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  • Exterior photo of Linda Vista Library

    Exhibit: 'The Time Of The Great Believers'

    "The Time of The Great Believers" exhibits visual context for the 2019 One Book, One San Diego adult selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS ...More →

    Linda Vista Branch Library

    Ongoing until Monday, December 9, 2019

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for the UCSD LGBTQIA Welcome Orientation

    UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center: One Book, One San Diego Book Giveaway

    Copies of the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai, will be given to UC San Diego students attending fall orientation session at the LGBT Resource Center. The students will be invited to a ...More →

    UC San Diego, Price Center East Ballroom

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at noon

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the One Book For Kids Book Fiesta at Mira Mesa Branch L...

    One Book For Kids Book Fiesta

    Celebrate 2019 One Book One for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales, with our special storytime, craft, and Mexican hot chocolate. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring with them when ...More →

    Mira Mesa Branch Library

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the One Book For Kids Imagination Station: Create Your ...

    One Book For Kids Imagination Station: Create Your Own Book

    Inspired by the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales, kids of all ages are invited to create their own book using a variety of materials provided by the library. The only limit is your imagination! This ...More →

    Julian Library

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the One Book For Kids Afterschool Activity at Descanso ...

    One Book For Kids Afterschool Activity

    Come celebrate 2019 One Book, One San Diego for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales by participating in a related craft activity. "Dreamers" is a beautifully illustrated picture book and a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring ...More →

    Descanso Library

    Friday, September 27, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the One Book For Kids: Dream Big Storytime at Borrego S...

    One Book For Kids: Dream Big Storytime

    Please join us for a storytime and craft featuring the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring with them when they ...More →

    Borrego Springs Library

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for storytime & craft at Vista Branch Library

    Dreaming With Butterflies On Canvas: One Book For Kids Storytime & Craft

    Please join us for a storytime featuring the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales, and a craft exploring dreams through art. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants ...More →

    Vista Branch Library

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for One Book For Kids with Girls Scouts San Diego at Rancho...

    One Book For Kids With Girls Scouts San Diego In Rancho Bernardo

    Join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego for a special workshop around the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Includes a story time and hands-on craft activity, and the first 60 participants will receive a free ...More →

    Rancho Bernardo Library

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • One Book, One San Diego logo

    One Book, One San Diego: Feature Film Screening

    When inexperienced criminal, Sonny Wortzik, leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn things quickly go wrong and a hostage situation develops. Visit the San Diego Public Library's event page to learn the title of the film. Library contact: 858-538-8158 Presented as ...More →

    Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

    Free

  • Graphic cover of “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. Courtesy of Penguin...

    Saturday Book Club Discussion: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Join the Saturday Book Club to discuss the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. No sign up required just drop in to talk about the book. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel ...More →

    Coronado Public Library

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 p.m.

    Free

  • Kathi Diamant

    Book Discussion Group: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Join us to read and discuss the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai, facilitated by Kathi Diamant. Everyone is welcome. Please read the book beforehand. Books will be available for check out at ...More →

    Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for the screening of "How To Survive A Plague," by David ...

    Film & Discussion: 'How To Survive A Plague'

    Join us for a free screening of the documentary "How To Survive a Plague." In the late 1980s, members of Act-Up and other AIDS activists battle hostility and indifference to bring attention to the disease and try to reduce the ...More →

    Coronado Public Library

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for One Book for Kids storytime at Carmel Mountain Ranch Li...

    One Book For Kids Storytime: 'Dreamers' By Yuyi Morales

    Please join us for a storytime featuring the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring with them when they leave their ...More →

    Carmel Mountain Ranch Library

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • Graphic cover of the book, "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai

    One Book, One San Diego: Book Discussion: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. This discussion will be moderated by Librarian Judy Neeb. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel ...More →

    Chula Vista Civic Center Branch

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5 p.m.

    Free

  • Photo of Dr. Raymond Chinn

    Medical Insights: AIDS/HIV

    Dr. Raymond Chinn will speak about his experiences working with AIDS/HIV patients in the '80s as well as the some of the science behind this once deadly disease. Chinn is the former medical director of infection prevention and clinical epidemiology ...More →

    Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6 p.m.

    Free

  • Graphic cover of "The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai

    Book Club: One Book, One San Diego Discussion Of 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic ...More →

    Carmel Mountain Ranch Library

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Title graphic for the film, San Diego's Gay Bar History." Courtesy of filmmak...

