Mira Mesa Branch Library March 2020 Programs and Events

Programs and Events
March 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: March 31 for President’s César Chávez Day

Election Day on March 3
The Library is the designated polling place for Precinct 130200.  Those with mail-in ballots from any precinct may also drop off their ballots while the polling place is open.  Not sure where your polling place is?  Go to:  http://www2.sdcounty.ca.gov/rov/Eng/Polling.asp.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Special Storytime and Craft
Monday, March 2 at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Come Join the Mira Mesa Library for a special Arts and crafts for children 5 and up to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 39th Birthday. No registration needed. Materials are provided.

Library NExT:
Free STEAM workshops for students grades 3-5. Registration required in advance. If you have any questions, please call: (858) 538-8165. Space is limited. Register at: http://www.sandiego.gov/librarynext

Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Students will explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in craft projects. Possible projects include a moving origami swan, light-up LED bracelet, moving robot bug, Play-Doh electronic sculpture, paper-circuit game or light-effects card. Each student will take home a working electronic craft.

You can register for this event at: https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/library- next-craftronics-0

Tech Teachings: Learn the Basics About Computers
Every Monday from January to April, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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-

Below is a list of topics for March’s program:
March 2: MS Word Basics, Part 2
March 9: MS Word Basics, Part 3
March 26: Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 1
March 23: Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 2
March 30: Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 3

Fundamentals of Art for Ages 8+
Wednesday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and acrylic painting with talented young artist, Seyoung Lee! In this workshop, you will be introduced with basic techniques of drawing as well as painting. Registration opens one month prior. Limit 8. Online registration is required at
sandiego.librarymarket.com. Materials are provided.

History of the Holidays with Ms. Karin: St. Patrick’s Day
Wednesday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join us to learn about the history of Saint Patrick’s Day. Participants can wear something green and join us for a special craft.

Celebrate Norwuz (Persian New Year) at the Mira Mesa Library
Monday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the rich traditions of Nowruz (Persian New Year)!  Join us for a Nowruz Story Time in Farsi, special Nowruz treats and create a greeting card and painted egg while listening to Persian New Year music.

Holi Celebration
Tuesday, March 17 at 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Holi with colorful crafts, refreshments and entertainment.

Literature Comes to Life: The Great Kapok Tree
Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Audience members act out “;The Great Kapok Tree” led by Literature Comes to Life with awesome costumes.

Introduction to 3D Printing
Saturday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Learn about 3D printing, tutorials to 3D Printing software, and how to expand your creativity using this emerging technology! Projects will be printed offsite and can be picked up at a future meeting. Printing size will be limited. Aimed at kids ages 8 – 17.

Pre-registration is required
starting on Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/introduction-3d-printing-6 and each participant must
bring their own laptop and charging cable.


The Green Thumbs: A Children’s Garden Club!
First and Third Mondays at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
March 2 and 16
Exposure to nature through play leads to exploration and discovery, engaging both the physical and mental abilities of children. This  program is for kids to learn about the environment, gardening and how to care for the earth! For 18 months – 8 years of age and takes place at the Inner Garden. No registration is required. However, Parent must attend with child.

Arts and Crafts
Every Monday at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (except 3/16)
Arts and crafts for children 5 and up. Materials provided. No registration required.

Children’s Origami Art
Wednesday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Create origami art with Ms. Willow at the Children’s Area. No registration required. Materials provided.

Goodnight Moon Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.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!

BOOKMAN Storytime
Second and Fourth Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
March 11, 12, 25, and 26
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!

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
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.

Paws to Read
First and Third Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (NEW TIME)
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.
March 14
Enjoy stories, music, and crafts in Hindi.

Program Your Future: Introduction to Front End Web Technologies
Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (No class on March 8)
This program is for students 9 th -12 th 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

Craft Circle Café
Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. to 12 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.

Mira Mesa Town Council Meeting
Monday, March 2 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
Monday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. – 6:45p.m.
The group meets the third Monday in the month of March at 5:30 p.m.

Mira Mesa Community Planning Group
Thursday, March 16 at 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
The group meets the third Monday in the month of March at 7:00 p.m.

Beginning Genealogy
Fourth Monday at 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
March 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
Fourth Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 24: I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
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.

Fun with the Ukulele
Fourth Saturday of the Month at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
March 28
Join us for an hour of musical fun with the ukulele. All levels are welcome at this informal get together.  Please bring your own ukulele, and your sense of adventure.

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