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Program Your Future-Drop In Sessions

August 21, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Library Branch: Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Room: Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Library NExT
Event Details:
Free 9 week computer proramming workshop in partnership with UCSD Extension. Participants will learn web design, iOS Development, and Android Development. Space is limited. Please RSVP: https://extension.ucsd.edu/program-your-future...

CANCELLED - Kitchen Chemistry: Glorious Chocolate

August 24, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Rancho Peñasquitos
Cancelled
Library Branch: Rancho Peñasquitos
Room: Community Room - Rancho Peñasquitos
Program Type: Library NExT
Event Details:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in 2020!       The many wonders of chocolate, from the biochemical effects on humans to how and why it changes state are probed...

Discovering the Mysteries of Kelp Forests

August 24, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Paradise Hills Library
Registration
Library Branch: Paradise Hills Library
Room: Teen Area - Paradise Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Delve into the underwater ecosystem of San Diego’s kelp forest as you learn about algae and other incredible organisms. Interactive “creature features” will highlight a variety of marine animals, including invertebrates, fish and sharks. Students wil...

Program Your Future-Drop In Sessions

August 28, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Library Branch: Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Room: Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Library NExT
Event Details:
Free 9 week computer proramming workshop in partnership with UCSD Extension. Participants will learn web design, iOS Development, and Android Development. Space is limited. Please RSVP: https://extension.ucsd.edu/program-your-future...

Marine Mammals of California

August 28, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Skyline Hills Library
Registration
Library Branch: Skyline Hills Library
Room: Multipurpose Room - Skyline Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
A large number of creatures call the ocean home, and many of them are mammals. In this workshop, students will explore the characteristics of marine mammals, especially the dolphins, whales and seals found off the California coast. Through hands-on a...

Introduction to Circuits Using Makey-Makey

August 31, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Linda Vista Library
Registration
Library Branch: Linda Vista Library
Room: Meeting Room - Linda Vista
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Do electronics and bananas go together? Absolutely! Using Makey Makey circuit boards, students will create fun circuits that incorporate everyday items like gummy bears, aluminum foil or bouncy balls. Students will then use their new circuitry skills...

Ocean Series: Exploring Kelp Forest Ecosystems

September 4, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
Registration
Library Branch: Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
Room: Community Room/Taylor Gallery - Pacific Beach/Taylor
Program Type: Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Delve into the underwater ecosystem of San Diego’s kelp forest as you learn about algae and other incredible organisms. Interactive “creature features” will highlight a variety of marine creatures, including invertebrates, fish and sharks. Students w...

Program Your Future-Drop In Sessions

September 4, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Library Branch: Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Room: Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Library NExT
Event Details:
Free 9 week computer proramming workshop in partnership with UCSD Extension. Participants will learn web design, iOS Development, and Android Development. Space is limited. Please RSVP: https://extension.ucsd.edu/program-your-future...

Program Your Future-Drop In Sessions

September 11, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Library Branch: Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Room: Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Library NExT
Event Details:
Free 9 week computer proramming workshop in partnership with UCSD Extension. Participants will learn web design, iOS Development, and Android Development. Space is limited. Please RSVP: https://extension.ucsd.edu/program-your-future...

ADMIT ONE: Finding a College that is Right for You

September 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Skyline Hills Library
Library Branch: Skyline Hills Library
Room: Multipurpose Room - Skyline Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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 Di...

ADMIT ONE: SAT Pre-Test

September 28, 2019
10:30am - 3:00pm
Skyline Hills Library
Library Branch: Skyline Hills Library
Room: Multipurpose Room - Skyline Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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 Di...

Craftronics

September 28, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Rancho Peñasquitos
Registration
Library Branch: Rancho Peñasquitos
Room: Community Room - Rancho Peñasquitos
Program Type: Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Students will explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in craft projects. Possible projects include a moving origami swan, light-up LED bracelet, moving robot bug, Play-Doh electronic sculpture, paper-circuit game or light...

Mysteries of the Human Genome

October 1, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Mountain View/Beckwourth Library
Registration
Library Branch: Mountain View/Beckwourth Library
Room: Community Room - Mountain View/Beckwourth
Program Type: Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
What determines your eye color, straight or curly hair texture, and blood type? It all comes down to DNA! Students will learn the basics of genetics, including how DNA affects the way traits are passed from one generation to the next. Students will c...

