Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers

October 7, 2018  2:00pm-3:00pm
Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers
Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers are one of the most original and authentic acts on the roots and blues scene today. During the past couple years they have toured France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Mexico and Canada. Nathan plays his own hand made washboard guitars. 

The Rhythm Scratchers forge a sound that combines elements of 1920's acoustic blues, gospel, amplified juke joint hill country, and uptown swing, mixed with 1960's soulful R&B. Influences range from Big Bill Broonzy, to B.B. King, to James Brown and the Famous Flames.

Introduction to Storytelling

October 8, 2018  5:00pm-6:300pm
Storytelling Institute: Introduction to Storytelling
Have you ever wanted to stand up and tell your own story? Need to tell a story at a family gathering or at your next staff meeting at work? Now is your chance to learn how to choose, develop, craft, and rehearse a story to tell in front of others. Designed to kick off the "Creating a Community of Storytellers" institute, this 90-minute session will introduce the titles and instructors of the free, five-week course and then jump right in with hands-on activities to get you thinking about how you’ll apply storytelling for YOU. Professional storytellers from the Storytellers of San Diego will expertly guide you through the process of creating a plan for the classes you want to take and the skills you want to learn. Time for Q & A with the storytellers and to sign up for classes will follow the session. No registration is required for this initial session; attendance is limited to seats on hand. But attendance is limited to 20 persons for rest of the sessions and registration is strongly suggested. Contact the library staff for details.

San Diego Poetry Annual 2017-18

October 13, 2018  1:30-3:30pm
San Diego Poetry Annual Reading
A gathering of some of the finest poets in our region, all published in and reading from the 2017-2018 San Diego Poetry Annual, with a special tribute to the "Poet Laureate of Encinitas," Trish Dugger. Hosted by Jeff Walt, Regional Editor of the SDPA. Organized by Dr. Marit Anderson.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 14, 2018  12:00-4:00pm
Party in Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Celebrate health and wellness at the library this October! Learn about early breast cancer detection, support systems, treatment options and survival through our community partners and San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Live Well program, and sign up to participate in a 2-hour Zumba marathon, brought to you by the amazing staff of Zumba USA. See library staff for details. All ages are welcome!

Jimmy & Enrique performing

November 4, 2018  2:00-3:00pm
Jimmy and Enrique
Their music can be described as having an international flair as they incorporate flamenco, middle-eastern, salsa, calypso, Brazilian, and other world rhythms into their compositions and arrangements.


November 17, 2018  10:30-4:30pm
BobFest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s influence on American culture is immeasurable. His brilliant songwriting inspired the social and political movements of the 1960s and yet he helped preserve the very best of traditional American music, including folk, blues, and country. Dylan has recorded dozens of albums but he’s also an author and visual artist, bursting at the seams with creativity! Today we celebrate his accomplishments and the way he continues to be an inspiration and a national treasure. BobFest Porgram (PDF)

Chase Morrin playing piano

December 2, 2018  2:00-3:00pm
Chase Morrin
Chase Morrin pianist, composer, and educator will explore music by some of his heroes, such as Danilo Perez, Thelonius Monk and Tigran Hamasyan.

Looking forward to 2019 First Sunday Concert!

January 6, 2019 Jason Roel

February 3, 2019 Chris Montgomery

March 3, 2019 Yale Strom