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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware 

10/16/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

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 

10/10/2017 Categories: Adults Concerts

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 

10/10/2017 Categories: Adults Pioneer Room Special Event

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 

10/04/2017 Categories: Children Families Special Event

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.

Read for the Record: Quackers Storytime at Escondido Public Library 

10/04/2017 Categories: Children Families Special Event Storytime

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will host Read for the Record: Quackers Storytime for children ages 4-8 on Thursday, October 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Be part of the world’s largest shared reading experience with stories, crafts, and songs featuring the 2017 Jumpstart Read for the Record title Quackers by Liz Wong. Presented in partnership with the Rincon del Diablo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is an annual nationwide campaign to have the world’s largest shared reading experience to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills. Throughout the year Rincon del Diablo chapter members support education and literacy in a variety of ways and in 2016 won a DAR award for literacy promotion. “Quackers is a delightful story of a kitten who thinks it is a duck. Families are in for a treat.” said Dan Wood, the Library’s Youth Services Senior Librarian.

For more information on other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or dwood@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.

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’s Bilingual Book Club Reads A Monster Calls  

09/26/2017 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Un monstruo viene a verme/A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. 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.

Ever since his mom started treatment for a terminal illness, Connor has been having nightmares about a monster. A monster ultimately appears outside his room one night, but this one is different from the one in his dreams. Although its methods are unconventional, the monster is here to teach Connor about himself, grief and the process of dying.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, November 18, 2017, discussing the 2017 One Book, One San Diego title The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. 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

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.

Escondido Public Library Presents A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Storytime for Children 

09/26/2017 Categories: Children Families Special Event Storytime

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library presents A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Storytime for children, ages 4-12, on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This family-oriented Halloween celebration begins with gentle, monster-themed stories and songs at 3:30 p.m., followed by craft time. Registration is not required, however early arrival is encouraged as space and supplies are limited to 100 children. One craft per child.

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.

 

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.

Explore The Haunted History of the Queen Mary at Escondido Public Library 

09/19/2017 Categories: Adults Special Event

Escondido, CA – Just in time for Halloween, Escondido Public Library presents The Haunted History of the Queen Mary on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) will give a spine-tingling presentation highlighting recent and historical hauntings at retired ocean liner Queen Mary.

 

Paranormal researcher and author Nicole Strickland returns to Escondido Public Library following last year’s popular Haunted Escondido program, which included a paranormal investigation of the library building. Nicole has conducted extensive research and written two books on the Queen Mary. Docked in nearby Long Beach, CA, the ship is known as one of America’s most haunted locations. Nicole will present an account of the ship’s history and the paranormal encounters that lie within the liner. To learn more about the Queen Mary and Nicole’s research, visit http://www.spiritedqueenmary.com.

 

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other

Library events, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

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