Escondido Public Library Hosts Strategic Plan Meeting

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites the community to attend a Strategic Planning meeting. This will be held in the Turrentine Room, upstairs at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to identify current conditions, create a vision of the library for the future, as well as develop the steps needed to achieve these goals. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. Please join us! RSVP by email: library@escondidolibrary.org or by phone: (760) 839-4601. 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.  

Fight Fake News, and Other Amazing Events, at Escondido Public Library!

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

Escondido Public Library invites the community to Fight Fake News on Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fake news is more than a label; it’s a problem that journalists must confront to gain the trust of their audience. Moderator Tom Jones, consumer/investigative producer for NBC 7, will talk with panelists about this growing phenomena and answer audience questions.

2nd Saturday Concert Series: From Beethoven to Broadway. Saturday, May 12, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This horn-piano duo will perform the most requested pieces from their 25-year chamber music collaboration, with songs from Beethoven to Mancini.

 

Local Authors Night. Tuesday, May 29, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

You are invited to participate in a reading night with local authors and learn tips to improve your writing.

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.

Escondido Public Library Hosts Spring Events for Families

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for Children and their Families during the month of April. All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled to take place in the Library’s Turrentine Room.
 

  • P.J. Storytime- Hop into Spring for children ages 4-12 and their families on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wear your P.J.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to an evening storytime at the library.
     
  • Composting for a Greener Planet for children ages 5-12 and their families on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn how composting can be good for the environment with the City of Escondido Recycling Department, and take home your own seeds to grow!

 

  • Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros Celebration for children ages 5-12 and their families on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day and the joy of reading with bilingual stories and songs from Mexico and around the world. There will be traditional tissue paper flower bouquet and paper bag puppet crafts until 4:30 p.m. Participating children ages 5–12 may receive a free book (while supplies last).

All programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about Lunar New Year programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or dan.wood@escondidolibrary.org.

 

Escondido Public Library to Host Final Strategic Plan Meeting

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites the community to attend the final Strategic Planning meeting. This will be held in the Turrentine Room, upstairs at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, April 3, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to identify current conditions, create a vision of the library for the future, as well as develop the steps needed to achieve these goals. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. Please join us! RSVP by email: library@escondidolibrary.org or by phone: (760) 839-4601. 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.  

Escondido Public Library Hosts Strategic Plan Meetings at the East Valley Community Center

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library is excited to invite the community to the next set of Strategic Planning meetings. These will be held in the Grove Room at the East Valley Community Center (EVCC), located at 2245 E. Valley Parkway on the following:

  • Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 31, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to identify current conditions, create a vision of the library for the future, as well as develop the steps needed to achieve these goals. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. Please join us! RSVP by email: library@escondidolibrary.org or by phone: (760) 839-4601.

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.  

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.

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