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MIRA MESA BRANCH LIBRARY Announcements May 2020

Under the guidance of the CA Department of Public Health and San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, the San Diego Public Library will be closed until further notice. Programs and events are cancelled through May 31. Mira Mesa Library staff can answer phone calls at 858-538-8165 Monday to Friday, from 9am-5pm. Online library services remain available to the public at Due dates have been extended to June 12, 2020. Bookdrops are closed until further notice. Find specific information on operations at

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Banned Book Club Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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, meets the last Tuesday of each month (no meeting in December) at 6:30pm. Although the group normally meets at the library, meetings are currently taking place virtually via the meeting platform, Zoom. May’s selection is Rabbit on a Bumpy Road, by Tom Hom. It’s an autobiography of first Asian-American San Diego City Councilmember. Hom served on City Council in the
1960s and later in the State Assembly. If you would enjoy joining in the discussion, or simply sitting in and listening on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30pm, please email book group facilitator Pam Stevens,, by Sunday evening, May 24 for the meeting ID.

SDPL Virtual Programs and Book Clubs on Facebook
Our doors may be closed but some of our favorite programs have moved online! Check out some of SDPL’s virtual content on Facebook. Facebook account is required to access content.

Free Comic Book Day at on Saturday, May 2 Show off your love of comics and join San Diego Public Library for Free Comic Book Day! These past three years we’ve teamed up with IDW publishing to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday of May. While this year we may be closed, that isn’t stopping us from wanting to celebrate with you. This upcoming Saturday we’ll be
posting an online gallery of comics by YOU videos, a themed virtual storytime, drawing workshop and more!

Stay-In Storytime Club at (updated daily) The Stay-In Storytime Club is a Facebook group where Youth Services staff from all over San Diego Public Library offer daily storytimes, chapter-a-day read alongs, simple crafts and singalongs. Join and get access to our growing collection of videos and resources.

How-To Festival Goes Virtual May 30th at 11 a.m.!

The San Diego Public Library, in partnership with California Coast Credit Union, will host its 5th How-To Festival on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m.! The How-To Festival is an interactive community educational event with something for everyone and for all ages. This year our event will be presented virtually with a curated collection of how-to videos created by library staff. Round up your family and learn something new together, like How-To Cook Omurice, How-To Draw Wonder Woman Funko POP! Style or How-To Do Easy Folded Book Art. The Festival will kick off with a Facebook Livestream at 11am on the our Facebook Page:

Starting at 11am, a curated collection of videos will be available for learners of all ages to enjoy! 

Online Book Clubs & Read-Aloud Book Groups

Tea with Jane Eyre at
Tune in every weekday at 3 p.m. to stream a read-aloud of 1-2 chapters of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte with the extraordinary Christina Wainwright, Branch Manager from the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library. Drinking tea while listening to this British classic is encouraged, but not required. The videos will be also be available for later viewing.
Adventure and Mystery Book Club Tune in Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4pm to hear chapters of a great classic adventure or mystery book read aloud. Our first selection is: The Hound of the Baskervilles, featuring Sherlock Holmes. Bill Mallory, reader extraordinaire and Branch Manager of the La Jolla/Riford Library will be reading every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.
The Bucketlist Book Club at
This is a virtual forum to discuss longer/harder books or books that many of us have wished to read, but just never got around to it! Our first selection is Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Join the Bucketlist Book Club and be a part of the conversation with Trevor Jones, Branch Manager of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library!
For a complete list, visit

Reading Resources
Looking for books to read at home? Visit the eLibrary to view all of our options! Our CloudLibrary app, which can be downloaded to your phone or tablet, is a great place to start! Have your San Diego Public Library card handy, which begins with the digits 01336. Don’t have a library card? Apply for a card here and use your temporary card number and password to login and access  eLibrary. And remember, all reading counts! For example, listening to audiobooks and watching story times online are great ways to complete your reading log.
A literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.
cloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read a wide array of eBooks from the San Diego Public Library for free.
Content Video | How it works | Using a  Kindle – Nook
RBdigital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks; including exclusive content from Recorded Books; as well as titles from all major publishers.
RBdigital Help
NoveList K-8
Find fiction titles for classroom use or reading including picture books; children’s chapter books; and young adult titles.
Novelist Plus
Guide to suggested reading for all ages with reviews and other features.
Social Media: Follow the Mira Mesa Library on Facebook – Find listings of events such as read-alouds by librarians – Jane Eyre, read by Christina Wainwright, or The Hound of the Baskervilles, read by Bill Mallory

Activity Resources for Families
 – educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS Shows.
 0-5 STEM activities from the SD STEM Ecosystem.
 – Scholastic Homebase is your destination for characters, games, stories, and your fellow fans.
 Lakeshore Free Resources – More than 1000 free resources for the classroom and home.
 National Geographic Kids – Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

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