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Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Firstlife by Gena Showalter 

11/06/2017 Categories: Book Club Teens

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The selected title is Firstlife by award-winning author, Gena Showalter. Copies are available for checkout in the Library’s Teen Area 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.

Everyone lives a first life. Before you get to live your next life, the Everlife, you must choose a realm in which to live. Tenley is currently living her first life and has been imprisoned in an asylum because she refuses to make that choice. Representatives from both realms, Troika and Myriad, are there to persuade her due to the uniqueness of her soul. Escaping from the asylum, Tenley is on the run and becomes caught between the boy she’s falling for and the realm she wants to support. Can she stay alive long enough to make a decision?

After discussing Firstlife, 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.

Explore Virtual Reality at Escondido Public Library 

10/02/2017 Categories: Adults Special Event Teens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library is proud to offer the Escondido community the opportunity to experience virtual reality (VR) by trying out the Library’s new Oculus Rift VR headset and VR-enabled software. The first set of sessions will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Collaboration Corner on the first floor of the Library (next to the Teen Area).

Step into virtual worlds using the Library’s new Oculus Rift Virtual Reality equipment! Interact with unusual creatures and explore familiar and otherworldly landscapes by reserving your spot at library.escondido.org/register. Each session is 20 minutes long. Please note that the Oculus Rift equipment is intended solely for users who are 13 or older.

For more information on Library programs and services, please visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or vsjoberg@escondido.org for details. Library programs are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library's Virtual Reality programming has been made possible through a grant from the California State Library’s Virtual Reality Experience Project. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30, 2017 

09/23/2017 Categories: Adults Children Families Special Event Teens

Escondido, CA – Celebrate your right to choose what you read during Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30, 2017, at Escondido Public Library. Banned Books Week is an annual national awareness campaign celebrating the freedom to read, and drawing attention to banned and challenged books, such as Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter, and The Bible. During Banned Books Week the Library promotes the availability of works that represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints, even those that might be unorthodox or unpopular, to all who wish to read them, and the need to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions.

Visit the Library and select a book of your choice, or one from a Banned Books Week display. Visit library.escondido.org/banned to take part in the celebration of one of the greatest driving forces in this country – the First Amendment.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025. For more information about Banned Books Week, contact Principal Librarian, Joanna Axelrod, at 760-839-4330 or at jaxelrod@escondido.org. Additional information about Library programs and services can be found at library.escondido.org.

Escondido Public Library Hosts Create It @ Your Library for Teens 

08/28/2017 Categories: Teens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library announces the next series of the craft-based monthly program, Create It @ Your Library, for teens and tweens ages 12 to 18 years old.  Create It @ Your Library will take place in September, October, and November, on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first meeting will be on September 20, 2017 in the Library’s Turrentine Room. 

A variety of craft projects and techniques will be introduced at the following hands-on sessions:
•    Broken Record Art on September 20, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Use fragments of old records to create a colorful and vibrant piece of art.
•    Screen Printing on October 18, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Create a basic design and use screen printing tools to print onto a t-shirt. (Participants must bring their own t-shirt.)
•    String Nail Art on November 15, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wrap string around a series of nails to create a distinctive pattern.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All craft supplies will be provided, except for t-shirts. Registration is not required; however, early arrival is recommended as supplies may be limited. 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 92025. 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 Teen Book Club Discusses The Walled City by Ryan Graudin 

08/28/2017 Categories: Book Club Teens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The selected title is The Walled City by award-winning author, Ryan Graudin. Copies are available for checkout in the Library’s Teen Area 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.

Hak Nam is known to all as the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and rife with the dregs of society. Dai, originally from outside the wall, was dispatched to the walled city for his actions and spends all his time planning his escape. Jin Ling spends her days under the radar, disguised as a boy, searching the city for her sister. Each needs something from the other, but the dark secrets that both Dai and Jin hold, could bring the walls of the city down on their heads. “Graudin artfully balances tense action scenes with lyrical language, distinct voices for each narrator, and ruminations that probe the book’s deeper themes of family, regret, and second chances.” – Booklist 

After discussing The Walled City, 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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Escondido Library and San Diego Futures Foundation Host Future Codes Club Information Session 

08/23/2017 Categories: Special Event Teens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will host an Information Session about the upcoming Future Codes Club for students in grades 9-12 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Students and parents are encouraged to attend and learn more about the Future Codes Club which provides free training on the fundamentals of computer coding and is a great introduction to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Participants in Future Codes Club will work together as a team and engage their communities to solve a real world problem as they develop a Community Impact Project utilizing coding concepts. Students who successfully complete the Community Impact Project will receive a free laptop. No computer or coding experience is necessary, and participation looks great on college applications. The Information Session will cover details about the application process and upcoming dates for the bi-weekly Future Codes Club meetings.

