There’s much more to do at our community libraries than check out books. “Check out” these many free programs and events:
Events for Adults/Seniors
- Chess Club, Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Casual public chess meet open to all ages and skill levels.
- Knitters’ Circle, Thursday, May 3 & 17 at 1:00 p.m. All yarn enthusiasts are welcome.
- Guided Meditation, Sunday, May 13 & 20 at 12:30 p.m. 20 minute guided meditation followed by tea.
- Dramatic Readers Group, Wednesday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. Experience a play through oral reading in a minimalist setting—no scenery, no props, no lighting or stage direction, just books and voices. The group will be performing Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
- Page Turners Book Club, Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Title to be discussed is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
- Fiction Fanatics Book Club, Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. Title to be discussed is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
- Cinema Café, Wednesday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshments while watching and discussing a thought-provoking movie. Please call the library for the month’s selected feature.
- A Cup of Creation: Art Classes for Adults, Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. Each class will utilize a different art technique to inspire the creation of unique pieces. Participants are asked to bring a small sketchbook to class; all other supplies provided.
- Stroke Prevention Seminar, Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. Led by a stroke program registered nurse, this seminar will teach you about the ways to prevent and recognize the signs of a stroke — which is the fifth-leading cause of death in America. Presented by Sharp HealthCare, the official health and wellness partner of the City of San Diego.
Events for Children/Families
- Babies and Books, Mondays at 10:00 a.m. This lap-sit storytime will introduce a love for books by using song, movement, rhythm and rhyme. Recommended age: Birth – 2 years.
- Music and Movement, Mondays at 11:00 a.m. at the Nobel Recreation Center. Sing, Dance and Play! Children enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor skills and increase independence.
- LEGO Club, Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Make new friends and build amazing creations every week. Recommended for grades K-6
- Kids’ Art Studio, Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. A fun art project every week! No registration required. Recommended for grades K-6.
- Preschool Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs in English promote early literacy skills.
- Fun with French, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Explore the French language through song in this bilingual program.
- Chinese Storytime, Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (no storytime on May 19). Ms. Nancy sings, dances, and reads books in Chinese and English.
- Yoga Storytime, Friday, May 11 & 25 at 10:30 a.m. Stretch both your body and your mind in this unique program that combines stories, songs and simple yoga poses. Families enjoy healthy fun and bonding. Please bring your own mat.
- STEAM2 Academy, Tuesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m. The subject for May is the Science of Fairy Tales.
- Sign Language Storytime, Thursday, May 10 at 12 noon. Baby Sign Language Basics author, Monta Z. Briant puts on a super-fun sign language performance for babies through preschoolers. Includes songs, fingerplays, books, fun toys and props, and bubbles!
- Tiny Tots PJ Storytime, Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. A fun evening storytime with music.
Courtesy of North University Community Library, 8820 Judicial Drive, 858-581-9637, sandiego.gov/public-library.
To discover programming throughout the San Diego Public Library system, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/news-events
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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.