By David Ege
After the passing of Judy McCarty, many articles mentioned her support of all libraries, but Judy was especially passionate about building a new library in San Carlos. During her City Council tenure in 1995, she worked to secure the corner lot on Jackson and Golfcrest as the future site of the new library and ever since then she continued to support the San Carlos Friends of the Library to fulfill this dream. Judy will definitely be there in spirit and in our hearts when the ribbon is finally cut on opening day.
Patrick L. Abbott, will discuss his book, “Geology, Mission Trails Park” on Friday, April 26, from 2-3 p.m. A native San Diegan and SDSU professor emeritus of geology, Abbott brings his passion for teaching and extensive research to the San Carlos Library as he presents 126 million years of the Mission Trails Regional Park’s geological history.
San Diego butterflies
Seeing a butterfly float and flutter in the garden is a wonderful treat, and Luann will share how we can derive even more enjoyment from these lovely creatures! After a brief discussion of butterfly biology and life cycles, Luann will show photos of San Diego butterflies and explain how to identify them. We’ll discuss butterfly nectar and host plants that can be incorporated in our gardens to entice butterflies, and you will learn how you can become a butterfly gardener. This year Luann and her husband raised and released 135 native butterflies of various species — a fun and rewarding hobby!
Anita Shaw’s paintings
The beautiful works of local artist, Anita Shaw, will be on display in the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery from April 8-May 2. Shaw, who spearheaded a new movement in watercolors, states, “I love art because you find out what you feel and think as you’re painting. It’s an act of both meditation and discovery.” Please join us on April 20 between noon and 2 p.m. for the artist reception. Refreshments will be served.
Free Comic Book Day
May the Fourth be with you! Free Comic Book Day returns to the San Carlos Branch Library on May 4. All day (9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.), stop by to grab your free comic book. Between 1-3 p.m., stop by the children’s area to create a super hero collage. All ages welcome.
Did you know that if we take three deep breaths, the oxygen from two of those breaths comes from plants that live in the ocean? Marine plants help reduce global warming and provide our atmosphere. On Wednesday, April 17, from 2:30-3:15 p.m., learn about the science behind these funky plants. Presented by the League of Extraordinary Scientists & Engineers. Ages 5-12.
Challenge Island: Sydney Harbor Bridge
Challenge Island returns to the San Carlos Branch Library on Wednesday, April 24 from 4-5:15 p.m. Children ages 8-12 will use creativity, critical thinking and social skills as they learn about the marine life in Sydney Harbor and the importance of a strong bridge. They will then create a harbor water scene and build a bridge across it. This popular science and engineering-based program fills up quickly, so please register early by calling 619-527-3430.
Hurricanes vs. houses
On Wednesday, May 8 from 2:30-3:15 p.m., learn how hurricanes form over ocean waters in this workshop! Kids will build structures out of various materials that will face simulated strong winds and rain to get an idea of the damage brought by this force of nature. Ages 9-12. Register online at sandiego.gov/steam.
Dates to Remember
- Apr. 17, 4-5:30 p.m.: San Carlos Friends of the Library monthly meeting
- May 1, 6:30-8 p.m.: San Carlos Area Council Meeting, members of the community are invited to attend.
- May 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Friends of the Library only, Used Book Pre-Sale. Join SCFOL during the sale.
- May 4, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: SCFOL Monthly Used Book Sale
- May 9, 12:30-2 p.m.: Library Book Club
— David Ege is managing librarian of the San Carlos Branch Library.