What's Happening @ Your Library                               September 2014

Visit your local San Diego County Library branch this September to get homework help for Back to School season!

SDCL has many programs, and if you don't see one that interests you here, be sure to check out our full events calendar here

September is Library Card Signup Month!


Value of books, movies, & music CDs


Value of Internet sessions


Value of program services

$71.3 million


$24.8 million


$5.9 million

SDCL card that makes all of this possible
Ready To Make This School Year
the Best One Yet?

San Diego County Library offers a variety of resources to help!

* 42 million books, movies, and music CDs available - including many AR and Reading Counts titles.


* Visit our online databases at www.sdcl.org/homeworkhelp - any time, day or night.


* Check out free eBooks at www.sdcl.org/ebooks.html .


* Visit your local branch to use our Internet computers or access WiFi for free with your laptop.


* Attend one of the 28,000 programs we offer each year - many branches even host Homework Help programs.

Sign up for a card today at www.sdcl.org.
Student Resources

Online Databases:

Kids' Search (Grades K-8):

Research elementary and middle school assignments here. Includes popular kids' magazines and resources.

General OneFile (Grades 6-12 and beyond):
*also offered in Spanish

Find periodical, news and encyclopedia articles for Grades 6 through college.

Testing & Education Reference Center:

Search thousands of college and graduate schools, find scholarships, take online practice tests, and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.


Learn a new language for free! More than 60 foreign language courses and 16 English as a second language (ESL) courses are available.

Visit www.sdcl.org/homeworkhelp for a more complete list. 
Databases only available to current library cardholders.

Branches Offering Homework Help:


El Cajon

MW: 4 - 6 p.m.

Fletcher Hills
*Held at the REC center
T: 1 - 2 p.m.

TH: 3:30 - 5 p.m.


Rancho San Diego

*call for details

Spring Valley
Monday - Thursday
Grades 1-6
MWTH: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
T: 1 - 2 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
Grades K-6
MTWTH: 3:30 - 5 p.m.
SDCL's Most Wanted
Have you seen this book?  
Donate it at any SDCL branch and help stock our shelves!
Digital Magazines Now Available
San Diego County Library is partnering with Zinio, the world's largest digital magazine service, to give you access to hundreds of free, full color, interactive digital magazines online with your library card.

Cardholders may browse collections of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of downloadable magazines.

Available titles include
Us Weekly, and
Rolling Stone.
Spring Valley Fiesta
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Spring Valley is hosting its 9th annual Fiesta on September 27 from 1-4 p.m. There will be a live DJ, entertainment, community information booths, prizes, giveaways, laser tag, video games, face painting, and much more! This is a free event, but parking is limited.
Changes to
Library Requests
Effective August 1, all items requested by customers will be held at the branch for 7 days. Customers will receive notifications via email or telephone the day that their item arrives at the branch, Monday-Friday.
California Reads is a reading and discussion series designed to promote civic dialogue and meaningful conversation related to theme "War Comes Home."
SDCL branches across the county will be participating in California Reads, with various book discussions, guest speakers, related movie screenings, craft programs, and other programs being offered from September through November 2014.

Author Visit: T. Jefferson Parker
Fallbrook Library: September 23 @ 6 p.m.
California Reads Events
Del Mar: Operation Rebound
September 6 @ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Santee: Ross Moore, Dearest Mother: World War II told through a soldier's letters home
September 6 @ 11 a.m.
Rancho San Diego:
San Diego Veterans' Services
September 11 @ 9:30 a.m.
Adult Book Discussion "What It's Like to Go to War"
September 11 @ 2:30 p.m.
Rancho Santa Fe: California Reads Storytime
September 11 @ 3:15 p.m.

San Marcos: Community Heroes Storytimes
September 24 @ 10:30 a.m.
Valley Center:
Afghanistan: A Sailor's Story with Craig Cook
September 24 @ 6 p.m.
Rancho San Diego:
A Veteran Remembers
September 27 @ 11 a.m.
Imperial Beach
California Reads presents Military/Veterans Housing and Benefits Resource Fair
September 27 @ 11 a.m.
Holiday Closure: SDCL branches will be closed on Monday, September 1.
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Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.