Thanksgiving Holiday Closure
The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 25. Libraries will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.
Now – Wednesday, Nov. 23
Visit any Carlsbad City Library location to decorate a leaf or write what you are thankful for to receive a tote bag. Leaves are available at all Public Service Desks
Friends of the Carlsbad Library Holiday Boutique
Cole and Dove Library
Monday, Dec. 5 – Thursday, Dec. 22
Bookstore Boutique for the Holidays begins at the Cole and Dove Friends Bookstores on Monday, Dec. 5 and runs through Thursday, Dec. 22 during regular Bookstore hours.
Check out a fabulous selection of as-new materials: Coffee table and children’s books, adult fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks and other holiday gifts.
Come in and use the Exploration HUB, Carlsbad City Library’s technology lab and makerspace located at Dove Library!
Reserve a self-guided HUB Station where you can do the following:
- Digitize home movies, scan slides, negatives or photos.
- Use Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
- Create and cut designs with the Silhouette Cameo.
- Submit original 3D designs for printing.
- Staff are onsite to provide guidance during your session.
Sign up for a free class or club. Learn how to use the scanner or equipment to digitize home movies. Try something new! Classes and clubs are for patrons 13 and older unless otherwise indicated.
Saturday, Nov. 19, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Learn what an Arduino is and how to use this open-source platform to build electronic projects. It’s more fun to make a circuit you can control. We will teach you how to add mechanical push buttons to your Arduino project.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Create a 3D Autumn inspired napkin ring for your Thanksgiving table. Learn shape manipulation using Tinkercad and get tips on how to alter pre-set designs to create something new.
Genealogy Programs & Services
Focus On: Strategic Searching in FamilySearch
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.
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.
Get into the Holiday Spirit
Feel festive by checking out these holiday reads:
- You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky (available instantly on Hoopla)
- A Dark and Snowy Night by Sally Goldenbaum
- The Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
- Countdown to Christmas: Have a Very Merry Movie Holiday! by Caroline McKenzie
- The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish
- Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook by Jenn Fujikawa
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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|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