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History comes to life in upcoming December events

December 6, 2011 (East County) -- Take the San Diego County Library - Winter Reading Challenge December 5 - January 15. All ages at all branches can take the challenge and win prizes. Check out five for a chance to win. Enter the weekly drawing every time you check out five items, and you could win one of these weekly prizes: Board Games, Ear Buds, Thumb Drives, Jigsaw Puzzles, Books, Puppets, Coffee Mugs, Free Beverages Coupons /Free Tickets to Local Events.
*Not all entrants will win prizes. Prizes available while supplies last.
The San Diego County Library is offering a series of events in December and some of the activities are list below:
Alaska: Flying and Photography in the Far North with Mark Stadsklev. Bush pilot, photographer, and author, Mark Stadsklev, will present a slideshow and sign copies of "Alaskan Air: Nature's Artwork on the Alaskan Landscape. He will be at the following libraries at the dates and the times as indicated.
Potrero, Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 p.m., La Mesa, Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m., Casa de Oro, Friday, December 9, 10:30 a.m., Julian, Saturday, December 10, 1:00 p.m., Imperial Beach, Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 p.m., Crest, Tuesday, December 27, 6:30 p.m.Contact: Teri at 619-463-3236.
Choir Holiday Performances:
The East County Youth Choir is a free program provided by Staump Music School. This program gives the youth of Lakeside, Santee, and El Cajon the opportunity to learn and experience music, performance, and being a part of an ensemble. They will be entertaining at the El Cajon Library on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m.
Santee Community Chorus presents a free community concert featuring Christmas songs and classics, offered by the Santee Library, Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
The Ramona Library presents holiday crafts for the whole family, starting at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011, with the Ramona High School Jazz Band, Ramona High School Madrigals and Women’s Choir, and Santa.
Family Holiday Craft Day all supplies provided, atthe Rancho San Diego Library, Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Decorate Cookies at the Pine Valley Library, Wednesdays, December 14, 21, 28, 2011, at 3:30 p.m., Make Holiday Bracelets, December 14, Frost Cookies, December 21, and make New Year Crowns, December 28.
Contact Number: 619-473-8022.
Health and Fitness Programs:

Fit and Fun After School
at the Casa de Oro Library on Thursdays, December 1, 8 and 15, at 4:00 p.m., Make healthy food, exercise, do yoga or play games. Contact Number: 619-463-3236
All Levels Yoga at the Lemon Grove Library, every Saturday (except December 24 & December 31), at 1:30 p.m.
Wellness in Borrego Springs at the Borrego Springs Library, Monday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m., Second in a series: "What not to put on your skin." Presented by Bob Root & Wendy Steele.”
Winter Break for Families
Read to a Friendly (Real) Dog at Lakeside Library, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Contact:  Phone 619-443-1811.
Pajama Story Time at Campo-Morena Valley Village, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 7:00 p.m., fun songs and books with Miss Patty.
Family Movie Day at the Spring Valley Library, Monday, December 19, 2011, 3:00 p.m. Each week, a fun, family-friendly feature film is shown in the Children's Story Room.
Mad Science Adventures in Winter at the Santee Library, Wednesday, December 21, 2:00 p.m. Learn about the wonders of dry ice and see a snowstorm vanish before your eyes in the holiday show "Adventures in Winter."
E Gadgets
E-Books and Audio books 101 at the Poway Library, Thursdays, December 22, and 29, 6:30 p.m. learn to search for and download e-media from the library website.
Facebook for Beginners at Rancho San Diego Library, Saturday, December 10, 2:00 p.m. free class on getting started using the social network. Contact Number: 619-660-5370.
Couponing at the Poway Library, Saturday, December 17, 2011, 2:00 p.m. How to use coupons to get big bargains.
For more detailed information regarding the Library events contact (858) 694-2414 and visit the Website.
San Diego County Library, 5555 Overland Ave Ste 1511, San Diego, CA 92123.
NOTE: All Branches - Return overdue County-owned items on the last Friday of the month following the item’s due date and the late fees will be waived.

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