Fall Programs at the Library!

Fall is almost upon us and over at the library we have a a few career and life oriented events happening. Adulting 101 is coming up at the end of the month and our Fireside Career chats will be returning in October. All of the information is listed below, as well as some general reminders of recurring programmings that are back for the school year.

Adulting 101: Life Skills for Teens

Hey guys! When will you ever use the Pythagorean Theorem in your adult life? The answer is 99.99% never. Yes, learning about it is important in high school, but the library also wants to help you be prepared for the practical aspects of life.

The library received a grant from the California State Library so that we could plan this huge event for FREE on Saturday, September 28 from 8:00-3:30 at the Woodland Community and Senior Center filled with introductory courses on a wide range of diverse topics. Plus you get free breakfast and a yummy lunch from Las Brasas.

Check it out! This event is open to all middle and high school students.



You can choose to attend four sessions from the following courses.


You will get insider knowledge from experts in their field, including a human resource manager, nutritional biologist, financial planner, and more!


Here is a more detailed description of each course:

Budgeting & Saving by Travis Credit Union

Money matters. You have a whole lifetime to earn, save, invest and spend it. To avoid making costly mistakes in your future, don’t wait a lifetime to learn how to spend and save wisely. This is your opportunity to learn how to make the most of every penny to achieve the financial independence you want.

 College Financing & Scholarships by Travis Credit Union

Everyone knows that college can be very expensive and figuring how to finance college can be confusing. There are various types of student loans, grants and scholarships available. Learn the different options and how to find scholarships. After all, why borrow money when you get some for free?

Job Application, Resume & Interview Tips by City of Woodland Human Resources

Trying to land your first job? Get practical advice for completing a job application, resume building and tips for job interviews. First impressions matter.

Taxes, W-2s & W-4s by United Way California Capital Region

Have a job? Learn how to complete all the tax forms that come with a job. From W-2s to W-4s, how to read a paystub and the biggest question of all, why we must all file tax returns and pay taxes.

Self-Defense by Ramtown Karate

Learn basic skills to defend yourself in real-life situations. Hands-on activities and lots of movement so comfortable clothing recommended.

Social Media Etiquette by Yolo County Administrator’s Office

Gen Z uses social media every day. From writing emails to using Instagram and Twitter, learn how to create a professional online presence that will help you in college and your future career.

Informed Citizens by the Office of Senator Bill Dodd

Can you spot the difference between real news and fake news? Learn to be an informed citizen and be more critical of the media and the information you consume.

Painting & Art by Woodland Public Library

Unleash your inner artist and learn to paint a masterpiece that you can take home! All levels welcome, even those that have never picked up a paintbrush. Our art instructor, Sylvia will guide you, step by step.

Makeup & Beauty by Veronica Marshall

Have you ever tried to put on makeup by following a Beauty YouTuber and still didn’t get the results you wanted? Bring your own makeup, supplies and brushes and learn with a live model and demo. You’ll get one on one help with a professional makeup artist and put on makeup all by yourself!

Mental Health & Self-Care by Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency

Just because you’re a teen, doesn’t mean you don’t have problems or get stressed. Learn the signs and symptoms of emotional challenges, especially how to help a friend in need and how to take care of yourself.

Yoga for Stress Relief by Woodland Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board

Melt away the stress of homework by learning some deep breathing and stretching techniques in our beginner’s yoga class. Comfortable clothing recommended.

Healthy Relationships & Sex Ed by Planned Parenthood

Make sure you have all the facts you need to make the best choices for yourself and your sexual health. Learn about safer sex, no sex and consent as part of a healthy relationship.

Car Maintenance by Mojo’s

A former air force mechanic will show you how an engine works. Everything from checking fluids, airing a tire and changing a tire. Keep your mode of transportation in tiptop shape.

Community Service & Leadership by All Leaders Must Serve

Learn the keys to success to be a leader and serve your community. Overcome barriers and stereotypes to be your best self and make a positive impact.

Eco-Conscious Living by City of Woodland Environmental Services

Be environmentally friendly and learn all about recycling, composting, water conservation, and energy efficiency. Why is it important (climate change anybody?) and what we can do to help.

Conflict Resolution by Yolo Conflict Resolution Center

Whether it’s having disagreements with friends or families, conflict is a fact of life. We’ve all experienced conflict with those we care about. Learn techniques to make conflict productive and actually bring us closer.

Healthy Cooking & Grocery Shopping on a Budget by Friends of the Woodland Public Library

Chop, sauté, and cook ingredients into a healthy delicious meal. Learn the basics of cooking and how to grocery shop on a budget from a nutritional biologist. Perfect for soon-to-be college students and surviving beyond Ramen.

Rights of Minors by Yolo County District Attorney

Be an empowered teen and know your legal rights. Learn about the criminal justice system, how to embrace the system, rather than being afraid of it.

Navigating High School by UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program

Designed for middle school students who want insider tips on how to navigate high school. How to be successful, get involved and be a competitive applicant for a four-year university.

Navigating College by UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program

Designed for high school students who want insider tips on how to navigate college and balance social life with academics. Meet and talk to a panel of college students and get all the tea. Learn what college life is like.

Fireside Career Chats


All teens are invited to join us by the library’s fireplace every Tuesday from 6-7 PM to chat with a diverse group of professionals about their jobs. The event is set up to be casual and give everyone the opportunity to chat with each other like friends and colleagues. This format should allow for more insightful and fun dialogue between you and professionals.You will have the opportunity to discuss educational paths, career goals, and everything in-between. You can also candidly discuss with professionals the best and worst parts of their jobs, any obstacles of their job or education, and what drew them to the field. We will also serve hot tea and snacks during the Career Chat!

The following dates are themed toward general professions. Please feel free to come to the dates you’re most interested in or come to all of them!

Tuesday October 1, Arts and Education Edition: authors, artists, educators

Tuesday October 8, Law Edition: police officers, attorneys, judges

Tuesday October 15, Medical Field: doctors, nurses, dentist, optometrists

Tuesday October 22, Technology and Science: web developers, advertisers, scientists

Tuesday October 29, Trades: architect, PG&E, barber, cosmetologist

TAB Meetings

TAB meetings are back and will continue to be on the first Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 of each month. Attendance is mandatory, though we understand if you have prior obligations, please remember to contact Rhea whenever you cannot make the meetings.

Homework Help

Homework Help is every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30, please email or show up to volunteer!

Homeless Shelter Dinners

If you would like to volunteer please email Rhea at Rhea.Gardner@cityofwoodland.org ASPA, so we can announce dates and times.

Here are the upcoming Teen Events (all teens invited not just TAB):

Girls Who Code: every Monday from 3:30-5:00, if interested please email Rhea!

Minecraft Club: for Teens every first and third Tuesday from  5:30-6:30 in Square One

Lego Engineering Club: for Teens every second and last Tuesday from  5:30-6:30 in Square One

Teen Book Club: every second and last Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 in the Teen Area. Septemeber book: Frankly in Love by David Yoon (*copies available at the library, please ask Stephanie or Rhea*)

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Homeless Shelter Dinners

Leadership for TAB means:

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