|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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Do Your Homework @ the Library
Free Tutoring Help is available at the Pacific Beach Library for students in grades K-8. Tutoring Help continues to the end of May. Regular hours are:
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
Thursday, January 18
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, January 18 (noon - 1:00 pm) - Adults
Seated stretching and joint work to promote muscle development. Seated Strength is held every Thursday.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, January 18 (1:15 - 1:45 pm) - Adults
Movement for all ages and all levels of experience—from absolute beginners to more advanced participants! Tai Chi is held every Thursday.
Friday, January 19 (11:00 - 12:00 am) - Adults - SPECIAL TIME
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.
Saturday, January 20 (10:00 am - noon) - Adults
Learn how to knit so that we can KNIT our community together while we work on our own projects. Please bring yarn, needles, and your project and join Eileen Adler on the 3rd Tuesday and the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Sustainability Sunday Upcycling Craft
Book Folding: Hearts
Sunday, January 21 (1:00 - 2:00 pm) - Adults & Teens
Come enjoy a "green" upcycling craft normally on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Learn how commonly available materials can be reused in a craft activity. This month, just in time for Valentine's Day, fold the pages of an old book into a heart! Advance online registration is requested; (==> Click Here <==) to register. Adults and teens only, please.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Monday, January 22 (10:00 - 11:30 am) - Adults
For centuries we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. In this workshop, learn how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy. Advance online registration is required; (==> Click Here <==) to register.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Tuesday, January 23 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) - Adults
Learn leg strengthening exercises to help your balance and posture. Chairs are also available for seated exercises. Held every Tuesday at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, January 23 (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.
Sign-A-Story Circle Time
Thursday, January 25 (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.
"Library Music Series" Concert
Sunday, January 28 (2:00 - 3:00 pm) - Adults
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library's Library Music Series features a free concert at the Taylor Library on the fourth Sunday of each month during the concert season. This month we present a unique musical spotlight on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, featuring bilingual vocalist Coral MacFarland Thuet, Grammy-winning producer/pianist Kamau Kenyatta, contrabass virtuoso and UCSD Professor Emeritus Bertram Turetzky, and poet/narrator Chuck Perrin. Admission is free; but donations are gladly accepted. (==> Click Here <==) to visit the Friends of the Pacific Beach Library Concert Webpage for details about our Free Concert Series.
Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters
Monday, January 29 (10:00 - 11:30 am) - Adults
Learn how to tell the difference between Alzheimer's disease and typical aging. Topics include how to tell the difference between Alzheimer's disease and typical aging; steps to take if you recognize the signs in someone else or in yourself; the process for receiving an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis; and wWhy early detection is crucial for treatment and planning. Advance online registration is required; (==> Click Here <==) to register.
Science - Technology - Engineering - Art - Mathematics
Wednesday, January 31 (3:00 - 4:00 pm) - Tweens Only!
This is a special opportunity for older kids to enjoy the fun of arts and crafts, find out about some awesome books in the library, and learn a little about science and engineering as well! Recommended for ages 8-13. Art + Science + Books = Fun! STEAM Power is held on the last Wednesday of every month.
Thursday, February 1 (11:00 - 11:30 am) - Children
Stories and songs for preschoolers (ages 2-5).
Saturday, February 3 (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.
HEAL with HeART
Tuesday, February 6 (3:00 - 6:00 pm) - Adults
Come to a monthly art program for San Diegans impacted by homelessness. Art supplies are provided.
One-Day Book Sale
50% Off All Items
Wednesday, February 7 (11:00 am - 4:30 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, February 7 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The PB Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At February's meeting we will discuss The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. March's selection will be The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.
Thursday, February 8 (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 is held on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Featuring Fun Family Films
Thursday, February 8 (11:00 - 11:30 am) - Children
Join us after Dance Party for a short film on the library's Big Screen! Our Community Room will be transformed into a theater where children are welcome to enjoy films, fun, and friendship together. Baby Blockbusters is held on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
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