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Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Reads A Monster Calls  

09/26/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Un monstruo viene a verme/A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Copies of the book are available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook, and can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

Ever since his mom started treatment for a terminal illness, Connor has been having nightmares about a monster. A monster ultimately appears outside his room one night, but this one is different from the one in his dreams. Although its methods are unconventional, the monster is here to teach Connor about himself, grief and the process of dying.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, November 18, 2017, discussing the 2017 One Book, One San Diego title The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, and a list of county-wide community events surrounding the reading of The Sandcastle Girls, visit kpbs.org/one-book

Rincón Literario is made possible by the generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All Library programs are free and open to the public.  For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Librarian Cecy Rayphole at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido, California, 92025.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30, 2017 

09/23/2017 Categories: Adults Children Families Special Event Teens

Escondido, CA – Celebrate your right to choose what you read during Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30, 2017, at Escondido Public Library. Banned Books Week is an annual national awareness campaign celebrating the freedom to read, and drawing attention to banned and challenged books, such as Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter, and The Bible. During Banned Books Week the Library promotes the availability of works that represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints, even those that might be unorthodox or unpopular, to all who wish to read them, and the need to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions.

Visit the Library and select a book of your choice, or one from a Banned Books Week display. Visit library.escondido.org/banned to take part in the celebration of one of the greatest driving forces in this country – the First Amendment.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025. For more information about Banned Books Week, contact Principal Librarian, Joanna Axelrod, at 760-839-4330 or at jaxelrod@escondido.org. Additional information about Library programs and services can be found at library.escondido.org.

Explore The Haunted History of the Queen Mary at Escondido Public Library 

09/19/2017 Categories: Adults Special Event

Escondido, CA – Just in time for Halloween, Escondido Public Library presents The Haunted History of the Queen Mary on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) will give a spine-tingling presentation highlighting recent and historical hauntings at retired ocean liner Queen Mary.

 

Paranormal researcher and author Nicole Strickland returns to Escondido Public Library following last year’s popular Haunted Escondido program, which included a paranormal investigation of the library building. Nicole has conducted extensive research and written two books on the Queen Mary. Docked in nearby Long Beach, CA, the ship is known as one of America’s most haunted locations. Nicole will present an account of the ship’s history and the paranormal encounters that lie within the liner. To learn more about the Queen Mary and Nicole’s research, visit http://www.spiritedqueenmary.com.

 

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other

Library events, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian 

09/18/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on October 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room for a group discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego title The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. The book was selected by KPBS and its partner libraries across San Diego county, including Escondido Public Library. Copies of the book are available for check-out in print or eBook format and can be reserved at library.escondido.org. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, and a list of county-wide community events surrounding the reading of The Sandcastle Girls, visit kpbs.org/one-book.

Recent college graduate Elizabeth Endicott travels to Aleppo, Syria to bring aid to the Armenian deportees. She soon finds herself involved with Armen, an Armenian engineer who has lost everything. The Sandcastle Girls is told through the modern eyes of Elizabeth’s great-granddaughter, who makes profound discoveries about both herself and the seldom discussed Armenian genocide of WWI.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on November 14, 2017 for a group discussion of In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.

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 mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.

Escondido Writers Group Meets Monthly at Escondido Public Library 

09/13/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Meet other writers and published authors, and learn from one another in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

 

 

Join Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club 

09/05/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is La niña alemana/The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa. Copies of the book are available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook, and can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

Journalist Armando Lucas Correa’s debut novel is a beautiful and poignant story about Hannah Rosenthal, a twelve-year-old girl living in Nazi Germany. Hannah is forced to flee her once so comfortable life by boarding a transatlantic ocean liner. What initially seems like a pleasant cruise turns dark as the safety of the Jewish refugees is threatened once again.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, October 21, 2017, discussing Un monstruo viene a verme/A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Rincón Literario is made possible by the generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

All Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Librarian Cecy Rayphole at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido, California, 92025.

 

Read Local, Shop Local! Escondido Public Library Card Provides Discounts at Local Businesses  

08/30/2017 Categories: Adults Families Special Event

Escondido, CA – September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. To celebrate, Escondido Public Library is promoting the advantages of owning a free Library card by launching Read Local, Shop Local!, a discount program that provides exclusive offers to customers who present their library card at participating businesses in Escondido. The program is a partnership with Visit Escondido!, Escondido’s visitors center, and runs from September 5, 2017 to August 31, 2018. Visit library.escondido.org/local to learn more about how the program works and find information on participating businesses and their offers.

Escondido Public Library card holders can show their cards at the following local businesses to receive these exclusive discounts:

  • ArtHatch Escape (Escape room) – 10% off
  • Baltimore Snowball (Shaved ice) – $2 off any small or regular combo
  • Burger Bench (Restaurant) – 10% off total order
  • Cindy’s Nails (Nail salon) – 10% off total bill
  • Clue Avenue (Escape room) – 30% discount for teams of 3 to 8 (online booking only)
  • Cute Cakes (Cupcake bakery) – 10% off total bill
  • EcoVivarium (Specialty school) – One free child ticket with paid adult admission
  • The Grand Tea Room (Tea room) – 10% off dining and gift shop
  • Kettle Coffee & Tea (Café) – 20% off total order
  • Patio Playhouse (Live theater) – Two complimentary items from concessions stand ($4 value)
  • Printing Solutions (Print service) – 15% off total order
  • Rita’s of Escondido (Italian ice) – Free Large upgrade when you buy any regular treat
  • Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology (Museum) – 10% discount on admission
  • Simply Grand (Shop) – Free greeting card with $10+ purchase ($5 value)
  • SIP Wine & Beer (Tasting room) – 10% off total order
  • Spiritivity (Paint & Sip) – $5 off a class (online booking only)
  • Stone and Glass (Studio & Gallery) – 10% off
  • Sunny Side Kitchen (Restaurant) – 15% off total order
  • Suzy Q's (Restaurant) – 10% off your check (with purchase of drink & entrée)
  • The Wooden Spoon (Restaurant) – 10% off total order

Library cards are free and can be obtained by filling out an application at Escondido Public Library. As an additional motivation to sign up for a card in September, new card holders will receive the following perks, starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

  • First 650 new Library card holders receive a $2 coupon to Jimbo’s…Naturally! and will be entered into a drawing for $25 gift cards from Jimbo’s…Naturally!.

