By Teresa Warner
Friends of the Ramona Library Water fountain commemorative tiles are still available and may be purchased for a $50 donation. Don’t miss the opportunity to donate for the decorative cement benches to be placed around the exterior of the library. There is only room for a couple more bench placements. Full bench donation includes a commemoration placed on the bench. The newest edition of The Friendly Waves newsletter is out. In an effort to be cost efficient, there will be no more mailings of the newsletter. The newsletter can be picked up in The Open Book library bookstore or it can be mailed to Friends’ members. You can also view it at the Friends’ new website, friendsoframonalibrary.org. Friends Bookstore: The Book Sale continues to be on the third Saturday of each month. The next sale will be Oct. 15 in the library bookstore. Proceeds from the bookstore sales benefit the library programs, events and book collection especially at this branch. Thank you to everyone who has donated books, CDs, videos, magazines and other items to the new bookstore. You are helping your community. The prices for the paperbacks start at 50 cents and hardback books start at $1. We have a selection of speciality or classics books that have various prices. The bookstore is located off the library lobby nearest to the front doors of Main Street. Bookstore Hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Please consider becoming a member of the Friends.
Matching Funds Program The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved the Matching Funds program for up to $200,000. Thank you to all who have contributed to this fine program. When you choose to donate to the matching funds program, the County of San Diego will match your donation dollar for dollar. Ramona Community Library is at 1275 Main Street, 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 library programs are:
YOUTH Baby Lapsit Storytime: (Ages 0 to 18 months) Storytime for infants with their parents. Rhymes, songs and movements that emphasize adult-child interactions. Mondays, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Enjoy a fun story on every Wednesday at 11 a.m. followed by crafts for your toddler at 11:30 a.m. Grandparents and Books: Stories are read from a selection of children’s favorite books Thursdays at 11 a.m.
TEENS Homework Club: For all ages Monday through Thursday at 4 p.m. Teen Book Club: Reviewing “The Help” on Monday, September 26th at 1 p.m. Chess Club: Meets on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. YAC(Youth Advisory Committee) Meeting: Teens meet to discuss any and all youth-related issues on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. Girl Scouts: Scouts help with library projects on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Teen Music Shop: New program for teens Ages 15+ for musicians, vocalists, writers to collaborate and share ideas. Bring in your gear, or use ours. On Friday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
FAMILIES Family Crafts: Bring the whole family to make interesting arts and crafts projects every Friday at 3 p.m. All ages welcome. Yoga: Bring your mat for instruction in Hatha Yoga. On Fridays, 11 a.m. All ages welcome. Fine Free Friday: Return your San Diego County Library books, CDs, DVDs or other overdue materials on the last Friday of each month and they’ll get rid of the fines for those items — Friday, Sept. 30, all day.
ADULTS National Latino Research Center: Group meeting on Mondays, 5 p.m. Tai Chi: Instructor-led Tai Chi classes for adults in the Auerbach Community Room on Thursdays, 9 a.m. Bilingual Spanish Computer Helpers: Instruction for beginners on Thursdays, 6 p.m. Call 760-788-5270 for appointment. Computer Helpers: Instructions for beginners on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Call 760-788-5270 for an appointment. Everyone is encouraged to come in to pick up an October calendar of events and programs.