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Woodland Public Library's Food For Fines

November 21, 2017 

Woodland Public Library’s Food for Fines

November 25-December 21

Find a library book under your bed? Forget to bring a DVD back on time? Now is your chance to clear your library fines while helping others by donating food to people in need during Woodland Public Library’s Food for Fines program.

The Woodland Public Library is offering a fine amnesty period from November 25 – December 21. During this time, anyone with a Woodland Public Library card can have their fines waived in exchange for nonperishable boxed or canned food, which will be donated to the Yolo Food Bank.

Food items should be brought to the check-out desk during open hours. There is no minimum food donation requirement or limit to the amount of overdue fines that can be waived per account; however, food donations will not waive any accrued collection or lost material fees. Perishable, expired, beyond sell by date and homemade food items will not be accepted.

For more information call 530-661-5980 or visit

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Science and Society Discussion Series

October 9, 2017 

Woodland Public Library opens its new Science and Society Discussion Series with “Toxic Tragedies”. “Toxic Tragedies” is a two-part lecture/discussion series led by Dr. Robert Rice, Chair of Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis. Dr. Rice will survey toxic tragedies since the mid-1800's, discuss how they occur, their influence on the public’s perception of scientific knowledge, and the impact of these perceptions on present day controversial and critical issues such as Climate Change and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

Wednesday November 1st 6:00pm at the Library Leake Room

Part 1: Toxic Tragedies in Modern Society – All Too Common

A survey of toxic tragedies in the USA over the past 200 years demonstrates a need for regulation to prevent their occurrence.

Wednesday December 6th 6:00pm at the Library Leake Room

Part 2: The Systemic Basis for Toxic Tragedies

Reflecting market failures, toxic tragedies are continuing today and undermine our trust in the regulatory system.

The Woodland Public Library Science and Society Discussion Series will be an on-going lecture/presentation and discussion series hosted by the library on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome to attend and we encourage an open dialogue on all the topics presented. For more information about the Science and Society Discussion Series please contact the library at or 530-661-5980.