What's Happening @ Your Library                        February 2016

Visit your San Diego County Library in February for a variety of programs and activities for all.

SDCL has many programs, only some of which are highlighted. Be sure to check out our full events calendar to find programs that interest you.

San Diego County Library is partnering with San Diego County Credit Union to offer free weekly instruction and counseling in personal finance. Financial Wellness Wednesdays classes will be held at participating library branches on Wednesdays through March. Topics include:
  • Ten Simple Steps to Financial Success (also touches on wills and trusts)
  • Understanding Credit Reports, Preventing Identity Theft & Scams
  • Building a Better Budget
  • Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
  • Repaying Student Loans
  • Teens & Money
Visit our website for more information and a complete list of seminars.
Poway Branch Remodel Celebration and Ribbon Cutting


Saturday, February 6, 10:00 a.m.
13137 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064
Events will be held on the patio, weather permitting
The Poway Branch of the San Diego County Library will be celebrating a remodel during the month of February. Join us for the celebration, which will include refreshments, remarks by community leaders, a live jazz band performance, tours of the remodeled library, and activities for children.
More information on the events throughout the month of February available hereThe remodel will include new carpet, paint and lighting, a teen space, a reconfigured computer lab, new study rooms, an early learning area, and an automatic materials handler.
Signature Events
Signature Events are annual programs that represent the spirit of each library branch's community.
Chinese New Year Celebration
4S Ranch Library - Wednesday, February 3, 4:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Monkey with lion dancers, dance performances, and a fun craft.

For more information, please call (858) 673-4697.

Lunar New Year Celebration
San Marcos Library - Wednesday, February 3, 6 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year with a special storytime, crafts, light refreshments, red envelopes, musical performances, a Qigong demonstration, a martial arts demonstration, and a traditional lion dance and drum performance.

For more information, please call (760) 891-3000.

Karamu Festival

Saturday, February 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
The Spring Valley Library is celebrating Karamu! In celebration of Black History Month, the festival will include the Thundersquad Drumline, a poetry slam, the La Presa Middle School Jazz Band, and a performance by Lisa Sanders.

Love Your Heart Blood Pressure Screenings
Join the Heart Health Movement on February 11, 2016
Love Your Heart is a one-day event during which the County of San Diego and its partners provide free blood pressure screenings to the public at select sites throughout the San Diego region. The goal of Love Your Heart is to empower San Diegans to take control of their heart health by knowing their numbers. Click here for a list of library locations participating in the event.

Coming Soon
Place your requests now for these hot new titles coming soon!
Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber

Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff



Straight Outta Compton

The 33

Black Mass



Our Brand is Crisis


The Intern

Acoustic Showcase
The Acoustic Showcase series offers a wonderful variety of some of San Diego's very best singer/songwriters, folk music performers, and story tellers.
Cathryn Beeks
Rancho San Diego Library
Tues., Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Lisa Sanders
Fallbrook Library
Sun., Feb. 7, 2 p.m.

Mair Rathburn
Encinitas Library
Wed., Feb. 10, 6 p.m.
Nina Francis
Poway Library
Sat., Feb. 13, 2 p.m.
The Full Deck
Valley Center Library
Wed., Feb. 17, 6 p.m.
Nathan James
San Marcos Library
Wed., Feb. 17, 6 p.m.
Encinitas Library
Sun., Feb. 21, 2 p.m.

Ross Moore
El Cajon Library
Sat., Feb. 20, 2 p.m.

Old Town Road
Vista Library
Sun., Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m.

LIKE A BOSS: Tips & Tricks for Mastering Adulthood
This weekly series of DIY instructional programs will be held at the Vista Library on Saturdays at 2 p.m. in February. Visit our website for more information!

February 13: Home Maintenance and Repair
Learn how to stock your toolbox and keep your home in tip-top shape.

February 20 & 27: Cooking 101 and 102
Break your burrito habit and learn to cook. Local chef Zhee Zhee from The Flavor Conspiracy will teach you how to meal plan, stock your kitchen with essentials, and prepare a few basic recipes. Samples included!
All SDCL locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day.
Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.
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