Sunday, November 24, 2013

Winter Reading Challenge

Pick up your reading log at the library to participate in the winter reading challenge! From November 23rd to January 11th, read or listen to four books and win a prize! Read four more and win a prize AND a raffle ticket for a fabulous gift basket! Open to all ages!

Celebrate San Diego County Library's 100th Birthday!

Join us Friday, December 6th from 3:00-5:00PM for a birthday party! Celebrate the county library's 100th and San Marcos' 50th birthday! Meet local artist Ted Wade, who turned 100 this year, and enjoy cupcakes, crafts, music, and fun!

Teens Create T-Shirt Art

Express your creativity -- design a unique t-shirt for yourself or as a gift! Thursday, December 12th @ 4:00 PM.

Teen Wii and Board Games!

Bring your friends down to the library on December 19th @ 4:00PM and enjoy an afternoon of Wii, card, and board games!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

September Teen Programs & Events

NEW:  TEEN THURSDAY PROGRAMS...Every Thursday at 4:00 pm! 

Check out our New TEEN THURSDAY Programs, held every Thursday at 4:00, after school, in the Teen Area.  Learn a new craft, try out a new game, make new friends and hang out with old friends.

THURSDAY, September 5th , 4:00 pm, TEEN THURSDAY PROGRAM:  
Wire Sculpture Crafts in the Teen Area
Create your own one-of-a-kind wire sculptures with Miss Kathy! 

THURSDAY, September 12th , 4:00 pm, TEEN THURSDAY PROGRAM:  
Mini Pinata Crafts, Wii Games & Board Games
Learn how to make some awesome mini-pinatas with Miss Kathy...Yes, we will have candy to stuff the pinatas!  The Wii will be on for gaming...Bring your game of choice or try out a new one...We will also have board games out for anyone who wants to play!  
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SATURDAY, September 14th, 2:00 pm, Author Meet & Greet   
Join us in the Teen Area to meet YA Author, Kiersten White talk about her new book, "Chaos of the Stars"
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THURSDAY, September 19th, 4:00 pm, TEEN THURSDAY PROGRAM: 
Action Teen Meeting in the Teen Area
Learn how to join the Action Teens and volunteer at the library.  All Teens are Welcome.

THURSDAY, September 26th, 4:00 pm, TEEN THURSDAY PROGRAM: 
Balloon Animals in the Teen Area
Learn how to twist, bend and create your own balloon animals.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Battle of the Bands

Its time to ROCK!
You know you want to!

What: Teen bands will complete in one of 2 Battle of Bands events at San Diego County libraries. The top 3 bands from each competition will complete in the final event on August 17.
Print an application/submission for here:
Band members must be 12-18 years old.
Bands must submit a demo to the library by Friday, June 21. Demos do not need to be professionally recorded.
3 submission options:

1. In person: El Cajon Library or Poway Library
2. Mail: Attn: Anna Hartman - SD County Library, 5560 Overland Ave #110, SD, CA 92123
3. Email: Send an mp3 to
Keep the lyrics clean.
Bands must provide their own equipment. The library will have a sound system only.
Bands will be judged based on Planning & Preparation, Quality of Performance, Presentation, Audience Interaction, and Originality.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded at the Final Round.
1st Place - $250 gig at the library 3rd Place - $150 gig at the library
2nd Place - $200 gig at the library

July 27, 1-4 p.m. Poway Library: 13137 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064

August 10, 1 - 4 p.m. El Cajon Library: 201 E Douglas Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

August 17, 1 - 4 p.m. Poway Library: 13137 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064

Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Reading Club: Reading Is So Delicious! has begun, sign up online today!

The summer is rapidly approaching and the library is ready! You can now register online for our Summer Reading Club where you earn prizes just for reading. You will also help dogs in animal shelters as the more you read the more food will be donated - how awesome is that?! When you register online there is a field that asks if you want to participate in Read For A "YES" and you can help feed hungry puppies just by reading. Sign up now at

Also, June 15th marks the official start date of the Summer Reading Club special events the library is hosting through August 10th. Here are the programs we are having just for you:

June 20th @ 4 Make Your Own Book!
SD Book Arts will show and help you tell your story by through making your own book.

June 27th @ 4 PM: Candy Making. Melt and make your own confectionery treats.

July 12th (Friday)@ 3:30 PM: Henna Tattoos. Get a temporary henna or glitter tattoo in the style/design of your choice.

July 18th @ 4 PM: Living on the Veg. Chef Matthew will show you how to prepare creative, scrumptious, salivation-inducing cuisine - that you get to try - using only veggies. 

July 25th @ 2 PM: T-Shirt Screen Printing! Use a design or create your very own logo and screen print it onto your own T-shirt! Shirts will be available, but bring your own to ensure you get the perfect size and color.

August 1st @ 4 PM: Songwriting Workshop. World famous musician Mary Dolan will help you write your own song, then record it and give you a copy!

August 8th @ 4 PM: End of Summer Reading Party. Hang out, play video, card and board games, eat some pizza and celebrate finishing the Summer Reading Club as well as your reading  accomplishment.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fuse Bead Creations Tuesday, May 28th @ 3:30 PM

Ever play with Fuse Beads? If not, you're missing out!
From the myriad colors of these tiny little beads create
a masterpiece, then fuse them together into everlasting
proof of your mad skills. Bonus points if you can make
Link from Legend of Zelda!