The Friends provide financial support and volunteers for the following programs:

  • World Wide Knit in Public Day: People come from all over to knit in public. Blankets, hats, and scarves are donated to foster kids, newborns, people transitioning from homeless into housing, and other people needing assistance

  • Summer Reading Program: Children earn points for reading and completing activities. Prizes at the end.

  • Spanish Book Club

  • Day of the Dead: Celebrates life and death and honors those deceased with colorful altar exhibits, poetry readings, sugar skull making, Folklorico and Aztec dancing, Mariachi music, face painting.  

The Friends host community events:

  • Free movies for families the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 am in the La Sala room

  • First Friday movies for adults at $2.00 or free with membership

  • Author Events

  • Downtown Architectural Walking tours every Saturday at 10:00 am starting at the train depot and ending at the Michael Graves designed post-modern San Juan Capistrano library.

The Walking Tour Guides