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2nd Saturday Concerts presents Romeo Carrido and Eduardo Parra of Luna Llena

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Luna Llena founders, Romeo Carrido and Eduardo Parra are performing at the Escondido Library Public on Saturday March 10th, 2012 at 3:00 PM. They will be playing Afro-Mestizo Music, a blend of Spanish, Indian, and African musical influences. They will demonstrate on acoustic string instruments, congas, and other percussion instruments how these styles blend to create an indigenous American sound. They invite everyone to come join them for this unique performance.

These concerts are free and open to the public because of the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located downtown at 239 S. Kalmia Street. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839

Parking Lot Construction: February 14-24, 2012

Three book drops that formerly served the East Valley Branch Library will be relocated to our front parking lot. Construction work on the project will begin Monday morning, February 13th. The project is expected to take about 2 weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience you experience during this time.

Here's the information you need to know:

Monday, 2/13 – Saw cutting will be done around the work area from 7:30 to ~9:30 AM. This is in preparation for the major work that begins the following day. This work should be completed in time for the library to open, with little or no impact to the public.

Tuesday, 2/14 – Friday, 2/17 – Construction, concrete curb forms built; concrete curbs poured and cured.

Saturday, 2/18 – Monday, 20 – No work over the weekend and holiday.

Tuesday, 2/21 & Thursday, 2/23 –– Concrete pad formed, poured and cured; new directional signage installed. The parking lot arrows and curbs painted.

Friday, 2/24 - Book drops installed and operational by the end of the day.

Starting Tuesday, February 14th, the Library driveway entrance on 3rd Street (closest to the Mathes Center) will be closed. Parking spaces closest to the Mathes Center and other spaces around the work site may be inaccessible for safety reasons. The construction company will provide signage and restrict access to the work area and possibly some parking spaces.

Share the love of reading: Help Give Away One Million Books

World Book Night 2012

World Book Night (WBN) is a charity dedicated to the promotion of literacy and the celebration, sharing, and enjoyment of reading amongst teenagers and adults. More than 50,000 volunteers across the USA, the UK, and Ireland will be giving away free copies of 30 select titles on April 23, 2012 in order to share the joy and love of reading with millions of non-readers in their community.

The Escondido Public Library will be celebrating World Book Night 2012 by serving as a location for book givers to pick up their boxes of free books. Individual staff members will also be serving as book givers, and you should too!

This is your chance to be a part of something huge and change lives in the process. Volunteers are still needed to go out into their community on April 23, in search of those who don’t read much or don’t readily have access to books. Great places to find these non-readers include shelters, detention facilities, laundromats, bowling alleys, church, after-work parties, and boys & girls clubs among others.

If you’re a book lover, at least 16 years old, and know some tweens, teens, or adults who would benefit from a free book, apply to be a giver. The deadline to register is February 6, 2012. Full details, application forms, and a list of the 30 titles are available at

More information will follow about the WBN reception that the Escondido Public Library will be hosting for their book givers so stay tuned to and go sign up! If you have questions, please contact Joanna Axelrod at or by phone at 760-839-4283.