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Summer Reading 2023

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Golf Course Advisory Board 4:00 pm
Golf Course Advisory Board @ Golf Course Annex
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Kick off to Summer Reading Block Party 6:00 pm
Kick off to Summer Reading Block Party @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kick off to Summer Reading Block Party @ Carlsbad Public Library
Get ready to kick off the summer in style with our exciting block party! Join us for a fun-filled evening of activities for both kids and adults. We’ll have something for everyone, including the Scholastic[...]
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ASL Signing Time 10:00 am
ASL Signing Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ASL Signing Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
You are invited to join us for American Sign Language! Meet and learn from members of the deaf, hard of hearing, and alternative speech communities in Carlsbad.
Teen Book Club 1:00 pm
Teen Book Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Teen Book Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
Teens, join us once a month to discuss your favorite books. Each month, we will have a different theme. Bring a book that you think fits the theme and be prepared to share your thoughts[...]
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Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board 7:30 am
Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board @ City Hall Council Chambers
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
 
The Magic Guy Magic Show 10:00 am
The Magic Guy Magic Show @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Magic Guy Magic Show @ Carlsbad Public Library
 
Stitchers Anonymous 2:00 pm
Stitchers Anonymous @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stitchers Anonymous @ Carlsbad Public Library
It’s social hour for stitchers at the Carlsbad Public Library. If you want to learn a stitch, teach a stitch, or just stitch with like-minded souls, join us at the library any time between 2[...]
The Magic Guy Magic Workshop 2:00 pm
The Magic Guy Magic Workshop @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Magic Guy Magic Workshop @ Carlsbad Public Library
 
Shooting Range Advisory Committee 5:00 pm
Shooting Range Advisory Committee @ Public Works Conference Room
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Riverwalk Recreation Center Advisory Board 5:30 pm
Riverwalk Recreation Center Advisory Board @ Riverwalk Recreation Center Power House Room
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
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Morning Mahjong 9:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Come try your hand at a unique tile game that originally came to the US from Asia. It’s a little bit like rummy but … not. It’s not your mobile mahjong game. There’s more to[...]
Crafts and Games 10:00 am
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Join us for a day filled with laughter and friendly competition! We’ll provide a variety of games for all ages to enjoy, along with a craft station where you can create and take home unique[...]
San Jose Senior Recreation Center Advisory Board 1:00 pm
San Jose Senior Recreation Center Advisory Board @ San Jose Senior Center
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Teen and Tween Art 2:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Attention creative teens and tweens! Join us at the library for crafting and camaraderie. Gather with your friends and embark on exciting creative projects together. Each week, we’ll introduce a new craft for you to[...]
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Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
Insurance Advisory Committee 2:00 pm
Insurance Advisory Committee @ City Hall
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Lego Time 2:00 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Whether you’re a seasoned Lego enthusiast or just starting out, let your imagination run wild and create amazing structures and designs. We provide a wide range of building blocks, including Legos and Duplos for all ages to use[...]
Storytime 5:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
Volunteer Fair 6:00 pm
Volunteer Fair @ Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Volunteer Fair @ Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center
There are many organizations that can use your help in our area. Check out our evening Volunteer Fair at the Civic Center where we bring several of these organizations together so you can give back[...]
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Andy Mason Concert 10:00 am
Andy Mason Concert @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Andy Mason Concert @ Carlsbad Public Library
Andy Mason will be performing an award-winning concert for kids of all ages. Kids and parents alike love Andy’s original music and interactive program that will have them singing, dancing, laughing and learning right from the[...]
Disabilities Advisory Board 10:30 am
Disabilities Advisory Board @ City of Carlsbad Annex
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All meetings will be held at 10:30 am in the Janell Whitlock Municipal Annex at 114 S. Halagueno St., Carlsbad, NM.
STEAM Time 2:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Get ready for a hands-on STEM adventure! Each week, we’ll have a different STEM activity for you to explore and learn from. Our activities are designed to be accessible to all skill levels and ages, so all[...]
Domino Days 3:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
If Dominoes are your thing, check out the library on Friday afternoons during the Summer Reading Program. We’ll have domino sets out so you can play whichever game strikes your fancy – Chickenfoot? 42? –[...]
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Seed and Sprout Swap 9:00 am
Seed and Sprout Swap @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Seed and Sprout Swap @ Carlsbad Public Library
Seeds, sprouts, plants, cuttings, and more are welcome in this swap. Come see what fellow growers have to offer, and find new plants to take home and try.
Dungeons and Dragons 10:00 am
Dungeons and Dragons @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dungeons and Dragons @ Carlsbad Public Library
Answer the call for adventure with your favorite role-playing game. We will be hosting tables that people can use to play Dungeons and Dragons or other table top style games. D&D rule books and dice[...]
Andy Mason Teen Songwriter Workshop 3:00 pm
Andy Mason Teen Songwriter Workshop @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Andy Mason Teen Songwriter Workshop @ Carlsbad Public Library
Come with open minds and be ready for a songwriting journey! You are welcome to bring previously written songs you’d like to workshop and record, or you can start a new project here. Open and[...]
Paranormal Reads 5:00 pm
Paranormal Reads @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Paranormal Reads @ Carlsbad Public Library
We’ll meet physically at the library on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 5 pm. Each month we’ll read a book that belongs to the paranormal, supernatural, urban fantasy, or magical realism subgenres. Visit[...]
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City Council Executive Committee 7:00 am
City Council Executive Committee @ City Hall Council Chambers
Jun 12 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
 
