RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Library, at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, will hold several events in May for all ages, celebrating spring and ushering in summer time.
Preschool story time will be held every Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. Every week, the theme of the stories change: May 11 is fitness, May 18 is ducks and May 25 is Mother Goose.
Enjoy an afternoon of crafts every first and third afternoon of the month. Create a jump rope craft on May 20. Teens can create popular “artist cards” at 3:30 p.m. May 24. The cards are made to look like famous pieces of artwork and can be traded between individuals. For more information, contact the youth services desk at (858) 756-2512.
Kick off the summer reading program with one of the “USA Jump Stars,” Melinda. Be prepared to show of your jump-roping skills and learn some new tricks from this talented athlete. All ages are welcome.
The Rancho Santa Fe Book Club will discuss “Lavinia” by Ursula Le Guin at its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. May 14. The book is from the perspective of Lavinia, the great love of the hero Aeneas from Virgil’s epic poem “The Aeneid.” “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls is the selection for June, which will be discussed on June 11.
MiraCosta English Professor Holly Ordway will discuss her original work “Further Up and Further In: C.S. Lewis’ ‘Narnia’ and More” at 11 a.m. May 15. The event is a part of a lecture series teaming college faculty and San Diego public libraries together to discuss a variety of popular literature and original works. All ages are welcome.
Learn the Chinese meditative practice of “Qi Gong,” which uses slow, graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques at 11 a.m. May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28. The session is taught by Silja Bjorklund.
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