From the San Diego Public Library Foundation: The Foundation’s Board of Trustees invites you to join City Librarian Misty Jones and Library Foundation CEO Patrick Stewart on Tuesday, December 29 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. to virtually celebrate our impact during a challenging year for Library supporters and share their vision for the coming year. Questions are encouraged. And, we will ask for your help in a group activity to make origami cranes for the Library’s Cranes for Peace project. We invite you to enjoy your celebratory drink of choice while you participate. For details and to register, visit Ring in a Hopeful New Year.
Sign Up for the Winter Reading Challenge: Start the new year off right by signing up for the 2021 Winter Reading Challenge and diving into a good book! Celebrate diversity and harness the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book with this year’s theme, Books Like Us. San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to take the challenge by reading 5 books or for 5 hours in the month of January to receive free passes to the Museum of Us, free food from Subway, and a coloring puzzle for children or a doodle journal for teens and adults. For details and to register, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/kidsandteens/winterreading
Author of the Month – David Reed: Want to get away? Join us on Saturday, January 16 for the kick-off of the 2021 Author of the Month program sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library. Experience a virtual tour by bicycle across the country with no pedaling or pain! Uphill and Into the Wind was recently featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The author will present slides and stories from the cross-country trip he took to escape the turmoil of the early 1970s and marvel at the beauty of the United States. For details and to register, visit https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/author-month-david-reed
Digital Resource Spotlight – Ancestry.com Library edition: Discover Your Genealogy and History with the Library’s edition of Ancestry.com. Ever had the desire to dig deeper into the roots of your family tree? Explore how and when your ancestors arrived in the U.S. Unearth birth, marriage, and death records. Search for billions of genealogical and historical records in over 4,000 databases. Discover your family’s story with San Diego Public Library and Ancestry.com. Remote access available through March 31, 2021. Discover how it works via YouTube video.
Library Connections: For more information and program highlights from the Library Foundation, visit Library Connections.
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