Thanksgiving holiday closure, study rooms and festive cheer at Carlsbad City Library
Carlsbad, CA —All Carlsbad City Library locations will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Save the Date: A Live and In-Person Adventure with Annabelle Gurwitch Schulman Auditorium at Dove Library Saturday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m., free
Join us in-person in the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane in partnership with Adventures by the Book for a discussion with actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch. Check out some of her books before the event. Hope to see you there. Masks are required.
Book a study room at all three library locations Available during library hours
Looking for a place to study or a quiet place for an interview? Good news, study rooms are now available at all three Carlsbad City Library locations. With a valid library card, patrons can book a study room for two hours per day. Masks are required to be worn at all times in City facilities, including while using a closed study room. Reserve a study room today.
Virtual book clubs
Come meet some fellow readers, experience great literature and engage in interesting discussions by becoming a member of the Carlsbad City Library virtual book clubs.
- Monday Night Classics Book Club Nov. 22, 7 p.m.On hiatus in the month of December
Tuesday Evening Book Club Dec. 7, 7 p.m.The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
First Wednesday Book Club Dec. 1, 2 p.m.Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Thursday Afternoon Book Club Dec. 9, 2 p.m. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
Club de lectura en Español Vespertino Dec. 2, 6 p.m. Dispara, yo ya estoy muerto by Julia Navarro
Club de lectura en Español Dec. 21, 10 a.m. La casa del propósito especial by John Boyne
Virtual genealogy events
Join us for free genealogy webinars presented in partnership with the North San Diego County Genealogical Society. Learn more about our free genealogy programs and resources available from home.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Virtual DNA Foundations Connecting with Cousins—Known and New!
Learn how DNA is used in genealogy research, DNA testing options and how to interpret results. The class covers genetic genealogy basics and provides helpful information based on new developments in the field and audience feedback. Register here.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m., free Virtual DNA Interest Group Advanced DNA Features on My Heritage
Join Daniel Horowitz of My Heritage, as he presents numerous advanced features of My Heritage DNA and its DNA Matching service. These features can provide you with useful clues, and even suggested relationship paths, to help you discover how you and your DNA Matches may be related. Register here.
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Virtual Genealogy Program Meeting Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptions: White Servitude in America
An estimated one-half of early immigrants came to America as apprentices, indentured servants and redemptioners—and many were children! Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, Director of the Family History Center in Mansfield, Ohio, will present a lecture focused on the records documenting white servitude. Register here.
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Virtual Legacy Users Group
Participate in a workshop focused on solving users’ problems. New to Legacy Family Tree software? Come learn how to get started! Seasoned Legacy User? Share your experience! Want to learn what Legacy offers? All are welcome to learn more about the tree-building software for PC users. Register here.
Find festive cheer at Carlsbad City Library
Ready for the holidays? Get inspired by these titles to plan your virtual or in-person gatherings.
- Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide by Jody Revenson
- Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Festive Plant-Based Meals and Desserts for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Table by Katie Culpin
- Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Everyday: A Complete Guide for Making Kwanzaa a Part of Your Life by Maitefa Angaza
- Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes form a Modern Mensch: A Cookbook by Jake Cohen
We’re here to help
We’re available to answer your questions over the phone, through our chat service or by email during open library hours.
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All Carlsbad City Library location hours Monday – Thursday10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.