Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Teen Events for April 2010

New Moon Movie Party
Thursday, April 1
Come watch New Moon on our 16-foot movie screen. Trivia contest, prizes, and cupcakes!

Pre-Teen/Teen Writing Club
Friday, April 9
A new creative writing group, by teens, for teens. Sign up in advance at the library reference desk.

Beatniks & Berets: Teen Poetry Cafe
Monday, April 12
Beatnik-themed event where you can read and listen to poetry with your friends. Dress the part, sign up at the reference desk, enjoy free coffee and pastries.

Game On!
Tuesday, April 13
Play video games on a 16-ft movie screen. Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Rock Band 2, Street Fighter IV, Mario Kart and more.

Pizzamania Book Club
Thursday, April 15
Eat some pizza and chat about great books! Registration required. Sign up and check out a copy of the current book at the reference desk. This month's book is Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher.

"Lowering the Cost of College" seminar
Saturday, April 17
Learn strategies to lower your out-of-pocket cost for college. Includes presentation and question-and-answer session. For you and your parents.

Other Events You Might Enjoy

Family Chess Club
Tuesdays, April 6 & 20
Play and learn with chess enthusiast Oscar Afsahi. All levels and ages welcome! Chess sets will be available or bring your own.

Concert: Marie Haddad & Charlie Imes
Thursday, April 8
Marie is a true San Diego favorite whose music has been described as "somewhere between Kate Bush and Leonard Cohen." ( Charlie Imes, a San Diego Music Award 2009 nominee for best Americana/County album, is as comfortable as your favorite T-shirt and shorts. More information at

Concert: "Three Blind Knights"
Saturday, April 10
The Hutchins Consort string octet will play this new composition by Frederick Charlton. More information at

The Poetry Bomb Couch Surfing Across America Tour of Words 2010
Saturday, April 10
Poet and actor S. A. Griffin will launch "the poetry bomb" as part of a National Poetry Month celebration. The library will be the first stop on a national tour featuring a former U.S. military practice bomb, now converted into a beautiful object filled with poetry from around the world.

Each audience member will be invited to read one poem of their own creation, two minutes or less, and to contribute their poem to the Poetry Bomb. Mr. Griffin will also be reading some of his work. A question-and-answer session will follow. More information on Facebook here.

Concert: Singchronicity
Sunday, April 11
One of San Diego’s premier a cappella vocal groups. More information at

Words Aloud: Open Mic at the Library
Tuesday, April 20
New monthly open mic night program for writers. Bring up to four minutes of your best prose: fiction, memoir, personal narrative, creative nonfiction, fragments and snippets, and join this friendly and diverse group of writers and readers. All ages and genres of prose are welcome. Sign ups start at 5:30 and we turn off the mic by 7:45; readers are chosen at random. The event is cosponsored by The Encinitas Library and San Diego Writers, Ink.

Lecture: Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's
Thursday, April 21
Author Deana Gunn shares quick recipes anyone can do. More information at

Encinitas Fresh- Open Mic
Thursday, April 22
Another new open mic night program, for performers to gain exposure and to showcase their talent. If you're a musical artist, stand-up comedian, or poet, then you must be heard. Email to sign up at and show Encinitas what you got.

Concert: Folk Inspirations
Sunday, April 25
Take a journey to distant lands with a concert inspired by folk music from Europe and Asia. Returning from a trip to Italy, composer-in-residence Matthew Tommasini brings us a new work flavored with a wild folk dance called the pizzica. Part of the Connections Chamber Music Series.

Family Loteria
Wednesday, April 28
Play Mexican bingo in celebration of Dia de los Niños / Día de los Libros (Day of the Child / Day of the Book). Prizes and free refreshments; books will be given away!