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READERS CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY 10 THRU 18, 2013

For complete Calendar including Authors Events, go to www.SDWriteWay.org

February 10, 2013 (San Diego)--The San Diego Public Library's 47th Annual Local Authors Exhibit: The Library is going to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2013 in the lobby of the Central Library downtown.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH COMMEMORATIONS FILL CALENDARS AT CUYAMACA, GROSSMONT COLLEGES

 

Photos by Phu Nguyen/Cuyamaca College photographer

February 9, 2013 (El Cajon)-- A library exhibit featuring John Robert Clifford, a seminal figure in African American history and a forefather of a Cuyamaca College administrator, and a stepping demonstration by members of a historically black fraternity are part of the commemoration of Black History Month at Cuyamaca College.

Danene Brown, interim vice president of instruction at Cuyamaca College, poses next to a campus library exhibit about her great-great-great uncle, John Robert “J.R.” Clifford, a seminal figure in African American history. The display is part of the college’s commemoration of Black History Month.

EL CAJON LIBRARY TO HOST ONLINE DATING CLASS

 
February 7, 2013 (El Cajon)--Looking for love in cyberspace? Just in time for Valentine's Day, the El Cajon Branch Library, 201 E. Douglas Av, will host a class on online dating, Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. The free session will cover a wide variety of tips and topics, and is open to those ages 18 and over.

READERS CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 15 THRU 21, 2013

For complete Calendar including Authors Events, go to www.SDWriteWay.org

January 15, 2013 (San Diego)--Children’s Book Drive: Adventures by the Book, in partnership with Yellow Book Road Children's Bookstore, is hosting a special book drive and fundraising event featuring 10 bestselling and popular children's authors and illustrators, some of the most talented children's authors and illustrators in Southern California.

READERS CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 7-14, 2013

For complete Calendar including Authors Events, go to www.SDWriteWay.org

January 7, 2013 (San Diego)--The San Diego Public Library's 47th Annual Local Authors Exhibit: The Library is going to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2013 in the lobby of the Central Library downtown.

ART EXHIBIT IN LA MESA THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Artwork by Loretta Deczynski of El Cajon on exhibit at La Mesa health library

September 24, 2012 (La Mesa)--The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library in La Mesa, is currently featuring an exhibit of 21 paintings by El Cajon artist Loretta Deczynski through the month of September. The artwork showcases nine different media, including pastel, graphite and charcoal.

SENIORS GROUP AT LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO DISCUSS DIABETES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

September 20, 2012 (La Mesa)--The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free seniors discussion group on “Demystifying Diabetes” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required.

LITERARY EVENTS: SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY CONTINUES DOWNTOWN VERSE POETRY & SPOKEN WORD PROGRAM

www.SDWriteWay.org  Early June
 
May 29, 2012 (San Diego) -- The San Diego Public Library continues its poetry and spoken word series Downtown Verse during June. The next featured performance is by the Lake San Marcos Writers on Monday, June 11. The performance begins at 4:00 pm in the Lobby of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego. This event is free and open to the public.

LITERARY EVENTS

 
May 21, 2012 (San Diego)--News and Calendar Items for San Diego County Book Lovers May 20 thru 27, 2012, courtesy of www.SDWriteWay.org
 
SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY TO SPONSOR DOWNTOWN VERSE

SDWRITEWAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE END OF APRIL

 
April 26, 2012 (San Diego) -- The calendar of SDWRITEWAY for the end of April contains multiple events. For further information, please see the website at http://www.sdwriteway.org/readers_lounge/readers_lounge.html
 
April 28 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — Former San Diego resident and veteran video game designer Erin Hoffman’s Lance of Earth and Sky presents her characters with the challenge of dealing with the consequences of the actions they took in Sword of Fire and Sea, especially the decision to rekindle elemental magic in the world of Andovar.

NEWS FROM THE GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

 
Seniors group at health care library to host discussion on chronic pain on Wednesday, April 25
 
April 16, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free seniors discussion group on “Chronic Pain, Natural Solutions to a Common Problem” disease from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 25.

 

FREE FAMILY FUN AT THE ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FAMILY FIESTA!

 
April 8, 2012  (El Cajon) – The San Diego County Library El Cajon branch, 201 E. Douglas Avenue, is hosting their Annual Multicultural Family Fiesta on April 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Festivities include entertainment, refreshments, crafts, a K-9 dog demo, fire engine tours, free children’s books and author visit, magicians and a variety of dance groups.

For more information call 169-588-3718. 

RANCHO SAN DIEGO BRANCH LIBRARY HALF-PRICE BOOK SALE MARCH 31

 
March 22, 2012 (Rancho San Diego) -- The Friends of the Rancho San Diego Library will be holding a quarterly Half-Price Book Sale on Saturday, March 31, from 10:00-12:00. All books inside the store 1/2 price. Selected books and children's books on tables in the courtyard at the library located at:
 
11555 Via Rancho San Diego
El Cajon, CA 92019

For information, contact Sherry Johnson, 619-670-5650.
 
For further information about the library including a map, and a calendar click here.
 
 

 

 

 

NOW THAT YOU HAVE THAT KINDLE, NOW WHAT?


by Mayan Avitable

 
January 20, 2012 (La Mesa) -- So many people now have one of the forms of the Kindle by Amazon. Some of the Kindles do more than others, but all of them have a book-reading function.  Many readers have been finding that books are very expensive through ordinary sources.  However, there are many sites online that offer free  books for download. 

 

WILL POWER: MY KINDLE


Nothing but the truth!
 
By Will Power
 
January 1, 2012 (San Diego)--Perhaps because she is tired of tripping on books I leave in boxes throughout the house, my wife bought me a Kindle for Christmas.  Curiously, the Kindle came in a brown box with NO instructions.  But I managed to activate it anyway and spent one whole day figuring out the basic elements.  That's how long it took just to get it running.  For example, the directions say the Kindle needs four hours of charging before use.  If you can activate it right away, good luck! You will run out of battery before you get up and running.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY LIBRARIES HAVE SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR ALL

 

June 13, 2011 (San Diego)--San Diego County Libraries announce a series of free special events at libraries throughout our region.  Scroll down for a list of activities for adults, teens, tweens, kids and families -- ranging from cooking demonstrations to a bike rodeo.

LA MESA IS READING IN THE PARK JUNE 18

June 11, 2011 (La Mesa) -- The City of La Mesa, in partnership with the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation, San Diego County La Mesa Branch Library, Readers Inc., and Friends of the La Mesa Library, will co-host Reading in the Park on Sat., June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at CollierPark, 4401 Palm Avenue, La Mesa.  

 

Hear children’s book authors give theatrical readings of their works and explain how their stories are created. Visit the craft table where kids can decorate a bookmark to take home. Everyone in the family can bring a gently used book to the event’s book exchange table and take home a fun new read. Guests can also sign up for La Mesa Library’s Summer Reading Program.

  

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