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Library NExT

Library NExT (Network of Education x Training) is a series of workshops for elementary, middle and high school students on topics including robotics, circuits, Quest for Space: Heat Experiments on the ISS and 72 + other STEAM courses. Initially started as a pilot program at six San Diego libraries in 2017, it has expanded to 24 locations in 2021 with plans to be offered all at City of San Diego library locations. This San Diego Public Library program is a collaboration with UC San Diego Extension and Sally Ride Science.

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For questions about the program, please contact us at LibraryNext@sandiego.gov.
 
Admit One College Prep Academy

Free SAT/ACT test preparation classes.
Registration is now open for summer sessions.
Manage Your Future

Free college and career pathway program.
Registration open from August 7th @ 9:00am to September 19th@ 12:00pm.

Spring 2021 Virtual Library NExT Programs

   Spring 2021 Virtual Library NExT Courses are here!

All programs from March through June are online and will have live instruction via Zoom. Registration opens approximately one month prior to course date. If supplies are needed for a course you will receive an email directing you to a Contactless Pickup Service location to pickup your supplies. Zoom links will be emailed out with reminder email.

 

June

Virtual Lights, Camera, Acting
Monday, June 21, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd - 5th)
 
Students will virtually explore theatre acting, musical theatre acting, Shakespeare, commercial acting and film/tv acting. By the end of this course students will have general knowledge of many genres of acting. Students will explore the basics of musical theatre. Students will find out what a professional audition is like and learn how to do one.
 
Virtual Introduction to Python Programming
Monday, June 21, 2021| 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School ( 6th - 8th)
 
A basic understanding of how the internet works is a valuable tool in many today’s high-tech careers. Explore the intricacies of the web and then use Python to program simple apps for internet communication. Students will examine the technology behind the World Wide Web. Then they will get an introduction to the syntax of the Python programming language and the basics of code documentation. Students will use Python to create a variety of small applications that utilize communications over the internet. In building these applications, they will discover how to use existing network systems to make powerful programs. The class is most suited for students with beginning to intermediate experience in a coding language.
 
Virtual Disney Style: Act, Sing & Stretch
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd - 5th)
 
Do you love to perform? Let's virtually dance, sing and act out our favorite songs and scenes from the movies you love! By the end of this program students will know active vocal warm-ups, physical stretches and tongue twisters to help them get ready to perform. They will know an arsenal of Disney songs and dance choreography for each. They will learn to work with scene partners and perform short scenes.
 
Virtual Slimy Sea Creatures
Friday, June 25, 2021| 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd - 5th)
 
Invertebrates like octopuses, jellyfish and squid have fascinating adaptations for life in their ocean ecosystems. Take on the role of marine biologist as we conduct a hands-on investigation of slimy sea creatures. Students will observe sea stars, sand dollars and moon snails, to name a few. They will watch a squid dissection and write their names in squid ink while learning about anatomical structures of invertebrates. We will investigate the secret of how octopuses change color and how pearls are made. Students will also consider what kind of invertebrate they would like to be. They will test their knowledge by playing a game that rewards those with the best mastery of vocabulary from the class. Each student will create artwork. Slimy Sea Creatures offers a great way to inspire students to pursue further studies in marine biology.
 
Virtual Beginner's SketchUp
Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
High School (9th-12th)
 
Have you ever wanted to create imaginative computer-based 3-D graphics? Now’s your chance to design a bridge, a house, a monster or anything else you can dream up. With SketchUp Make 3D Modeling, students will use the familiar pencil-and-paper paradigm in a software context to create 3-dimensional graphic models.
 
Virtual Improv and Acting Games
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
If you love to laugh, act and perform this is a perfect class for you! We’ll be learning all about improvisation, performing improvised scenes, and discovering how improv is used in all sorts of performance.  Students will be able to perform short improv scenes. Students will know how to use improv in auditions. Students will learn how to incorporate props, location and characters into their scene work. They will learn acting games to strengthen their confidence and ability to think on their feet.
 
Virtual Exploration & Design for a Sustainable World
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd - 5th)
 
Get a global introduction to sustainable design by using Google Maps and Google Earth as tools for virtual exploration. Analyze sites of past settlements and come up with your own design for a sustainable dwelling or community of the future. Students will gain a deeper understanding of geography, world history and sustainable design as they explore world regions. We will examine historical sites and consider why those sites were successful. After analyzing several case studies, students will learn basic concepts of sustainable design and then sketch a house of the future for a specific site using their new perspective. The class is aimed at students interested in maps, geography, history, natural environments, and sustainable architecture and design.
 

