Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in May 

04/26/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, El secreto de mi marido/The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty in both English and Spanish. The book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

Cecilia finds a letter from her husband, to be opened after his death. Her husband is very much alive, but she decides to read it anyway, only to find his deepest, darkest secret revealed. Australian author Liane Moriarty has written six internationally best-selling novels, and her book Big Little Lies was recently turned into a dark comedy-drama miniseries for HBO. CBS has acquired the rights to The Husband’s Secret and a feature film is currently in development.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, June 17, 2017, discussing La casa de los espíritus/The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.  Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido, California, 92025.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton 

04/19/2017 Categories: Book Club Teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. New York Times bestseller, Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton, is the selected title. Copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org.  Students at Escondido High School, San Pasqual High School, and Orange Glen High School can also check out copies at their school library.

Rebel of the Sands is set in the desert nation of Miraji, an unwelcoming place, and the small town of Dustwalk is even less welcoming. Orphaned, barely tolerated, and stifled in a culture that considers females worthless, Amani must rely on her skills as a sharpshooter to escape from an arranged marriage and finally be free. Brash, witty, and fierce, Amani’s plans for escape backfire, but then she suddenly gets another chance. In this action-filled adventure, she never imagined she’d gallop away from back-country

Dustwalk on a mythical horse made of sand into the heart of the wild and barren desert. Even more startling to her is the charming and mysterious scoundrel Jin, who accompanies her on this rollicking fantasy adventure full of romance, myth, and magic.

After discussing Rebel of the Sands, teens can share other books they have enjoyed and select the next Burritos & Book Club title. Complimentary burritos will be provided, and all participants receive a free book or audiobook at the end of the program.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library and Taco Bell located at 1944 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. 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. 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.

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses The Fourteenth Goldfish 

04/19/2017 Categories: Book Club Middle-Graders

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, May 19, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Jennifer L Holm’s novel, The Fourteenth Goldfish. Registration is required and now open at library.escondido.org/register. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org.

Holm, author of the popular Baby Mouse and Squish series, gives readers the quirky tale of fifth-grader Ellie, whose life takes a strange and mysterious turn when her mother brings home an unusual guest. Oddly enough, the guest, a teenage boy, looks, dresses, and speaks exactly like her grandfather Melvin, who has vanished while conducting scientific research on age-reversal. When Ellie’s grandfather needs to break a specimen out of his lab so he can publish his work, high jinks ensue. With humor, a delightful cast of characters, and snippets of the history of scientific discovery sprinkled throughout, Holm inspires children to view science as fun and filled with possibility.

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.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss 

04/18/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on May 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Experience the riveting true story of Alexandre Dumas, the almost forgotten hero who   inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Born the son of a black slave, Dumas escaped bondage and was schooled as a sword fighting member of the French aristocracy. The group will discuss his humble beginnings and swashbuckling adventures.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on June 13, 2017 for a group discussion of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King. 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 in downtown Escondido.  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 Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

04/12/2017 Categories: Adults Writers Group

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Meet other writers and published authors, and learn from one another in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Space is limited and registration is required: library.escondido.org/register.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future 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 Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Pianist Minna Han and Violinist Joo-in Lee  

04/12/2017 Categories: Adults Concerts

Escondido, CA – Classical virtuosos Minna Han and Joo-in Lee will perform the season finale of the 2nd Saturday Concert Series at Escondido Public Library on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

Skilled artists Minna Hann and Joo-in Lee have played to enthusiastic audiences across the U.S. and South Korea. They will perform classical duets on piano and violin by composers such as Wagner, Strauss, and Beethoven. For more information on the duo, please visit their website: www.minna-jooin.com.

Following the May concert, the 2nd Saturday Concert Series will take a hiatus until next fall. Escondido Public Library will host a concert by the Navy Band Southwest Woodwind Quintet on June 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. With over 80 years of support to the San Diego community, Navy Band Southwest serves the military and civilian communities throughout the Southwestern United States.

Visit library.escondido.org/concerts, or contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 for more information. 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.