Check out the San Marcos Library’s calendar of events.

First Saturday Sale:  The first Saturday of every month, everything in the bookstore is 50% off (except for specially marked items).  And remember, if you are a member, you get to preview the sale on the Friday before the first Saturday.  Just another privilege of being a member.

Museum Passport Program:  You can sign up today for FREE passes to 6 local museums.  The passes are available at the Information/Help desk in the library.  You can choose the date of your visit and “check it out” like a book.  Choose between:

Birch Aquarium – La Jolla

The Museum of Making Music—Carlsbad

The Surf Museum—Oceanside

The Oceanside Museum of Art  – Oceanside

Heritage Park – Walnut Park in San Marcos

Days and hours of each museum vary.  Public transportation is readily available to some of them by bus or Sprinter.

Passes allow a group of 4 to enter most of the museums with one of our passes.  Only one pass is allowed per day so it is advised that you sign up several weeks in advance.

The Museum PASSPORT program is sponsored by the Friends of the San Marcos Library.

Your support of our Among Friends Bookstore and your annual membership in the Friends ($15 per family) allows us to purchase these museum’s Annual Family Memberships to be used multiple times by different families.

We are the only Friends group in the county to offer this innovative program.

So…. observe the sharks and study the tide pools, enjoy the beauty of the new Art Museum, check out THE surfboard with the shark bite; play drums and a guitar and listen to John Phillip Sousa play his marching  music; and see what life was like in San Marcos 100 years ago.  You just need to check out a pass!