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KOCT – Your Community ChannelKOCT shares news about new programming on Oceanside’s thriving arts and culture scene, Video on Demand programs, and their recent  Hometown Media Award.  Congratulations KOCT!



Representatives from the Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP) will be presenting employment workshops at the Oceanside Public Library throughout the month of May.  YEOP provides services to youth ages 15-25 and assists them in achieving their educational and vocational goals.  These free skill-building workshops will prepare students with the knowledge needed to be a successful job seeker in the local job market.  All classes will be held in the Foundation Room at the Civic Center Library at 330 N. Coast Hwy.

Class details are as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 15 from 3:30- 5PM: Skills Assessment
  • Tuesday, May 22 from 3:30-5PM: Resume Building
  • Tuesday, May 29 from 3:30-5PM: Interview Skills

Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the workshops!

Please register for these workshops by calling 760-435-5600 or visiting a library location.

These events are free of charge and sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and the Youth Employment Opportunity Program.  For more information about the Library, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call 760-435-5600.

Hometown Media Award.  Congratulations KOCT!



It’s almost time to celebrate summer with Summer Reading Programs at the Oceanside Public Library!  This year’s Summer Reading Programs will run from June 4 to August 11, 2018, and all ages are invited to sign up and join in the fun.

The theme for the Children’s and Teen Summer Reading Programs is “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” Kids ages 0 to 12 years earn cool rewards just for reading and completing fun activities! Moreover, Summer Reading helps children maintain or improve their reading skills while they are on break from school and provides them with fun events to attend all summer long! Kids who read, or are read to, 10 hours over the summer and complete 5 literacy activities will earn rewards, such as books, crafts, food coupons, a t-shirt or a book bag! In addition, kids of all ages and their families are invited to free and exciting magic shows kicking off a fun summer at the Oceanside Public Library! Billy Bonkers Magic Show will kick off Summer Reading on Monday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, located at 3861 Mission Avenue. The Magic of Tony Daniels will kick off Summer Reading at the Civic Center Library on Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.

Teens, ages 11-18, are invited to explore the Library and their community this summer during the Summer Reading program. Teen participants earn prize drawing tickets for a chance to win Grand Prizes for each book read, each activity completed and each teen program they attend.  They can learn magic with magician/comedian Justin Rivera, learn how to 3D Print, challenge themselves with edible creations, and paint pottery with Indigo Cook Crafts just to name a few! Teens will kick of Summer Reading with dessert decorating on June 6 at 3 PM at Civic Center Library and June 8 at 3:30 PM at the Mission Branch.  There will be two 3D Printing courses offered for teens over the summer, one at the Civic Center Library beginning June 13 and one at the Mission Branch beginning July 20.  Registration is required for all 3D printing classes.  Please call 760-435-5600 or visit the Library to sign up.

Summer Reading is not just for kids!  This summer, adults will be “Cultivating Community” at the Library.  Adults are invited to read and review a book, and be rewarded with a succulent to take home and cultivate their garden. Sign-up online, then head into any Oceanside Public Library location to pick up an invitation to the End of Summer Party and a Read, Learn Discover Library BINGO Card. Read three books or attend a library program and be entered into an opportunity drawing to win a Local Oceanside Gift Basket. Complete any FIVE Read, Learn Discover Library BINGO activities and be entered into an opportunity drawing for an eReader. Books can be fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, or magazines. Reviews must be at least 5 sentences in length. Succulents can be picked up at any library location. Winners of Opportunity Drawings will be announced at the End of Summer Party on Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Plaza.

For more information and to sign-up for the Summer Reading Programs at the Oceanside Public Library, call 760-435-5600, visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or stop by any library location.



The Oceanside Public Library will host a free, two-day Digital Storytelling Workshop sponsored by the California State Library and led by Berkeley-based StoryCenter.  The workshop will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, at 330 North Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, and spots will fill quickly.  Apply online at www.storycenter.org/oceanside by Tuesday, May 15, 2018, for consideration.

