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Highlights of the Week

Friday 8/7: Highlights of the Week

As summer break starts to come to an end, youth across the world continue to shine. 

  • This college student helped isolated seniors connect with their doctors. Read more here.
  • This 10-year-old “mini-Monet” sold her paintings for tens of thousands of dollars… and then donated all of her earnings. See her work here.
  • This cool teen started making and selling candles to help support his family after both of his parents lost their jobs. Read the story here.
  • And, LEGO has plans to produce a set of bricks for use by children who are visually impaired, creating a cheaper educational tool to learn Braille. Learn more here.

Find more good news at the Good News Network, Upworthy, and Good News from Today.

 

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Flyers with Safe Disposal Locations in San Diego County

We are excited to share a new resource with you all developed by the Safe Disposal committee with information on safe medication disposal practices and locations throughout the County. The region-specific flyers are available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Farsi and available for download at the below link.

Link to regional flyers: https://www.sandiegorxabusetaskforce.org/community-resources



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Local Libraries and Online Books

A good book can provide entertainment and comfort as we continue to shelter-at-home. Although all local libraries are closed, you can still access books and resources online. There are two library systems in San Diego. Check them out below!

San Diego Public Libraries

Luckily, you can get a library card online. Follow this link to apply. Having a library card gives you access to the eLibrary with The Cloud Library, which has thousands of books available online, and RB Digital for audiobooks, among several other services.

San Diego County Libraries

San Diego County Libraries (SDCL) also have a vast online system.  You can apply for a SDCL library card here. Their eLibrary consists of kids resources, access to thousands of books at Overdrive, internet resources, news, encyclopedias, and more. SDCL also offers a helpful resource guide: https://www.sdcl.org/covid19-resources.html.

Once you have a library card, the Libby app is an easy way to connect to your library to see what is available.

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Highlights of the Week

Happy Friday! Here are some cool things that happened this week.

  • Some Good News aired their Graduation episode, with guests Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Jon Stewart, and Malala. Watch the episode here.
  • An inspiring 11-year-old who showed appreciation for her mail carrier received hundreds of letters back from grateful postal workers. Read the heart-warming story here.
  • Since many of the traditional festivities of Ramadan have been disrupted, a neighborhood is celebrating by decorating their homes with stunning light displays. See pictures and read about it here.
  • A Carlsbad couple wanted to find a festive way to celebrate their loved ones and have been decorating lawns with plastic flamingos. Read about the cheer here.

More good news can be found at the Good News Network, Upworthy, and Good News from Today.

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Feel Good Movies

Need a pick me up for a couple hours? Try a heartwarming movie. Watching a movie can be revitalizing. It allows you to disconnect, relax, and have a good time. Good Housekeeping (linked here) and Collider (linked here) have complied lists of feel-good movies to check out.

Some highlights from the lists are Zootopia, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Space Jam.

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