San Carlos
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

May 1: 17th Annual Student “Writing for Literacy” Grand Award Ceremony.

Essay Writing 1   On March 19, about 90 people filled the San Carlos Branch Library to hear the essays and congratulate this year's local San Carlos winners of the Annual Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest.   This annual contest is open to all students, public, private, parochial and home schooled, in grades 4, 8 & 10, who attend a school served by the San Diego Public Library system. The San Carlos area schools participating this year submitted, 278 essays which were individually read and  judged by Flora Hogins, Patty Woodall, and Barbara Woodall. All were impressed at the quality of the student essays.   Each winner received... Continue Reading >


July Booksale On the first Saturday of every month, the SCFOL sponsors a used book sale.  All proceeds from these sales directly benefit the San Carlos Branch Library through the purchase of books, equipment or programs such as OASIS, speakers, classes, or the Youth Summer Reading Programs. We are in need of 6 to 10 volunteers to help us on the first Saturday of every month from 3-5:30 p.m. to pack up and put away the unsold books from the Book Sale.  Lifting (the size and weight of a case of soft drinks, maybe slightly heavier), and cart pushing, loaded with 4 to 6... Continue Reading >

Lost Your Social Security Card?

scocial security admin logo Rita Glick, our Managing Librarian, has received information from the El Cajon Office of the Social Security Administration that affects the procedure for replacing lost Social Security cards, effective in August, 2014.  They will also not be providing benefit verification letters effective October, 2014.  Please click on Social Security Changes, August, 2014 to review these important changes and to see how they may affect you.   Continue Reading >

April 22: “Home Brewing 101″

Beer 1 Tuesday, April 22, 6:00-8:00 pm: "Home Brewing 101" You know you've always wanted to try to make your own homebrew beer.  Tonight, The Homebrewer, San Diego's premier home brewing shop, presents a FREE 2-hour demonstration that will cover everything you need to know.  No alcoholic beverages will be served during this adult only program.  Registration is limited.  Sign up today by calling 619-527-3430. Click here Home Brewing-April 22 for complete details. Continue Reading >

APRIL 26: Death Cafe

death cafe  Saturday, April 26, 11:30-1:00 pm:  Death Cafés are a part of a global movement to provide a relaxed and nurturing setting where you can join open, honest discussions exploring the questions you may have about life, dying and grief. There is no admission fee & anyone over 15 years old is welcome to register. Many recognize that our culture is death-denying, and that we can live more fully if we embrace the fact of death. In a DeathCafé, there is sharing, conversation, and delicious cake! No agendas, nothing for sale, no pressure! This program is hosted by Asha Parker and... Continue Reading >