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Latest Virtual Programs

Author Talk, Concerts, Good Life & More

The library's November and December 2020 free virtual programs include an author talk with authors and their audiobook narrators, concerts, a Good Life Lecture and more. See below for the schedule.

Wednesdays in November and December, except Nov. 11, 10-10:30 a.m.
Virtual Family Storytimes
Join us for 30 minutes of stories and songs in English and Spanish with a different theme each week, led by Ms. Angelica. Presented on Facebook Live.

Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7, 14; 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.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2-2:30 p.m.
Live From My Living Room
Concert Featuring The Salty Suites
The “Live From My Living Room” concert series continues with a performance by The Salty Suites. The trio features Scott Gates (mandolin), Chuck Hailes (stand up bass) and Chelsea Williams (guitar). All three sing, blending dynamic vocals and harmonies. They will play original songs and traditional music showcasing a wide spectrum of styles: bluegrass, depression and old country, swing, classical, roots with a current edge. Presented on Facebook Live.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Good Life Lecture: Mindfulness and Mediations for Managing Stress and Anxiety with Shazia Gogia
This workshop will explore meditation and mindfulness techniques for calming the mind, pranayama (breath-work) centered meditation, practices for mood management and more. Shazia Gogia is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, ayurvedic practitioner and ayurvedic chef. Presented on Zoom, register online.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 7-7:45 p.m.
Winter Concert Featuring Val Vigoda
Valerie Vigoda combines gorgeous vocals, dazzling electric violin and heartfelt musical storytelling in a one-woman loop-driven pop symphony of song, created in real time onstage. Valerie has co-written and starred in hit musicals Off-Broadway, co-written many songs for Disney and toured the world with rock acts like Cyndi Lauper and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Presented on Facebook Live.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.
Virtual Author Talk
Audiobook Authors & Narrators
Have you ever listened to an audiobook and been curious about the person behind the voice? Or wondered about the relationship between an author and their audiobook narrator? Get the inside scoop on audiobooks and narrating with authors Gregg HurwitzCaroline Leavitt and Nicole Meier and their respective audiobook narrators: Scott BrickJulia Whelan and Teri Schnaubelt in a panel discussion and Q&A. Presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book and NovelNetwork. For more information and to order signed books, visit Adventures by the Book. Presented on Zoom, register online.

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

Virtual Good Life Lecture, The Salty Suites and Val Vigoda concerts, and author talk are sponsored by Friends of the Carlsbad Library.  

More At Home Activities:

On-demand programs available for viewing include:

Concerts & Performances
Concert featuring Leonard Patton Duo (New!)   
Live From My Living Room concert with Pipe Dream (New!)     
Dance Performance: Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles (New!) 
Live From My Living Room concert with The Bassett Bros. 
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
Breathwork for Stress Management with Shazia Gogia (New!) 
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

( November/December calendar )

November 9, 2020