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.

Lively Conversation at Escondido Public Library’s Death Cafe 

10/23/2017 Categories: Adults

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites curious souls to its first ever Death Cafe meeting open to adults on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended at library.escondido.org/register or 760-839-4836.

Hosted by Erica Smalley, geriatric nurse and Certified Dementia Practitioner, this North San Diego County edition of Death Cafe provides a safe and agenda free place to discuss life and death over coffee, tea, and tasty treats. The first Death Cafe was held in London, England in 2011, and since then over 5200 Death Cafe sessions have been offered in 51 countries. This is not a grief therapy group, but a friendly and interesting discussion of death, dying, and end of life concerns. Bring an open mind, an open heart, and your curiosity! To learn more about Death Cafe, please visit deathcafe.com.

For more information on other Library programs for adults, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware 

10/16/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, which is currently being developed into a major motion picture. Copies of the book are available for check-out in print or eBook format and can be reserved at library.escondido.org/.

As a group of friends gather for a celebration in a remote cabin in the woods, they are forced to question whether they can really trust each other. Join the discussion to explore obsession, complicated pasts, a murder, and the tension of total isolation as Ruth Ware ultimately has the reader questioning whether or not we can even trust ourselves.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on December 12, 2017 for a group discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

2nd Tuesday Book Club is generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.  For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.

Cuarteto Carlos Chávez Concert at Escondido Public Library Cancelled 

10/10/2017 Categories: Adults Concerts

Escondido, CA – The previously announced performance by Mexico City-based Cuarteto Carlos Chávez has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances connected to the recent earthquake in Mexico City.

The 2017-18 season of the Library’s popular 2nd Saturday Concert Series will start on December 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Byron Chow Trio performing classical music, including holiday-themed selections. The 2nd Saturday Concert Series will run until May 2018. A complete season lineup will be announced shortly at library.econdido.org/concerts.

For more information on Library concerts or other programs and services, please visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 for details. Library programs are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

 

Escondido Public Library Hosts Living Archive Exhibition 

10/10/2017 Categories: Adults Pioneer Room Special Event

Escondido, CA – The Pioneer Room, Escondido Public Library’s local history archive, is pleased to host “Home: A Living Archive”, a group exhibition of photographic works featuring learners from the Escondido Public Library’s Read. Succeed. Adult Literacy program. The exhibition opening will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees must RSVP to Myrna Montano at 760-839-4831 by October 27, 2017.

Escondido’s Home: A Living Archive series highlights the experiences and activities of contemporary Escondido society. Deeply personal, introspective, and at times nostalgic, this exhibition explores the many interpretations of “home” represented through word and image. This inaugural installment aims to start conversations about origins, self-identity, and what it means to belong. Home: A Living Archive will be on view at the Pioneer Room from November 2, 2017 through February 1, 2018.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of Literacy Services and the Pioneer Room Friends. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or vsjoberg@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library’s Pioneer Room is located at 247 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Explore Virtual Reality at Escondido Public Library 

10/02/2017 Categories: Adults Special Event Teens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library is proud to offer the Escondido community the opportunity to experience virtual reality (VR) by trying out the Library’s new Oculus Rift VR headset and VR-enabled software. The first set of sessions will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Collaboration Corner on the first floor of the Library (next to the Teen Area).

Step into virtual worlds using the Library’s new Oculus Rift Virtual Reality equipment! Interact with unusual creatures and explore familiar and otherworldly landscapes by reserving your spot at library.escondido.org/register. Each session is 20 minutes long. Please note that the Oculus Rift equipment is intended solely for users who are 13 or older.

For more information on Library programs and services, please visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or vsjoberg@escondido.org for details. Library programs are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library's Virtual Reality programming has been made possible through a grant from the California State Library’s Virtual Reality Experience Project. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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