July

Virtual Introduction to Space Out
Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School ( 6th - 8th)
 
The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This class guides students on a tour of our solar system and beyond, and then lets them plan their own mission to a distant destination. We will start by exploring our own planet and considering what we can observe about Earth from space. We will survey other planets in our solar system and discuss what we need to know about a planet before we go there. Students will learn about “galaxies far, far away” and get a sense of just how vast distances in space are. They will consider what we know about Earth-like planets around other Suns and imagine what form life might take there. Inspired by what they learn, students will plan their own exploratory mission to another planet and create a model of a spacecraft that could take them there. The class provides a base of knowledge to build on as students move ahead with studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more.
 
Virtual Lights, Camera, Acting
Saturday, July 3, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd - 5th)
 
Students will virtually explore theatre acting, musical theatre acting, Shakespeare, commercial acting and film/tv acting. By the end of this course students will have general knowledge of many genres of acting. Students will explore the basics of musical theatre. Students will find out what a professional audition is like and learn how to do one.
 
Virtual Lights, Camera, Acting
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Students will virtually explore theatre acting, musical theatre acting, Shakespeare, commercial acting and film/tv acting. By the end of this course students will have general knowledge of many genres of acting. Students will explore the basics of musical theatre. Students will find out what a professional audition is like and learn how to do one.
 
Virtual Screenwriting
Wednesda, July 7, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
If you dream of making it as a screenwriter, this workshop is the place to start. Learn proven techniques for crafting a script that tells a story effectively and holds the attention of your audience. We will dissect scripts from popular films to find out what makes a good story and an engaging screenplay. Using the free platform Writer’s Duet, students will learn the accepted way to format a script. They will also gain an understanding of how to structure a screenplay and construct scenes with compelling characters, settings, dialogue and conflict. Through a variety of writing activities, students will sharpen their screenwriting skills. Finally, they will bring together everything they have learned as they storyboard, write and edit their own scripts.
 
Virtual Medicine and The Heart
Friday, July 9, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th)
 
Students will virtually explore the body’s circulatory system with a focus on the heart. They will get an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and learn about different diseases linked to the heart. This workshop is aimed at students with an interest in anatomy, especially those considering careers in medicine.
 
Virtual Disney Style: Act, Sing & Stretch
Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
Do you love to perform? Let's virtually dance, sing and act out our favorite songs and scenes from the movies you love! By the end of this program students will know active vocal warm-ups, physical stretches and tongue twisters to help them get ready to perform. They will know an arsenal of Disney songs and dance choreography for each. They will learn to work with scene partners and perform short scenes.
 
Virtual Exploration & Design for a Sustainable World
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
Get a global introduction to sustainable design by using Google Maps and Google Earth as tools for virtual exploration. Analyze sites of past settlements and come up with your own design for a sustainable dwelling or community of the future. Students will gain a deeper understanding of geography, world history and sustainable design as they explore world regions. We will examine historical sites and consider why those sites were successful. After analyzing several case studies, students will learn basic concepts of sustainable design and then sketch a house of the future for a specific site using their new perspective. The class is aimed at students interested in maps, geography, history, natural environments, and sustainable architecture and design.
 
Virtual Beginner's SketchUp
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th)
 
Have you ever wanted to create imaginative computer-based 3-D graphics? Now’s your chance to design a bridge, a house, a monster or anything else you can dream up. With SketchUp Make 3D Modeling, students will use the familiar pencil-and-paper paradigm in a software context to create 3-dimensional graphic models.
 
Virtual Improv and Acting Games
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
If you love to laugh, act and perform this is a perfect class for you! We’ll be learning all about improvisation, performing improvised scenes, and discovering how improv is used in all sorts of performance.  Students will be able to perform short improv scenes. Students will know how to use improv in auditions. Students will learn how to incorporate props, location and characters into their scene work. They will learn acting games to strengthen their confidence and ability to think on their feet.
 
Virtual Medicine and The Heart
Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Students will virtually explore the body’s circulatory system with a focus on the heart. They will get an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and learn about different diseases linked to the heart. This workshop is aimed at students with an interest in anatomy, especially those considering careers in medicine.
 
