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Carlsbad Reads Together 2023 

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Carlsbad Reads TogetherCarlsbad Reads Together is an annual event that connects the entire Carlsbad community through reading. Special programming and events for Carlsbad Reads Together are scheduled throughout the month of April, but you can start reading today! Download the Carlsbad Reads Together Program Guide for events throughout April.

An Evening with Francisco Cantú 

Zoom Virtual Event Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m. 

Author Francisco Cantú will discuss his book “The Line Becomes a River” followed by an audience Q&A session. Registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

My Path to Carlsbad

Stories showcased in the Georgina Cole Library Display Case Now – April 30

Storytelling has the power to change our assumptions, deepen understanding of others’ experiences and connect us as a community.As part of this years’ Carlsbad Reads Together program, the Carlsbad City Library and community members have collaborated to create a special exhibit featuring stories of how local families arrived in Carlsbad.

Stories will be showcased in the Cole Library display case and shared on the Carlsbad Reads Together webpage through April 2023.

Carlsbad Reads Together is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Carlsbad Library.

Make the Switch to Libby – The OverDrive app will be discontinued effective May 1, 2023. Make the switch to Libby today!

The legacy OverDrive app will soon be discontinued. Staff recommends upgrading to Libby today prior to May 1. It’s easy to use and full of fun features. Follow the steps below to access your account in Libby:

  1. Download the free Libby app
  2. Find Carlsbad City Library and sign in with your library card
  3. Your loans, holds and wish list items will be on your Shelf

Exploration HUB

Come in and visit the Exploration HUB, Carlsbad City Library’s technology lab and makerspace located at the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane.

Sign up for a free class or club. Classes and clubs are for patrons 13 and older unless otherwise indicated.  

Tinkercad 3D Designs: Empathy Symbol Keychain

Wednesday, April 5, 5 – 6:30 p.m. -Learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo to design and cut three bunnies and text using heat transfer vinyl to place on a baby onesie. Shapes and fonts have been pre-selected to assist with the design process. 

Beginning Arduino

Saturday, April 8, Noon – 1 p.m. -Learn about this open-source platform used to build electronics projects. You will write and upload computer code to the Arduino circuit board. No prior Arduino experience necessary.

Photo Scanner and Photo Editing Software Demo

Wednesday, April 12, Noon – 1 p.m. -Do you have stacks of photos, slides and negatives you would like to digitize and organize? Watch a demonstration on how to use the Epson V850 scanner and hear about the photo editing software we have available for you to use in the HUB.

Genealogy Programs & Services

Focus On: Finding Your Mexican Roots 

Tuesday, April 4, 2 – 4 p.m. – Tuesday, April 18, 2 – 4 p.m.

Library Learning Center -3368 Eureka Place, upstairs computer lab

Discover how to begin tracing your Mexican roots using genealogy records available in the Ancestry Library Edition database and FamilySearch.org website. 

This hands-on computer class is for ages 13 and older. A Carlsbad City Library card with internet privileges is required. Register for a session. 

Teen Intro to Genealogy – Discover Your Family Tree

For teens in grades 6 – 12 Dove Library: Wed. April 19, 4 p.m. & Cole Library: Thurs. April 20, 4 p.m.  

We invite you to learn how to use Ancestry.com and discover your family roots. Use what you learn to create your own family tree. Materials will be provided.

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 staff at the Cole Library. Staff will help you navigate the library’s highly regarded print and online resources to answer your specific genealogy questions. Complete the “Ask a Genealogist” form to get started.

Genealogy Partnership Programs -For a list of free, monthly partnership programs offered by the Carlsbad City Library and North San Diego County Genealogical Society, please view the genealogy programs calendar

Calling all Fantasy Lovers: Did you catch “Dungeons & Dragons” at the movies this past weekend? If so, visit your favorite library location and check out some of our collection featuring this beloved role-playing dice game:

Try our free Personalized Reading Recommendation Service for additional fantasy suggestions and more.

AARP Foundation Tax Help Offered at Senior Center

Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Schedule an appointment at the Senior Center front desk or call 442-339-2650. Walk-ins accepted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Now through April 13 …AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide taxpayers in communities nationwide with free tax preparation and filing services. Volunteers are trained and IRS certified every year to ensure they are familiar with the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. For more information, visit the Senior Center webpage.  

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 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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