As part of our effort to cultivate community in Oceanside, the Oceanside Public Library invites you to share your family or personal experiences.  Selected Oceanside residents will have the opportunity to create a 2 to 4-minute video using personal and family images, videos and archival material.  Learn how to tell a great story, write and record a narration script, and learn the basics of video editing. The video you create will be publicly screened in July 2018, and will become part of a statewide archive of stories about life in California!

We are seeking stories that reflect the full spectrum of life in Oceanside.  Long-time residents and their families, newcomers, artists, community activists, social service and non-profit professionals, and veterans and civic leaders  – we want to hear from you. Everyone has a story, let’s hear yours!

This FREE workshop is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.  For more information, please visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org, or call (760) 435-5600.


Oceanside Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse HelpNow – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.  Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation.  Brainfuse is made available to all library patrons from the library’s website (www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org) and can be accessed with the public computers at the library or from any computer with internet connection.

HelpNow provides differentiated learning solutions for students of diverse needs and background.  Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems.  HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz. Both the student and the tutor can view the quiz questions and the corresponding student answers for an intensive test prep which may include loading lessons onto the whiteboard. All tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed, as well as shared with friends and teachers.  Live tutors are available every day from 1:00-10:00 PM.

The Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center options give users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor.  Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback.  All reviews and comments from tutors are found and stored in the Message Center on the student homepage. For students who prefer to work independently and form their own online study group, HelpNow offers a set of collaborative tools – Meet and Brainwave.  Meet allows students to schedule their own online sessions using the Brainfuse Meet whiteboard which is specifically designed for a group setting.  Brainwave is a recordable whiteboard where students can draw, write and chat and send it to others for feedback.

To learn more about the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library or Library programs and services, please visit oplfriends.org or oceansidepubliclibrary.org.  For further information, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call (760) 435-5560 or email friendsofoceansidepubliclibrary@hotmail.com.

Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends of the Oceanside Library generously support many Library programs and services, as well as purchase much needed books and materials for the Library.  Or visit www.oplfriends.org.

Tango at the Beach
Most Saturdays, 7-9:30pm  – Pacific Street Linear Park
112 The Strand South  – Oceanside, CA
Tango by the Beach is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy Tango music and an introductory Tango dance lesson. This event is open to all skill levels. If you are new to Tango, smooth bottom shoes are recommended. It gets cool once the sun goes down; please bring a light jacket or sweater. $5 donations are welcome. CLICK HERE for more information.


 Please join us for Stories Shakespeare Stole, Professional storyteller Marilyn McPhie will share some old tales that inspired William Shakespeare to write his famous plays at the Civic Center Library Foundation Room, 330 North  Coast Hwy, Oceanside on Wednesday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m.  Shakespeare borrowed the basic plots, but his plays, the characters, the words and poetry are his own. That is what makes Shakespeare great– not the originality of his plots, but originality of his words. Stories Shakespeare Stole goes back to the older folklore sources of Shakespeare’s plays.

Marilyn McPhie has a degree in English and French literature, and is the President of the Storytellers of San Diego, and a California State Liaison for the National Storytelling Network.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and is open to the public. For more information on library programs and services, please visit the library’s oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.  

Join us downtown Oceanside every Thursday
Farmers Market
Shop a wide variety of
fresh fruits & vegetables, retail, live plants, and listen to live music.CLICK HERE for more info.
Sunset Market
Enjoy Live Music, Good Food, Shopping, Kids Zone
& Sweet Treats!
CLICK HERE for more info.




All information supplied by MainStreet Oceanside
 The City of Oceanside













  1. Jane Gladden says:

    St. Thomas More Catholic Church events aren’t hitting the calendar. Perhaps they’re not being submitted properly? This just began occurring about six months ago. Please advise if they’ve been received…..Spring Ring on April 16th; Gala celebration on April 29th; Bible Study on May 4th.

    Thank you.

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