Between the Bookends:Bestselling teen author to present book talk on Saturday

Ronald McDonald entertains children and parents at the Ramona Community Librarylast Thursday. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
Ronald McDonald entertains children and parents at the Ramona Community Librarylast Thursday. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Ramona Library will host a visit from bestselling teen author Lauren Kate on Aug. 27.

Kate, on the New York Times Best Sellers list, will discuss “Passion,” the latest installment in her “The Fallen” series. Her talk will begin at 10 a.m. She will autograph copies of her books that will be for sale. All are invited.

Ramona Community Library is at 1275 Main St., with the parking in the rear. It opens at 9:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and closes Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Among other upcoming activities at the library:

General

Friends of the Ramona Library Board approved the upgrade of the magazine and periodical collection at Ramona Library through the county’s matching funds program. Another approved expenditure was from one of “The Hot. Right. Now” package deals. With the matching funds programs, the board has been able to double some of the community’s donations. Friends of the Ramona Library welcomes all volunteers and invites everyone at the board meetings.

Friends Bookstore: Bookstore hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bookstore is in the library lobby nearest to the front doors of Main Street. The Friendly Waves Newsletter is available in the bookstore or it can be e-mailed to members. Please update your e-mail address with the Friends; this will help the group go green.

Youth

Pajama Storytime: Enjoy time with your family at the new library during pajama storytime every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Preschool Storytime: Bring your preschooler to enjoy a fun story every Wednesday at 11 a.m. After storytime, join your child in making crafts at 11:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime: Stories are read from a selection of favorite children’s books every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

TEENS

Chess Club: Meets on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts: Scouts help with library projects on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

Homework Help: Will be starting up again soon!

Teen Author Lauren Kate: Lauren Kate will discuss her book “Passion,” the third novel in “The Fallen” series, on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m.

Teen Video Game Arcade: (Grades 6 to 12) Try out some of the popular new games on popular gaming consoles on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m.

The September calendar of programs and events will be available at the library after Aug. 30.

Families

Pajama Storytime: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Yoga: Bring your mat to participate in Hatha Yoga instruction. All ages are welcome. Every Friday at 11 a.m.

Family Crafts: Create arts and crafts every Friday at 3 p.m. Bring the whole family; everyone is included.

Saturday Matinee: Come in and enjoy a movie at the library on Saturday, Sept. 3., at 2 p.m.

Adults

National Latino Research Center: Group meeting on Mondays at 5 p.m.

Tai Chi: Instructor led Tai Chi classes for adults in the Auerbach Family Community Room on Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Bilingual Spanish Computer Helpers: Instruction for beginners on Thursdays, at 6 p.m. Call 760-788-5270 for appointment.

Fine Free Friday: Return your overdue books, CDs, DVDs, fine free.

Computer Helpers: Instructions for beginners on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Call 760-788-5270 for an appointment.

   
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