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 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.
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!
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)
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.
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
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
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
This Weekend we kick off our Homemade for the Holidays Series-
Saturday, October 13, 2-4 pm
Personalized Celebration Box Altars with Maribel Siman- Delucca
Create a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Altar ( known as an Ofrenda) in celebration of your departed loved ones. Space is limited , call the Reference Desk to reserve your spot. 760-643-5130
Feeling the Urge to Travel?
Sunday, October 14 from 1-2 pm
Elderhostel Road Scholar Ambassador, Jill Swaim will present an informative and enthusiastic presentation about the educational travel adventures available through the Elderhostel Road Scholar Program.
CCSE Residential Energy Roadshow
Tuesday, October 2 from 5– 7 pm
Learn about home efficiency, solar technologies and alternative fuel transportation from the non–profit California Center for Sustainable Energy’s mobile road show. Representatives from CCSE and SDG&E will be available to answer questions