Read, Act, Play at Escondido Public Library's 2019 Summer Reading Challenge for All Ages!

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library's 2019 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to "Read, Act, Play." The Challenge encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages and runs from June 8, 2019 to July 27, 2019.

Educational, recreational, and cultural events are offered throughout the Challenge. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Participants of all ages log reading and event participation online at http://www.escondidolibrary.org/summerto earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses.

Summer Reading Challenge festivities kick off-on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Library's front patio. Sign-up for the Challenge and receive free samples from Baltimore Snowball.

Summer Reading Challenge programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events; a visit from reptiles, and Rick Huddles' Scary Squirrel's Retro Reboot Dance Party.

Teen events include a chance to explore table top and virtual reality games, attend art-based events such as Crescent Moon Henna, and Ink Floating Art, and attend Cosplay 101, where you can learn all about costume design and creation! Adult programs include concerts, book discussions, a career fair, and a special open mic event for local writers!

For more information on the 2019 Read, Act, Play Summer Reading Challenge, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit www.escondidolibrary.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.

Escondido Public Library Kick Starts 2019 with Community-Wide Wellness Fair

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library will host the first-ever Wellness Fair. This all-ages event is free and will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. More than twenty Escondido businesses are partnering with the Library to share their resources to help start the New Year with good health.

Participating partners include IHOT, St. Paul's Pace, AMCR Institute Inc., Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Interfaith Community Services, Neighborhood HealthCare, Seniors Helping Seniors, Southern Caregiver Resource Center, United Healthcare community plan, San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, and more!

This program is sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other programs, visit the Library's website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Adult Services Librarian Azar Katouzian at azar.katouzian@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

Escondido Public Library Invites You to Endless Exploration, 2018 Summer Reading Challenge for All-Ages!

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library's 2018 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to "Endless Exploration." The Challenge, which runs from June 9, 2018 to July 28, 2018, includes special events and celebrates reading for all ages. Participants log reading online at http://www.escondidolibrary.org/summer. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Summer readers of all ages earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses.

This year has seen record breaking numbers for the Challenge! At week four, we have 131 babies (ages birth-3), 948 kids (ages 4-11), 244 teens (ages 12-18), and 343 adults enrolled, for a total of 1,666 people! Kids and teens have read over 5,000 hours already and over 3,000 books have been read!

Summer Reading Challenge programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events, and Annie Banannie's Big Balloon Adventure.

Teen events include a screen printing t-shirt craft event, a Burritos and Book Club chat discussing books by authors who explored far off worlds or those close to our own, and Esco Sings!, an annual talent show with cash prizes! Adult programs include book discussions, a special summer movie screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space, and Virtual Reality drop in sessions on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information on the 2018 Endless Explorations Summer Reading Challenge, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit www.escondidolibrary.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.

A Highlight of June Events at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special events for adults during the month of June. All events are free, open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted. 

  • Death Café North County on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Death Café provides a safe and agenda-free place to discuss death, dying, and end of life concerns, over coffee, tea, and tasty treats. Registration is encouraged at www.escondidolibrary.org/register
  • Summer Reading Challenge All-Ages Kickoff —Outside Portico. Saturday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Baltimore Snowball. Participants who complete the Summer Reading Challenge earn chances to win gift cards and the grand prize, a Kindle Fire!
  • Escondido Writers Group Open Mic on Saturday, June 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Writers of all genres are invited to participate in this special open mic event. Read your work to the audience and receive friendly critiques. Please arrive by 10:00 a.m. to secure a spot.

For more information about Library events, visit the website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836 or monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Presents Endless Exploration 2018 Summer Reading Challenge for All-Ages!

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library's 2018 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to "Endless Exploration." The Challenge, which runs from June 9, 2018 to July 28, 2018, includes special events and celebrates reading for all ages. Participants log reading online at http://www.escondidolibrary.org/summer. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Summer readers of all ages earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses.

Summer Reading Challenge festivities kick off-on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's front patio. Sign-up for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Baltimore Snowball.

 

Summer Reading Challenge programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events; a visit from reptiles; and a John Abrams Animal Magic Show.

 

Teen events include a chance to explore table top games, VR, and 3D Printing; Clue in Space; and a Burritos and Book Club chat discussing books by authors who explored far off worlds or those close to our own. Adult programs include concerts, book discussions, and a special summer movie screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

 

For more information on the 2018 Endless Explorations Summer Reading Challenge, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit www.escondidolibrary.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.

 

Free Dads & Donuts All-Ages Event at Escondido Public Library!

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will host the first ever Dads & Donuts on Saturday, May 5, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This interactive, all-ages event includes free giveaways and will celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars culture, and promote family bonding.

Dads (and male caregivers), bring your kids to the library to mingle with fellow dads, enjoy free donuts and coffee, pick out a free comic book (while supplies last), play a virtual reality game, and watch a 3D printer demonstration. Kids may come dressed as Star Wars characters and be entertained with educational, age appropriate activities.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but early arrival is encouraged.  For more information on this and other programs, visit the Library’s website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Hosts Strategic Plan Meeting

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites the community to attend a Strategic Planning meeting. This will be held in the Turrentine Room, upstairs at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to identify current conditions, create a vision of the library for the future, as well as develop the steps needed to achieve these goals. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. Please join us! RSVP by email: library@escondidolibrary.org or by phone: (760) 839-4601. Visit our website at library.escondido.org/strategicplan for the most up to date information, and to leave comments and suggestions.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information, visit library.escondido.org, email library@escondidolibrary.org or call 760-839-4601.  

Fight Fake News, and Other Amazing Events, at Escondido Public Library!

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library offers special programming for adults during the month of May. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library's Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted.

Escondido Public Library invites the community to Fight Fake News on Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Fake news is more than a label; it's a problem that journalists must confront to gain the trust of their audience. Moderator Tom Jones, consumer/investigative producer for NBC 7, will talk with panelists about this growing phenomena and answer audience questions.

2nd Saturday Concert Series: From Beethoven to Broadway. Saturday, May 12, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This horn-piano duo will perform the most requested pieces from their 25-year chamber music collaboration, with songs from Beethoven to Mancini.

 

Local Authors Night. Tuesday, May 29, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

You are invited to participate in a reading night with local authors and learn tips to improve your writing.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library's website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

A Highlight of April Events at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for adults during the month of April. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Series—Wednesdays in April, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Escondido Public Library partners with the Alzheimer’s Association in this month-long series of instructional programs about various topics relating to identifying and coping with Alzheimer’s Disease. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters- April 4, 2018
  • Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease-April 11, 2018
  • Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: The Latest Tips-April 18, 2018
  • Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors-April 25, 2018

2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Opera Exposed! on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This touring opera ensemble features young professionals performing familiar arias and duets from composers such as Puccini, Mozart, and Copland.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

Help Envision the Future of Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Take part in the Escondido Public Library Strategic Planning Community Advisory Committee (SPCAC) to help plan the future of your public library. SPCAC participants will identify current community needs, create goals for the future and strategize appropriate steps needed to achieve these goals. This group will be instrumental in envisioning the next five years for Escondido Public Library, and beyond.

 

The first meeting of the SPACAC will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m. in the Turrentine Room on the second floor of Escondido Public Library. A continental breakfast will be available at 9:00 a.m. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and be part of this process. Updates on the strategic planning process, dates for future meetings, and a method for submitting comments can be found at library.escondido.org/strategicplan. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information, visit library.escondido.org, email library@escondidolibrary.org or call 760-839-4601. 

 

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