Escondido Public Library presents “Not-So-Scary Stories” with Charles Johnson

The Escondido Public Library is thrilled to present a “spook-tacular” Halloween program, “Not-So-Scary Stories”, with storyteller Charles Johnson on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in the Turrentine Room.
 
This family-friendly program will get you in the haunted Halloween spirit with stories and corny songs, guaranteed to make everyone laugh and have a great time on Halloween Night! Costumes can be worn and this program is appropriate for children ages 3 to 8 years old. Children will be able to also create a Halloween craft.
 
This program is made possible by the generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Please come early, as seating and supplies may be limited.
The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information call the library at (760) 839-5456 or visit the library website at: http://library.escondido.org

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

The Escondido Public Library presents a Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead celebration on Thursday, November 1, 3:30 PM in the Turrentine Room.  Learn about the history, the stories, and the crafts of Mexico honoring past loved ones.

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 seating is limited.

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 760-839-5456.

Escondido Public Library presents “Not So Scary Halloween Stories” with Charles Johnson

The Escondido Public Library is thrilled to present a “spook-tacular” Halloween program with Charles Johnson on Thursday, October 31st, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Turrentine Room.  Families will be treated to Halloween songs and stories, and costumes are encouraged.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The programs are free and open to the public. Please come early, as seating is limited.

Escondido Public Library presents John Abrams’ Animal Magic!

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.

Infant & Toddler Summer Reading Club

This summer, the Escondido Public Library is kicking off its first-ever infant and toddler summer reading event, which runs from June 11th–August 4th! Parents of children, ages 0-2, may sign up at the Children’s Desk for the Dream Big, READ! Infant & Toddler Summer Reading Club (SRC). The last day to register for this program is Monday, July 30th.

Parents may pick up an Infant & Toddler SRC reading log at the Children’s Desk. Throughout the summer, parents are encouraged to participate in activities that include reading books, singing songs, and of course, attending story time events at the Library. These activities and more are listed on the reading log, and completing at least 7 out of 10 earns your little one a fabulous, age-appropriate prize!

The Infant & Toddler SRC fosters the six early literacy skills necessary to prepare children for reading and writing:

· Print Motivation – Getting your child interested in books.

· Phonological Awareness – Sounding out words.

· Vocabulary Skills – Understanding the meaning of words and/or the story.

· Narrative Skills – Developing the ability to share the details and/or ideas of a book with you.

· Print Awareness – Distinguishing between letters and pictures.

· Letter Knowledge – Learning letters and their sounds.

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 call the Children’s Department at 760-839-4837.

 

Kids’ Summer Reading Club at Escondido Public Library

The Escondido Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 11th and runs through Saturday, August 4th. This year’s theme is Dream Big, READ! Children from Pre-Kindergarten to 6th grade may sign-up for the Summer Reading Club (SRC) at the Escondido Public Library in the Children’s Room.
To participate, each child can read books, magazines, graphic novels, listen to audiobooks, or read to their younger siblings. Reading for 4 hours, 8 hours, and 12 hours will earn children prizes and allow them to complete the club. Time spent reading can be tracked on the reading log or on the Summer Reading Website. When children reach a reading goal, they simply come to the library to claim their prize. The last day to register is Monday, July 30th.

Special events will take place weekly throughout the program. On June 14th Annie Banannie and The Really Big Balloon at 2 PM will kick-off the Summer Reading Club and the grand finale will take place on August 2nd with John Abrams’, Animal Magic at 2 PM. Summer reading clubs encourage children to spend time with books and develop a love of reading for pleasure. They also increase retention of skills learned throughout the school year and engage parents in playing a greater role in their child's literacy development.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  All programs are free and open to the public, and registration is not required to attend weekly weekly performances and crafts.   Come early as seating is limited.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For information about this and other Library events, visit our website or phone 760-839-4837.
                                   
May all your dreams come true!                

    

Kids' Summer Reading Club Events in June

The Escondido Public Library Kids’ Summer Reading Club (SRC) will offer three special events in June for children and families to attend in the Turrentine Room;

Annie Banannie on June 14th, Craft Time on June 21st, and Charles Johnson on June 28th.

 

Annie Banannie performs What’s your Dream on Thursday, June 14th at 2 PM. The sky’s the limit when Annie Banannie provides all kinds of entertainment with balloons!  Definitely fun, possibly absurd, and positively awesome!  Don’t miss the finale – the Giant Balloon!  The audience will also be able to participate in Annie’s balloon theatre, “What’s Your Dream.”

 

Craft Time on Thursday, June 21st at 2 PM. Create your own Dream Catcher to make all your dreams come true.

 

Charles Johnson Les Voyages Fantastique June 28th at 2 PM. Dream with Charles Johnson, as he tells five tales of adventure to far-away places traveling in a great flying ship.  Hear the stories of his fantastic companions, Baron Munchausen, the Blue Fairy, Sinbad, and a Noble Whale.

 

Kids’ Summer Reading Club programs are made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The programs are free and open to the public. Come early as seating is limited.


The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.  For more information call the library at (760) 839-4837 or visit the library website.

Rainforest Reptiles on May 24th At Escondido Public Library

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.

Dia de los Ninos / Day of the Child

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.

San Diego Symphony Performs a Young People's Concert

“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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