Library News Archive


"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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Coursera for Workforce Recovery

July 10, 2020 

Coursera for Workforce Recovery is a program which seeks to serve those developing their skills to best re-enter the workforce. Currently, these programs are available for a six-month period in which learners can develop or hone skills such as Business English, Data Analytics/Business Analysis, Computer Programming, Contact Tracing, Digital Literacy, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam preparation, Entrepreneurship, Language Learning, Marketing, IT Support, Personal Development, Software or App Development, Project Management, Web Design and much more.

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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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Holiday Sing-Along Concert at Library

November 25, 2019 

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 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m, and at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Harry Potter Themed Performance Dec. 7

November 20, 2019 

Oceanside Public Library presents Harry Potter, “I’ve Got the Magic in Me” on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to a free Harry Potter inspired theatrical performance by the El Camino High School Drama Department.

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Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

November 20, 2019 

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the North County LGBTQ Center and in honor of World AIDS Day, will have an introductory discussion and screening of a powerful documentary about the early AIDS crisis and the efforts of activist groups like ACT UP and TAG.

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Big Book and Media Sale Nov. 16

November 4, 2019 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 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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Pumpkin Patch Storytimes

October 15, 2019 

Oceanside Public Library invites families to its annual Pumpkin Patch Storytimes. The storytimes will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (English) and 11:30 a.m. (Spanish), at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue, and on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Lizard Wizard Oct. 19

October 15, 2019 

The Oceanside Public Library presents the Lizard Wizard of San Diego on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Hwy. Stop by for a fun and educational experience during which children of all ages will be able to learn about and interact with different amphibians and reptiles.

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Author and Punster Richard Lederer Presentation Oct 26

October 9, 2019 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are happy to present The Joy of Names by best-selling language author, and profuse punster, Richard Lederer. The event will take place at the Oceanside Public Library’s Civic Center Library Community Room, located at 330 North Coast Highway, on October 26 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5, or free for members of the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, and memberships will be available for purchase.

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Art Quilts Display and Film Screening

September 25, 2019 

Please join the Oceanside Public Library in welcoming Free Spirit Art Quilters on Tuesday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library for a FREE screening of excerpts from Why Quilts Matter: History Art & Politics, episode 4: What is Art? and episode 5: Gee’s Bend, “The Most Famous Quilts in America”.

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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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