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Articles by Doris Adam-Hillert

Dear East County Community, we hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving! Now, it is time to get in the mood for the season. Lakeside Library has a few special programs for you in December:

Saturday, Dec. 2- 2:00 p.m.: Winter Concert with the Shirthouse Band

Join us again for an afternoon with our beloved house band – The Shirthouse Band. They will entertain us with their Bluegrass Music and mix in some seasonal songs as well. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, Dec. 4 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Community Resources Table

Dear East County residents. I hope you had a spooktacular Halloween! Now, Thanksgiving is round the corner. See what’s happening at the Lakeside Library in November.

In honor of our veterans, kids have the opportunity to write “Thank You” letters to our veterans for their service to our country. We will provide craft materials from Nov. 1 through Nov. 9. The letters will be delivered to the VFW Lakeside and the VA hospital.

Monday, Nov. 13 – 1:30 p.m.: Kaffeeklatsch – Book Talks

Dear East County families, I hope you had a great summer!!! Here is what’s happening at Lakeside library in Oct.?

Kid’s special and new programs:

Chinese Storytime Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.

Learn about Chinese culture. Every Wednesday: Stories in Mandarin and English. There will be also music and crafts for kids’ ages 5-11.

Dear East County Community, summer reading is over but Lakeside Library continues offering great programs for all ages. Here is what’s coming up in September:

For Kids

Kids in Action Storytime – Mondays 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Play – Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.

Baby Storytime – Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime – Thursdays 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime Fridays – 10:30 a.m.

Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime – Fridays 3:30 p.m.

“Dear East County Community, Summer Reading Club is almost over. You can still sign up though and win cool prizes!!! Here some special events in Aug.."


Saturday, Aug. 5 – 3 p.m.: Turkish Belly Dance with Dilek Koskal

Dilek is a professional belly dancer in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County with her authentic Egyptian and Turkish styles.

For Kids

Wednesday, July 5 – 3:00 p.m.- Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring your favorite stuffed buddy to meet and greet our stuffed friends. Hear stories, do a craft, and have a snack with your buddy. Most of all have fun! Your stuffed friend will spend the night at the library and when you come to pick up your stuffed friend the next day, see what kind of trouble they were up to.

Wednesday, July 12 - 3:00 p.m. - Book Time with Ronald McDonald

Dear Lakeside and East County families,

It is Summer Reading Time again. This year's theme is Reading by Design". Signing up is easy via paper or online. Read 10 books or 10 hours and get a prize... Here is what Lakeside library offers just in the month of June.

Friday, June 9 - 6:00 p.m.- Teen Summer Reading Lock-in at Lakeside Library

Monday, May 1st –Monday 15th: Tree of Life Art Exhibit

Mona Mills has assembled a group exhibit of artwork that ranges from silk painting to naïve art to graphics to photography to fine detail visionary oils. The joyful words of the spiritual song, "Oh, the wonder of it all", sum up the growth of the "Tree of Life", which represents all generations, all mankind, and the natural process of aging. From May first through May 15.

Saturday, May 6 – 1 p.m.: The 10-minute medical appointment

Come Listen to How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears, a southwestern story. Come to listen to a story and make a special craft. Perfect attendance prizes will be awarded, snacks will be provided at each meeting. Program is for kids in grades K-2. This program is in partnership with the Barona Cultural Center and Museum

Saturday, April 15

Easter Egg Hunt at the Library

Wednesday, Feb. 1- 10:00 a.m. – Financial Wellness Wednesday

Do you want to improve financially? Join a presentation by local SDCCU experts on steps you can take to make your life better. This week, they talk about: "Repaying Student Loans."

Saturday, Feb. 4 – 10:00 a.m. – Essential Oil Class with DIY

Country Living: Make soaps, lotions and ointments from herbal ingredients in essential oils. Presented by Labor of Love Lakeside's Community Garden.

Monday, Feb. 6th – 3:30 p.m. – Monday Movie Matinee Special Event