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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 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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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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Library Essay Contest posted January 21, 1915

Essay readers of the College-Rolando Branch Library are now evaluating essays written by fourth, eighth, and tenth grade area students for the Friends of the Library annual essay contest. For the first time students had three topics to choose from: Research on Balboa Park and the 100th Anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which one book would you save if all the books in the world were about to disappear and why, and a personal evaluation and recommendation of this year's One Book, One San Diego program, Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenario.

Winning essays from the local branch libraries will be judged by a city-wide committee and recipients will be announced and awarded at the Grand Prize ceremony at the Balboa Park Club on May 3, 2015.

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OASIS classes, Spring 2015

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2 pm – All You Ever Wanted to Know About Busting Stress
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Lego Play Lab

Every Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Grades K-5

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Children & Nature with Linda Hawley

From the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, an entertaining & educational series of 10 programs, with hands-on activities, for children ages 4 & up.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. –
Backyard Bandits!

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Book Club

See all the 2015 Bookclub selections

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Book Sales

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

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

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Family Story Time

Every Friday at 10, Children's Area.

Followed by children's yoga on the 1st and 3rd Fridays in the Community Room.

Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillar, Preschool Story Time at the library.

Low Impact Fitness

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

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.

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.

Aryn's Family Yoga at the College-Rolando Library

Calendar of Library Events

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Upcoming events

  • Jan 26 Story Box Theater 3:30pm
  • Jan 27 OASIS: Busting Stress 2:00pm
  • Jan 30 Movie: The Boxtrolls (PG) 3:30pm
  • Feb 18 Backyard Bandits! 1:30pm
  • Mar 18 Wonderful Woodrats! 1:30pm
  • more
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