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¡Explora! 2:00 pm
¡Explora! @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
¡Explora! @ Carlsbad Public Library
Family Science Events are materials-rich, bilingual science activities arranged in stations for families to investigate together.
City Council 6:00 pm
City Council
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council @ Carlsbad | New Mexico | United States
 
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Morning Mahjong 9:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Come try your hand at a unique tile game that originally came to the US from Asia. It’s a little bit like rummy but … not. It’s not your mobile mahjong game. There’s more to[...]
Crafts and Games 10:00 am
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Join us for a day filled with laughter and friendly competition! We’ll provide a variety of games for all ages to enjoy, along with a craft station where you can create and take home unique[...]
Teen and Tween Art 2:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Attention creative teens and tweens! Join us at the library for crafting and camaraderie. Gather with your friends and embark on exciting creative projects together. Each week, we’ll introduce a new craft for you to[...]
North Mesa Senior Center Advisory Board 3:30 pm
North Mesa Senior Center Advisory Board @ North Mesa Senior Center
Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Bob Forrest Youth Sports Complex Advisory Board 4:00 pm
Bob Forrest Youth Sports Complex Advisory Board @ Carlsbad Sports Complex
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Tween Book Club 4:00 pm
Tween Book Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tween Book Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
Tweens, join us once a month to talk books, eat snacks, play games, and create crafts. View the book schedule for 2023 at the library or the Carlsbad Public Library FaceBook. 
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Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners 8:30 am
Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners @ City Hall Planning Room
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
 
Pecos River Committee 9:45 am
Pecos River Committee @ City Hall Planning Room
Jun 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
 
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
Beautification Committee 11:00 am
Beautification Committee @ City Hall
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board 1:30 pm
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board @ City Hall Planning Room
Jun 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Lego Time 2:00 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Whether you’re a seasoned Lego enthusiast or just starting out, let your imagination run wild and create amazing structures and designs. We provide a wide range of building blocks, including Legos and Duplos for all ages to use[...]
Cemetery Advisory Board 4:00 pm
Cemetery Advisory Board @ PERD Building
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Storytime 5:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
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STEAM Time 2:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Get ready for a hands-on STEM adventure! Each week, we’ll have a different STEM activity for you to explore and learn from. Our activities are designed to be accessible to all skill levels and ages, so all[...]
Domino Days 3:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
If Dominoes are your thing, check out the library on Friday afternoons during the Summer Reading Program. We’ll have domino sets out so you can play whichever game strikes your fancy – Chickenfoot? 42? –[...]
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ASL Signing Time 10:00 am
ASL Signing Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ASL Signing Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
You are invited to join us for American Sign Language! Meet and learn from members of the deaf, hard of hearing, and alternative speech communities in Carlsbad.
Teen After Hours 6:00 pm
Teen After Hours @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen After Hours @ Carlsbad Public Library
Join us for a teen trivia night at the library! Our theme for the night is “Friends” – but not just the TV show – so get ready to answer questions about famous friendships, famous[...]
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Read to Animals 10:00 am
Read to Animals @ Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Read to Animals @ Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Join us for a special event that combines a love for animals and reading! We’re teaming up with the Living Desert to bring some knowledge to the animals, and we want your help. Every child[...]
Stitchers Anonymous 2:00 pm
Stitchers Anonymous @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stitchers Anonymous @ Carlsbad Public Library
It’s social hour for stitchers at the Carlsbad Public Library. If you want to learn a stitch, teach a stitch, or just stitch with like-minded souls, join us at the library any time between 2[...]
Community Quilt Art Program 4:00 pm
Community Quilt Art Program @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Quilt Art Program @ Carlsbad Public Library
We are creating a Community Quilt! Each participating family in the Summer Reading Program will receive a cotton square with an open book design when they register. Each family can then decorate that square however[...]
Arbor Day Foundation Tree City New Mexico Advisory Board 5:00 pm
Arbor Day Foundation Tree City New Mexico Advisory Board @ Public Works Conference Room
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Police Department’s Citizen Advisory Board 5:00 pm
Police Department’s Citizen Advisory Board @ Police Department Conference Room
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Morning Mahjong 9:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Come try your hand at a unique tile game that originally came to the US from Asia. It’s a little bit like rummy but … not. It’s not your mobile mahjong game. There’s more to[...]
Crafts and Games 10:00 am
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Join us for a day filled with laughter and friendly competition! We’ll provide a variety of games for all ages to enjoy, along with a craft station where you can create and take home unique[...]
Teen and Tween Art 2:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Attention creative teens and tweens! Join us at the library for crafting and camaraderie. Gather with your friends and embark on exciting creative projects together. Each week, we’ll introduce a new craft for you to[...]
Solid Waste Advisory Board 3:30 pm
Solid Waste Advisory Board @ Public Works Conference Room
Jun 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Veterans Memorial Board 4:45 pm
Veterans Memorial Board @ American Legion Post No. 7
Jun 21 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
 
