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VIRTUAL MATH AND MURALS

4:00pm - 5:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Colorful murals can really brighten public spaces and urban landscapes. Learn how to use math and materials science – plus artistic inspiration – to design and execute large-scale murals. Students will investigate how various types of paint adhere...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Virtual Trash to Treasures: Upcycling At Its Best!

4:30pm - 6:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
We all know it’s important to recycle to slow the flow of trash into overstuffed landfills. Now discover how to put a creative spin on recycling by “upcycling” – turning trash into treasures such as art pieces or useful objects. We will explore how t...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.

Interactive Storytime and Craft with Ms. Marika

10:00am - 10:45am
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, Literature
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual storytime and craft via Zoom, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. To participate in the craft, please pickup materials at Mission Valley Library (2123 Fenton Pkwy, 92108) starting one week prior to the program. Alternatively,...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.
Library Branch: Balboa Library
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Educational
Event Details:
Join online with Ms. Parween to build a pantograph that you can use to create enlarged copies of your drawings. (3rd – 5th grade) Go to the Balboa Branch Library's Facebook on Wednesday, 3:30p.m to do a great project. https://www.facebook.com/b...
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

Rancho Bernardo Library Virtual Book Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Literature
Event Details:
Join in on Zoom for a lively discussion of the month's selection. Contact Branch Manager Trish Jenkins for more information. ...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

*Virtual* Adventure & Mystery Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Literature
Event Details:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 pm we read from a classic adventure or mystery novel on Facebook live. We are currently reading the pirate adventure Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini. Click the link for the latest posts and updates. https...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Online Adventures - D&D Club for Teens It's Time to Get Your Game On - Online! FAQ: Who may join? Open to all interested youth, ages 12-17, grades 7-12. New and experienced players welcome! Where? Online - set up a free account usi...
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.

Virtual Great Read Alouds with Ms. Terri

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Balboa Library
Library Branch: Balboa Library
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Educational, Literature
Event Details:
Listen online weekly on Wednesday evenings as Ms. Terri shares enjoyable chapter books while you practice your good listening skills and celebrate the love of reading.  Go to the Balboa Branch Library's Facebook page to enjoy these fun stories.&...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Educational
Event Details:
The Power of Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition (Class #XXX) A whole food plant-based lifestyle is the longest studied and most scientifically proven way to obtain optimal health. It can help improve your immune system, weight, mental health, and en...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Room: Children's Area - Scripps Miramar Ranch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)
Event Details:
Storytime with music, finger plays, rhymes, and more. ...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.

E-Source Resource: Database overview for students

2:30pm - 2:45pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
E-SOURCE RESOURCE: BACK2SCHOOL - In this special Back to School video series, we'll be going over some of San Diego Public Library's most helpful online resources available to students from the comfort of your home! These free resources provided can ...

Virtual Intro to Filmmaking

4:00pm - 5:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Filmmaking is a powerful vehicle for making sense of our lives and sharing the stories we want to tell. Learn the skills you need, including storyboarding and editing, to express your point of view during this introductory class. We will start with a...
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Online Adventures - Thursday Dungeons & Dragons Adult Group It's Time to Get Your Game On - Online! FAQ: Who may join? Open to all interested adults, ages 18+. New and experienced players welcome! Where? Online - set up a free acco...

Virtual Marine Mammals of California

4:30pm - 6:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
This workshop introduces students to the many marine mammals native to San Diego, including seals, sea lions, dolphins and great whales. Through virtual activities, students will learn about marine mammal adaptations, such as echolocation in whales a...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.

Virtual Friday Storytime with Ms. Ann

10:30am - 11:00am
Balboa Library
Library Branch: Balboa Library
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Educational, Literature
Event Details:
Virtual Friday Storytime with Ms. Ann.  Listen to weekly entertaining stories online read to you by Ms. Ann.  Thank you to the publishers for permitting us to share these books with you. Enjoy! [Birth-5yrs] Go to the Balboa Branch Librar...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

*Virtual* Adventure & Mystery Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Literature
Event Details:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 pm we read from a classic adventure or mystery novel on Facebook live. We are currently reading the pirate adventure Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini. Click the link for the latest posts and updates. https...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
Library Branch: Balboa Library
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Educational, Literature
Event Details:
In honor of the First Day of Spring, Ms. Helene the Steampunk Youth Services Librarian shares a virtual online storytime reading of two cute books -  “Mouse Loves Spring” written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan from Simon &am...
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Virtual Saturday Craft

10:00am - 10:30am
Balboa Library
Library Branch: Balboa Library
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Community Engagement, Educational
Event Details:
Join Ms. Chris or Ms. Nenette online as they instruct you in making a fun craft.  Enjoy!  [K-4th grade] Go to the Balboa Branch Library's Facebook page weekly at 10:00am on Saturday mornings to learn how to do creative crafts! https:/...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Helene - Celebrate Springtime!

10:00am - 10:30am
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Educational, Literature
Event Details:
In honor of the First Day of Spring, Ms. Helene the Steampunk Youth Services Librarian from the Balboa Branch Library shares a virtual online storytime reading of two cute books -  “Mouse Loves Spring” written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated ...

Library NExT: Admit One-Session One S.A.T. Test Prep

10:00am - 2:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Let San Diego Public Libraries assist you in preparing for the transition from high school to college through the Admit One College Prep Academy! Admit One provides an advantage on SAT & ACT test preparation. A partnership between the San Diego P...
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

Paws to Read with Love on a Leash

10:30am - 11:30am
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Room: Children's Area - Scripps Miramar Ranch
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Event Details:
Come practice your reading or storytelling skills with Finnegan a certified therapy dog with San Diego Love on a Leash! ...

VIRTUAL BEGINNER'S SKETCHUP: DESIGNING 3-D GRAPHICS

11:00am - 12:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Have you ever wanted to create imaginative computer-based 3-D graphics? Now’s your chance to design a bridge, a house, a monster or anything else you can dream up. With SketchUp Make 3D Modeling, students will use the familiar pencil-and-paper paradi...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.

Children's Book Talk: It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

12:00pm - 12:15pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Literature
Event Details:
Looking for your next great kids’ read?  Then join us for a Children’s Book Talk!  This week, in celebration of Nowruz (i.e., Persian New Year), youth services librarian Ms. Erin tells you all about It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Du...