What's Happening @ Your Library                            May 2015

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

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
Special Events
SDCL is Celebrating Older Americans Month all throughout May by recognizing the wonderful influence past and current seniors have had on our community. 

This year's Older Americans Month celebration is focused on Alzheimer's awareness and includes a community reading of the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova.  In this New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease learns that her worth is comprised of more than her ability to remember. 


Join us for a discussion of the book:




Thursday, May 14 @ 2:30 p.m.

Saturday May 16 @ 11 a.m.



Saturday, May 16 @ 10:30 a.m.



Thursday, May 28 @ 4 p.m.


 Lemon Grove Branch

Tuesday, May 12 @ 11 a.m.


Vista Branch

Monday, May 11 @ 1 p.m.


Other Events Include:
Music and Memories Sing-Along.
El Cajon Branch
Wednesday, May 6 @ 2 p.m.
Laughter and Hatha Yoga
Vista Branch
Wednesday, May 27 @ 2 p.m
Medicare Basics
San Marcos Branch
Thurday, May 14 @ 6 p.m.
Senior Life Transitions
Solana Beach Branch
Tuesday, May 19 @ 6:30 p.m.


For more events visit:






San Diego Legends: Living Well is an annual recognition comprised of painted portraits by local artist Mona Mills, photographs, and impact statements about local elders who lead by example.


Exiblit Debut and Reception

Lemon Grove Branch

Friday, May 29 @ 6 p.m.


  • Refreshments
  • Music by Richard Favale
  • Dancing by the County of San Diego's Filipino-American Employees' Association

For more information visit:


Coming Soon

Place your requests now for these hot new titles coming this spring:




The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris


Those Girls by Chevy Stevens


The Mask by Taylor Stevens


The English Spy by Daniel Silva


Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson


Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow


Sunset Eating up the West Coast by Brigit L Binns




House of Cards, The Complete Third Season






American Sniper


Hot Tub Time Machine 2


Wolf hall (Masterpiece Theatre)

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.


Ross Moore:

Del Mar Library

May 1 @ 11 a.m.


Adler and Blackburn:

Fallbrook Library

May 3 @ 2 p.m.


Peggy Watson:

Poway Branch

May 9 @ 2 p.m.


Bill Hartwell:

Encinitas Library

May 13 @ 6 p.m.


Rusty Gait:

El Cajon Library

May 16 @ 2 p.m.


Bill Hartwell:

Vista Library

May 17 @ 1:30 p.m.


Jeff Berkley:

Lemon Grove Library

May 19 @ 6:30 p.m.


Old Town Road:

San Marcos Library

May 20 @ 6 p.m.


Rusty Gait:

Del Mar Library

May 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

Signature Events
Chess Tournament
Bonita Branch
Saturday May 9, 2015
  • Junior: 9:30 a.m.
  • Adult: 1:00 p.m.
Register with Eric eric.jones1@sdcounty.ca.gov
Spring Ice Cream Social
Solana Beach Branch
Saturday May 9 @ 2 p.m.
  • Sparkles the Clown
  • Ice Cream
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Scuptures
All SDCL locations will be closed on May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day.
Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.