Friends of San Carlos Library

A volunteer organization in San Carlos, California




   *  Monday – 10am – 9pm
   *  Tuesday – 10am – 9pm
   *  Wednesday – 10am – 9pm
   *  Thursday – 10am – 6pm
   *  Friday – 10am – 6pm
   *  Saturday – 10am- 5pm
   *  Sunday – 1pm-5pm

Adult Programs:

1. Public Computer Help: Every Tuesday 10AM-noon and Thursdays 2-4PM. Our volunteer will help with computer research and printing. Free and open to the public.

2. Knitting with Arnie: Second and Fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9PM. Open to all adults. Bring your supplies.

3. San Carlos Quilters Club: Second Thursday of every month at 10AM – 12PM for adults. Open to all skills levels. Bring your own supplies.

4. Tai Chi Class: Every Friday and Saturday at 10:30AM on 2nd floor in room A . For adults only.

5. Overeaters Anonymous: Every Saturday at 10:15AM-noon on 2nd floor in room B. A 12-step recovery from compulsive overeating.
6. Meditation for Adults: Tuesday, September 12th at 6-7PM. Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. You will be introduced to light rejuvenating yoga, powerful breathing techniques, and blissful meditation.
7. Third Sunday Book Sale: Sunday, August 20th from 1-4PM. Browse thousands of titles! PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE BOOKS!!
8.Enjoy Local Newspapers Online:  Monday, August 21st from 7-8 PM.  We’ll teach you how to read online versions of your favorite local newspapers.
9. Esoamerican Mythology, chocolate, and caves! Tuesday, August 22nd from 7:45-8:30 PM. Join the National Speleological Society on the 4th Tuesday of every month to explore the world of caving. This month we continue to explore Mesoamerica.

Book Clubs:

1. Daytime Book Club: Monday, September 11 at 10AM is LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

2. Mystery Book Club: Wednesday, August 23rd at 7PM is Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin. September 27: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda


Eating Disorders Anonymous:  Every Monday from 8-9 PM. A free community-led group for individuals at any stage of recovery for all eating disorders.

Pinhole Cameras & Star Wheels: Friday August 19th from 3:30-4:40 PM. Make a pinhole camera for viewing the solar eclipse and a star wheel for identifying stars.

Solar Eclipse Viewing: Monday, August 21st from 9 – 11:30 AM.  Join us as we experience this once in a lifetime astronomical event! View the eclipse safely in our famous two-story rotunda and watch the NASA Eclipse MegaCast.

Learn to Play Chess: Every Saturday at 11am. Chess play and basic instruction, all skill levels welcome. Chessboards and sets provided. Just drop in.

3D Printing:  Every Saturday and Sunday from 2-4PM. Every Monday from 1-3PM and every Tuesday from 6:30-8PM, except August 15th. All skill levels are welcome to stop by to learn more and select and print your own objects.

Teen Programs (6th-12th Grade)

Teen Cooking; Wednesday, August 9th and 16th at 4-5:30PM. Cook delicious vegetarian entrees, desserts, and snacks with us! *Drop-in session limited to 12 participants.

Teen Comic Book & Karaoke Party: Thursday, August 24th from 6:30-8 PM. Come after the library is closed to sing your lungs out and/or read some comic books. Pizza provided!

Kids’ Programs

Kids DIY: (K-5th graders, upstairs room A or B): Monday’s at 3:30 PM. August 7th Solar Oven; August 14th Ice Cream in a Bag; August 21st Yarn Lantern.

Paws for Tales: Thursday, September 14th from 4:30-5:30PM. Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Registration required and a parent/guardian must accompany the child.

Kid’s Matinee: A Dog’s Purpose, rated PG: Thursday, August 17th from 3-5 PM. Join us for a special kid’s movie matinee of A Dog’s Purpose. Popcorn and juice while supplies last.

Solar Suncatcher Craft (All ages): Friday, August 18th from 3:30-4:30 AM. Join us as we make space related crafts to celebrate the rare solar eclipse on Aug 21st! Melt crayons (w/ adult help!) to create window solar suncatchers.

Jelly Jam Puppet Time: Tuesday, August 22nd from 10:30-11 AM. Join us as Risa invites the audience to become actors and dancers in a unique and fun interactive puppet show. All parts of the show are handmade by Risa herself!

Alphabet Rockers Hip Hop Dance Workshop: Monday, August 28th from 3:30-4:30 PM. Learn hip hop choreography perfect for kids age 2-5.

Storytimes: (Linger at the library for 30 minutes following most story times for open ended explorations and community time with parents, caregivers and children).

Mondays at 10:30AM: Preschool Story time (3-6years).

Mondays at 11:15AM: Chinese/English Bilingual Story time (all ages). 

Tuesdays at 10:30AM: Toddler Story time (18-36mos).

Wednesdays at 7PM: Pajama Story time (All ages).

Thursdays at 10:30AM: Baby Rhyme Time (0-2 years).

Fridays at 10:30AM: Spanish/English Bilingual Story time.

Saturdays at 10:30AM: Family Story time. 

Check out our Book Sales
Book sales are the cornerstone of fundraising for the Friends of the Library. We offer gently used books and media for sale through a variety of methods:

Upcoming Events

Book Sales: 3rd Sun. 1-4
August 20
September 17
October 15

Become a member!
Become a member of the Friends of the Library. Benefits include sale previews, notices about events, and a quarterly newsletter. Every membership supports the Friends of San Carlos Library and all of our programs and events.

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