Mira Mesa Branch Library January 2020 Programs and Events

Programs and Events
January 2020
8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126, (858) 538-8165
www.facebook.com/miramesalibrary and www.sandiegolibrary.org
Online calendar: sandiego.librarymarket.com

Library Closure: January 1 for New Year’s Day and January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Paws to Read
First and Third Saturdays at 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. (NEW TIME)
Children are invited to read to certified therapy dogs to build reading confidence at the Entrance Patio.

Manga Drawing Workshop
Starting on Tuesday, January 7 at 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This is a series of workshops on how to create an original story in Japanese Manga style.  Students will be creating a character, design, setting and plot.  Want to learn the process of how graphic novels are made?  This is the workshop for you! For ages 12-18.  Registration is recommended at https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/manga-drawing-teens-0 and https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/manga-drawing-teens-3 . Walk-ins accepted. Tuesdays we meet in the Meeting Room, and Thursdays and some Monday and Wednesdays we meet at the Teen Area. Workshops runs from January 7 to February 18th. See below for schedule

Tuesdays 1/7, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 · 3—4:30 p.m. · Meeting Room

1/9, 1/13, 1/22, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 · 3—4:30 p.m. · Teen Area

Fundamentals of Art for Ages 8+
Wednesday, January 8 at 4pm-5pm
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. For ages 8+ and serious artists. Space is limited. Online registration is required at sandiego.librarymarket.com. Materials are provided.

BOOKMAN Storytime
Wednesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 9 at 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Look! Over there! Coming out of that library! It’s . . . BOOKMAN! Using the superpower of reading, BOOKMAN has magically traveled all around the world – even into space! He’s met talking animals, visited amazing places, and you can only imagine the fantastic things he’s seen! Come join BOOKMAN while he reads about his next adventure! This is a new storytime for children held at the Children’s Area!

Library NExT:
Free STEAM workshops for students grades 9 to 12.  Registration required in advance. If you have any questions, please call: (858) 538-8165.  Space is limited. Register at: www.sandiego.gov/librarynext

Medicine and the Heart
Saturday, January 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Students will explore the body’s circulatory system with a focus on the heart. They will get an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and learn about different diseases linked to the heart. This workshop is aimed at students with an interest in anatomy, especially those considering careers in medicine. Note: Students may use surgical scissors during a dissection activity. You can register for this event at: https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/library-next-medicine-and-heart

The Wonders of Physiology and Medicine: The Nervous System
Saturday, January 18 at 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
The Community Health and Science Education (C.H.A.S.E.) program is an exciting opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine, healthcare, and biology. Learn about the body’s various organ systems and how they work together with in class demonstrations and activities. We will also learn how common chronic diseases affect these systems using real medical examples. This workshop will focus on the  the structure and function of the nervous system and related conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain tumors. For 8th-12th Graders. Please register for this event at https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/wonders-physiology-and-medicine-nervous-system

Lunar New Year Celebration!
Friday, January 24 at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival and Tết, is celebrated by the Chinese, the Koreans, and the Vietnamese and marks the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar. The celebration will feature a lion dance performance by GDPT Chánh Kiến

Fun with the Ukelele
Saturday, January 25 at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for an hour of musical fun with the ukelele. All levels are welcome at this informal get together.  Please bring your own ukelele, and your sense of adventure.



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. 

Goodnight Moon Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, January 15 at 6p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Show up in your paja.m.as 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.
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 program is located at the Teen Area and facilitated by high school students, 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.

Children’s Storytime & Craft
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Thursdays at 10:30am – 11:30am
Join us for Storytime and Craft time for toddlers and preschoolers.

Chess Club
Every Thursday at 3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Learn how to play or develop your strategies.  All ages and skills are welcome.  No registration required.  Game materials provided.

LEGO Builders (NO Lego Builders, on Friday, January 24th)
Every Friday at 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. (no program 12/20)
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.

Hindi Story Time
Second Saturday at 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Enjoy stories, music, and crafts in Hindi.

Program Your Future: Introduction to Front End Web Technologies
Every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This program is for students 9th-12th grade 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 in a 9 month period to earn certificate.


Registration is now closed.  

For more information, visit: https://www.sandiego.gov/librarynext and extension.ucsd.edu/futures



Craft Circle Café
Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no meeting 12/23 and 12/30)
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.

Mira Mesa Town Council Meeting
Monday, January 6 at 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
Thursday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. – 6:45p.m.
The group meets the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

Mira Mesa Community Planning Group
Thursday, January 23 at 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
The group meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Citizenship Class
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Free Citizenship Class. 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. The Fall 2019 session ends in January

Beginning Genealogy
Fourth Thursday at 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
January 23
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.
January 28: Portraits of a Lady by Henry James
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, pstevens@san.rr.com, or call the Mira Mesa Branch Library, 858-538-8165.

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