|Friends of the Pacific Beach Library|
|4275 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109|
Friends of the Pacific Beach Library
welcome you to the
Earl & Birdie Taylor Library
Pacific Beach Branch
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library (FOPBL) exists to support the operation of the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library. The Friends, through volunteer services, assists library patrons, hosts special events, operates a used book sale, and provides financial support for acquisitions and community activities.
Chartered under the auspices of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, the Friends of the Pacific Beach Library is an official §501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. As such, donations made to the Friends are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law under Internal Revenue Service tax regulations.
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room/Gallery. Meetings are held every month except July, August and December.
Please feel free to explore this web site to learn about the services provided by the Friends and by the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library itself.
Printable Monthly Event Calendar
A printable monthly calendar is available that shows all events scheduled to be held at the Pacific Beach Library. Also, for ease of reference, the second page of the calendar lists events categorized by age group and general area of interest. Please click on one of the links below:
Get Fit @ Your Library
GF@YL is a series of classes and workshops designed to help you improve your physical, mental, and financial health. Attend 10 programs from September 2013 through March 2014 and earn a free prize. (==> Click Here <==) for a printable leaflet that describes the Get Fit @ Your Library program. Pick up a Get Fit Card at the Circulation Desk to keep track of your participation and redeem it for your prize after you participate in 10 events.
Discount Lifetime Membership!
Our parent organization, the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, has temporarily discounted the price of a Lifetime Membership! If you join or renew your membership by December 31, 2013, you may choose to become a Lifetime Member for only $250 (usually $500). Don't miss this opportunity to become a Life Member for half the cost. Please ask for a membership application at the Circulation Desk of the Pacific Beach Library.
Friends of the PB Library
Indoor Book Sale
A selection of gently used hardcover and softcover books is available for purchase at bargain prices inside the Pacific Beach Library whenever the library is open. This book sale benefits the Friends of the Pacific Beach Library which, in turn, benefits the library as well as many of the programs offered by the library. Look for the sale books across from the circulation desk near the Reed Street entrance. Payment can be made at the circulation desk.
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Outdoor Book Sale
Support your library while shopping for bargain books, VCR and DVD movies, audio books, music CDs, and an occasional special treasure. The Friends' Book Sale is conducted outside the library on the Cass Street Plaza, on Mondays from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM every week. The Outdoor Book Sale is cancelled during inclement weather; please call the library at 858-581-9934 to verify if the sale will be held that day.
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library
Sign-A-Story Circle Time
Thursday, December 5 (10:30 am) - Children
Monta Briant, local mommy and author of Baby Sign Language Basics and Sign, Sing, and Play will sign stories and lead us in songs, fingerplays, and games and share tips on using sign language as an early communication tool with preverbal babies and toddlers. Sign-A-Story Circle Time is held on the 4th Thursday of every month, except November and December.
Thursday, December 5
11:00 - 11:25 am (Babies - 24 months)
11:30 - 11:55 (Ages 2 - 4 years)
With fun poses for parents and kids, Toddler Yoga also includes stories and a bit of singing! Toddler Yoga is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Please bring your own towel or yoga mat.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, December 5 (3:00 - 4:30 pm) - Adults
Movement for all ages! From 3:00 to 3:45 we will focus on balance and strengthening exercises. From 3:45 to 4:30 we will incorporate your new moves into Tai Chi's classic Form 24. (Tai Chi runs from August 15 through December 19.)
Read Library Books on Your eReader
Friday, December 6 (10:00 - 11:00 am)
Interested in learning how to check-out and read the library's electronic books on your eReader? Drop by the Circulation Desk with your eReader, tablet, or smartphone, and our staff will guide you in downloading SDPL's free eBooks and eAudiobooks. This free instructional service is offered every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Friday, December 6 (1:00 pm) - Adults
Watch the 2012 adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's teen novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower on our big screen then stay to discuss the film and book. The book is available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. Next month's selection will be Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Stretch & Tone
Friday, December 6 (4:00 - 5:00 pm) - Adults
Exercise using bands to increase resistance. Stretch & Tone will be held every Friday at 4:00 pm.
Saturday, December 7 (10:30 - 11:30 am) - Children
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Wagging Tales meets on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 AM, and is held in the Children's Area.
POV Documentary Screening
"Listening is an Act of Love"
Saturday, December 7 (noon - 1:00 pm) - Adults
This year, the PB Library will show several of PBS' documentaries from the noted Point of View (POV) series on our big screen. Today we show Listening is an Act of Love. StoryCorps is NPR's innovative oral history project, based upon founder Dave Isay's fundamental belief: "We can learn so much about the people all around us—even about the people we already know—just by taking the time to have a conversation." This first-ever animated special from StoryCorps features six stories that provoke both tears and laughter—and highlight the simple joy found in sitting together and asking life's important questions.
