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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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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...

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

1:00pm - 5:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
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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...

VIRTUAL MATH AND MURALS

5:00pm - 6:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 9
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 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 ad...
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 21
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Grab a box of Eggos and join us for a brief transdisciplinary tour of 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, as we delve into the (pseudo) science of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. We will explore the biology and chemistry of the Upside Down and l...

VIRTUAL TINY HOUSES: MINI-ARCHITECTURE

3:00pm - 4:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 19
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The tiny-house movement is sweeping the country! Explore how and why people are building houses that take up a fraction of the space of a typical home, and then create your own tiny-house model. Students will learn about architecture, social responsi...

VIRTUAL WELLNESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

4:30pm - 6:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 22
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Living in a digital age with technology all around us has many benefits but also creates serious challenges to our well-being. Learn how to set healthy boundaries on your use of electronic devices while also cultivating practices that promote wellnes...
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
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 Diego P...

VIRTUAL UNDERSTANDING EARTH

10:00am - 11:30am
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 24
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This class will explore the theory of plate tectonics and how plates move around Earth's surface to create landforms. Students will learn to read topological maps and find out how geological events affect us. We will Investigate evolution, geologic t...

VIRTUAL SCREENWRITING

12:00pm - 1:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 7
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If you dream of making it as a screenwriter, this course is the place to start. Learn proven techniques for crafting a script that tells a story effectively and holds the attention of your audience. We will dissect scripts from popular films to find ...

VIRTUAL MYSTERIES OF THE HUMAN GENOME

1:00pm - 2:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 25
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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...

VIRTUAL INTRODUCTION TO SPACE OUT

1:30pm - 3:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 21
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The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This class guides students on a tour of our solar system and beyond, and then lets them plan their own mission to a distant desti...

VIRTUAL CRAFTRONICS

2:00pm - 3:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
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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...

VIRTUAL SCREENWRITING

2:00pm - 3:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
If you dream of making it as a screenwriter, this course is the place to start. Learn proven techniques for crafting a script that tells a story effectively and holds the attention of your audience. We will dissect scripts from popular films to find ...

VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE

5:30pm - 7:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 17
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The leaders of tomorrow will combine leadership skills with a grasp of technology. Develop the skills and practices you will need to exercise leadership in the digital age. We will explore prominent leadership theories and philosophies, including Ada...

VIRTUAL READY, SET, CREATE: A MAKER SPACE LAB

2:00pm - 3:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 20
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A Maker Space is a place where people get together to tinker, ponder and create. In our Maker Space Lab, students will tackle a variety of engineering challenges and develop their own innovation or invention.Using a variety of everyday materials, stu...

VIRTUAL TINY HOUSES: MINI-ARCHITECTURE

4:00pm - 5:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
The tiny-house movement is sweeping the country! Explore how and why people are building houses that take up a fraction of the space of a typical home, and then create your own tiny-house model. Students will learn about architecture, social responsi...
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
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 Diego P...

VIRTUAL EXPLORING THE SCIENCE OF HARRY POTTER

12:00pm - 1:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Students will explore the science and magic of the world of Harry Potter through video clips, presentations, discussions, activities and artwork. Topics include genetics and trait prediction (parseltongue, giants, squibs), acid/base chemistry (Maraud...

VIRTUAL NATURE ALL AROUND US: BIOMIMICRY

12:00pm - 1:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Ever wonder why airplanes resemble birds? Why submarines are shaped like whales? It's because of biomimicry, an approach to development that creates solutions to human challenges by imitating the designs of nature. In this class, we will explore the ...

VIRTUAL PYTHON PROGRAMMING

1:00pm - 2:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
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Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
A basic understanding of how the internet works is a valuable tool in many of today’s high-tech careers. Explore the intricacies of the web and then use Python to program simple apps for internet communication. Students will examine the technology be...

VIRTUAL MATH AND MURALS

2:00pm - 3:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
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 ad...

VIRTUAL SCREENWRITING

2:00pm - 3:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
If you dream of making it as a screenwriter, this course is the place to start. Learn proven techniques for crafting a script that tells a story effectively and holds the attention of your audience. We will dissect scripts from popular films to find ...

VIRTUAL SLIMY SEA CREATURES

3:30pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
Want to learn about sea stars, sand dollars, moon snails and other slimy creatures? In this class, students will act as marine biologists as they discover the secrets of how octopuses change color and how oysters make pearls. Students will finish by ...

VIRTUAL READY, SET, CREATE: A MAKER SPACE LAB

4:00pm - 5:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
A Maker Space is a place where people get together to tinker, ponder and create. In our Maker Space Lab, students will tackle a variety of engineering challenges and develop their own innovation or invention.Using a variety of everyday materials, stu...
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
The ocean is home to a fascinating variety of ecosystems, from tide pools along the shore to the depths of the middle Pacific. Dive below the surface to explore marine biodiversity and to learn how people can help protect it. Students will explore a ...
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Let Library NExT's Project-in-a-Box (PIB) from UCSD's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering teach you essential skills in combining hardware and software to build different devices through a series of 13 challenges! You will be guided thr...

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

1:00pm - 5:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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...