Escondido Public Hosts Burritos & Books for Teens 

10/24/2014 Categories: events teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library will host Burritos & Books, a favorite program for teens, ages 12 to 18 years. Teen Librarian, Cathy Janovitz, selects and previews popular teen books, bestsellers and newly published titles and presents quick summaries while teens snack on burritos. Burritos & Books will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

In addition to burrito treats, participants will also receive a free book at the end of the program. The titles highlighted at Burritos & Books are available at Escondido Public Library and can be checked-out, reserved, or teens may want to take note and add them to their reading list.

Cathy Janovitz, commented, “Over 60 teens attended Burritos & Books this summer as part of the Teen Summer Reading Club. The program was so popular that we’re holding this one to preview the latest wave of popular books and new titles coming out this fall. It’s great to see teens discover new books, and I love hearing them talk about their own favorites too.”

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Pubic Library. 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. 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.

 

Lysley Tenorio, Author of One Book, One San Diego’s 2014 Selection Makes North County Appearance at Escondido Public Library 

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library will host Lysley Tenorio, author of Monstress, KPBS’ 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection, in his only North County appearance on Monday November 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The author will discuss his book of short stories, Monstress, and how the Filipino culture and Filipino experience in America influence his works. KPBS is promoting this event as the official sponsor and reservations are required. RSVP by going to http://www.kpbs.org/one-book to secure a reservation.

Lysley Tenorio has written a brilliant collection of, vivid, heartbreaking, and gloriously unique short stories set amongst the Filipino-American communities of California and the Philippines. He will speak about his exploration of both the clash and blending of these two disparate cultures as his characters struggle to find connections, fight the melancholy of isolation, and escape the sometimes suffocating ties of family. Slate magazine calls Tenorio’s characters “zany, witty, and beautifully drawn.” The author’s visit is the highlight of Escondido Public Library’s partnership with KPBS’ 2014 One Book, One San Diego program.

  • Escondido Public Library also presents the following events in celebration of the 2014 One Book, One San Diego program:The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) Dance Group will perform on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 3:00—4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The FACO Dance Group promotes an appreciation and celebration of Filipino culture by performing classic Filipino dances in colorful, traditional costumes.
     

  • Children around the World: the Philippines, will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 3:00—4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Cora Cooks Pancit, by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, the 2014 One Book, One San Diego children’s selection, will be the featured book, along with a program that promotes Filipino history, culture, crafts, and music. This program is suitable for children ages 6 to 10 years old.

Programs for Escondido Public Library’s participation in 2014 One Book, One San Diego are supported by KPBS and the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All Library programs are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on 2014 One Book, One San Diego programs at Escondido Public Library, contact Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814. To learn more about Escondido Public Library’s events and services, visit library.escondido.org.

Escondido Public Library Announces 2014-2015 2nd Saturday Concert Series  

10/22/2014 Categories: adults concerts events music

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library announces the new 2014-15 2nd Saturday Concert Series with a full schedule of performances by professional musicians ranging from classical to bluegrass to jazz. The free concerts are held monthly at 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room and run from November 2014 through May 2015.

The schedule includes:

November 8, 2014         Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist

December 13, 2014       FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artists Concert

January 10, 2015          Opera Exposed!

February 14, 2015         Virtual Strangers Bluegrass Band

March 14, 2015             Danny Green Jazz Trio

April 11, 2015                Kensington Trio Chamber Music

May 9, 2015                  Besos de Coco Chamber Music

The series opens with renowned classical guitarist Peter Fletcher on November 8, 2014. The FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artist Concert in December presents piano and cello protégés, ages 9 to 15, with performances and talent will beyond their years.

Opera Exposed! returns by popular demand in January 2015. This program, just in time for opera season, features aspiring university singers with San Diego Opera Director of Education, Dr. Nicolas Reveles on piano. Dr. Reveles provides narration and insight surrounding the selections to reveal the incredible storytelling qualities of the great moments in opera.

The line-up of programs also features Virtual Strangers bluegrass concert and the return of favorite groups, Kensington Trio playing chamber music with piano, cello and violin, and the Danny Green Jazz Trio. Besos de Coco brings the season to a close with a unique chamber concert with classical guitar, double bass and tap.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All concerts are fee and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information on upcoming 2nd Saturday Concerts and other programs and services, contact Senior Librarian Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814 or visit library.escondido.org.

