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

OCTOBER 23 @ 11:30: Kamishibai Story Theater: LIVE & In-Person at San Carlos Branch Library

 Join us at the San Carlos Branch for a Japanese storytelling tradition called kamishibai. (kami = paper; shibai = theatre). A storyteller stands behind a little wooden theatre and reveals a series of illustrations as they narrate a story, doing all the characters’ voices and the many sound effects. Twenty-six (26) library locations will host kamishibai story times for all ages, from September 25 through November 20. Please  click here for a full listing of performances. Continue Reading >

Halloween Fun

  Celebrate Halloween with the Library Whether you enjoy scary stories, haunted history, or not-so-spooky fun, the Library has something for you this Halloween. On October 20, attend a virtual lecture at the Library to learn about Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. On October 24, join Philippine Fright author Marivi Soliven and local playwright Thelma Virata de Castro as they read scary stories and discuss cultural folklore. And on October 30, put on your favorite costume and visit the Mission Valley Library for a Halloween STEAM party with crafts, experiments, and a scavenger hunt. Continue Reading >

OCTOBER 23: Children’s Author, Cynthia Grady

Meet Author Cynthia Grady | October 23, 2021, 11-12pm | Virtual Event Cynthia Grady will share her picture book Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind and introduce Clara Breed to a younger audience. Children and families are encouraged to share the book together and ask Ms. Grady questions during the author talk. Participants can pick up a postcard and submit it back to the library as part of the Writing is Rebellious Postcard Exchange with the Fresno County Public Library. To register for this event, click here. Continue Reading >

Baking with Linda

This month on Baking with Linda we're making a quick and easy one bowl Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake from Yossy Arefi's book Snacking Cakes. Snacking cakes are easy less sweet cakes that are good any time of the day.  See the entire recipe and video on Facebook: San Carlos Library. Linda takes you through new recipes each month. Previous Baking With Linda videos are also available on Facebook: San Carlos Branch Library.    Continue Reading >

San Carlos Branch Joins the Postcard Exchange

Do your kids know what a postcard is?  Do you remember?  Join the SDPL Postcard Exchange in Partnership with Fresno County Public Library in their Writing is Rebellious campaign. Clara Breed received letters from incarcerated youth during WWII about their struggles, fears and everyday life in the camps. She sent back books and letters of encouragement and support. Children can pick up a postcard at any San Diego Public Library location to write an encouraging note to children in Fresno, CA. San Diego Public Library and Fresno County Public Library will exchange postcards and each library will create displays of children's... Continue Reading >