Bridging the Gap

“This Christmas, Mend a quarrel, Seek out a forgotten friend, Write a love letter, Share some treasure, Give a soft answer, Encourage youth, Keep a promise, Find the time, Forgive an enemy, Listen, Apologize if you were wrong, Think first of someone else, Be kind and gentle, Laugh a little, Laugh a little more, Express your gratitude, Gladden the heart of a child, Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth, Speak your love, Speak it again, Speak it still once again.”

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Youth Programs

Storytime:

Come join the fun  hour of stories and crafts on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Grandparents and Books:

On Thursdays at 11 a.m., favorite stories of childhood are read aloud by a grandparent enthralling the youngsters in the group.

Bilingual Italian/English Story and Craft Time:

Enjoy a touch of Italian children’s stories interwoven with English and a related craft activity on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 12:30 p.m.

Homework Helpers:

Available Mondays through Thursdays at 4 p.m. until school Christmas recess.

Sparkles the Clown Holiday Show:

Come join the holiday cheer, jokes and magic with out favorite clown on Friday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Special Holiday Cheer:

The Ramona High School Madrigal and Women’s Ensemble present happy holiday selections by Choir Director Christyl Thiessen on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m.

Families

Holiday Art Class with Julian Artist Ann Reilly:

Join the special holiday fun and make special crafts and cards for the holidays in brilliant colors on Friday, Dec. 19, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Teens

Playstation Gaming:

Enjoy a round of games on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m.

Teen Tag

meeting on Saturday, Dec. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy a round of Wii gaming.

Adults

Adult Literacy Tutoring

(ESL) instruction in reading and writing English. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.

Tuesdays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

Computer Helpers:

Computer instruction for beginners on Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.

Bilingual Spanish/English Computer Helpers:

Computer instruction for beginners. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.

Gold Star Book Club

presents two latest editions available this month for its library: “Bones” by Jonathan Kellerman and “the Brass Verdict” by Michael Connelly. The Gold Star Book Club, a collection of the latest editions available for Ramonans exclusively, offers a two-week checkout for a $1 rental fee, used to increase its collection.

Friends of the Library

Book Sale is on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room offering volumes of gently used fiction, nonfiction, biographies, cookbooks, children’s books, videos and CDs, to mention a few, in hardback for $1 each and paperback (25 cents), the greatest bargain in town, along with a Collector’s Table of special interest books and first editions for only $5/ Remember, Christmas is a-comin’ and most of these books are “giftable.”

Commemorating the holidays

, the library will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. It will reopen Fridays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

The library staff and Friends of the Ramona Library wish you and yours the most joyous and safe holiday season and a most prosperous 2009!

Ramona Library is in the San Diego County Complex at 1406 Montecito Road. It is open Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is in the lot off 16th Street.

   
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