September 19, ( 1:00-3:00): "From Upstairs, Downstairs to Downton Abbey: Why Do Americans Love British Television?" OASIS Instructor is Judi Bonilla. In the 1970?s UK television viewers were introduced to the lives of the Bellamy family and their servants in London townhouse in the period drama “Upstairs, Downstairs.” Based on real life events from 1903-1930, this was the first drama to examine the British class system and the effects of WWI. In 2010, UK television viewers were introduced to the Crawley family in the period drama, “Downton Abbey,” set on a Yorkshire country estate. Again based on real life events, this... Continue Reading >
Friday, September 12, 1:00-2:00 pm: “Capture the Moment: When I Was a Child Memoir,” presented by Yvonne Perez-Collins from San Diego Book Arts. This program is for adults. You will make a book that captures moments of your life, people who made a difference to you and events that impacted who you are. This is a small accordion treasure book that you will make and will fill with writing and small drawings or pictures later by responding to meaningful suggestions given in class. Yvonne will also have examples of other types of books you can make and discuss these with... Continue Reading >
Mark your calendars. The annual meeting of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library will be held on September 13, 2014, in the new San Diego Central Library ^Irwin Jacobs Common Auditorium, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101 (this is at Park Blvd and 11th Ave near PETCO Park).
The morning will begin with refreshments and social time from 9:30-10:00 am. The meeting will run from 10:00-12:00. The AGENDA will include election of officers for the coming year, and the recognition of outstanding volunteers who have severed their branch libraries and Friend's Chapters. The San Carlos Branch Chapter will be recognizing Joan Hayes, Barbara... Continue Reading >
Friday, September 26, 2:00 pm: Nancy Carol Carter tells us all about “Before 1915: The Early History of Balboa Park.” In 2015,we will celebrate the 100 anniversary of Balboa Park. Learn about Balboa Park’s early history, including why 20015 is not the centennial of Balboa Park, how it got its name, and how the 1915 Panama-California Exposition changed the park forever.
Nancy Carol Carter will discuss the park's history from its establishment in 1868 up to the Exposition--a turbulent period when the park was under threat from real estate developers and schemes to take its land for other uses. She will also recount... Continue Reading >
What a party! The “40 & Fabulous, FREE Family Fun Fair, “sponsored by SCFOL, brought over 300 of the young and young at heart to the San Carlos Branch Library on August 23 to help celebrate its 40 years of service to the community. Activities included an author’s fair, storytelling, hat making, Mad Science and Dr. Who craft corners, carnival games, Sparkles the Clown face painting, and of course-cotton candy and birthday cake! Three cheers for the event’s organizers: Managing Librarian Rita Glick, SCFOL President Judy Williams, Carleen Hemric, and Lorraine Strachota, and to their energetic committee members, Lynda... Continue Reading >