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Posts From September, 2013

Halloween Program, “Not So Spooky Stories,” at the Escondido Public Library 

09/28/2013 Categories: Children Families

Escondido, CA. - Children’s staff will present a special Halloween program for children, ages 3-12, in the Turrentine Room, October, 31, 2013, from 3:00-4:00 PM. -Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and join in the fun of hearing Halloween stories, playing games, creating special crafts, and receiving treats. Cindi Bouvier, Senior Children’s Librarian, states, “This is a fun and safe way for Escondido Public Library to offer a Halloween program for the young children of Escondido.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Please contact Senior Children’s Librarian, Cindi Bouvier, for further information on this and other Children’s programs at 760-839-5456 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Other programs and events can be viewed on the Library’s monthly calendar or at http://library.escondido.org/kids.

Free San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Membership Passes at the Escondido Public Library 

09/28/2013 Categories: Children Families

Escondido, CA – The Escondido Public Library is partnering with San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) to offer membership passes for check out in the Children’s Room. The SDCDM pass will allow free entrance for one family (1-2 parents and their children) to the Museum for one week, discounts on birthday party packages, and discounts at the SDCDM Store. An Escondido Public Library card will be required for checkout – cards are free and available at the Customer Service Desk.

Cindi Bouvier, Senior Children’s Librarian, states, “I greatly appreciate the mission of the Museum to inspire children to learn about the world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation. Whether they are sailing a ship, building a robot, growing a garden, or creating a puppet show, children are encouraged to learn through creative experiences that increase their critical thinking skills. The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is the only hands-on museum for children in the San Diego North County area. It is located at 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025, and is open Monday-Sunday from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Please contact Senior Children’s Librarian, Cindi Bouvier, for further information on this and other Children’s programs at 760-839-5456 or at cbouvier@escondido.org.

Teen Boredom Busters at the Escondido Public Library 

09/26/2013 Categories: Teens Volunteering

Escondido, CA –Escondido Library Youth Services offers the following free monthly programs for teens and ‘tweens, ages 11+, to earn community service hours, meet new friends, and share reading fun.

“Crafty C.A.T.S.”, (Community Action Teen Service) is a creative, arts-based program providing teens with a venue for earning community service credit while developing artistic skills. Crafty C.A.T.S. meets on the first and third Wednesdays during September, October, and November in the Turrentine Room from 4:00-5:30 PM.

At “Teen Crafternoon” teens learn a new craft technique, make gifts for friends or family members, or just have fun. Teen Crafternoon meetings are on the second Wednesday of September, October, and November in the Teen Area of the Library from 4:00-5:00 PM.

Join the “Review Crew” and earn community service credits from the comfort of your home by writing book reviews of favorite books. In addition, Crew members will receive a free book after submitting their first 3 reviews and will be entered into monthly drawings to win fabulous freebies! Submit a Review Crew Participation Form to begin reviewing books

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Please contact Senior Youth Librarian, Cindi Bouvier, for further information on this and other Teen programs at 760-839-5456 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Other programs and events can be viewed on the Library’s monthly calendar or at http://library.escondido.org/teens

2nd Tuesday Book Club to Discuss Toby’s Room by Pat Barker 

09/18/2013 Categories: Adults Book Club

The Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 6:00 PM, in the Board Room. This month’s selection is Toby’s Room by Pat Barker.
 
This indelible portrait of a family torn apart by war focuses on Toby Brooke, a medical student, and his younger sister Elinor. Enmeshed in a web of complicated family relationships, Elinor and Toby are close: some might say too close. But when World War I begins, Toby is posted to the front as a medical officer while Elinor stays in London to continue her fine art studies. Toby’s Room is an eloquent literary narrative of hardship and resilience, love and betrayal, and anguish and redemption. In unflinching yet elegant prose, Pat Barker captures the enormity of the war’s impact—not only on soldiers at the front but on the loved ones they leave behind.
 
The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on November 12, 2013, with a discussion on the classic, Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens.  The selection for December 10th will be The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

All Library programs are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia in downtown Escondido. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact the Library Information desk at 760-839-4839.

Ghost Mountain's Rider South to Make Rare Appearance at Escondido Library 

09/14/2013 Categories: Adults

Escondido, CA – Rider South of Ghost Mountain fame will be at the Escondido Public Library on Monday, October 28th, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Turrentine Room. He will be talking about his father, Marshal South, and his family’s 17-year experiment in primitive living. He wants to highlight his father’s accomplishments as a western novelist which he feels have been obscured by his father’s controversial life style choices.

Sixty-five years ago, Rider South came down from Anza-Borrego’s Ghost Mountain as a young teenager, and his life changed dramatically. Rider and his younger brother and sister had been part of their parents’ experiment in primitive living. This was chronicled as a monthly series by Marshal South in the pages of Desert Magazine, running for nine consecutive years until 1948.

Rider has vivid memories of his early life on Ghost Mountain. He was aware that his father’s writings and artistic creations were sources of income for the family and helped to provide some of the necessities they needed to survive on that waterless mountaintop. Yet today, Marshal South is hardly remembered as a very talented writer of western fiction. It is Rider’s hope that, with the republication of Marshal South Rides Again: His Anza-Borrego Novels, readers will discover a Marshal South separate from the sensationalism caused by his life choices.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at http://library.escondido.org  or call Adult Services at 760-839-4839. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Friends of the Escondido Public Library Half-Price Sale Sept. 23-28, 2013 

09/12/2013 Categories: Book Sale

The Friends of the Escondido Public Library will hold a 50% Off Everything Sale starting on Wednesday, September 23 thru Saturday, September 28, 2013. The sale will take place in the Friends Book Shop inside the Escondido Public Library, 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

Friends Book Shop hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday and 10 AM – 6 PM on Tuesday and Thursday.

