Fall Into Love with the Hoopla Hallmark Collection
Cozy up with a Hallmark movie this season on Hoopla. All content is ad-free with no waiting times for titles. Log on to Hoopla and get started with your library card. Carlsbad City Library patrons can check out up to six titles per month.
Vote Now for Your Carlsbad Reads Together 2023 Adult Reading Selection
Vote for the Carlsbad Reads Together adult reading selection finalists, now through Oct. 25! Carlsbad Reads Together is an annual event that connects the entire Carlsbad community through reading, engagement and discussion of selected reading materials. Vote for your favorite book and read along with the entire community in April 2023. The finalists represent selections from patrons and staff from our earlier round of voting in September. Learn more about Carlsbad Reads Together and submit your vote today!
Pumpkin Photo Contest
Decorate your pumpkin as your favorite literary character and submit a photo of it for our contest. Get creative and carve, paint or dress up your pumpkin! The winning entries will have their photos published in an upcoming Library eNewsletter. For more information and photo submission directions, click here.
Nurturing Parents Workshop
In partnership with Vista Community Clinic
- Library Learning Center
- 3368 Eureka Place
- Wednesdays, Oct. 19 and 26
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- For caregivers of children of all ages
We invite all caregivers to join the Nurturing Parenting Workshops presented in partnership with Vista Community Clinic. This series of workshops will focus on parenting with love, respect, compassion and dignity.
- Talleres de Crianza con cariño
- Centro de Aprendizaje
- Miércoles, Oct. 19 y 26 de 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Para guardianes de niños de todas las edades.
Invitamos a todos los guardianes de niños a unirse a los talleres de crianza con cariño presentados en asociación con la Clínica Comunitaria Vista. Esta serie de talleres se centrará en la crianza con amor, respeto, compasión y dignidad.
Save the date: Carlsbad Playreaders Performance
How to Survive an Apocalypse
Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Schulman Auditorium at Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
A young and successful urban couple becomes convinced that their lifestyle is coming to an end. They become “preppers,” hoarding supplies and learning to hunt. But their obsession takes its toll, and they are both forced to imagine the apocalypse without the love of their life. Join the Carlsbad Playreaders for a romantic comedy about the end of days, directed by AJ Knox. $5 suggested donation at the door, or pay what you can.
We are excited for you to come in and use the Exploration HUB located at Dove Library!
Reserve a self-guided HUB Station where you can do the following:
- Digitize home movies or scan old slides, negatives and photos.
- Use Adobe Creative Cloud, GameMaker Studio 2 and other apps.
- Create and cut designs for DIY projects with the Silhouette Cameo.
- Submit your original 3D design for printing on our Dremel 3D45 printer.
- Staff are onsite to provide guidance during your session.
Sign up for a free class and learn how to use the equipment and software to digitize home movies, scan old photos, slides and negatives. Get hands on experience with Arduino, create projects with Adobe Creative Cloud, expand your knowledge on 3D design and much more!
Thursday, Oct. 20, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Tinkercad 3D Design: Halloween Headband
Create a Halloween themed 3D design using the scribble tool. We will print it out and glue it to a black headband for you to wear or gift to someone.
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4-5 p.m.
Making the Cut: Video Editing Club
Are you interested in video editing, creating social media content, making a short film or documentary? Join our club and get advice and share ideas with others.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, noon – 1 p.m.
Photoshop Elements: Photo Restoration
Learn how to repair damaged photos using the spot healing brush and clone stamp with this user-friendly version of Adobe Photoshop to repair old photos that have been damaged.
Genealogy Programs & Services
Focus On: FindAGrave -Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2 – 4 p.m.
Library Learning Center, upstairs computer lab, 3368 Eureka Place
Death dates and burial information are an important part of genealogical research. Learn how to use the FindAGrave website to search for, share and edit memorials of your ancestors.
This hands-on computer class is for ages 13 and older and held in the upstairs Computer Lab at the Library Learning Center. A Carlsbad City Library card with internet privileges is required. Register here for a session.
