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February Events at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for adults during the month of February. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted.

  • Adult Winter Crafts: Picture Frame Decorating on Saturday, February 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bring your inner artist to create a picture frame with recycled books and magazines.
  • Visit with Author Michelle Carter on Saturday, February 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Journalist and Escondido native Michelle Carter will read from and sign copies of her memoir, From Under the Russian Snow, an eyewitness account of the second great Russian Revolution. Copies will be available for purchase.
  • The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will be in the library parking lot on Tuesday, February 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come browse your library’s digital books and play in the Gadget Gallery, an interactive experience with multiple Overdrive-enabled devices.
  • Recipes of Escondido - Contribute to Culinary History! The Pioneer Room introduces Recipes of Escondido, a project to capture the culinary history of our community. Share your family recipe, the story behind the recipe, and a photo, either online (library.escondido.org/recipes) or in-person at the Pioneer Room during business hours. Staff will digitize your submissions, create a cookbook, and all participants will receive a copy. Contact is Aspen Hill at aspen.hill@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4315.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. All programs are generously sponsored by Friends of Escondido Public Library. For more information, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836.  

Escondido Public Library Celebrates Lunar New Year with Programs for All Ages

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will celebrate the Lunar New Year with special programs planned during the month of February. All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled to take place in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

  • Panda Express Pawsibilities Reading Program for children ages 4 to 12 starting Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Children read five books to earn a free meal! Pick up registration materials at the Children’s Desk.
  • 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents: Lunar New Year Bohua Youth Group for all ages on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. An instrumental ensemble comprised of middle grade and high school students whose traditional performances inspire appreciation for Chinese art and culture.
  • Lunar New Year Meditation Storytime for children ages 4-12 years and their families on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn Tai Chi, how to meditate through an interactive story, and create a meditation jar.
  • Stories to Celebrate the Lunar New Year for children ages 6-12 years and their families on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Escondido resident Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan is an author, presenter, and professor at San Diego State University. In her interactive program, she will read from two of her picture books, Popo’s Lucky Chinese New Year, and Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America. Children will participate in fun activities that relate to the stories and that celebrate Asian culture and the Lunar New Year.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dancers for all ages on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn about the history and cultural significance of lion dancing as the Legendary Lion Dance Association performs a traditional dance.

All programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Pawsibilities Reading Program is sponsored by Panda Express. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about Lunar New Year programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or dan.wood@escondidolibrary.org.

Escondido Public Library Presents January Programs for Adults

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will celebrate the New Year with special programs planned during the month of January. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

  • The Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet other writers and published authors and learn from them in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects.
  • Adult Winter Crafts: Watercolor Painting with Cotton Swabs: On Tuesday, January 6, from 10:30 p.m. –12:00 p.m., bring out your inner artist by using cotton swabs and watercolors to create a unique art piece.
  • 2nd Tuesday Book Club will meet January 9th from 6:00 –7:30 p.m. for a discussion of H is for Hawk. Helen Macdonald presents an award-winning and gorgeously written account of how she managed her grief at losing her father. A naturalist and falconer, Macdonald trains a bird of prey to hunt and finds parallels to her own experiences in a beautiful book ripe for discussion.
  • 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Louis Landon for all ages on Saturday, January 13, from 3:00 p.m.-- 4:30 p.m. Steinway Artist Louis Landon, the self-described Pianist for Peace, aspires to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording, and performing music from the heart. Landon will perform a solo piano concert of his original compositions.
  • Rincon Literario, Bilingual Book Club is discussing Isabel Allende’s newest novel Mas alla del inviemo/In the Midst of Winter in both English and Spanish on Saturday, January 27, from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

All library programs are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about January programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian Monica Barrette at mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.  

Escondido Public Library Announces the 2017-2018 2nd Saturday Concert Series Schedule

 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library announces the complete season line-up for its popular 2nd Saturday Concert Series, opening December 9th, 2017 and running through June 2018. Except where noted, free musical performances will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. All ages are welcome.

