Join us for our new Dungeons & Dragons Players program on Aug. 18 @ 6 p.m. There will be a Dungeon Master present to guide players through the adventure. Players age 12 and up are invited to this awesome program.

Unable to attend? Enjoy the nerd/geek-themed titles linked below.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern http://bit.ly/1BgGIcj

Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It by David M. Ewalt http://bit.ly/1sZqyQI

Nerd Girls: the Rise of the Dorkasaurus by Alan Lawrence Sitomer http://bit.ly/1rwnWHg

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil http://bit.ly/1pblIhG

Geek: Fantasy Novel by E. Archer http://bit.ly/1uxGjAr

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl by Barry Lyga http://bit.ly/1t3Xir0


Yesterday during our weekly video game program, one of the teens made a coffee run and brought me the drink Levi makes for Cath in Fangirl. So of course we had to tweet at Rainbow Rowell about it.

We may have lost our minds a bit…

(The recipe according to Starbucks barista twitter user @keepthemuse is “Grande mocha breve, ½ chocolate, 2 pumps pumpkin spice, extra foamy” and it is SO good).

Live Action Pac-Man at my library. It was our teen end of summer Video Game Jam. Fun was had. I’m exhausted. BTW, I’m Pac-Man in the picture in the upper right corner with our LIC Mallorie.

itinerary for Israel

Monday, 11 July - Departure

  • Depart from San Francisco International Airport at 7:20 AM
Tuesday, 12 July - Arrival & The North
  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Meet Israeli staff
  • Opening ceremony incaesarea
  • Zikhron Ya'akov
  • Program Introductions
  • Overnight in Astoria Galili, Tiberias
Wednesday, 13 July - The North
  • Gadot lookout & memorial
  • Nahal Zavitan
  • Jordan river rafting
  • Mount Bental
  • Overnight in Astoria Galili, Tiberias
Thursday, 14 July - The North & Jerusalem
  • Ascent
  • Tzfat
  • Depart for Jerusalem
  • Prepare for mifgash
  • Political seminar
  • Overnight at Royal Wing Hotel, Jerusalem
Friday, 15 July - Jerusalem
  • Welcome Israeli peers
  • Davidson Center
  • Mahane Yehuda market
  • Western Wall
  • Shabbat ceremony, dinner, relaxation
  • Overnight at Royal Wing Hotel, Jerusalem
Saturday, 16 July - Jerusalem
  • Optional visit to synagogue
  • Neighborhood walking tour
  • Holocaust discussion
  • Havdallah ceremony
  • “Cultural Activity” (???)
  • Overnight at Royal Wing Hotel, Jerusalem
Sunday, 17 July - Jerusalem & The Negev
  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
  • Israel’s National Military Cemetery
  • Depart for Negev
  • Overnight at Inbar Arad, Arad
Monday, 18 July - The Negev
  • Ascend Masada via the Roman Ramp
  • Descend Masada via the Snake Path
  • Nahal David (waterfall)
  • Dead Sea
  • Depart for Bedouin Tents
  • Camel trekking
  • Bedouin tents & bonfire
  • Overnight at Chan HaShayarot, Avdat
Thursday, 19 July - The Negev & The Center
  • Ein Ovdat desert hike
  • Shvil Hasalat fruits & veggies
  • Depart for Netanya
  • Overnight at Margoa Hotel, Netanya
Wednesday, 20 July - The Center
  • Depart for Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Tel Aviv Beaches
  • Independence Hall
  • Rabin Square
Thursday, 21 July - Departure
  • Here’s where I leave the group and take off on my own!