The 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents the Kensington Trio. 

04/03/2012 Categories: Families

The Kensington Trio, a piano and string trio will be playing on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido CA 929205. They will be performing selections from Chopin, Brahms, and other classical composers. The Kensington Trio has been together since 2001 and has appeared in many concerts in the greater San Diego area, as well as each season in the Kensington Concert Series. The Trio has also performed in the Irvine Classical Music Series, and the Temecula Merc Concert Series.

These concerts are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://library.escondido.org/

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.

Local Author & Poet EXPO on April 21st 

03/23/2012 Categories: Families

Local Author & Poet EXPONorth County Authors & Poets (NCAP) will host a Local Authors & Poets EXPO at the Escondido Public Library from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 21st. The EXPO showcases the works of the active writing community in San Diego’s North County. Local authors and poets will be on hand to share their fiction and nonfiction works covering many genres, with appeal for all ages. Poetry and short story readings and stories for children will also take place at the event. Books will be available for signing and purchase. The Local Authors & Poets EXPO is free and open to the public.

Participating authors include: Hal Flemings, Jennifer Kise, Isabel Camacho Diamond, Mary Lenore Quigley, Laura Kohl, Linda Pequegnat, Cathy Lubenski, Toni Noel, Antonio F. Vianna, John “Jack” Wolf, Marshall Lubin, Jannine Corti-Petska, Lewis Decker, Barbara Deming, Alexander DeVolpi, Josh Henry and Harrison Herz.

 North County Authors & Poets was founded in 2004 to encourage and assist local writers. True to their mission, EXPO author participation is free; however, table space must be reserved by contacting NCAP organizer, Mary Lenore Quigley at (760) 510-9587 or qtwoink@sbcglobal.net. Learn more about NCAP by visiting their website.

The Escondido Public Library has partnered with NCAP’s local author showcase for the past several years. This year’s event will mainly be held outdoors in the front of the library with children’s stories and an Authors’ Panel moderated by Karla Olson, President of Read Local, taking place on the second floor. The panel will reveal publishing methods and promotion techniques.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, visit the library website or contact 760-839-4601.

Share the love of reading: Help Give Away One Million Books 

02/01/2012 Categories: Families

World Book Night 2012

World Book Night (WBN) is a charity dedicated to the promotion of literacy and the celebration, sharing, and enjoyment of reading amongst teenagers and adults. More than 50,000 volunteers across the USA, the UK, and Ireland will be giving away free copies of 30 select titles on April 23, 2012 in order to share the joy and love of reading with millions of non-readers in their community.

The Escondido Public Library will be celebrating World Book Night 2012 by serving as a location for book givers to pick up their boxes of free books. Individual staff members will also be serving as book givers, and you should too!

This is your chance to be a part of something huge and change lives in the process. Volunteers are still needed to go out into their community on April 23, in search of those who don’t read much or don’t readily have access to books. Great places to find these non-readers include shelters, detention facilities, laundromats, bowling alleys, church, after-work parties, and boys & girls clubs among others.

If you’re a book lover, at least 16 years old, and know some tweens, teens, or adults who would benefit from a free book, apply to be a giver. The deadline to register is February 6, 2012. Full details, application forms, and a list of the 30 titles are available at www.worldbooknight.org.

More information will follow about the WBN reception that the Escondido Public Library will be hosting for their book givers so stay tuned to http://library.escondido.org and go sign up! If you have questions, please contact Joanna Axelrod at jaxelrod@escondido.org or by phone at 760-839-4283.

San Diego Symphony Performs a Young People's Concert 

12/29/2011 Categories: Children Concerts Families

“Music Around the World”
Ken-David Masur, Conductor
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:00 & 11:15 a.m. 
Performances will be in the Turrentine Room:

This program is specially designed for school- age children; all ages are welcome.
Come early as seating is limited.

Travel around the world with the San Diego Symphony, sampling some of music’s greatest composers. The journey will start in Europe; go across to Asia, then down to Africa and then South America. We’ll wind up right here at home in America! Learn how various cultures have influenced the symphonic music that we know and love.

Musical pieces to be performed are:
• Symphony 29, mvmt 1 by W. A. Mozart
• Dance of the Furies by Christoph Willibald Gluck
• “Sunset” by Victor Herbert
• Variations on a Theme, Op. 35a by Peter Tchaikovsky
Theme: Moderato
IV. Vivace
VI. Allegro con spirit
• St Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, no. 2 by Gustav Holst
II. Ostinato
IV. Finale (The Dargason)
• Rumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok

For more information phone the library at (760) 839-4837.

This program is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

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