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Yolo County Library’s ‘Campfires y Cuentos’ Program Returns

Nov 15, 2023 12:35PM ● By Yolo County News Release

YOLO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The Yolo County Library presents another evening of slightly spooky storytelling around the campfire, delicious treats, and a beginner-level night hike on Saturday, November 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Bryte Park in West Sacramento. This is a bilingual event in English and Spanish recommended for ages 7 and up.

At 4:00 p.m., attendees will prepare a tasty camping-themed treat to enjoy while they get comfortable around the campfire! At 4:20 p.m., celebrate the magic of los cuentos (stories) with internationally known Latina storyteller Olga Loya. Ms. Loya will share a family story; an Aztec myth; a folktale about La Cucarachita, the little cockroach; a story about Señor Huesos, a man named Mr. Bones because when he walked his bones went clickety-clack; the Stone of Zamuro, about how conejito (little rabbit) found his strength; and a singing folktale of a family coming together. For the last 30 years, Ms. Loya has worked as a solo performer, keynote speaker, teacher, and author. She tells stories that support her belief that we can take the time to enjoy ourselves through stories and song. Be ready to hear some tales with Spanish in them!

After listening to the stories, enjoy a night hike on the levee trail along the Sacramento River led by a naturalist from Tuleyome, a local conservation organization that engages in advocacy and active stewardship with diverse communities to conserve, enhance, restore, and enjoy the lands in the region. Children can play a bingo game as they learn about plants and animals found in Yolo County. Spanish language translation will be provided by a volunteer from the Sacramento-Central Valley Chapter of Latino Outdoors, an organization dedicated to creating a world where all Latino communities enjoy nature as a safe, inclusive, and welcoming place. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, flashlights or headlamps, sturdy walking shoes, layered clothing, and a blanket or low chair to sit on. Free headlamps will be provided for children while supplies last.

This event is part of the library’s All Together Outside series which encourages community members to explore the natural world, learn about local wildlife and regional recreational opportunities, and explore the California State Parks with free day-use passes that library cardholders can borrow.

Bryte Park is located at 425 Todhunter Avenue in West Sacramento. The event will take place at the West Side Picnic Area. Parking is available along Todhunter Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, this program may be cancelled. Follow the library’s social media channels on Instagram and TikTok at @YoloCountyLibrary and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YoloCountyLibrary.org for updates.

All Together Outside is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. For more information about how to borrow a California State Parks Pass, visit YoloCountyLibrary.org/Services/Parks-passes/.

 

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