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Mira Mesa Branch Library Programs & Events [December 2018]



Programs and Events

December 2018

8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126, (858) 538-8165 and

Register online:

* Please note: Programs and Events are Subject to Change without Notice

Library Closures:

December 25:  All libraries will be closed in observance of Christmas Day.


Free Housing and Shelter Assistance Information

December 3:

Monday: 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Assistance is provided to people looking for employment or temporary shelter/housing in San Diego, California.  The program is ongoing, the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m.  Presented by McAlister Institute.  Funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

Mira Mesa Town Council Meeting

Every 1stMonday, unless noted otherwise

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

December 3


Chinese Story Time

Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

December:  6, 20

Join us for Chinese songs, stories and playtime. For toddlers and preschool age children.


ESL Citizenship Class

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A free ESL Citizenship class is being offered by San Diego Continuing Education and the Mira Mesa Branch of the San Diego Public Library System.  You can begin the class any time during the semester. Register in class or call 619-388-1800 for registration information. Instructors suggest taking citizenship classes before you send your application for naturalization.  At this class you will:  Practice for naturalization interview; learn the 100 questions asked at the interview; and improve English listening, speaking, reading and writing.



Fall 2018 NEXT Classes:  Classes designed for students in grades 6th-8th.  Limited spaces available.  Registration required.  Register:

Being Sherlock:  The Art of the Mystery and the Science of Forensics**

December 1

Saturday:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you like reading mysteries and are intrigued by crime investigation, then this class is for you!  Explore the exciting world of forensics, including DNA evidence, fingerprints and handwriting analysis.  Then learn how mystery writers incorporate this information into their books.  No experience is required.

Annual Christmas Ornament Party

December 15

Saturday 2:00 -4:00 p.m.       

Join us in making 6 different hand-crafted Christmas ornaments. Open to all ages and refreshments will be served.  No registration required.  All materials provided.


Literature Comes to Life:  Winter Holiday

Tuesday, December 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Great fun and entertainment for all before the winter vacation begins.  Audience participation.



Green Thumbs Garden Club

Second and Fourth Mondays, 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

December: 10**

Exposure to nature through play leads to exploration and discovery, engaging both the physical and mental abilities of children. This hands-on, 4 week course is for kids to learn about the environment, gardening and how to care for the earth!

For 18 months – 8 years of age. Registration is required and parents must register each child.

Kids’ Arts & Crafts

Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

December:  3, 10, 17

5 and up. Materials provided.  No registration required.


Children’s Origami Art 

First and Third Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

December 5, 19

Create origami art.  No registration required.  Materials provided.


Hindi Story Time

Saturday, 10:30 p.m.

December: 8

Join us for stories and songs in Hindi


Drawing Class

Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

December:  12

Drop in for the Mira Mesa Branch Library’s Drawing Class! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For grades K-12, materials provided, no registration and experience required.


Fall Enrichment

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

December:  5, 12, 19

Free homework tutoring for students Grades 1-8. Tutors will assist with all subjects. No registration required.

Goodnight Moon Pajama Story Time

First and third Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

December:  5, 19

Join us on the first and third Wednesday evenings for stories and a relaxing time with “furry friends” (stuffed animals). Show up in your pajamas.  No registration required.


Quilling with Mona

December:  21

 Friday:  4:00 p.m.

Learn the beautiful paper-craft technique of Quilling and create unique works of art.  All materials provided.  Adults 18 and over only; for their safety, no children are allowed.

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