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

Youth Special Events Category

And the Battle of the Books Winner Is…….

Fiction vs. Nonfiction The winner of this summer’s “Battle of the Book Series” face off between fiction & nonfiction is the Elephant & Piggie series by Mo Willems.  We received more than 500 votes over the course of the summer! Attendance at the Wednesday special summer events totaled 967.  Remember to pick up your SRP prizes before August 31. We had a wonderful time this summer at the library and hope you did too. The Fall line-up of... Continue Reading >


  Literature Comes to Life:  Paper Bag Princess, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2:30-3:30pm  Celebrate your freedom to read!  In honor of Banned Books Week, kids from the audience are invited to act out “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch.  Although a modern storytime favorite, this title was once the object of censorship attempts for its controversial ending – the princess does not marry the prince!  With expert direction from children’s theater actress, Stacey Wein, this is a fun way for... Continue Reading >


Second Saturday, noon to 3:00 p.m. Library NExT is a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library, UCSD Extension & Sally Ride Science.  Workshops are taught by local professors.  Grades 3-5.  REGISTRATON REQUIRED.  Sign up at:  Oct 12: Physics of Fidget Spinners:  Learn about motion, tension and gravity. Nov 9: Messy Science:  Learn about natural phenomena through slime. Continue Reading >

STEM Series: CHALLENGE ISLAND: Kid’s Science

  2nd Wednesday – 4-5:15pm:  Kids’ Science:  Challenge Island:   Challenge Island encourages creativity, critical thinking, and social skills while instilling a love of science and engineering. Ages 8-12.  Registration required.  Call (619) 527-3430 to sign up for any of the following sessions: Oct 9: Wicked Witch Twist The kids will learn about tornadoes and the role they played in the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz.”  They will also learn about architectural designs that minimize wind damage.  For their challenge, they will... Continue Reading >