What's Happening @ Your Library                         January 2015

Visit your San Diego County Library in January 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
Coming Soon:  
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Coming in January, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new early literacy program that will help your child get ready to read. Studies have shown that children who are read to improve their vocabulary, listening and language skills, and have increased attention spans.

Visit your local SDCL branch or www.sdcl.org in January for more information about this exciting new program!

Connect With the Virtual Counselor Network 

SDCL has an exciting new way for you to connect to local non-profit agencies. We have partnered with the Housing Opportunities Collaborative, a local HUD-approved non-profit agency, to bring the Virtual Counselor Network (VCN) to our County Libraries.   


Whether it's improving your credit, finding a better job, buying your first home, or a variety of other challenges, you can now connect virtually to get the help you need, from one convenient location! Virtual Empowerment Centers (VEC) are located at the El Cajon, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Lemon Grove, and Vista libraries. You can also connect to the VCN by phone at 800-826-1502 or on the web at www.virtualcounselornetwork.org.


A trusted counselor will spend a little time getting to know you and help determine what kind of resources will best meet your needs. Then, connect to a Virtual Counselor through a VEC (when available) to have a virtual, real-time session with a counselor from a local, trusted non-profit agency, all at no cost.  Services are currently available Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  No computer skills are needed to use this service.  

Community Survey 

In 2014, we asked SDCL customers what types of library programs they would be most interested in attending, and more than 3,500 people responded to let us know!

The programs receiving the most votes were: classes and workshops, entertainment, and health and fitness. There was also strong interest in author visits, book clubs, and cultural programs. Thank you to everyone who responded, and we will take your feedback into consideration when planning library programs for 2015. 

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.


KM2: Fallbrook, January 4 @ 2 p.m.


Ross Moore: Poway, January 10 @ 2 p.m.


The Yes Team:  

Encinitas, January 14 @ 6 p.m

Lemon Grove, January 20 @ 6:30 p.m.


Ricky Ruis: Vista, January 18 @ 1:30 p.m.

Bill Hartwell:
El Cajon, January 18 @ 2 p.m.
San Marcos, January 21 @ 6 p.m.

Plow: Del Mar, January 22 @ 6:30 p.m.
Best Books of 2014  


Looking for some great reads to start off the year? Check out our list of the Best Books of 2014 for adults, teens, and children.
Did You Get a New Tablet or E-reader? 
Did you find a new tablet or ebook reader in a gift box this holiday season? SDCL is here to help you load it up and start reading!

We have thousands of ebooks available for download, including bestsellers, DIY guides, cookbooks, teen and children's titles, and much more. They're all free of charge and accessible to anyone with a County Library card. Ebooks are automatically "returned" to the library, so there are no late fees.

Visit our ebook page to get started with online tutorials, a schedule of free ebook workshops, and our catalog of ebook titles.
New Book-to-Movie Titles
These new book-related movies are now available to request in the library catalog:


Or check out one of these hot new video titles:







Force Majeure 


Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga For Beginners 


The Book of Life 


Big Hero 6 


A Healthy New You @ SDCL 

Start the new year off right with our free health and wellness classes and programs for all ages. 


4S Ranch Library
Gentle Yoga:
1st & 2nd Wed., 10:30 a.m.
Family Yoga:
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Mind & Meditation:
Saturdays, 11 a.m.
Kids Fitness:
3rd Wed., 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Bonita Library
Silver Age Yoga:
Mondays, 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.
Tai Chi:
Mondays, 9:30 p.m.
Campo-Morena Village Library
Mindful Movement:
Fridays, 9 a.m.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library
Chair Yoga:
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
Storytime Yoga:
1st & 3rd Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Crest Library
1st & 3rd Fridays, 3 p.m.
Del Mar Library
Adult Yoga:
Tuesdays, 12 p.m.
Baby Yoga:
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
El Cajon Library
SilverSneakers Yoga:
Mon., 2 p.m. & Fri, 9:45 a.m.
Mondays, 6 p.m.
Encinitas Library
Toddler Yoga:
2nd & 4th Mondays, 12:30 p.m.
Preschool Yoga:
2nd & 4th Mondays, 1 p.m.
Silver Age Yoga:
Tues., 1 p.m. & Wed., 1:30 p.m.
Tues., 2 p.m. & Fri., 3 p.m.


Fallbrook Library
Teen Zumba:  
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Adult Zumba:
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Chair Yoga:  
Wednesdays, 12 p.m.
Children's Yoga:  
Wednesdays, 3 p.m.
Adult Yoga:  
Fridays, 3:30 p.m.  

Jacumba Library
Chair Fitness for Adults:

Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
After-School Snack:  

Fridays, 4 p.m.
Julian Library
Sit N Fit for Seniors:  

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Tues., 4:15 p.m. & Fri., 9 a.m.
Feeding America:  

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
La Mesa Library
SilverSneakers Yoga:  

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.
Preschool Yoga:  

Alternating Thurs., 10:30 a.m.
Lakeside Library
Kids in Action Storytime:  

Mon. & Tues., 10:30 a.m.
Music & Motion for Babies:  

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Lemon Grove

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.

1st & 3rd Fridays. 10:30 a.m.
Poway Library
Tai Chi for Adults:  

Mondays, 11 a.m.
Gentle Yoga:  

Call for schedule
Ramona Library

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Kids' & Teens' Folkloric Dance:  

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.
Adult Folkloric Dance:  

Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
Tai Chi:  

Thursdays, 9 a.m.
Exercise Dance Class:  

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.    


Rancho San Diego Library
Feeling Fit Club (60+):  
Mon. & Wed., 8:30 a.m.
Tai Chi:  
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Silver Age Yoga:  
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Active Yoga:  
Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Wii Move:  
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.  


Rancho Santa Fe Library
Chair Yoga:  

Thursdays, 9:15 a.m.
San Marcos Library

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 11 a.m.
Santee Library
Hatha Yoga:  

Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m.
Chair Yoga:  

1st & 2nd Thursdays, 8:45 p.m.

Call for schedule.

Solana Beach Library
Chair Yoga:  

First Tues., 8 a.m. (Spanish);
Last Sat., 10 a.m. (English)
Spring Valley Library
La Maestra Health Clinic:  

Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
Free Dinner for Kids:  

Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.
Watts Cooking for Youth:

Fridays, 2:30 p.m.
Valley Center Library
Gentle Yoga:  

Tues. & Thurs., 4:45 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
Vista Library

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Food for Thought Yoga:  

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 11 a.m.  


All SDCL locations will be closed on January 1
for the New Year's holiday.

Branches will also be closed on January 19 for
the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 
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Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.