San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

Book Clubs Category

LIBRARY CLOSURES: COVID-19 update

Dear Friends—Yes, we are still here to keep you updated on Library News. Click on Corona Virus to see the latest corona virus information & updates for the City of San Diego.  Important helpful information during this crisis may also be found at https://211sandiego.org/ We will continue  to provide updates as they become available. SCFOL thanks all who have continued to send in their annual membership renewals, joined for the first time, or sent in their special donations. We wish 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 https://www.kpbs.org/one-book/ 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 >

2018’s One Book, One San Diego Selection

 August 25, at the San Diego Union-Tribune sponsored Festival of Books, the 2018, “One Book, One San Diego,” selection was announced.  It is March: Book One.” This graphic memoir is the first of a trilogy,written by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.   "March: Book One, is a vivid first-hand account of the early life of the Civil Rights icon, John Lewis, including meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.  John Lewis and other... Continue Reading >

2017’s One Book, One San Diego Selection.

  KPBS and San Diego Public Library are proud to present The Sandcastle Girls by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian. The Sandcastle Girls is a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years.  It is initially set in Syria during World War I and focuses on the Armenian Genocide. “These days it is very important for me to tell people that I am the grandson of two Middle Eastern immigrants,” Bohjalian said. “We are a nation of refugees and immigrants.... Continue Reading >

2016: “One Book, One San Diego Selection”

The 2016 One Book One San Diego selection is Waiting for Snow in Havana by National Book Award-winning author, Carlos Eire. Waiting for Snow in Havana is Carlos Eire’s beautiful, nostalgia-laced memoir of his childhood in Cuba, the country he left in 1962 at age 11. Using humor, magical realism and lyrical language, Eire paints a portrait of a childhood shattered forever by the Cuban Revolution. He was one of 14,000 Cuban children brought to the U.S. without their parents as... Continue Reading >