Summary of Escondido Public Library’s First Strategic Plan Meeting

Escondido, CA – The first meeting of the Strategic Planning Community Advisory Committee (SPCAC) took place at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. The 28 attendees represented a broad range of civic, educational, government, and business elements of the Escondido community. The next steps in this process include reaching out to focus groups to hear additional thoughts, suggestions, and ideas. Dates and locations for future SPCAC meetings will be announced soon. Please visit our website at library.escondido.org/strategicplan for the most up to date information, and to leave comments and suggestions.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information, visit library.escondido.org, email library@escondidolibrary.org or call 760-839-4601.  

A Highlight of April Events at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for adults during the month of April. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Series—Wednesdays in April, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Escondido Public Library partners with the Alzheimer’s Association in this month-long series of instructional programs about various topics relating to identifying and coping with Alzheimer’s Disease. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters- April 4, 2018
  • Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease-April 11, 2018
  • Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: The Latest Tips-April 18, 2018
  • Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors-April 25, 2018

2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Opera Exposed! on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This touring opera ensemble features young professionals performing familiar arias and duets from composers such as Puccini, Mozart, and Copland.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

Help Envision the Future of Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Take part in the Escondido Public Library Strategic Planning Community Advisory Committee (SPCAC) to help plan the future of your public library. SPCAC participants will identify current community needs, create goals for the future and strategize appropriate steps needed to achieve these goals. This group will be instrumental in envisioning the next five years for Escondido Public Library, and beyond.

 

The first meeting of the SPACAC will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m. in the Turrentine Room on the second floor of Escondido Public Library. A continental breakfast will be available at 9:00 a.m. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and be part of this process. Updates on the strategic planning process, dates for future meetings, and a method for submitting comments can be found at library.escondido.org/strategicplan. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information, visit library.escondido.org, email library@escondidolibrary.org or call 760-839-4601. 

 

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Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in the Turrentine Room from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The selected title is Don’t Get Caught by high school English teacher, Kurt Dinan. 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.

Rule #7: Always get payback… Max Cobb has always thought of himself as just your average teen. After he and four of his fellow schoolmates fall for a prank by the school’s legendary Chaos Club, Max uses his knowledge of heist movies to create elaborate pranks in order to draw out and expose the members of the club. In his quest for vengeance, things begin to spiral out of control and just before Max decides that things have gone too far, secrets are revealed that change everything. Let the prank war begin!

After discussing Don’t Get Caught, teens can share other books they have enjoyed, select the next Burritos & Book Club title and take part in a scavenger hunt based on the book. Complimentary burritos will be provided, and all participants receive a free book or audiobook at the end of the program.

Escondido Public Library Hosts 14th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library and the Friends of Literacy Services will host the 14th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Auditorium of the Park Avenue Community Center, located at 210 Park Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. Doors open for player check-in at 8:00 a.m. and tournament play begins at 9:00 a.m. Players must pre-register by March 12, 2018 online at http://library.escondido.org/scrabblethon, by mail, or in person at the Literacy Services office, located on the 2nd floor of the Library. The registration fee for adults is $25.00; registration for high school students is $15.00.

The Scrabble® tournament consists of five 30-minute games and is open to adults and high school students. Players sign-up to play in one of three divisions: Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced. Participants can compete individually or as a part of a four-player team. Team play requires that all four teammates compete within the same division. Players compete for prizes at the end of each game as well as the final awards for highest individual and team scores.

Scrabble-Thon raises funds to benefit the Library’s Literacy Services program. Sponsored by the Friends of Literacy Services, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit Library support group, 100% of the proceeds will be used to provide literacy materials and resources. There will be opportunity drawings, a Pick-a-Tile game, and silent auction items throughout Scrabble-Thon. Opportunity drawing tickets will be on sale at the Library prior to March 11th and at the event. Donations are tax-deductible.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on Scrabble-Thon and library services visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian for Literacy Services, Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or dan.wood@escondidolibrary.org.

A Highlight of March Events at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for adults during the month of March. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted.

  • Recipes of Escondido - Contribute to Culinary History!

Share your family recipe, the story behind the recipe, and a photo, either online (http://library.escondido.org/recipes) or in-person at the Pioneer Room. Staff will digitize your submissions, create a cookbook, and all participants will receive a copy. Contact is Aspen Hill at aspen.hill@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4315.

  • 2nd Saturday Concert Series: Bayou Brothers - Saturday, March 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Bayou Brothers recreate the infectious sounds of a Mardi Gras celebration with their Zydeco-influenced blend of banjo, guitar, accordion, and rubboard.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. All programs are generously sponsored by Friends of Escondido Public Library. For more information, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836.  

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

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 9, 2018, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson. Registration is not required, but space and supplies may be limited. 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.

Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin’s journey across time and space to save a loved one from a malevolent force, chronicled in Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Award-winning 1962 novel, gets the graphic novel treatment. The three children, with the help of guardian angels Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who, must face a terrifying darkness in the universe, one that seeks complete control of the minds on the planets it inhabits.

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club meets again on May 18, 2018, to discuss Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. 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 or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or Kristine.Macalalad@escondidolibrary.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Expanded Hours & Tech Improvements Coming to Escondido Public Library!

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library is excited to announce expanded operating hours, including Sundays, beginning Sunday March 4, 2018. These changes are based on the direction provided by the Library Board of Trustees. They are as follows:

Monday – Friday        9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday                     9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday                       1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Escondido Public Library is also introducing technology upgrades that will improve user checkout experience, allow payment of fines and fees to be made with a credit or debit card, and provide better security and inventory of library materials. These are just a few of the outstanding ways your library continues to serve the Escondido community.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836.  

Escondido Public Library Hosts Create It @ Your Library for 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 February, March, and April, on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first meeting will be on February 21, 2018 in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

A variety of craft projects and techniques will be introduced at the following hands-on sessions:

  • Voodoo Doll on February 21, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Learn some basic sewing skills by making your own pincushion voodoo doll.
  • Rube Goldberg Machine on March 21, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Create a complex contraption that uses multiple devices to complete a task utilizing the domino effect.
  • Beading on April 18, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Put shiny objects (beads) together to create a one-of-a-kind item.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All craft supplies will be provided. 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 cathy.janovitz@escondidolibrary.org. Additional information about the Library can be found at library.escondido.org

February Events at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for adults during the month of February. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted.

  • Adult Winter Crafts: Picture Frame Decorating on Saturday, February 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bring your inner artist to create a picture frame with recycled books and magazines.
  • Visit with Author Michelle Carter on Saturday, February 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Journalist and Escondido native Michelle Carter will read from and sign copies of her memoir, From Under the Russian Snow, an eyewitness account of the second great Russian Revolution. Copies will be available for purchase.
  • The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will be in the library parking lot on Tuesday, February 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come browse your library’s digital books and play in the Gadget Gallery, an interactive experience with multiple Overdrive-enabled devices.
  • Recipes of Escondido - Contribute to Culinary History! The Pioneer Room introduces Recipes of Escondido, a project to capture the culinary history of our community. Share your family recipe, the story behind the recipe, and a photo, either online (library.escondido.org/recipes) or in-person at the Pioneer Room during business hours. Staff will digitize your submissions, create a cookbook, and all participants will receive a copy. Contact is Aspen Hill at aspen.hill@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4315.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. All programs are generously sponsored by Friends of Escondido Public Library. For more information, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836.  

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