Escondido Public Library Hosts 10th Annual Scrabble-Thon Fundraiser 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library and the Friends of Literacy Services will host the 10th Annual Scrabble-Thon tournament on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The event will be held in the Social Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, located at 341 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA. Doors open for player check-in at 8:00 AM. Tournament play begins at 9:00 AM.

The tournament is open to adults and high school students. Players elect to play in one of three divisions: Advanced, Intermediate, or Novice. Teams of four are encouraged, and teammates must compete within the same division. For more information about the tournament, official rules, and registration options, go to: library.escondido.org/scrabblethon2014.

Pre-registration is required and is now open. The early registration fee for adults is $25.00 and the deadline is February 20, 2014. The registration fee for adults will be $30.00 after that date. The registration fee for high school students is $15.00.

Registration and payment options include:

  • Online – Register through PayPal with a credit card at library.escondido.org/scrabblethon2014.
  • By Mail – Send a completed registration form with a check payable to “EPL Friends of Literacy Services” to:
    EPL Friends of Literacy Services, Escondido  Public Library, 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA  92025
  • In Person – Bring a completed registration form and cash or check to the Escondido Public Library Literacy Services office located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

In addition to tournament play, there will be opportunity drawings for prizes and a silent auction at the event.

Sponsored by the Escondido Public Library Friends of Literacy Services, proceeds from the tournament will fund basic literacy services and career readiness. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Contact Literacy Services at 760-839-5440 or visit the Library’s website library.escondido.org

Escondido Public Library Presents a Kwanzaa Celebration by Musical Storyteller and Artist Lecturer, Josiah 

12/10/2013 Categories: Adult Literacy Children Families

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Literacy and Lifelong Learning Services presents the talented Josiah and his performance of the Kwanzaa celebration, targeted for children in grades K – 6th and their families. This event will be held at the Escondido Public Library in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

In this Kwanzaa presentation, Josiah demonstrates through songs, stories, poetry, and narration, the significance of this cultural and social holiday celebration. Josiah encourages families to engage themselves in this cultural experience, celebrating the seven values of Kwanzaa such as unity, responsibility, building self-esteem, and creativity.

For the last 15 years, Josiah has been performing for schools, from pre-school to college level, at all types of organizations. He is a professional singer, songwriter and guitarist, and is accomplished on the piano, drum, native flute, and assorted percussion instruments.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. For more information on this event please visit the library website or contact Natalie Mason in Literacy Services at (760) 839-5450. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Contact the library at 760-839-4684 or go to http://library.escondido.org.

Escondido Library Literacy Services Presents Playing It Strong! Literature Alive 

06/19/2013 Categories: Adult Literacy

Escondido, CA- Literacy and Lifelong Learning’s Families for Literacy (FFL) will host a summer program, Playing It Strong! Literature Alive, for families enrolled in Literacy Services. Parents and their 3rd to 6th graders will attend a total of eight meetings. In these meetings families will expand their knowledge about theater and playwriting, as they learn about scripts, skits, and plays. Brenda Townsend, from The Patio Playhouse, will facilitate the scriptwriting process including fun and interactive theater activities with the families. This program will take place every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM from July 9, 2013 to August 1, 2013. It will be held in the Turrentine Room, located on the second floor of Escondido Public Library, and presented by Literacy Services. Literature Alive is a continuation of FFL’s Playing It Strong! program.

This program was funded in part by the New Wisdom Foundation. Please contact Literacy Department Specialist, Veronica Botello, at (760) 747-1221 or vbotello@escondido.org to register or for additional Information. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Contact the library at 760-839-4684 or go to library.escondido.org to learn more about Library programs.

 

Literacy and Lifelong Learning’s Families for Literacy (FFL) Spring Program: Playing It Strong! Goes Into The Wild! 

