What's Happening @ Your Library                              May 2016



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

SDCL has many programs, only some of which are highlighted. Be sure to check out our full events calendar to find programs that interest you.

San Diego County Library and Aging & Independence Services present San Diego Legends: Living Well, an annual recognition comprised of painted portraits by local artist Mona Mills, photographs, and impact statements about local elders who lead by example.
The Legends exemplify lifestyles that embrace inclusion, spiritual integrity, humanism and healthy living. Their lives and accomplishments are a testament to the nobility of hard work, as well as respect for each other and one's self. As the exhibit is displayed at a new library each month, residents have the opportunity to meet the Legends, hear about their experiences, and participate in related programs.

May 7-June 24, 2016: Fallbrook Library (2016 Legends Exhibit Debut)
Reception: Friday, May 13, 6 p.m.

Older Americans Month
San Diego County Library is celebrating Older Americans Month during the month of May!
Help us celebrate by attending events at your branches to honor older Americans!
Nutrition for Seniors: Delicious Microwave Meals
Santee Library Branch
Monday, May 2 @ 10:30 a.m.
Classic Movie Night
Casa de Oro Library Branch
Thursday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Fancy Nancy Mother's Day Tea Party
Casa de Oro Library Branch
Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Bingo Night
Imperial Beach Library Branch
Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.
OASIS: What Are the Differences Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
Santee Library Branch
Monday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Elder Safety Program
Imperial Beach Library Branch
Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Senior Bingo
Pine Valley Clubhouse
Friday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m.
For more information on our Older Americans Events, click here!

Signature Events
Signature Events are annual programs that represent the spirit of
each library branch's community.
Physical Fitness Month Kickoff
San Marcos Library * Wednesday, May 4 * 4-6 p.m.
See fitness demonstrations and visit community organization information tables including the Tumble Gym Bus and the North County Health Services Mobile Dental unit to start off the San Marcos Library's month of Fitness & Wellness programs for all ages.

All-County Chess Tournament
Lakeside Library
Saturday, May 21 * 9:30 a.m. (junior competition) & 1 p.m. (adult competition)
Sixth Annual All County invitational Chess Tournament is now being held at the Lakeside branch. This will be held in the nearby Community Center for Juniors beginning at 9:30am and Adults beginning at 1:00pm. We will have awards and trophies for the best of the best. Come by to prove yourself and your skills!

Multicultural Festival
Bonita Library * Saturday, May 21 * 12-4 p.m.
Join the Bonita Library for the 5th annual multicultural festival! A free, fun-filled afternoon featuring live music and dance entertainment including the MLK Jr Choir, urban line dancing, ukulele performances hula dancers, a cultural fashion show, spice demonstration and more!
For more in formation on our Signature Events, click here!

Alpine Library Branch Grand Opening!
The Alpine Library Branch will celebrate its Grand Opening with a community festival in the new library building on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. The reception will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony and include musical performances by several artists, as well as face painting and animal balloons by Free Spirit the Clown and an artist painting Henna Tattoos.

Located at 1752 Alpine Boulevard, the new Alpine Library will feature:
  • 12,700 interior square feet plus 1,400 square feet for the deck and patio
  • Large youth spaces:  2,300 square feet for Kids and 700 square feet for Teens
  • $150K Opening Day Collection
  • About $400K raised by the Alpine Library Friends Association for furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • Community room, bookstore, AMH, computer lab, 3D printer, and four study rooms
  • NatureMaker trees, Betsy Schultz mosaics, and Wows (domed art fixtures over the Storytime and Tween areas)
  • Additional service hours on Mondays 9:30-6:00

Beyond Binary Gender
Author Talk
La Mesa Library Branch
Friday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Dr. I.W. Gregorio
Author of None of the Above, a YA novel where a newly-elected Homecoming Queen discovers that she was born intersex.The book is a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award, a Spring 2015 Publisher's Weekly Flying Start, an ALA Booklist Top Ten Sports Book for Youth, and a 2015 ABC Children's List and is under development as a TV series by Lifetime.
Emily Quinn
An intersex artist, animator, and adventurer. She received her BFA in Animation in 2012 and has spent the last few years working on Cartoon Network's Emmy Award-winning "Adventure Time." She recently left her post at Cartoon Network to take a position as interACT's Youth Leadership Coordinator and is a great advocate for the intersex community.

Coming Soon
Place your requests now for these hot new titles coming soon!
Blood Flag by Steve Martini

Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Phil Brick

The Apartment by Danielle Steele

The 15th Affair by James Patterson

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Nest by Cynthia D'aprix Sweeney



Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Gods of Egypt


How to be Single




The 5th Wave




Steve Jobs


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.
 Sara Petite
Fallbrook Library
Sun., May 1, 2:00p.m.
Joe Rathburn
Poway Branch
Sat., May 14, 2:00p.m.
Gregory Page
The Red Barn @ Wynola Pizza Express
Sat., May 14, 6:30p.m.
Ross Moore
Vista Branch
Sun., May 15, 1:30p.m.

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