Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season! Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Teen Gingerbread Houses Craft

As a reminder, tomorrow we will be making old fashioned gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and more! This craft will have a sign up sheet in advance. You can sign up at the teen desk.

You must be at the event at 2:30 to guarantee your place, even if you have signed up in advance. If you are not there at 2:30 you will forfeit your spot to someone waiting.  It's going to be a great event so make sure you reserve your spot!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Teen Events

As the school semester winds down we still have a few great teen events happening at the library!

Today at 2:30 in the Winn Room is Games & Grub! Come hang out, have some food, and play some games!

Next Wednesday, December 11th we will be making old fashioned gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and more! This craft will have a sign up sheet in advance. You can sign up starting Monday, December 9th. You must be at the event at 2:30 to guarantee your place, even if you have signed up in advance. If you are not there at 2:30 you will forfeit your spot to someone waiting.  It's going to be a great event so make sure you reserve your spot!

Our last event of December will be on the 18th and we will be watching Fred Claus! Take a break from finals and studying and come relax with a movie!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Have fun and enjoy trick or treating, but make sure you are celebrating this fun Halloween safely!

Here are some events to check out in Coronado:
October 31 (Thursday):  Free Burgers & Drinks for Kids at Burger LoungeBurger Lounge Coronado (located at 922 Orange Avenue) will be supplying a 'kids burger and soft drink' to all kids under 12 years old 
October 31 (Thursday): Downtown Goes Ghostly:From 3:30p-5:30p - all of the businesses on Orange Avenue hand out candy and other treats.  The sidewalks are absolutely packed with little kids (most under 12) and their parents as they go business-to-business to collect their goods.

October 31 (Thursday):  Trick or Treating in Coronado Neighborhoods:
From dusk until the candy runs out! For the older kids, visit Margarita Avenue (photo below) for even scarier decorations & special treats.  
Some tips for a safe Halloween:

Alphabet letter SSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter FFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter HHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter AAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter LLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter LLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter OOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter WWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter EEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Alphabet letter NNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Taken from: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Marvel Ultimate Mentor Adventure

Are you a girl between 14-18 and in high school? Do you love science or math? If so check out this really cool contest being put on by Marvel entertainment!

The full contest rules are located on their website, but essentially you need to fill out an application, interview a woman who has been successful in a STEM field, and submit a 5 minute video about yourself and the interview. There are lots of resources on the site giving  you a guide to successful women in your area. Winners get a chance to see the new Thor 2!

From Marvel's site: "MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE is looking nationwide for girls – just like you – ages 14 and up in grades 9-12 to apply to be a part of this incredible journey. Finalists from the applicant pool of MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE will be selected for the opportunity to meet some of the most incredible women in science, all while conducting interviews, participating in experiments and interactive events, and getting the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes where the general public is not normally invited – all while having this adventure filmed."

Applications have to be received by October 20th. Check out: http://dep.disney.go.com/ultimatementoradventure/index.html for more detailed information!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Kids get in Free in October at many Local Museums

I came across this cool promotion recently. In partnership with Time Warner Cable, many local museums will let kids 12 and under in for free with a paying adult. To find out more about this and to download the coupon that gets you in click here! If you're over 12, it means that if you pay to get in you can bring a younger sibling or perhaps someone you're babysitting in for free.

The San Diego Museum Council's website has even more information about the program and other museum related activities happening in San Diego.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Star Wars Reads Day

Star Wars Reads day is a fantastic day that celebrates both Star Wars and reading! Happening Saturday, October 5th, activities are planned throughout the county to celebrate this cool event.

Check out San Diego Public Library's Central Branch's live reading of "William Shakeseare's Star Wars."

San Diego Public's City Heights Branch is also planning a celebration. Learn more at: http://sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo

For more information about Star Wars Reads Day check out: http://starwars.com/reads/

Friday, September 27, 2013

New San Diego Public Library Opens!

The new central branch of the San Diego Public Library opens for a sneak peek tomorrow, September 28th. There will be all day festivities with authors, speakers, and more! Check out their schedule of events at: http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/pdf/2013/sneakpeekprogram.pdf

It should be a fun event to stop by if you can! The library opens officially on Monday, September 30th. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CHS Free Heart Screening

CHS is conducting a free teen heart screening on Sunday, September 15th. This screening is for Sudden Cardiac Arrest syndrome which affects teens without showing any signs or symptoms. It's completely noninvasive and could just save a life.

Teens just need to have their parents fill out a screening packet (located at: www.EPSaveALife.org) and bring it to the screening on September 15th. Their goal is to screen 1000 students, so help them make it!

For more information go to:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New High School Events

The library has started a new monthly program exclusively for students in high school. Because our teen programs are open to anyone in the 6th-12th grade, we found that primarily middle schoolers attend our teen events. Our high school only events will give our 9th-12th graders a space that is entirely their own!

Each month will feature a different program, from game days, movie showings, to workshops to hone resume and life skills. The programs will take place one Monday a month in the Winn Room, so be sure to check the calendar for each months event.  

Our first event will be Bingo Monday, September 9th at 4pm in the Winn Room. If you're in high school make sure to drop by for a chance to win some fun prizes!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Games & Grub Returns!

It's a new school year, which means it's time for Games & Grub to return! With the Wii and the xBox, ping pong and board games, and of course plenty of snacks, it's a perfect recipe for fun and excitement!

Bring your friends and stop by! Games & Grub is the first Wednesday of every month and is always at 2:30 in the Winn Room!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Welcome back to weekly teen events!

