Escondido Public Library and Pioneer Room Friends Present Escondido’s Little Tokyo 

09/19/2016 Categories: adults history Pioneer Room

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library and the Pioneer Room Friends will host Escondido’s Little Tokyo, presented by Japanese-American Historical Society of San Diego Archivist, Linda Canada, on Tuesday October 18, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

Delve into stories of the historical legacy left by Japanese immigrants who settled throughout North County San Diego from Escondido’s “East End Tokyo” to Oceanside’s “Little Tokyo”. Escondido’s Little Tokyo is sponsored by the Pioneer Room Friends, a support group dedicated to preserving and promoting Escondido Public Library’s local history archive, the Pioneer Room. This presentation is the highlight of their annual meeting.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library events, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Ghosts 

09/19/2016 Categories: book club children tweens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, October 14, 2016, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Ghosts, the new graphic novel from Raina Telgemeier, award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters. Registration is required and now open. Participants can sign up online at library.escondido.org/register. Copies of Ghosts can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org.

Once again, drawing on her gift for mining the humorous and heartfelt emotions of familial relationships, Telgemeier weaves the story of Cat and little sister Maya, who move with their family to the town of Bahía de la Luna on the northern California coast. Maya has cystic fibrosis, and can benefit from the climate’s cool, salty air. Though Cat cares deeply for her sister, she is less than thrilled to leave behind friends, and even less so when she discovers the little town’s enthusiasm for its ghostly Inhabitants.

As the days draw nearer to the annual Día de los Muertos celebration, Cat must overcome her fears for Maya’s sake. With a light yet deeply moving touch, Telgemeier artfully illustrates in words and pictures the sisters’ personality differences, their mutual affection, and what it means to truly live and love in the face of uncertainty.

Library programs are free and open to the public. The R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on this and other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org  or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Explore Haunted Escondido at Escondido Public Library 

09/14/2016 Categories: adults

Escondido, CA – Just in time for Halloween, Escondido Public Library presents Haunted Escondido on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) will give a spine-tingling presentation highlighting local and historical hauntings in Escondido and around San Diego County. In addition, the results of a recent paranormal investigation conducted at the Escondido Public Library will be revealed.

Learn how investigators from the SDPRS conduct paranormal research, intuitively and scientifically, by utilizing photographs, audio, video, and other specialized equipment used in the field of paranormal research. To learn more about the SDPRS, go to http://www.sandiegoparanormalresearch.com/

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library events, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

Escondido Public Library Provides Essentials for Learning for Children, Grades K-5 

09/14/2016 Categories: children online resources

Escondido, CA – With school back in session, Escondido Public Library helps provide essential homework resources to support academic success, as well as extracurricular interests. For children in grades K-5, the Library offers access to reliable online magazines and newspaper articles, as well books for biography, state, and country reports, science projects, and more. The Children’s collection of materials is designed to encourage the development of reading skills with early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and popular books in series. Parents and caregivers will find accelerated reader (AR) titles and can identify Lexile ratings for many books in the Library’s catalog.

Escondido Public Library’s Children’s Room is a place to study and look for materials that can be borrowed with a Library card. Young patrons can access free Wi-Fi and use computers for homework equipped with high-speed Internet, the Microsoft Office Suite, and printing capabilities. Visit Escondido Public Library and receive expert assistance from knowledgeable and friendly Library staff for all kinds of homework assignments.

The Library also welcomes teachers and offers tours for classes, upon request. Contact the Youth Services Division at 760-839-5456 to discuss support for specific assignments and available resource options.

Library programs and services are free and open to the public. For more information on Library programs, resources, and class tours, visit library.escondido.org/homework or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., in Escondido, CA 92025.

Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

09/07/2016 Categories: adults book club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Rincón Literario’s facilitator, Cecy Rayphole, will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in both English and Spanish. Copies of Americanah are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Americanah, by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award winner and was listed in the 10 Best Books of 2013 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review. This is the story of two young Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze, who are separated after falling in love. Determined to leave a nation torn apart by military dictatorship, Ifemelu leaves Lagos to study in at an American university. Obinze, unable to secure a visa to the United States in the aftermath of 9/11, instead struggles as an undocumented immigrant in London. In the United States, Ifemilu faces what it means to be black in another culture for the first time. Will Ifemelu return to her mother land, where only the land awaits her? Or will she stay and overcome race issues, as well as find love, courage, and her own identity in America? Obinze travels another path, returning to Nigeria years later when the country becomes democratic. Find out how Obinze and Ifemelu reunite and make tough decisions, remembering their youthful love.

Rincón Literario will meet next month on Saturday, October 22, 2016, to discuss Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, by Carlos Eire, the selected title for 2016 KPBS One Book, One San Diego. To learn more about One Book, One San Diego, go to 2016 KPBS One Book One San Diego

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

 

Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

09/07/2016 Categories: adults events

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required at library.escondido.org/register.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future Escondido Writers Group meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Martian by Andy Weir 

08/31/2016 Categories: adults book club events

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Martian by Andy Weir. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Discuss the edge-of-your-seat thriller that inspired the Oscar nominated film! Novice astronaut and botanist Mark Watney is left behind on Mars after a storm causes his crew to presume him dead. Once Watney manages to make contact with NASA, his fellow astronauts must race against time to save him. Filled with suspense, humor and actual science, the discussion of this best-selling novel is not to be missed.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on October 11, 2016 for a group discussion of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. This book was specially selected by KPBS and its partners as the 2016 One Book, One San Diego community read title. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, visit http://www.kpbs.org/one-book/.

Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836.

Escondido Public Library Hosts Create It @ Your Library for Teens 

08/31/2016 Categories: teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library announces a new craft-based monthly program, Create It @ Your Library, for teens and tweens ages 12 to 18 years old.  Create It @ Your Library will take place on the third Wednesday of the month and the first meeting will be on September 21, 2016 in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A variety of craft projects and techniques will be introduced at the following hands-on sessions:

  • September 21, 2016 – The Art of Decoupage: Use an assortment of paper and Mod Podge to decorate a magazine file box.
  • October 19, 2016 – The Art of Screen Printing: Create a basic design and use screen printing tools to print onto a t-shirt. (Participants need to bring their own, plain t-shirt.)
  • November 16, 2016 – The Art of Beadwork: Use various types of beads to create a bracelet or earrings.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Pubic Library. All crafting supplies will be provided, except for t-shirts. Registration is not required; however, early arrival is recommended as supplies may be limited. For more information about teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Cathy Janovitz at 760-839-4283 or cjanovitz@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library can be found at library.escondido.org

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Escondido

Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido, California 92025.

Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

08/30/2016 Categories: adults events

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required, please register at library.escondido.org/register.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future Escondido Writers Group meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

Escondido Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month in September 

Escondido, CA – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and Escondido Public Library encourages everyone, especially students, to own a card. Library cards are free and easy to obtain in-person at the Library or online at library.escondido.org/librarycard.

Owning a library card opens the door to a world of free resources and services, making a library card the most valuable card in your wallet. Use your card to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines; borrow the latest bestseller or popular DVD; or use a public computer or laptop. A host of online electronic resources can be accessed on the Library’s website by simply inputting your Library account number. Use your card to explore family history on Ancestry.com, access an online encyclopedia, do research, or learn about an automotive repair for your vehicle. To see just how valuable your Library card is, visit library.escondido.org/value and enter your usage into the value calculator.

This September, Escondido Public Library introduces Read Local, Shop Local! offering Library cardholders even greater value. Show your Escondido Public Library card at participating Escondido businesses and receive a special merchant discount or offer. Visit library.escondido.org/local for complete details on this program and a list of participating businesses. Share your experience about the endless possibilities that your Library card provides using #LocalEsco.

All Library programs and services are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido, California, 92025. For more information about Library programs and services visit library.escondido.org or contact Principal Librarian Joanna Axelrod at 760-839-4330 or jaxelrod@escondido.org.

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