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Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library update

Happening at the Allied Gardens Library – Oct. 20, 2017

By Kathryn Johnson 

Book sale

Our Friends of the Library group will have their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This sale is a perfect opportunity to purchase a variety of reading material at very reasonable prices. In fact, this sale is so extraordinary that your money will not only afford you more stock for your bookshelves but it will also help fund your community library. Thanks to the generosity of our Friends group your shopping helps fund programs, materials and fun!

Happenings at the Allied Gardens Library – Sept. 15, 2017

By Kathryn Johnson

Banned Book Week

Did you know that one third of the most challenged books in 2016 were comic books or graphic novels? Would it surprise you that the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom recorded 323 complaints about library material in 2016? Can you believe that 323 complaints only constitutes about 20 percent of occasions when materials were challenged? 

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 […]