Virtual Slimy Sea Creatures
Monday, July 19, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Invertebrates like octopuses, jellyfish and squid have fascinating adaptations for life in their ocean ecosystems. Take on the role of marine biologist as we conduct a hands-on investigation of slimy sea creatures. Students will observe sea stars, sand dollars and moon snails, to name a few. They will watch a squid dissection and write their names in squid ink while learning about anatomical structures of invertebrates. We will investigate the secret of how octopuses change color and how pearls are made. Students will also consider what kind of invertebrate they would like to be. They will test their knowledge by playing a game that rewards those with the best mastery of vocabulary from the class. Each student will create artwork. Slimy Sea Creatures offers a great way to inspire students to pursue further studies in marine biology.
 
Virtual Marine Mammals of California
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th)
 
This workshop introduces students to the many marine mammals native to San Diego, including seals, sea lions, dolphins and great whales. Through virtual activities, students will learn about marine mammal adaptations, such as echolocation in whales and locomotion in seals and sea lions.
 
Virtual Intro to 3D Modeling with Blender
Friday, July 23, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
3D modeling is a fast-developing technology with applications in many fields and careers. Use the open-source program Blender to explore the potential of 3D modeling and printing. We will start with an introduction to Blender, an extremely powerful tool for 3D modeling. Students will learn how to use Blender for computer-aided design projects such as 3D printing, tool making and architectural modeling. They will practice re-creating chess pieces in a physical and a digital environment. Students will also learn the basics of environmental design for video games. The class offers a good starting point for moving on to more advanced 3D modeling skills.
 
Virtual Disney Style: Act, Sing and Stretch
Friday, July 23, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here

 

Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Do you love to perform? Let's virtually dance, sing and act out our favorite songs and scenes from the movies you love! By the end of this program students will know active vocal warm-ups, physical stretches and tongue twisters to help them get ready to perform. They will know an arsenal of Disney songs and dance choreography for each. They will learn to work with scene partners and perform short scenes.
 
Virtual Cracking the COVID-19 Code
Saturday, July, 24, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the plethora of news surrounding the mystery of COVID-19, this course is an exploration into the world of viruses. We will be establishing a strong understanding of viruses and dive in to examine SARS-CoV-2 from biological and societal perspectives. Students will examine the virus’s mechanism of action and how it interacts with the human body. Students will learn about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines and how scientists use viruses in both scientific and medical advancements.
 
Virtual Improv and Acting Games
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th)
 
If you love to laugh, act and perform this is a perfect class for you! We’ll be learning all about improvisation, performing improvised scenes, and discovering how improv is used in all sorts of performance.  Students will be able to perform short improv scenes. Students will know how to use improv in auditions. Students will learn how to incorporate props, location and characters into their scene work. They will learn acting games to strengthen their confidence and ability to think on their feet.
 
Virtual Exploration & Design for a Sustainable World
Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Get a global introduction to sustainable design by using Google Maps and Google Earth as tools for virtual exploration. Analyze sites of past settlements and come up with your own design for a sustainable dwelling or community of the future. Students will gain a deeper understanding of geography, world history and sustainable design as they explore world regions. We will examine historical sites and consider why those sites were successful. After analyzing several case studies, students will learn basic concepts of sustainable design and then sketch a house of the future for a specific site using their new perspective. The class is aimed at students interested in maps, geography, history, natural environments, and sustainable architecture and design.
 
Virtual Cracking the COVID-19 Code
Saturday, July, 31, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the plethora of news surrounding the mystery of COVID-19, this course is an exploration into the world of viruses. We will be establishing a strong understanding of viruses and dive in to examine SARS-CoV-2 from biological and societal perspectives. Students will examine the virus’s mechanism of action and how it interacts with the human body. Students will learn about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines and how scientists use viruses in both scientific and medical advancements.
 

August

Virtual Disney Style: Act, Sing and Stretch
Monday, August 2, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Do you love to perform? Let's dance, sing and act out our favorite songs and scenes from the movies you love! By the end of this program students will learn active vocal warm-ups, physical stretches and tongue twisters to help them get ready to perform.
 
Virtual Beginner's SketchUp
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Have you ever wanted to create imaginative computer-based 3-D graphics? Now’s your chance to design a bridge, a house, a monster or anything else you can dream up. With SketchUp Make 3D Modeling, students will use the familiar pencil-and-paper paradigm in a software context to create 3-dimensional graphic models.
 
