Sacramento: Library offers free high school diploma program, graduation tonight

From KCRA

“Sacramento’s Tsakopoulus Library Galleria will host the latest class to graduate and obtain a high school diploma from the library’s Online Career High School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.”I had no idea the library offered this until (a) friend told me,” said Christine Green, the graduate speaker for the Class of 2019 ceremony.
AdvertisementSince 2014, 138 students have earned a diploma, GED or HiSET credential through an accredited, 18-month academic program, which is free to qualifying adults from the Sacramento Public Library. Funding comes from the California State Library.”

https://www.kcra.com/article/sacramento-california-library-diploma-program/29124299

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Rivkah Sass leads Sacramento library with passion, innovation

From Sacramento Bee

“Rivkah Sass was in front of an audience, doing what she does best: being captivating while championing the role of libraries in the community. Which may seem improbable, but is so not. Those who know her best agree it’s her life’s mission.“I’ll tell my story to anybody who will listen,” she said. She has even appeared before Congress with her message. Twice.As a colleague told her 30 years ago, “You’re not a librarian, you’re an evangelist.” In this instance, the director/CEO of the Sacramento Public Library was the guest speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Sacramento Book Collectors Club.”

https://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/books/article233373782.html

Sacramento Guitar Society Offers FREE Youth Group Guitar Classes at Five Sacramento Public Libraries

From PR Urgent

“The Sacramento Guitar Society announces its “Strum for Fun” group guitar lessons at five (5) public libraries in Sacramento County with grant proceeds from the California Arts Council’s Youth Arts Action Program. The Sacramento Guitar Society will use the funds received from this grant, plus an equal match from the organization’s donors and members, to pay local guitar teachers to teach a the selected libraries.These youth-led, walk-in “Struminars” are a perfect place for young library patrons ages 8 to 18 to learn their favorite songs each week. The focus is on having fun and learning to play the guitar while meeting others with the same interest. No pre-registration is required. Students are encouraged to bring their own guitars, but loaner guitars will be available to those who do not have one of their own.”

https://www.prurgent.com/2019-08-06/pressrelease458871.htm

City Council Honors Slain Sacramento Librarian Amber Clark By Naming Teen Space After Her

From CBS Sacramento

“The Sacramento librarian shot and killed in an ambush-style attack outside the North Natomas library in December will now have a section of the library named in her honor.The Sacramento city council approved the naming of a teen space in the library after Amber Fawn Wooton-Clark, who was killed in her car in the library parking lot as she was leaving work.
Six months after her murder, her husband Kelly Clark says he’s making it his mission to make libraries safer, and create a scholarship fund in his wife’s name.“I am enormously proud,” Kelly Clark said.Clark says his wife immersed herself in serving the community of North Natomas, which studies show is one of the most diverse in the U.S. ”

City Council Honors Slain Sacramento Librarian Amber Clark By Naming Teen Space After Her

Sacramento: Suspect in California librarian’s murder had frightened library workers in St. Louis area, police say

From St. Louis Post Dispatch

“A man accused of executing a librarian in Sacramento, Calif., was repeatedly thrown out of libraries throughout the St. Louis area earlier this year for a pattern of erratic and frightening behavior.Ronald Seay, 56, was tossed out of a library in Ferguson in August, and one in Brentwood in September. He threatened library workers and officers. In one case, he wouldn’t leave, so officers arrested him for trespassing.Ronald Seay was charged in the Dec. 11, 2018, murder of a librarian in Sacramento, Calif., who police say was targeted by Seay. He had lived in the St. Louis area and had been banned from libraries here after encounters with employees, authorities say. A police major in Brentwood searching Seay’s criminal history after their run-in with Seay found at least a half-dozen other libraries in the metro area that had issues with Seay, Brentwood Police Chief Joe Spiess said. “Exhibiting the same crazy stuff, different cities,” Spiess said. Seay’s actions in the St. Louis area caused concern, but no charges beyond trespassing. But on Dec. 11 at the North Natomas Public Library in Sacramento, Seay waited for a librarian to go to her car after work, then shot her dead, police said.”

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/suspect-in-california-librarian-s-murder-had-frightened-library-workers/article_89e6582e-51a3-5fa0-9a41-2d5d7f92e26d.html

Sacramento: North Natomas Library Reopens Following Library Supervisor’s Death

From CBS Sacramento

” The Sacramento Public Library – North Natomas library is back open today after one of their supervisors was shot and killed in the parking lot Tuesday night.Clark was shot and killed in the library parking lot Tuesday evening a little after 6 p.m., right after she had gotten off work. Police say she was targeted, but they say they no suspects or a motive. AMBER CLARK SAC LIB North Natomas Library Reopens Following Library Supervisors Death. Authorities are still investigating the murder of 41-year-old Amber Clark after the library was closed yesterday. The library reopened Friday at noon.Julie Lang stopped by the branch early Thursday morning with flowers in hand. She started a makeshift memorial for amber Clark.”

North Natomas Library Reopens Following Library Supervisor’s Death

Free pet clinic comes to Sacramento library

From KCRA

” People lined up at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library on Sunday, not to get books, but to see a veterinarian.Street vets with nonprofit 4 R Friends helped more than 400 dogs at a free clinic at the library on 24th Street.The vet in charge said she was happy to be out in the community, offering pets life-saving treatments that can be a financial burden for some families.”

https://www.kcra.com/article/free-pet-clinic-comes-to-sacramento-library/24640862