Lower Impact Fitness
Monday, December 9 (4:00 pm) - All Ages
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba Gold combines a high-energy cardiovascular workout with pulsating Latin music into a fun, calorie burning experience. It incorporates many dance styles including Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, and more. The best part about Zumba is that no experience is necessary to join in the fun! People of all ages, fitness levels, and dancing abilities can have a blast while getting a good workout at their own level. With at least one foot on the ground at all times, Zumba Gold is perfect for beginners, boomers, active seniors, and new mothers! If you have any physical or health issues, please consult your physician before trying Zumba Gold or any other exercise. A waiver must be signed before class. Zumba Gold will repeat every Monday at 4 PM and on the 4th Saturday of every month at 10 AM.
Tuesday, December 10 (6:00 - 7:30 pm) - Adults
Abby Hewes, the California Coupon Diva, shares her practical approach to couponing. Each attendee will go home with—what else—coupons!
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, December 10 (6:30 - 7:30 pm) - Children
Stories and songs and a craft . . . oh my! Pajama Storytime and Craft is held every Tuesday evening. Recommended for children 3-7. Either pajamas or regular clothes may be worn.
Cookies in a Jar
Wednesday, December 11 (3:00 - 4:00 pm) - Children
Construct a "cookie jar" with the dry ingredients that are required to make festive cookies. Advance registration is REQUIRED; please call 858-581-9934 or sign up at the Circulation Desk. A maximum of 12 participants is allowed.
Wednesday, December 11 (5:30 - 7:30 pm) - Adults
In this 2011 feature film, Martin Sheen plays Tom, a man who travels to France to pick up the remains of his son, who was killed at the start of walking a 500-mile Camino to Santiago, Spain. Tom decides to continue his son's pilgrimage, and on the way he discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose."
Thursday, December 12 (10:30 - 11:00 am) - Children
Stories and songs for preschoolers (ages 2-5). Toddler Time is held on the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Thursday of every month in the Youth area of the library.
Thursday, December 12 (11:15 am - Noon) - Children
High energy dance and movement class for children (18 months to 5 years). Toddler Dance will repeat on the second Thursday of every month.
Friday, December 13 (11:00 am - Noon) - Adults
Do you love to sing? Grab a seat around the piano and join us in belting out your favorite Golden Oldies and Sterling Standards. Singing ability is appreciated, but not required. Sing-Along is held on the 2nd Friday of every month.
Higher Impact Fitness
Saturday, December 14 (10:00 am) - All Ages
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba Fitness combines a high-energy cardiovascular workout with pulsating Latin music into a fun, calorie burning experience. It incorporates many dance styles including Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, and more. The best part about Zumba is that no experience is necessary to join in the fun! People of all ages, fitness levels, and dancing abilities can have a blast while getting a good workout at their own level. Zumba Fitness is fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while at the same time targeting your legs, abs, glutes and arms. If you have any physical or health issues, please consult your physician before trying Zumba Fitness or any other exercise. A waiver must be signed before class. Zumba Fitness will repeat on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10 AM.
Gingerbread House Decoration
Wednesday, December 18 (3:00 pm) - Children
Decorate your own gingerbread house for the holidays! Each child needs to bring an unopened bag of candy to share and use for decoration. Recommended for children 3-12 years old. Younger children will need adult supervision. Advance registration is REQUIRED; please call 858-581-9934 or sign up at the Circulation Desk. A maximum of 40 participants is allowed.
Walking the Camino
Wednesday, December 18 (6:00 - 7:00 pm) - Adults
Local art historian Amanda Schaffer will discuss the Camino, a network of paths in Europe that lead to Santiago, Spain that pilgrims have walked for centuries. Amanda has walked the Camino twice to commemorate lost loved ones, so will discuss both the history of the Camino and her first-hand account of what it is like to make the journey.
Thursday, December 19 (10:30 - 11:00 am) - Children
Interactive musical activities for babies and children (ages newborn to 5 years) and the adults who love them. Music Together is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
End-of-Year Holiday Hours
Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1
End-of-Year holiday hours for the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library are:
Normal hours will resume Thursday, January 2. Note: The outside book return will be open at all branches every day during the end-of-year furlough for the convenience of patrons who need to return checked-out material to the library.
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, January 8 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The Pacific Beach Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At January's meeting we will meet to select books for 2014.
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