Old School Crayola

image of coloring books and supplies for adults

crayons and coloring book pages

My cubicle smells like crayons! Haha. This Sunday we’ll be coloring in the cool mid-morning shade of redwood trees across from Cesar Chavez Park. Okay, I’m not completely sure if they’re redwood trees but we can always pretend. I’ve got the good crayon sets, clipboards, and plenty of coloring sheet designs featuring Arabic floral patterns, mosaic tiles, mandalas and more.

/bryce

Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em

early 90s rap cassette tapes

early 90s rap cassette tapes

Yes, I’m referring to that sweet MC Hammer cassette (top left). Make weird loops out of cassette tapes next Tuesday. This is just a small sample of what I have at my desk. And, if you just don’t have the heart to ‘destroy to create’ a Too $hort or Diana Ross tape, stop by and give them a new home. Um, hammertime?

/bryce

Fix Your Car

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Why pay some fool a boatload of cash when you can DIY? The Sacramento Public Library subscribes to not one, but two auto repair databases. You can even access one of them from home. I like Chilton’s for looking up recalls and labor estimating. Mitchell’s is great when looking up common vehicle symptoms as well as commonly replaced components.

Truuuust me. My car is from 1997.

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/bryce

Book VS Movie

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Book VS Movie! Yep, read the book then watch the movie. That’s the only rule. You gotta read the book first. Show up and we’ll discuss both. First up is The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.

Pick up a copy of the book here.
Watch the move:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:30 PM-7:30 PM.
Central Library – 828 I Street

/bryce

Readers Unite!

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Whaaaaat?! We’ve got over 1,000 readers on our meetup site?! In celebration of alt+library maybe I’ll check out $1,000 worth of books or stay up for real late and read 1,000 page novel; 1,000 burpees? 1,000 skittles? How about 1,000 super space galaxy high fives to you all while surfing in a bubble on a rainbow while belting out Danzig tunes? Whoooooooooooooo!

/bryce

Make Stuff With Sound

SacWave – Audio Cassette Tape Splicing / Yamaha CS1x (Aug 4)
Come make weird loops with us by hacking up old audio cassettes.

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We’ll have a Yamaha CS1x synthesizer to try out (David Bowie/Underworld/Funker Vogt) used the same model back in the day. Loaned to us by those cool kids at MusicLandria.

First Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sacramento Public Library.
828 I street, Sacramento.
Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

/bryce

Make Music

Join us next Tuesday (July 7 – 6:30-7:30pm) for our first SacWave meet.

We’ll have a drum machine for you to tinker with. Tape splicing and circuit bending workshops will happen later this year — come hang out and help shape the future of SacWave!

First Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sacramento Public Library.
828 I street, Sacramento.

/bryce
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Fight A Librarian

Fight A Librarian

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015, 5:00 PM

Coin-Op Game Room
908 K St Sacramento, CA

5 Readers Went

Set down your e-reader and get ready for a whoopin’ from your friendly neighborhood librarian. The Coin-op Game Room has free play part of the day on Sunday, June 28th. Oh, and we now subscribe to Game Informer magazine through our Zinio service.https://www.saclibrary.org/About-Us/News/Virtual/Magazines-at-your-fingertips/ In the spirit of Mortal …

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Set down your e-reader and get ready for a whoopin’ from your friendly neighborhood librarian. The Coin-op Game Room has free play part of the day on Sunday, June 28th. Oh, and we now subscribe to Game Informer magazine through our Zinio service.

https://www.saclibrary.org/About-Us/News/Virtual/Magazines-at-your-fingertips/
In the spirit of Mortal Kombat, ‘get over here!”.

Check out their games: http://coinopsac.com/games/
Roadblasters! NBA Jam! Yesssss. Meet me by the Mortal Kombat machine.

/bryce