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Posts From June, 2012

Record & Edit Your Own Podcast

podcastingThe Escondido Public Library will be offering computer classes on recording and editing your own podcast. These classes are part of the LibraryYOU project which is collecting and sharing local knowledge through the new LibraryYOU website. LibraryYOU is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Its goal is to teach the community about communicating through new media formats and to supplement the library's collection with digital media created by the local community. 

Record & Edit Your Own Podcast classes will take place Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Main Library. Each class will explore the basics of sound recording, editing, and podcasting. Attendees will learn about using portable recorders, microphones, and sound editing software. 

These classes are free and open to the public. Class sizes will be small to provide more assistance to each student. Registration is required. More information and online registration may be found at: or by calling 760-839-4828.

Escondido Public Library Chess Club Volunteer Opportunity

The Escondido Public Library is seeking adult volunteers to help run the Knight’s Realm Chess Club for Kids. Volunteers provide instruction and monitor chess games for children ages 6-12. The chess club meets in the Children’s Room weekly, in the afternoon from 3:30-5:30. The Knight’s Realm Chess Club is a popular children’s program and runs throughout the year.

Chess Club Volunteer qualifications include: 

  • Knowledge of how to play chess
  • Chess rules, terminology and strategy
  • Ability to work well with children and parents
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule, usually for 9 to12 months
  • Ability to work independently
  • Dependability

Volunteers must be interviewed and Live Scan fingerprinted. For more information, contact the Escondido Public Library’s Volunteer Coordinator, Cookie Allen at 760-839-4819.

Secrets of the Pacific Crest Trail Revealed

Dana Law will tell his secrets of success on the Pacific Crest Trail at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday June 26th, 2012 at 6:00 PM. Dana has hiked 1700 miles of the trail over eight years in 26 separate journeys. He will tell you of his journey on this magnificent national scenic trail. He will share its secrets, regale you with stories, and show pictures and videos of this amazing pathway that spans the entire mountain spine of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Learn about what it takes to travel long distances self-contained. Never an easy walk but worth the effort the Pacific Crest Trail story is something you will want to hear.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  This Program is free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online.