San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

Youth Special Events Category


Spring into STEAM--Bug Out with Origami Paper Insects Saturday, March 11, 1:30-4 pm Develop an understanding of 3D shapes and explore the finer details of spatial geometry through origami in this hands-on, interactive workshop for grades 5-8  (ages 10-13 recommended).  Through creative work with paper (making paper insects!), participants can develop their understanding of math and geometry and work with peers in a fun, supportive environment.  Click on Paper Insects March 2017. This event is open to both boys and girls, and ... Continue Reading >


Kids’ Science:  Challenge Island--4th Wednesday at 4:00-5:10pm Challenge Island encourages creativity, critical thinking, and social skills while instilling a love of science and engineering.  Ages 7-12.  Registration required.  Call the library at (619) 527-3430 to sign up for any or all of the following sessions: February 22: Monkey Swing Kids will learn that monkeys live on the canopy level of the rain forest and will create a monkey swing set. Sign-ups required. Continue Reading >

Spring NATURE ADVENTURES with Linda Hawley, Ed.M. (part of the “After-School-Special” series)

March 15: Wonderful Wood-rats: . The March 15th program examines the lives of woodrats.  Learn what makes this nocturnal rodent so amazing, and come see a real woodrat den! April 19: Backyard Bandits May 17: Things and Wings On the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30 pm, our weekly “After-School Special” program will have a wildlife focus. Come join us for Nature Adventures presented by Linda Hawley, Ed.M., trail guide at Mission Trails Regional Park as we learn about San Diego's wild animals! ... Continue Reading >

READER’S THEATRE: ages 7 and up

4th Wednesday, March 22, 4-5 p.m.  Mrs. Wishy-Washy & more 4th Wednesday, April 26, 4-5 p.m.  Chicken Little & more A fun way for children to be introduced to drama while also building language arts skills.  In these hands-on workshops, kids will read parts from a script, learn to use their voice and face for expression, and develop confidence in reading aloud. These workshops are fast paced, fun, and everyone participates.  Presented by Stacey Wein, Director of Literature Comes to Life.  Ages... Continue Reading >