    Picture This: Film Screening Of 'San Diego Gay Bar History' Followed By A Filmmaker Q&A

    Please join us for a screening of "San Diego Gay Bar History" (2018), followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Paul Detwiler. Through archival photographs, historic footage, and interviews with bar owners, bartenders and prominent community members, this documentary provides ...More →

    San Diego Central Public Library

    Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Exterior photo of La Mesa Branch Library

    One Book, One San Diego: Book Club Discussion: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic ...More →

    La Mesa Branch Library

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

    Free

  • Exterior photo of San Diego Central Public Library

    HIV Testing Clinics

    Family Health Centers of San Diego will provide free and confidential HIV testing clinics every third Wednesday to all members of the public using the cotton swab testing method. Offered as part of One Book, One San Diego, featuring the ...More →

    San Diego Central Public Library

    Multiple dates from Sep 18 - Nov 20, 2019

    Free

  • Photo of a magnetic poem for Creative Teen Thursday at Rancho San Diego Library

    Creative Teen Thursday

    Create a magnetic poem inspired by the 2019 One Book for Teens selection, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander. “The Crossover” is winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. It is a coming-of-age novel written in ...More →

    Rancho San Diego Library

    Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional film graphic for "Tongue's Untied." By filmmaker Marlon Riggs

    'Tongue's Untied' 30th Anniversary Screening

    Join us for a 30th anniversary screening of the ground-breaking film "Tongues Untied" by late filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Made to “shatter this nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” this bold and beautiful film combines poetry, performance, ...More →

    San Diego Central Public Library

    Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the book discussion at Alpine Branch Library

    Book Discussion: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic ...More →

    Alpine Branch Library

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for One Book For Kids workshop with Girls Scouts San Diego ...

    One Book For Kids With Girls Scouts San Diego In City Heights

    Join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego for a special workshop around the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Includes a story time and hands-on craft activity, and the first 60 participants will receive a free ...More →

    City Heights/Weingart Library

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Graphic cover of “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. Courtesy of Penguin...

    One Book, One San Diego: Halloween Film & Discussion

    Join us for a special One Book One San Diego: Halloween Film. Afterwards, we will discuss queer representation in genre films in the 1980s when the AIDS epidemic was first emerging and how queer representation in media has evolved today. ...More →

    Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional film still featured in the film, "San Diego's Gay Bar History." P...

    'San Diego's Gay Bar History' Documentary & Discussion

    "San Diego Gay Bar History" (2018), by filmmaker Paul Detwiler, traces the development of the gay bar as a community institution in San Diego, from post-WWII to the present. Winner of the Audience Award for BEst Documentary at the 2018 ...More →

    Vista Branch Library

    Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1 p.m.

    Free

  • Interior photo of Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

    Heart To Heart: A Community Conversation

    Our day to day lives seldom afford us the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with people from diverse backgrounds. Take this opportunity to gain insights and understanding into the LGBTQ community. Please join us for a focused discussion with panel ...More →

    Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6 p.m.

    Free

  • Historical photo of Walk for Life. Courtesy of Lambda Archives

    AIDS: A San Diego History - One Book, One San Diego Event

    AIDS hit San Diego hard as it did so many across the country, and the LGBT community responded by banding together, forming new organizations to deal with tragedy, including Walks for Life (later AIDS Walk), Auntie Helen's and the Blood ...More →

    El Cajon Branch Library

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for Storytime & Craft at Mission Valley Library.

    One Book For Kids Storytime And Craft: 'Dreamers' By Yuyi Morales

    Please join us for a storytime and craft featuring the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring with them when they ...More →

    Mission Valley Branch Library

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo of local restaurateur and activist Judy “The Beauty” Forman.

    Cinema @ The Library | 'Tres Bíen: The Big Heart Of The Big Kitchen'

    Documentary screening of "Tres Bien: The Big Heart of Big Kitchen." Meet Judy Forman, who, in 1980 bought The Big Kitchen- a diner in the Golden Hilll area of South Park, San Diego. Judy, a vibrant personality, was a trained ...More →

    Fallbrook Branch Library

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional film graphic for “Compensation." A film by Zeinabu irene Davis, U...

    'Compensation' 20th Anniversary Film Screening

    Join the UC San Diego Communication Department and the San Diego Central Library for a 20th anniversary screening of “Compensation,” the groundbreaking independent drama, featuring pioneering African American deaf actress Michelle Banks, by award-winning filmmaker and UC San Diego professor ...More →

    San Diego Central Public Library

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for One Book For Kids workshop with Girls Scouts San Diego

    One Book For Kids With Girls Scouts San Diego In Chula Vista

    Join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego for a special workshop around the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Includes a story time and hands-on craft activity, and the first 60 participants will receive a free ...More →

    South Chula Vista Library

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Interior photo of Valley Center Library.

    Dia de los Muertos Celebration Featuring The 2019 One Book For Kids Selection: 'Dreamers'

    Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring with them when they leave their home, ...More →

    Valley Center Library

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • Interior photo of Alpine Branch Library.

