Library Programs & Events

Crafternoon

  • December 12, 2022   1:00-3:00pm
  • Reserve your spot by calling 619-825-5010
  • Join us as we decorate gift bags.  We will have tips on “surviving the holidays”.

Knit & Crochet

  • December 19, 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.

Crafternoon

  • January 9, 2023   1:00-3:00pm
  • Reserve your spot by calling 619-825-5010
  • Join us as we customize pocket mirrors with a button maker.

December Programs

December 7, 2022 Drums Alive Music Therapy for Seniors

Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain-affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive® is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially!  

MusicWorx’s Drums Alive® music therapists will facilitate interactive drumming fitness exercises. Rhythm, movement, and singing activities are designed for all ages and abilities. The therapists will guide participants through rhythm, stretching, and music-making exercises that they can do at home with their families.

When: 10-11 am
Where: Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
Contact: (619) 825-5010, info@herricklibrary.org, or visit in person to register.

December 14, 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.

Please register via phone, email, or in-person only. The class is available for 10 community members. Make sure to sign up early! 619-825-5010, info@herricklibrary.org

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

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

December 14, 2022

Meet & Greet the Artist Geraldine Dorfi

Geraldine Dorfi has been painting for about 15 years after her teaching career of 34 years. Painting in the abstract has captured her imagination.  Abstract art is a non-representational art form rendered without the use of a visual reference.  Additionally, she paints impressionist landscapes and seascapes using photos taken close to home in San Diego County or photos from her travels.  Her creative expression is achieved by using colors, textures, shapes and composition.  She often uses thick, quick and often messy brush strokes.  Geraldine’s compositions make use of her intuition, exploring her creative and emotional energy.  Her mediums include oil and cold wax, acrylic and watercolor.  She is a member of the Foothills Art Association and has shown her work in galleries and venues throughout San Diego.

Time: 6-7 pm  Location: Herrick Library

To RSVP contact 619-825-5010 or info@herricklibrary.org

December 16, 2022 Songbirds Music Family Class

Songbirds Music offers music and movement classes for children ages 0-6 and their loving grownups.  Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults will enjoy this interactive, highly engaging class where we will sing, dance, play, and create a musical community together.  Parents/caregivers: you are your child’s first and most important teachers so thank you for participating and spending this special time connecting and learning with your little one.

Please register via phone, email, or in-person only. The class is available for 12 families. Make sure to sign up early! 619-825-5010, info@herricklibrary.org

Time: 10:00-11:00 am   Location: Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA 91942

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

December 21, 2022 new stARTs

Join art instructor Linda Bounds for a free multi-sensory, therapeutic oil painting program. No experience necessary, all supplies included. Please register via phone, email, or in-person only. The class is available for 8 community members. Make sure to sign up early! 619-825-5010, info@herricklibrary.org

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

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

Ongoing Programs

Fall Art Exhibit

Geraldine Dorfi has been painting for about 15 years after her teaching career of 34 years. Painting in the abstract has captured her imagination. Abstract art is a nonrepresentational art form rendered without the use of a visual reference.  Additionally, she paints impressionist landscapes and seascapes using photos taken close to home in San Diego County or photos from her travels.

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.