What's Happening @ Your Library                                     July 2014

Visit your San Diego County Library this July! 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.
Take the Summer Reading Challenge!


Have you been pausing to read this summer? Take the Summer Reading Challenge at SDCL and win prizes!

Sign up online or at your local SDCL branch through August 1, 2014.

Select your reading goal: 10 books or 10 hours.

Read and record the books or hours you read online or on a paper reading log. Reading logs can be found at www.sdcl.org/src.

Once you've reached your reading goal, go to your local SDCL branch to pick up your prize. Make sure all of your books or hours are recorded first. If you've used a paper reading log, please bring it with you.

Prizes will be available beginning July 1. The last official day to pick up your Summer Reading prize is August 1.

Below is a list Summer Reading events:


Summer Reading Club
La Mesa: Mon, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Spring Valley: Tues, 1:30 p.m.
Casa de Oro: Tues, 3 p.m.
Rancho San Diego: Tues, 4 p.m.
Vista: Tues/Wed, 10 a.m.
San Marcos: Tues/Wed, 10:30 a.m.
Fallbrook: Tues/Wed/Thurs, 10:30 a.m.
Borrego Springs: Fri, 3 p.m.


Descanso: Preschool Storytime and Craft, July 1 @ 9:30 a.m.


Ramona: Simon the Safety Bloodhound, July 1 @ 1 p.m.


Del Mar: 3D Puzzles, July 1 @ 4 p.m.


Julian: Hawaiian Style Shaved Ice,
July 3 @ 12 p.m.

Solana Beach: Book Buddies, July 3 @ 11 a.m.


Fallbrook: Super Smash Brothers Tournament, July 9 @ 4 p.m.


La Mesa: Preschool Yoga, July 10 @ 10:30 a.m.


San Marcos: Bedtime Storytime and Animal Overnight, July 10 @ 6 p.m.


Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Meal in a Mug, July 12 @ 1 p.m. (Registration required)


San Marcos: Catch Healthy Habits, July 14 @ 1:30 p.m.


Julian: Pizza and a movie, July 17 @ 12 p.m.

Crest: Scavenger Hunt, July 17 @ 2 p.m.


Bonita-Sunnyside: Summer Family Movie Fridays, July 18 @ 2:00 p.m.


Santee: Sign Language Storytime, July 22 @ 10:30 a.m.


Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Build Your Own Zen Garden, July 26 @ 1 p.m.


Solana Beach: Kids Magic Show, July 31 @ 10:30 a.m.


Vista: End of Summer Reading Water Balloon Fight, July 31 @ 4 p.m.


Check the Events Calendar on www.sdcl.org to find dates and times at branches near you.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

California: A Novel by Edan Lepucki

The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day

One Plus One: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Dollbaby: A Novel by Laura Lane McNeal

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

SDCL's Most Wanted
Have you seen this book?  
Donate it at any SDCL branch and help stock our shelves!
Acoustic Showcase Series
SDCL's award-winning Acoustic Showcase Series is continuing in July with a host of free concerts.

Fallbrook: Plow, July 6 @ 2 p.m.


Poway: Bill Hartwell, July 12 @ 2 p.m.


Fallbrook: Mari Black, July 13 @ 1 p.m. 


Encinitas: Mari Black, July 14 @ 6:30 p.m.


Lemon Grove: The Lovebirds, July 15 @ 6:30 p.m.


Encinitas: Suzanne Harper, July 16 @ 6 p.m.


San Marcos: Jim Hinton, July 16 @ 6 p.m.

Vista: Joe Rathburn, July 20 @ 1:30 p.m.

Bonita: Joe Rathburn, July 26 @ 1 p.m.

Valley Center: Virtual Strangers, July 30 @ 6:30 p.m.



Three branches - La Mesa, San Marcos, and Vista - are competing in a Checkout Challenge to reach 1 million checkouts for this fiscal year, which ends June 30. The branch to reach the 1 million checkouts first will host a party for its community and receive a collection of new DVDs for customers to check out. The Vista Branch raised the stakes with 5 staff members committing to cut their hair into Mohawks if they reach 1 million first - even Library Director Jose Aponte is on board and has committed to cutting his hair into a Mohawk if any of the three participating branches reach the goal.

Standings as of June 17, 2014

     1. Vista - 960,693
     2. San Marcos - 848,202
     3. La Mesa - 804,071


The contest ends on June 30; stay tuned to find out if we reach our goal at www.sdcl.org. 

Micro-business Seminars


In collaboration with Bank of America, Helping Women Help Themselves is hosting 3-hour micro-business seminars at select San Diego County Library branches.


Friday, July 11: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fallbrook, 124 S. Mission Road


Saturday, July 19: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bonita Sunnyside, 4375 Bonita Road


Saturday, July 26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Casa de Oro, 9805 Campo Road #180



LGBT Pride Parade


Join San Diego County Library as we march at the Annual San Diego Pride Parade and Festival on July 19.


The event starts at 11 a.m. and will begin at the Hillcrest Pride Flag on University Avenue.



Holiday Closure: SDCL branches will be closed on Friday, July 4
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Program schedules are subject to change with short notice.
To confirm program details, please contact the branch.