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This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.

Preschool Cooking

September 20, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Denny Sanford Children's Library (1st Floor)
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6)
Program Type: Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Experience new foods and healthy snacks with your child.  Create a tasty treat in this cooking class for parents and children ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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.
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.

ZOVARGO Animal Show

September 21, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Rancho Bernardo Library
Library Branch: Rancho Bernardo Library
Room: Bill & Marcia Collins Community Room - Rancho Bernardo
Age Group: All Ages, Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Featured, Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Come see amazing animal ambassadors at Zovargo's award-winning program for a fun and educational animal-filled experience! ...
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.

Fall 2019 Chess Tournament - A Herges Capital Traveling Competition

September 21, 2019
1:00pm - 5:30pm
North University Community Library
Library Branch: North University Community Library
Room: Community Room - North University
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Featured, Art, Community Engagement, Educational, Science/STEAM, Wellness
Event Details:
The first of its kind to be held at the North University Community Branch library, this traveling chess tournament began at the San Diego Central Library.  Downtown Chess, the premier casual library chess club in San Diego, paved the way for lib...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Wells Fargo Technology Learning Center (4th Floor)
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Learn about FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software) and participate in PBL (Project Based Learning) during BIM & GIS with FOSS. In this series, learn about and help create a 3D model of the Innovation Lab (which is located on the 3rd ...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Kid Code: Hopscotch

September 23, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Discovery Corner - Denny Sanford Children's Library
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Interested in learning computer code but are confused where to start? Join us in exploring kid friendly coding programs that will help kids to better understand what coding is and what it can do. Ages 8-12.     ...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.

BEDTIME MATH CRAZY 8

September 24, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Paradise Hills Library
Library Branch: Paradise Hills Library
Age Group: Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Featured, Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...It's a totally NEW kind of math club.  Sign up at the front desk.  For Grades 3-5 ...
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.

Content Creation with FOSS

September 24, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Wells Fargo Technology Learning Center (4th Floor)
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Learn about FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software) and participate in PBL (Project Based Learning) during Content Creation with FOSS. In this series, learn how to use FOSS to create a music video for the Innovation Lab using Kdenlive, Blender, Aud...
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.

Growing Together...with the San Ysidro Girl Scouts!

September 24, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
San Ysidro Library
Library Branch: San Ysidro Library
Room: Children's Area 1 - San Ysidro
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Art, Community Engagement, Educational, Literature, Science/STEAM
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.

Walk-In Wednesdays : Digital Design Help

September 25, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: IDEA Lab (8th Floor) - Central
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Looking to learn or improve your digital design skills? Drop-in the IDEA Lab every Wednesday for assistance with the following design tools and software: Wacom Cintiq, Bamboo Drawing Tablets and Pens; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, ...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.

Crazy 8s Math Club

September 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rancho Peñasquitos
Registration
Library Branch: Rancho Peñasquitos
Room: Community Room - Rancho Peñasquitos
Age Group: Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Educational, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Make a Splash With Math! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Math Club, where you'll build stuff, jump over laser beams, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! For 3rd to 5th graders Math Gone Wild Planet Party UFO Landing Ninj...
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.

LEGO® Creators Club

September 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
San Ysidro Library
Library Branch: San Ysidro Library
Room: Children's Area 2 - San Ysidro
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Art, Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
All "master builders" are welcome to take on a LEGO challenge each session, or build something unique, working together or solo.  For children and families ages 5-14....
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.

Play Doh STEAM for Kids

September 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
Library Branch: Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
Room: Community Room - Carmel Mountain Ranch
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Why should the big kids have all the fun?  Join us for a special STEAM program especially made for young children.  Each month will feature a different project that will incorporate STEAM concepts and Play Doh!  No reservations are req...
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.

Fabrics with FOSS

September 26, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Wells Fargo Technology Learning Center (4th Floor)
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Learn about FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software) and participate in PBL (Project Based Learning) during FABRICS with FOSS. In this series, create your own embroidered iron-on using Inkstitch and Valentina software. Materials will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.

