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Salutations, library families:

OK, we have taken back our children’s area (some of which has new carpeting); the resources and space are available to you again, after major flood damage repairs happened over the last three weeks.  We apologize for the disruption in programs and access, and we appreciate your patience with this ordeal.  It remains to be seen whether March will come in like a lamb or a lion, but either way, we welcome you back to our refreshed facility!

Youth and family programs in March:

Salutations, library families:

OK, we have taken back our children’s area (some of which has new carpeting); the resources and space are available to you again, after major flood damage repairs happened over the last three weeks.  We apologize for the disruption in programs and access, and we appreciate your patience with this ordeal.  It remains to be seen whether March will come in like a lamb or a lion, but either way, we welcome you back to our refreshed facility!

Youth and family programs in March:

New! Whisk-Takers Cooking Club, Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. Hands-on cooking lessons for teens 12-18. Limited to the first 24 people; sign-up starts at 1 p.m.

 New! Niko Niko Nihongo Circle, Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm. Japanese-speaking kids and families enjoy crafts and cultural activities. Conducted in Japanese only; please contact Miko at 619-588-3718 or at fosada@sdcounty.ca.gov. Pre-registration is required.

Child Support Services Outreach, Tuesday, March 21 from 1 – 6 p.m. The Department of Child Support Services will answer general questions, accept new applications, review orders for modifications, and negotiate stipulations (agreed orders) and legal documents.

On Saturday, March 25, we will celebrate the Persian New Year (Nowruz), and all are welcome.  It features dancing, refreshments, and a craft (egg decorating for the kids) – please join us in the festivities at 1:00 p.m.  This is a great way to welcome spring.

Students for Students Homework Center, Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30 – 6 p.m. High school students are available to help kids in grades K-6 with their homework.

Preschool Play, Thursdays at 10 a.m. Early learning playtime for kids ages 5 and under. Parents/caregivers must accompany children.

Baby Story Time, Fridays at 10 a.m. Songs, stories and play for tots ages 0-18 months.  It’s really fun!

Thank you for bringing your children to the library, and introducing them to a world of enjoyment, education and variety.

Dear library mavens:

It has taken three weeks, but we are finally back in our regular working quarters, and we (and you) have access to the entire library again!  As usual, the staff performed magnificently under the challenging circumstances (you know how it is after you move, and everything is in boxes, and you can’t find anything?), and we are also grateful for the patience of our patrons.  Holds were delayed, and library programs were cancelled, moved or curtailed during this time.  Now we’re back, and ready for spring.  Are you? If not, come on down and check out some books on gardening, cooking, or recreation, and maybe something new in the fiction department. It’s all here.

Here’s a sampling of our eclectic adult programs in March:

Voices of Our City Choir, Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. We are hosting this prominent choir, accompanied by guitar, drums and bass.

Loteria (Mexican Bingo), Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. Enjoy music, refreshments and loteria. All adults are welcome.

East County Writers, Fridays, March 3 and 17 at 10 a.m. Writers’ Ink offers a drop-in for all writers and people who want to be writers. Come express yourself in a friendly environment.

New!Tales Out Loud, Friday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Actor Walter Ritter will read a variety of entertaining and literary works.  Relax, listen and let your imagination run free.

Board Games, Card Games, Table Games, Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. Enjoy music, refreshments and games. All adults are welcome.

My Masterpiece @ the Library, Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Explore a different artist each month (Mondrian in March!) and create your own masterpiece. We provide supplies; you bring the creativity.

LEARN Tutor Training, Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.Make a real difference in someone’s life; give them the gift of literacy by helping them learn to read and write.

Citizenship Classes, Saturdays at 10 a.m. Practice for the questions, and get help preparing for the interview.

Career Online High School. We still have some spaces left in our Career Online High School program — earn a diploma online, free, with eight possible career tracks.  Go to www.sdcl.org/cohs to find out more. You must be 19 or older.

Please note:  We will be closed on Friday, March 31 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

Regards,

Hildie

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