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Start Your Business in Carlsbad: Pre-venture/Start-up Training Community Room, Georgina Cole Library – Thursday, May 18, 8:30 – 10 a.m. This training covers proof of concept, legal entities, licensing, taxes and financing. Register here.

Start Your Business in Carlsbad: Start Your Business in a Day What it Takes to Succeed, Financing, Taxes & Business Etiquette Community Room, Georgina Cole Library Thursday, May 25, 8:30 – 10 a.m. This training is designed to give you an overview of what to consider before starting a business. Register here.

Memorial Day Holiday Closure

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, all three library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29.

Author Events

Cara Black & Kate White Author Event Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m., Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane

If you love a good thriller, make sure you do not make any plans on May 23. Authors Cara Black and Kate White will be discussing their new books. There will be an opportunity for an audience Q&A session as well as a book signing. No registration required.

Lisa See Author Event Friday, June 9, 2:30 p.m. Schulman Auditorium, Dove Library

Best-selling author Lisa See is returning to Carlsbad to discuss her new book, “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women.” Here are a few things that you need to know:

  • Books will be available for sale before the start of the event
  • There will be time for an audience Q&A
  • Book signing after the conclusion of the discussion.

No registration required. We hope to see you at both of these events.

Grow Your Garden

Georgina Cole Library Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. – noon

Swap crops & socialize: 10 – 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – noon

Workshop: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This program lets you swap succulents, seeds, fruit, vegetables and herbs with your neighbors. Chef Kyle Dixon will present a gardening workshop “Garden to Table” from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Genealogy FamilySearch Affiliate 

Carlsbad City Library was recently awarded Affiliate status for FamilySearch, the largest genealogy association in the world. There are only a few hundred affiliate libraries in the country; the designation means Carlsbad City Library patrons will now have greater and more convenient access to over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of genealogical records. As you may know, the Georgina Cole Library on Carlsbad Village Drive is home to one of the largest genealogy collections in Southern California. 

These digital records include images and name indexes. Currently, there are about 400 million original records available in a digital format that affiliate libraries have access to. Make plans to come in and explore these newly available records and take advantage of the opportunity to expand your knowledge about your own family’s origin story. 

Focus On: Newspapers Tuesday, June 6, 2 – 4 p.m. 

Library Learning Center   3368 Eureka Place, upstairs computer lab

Learn how to mine our three newspaper databases for historical and genealogical information to add context and color to your family histories. This class will include an overview of Newspapers.com World Collection (aka Library Edition), Heritage Hub and America’s Historical Newspapers.  Register 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.   

Save the Date

Make sure you save the date for the following exciting events:

  • Tuesday, June 20: Summer Reading Adventure begins (all three library locations)
  • Friday, June 23: Writing Workshop (Cole Library)

More details coming soon.

Staff Book Reviews

Get to know our staff members and be introduced to items in the library collection that may be new or unfamiliar.

This review was provided by Lori J., part of our Adult & Teen Services team:

“If you like visiting museums and wonder about what goes on behind the scenes, “The Cloisters” by Katy Hays is a book that will mesmerize you. The story takes readers on a spine-chilling exploration of the public and private spaces of a museum with medieval holdings. The setting is the (real) Cloisters museum and blends reality with the magical throughout the sinister happenings in the story. Intern Ann winds up at the Cloisters through seemingly random events where she works with a renowned young curator. The curator’s area of expertise is medieval tarot cards, but his interest goes beyond the academic. As Ann plunges deeper in the strange world of divination, she makes brilliant connections that challenge the very core of her existence. The hardback book is available in the New Mystery Book section. It is also available in audio, ebook and CD formats. Recommended for adults.”

P.S. Try our free Personalized Reading Recommendation Service for additional reading suggestions.

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Discover books, films and additional resources about prominent Jewish Americans who have contributed a role in today’s society. Make sure to also check out Kanopy, which offers a collection of films focused on Jewish heritage. Access to Kanopy is free with a Carlsbad City Library card.

Take the Pledge: Safer Streets Together

National traffic safety trends show a dramatic increase in traffic-related deaths, with the first quarter of 2022 showing the highest number of deaths in two decades. Here in Carlsbad, injury collisions involving bikes and e-bikes have increased over 200% since 2019. 

Show your commitment to safer streets together in 2023. Take the pledge to do your part to keep Carlsbad’s streets safe for everyone who drives, bikes and walks in our beautiful community. 

After taking the pledge for safer streets, order a free yard sign or window cling to share your commitment with your friends and neighbors. Learn more at carlsbadca.gov/saferstreets.  

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.

All Carlsbad City Library location hours

Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 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 DriveCarlsbad, CA 92008


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