Library News Archive

Friends of Library Bookstore Grand Opening

May 16, 2022 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library invite the community to the Grand Opening of Jane & Evie’s Used Books, a Friends of the Oceanside Public Library Bookstore. The event will be held on Thursday, June 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 323 North Coast Highway in Oceanside.

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Author Speaks on New Book that Honors Camp Pendelton Marines

April 29, 2022 

The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host award-winning multimedia journalist and Marine Corps veteran Amy Forsythe to discuss her book, Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11, and to talk about its inception and the war memorials and tributes located within the Base. ?

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Free Art Making Classes for Older Adults

April 4, 2022 

The Oceanside Public Library is hosting a series of three free Art Making classes for older adults at El Corazon Senior Center in April. This series will be in-person at the El Corazon Senior Center at 3302 Senior Center Drive, home of a new Oceanside Public Library mini-library.

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New Social Justice Book Club

January 31, 2022 

The public is invited to join a new in-person and online adult book club covering social justice topics on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library Community Room,3861-B Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92058.

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Twisted Stitches Yarn Club

January 11, 2022 

Oceanside Public Library invites teens and adults to participate in the Twisted Stitches Yarn Club on Tuesday January 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Friends of Library Reopens its Amazon Bookstore

December 1, 2021 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library have reopened their Amazon Bookstore, offering book lovers an opportunity to purchase gently used books and help support the Library’s programs, special events for all ages, and acquisition of new books and other materials.

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Library to Host Documentary Screening

October 4, 2021 

The One Book, One San Diego adult selection for the 2021 region-wide read is “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist'' by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner.

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Huge Used Book Sale June 5

May 10, 2021 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Huge Book Sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.

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History of Black Music and Dance Online Program

February 17, 2021 

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the North County African American Women’s Association, invites the public 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.

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Programming for Seniors with MiraCosta LIFE

January 13, 2021 

The Oceanside Public Library is excited to partner with MiraCosta LIFE (Learning is For Everyone) to promote a free series of online lectures for Older Adults in North County San Diego, on Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

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Write On, Oceanside! Literary Festival Goes Online

January 8, 2021 

Write On, Oceanside! is an annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors hosted by Oceanside Public Library and the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF). This year's celebration will be online and will take place on January 14, 2021 at 11 a.m.

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Coursera Provides Free Online Learning for Job Skills in 2021

January 4, 2021 

Would you like to get a job in a new field? Get a better job in the same field? Coursera will help unemployed, furloughed or employed part-time workers gain a competitive edge by providing courses or certificate programs, in which participants can learn in-demand skills and discover paths to new jobs or career advancement.

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"Chat with a Local" with Oceanside Public Library

September 23, 2020 

Learn more about members of your Oceanside community every Wednesday on Instagram Live with your Oceanside Public Library. Visit us at noon on Instagram @OceansideLibrary, and click on the “OceansideLibrary Live” icon, on the top left of the screen, and you will be able to listen in on a conversational interview between an Oceanside Librarian and a different changemaker in Oceanside every week.

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Online Panel Discussion for 'One Book, One San Diego'

September 23, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), will present an online panel discussion about this year’s selection of They Called Us Enemy, a graphic novel by George Takei for “One Book, One San Diego,” with the purpose of bringing community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

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NEW! Buy-the-Box Book Sales

August 17, 2020 

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.

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Oceanside, CA meets Oceanside, NY

July 31, 2020 

Celebrate the end of the 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program by joining the Oceanside Public Library online via Zoom on Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 am (PST) for a meet and greet with our namesake; Oceanside, New York!

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College after COVID: What you Need to Know

July 15, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library wants to help you plan for your future. The Library is hosting a virtual presentation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. with Vincent Bailey, tutor and Founder of Beacon Academics, on what you need to know about going to college after Covid-19.

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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

May 18, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in Summer Reading.

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Celebrating Your Library

April 18, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library is being celebrated during National Library Week, as they respond to the community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways.

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Oceanside Community Bands Together

April 10, 2020 

The Oceanside community is banding together like never before. Residents and businesses are demonstrating the power of care and kindness in a crisis. Learn about some of the positive news stories coming from among our neighbors and friends here.

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Check out Nature Backpacks at the Library

February 20, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library presents Check Out Nature Backpacks! Check Out Nature Backpacks are a jumpstart to help all ages get into and get excited about nearby nature. The backpacks can be borrowed from the Oceanside Public Library, for 3 weeks at a time, like a book, and include items such as field guides, activity books, binoculars, bug kits, a water bottle (which you can keep), and/or compass.

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Three Coins Author to Speak at Library

February 18, 2020 

Join Author Russell N. Low as he presents the captivating story of his family and their arrival from China to the United States, on Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Homeschool Family Meetup Feb. 18

February 10, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library presents Science Tellers and their educational program, Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave.

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Musical Show for Children Feb. 15

February 7, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library presents Mr. Markus Music, a family-friendly Blues, Jazz & Motown Tribute Show, on Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.

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Oceanside's Big Read: Novel Into the Beautiful North Selected

February 6, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library is proud to bring a sixth NEA Big Read program to Oceanside! From March 1 to March 29, 2020, in addition to book discussions throughout the City, the Library will host an exciting array of special programs, all free and open to the public, inspired by the novel Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Wine, Chocolate and a Good Book to Benefit Library

January 21, 2020 

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.

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Suicide Prevention & Intervention Training

January 21, 2020 

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.

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12-Week Creative Journey at Oceanside Public Library

January 21, 2020 

Join us at the Mission Branch of the Oceanside Public Library for 12-weeks of creative exercises. Meetings will be held every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. at 3861 Mission Avenue beginning February 13, 2020, and will run through April 30, 2020. Kick start your creative life with methods used by visual artists, writers, musicians and artists of all types.

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Sensory Storytimes at Library

January 9, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library is hosting a series of free sensory storytimes on January 14, January 21 and January 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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