Hoopla now available via Carlsbad Public Library

From Carlsbad Current Argus

” The Carlsbad Public Library staff is delighted to announce the addition of Hoopla digital media to our lineup of great content for library card holders. Hoopla is a service exclusively available through public libraries which brings hundreds of thousands of movies, television shows, complete music albums, e-books, and e-audiobooks straight to you via digital downloads. While Carlsbad Public Library has offered downloadable materials for several years, Hoopla offers some unique features which users are going to really appreciate.No waiting: Simultaneous checkouts are available for Hoopla content, which means there can be 1 user or 500 users all downloading Kanye’s latest release, enjoying a season of “Call the Midwife,” keeping up with the “Justice League” graphic novel series, or reading James Patterson’s new bestseller. There is lots of content for kids, teens, and adults. Handy genre categories in each digital format simplify your searching.”


Carlsbad: Dove Library to host human trafficking awareness event

From The Coast News group

” Modern Day Slavery in San Diego County, a free public event providing insight on human trafficking, is scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Dove Library in Carlsbad. The event will be emceed by Kaye Van Nevel of Soroptimist International Vista.Attendees will watch a screening of a 20-minute documentary film, “Chosen,” which highlights two American girls who were betrayed by men they thought were their boyfriends and exploited into a life of trafficking.Van Nevel will lead a discussion with panelists Summer Stephan, district attorney of San Diego County, and Jaimee Johnson, a counselor and founder of Sister of the Streets. The League of Women Voters North County San Diego, American Association of University Women, Soroptimist, Sisters of the Streets and North County Life Line are hosting the event. Each of the nonpartisan groups aims to educate individuals on issues of public interest.Van Nevel said the event is about human trafficking, but specifically the sexual exploitation of women, girls and boys. She said “Chosen,” portrays what can happen to any girl in the United States.“It shows how easily girls are lured to a life of sex trafficking,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what ethnicity or educational level or economic strata, it covers all of that.” According to Van Nevel, any girl can be a target and 80 percent of the girls and women who are trafficked in the United States are citizens of the country. Van Nevel also said she hopes that people attend this event to learn more about this epidemic.”


Carlsbad Offers Scholarships for Career Online High School

From Carlsbad Patch

” The city of Carlsbad is offering scholarships to adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School.
The scholarships are offered by Carlsbad City Library through the Benson Family Trust, in partnership with the California State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning.The program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education.”