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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 9:30–5:30
  • Tuesday 12:30–8:00
  • Wednesday 12:30–8:00
  • Thursday 9:30–5:30
  • Friday 9:30–5:30
  • Saturday 9:30–2:30
  • Sunday Closed

New Library Hours, effective Nov 8, 2014 (PDF)
C-R Happenings Newsletter (PDF)

2014 Friends Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, January 28, 4:30
  • Tuesday, March 25, 4:30
  • Tuesday, June 03, 4:30
  • Tuesday, August 26, 4:30*Annual Meeting
  • Tuesday, October 28, 4:30

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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18th Annual Student Writing
for Literacy

Library Essay Contest

Open to all students in grades 4, 8, and 10 in schools served by the San Diego Public Library system.

Deadline: December 19, 2014

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Lego Play Lab

New! Starts November 18

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

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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.

Membership application (PDF)

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Book Club



Saturday, November 8, at 10 a.m., Seminar Room B – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim.

The Enchanted April, our Book Club selection for November 8

Copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk. See all the 2014 Book Club selections»

OASIS classes, Fall 2014

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2 pm – Hoover Dam: the Greatest Work of the Depression
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2 pm – The Key to Core Strength: Reducing Common Causes of Back Pain
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2 pm – Middle East Conflict
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One Book, One San Diego 2014

Lysley Tenorio's Montress

Learn more about One Book, One San Diego

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New Program! 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.

Learn more (PDF)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. –
Wild Cats & Dogs!

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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

C-R Newsletter (PDF)

Upcoming events

  • Oct 31 Special Halloween Storytime 10am
  • Oct 31 Family Halloween Movie, Tricks & Treats, 3pm
  • Nov 08 New Library Hours begin! Today 9:30-3:00
  • Nov 08 Book Club: The Enchanted April 10 am
  • Nov 12 OASIS: Middle East Conflict 2pm
  • more
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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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