|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.
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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February 28 - April 25
Joe Nyiri and Keith Stephens, two noted San Diego artists who've been friends for over 50 years, will exhibit figurative and landscape paintings. This exhibition will be on display in the Taylor Gallery/Community Room of the Pacific Beach Library from February 28 through April 25, 2015. An artists' reception will be held Saturday, February 28, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
Get Ready for Our Annual Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 2 (7am - 2pm)
As you clean out your closets and cupboards, please set aside the following for our Annual Rummage Sale: Antiques, Collectibles, Art, Bric-a-Brac, Glassware, Kitchenware, Decorative Items, Miscellaneous (no clothing or large furniture, please). Please bring your tax-deductible donations to the Pacific Beach Library between Monday, April 27 and Thursday, April 30. The Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, May 2 from 7am to 2pm. All sale proceeds benefit the Pacific Beach Library. If you can volunteer as a co-chair or helper, or for more information, please call Connie at 858-274-2745.
Do Your Homework @ the Library
Free Tutoring Help is available at the PB Library. Hours are:
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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.
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Higher Impact Fitness
Saturday, April 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.
Saturday, April 25 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) - Adults
Speak your piece: Share your original poems or your favorite poet's work. March's guest speaker is Anna Daniels. Poetry Circle is held on the 4th Saturday of every month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Crown Point Jr Music Academy
Saturday, April 25 (12:30 - 1:30 pm) - Family
Kick off your weekend with a Rock Concert by the Crown Point Junior Music Academy. Local students will play drums, electric guitars and bass, and acoustic guitars. Vocals will craft their own Wall of Sound on the library's Cass Street Plaza. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you want to sit on the grass, or feel free to dance on the plaza.
Lower Impact Fitness
Monday, April 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.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 30 (3:00 - 4:30 pm) - Adults
Movement for all ages and all levels of experience—from absolute beginners to more advanced participants! The schedule for the 1.5 hour class is:
Read Library Books on Your eReader
Friday, May 1 (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.
Annual Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 2 (7:00 am - 2:00 pm)
As you are cleaning out your closets and cupboards, please set aside the following for our Rummage Sale: Antiques, Collectibles, Art, Bric-a-Brac, Glassware, Kitchenware, Decorative Items, Miscellaneous (no clothing or large furniture, please). Please bring your donations to the Pacific Beach Library between Monday, April 27 and Thursday, April 30. The Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, May 2. All sale proceeds benefit the Pacific Beach Library. If you can volunteer as a co-chair or helper, or for more information, please call Connie at 858-274-2745.
Tuesday, May 5 (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.
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 6 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The PB Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At May's meeting we will discuss TransAtlantic by Colum McCann. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. June's selection will be Elephant Company by Vicki Croke.
Thursday, May 21 (10:30 - 11:00 am) - Children
High energy dance and movement class for children (18 months to 5 years). Toddler Dance will repeat on the third Thursday of every month.
Meet Your Representative
Monday, May 28 (2:30 - 3:30 pm) - Adults
Meet with a representative from the office of Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins to discuss your local concerns. These are one-on-one meetings with a staff person. The representative can offer help with issues involving state agencies such as the DMV, Unemployment, bill information, the ABC, the Contractor's Board, the Department of Real Estate, Veterans Affairs, etc. A representative will be at the Pacific Beach Library on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. No advance sign-up is needed; walk-ins are welcome.
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