San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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MAY 13: Steller Star Projector

   Stellar Star Projector: A Spring into STEAM program Monday, May 13 at 3:30–4:30 p.m. Join us and discover which stars you were born under. We’ll capture the constellations, and you can create your very own custom star projector. Presented by Toshwerks. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, visit STEAM IN SPRING Ages 9–12. Click on Stellar Star Projector_May_ Continue Reading >


  July 3-August 5,  we are excited to have the photography of  Gwen Small   on display in the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery of the San Carlos Branch LIbrary. During her career as a teacher of writing and English as a Second Language, Small introduced many art forms to her students, including school trips to local theaters, operas, and art galleries.  Come join Gwen in celebrating her beautiful and interesting photography at her Artist Reception to be held... Continue Reading >

David Ege: SCBL Year in Review-2023

 On November 15, 2023, Managing Librarian David Ege spoke at the annual meeting of the General Membership of the San Carlos Friends of the Library.  Ege reviewed the Branch's activities in 2023, and spoke briefly about what new programs can be expected in 2024.    January and February 2023 We had two speakers which drew 11 patrons and 2 author talks that brought in 107 people.  Author Jennifer Coburn’s presentation in February had 86 people in attendance.     April... Continue Reading >

Welcome to San Carlos…Learn Its History

San Diego saw rapid expansion in the post-war 50s, and San Carlos was one of many new areas developed. Here are some insights into its history.  In 1958, Carlos Tavares gave his own name to San Diego’s San Carlos; he had given his wife's name, Claire, to San Diego's Clairemont.  Both areas were  developed by the Tavares Development Company. The San Carlos tract, located near San Diego State, is in the farthest northeast corner of San Diego, adjacent to... Continue Reading >