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Events and Happenings

Clara Breed Civil Liberties Lecture

Clara Breed Civil Liberties Lecture Featuring Shereen Marisol Meraji

March 23  /  6:30 – 8 pm  /  Central Library
Award-winning journalist, educator, and UC Berkeley professor Shereen Marisol Meraji will deliver the 2nd Annual Clara Breed Civil Liberties Lecture, named after the heroic former San Diego Public Library director Clara E. Breed. Meraji is a founder and co-creator of Code Switch, NPR's critically acclaimed and high-charting podcast covering race, culture and identity. Growing up in an Iranian-American and Puerto Rican home where no one spoke in hushed tones, the rhythms and cadences of life have inspired her story pitches, storytelling style, and reportage. This event will be in-person as well as livestreamed on the San Diego Public Library YouTube channel.
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Poetry in Ocean: A Poetic Tribute to the Sunset, Surf and the Sea

March 21  /  6:30 – 8:30 pm   /  Central Library
Explore the creativity and connection between the powerful influence of the sea and the poetry and prose it inspires. A discussion with an all-star panel of poets and surfers will be followed by an open mic. Food, music, and the opportunity to take home a custom surf board and other prizes are sponsored by the Friends of Central Library. Register now.

Hooray Miss Marae

March 22  /  10 – 10:30 am   /  Balboa Library
Visit the library for a fun, imaginative, and interactive children’s musical program with Hooray Miss Marae! Learn more.

Nowruz Celebration & Persian Music @ the Park

March 25  /  3 – 4 pm  /  Kensington-Normal Heights Library
Celebrate Nowruz in the park along with some Persian music by Farhad Bahrami and friends. Norwuz is a New Year celebration that takes place on the first day of spring in countries like Iran, Afghanistan, parts of India, and more. Learn more.

Crafting Culture: The Traditions of Ramadan

March 25  /  3:30 – 5 pm  /  College-Rolando Library
Learn all about Ramadan—a month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims all over the world—through a presentation and crafts. Sign up.

LEGO Mindstorm Robotics

March 27  /  4 – 7 pm  /  Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
In this workshop, students in grades 6-8 will learn the basics of robotics and build autonomous robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit. Students will engage in both independent learning and group robotics competitions. Register.

Heal and Connect with Authors Puja Shah and Julie Potiker

April 1  /  10 am – 12 pm  /  La Jolla/Riford Library
Join authors Puja Shah & Julie Potiker for a mindfulness workshop. Presented by Adventures By the Book & The Library Shop, this is a ticketed event and attendees will receive paperback copies of each book and a gratitude journal. Learn more.

Library Patron Satisfaction Survey

Through March 31
We'd love to hear your feedback! Please take our Satisfaction Survey and let us know how you think the library is doing. The survey is available through the end of March. Share your thoughts.
Look out for these events on the horizon
Gardening Exchange
April 1 /  10 am 1 pm /  Rancho Peñasquitos Library
2023 Kowit Awards and San Diego Poetry Celebration
April 7 /  6:30 9 pm /  Central Library
Lions at the Library: Dr. CJ’s Not-So-Sci-Fi Tale about Lion Genetics
April 10  /  6 7:30 pm  /  Central Library
Hoppy Spring Bunny Party
April 12  /  2 4 pm  /  Ocean Beach Library

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