Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library update

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 […]

Open house and fall programs at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

By Kathryn Johnson Fall is upon us and while our thoughts tend toward the year coming to an end, there are a lot of new beginnings taking place at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library! We are bringing back some favorite programs for youth and starting a new program inspired by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and […]