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New Library Program: Book Club In A Bag 

02/28/2013 Categories: Adults Book Club

The Escondido Public Library is excited to announce our newest library program called Book Club in a Bag (BCIAB).  We say “just add people!” because everything else for a successful book club gathering is included in the bag.  The bag has 8 copies of one title, discussion questions about the book, information on the author, general tips on how to organize a book club, and much more to get your book club started.

The library currently has fifteen titles available for the Book Club in a Bag program, including Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Little Bee by Chris Cleave and eleven others.  We encourage you to call us or come into the library so we can tell you about this exciting new program.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia in downtown Escondido.  For more information about Book Club in a Bag visit our website or contact the library Information desk at 760-839-4839.

The Third Thursday Program presents Social Security and You 

12/19/2012 Categories: Adults

The Escondido Public Library’s Third Thursday Program presents Social Security and You with Yolanda York of the Social Security Administration. She will be here on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:00PM in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library. Join us for this information packed program on Social Security. Come and learn how to maximize your Social Security earning. Find out who is eligible to receive Social Security. Get to know what scams are out there involving your Social Security number and how to avoid them.

The Thursday Programs are free and open to the public. The Escondido Public Library is at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido CA 92025. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://library.escondido.org to learn about other upcoming library programs.

“Glitter, Glam, and Glovettes” Workshop on December 4th At the Escondido Public Library 

11/09/2012 Categories: Adult Literacy Adults

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department will be hosting a Glovette workshop at the Escondido Public Library from 6:00PM - 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 4th. This workshop introduces Michele Aubuchon, the designer of “Glovettes”, who will bring in these fingerless gloves for people interested in wearing gloves to protect their hands from the sun or over a pair of traditional winter gloves just to glam them up. These gloves can be worn while still providing functionality to do most anything. They’re perfect as presents as the holidays are around the corner. School age children and adults are all welcome to attend. The creative fashion sense Michele has incorporated in her designs will attract many who are interested in expressing their creative sides and fashion styles and sharing them with others.

Glovettes was founded in 2011 with the goal of “providing wonderful products while raising money for the American Cancer Society”. This event is free to the public, but you must reserve your space by contacting Literacy Department Specialist, Natalie Mason at (760) 839-5450 or nmason@ci.escondido.ca.us. Learn more about Glovettes by visiting their website at www.glovettes.net.

This event will be held in the library, presented by Michele Aubuchon, designer of Glovettes, taking place in the Turrentine Room, on the second floor. Michele will display some of her own designer gloves as well as assisting others in glamming-up and decorating already-made gloves to take home.

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 events, contact (760) 839-5440.

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets November 24th 

11/05/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, November 24th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street.

Rincón Literario meets regularly, the last Saturday of each month, to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.

The selected book is the bestselling classic memoir La Vida Loca /Always Running by Luis Rodriguez.  It is the searing true story of one man’s life in a Chicano gang—and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip. By age twelve, Luis was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare.  Lured by seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings and arrests, and then watched with increasing fear as gang life claimed friends and family members.  Before long, Rodriquez saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, it is ultimately a true story filled with hope, insight and a hard-earned lesson for the next generation.  

Rincon Literario will not meet in December but will meet again in January when readers will discuss Deshonrada/In the Name of Honor   by Mukhtar Mai.  A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at http://library.escondido.org. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4601.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets October 27th 

10/04/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, October 27th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street.

Rincón Literario meets regularly, the last Saturday of each month, to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.

The selected book is the thriller Cementerio de Praga /The Prague Cemetery by Umberto EcoA whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue, this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography.  Eco takes his readers on an unforgettable journey in nineteenth-century Europe which abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious.  From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

According to Eco “the characters of this novel are not imaginary.  Except the main character, they all lived in reality, including his grandfather, author of the mysterious letter which gave rise to all modern anti-Semitism”.

In November, Rincón Literario readers will discuss La vida loca / Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4601.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets September 29th 

09/04/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, September 29th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street.

Rincón Literario meets regularly, the last Saturday of each month, to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.

The selected book is El jardin olvidado / The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book -- a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dock master and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and with very little to go on, "Nell" sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her story, to find her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's

death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled.  At Cliff Cottage, on the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book's title and is able to unlock the secrets of the beautiful book of fairy tales

In October, Rincón Literario readers will discuss El cementerio de Praga / The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco.  A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at http://library.escondido.org. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4601.

 Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

WW II Veteran Shares D-Day Experiences at the Escondido Public Library 

08/31/2012 Categories: Adults

World War II Veteran Robert L. Watson will be sharing his D-Day experiences on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library.

Eighteen year old Watson landed with the first wave of the U.S. forces to hit Omaha Beach in Normandy, France at 7:27 am on June 6, 1944. He survived being blown up and wounded when his landing craft was destroyed by a mine that killed 50 of the 75 men onboard. In spite of his wounds, he served for 28 days as a U.S. Navy Beach Master.

Now 87 years old, Watson said that as long as he is able, he will continue to tell the story of the men who didn’t make it back. "What keeps me going are the 9,336 fine young American boys buried in that cemetery over there. The story of Omaha Beach needs to be told to honor all of the men who did not survive the invasion or the war."

Now living in San Marcos, Watson makes about 60 presentations a year throughout North County, at various military organizations, libraries and local school and community groups. This program is free to the public. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA.. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839.

Our Bilingual Book Discussion Group, Rincón Literario, Meets July 28th 

07/02/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Sonar en CubanoEscondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, July 28th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street.

Rincón Literario meets regularly, the last Saturday of each month, to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.

The selected book, Soñar en Cubano/Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia, is a rich and haunting narrative by an excellent new voice in contemporary fiction. Here is the dreamy and bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by the Cuban revolution. It is the family story of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's story mirrors the magical realism of Cuba itself, a country of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. Dreaming In Cuban presents a unique vision and a haunting lamentation for a past that might have been.

In August, Rincón Literario readers will discuss Captiva by Clara Rojas. A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at http://library.escondido.org. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4601.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Escondido Public Library Chess Club Volunteer Opportunity 

06/13/2012 Categories: Adults Volunteering

The Escondido Public Library is seeking adult volunteers to help run the Knight’s Realm Chess Club for Kids. Volunteers provide instruction and monitor chess games for children ages 6-12. The chess club meets in the Children’s Room weekly, in the afternoon from 3:30-5:30. The Knight’s Realm Chess Club is a popular children’s program and runs throughout the year.

Chess Club Volunteer qualifications include: 

  • Knowledge of how to play chess
  • Chess rules, terminology and strategy
  • Ability to work well with children and parents
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule, usually for 9 to12 months
  • Ability to work independently
  • Dependability
     

Volunteers must be interviewed and Live Scan fingerprinted. For more information, contact the Escondido Public Library’s Volunteer Coordinator, Cookie Allen at 760-839-4819.

Our Bilingual Book Discussion Group, Rincón Literario, Meets May 26th 

05/02/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, May 26th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street. The selected book is J.K. Rowling’s remarkable literary sensation Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  This is the first book in the Harry Potter series.

Rincón Literario meets regularly, the last Saturday of each month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.

Dive into the sensational world of Harry Potter and see that he has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

In June, Rincón Literario readers will discuss El tiempo entre costuras / The Time in Between by Maria Duenas. A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available on the library website.

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