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Cover of March: Book One

2018-2019 One Book, One San Diego

March: Book One

This year's One Book, One San Diego selection is March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. The graphic novel is Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Join the Library and KPBS for the official launch event and author talk on September 21, and throughout the fall for various One Book, One San Diego-themed events and programs. View the program calendar here.

RB Friends Volunteers Group Photo

Friends Volunteers Recognized by the Library System

Photo of Fred Beneditti, Guitarist

Romantic Classical and Flamenco Guitar Concert Featured at RB Library

Friends of the RB Library Kick Off 2018-2019 Concert Season with Performance by Eminent San Diego Guitarist

Fred Benedetti, an esteemed guitarist in the San Diego area, will present a romantic classical and flamenco guitar performance at 6:15 pm Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Rancho Bernardo Library. This free concert kicks off the Friends of the RB Library 2018-2019 Classical and Jazz Concert season. Presenting The Guitar from the Renaissance to the Present Day, he will perform on a selection of guitars, including a 19th century heirloom. His program will include Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra), which showcases the challenging guitar technique "tremolo."

Fred has performed throughout the world and locally with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera, the Starlight Opera, the American Ballet Company, the Old Globe Theatre, Luciano Pavarotti, and jazz artist Dave Brubeck. He is a full-time professor of music at Grossmont College where he is the head of the guitar studies program and is a faculty member of the guitar program at San Diego State University. Featured on over 100 CD's, numerous movie soundtracks and TV commercials, he has performed with everyone from Willie Nelson to Art Garfunkel.

The concert will be in the Rancho Bernardo Library Community Room, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. There is no charge and tickets are not required. Donations are encouraged to cover the costs of the musicians.
Jeff Meyer
RB Friends Publicity Chair

Picture of a Bag with Sale on the side

Fall Book Sale at Rancho Bernardo Library Sept. 29

Book Sale Sign and Staff

Featuring the Friends Better Books Section 

A fall book sale at the Rancho Bernardo Library is set for 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 29.  A bag full of books is $3 for members of the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library and $5 for nonmembers. Friends also feature the popular "Better Books" section with books available at higher prices. Up to 30 books currently listed by Friends on Amazon.com will be offered at a discount.  Look for the "Better Books" signs where there will also be a $10 per book table. The book sale is presented and staffed by the nonprofit Friends, whose mission is to raise money and public awareness in the community to support the services and programs of the library.

Diane Heinz, RB Friends Bookshop Manager, said the sale is a great bargain for books CDs and DVDs, as well as a chance to meet other library patrons and learn about new, free programs at the library.  "This library means a great deal to people in our community and every penny from this sale goes toward new products for the library, new programs for both children and adults and the presentation of cultural events like concerts," she said.
Jeff Meyer
RB Friends Publicity Chair

Cinematography Poster

Cinematography :Make your own Movie

Thursdays September 13th, 20th, & 27th
@ 4:00 pm in the Community Room
Grades 7-12

Learn the skills you need to know in order to make your own movie.   Go to the Rancho Bernardo Registration website to register.

Sensory Storytime Poster

Sensory Storytime & Creative Art

Friday, September 14th · 10:30 am · Community Room

If you like to listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and have some fun, this is the right program for you!

2018-2019 Classical&Jazz and Discovery Concert Schedules Announced

We reorganized our Classical and Jazz Concerts into one Concert Series. The Discovery concerts continue as before. View the Classical&Jazz and Discovery Concerts pages and see the exciting schedules for the upcoming year.

September New Book List

Since it is time for Fall reading, here are our New Books for September. Enjoy!

Cannon, Joanna Three Things About Elsie
Griffin, Emily All We Ever Wanted
Hilderbrand, Elin The Perfect Couple
Silva, Daniel The Other Woman
Thor, Brad Spy Master
Walsh, Rosie Ghosted
Weisberger, Lauren When Life Gives You Lululemons
O'Brien, Keith Fly Girls
Vincent and Vladic Indianapolis

Friends Workroom at the LibraryWorkroom Coordinator Position Open

Like to be surrounded by books? Enjoy working with people who are happy in their work? Don’t mind issuing occasional emails? Looking for a way to serve the Friends of the Library, without having to attend Board meetings? Serving as the Workroom Coordinator may be the job for you! Please contact our Vice-President of Operations if you have any questions and want more details.

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)