|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 June, 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
Multiple versions of a downloadable monthly calendar are available that show all events scheduled to be held at the Pacific Beach Library. The calendars may be viewed, saved on your computer or mobile device, or printed for use throughout the month. Also, for ease of reference, the PDF and JPG versions of the calendar list events categorized by age group and general area of interest. Please click on one of the links below to download or view the calendar. For patrons who prefer a pre-printed calendar on paper, please ask one of the library's staff members to print one out for you when you come to visit the library.
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May 13 - July 29
Joe Nyiri is 80 this year! He will feature new paintings and some of his favorite paintings for people with a beating heart. This exhibition will be on display in the Taylor Gallery/Community Room of the Pacific Beach Library from May 13 through July 29. An artist's reception will be held Saturday, May 13, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
Friends of the PB Library
Indoor & Outdoor Book Sales
Support your library while shopping for bargain books, DVD movies, audio books, music CDs, and an occasional special treasure.
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library
Get Fit @ Your Library
Tuesday, June 27 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) - Adults
Learn leg strengthening exercises to help your balance and posture. Held every Tuesday at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Senior Art Workshop
Tuesday, June 27 (1:00 - 2:30 pm) - Adults 55+
Learn to see like an artist during this 4-week drawing course! All materials will be provided. Advance registration is required; please call the PB Library (858-581-9934) or inquire at the Circulation Desk. Priority is given to artists aged 55+. The workshop will be held every Tuesday from June 6 through June 27.
Tuesday, June 27 (3:00 - 4:45 pm) - Teens & Adults
Watch Big Eyes (2014; PG-13), a drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s, on our library's big screen. Popcorn will be served.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, June 27 (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.
Children's Summer Reading Program
Engineering by Design
Wednesday, June 28 (3:00 pm) - Children
The 2017 Summer Reading Program continues with the Fleet Science Center presenting Engineering by Design. This program is designed for ages 4-11.
Children's Summer Reading Program
Thursday, June 29 (10:30 am) - Children
The 2017 Summer Reading Program continues with Hooterific!, presented by the Living Coast Discovery Center. For kids ages 2-8.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, June 29 (noon - 1:30 pm) - Adults
Movement for all ages and all levels of experience—from absolute beginners to more advanced participants! The schedule for the 1.5 hour class is:
Read Library Books on Your eReader
Friday, June 30 (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.
Saturday, July 1 (10:30 - 11:30 am) - Children
Kids can improve 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.
Library Closed for Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4
The Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library, as well as the entire San Diego Public Library system, will be closed in observance of Independence Day. The outside book return will be open for the convenience of patrons who need to return checked-out material to the library.
One-Day Book Sale
50% Off All Items
Wednesday, July 5 (11:00 am - 5:00 pm) - All Patrons
For this special 1-day book sale, the Friends of the Pacific Beach Library is offering 50% off all items in the Friends' Used Bookstore. Don't miss this great bargain!
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, July 5 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The PB Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At July's meeting we will discuss The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. August's selection will be The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.
Thursday, July 6
10:30 - 10:55 am (Walkers - 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.
Thursday, July 6 (11:00 - 11:30 am) - Children
Stories and songs for preschoolers (ages 2-5).
Friday, July 7 (10:00 - 11:00 am) - Adults
Chair Yoga promotes stretching, strengthening and improves balance, increases circulation, enhances mental clarity and provides peace and relaxation. Please wear comfortable clothes; it is best to practice bare-footed or with socks. Chair Yoga is held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month from 10 to 11 AM.
Thursday, July 13 (10:30 - 11:00 am) - Children
Toddlers will learn basic dance and movement skills, creative expression, coordination, and self-control while dancing to popular children's songs. Dance Party will repeat on the second Thursday of every month.
Memories in the Making
Friday, July 14 (2:30 - 4:00 pm) - Adults
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias express themselves through the creative process of watercolor painting. Held on the 2nd Friday of every month.
Sign-A-Story Circle Time
Thursday, July 27 (10:30 - 11:00 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.
Pacific Beach / Taylor Branch Library
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