Library on Governor: January Event Highlights


Courtesy of Larry Hoeckelmann Jr., Youth Services Librarian, San Diego Public Library University Community Branch, 4155 Governor Dr., San Diego CA 92122 – 858-552-1655:

Events for Adults and Seniors

Library on GovernorQi Gong – Every Monday @ 9:30 – 11:30 AM. 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.

Zumba for Special Needs and Beginners – Every Monday @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Led by Lis Garces a licensed Zumba® instructor since 2007. Lis is the Founder and Director of the Juan Carlos Organization which provides dance therapy exercise for the Special Needs Community.

Adult Yoga – CANCELLED FOR JANUARY; contact library for details. Every Tuesday @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Chair Sit Yoga – Tuesday, December 1 & 15, January 19 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Get fit where you sit! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support.

♫ ♫ ♫ Accordion Club – Saturday, December 12, January 9 & 23 @ 9:30 AM. – 12:30 PM. All are welcome! Second Saturday of each month.

Peripheral Neuropathy Lecture – Tuesday, December 8, January 12 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Learn how to end neuropathy pain. Limited space, please call (619)275-3683 to RSVP. Presented by: The Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a nonprofit.

How to Maximize Your Social Security – Tuesday, January 12 @ 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn how Social Security works and the best time to apply for your situation, plus more. Presented by: Steve Wright, RBA Financial Services.

University City Community Association – Wednesday, January 13 @ 6 PM. UCCA meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday. This is a community meeting featuring updates from law enforcement, fire service, legislative and other community leaders. All are welcome.

CERT Citizens Emergency Response Team – Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 PM, hosted by Mike Lawson and Vince Davis, CERT San Diego. All are welcome.

Scrabble Club – Tuesday, December 22, January 26 @ 5:00 – 7:45 PM. All are welcome! Bring your own board and meet new friends!

♫ ♫ ♫ Concert: Dueling Divas of Oboe – Wednesday, January 6 @ 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Enjoy the musical stylings of the Dueling Divas of Oboe, Dawn Roberts and Juliana Gaona.

♫ ♫ ♫ Concert: Mesa Classical Guitar Ensemble – Tuesday, January 12 @ 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Join us for a selection of popular classics played by guitars.

Oasis: Sleep, Light, and Your Health – Wednesday, January 21 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Modern life has distorted our ancient sleep patterns. Light plays a significant role in how our bodies adjust, adapt, survive, and thrive. Join us for a fascinating discussion about sleep, and the problems that can come from a lack of thereof.

UC Book Club – Wednesday, January 27 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM. The Book Club will be discussing, Light Between Oceans. After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. After a few years on the island with his wife a boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Events for Children

Homework Help – Every Monday and Thursday @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (starting on January 7). A volunteer will be at the library to help with homework.

Preschool StoryTime for Kids – Every Thursday @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Join us for stories, crafts, finger plays and songs.

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

Author Visit M. Tara Crowl – Friday, January 15 @ 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Come and listen to a reading of her first book in the Eden of the Lamp series (Eden’s Wish) by author M. Tara Crowl. Followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Challenge Island – Wednesday, January 20 @ 2:00 PM. Kids will tackle the 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.

Events for Tweens/Teens

Homework Help – Every Monday and Thursday @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (starting on January 7). A volunteer will be at the library to help with homework.

Go Gaming – Every Tuesday @ 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Learn the ancient mind game of Go from the President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Go Association.

Kendama Club – Every Wednesday @ 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Test your skills against others learn new tricks and just have FUN!!!

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

Teen Writing Club – Wednesday, January 13 @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM. In this month’s Teen Writing Club we will be talking about techniques for writing tantalizing tales.

All San Diego Public Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, January 19 to observe Martin Luther King Day.

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