Now that school is back in session, it's time for our weekly teen events to begin! Starting today, Wednesday, August 28th, we will have a teen event every week at 2:30 pm! These events are a fun way to spend part of your afternoon, so be sure to stop by!

Today we will be building catapults and then testing them out! See how far you can get your ammo (marshmallows) to fly!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Welcome Back to School!

Weekly teen events will resume next Wednesday, August 28th! Enjoy your first days back!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Teen Summer Reading Program Finale Party!

It's time to celebrate our success! Come make ice cream sundaes, play some ping pong, and challenge your friends to board games! We've had lots of participants in this year's program, and we want to celebrate your accomplishments!
We will have the grand prize drawing at 2:30pm. 

Come find out if you won the Bike, Galaxy Tablet, or Signed Baseball!

You don't have to be present to win, but it's more fun if you are!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Teen Movie Event!

Come beat the heat by watching Jack the Giant Slayer with us! 

Rated PG-13, Runtime: 114 minutes

We provide snacks, just bring yourself!

We will meet in the Winn Room at 2pm today!

Teen events are for anyone entering 6th-12th grade.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Teen Craft: Boomerangs!

Come join us for this week's teen event as we make boomerangs! 

We'll meet in the Ruby Room at 2pm.

Teen events are for those entering grades 6-12 in the fall.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Teen Iron Chef Challenge

Come test your foodie skills with our Iron Chef Challenge!

Your challenge will be to make a salad that is inspired by a country (we’ll give you options). The secret ingredient is lettuce, so that will be the base of your dish. We’ll provide all the ingredients you’ll need, so come make a culinary masterpiece with us!

Advance sign ups are recommended for this event. Sign up at the adult reference desk. Sign ups are limited to those entering 6th through 12th grade in the fall.

We will meet in the Winn Room at 2pm

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Teen Movie

Come beat the heat for a bit and watch Men in Black 3 with us!

The movie will last 106 min and is rated PG-13.

We'll provide the snacks, just bring yourself!

We'll meet in the Winn Room at 2pm today!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Craft Time!

Come join us today as we make festive twirly pinwheels!

Make yours patriotic to wave on the Fourth!
Meet us at 2pm in the Ruby Room.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yoga & Smoothies

Come one come all to our teen event this week! 
Today at 2pm, we will meet in the Winn Room for laughter yoga led by Robin Regale. 

Afterward, we will have an assortment of different smoothie fixings so you can put together a delicious and nutritious smoothie to enjoy! 

Don't forget to Sign Up for our Summer Reading Program if you haven't already! Keep track of the books you've read, bring them in, write a quick report and try for some great prizes!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party

Come join us as we kick off our summer reading program! We'll have cupcakes to decorate, board games, and the Wii and xBox ready to play!  This event is for all teens in 6th through 12th grade. We'll meet in the Winn Room!

Don't forget to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program! It's a fun way to get great prizes just for reading!

Monday, June 10, 2013

When We Wake


by Karen Healey

a 1 Minute Book Talk

Summer Reading Program

The Teen Summer Reading Program has officially begun!

You can come in anytime the library is open to sign up or report on the books you read. For a chance to win prizes you just need to come into the library with the book, or books, you read and fill out a short review about them. For the first 3, 6, and 9 books you read you automatically get a prize AND a chance to enter out grand prize drawing.  The Grand Prizes are a bike, generously donated by Hollands, a baseball signed by the Padres' Logan Forsythe, and a Galaxy Tablet! You also get a ticket to enter our weekly raffle for every book you read so start reading! Weekly raffle prizes range from movie tickets to gift certificates to local restaurants and shops!

We will have events every Wednesday at 2pm. We’ll start with a kick off party with cupcake decorating and games. The rest of the summer will include crafts, movies and events. We will be having a yoga and smoothies event and an Iron Chef challenge so make sure to check the dates!

The summer reading program runs from June 10th thru July 31st, so start reading now for chances to win great prizes!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

With summer coming,  you might be looking for a fun way to occupy some of your time. Look no further than our Junior Volunteers Program!  To be a Junior Volunteer you need to be entering grades 6-12 in the fall.  All  you have to do is come to the children's reference desk and fill out an application!  

We have lots of great opportunities for you to volunteer, from working in the summer reading booth helping kids report on the books they read, to helping with all the events!  Some of the most popular events include the Fourth of July T-Shirt Decorating Day, Harry Potter Day, and Field Day.  Make sure to come by and sign up to help at whichever ones you want to!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Almost done with the school year!

As the school year wraps up so do our teen programs for the year. We've only got 2 more Wednesday Programs to go!

Today, we have a teen craft. We'll be making robot planters!  Next week we have Disney Trivia which will be a fun time for all. Come test your Disney knowledge and compete for prizes!

Don't worry though, there will be teen programs all summer with our Summer Reading Program! The program goes from June 10th through July 31st, and features weekly programs! Stay tuned for more info!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Teen Events

Our May Calendar is full of crafts and activities, so make sure to stop by! 

We have an event every Wednesday at 2:30 pm.

May 1 
Games and Grub! Come play ping pong, board games, Wii or xBox and have some snacks!

May 8 
Craft Time! Come make a cool note clip out of a mousetrap!

May 15
 Teen Movie! We'll be watching She's the Man starring Amanda Bynes.

May 22
 Time to get crafty with nature! We'll be making robot planters. These cool guys are not only fun to make, but his grass hair means you can enjoy your creation throughout the summer!

May 29
 Back by popular demand, it's Disney Trivia Time! Come test your Disney knowledge, 
have some snacks, and get excited that school is almost out for the year!