Events & Programs

In partnership with The Friends of Solana Beach Library, we host a speaker series on topics of interest to our community. 

All programs start at 6 PM and are held at the Solana Beach

Library, 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075. 

The event and parking are free.

If you are senior and need transportation to one of the lectures, please contact:

Upcoming Lecture Series Programs

Past presentations can be heard or viewed below:

"Hospice Care (It Isn't That Scary)" presented by Sharon Lao, M.Div. and Gin Lao, M.Div. – February 21, 2023

This presentation focuses on the holistic care that hospice offers. Two well-qualified professionals discuss: Who pays for hospice? Where do I receive hospice care? How does one qualify? What can I expect from a hospice team?


These teams provide medical, emotional, palliative care, education and guidance to children and adults faced with the challenges associated from a life-limiting illness, as they restore hope and support to grieving children and adults who are feeling lost and alone.


Sharon Lao, M.Div., is a board-certified counselor with 16 years of hospice chaplaincy experience and Gin Lao, M.Div., is a counselor/chaplain with seven years of hospice experience. 

"Inflation and the US Economy" presented by Joshua Graff Zivin, Professor of Economics at UC San Diego – January 31, 2023

"Aging Well in the 21st Century" presented by Jonathan Schwartz, Founder of Partner in Aging – October 25, 2022

"Why the War in Ukraine" presented by Branislav Slantchev, Professor of Political Science at UCSD – September 20, 2022