Preschool Cooking

September 27, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Denny Sanford Children's Library (1st Floor)
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6)
Program Type: Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Experience new foods and healthy snacks with your child.  Create a tasty treat in this cooking class for parents and children ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Math Busters

September 28, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Rancho Peñasquitos
Library Branch: Rancho Peñasquitos
Room: Children's Area - Rancho Peñasquitos
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Middle School Math Muddle?       Middle school students wanting math help will find it with Math Busters! 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 10-11 am Available from September 28 through December 14 Drop-in, no registration req...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Wells Fargo Technology Learning Center (4th Floor)
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Learn about FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software) and participate in PBL (Project Based Learning) during BIM & GIS with FOSS. In this series, learn about and help create a 3D model of the Innovation Lab (which is located on the 3rd ...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.

Library NExT: Program Your Future - Front End Web Development

September 29, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mira Mesa Library
Library Branch: Mira Mesa Library
Room: Meeting Room - Mira Mesa
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25)
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
FREE Certificate Programs for High School Students! Parents are welcome to attend with their teens. Students will receive instruction from local industry experts using UC San Diego Extension curriculum. This educational approach provides student...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Kid Code: Hopscotch

September 30, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Discovery Corner - Denny Sanford Children's Library
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Interested in learning computer code but are confused where to start? Join us in exploring kid friendly coding programs that will help kids to better understand what coding is and what it can do. Ages 8-12.     ...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.

BEDTIME MATH CRAZY 8

October 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Paradise Hills Library
Library Branch: Paradise Hills Library
Age Group: Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Featured, Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...It's a totally NEW kind of math club.  Sign up at the front desk.  For Grades 3-5 ...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Science Kazam!

October 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rancho Peñasquitos
Library Branch: Rancho Peñasquitos
Room: Community Room - Rancho Peñasquitos
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Science Kazam = fun science demonstrations! Guided by local high school members of Catalyst, kids will discover the wonder of science in this fun-filled, demonstration workshop with elephant toothpaste, kinetic sand and more! For more...

LEGO MINDSTORM ROBOTICS

October 1, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
University Community Library
Registration
Library Branch: University Community Library
Room: Community Room - University Community
Program Type: Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
In this workshop, students will learn the basics of robotics and build autonomous robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit. Students will engage in both independent learning and group robotics competitions. No prior experience is required. The San...

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: 11
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 ...
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.

Growing Together...with the San Ysidro Girl Scouts!

October 1, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
San Ysidro Library
Library Branch: San Ysidro Library
Room: Children's Area 1 - San Ysidro
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Art, Community Engagement, Educational, Literature, Science/STEAM
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.

Free Computer Classes: 3D Design & Printing with Free App SketchUp

October 2, 2019
3:45pm - 6:45pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Wells Fargo Technology Learning Center (4th Floor)
Age Group: Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
SketchUp is a powerful tool used for the creation of 3D objects and some limited animation.  This class will allow the student to learn about the basic concepts involved in the creation of 3D objects, including lathing, extrusion, Boolean operat...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.

Crazy 8s Math Club

October 2, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rancho Peñasquitos
Registration
Library Branch: Rancho Peñasquitos
Room: Community Room - Rancho Peñasquitos
Age Group: Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Educational, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Make a Splash With Math! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Math Club, where you'll build stuff, jump over laser beams, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! For 3rd to 5th graders Math Gone Wild Planet Party UFO Landing Ninj...
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.

LEGO® Creators Club

October 2, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
San Ysidro Library
Library Branch: San Ysidro Library
Room: Children's Area 2 - San Ysidro
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Art, Educational, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
All "master builders" are welcome to take on a LEGO challenge each session, or build something unique, working together or solo.  For children and families ages 5-14. ...

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: 1
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...