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Latest Virtual Programs

Winter Reading Challenge, Storytimes, Author Talk & More

The library's January and February 2020 free virtual programs include a winter reading challenge for all ages, an author talk and more. See below for the schedule.

Jan. 1 – 31
Winter Reading Challenge
We're kicking off the New Year with a fun Winter Reading Challenge for readers of all ages. Help us reach our community goal of 75,000 minutes! Log four hours of reading in Beanstack during the month to earn a Subway coupon for a free kid’s meal (ages 12 and under) or a six-inch sub (ages 13 and up), while supplies last. To participate, register at carlsbadlibrary.beanstack.org or sign in with your existing account.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
Virtual Author Talk
Friends of the Library
Join New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis (The Lions of Fifth Avenue) and award-winning authors Susan Cushman (Friends of the Library) and Romalyn Tilghman (To the Stars Through Difficulties) for a panel discussion sharing their library-themed books, followed by a fascinating behind the scenes video presentation of the New York Public Library. Presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book. For more information and to order signed books, visit Adventures by the Book. Presented on Zoom, register online.

Wednesdays in January and February, 10 a.m.
Virtual Family Storytimes
Join us for stories and songs in English and Spanish with a different theme each week, led by Ms. Angelica. Presented on Facebook Live.

Mondays in January and February, except Jan. 18 and Feb. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Virtual Tween Scene
A weekly program of rotating topics such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), games and a hands-on activity for tweens in grades 4 – 6. Presented on Zoom, register online.

Throughout January and February
Library Book Clubs
Choose from six book clubs for adults, one for teens and one for children.

Virtual author talk is sponsored by Friends of the Carlsbad Library.  

More At Home Activities:


On-demand programs available for viewing include:

Concerts & Performances

Violin Concert featuring Diego de Jesus Mondragon (New!)
Classical Concert featuring Peter Dayeh and Nicolas Reveles
Concert featuring Leonard Patton Duo    
Live From My Living Room concert with Pipe Dream      
Dance Performance: Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles 
Finnegan Blue Concert 
French Chanson Concert with Jessica Fichot
Harp Concert featuring Leah Panos
Live From My Living Room concert with Nathan McEuen
Live From My Living Room concert with Jose Martin Marquez
Live From My Living Room concert with Caro Pierotto and Grecco Buratto
Live From My Living Room concert with Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz of Hot Pstromi
Live From My Living Room concert with Pianist Danny Green

Wellness & Workshops

Mindfulness & Meditation for Managing Stress and Anxiety with Shazia Gogia (New!) 
Breathwork for Stress Management with Shazia Gogia 
Good Life Lecture: Mastering the Art of Resiliency with Jennifer Pharr Davis
Gentle Hatha Yoga with Shazia Gogia
Chair Yoga with Shazia Gogia
Mindfulness for Stress Management with Erik Conklin
Mindfulness for Stress Management, Part 2 with Erik Conklin
Aging Creatively through Dance with San Diego Dance Theater 
Felipe Fraga's Everything but the Kitchen Sink percussion workshop
Introduction to Folklorico Dance with Kareli Montoya 
Introduction to Folklorico Dance, Part 2 with Kareli Montoya 

Youth & Family

STEAMworks Virtual 
Storytime Theater  
Mindful Movement
Best of Baby Rhyme Time

More Past Programs

January/February calendar

January 7, 2021