|Friends of the Pacific Beach Library|
|4275 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109|
Friends of the Pacific Beach Library
welcome you to the
Earl & Birdie Taylor Library
Pacific Beach Branch
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library (FOPBL) exists to support the operation of the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library. The Friends, through volunteer services, assists library patrons, hosts special events, operates a used book sale, and provides financial support for acquisitions and community activities.
Chartered under the auspices of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, the Friends of the Pacific Beach Library is an official §501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. As such, donations made to the Friends are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law under Internal Revenue Service tax regulations.
The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room/Gallery. Meetings are held every month except July, August and December.
Please feel free to explore this web site to learn about the services provided by the Friends and by the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library itself.
Library Hours Expanded
Starting November 8
Starting Saturday, November 8, the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library (as well as all City of San Diego library branches) will be open with additional hours for library patrons. The new hours will be:
Printable Monthly Event Calendar
A printable monthly calendar is available that shows all events scheduled to be held at the Pacific Beach Library. Also, for ease of reference, the second page of the calendar lists events categorized by age group and general area of interest. Please click on the link below:
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September 6 - October 31
Christine Albert, 2014 winner in the San Diego Art Institute's Southern California/Baja Norte Regional Exhibition, presents "Paintings, Pen & Ink, Drawings." This exhibition will be on display in the Taylor Gallery/Community Room of the Pacific Beach Library from September 6 through October 31, 2014; an artist reception will be held Saturday, September 6, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
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Indoor Book Sale
A selection of gently used hardcover and softcover books is available for purchase at bargain prices inside the Pacific Beach Library whenever the library is open. This book sale benefits the Friends of the Pacific Beach Library which, in turn, benefits the library as well as many of the programs offered by the library. Look for the sale books across from the circulation desk near the Reed Street entrance. Payment can be made at the circulation desk.
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Outdoor Book Sale
Support your library while shopping for bargain books, VCR and DVD movies, audio books, music CDs, and an occasional special treasure. The Friends' Book Sale is conducted outside the library on the Cass Street Plaza, on Mondays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM every week. The Outdoor Book Sale is cancelled during City holidays, inclement weather, and may close early when it gets too dark to see outside. If uncertain, please call the library at 858-581-9934 to verify if the book sale will be held that day.
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library
Read Library Books on Your eReader
Friday, October 24 (10:00 - 11:00 am)
Interested in learning how to check-out and read the library's electronic books on your eReader? Drop by the Circulation Desk with your eReader, tablet, or smartphone, and our staff will guide you in downloading SDPL's free eBooks and eAudiobooks. This free instructional service is offered every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Memories in the Making
Friday, October 24 (3:00 - 4:30 pm) - Adults
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias express themselves through the creative process of watercolor painting. Held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.
Higher Impact Fitness
Saturday, October 25 (10:00 am) - All Ages
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba Fitness combines a high-energy cardiovascular workout with pulsating Latin music into a fun, calorie burning experience. It incorporates many dance styles including Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, and more. The best part about Zumba is that no experience is necessary to join in the fun! People of all ages, fitness levels, and dancing abilities can have a blast while getting a good workout at their own level. Zumba Fitness is fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while at the same time targeting your legs, abs, glutes and arms. If you have any physical or health issues, please consult your physician before trying Zumba Fitness or any other exercise. A waiver must be signed before class. Zumba Fitness is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month at 10 AM.
Lower Impact Fitness
Monday, October 27 (4:00 pm) - All Ages
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba Gold combines a high-energy cardiovascular workout with pulsating Latin music into a fun, calorie burning experience. It incorporates many dance styles including Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, and more. The best part about Zumba is that no experience is necessary to join in the fun! People of all ages, fitness levels, and dancing abilities can have a blast while getting a good workout at their own level. With at least one foot on the ground at all times, Zumba Gold is perfect for beginners, boomers, active seniors, and new mothers! If you have any physical or health issues, please consult your physician before trying Zumba Gold or any other exercise. A waiver must be signed before class. Zumba Gold is held every Monday at 4 PM.
Tuesday, October 28 (3:30 - 5:00 pm) - Adults
Use postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Hatha Yoga is held every Tuesday at 3:30 PM. Please bring your own towel or yoga mat.
Filipino Film & Lumpia
Tuesday, October 28 (6:00 - 8:00 pm) - Adults & Teens
Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay is an award-winning 2013 horror/suspense film from the Philippines, which follows a group of teenagers terrorized by an evil spirit. Get in the mood for Halloween with this scary film, while munching on tasty lumpia. In Tagalog with English subtitles. The movie and munchies are free.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, October 28 (6:30 - 7:30 pm) - Children
Stories and songs and a craft . . . oh my! Pajama Storytime and Craft is held every Tuesday evening. Recommended for children 3-7. Either pajamas or regular clothes may be worn.
Thursday, October 30 (10:30 - 11:00 am) - Children
Stories and songs for preschoolers (ages 2-5). Toddler Time is held on the 1st and 5th Thursdays of every month in the Youth area of the library.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, October 30 (3:00 - 4:30 pm) - Adults
Movement for all ages! From 3:00 to 3:45 we will focus on balance and strengthening exercises. From 3:45 to 4:30 we will incorporate your new moves into Tai Chi's classic Form 24.
Monster Face Painting
Friday, October 31 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) - Children & Teens
Children and teens: Embellish your Halloween costume with a face-painted mask. Space is limited! Sign-up in advance is strongly recommended; please call the PB Library (858-581-9934) or inquire at the Circulation Desk.
Saturday, November 1 (10:30 - 11:30 am) - Children
Kids can improve their literacy skills by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Wagging Tales meets on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 AM, and is held in the Children's Area.
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, November 5 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The PB Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At November's meeting we will discuss A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. December's selection will be The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.
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