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CARLSBAD. A Thyroid Epidemic & Energy Medicine Workshop will be held on Thursday, May 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Anna Leah Mintz, certified health care practitioner, will share information on how to deal with the thyroid epidemic that causes weight gain, hair loss, mood swings, lack of energy, and more. Attendees will also learn beneficial energy medicine tips to get a quick energy boost. All methods are natural and drug free. The cost is $10. Please call 760-633-3441 to RSVP and to get the address.


David Welp, The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA)- 
Thursday, April 27 – 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Construction of New Community Center and Gardens at Pine Avenue Park Getting Underway
Learn the basics of reverse mortgages. Although reverse mortgages can be beneficial, they are NOT for everyone. David Welp will cover the pros and cons and will talk about the basic steps involved in obtaining a reverse mortgage, including many misconceptions in the industry. A Q&A period will follow. Topics covered will be:
  • How to protect your personal information
  • “Red flags” to look for in lenders
  • Can I leave my home to my heirs?
  • Can my heirs owe more on the home than it is worth?
  • Is the money taxable?
  • Does it affect Medical/Medicaid?
The Society for Financial Awareness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. David Welp is a California Real Estate Broker, and is a retired Police Officer. He also conducts real estate fraud investigations for law firms in Los Angeles.
Seaside Singers Spring Concert – Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 at 1 to 2 p.m.
Directed by Jeff Sell, with accompanist Violeta Petrova and bassist Mark Phelps, this 35-voice group can achieve professional standards on some pieces. Also presented are two soloists, a piano concert piece, and violinist Betty Ritter. Featuring primarily American Music from the 20th century on, the group will also honor American servicemen with music to their specific branches.
Digital Photo, iPad & Tech Classes
These free classes are taught by instructor Mike McMahon, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The last
15 minutes of each class will be devoted to your questions.
Please bring note-taking material.
Lightroom – Advanced Topics – New! – Wednesday, April 26 – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Adobe’s Lightroom is a very popular photo organizer and editor. Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will demonstrate some advanced techniques (e.g. Virtual Copies, using Photoshop/PSE in conjunction with LR, more). Students will benefit most if they have some familiarity with Lightroom.
Smugmug vs. Picasa Web Albums – New! – Wednesday, April 26 – 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Picasa Web Album users have been looking for a good alternative since Google discontinued Picasa Web Albums. Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will discuss and demonstrate the use of the SmugMug photo/video sharing website as a great option. While Google hopes Picasa Web Album users will move to Google Photos, the features of Google Photos can be lacking for some users. Seating is limited.


Your Library Means Business:
Doing Business in Carlsbad
Meet City of Carlsbad Community & Economic Development staff who will share information about doing business in Carlsbad and answer your questions. The Community & Economic Development Department serves as the business community’s main point of contact with the city, identifying ways the city can help businesses prosper.
Where: Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. First come, first served.
The Salty Suites Concert

Featuring mandolin player, Scott Gates, bassist Chuck Hailes, and singer-songwriter Chelsea Williams, The Salty Suites will perform original songs and traditional music in the style of bluegrass, depression and old county, swing and classical roots with a current edge.
Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. Tickets will be distributed beginning at noon.
Good Life Lectures…
The Good Life Lecture series is designed to help participants learn new skills and information for a better quality of life for themselves and their loved ones.

Decoding the Hidden Messages of Your Dreams
Join us for an informative, interactive workshop on dreams
and dreaming led by Dr. Patricia Ariadne, LMFT. Discover how to better remember and record your dreams. Learn what certain dream symbols mean and how to create your own dream dictionary.
Where: Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. First come, first served.
Caregiving in the 21st Century 
In this lecture, Taffy Cannon will discuss how one can deal with the confusing realities of caregiving and still provide necessary assistance to a loved one. Her newest book SibCare: The Trip You Never Planned to Take looks at caregiving with a clear eye and an occasionally irreverent heart. Cannon is the Agatha and Macavity Award-nominated author of 14 mysteries and winner of the SanDiego Book Award for Best Mystery/Thriller.
Where: Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. First come, first served.
Local Author Festival
Join us for a day of local author panels moderated by Ona Russell, author of historical mysteries Rule of Capture, O’Brien’s Desk and The Natural Selection. The author panel will be immediately followed by a meet and greet with the authors and an opportunity to peruse books available for sale and signing.

Local Young Adult Author Festival
Panelists include:
Robin Benway – Emmy & Oliver
D.J. MacHale – Curse of the Boggin and more
Cindy Pon – Serpentine and more
Barrie Summy – The Disappearance of Emily H. and more
Kiersten White – And I Darken and more
Local Author Festival
Panelists include:
Isabel Diamond – Karachi, Dacca and Back
Blake S. Lee – Rest Now, Beloved
Alan Mindell – The B Team and more
Annie Mary Perez – Almond Tequila
Jeffrey Seay – The Istanbul Agent and more
Chima Vincenza – Life After Death
Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. First come, first served.
Carlsbad Playreaders

The Carlsbad Playreaders present Marry Me A Little, a charming and bittersweet musical about the relationship between two lonely New York singles. Despite living in the same apartment building, just one floor apart, they have never met.The two share with the audience their hidden wishes and fantasies, not realizing the answer to their loneliness is so close.
Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: First come, first served. Donations of $5 for general admission and $1 for students accepted at the door.

Research your investments using Morningstar Investment, with more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) designed specifically for individual investors. Build and test a portfolio, use tools to calculate retirement and college savings, and take interactive workshops and classes to sharpen your investing skills. Visit Carlsbad City Library’s eResearch webpage or ask a Librarian at 760-602-2038 to help you reach your goals.











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