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Michalik Picture of Butterfly

Flutterings and Flowers

Today through– March 31, 2018

In her paintings, Joanne Michalik captures the startling variations of color seen on butterfly wings, combined with floral images.


Trio de Janerio Jazz Group

RB Library Jazz Concert Series to Feature the Trio de Janeiro

The Trio de Janeiro will perform at the Rancho Bernardo Library at 6:15 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 14. Presented by the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library as part of its Jazz Concert Series, the group will perform high energy, Brazilian-tinged, original compositions, and folk music. The musicians are Lori Bell (flutes), Ron Satterfield (guitar, vocals, piano) and Tommy Aros (percussion). This concert is part of a series of jazz music presentations by the RB Friends of the Library, for the cultural and musical benefit of the public. There is no charge for this concert; free-will donations for musicians are encouraged.

Coker and Katasty Duo

Waterlilies Oil Painting by Pat TitusArt Winners Reception and Classical Vocalist to be Featured at RB Library

"Spring Fling" Art Exhibition to be Celebrated at April 7 Event

A "Spring Fling" art show and reception is set for 1 to 3 pm Saturday, April 7, at the Rancho Bernardo Library.  The event is to show appreciation to all the local artists who have shared their personal art work at the Rancho Bernardo Branch Library.   It will also include a performance by vocalist Emily Peterson, first place winner of the southern California Classical Singer competition.  

Organizers encourage the public to meet local artists at the event and view their work.  This celebration of art is sponsored by the North County Society of Fine Arts (NCSFA) and the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library.  It will be held in the library community room on the second floor of the library.

For more information on NCSFA and RB Friends, please visit ncsfa.org a and friendsoftheranchobernardolibrary.org/about.

Submitted by Jeffrey Meyerr>Publicity Chair RB Friends 

New Information on March Classical Concerts

March New Book List

Every month except January we purchase up to ten new books for the enjoyment of our Friends. Here is the March list:

Benjamin, Chloe The Immortalists
Cantu, Francisco The Line Becomes a River
Hannah, Kristin The Great Alone
Harper, Jane Force of Nature
Hendricks and Pekkanen The Wife Between Us
Kellerman, Jonathan Night Moves
Moyes, Jojo Still Me
Paul,Joel Richard Without Precedent-Chief Justice John Marshall &His Times

April 14 Concert to Present Preview of Poway Symphonette European Concert Tour

Poway Symphonette

Free Concert at RB Library to Feature Music to be Performed in Austria and Czech Republic this Summer

The Poway Symphonette's upcoming summer European concert will be presented by the Discovery Concert Series at the Rancho Bernardo Library at 3 pm Saturday, April 14. The concert, to be performed this July in Austria and the Czech Republic, will feature the music of Handel, Vivaldi and Bach.

The Poway Symphonette is a chamber orchestra composed of local residents that specializes in classical symphonic music of the Baroque and Classical era. It was founded in 2009 by Ulli Reiner, its Artistic Director, Concertmaster and Conductor and is offered through the Poway Unified School District Adult Education Department.

The Discovery series of concerts at the library serve to educate the public about various music forms and to expand the opportunity for local musicians to perform and provide insights to their music. There is no charge for this performance and all ages are welcome. The performance will be in the second floor community room at the library.

Submitted by Jeffrey Meyer
RB Library publicity volunteer

The SandCastle Girls, the 2017-2018 One Book, One San Diego Title

Cover of the Sand Castle Girls and Author PictureKPBS and San Diego Public Library are proud to present The Sandcastle Girls by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian.


The Sandcastle Girls is a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years. It is initially set in Syria during World War I and focuses on the Armenian Genocide. “These days it is very important for me to tell people that I am the grandson of two Middle Eastern immigrants,” Bohjalian said. “We are a nation of refugees and immigrants. The novel is set in Aleppo - yes, that Aleppo that has broken all of our hearts the last five years - and the city as it appears in the novel exists now only in romance and memory.”

Library Location

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

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator, and author (1902-2001)