After undergoing a vast renovation that took more than a year to complete, the Davis Branch recently re-opened. It…More now offers a smart new interior, complete with everything from much-needed new carpets to attractive furniture, a reconfigured and consolidated librarian station (the Reference Desk was demolished to make way for an open area featuring informational kiosks), new meeting rooms and many more computer stations.
The Children's Room is now re-configured to include more computers, play areas and other fun features. To the rear of the main lobby, "The Reading Garden" is a new addition projecting beyond the original exterior wall. It has replaced windows that looked out on the real garden that contained native California native plants. The Reading Garden includes sculpture, lounge chairs arrayed in conversational groupings and the Friends Of The Library Book Sale shelve units. Music concerts and dance recitals featuring local artists are occasionally held in the Reading Garden.
Partners In Learning 825 Russell Blvd, Davis, CA95616 This educational business is based on the principle that effective learning cannot be narrowly reduced to drills and…More filling out answer sheets. Tutors here actively engage their students' natural enthusiasm and creativity both individually and in group settings. Recognizing that in our media-saturated culture, students critically think about aspects of the world around them, PIL tutors strive to help by providing context and clarifying concepts where applicable. Classes include elementary reading, writing and math (available in Spanish too), SAT prep, and a variety of high school subjects.
The Belfry is the short name for the Lutheran Episcopal Christian Fellowship, located just a few steps from the heart…More of the UC Davis campus. Services are held for Lutheran and Episcopalian students, but all Christians are welcome. There are readings from Scripture, prayer and Communion is given. Refreshments are served and free-wheeling discussions are not restricted to religious topics.
Many other religious groups with connections to campus, including Unitarian Universalists and Orthodox Christians, hold meetings here as well. The Belfry includes a TV room, couches, meeting rooms and a fully equipped kitchen. (Note: The Belfry is not equipped with a belfry or bell tower.)