04/04/2013 Categories: Adult Literacy Families

Literacy and Lifelong Learning’s FFL will host a spring program, Playing It Strong! Goes Into the Wild! This program is from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Thursdays, April 25th, May 2nd; and 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Playing It Strong! Goes into the Wild!  is a continuation of FFL’s winter program, where families and their children in grades 3rd to 6th identified  their talents and strengths. Now, children will be connecting their knowledge from the 1st module of Playing It Strong!, while learning about animals.

Parents and their 3rd to 6th graders will attend three meetings. In the first two meetings they will learn about animal traits and characteristics. Through interactive activities they will learn that like humans, animals have traits and characteristics that make them unique. Children will also do a special project on an animal they think most resembles their own personality and talents. The third meeting will be a field trip to the Safari Park for the families that participated in the last two sessions.

This program was funded in part by the Wisdom Foundation. It is free and open to families in need of literacy services. It will be held in the Turrentine Room, located on the second floor of Escondido Public Library, and presented by Literacy Services. Please contact Literacy Department Specialist, Veronica Botello, at (760)747-1221 to register or for additional Information.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Literacy and Lifelong Learning programs or events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact (760) 839-5440.

Josiah: Musical Storyteller and Artist Lecturer At Escondido Public Library 

03/19/2013 Categories: Adult Literacy Children Concerts

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning and Youth Services present the very talented Josiah and his Nature-Focus Program, targeted for school age children. In his Nature-Focus Program, Josiah demonstrates the beauty and wonders of nature with storytelling and interactive discussion and movements. Children are encouraged to actively participate in these rhythmic self-expressing exercises, while learning sounds and becoming educated in the changes of nature and the world around us. This family event will be held at the Escondido Public Library during National Library Week from 3:30PM – 4:30PM on Thursday, April 18th.

For the last 15 years, Josiah has been performing for schools, from pre-school to college level, at all types of organizations.He is a professional singer, songwriter and guitarist, and is accomplished on the piano, drum, native flute, and assorted percussion instruments.

This event is free to the public. For further information please contact Literacy Department Specialist, Natalie Mason at (760) 839-5450 or nmason@ci.escondido.ca.us. This event will be held in the library, taking place in the Turrentine Room, on the second floor. Learn more about Josiah by visiting his website at www.josiahsing.com.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this or other Literacy and Lifelong Learning events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact (760) 839-5440.

“College Transitioning Series” Workshops at the Escondido Public Library 

01/24/2013 Categories: Adult Literacy

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department will host a three-part series of workshops beginning the month of February at the Escondido Public Library. “Your Career is Calling”, the first in the three part series, will be held Tuesday, February 19th from 6:00PM – 7:30PM presented by Director of Literacy and Lifelong Learning, Josephine Jones. This workshop will teach future graduates a three step process to better understand how to pursue a path that integrates talents, skills, and passions into a career that speaks to their calling.

The second workshop in the series, “Unleash Your Success” will be held Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00PM - 7:30PM presented by Ramdas Menon, a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Hypnotist. This hands-on workshop targets fresh college graduates, identifying key factors preventing them from achieving success and removing (through a light hypnosis session) the false beliefs ingrained in the subconscious, which holds them back from achieving their full potential.

The last of the workshop series, “Dealing with Challenges of Transition: From College to Career”, will be held Tuesday, March 26th by Motivational Speaker and Trainer Mirek Gorney. This final workshop, developed for recent college graduates provides information and strategies on how to transition smoothly into a career after college.

Literacy and Lifelong Learning workshops are free to the public, but you must reserve your space by contacting Literacy Department Specialist, Natalie Mason at (760) 839-5450 or nmason@ci.escondido.ca.us. These workshops will be held in the library, taking place in the Turrentine Room, on the second floor.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on these workshops and other Literacy and Lifelong Learning events, visit our website http://library.escondio.org or contact (760) 839-5440.

Families for Literacy Winter Program: Playing It Strong! 

01/03/2013 Categories: Adult Literacy Families

Literacy and Lifelong Learning’s FFL program will be hosting their winter program, Playing It Strong! on Thursdays 3:00PM-5:00PM from January 24, 2013 to March 14, 2013. Playing It Strong! has been designed to help parents and their 3rd to 6th grade children understand and appreciate their uniqueness. Identifying the child’s natural talents and strengths as well as their academic development is the main focus of the program.

