Events & Activities Hosted by our San Diego Friends


Stories of CREED in Action — Hosted by San Diego Public Library

Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
Times: 2:00PM - 3:30PM PT
Central Library: Neil Morgan Auditorium - 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Fee: No Fee to Attend


Free performances of plays and stories created by our neighbors at Father Joe's Villages, including two pieces inspired by the Central Library: The Library by Arturo Medina, and Library Lost and Found, written by Frank Kensaku Saragosa.

These shared stories offer a window into incredible journeys of those who have experienced homelessness and faced it with strength, resilience, and humor. The tales are told in the spirit of Father Joe's Villages' CREED--highlighting Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Empowerment and Dignity. 

Stay after the performances for a panel discussion about the creation of the play with Father Joe's Villages, Playwrights Project, and the San Diego Central Library. Guests coming from the American Library Association Conference can learn how to replicate a similar program at their home libraries. 

This collaborative endeavor, supported by Father Joe’s Villages, Playwrights Project, and San Diego Central Library, is made possible by the Humanities for All Project grant from California Humanities. Guided by Humanities Advisor Frank Kensaku Saragosa, a PEN America literary award winner with firsthand experience of homelessness in San Diego, this initiative aims to shed light on the human aspect of the homelessness crisis. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. For more information, contact Supervising Librarian, Monnee Tong, at [email protected]. *Please note that the time for this event was changed to 2pm.*

Tour: e3 Civic High — Hosted by San Diego Public Library

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024
Times: 3:30PM - 5:00PM PT
395 Eleventh Ave., 6th Floor
Fee: No Fee to Attend


Tour e3 Civic High, the state-of-the-art high school located within the San Diego Central Library.  

e3 Civic High is a free public charter high school serving grades 9 thru 12 located in the landmark 400,000 square foot downtown San Diego Public Library. The three "e's" represent and drive our mission to Engage, Educate, and Empower.

The Charter Petition for e³ Civic High was submitted to and authorized by San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) in September of 2010. e3 opened in the fall of 2013 with an entering class of 265 ninth and tenth-grade students. Currently, approximately 400 students are enrolled in our school. e3 celebrates a diverse population of scholars who come from over 35 zip codes.

All e3 scholars have clear college, workforce, and life targets including academic, civic engagement, and internships to prepare them for life after high school. All scholars are offered academic and wellness supports as well as small class sizes. e3 supports all scholars to apply to a 2-year college and 4-year universities. Learn more

REFORMA Fiesta and Fundraiser

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024
Times: 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT

Location: San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA  United States  92101
$50 | Student Ticket
$75 | General Fundraiser Ticket
$525 | Table purchase (Seats 8)

REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, will hold the REFORMA Fiesta & Fundraiser on June 30, 2024 from 6pm-9pm during the American Library Association Annual Conference at the San Diego Central Library. This will be an opportunity to gather with REFORMA familia, network with library folks across the country, be thoroughly entertained, and share a night to remember in beautiful Southern California! Most importantly - REFORMA will be raising funds for scholarships and Children in Crisis initiative. 

Guest Performers:

Jesus Trejo, Maya Glitterzone, Raquelita, BarbieQ, and DJ Ziba Z.

For more information and to register, visit the REFORMA site.

Image: San Diego Symphony Concert

San Diego Symphony

Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Enjoy a lovely evening of orchestral music from the San Diego Symphony. 

Discount: 10% with Promo Code: DEWEY10 (eligible for all seats except in San Diego Row and Marina Center)