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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.

Join Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club 

08/02/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Cuchillo de agua/The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. 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.

What would happen if water became more valuable than gold? Acclaimed author Paolo Bacigalupi’s national bestseller The Water Knife is a dystopian story of corruption, control, and murder set in the American Southwest of the not-too-distant future. Considering Southern California’s constant fear of drought conditions, The Water Knife has the reader imagining their own reaction to the events in Bacigalupi’s thriller.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, September 23, 2017, discussing La niña alemana/The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.  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.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 

07/17/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on August 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Surviving, resisting, and defying the injustices of war during Nazi-occupied France, the bond between sisters Vianne and Isabelle is tested. New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah skillfully develops this historical fiction drama showcasing a facet of World War II not often revealed – the stories of women in the French resistance.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on September 12, 2017 for a group discussion of The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. 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.

Join Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club 

06/26/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club Summer Reading Challenge

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 19 to July 31. Attend events, read for enjoyment, and earn opportunities to win prizes by logging your activity at library.escondido.org/summer. This month’s selection is La luz que no puedes ver/All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 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.

Anthony Doerr elegantly interweaves the parallel stories of two children doing their best to survive World War II; Werner, a German orphan, and Marie-Laure, a blind girl. Marie-Laure’s father designs a miniature world for his daughter, a replica of their actual neighborhood that enables Marie-Laure to navigate the world. In Germany, Werner’s brilliant mind catches the attention of the Nazis and they use him to track the resistance.

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel is a beautiful tale of survival and morality in war-torn Europe and was selected for the Summer Reading Challenge theme, Design Your World.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, August 26, 2017, discussing El cuchillo de agua/The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Rincón Literario and the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge are 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’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Secret Coders 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, July 14, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’ graphic novel, Secret Coders. Registration is required and now open at library.escondido.org/register. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org.

The July meeting of the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is part of the Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Kids Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World, an annual program meant to encourage reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages. With the accessibility of coding programs for kids, and the increasing community interest in engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) activities for children, this book selection is a perfect bridge to introduce middle graders to the mysteries and excitement of computer coding.

Twelve-year-old Hopper has no interest in starting at her new school, Stately Academy. She starts off on the wrong foot with the other students, she doesn’t enjoy her classes, and there is something very strange about the building, with its padlocked doors and walls inscribed with the number 9. When she and new friend Eni notice that the birds might be robots, the duo find themselves peeling back the layers of a computer programming mystery. Coding may not seem like the most obvious choice for a graphic novel, but Yang and Holmes bring a sense of exhilaration and excitement to the topic. Perhaps more importantly, through the enjoyable writing and illustrations, the authors also make the subject accessible – anyone can learn to code.

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for teens and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Programming, including the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club and the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

06/19/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club Summer Reading Challenge

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on July 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 19 to July 31. Attend events, read for enjoyment, and earn opportunities to win prizes by logging your activity at library.escondido.org/summer. This month’s selection is Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Outliers: The Story of Success was selected for the Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, Design Your World. New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell explores the world of "outliers" who manage to design their own destiny through their persistence. They are the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. Gladwell’s examination of this elite world will inspire a rousing discussion.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on August 8, 2017 for a group discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and our summer events, please visit library.escondido.org/summer.

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 Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in June 

05/22/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, La casa de los espíritus/The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende in both English and Spanish. The book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

International best-selling Chilean author Isabel Allende brings the triumphs and tragedies of the Trueba family to life in her celebrated debut novel. The House of Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans generations while weaving personal life and political views into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., discussing La luz que no puedes ver/All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr as part of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge festivities. The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge runs June 19 – July 31, 2017.

Participants can enter to win weekly prizes starting June 19, 2017 by reading, attending Summer Reading Challenge events, and logging activities at library.escondido.org/summer.  Rincón Literario and the Summer Reading Challenge are made possible by generous support from 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 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.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King 

05/16/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on June 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Stephen King’s novels are celebrated by fans the world over, but he is also recognized for his masterfully crafted short stories. New York Times bestseller The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is his sixth collection of short stories, accompanied by King’s own fascinating commentary, which provides the reader with insight into the author’s sources of inspiration, method of writing, and daily life. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is an introspective collection centered around mortality and the afterlife, evoking feelings of love, grief, fear and hope.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on July 11, 2017 as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults which runs from June 19 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Design Your World. The July selection is Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. The selection for August 8, 2017 is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

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 760-839-4836.

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in May 

04/26/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, El secreto de mi marido/The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty in both English and Spanish. The book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

Cecilia finds a letter from her husband, to be opened after his death. Her husband is very much alive, but she decides to read it anyway, only to find his deepest, darkest secret revealed. Australian author Liane Moriarty has written six internationally best-selling novels, and her book Big Little Lies was recently turned into a dark comedy-drama miniseries for HBO. CBS has acquired the rights to The Husband’s Secret and a feature film is currently in development.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, June 17, 2017, discussing La casa de los espíritus/The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.  Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from 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 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 Teen Book Club Discusses Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton 

04/19/2017 Categories: Book Club Teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. New York Times bestseller, Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton, is the selected title. Copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org.  Students at Escondido High School, San Pasqual High School, and Orange Glen High School can also check out copies at their school library.

Rebel of the Sands is set in the desert nation of Miraji, an unwelcoming place, and the small town of Dustwalk is even less welcoming. Orphaned, barely tolerated, and stifled in a culture that considers females worthless, Amani must rely on her skills as a sharpshooter to escape from an arranged marriage and finally be free. Brash, witty, and fierce, Amani’s plans for escape backfire, but then she suddenly gets another chance. In this action-filled adventure, she never imagined she’d gallop away from back-country

Dustwalk on a mythical horse made of sand into the heart of the wild and barren desert. Even more startling to her is the charming and mysterious scoundrel Jin, who accompanies her on this rollicking fantasy adventure full of romance, myth, and magic.

After discussing Rebel of the Sands, teens can share other books they have enjoyed and select the next Burritos & Book Club title. Complimentary burritos will be provided, and all participants receive a free book or audiobook at the end of the program.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library and Taco Bell located at 1944 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido, California. For more information about teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Cathy Janovitz at 760-839-4283 or cjanovitz@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library can be found at library.escondido.org.

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