University Community Branch Library announces May 2017 programming

Courtesy of University Community Branch Library, 4155 Governor Drive, 858-552-1655,; now open Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 6 PM!

Please note! Library Closed from May 15-26 for System Technology Upgrades. Last Zumba Class at this location will be on Friday, May 12 @ 1:30.


Qi Gong (Chi Gong) is a simple preventative health method of relaxing and harmonizing the body. These gentle exercises are suitable for any age and health condition. Every Monday @ 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Zumba for Special Needs and Beginners led by Lis Garces (licensed Zumba instructor since 2007), Founder/Director of the Juan Carlos Organization providing dance therapy exercise for the Special Needs Community. Every Monday @ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Adult Yoga Gentle exercises to aid flexibility and improve concentration. Bring your own mat or towel. Every Thursday @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Accordion Club meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month. All are welcome! Saturday, May 13 & 27 @ 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Get fit where you sit! Chair Sit Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Tuesday, May 2 @ 2:00 p.m.

CERT Meeting educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. Tuesday, May 2 @ 6:30 p.m.

Concert: SWARMUS performs original compositions that merge African, Latin & Middle Eastern “grooves” with Rock & Hip-Hop, inside the harmonic and melodic depths of classical music. Wednesday, May 3 @ 6:30 p.m.

Adult Writers’ Group. Meet with other beginning writers in a supportive environment—share your writing, positively critique others’ work and hear from guest writers. Thursday, May 4 @ 1:30 p.m.

Comic Book Day at the library. We will have free comics on hand and a craft. All day Saturday, May 6.

Computer Class – Space is limited. Please call (858)552-1655 to RSVP. Monday, May 8 @ 10:30 a.m.

University City Community Association (UCCA). This is a community meeting featuring updates from law enforcement, fire-rescue service, legislative and other community leaders. All are welcome.  Wednesday, May 10 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Jewelry Making, take home something you made yourself! Make your own earrings and/or other pieces of jewelry with an experienced crafter. Space is limited. Please call (858)552-1655 to RSVP. Friday, May 12 @ 10:00 a.m.

UC Book Club will be discussing The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters. Wednesday, May 24 @ 2:00 p.m.

Concert: Django Shedders with Alex Ciavarelli. Well-versed in all styles of jazz, Alex is recognized for his virtuoso improvisations. Wednesday, May 31 @ 6:30 p.m.


Live! Homework Help. A volunteer will be at the library to help with homework. Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime for Kids; stories, crafts, finger plays and songs. Every Thursday @ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Makerspace Craft Station is available in the Children’s Area with a different craft each week. All week long (Monday – Saturday).

Challenge Island – Kids will tackle challenges on the action-packed Rocket Heights destination where they will build their tribe’s launcher and rocket and attempt to launch their Mega Rocket Ride way up high. Space is limited. Please call (858)552-1655 to RSVP. Wednesday, May 10 @ 2:00 p.m.


Video Game Fridays, Wii gaming with your friends, Get your game on! Every Friday @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please note! Library Closed from May 15-26 for System Technology Upgrades. Last Zumba Class at this location will be on Friday, May 12 @ 1:30

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Notes: Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for their generous sponsorship. You, too, can be a Friend; ask at the Check Out Desk. Please call the library to confirm any given program and holiday hours. Changes are rare, but may occur.