Favorite non-fiction subjects including history, biography, health, cooking, gardening, diet and exercise, travel, psychology, foreign languages, parenting, and more will be abundantly available.  Collectors, classics, and children’s books will also be on sale. Hardcover and paperback fiction books, audio books, VHS tapes, CDs, and DVDs will also be 50% off the marked price.

Cash only, 25¢ minimum.

All proceeds from the Friends of the Library sale directly support the library’s circulating book and media collections and programs for children, teens, and adults.

For more information on the Friends of the Escondido Public Library Book Shop and sale, visit http://library.escondido.org/friends or call 760-839-4832.
 

Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

09/03/2013 Categories: Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, will meet on Saturday, September 28th, from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the Library’s Board Room. Author and journalist, Miriam Ruvinskis, will lead the discussion in both English and Spanish. La ladrona de libros / The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is the selected book for September.

This bestseller is Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.  The setting is Nazi Germany, 1939.  Death has never been busier – and will become busier still.  Death himself narrates the story of Liesel Meminger beginning at the time she is taken at age nine to live with a foster family in Molching, Germany.  When she arrives she has just stolen her first book – although she has not yet learned how to read.  Across the ensuing years into the 1940s, Liesel collects more stolen books as well as a peculiar set of friends.  With the help of her foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. 

Adult Services Librarian Paul Crouthamel states, “When you discuss a great book with others who have read it, you can share your perspectives and learn how other people might interpret the story differently.  The discussions are a perfect way to learn about interesting books and converse in both languages”.

Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of each month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. In October, Rincon Literario readers will discuss Inferno by Dan Brown.

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. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at http://library.escondido.org  or call Paul Crouthamel, Adult Services Librarian, at 760-839-4814.

Fall 2013 Children's Programs at the Escondido Public Library 

09/03/2013 Categories: Children

Escondido, CA – This fall, the Escondido Public Library Children’s Department will be offering a selection of fun, interactive, and educational programs for children, age birth-12, and their families. Many of these programs encourage early literacy and the development of a life-long love of reading. Programs are offered almost every day of the week to accommodate parents’ busy schedules. The following free events will be held in the Children’s Room, unless otherwise noted:


YOUNG CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Rhymes & Reading meets Mondays in September, October, and November at 11:00 AM in the Turrentine Room. Ms. Merrily Cox shares new songs, fingerplays, and books with preschoolers, ages 4-5, and a caregiver.

Toddler Tales meets every Wednesday in September and October at 10:30 AM. Ms. Teresa Garcia shares songs, fingerplays, and stories with children, ages 1-3, and a caregiver. This is a new program in response to community requests for a program that addresses the needs of very young children.

Cowboy Charlie meets the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday in September, October, and November at 10:30 AM. Children, ages 3-5, sing and clap along with Cowboy Charlie as he shares cowboy songs, sea chanteys, and railroad tunes.

Kinder Craft meets on the 4th Thursday in September, October, and November at 10:30 AM. This is a craft program for children, ages 3-5. Large playgroups and clubs are welcome, but we request that you call ahead as craft supplies may be limited.

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS’ PROGRAMS

Love on a Leash, Paws for Reading is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 3:30—4:30 PM. Children, ages 5-12, can read to Murphy, Hank, or Samantha, our certified pet therapy dogs. Their non-judgmental support helps children improve their reading skills. Pre-registration is required, please call 760-839-4837 to reserve a spot.

Knights Realm Chess Club meets every Monday from 3:30—5:00 PM. Children, ages 6-12, enjoy a hands-on learning experience with the goal of having fun, gaining knowledge, and developing sportsmanship.


FAMILY PROGRAMS

Second Saturday Storytime and Craft will meet on the 2nd Saturday of September, 2013, through the second Saturday of May, 2014, from 11:00 AM—12 PM. Children, ages 3-12, and their families will join Children’s staff for fun with stories and an accompanying craft.

Please check Escondido Public Library’s monthly calendar and website http://library.escondido.org/kids as additional programs will be offered throughout the Fall for special events such as Not So Spooky Stories and Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For further information on

Children’s programs, contact Cindi Bouvier, Senior Children’s Librarian at 760-839-4837 or at cbouvier@escondido.org.

Second Saturday Storytime and Crafts at Escondido Public Library 

09/03/2013 Categories: Children

Escondido, CA – Second Saturday Storytime and Crafts is a new program for children, ages 3-12, and their families. It will begin on September 14, 2013 and continue through the second Saturday of May, 2014, from 11 AM—12:00 PM in the Children’s Room.

Each monthly program consists of a structured storytime where children learn early literacy skills and parents gain tips to assist their children with developing reading skills at home. In addition, an unstructured craft time encourages creativity, self-expression, and the development of fine motor skills.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido.

Please contact Senior Children’s Librarian, Cindi Bouvier, for further information on this and other Children’s programs at 760-839-4837 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Other programs and events can be viewed on the Library’s monthly calendar or at http://library.escondido.org/kids

Escondido Public Library Presents Toddler Tales 

09/03/2013 Categories: Children

Escondido, CA – In response to community demand, Escondido Public Library will offer a new storytime for toddlers, ages 1-3, and their favorite adult this Fall. Toddler Tales will meet every Wednesday from September 4th to October 9th at 10:30 AM in the Children’s Room.

Young parents have asked the Children’s Department to develop fun, educational programs for their youngest children, ages 1-3. Teresa Garcia will share songs, stories, letters, sounds, and new words to help toddlers master early literacy skills and encourage kindergarten readiness.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Please contact Senior Children’s Librarian, Cindi Bouvier, for further information on this and other Children’s programs at 760-839-4837 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Other programs and events can be viewed on the Library’s monthly calendar or at http://library.escondido.org/kids

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