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Posts From November, 2017

Get into the Holiday Spirit- Donate food to remove Library fines! 

11/20/2017 Categories: Food for Fines

Escondido, CA– Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines Program runs Monday, November 27 through Sunday, December 31, 2017. The program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to families in need throughout the North County area.

Non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged items such as canned goods, pasta, sauces, and peanut butter credit up to $1.00 worth of fines per item. Non-nutritious, perishable, expired, or damaged items cannot be accepted. Customer Services Supervisor, Linda Weber, explains, “This event is a wonderful way for Library patrons to not only clear some of their fines, but to also give back to their community by helping those in need. Last year we collected 79 crates of food weighing an estimated 2,370 pounds. We hope to top that this year.” Food may only be used to clear fines, and may not be used to clear fees associated with lost or damaged books and materials, or City Attorney fees.

>The Library is happy to accept any donations whether or not they are fine-related and welcomes donations from patrons who bring in food just to help those in need. For further information, contact Linda Weber, Customer Services Supervisor, at 760-839-4613. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Contact the Library at 760-839-4684 or visit our website library.escondido.org.

 

Escondido Public Library Announces the 2017-2018 2nd Saturday Concert Series Schedule 

11/13/2017 Categories: Adults Concerts Families

 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library announces the complete season line-up for its popular 2nd Saturday Concert Series, opening December 9th, 2017 and running through June 2018. Except where noted, free musical performances will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. All ages are welcome.

The 2017-2018 2nd Saturday Concert Series:

December 9, 2017               Byron Chow Trio – Classical/Holiday

January 13, 2018                 Louis Landon – Classical piano

February 3, 2018*                Lunar New Year Bohua Youth Group – Traditional Chinese

March 10, 2018                    Bayou Brothers – Cajun

April 14, 2018                       Opera Exposed! – Opera

May 12, 2018                        From Beethoven to Broadway – Chamber music/musical

June 9, 2018                         Courtly Noyse – Renaissance music

*1st Saturday

Fresh from a sabbatical spent studying piano in Vienna, Dr. Byron Chow brings his elegant Trio to the Turrentine Room on December 9th to open the 2nd Saturday Concert Series. Consisting of a violin, clarinet, and piano, the Trio will perform classical pieces and holiday selections. In addition to being the founding member of his Trio, Dr. Chow is also a violist in the La Jolla Symphony.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the concert series visit  library.escondido.org/concerts or contact Librarian Madelyn Horton at mhorton@escondido.org or 760-839-4214.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates the Holidays with Programs for All Ages 

11/13/2017 Categories: Adults Children Families Special Event

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will celebrate the holidays with special programs planned during the month of December. All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled to take place in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

  • Adult Winter Crafts: Holiday Craft Making with Recycled Books for adults on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Create a one-of-a-kind holiday craft using parts from recycled books.
  • Children’s Holiday Tree Trimming Party for children ages 4-12 years and their families on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children celebrate by making an ornament for the Children’s Room holiday tree and one to take home. This festive event also celebrates the holiday spirit with a special visit from Santa Claus. Families are encouraged to arrive early, as supplies may be limited.
  • 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Byron Chow Trio for all ages on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Consisting of a violin, clarinet, and piano, the elegant Trio will perform classical pieces and holiday selections. In addition to being the founding member of the Trio, Dr. Chow is also a violist with the La Jolla Symphony.

All holiday programs are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about December programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Librarian Madelyn Horton at mhorton@escondido.org or 760-839-4214.

Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

11/07/2017 Categories: Adults Writers Group

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group to participate in monthly readings and group critiques to improve their writing, meet other writers and published authors, and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

Award-winning young adult fantasy author Jennifer Anne Davis will join the Escondido Writers Group to speak about her writing process and share her story of becoming a published author. Davis has been celebrated by readers and critics for her bestselling True Reign series.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future Escondido Writers Group meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Librarian Cecy Rayphole 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 Bilingual Book Club Meets in November 

11/07/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss The Bastard of Istanbul/La bastarda de Estambul by Elif Safak, a One Book, One San Diego selection. To facilitate bilingual discussion, the book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of two women, one living in San Francisco, the other in Istanbul, their contrasting searches for identity, and the secret connection that links them both to a violent event in the history of their homeland.

Rincón Literario meets next on Saturday, January 27, 2018, to discuss In the Midst of Winter/Más allá del invierno, Isabel Allende’s new novel.  Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the 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 Librarian 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 to Host Books & Beer: Intro to Craft Brew 

11/06/2017 Categories: Adults Special Event

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adults, ages 21 and over, to its first ever Books & Beer craft brew education event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Space is limited to 50 attendees, and registration is required at library.escondido.org/register or 760-839-4836, by December 1, 2017. Proof of ID will be needed for entry to this event.

Join us for a fun afternoon talking all things beer with certified Cicerone (a Sommelier for beer), Jace Milstead! Learn about craft beer, how you can brew at home, and enjoy a variety of samples from local brewery, Latitude 33. A beer question and answer session will follow this event, and attendees will receive a free keepsake pint glass.

For more information about other Library programs for adults, please visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian, Monica Barrette, at 760-839-4836 for details. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Firstlife by Gena Showalter 

11/06/2017 Categories: Book Club Teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The selected title is Firstlife by award-winning author, Gena Showalter. Copies are available for checkout in the Library’s Teen Area 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.

Everyone lives a first life. Before you get to live your next life, the Everlife, you must choose a realm in which to live. Tenley is currently living her first life and has been imprisoned in an asylum because she refuses to make that choice. Representatives from both realms, Troika and Myriad, are there to persuade her due to the uniqueness of her soul. Escaping from the asylum, Tenley is on the run and becomes caught between the boy she’s falling for and the realm she wants to support. Can she stay alive long enough to make a decision?

After discussing Firstlife, 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.

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