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Calendar >  Carlsbad City Library -October Events at the Library

Carlsbad City Library -October Events at the Library

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SD Fixit Clinic Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, 1775 Dove Lane

Join the City of Carlsbad for a free Fixit Clinic and repair event at Dove Library. Bring your broken items for assessment, disassembly and learn how to repair them. Participate or watch, learn and get inspired at this free, family, fun-for-all-ages event, including:

  • Halloween clothing swap and costume repair
  • DIY upcycled masks and headbands
  • Household battery and light bulb collection
  • Clothing and shoe drive for Catholic Charities La Posada

Small Business Support Series: Strategic Planning

Thursday, Oct. 19, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Georgina Cole Library, Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Learn to create a one-page strategic plan using Lean Canvas, allowing the business owner to adjust as needed and make a practical strategic plan to achieve goals. Register here.

Connecting with Contracts Celebrating Women in Business Month

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. – noon

Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, 1775 Dove Lane

The Small Business Development Center is pleased to bring government agencies, prime contractors and resource partners to you in one place.

Learn what vendors expect, where to find the buyers and opportunities. These events help small businesses get contracts. Register here

Small Business Support Series: Working Group

Thursday, Oct. 26, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Georgina Cole Library, Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Be prepared to split up into groups to develop, test and finalize your plan for success. This interactive workshop, facilitated by a Lean Canvas expert, provides feedback, new ideas and a fresh perspective on your plan for success. Register here.

Jean Kwok Author Event

Friday, Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m.

Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane

Join us in the Gowland Meeting Room on Friday, Oct. 20 to hear author Jean Kwok discuss her latest book “The Leftover Woman.”

A book signing will take place following the conclusion of the event. For author event details, click here.

Upcoming Author Event:

Alka Joshi

Friday, Nov. 3, 12:30 p.m.

Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Join us in the Schulman Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 3 to hear author Alka Joshi discuss her latest release “The Perfumist of Paris.” A book signing will follow the conclusion of the event.

For author event details, click here. If you have any questions, email librarian@carlsbadca.gov.

Autumn Audiobooks, eBooks, Comics and Videos Online

Carlsbad City Library

If you love all things autumn, we have some amazing stories just for you!

Libby and Hoopla content is available online for free with your Carlsbad City Library card.

If you have any questions, email librarian@carlsbadca.gov.

Save the Date: Writing with Sound Workshop 

Thursday, Dec. 7, 1 – 3 p.m.

Georgina Cole Library, Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Join Cherie Kephart and Diáne Mandle at the Cole Library for an immersive writing workshop experience. Attendees will hear polytonal sounds and motivational words that will inspire writing.

This event aims to create an atmosphere that stimulates the senses and encourages participants to explore their creative potential. 

Updates to Your Kanopy Experience

Starting November 1, 2023, the viewing experience on Kanopy will be easier than ever with the switch from play credits to tickets. With this update, you can easily see the number of tickets required and the viewing period for each film next to the play button.

From a title’s details page, you will be able to easily see how many tickets are required and how long you’ll have to watch it before pressing play.

Genealogy & Carlsbad History

Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Come visit the Genealogy & Carlsbad History division, located on the mezzanine level of the Cole Library.

Focus On: Find A Grave

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2 – 4 p.m.

Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, upstairs computer lab at 3368 Eureka Place

Death dates and burial information are an essential part of genealogical research. Learn how to use FindAGrave.com to search for, share and edit the memorials of your ancestors. Register for a session or visit Genealogy Services for more information.

Focus On: Basic Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, Nov. 7 or 21, 2 – 4 p.m.

Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, upstairs computer lab, 3368 Eureka Place

Some simple but often unknown computer tricks can make our databases much easier to navigate. Join our staff for a helpful session on ways to do things more easily online and learn how to search and use our physical collection. Register for a session or visit Genealogy Services for more information.

Genealogy Partnership Programs with the North San Diego County Genealogical Society

Genealogy partnership programs occur monthly and cover various topics, from research tips to DNA testing. Programs are offered in a hybrid format and are free to attend in-person or virtually.

View the genealogy programs calendar for schedule and locations or visit the North San Diego County Genealogical Society website for more information.

Exploration HUB

Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane , 1775 Dove Lane

Come in and use the Exploration HUB, Carlsbad City Library’s technology lab and makerspace!

Sign up for a free class and try something new. Classes are for patrons 13 and older unless otherwise indicated. 

Digital Conversion Demo:

VHS tapes, Super 8 and more

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2 – 3 p.m.

Do you have old home movies on VHS tape, Super 8 or 8mm reels, or Hi8 tapes? Register for this free demonstration on using digital conversion equipment to convert your home movies to .mp4 files. 

Please do not bring your home movies to the demo. We will show you how to reserve the equipment so you can convert your memories on a future day.

Friends of the Carlsbad Library

The Friends of the Carlsbad Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to support Carlsbad City Library programs. Show your support by shopping at the Friends bookstores at the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane and Georgina Cole Library.

Friends Bookstore, Dove Library 1775 Dove Lane

Monday, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – 442-339-2020

Friends Bookstore, Cole Library1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. -442-339-2898

Join the Friends and join the volunteer staff. Information is available at the Friends Bookstore or call 442-339-2020 or email us at friendsofcarlsbadcitylibrary@gmail.com. Book donations are welcome at any time. 

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 Libraryon Dove Lane
442-339-2049
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Georgina Cole Library
442-339-2870
1250 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
442-339-5500
3368 Eureka Place
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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