|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.
Library Hours Expanded
Starting November 8
Starting Saturday, November 8, the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library (as well as all City of San Diego library branches) will be open with additional hours for library patrons. The new hours will be:
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:
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Do Your Homework @ the Library
Free Tutoring Help is available at the PB Library. Hours are:
Note: Due to the holidays, the last tutoring date in December will be Thursday, December 18. DYH@L will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.
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
Library Holiday Hours
for Thanksgiving Week
Monday, November 24 - Saturday, November 29
Holiday hours for the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library for the week of Thanksgiving are:
Normal hours will resume Monday, December 1. Note: The outside book return will be open for the convenience of patrons who need to return checked-out material to the library.
Lower Impact Fitness
Monday, December 1 (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 is held every Monday at 4 PM.
Tuesday, December 2 (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.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, December 2 (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.
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, December 3 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The PB Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At December's meeting we will discuss The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. In January we will meet to select books for 2015.
Sign-A-Story Circle Time
Thursday, December 4 (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 4
11:00 - 11:25 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.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, December 4 (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.
Read Library Books on Your eReader
Friday, December 5 (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, December 6 (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.
Tap Dance Tuesdays!
Tuesday, December 9 (6:00 - 6:30 pm) - All Ages
Dancers from age 2 to 82 will perform tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and hip-hop dance, then invite the audience to participate and learn the moves. Tap Dance Tuesdays is appropriate for all ages and is wonderful fun for families. Held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Thursday, December 11 (10:30 - 11:00 am) - Children
Stories and songs for preschoolers (ages 2-5). Toddler Time is held on the 1st and 5th Thursdays of every month in the Youth area of the library.
Thursday, December 11 (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.
Memories in the Making
Friday, December 12 (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 and 4th Fridays of the month.
Friday, December 12 (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 13 (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 is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month at 10 AM.
Meet Your Representative
Tuesday, December 16 (5:30 - 6:30 pm) - Adults
Meet with a representative from the office of Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins to discuss your local concerns. These are one-on-one meetings with a staff person. The representative can offer help with issues involving state agencies such as the DMV, Unemployment, bill information, the ABC, the Contractor's Board, the Department of Real Estate, Veterans Affairs, etc. A representative will be at the Pacific Beach Library either on one Tuesday or one Thursday of every month. Please check this online listing for the specific date. No advance sign-up is needed; walk-ins are welcome.
Gingerbread House Decoration
Wednesday, December 17 (3:00 pm) - Families
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.
Music & Movement
Thursday, December 18 (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 & Movement is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
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