Mission Valley Library Events: Jan. 13 – Feb. 9, 2017

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Monday, Jan. 16

Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 17

Monthly meeting to discuss the latest book selection. The title for January is “Dreams of Joy” by Lisa See. Come to the gathering and share your impressions with others. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library.

Film: ‘Waltz with Bashir’

Wednesday, January 25
“Waltz with Bashir” is the animated journey into the war-ravaged mind of writer/director Ari Folman, who must seek out his fellow veterans to reclaim the painful, blocked-out memories of his time in the Israeli Defense Forces during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon and the subsequent massacres in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Released in 2008, the film won a Golden Globe and several foreign film awards. Audience: adults and seniors. Showing 6-8 p.m.

‘Don’t Get Hooked’

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Aging and Independence Services presents “Don’t Get Hooked: Preventing Financial Abuse, Scams and Fraud,” with Anabel Kuykendall. This presentation for older adults and their caregivers will teach you about common schemes like grandparent scams, sweepstakes and lottery con games, telemarketing issues and IRS or other scams by imposters pretending to represent a governmental agency. Participants will receive a “Don’t Get Hooked” booklet and other resources. Starts at 1 p.m.

Assemblymember Weber’s mobile office
Second Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m. and third Monday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon

Connect with Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s staff in your community, get help with any problems you are having with public agencies, ask questions about legislation and learn about state and local services. Issues that staff can assist with include renters and homeowners assistance programs, property tax issues, consumer complaints, unemployment and disability insurance. No need to make an appointment; just stop in.

Friends of the Library meeting
Third Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library and Mission Valley Library staff to discuss ongoing projects, library goals, fundraising and more.  

Baby signs story time
Second and fourth Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Parents often wonder, “What is my baby thinking?” There is a way to find out: Teaching your baby some basic signs using American Sign Language will fill the gap. Communication is said to be the foundation of a solid relationship; learning to sign with your baby will build that bond early and provide you a bridge from infancy to childhood.

Knit-a-Bit and Crochet Circle
Second and fourth Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m.

Bring your own knit or crochet project to work on while spending time with others who share your talent. 

Preschool story time and craft
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschoolers are invited to story time followed by a fun craft.

Toddler story time
Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Story time designed for toddlers featuring songs, rhymes and finger plays.

Yoga for adults and teens
Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.

Are you looking for a workout program that’s easy to learn, requires little or no equipment and soothes your soul while toning your body? If strengthening your cardiovascular system, toning and stretching your muscles, and improving your mental fitness are on your to-do list, then yoga is for you. 

Zumba Basic
Mondays, 4–5 p.m.

Join the Zumba craze. Find out what makes this fun workout such a hit. A towel and bottled water are recommended for Zumba sessions. 

Zumba Gold
Fridays, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Zumba Gold is a lower impact version of our Zumba Basic class on Mondays, but just as fun. The moves have been carefully designed to be easy to follow by participants of any size or age.

Mission Valley Library Art Exhibits

Platt College San Diego Honors African American History Month

January and February
Platt College San Diego presents a selection of graphic design techniques, digital photography and fine art by students who lend to the public an esoteric viewpoint of America from their experiences as African Americans. The artists encompass various themes and rouse conversations about the essence of African American art and culture and their roles in political change, empowerment and contribution to a multinational society. Showing in the Community Room.

Photo exhibit: The See Life Collection

Through February

From the Cabrillo National Monument, “The See Life Collection” is a project highlighting the stunning and diverse ecosystems and animals that call Cabrillo home. The artist, Michael Ready, is a nature photographer based in San Diego. From vanishing amphibians to bioluminescent squid, Ready seeks to reveal the diversity of life and particularly its smaller and lesser-known forms. On display in the library display cases.

The Mission Valley Branch Library is located at 2123 Fenton Parkway. It is open Monday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12:30-5 p.m. For more information, call 858-573-5007 or visit

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