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The Birth of a Nation (2016, R, 120 min.)
Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
A pre-show introduction and post-show discussion will be led by Brandon Cesmat. Brandon teaches Humanities at California State University San Marcos.
When: Saturday, May 20, 1:30 p.m.   Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane  Admission: Free. First come, first served.
Circle of Poets Annual Reading
The annual Circle of Poets reading and discussion led by Shadab Zeest Hashmi will include writers Brandon Cesmat, Karen Kenyon and Victoria Featherstone. The topic for this year’s reading is Dystopia: A Gallery. Participants will present and comment on selections from various genres of literature that depict Dystopia.
When: Sunday, May 21, 1:30 p.m.   Where: Cole Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive Admission: Free. First come, first served.
Your Library Means Business: Build Your Business at the Library
Take steps to become a more savvy business person by tapping into library resources. Learn how to develop entrepreneurial skills at Lynda.com and download business contact lists with Reference USA and AtoZdatabases. Network with other professionals and library staff to generate strategies to help your business thrive.
When: Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.   Where: Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane   Admission: Free. First come, first served.

Need help building or marketing your business? Look no further than our AtoZdatabases which includes 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. It is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and finding friends and relatives. You can email, print, or download results. 1,000 downloads per search! Mobile app for iOS. Visit Carlsbad City Library’s eResearch webpage or ask a Librarian at 760-602-2038 to help you reach your goals.

TGIF Concerts in the Parks 2017 Lineup Announced

You heard it here first! TGIF Concerts in the Park is back and the 2017 lineup will make this summer one to remember. Concerts are free on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., with venue open to the public at 4 p.m. Make sure to check the dates, as the park order is a little different this year.

Stagecoach Community Park

Poinsettia Community Park
Calavera Hills Community Park
Alga Norte Community Park
Check the website for more details, including parking and shuttle information. See you at the park!
Give Input on the Arts & Culture Plan

Deedie’s House Photography Exhibition Now Open
A photography exhibition showcasing 37 works from 25 local artists is now open at Deedie’s House at Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park. The photographs feature a variety of subject matter, including Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Annie Lemoux, photographer and adjunct professor at University of California, San Diego, guest juried the exhibition. Check out the complete list of selected artists.
Visitor advisory: Deedie’s House is approximately 900 feet from the parking lot via uneven terrain, including earthen and paved surfaces.
Who: All ages
When: April 23 – Aug. 27, Friday through Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Deedie’s House, Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane
Admission: Free

Infinite Light Exhibit Open Through May 21 at William D. Cannon Art Gallery
There is still time to catch Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet by Marissa Roth at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery.
Infinite Light is a visual poem of impressions of Tibet through 72 photographs, reflecting the colors of Tibetan prayer flags. The photographs were shot with some of the last available Kodachrome film, producing deep saturated color. The exhibition is being released in conjunction with a limited edition book of the same title. Three prominent Tibetans contributed to the book, including the Foreword written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Who: All ages
When: Through May 21, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free
Swap Screen Time for Play Time at Summer Camp
camp kids jumping

Looking for less screen time and more play time for the kids this summer? The City of Carlsbad’s camps offers many opportunities for physical, emotional and social growth, combined with a whole lot of fun. This year’s camp lineup includes sports, science, arts, aquatics and more for kids 3 to 16. Summer camps run from June 19 through Aug. 25.

Summer Reading Program Seeks Volunteers
The City of Carlsbad’s Summer Reading Program for adults, teens and children begins on June 19 and runs through Aug. 4 at all Carlsbad library locations. The program is free for all ages. The theme for this year’s program is “Build a Better World.”

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