Escondido Public Library Opens the 2014-15 2nd Saturday Concert Series with Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist  

10/22/2014 Categories: adults concerts events

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library launches the 2014-15 2nd Saturday Concert Series with classical guitarist Peter Fletcher on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Peter Fletcher is an internationally renowned guitar virtuoso with performances that carry on the tradition of guitar masters such as Segovia and Bream.

With a repertoire ranging from Bach to Edvard Grieg, Peter Fletcher, has performed nationally in prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Firehouse Arts Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fanfare Magazine says he has impressed these audiences with “unaffected musical poetry.” His critically acclaimed CDs include, The Art of Classical Guitar: A Peter Fletcher Recital, Federico Mompou: Guitar Works, and Peter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar. His latest CD is Edvard Grieg for which he wrote the guitar transcriptions. According to Concert Presenter, “He performs the music with commitment, passion, and grace. Only the way a true artist can...”

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs from November 2014 through May 2015 and features an array of classical, jazz, and diverse musical styles. For more information about future performances, visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian, Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Hosts Children Around the World, The Philippines 

10/13/2014 Categories: children events family One Book One San Diego

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library hosts Children Around the World, The Philippines, for children ages 6-10, on Thursday, November, 13, 2014, in the Turrentine Room from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The program promotes Filipino history, culture, crafts, food, and music. Cora Cooks Pancit, by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, the 2014 One Book, One San Diego children’s selection, will be the highlight of the program.

Cora Cooks Pancit is the story of a young Filipino girl learning to cook her favorite food, “pancit.” With the help of her Mama, Cora cooks this Filipino dish of rice noodles, chicken, mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, ginger, soy sauce, and garlic. It is very important to Cora that her family enjoy the meal. Cindi Bouvier, Senior Youth Services Librarian, comments, “Even though the dish that Cora cooks is unique to her culture, children of all backgrounds will share her excitement at being allowed to help cook a meal for the first time.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For information about Children Around the World, The Philippines, contact Youth Services Librarian Cindi Bouvier at 760-839-4827 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Additional information about Library programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org,

 

Escondido Public Library’s Middle Grade Book Club Hosts Author Erin Fry 

10/08/2014 Categories: book club children

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, November 7, 2014, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will discuss Secrets of the Book. The novel’s author, Erin Fry, will be present at the event to answer questions about her book and writing process. A limited number of copies of Secrets of the Book will be available for checkout at the Children’s Desk beginning on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Spencer’s mother forces him to visit a nursing home each week, where he befriends Ed, an elderly resident. Soon after entrusting Spencer with Pandora’s Book, Ed mysteriously disappears. In this vivid fantasy novel, sixth-grader Spencer Lemon, a young boy with rapidly failing eyesight, finds himself the unwitting guardian of Pandora’s Book, a magical tome that brings famous historical figures back to life. It’s up to the tween and his friends to figure out how to properly use the book and keep it out of the hands of evil doers. Fans of The 39 Clues series and Dan Gutman’s Genius Files will eagerly swoop up Fry’s fast-paced tale.Youth Services Librarian Lalitha Nataraj said, “The Youth Services’ Department is thrilled to have Ms. Fry come to the Library and directly engage children on the topics of books and reading—this is a wonderful opportunity that underscores the uniqueness and fun of the R.E.A.D Book Club program.”

The next R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club meeting will be on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Readers will discuss Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For information about the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club, contact Youth Services Librarian Lalitha Nataraj at 760-839-5458 or at lnataraj@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead 

10/06/2014 Categories: children events

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites children and families to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration that commemorates loved ones who have passed away through music, stories, and crafts. An altar will be set up to honor the lives of departed loved ones so please bring a picture or memento that can be included. Senior Youth Services Librarian Cindi Bouvier commented, “The Escondido community loves this event and many families attend to remember their loved ones.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For information about this program, please contact Cindi Bouvier, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at 760-839-4827 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org.

