Library Programs & Events

Crafternoon

  • July 11, 2022   1:00-3:00pm
  • Reserve your spot by calling 619-825-5010
  • Make a patriotic suncatcher!  And receive information on how to prevent sunburns this summer.

Knit & Crochet

  • July 18, 2022   1:00-3:00pm
  • Reserve your spot by calling 619-825-5010
  • Join us as we socialize while knitting and/or crocheting!
  • All skill levels welcome, supplies provided.

July Programs

July 13, 2022 Easy Does It Chair Yoga

Join community yoga instructors from A Gentle Way Yoga for this free chair yoga class specially designed for those who have a challenging time moving their body, or have limited mobility. This is a doable class for all with highly effective healing movements and mindfulness practices. Even those who have no mobility problems can find great mental and physical benefits in this class.

Pre-registration required, class size limited; please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/easy-does-it-chair-yoga-tickets-367765575737

Time: 10:00-11:00am   Location: Herrick Library Meeting Room

Open to residents & people who work, attend school, or have health-related ties to East County San Diego.

July 20, 2022 new stARTs

Join art instructor Linda Bounds for a free multi-sensory, therapeutic oil painting program. No experience necessary, all supplies included. Pre-registration required, class size limited; please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-therapeutic-oil-paintingprogram-tickets-363328865417

Time: 10:00-12:00pm   Location: Herrick Library Meeting Room

Open to residents & people who work, attend school, or have health-related ties to East County San Diego.

July 27, 2022 Wellness Wednesday: The Healing Power of Art

Linda Bounds is an educator, artist and has been referred to as a passionate ambassador and champion for well-being. Her innovative art therapy programs get right to the source. Join us for this free presentation and film screening; no registration required.

Time: 10:00am  Location: GHD Auditorium [Doors open at 9:30am]

Prefer to join virtually? Register for the July 27th Zoom link.

Film follows at 11:30: King Richard [starring Will Smith]

Open to all community members.

August Programs

August 24, 2022 Wellness Wednesday: Regain Your Youthful Memory

Some of life’s most embarrassing moments happen when we can’t remember a name and it gets worse as we get older. Less embarrassing but perhaps as frustrating is forgetting where we parked our car at Costco or returning home from the grocery store only to realize that we forgot an important item. How to regain your youthful memory is designed to help seniors minimize these challenges using memory techniques that are thousands of years old.

Philip J. Goscienski, M.D. is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with a 47-year career in clinical and academic medicine. Join us for this free presentation and film screening; no registration required.

Time: 10:00am  Location: GHD Auditorium [Doors open at 9:30am]

Prefer to join virtually? Register for the August 24th Zoom link.

Film follows at 11:30: Spider-Man: No Way Home [starring Tom Holland]

Open to all community members.

Ongoing Programs

Summer Art Exhibit

In 2021, artist Chris Lahti started a new routine: each day he made a sketchbook entry inspired by moments witnessed during his daily errands and walks around town. Come see a selection of these sketchbook pages, along with several new pieces that take these experiments even further, on display at the Library beginning June 29th.

Chris has a BA from Whittier College and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa and is an instructor of studio art courses, including printmaking and drawing, at Grossmont College and the Athenaeum Arts Center. He is also the founder of the East County Printshop where he collaborates with artists to create original fine art prints in various printmaking techniques.

Gratitude Turned Histor-Tree

Our Gratitude Tree in the Children’s Section has turned into a Histor-Tree in honor of the Library’s 20th anniversary! Check out historical photos of the library, staff, and community. Contribute your favorite memory.

Health Rocks! Garden

Welcome to our Health Rocks! Garden where you can share your painted rock creations with the community, or come pick one to take home. We are gathering positive and encouraging messages for those going through their health and wellness journeys, as well as thanking our local healthcare heroes who work nearby.

rock with swimmer on it