The 2017-2018 2nd Saturday Concert Series:

December 9, 2017               Byron Chow Trio – Classical/Holiday

January 13, 2018                 Louis Landon – Classical piano

February 3, 2018*                Lunar New Year Bohua Youth Group – Traditional Chinese

March 10, 2018                    Bayou Brothers – Cajun

April 14, 2018                       Opera Exposed! – Opera

May 12, 2018                        From Beethoven to Broadway – Chamber music/musical

June 9, 2018                         Courtly Noyse – Renaissance music

*1st Saturday

Fresh from a sabbatical spent studying piano in Vienna, Dr. Byron Chow brings his elegant Trio to the Turrentine Room on December 9th to open the 2nd Saturday Concert Series. Consisting of a violin, clarinet, and piano, the Trio will perform classical pieces and holiday selections. In addition to being the founding member of his Trio, Dr. Chow is also a violist in the La Jolla Symphony.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the concert series visit  library.escondido.org/concerts or contact Librarian Madelyn Horton at mhorton@escondido.org or 760-839-4214.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates the Holidays with Programs for All Ages

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will celebrate the holidays with special programs planned during the month of December. All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled to take place in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

  • Adult Winter Crafts: Holiday Craft Making with Recycled Books for adults on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Create a one-of-a-kind holiday craft using parts from recycled books.
  • Children’s Holiday Tree Trimming Party for children ages 4-12 years and their families on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children celebrate by making an ornament for the Children’s Room holiday tree and one to take home. This festive event also celebrates the holiday spirit with a special visit from Santa Claus. Families are encouraged to arrive early, as supplies may be limited.
  • 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Byron Chow Trio for all ages on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Consisting of a violin, clarinet, and piano, the elegant Trio will perform classical pieces and holiday selections. In addition to being the founding member of the Trio, Dr. Chow is also a violist with the La Jolla Symphony.

All holiday programs are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about December programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Librarian Madelyn Horton at mhorton@escondido.org or 760-839-4214.

Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group to participate in monthly readings and group critiques to improve their writing, meet other writers and published authors, and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

Award-winning young adult fantasy author Jennifer Anne Davis will join the Escondido Writers Group to speak about her writing process and share her story of becoming a published author. Davis has been celebrated by readers and critics for her bestselling True Reign series.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future Escondido Writers Group meetings 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.

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in November

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss The Bastard of Istanbul/La bastarda de Estambul by Elif Safak, a One Book, One San Diego selection. To facilitate bilingual discussion, the book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of two women, one living in San Francisco, the other in Istanbul, their contrasting searches for identity, and the secret connection that links them both to a violent event in the history of their homeland.

Rincón Literario meets next on Saturday, January 27, 2018, to discuss In the Midst of Winter/Más allá del invierno, Isabel Allende’s new novel.  Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. 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 to Host Books & Beer: Intro to Craft Brew

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adults, ages 21 and over, to its first ever Books & Beer craft brew education event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Space is limited to 50 attendees, and registration is required at library.escondido.org/register or 760-839-4836, by December 1, 2017. Proof of ID will be needed for entry to this event.

Join us for a fun afternoon talking all things beer with certified Cicerone (a Sommelier for beer), Jace Milstead! Learn about craft beer, how you can brew at home, and enjoy a variety of samples from local brewery, Latitude 33. A beer question and answer session will follow this event, and attendees will receive a free keepsake pint glass.

For more information about other Library programs for adults, please visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian, Monica Barrette, at 760-839-4836 for details. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Lively Conversation at Escondido Public Library’s Death Cafe

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites curious souls to its first ever Death Cafe meeting open to adults on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended at library.escondido.org/register or 760-839-4836.

Hosted by Erica Smalley, geriatric nurse and Certified Dementia Practitioner, this North San Diego County edition of Death Cafe provides a safe and agenda free place to discuss life and death over coffee, tea, and tasty treats. The first Death Cafe was held in London, England in 2011, and since then over 5200 Death Cafe sessions have been offered in 51 countries. This is not a grief therapy group, but a friendly and interesting discussion of death, dying, and end of life concerns. Bring an open mind, an open heart, and your curiosity! To learn more about Death Cafe, please visit deathcafe.com.

For more information on other Library programs for adults, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, which is currently being developed into a major motion picture. Copies of the book are available for check-out in print or eBook format and can be reserved at library.escondido.org/.

As a group of friends gather for a celebration in a remote cabin in the woods, they are forced to question whether they can really trust each other. Join the discussion to explore obsession, complicated pasts, a murder, and the tension of total isolation as Ruth Ware ultimately has the reader questioning whether or not we can even trust ourselves.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on December 12, 2017 for a group discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

2nd Tuesday Book Club is 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.

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