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Explore the Urban Art Trail

04/26/2021 @ 12:00pm - 05/31/2021 @ 6:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Featured, Art, Community Engagement, Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
In recognition of our El Día de los Niños program, featuring Rafael Lopez, local artist, children's book illustrator and creator of the Urban Art Trail, Central Branch Library wants to inspire YOU to get creative!  Pick up an art ki...
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Art, Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
Throughout the Month of May, celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month at City Heights Library with our Eastern Dragon Mythology activity kits. Through these kits, participants will learn about the role dragons play in Chi...
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.
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Craft Kit: Fruit Shaped Paper Fans

All Day 5/15 - 5/31
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
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, Cultural Appreciation, Program Includes Kit
Event Details:
In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us for a craft activity making your own Fruit Shaped Paper Fan. They are easy to make, cute to carry around and the perfect accessory to cool off on a hot summer day! ...
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.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Art, Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
Welcome to the second Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month edition of the Art of Cartooning.  Today’s character was created by the same company as Hello Kitty.  He’s a little penguin who has been featured on apparel, D...
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.
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Community Engagement, Cultural Appreciation, Local Author
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
*This program is intended for an adult audience* Title: Men to Avoid in Art and Music Time: May 18, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) To join the event please select the link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://s...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.

Teen Book Talk: Money Boy

4:00pm - 4:15pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
Join Ben from Oak Park Library for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, as he reviews Money Boy by Paul Yee, a powerful tale of coming out & survival on the streets as a queer & API teen. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Polynesian Paradise Dancers

3:30pm - 4:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Cancelled
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month the San Diego Public Library presents the Polynesian Paradise Dancers! Travel to the South Pacific and learn the history, culture, music, language and dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and...
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Cultural Appreciation, En Español, Literature
Event Details:
Join Mrs. Claudia on Friday, May 21st at 10 am on the SDPL Virtual Hub and SY Facebook page, for a special multilingual storytime as she reads in Spanish, English and sign language, "Eyes that Kiss in the Corners" by Joanna Ho and...
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.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)
Program Type: Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
Mabuhay all & Happy Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021! In honor AAPI Heritage Month, join us for a bilingual storytime by local author,  Dr. Joy Francisco, as she reads in Tagalog and English, Pamily...
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.

2021 Virtual How-to Festival: How-to Make Halo-Halo

11:00am - 12:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
This event will be posted during the specified time on the San Diego Public Library's 2021 Virtual How-To Festival website: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/h2f#undefined In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage...
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.

Skyline Hills' Writing Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Cultural Appreciation, Educational, Literature, Performing Arts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Welcome to the Skyline Hills' Writing Club! Are your writing skills getting rusty? Are you working on a short story, poem, novel, flash fiction piece? Are you trying to find constructive criticism for your work or learn more about writing an...
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.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Art, Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
Welcome to the third Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month edition of the Art of Cartooning. We had so much fun drawing kawaii characters over the past two weeks that we’re adding one more class!  The name of today’s ch...
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.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult
Program Type: Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
  Downtown San Diego’s Asian Pacific Islander History Walking Tour- Presented by Kathleen Dang of CCBA San Diego This walking tour of Downtown San Diego will provide a brief overview of San Diego's Asian Pacific Islander history. The ...
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 Lunchtime Spanish Readings with Eddie

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Balboa Library
Library Branch: Balboa Library
Age Group: Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Cultural Appreciation, Educational, En Español, Literature
Event Details:
Eddie will read aloud a different selection every month from a Spanish author.  The purpose is to introduce perspectives that speak to themes relevant to our own social and economic experiences.  The reading will be concluded with a remark ...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.

Hmong Culture Paper Craft & Demo

4:00pm - 4:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Art, Cultural Appreciation, Program Includes Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us for a presentation on the Hmong Culture and a craft for teens. If you would like to participate in the craft, please register and state your library pic...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Art, Citizenship and Immigration, Community Engagement, Cultural Appreciation, Educational, Films
Event Details:
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision This Academy Award-winning documentary is about sculptor and architect Maya Lin who, at age 21, designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The film tells the gripping story behind the Vietn...
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.

Cooking Around the World | Gyoza

12:00pm - 12:15pm
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, Cultural Appreciation
Event Details:
Cooking Around the World features staff members sharing recipes from around the world. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2021, Denny Sanford Children's Library manager Kat Carn will be showing you how to make pork...
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: All Thirteen

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, Cultural Appreciation, Educational, Literature
Event Details:
Looking for your next great kids’ read?  Then join us for a Children’s Book Talk!  This week, librarian Alice Yao tells you all about All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat.  “All Thirteen” is both a 2021 Newbery Honor Book an...