Services and Programs
Carlsbad City Library provides high-quality services and programs year-round for all ages. From story times for children to book clubs for adults, concerts to movie nights, the Library welcomes community members to many different events.
Check the Library’s calendar for event details, sign-up for our e-newsletter or visit us on Facebook.
- Adult Summer Reading Program – Read books, share favorites and win prizes.
- Author talks – Meet local and national authors at the Library.
- Carlsbad Playreaders – Enjoy play readings featuring San Diego’s top actors on various Monday evenings.
- Carlsbad Reads Together – A communitywide reading program held each April in conjunction with National Library Week.
- Concerts – Hear everything from jazz to world music to more. Concerts are held at Carlsbad City Library's Schulman Auditorium, at 1775 Dove Lane, as well as at the Cole Library and the Library Learning Center.
- Films – The Carlsbad Film Series is the last three Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m., and the Cinema Series of Carlsbad features independent and foreign films one Saturday bimonthly at 2 p.m. at the Library’s Schulman Auditorium.
- Magee Park Poets – A poetry program sponsored by the Library and funded by the Friends of the Library. Poetry readings and poetry writing workshops are held regularly.
- Special events – From providing tips on personal organization to special celebrations, join the Library for lively special events.