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One Man Circus Band Performance

June 24, 2015 

Come join the fun this summer. As part of the Summer Reading Program, Read to the Rhythm at Oceanside Public Library, we are honored to present something new, something exciting, something hilarious…Fantastick Patrick, the one man circus band.

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Wild Wonders at the Library

June 5, 2015 

Come join the fun at Oceanside Public Library where you’ll walk on the wild side at the Wild Wonders animal show on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave.

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Filipino Cultural Celebration June 6

May 27, 2015 

The Filipino Cultural Celebration in Oceanside on Saturday, June 6, will be presented by the Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) in partnership with the Oceanside Public Library, Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, and Tri-City Medical Center.

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Summer Reading Kickoff June 5

May 19, 2015 

The Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens and adults to kick off the annual summer reading program on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, with music, crafts and art.

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Readers Theatre Performance May 16

April 15, 2015 

Join the Oceanside Public Library at its Civic Center location, on Saturday, May 16, for a Readers Theatre production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole, brought to the Library by Theatre Arts West.

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Sensory Art Workshop April 18

April 3, 2015 

The Oceanside Public Library presents, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, a sensory art workshop for kids on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Library Egg Hunt and Storytime

March 4, 2015 

The Oceanside Public Library invites parents, caregivers and children, ages seven years and under, to participate in springtime stories, songs, crafts and an egg hunt in the library at the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861-B Mission Avenue, on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. (English) and 11:30 a.m. (Spanish), and in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. (English).

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A Night of Performance

February 12, 2015 

The Oceanside Public Library in collaboration with North County African American Woman’s Association (NCAAWA) is proud to host a series of programs for Black History month. On Saturday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m., join us for A Night of Performance: Walking through History at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre at 217 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside.

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Modern Percussion and Rhythm

February 4, 2015 

The Oceanside Public Library invites you to “Modern Percussion and Rhythm” with Chazz, drummer extraordinaire, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Rooms at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Bridge Over the Wadi Documentary

January 7, 2015 

The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host a series of PBS Point of View (POV) Documentaries as part of a series, Citizen of the World. The first film in the series, ?Bridge Over the Wadi will be screened at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 21, 2015, at the Oceanside Public Library.

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Free Workshops on Zinio

December 22, 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.

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Library Holiday Boutique

December 4, 2014 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will present a Holiday Gift Boutique on Sunday, December 14, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside.

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Documentary Screening October 18

October 10, 2014 

As part of the California Reads War Comes Homeproject, 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.

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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!
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Arts Funding Available

August 20, 2014 
The Oceanside Arts Commission is now accepting applications to request arts funding of up to $5,000 per applicant, out of up to $20,000 of the funds provided to by the Oceanside City Council in Fiscal Year 2014-15; for art programs, services and projects that foster the development and enjoyment of the Arts in Oceanside.
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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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Full Circle with Authors Ruth and Buddy Ellison

May 28, 2014 
Ruth and Buddy Ellison, authors of Full Circle, A 12 Year Journey Sailing Around The World, will visit the Oceanside Public Library’s Civic Center Library Foundation Room, at 330 North Coast Highway, on Saturday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m.., with a program about their expedition around the world on the sailboat Annapurna.
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13th Annual Oceanside Filipino Cultural Celebration

May 21, 2014 
The Filipino-American Cultural Organization, along with the Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Library, invite you to enjoy a festive day of music, dance, food and much more at the 13th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oceanside Civic Center Library and Plaza at 330 North Coast Highway.
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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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Culture Through Literature Series

March 5, 2014 
The public is invited to a special installment of the Culture Through Literature series featuring two authors, Laura De Anda and Sylvia Mendoza, at the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, March 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library courtyard, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside.
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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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The Bunnell Strings Perform at the Library

August 22, 2013 
The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present The Bunnell Strings as part of the 2013 World Music Series. This free concert will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway.
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Pizza Gardening Party at the Library

June 18, 2013 
The Oceanside Public Library invites children, ages 6 – 12, to learn about healthy nutrition and gardening on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Courtyard, 330 North Coast Highway, and on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue.
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Wild Wonders Animal Show

June 18, 2013 
The Oceanside Public Library will host Wild Wonders, Inc. “What’s for dinner?” animal show on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.
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Yoga for Kids at the Library

June 14, 2013 
The Oceanside Public Library invites you to “Yoga for Kids and Parents” with Catherine the yogic storyteller on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue.
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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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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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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Voices from the South

February 8, 2012 
Prominent Oceanside luminaries share oral histories and personal narratives at 10:30 a.m. on February 11, 2012, at the Civic Center Library. This program presented in partnership with the Oceanside Historical Society. Following the presentation, the Library will accept a donation of Civil Rights Era papers and memorabilia from Ms. E. Marie Swan, who marched on Washington D.C. with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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