The Encinitas Library’s Pirate Party in late Sept. celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The jam-packed event, which attracted over 250 people, featured original pirate songs performed by local favorites Clint Perry & The Boo Hoo Crew, as well as crafts and snacks.

The library’s next big bash is their Superhero Party. Kids can make a superhero cape and mask, or come dressed as their favorite superhero. There will be cupcakes, games, and prizes on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 4 – 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 10 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. the library celebrates YA in the Sun. Celebrate Young Adult literature with local authors, fans and friends. Expect signings, raffles, activities, and more.

Josiah the Musical Storyteller presents “The Message and Meaning of Kwanzaa” on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m. With his artistic and celebratory approach, Josiah shares the beauty and wisdom of this cultural holiday with children and families through poetry, song, story and dance.

For more information visit sdcl.org/branch-calendars.html.