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Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

11/01/2016 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo/El libro secreto de Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck. Copies of the book are available for check-out in English and Spanish, and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

When several notebooks were recently discovered among Frida Kahlo’s belongings at her home in Mexico City, acclaimed Mexican novelist F.G Haghenbeck was inspired to write this fictional account of Kahlo’s life. Haghenbeck takes the readers on a mystic journey through Frida’s passionate life: her tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera, her artistic development, and her relationships with famous friends such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Ernest Hemingway, and Salvador Dalí. The book also features Frida’s famous recipes for everyone to enjoy this holiday season; pumpkin tamales, pan de muertos (Day of the Dead bread), and salsa borracha (drunken salsa), to name a few.

Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion in both English and Spanish, and new members are always welcome. Rincón Literario will meet again on Saturday, January 28, 2017, to discuss Story of a Sociopath/Historia de un canalla by Julia Navarro.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact 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’s 2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant 

10/18/2016 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on November 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is the The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Anita Diamant, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent, delivers a gripping portrait of Jewish immigrant life in the early 20th century. Elderly grandmother Addie Baum relays her life-story of early poverty, family-strife and her rise as a career woman who stood by her beliefs at all costs. Join the book club and examine how life choices make up who we will become.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on December 13, 2016 with a group discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens in the End by Atul Gawande.

Library programs are generously sponsored by the 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.  For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian of Adult Services, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814.

eReaders eXplained at Escondido Public Library 

10/12/2016 Categories: Adults

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers eReaders eXplained, providing instruction and demonstrations on how to access and download free Library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your smartphone, tablet, eReader, or computer. eReaders eXplained will be held on the first Wednesdays of the month, November 2, December 7 and January 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

This is a popular time of year to buy an eReader or a tablet as a gift and a great time to learn how to use Library eBooks and eAudiobooks on Kindles, iPads, or other eReaders and tablets. eReaders eXplained will provide step-by-step guidance for the required one-time set-up. Attendees should bring their charged devices and login information for Apple ID or Amazon accounts. Registration is required at library.escondido.org/register.

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, call Librarian David Frazee at 760-839-4839, or email dfrazee@escondido.org.  Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates Veterans Day  

10/11/2016 Categories: Adults

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will host two events to celebrate and honor Veterans Day this November. The first event is Defeating Stress, an iRest Yoga Nidra meditation workshop on Saturday November 5, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Mathes Center. The second program is USS Midway and the Fall of Saigon, presented by USS Midway Museum Speaker’s Bureau docent, Joe Ciokon, on Monday November 7, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

Defeating Stress is a Veterans Day-themed meditation workshop presented by Melissa Wise, Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher. This class is designed for anyone suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or for anyone feeling overwhelmed and seeking relaxation techniques. The class is open to anyone that wishes to heal unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds in the body and mind. To attend Defeating Stress, register at library.escondido.org/register since space is limited. To learn more about iRest Yoga Nidra, visit http://www.irest.us and find materials on a number of meditation techniques in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Attend the lecture USS Midway and the Fall of Saigon and discover the crucial role played by the USS Midway during “Operation Frequent Wind” in 1975. As the People’s Army of Vietnam surrounded Saigon, thousands of South Vietnamese fled for their lives to the safety of the United States fleet just off-shore. The USS Midway received more than 3,000 refugees, many of them one step ahead of certain death, or long terms in re-education camps under the Liberation Armies. This is a story of fear, hope, and sanctuary for those South Vietnamese fortunate enough to escape Saigon during the final days of the Vietnam War.

The USS Midway aircraft carrier of the United States Navy was commissioned one week after the end of World War II and was the largest ship in the world until 1955. It operated for 47 years and is retired today as a museum and memorial ship in San Diego. USS Midway and the Fall of Saigon is an important story, among the many missions in this ship’s proud history.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on these and other Library events, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Adult Services Librarian, Oscar Lujan at 760-839-4214 or at olujan@escondido.org. City of Escondido Mathes Center is located at 247. S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library and The Old Globe Present Shakespeare Saturdays in November 

10/10/2016 Categories: Adults Middle-Graders Teens

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library and San Diego’s Old Globe present Shakespeare Saturdays, bringing theater to the local community through their arts engagement program, Globe for All. Shakespeare Saturdays pairs an introductory workshop that will demystify Shakespeare and Measure for Measure in the first session and present the live play in the second session.

The first Shakespeare Saturday event takes place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Old Globe teaching artists will lead a Bard Basics Workshop introducing participants to Shakespeare’s language, themes, characters, and stories though theater-based activities. Registration is required at library.escondido.org/register.

Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure will be performed live and “in the round” with professional Globe actors on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. This production is appropriate for ages 12 and older. Registration is required at library.escondido.org/register to accommodate the audience.

