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Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library update

News from the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library – June 16, 2017

By Kathryn Johnson  On your mark, get set, shop Clear off your bookshelves and mark your calendar for July 29 for our Friends of the Library quarterly book sale! By shopping the thousands of books for sale, you help our amazing Friends of the Allied Gardens Library group generate funds to go toward our programming […]

Concerts, classes, programs, art at the Allied Gardens Library

By Kathryn Johnson  Introduction to Drawing for older adults June 8, 15, 22, 29 3:30–5:30 p.m. Learn to see like an artist during this four-week course, exploring a variety of approaches to representational drawing. Practice basic strategies for developing accurate drawings brought to life through a strong emphasis on learning visual language as it relates to […]

Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library news

By Kathryn Johnson Friends celebrate local essayists The Friends of the Allied Gardens/Benjamin library coordinated the local 20th annual Student Essay Contest at the branch. The contest was open to all students in fourth, eighth and 10th grades who are served by the San Diego Public Library. This year’s contest had 171 entries that the […]

Happenings at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library

By Kathryn Johnson Celebrate National Library Week: April 9–15 Recently, I was paging through the “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and was reminded of just how many unique, and sometimes strange, celebrations there are. For example, I never realized that there is a day designated as National Hairball Awareness Day. (By the way, it’s April 28 […]