Library News Archive

Royal Afternoon Tea May 20

April 19, 2018 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, with support from Oceanside Public Library Foundation and local business and community groups, will host an enchanting Royal Afternoon Tea on the Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, May 20, at 1:00 p.m.

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Storytelling for Adults with Marilyn McPhie

April 12, 2018 

Please join us for Stories Shakespeare Stole, Professional storyteller Marilyn McPhie will share some old tales that inspired William Shakespeare to write his famous plays at the Civic Center Library Foundation Room, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside on Wednesday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m.

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Sensory Storytime April 27

April 12, 2018 

The Oceanside Public Library presents a sensory storytime, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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American Girl Tea Parties at the Library

April 10, 2018 

The Oceanside Public Library is hosting its annual American Girl Tea Party on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861-B Mission Avenue, and Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Sol e Mar Performs April 28

April 3, 2018 

The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present Sol e Mar in concert. This free performance will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway.

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Hullabaloo at the Library

January 31, 2018 

Hullabaloo is coming to the Oceanside Public Library! Children and caregivers are invited to a special performance by popular family musical act Hullabaloo on Friday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Free African Drumming Workshop for Kids

January 29, 2018 

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to Oceanside Public Library to participate in an amazing hands-on African drum and song experience, taught by Nana Yaw Asiedu, a local San Diego Master African Drummer, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Big Book and Media Sale February 10

January 24, 2018 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.

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Celebration of Black History Month/History of Black Music

January 16, 2018 

The Oceanside Public Library and North County African American Women’s Association invite the public to a special free performance entitled “History of Black Music: From Negro Spirituals to Porgy and Bess,” on Saturday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 North Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside.

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Tax Preparation Assistance at the Library

January 9, 2018 

Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Computer and Communication Industry Association (CCIA) and Intuit Freedom Foundation is hosting this one-day free taxpayer assistance event on Saturday, February 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Book Publishing 1-2-3 Presentation

December 13, 2017 

Please join the Oceanside Public Library on January 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. for Book Publishing 1-2-3, a presentation with book editor Laurie Gibson, in the 2nd floor Foundation Room of the Oceanside Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.

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College Information Sessions at Library

November 27, 2017 

The Oceanside Public Library is hosting a series of programs to assist high school students as they prepare for college. Join us for two informational sessions about “What Students and Parents Need to Know about College” on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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Holiday Book Talk December 2

November 17, 2017 

Stumped on holiday gift giving ideas? Join the Oceanside Public Library for Holiday Book Talk: A Gift Guide, on Saturday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Holiday Sing-along Concerts

November 13, 2017 

The Sunset Strummers Ukulele Band will bring holiday music to the Oceanside Public Library! They will perform their festive and interactive show at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2 p.m, and at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, on Saturday, December 9 at 11 a.m.

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O'Arts Master Plan seeks Community Input

October 31, 2017 

More opportunities for public input on the City’s first Master Plan for the Arts will take place on Thursday, November 16, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway, and on November 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Mission Branch Library Community Room, located at 3861 Mission Avenue.

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Camp Pendleton History Presentation

October 16, 2017 

Join the Oceanside Public Library and Oceanside Historical Society in welcoming Dick Rothwell, President of the Camp Pendleton Historical Society, as he shares about the 75-year history of the base, focusing on Las Flores Rancho and the Magees on Saturday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway.

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Winnie the Pooh Storytime and Movie

August 31, 2017 

Winnie the Pooh is coming to the Oceanside Public Library! Families are invited to a special storytime featuring Winnie the Pooh on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway, and on Monday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861-B Mission Avenue.

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Live PURRRcast Podcast July 29

June 29, 2017 

As part of Oceanside Public Library’s “Feline Doggone Good About Reading” Summer programs for adults, the Library is excited to host a live recording of the PURRRcast Podcast on Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.

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Cultural District Designation Finalist

May 2, 2017 

The Oceanside Arts Commission, under direction of the Library Department of the City of Oceanside, has been notified that their proposal for a state-designated cultural district has reached semi-finalist status in the California Arts Council Cultural Districts pilot program.

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War Comes Home Exhibit at Library

April 25, 2017 

Highlighting private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, War Comes Home: The Legacy is now on exhibit on the second floor of the Oceanside Public Library’s Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway in Oceanside.

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Climate Change Presentation April 22

April 3, 2017 

MiraCosta College Physics Instructor Jonathan Cole will address the current state of the climate change debate, and offer options to explore for the future, in an engaging Oceanside Public Library program, “Climate Change: Where Do We Go from Here?” on Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, in downtown Oceanside.

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Ron McCurdy Quartet January 21

January 9, 2017 

The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host a special concert performance of Langston Hughes’ Ask your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz on Saturday, January 21 at 6 p.m. at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre in Oceanside.

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Nov 16

October 27, 2016 

In celebration of One Book, One San Diego’s 10th anniversary, the Oceanside Public Library is hosting a special presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, at the MiraCosta College Concert Hall, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside.

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Hullabaloo at Library September 24

September 8, 2016 

Families with young children are invited to a special show at the Oceanside Public Library featuring Hullabaloo, free-range organic kid-folk music, on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, and 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue.

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Voter Registration Day September 27

September 7, 2016 

Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. Oceanside Public Library is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner.

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Summer Reading Finale Carnival

July 18, 2016 

Come celebrate at the children’s finale of the Oceanside Public Library’s “Read for the Win” Summer Reading program on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Rooms at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Library Hosts Author Matt Coyle

July 5, 2016 

Enjoy a special visit from Anthony Award-winning San Diego author Matt Coyle at 5 p.m., before the Mystery Book Club meets at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in the Civic Center Library Foundation Room, at 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside.

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Dance Around the World July 9

July 5, 2016 

Come join the fun and Read-for-the-Win at Oceanside Public Library where Together…We All Win while we Sing, Laugh, and Dance our way around the world with Nikola Clay on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861-B Mission Avenue.

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Write On, Oceanside! August 29

August 11, 2015 

The public is invited to meet local published authors at “Write On, Oceanside!” Literary Festival at the Civic Center Library Plaza and Courtyard (330 N. Coast Hwy) on Saturday, August 29 from 2 to 6 pm.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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"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.
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