Summer Reading Adventure 2023
All library locations June 20 – Aug. 5
The annual Summer Reading Adventure returns on Tuesday, June 20. Readers from 0 to 100+ can play virtual Bingo to earn rewards by reading and completing library-related activities. Be sure to keep an eye on our Summer Reading Adventure website for more exciting details. Registration will open on June 1.
Celebrating Pride Month, Juneteenth, and Caribbean-American Heritage Month is a wonderful way to recognize and appreciate diverse cultures and histories. Be sure to explore the library’s collection or consult with the staff to discover even more titles that interest you. Enjoy your reading and the celebrations!
Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, Exploration HUB Tuesday, June 13, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Pride month and learn how to use the Silhouette Studio software and Silhouette Cameo cutter, a digital die-cut machine to create a Pride tote bag. Participants will learn the fundamentals of graphic design using the text tool and gain hands-on experience using heat-transfer vinyl. Supplies will be provided.
Virtual Pride Month Graphic Novel Book: “Gender Queer”
Thursday, June 22, 7 – 8 p.m.
Read with pride! Join us for a virtual discussion of the Stonewall Award-winning graphic novel, “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe. This title is instantly available on Hoopla by signing in with your Carlsbad City Library card! To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa See Author Event Friday, June 9, 2:30 p.m.
Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library on Dove
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 held at the conclusion of the discussion.
No registration required.
Peter McBride Author Event
Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 p.m. Gowland Meeting Room, Dove Library
For Teen and Adult Readers
Join teacher author Peter McBride BA, MEd, discuss his book “Dropping in on the Waves of Life: Tales on the Way to Becoming an Adult.” The book is about his life experiences and lessons learned from surfing and some not, told with humor and warmth. Find out why the author hopes reading this book will make a positive difference in your life and those around you. No registration required.
Write on! “Find Your Voice”
Georgina Cole Library
Friday, June 23, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Do you have a story to tell, but can’t get started? Join this workshop led by Patricia Benesh, Ed.D and bring some story ideas or a previous draft to get a jump start.
No registration required.
Grow Your Garden
Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane
Saturday, June 24, 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.
For community members interested in gardening and exchanging plants and produce with their neighbors. The opportunity to swap succulents, seeds, fruit, vegetables, and herbs can promote local sustainability and foster a sense of community. Join us for a discussion with Dr. David Boucher, a Master Gardener, to learn valuable insights and knowledge on successful vegetable gardening.
The Georgina Cole Library is home to one of the largest genealogy collections in Southern California. 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
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. – Tuesday, June 20, 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.
Come in and use the Exploration HUB, Carlsbad City Library’s technology lab and makerspace located at the Dove Library!
Sign up for a free class and try something new. Classes are for patrons 13 and older unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, June 1, 11 a.m. – noon
Do you have stacks of photos, slides and negatives you would like to digitize? Attend a free demonstration on how to use the Epson V850 scanner and software to preserve your memories.
Digital Conversion Demo: VHS tapes, Super 8 and more
Monday, June 5, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Do you have old home movies on VHS tape, Super 8 or 8mm reels, DV mini tapes or Hi8 tapes? Attend a free demonstration on how to use the various digital conversion equipment and software to convert your home movies to .mp4 files.
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 Svetlana K., part of our Adult & Teen Services team:
This is a well-written, dynamic, and very informative book about an extremely important topic. What is now known as the CHIP, has been around for decades. The author, Chris Miller, tells the story how computer chips have become to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th century in terms of global economics and politics. Modern chip technology contributes to fast developing computer industry, including of 5/6G and AI. The author provides strong evidence that chip technology is the real game changer that influence interactions between people and technology on so many different levels. The book has excellent reviews in professional journals and over 600 reviews on the GoodReads website. It’s one of the New York Times and Amazon best sellers. Our library has the “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology” available in print and digital format.
P.S. Try our free Personalized Reading Recommendation Service for additional reading suggestions.
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.
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Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.