|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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May 9 - July 25
Artist Mike Halem will exhibit his work, which is themed Action Sports. This exhibition will be on display in the Taylor Gallery/Community Room of the Pacific Beach Library from May 9 through July 25. An artist's reception will be held Saturday, May 9, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Admission is free.
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, May 23 (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, May 23 (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.
"Triplets of Belleville"
Saturday, May 23 (1:00 - 2:30 pm) - All
Watch a movie with a biking theme on the PB Library's big screen! This afternoon, watch Triplets of Belleville, a wildly inventive and highly original animated feature crowded with colorful characters and fantastic imagery. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas. The motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground betting parlor and now the chase is on!
Library Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 25
The Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library, as well as the entire San Diego Public Library system, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. The outside book return will be open for the convenience of patrons who need to return checked-out material to the library.
Tuesday, May 26 (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.
Pajama Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, May 26 (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.
Teen Book Group
"The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm"
Wednesday, May 27 (5:00 - 6:00 pm) - Teens Only!
Meet to discuss The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer. The year is 2174. The place is Zimbabwe, Africa. Three adventurous children escape their parents' heavily guarded mansion to explore the world outside. They soon learn how dangerous it is. Tendai, the oldest boy, is their leader, although he worries about being brave enough. Rita, his sister, is an expert at starting fights. Kuda, his little brother, is willing to try anything. They are quickly enslaved in a plastic mine ruled by the terrifying She Elephant and her army of vlei people. The children flee them to find new perils. They are pursued by the Ear, the Eye and the Arm, detectives hired by the children?s parents, who always seem to arrive too late. The worst danger of all lies at the top of the Mile High MacIlwaine, a hotel so tall that it sways like a tree in the wind. For up there are not merely humans, but spirits whose aim is to devour the souls of Zimbabwe. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk to check out.
Sign-A-Story Circle Time
Thursday, May 28 (10:30 am) - Children
Monta Briant, local mommy and author of Baby Sign Language Basics and Sign, Sing, and Play will sign stories and lead us in songs, fingerplays, and games and share tips on using sign language as an early communication tool with preverbal babies and toddlers. Sign-A-Story Circle Time is held on the 4th Thursday of every month, except November and December.
Meet Your Representative
Thursday, 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 4th Thursday of every month from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. No advance sign-up is needed; walk-ins are welcome.
Get Fit @ Your Library
Thursday, May 28 (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:
Pit Stop at the PB Library
on Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 29 (6:00 am - 6:00 pm) - Adults & Teens
May 29 is Bike to Work Day (rescheduled from May 15)! All bicyclists are invited to stop by the PB Library on their way to or from work or school to pick up a free T-shirt, snacks, and other goodies, courtesy of www.icommutesd.com. For those who arrive before the library opens (9:30 AM), please meet on the Cass Street Plaza right outside the library.
Read Library Books on Your eReader
Friday, May 29 (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.
Creative Aging ("Senior") Fair
Saturday, May 30 (9:30 am - 1:00 pm) - Adults
At our 4th Annual Senior Fair you'll enjoy a full day of FREE information, a concert by the MBHS Jazz Band, health screenings, an art workshop, refreshments, and educational presentations especially directed to seniors.
Do Your Homework @ the Library
Saturday, May 30 (11:00 am - 2:00 pm) - Kids & Teens
===> DO YOUR HOMEWORK @ THE LIBRARY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS DAY ONLY <===
DYH@L will return on Monday, June 1.
Lower Impact Fitness
Monday, June 1 (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.
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, June 3 (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Adults
The PB Book Discussion Group welcomes you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month. At June's meeting we will discuss Elephant Company by Vicki Croke. Copies are available for check-out at the PB Library's Circulation Desk. July's selection will be The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
Thursday, June 4
11:00 - 11:25 am (Walkers - 4 years)
With fun poses for parents and kids, Toddler Yoga also includes stories and a bit of singing! Toddler Yoga is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Please bring your own towel or yoga mat.
Friday, June 5 (10:00 - 11:00 am) - Adults
Chair Yoga promotes stretching, strengthening and improves balance, increases circulation, enhances mental clarity and provides peace and relaxation. Please wear comfortable clothes; it is best to practice bare-footed or with socks. Chair Yoga is held on the first and third Friday of every month, 10 to 11 AM.
Saturday, June 6 (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.
Memories in the Making
Friday, June 12 (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 Friday of every month.
Thursday, June 18 (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.
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