Download Popular Magazines – Free with Your Escondido Public Library Card 

10/01/2014 Categories: adults family online resources technology teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library is now offering free online access to over a 100 popular magazines through Zinio for Libraries. From Newsweek, to Runner’s World, Rolling Stone, to Forbes, get cover-to-cover popular magazines online at no cost using the library’s newest service. Zinio is convenient and easy to use, providing users access to magazines from any location by using their computer, tablet, mobile device, or eReader. Zinio magazines remain checked-out to users and can be accessed again and again. Zinio magazines do not have due dates, which means that magazines are available to all users any time, and can be kept indefinitely. The Zinio display allows users to organize their magazines, bookmark favorite articles and select back issues.

Anyone with an Escondido Public Library card, an email address, and a computer or mobile device with Internet access can sign up for Zinio through the Library website at http://library.escondido.org/zinio.  A step by step guide to signing up is available on the website.. For additional guidance on Zinio, call Digital Services Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4828.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For general questions, contact the library at 760-839-4684 or visit our website library.escondido.org.

Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

10/01/2014 Categories: adults book club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Attendees discuss the book in both English and Spanish, enabling them to enjoy great literature while polishin” both their English- and Spanish-language skills. El angel perdido/Lost Angel, by Javier Sierra, is the selected book for October.

In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world.  Convinced that they are the descendants of angels and on the verge of at last returning to heaven, they kidnap scientist Martin Faber, whose research has uncovered an extraordinary secret.  Martin’s only hope for survival is the rare psychic gift of his young wife. Julia Alvarez must find the courage to save her husband while running from religious extremists and clandestine government agencies. 

Javier Sierra takes readers on an exhilarating international adventure, from the summit of legendary Mount Ararat to the high desert of New Mexico, from the monuments of Washington, D.C., to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  This is a spine-tingling apocalyptic thriller set in real-world locations and based on well-researched mythology and scientific facts. 

Book Club facilitator, Miriam Ruvinskis, commented, “Rincón Literario affords participants an opportunity to practice their English and Spanish language skills and pronunciation in a supportive environment, while they enjoy immersing themselves in great literature from around the world. They acquire language skills effortlessly as they share lively and engaging discussions on selected books with their fellow participants.”

Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. On November, 29, 2014, readers will discuss Y las montanas hablaron/And the Mountains Echoed  by Khaled Hosseini.

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 call Paul Crouthamel, Adult Services Librarian, at 760-839-4814.

Escondido Public Library Presents a Celebration of Filipino Dance  

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library presents the Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) Dance Group on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The FACO Dance Group promotes an appreciation and celebration of Filipino culture by performing classic Filipino dances in colorful, traditional costumes.

This event is a highlight of Escondido Public Library’s partnership with KPBS to promote 2014’s One Book, One San Diego selection, Monstress, by author Lysley Tenorio, a San Diego native. Monstress describes the Filipino experience through a series of heartfelt short stories.

The FACO Dance Group shares their talent, serving as ambassadors for Filipino culture through dance. Their performance includes traditional Filipino dances such as "Bulaklakan" and “Tinikling.” The Bulaklakan is the dance of flowers, usually done during the month of May in the Philippines when flowers traditionally bloom. In the Tinikling, dancers imitate the tikling bird's legendary grace and speed as they dance between a pair of snapping bamboo poles.

Escondido Public Library also presents the following upcoming events in celebration of the 2014 One Book, One San Diego program:

 

  • Children around the World: the Philippines, Thursday, November 13, 2014, in the Turrentine Room from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cora Cooks Pancit, by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore, the 2014 One Book, One San Diego children’s selection, will be the featured book, along with a program that promotes Filipino history, culture, crafts, and music. This program is targeted for children ages 6 to 10.
     
  • As a grand finale, Lysley Tenorio, author of Monstress, will make his only North County appearance at Escondido Public Library on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. KPBS is promoting this event and reservations will be required. More information on how to secure a reservation will be announced on KPBS.org in the near future.

Programs for Escondido Public Library’s participation in 2014 One Book, One San Diego are supported by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and KPBS. All Library programs are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on 2014 One Book, One San Diego programs at Escondido Public Library, contact Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814. To learn more about Escondido Public Library’s events and services, visit library.escondido.org.

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