Summer Reading Club 2013

Reading is so Delicious!

That is our theme for this year’s summer reading club, which is fully underway!  Sign up online at www.sdcl.org (click on the link for Summer Reading on the left hand side and register under the appropriate age group) or stop by the Vista Library and pick up a reading log at our Summer Reading Club table staffed by our awesome teen volunteers, or at any service desk. 

Meet your age group’s reading goal and earn a prize, and get your name entered into our end of summer raffles! 

We also have a whole slew of programs, many of them revolving around this year’s summer reading theme, for all ages to enjoy.  Pick up one of our summer reading calendars in-branch, or download one here.

Adult SRC 2013

Teen SRC 2013

Childrens SRC 2013

FOVL Fundraiser at Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill

Friends of the Vista Library fundraiser at Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill (620 Hacienda Drive location)

June 5, 2013 from 5-9 pm

Rubio’s will donate 20% of the proceeds on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 from 5-9 pm to the Friends of the Vista Library for customers that bring in this special flyer (click on the link to download a copy and print).  The flyer must be presented to the cashier for the Friends to receive credit.

FOVL Rubios Fundraiser

This offer is good for dine-in, take out, and even Rubio’s A-Go-Go Catering orders (24 hours advance notice required for catering orders).  The participating Rubio’s restaurant is at 620 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081, right off the 78 Freeway and S. Melrose Drive.  We will also have copies of this flyer available at the library for you to pick up.  Enjoy some delicious fish tacos and help the Friends of the Vista Library raise money for the Vista Library!

 

Larry Itliong: Hero of the United Farm Workers

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we are commemorating the life of Larry Itliong, a Filipino-American labor organizer who played a critical role in the Delano Grape Strike in the 1960s and worked alongside César Chávez in the United Farm Workers organization.  

Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 3 pm for a film trailer screening of the soon to be released documentary Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW by award winning film maker Marissa Aroy, followed by a panel discussion featuring Johnny Itliong, Larry Itliong’s son; Florante & Rose Ibanez, authors of  Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay; Judy Patacsil, local author of Filipinos in San Diego; and Ken Seaton-Msemaji, founder of the United Domestic Workers of America and current Political Director of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 206.  Refreshments will be provided by the County of San Diego Filipino-American Employee Association and the San Diego County Lation Association.  Special thanks to the Friends of the Vista Library for their support of this program.

Save the Date! Rubio’s Fundraiser for the Friends of the Vista Library

Save the Date! 

Rubio’s will donate 20% of the proceeds on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 from 5-9 pm to the Friends of the Vista Library for customers that bring in this special flyer (click on the link to download a copy and print).  The flyer must be presented to the cashier for the Friends to receive credit.

FOVL Rubios Fundraiser

This offer is good for dine-in, take out, and even Rubio’s A-Go-Go Catering orders (24 hours advance notice required for catering orders).  The participating Rubio’s restaurant is at 620 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081, right off the 78 Freeway and S. Melrose Drive.  We will also have copies of this flyer available at the library for you to pick up.  Enjoy some delicious fish tacos and help the Friends of the Vista Library raise money for the Vista Library!

2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts

Join us for our 2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts – an all-ages family celebration celebrating all things “art” in Vista! Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11 am – 4 pm.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11 am: Artisan Oil Craft for Adults (Community Room)
  • 11:30 am: Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente Dance Group (Parking Lot Stage)
  • 12:30 pm: Welcome Address (Parking Lot Stage)
  • 1 pm: Tanya’s Dance (Parking Lot Stage)
  • 1 pm: Tortilla Art w/ Danny Martinez (Community Room)
  • 2 pm: Ice Cream Social (outside Community Room)
  • 2 pm: Free Spirit – Balloon Artist (Parking Lot Canopy 1)
  • 2 pm: Art Beat (Parking Lot Canopy 2)
  • 3 pm: Bayou Brothers Zydeco Music (Parking Lot Stage)

4th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway Tomorrow!

It’s time for our 4th annual Prom Dress/Gown Giveaway at the Vista Library!

Teens in Grades 9-12 can get a free gently worn dress, available while supplies last.  Giveaway is open to any student who needs a dress regardless of school affiliation, city, or county residency.  Registration is required – Stop by the Youth Services Desk or call 760-643-5112 to get an appointment to choose a dress.

Holiday Toy Drive

North County Solutions for Change Toy Drive is Underway! Help create a special holiday for children by donating a new unwrapped toy. The collection box will be at our branch until December 19th

Happy Thanksgiving

All Branches of the San Diego County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen Saturday, November 24 at 9:30 am

Backyard Chickens Class

Sunday, November 11 at 1 pm

Local Foods are all the rage now and backyard chickens are riding the wave! Join Paul Barbano to find out the basics: are backyard chickens legal? Which breed is best for you? Start with Chicks or full-grown hens?  Paul will also discuss housing, outdoor pens, feed, water, sunlight or shade, and common chicken problems

Meet the author Frank Bardacke

Tuesday, October 23 at 5 pm

Meet Frank Bardacke, the author of Trampling Out the Vintage. He will be speaking and signing books at the Vista Library. A vivid rendering of farm work and the world of the farm worker, Trampling Out the Vintage is a dramatic reappraisal of the political trajectory of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers

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