What's Happening @ Your Library                          October 2014

Continue to visit your library this October -  there are many events and activities for adults and children alike.

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
Annual Report

If you haven't had the chance to see the Annual Report, you can do so here. Read about significant events that the different library  branches have put on this past year that helps your San Diego County Library be one of the best libraries in the nation.


* Vista Branch Library reaches year-long goal of 1,000,000 checkouts with the help of community


* Lemon Grove celebrates its one-year anniversary


* Fletcher Hills library patron receives DMV classes and passes her DMV exam


* A new 24/7 kiosk is installed in the Bonsall Unified School District


* San Marcos Library helps with wildfire relief efforts


* El Cajon Library hosts Citizenship Forum


And much more!  

Signature Events


Haunted House & Halloween Carnival

Potrero Library

Call for information


Fall Festival

Jacumba Library

October 4, 2014  

Bonita's Got Talent

Bonita Library

October 11, 2014


Book Festival

Encinitas Library

October 18, 2014


Fall Festival

Borrego Springs Library

October 18, 2014


Diwali Celebration

Poway Library

October 22, 2014


October Bash

San Marcos Library

October 23, 2014

Loud noises and libraries are not commonly associated with one another, but come out and watch as teens participate in a Battle of the Bands showdown on October 18 at the Lemon Grove Library.
The event is scheduled from 1 - 4 p.m. at 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove.
Have you seen the new & improved website?
  Thank you to all who participated in the Summer Art Contest!

And congratulations to all the finalists. An online gallery of the art contest submissions can be viewed here.


Community Survey

San Diego County Library wants to hear what you think about the library events that we put on. Help us help you by participating in our online community survey.


SDCL's Most Wanted

Have you seen this book?

(Pun intended!)


This is a featured "Read Before You Watch" title.


Donate it at any SDCL branch and help stock our shelves!

Read Before You Watch
The following titles below will be made into movies this fall and are now available at SDCL branches so you can "read before you watch!"


Release date: October 3
A Good Marriage, based on the book by Stephen King
Gone Girl, based on the book by Gillian Flynn
Left Behind, based on the Left Behind series by Jerry B. Jenkins

Release date: October 10
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, based on the book by Judith Viorst

Release date: October 17
The Best of Me, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks

Release date: October 18
Big Driver, based on the book by Stephen King

Release date: October 28
Death Comes to Pemberley, based on the book by P.D. James

Release date: October 31
Horns, based on the book by Joe Hill

Release date: Nov. 7
The Homesman, based on the 1988 novel by Glendon Swarthout
Rosewater, based on Maziar Bahari's memoir, Then They Came for Me

Release date: Dec. 5
Wild, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed

Release date: Dec. 12
Inherent Vice, based on Thomas Pynchon's 2009 detective novel

Release date: Dec. 25
Unbroken, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand

California Reads
California Reads is a reading and discussion series designed to promote civic dialogue and meaningful conversation related to the 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.

The California Reads selected title is...
What It Is Like To Go To War by Karl Marlantes
Written nearly 40 years after his own tour of duty in Vietnam, Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like to Go to War recounts his experience of going to war and coming home through the lens of time and memory, illuminated by insights drawn from his study of history, literature, psychology, and philosophy.

For a full list of California Reads events, visit www.sdcl.org/california-reads.html
One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego is a community reading program managed by KPBS in partnership with the San Diego County Library and the San Diego Public Library, with major support provided by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and Jerome's Furniture, and additional support provided by Lloyd Pest Control.


The purpose of the program is to encourage residents to join together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. The program also encourages participation in related events, discussions of the ideas raised in the featured books, and examination of how these ideas connect with our daily lives and local communities.



The 2014 One Book selection is...


Monstressby Lysley Tenorio will be read and discussed by thousands of San Diegans and become the focus of a series of special events and activities.


For a list of all One Book One San Diego events, visit www.sdcl.org/one-book.html.

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Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.