Parents and their children will be attending a total of eight weekly workshops. In these workshops, parents will receive training in strength-building concepts and strategies to provide leadership to their children. The program also consists of fun and interactive activities. Technology, such as Chrome book apps, will be used to make the academic part of the program more appealing and interesting for children. The rest of the activities will be fun and explorative for both parents and their children as they will establish a model of communication that supports Lifelong Learning and Family Literacy.

This program was funded in part by the Wisdom Foundation. It is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Turrentine Room, located on the second floor of Escondido Public Library, and presented by Literacy Staff. Please contact the Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department at (760) 839-5440 to RSVP, or for any further questions.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Literacy and Lifelong Learning programs or events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact (760) 839-5440.

Holiday Open House on December 13th - Literacy and Lifelong Learning: “The Seven Gifts of Christmas”  

11/15/2012 Categories: Adult Literacy

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department will be hosting a Holiday Open House at the Escondido Public Library from 3:00PM - 5:00PM on Thursday, December 13th. This holiday themed open house will showcase the literacy department’s programs, which are free to the public, giving a warm holiday environment for both adults and children to enjoy. With Christmas music and holiday favors, refreshments will be provided for all guests. Literacy staff members, student ambassadors, volunteer tutors, and adult learners will all be present at this event. An expert literacy staff member or volunteer will be available at each station to provide detailed information and share personal experiences about each specific program. Each program will be individually displayed throughout the room to provide an interactive browsing environment for guests. Flyers and handouts will be available at each station for individuals to take home.

Featured literacy programs include: One-on-One Tutoring, Learning Communities, ESL classes, Bookmobile and Outreach, Families for Literacy, Lifelong Learning Workshops, and Special Events.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library, presented by the Literacy staff, taking place in the Turrentine Room, on the second floor. Please contact the Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department at (760) 839-5440 for any further questions.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Literacy and Lifelong events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact (760) 839-5440.

“Glitter, Glam, and Glovettes” Workshop on December 4th At the Escondido Public Library 

11/09/2012 Categories: Adult Literacy Adults

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department will be hosting a Glovette workshop at the Escondido Public Library from 6:00PM - 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 4th. This workshop introduces Michele Aubuchon, the designer of “Glovettes”, who will bring in these fingerless gloves for people interested in wearing gloves to protect their hands from the sun or over a pair of traditional winter gloves just to glam them up. These gloves can be worn while still providing functionality to do most anything. They’re perfect as presents as the holidays are around the corner. School age children and adults are all welcome to attend. The creative fashion sense Michele has incorporated in her designs will attract many who are interested in expressing their creative sides and fashion styles and sharing them with others.

Glovettes was founded in 2011 with the goal of “providing wonderful products while raising money for the American Cancer Society”. This event is free to the public, but you must reserve your space by contacting Literacy Department Specialist, Natalie Mason at (760) 839-5450 or nmason@ci.escondido.ca.us. Learn more about Glovettes by visiting their website at www.glovettes.net.

This event will be held in the library, presented by Michele Aubuchon, designer of Glovettes, taking place in the Turrentine Room, on the second floor. Michele will display some of her own designer gloves as well as assisting others in glamming-up and decorating already-made gloves to take home.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Literacy and Lifelong Learning events, contact (760) 839-5440.

Dia de los Ninos / Day of the Child 

03/23/2012 Categories: Adult Literacy Children Families

In celebration of Dia de los Ninos, the Escondido Public Library will present a special program called "Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books" on Thursday, April 26th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Turrentine Room. Dia de los Ninos emphasizes the importance of literacy by celebrating a love of reading and linking children and families with books, honoring bilingualism and cultural diversity. Families will enjoy music, dancing, storytelling, crafts, refreshments and each child will receive their own book.

This event is free and open to everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Library.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  All programs are free and 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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