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January and February Concerts

Wednesday, January 25, 615 PM - Orvieto Piano Trio


Wednesday, February 8, 615 PM - Sue Palmer Quintet


Saturday, February 11, 3 PM - A Celebration of American Music
The Bernardo Heights Chamber String Orchestra


Wednesday, February 22, 615 PM - Erin Breene (cello) and Ines Irawati (piano)


Rancho Bernardo Library

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Childrens' Calendar

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Libraries also serving as our music venues
San Diego Union-Tribune Letters to the Editor, January 10, 2017

Great interviews with area musicians and artists in the U-T last Sunday. I want to respond to Joshua White's point ("Music: My wish for 2017 is ..." Jan.1) about the disappearance of music venues in San Diego.

He is spot on. Your readers should be aware that many of the city and county libraries stepped up to fill this void.

For example, the Rancho Bernardo Branch Librray added a monthly jazz series to its long-running chamber series. The Joshua White Trio will be performing there on May 10, as will Gilbert Castellanos on April 12. Jory Herman has been one of dozens of musicians from the San Diego Symphony to perform there.

Working with donations only, this service is a boon to both the audience and the musicians.

Harvey Levine
Rancho Bernardo


Children's Program

Adult Program

Discovery Concert Series



Welcome To Our Website

Our Library does much more than simply lend books. It sponsors programs for children and seniors, holds concerts, conducts art exhibits and film showings, sponsors clubs in local schools, conducts book readings and hosts authors and a lot more.

The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting these programs and activities at the Rancho Bernardo Branch of the San Diego Public Library.

These programs include Yoga for children and adults, reading for children, eReader clinics, Zumba classes, Internet classes and much, much else.

We raise money for Library activities, programs and materials.

We sponsor children's programs and concerts in the Library.

Hold book sales at the Library.

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Discovery Concert Series

The Discovery Music Series begins its second year of free concerts. Click here for more information. 

Join - Become a Member

To join the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library clickJoin.

Annual membership donations start at only $10 per year and larger donations are appreciated to help support the Library.

Member's Benefits

  • Make new friends as you work with others;
  • Help support the programs of the Library;
  • Spread the joy of reading;
  • Each month we purchase ten current best sellers for our Lending Library. These books are exclusively for our members and can be checked out for a two week period;
  • Receive the Friends newsletter;
  • Get advance notice of book sales and special events.

    Click here to learn more.


The Rancho Bernardo Library is located at 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego  92128, across from the Souplantation Restaurant.


The Shadow of the Wind the next One Book, One San Diego Title 


The community reading program One Book, One San Diego is entering its ninth year and this year’s selection is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Zafón, a native of Spain, was selected from 450 nominations and 200 different book titles. The Shadow of the Wind, set in Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War, is the story of Daniel who protects a mysterious book with his life. This mystery takes Daniel through a journey of Barcelona’s darkest secrets of murder and love. Zafón has written six books published in more than 40 languages and has received countless awards. One Book, One San Diego brings the community together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book with readings, author events and other Library programs, which begin in the Fall. The program is a cooperative effort of the San Diego Public Library, KPBS and the San Diego County Library.  One Book, One San Diego is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation with additional support from the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, Jerome’s Furniture, Lloyd’s Pest Control, SDG&E, Cubic and the Samuel I. and John Fox Foundation.



Library Hours

Monday 930a - 6p Tuesday 1130a - 8p Wednesday 1130a - 8p Thursday 930a - 6p Friday 930a - 6p Saturday 930a - 6p Sunday 1230p - 5p


Closed for city holidays.


Bookshop Hours

Monday 10a - 4p Tuesday 12p - 530p Wednesday 1p - 7p Thursday 10a - 4p Friday 10a - 4p Saturday 10a - 4p Sunday 1p - 4p


The Bookshop will be closed for city holidays.

 There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929 - 1994)