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Mira Mesa Branch Library September 2019 Programs and Events


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

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Library Closure: September 2 for Labor Day



Citizenship Class

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Free Citizenship Class returns on Tuesday, September 3. 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.


Craft Circle Café

Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you like DIY craft projects AND socializing with other crafters please join us for Craft Circle Cafe.  Bring your own project – scrapbooking, needlework, knitting, coloring or work on the project being presented. Drop in for a short time or stay the entire time. Plenty of table space and some materials/supplies will also be available. Want to learn something new?  Create family photo albums? Make a special card for someone?  Someone will be available to offer suggestions and assistance.


Tech Teachings: Learn the Basics About Computers

Every Monday from September to November, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tech Teaching returns Monday, September 9th. Join us for a free program that meets once a week for 1 hour at the library’s Computer Lab. The program will go over the basics on how to use a computer in a fun and easy-to-learn environment. Space is limited. Sign up for each session at the reference desk or call 858-538-8165. Below is a list of topics for September’s program:

September 9:Basics of a Computer

September 16:Microsoft Word Part 1

September 23:Microsoft Word Part 2

September 30:Microsoft Excel Part 1


Literature Comes to Life Storytime

Thursday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Watch a popular children’s bookcome to life as members of the audience don amazing costumes and act out the story as it is told by a master storyteller! No registration required! All ages are welcome.


One Book One San Diego: Children’s Storytime

Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a special storytime on this year’s One Book One San Diego selection, Dreamersby Yuyi Morales. No registration required.

Program Your Future: Introduction to Front End Web Technologies

Sunday, September 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This is the first session of a series of workshops on Sundays from September 2019 to May 2020 at the Mira Mesa Library. This program is for students 9th-12thgrade and their parents. Students will receive instruction from local industry experts using UC San Diego Extension curriculum. This educational approach provides students with the foundational skillset required for professional opportunities, internships and collegiate pursuits-whatever their goals may be. Students need to complete all three courses to earn certificate.


Registration required by September 29, 2019!  

Register here: click on the “Program Your Future” tab.



Arts and Crafts

Every Monday at 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Arts and crafts for children 5 and up. Materials provided.  No registration required.


Children’s Origami Art 

First Wednesdays at 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Create origami art with Ms. Willow at the Children’s Area. No registration required. Materials provided.


Goodnight Moon Pajama Storytime

First and Third Wednesdays at 6p.m. – 6:30p.m.

Show up in your for stories and a relaxing time with “furry friends” (stuffed animals) in the Children’s Story Time Area!


Academic Enrichment/Homework Assistance

Every Wednesday at 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Academic Enrichment/Homework Assistance returns Wednesday, September 4th. Speak to our homework coaches about helping your child complete their homework and improve their academic skills in math, reading, writing, and science! Free academic enrichment for students 1st-10th grade. Students must be 7 years or older. No registration necessary. This progra.m. is located at the Teen Area and facilitated by college students and post-college volunteers.


Chinese Storytime

First and Third Thursdays at 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.

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


Chess Club

Every Thursday at 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Learn how to play or develop your strategies.  All ages and skills are welcome.  No registration required.  Game materials provided.


LEGO Builders

Every Friday at 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Do you have what it takes to be a Lego Builder?  Join us for open Lego time on Friday afternoons and let your creativity flow.


Paws to Read

First, Third, and Fifth Saturdays at 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Children are invited to read to certified therapy dogs to build reading confidence at the Entrance Patio.


Hindi Story Time

Second Saturday at 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Enjoy stories, music, and crafts in Hindi.



McAllister Free Housing and Shelter Information

Wednesday, September 4that 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, the McAlister Institute provides free housing and shelter assistance information. The information is presented in front of the library at a resource table with a representative available to assist you. Assistance is provided to people looking for Housing and/or Shelter information, Volunteer/Employment Referrals, Drug and/or Alcohol Recovery Programs, and other valuable community resources.

Fundamentals of Art for Adults and Seniors

First Wednesdays, 4p.m.-5p.m.

September 4

Leo Angelo Reyes is a local artist from Mira Mesa. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of art and create your own masterpieces. Space is limited. Online registration is required at Materials are provided.


Mira Mesa Town Council Meeting

Monday, September 9that 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Mira Mesa Town Council meets on the first Monday of every month with two exceptions: no meeting in July; and the second Monday if the first Monday is a holiday.


Mira Mesa Community Plan Update Subcommittee Meeting

Every third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. – 6:45p.m. (except as noted)

September 16

The group meets the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.


Mira Mesa Community Planning Group

Every third Monday of the month at 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. (except as noted)

September 16

The group meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.


Fundamentals of Art for Adults and Seniors

First Wednesdays, 4p.m.-5p.m.

September 4

Leo Angelo Reyes is a local artist from Mira Mesa. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of art and create your own masterpieces. Space is limited. Online registration is required at Materials are provided.


Quilling with Mona

Friday, September 20 at 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Beginning Genealogy

Fourth Thursday at 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

September 27

Bring your genealogy questions to Kathy and she can help you get started! This program takes place by the table next to the Reference Desk.


Banned Book Club

Last Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

September 24: Annual Title Selection Meeting

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? The Mira Mesa Library’s Banned Book Club, a book group with a “freedom to read” theme, focuses on books and authors that have been banned or challenged worldwide over the years, as well as other thought-provoking titles. All are welcome, “regulars” as well as “drop-ins” for a particular book! For more information, email book group facilitator Pam Stevens,, or call the Mira Mesa Branch Library, 858-538-8165.


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