Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in November

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss The Bastard of Istanbul/La bastarda de Estambul by Elif Safak, a One Book, One San Diego selection. To facilitate bilingual discussion, the book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of two women, one living in San Francisco, the other in Istanbul, their contrasting searches for identity, and the secret connection that links them both to a violent event in the history of their homeland.

Rincón Literario meets next on Saturday, January 27, 2018, to discuss In the Midst of Winter/Más allá del invierno, Isabel Allende’s new novel.  Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. 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.

Escondido Public Library to Host Books & Beer: Intro to Craft Brew

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adults, ages 21 and over, to its first ever Books & Beer craft brew education event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Space is limited to 50 attendees, and registration is required at library.escondido.org/register or 760-839-4836, by December 1, 2017. Proof of ID will be needed for entry to this event.

Join us for a fun afternoon talking all things beer with certified Cicerone (a Sommelier for beer), Jace Milstead! Learn about craft beer, how you can brew at home, and enjoy a variety of samples from local brewery, Latitude 33. A beer question and answer session will follow this event, and attendees will receive a free keepsake pint glass.

For more information about other Library programs for adults, please visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian, Monica Barrette, at 760-839-4836 for details. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Firstlife by Gena Showalter

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.

Lively Conversation at Escondido Public Library’s Death Cafe

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites curious souls to its first ever Death Cafe meeting open to adults on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended at library.escondido.org/register or 760-839-4836.

Hosted by Erica Smalley, geriatric nurse and Certified Dementia Practitioner, this North San Diego County edition of Death Cafe provides a safe and agenda free place to discuss life and death over coffee, tea, and tasty treats. The first Death Cafe was held in London, England in 2011, and since then over 5200 Death Cafe sessions have been offered in 51 countries. This is not a grief therapy group, but a friendly and interesting discussion of death, dying, and end of life concerns. Bring an open mind, an open heart, and your curiosity! To learn more about Death Cafe, please visit deathcafe.com.

For more information on other Library programs for adults, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Serafina and the Black Cloak

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, November 17, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Robert Beatty’s novel, Serafina and the Black Cloak. 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.

Serafina lives with her Pa in the basement of the Biltmore Estate, staying out of sight during the day and only venturing out at night to go about her work of evicting rats. The rich people upstairs don’t know she exists, and her Pa wishes to keep it that way. Serafina, though, is about to be drawn into an adventure. One night, she witnesses a terrifying man in a black cloak prowling the halls. She escapes, but in the days that follow, the children at the estate begin disappearing, and Serafina will have to work with Braeden Vanderbilt, nephew of the Biltmore’s owners, to put a stop to it.

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.

Celebrate Kindness at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will host Choose Kind: Celebrate Wonder for children ages 4-12 on Thursday, November 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Choose Kind: Celebrate Wonder takes place a day before the release of the film, Wonder, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio.  The event will explore the story’s central themes of kindness through a storytime with related books, songs, and crafts.

The novel and film center on the life of August “Auggie” Pullman, a fifth-grader who has a facial deformity. Auggie is attending mainstream school for the first time, and as he and his family deal with big changes, they must also confront issues of prejudice and bullying. In addition to enjoying storytime, participants of Choose Kind: Celebrate Wonder will have an opportunity to watch the movie’s preview and contribute their favorite or original, positive “Precept,” or “Rule to Live By,” to a community Choose Kind wall.

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 In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, which is currently being developed into a major motion picture. Copies of the book are available for check-out in print or eBook format and can be reserved at library.escondido.org/.

As a group of friends gather for a celebration in a remote cabin in the woods, they are forced to question whether they can really trust each other. Join the discussion to explore obsession, complicated pasts, a murder, and the tension of total isolation as Ruth Ware ultimately has the reader questioning whether or not we can even trust ourselves.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on December 12, 2017 for a group discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

2nd Tuesday Book Club is 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.

Cuarteto Carlos Chávez Concert at Escondido Public Library Cancelled

Escondido, CA – The previously announced performance by Mexico City-based Cuarteto Carlos Chávez has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances connected to the recent earthquake in Mexico City.

The 2017-18 season of the Library’s popular 2nd Saturday Concert Series will start on December 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Byron Chow Trio performing classical music, including holiday-themed selections. The 2nd Saturday Concert Series will run until May 2018. A complete season lineup will be announced shortly at library.econdido.org/concerts.

For more information on Library concerts or other programs and services, please visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 for details. Library programs are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

 

Escondido Public Library Hosts Living Archive Exhibition

Escondido, CA – The Pioneer Room, Escondido Public Library’s local history archive, is pleased to host “Home: A Living Archive”, a group exhibition of photographic works featuring learners from the Escondido Public Library’s Read. Succeed. Adult Literacy program. The exhibition opening will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees must RSVP to Myrna Montano at 760-839-4831 by October 27, 2017.

Escondido’s Home: A Living Archive series highlights the experiences and activities of contemporary Escondido society. Deeply personal, introspective, and at times nostalgic, this exhibition explores the many interpretations of “home” represented through word and image. This inaugural installment aims to start conversations about origins, self-identity, and what it means to belong. Home: A Living Archive will be on view at the Pioneer Room from November 2, 2017 through February 1, 2018.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of Literacy Services and the Pioneer Room Friends. 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 Adult Services Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or vsjoberg@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library’s Pioneer Room is located at 247 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library will host a Día de los Muertos celebration for children, ages 4-12 and their families on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead honors the memory of loved ones who have passed away, and the Library celebrates this tradition with cultural stories, music, and sugar skull decorating.

Participants are encouraged to bring in a photo, memento, or loved one’s favorite food to contribute to a temporary community exhibit with offerings to those who have passed. This community exhibit will last for the duration of the program and those who bring mementos can take them home after the program concludes. This event is part of the Library’s Dia de los Muertos celebration that also includes an all ages musical performance by Mexico City-based chamber music quartet Cuarteto Carlos Chávez on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

These Día de los Muertos celebrations are made possible through the generous support of Friends of the Escondido Public Library, and are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but early arrival is encouraged as space and supplies may be limited. For more information on other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian for Literacy and Youth Services, Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or dwood@escondido.org.

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