Escondido Public Library Invites Summer Readers of All Ages to Exercise Their Minds

Escondido, CA – Exercise Your Mind is the theme of Escondido Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge for children, teens, and adults. The Challenge offers reading fun for all ages and a wide variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events from June 13 – July 31, 2016. Participants log their reading online at library.escondido.org/summer for a chance to earn prizes donated by dozens of local businesses. 

Summer Reading festivities kick off on Monday, June 13, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge and receive a delicious, free sample from Rita’s Italian Iceone of the many 2016 Summer Reading Challenge sponsors.

Throughout the summer, children and their families are invited to learn about the science of bubbles, get friendly with reptiles and amphibians, and participate in interactive musical performances, as well as special storytimes and craft events.

Teens will learn to create their own comics from Javier Hernandez, the creator of El Muerto: The Aztec Zombie, participate in screen printing workshops, and enjoy burritos while chatting about books guaranteed to exercise their minds.  Adults will learn collage and watercolor techniques, join book discussions, and hear about how scientists are studying the human brain in order to create artificial intelligence. Neal Griffin, local police Lieutenant turned celebrated crime action thriller author, will close out the Adult Summer Reading Challenge on July 26, 2016 with a discussion and book signing.  

For more information on the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events 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.
 

2nd Tuesday Book Club Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary and Discusses Code Talker by Chester Nez

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on June 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This event is part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 13 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind. This month’s selection is Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez. Refreshments will be served in honor of the program's 10-year anniversary, and this meeting is not to be missed! Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Chester Nez, the last original Navajo code talker to serve in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, recounts the engrossing true story of how he and his fellow code talkers turned the tide of the war by creating a secret military language that not even the Japanese could crack. To this day, it remains the only unbroken code in modern warfare.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue as a part of the Summer Reading Challenge on July 12, 2016 with The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. The selection for August 9, 2016 is There’s Something I Want You to Do by Charles Baxter. More information about the Summer Reading Challenge can be found at library.escondido.org/summer.

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 760-839-4836.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on May 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Rebecca is a tale of passion, secrets, and betrayal. The story begins in Monte Carlo, where the heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on June 14, 2016, as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults which runs from June 13 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind. The June selection is Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez. The selection for July 12, 2016 is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and our summer events, please visit library.escondido.org/summer.

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 760-839-4836.

Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents the Jazz Duo MandoBasso

Escondido, CA – Jazz duo MandoBasso will perform at Escondido Public Library on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The duo features Emmy award-winning composer Bill Bradbury on mandolin and Gunnar Biggs on bass. Their performances include original compositions, classical music, jazz, and ragtime. For more information on MandoBasso, visit their website: http://www.williambradburymusic.com.

Following the May concert, the 2nd Saturday Concert Series will take a hiatus until next fall. The annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults runs from June 13 to July 31, 2016 and provides ample opportunities for community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind through free educational, recreational, and cultural programs. Log reading online for a chance to earn prizes. For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge visit library.escondido.org/summer or contact Librarian David Frazee at 760-839-4839. 

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is 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.
 

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