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Posts From April, 2012

High Adventure in Uganda by Bill Williams 

04/30/2012 Categories: Adults Families

Local Professional photographer and traveler, Bill Williams, will be sharing his latest adventure in Uganda and his encounters with its silverback mountain gorillas at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM. On his recent safari he explored Uganda’s culture, people and diverse wildlife including one trek that took him within twenty feet of the endangered silverback mountain   His photography captures the beauty and grace of the mountain gorillas of Uganda and provides a compelling portrait of Uganda's people and culture. Mr. Williams has photographed the beauty of over 148 countries in his travels throughout the world.

This program is free and open to the public. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact 760-839-4601.

Rainforest Reptiles on May 24th At Escondido Public Library 

04/16/2012 Categories: Children Families

LLL Reptiles & Supply Company will present Reptiles from the Rainforests of South America and Africa at the Escondido Public Library from 3:30-4:30 PM on Thursday, May 24th.  Jennifer Greene will discuss a variety of reptiles and the ecological habitats  in which they reside.  Patrons can view frogs, tarantulas, and tropical geckos , and pet both a ball python and a black throat monitor.  This program is open to children ages 5 and up and their families.

LLL Reptiles & Supply Company, a local Escondido business, was founded 15 years ago in Oceanside, California and is a trusted and reliable supplier of live reptiles and high quality pet supplies.

All programs are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. No registration is required.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or phone 760-839-4837.

The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert presents Peter Sprague, Jazz guitarist. 

04/11/2012 Categories: Concerts

Peter Sprague, San Diego’s premier Jazz guitarist, will be playing at the Escondido Public Library on Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Turrentine Room. Come and enjoy Brazilian-style jazz with virtuoso guitarist Peter Sprague. He combines a deep love of Brazilian music with  American pop and jazz music. He blends them into a style uniquely his own. He has played with and been influenced by music greats like Chick Corea and Sergio Mendes.

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

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets April 28th 

04/04/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, April 28th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street. The selected book is Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go.

Rincón Literario meets regularly, the last Saturday of each month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

Years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that shapes the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go is a classic that examines a perplexing modern social and moral dilemma.

In May, Rincón Literario readers will discuss Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal/Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at the library website. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4601.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents the Kensington Trio. 

04/03/2012 Categories: Families

The Kensington Trio, a piano and string trio will be playing on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido CA 929205. They will be performing selections from Chopin, Brahms, and other classical composers. The Kensington Trio has been together since 2001 and has appeared in many concerts in the greater San Diego area, as well as each season in the Kensington Concert Series. The Trio has also performed in the Irvine Classical Music Series, and the Temecula Merc Concert Series.

These concerts are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://library.escondido.org/

Teen Summer Volunteer Information Meeting 

04/02/2012 Categories: Teens

The Escondido Public Library will hold an informational meeting Tuesday, April 24th from 5 – 5:30 PM in the Turrentine Room for teens ages 14-18 who are interested in volunteering for the Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Club (SRC). Parents are encouraged to attend with their teens to get an overview of the SRC including the tasks required, community service hours awarded, mandatory training session, and criteria for acceptance which will be presented by Joanna Axelrod, Teen Librarian.  She will discuss the schedule including the 10 hour minimum as well as the hours the Library needs for desk coverage (which will be Monday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-5). Please remember to bring your summer calendars as applications will be available at the meeting.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. All programs are free, open to the public, and no registration is required. For more information call the library at (760) 839-4837or visit the library website.   

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