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Poster for Sensory Storytime Program

Sensory Storytime and Creative Art

Friday, August 10, 10:30am in the Community Room

If you like to listen to stories, sing songs, and have some fun, this is the right program for you.

Picture of a Cooking Class

Hands on Healthy Cooking Class Teens and Up

Friday, August 10th, 4 pm, Community Room

Healthy Adventures Foundation's chef will conduct a healthy cooking demonstration and hands-on class to encourage consumption of more whole grains, fruits, and vegtables. This class provides instruction, recipe handouts, and samples for attendees. Space is limited, please register online by going to our online calendar.

Poster for Superhero Bash Program

Comic Book Superhero Bash

Saturday, August 11, 11-2pm in the Community Room

Comic-Con may be over, but our love of superheroes endures! Create your own distinctive mask and shield in your battle against evil! Learn about the slime monster in the mad scientist’s lab! Pose for your superhero spotlight picture! Register online - limit 75.

Collage of Imagined Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 1-2:30 pm, Community Room

The Seven Wonders have awed mankind from the Second Century BC to the Modern Era. However, today only the Great Pyramid at Giza still stands, whereas the Lighthouse at Alexandria, the Temples of Zeus, the almost-mythical Hanging Gardens of Babylon have either withered or passed into folklore. Join lecturer and author Mark Carlson as he details these wonders and provides images recreated by today’s leading archaeologists and architects.

Poster for Don't Try This At Hoome!

Under Pressure!

Saturday, August 25th, 2-3:30pm, Community Room, Ages 7-18

Get excited about science with this high-energy, educational performancs filled with interactive demonstrations by the Fleet Science Center's very own "Don't Try This At Home" live stage show: "Under Pressure." Air is a powerful thing, and although we might not think about it, we are under its pressure every second of our lives! From balloons to vacuums, learn just how strong air can be through exciting, engagin, demonstrations involving the physics of air.

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Free Workshop – Heart Disease: What Is My Risk?

Presented by Sharp HealthCare

Monday, August 27, 2018 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Community Room

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the symptoms aren’t always obvious. Attend a free health workshop to get the facts about heart disease and ways you can help reduce your risk.

To register, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) or visit sharp.com/citywellness. Sharp HealthCare is proud to be the official Health and Wellness Partner of the City of San Diego.

2018-2019 Classical&Jazz and Discovery Concert Schedules Announced

We reorganized our Classical and Jazz Concerts into one Concert Series. The Discovery concerts continue as before. View the Classical&Jazz and Discovery Concerts pages and see the exciting schedules for the upcoming year.

July-August New Book List

Since it is time for summer reading, here are our New Books for July and August. Enjoy!

Bachman, Fredrick Us Against You
Clinton/Patterson The President Is Missing
Connolly,John The Woman in he Woods
Dybek, Nick The Verdun Affair
King, Stephan The Outsider
Roberts, Nora Shelter in Place
Ware,Ruth The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Abrams, Dan Lincoln's Last Trial
Baier, Bret Three Days in Moscow
McCain, John The Restless Wave
Sedaris, David Calypso

Friends Workroom at the LibraryWorkroom Coordinator Position Open

Like to be surrounded by books? Enjoy working with people who are happy in their work? Don’t mind issuing occasional emails? Looking for a way to serve the Friends of the Library, without having to attend Board meetings? Serving as the Workroom Coordinator may be the job for you! Please contact our Vice-President of Operations if you have any questions and want more details.

Check out the May 2018 Presidents Report and our New Fundraising Initiative on our About Page.

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Hats Off to Bob Luehring

Bob Luehring "Hats Off" Honoree

Bob Luehring was honored at the “Hats Off to Volunteers” event on April 14. This annual celebration is sponsored and organized by the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation to honor outstanding volunteers in Rancho Bernardo.

More than 60 organizations are invited to single out a special volunteer and describe that person’s contribution. Presenters called each honoree to the stage and gave them a special hat as a token of the community’s gratitude. This year’s presenters included Brian Maienschein, Mark Kersey, Kristin Gaspar, and other community leaders.

The Hats Off brochure contained this statement, provided by the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library when nominating Bob: “When we need help, we ask Bob. He works unstintingly, sorting books, stocking our bookshop, co-chairing the Friends Lending Library, and subbing for other volunteers. Bob’s help is invaluable, and we are grateful to him for his time, his enthusiasm, and his willingness to work. Oh, yes. Also his muscles.”


The Hats Off event also provides an opportunity to increase our visibility and show what we do for the RB community. For the last several years, we have had a display table featuring bookmarks, brochures, and some giveaway books. This year’s table was “manned” by Vivian Eisenecher, Millie Boaz, and Diane Heinz. Many thanks, ladies.

The and Castle Girls, the 2017-2018 One Book, One San Diego Title

Cover of the Sand Castle Girls and Author PictureKPBS and San Diego Public Library are proud to present The Sandcastle Girls by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian.


The Sandcastle Girls is a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years. It is initially set in Syria during World War I and focuses on the Armenian Genocide. “These days it is very important for me to tell people that I am the grandson of two Middle Eastern immigrants,” Bohjalian said. “We are a nation of refugees and immigrants. The novel is set in Aleppo - yes, that Aleppo that has broken all of our hearts the last five years - and the city as it appears in the novel exists now only in romance and memory.”

Library Location

The Rancho Bernardo Library is located at 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego  92128, across from the Souplantation Restaurant.

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator, and author (1902-2001)