Brews & Books 6:30 pm
Brews & Books @ Milton's Brewing
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Brews & Books @ Milton's Brewing
 
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Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
Lego Time 2:00 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Whether you’re a seasoned Lego enthusiast or just starting out, let your imagination run wild and create amazing structures and designs. We provide a wide range of building blocks, including Legos and Duplos for all ages to use[...]
Storytime 5:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
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STEAM Time 2:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Get ready for a hands-on STEM adventure! Each week, we’ll have a different STEM activity for you to explore and learn from. Our activities are designed to be accessible to all skill levels and ages, so all[...]
Domino Days 3:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
If Dominoes are your thing, check out the library on Friday afternoons during the Summer Reading Program. We’ll have domino sets out so you can play whichever game strikes your fancy – Chickenfoot? 42? –[...]
Budget Committee 3:30 pm
Budget Committee @ City Hall Council Chambers
Jun 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Dungeons and Dragons 10:00 am
Dungeons and Dragons @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dungeons and Dragons @ Carlsbad Public Library
Answer the call for adventure with your favorite role-playing game. We will be hosting tables that people can use to play Dungeons and Dragons or other table top style games. D&D rule books and dice[...]
Camera Club 5:00 pm
Camera Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Camera Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
Southeast New Mexico is getting it’s own photography club. Shutterbugs of all levels are invited to be involved in creating the Carlsbad Public Library Camera Club. We want to showoff the incredible talent that exists[...]
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City Council 6:00 pm
City Council @ City Council Chambers
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Meghan Casey Puppet Show 7:00 pm
Meghan Casey Puppet Show @ Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meghan Casey Puppet Show @ Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center
Meghan and her pals have been friends for over a decade! Planning a friendship celebration sounded like a great idea….until it came to picking out a theme for the party. A MASSIVE argument erupted in[...]
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Morning Mahjong 9:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Mahjong @ Carlsbad Public Library
Come try your hand at a unique tile game that originally came to the US from Asia. It’s a little bit like rummy but … not. It’s not your mobile mahjong game. There’s more to[...]
Crafts and Games 10:00 am
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crafts and Games @ Carlsbad Public Library
Join us for a day filled with laughter and friendly competition! We’ll provide a variety of games for all ages to enjoy, along with a craft station where you can create and take home unique[...]
Teen and Tween Art 2:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teen and Tween Art @ Carlsbad Public Library
Attention creative teens and tweens! Join us at the library for crafting and camaraderie. Gather with your friends and embark on exciting creative projects together. Each week, we’ll introduce a new craft for you to[...]
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Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
Lego Time 2:00 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lego Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Whether you’re a seasoned Lego enthusiast or just starting out, let your imagination run wild and create amazing structures and designs. We provide a wide range of building blocks, including Legos and Duplos for all ages to use[...]
Storytime 5:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Storytime @ Carlsbad Public Library
Looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this summer? Join us for our weekly family storytime! We’ll gather together to read stories, sing songs, and make crafts that relate to the[...]
Graphic Novel Book Club 6:00 pm
Graphic Novel Book Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Graphic Novel Book Club @ Carlsbad Public Library
This is a book discussion book aimed at comic book enthusiasts of ages 13 and up during the Summer Reading Program. There’ll be one each month.
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STEAM Time 2:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
STEAM Time @ Carlsbad Public Library
Get ready for a hands-on STEM adventure! Each week, we’ll have a different STEM activity for you to explore and learn from. Our activities are designed to be accessible to all skill levels and ages, so all[...]
Domino Days 3:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Domino Days @ Carlsbad Public Library
If Dominoes are your thing, check out the library on Friday afternoons during the Summer Reading Program. We’ll have domino sets out so you can play whichever game strikes your fancy – Chickenfoot? 42? –[...]
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