The Intertidal Zone: Where Land Meets Sea

October 1, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Logan Heights Library
Registration
Library Branch: Logan Heights Library
Room: Gracia Molina de Pick & Richard Allen Pick Centro Cultural
Program Type: Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
What is it about the intertidal zone – the area that is above water at low tide and underwater at high tide – that makes it so incredibly diverse? We will explore the unique characteristics of this habitat and learn how marine invertebrates adapt to ...

ADMIT ONE: Creating a College Profile

October 2, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Skyline Hills Library
Library Branch: Skyline Hills Library
Room: Multipurpose Room - Skyline Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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 Di...

ADMIT ONE: SAT Prep

October 5, 2019
10:30am - 3:00pm
Skyline Hills Library
Library Branch: Skyline Hills Library
Room: Multipurpose Room - Skyline Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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 Di...

STOP MOTION MOVIE MAKING

October 5, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Discovery Corner - Denny Sanford Children's Library
Program Type: Art, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Discover the basics of stop-motion animation by working in two-person teams to make an animated movie. Teams will use different materials (construction paper, foam, Legos and other props) to create subjects for their movies. You’ll start by brainstor...

ADMIT ONE: SAT Prep

October 12, 2019
10:30am - 3:00pm
Skyline Hills Library
Library Branch: Skyline Hills Library
Room: Multipurpose Room - Skyline Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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 Di...

PHYSICS OF FIDGIT SPINNERS

October 12, 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm
San Carlos Library
Registration
Library Branch: San Carlos Library
Room: Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Ever wonder why some fidget spinners spin longer or hum louder than others?  You will discover answers to these questions and much more as we learn about motion, tension, gravity and other fantastic phenomena related to fidget spinners and the w...

Medicine and the Heart

October 12, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Linda Vista Library
Registration
Library Branch: Linda Vista Library
Room: Meeting Room - Linda Vista
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Students will explore the body’s circulatory system with a focus on the heart. They will get an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and learn about different diseases linked to the heart. This workshop is aimed at students with an interest i...

Library NExT: Tiny Houses: Mini Architecture

October 12, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
City Heights/Weingart Library
Registration
Library Branch: City Heights/Weingart Library
Room: Community Room - City Heights/Weingart
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
The tiny-house movement is sweeping the country! Get the inside scoop on how and why people are designing houses that take up about 15 percent of the space of a traditional home. Students will learn about tiny-house architecture, soc...

Mysteries of the Human Genome

October 16, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
Registration
Library Branch: Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
Room: Community Room/Taylor Gallery - Pacific Beach/Taylor
Program Type: Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
What determines your eye color, straight or curly hair texture, and blood type? It all comes down to DNA! Learn the basics of genetics, including how DNA impacts the way traits are passed from one generation to the next. Students will create interact...

ADMIT ONE: SAT Prep

October 19, 2019
10:30am - 3:00pm
Skyline Hills Library
Library Branch: Skyline Hills Library
Room: Multipurpose Room - Skyline Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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 Di...

Medicine and the Heart

October 19, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Rancho Peñasquitos
Registration
Library Branch: Rancho Peñasquitos
Room: Community Room - Rancho Peñasquitos
Program Type: Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Explore the body’s circulatory system, with a focus on the heart. Get an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and learn about different diseases linked to the heart. This workshop is for students with an interest in anatomy, especially those ...

Quest Space Kit: Conduction Experiments on the ISS

October 19, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Linda Vista Library
Registration
Library Branch: Linda Vista Library
Room: Meeting Room - Linda Vista
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Have you ever burned your tongue on a metal spoon used to stir hot soup? If an astronaut were to eat some soup with the same spoon in space, would it burn their tongue too? In this workshop, students will learn about heat transfer by...

Discovering the Mysteries of Kelp Forests

October 19, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Paradise Hills Library
Registration
Library Branch: Paradise Hills Library
Room: Teen Area - Paradise Hills
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Delve into the underwater ecosystem of San Diego’s kelp forest as you learn about algae and other incredible organisms.  Interactive “creature features” will highlight a variety of marine creatures, including invertebrates, fish and sharks. Stud...

Your Amazing Brain

October 22, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
College-Rolando Library
Registration
Library Branch: College-Rolando Library
Room: Community Room - College-Rolando
Program Type: Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
In this interactive workshop, students will discover how brains work by examining sheep brains, building neurons out of pipe cleaners and harnessing the power of music to make a cockroach leg dance. Using tools like those used by real neuroscientists...