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Latin American Literature Course
October 27, 2014  Starting Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the Oceanside Public Library will be offering a six-week Latin American Literature course focusing on the Magic Realism of Gabriel García Márquez.

Native American Heritage Celebration
October 23, 2014  Join the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday November 22 for a day of Celebration of Native American Heritage.

Walk a Mile in our Boots Street Fair
October 23, 2014  Oceanside Public Library will be holding a Veteran and Active Duty Street Fair on Saturday November 8 from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms at 330 N Coast Highway.

Author Rebecca Leo at the Mission Branch Library
October 16, 2014  The public is invited to an author talk with reading and questions at the Mission Branch of the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the library community room, 3861 Mission Avenue.

Author Karl Marlantes at Mira Costa College
October 7, 2014  As part of the statewide initiative War Comes Home, and in partnership with the California Reads and Cal Humanities, we're hosting a conversation with best-selling author and Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes.

Author Richard Crawford Speaks October 8
October 2, 2014  Oceanside Public Library is a proud recipient of a Cal Humanities and California Reads Grant entitled War Comes Home. As part of this programming the Oceanside Public Library will be hosting local historian and author Richard Crawford on Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. on the Second Floor of the Civic Center Library.

SWARMIUS Performs October 16
October 1, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present SWARMIUS for the final Fall 3rd Thursdays Music Series Concert at the Civic Center Library.

Documentary Screening and Discussion
September 18, 2014  As part of the California Reads War Comes Home project, Oceanside Public Library invites you for a free screening of the documentary “Is Anybody Listening?” on Saturday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall North, 300 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside.

Banned Book Challenge
September 11, 2014  Banned Books Month is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to banned and challenged books. Celebrate Banned Book Month with the Banned Book Challenge!

Film Screening and Discussion at the Library
September 11, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host a series of PBS Point Of View Documentaries as part of a new series, Citizen of the World.

Salsa Contest at Joe Balderrama Park
September 4, 2014  Join in on the first Molcajete a Molcajete Salsa Contest September 15 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Joe Balderrama Park located at 709 San Diego Street in Oceanside.

Library Offers Zinio, Free Digital Magazine Access
September 2, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to offer Zinio for Libraries. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.

Teagan Taylor Band Performs at Library
August 12, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present the Teagan Taylor Band as part of a Fall 3rd Thursdays Music Series at the Civic Center Library.
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Adult Summer Reading Program Finale Party
August 6, 2014  As summer comes to an end, so does the Oceanside Public Library Summer Reading program. Join us on Friday August 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Community Plaza at 330 N. Coast Highway for live music, games, drinks and appetizers.

Book Club in a Bag at the Library
July 24, 2014  Oceanside Public Library assists community book clubs and their members through a service called Book Club in a Bag.

Documentary and Discussion Series
July 24, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host a series of PBS Point of View (POV) Documentaries as part of a new series, Citizen of the World.

Free Family Movie at the Library
July 15, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites children ages 0-12 and their families to a free showing of an awesome animated film from 2014, in which an ordinary construction worker is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe into eternal stasis.

Request for Proposals for Library Checkout/Payment System
July 7, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library, a department of the City of Oceanside, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking qualified vendors to supply and install a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based suite of hardware and software to facilitate checkout and check-in of materials in both self-service and full-service scenarios, including systems for accepting payment and RFID tag conversion.

Learn to Draw Cartoons at the Library
June 26, 2014  Have you always wanted to learn how to draw cartoons? Do you love reading Captain Underpants? If you answered yes, come learn to draw the funny characters in Captain Underpants books with professional cartoonist Dave Boatman.

Family Movie and Hungry Caterpillar at the Library
May 28, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library will show a family movie, A Bug’s Life, on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway.

Summer Reading Kickoff at the Library
May 19, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites families to kick off the annual children’s summer reading program with two special events: On Thursday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m., Mad Science will present “Wild About Science” at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway. On Friday, June 6, at 11:00 AM, Bubble Mania & Company will present an interactive bubble show at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue.

