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.

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.

Escondido Public Library Invites All Children to the Annual Holiday Tree Trimming Party 

10/31/2012 Categories: Children Families

The Escondido Public Library invites children and their families to get into the holiday cheer by decorating an ornament for the Children’s Room tree, as well as one to take home on December 6, 2012, from 3:30-5:30PM.  Children may choose from three fabulous designs: holiday wreath, pom-pom snowman, or a reindeer.

Please arrive early in the Children’s Room, as supplies and seats are limited. Programs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. 

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information phone the library at (760) 839-5456 or to learn more about library programs, visit the library website at:  http://library.escondido.org

Escondido Public Library’s “Wall of Stars” Honors Veterans  

10/25/2012 Categories: Children Families

The Escondido Public Library invites the public to honor and celebrate family members and friends who are veterans or who are currently serving in the military. Each year, we take a moment to remember the brave soldiers currently defending our freedom, as well as those heroic veterans who have courageously served.

As a way of never forgetting, the Library’s Youth Services Department encourages the community to honor these dedicated servicemen and women by creating a star with their name and branch of service; these stars will be displayed on the “Wall of Stars” in the Children’s Room, from November 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. Programs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. 

For more information phone the library at (760) 839-5456 or to learn more about library programs visit the library website at http://library.escondido.org

 

Escondido Public Library presents Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration 

10/18/2012 Categories: Children Families

The Escondido Public Library presents a Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead celebration on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM in the Children’s Room.  Learn about the history, the stories, and the crafts of Mexico in honoring our loved ones who have passed.

Children ages 4-12 years of age will create and decorate sugar skulls and follow the Mexican traditions of placing flowers, mementos and pan dulce on an altar.  Please bring photos or mementos of your loved ones to share in celebrating Dia de los Muertos.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.  Please come early, as supplies and seating are limited. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information phone the library at (760) 839-5456 or to learn more about library programs visit the library website at: http://library.escondido.org

Escondido Public Library Sponsors “Healthy Family Expo” 

08/27/2012 Categories: Families

The Escondido Public Library Youth Services Division is sponsoring the Healthy Family Expo, Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 3:30-5:30 PM in the Turrentine Room.

Representatives from local health agencies and city departments will provide information on free vision and hearing testing, dental care, nutrition, preparation of healthy snacks, exercise, fun fitness activities and affordable health insurance for children.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information call the library at (760) 839-4837.

Escondido Public Library presents John Abrams’ Animal Magic! 

07/18/2012 Categories: Children Families

The Escondido Public Library is excited to present the Summer Reading Club finale , John AbramsAnimal Magic on August 2, 2pm in the Turrentine Room.  Families will be treated to an action packed magic show including live animals!

This program is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Registration is required to participate in the Summer Reading Club, but events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so come early. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For additional information, go to http://library.escondido.org or phone 760-839-4837.

Secrets of the Pacific Crest Trail Revealed 

06/06/2012 Categories: Families

Dana Law will tell his secrets of success on the Pacific Crest Trail at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday June 26th, 2012 at 6:00 PM. Dana has hiked 1700 miles of the trail over eight years in 26 separate journeys. He will tell you of his journey on this magnificent national scenic trail. He will share its secrets, regale you with stories, and show pictures and videos of this amazing pathway that spans the entire mountain spine of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Learn about what it takes to travel long distances self-contained. Never an easy walk but worth the effort the Pacific Crest Trail story is something you will want to hear.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  This Program is free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online.

High Adventure in Uganda by Bill Williams 

04/30/2012 Categories: Adults Families

Local Professional photographer and traveler, Bill Williams, will be sharing his latest adventure in Uganda and his encounters with its silverback mountain gorillas at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM. On his recent safari he explored Uganda’s culture, people and diverse wildlife including one trek that took him within twenty feet of the endangered silverback mountain   His photography captures the beauty and grace of the mountain gorillas of Uganda and provides a compelling portrait of Uganda's people and culture. Mr. Williams has photographed the beauty of over 148 countries in his travels throughout the world.

This program is free and open to the public. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact 760-839-4601.

Rainforest Reptiles on May 24th At Escondido Public Library 

04/16/2012 Categories: Children Families

LLL Reptiles & Supply Company will present Reptiles from the Rainforests of South America and Africa at the Escondido Public Library from 3:30-4:30 PM on Thursday, May 24th.  Jennifer Greene will discuss a variety of reptiles and the ecological habitats  in which they reside.  Patrons can view frogs, tarantulas, and tropical geckos , and pet both a ball python and a black throat monitor.  This program is open to children ages 5 and up and their families.

LLL Reptiles & Supply Company, a local Escondido business, was founded 15 years ago in Oceanside, California and is a trusted and reliable supplier of live reptiles and high quality pet supplies.

All programs are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. No registration is required.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or phone 760-839-4837.

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