Food for Fines

Clear up to $20 in fines from your Library account! Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community services. Click here to find out more.

Friends of the Library Half Price Sale

Located in the library, the Friends Bookshop offers an amazing used book selection! Paberbacks, best sellers, fiction, videos, magazines, classics, and modern classics. Proceeds from sales help fund Library programs. Books are 50% from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 12/2/16 and Saturday, 12/3/16. Don't miss this great sale!

Escondido Writers Group

Improve your writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques! Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all welcome! Register today for our meeting on Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m.! Bring samples of your current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Attendance is free, but space is limited so click here to register.

eReaders eXplained

Bring your eReader or tablet and learn how to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Library’s collection to eReaders eXplained on Wednesday, December 7 at 1 p.m. Remember to bring any login information that you might need, such as Apple ID or Amazon account information. This event takes place in the library's Turrentine Room. Space is limited and registration is required, please register today!

When: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Join Mrs. Cox as she tells stories and leads activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.


When: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years. *Chess Club will not meet on October 31st.
When: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Improve your writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all welcome! Registration required: library.escondido.org/register
When: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bring your eReader or tablet and learn how to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Library’s collection. Remember to bring any login information that you might need, such as Apple ID or Amazon account information.

Space is very limited and registration is required, please register today at http://library.escondido.org/register
When: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Become a member of Escondido Public Library's Teen Advisory Board! Reasons to join: Make new friends, earn community service hours, become involved with your community, plan teen programs, and participate in special events. Ages 12 - 18.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Brazilian-style jazz combines with American pop and jazz music for a unique and exciting sound.
When: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Join Mrs. Cox as she tells stories and leads activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.


When: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years. *Chess Club will not meet on October 31st.
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

LBOT
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

In Being Mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end, prominent surgeon, medical professor and best-selling author Atul Gawande explores aging and death in modern American medicine. He asks: At what cost do we value prolonging quantity of life over quality of how the remaining time is spent?

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Escondido Public Library

239 S. Kalmia St.
760-839-4684

Main Library

Mon, Tues: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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