Virtual Cracking the COVID-19 Code
Friday. August 6, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th)
 
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the plethora of news surrounding the mystery of COVID-19, this course is an exploration into the world of viruses. We will be establishing a strong understanding of viruses and dive in to examine SARS-CoV-2 from biological and societal perspectives. Students will examine the virus’s mechanism of action and how it interacts with the human body. Students will learn about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines and how scientists use viruses in both scientific and medical advancements.
 
Virtual Introduction to Space Out
Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This class guides students on a tour of our solar system and beyond, and then lets them plan their own mission to a distant destination. We will start by exploring our own planet and considering what we can observe about Earth from space. We will survey other planets in our solar system and discuss what we need to know about a planet before we go there. Students will learn about “galaxies far, far away” and get a sense of just how vast distances in space are. They will consider what we know about Earth-like planets around other Suns and imagine what form life might take there. Inspired by what they learn, students will plan their own exploratory mission to another planet and create a model of a spacecraft that could take them there. The class provides a base of knowledge to build on as students move ahead with studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more.
 
Virtual Disney Style: Act, Sing and Stretch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th)
 
Do you love to perform? Let's dance, sing and act out our favorite songs and scenes from the movies you love! By the end of this program students will learn active vocal warm-ups, physical stretches and tongue twisters to help them get ready to perform.
 
Virtual Improv and Acting Games
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
If you love to laugh, act and perform this is a perfect class for you! We’ll be learning all about improvisation, performing improvised scenes, and discovering how improv is used in all sorts of performance.  Students will be able to perform short improv scenes. Students will know how to use improv in auditions. Students will learn how to incorporate props, location and characters into their scene work. They will learn acting games to strengthen their confidence and ability to think on their feet.
 
Virtual Lights, Camera, Acting
Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Students will virtually explore theatre acting, musical theatre acting, Shakespeare, commercial acting and film/tv acting. By the end of this course students will have general knowledge of many genres of acting. Students will explore the basics of musical theatre. Students will find out what a professional audition is like and learn how to do one.
 

Virtual Medicine and The Heart

Saturday, August 14, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
Students will virtually explore the body’s circulatory system with a focus on the heart. They will get an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and learn about different diseases linked to the heart. This workshop is aimed at students with an interest in anatomy, especially those considering careers in medicine.
 
Virtual Improv and Acting Games
Monday, August 16, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
If you love to laugh, act and perform this is a perfect class for you! We’ll be learning all about improvisation, performing improvised scenes, and discovering how improv is used in all sorts of performance.  Students will be able to perform short improv scenes. Students will know how to use improv in auditions. Students will learn how to incorporate props, location and characters into their scene work. They will learn acting games to strengthen their confidence and ability to think on their feet.
 
Virtual Lights, Camera, Acting
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
Students will virtually explore theatre acting, musical theatre acting, Shakespeare, commercial acting and film/tv acting. By the end of this course students will have general knowledge of many genres of acting. Students will explore the basics of musical theatre. Students will find out what a professional audition is like and learn how to do one.
 
Virtual Psyched about Psych
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Get totally psyched about psychology! Through virtual demonstrations and group activities, students will explore various topics in psychology, including perception, personality, social experiments, brain anatomy and functionality, development, and memory. Taking on the role of psychologists, the students will begin to uncover the many mysteries underlying human behavior.
 
Virtual Intro to 3D Modeling with Blender
Friday, August 20, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
3D modeling is a fast-developing technology with applications in many fields and careers. Use the open-source program Blender to explore the potential of 3D modeling and printing. We will start with an introduction to Blender, an extremely powerful tool for 3D modeling. Students will learn how to use Blender for computer-aided design projects such as 3D printing, tool making and architectural modeling. They will practice re-creating chess pieces in a physical and a digital environment. Students will also learn the basics of environmental design for video games. The class offers a good starting point for moving on to more advanced 3D modeling skills.
 
Virtual Introduction to Space Out
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This class guides students on a tour of our solar system and beyond, and then lets them plan their own mission to a distant destination. We will start by exploring our own planet and considering what we can observe about Earth from space. We will survey other planets in our solar system and discuss what we need to know about a planet before we go there. Students will learn about “galaxies far, far away” and get a sense of just how vast distances in space are. They will consider what we know about Earth-like planets around other Suns and imagine what form life might take there. Inspired by what they learn, students will plan their own exploratory mission to another planet and create a model of a spacecraft that could take them there. The class provides a base of knowledge to build on as students move ahead with studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more.
 
