Library News: Vote Here, Homework Help, Special Programming, Latinx Heritage, George Takei … and Check Out Books too

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San Diego Public Library News and Events from University Community Branch Library Manager Melissa Martin. To find out the most current information about these programs and other events at the San Diego Public Library, follow us on Facebook or check our website: www.sandiego.gov/public-library.

Contactless Pickup Service: It has been quite an unusual year and so much has changed since we last saw you at the library in March 2020. For library staff, the best part has been the start of the Library Pickup Service in August. We are happy to see so many familiar faces and to send you home with new reading material! With the start of the new school year, we are facing a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. We have included some resources and activities below that we think you will find useful and engaging. We hope we will continue to see many more of you at the library on Governor Dr. Place your book holds in the online catalog and once the materials arrive, you can pick them up Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  For more information, go to: www.sandiego.gov/public-library

Mail Ballot Drop-Off locations for the 2020 Presidential General Election: All City libraries will participate in the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program, which runs from Tuesday, October 6th through Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. Signed, sealed and dated mail ballot envelopes may be dropped off Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Election Day, all libraries will be available for mail ballot drop-off from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We ask that mail ballots be placed in the official mail ballot drop-box, and not the library book drop. Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters (858) 565-5800.

Please note – Super Poll Locations in University City (92122) are open October 31, November 1, and November 2, from 8 AM to 5 PM. On Election Day, November 3, Super Poll Locations in University City (92122) are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.  Vote in person at Doyle Recreation Center on Regents Road, Nobel Recreation Center on Judicial Drive, or Standley Recreation Center on Governor Drive. Questions regarding Super Poll Locations should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters (858) 565-5800.

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month: San Diego Public Library celebrates the rich heritage, cultures, experiences, contributions and resilience of our Latinx, Latino-identified and Hispanic communities. Join us in the celebration by checking out our diverse program offerings or reading a book from our staff​-created Latinx Heritage Month book lists. For more information, go to: www.sandiego.gov/public-library/latinx-heritage-month

Virtual Homework Help: The Do Your Homework @ the Library Virtual Homework Help ​is available 6 days a week to serve K-8th grade students. Homework help is available to students and their families for free. Math, English and science help will be available everyday ​Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Additional help in Spanish and weekend hours are available. Email registration is required to connect with the DYH@L Virtual Homework Help program. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering as a homework coach, contact the Do Your Homework @ the Library program at 619-238-6687. For more information, go to: www.sandiego.gov/public-library/kidsandteens/homework

One Book, One San Diego: Each year, One Book, One San Diego features a literary work for adults, young adults, kids, and Spanish language readers. For adult readers, Spanish readers and young adult readers; this year’s selection is They Called Us Enemy (Nos Llamaron Enemigo) by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker. For children, the selection is Write to Me by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by Amiko Hirao. For more information, go to: www.sandiego.gov/public-library/onebook

Rise Up with George Takei: On Activism, Democracy, and Incarceration of Japanese Americans; Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. With his latest release, “They Called Us Enemy,” actor, author, and activist George Takei shines further light on his experience in a frank and accessible way for readers of all ages. In “Rise Up with George Takei,” we discuss his experiences and how he (and we) can use our voices to rise up against injustice and inequality. For more information, go to: www.sandiego.gov/public-library/onebook


To find out the most current information about these programs and other events at the San Diego Public Library, follow us on Facebook or check our website: www.sandiego.gov/public-library.

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