North Library on Judicial closed April 1; April 2019 program schedule begins Tuesday, April 2


It’s April and there’s so much to do and experience at our community libraries; it’s not just about checking out books. “Check out” these many free programs and events at North University Community Library, 8820 Judicial Drive. Please note the following changes to our schedule: Sunday and Monday March 31 and April 1, CLOSED in observance of Cesar Chavez’s Birthday. Book drops remain open.

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, April 4 & 18 at 1:00 p.m. All yarn enthusiasts are welcome.
  • Fiction Fanatics Book Club, Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. Title to be discussed is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman.
  • Guided Meditation, Sunday, April 14 & 28 at 12:30 p.m. Guided meditation followed by tea.
  • A Cup of Creation: Art Classes for Adults, Sunday, April 21 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.

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.
  • Sign Language Storytime, Thursdays 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!
  • The Puppet Musical, Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. In The Puppet Musical, whiz kids Max & Julie create competing entries in an effort to win a trip to Space Camp as part of the “Build a Better World Science Fair.” Rap & Hip-Hop are a metaphor for STEM knowledge in this fun, musical S.T.E.A.M. adventure. Chinese Storytime, Saturdays, April 6, 20, 27 at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Nancy sings, dances, and reads books in Chinese and English.
  • Tiny Tots PJ Storytime, Tuesday, April 9 & 23 at 6:30 p.m. A fun evening storytime with music.
  • Yoga Storytime, Friday, April 12 & 26 at 11:00 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.
  • Spring into STEAM – Dive In!, Build Your Own Watershed, Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. What is a watershed and do you live in one? Students will explore how humans impact local waterways, build their own watershed model and discover how they can help keep our ocean clean in this workshop. This program is presented by SD Coastkeeper. Limited to 20 participants, registration required.

Courtesy of North University Community Library, 8820 Judicial Drive, 858-581-9637,

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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.


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