San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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Summer Special Events & Summer Reading Program* (SRP): June 1-August 31, 2019

These presentations are part of the library’s Summer Reading Program*, which includes fun events, great reads, and a chance to win books and other prizes. Sign up here, starting June 1. Family-friendly shows will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. all summer long, and last approximately 45 minutes.

Mad Science:  TA-DA!

Wednesday, June 12, 2:30-3:15

Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Prepare to be amazed as we explore the science behind magic! Children and adults of all ages will leave with an understanding on how magicians use the principles of science to develop illusions.  Through our many fascinating acts, we will make paper disappear, create balls of water, hover over objects, and may even levitate.

Joe Gandelman, the Ventriloquist

Wednesday, June 19, 2:30-3:15

Join us for this entertaining program for all ages.  Joe’s show features a big cast of characters and comedy from beginning to end. Stresses the importance and joy of reading!

Zovargo Animal Show

June 26, 2:30-3:15

Furry, feathered, and scaly teachers provide a unique educational experience!  Through interactive programs and up-close animal encounters, Zovargo teaches and inspires conservation stewardship.

Literature Comes to Life:  Dog Breath

Wednesday, July 3, 2:30-3:30

Children from the audience will have a chance to act out Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis, a storybook written by Dav Pilkey. Stacey Wein, teacher and children’s theater actress, provides expert direction and luxurious costumes.  A fun way for kids to build confidence and oral skills!

Amazing Dana

Wednesday, July 10, 2:30-3:15

Come be amazed by the magical prowess of Amazing Dana!  Includes audience participation and comedy. 

Sparkles the Clown

Wednesday, July 17, 2:30-3:15

Clown around with Sparkles the Clown in this fun program that includes magic and bubbles!

Wild Wonders

Wednesday, July 24, 2:30-3:30

Come take a walk on the wild side with Wild Wonders and their animal ambassadors!  There’s no telling what animals you might see!


Wednesday, July 31, 2:30-3:15

Come listen to quality music the whole family can enjoy!  You’ll hear traces of twang, funk, rock, folk and blues in Hullabaloo’s songs.  Kids will be inspired to laugh, think, sing, dance, clap and stomp their feet. This is quality, toe-tapping music that the whole family can enjoy.

Stunts & Stand-Up with Michael Rayner

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2:30-3:15

Described as wacky and hilarious, Michael Rayner’s show features tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a bounty of improvised fun.  His most requested tricks include: balancing a wheelbarrow on his chin, spinning a cheeseburger on a parasol, and juggling various surprising objects! If you like to laugh, don’t miss this one. Features unique stunts with burgers and parasols!

Three Little Pigs: The Puppet Musical

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2:30-3:15

The timeless lesson that hard work and dedication pay off comes to life with handmade puppets and original songs. While two pigs are content to take the easy route, their pigheadedness could spell trouble when the Big Bad Wolf comes knocking.  Will the third Little Pig, who has a commitment to excellence, have the inventiveness to save the day? Includes live singing. Presented by Noteworthy Puppets. *This is our final Summer Reading Program show!  Please be sure to pick up a Fall Events calendar, and continue to join us for other fun programs.