What's Happening @ Your Library                            March 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
Teen Tech Week: March 8-14
Teen Tech Week, March 8-14, is an opportunity for teens to explore, create, and share the world of technology.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at a library near you by checking out one or more of these great programs!

Valley Center Library
Photo Workshop: March 9 @ 3 p.m.
Music Workshop: March 10 @ 3 p.m.

Poway Library
Create a Video Game: March 11 & 12 @ 4 p.m.
Create a side-scroller video game.

Vista Library
Robotics: March 11 @ 4 p.m.
Delve into the realm of robotics, learn the basics, and build your very own.

iPad Free Play: March 12 @ 4 p.m.
Scope out the library's new iPads and the online resources available to card holders.

Lakeside Library
Circuits: March 12 @ 3:30 p.m.
Create your own machines with Snap Circuits.

La Mesa Library
Deconstruction: March 12 @ 4 p.m.
Take apart small appliances to see their technological "guts."
Signature Events
Deana Gunn
Food for Thought

La Mesa Library 
Saturday, March 14
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This celebration of cooking and healthy food will feature Kitty Morse, author of Mint Tea and Minarets; Deana Gunn, author of Cooking With Trader Joe's; a Japanese onigiri program for teens, Free Spirit the Clown, and more!

For more information, call (619) 469-2151.

Storytelling Festival
Encinitas Library 
Saturday, March 21
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please join us for the 5th annual Storytelling Festival for children, families, and adults, featuring a wide variety of storytelling programs and workshops.

For more information, call (760) 753-7376. 
Coming Soon

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


The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard


The Wright Brothers by David McCullough


Dead Wake by Erik Larson


Missoula by Jon Krakauer


Too Close to Me by Dave Pelzer








Big Eyes


Downton Abbey: Season 5


Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb


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.


Nathan James:

Fallbrook Library

March 1 @ 2 p.m.


Peter Sprague:

Poway Library

March 14 @ 2 p.m.



Vista Library

March 15 @ 1:30 p.m.


Virtual Strangers:
Lemon Grove Library
March 17 @ 6:30 p.m.  

Shirthouse Band:
Encinitas Library
March 18 @ 6 p.m.

Tolan Shaw:
San Marcos Library
March 18 @ 6 p.m.

El Cajon Library
March 21 @ 2 p.m.
Prairie Sky: 
Del Mar Library
March 26 @ 6:30 p.m.
Digital Learning @ SDCL
SDCL celebrates Digital Learning Day on March 13, and offers a variety of digital learning opportunities all year long!

   * Learn how to download eBooks to an eReader or mobile device.


   * Take a free computer class and improve your skills.


   * Use our eLibrary to learn a language, get homework help, fix your car, and much more!  


The following are just a few of our programs to help you learn and explore technology. Contact your local branch library to find out what they offer.  


Bonita-Sunnyside Library
Tablet Class: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 6 p.m.
Learn how to use your new tablet computer or smart phone.

Borrego Springs Library
Teen Mindstorm Robotics: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 3 p.m., Saturdays @ 1 p.m.
Learn to build and program roving robots with the LEGO mindstorms systems. Space is limited; call (760) 767-5761 to register.

Casa de Oro Library
Tech Thursday: Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of computers and coding in a fun setting.

Del Mar Library
eBook & Computer Help: By appointment
Learn to download eBooks to your electronic device and/or learn computer skills. Call (858) 755-1666 to register.

Encinitas Library
Teen LEGO Robotics Club: 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 2:30 p.m.
Learn programming by solving a different challenge each meeting. Program is open to teens & tweens ages 11-17. No experience required.

Encinitas Library
Girls Who Code Club: Tuesdays @ 4:30 p.m.
The Girls Who Code Club is for 6th-12th grade girls with an interest in computer science.

Imperial Beach Library
Tech Support: By appointment
Learn how to download eBooks, use the Internet, and email. Call (619) 424-6981 to schedule an appointment.

La Mesa Library
eBook Tutoring: By appointment
Learn to download library eBooks and magazines. Call (619) 469-2151 to register.

Lemon Grove Library
STEAM Day: Thursdays @ 2 p.m.
Geared specifically for elementary-aged children, STEAM Day incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in a fun learning activity.

Poway Library
eBook Class: 1st Tuesdays @ 6 p.m.
Learn to search for and download e-media from the library website. Call (858) 513-2900 to register.

San Marcos Library
eBook Class: 2nd Sundays @ 2 p.m.
Learn how to download free library eBooks.

Spring Valley Library
Techno Book Club for Girls:
3rd Thursdays @ 4 p.m.
Techno Book Club for Guys:
4th Thursdays @ 4 p.m.
For 6th to 8th graders; pick up a Nook at the library. Library card and parental permission required.
Valley Center Library
Robotics Club: Mondays @ 4 p.m.
Join Mr. B in learning about robotics and designing and building your own robot!

Vista Library
Tech Drop-in: Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.
Get help with using a computer, tablet, or phone. Bring your own device or use one of ours.

All SDCL locations will be closed on March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day.
Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.