San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Adult Programs Category

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL and the SDP Library  Foundation.  To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books and materials, go to  Library Shop  or call the Library Shop at 619-236-5802. Save the Date: Thursday, April 11, 7 - 9 pm Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium Save the date to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Friends... Continue Reading >

Show San Diego How-To

Can you teach others HOW TO DO something in a fun and entertaining fashion? Can you demonstrate it in 20 or 45 minutes? Can you make it hands-on with audience participation? If that's a YES from you, apply to present as a volunteer at the 4th annual How-To Festival to be held at 20 libraries on Saturday, May 18. For program ideas and inspiration, view the 2018 How-To Festival program line-up here.  Continue Reading >


  March 22, 2-3 p.m.:  Join us as Elizabeth St. John tells how, while delving into her own family history, she found ancestral memoirs that inspired her to begin writing a saga--the Lydirad Chronicles. The Story:  The saga’s first novel, “The Lady of the Tower,” takes place between 1603 and 1630; the second, “By Love Divided, “ covers 1630 to 1646. Both novels are set in Lydiard Park, which is the site of St. John’s ancestral home, Lydiard House. Other locations include... Continue Reading >

Speakers & OASIS Programs

April 19, 2-3 p.m. Speaker—Luann Wright, “Enjoying San Diego Butterflies” Program Description: Seeing a butterfly float and flutter in the garden is a wonderful treat, and Luann will share how we can derive even more enjoyment from these lovely creatures! After a brief discussion of butterfly biology and life cycles, Luann will show photos of San Diego butterflies and explain how to identify them.  We'll discuss butterfly nectar and host plants that can be incorporated in our gardens to entice butterflies,... Continue Reading >