2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian 

09/18/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on October 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room for a group discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego title The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. The book was selected by KPBS and its partner libraries across San Diego county, including Escondido Public Library. Copies of the book are available for check-out in print or eBook format and can be reserved at library.escondido.org. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, and a list of county-wide community events surrounding the reading of The Sandcastle Girls, visit kpbs.org/one-book.

Recent college graduate Elizabeth Endicott travels to Aleppo, Syria to bring aid to the Armenian deportees. She soon finds herself involved with Armen, an Armenian engineer who has lost everything. The Sandcastle Girls is told through the modern eyes of Elizabeth’s great-granddaughter, who makes profound discoveries about both herself and the seldom discussed Armenian genocide of WWI.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on November 14, 2017 for a group discussion of In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.

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 mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.

Escondido Writers Group Meets Monthly at Escondido Public Library 

09/13/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Meet other writers and published authors, and learn from one another in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future meetings 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.

 

 

Join Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club 

09/05/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is La niña alemana/The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa. 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.

Journalist Armando Lucas Correa’s debut novel is a beautiful and poignant story about Hannah Rosenthal, a twelve-year-old girl living in Nazi Germany. Hannah is forced to flee her once so comfortable life by boarding a transatlantic ocean liner. What initially seems like a pleasant cruise turns dark as the safety of the Jewish refugees is threatened once again.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, October 21, 2017, discussing Un monstruo viene a verme/A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Rincón Literario is made possible by the generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

All Library 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 Librarian 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.

 

Read Local, Shop Local! Escondido Public Library Card Provides Discounts at Local Businesses  

08/30/2017 Categories: Adults Families Special Event

Escondido, CA – September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. To celebrate, Escondido Public Library is promoting the advantages of owning a free Library card by launching Read Local, Shop Local!, a discount program that provides exclusive offers to customers who present their library card at participating businesses in Escondido. The program is a partnership with Visit Escondido!, Escondido’s visitors center, and runs from September 5, 2017 to August 31, 2018. Visit library.escondido.org/local to learn more about how the program works and find information on participating businesses and their offers.

Escondido Public Library card holders can show their cards at the following local businesses to receive these exclusive discounts:

  • ArtHatch Escape (Escape room) – 10% off
  • Baltimore Snowball (Shaved ice) – $2 off any small or regular combo
  • Burger Bench (Restaurant) – 10% off total order
  • Cindy’s Nails (Nail salon) – 10% off total bill
  • Clue Avenue (Escape room) – 30% discount for teams of 3 to 8 (online booking only)
  • Cute Cakes (Cupcake bakery) – 10% off total bill
  • EcoVivarium (Specialty school) – One free child ticket with paid adult admission
  • The Grand Tea Room (Tea room) – 10% off dining and gift shop
  • Kettle Coffee & Tea (Café) – 20% off total order
  • Patio Playhouse (Live theater) – Two complimentary items from concessions stand ($4 value)
  • Printing Solutions (Print service) – 15% off total order
  • Rita’s of Escondido (Italian ice) – Free Large upgrade when you buy any regular treat
  • Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology (Museum) – 10% discount on admission
  • Simply Grand (Shop) – Free greeting card with $10+ purchase ($5 value)
  • SIP Wine & Beer (Tasting room) – 10% off total order
  • Spiritivity (Paint & Sip) – $5 off a class (online booking only)
  • Stone and Glass (Studio & Gallery) – 10% off
  • Sunny Side Kitchen (Restaurant) – 15% off total order
  • Suzy Q's (Restaurant) – 10% off your check (with purchase of drink & entrée)
  • The Wooden Spoon (Restaurant) – 10% off total order

Library cards are free and can be obtained by filling out an application at Escondido Public Library. As an additional motivation to sign up for a card in September, new card holders will receive the following perks, starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

  • First 650 new Library card holders receive a $2 coupon to Jimbo’s…Naturally! and will be entered into a drawing for $25 gift cards from Jimbo’s…Naturally!.

“Escondido Public Library is the heart of our great community,” said Viktor Sjöberg, Adult Services Senior Librarian. “Having a free library card gives you access to a wealth of cultural and educational materials and activities that enrich your life, whether you are looking to teach your child how to read, pursue a college degree or to just have fun. Read Local, Shop Local! further establishes Escondido Public Library as a centrally located and vibrant community hub. We love to support the local economy by connecting patrons to the great businesses right here in Escondido.”

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Library programs are free and open to the public and sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information about Read Local, Shop Local! visit library.escondido.org/local. To learn more about this program as well as other Library events and services, contact Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814 or at vsjoberg@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.
 

New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian to speak at North County 2017 One Book, One San Diego Event 

08/23/2017 Categories: Adults Author visit One Book One San Diego

Escondido, CA – To kick off 2017 One Book, One San Diego in North County, New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian will speak about his book The Sandcastle Girls, a multi-generational novel that explores the Armenian Genocide during World War I. The free event will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the California Center for the Arts located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido, CA. In addition to Bohjalian’s talk, the event will feature complimentary refreshments and a book signing by the author. RSVP is required at www.kpbs.org/sandcastlenorth.

Now in its 11th year, One Book is composed of literacy partners around the county who encourage residents to read and discuss a single book. A volunteer committee reviewed 206 book titles submitted by the public before selecting Bohjalian as the 2017 author. Bohjalian said that programs like One Book, One San Diego are important because they bring communities together. “We still have a totemic relationship with books,” he said. “We still know what stories can mean to the soul. Programs like this bring us together by helping us to understand our commonalities and the myriad things we share as a people. I love it when books generate the same enthusiasm as music, movies, stage plays, and -- some years -- even the San Diego Padres.”

The upcoming event is hosted by several One Book, One San Diego partners including Escondido Public Library, Oceanside Public Library, and San Diego County Library.  For more information about One Book and a complete listing of events visit www.kpbs.org/one-book/. One Book, One San Diego is made possible by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the City of San Diego, the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, Lloyd Pest Control, Kaiser Permanente, the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, and the Payne Family Foundation.

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 call Literacy Librarian, Lalitha Nataraj, at 760-839-4219. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Crenshaw 

08/23/2017 Categories: Book Club Children 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, September 22, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Katherine Applegate’s novel, Crenshaw. 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.

Just as Jackson is about to enter the fifth grade, his family falls on hard times – again – and the last thing he needs is a visit from his old friend, Crenshaw, a very large and outspoken cat who may or may not be a figment of the young boy’s imagination. Like it or not Crenshaw is not going anywhere till he helps Jackson. In her singular voice, Katherine Applegate, Newbery-Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, once again touches readers with her unique combination of humor and deeply felt emotion. 

For more information on 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. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 

08/16/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club One Book One San Diego

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Book Club members should note this one-time change of date. This month’s selection is The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Sweeney’s widely celebrated debut novel covers the intricacies of relationships, events that jeopardize their existence, and the complex yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love. The book club will discuss the power of family, friendships, dependency, and the ways we let one another down.

The following day, September 12, 2017, author Chris Bohjalian will speak about his novel, The Sandcastle Girls, at 7:00 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. RSVP is required for this free event at www.kpbs.org/sandcastlenorth

This book was selected for the county-wide One Book, One San Diego book club by KPBS and its partner libraries across San Diego county, including Escondido Public Library. For more information on One Book, One San Diego, visit http://www.kpbs.org/one-book/.  The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on October 10, 2017 for a group discussion of The Sandcastle Girls.

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 mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.

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