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Event Calendar

There’s always something stimulating going on at the San Diego Public Library Foundation and San Diego Public Library System. With 37 libraries throughout the city area, there are lots of locations and ways for you to get involved. Just toggle through our calendar below for featured  events along with a compiled list of upcoming events throughout the Library System. We look forward to seeing you!


Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 3 for this evening celebration which features breath-taking views, wonder food, creative libations and top-notch entertainment. This vibrant, energetic event allows attendees to interact and export the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common on three literary-themed levels. The event supports all 36 San Diego Public Library locations. Tickets to this event will be on sale shortly. Click here for more information

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Library Events

  • Portrait Drawings of Children

    Where: Linda Vista

    When: November 18, 2015 / 12:00 AM, February 16, 2016 / 12:00 AM

    We have four pieces of portrait drawings of children by Tuan Tran using graphite pencil. This technique creates realistic looking details and artworks. They… Read More

  • Significant Others

    Where: Central Library / Art Gallery 9th Floor

    When: December 19, 2015 / 12:00 AM, February 28, 2016 / 12:00 AM

    Significant Others is an exhibition of eight San Diego artists making up four artist couples: Debby and Larry Kline; Jean Lowe and Kim MacConnel; Jessica… Read More

  • Past and Prologue: A Retrospective of the Works of Suzanne Geller and Georgeanna Lipe and Current Works by The San Diego Watercolor Society

    Where: La Jolla/Riford

    When: January 6, 2016 / 12:00 AM, February 7, 2016 / 12:00 AM

    The La Jolla Library is pleased to posthumously spotlight the works of two well known La Jolla artists,Suzanne Geller and Georgeanna Lipe. Their art will be… Read More

  • The Midway Printmakers Present : The Unknown Art of Printmaking

    Where: Point Loma/Hervey Community Room

    When: January 7, 2016 / 12:00 AM, February 27, 2016 / 12:00 AM

    Techniques changed very little since the Middle Ages, and are alive and well in 2016. Printmaking is a fine art form used by many known artist such as… Read More

  • Kaori Fukuyama: Passage to Light

    Where: Pacific Beach/Taylor

    When: January 11, 2016 / 12:00 AM, February 20, 2016 / 12:00 AM

    Featuring abstract oil paintings that celebrate color and light, "Passage to Light" offers a visual experience that is strongly rooted in the Southern… Read More

  • PB Friends of the Library Book Sale: Saturday

    Where: Pacific Beach/Taylor

    When: February 6, 2016 / 9:00 AM, February 6, 2016 / 2:00 PM

    Support your library while shopping for bargain books and movies outside, on the Cass Street plaza! (If the weather looks bad, please call 858-581-9934 to… Read More

  • Knitting Circle

    Where: Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa

    When: February 6, 2016 / 9:30 AM, February 6, 2016 / 12:00 PM

    Join the knitting circle. Improve your skills in this traditional art form.

  • Partners in Dialogue: A Health Care Public Forum

    Where: Central Library / Special Events - 9th Floor

    When: February 6, 2016 / 9:30 AM, February 6, 2016 / 11:30 AM

    Come join us for our first Partners in Dialogue conversation! This public forum will be moderated by the San Diego Deliberation Network on the question of… Read More

  • Book Sale – San Carlos Friends of the Library

    Where: San Carlos

    When: February 6, 2016 / 9:30 AM, February 6, 2016 / 3:00 PM

    Come and buy some cool books! We have hardbacks, paperbacks, books on CD, children’s books, and more! Funds help the San Carlos Branch Library purchase… Read More

  • Friends of the Tierrasanta Branch Library Book Sale

    Where: Tierrasanta

    When: February 6, 2016 / 9:30 AM, February 6, 2016 / 5:45 PM

    The Friends of the Tierrasanta Branch Library invite you to our monthly book sale! Find a gift for a loved one or treat yourself! The sale takes place the… Read More