The Community Resources is a collection of content that serves to assist the public through a variety of mediums: instructional videos, trivia games, wallpaper files and exhibits. We also offer opportunities for the community to assist in the progress of the Digital Archives through volunteer positions in our Archives Center.
A People's History of San Diego - A Community Project at the San Diego Public Library
Lemon Grove: Christy Hale, author of Todos Iguales / All Equal, the book about Lemon Grove's 1931 school desegregation case, sent more wonderful news about this much-praised book: The book was selected as an "Orbis Pictus Recommended Title" by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). (http://www2.ncte.org/awards/orbis-pictus-award-nonfiction-for-children/) The New York Public Library placed it on its "Best Books of 2019" list. (https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/11/26/introducing-nypls-best-books-2019?fbclid=IwAR1xC8DfFdXPNZUb9fL-GQeurquTqoL8DZkIylCV0hhRnuxat5ul7iRAlFc). The Lemon Grove Library has stocked up on the book as have other branches in our county system. How proud we are of Christy, who not only wrote, but illustrated this distinguished book. We are also proud of how our extensive archive about the case proved to be a great help to this remarkable author. Lee & Low, the NYC publishers, did a grand job of producing such a beauty. You can find Todos Iguales / All Equal, along with our lavishly illustrated pictorial history of Lemon Grove (Arcadia 2010) in the Parsonage Museum. They are priced alike at $20 per copy, plus $1.55 tax for a total of $21.55. We take checks and cash. What an outstanding Christmas gift these books will make! (We'll also ship--please inquire.) Please note: The Parsonage Museum is open Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 11 am to 1 pm. LGHS is closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 3. The museum reopens Jan. 4 at 11 am. We encourage everyone to come to our Dec. 6 Christmas Open House, 5 - 8 pm, tour the museum and buy books, visit Santa Claus in the H. Lee House (the Right Jolly Old Elf will be in residence 5:30 - 7:30 pm) and enjoy the 22nd Annual Bonfire, which will be lit at 6 pm. The City-sponsored bonfire event begins at 4 pm and includes games, refreshments, carriage rides, caroling, live music and more.