Future Codes Club is presented in partnership with the San Diego Futures Foundation sdfutures.org/ with grant funding from the Escondido Charitable Foundation. For more information about Future Codes Club, contact San Diego Futures Foundation Program Manager, Alemao Bravo at alemao@sdfutures.org or at 619-269-1684 x 230. 

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on the Future Codes Club Information Session and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Teen Librarian, Cathy Janovitz at cjanovitz@escondido.org or at 760-839-4283. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.
 

Community Praises Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge which ran from June 19-July 31, and was a resounding success. 1,262 members of the Escondido community completed 8,639 challenge activities, and participants ages 0-17 read for a total of 959,774 minutes. Readers were rewarded with prizes, many of them donated by local businesses who were enthusiastic to play a part in the community event as Kelly Hartford, Marketing Manager at Jimbo’s…Naturally explains. "Being socially responsible and actively involved in our community is very important to Jimbo's...Naturally! We have been supporting the Escondido Public Library for years, and we see benefits through the well documented goodwill of being associated with our local public library.” 

Community members of all ages had rave reviews for the Summer Reading Challenge. A mother of five participants stated, "We love Summer Reading! I appreciate how it keeps the whole family motivated to read. Definitely a worthwhile program where I see significant reading improvement with my kindergartner's reading skills. I love the prizes and the coupon packs!” Children enrolled in the Challenge agree. “I love to read, and the Summer Reading Challenge lets me do that while getting prizes so I could try out different food places in Escondido!” said Denise, age 11. Teen participant Tatiana, age 14, stated “The Summer Reading Challenge is a super easy way to track my reading and it was fun to work towards the goals!” Adult reader Michele was just as enthusiastic and said that “without these challenges, I never would have picked up an adult graphic novel, but I did and was surprised that I really enjoyed it. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell was a fantastic book and very thought provoking. It was fun to attend the 2nd Tuesday Book Club for the first time and hear other people's opinions of that particular book. Thanks for broadening my reading horizons this summer.” The impact this program has on the community would not have been possible without the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library, local business supporters, and the participation of our community members.

As summer activities wind down at the Library, a schedule of new programs and services begins and can be found on the Library’s website library.escondido.org. For more information, contact Librarian Monica Barrette at mbarrette@escondido.org, or call 760-839-4836. 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.

 

Escondido Public Library 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge 

06/28/2017 Categories: Summer Reading Challenge Teens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge invites students entering grades 7-12 next fall to “Design Your World”. The Challenge, which began Monday, June 19, 2017 and runs through Monday, July 31, 2017, includes a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events and encourages reading for fun and lifelong learning. Teens log reading and event participation online at library.escondido.org/summer to earn prizes donated by Friends of the Library and local businesses. As participants log their reading, they can earn prizes such as coupon packs and free books. Additional reading earns entries into the grand prize drawing, giving teens the chance to win items like a Kindle Fire, iPod Nano, or a Bluetooth speaker.

July events for teens include:

  • Screen Printing for teens on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Learn how to transfer a basic design onto a t-shirt using paint and a screen. All supplies will be provided.  
  • Burritos & Book Club for teens on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Choose from the list of books found on the Teen SRC Reading Log and drop by to chat about what you read. Enjoy yummy burritos and leave with a free book.
  • Escondido’s Got Talent for teens on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register to compete in our talent show and you could go home with a cash prize. Pre-registration is required by July 12 at library.escondido.org/register
  • Teen Summer Bash for teens on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Teens who complete ten hours of reading are invited to enjoy food, friends, games, and much more at this exclusive party. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m.                           

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for children and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events 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.

Escondido Public Library 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge 

06/07/2017 Categories: Summer Reading Challenge Teens

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge invites students entering grades 7-12 next fall to “Design Your World”. The Challenge, which begins Monday, June 19, 2017 and runs through Monday, July 31, 2017, includes a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events and encourages reading for fun and lifelong learning. Teens log reading and event participation online at library.escondido.org/summer to earn prizes donated by Friends of the Library and local businesses. As participants log their reading, they can earn prizes such as coupon packs and free books. Additional reading earns entries into the grand prize drawing, giving teens the chance to win items like a Kindle Fire, iPod Nano, or a Bluetooth speaker.

June events for teens include:

  • Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off for all ages on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Register for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Rita’s Italian Ice.  
  • Game On! for teens entering grades 7-12 on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Challenge friends to a variety of board, card, or video games.                                   

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for children and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events 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.

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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