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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author Archive: El Dorado

Volunteers are needed

Who is spreading the love of reading by giving out a half a million books in the space of a single day? It could be you. Participate in World Book Night, an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books. Across America, this growing movement unites authors, publishers, book stores, libraries […]

World Rabies Day hopes to set a record

El Dorado County Animal Services and The Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association are coordinating the fourth annual World Rabies Day Event on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will be held at the government complex located at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the Three for Free campaign, the services […]

El Dorado High School is up for 11 Ellys

El Dorado High School’s stage arts department has received 18 Elly Award nominations from the Sacramento Area Regional Theater Alliance. The school’s production of “Cats the Musical garnered 11 nominations starting with overall production. Other nominations are: Paul Tomei — direction; Terri Thomas and Cynthia Morrison — costume design; Diana Erickson — set design; Ryan Aire […]

Remembering the Civil War at the library

345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 621-5333 Did you know that at least 400 women, disguised as men, fought in the Civil War? Did you know that “Stonewall” Jackson died after being shot by his own men? Find out more during the month of September as the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair […]

Library conducts food drive

Feed the hungry this summer. The El Dorado County Library is partnering with the El Dorado Food Bank to help combat hunger in El Dorado County. Bring a donation of non-perishable food items to any El Dorado County Library branch through July 31. For more information contact the library or visit the library Website at […]

Find special treasures in El Dorado

On Sunday, May 26 the Historic township of El Dorado will host its 17th annual Trash to Treasures Town Bazaar and Flea Market. This great event started 17 years ago with only two vendors and has grown to about 75 vendors with a wide array of items for sale. Shoppers can find plants and yard […]

Outdoor movies at the library

Looking for fun activities for the whole family? Join the El Dorado County Library for the summertime fun of Filmfare. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, etc. and sit on the front lawn of the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, and enjoy offbeat and often silly projector films from all different genres […]

Cost-saving energy info available at library

Looking for ways to cut costs? Spending too much on your energy bill? The El Dorado County Library has teamed up with Sierra Business Council and PG&E to offer the community the opportunity to conserve energy, cut costs, and go “green.” Learn more about the Kill-a-Watt program, designed to help the public measure energy consumption […]

Blind date with a book at library

Are you tired of the same thing? Feeling adventurous and ready to try something new? During the month of February, the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, will be hosting blind dates — with books. Adults and teens pick from among the library’s potential “blind dates” and take home some excitement with […]

Join the Writers’ Bloc at the library

Do you want to be a writer? Do you want to share your passion for the written word, hone your skills, and support other writers? The new and improved Writers’ Bloc meets at the El Dorado County Library on the first Saturday of every month at 345 Fair Lane in Placerville at 1 p.m. The Writers’ Bloc […]

Writers group is meeting at the library

Calling all writers. Looking for a writers group to share your passion for the written word, hone your skills and support each other? The Writers Bloc meets on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Teens and adults are to bring their own […]

Library fosters a love of reading

This summer, stretching from the early days of June to the dog days of August, the El Dorado County Library in Placerville captivated readers with the Summer Reading Club. Following a “Nighttime” theme created by the American Library Association, the children’s department encouraged kids through fifth grade to “Dream Big, READ.” Teens and preteens were […]

El Dorado Arts Council receives grant

Funding supports arts organizations in rural and underserved communities The California Arts Council announces that the El Dorado Arts Council will receive a 2011-12 Creating Public Value grant of $9,000. The El Dorado Arts Council, located in Placerville, was one of 77 organizations that submitted the strongest proposals to enrich their local communities through music, […]

Write your story at the library

Have a fascinating life that you would like to share with the world? Want to leave the legacy of your life for future generations? Learn tricks and tips for telling your tale at a memoir-writing workshop with Nick Rotondo on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m., at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane […]

Schultz to speak about reporting at the library

Ever wonder what it takes to write for a newspaper? How do reporters write on such a strict deadline? Do they get to pick their stories or are they assigned? Find out all this and more when Mountain Democrat reporter Wendy Schultz joins the El Dorado County Library’s writing group on Saturday, Aug. 11 at […]

Library to go batty

Did you know that bats are not blind? Or that there are no bats in California that suck blood. Find out more as Nor Cal Bats shines a light on the nocturnal world of bats on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m, at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Nor Cal […]

Award-winning poet to visit county libraries

Award-winning poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, author of “But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise,” offers a poetry reading and writing workshop at the El Dorado county Library in Cameron Park on Tuesday, July 3 from 4, to 6 p.m. and again at the El Dorado County Library in Georgetown on Friday, July 6, from 2 to […]

Ghost hunting at the El Dorado County Library

Explore things that go bump in the night with Amy Bruni, paranormal investigator from the hit television show “Ghost Hunters,” at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. Bruni is a good example of what happens when a hobby, turns into a passion, which in […]

Final dates for county scoping this week

El Dorado County has scheduled a series of meetings to collect public comment on the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The environmental scoping meetings were announced following the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approval of the Notice of Preparation for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance update on May […]

Trivial matters at the library

For those who enjoy showing off a wealth of useless knowledge there is a perfect event. The evening will offer a great time to test that accumulated knowledge against fellow trivia enthusiasts. The El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, is having a Trivia Night on Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Make a […]

Explorer Post 457 plans spaghetti feed

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post 457 is hosting its fourth annual Spaghetti Feed 6 p.m. June 16 at the Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Dr., Cameron Park. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office offers a Law Enforcement Explorer Post to youth in the community. Post 457 has its meetings every other Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The […]

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