San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Adult Programs Category


  November 22, 2-3 p.m., we'll be welcoming author/Professor Emeritus, Lawrence Baron (SDSU), Baron will be discussing his books and "What Americans Read When They Read About the Holocaust."   Click on Author Lawrence Baron Program Description: This lecture looks at the perennial best-selling Holocaust books and why they appeal to a diverse spectrum of the American reading public.  Though Anne Frank, Primo Levi, and Elie Wiesel are obviously on this top-ten list, the other works on it range from children's books to Christian Evangelical... Continue Reading >

Schedule of Speakers & OASIS Programs

December 20, 2-3:30 Speaker: Robin Parks, Mountain Lion Foundation "Mountain Lions 101" Program Description: Mountain Lion Foundation Field Representative Robin Parks will present on mountain lion biology and behavior, with safety tips and misinformation about the species. Mr. Parks is a retired NCIS investigator who is experienced in educating law enforcement, often the first people to respond to mountain lion sightings. Signs of these animals are routine in nearby Mission Trails Regional Park, and education is key to ensuring the... Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

Submit Your 2019 Matchbook Story Contest HERE Before November 15th!!! Calling all writers! We’re taking submissions for our 3rd annual Matchbook Story Contest! Stories must be about 50 words or less—short enough to fit on the inside of a matchbook cover. The winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to the Library Shop, 50 copies of the printed matchbook, publication in the SDPL e-newsletter, and a limited exhibition of your Matchbook Story in the Hervey Family Rare Book Room. The... Continue Reading >

Introducing the 2019 One-Book-One-San-Diego Titles for Adults, Teens, and Kids

One Book, One San Diego is our region's premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 13th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. See The 2019 ADULT OBOSD selection, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, is a novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy.In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development... Continue Reading >

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: What We’re Reading

Have you always wanted to join a book club, but didn't know how, or they all met at locations too far from your home?  Then this is for you! Designed with an open format, the library book-club meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 12:30-2:00 p.m., in the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery.  We will include a variety of books; each one to be chosen by club members. Wanting the club to be more than simply reading and discussing, our hope is... Continue Reading >