When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Other Locations

A one-of-a-kind festival in Grape Day Park that includes interactive exhibitors, demonstrations, meet-and-greets, competitions, music, food, and so much more.
When: Monday, October 03, 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, October 03, 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, October 04, 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, October 05, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early for a spot!
When: Wednesday, October 05, 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 at http://library.escondido.org/register
When: Wednesday, October 05, 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: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!
When: Monday, October 10, 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, October 10, 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, October 11, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Monthly public meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.
When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

In Waiting for Snow in Havana, Yale historian Carlos Eire delivers a poignant, award-winning depiction of growing up in 1950’s Cuba. Born into privilege, Eire experiences a proper childhood filled with imagination and wonder, only to be thrust into the harsh reality of post-revolutionary Cuba.
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early for a spot!
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Read aloud to bearded dragons for fun or to help improve reading skills. Pre-registration is required, call 760-839-5456 for more information. Children must know how to read.

When: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Book Club will explore Ghosts, the new graphic novel from Raina Telgemeier, award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters. Register online at library.escondido.org/register. Copies of the books can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library's catalog.
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn about the haunted history of various locations in Escondido and around North San Diego County. Presented by Escondido Public Library and San Diego Paranormal Research Society.
When: Monday, October 17, 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, October 17, 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, October 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: 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”.

Sponsored by the Pioneer Room Friends, a support group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pioneer Room, Escondido Public Library’s local history archive.

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early for a spot!
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn the Art of Screen Printing! Create a basic design and use screen printing tools to print onto your t-shirt. Ages 12 - 18. Supplies limited, please bring a plain t-shirt. Registration not required.
When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Our bilingual book club will be discussing the selected One Book, One San Diego title Nieve en La Habana: Confesiones de un cubanito/Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire.
When: Monday, October 24, 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, October 24, 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: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early for a spot!
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Join us for Spooktacular Stories and Creepy Crafts! This family-oriented celebration begins with a monster-themed story at 3:30 p.m., followed by craft time where kids create their own treat bag to take out on their own Halloween hauntings. Supplies are limited to 100 children, ages 3-12. One craft per child.
When: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

50% off almost everything in Friends of the Library Bookshop

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