A special program for all ages runs thru November. Topics cover nutritional-mental-physical-financial health. NEW: Stretch & Tone and Mat Yoga classes are being added to our Children’s Yoga, and adult Chair Yoga & Meditation classes. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule for June. Get this program started off right on June 7 @ 12:00-2:00 pm with your own personal BIOMETRIC TESTING: BP, HR, Ht, Body Scanner (which include body mass index, weight, body fat percentage, muscle mass percentage, resting metabolism kcalories, body age, and visceral fat), and Glucose.
We will have four coaches on hand to review your results briefly and encourage you to attend session 2 ( June 20 @ 12:00-2:00) for a more comprehensive strategy plan. Each participant will walk away with their results, where those results fall within target, borderline, or high risk categories, and recommended next steps, including following up with a physician.
Complete details of each part of this program can be found on the CALENDAR of this website.
On Saturday, May 18th, from 9:30 to 3:00 pm, over 20 talented San Carlos library patrons will display and sell their wonderful crafts. Tables will be set up in the Community Room and outside. Table fees will be donated to the Friends of the Library while crafters will have an opportunity to earn money from their labors. SCFOL will also have a table where you will be able to purchase crafts suppied by our crafters and snacks. All SCFOL proceeds will support the library. This is the first time we have tried this as a fund raiser, but the idea has already received enthusiastic support from our knitting and beading clubs, and from several of our artists. If successful, we’ll do it again in the fall. CLICK HERE to see our Craft Fair Flier
Hope to see all of you on May 18th, either as a seller or buyer.
Are you ready for retirement? What will you do when you retire? Are you already retired? Will you money last? What will you do on your first day of retirement? Michael Zeiger, Senior Financial Advisor from Infinity Financial Services is here to help you answer these and other questions. This is a fun and creative workshop that goes beyond the dollars and cents to help you replace your work identity, fill your time, stay connected to family and friends, as well as maintain your mental and physical fitness. FREE.
MAY 2, 2013, CONTEST UPDATE: Congratulations to the San Carlos Library’s 16th Annual City-wide Library Student Essay Contest Grand Prize Winners Caroline Beail, 4th grader at Dailard Elementary and Bailey Pinto, 10th grader at PHHS. Each received a new laptop computer from Computers 2 SD Kids, $75 from FSDPL, and mementoes presented by the San Diego City Council and FSDPL. We also had two prize winning semi-finalists: Anngely Leeds from the Learning Choice Academy, and Isabelle Pinto from Pershing Middle School. All of the submitted essays were impressive. We congratulate the students, parents and teaching staffs and thank the contest sponsors for their support. The author of the best overall essay was awarded a special prize of $500 in memory of contest originators, Jack and Carolyn Winer. Jack was a Past-President of FSDPL &SCFOL. Seventeen years ago San Carlos resident Jack Winer envisioned the essay contest as a vehicle to encourage young people to read, write, and think. We think his goal was accomplished. Thank you Jack!
The essays covered many diverse and interesting books –from Hunger Games to The Bible–making the job of choosing “the best” out of 94 great essays not an easy task for this year’s judges who were Flora Hogins, Patricia Woodall, Dan Yelvington, and Barbara Woodall. Our thanks go to them and a special cheer to Barbara who also chaired this year’s contest. We also wish to thank our corporate sponsors: Friends of the San Diego Public Library, San Diego Public Library, San Diego Unified School District Library Media Teachers, KPBS, Lloyd pest Control, and Computers 2 SD Kids (C2SDK).
All 94 San Carlos participating students received participation certificates. The eleven local winners also received an impressive commendation certificate from the S.D. City-Council (thank you Councilmember Scott Sherman and our area representative-presenter Jon Staab) and a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble (thank you Friends).
Is there a book you have been looking for but is not a title currently available in our inventory? Is it available from the San Diego County Library system or from the UCSD, USD, SDSU, or CSU San Marcos Library? CLICK HERE for information on how you can obtain books from these othe libraries.
In preparation for the move of the new main library to its new location, the last day of operation at its current location is Sunday, June 9, 2013. The Main Branch Library will reopen at its new location on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The Central Library’s collecti0on will be unavailable during the closure. For complete information about what will happen during the closure period of the Main Library, CLICK HERE. Checked out items may be returned to any City library location during the closure.
The new 9 story, downtown library is on schedule to open in September, 2013. Bricks are being sold as a fundraiser. They will be inscribed with the donor’s name, and start at $150, depending upon the size of the brick. An anonymous donor has purchased 36 bricks, one for each of the branch libraries.
Dr. Seuss characters will be displayed on the walls of the children’s area as you enter. A rock garden is planned.
Patrons will be allowed two hours of free parking, and there will be a coffee shop.
The San Diego Friends of the Library and Library Foundation are planning a joint venture gift shop filled with unique items–something for everyone. In honor of the opening of the new Central Library, until September, 2013, Life Memberships in the San Diego Friends of the Library are available for half price ($250). Membership funds stay with your branch library.
Friday, May 24, 1:00-2:00: Charlotte Tenney: “Healthier Living Introduction: Cutting edge technology in living your life in a way you know you should.”Monday, April 29th, 2013
This will be our first presentation in our ‘GET FIT PROGRAM’ that starts in May and runs through October. Keep watching our website for additional speakers and programs which will include cooking and exercise classes for all ages. All programs are FREE.
Charlotte Tenney holds a Master’s in Integrated Health. She is a speaker for the County of San Diego Department of Aging and Independent Services which offers FREE services to our mature adult population. The program she will be describing utilizes the curriculum developed by the Stanford University Patent Education Center. It helps mature adults learn to deal with health problems that seem to afflict all of us eventually as we age. This may include balance, hearing, eyesight and chronic pain problems or those caused by hearth disease or diabetes among many others. The program’s goal is to HELP YOU STAY ACTIVE, AND LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST.
At this wokshop (and during the series) you will:
- Experience the reality of the mind-body connection.
- Take part in brain storming and problem solving.
- Take away a personalized health related action plan.
This talk is the introduction to a series of 6 workshops. The workshop series meets one time per week for 2.5 hours, for six weeks. A minimum of 10 participants is necessary in order for the series to be held at the San Carlos Branch Library. Please attend this introduction talk and bring along a friend. If you are interested in the series but we do not have 10 participants, you will be directed to another location where you can attend the full 6 week program.
In celebration of the opening of San Diego’s New Main Library, The Friendss of the San Diego Library are have a half-price Lifetime Membership SALE. The regular price for a Life Membership is $500 but through September, 2013, the cost will be only $250. Forms may be found on this website or envelops are available inside the vestibule of the library. All Membership funds stay with the local branch library that you sign up with. Funds are matched by the City of San Diego and are used to purchase books, programs, and equipment. CLICK HERE for more information. SIGN UP TODAY!