Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, March 9, 2018, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson. Registration is not required, but space and supplies may be limited. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org.

Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin’s journey across time and space to save a loved one from a malevolent force, chronicled in Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Award-winning 1962 novel, gets the graphic novel treatment. The three children, with the help of guardian angels Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who, must face a terrifying darkness in the universe, one that seeks complete control of the minds on the planets it inhabits.

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club meets again on May 18, 2018, to discuss Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. 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 Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or Kristine.Macalalad@escondidolibrary.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses More Than This by Patrick Ness

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The selected title is More Than This by award-winning author, Patrick Ness. 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.

Seth wakes, thirsty and starving, remembering his death. Surprised to find himself in the small English town where he grew up, everything is covered in dust and dirt, something like a ghost town. Plus, every time he closes his eyes, he experiences painfully vivid memories, memories so clear as to be confused with the world around him. As Seth explores his new reality, trying to find signs of life and answers to why he might be trapped in this strange place, he can only hope that there is more than this.

After discussing More Than This, 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 S. Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025. 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.

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses The Witch Boy

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, January 12, 2018, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Molly Ostertag’s graphic novel, The Witch Boy. Registration is required and now open at library.escondido.org/register. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org.

In Aster’s community, everyone is born to practice a certain kind of magic: boys learn to shapeshift and girls master “witchery,” or spells and potions. Aster feels his true talents lie in witchery and not shapeshifting, but everyone tells him he must conform according to an ancient code created for the good of all. When one of the boys mysteriously disappears, Aster will have to decide whether to follow the rules or use a bit of magic, even if it means risking frightening consequences.

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 Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in November

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 Teen Book Club Discusses Firstlife by Gena Showalter

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.

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Serafina and the Black Cloak

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, November 17, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Robert Beatty’s novel, Serafina and the Black Cloak. Registration is required and now open at library.escondido.org/register. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org.

Serafina lives with her Pa in the basement of the Biltmore Estate, staying out of sight during the day and only venturing out at night to go about her work of evicting rats. The rich people upstairs don’t know she exists, and her Pa wishes to keep it that way. Serafina, though, is about to be drawn into an adventure. One night, she witnesses a terrifying man in a black cloak prowling the halls. She escapes, but in the days that follow, the children at the estate begin disappearing, and Serafina will have to work with Braeden Vanderbilt, nephew of the Biltmore’s owners, to put a stop to it.

For more information on other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad, at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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

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.

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Reads A Monster Calls

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Un monstruo viene a verme/A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Copies of the book are available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook, and can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

Ever since his mom started treatment for a terminal illness, Connor has been having nightmares about a monster. A monster ultimately appears outside his room one night, but this one is different from the one in his dreams. Although its methods are unconventional, the monster is here to teach Connor about himself, grief and the process of dying.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, November 18, 2017, discussing the 2017 One Book, One San Diego title The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, and a list of county-wide community events surrounding the reading of The Sandcastle Girls, visit kpbs.org/one-book

Rincón Literario is made possible by the generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All 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.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on October 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room for a group discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego title The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. The book was selected by KPBS and its partner libraries across San Diego county, including Escondido Public Library. Copies of the book are available for check-out in print or eBook format and can be reserved at library.escondido.org. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, and a list of county-wide community events surrounding the reading of The Sandcastle Girls, visit kpbs.org/one-book.

Recent college graduate Elizabeth Endicott travels to Aleppo, Syria to bring aid to the Armenian deportees. She soon finds herself involved with Armen, an Armenian engineer who has lost everything. The Sandcastle Girls is told through the modern eyes of Elizabeth’s great-granddaughter, who makes profound discoveries about both herself and the seldom discussed Armenian genocide of WWI.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on November 14, 2017 for a group discussion of In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.

Library programs are 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.

Escondido Writers Group Meets Monthly at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Meet other writers and published authors, and learn from one another in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

 

 

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