San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Thank You Library Advocates

  Dear Library Advocate, We heard very promising news at yesterday's (5/6/2021) Budget Review Committee meeting.  As you know, the Mayor's Proposed Budget included a concerning $5.6 million in Library cuts or a nearly 10 percent reduction. Thanks to efforts from Library advocates, our concerns over these cuts were heard.  At Thursday's meeting, the Mayor's office announced they will work with the Council to restore the Library budget when the Revised Budget is released on Tuesday, May 18.  We thank the Mayor for listening to all the heartfelt Library supporters who testified, sent postcards and emails, and called. We're encouraged he... Continue Reading >

May 25, 5:00pm to 5:30pm: “Downtown San Diego’s Asian Pacific Islander History Walking Tour”

This video presentation is part of the SDPL's Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, and can be found on the San Carlos Branch Facebook page. May 25, 5:00--5:30 pm, and afterward.  Presented by Kathleen Dang of CCBA San Diego, this walking tour video of Downtown San Diego will provide a brief overview of San Diego's Asian Pacific Islander history. The Gaslamp Quarter and the surrounding areas today is drastically different from what it was in the late 1800s. It once thrived as one of the oldest neighborhoods of color in San Diego. This tour will highlight specific sites of... Continue Reading >

Celebrate Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

San Diego Public Library celebrates the rich heritage, cultures, experiences, contributions and resilience of our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander-identified (AAPI) communities. Join the celebration by checking out our diverse program offerings, resources or by choosing a book from our staff-created AAPI Heritage book lists. In the midst of this arduous year, San Diego Public Library continues to pledge our solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We’re committed to bringing awareness to the barriers AAPI face in their struggle for equity and justice and determined to break down those obstacles. The Great Wave off Kanagawa – Our title image... Continue Reading >