Learn how to make a real difference in the life of an adult. Orientation will be held at the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Adult Literacy New Student Meeting: Learn how to read or improve your reading with a tutor. This meeting will be held at the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Promises Made, Promises Kept- Ballet Folklorico Raices Mexicanas: This special event will feature traditional Mexican dancing from children ages 5 to 12. The performance will be Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

Promises Made, Promises Kept- No Ukes-Perience Necessary: Following a ukulele workshop from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, check out a special recital given by the students at 2 p.m.

Promises Made, Promises Kept- Garden Friends:  Learn secrets to keeping to growing dahlias and other plants, and more. This class will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Chess Tournament: Chess players of all ages to compete for the number one spot! This event will be held Saturday, Jan 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Online Teen Book Club: Teens can join a great book club from the comfort of their own home. Just go to solanoteens.4rumer.net

Computer Help/Ayudar con Computadoras: Computer help is now available for both English and Spanish speakers. Contact library staff for more information.


Weekly Events

Babies Love Books: Bring your baby, ages 0 to 18 months, for story and play time. This group will meet every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Cuentos y Cantos en Espanol: Fun and games for the kids in two languages! This group meets every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime: Bring your preschoolers in for crafts, stories and songs. Meetings will be held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

PAWS for Reading: Bring your kids down to read to the library’s fun and friendly pup, Cooper. They meet on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Bailamos/Latin Dance: Learn traditional Mexican dance for kids ages 5 and up. This group meets every Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Chess Club: Learn how to play, or practice improve you game. This group meets every Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Homework Help: Kids ages 5 to 12 can drop in and get assistance for homework. Homework Help is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


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