Special Announcement!

We’ve been working hard to reopen 

YOUR Loomis Library & Community Learning Center 

and make it a hub of the community for all Loomis Basin

County closed the Loomis Library branch July 30th, and the Friends
of Loomis Library partnered with the Town of Loomis to build a
community centered library to meet the unique needs of Loomis Basin

Funding your new Loomis Library and Community Learning Center will
be possible if Measures F & G pass on the November ballot.  It will
support library operations and community enrichment programs.

more info: FundYourLoomisLibrary.com

The Loomis Library & 

Community Learning Center 

is the heart and soul of our

I believe the library shouldn’t
close because whenever I went there it felt like home. Also
having a library in our town makes it easier to research
things for school projects.
” – April age 11

Loomis Community Learning Center Programs & Activities

The Friends of Loomis Library support a
lifetime of learning and we have organized community enrichment
programs for all ages.

Please take a moment to look at all the
classes, presentations and workshops we’ll be offering in our

calendar of events

Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake

October 5th, 11am

Kevin Knauss

Please join us for a fascinating presentation with Kevin
Knauss, author, local history enthusiast and avid hiker.
He’ll describe his adventures hiking Folsom Lake during the
drought which he further researched and documented in his
new book.


Kevin’s website

Building a Community of Makers

October 5th, 6pm

Eric Ullrich & Carol Pepper-Ketteridge

Hacker Lab co-founder and President, Eric Ullrich,
and Sierra College’s director of the Center for Applied
Competitive Technologies, Carol Pepper-Kitteredge,
will discuss the value of community makerspaces in
supporting local economies and the launch of a new $17
million initiative called Innovation Maker 3.

Loomis News Article about the event

Hacker Lab

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies

Story Time Fridays 10:30am

We’re thrilled to bring Story Time back! Please join us for fun
stories, games and social activities.

We’re also going to try and add educational
programs for parents either before or after when speakers are

Nurtured Heart

October 7th, 9:45-10:30am

Stephanie Rule, MS, PPS

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is for helping children (and adults)
build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful
ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent
greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom

Learn more about NHA


EDMO = EDventure More

Friday, October 7th 3:15-4:15

Spy Watches (Grades K-3rd)

Friday, October 14th 3:15-4:15 

Climbing Bot (Grades 4th-8th)



Robotic Maker Workshop – Friday, Oct

Sign up for this one day workshop at

. Maximum students is 30 – sign up early!

Questions about registering for the workshop?
Call 1-877-993-6673

(Grades K-3rd) 9-10:30 am:
Students will work with motors to build a drawing bot! This exercise
will show students how motors work, and how electricity can power
even small things. $15/student

(Grades 4th-8th) 10:45-12:15:
Explore robotics and circuitry by creating your own Walking Bot.
This robot can walk as well as carry small things around – use your
creativity to customize your creation.  $15/student

Learn More about EDMO

7 Stages of Dementia: Senior’s First

Monday, Oct 10th, 10am

Kristina Blocker, Dementia Care

Please join us for this informative workshop to discuss the 7 stages
of dementia / Alzheimer’s to help support those caring for loved
ones living with dementia.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions
and learn vital information regarding resources to support your
loved one.

Printable Flyer

Senior’s First

Early California History Through Film

October 12th, 11am

Bill George

We’re excited to host Bill for an educational and informative
historical presentation.

Bill has been fascinated with culture, history
and travel for many years. He was a television journalist and formed
Nimbus Films to tell the story of the first transcontinental
railroad over the Sierra Nevada.  He’s written books and produced
films about the historical events that have shaped our region: the
gold rush, railroad and agriculture.

Bill George’s website

Story Telling with Ed Horton

Wednesday, October 12th, 4pm


Enjoy an all-ages oral history session with
multi-generational Loomis resident, Ed Horton.  Ed is a wonderful
story teller and will share his in-depth knowledge and experience
growing up in the Loomis Basin region.

Thursday, October 13th, 5pm, FOLL Mtg

Guest Speaker at 6pm

Impact Foundry Director, Kim Tucker

We’re excited to host the Director of the Impact Foundry and learn
more about the resources, trainings and support that is available to
nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

Impact Foundry website

NASA Solar Ambassador

Saturday, October 15th, 10am

Jayce Pearson

Come learn about our place in space during an
exciting tour of the solar system lead by

Jayce Pearson
, NASA Solar System Ambassador.

NASA has sent many spacecraft throughout the
solar system to explore and learn about the planets and objects that
orbit our star we call the Sun.

Please join us as we learn about some of the
discoveries that have been made by these explorers and also learn
about what exciting things NASA is working on next.

The Brain & Stress

Monday, October 17th, 10am

Tanda Ainsworth, M.A., LMFT

Busy, stressed out and run down?  This
enlightening presentation by Tanda will offer invaluable tools on
what you can do to alleviate stress.

Tanda was an adjunct professor for the
University of San Francisco for 27 years.  Her areas of expertise
are: neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and life transitions.  She is
also a spiritual director.

Pioneer Women

Wednesday, October 19th, 11am

Cheryl Stapp

We are thrilled to host this presentation by Cheryl Stapp, local
author and historian.  Discover more about the women who helped
civilize the “Wild West”.  It surely wasn’t an easy job for the
faint of heart!

Cheryl Stapp’s website

Scarecrow Contest

Please join us for our 2nd Annual FOLL Scarecrow Contest!

There are four categories:

  • 8 and under
  • 9 – 12 years old
  • 13 – 18 years old
  • 19 and older

Bring your entry to the Loomis Library

Thursday Oct 20th 3 to 6 pm, Friday Oct
21 or Saturday  22 : 10 am to 1 pm

Contact Linda for more information:

Graphic Novel Teen Event & Book Drive

Friday, October 21st, 4pm

Justin Azevedo & Joanne Ligamare

Please join our special guest, Justin Azevedo,
Sacramento Public Librarian and Youth Materials Selector, and Joanne
Ligamare, high school librarian and FOLL volunteer, for a fun
discussion on the Best of the Best graphic novels
for tweens and young adults.

We are also doing a targeted graphic
novel drive because we are building our collection from scratch in
this popular genre

Please purchase a book for our startup

Wish List


for donations.  Thank you!!!!

Photo History of Loomis Basin

Wednesday, Oct 26th, 11am

Barbara Leak

We’re thrilled to host Barbara Leak, a historian, genealogist
and multi-generational Loomisite, to learn more about the
fascinating history of the Loomis Basin region.

Barbara is also a member of the Loomis Basin
Historical Society and does presentations throughout the region.

Lend a Heart: Read to a Dog

Saturday, October 29th, 10am

We’ve waited a long time to host these sweet,
furry and trained therapy dogs (including Peanut in the picture)!

This is a great program for readers to build
confidence and skills while making friends with these very patient

up list

Dr. Baldonado & Peanut’s website


Saturday, October 29th, 1-3pm

Learn the basics of stability and flight
parameters for rocketry:

  • Construct a
    high-performance water rocket.
  • Fly rockets built
    during the class
  • Learn how to
    compute the rocket altitude.
  • Measure rocket
    altitudes for each flight.

Each student should bring two – 2 Liter soda
bottles (empty).

Hosted by NASA Solar Ambassador, Steven Ainsworth