Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in June 

05/22/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, La casa de los espíritus/The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende 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.

International best-selling Chilean author Isabel Allende brings the triumphs and tragedies of the Trueba family to life in her celebrated debut novel. The House of Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans generations while weaving personal life and political views into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., discussing La luz que no puedes ver/All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr as part of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge festivities. The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge runs June 19 – July 31, 2017.

Participants can enter to win weekly prizes starting June 19, 2017 by reading, attending Summer Reading Challenge events, and logging activities at library.escondido.org/summer.  Rincón Literario and the Summer Reading Challenge are 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 Summer Reading Challenge Theme: “Design Their World” is for All Ages 

05/16/2017 Categories: Summer Reading Challenge

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to “Design Your World”. The Challenge, which runs from June 19, 2017 to July 31, 2017, includes a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events and encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages. Participants log reading and event participation online at library.escondido.org/summer. Summer readers of all ages record their progress to earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Family registration has been added as a new feature this year, offering a convenient, streamlined, user-friendly process for the entire family to log their progress.

Summer Reading Challenge festivities kick off-on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Sign-up for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Rita’s Italian Icetwo of the many 2017 Summer Reading Challenge sponsors.

Summer Reading Challenge programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events, a Mad Science show, a tween book club discussion, and John Abrams Animal Magic Show.

Teen events include a screen printing workshop, talent show, and Burritos and Book Club chat exploring books by authors who designed their own special worlds.  Adult programs include flower arranging techniques, book discussions, and a special local history lecture that explores the past, present, and future of Escondido.

For more information on the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King 

05/16/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on June 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Stephen King’s novels are celebrated by fans the world over, but he is also recognized for his masterfully crafted short stories. New York Times bestseller The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is his sixth collection of short stories, accompanied by King’s own fascinating commentary, which provides the reader with insight into the author’s sources of inspiration, method of writing, and daily life. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is an introspective collection centered around mortality and the afterlife, evoking feelings of love, grief, fear and hope.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on July 11, 2017 as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults which runs from June 19 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Design Your World. The July selection is Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. The selection for August 8, 2017 is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

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 Public Library Offers Easy Access to New Books and Movies 

05/04/2017 Categories: Online Resources

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library introduces New Book Alerts featured on the Library’s website that announces the latest titles added to the collection. New Book Alerts also allows patrons to sign up for email notifications of new titles by the most in-demand authors or recently released items in favorite genres. When a new book, DVD, or audiobook is added to the Library’s collection, participating patrons can receive email alerts. Patrons may also choose to browse new titles on the New Book Alerts web page at https://library.escondido.org/new and place holds on brand new titles.

Anyone can access Escondido Public Library’s New Book Alerts service through the Library website at https://library.escondido.org/new.  Funding for this service was generously provided by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information, contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or vsjoberg@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Presents Navy Band Southwest Brass Quintet  

05/03/2017 Categories: Adults Concerts

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library proudly presents the unique sound of Navy Band Southwest Brass Quintet on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

This ensemble blends the individual sounds of the trumpet, oboe, trombone, bugelhorn and French horn to create a highly eclectic sonic palette. They bring this unique sound to works from various genres, with an emphasis on popular American composers such as Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber.

Visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or vsjoberg@escondido.org for more information. Library programs are 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.