The searing comedy, Measure for Measure, is set in a decadent Vienna, where strict Angelo wants to rid the city of moral decay. When he meets a young nun pleading for the life of her brother, things get complicated. Justice, lust, hypocrisy, and redemption take center stage along with a wild cast of characters in a bold staging of this timely classic. Acclaimed director Patricia McGregor makes her Globe debut.

Over the past two years Globe for All has performed for nearly 2,200 audience members. Joanna Axelrod, Principal Librarian said, “Escondido Public Library is so excited to partner with San Diego’s very own Old Globe to bring Shakespeare’s “theater in the round” to our community for everyone to enjoy. While both the Bard Basics Workshop and the live performance of Measure for Measure each stand alone, those who attend both will get the most out of the experience. We are thrilled to help introduce a new audience to Shakespeare’s world and plays in partnership with Globe for All.”

Library programs are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information about Library programs and services visit library.escondido.org or contact Principal Librarian Joanna Axelrod at 760-839-4330.

Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

10/05/2016 Categories: Adults

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required at library.escondido.org/register.

Escondido’s Police Lieutenant turned crime thriller author, Neal Griffin, will join the Escondido Writers Group this month to speak about his writing process and to share his story of becoming a published author. Griffin has been celebrated by critics and readers for his realistic and action packed novels Benefit of the Doubt and A Voice from the Field.

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 Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club Discusses 2016 KPBS One Book, One San Diego Selection  

09/27/2016 Categories: Adults Book Club One Book One San Diego

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club will discuss this year’s 2016 KPBS One Book, One San Diego reading selection, Nieve en La Habana: Confesiones de un cubanito/Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. Rincon Literario will meet on October 22, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. 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.

For more information on One Book, One San Diego and a list of special community events related to Waiting for Snow in Havana, and One Book, One San Diego’s 10 Year Anniversary celebration, visit www.kpbs.org/one-book.

Carlos Eire delivers a poignant account of his privileged childhood in pre-revolutionary 1950’s Cuba in this National Book Award winning memoir. In 1962, Carlos Eire was among the 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana—exiled from his family, country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro’s revolution. This is a stunning and unforgettable recollection of a youthful Latin American experience interrupted by the harsh reality of revolution.

Cecy Rayphole facilitates Rincón Literario’s book discussion in both English and Spanish, and welcomes new and returning members. Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, November 19, 2016, discussing El libro secreto de Frida Kahlo/The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Library Associate 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’s 2nd Tuesday Book Club to Discusses 2016 KPBS One Book, One San Diego Selection 

09/21/2016 Categories: Adults Book Club One Book One San Diego

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Tuesday Book Club will discuss this year’s KPBS One Book, One San Diego community reading selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will meet on October 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Copies of the book are available for check-out in print, eBook, and other formats, and can be reserved at library.escondido.org. For more information on One Book, One San Diego and a list of special community events related to Waiting for Snow in Havana, and One Book, One San Diego’s 10 Year Anniversary celebrations, visit www.kpbs.org/one-book.

Carlos Eire delivers a poignant account of his privileged childhood in pre-revolutionary 1950’s Cuba in this National Book Award winning memoir. In 1962, Carlos Eire was among the 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana—exiled from his family, country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro’s revolution. This is a stunning and unforgettable recollection of a youthful Latin American experience interrupted by the harsh reality of revolution.

Library programs are generously sponsored by the 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 Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814.

Escondido Public Library and Pioneer Room Friends Present Escondido’s Little Tokyo 

09/19/2016 Categories: Adults Pioneer Room

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library and the Pioneer Room Friends will host Escondido’s Little Tokyo, presented by Japanese-American Historical Society of San Diego Archivist, Linda Canada, on Tuesday October 18, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

Delve into stories of the historical legacy left by Japanese immigrants who settled throughout North County San Diego from Escondido’s “East End Tokyo” to Oceanside’s “Little Tokyo”. Escondido’s Little Tokyo is sponsored by the Pioneer Room Friends, a support group dedicated to preserving and promoting Escondido Public Library’s local history archive, the Pioneer Room. This presentation is the highlight of their annual meeting.

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.

Explore Haunted Escondido at Escondido Public Library 

09/14/2016 Categories: Adults

Escondido, CA – Just in time for Halloween, Escondido Public Library presents Haunted Escondido on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) will give a spine-tingling presentation highlighting local and historical hauntings in Escondido and around San Diego County. In addition, the results of a recent paranormal investigation conducted at the Escondido Public Library will be revealed.

Learn how investigators from the SDPRS conduct paranormal research, intuitively and scientifically, by utilizing photographs, audio, video, and other specialized equipment used in the field of paranormal research. To learn more about the SDPRS, go to http://www.sandiegoparanormalresearch.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.

 

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