What's Happening @ Your Library                              April 2016



Visit your San Diego County Library in April 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.
Día de los Niños
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually on April 30. San Diego County Library extends its celebration of Día throughout April.

During the entire month, all SDCL branches will participate in this celebration by hosting special events along with book, sticker, and bookmark giveaways for kids and teens (aged 0-18).

Día Kickoff: Multicultural Family Fiesta
El Cajon Library - April 9 from noon-3 p.m.
This Signature Event will feature performances by Steel the Band, La Fiesta del Pueblo Ballet Folklorico dancers, the St. Sophie's Madeleine Center singers, and the award-winning Arabina belly-dancing troupe. The event will also include refreshments, activities for all ages, and an information fair.

For more information and a complete list of Día events, please visit www.sdcl.org/dia.

National Library Month
San Diego County Library is celebrating Library Month during the month of April!
Help us celebrate by showing your love for the library with the hashtag #iloveSDCL, and by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Signature Events
Signature Events are annual programs that represent the spirit of
each library branch's community.
Art & Poetry Festival
Lakeside Library - April 12-16
This 5-day festival will include presentations of original poetry and art, as well as music, children's activities, and more.

Celebration of the Arts: DIY Fest
Vista Library - April 16 @ 1 p.m.
Enjoy crafts for all ages, free food, and a performance by Beatles cover band Blackbyrd.

Community Health Fair & Dia de los Ninos Celebration
Ramona Library - April 28 @ 3 p.m.
Celebrate with STEAM activities, face painting, crafts, free health exams, performances by Mad Science, ballet folklorico, and more.

Bookmobile Day
April 15 is Bookmobile Day!
San Diego County Library operates two bookmobiles to help bring library services into the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. All members of the public are welcome to use the bookmobiles at any of their scheduled locations.

East County Bookmobile
(619) 660-6329
North County Bookmobile
(760) 643-5125
Tax Preparation Assistance
Taxes are due MONDAY, April 18, 2016!

Free tax assistance is available at select SDCL branches. 
 Visit www.sdcl.org/taxprep for details and locations.
(Requirements vary by location; please call for additional information.) 
Parenting Like a Boss
Parenting is hard work, but the Santee Library is making it a bit easier. The "Parenting like a Boss" series will kick off with a visit by popular blogger Kristen Howerton, founder of Rage Against the Minivan, on April 2 at 10 a.m.

Following the kickoff, the branch will host a 6-week series of hands-on programs aimed at helping parents learn new skills.

Learn more about the series here.

Coming Soon
Place your requests now for these hot new titles coming soon!
The Beast by JR Ward
As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark

The Widow by Fiona Barton


 Extreme Prey by John Sandford



Star Wars: The Force Awakens (BluRay too!)


Lady in the Van


The Revenant


Daddy's Home






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.
Bill Hartwell
Fallbrook Library
Sun., April 3, 2 p.m.

Mair Rathburn
Julian Library
Tues., April 5, 6 p.m.

Jeff Berkley
Rancho San Diego Library
Tues., April 5, 6:30 p.m.
Jim Hinton
Poway Library
Sat., April 9, 2 p.m.

Sara Petite
Vista Library
Sun., April 17, 1:30 p.m.

Gabriela Aparicio
San Marcos Library
Wed., April 20, 6 p.m.
Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.
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