    Loteria With Math & One Book, One San Diego

    Loteria/Mexican Bingo with themes from the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Using math, we can figure out our likelihood of winning. Prizes provided. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It ...More →

    Alpine Branch Library

    Friday, November 1, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the One Book For Kids with Girls Scouts San Diego works...

    One Book For Kids With Girls Scouts San Diego In Valencia Park

    Join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego for a special workshop around the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Includes a story time and hands-on craft activity, and the first 60 participants will receive a free ...More →

    Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library

    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Interior photo of Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

    Book Clinic: 2019 One Book, One San Diego Selection 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion with our librarian to share your thoughts and reactions to the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection for adults, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel ...More →

    Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center

    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • The teen hang out area at San Diego Central Library.

    One Book For Teens: Book Discussion: 'The Crossover' By Kwame Alexander

    Join us to celebrate the 2019 One Book for Teens selection, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander. “The Crossover” is winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. It is a coming-of-age novel written in a mix ...More →

    San Diego Central Public Library

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

    Free

  • The children's area at Tierrasanta Library "We're Wild About Books"

    One Book For Kids Book Fiesta: 'Dreamers' By Yuyi Morales

    Come celebrate 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales, with our storytime and craft. Let's enjoy Mexican hot chocolate! This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring with them ...More →

    Tierrasanta Library

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.

    Free

  • Graphic cover of "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Courtesy of Penguin Random House

    One Book For Kids Discovery Day: 'Dreamers' By Yuyi Morales

    Join us for One Book for Kids Discovery Day featuring "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales! We will read the book together and discuss why the author wrote it. Then kids will be invited to write down what their own dreams are ...More →

    Fletcher Hills Library

    Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • Exterior photo of Cardiff by the Sea Library.

    Children's Storytime & Craft: 'Dreamers' By Yuyi Morales

    Preschool storytime featuring the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales with a story-making activity afterward. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a timeless tale of family. It celebrates what migrants bring with them when they leave ...More →

    Cardiff by the Sea Library

    Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for the film, "Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100." (199...

    'Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100' | 20th Anniversary Screening

    When Ruth Ellis died in 2000 at the age of 101, she was thought to be the oldest "out" African American lesbian known. Directed by award-winning independent filmmaker Yvonne Welbon, "Living With Pride" is an extraordinary film about a most ...More →

    San Diego Central Public Library

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Exterior photo of the Del Mar Library

    Book Talks & Treats Discusses 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic ...More →

    Del Mar Library

    Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2 p.m.

    Free

  • Interior photo of Vista Branch Library

    One Book For Kids With Girls Scouts San Diego In Vista

    Join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego for a special workshop around the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Includes a story time and hands-on craft activity, and the first 60 participants will receive a free ...More →

    Vista Branch Library

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for the One Book, One San Diego Death Cafe "Talking about...

    One Book, One San Diego Death Cafe

    Join us for discussions of death and dying with San Diego experts. Tea and cake will be served. Death and dying are key issues in the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The ...More →

    Carmel Valley Library

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • Exterior photo of North Clairemont Library

    One Book, One San Diego: Book Discussion Group: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic ...More →

    North Clairemont Library

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Exterior photo of the Fletcher Hills Branch Library

    Page To Screen Book Club: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

    Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. “The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic ...More →

    Fletcher Hills Library

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Interior photo of El Centro Library.

    One Book For Kids With Girls Scouts San Diego In El Centro

    Join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego for a special workshop around the 2019 One Book for Kids selection, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales. Includes a story time and hands-on craft activity, and the first 60 participants will receive a free ...More →

    El Centro Library

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Exterior photo of Civic Center Library: Oceanside, located at 330 North Coast...

    One Book Documentary Film Screening

    The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with North County LGBTQ Center, and in honor of World AIDS Day, will have a special screening and introductory discussion of a powerful documentary about the AIDS epidemic. Library contact: (760) 435-5600 This event ...More →

    Civic Center Library: Oceanside

    Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • Graphic cover of “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander. Courtesy of Houghton Mif...

    One Book, One San Diego For Teens Poetry Workshop

    Learn about “list poems” and then create one of your own. For teens and tweens. Inspired by the 2019 One Book for Teens selection, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander. “The Crossover” is winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta ...More →

    Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3 p.m.

    Free

  • Title graphic for the film, "San Diego's Gay Bar History." Courtesy of filmma...

    Film Screening: 'San Diego's Gay Bar History'

    "San Diego Gay Bar History" (2018), by filmmaker Paul Detwiler, traces the development of the gay bar as a community institution in San Diego, from post-WWII to the present. Winner of the Audience Award for BEst Documentary at the 2018 ...More →

    El Cajon Branch Library

    Monday, December 9, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

    Free

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