San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

CREATE a “Postcard to a Better Future”

The Library hosted several great events and activities celebrating this year's One Book, One San Diego selection, They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.  There have been three author events, a "My SD" poster contest, and 1,000 "Paper Cranes for Peace" made (which are now displayed in the Central Library lobby). Another way to participate is to complete a Postcard to a Better Future. Community members can share their views of a better future by answering the prompt, "To promote a community that supports justice for all, I plan to...". Returned postcards will be displayed virtually on the Library's website. ... Continue Reading >

SDPL Virtual Hub Wins Best of 2020 in SD Magazine

SDPL's Virtual Hub has won The Best of San Diego 2020 in San Diego Magazine. Our Virtual Hub has kept readers of all ages engaged online despite coronavirus-related library closures. The SDPL Virtual Hub has real-time and recorded bilingual storytimes, teen and adult book talks, craft activities, science experiments, and special guest performances. The librarians dress up in costumes and do all the voices as they read aloud to book lovers young and old.  SDPL Virtual Hub Continue Reading >

Digital Resource Spotlight: Library edition

Ever had the desire to dig deeper into the roots of your family tree? Explore how and when your ancestors arrived in the U.S. Unearth birth, marriage, and death records. Search for billions of genealogical and historical records in over 4,000 databases. Discover your family's story with San Diego Public Library and Remote access available through March 31, 2021. Continue Reading >

JANUARY 16:Author of the Month, David Reed

Want to get away? Join us on Saturday, January 16 for the kick-off of the 2021 Author of the Month program sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library. Experience a virtual tour by bicycle across the country with no pedaling or pain! Uphill and Into the Wind was recently featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The author will present slides and stories from the cross-country trip he took to escape the turmoil of the early 1970s and marvel at the beauty of the United States.  Learn more Continue Reading >