Friends of the College-Rolando Library 
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The Friends of the College-Rolando Library • 6600 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA, 92115  •  phone (619) 533-3902

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865); illustrated by John Tenniel

Library Hours

  • Monday: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

C-R Happenings Newsletter (PDF)
2015 Summer Reading Program Calendar (PDF)

2015 Friends Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, January 27, 4:30
  • Tuesday, March 24, 4:30
  • Tuesday, May 26, 4:30
  • Tuesday, August 25, 4:30*Annual Meeting

All meetings are held in the Community Room of the College-Rolando Library.

Members and anyone interested in the Friends are invited.

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Join the Friends

The Friends of the San Diego Library strengthen library collections and make a difference in library programs to enhance the joy of reading, an essential skill.

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Upcoming events

  • Jul 31 Hullabaloo Music 10am
  • Aug 05 OASIS: Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy, Day of Sacrifice 2pm
  • Aug 07 Craig Newton Children's Music 10am
  • Aug 11 Science-ing: I Will Survive 6pm
  • Aug 14 Marilyn McPhie Storytelling 10am
  • more
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C-R Happenings Newsletter (PDF)
2015 Summer Reading Program Calendar (PDF)

OASIS program

  • August 5, 2 pm – Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy, Day of Sacrifice

Mark Carlson discusses the controversial history of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

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2015 Summer Reading Program

June 15 to August 15

2015 Summer Reading Program Calendar (PDF)

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Check out Circulating Passes to local museums

The Museum of Man joins the New Children's Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art in providing complimentary passes that can be checked out on your library card.

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OASIS Series Fall 2015 Schedule

  • Wed Sep 30, 2:00pm – Jewels in America’s Natural Crown: 3 National Parks
  • Wed Oct 14, 2:00pm – Kick Procrastination to the Curb
  • Wed Nov 4, 2:00pm – Rapid Rise of Isis in Iraq, Syria and Beyond
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Book Club

See all the 2015 Bookclub selections

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Lego Play Lab

Every Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 pm Grades K-5

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Book Sales

Tuesday 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Find what you've been looking for – discover new favorites – every week – in the Friends' Room.

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Low Impact Fitness

Morning: 1st and 3d Saturdays at 9:45 am
Evening: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

In the Community Room. No reservation required.

Zumba Gold at the College-Rolando Library

Aryn's Family Yoga

2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:30 am

No reservation required. Just bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing.

Children's yoga is held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 10:30 am.

Aryn's Family Yoga at the College-Rolando Library

SDPL To Go, the library's mobile app

Check your account, search the catalog, place holds or check request status. Connect directly to your digital library account to download ebooks and audiobooks.

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Library Lending

The Circuit

The San Diego Public Library belongs to the Circuit, a consortium of local public and university libraries.

When an item is unavailable in our collection, you may be able to borrow it through the Circuit free of charge.

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College-Rolando Library

  • Sara King, Head Librarian
  • Angie Stava, Youth Services Librarian
  • Leonardo De La Cruz, Library Clerk
  • Jens Trischkat, Library Clerk
  • Jeff Garthaus
  • Thuy Huynh
  • Rachel Johnson
  • Cheryl Neumann
  • Danny Villanueva

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