Free Computer Classes at the Library
May 12, 2014  Free Basic Computer classes and a Job Search Series will be held in May and June, 2014.

Yoga for Kids at the Library
May 6, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites you to “Yoga for Kids and Parents” with Catherine the yogic storyteller on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

Community Baby Shower and Resource Fair
April 22, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library is celebrating mothers with its first Community Baby Shower and Resource Fair on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Dia de los Ninos - Dia de los Libros
April 7, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites parents, caregivers and children, ages twelve years and under, to join us for a celebration of children, literacy, and Latino culture.

Danny Green Trio Performs Free April 5
March 27, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to welcome the Danny Green Trio as part of the 2014 World Music Series. This free concert will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway.

Egg Hunt and Storytime at the Library
March 24, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites parents, caregivers and children, ages seven years and under, to participate in springtime stories, songs, crafts and hunting for Easter eggs in the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue, on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. and in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Family Movie at the Civic Center Library
March 20, 2014  It may officially be spring, but here at the Oceanside Public Library we are still celebrating all things wintery and frozen. Join us for a family movie appropriate for all ages on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the community rooms at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

Loom Craft for Tweens Offered at Library
March 20, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites tweens, ages eight to twelve, to get crafty and join the rubberband jewelry-making craze on Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

Shorts in March, Free Writers Workshop
March 17, 2014  Oceanside Public Library, in collaboration with Writers on Missions, is proud to present Shorts in March, a free writer's workshop on Saturday, March 29, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 330 N. Coast Highway.

Author Rebecca Leo to Speak at Library
March 10, 2014  Join the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. to welcome local author Rebecca Leo speaking about her recent book The Flaws that Bind.

Ireland's FullSet to Perform Free Concert
March 5, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present a special performance by Ireland’s FullSet as part of the 2014 World Music Series.

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile to Visit Oceanside
March 3, 2014  The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile national tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service from the Oceanside Public Library on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall complex in Oceanside.

Leprechaun Hunt and Storytime at the Library
March 3, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites families and children, ages seven and under, for a special storytime about leprechauns, rainbows, and the Irish on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

Teen Tech Week Celebration
February 28, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library’s Teen Zone will be hosting a video gaming event March 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library to celebrate Teen Tech Week.

Live Re-Creation of The Maltese Falcon on Radio
February 24, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library will conclude its Big Read program series with a live re-creation of The Maltese Falcon on radio. This free program will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, located at 330 N. Coast Highway.

Mission Branch Library to Close Temporarily
February 20, 2014  After 14 years and over a half a million visitors, the Mission Branch Library, located at 3861-B Mission Avenue, is getting new flooring/carpet!

Joseph Crone Noir Art Exhibition and Workshop
February 20, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce a special exhibition of Noir Pencil Art by Joseph Crone at the Civic Center Library.

Remarkable Women in Science
February 19, 2014  March is National Women’s History Month and the Oceanside Public Library invites children, ages 3-12, and their parents or caregivers, to celebrate with an interactive program on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

Todo Mundo to Perform Free Concert
February 19, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present the Latin rhythms of local super group Todo Mundo as part of the 2014 World Music Series.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Library
February 17, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library invites families and children of all ages to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday Monday, March 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway.

Film Noir Series Celebrates Big Read
February 5, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library continues its Big Read Celebration of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett with a film noir series. Join us at the Oceanside Public Library to watch classic film noirs.

Josiah the Musical Stoyteller - Workshop for Teens
February 5, 2014  Teens are invited to join Josiah, the Musical Storyteller, for an interactive workshop, where Josiah will explore the music of Bob Marley on February 13 at 4:00 p.m at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms.

Voice of King Performance at Libraries
February 4, 2014  Join the Oceanside Public Library in welcoming Reverend Dennis Morgan Brown as he brings to life the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday February 11, at 5:30 p.m.

