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How to Get Rid of Old Electronics … The holidays often bring new gadgets. Before you throw out your old cellphones, televisions and computers, remember that e-waste must be kept separate from regular trash. The City of Carlsbad offers several options for disposing of e-waste that are convenient and help protect the environment.
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Winter Reading Challenge
We’re kicking off the New Year with a fun Winter Reading Challenge for readers of all ages. Cozy up with some good reads and help us meet our collective community reading goal of 125,000 minutes. Record four hours of reading in Beanstack, our web-based reading tracker, and receive a Subway restaurant coupon for a six-inch sub (ages 13 and up) or a free kid’s meal (ages 12 and under), while supplies last.
When: Jan. 1 through Jan. 31 How to Participate: Free. Sign up through Beanstack, the Beanstack Tracker app (available for Android and iOS) or at any Carlsbad City Library location.

Author Event:Transformational Authors of San Diego
Get inspired for the New Year with five authors focusing on well-being. The Transformational Authors of San Diego are a collective of authors including Cherie Kephart, Lisa Longworth, Diáne Mandle, Suresh Ramaswamy and Hanalei Vierra, who will share their books and tips for personal growth. Books will be available for sale and signing. 
When:Sunday, Jan. 19, 2-3 p.m. Where: Carlsbad City Library Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane Admission: Free. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Cole Winter Concert: Harpist Leah Panos
Experience the lovely and ethereal sounds of the harp. Leah Panos is a classically trained musician with a vast solo repertoire ranging from Beethoven to The Beatles and has composed several harp arrangements of pop and film music.
When: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-3 p.m. Where: Georgina Cole Library Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive Admission: Free. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Try a Book Club
Are you looking to read more in 2020? Try one of our monthly book clubs for motivation. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, experience great literature and engage in interesting discussions. Our book clubs are free and open to all.

Saturday Cinema Series: The Godfather Part 2(1974, R, 3h 22m)
Coppola’s compelling sequel to The Godfather will be shown in its entirety with an intermission. 
The Cinema Series begins at 1:30 p.m. with an introductory cinema chat led by a film expert, followed by the film screening at 2 p.m. and optional post-show discussion.
When: Saturday, Jan. 11, 1:30-6 p.m. Where: Carlsbad City Library Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane Admission: Free. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Quick Links

Exploration HUB

Want to learn more about technology? Join us for a free class or drop in during open lab hours. Space is limited.To sign up and view classes visit the HUB website.

Wednesday Film Series

Late Night Jan. 15
The Art of Racing in the Rain Jan. 22

Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Georgina Cole Library
1250 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Library Learning Center
3368 Eureka Place
Carlsbad, CA 92008


  1. Jeanette Chaffee says:

    I want to submit information about my upcoming Author Talk at the Vista Library.

    What’s your email please?

    Thank you!

      • Author Talk with Jeanette Chaffee
        Join Jeanette Chaffee as she discusses her book Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing Impossible Odds.
        Chaffee shares her survival of a midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. She also talks about her exclusive interviews of the personal difficulties and tragedies of famous people such as Donnie Dee, Steve Arterburn and Elisabeth Elliot who have had life-changing encounters with God.
        Jeanette has appeared on 20/20, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, The 700 Club, and 100 Huntley Street. She has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, and Newsweek.
        Books will be available for sale and signing. Learn more at JeanetteChaffee.com
        When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m.
        Where: Vista Public Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave.
        Admission: Free. First come, first served.

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