Classic Movie Series – A Star Is Born

Classic Movie Series – A Star Is Born

A Star is Born – Coronado Island Film Festival 2019 Classic Movie Series

Presented by Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF)
Aug. 28, 2019, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Vintage Village Theater Main Theater 820 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

The Coronado Island Film Festival presents The Festival Classic Movie Series 2019.  “An oldie but goodie every month!”

Schedule is subject to change.  Please visit

This week at the Library

This week at the Library

Activities this week at the Coronado Public Library




Tuesday, August 27
10:10am – Toddler Time
10:45am – Preschool Storytime
6:30pm – Google Drive Basics

Wednesday, August 28
6:30pm – Intro to MS Word

Thursday, August 29
10:30am – Kids Yoga (age 3-5)
3:30pm – Kids Yoga (age 6+)

Friday, August 30
10:10am – Toddler Story Hour
10:45am – Preschool Story Hour

Saturday, August 31
2:30pm – Spoilers Book Club: Silver Linings Playbook

For a complete calendar of Library events:  LIBRARY CALENDAR

Coronado Community Read 2020

Coronado Community Read 2020

Vote for the 2020 Coronado Community Read

From the one hundred and one titles that were nominated since the conclusion of the 2019 Coronado Community Read.  The Coronado Cultural Arts Literary Arts Team has narrowed down the titles to these five titles.  Now it’s time for you to help choose next the 2020 Coronado Community Read.

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Cast your vote for one of the five titles by September 13. The winner of the community read will be announced in September, the Coronado Community Read will take place in February of 2020.

Stop by the library to check out a copy of the top five.

Cast your vote in person at the Library,
the Coronado Community Center or Bay Books.

Or vote on line here: Vote for the 2020 Coronado Community Read  

The Community Read made possible by Friends of the Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission.

Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Twitter: @CPL92118

Summer Concert Series – BETAMAXX


August 25 – 5:00PM

Pac-Man, Thriller, the Berlin Wall, New Coke, The Breakfast Club, and the Cabbage Patch Doll — the 1980s were a time of political change, new technology, bad fashions, and some memorable pop music. Formed in 2009, BETAMAXX recreates and celebrates the sounds of that decade in a live musical experience.

BETAMAXX covers the whole range of 80’s music: the rock of Pat Benetar, the glossy pop of Journey, Michael Jackson’s funk, The Smith’s jangle, and the new wave of Depeche Mode. BETAMAXX knows what people love because they loved it when it first hit the charts. The versatility and high level of musicianship within the band allows BETAMAXX to play it all!


Summer Concert Series – Las Chikas

Las Chikas – August 18 6:00pm – Spreckels Park

Sponsored by Coronado Woman’s Club & Coronado Junior Woman’s Club

The all female band, Las Chikas is comprised of some of the most talented female musicians from Los Angeles. Salsa never looked so good when a melting pot of cultures, and ethnicity come together to give birth to a multicultural female band that sets the stage on fire!

Finding an all-woman salsa band is rare. Most salsa bands are comprised of all men with occasionally, a single woman. Las Chikas has grown and evolved over the past decade as women musicians, especially in Latin music, know each other and play in other bands, including other all-female bands.

The Las Chikas look at music as a way of bringing joy. Their repertoire is a mix of a little bit of everything you can dance to — salsa music, pop music, cumbia and bachata.

Website: Las Chikas

Summer Concert Series – Sully & The Souljahs

Summer Concert Series – Sully & The Souljahs

Sully & The Souljahs – August 11 – 6:00pm
Presented by CalPrivate Bank

Sully & The Souljahs is a group of Grammy Award winning and Tony Award nominated musicians that play a very unique brand of original music. They are at the intersection of R&B and Funk on the corner of Soul and Reggae.

Sully, the lead singer is backed by the Souljahs band members that have impressive credentials and affiliations with some of the foremost R&B, Jazz, rock and country rock acts of our time, including Tito Puente, Ike Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charles Mingus, Burt Bacharach, Kim Carnes, Doc Severinsen and more. So come join the army and be a SOULJAH!

Website: Sully & The Souljahs

August Book Sale

August Book Sale

Second Hand Prose August book sale featuring Back To School

Reference and Textbooks – Buy Two, Get One Free (of equal or lesser value)

Friends of the Coronado Library

Summer Concert Series – B.N.E. and Guest

Summer Concert Series – B.N.E. and Guest

B.N.E. and Guest – TO BE ANNOUNCED

August 4 – 6:00pm
Spreckels Park

Be ready for an exciting event, where “pop meets country”. Concerts in the Park celebrates with a national touring band that has a continued run of success making appearances on television and performing all over the world.

We promise a show not to be missed.

Sponsored by Steve Pittendrigh and Karen Greenberg
Co-Sponsor Elite Escrow Services
Also Contributing:

Sharon & Joe Carney, Crown City Magazine, Jen & Joe Cunningham, Mark & Kristee Gilbert, Ray & Sherri Gosselin, Linda & Rich Hascup, Peter & Ginny Jensen, Carole McVaney, Megan Mouton, Clarice & Bill Perkins, Jon & Janey Pollock, Marilyn Rees and Dave Sweeney, and The Baby Boomers Meet-Up Group
Coronado Bridge Turns 50

Coronado Bridge Turns 50

Today marks a milestone of 50 years for the San Diego – Coronado Bridge. Opening at midnight on August 3, 1969 at the same time the Coronado Ferry ceased operations after 83 years. It was a day full of emotion for Coronado residents who grieved at the loss of their beloved ferries and a simpler way of life, but at the same time marveled with amazement and concern at the bridge, knowing that their island was undergoing big changes.

Tonight the city celebrates with a concert, hosting the golden anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 3, with a community concert on the Golf Course greens on the actual anniversary of the bridge’s opening. The concert is free and open to the public. Local band “Ron’s Garage” will perform music from the 1960s from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The July issue of Crown City Magazine looks back to 1969 and tells stories of the history of the bridge as well as highlighting history in Coronado circa 1969.

Coronado Bridge 1969
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Coronado’s Historic Ferries

Coronado’s Historic Ferries

50 years ago today, Coronado’s historic ferries were in their last few hours of operation after transporting people, horses, buggies, cars and trucks back and forth to San Diego for 83 years ago.  At the stroke of midnight the ferries ceased business and the San Diego – Coronado Bridge opened for traffic, forever changing Coronado.

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