|Monica Chapa Domercq
I discovered summer reading programs as a child and, wanted to continue the fun as an adult, so I helped start the library’s annual adult summer reading program. As Principal librarian at Oceanside Public Library, I oversee public programs, the book collection and reference services for adults. I live in Oceanside, and enjoy all the exciting things that are happening with Arts and culture in the city. I enjoy reading and discussing books across the genres, as well as some in the “other” category.
|CJ Di Mento
I found my calling when living overseas and creating a grassroots children’s library. Putting books in the hands of readers of all ages gives me true joy. I have started three adult book clubs for the library, and I’ve written and worked on numerous grants over my ten years at OPL. I am currently the Branch Manager at the Mission Branch Library; find me if you want to talk books, and are interested in the promotion of our libraries.
I am a San Diego native, with a love of Oceanside. Storytelling is an amazing art form, and I love finding new stories and authors in all genres. I have recently been turned on to Joyce Carol Oats (because of a recommendation form a Book Club Member!) I am really into building strong communities, and I’m always working to get to know my neighbors and people with similar interests. At the library I order books, plan programs and run on my lunch breaks.
I’ve been a professional librarian for many years, and I worked in libraries in Europe and the US. My main interests lie in psychology and foreign languages. Since 1996 I’ve been planning programming and outreach services at the Oceanside Public Library, promoting library services in the retirement, military and multicultural communities. Talk to me if you’d like to plan an author visit at the library.
I work in the Adult Services Department at the library. I spend most of my time working with the magazine collection, teaching eBook classes, and helping patrons in any way I can! I love to read all genres of books, but recently I’ve been reading Fantasy/Science Fiction, and especially enjoy critiquing all the books being made into movies and TV shows!
I’m a Bilingual Professional Assistant in Adult Services, and I enjoy working with our patrons through Spanish computer classes, community outreach and with Club de libro Libros y Conversaciones (Book Club, Books and Conversations). I enjoy reading, music, and history, I’ve been an Oceanside resident since 1988, and I love being a part of a community that is rich in culture and community building.
Prior to becoming a librarian, I was a biomedical researcher working on medical applications of lasers. Before joining the staff at Oceanside Public Library, I served as the subject librarian for both the nursing and engineering departments at a local university. I have a strong interest in fiction that is based on current engineering technology and medical topics. My favorite authors include Robin Cook, Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell and Tess Gerritsen.
I’m a Professional Assistant here at Oceanside Library. I help patrons find the books they have been dying to read, help with collection development, computer questions and any other research questions. I am a native North County resident, and when I am not doing what I love best at the library I can be found drinking a good cup of coffee, taking a road trip, listening to some awesome records, or enjoying some friendly conversation.
I recently moved to Oceanside after many years of living in Orange County. I was a teacher's aide for over 10 years and now I am a Technical Assistant here at Library. I love helping anyone who comes to the reference desk looking for all types of information. And, I'm still looking for my home planet. Likes: Graphic Design, Baseball and Sci-Fi Not Likes: Melted Cheese, Hot Weather and Bad Music.
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