What's Happening @ Your Library                         December 2014

Check out your San Diego County Library this December
for a variety of events 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
Signature Events

Signature Events are annual programs that represent the spirit of each library branch's community.


Winter Holiday Party

Solana Beach Library

December 2 @ 6 p.m.

Santa will be here so bring your cameras! A holiday craft and refreshments will also be available.
Christmas Tea

Rancho Santa Fe Library

December 12 @ 1:30 p.m.

Join us for tea, holiday cookies, and a Christmas tree raffle.




Lincoln Acres Library

Enjoy live norteño music, children's activities, storytime with Santa, and much more.

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.


Gregory Page:

Rancho San Diego, Dec. 2 @ 6:30 p.m .

Encinitas, Dec. 10 @ 6 p.m. 

Lemon Grove, Dec. 16 @ 6:30 p.m.

San Marcos, Dec. 17 @ 6 p.m. 

Vista, Dec. 21 @ 1:30 p.m.


Sara Petite:

Fallbrook, Dec. 7 @ 2 p.m.



Poway, Dec. 13 @ 2 p.m.

All SDCL locations will be closed on December 25
for the Christmas holiday.
 Library branches will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24 and New Year's Eve, December 31.
SDCL's Most Wanted

Have you seen this book?


Donate it at any SDCL branch and help stock

our shelves! 

New Movies & TV

These new titles are now available to request in the library catalog. 


Game of Thrones

Season 4


Dumb & Dumber To


The Judge


The Theory of Everything


The Maze Runner

National Book Awards

Check out these winners of the 2014 National Book Awards.


Redeployment by Phil Klay

Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück

Young People's Literature
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Foundation's Medal For Distinguished Contribution To American Letters
Ursula K. LeGuin

Holiday Events

Celebrate the season with these special holiday events for all ages.



Kids' Holiday Ornament Craft
Dec. 4 @ 2:30 p.m.

Rancho Santa Fe

Cookie Decorating
Dec. 4 @ 3:15 p.m.

El Cajon

Holiday Auction
Dec. 5 @ 6 p.m.

Rancho Santa Fe

Teen Craft for a Cause
Dec. 6 @ 10 a.m.

Casa de Oro

Monte Vista High School Advanced Choir
Dec. 6 @ 12 p.m.


Sing-Along With the Sunset Strummers
Dec. 6 @ 2 p.m.
Dec. 9 @ 5:30 p.m.

La Mesa

Rhinestone Grannies
Dec. 6 @ 2 p.m.

San Marcos

Pretzel & Graham Cracker Houses
Dec. 9 @ 3:30 p.m.


Teen Art Class (registration required)
Dec. 9 @ 3:30 p.m.


Holiday Cookie Decorating
Dec. 9 @ 4 p.m.



Holiday Party
Dec. 9 @ 4 p.m.



Holiday Card Craft for Adults
Dec. 10 @ 11:30 a.m.

San Marcos

Chanukah Fun for the Family
Dec. 10 @ 4 p.m.


Santa Storytime
Dec. 10 @ 6 p.m.

San Marcos

Holiday Concert With Greg Douglass
Dec. 11 @ 1 p.m.

Rancho Santa Fe

Italian Christmas Cookies
Dec. 11 @ 1:30 p.m



Holiday Soap Craft for Teens
Dec. 11 @ 3 p.m.


Rancho Santa Fe

Hanukkah Craft
Dec. 11 @ 3:15 p.m.

Casa de Oro

Storytime: The Polar Express
Dec. 11 @ 6 p.m.



North County Mountain Dulcimers
Dec. 11 @ 6 p.m.


Santa Picture Time
Dec. 11 @ 6 p.m.


Craig Newton's Holiday Music Show
Dec. 13 @ 10:30 a.m.



Prodigy Players Present "Ho, Ho, Ho: The Santa Claus Chronicles"
Dec. 13 @ 11 a.m.

La Mesa

Family Movie
Dec. 13 @ 2 p.m.


Jingle Bell Storytime
Dec. 16 & 23 @ 3 p.m.


Holiday Party & Santa Visit
Dec. 17 @ 3 p.m.


Christmas Storytime & Craft
Dec. 17 @ 7 p.m.


San Marcos

Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft for Teens
Dec. 18 @ 4 p.m.


Holiday Sing-Along
Dec. 18 @ 7 p.m.


Gift Wrap Party
Dec. 21 @ 1 p.m.


Holiday Craft Table
Dec. 22-24, 26-27, 29-31

@ 2-5 p.m.


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