Focus On: Strategic Searching in FamilySearch
Two November sessions to choose from:
- Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2 – 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2 – 4 p.m.
Library Learning Center, upstairs computer lab, 3368 Eureka Place
FamilySearch.org is one of the most popular genealogy websites. Learn various ways to search this collection, plus get tips on searching unindexed images.
This hands-on computer class is for ages 13 and older and held in the upstairs Computer Lab at the Library Learning Center. A Carlsbad City Library card with internet privileges is required. A FamilySearch account is also required. Please create a free FamilySearch account before the class.
Register here for a session.
Genealogy Partnership Programs –For a list of free, monthly partnership programs offered by Carlsbad City Library and the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, please view the genealogy programs calendar.
Ask a Genealogist –Whether you’re just getting started in genealogy, or need help breaking down a brick wall, you can “Ask a Genealogist” during a special one-hour appointment with qualified staff at the Georgina Cole Library. Staff will help you navigate the library’s highly regarded print and online resources to answer your specific genealogy questions. Fill out the “Ask a Genealogist” form to get started.
Meet fellow readers, experience great literature and engage in interesting discussions by attending a Carlsbad City Library book club.
Monday Night Classics Book Club
- Oct. 24, 7 p.m. (virtual)
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Tuesday Night Book Club
- Nov. 1, 7 p.m. (virtual)
- The Swimmers by Julia Otsuka
First Wednesday Book Club
- Nov. 2, 2 p.m. (in-person at Dove Library)
- Violeta by Isabel Allende
Thursday Afternoon Book Club
- Nov. 10, 2 p.m. (in-person at Cole Library)
- Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Club de lectura en Español
- Nov. 15, 10 a.m. (Club de lectura virtual via Zoom)
- La artista de henna: Una mujer en busca de sus sueños en la ciudad de Jaipur por Alka Joshi
Club de lectura en Español Vespertino
- Nov. 3, 6 p.m. (Club de lectura virtual via Zoom)
- Almendra por Won-pyung Sohn
Bendable is a learning marketplace that allows people of all ages to discover new knowledge and skills through online courses, in-person events, and other learning resources.
Under Carlsbad’s unique Job Readiness Room program, entry-level job seekers take online job-readiness courses to earn a micro-credential through Bendable. Those who complete the training are guaranteed at least one job interview with a local employer in one of several fields the job seeker chooses. Click the image to fill out an interest form to join the pilot program.
Personalized Reading Recommendation Service
Looking for great books to read this fall? Request a personalized reading recommendation for children, teens and adults from Carlsbad City Library staff. Fill out this form to try it today.
Whether you are looking for the ghostly or the ghastly this Halloween season, Kanopy has provided some horrific highlights as part of their annual Fright Fest collection. Carlsbad City Library patrons can check out up to eight titles per month using a web browser or personal device.
Did you know there is a puzzle exchange at all three library locations?
Donate a puzzle in good condition or pick one up to enjoy and return.
Get Ready for Baseball Playoffs
Are you ready to watch some local California teams battle it out to get to the World Series? Try these books to learn more about America’s favorite past time:
- Bull Durham (also on Hoopla)
- Sho-time: The Inside Story of Shohei Ohtani and the Greatest Baseball Season Ever Played by Jeff Fletcher
- The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
- The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski
- K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner
Safer Streets Together
On Aug. 23, the City of Carlsbad declared a local state of emergency for traffic safety following a significant increase in collisions involving bikes and e-bikes. The city is taking a balanced approach focused on education, infrastructure and enforcement while asking the community to also do their part for traffic safety.
- Eliminate distractions
- Slow down and watch your speed
- Obey all traffic lights and signals
- Know the bike and e-bike rules of the road
- Use crosswalks when available as a pedestrian
- Be kind and patient
We are all part of the Carlsbad community, and working together, we can make our streets safer for everyone. Visit carlsbadca.gov/saferstreets for more resources on improving traffic safety.
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Monday – Thursday –10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
|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
City of Carlsbad | 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008