San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Adult Programs Category

Schedule of Speakers & OASIS Programs

September 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Speaker: Don Williams, San Diego Genealogical Society "Genealogy Research for Beginners" Program Description: The emphasis in “Genealogy Research for Beginners” is to educate attendees and rapidly get them up to speed with as little pain as possible.  The class will cover definitions, conventions, source examples, (where to find them and how to fully exploit them), and techniques to efficiently manage and control your family tree development. Click on Genealogy Research Bio: Don Williams is a retired Electronics Engineer who has over... Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

Congratulations to all who entered this year's "Where's Waldo" contest sponsored by the Library Shop.  Patrons who found Waldo at a SDPL Branch during July, received a BUTTON specific for that Branch.  14,500 BUTTONS were given out this July, and 221 patrons visited and found Waldo at ALL the San Diego Public Libraries.  WOW! 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 ... Continue Reading >


  September 27, 2-3 p.m., We look forward to hearing from author Kate Quinn, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. The author: A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with “The Alice Network” and “The Huntress.” All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and... 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 >

AUGUST 24: San Diego Festival of Books

August 24, 10 sm - 5 pm Liberty Station Pt. Loma 2641 Truxtun Rd. Celebrate San Diego’s vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers and word lovers at The San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books.  The Festival of Books connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word.  Jeff Light, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego Union-Tribune, and Tom Karlo, General Manager of KPBS, will kick off the sessions by introducing... Continue Reading >