|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
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 to download or view the calendars. 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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2016 Summer Reading Program
Read for the Win!
(June 15 - August 15)
The Pacific Beach/Taylor Library's annual Summer Reading Program will begin on June 15 and continue through August 15. All readers — kids, teens, and adults — can earn prizes when they log their reading.
See Life Collection
May 12 - August 19
View photographs of creatures that live within the Cabrillo National Monument. This exhibition will be on display in the Taylor Gallery/Community Room of the Pacific Beach Library from May 12 through August 19. Admission is free.
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.
Friends of the PB Library
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 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM every week. The Outdoor Book Sale is cancelled during City holidays, inclement weather, and may close early when it gets too dark to see outside. If uncertain, please call the library at 858-581-9934 to verify if the book sale will be held that day.
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library
Gamer Happy Hour
Monday, June 27 (10:00 - 11:00 am) - Adults & Teens
During the Summer Reading Program Play for the Win, from June 20 to August 15, we'll feature a different specific game for us to play each Monday while enjoying munchies. Today's game will be: Uno. Not sure how to play it? Don't worry; someone will explain how.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Tuesday, June 28 (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.
Tuesday, June 28 (3:30 - 5:00 pm) - Adults
Use postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Hatha Yoga is held every Tuesday at 3:30 PM. Please bring your own towel or yoga mat.
Summer Sports Cinema
Tuesday, June 28 (5:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults & Teens
This Summer Reading Program's theme is Read for the Win, so we invite you to experience the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and occasional hilarity in these sports themed films. Today watch Miracle (2004) on the PB Library's big screen. Popcorn will be provided.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, June 28 (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
Wednesday, June 29 (3:00 pm) - Children
The 2016 Summer Reading Program continues with the folks from Mad Science who will present Explore the Magic of Sport. For ages 4-11.
Children's Summer Reading Program
Music and Dance with Hullabaloo
Thursday, June 30 (10:30 am) - Children
The 2016 Summer Reading Program continues with a performance by Hullabaloo. This acoustic musical concert will have the entire family singing and dancing. Designed for kids (ages 2-8).
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, June 30 (3:00 - 4:30 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, July 1 (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.
Friday, July 1 (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 every Friday, 10 to 11 AM.
Saturday, July 2 (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
Monday, 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 6 (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 6 (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 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. August's selection will be How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid.
Thursday, July 7
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.
Memories in the Making
Friday, July 8 (3:00 - 4:30 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.
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