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Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Inside Out & Back Again

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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, December 2nd, 2016, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Thanhha Lai’s novel, Inside Out & Back Again. 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.

Ten-year-old Hà narrates the pivotal year in her life when she and her family flee the war in Vietnam and make the long journey to America. Once there, Hà copes with learning English and the taunts of cruel children, and she also witnesses her brothers’ and mother’s struggle to find their own places in the community. Drawing on each other’s support, as well as the help of a few kind neighbors and classmates, Hà and her family eventually find their way.

The Vietnam War and refugee crisis are not easy subjects but Hà is brave and funny, and her singular voice illuminates her and her family’s struggle to navigate a strange land and maintain hope.

Inside Out and Back Again, a New York Times bestseller, Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award, is inspired by the author’s personal experience as a young immigrant.

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.

Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library

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

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.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 14- 18, meets on Saturday, November 12, 2016, in the Turrentine Room from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Devil You Know, by Trish Doller, 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.

In The Devil You Know, 18-year old Cadie’s life revolves around the staid routine of school, work, and taking care of her family's needs before her own. Her longing for adventure gets the better of her when she attends a summer beach party. She impulsively jumps at the chance to go on a camping road trip with an old friend and two boys that she meets. Her rebellious quest for carefree adventure finds romance, but takes a deadly turn when she discovers that one her traveling companions is not who he claims to be. Cadie is a naïve, but resourceful protagonist in this suspenseful thriller.

After discussing The Devil You Know, 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 will be the final Burritos & Book Club meeting in 2016. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

This program is generously sponsored by 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.

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

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

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’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Ghosts

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, October 14, 2016, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Ghosts, the new graphic novel from Raina Telgemeier, award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters. Registration is required and now open. Participants can sign up online at library.escondido.org/register. Copies of Ghosts can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org.

Once again, drawing on her gift for mining the humorous and heartfelt emotions of familial relationships, Telgemeier weaves the story of Cat and little sister Maya, who move with their family to the town of Bahía de la Luna on the northern California coast. Maya has cystic fibrosis, and can benefit from the climate’s cool, salty air. Though Cat cares deeply for her sister, she is less than thrilled to leave behind friends, and even less so when she discovers the little town’s enthusiasm for its ghostly Inhabitants.

As the days draw nearer to the annual Día de los Muertos celebration, Cat must overcome her fears for Maya’s sake. With a light yet deeply moving touch, Telgemeier artfully illustrates in words and pictures the sisters’ personality differences, their mutual affection, and what it means to truly live and love in the face of uncertainty.

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.

Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Rincón Literario’s facilitator, Cecy Rayphole, will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in both English and Spanish. Copies of Americanah are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Americanah, by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award winner and was listed in the 10 Best Books of 2013 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review. This is the story of two young Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze, who are separated after falling in love. Determined to leave a nation torn apart by military dictatorship, Ifemelu leaves Lagos to study in at an American university. Obinze, unable to secure a visa to the United States in the aftermath of 9/11, instead struggles as an undocumented immigrant in London. In the United States, Ifemilu faces what it means to be black in another culture for the first time. Will Ifemelu return to her mother land, where only the land awaits her? Or will she stay and overcome race issues, as well as find love, courage, and her own identity in America? Obinze travels another path, returning to Nigeria years later when the country becomes democratic. Find out how Obinze and Ifemelu reunite and make tough decisions, remembering their youthful love.

Rincón Literario will meet next month on Saturday, October 22, 2016, to discuss Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, by Carlos Eire, the selected title for 2016 KPBS One Book, One San Diego. To learn more about One Book, One San Diego, go to 2016 KPBS One Book One San Diego

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, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

 

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Martian by Andy Weir

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Martian by Andy Weir. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Discuss the edge-of-your-seat thriller that inspired the Oscar nominated film! Novice astronaut and botanist Mark Watney is left behind on Mars after a storm causes his crew to presume him dead. Once Watney manages to make contact with NASA, his fellow astronauts must race against time to save him. Filled with suspense, humor and actual science, the discussion of this best-selling novel is not to be missed.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on October 11, 2016 for a group discussion of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. This book was specially selected by KPBS and its partners as the 2016 One Book, One San Diego community read title. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, visit http://www.kpbs.org/one-book/.

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 Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836.

Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Colm Tolbin’s New York Times bestselling novel, Brooklyn. 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.

The acclaimed 2015 film, starring Saoirse Ronan, nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, is based on Brooklyn. It is the charming coming of age story of Eilis Lacey, a young woman from a small town in Ireland in the hard years following World War II. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers Eilis the opportunity to live and work in America, she decides she must go, even though it means leaving her fragile mother and charismatic sister behind. After a hard adjustment to American life, Eilis finds work and love in Brooklyn, but devastating news from Ireland threatens her chances of a happy future.

Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion in both English and Spanish, and new members are always welcome. Rincón Literario will meet next month, on Saturday, September 24, 2016, to discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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.

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