Library News Archive


Lego Brick Building Event August 1

July 1, 2019 

Have you ever wanted to play with thousands of LEGO bricks? Now you can! The Oceanside Public Library invites children of all ages and their families to the STEM focused LEGO Brick Building program with Hey Hey Entertainment on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mission Branch Library, located at 3861-B Mission Avenue.

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Las Marionetas en Desfile August 6

July 1, 2019 

The Oceanside Public Library invites children of all ages and their families to the Franklin Haynes Marionettes bilingual show, Las Marionetas en Desfile, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Noteworthy Puppets July 9

June 25, 2019 

The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to present Noteworthy Puppets and their interpretation of The Three Little Pigs on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Silent Film Third Thursdays at the Library

July 30, 2018 

SHHHHHH, it’s the Library... The Oceanside Public Library will be continuing the popular Silents in the Library program, where classic silent films are screened in the Foundation Room at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway at 6:00 pm, on the third Thursday of every month.

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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

May 23, 2018 

It’s almost time to celebrate summer with Summer Reading Programs at the Oceanside Public Library! This year’s Summer Reading Programs will run from June 4 to August 11, 2018, and all ages are invited to sign up and join in the fun.

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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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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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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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