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The Rebellious Miss Breed: SDPL and the Japanese American Incarceration

The Rebellious Miss Breed
This fall, the Library is hosting various programs and exhibitions reflecting on Japanese American experiences during and post-World War II, exploring themes of social justice, activism, and the power of the written word.

Upcoming programs include:

» 11/13: Author of the Month: Rose Schindler: Two Who Survived // Register
» 11/17: Clara Breed Civil Liberties Memorial Lecture: Renee Tajima-Peña // Register
» 11/20: Kamishibai Storytime: Japanese Street Theater & Storytelling // Register

» 12/1: Author Daniel James Brown in conversation with Kristen Hayashi // Register

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Susan Kamei: When Can We Go Back to America?

Susan Kamei Author EventIn conjunction with the Library's Rebellious Miss Breed programming, the Library Shop is honored to bring Susan H. Kamei in person to the Central Library on November 6. We'll be discussing her incredible book highlighting the Japanese American experience during and post-World War II. Susan's own family members were forcibly removed from their homes and detained by the US government during World War II on the basis of their Japanese heritage. Susan was a leader in the campaign for the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that acknowledged these wrongful actions and provided token reparation payments to the survivors of wartime detention. Please
register at the link below to join us in the Central Library's outdoor courtyard.

Register now
One Book One San Diego: Being Heumann

One Book One San Diego events
On November 1, join the Library in celebrating One Book One San Diego with a book discussion of the 2021 selection, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner. This event will be both in-person and virtual. And, don't miss the Central Library's corresponding exhibit in the Popular Library, Patient No More, which explores the history of disability civil rights and the fight for section 504 legislation.
SD2 STEM Career Day at City Heights/Weingart Library

STEM Career DayEver wondered what it's like to work in a STEM field? Join the Library, San Diego Squared, and other partners for a free interactive career day on November 6 at the City Heights/Weingart Library. Participants will explore careers in medicine, meet extraordinary medical professionals, and learn more about their field of work through hands-on activities.

Register today
What Is a Living Trust and Do You Need One?

California Living Trust BasicsThe Library Foundation's estate planning webinar series continued last month as featured speaker Jennifer M. McGibbons, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law, walked Library supporters through the basics of a California Living Trust. The webinar helped attendees determine whether this option is one to consider during estate planning. You can watch the presentation at the link below.

*This event is for informational purposes only. Not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult with your own qualified professional advisors.

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Author Bradford Pearson Presents The Eagles of Heart Mountain

The Eagles of Heart MountainOn November 10, Bradford Pearson will join the Library Shop virtually to discuss his book The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration and Resistance in World War II America, in conversation with Kristen Hayashi of the Japanese American National Museum. The book details the never-before-told tale of a WWII incarceration camp and its extraordinary high school football team. A live audience Q&A will follow.

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Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual Virtual Hybrid Workshop

Kids Poetry WorkshopCalling all young poets! The Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual will host its first hybrid workshop on November 8. Students aged 6 to 12 can attend an in-person workshop at the San Ysidro Library or attend a virtual workshop online. Participants will be led through writing activities that stimulate creativity and self-expression. Registration is required.

Register your budding poet now
Holiday Shopping for a Cause

Library Shop SaleThe Library Shop is not just a well-curated gift and book shop. It's also another great way to support your Library with your holiday shopping. All proceeds help to fund the Library programs you've read about in this newsletter. Shop online and enter the coupon code LC2021 at checkout for 20 percent off your entire purchase. Or, visit us in person — the Shop is open Monday - Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm in the downtown Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.


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Notable Events in November

Day of the Dead Concert
November 1, 5 pm
La Jolla/Riford Library
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Celebrating DiNOVEMBER
November 6, 2 pm
North University Community Library
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Lunchtime Virtual Handwriting Den
November 9, 12 pm
Virtual Library
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Exploring the Science of Harry Potter
November 29, 3:30 pm
Point Loma/Hervey Library
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