Oceanside Public Library is partnering with North County San Diego NAACP to sponsor a writing contest inspired by the book The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, edited by Jesmyn Ward. The book is a collection of essays written in response to James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and features work by contemporary writers as they reflect on the past, present and future of race in America.
The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the North County African American Women’s Association, invites you to join us for a special Art in Conversation online event celebrating “History of Black Music and Dance: Past, Present, and Future” on Saturday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m. Performance pieces by locally-based artists Alyssa Junious and BJ Robinson will highlight black artists who have influenced their work. The artists will also premier a new collaborative work inspired by the writings of Langston Hughes. The event will be interactive and is open to adults and teens.
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will begin holding drive-through book sales starting on August 25. The sales will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive.
Join the Oceanside Public Library online on Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. as we host Oceanside Historical Society Historian Kristi Hawthorne as part of the Dig Deeper, Oceanside Summer Reading program.
Join Oceanside Public Library for an author talk on Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in the U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man on Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m.
Oceanside Public Library will offer a free STEAM Camp for students in fourth to sixth grades, Monday through Friday, April 6-10, 2020, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway. The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Camp is intended to help students maintain or improve their academic achievement in a fun and engaging way. The theme for this year’s spring STEAM Camp is space, and will include hands-on art and engineering activities, science experiments, 3D printing, virtual reality, and special guests. Following the Camp, a free afternoon meal for all children is served in the Civic Center Library, 3:00-3:30 p.m. each day. Registration for the Camp is limited and participants must sign up at the Civic Center Library Children’s Desk in advance.
The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are pleased to welcome Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar to the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, March 7, 2020. This free performance will be held in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway. Performance time will be 1:00 p.m. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage
Join the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library on Leap Day, February 29, 2020, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., for Wine, Chocolate, and a Good Book. Enjoy the sunset at a beautiful home on the beach in Oceanside while you sip wine, sample chocolate, mingle with friends, and meet Hudu Al-Marashi, author of First Comes Marriage
Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation (IFFF) to Offer Free Tax Preparation Services to Lower-Middle Income Taxpayers at Oceanside Public Library
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The Oceanside Public Library will be hosting two Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention & Intervention trainings. QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer is designed to give anyone the basic skills necessary to recognize the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Two trainings will be offered at the Oceanside Public Library. The first training will be held on February 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, and the second training will be held on April 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861 Mission Avenue.
The Oceanside Public Library invites the community for a screening of the film Stand and Deliver on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Foundation Room at 330 N. Coast Highway. The film is based on the true life of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante who, against all odds, successfully taught his students calculus and helped them achieve their goal of passing the AP Calculus exam.
The Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to celebrate Summer Reading with special finale events. Summer Reading participants of all ages can earn prizes for reading, and attend many entertaining and educational events through August 10, 2019. The Summer Reading theme is, “It’s Showtime At Your Library.”
The Oceanside Historical Society will present a free historical program on Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. The program is hosted by the Oceanside Public Library and will be held in the Library Community Rooms at 330 North Coast Highway.
The Oceanside Public Library invites children of all ages and their families to the Franklin Haynes Marionettes bilingual show, Las Marionetas en Desfile, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway. Las Marionetas en Desfile (Marionettes on Parade), is a marionette show that introduces children to some of the traditions of Latin America as well as commonly used Spanish words.
The Oceanside Historical Society will present a free historical program on Saturday, June 29 at 1:30 pm. The program is hosted by the Oceanside Public Library and will be held in the Oceanside Public Library Community Rooms at 330 North Coast Highway.
Aloha! The Oceanside Public Library presents the Polynesian Paradise Dancers on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue. Stop by for a fun and educational journey across the Pacific Ocean and learn about the wonders of the Polynesian Islands.
Come join the fun at the Oceanside Public Library for the Arty Loon Magic Show at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, on Tuesday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. Arty has combined the best of the best in family entertainment! With comedy magic, amazing illusions, spectacular juggling, fantastic balloon sculptures, hilarious puppetry, and tons of audience participation, Arty has created the ultimate show for families with children of all ages.
Teens, get ready to Zumba this summer at the Oceanside Public Library! Zumba is a Latin-inspired fitness program that combines fast and slow movements for an interval-style, high energy dance party!
The Oceanside Public Library invites the public to Write On, Oceanside! Literary Festival on Saturday, June 22, 1:00-5:00 p.m., in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms and Courtyard at 330 North Coast Highway. This year’s event will feature a panel presentation titled “Publish or Perish: tips for unpublished authors” at 1:00 p.m.; a local writers’ showcase where authors from a variety of genres will be on hand to discuss, sell and sign their works at 2:00 p.m.; and an open mic that will begin with readings from the winners of the Write on Oceanside contest at 3:00 p.m.
The Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in Summer Reading. All ages earn prizes for reading, and are invited to attend many entertaining and educational events June 3 to August 10, 2019. The Summer Reading theme is, “It’s Showtime At Your Library.”
Oceanside Public Library invites the public to submit their writing about the City of Oceanside for a chance to win prizes and recognition in conjunction with Write On, Oceanside! Literary Festival. Writers may enter as a teen (ages 12-17) or adult (18+) and age groups will be judged separately.
Free Comic Book Day activities, and FREE COMIC BOOKS for all ages
Don't let a small budget stop you from traveling. With budget-minded travel in mind, online travel companies offer ways to streamline flights, transfers, accommodations and tour opportunities. Please join us for a presentation with Barbara Smith, Community College instructor and world traveler on Wednesday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861 Mission Avenue, and learn how to plan an exciting, affordable vacation. Participants will also learn how to book travel on land and sea using some reputable online travel companies, travel rewards credit cards, and discounted flight options.
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, the Oceanside Public Library will host a Mental Health Resource Fair, with the purpose of raising awareness of local mental health organizations and destigmatizing mental illness. This event will be held in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms and outside courtyard on Thursday, May 9, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Civic Center Library Community Rooms are located at 330 North Coast Highway, adjacent to the Library.