Immigration Issues Past and Present
February 4, 2014  On Wednesday, February 12, at 5:30 p.m., join Oceanside Public Library’s “No Participation Required” monthly informational series in the 2nd floor Foundation Room.

Free Tax Preparation Event
February 4, 2014  For the third year, Oceanside Public Library is partnering with the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation to offer free tax preparation services to lower-income Oceanside residents on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway in Oceanside.

Concert of Film Noir Music Featured in Big Read
January 28, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host an extraordinary musical performance showcasing the music of Film Noir on February 8, 2014, as part of The Big Read in Oceanside.

The Big Read Kick-Off
January 27, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host the third Big Read program in Oceanside! The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.
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Zimbeat Performs Free at the Library
January 23, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present Zimbeat as part of the 2014 World Music Series.

Grand Re-Opening of Bookmobile January 6
December 31, 2013  The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce the kick-off of the Seguimos Adelante/Moving Forward Project with a grand re-opening celebration of the Adelante Bookmobile on January 6, 2014, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Joe Balderrama Recreation Center, located at 709 San Diego Street in Oceanside.

No Participation Required Presents Issues in Syria
October 29, 2013  On Tuesday November 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., join Oceanside Public Library’s “No Participation Required” monthly informational series.

125th Anniversary Photo History Finale
September 3, 2013  The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Oceanside Historical Society, invites all current and former Oceanside residents to discover or revisit a part of local history.

Library Expands Hours Beginning July 1, 2013
June 27, 2013  The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce new, expanded hours of operation beginning July 1, 2013.

Library Receives "Big Read" Grant from NEA
May 31, 2013  The Oceanside Public Library has received a $17,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a third Big Read, a community-wide reading program, in the Oceanside area. The Library was one of only 77 organizations selected from a pool of applicants nationwide to receive this prestigious grant.

Library Calls for Historic Photos
December 27, 2012  The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Oceanside Historical Society, invites all current and former Oceanside residents to become a part of local history as Oceanside celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2013.

Book Clubs at the Library
October 7, 2014  This October and into November the Oceanside Public Library will have Book Discussion groups every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library.

Writing Group Meets at the Library Twice Monthly
February 4, 2014  The Oceanside Public Library has an active Writing Group. The group meets twice monthly, the second and fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

Learn to Access eBooks at the Library
February 4, 2014  Join the Oceanside Public Library for a series of classes designed to help you access the collection of digital eBooks on your eReader or Tablet.

Author of Fairy Tales for Real Women at the Mission Branch Library
February 22, 2013  Join us at the Mission Branch Library Community Room at 3861-B Mission Avenue in Oceanside to meet local author Jessie Fielden, author of Fairy Tales for Real Women, on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

War Comes Home to First Friday Art Walk
October 1, 2014  Join the Oceanside Public Library on October 3 for the First Friday Art Walk from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This month the Library will highlight artists who have served in the military with live music, performance art, a community mural project and art on display.

Friends of Library Big Book Sale Saturday May 24
May 21, 2014  The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a book sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.

In an Instant: Oceanside Via Instagram
April 4, 2014  Oceanside is an ever-changing diverse community with so many wonderful, fleeting moments and we want to freeze time to 2014 at the Oceanside Public Library.

Free Event for Homeowners in Distress
February 10, 2014  On Saturday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m., the Oceanside Public Library will host a free community event for homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.

Library Lecture: Conflict in South Sudan
December 30, 2013  On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., join Oceanside Public Library’s “No Participation Required” monthly informational series.

"My Oceanside" Photo Contest Reception
June 11, 2013  The Oceanside Public Library invites you to view the winning photographs from the first annual My Oceanside Photography Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. The reception will be held on Friday, June 21st, at 4 p.m.

Oceanside Airport History Program at Library
March 29, 2012  The Oceanside Historical Society will be doing a presentation on the history of Oceanside's Airport on April 14 at 10:30 a.m.
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