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July 2014

Stuffed Animal Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, July 23
10 a.m.
All Ages
Come celebrate your stuffed animal's birthday at the Library Learning Center. Seating limited.
Library Learning Center

Family Movie Matinee: "Toy Story 3"
Wednesday, July 23
1:30 p.m.
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (2010, G, 103 min.)
Cole Community Room

Family Movie Night: "The Fox and the Hound"
Wednesday, July 23
6 p.m.
Powerful and affecting, this beautifully animated Disney classic follows an unlikely friendship between Tod, a young orphaned fox, and Copper, a young hound training to be a hunting dog, and the heartfelt struggles they face as the grow up. Featuring voices by Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell. (1981, G, 81 min.)
Dove Auditorium

Paws to Read
Thursday, July 24
3:30 p.m.
Independant Readers
This program for independent readers helps build confidence by allowing students to practice their reading-aloud skills to dogs.
Cole Community Room

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop off: Saturday, July 26, 3 to 4 p.m.
Pick up: Sunday, July 27, 1 to 2 p.m.
Grades 4 & up
Kids are invited to drop off their stuffed animals at the library between 3 and 4 p.m. for a sleepover on July 26. Once the kids have left, their animals magically come alive in the library! On July 27 at 1 p.m., kids pick up their animals and enjoy a snack and presentation of what their animals did all night long. Sign-ups required.
Dove Meeting Room

Family Movie Matinee: "Babe"
Tuesday, July 29
1:30 p.m.
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. (1995, G, 89 min.)
Cole Community Room

"Pet Care" presented by Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP)
Wednesday, July 30
1:30 p.m.
Grades K-5
Join us at Cole to learn how to care for your pet.
Cole Community Room

Family Movie Night: "Homeward Bound"
Wednesday, July 30
6 p.m.
Full of humor and heart, this classic family film chronicles the adventures of young bulldog Chance, wise golden retriever Shadow and aptly named Sassy, a Himalayan cat, as the devoted trio (voiced by Michael J. Fox, Don Alder and Sally Field) courageously embarks on a quest to reunite with their beloved owners. (1993, G, 84 min.)
Dove Auditorium

Karen Rae Kraut
Thursday, July 31
Dove Auditorium, 11 a.m. (tickets required)
Library Learning Center, 1:30 p.m. (seating limited)
Cole Community Room, 3:30 p.m.
All ages
Families will be thoroughly entertained with this lively musical story theatre program featuring the animals of forests and the bush enhanced by a soundtrack provided by Jay De Angelo on keyboards, guitar and didgeridoo.

August 2014

Storytime Theater
Friday, Aug. 1
Age 2, 10 a.m.
Ages 3-5
, 11 a.m.
Stories, songs and a puppet show related to the stories with occasional special guests. Arrive early and pick up a ticket. Space is limited. No late seating.
Dove Meeting Room

John Abrams' Animal Magic
Thursday, Aug. 4
Dove Auditorium, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (tickets required)
Cole Community Room, 1:30 p.m. 
Library Learning Center, 3:30 p.m. (seating limited)
All ages
Children and their families will be delighted watching magic and live animals such as chinchillas, doves, tortoises and bunnies combined in this interactive magical experience.

Make & Take Craft
Tuesday, Aug. 5
1 to 7 p.m.
Grades K & up
Join us for a story, activities and a craft.
Dove Family Focus Center

Family Movie Matinee: "How to Train Your Dragon"
Tuesday, Aug. 5
1:30 p.m.
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (2010, PG, 98 min.)
Cole Community Room

Paws to Read
Thursday, Aug. 7
3:30 p.m.
Independent Readers
This program for independent readers helps build confidence by allowing students to practice their reading-aloud skills to dogs.
Cole Community Room

Paws to Read
Thursday, Aug. 7
3:30 p.m.
Independent Readers
This program for independent readers helps build confidence by allowing students to practice their reading-aloud skills to dogs.
Dove Meeting Room

Kindergarten Kick-off
Thursday, Aug. 21
10:30 a.m.
Must be entering Kindergarten
A special program for children entering kindergarten. Join us for stories, songs, games, and crafts that help kids get ready for their first day. A great way to kick-off the school year. Sign-ups required.
Cole Community Room

 

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Carlsbad City Library
librarian@carlsbadca.gov
Children's Services: 760-602-2047
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA  92011
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Georgina Cole Library
librarian@carlsbadca.gov
Youth Services: 760-434-2897
1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92008
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Library Learning Center
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Bilingual Services: 760-931-4500
3368 Eureka Place
Carlsbad, CA  92008
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