|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.
Outdoor Book Sale Cancelled
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Pacific Beach Friends of the Library Outdoor Book Sale is cancelled on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 due to bad weather. The indoor book sale, held inside the library across from the Circulation Desk, will be available.
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.
Interested in what's happening at ALL San Diego Public Library branches, including the Central Library? If so, (==> Click Here <==).
Art Exhibition: Sarah Cusey
November 17 - January 30
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts in L'chaim, on exhibition in the Taylor Gallery November 17 through January 30. Artist Sarah Cusey describes this piece as a "living work of art, continually shifting and growing as pieces are added, then find their way into someone's home." An Artists' Reception will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Admission is free.
Vote For the 4th Monday Movie
We've moved our movies to selected Mondays at 2pm! On the 2nd Monday of every month we'll show a staff pick, and the film for the 4th Monday will be chosen by customer vote from a selection of customer nominated movies. Come in to the PB Library to help us select which film to show on the library's big screen!
Nominate the movie of your choice by contacting the PB Library Circulation Desk in person, by phone (858) 581-9934, or by email email@example.com. Nominations are closed and candidate movies are announced on the 1st of the month. Voting will take place on the 2nd Monday of the month during the 2nd Monday Movie showing. Candidates for the next 4th Monday Movie, on Monday, January 28, are:
Do Your Homework @ the Library
Free Tutoring Help is available at the Pacific Beach Library for students in grades K-8. Tutoring Help starts Monday, August 27, 2018 and continues to early June 2019. Free meals are provided for kids under 18 years old. Regular hours are:
(==> Click Here <==) for a printable copy of the 2018-2019 Do Your Homework @ the Library calendar.
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
Wednesday, January 16 (3:00- 6:00 pm) - Middle Grades (9-12)
Things may get a little inky as students work together to dissect a real squid. Students will develop scientific research skills as they learn about squids and other animals found in ocean ecosystems.
Thursday, January 17
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 17 (noon - 1:00 pm) - Adults
Seated stretching and joint work to promote muscle development. Seated Strength is held every Thursday.
Friday, January 18 (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, January 19 (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.
Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Monday, January 21
The Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library, as well as the entire San Diego Public Library system, will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. The outside book return will be open for the convenience of patrons who need to return checked-out material to the library.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, January 22 (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 24 (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.
Art Reception: Sarah Cusey
Saturday, January 26 (1:00 - 3:00 pm) - Adults
You are invited to a reception for an art exhibit in the library's gallery. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts in L'chaim, on exhibition in the Taylor Gallery November 17 through January 30. Artist Sarah Cusey describes this piece as a "living work of art, continually shifting and growing as pieces are added, then find their way into someone's home." Admission is free.
"Library Music Series" Concert
Mission Bay High School Preservationists
Sunday, January 27 (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 Mission Bay High School Preservationist award-winning ensemble under the direction of JP Balmat. 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.
==> Vote to Choose Movie <==
Monday, January 28 (2:00 - 4:00 pm) - Teens & Adults
On the 4th Monday of each month we screen a film that has been selected by the members of our community. This month, we invite you to vote on a sports film for us to show. You can vote in-person at the PB Library's Circulation Desk, online in our Facebook poll, or by emailing your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to share your suggestions as to what we will show on Monday, January 28. For the January 28 movie, voting choices are:
Science - Technology - Engineering - Art - Mathematics
Wednesday, January 30 (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!
Thursday, January 31 (10:30 - 11:00 am) - Children
Stories and songs for preschoolers (ages 2-5).
Saturday, February 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.
Chess at the Beach
(well, in the Library's Community Room)
Tuesday, February 5 (5:30 - 7:30 pm) - All Ages
Let's play chess! Do you prefer slow chess, blitz chess, clock, or no clock? We've got you covered. We will play friendly casual chess in the Community Room. Later, depending on group interest, we may have some fun tournaments. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 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 February's meeting we will discuss Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk.
Friends of the Pacific Beach Library
Wednesday, February 13 (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, February 14 (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 14 (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.
Pacific Beach / Taylor Branch Library
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