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The Friends of Oceanside Parks will host several free concerts this summer! There will be food trucks, entertainment & fun:
- Friday, August 10 at Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Boulevard. Pre-Show starts at 5:00 p.m. Headliner will be The Generations Boulevard Band.
- Friday, September 14 at South Oceanside Elementary School, 1806 S. Horne Street. Pre-Show at 5:00 p.m. Headliner will be Country Singer Brett Payne.
For questions about senior and youth activities, enrichment classes, special events, swimming lessons, day camps, sports camps and other Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, please visit www.oceansiderec.com, call (760) 435-5041, or Facebook “Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”
Hometown Media Award. Congratulations KOCT!
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
AT THE OCEANSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY
It’s almost time to celebrate summer with Summer Reading Programs at the Oceanside Public Library! This year’s Summer Reading Programs will run from June 4 to August 11, 2018, and all ages are invited to sign up and join in the fun.
The theme for the Children’s and Teen Summer Reading Programs is “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” Kids ages 0 to 12 years earn cool rewards just for reading and completing fun activities! Moreover, Summer Reading helps children maintain or improve their reading skills while they are on break from school and provides them with fun events to attend all summer long! Kids who read, or are read to, 10 hours over the summer and complete 5 literacy activities will earn rewards, such as books, crafts, food coupons, a t-shirt or a book bag! In addition, kids of all ages and their families are invited to free and exciting magic shows kicking off a fun summer at the Oceanside Public Library! Billy Bonkers Magic Show will kick off Summer Reading on Monday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, located at 3861 Mission Avenue. The Magic of Tony Daniels will kick off Summer Reading at the Civic Center Library on Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.
Teens, ages 11-18, are invited to explore the Library and their community this summer during the Summer Reading program. Teen participants earn prize drawing tickets for a chance to win Grand Prizes for each book read, each activity completed and each teen program they attend. They can learn magic with magician/comedian Justin Rivera, learn how to 3D Print, challenge themselves with edible creations, and paint pottery with Indigo Cook Crafts just to name a few! Teens will kick of Summer Reading with dessert decorating on June 6 at 3 PM at Civic Center Library and June 8 at 3:30 PM at the Mission Branch. There will be two 3D Printing courses offered for teens over the summer, one at the Civic Center Library beginning June 13 and one at the Mission Branch beginning July 20. Registration is required for all 3D printing classes. Please call 760-435-5600 or visit the Library to sign up.
Summer Reading is not just for kids! This summer, adults will be “Cultivating Community” at the Library. Adults are invited to read and review a book, and be rewarded with a succulent to take home and cultivate their garden. Sign-up online, then head into any Oceanside Public Library location to pick up an invitation to the End of Summer Party and a Read, Learn Discover Library BINGO Card. Read three books or attend a library program and be entered into an opportunity drawing to win a Local Oceanside Gift Basket. Complete any FIVE Read, Learn Discover Library BINGO activities and be entered into an opportunity drawing for an eReader. Books can be fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, or magazines. Reviews must be at least 5 sentences in length. Succulents can be picked up at any library location. Winners of Opportunity Drawings will be announced at the End of Summer Party on Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Plaza.
For more information and to sign-up for the Summer Reading Programs at the Oceanside Public Library, call 760-435-5600, visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or stop by any library location.
OCEANSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY LAUNCHES BRAINFUSE HELPNOW SERVICE
Oceanside Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse HelpNow – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Brainfuse is made available to all library patrons from the library’s website (www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org) and can be accessed with the public computers at the library or from any computer with internet connection.
HelpNow provides differentiated learning solutions for students of diverse needs and background. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz. Both the student and the tutor can view the quiz questions and the corresponding student answers for an intensive test prep which may include loading lessons onto the whiteboard. All tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed, as well as shared with friends and teachers. Live tutors are available every day from 1:00-10:00 PM.
The Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center options give users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback. All reviews and comments from tutors are found and stored in the Message Center on the student homepage. For students who prefer to work independently and form their own online study group, HelpNow offers a set of collaborative tools – Meet and Brainwave. Meet allows students to schedule their own online sessions using the Brainfuse Meet whiteboard which is specifically designed for a group setting. Brainwave is a recordable whiteboard where students can draw, write and chat and send it to others for feedback.
To learn more about the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library or Library programs and services, please visit oplfriends.org or oceansidepubliclibrary.org. For further information, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call (760) 435-5560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends of the Oceanside Library generously support many Library programs and services, as well as purchase much needed books and materials for the Library. Or visit www.oplfriends.org.
Tango at the Beach
Most Saturdays, 7-9:30pm – Pacific Street Linear Park
112 The Strand South – Oceanside, CA
Tango by the Beach is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy Tango music and an introductory Tango dance lesson. This event is open to all skill levels. If you are new to Tango, smooth bottom shoes are recommended. It gets cool once the sun goes down; please bring a light jacket or sweater. $5 donations are welcome. CLICK HERE for more information.