Virtual Improv and Acting Games
Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
If you love to laugh, act and perform this is a perfect class for you! We’ll be learning all about improvisation, performing improvised scenes, and discovering how improv is used in all sorts of performance.  Students will be able to perform short improv scenes. Students will know how to use improv in auditions. Students will learn how to incorporate props, location and characters into their scene work. They will learn acting games to strengthen their confidence and ability to think on their feet.
 
Virtual Medicine and The Heart
Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
Students will virtually explore the body’s circulatory system with a focus on the heart. They will get an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and learn about different diseases linked to the heart. This workshop is aimed at students with an interest in anatomy, especially those considering careers in medicine.
 

Virtual Beginner's SketchUp

Saturday, August 28, 2021 |11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
Have you ever wanted to create imaginative computer-based 3-D graphics? Now’s your chance to design a bridge, a house, a monster or anything else you can dream up. With SketchUp Make 3D Modeling, students will use the familiar pencil-and-paper paradigm in a software context to create 3-dimensional graphic models.
 
Virtual Intro to 3D Modeling with Blender
Monday, August 30, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
3D modeling is a fast-developing technology with applications in many fields and careers. Use the open-source program Blender to explore the potential of 3D modeling and printing. We will start with an introduction to Blender, an extremely powerful tool for 3D modeling. Students will learn how to use Blender for computer-aided design projects such as 3D printing, tool making and architectural modeling. They will practice re-creating chess pieces in a physical and a digital environment. Students will also learn the basics of environmental design for video games. The class offers a good starting point for moving on to more advanced 3D modeling skills.
 

September

Virtual Introduction to Python Programming
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
A basic understanding of how the internet works is a valuable tool in many today’s high-tech careers. Explore the intricacies of the web and then use Python to program simple apps for internet communication. Students will examine the technology behind the World Wide Web. Then they will get an introduction to the syntax of the Python programming language and the basics of code documentation. Students will use Python to create a variety of small applications that utilize communications over the internet. In building these applications, they will discover how to use existing network systems to make powerful programs. The class is most suited for students with beginning to intermediate experience in a coding language.
 
Virtual Lights, Camera, Acting
Friday, September 3, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: High School (9th-12th)
 
Welcome to acting bootcamp! Every day we'll be exploring different realms of the performing arts world. We'll tackle theatre acting, musical theatre acting, Shakespeare, commercial acting and film/tv acting. By the end of this course students will have general knowledge of many genres of acting. Students will learn the basics of musical theatre. Students will dive into beginning Shakespeare. Students will find out about what a professional audition is like and learn how to do one. Students will learn about commercial acting.
 
Virtual Marine Mammals of California
Friday, September 3, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
 
This workshop introduces students to the many marine mammals native to San Diego, including seals, sea lions, dolphins and great whales. Through virtual activities, students will learn about marine mammal adaptations, such as echolocation in whales and locomotion in seals and sea lions.
 

STEAM Videos

The San Diego Public Library is excited to present a series of videos for our Summer Library NExT STEAM programs! These fun videos will inspire and engage students of all ages to keep up on their STEAM studies while experiencing STEAM subjects and entertaining exploration!
 
For more Library NExT videos click here!
 

 

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The Great Geography Clues Game
 
Do you have what it takes to earn the crown of The Great Geography Clues Game? You will be exploring the world, while given several clues along the way in order to guess the famous place or city in question. Take the quiz and then challenge your family and friends to beat your score. Good luck!

 

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Glowies: Crafting with Instamorph
 
Learn about plastic casting and electronics with Instamorph - a safe, non-toxic, low temperature thermoplastic. Similar to hot glue but you can mold it, or shape it by hand. When it cools, it turns hard again. Put an LED in it while it's soft and attach a coin cell battery to make a "Glowie". The molds are also easy to make, from 100% silicone and cornstarch.

 

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Tiny Houses: Mini Architecture
 
Learn all about the tiny house design process.

 

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Craftronics: Popsicle Stick Flashlight
 
Learn how to create a simple circuit flashlight project using the items around the house like popsicle sticks, binder clips and aluminum foil.

 

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Introduction to Python Programming
 
Get a jump start into python programming. This video covers the installation of python with Anaconda, print statements, and variables. After viewing the video, you have a chance to study python programming with a free textbook provided in the links below.

 

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SketchUp
 
SketchUp is a free 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architecture, furniture design, 3D printing, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. In this short video, you will learn how to build a simple 3D object using basic commands and tools which will allow you to turn all your ideas into 3 dimensions.

Partners

This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of San Diego and an Out-of-School Time Grant from the California State Library.

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