“Escondido Public Library is the heart of our great community,” said Viktor Sjöberg, Adult Services Senior Librarian. “Having a free library card gives you access to a wealth of cultural and educational materials and activities that enrich your life, whether you are looking to teach your child how to read, pursue a college degree or to just have fun. Read Local, Shop Local! further establishes Escondido Public Library as a centrally located and vibrant community hub. We love to support the local economy by connecting patrons to the great businesses right here in Escondido.”

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Library programs are free and open to the public and sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information about Read Local, Shop Local! visit library.escondido.org/local. To learn more about this program as well as other Library events and services, contact Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814 or at vsjoberg@escondido.org.

New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian to speak at North County 2017 One Book, One San Diego Event 

08/23/2017 Categories: Adults Author visit One Book One San Diego

Escondido, CA – To kick off 2017 One Book, One San Diego in North County, New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian will speak about his book The Sandcastle Girls, a multi-generational novel that explores the Armenian Genocide during World War I. The free event will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the California Center for the Arts located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido, CA. In addition to Bohjalian’s talk, the event will feature complimentary refreshments and a book signing by the author. RSVP is required at www.kpbs.org/sandcastlenorth.

Now in its 11th year, One Book is composed of literacy partners around the county who encourage residents to read and discuss a single book. A volunteer committee reviewed 206 book titles submitted by the public before selecting Bohjalian as the 2017 author. Bohjalian said that programs like One Book, One San Diego are important because they bring communities together. “We still have a totemic relationship with books,” he said. “We still know what stories can mean to the soul. Programs like this bring us together by helping us to understand our commonalities and the myriad things we share as a people. I love it when books generate the same enthusiasm as music, movies, stage plays, and -- some years -- even the San Diego Padres.”

The upcoming event is hosted by several One Book, One San Diego partners including Escondido Public Library, Oceanside Public Library, and San Diego County Library.  For more information about One Book and a complete listing of events visit www.kpbs.org/one-book/. One Book, One San Diego is made possible by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the City of San Diego, the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, Lloyd Pest Control, Kaiser Permanente, the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, and the Payne Family Foundation.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Literacy Librarian, Lalitha Nataraj, at 760-839-4219. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 

08/16/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club One Book One San Diego

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Book Club members should note this one-time change of date. This month’s selection is The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Sweeney’s widely celebrated debut novel covers the intricacies of relationships, events that jeopardize their existence, and the complex yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love. The book club will discuss the power of family, friendships, dependency, and the ways we let one another down.

The following day, September 12, 2017, author Chris Bohjalian will speak about his novel, The Sandcastle Girls, at 7:00 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. RSVP is required for this free event at www.kpbs.org/sandcastlenorth

This book was selected for the county-wide One Book, One San Diego book club by KPBS and its partner libraries across San Diego county, including Escondido Public Library. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, visit http://www.kpbs.org/one-book/.  The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on October 10, 2017 for a group discussion of The Sandcastle Girls.

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 mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.

Community Praises Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge which ran from June 19-July 31, and was a resounding success. 1,262 members of the Escondido community completed 8,639 challenge activities, and participants ages 0-17 read for a total of 959,774 minutes. Readers were rewarded with prizes, many of them donated by local businesses who were enthusiastic to play a part in the community event as Kelly Hartford, Marketing Manager at Jimbo’s…Naturally explains. "Being socially responsible and actively involved in our community is very important to Jimbo's...Naturally! We have been supporting the Escondido Public Library for years, and we see benefits through the well documented goodwill of being associated with our local public library.” 

Community members of all ages had rave reviews for the Summer Reading Challenge. A mother of five participants stated, "We love Summer Reading! I appreciate how it keeps the whole family motivated to read. Definitely a worthwhile program where I see significant reading improvement with my kindergartner's reading skills. I love the prizes and the coupon packs!” Children enrolled in the Challenge agree. “I love to read, and the Summer Reading Challenge lets me do that while getting prizes so I could try out different food places in Escondido!” said Denise, age 11. Teen participant Tatiana, age 14, stated “The Summer Reading Challenge is a super easy way to track my reading and it was fun to work towards the goals!” Adult reader Michele was just as enthusiastic and said that “without these challenges, I never would have picked up an adult graphic novel, but I did and was surprised that I really enjoyed it. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell was a fantastic book and very thought provoking. It was fun to attend the 2nd Tuesday Book Club for the first time and hear other people's opinions of that particular book. Thanks for broadening my reading horizons this summer.” The impact this program has on the community would not have been possible without the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library, local business supporters, and the participation of our community members.

As summer activities wind down at the Library, a schedule of new programs and services begins and can be found on the Library’s website library.escondido.org. For more information, contact Librarian Monica Barrette at mbarrette@escondido.org, or call 760-839-4836. 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, Escondido, CA 92025.

 

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