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Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses The Fourteenth Goldfish 

04/19/2017 Categories: Book Club Middle-Graders

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, May 19, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Jennifer L Holm’s novel, The Fourteenth Goldfish. 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.

Holm, author of the popular Baby Mouse and Squish series, gives readers the quirky tale of fifth-grader Ellie, whose life takes a strange and mysterious turn when her mother brings home an unusual guest. Oddly enough, the guest, a teenage boy, looks, dresses, and speaks exactly like her grandfather Melvin, who has vanished while conducting scientific research on age-reversal. When Ellie’s grandfather needs to break a specimen out of his lab so he can publish his work, high jinks ensue. With humor, a delightful cast of characters, and snippets of the history of scientific discovery sprinkled throughout, Holm inspires children to view science as fun and filled with possibility.

Library programs are free and open to the public. The R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on this and other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss 

04/18/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on May 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Experience the riveting true story of Alexandre Dumas, the almost forgotten hero who   inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Born the son of a black slave, Dumas escaped bondage and was schooled as a sword fighting member of the French aristocracy. The group will discuss his humble beginnings and swashbuckling adventures.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on June 13, 2017 for a group discussion of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King. 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 Rincón Literario Book Club 

03/29/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, El océano al final del camino/The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 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.

Horror and vengeance threaten to destroy a middle-aged man’s family in this New York Times #1 best seller. His only defense centers around his neighbors, three women who live in a rundown farm at the end of the lane. Award winning author Neil Gaiman tells a mesmerizing story of how a 7-year-old boy is transformed through the discovery of supernatural secrets, and reminds the reader of how memories and friendships can affect our lives even decades later.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, May 20, 2017, discussing El secreto de mi marido/The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  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.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Circling the Sun by Paula McClain 

03/15/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Circling the Sun by Paula McClain. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Circling the Sun is a fascinating portrayal of Beryl Markham, a complex and strong-willed woman in 1920s Africa. An author and aviator, Beryl was a determined woman who wouldn’t let social conventions stand in the way of her achieving her dreams. This fictionalized biography is a New York Times bestseller full of surprises. Through the facilitated discussion readers may discover new perspectives and share impressions with other dedicated readers. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club always welcomes new and returning participants.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on May 9, 2017 for a group discussion of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom

Reiss. Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. 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 is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club Meets in March 

03/01/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, El ruiseñor/The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 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.

New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah returns with a detailed historical fiction drama that follows two French sisters as they explore their own path to survival, love, and freedom during World War II.
Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, April 22, 2017, discussing El océano al final del camino/The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

or 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 R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Death by Toilet Paper 

02/27/2017 Categories: Book Club Middle-Graders

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, March 24th, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Donna Gephart’s novel, Death by Toilet Paper. 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.

Seventh-grader Benjamin Epstein has had a lot on his mind lately. After losing his father to illness, what he wants most is to help his mother continue with her night classes and avoid eviction from their home. Luckily, Benjamin likes to enter sweepstakes contests.  His knack for thinking up catchy jingles has already helped him win coupons and a year's supply of instant oatmeal. Now he has set his sights on the Royal-T Bathroom Tissue slogan contest's $10,000 grand prize. When their landlord gives them four days to come up with the rent, it's a race to win the cash. Gephart treats a difficult subject with just the right amount of levity, and young readers will root for this determined, likable cast of characters.

The R.E.A.D. Book Club continues on May 19th, 2017, with The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm.

Library programs are free and open to the public. The R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on this and other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org  or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

02/15/2017 Categories: Book Club Teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli, is the selected title and 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.

Sixteen-year old Simon is not one to step out of his comfort zone or be in the spotlight, unless he is starring in the school musical. When his personal email falls into the wrong hands, Simon is blackmailed by another student and must comply or else his secrets will become public knowledge. He must find the courage to be who he is, no matter what the cost. “Rife with realistic, high school relationships and drama, with a laugh or two at every turn, this is a coming-of-age, coming-out, and defying-the-odds story with which many teens will identify.” – School Library Journal.

After discussing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, 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. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova 

02/15/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on March 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

When family patriarch Joe O’Brien is diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a fatal disorder with no cure, his family is stunned. Joe eventually is stripped of his police badge as his symptoms worsen. His adult children must decide whether to be tested for Huntington’s and face their sentence, or live with the anxiety of not knowing. Throughout this struggle, Inside the O’Briens beautifully examines the resilience of the human spirit. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club is facilitated by Library staff and is an opportunity to discover new perspectives and share impressions with other dedicated readers. New and returning participants are always welcomed.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on April 11, 2017 for a group discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. 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 is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. 

Escondido Public Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club Meets in February 

02/01/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, Uno más uno/One Plus One by Jojo Moyes in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are 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.

One single mom and her chaotic family plus one quirky knight in shining armor equals an irresistible, opposites-attract love story. Jojo Moyes, author of the New York Times bestseller Me Before You, returns with a heartwarming story of family dysfunction, devotion, and love found in the unlikeliest of places. A perfect tale to celebrate February, which is Love Your Library month.

Rincón Literario’s book discussion is facilitated in both English and Spanish, and both new and returning members are welcome. Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, March 25, 2017, discussing El ruiseñor/The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido

Public Library. All 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 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 

01/18/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on February 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

This American literary classic by 1949 Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner explores the mysterious and contradictory nature of human motives and endeavors. Is this work a tragedy or comedy, genuine or ironic, noble or ludicrous? Join the facilitated discussion to discover perspectives and share impressions with other dedicated readers. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club always welcomes new and returning participants.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on March 14, 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 760-839-4836.

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