|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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Collaborating With Nature: Contemporary Encaustic
Oct 15 - Dec 31
Josie Rodriguez explores the fluid, transparent, and rich quality of encaustic wax. This exhibition will be on display in the Taylor Gallery/Community Room of the Pacific Beach Library from October 15 through December 31. An artist's reception will be held Sunday, October 29, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Admission is free.
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. 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
"Library Music Series" Concert
Sunday, October 22 (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 famed percussionist Charlie Chavez and his quartet play the melodic rhythms of traditional Cuban music. 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.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Tuesday, October 24 (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, October 24 (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.
Wednesday, October 25 (1:00 - 4:00 pm) - Adults
In order to combat the spread of Hepatitis A, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is offering free Hepatitis A vaccinations at the Pacific Beach Library. The clinic will be available on a first-come first-served basis on Tuesday, October 10 (4:30-7:30 pm) and Wednesday, October 25 (1:00-4:00 pm).
Sign-A-Story Circle Time
Thursday, October 26 (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.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, October 26 (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, October 27 (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, October 28 (noon - 2:00 pm) - All Ages
This fun-for-all-ages special event includes a zombie shooting range, costume contest, cake walk, arts & crafts, bounce house, candy, prizes, and much, much more! Join us on the library's Cass Street Plaza. Presented in partnership with the Santa Clara Recreation Center.
Collaborating With Nature
An Exploration of Contemporary Encaustic
Sunday, October 29 (2:30 - 4:30 pm) - All Ages
You are invited to a reception for an art exhibit in the library's gallery. Josie Rodriguez explores the fluid, transparent, and rich quality of encaustic wax. This exhibition will be on display in the Taylor Gallery/Community Room of the Pacific Beach Library from October 15 through December 31. The Artists' Reception will be held on Sunday, October 29, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Arsenic and Old Lace
Tuesday, October 31 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) - Teens & Adults
In recognition of Halloween, sit back with a glass of elderberry wine and watch Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, and (my favorite) Edward Everett Horton in Frank Capra's Arsenic and Old Lace (1944; not rated) on the library's big screen. In this classic screwball comedy, a drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. Popcorn will be served.
One-Day Book Sale
50% Off All Items
Wednesday, November 1 (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, November 1 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The PB Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At November's meeting we will discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. December's selection will be Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance.
Thursday, November 2
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, November 2 (11:00 - 11:30 am) - Children
Stories and songs for preschoolers (ages 2-5).
Friday, November 3 (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.
Saturday, November 4 (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, November 7 (3:00 - 6:00 pm) - Adults
Come to a monthly art program for San Diegans impacted by homelessness. Art supplies are provided.
Friends of the Pacific Beach Library
Wednesday, November 8 (3:00 pm) - Adults
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library meets every month (except July, August and December) in the Library's Meeting Room/Gallery to discuss business, events, and other matters of interest to the FOPBL and to the Pacific Beach Library. Attendance is open to anyone. Drop in and see how you might be able to help support your library!
Thursday, November 9 (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, November 10 (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.
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