What's Happening @ Your Library                         November 2014

Check out your San Diego County Library this November 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
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 will host related book discussions, guest speakers, movie screenings, craft programs, and other events throughout November.

The California Reads selected title is...
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.
For a full list of California Reads events, visit www.sdcl.org/california-reads.html
Veterans Fair: Celebrate Our Military!
El Cajon Library - November 22 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us to learn about resources for veterans and active military personnel and their families, and enjoy music from the Navy Brass Band, refreshments, crafts for kids, and other activities.
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 2014 One Book selection is...


Monstress by Lysley Tenorio will be read and discussed by thousands of San Diegans and be 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.

Signature Events

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




Dia de los Muertos

Imperial Beach Library

November 1 @ 12 p.m.


Veterans Day Celebration

Alpine Library

November 6 @ 6 p.m.

Get Those Library Cards Ready!

These soon-to-be-released movies and shows are now available to request in the library catalog:


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


This is Where I Leave You


If I Stay


The Boxtrolls




CSI: Seasons 13 and 14


Perry Mason


World's Greatest Dad


True Blood: Season 7 

Try out some new recipes this holiday season with these upcoming titles:


The Filipino Family Cookbook by Angelo Comsti


Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte


Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert


The Pollan Family Table by Michael and Tracy Pollan


In the Kitchen With Kris by Kris Jenner


What the Fork Are You Eating? by Stefanie Sacks


California Reads Events

Poway: Navy Band Southwest Concert
Nov. 1 @ 2 p.m.

Rancho San Diego: Preschool Storytime
Nov. 4 @ 11:15 a.m.

Alpine: USS Midway Veterans Celebration
Nov. 6 @ 6 p.m.

Vista: Voices of Veterans
Nov. 8 @ 2 p.m.

La Mesa: California Reads Storytime
Nov. 13 @ 10:30 a.m.

Julian: California Reads Book Discussion
Nov. 15 @ 10 a.m.

Solana Beach: Meet Author C.L. Hoang
Nov. 15 @ 2 p.m.


El Cajon: California Reads Book Discussion
Nov. 19 @ 6 p.m.

Bonita: Author Talk With Gail Chatfield
Nov. 22 @ 1:30 p.m.

  One Book Events

Rancho San Diego: Author Talk: Felix Tuyay
Nov. 1 @ 2 p.m.


Spring Valley: Author Visit: Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore

Nov. 6 @ 11 a.m.

San Marcos: Monstress Book Discussion
Nov. 7 @ 2 p.m.

Campo: Monstress Book Discussion
Nov. 8 @ 10 a.m.

La Mesa: Sunshine Hotel Screening
Nov. 8 @ 10:30 a.m.

Fletcher Hills: Filipino Celebration
Nov. 8 @ 2 p.m.

Pine Valley: Monstress Book Discussion
Nov. 18 @ 6:30 p.m.

Spring Valley: Techno Book Club
Nov. 20 @ 4 p.m.

Cardiff: Monstress Book Discussion
Nov. 20 @ 6 p.m.

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