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Attend a Sky Party at the Library on August 21

Sky PartyThe United States will experience a total solar eclipse on August 21. While San Diego is outside of the path of the total solar eclipse, residents will experience a partial solar eclipse at 10:22 am. San Diego Public Libraries are hosting viewing parties to celebrate this rare event, featuring activities including scavenger hunts and storytimes. Each branch will have solar eclipse glasses for participants (supplies are limited). Visit here for a list of libraries hosting Sky Parties.

Monday, August 21, 9:45 am

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Intellectual Property Series: Trademark Basics

Intellectual Property SeriesDoes your business have an amazing brand name or logo? Do you want to learn how to protect it? Attend this workshop and learn basic facts about trademarks and how they differ from patents, copyrights, domain names, and business names. This series supports entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers in the San Diego area, offering instructional seminars about developing and protecting intellectual property.

Wednesday, August 2, 5:30 - 7 pm
Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Shiley Special Events Suite

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National Night Out at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library

National Night OutGet to know your neighbors and local law enforcement while enjoying community-building activities at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library. Activities include family-friendly games, a Bike Rodeo, Tai Chi demonstration, presentations by the Police Department, and the opportunity to speak with representatives from various community groups.

Tuesday, August 1, 5 - 7:30 pm
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library

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Library Foundation Seeks Calligraphy Volunteers

Call for volunteersAre you an expert in calligraphy? Do you get compliments on your lovely handwriting? Do you have a few spare hours to volunteer your services? The San Diego Public Library Foundation is seeking volunteers with excellent handwriting skills to help address invitations to its annual Celebration Under the Dome event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Megan Blair via email.

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Learn Design Tips and Tricks from a Graphic Designer

Poster DesignIn this program for ages 12 and up, local design professional Alessa Sotelo will teach you how to turn your creativity and design skills into a career. Learn how Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop can be used to their greatest potential. This program will teach your tips and tricks to help you design a poster for the "Your Library through your Design: Poster Competition," and is part of the Shiley Teen Summer Reading Program. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

Tuesday, August 8, 3:30 - 5 pm
Central Library, 8th floor IDEA Lab

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Art of Change in the Dickinson Popular Library

Art of ChangeThe Climate Science Alliance proudly presents Art of Change on exhibit in the Dickinson Popular Library at the Central Library now through September 10. Featuring creative climate-inspired artwork by local children, artists, and community members, this exhibition includes an interactive scavenger hunt that children can participate in to earn a free coloring book. And don't forget to check out Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Science on view in the Art Gallery until September 3.

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Shopping at the Library Shop Benefits All 36 Libraries

Library ShopThis summer, don't forget to stop by the Library Shop to get your literary gift fix--the Shop has lots of great items in stock to thrill every kind of bibliophile in your life. Use coupon code BOOKNERDS to get free shipping when you shop online. All proceeds benefit the entire Library system.

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Save November 11 for Celebration Under the Dome

Celebration Under the DomeHonorary Chairs Joan and Irwin Jacobs and Audrey Geisel, and event Chair Leslie Devaney invite you to enjoy an evening of endless possibilities at the fourth annual Celebration Under the Dome at the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Proceeds from this event fund educational and cultural programs, and new technology, at all 36 public libraries, providing endless possibilities for everyone who has a library card. Registration will be available online soon. For sponsorship or Host Committee information, please contact Megan Blair via email. Learn more about the benefits of Host Committee membership here.

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Library Partners with UCSD to Offer STEAM Education

Library NExTThe Library has partnered with UCSD Extension to offer NExT (Network of Education x Training) programming at a variety of libraries. Programs include classes on topics such as robotics, circuits, "messy" science, 3D modeling and college planning. Upcoming classes include "Tiny House - Mini Architecture" at the Logan Heights Branch Library (August 5 and 12) and "Squid Dissection" at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library (August 12).

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Featured Library Programs

Summer Reading Program: Superhero Science by the Fleet Science Center
August 3, 4 - 5 pm
Carmel Valley Branch Library


Bike Kitchen: Walk-Up Service
August 5, 2 - 4 pm

Central Library
@ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common

Summer Reading Program: Plant-Powered Culinary Academy for Teens
August 16, 4:30 - 6 pm

Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library


Friends of North Park Library Open House
August 23, 6 - 7:30 pm

North Park Branch Library


Garden Series 2017: Basic Gardening

August 24, 10 - 11:30 am

Skyline Hills Branch Library


Sila and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic: Film Screening & Talk
August 25, 7:30 pm

Central Library
@ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common

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