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Then & Now: By Rhonda deHaan
Then & Now: By Rhonda DeHaan

By Rhonda DeHaan

February is Library Lovers’ Month, so be sure to stop by the San Juan Capistrano Library to discover all there is to love. Not only will you find books, movies, audiobooks and magazines, there is a full schedule of dynamic programs and activities being offered.

Don’t want to leave home? Choose from an extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and downloadable movies. There are some incredible online learning resources, including and Universal Class. Investigate your family roots on Library Edition. And, new this year, online streaming music services are available. All this, free with your library card!

As part of the ongoing program for the Eat, Move, Grow: Healthy Living grant, the San Juan Capistrano Library is pleased to present these upcoming programs:

  • Starting February 6, Yoga for Adults and Teens will be offered every Wednesday through March 27 at 5:45 p.m. Reduce stress with an hour of stretching, strengthening, breathing and relaxing with Yoga Bungalow instructor Tam Nguyen
  • On Monday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., kids are invited to decorate a pot and plant a seed. All supplies are provided. Two weeks later, on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., the Kids’ Outdoor Fun program continues with a surprise activity, with more to follow in March and April.
  • On Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4-5:30 p.m., learn all about Beans and Grains with Chef Kim Allen. Kim’s last class on Herbs and Spices was fascinating, and participants all left with a mini-pot of cilantro and a packet of great recipes and ideas. Kim will be back on March 14 to share her vast knowledge and love of Beautiful Breads.

With so much to love, you don’t want to miss a thing! For more information about these and other events that continue to be added to the calendar, please stop by the library or visit

Rhonda DeHaan enjoys learning about San Juan Capistrano and its history, sharing fun photographic finds along the way. She is proud mother of two, a freelance writer and a member of the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society Board of Directors. She is also serving her eighth year as member of the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission.


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