Escondido Public Library

 

News Releases

Escondido Public Library’s Holiday Food for Fines Benefits Locals in Need

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines program once again proved to be a win-win for those involved. This popular program provided Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account through food donations. The collection drive ran from November 27 through December 30, 2017, and the Library accumulated 53 crates of food weighing 1,590 pounds. Proceeds from the drive were donated to Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributed the food to families in need throughout the North County area (www.interfaithservices.org/).

Escondido Public Library’s Customer Services Supervisor Linda Weber remarked, “This event is a wonderful way for our Library patrons not only to clear some of their fines but to simultaneously give back to their community to help those in need. Many patrons brought in extra food we had one patron who brought in 2 large boxes of food just to donate. She said it was her turn to give back.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. For more information about Food for Fines, contact Customer Services Supervisor Linda Weber lweber@escondido.org or 760-839-4613. Information about other events and services can be found at library.escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses More Than This by Patrick Ness

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The selected title is More Than This by award-winning author, Patrick Ness. 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.

Seth wakes, thirsty and starving, remembering his death. Surprised to find himself in the small English town where he grew up, everything is covered in dust and dirt, something like a ghost town. Plus, every time he closes his eyes, he experiences painfully vivid memories, memories so clear as to be confused with the world around him. As Seth explores his new reality, trying to find signs of life and answers to why he might be trapped in this strange place, he can only hope that there is more than this.

After discussing More Than This, 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 S. Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 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.

Winter and Spring 2018 Storytime Programs at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers storytime programs this winter and spring designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children. Storytime programs are filled with songs, fingerplays, flannel board presentations, puppets and, of course, stories just right for the development of young minds. Library staff are happy to help families find books to check out after programs.

Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Winter and Spring Storytime Schedule begins January 10, 2018 and runs through April 26, 2018 and includes:

  • Rhymes and Reading on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. for children ages 3-5.
  • Baby Lapsit on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for newborn babies to pre-walkers.
  • Toddler Tales, a bilingual program, on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers who are walking and up to 3 years-old.
  • P.J Storytime, a once a month evening storytime on select Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. for ages 4-12.

Escondido Public Library’s storytime programs address the development of early literacy skills that are important in preparing children for school. Each storytime program is planned and presented around the idea that parents are their child’s first and most important teacher. Storytimes facilitate bonding between parents and young children and provide a positive experience with books and play that leads to a life-long love of reading and learning.

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

Escondido Public Library Presents January Programs for Adults

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will celebrate the New Year with special programs planned during the month of January. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

  • The Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet other writers and published authors and learn from them in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects.
  • Adult Winter Crafts: Watercolor Painting with Cotton Swabs: On Tuesday, January 6, from 10:30 p.m. –12:00 p.m., bring out your inner artist by using cotton swabs and watercolors to create a unique art piece.
  • 2nd Tuesday Book Club will meet January 9th from 6:00 –7:30 p.m. for a discussion of H is for Hawk. Helen Macdonald presents an award-winning and gorgeously written account of how she managed her grief at losing her father. A naturalist and falconer, Macdonald trains a bird of prey to hunt and finds parallels to her own experiences in a beautiful book ripe for discussion.
  • 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Louis Landon for all ages on Saturday, January 13, from 3:00 p.m.-- 4:30 p.m. Steinway Artist Louis Landon, the self-described Pianist for Peace, aspires to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording, and performing music from the heart. Landon will perform a solo piano concert of his original compositions.
  • Rincon Literario, Bilingual Book Club is discussing Isabel Allende’s newest novel Mas alla del inviemo/In the Midst of Winter in both English and Spanish on Saturday, January 27, from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

All library programs are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about January programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian Monica Barrette at mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.  

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses The Witch Boy

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, January 12, 2018, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Molly Ostertag’s graphic novel, The Witch Boy. 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.

In Aster’s community, everyone is born to practice a certain kind of magic: boys learn to shapeshift and girls master “witchery,” or spells and potions. Aster feels his true talents lie in witchery and not shapeshifting, but everyone tells him he must conform according to an ancient code created for the good of all. When one of the boys mysteriously disappears, Aster will have to decide whether to follow the rules or use a bit of magic, even if it means risking frightening consequences.

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 kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Get into the Holiday Spirit- Donate food to remove Library fines!

Escondido, CA– Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines Program runs Monday, November 27 through Sunday, December 31, 2017. The program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to families in need throughout the North County area.

Non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged items such as canned goods, pasta, sauces, and peanut butter credit up to $1.00 worth of fines per item. Non-nutritious, perishable, expired, or damaged items cannot be accepted. Customer Services Supervisor, Linda Weber, explains, “This event is a wonderful way for Library patrons to not only clear some of their fines, but to also give back to their community by helping those in need. Last year we collected 79 crates of food weighing an estimated 2,370 pounds. We hope to top that this year.” Food may only be used to clear fines, and may not be used to clear fees associated with lost or damaged books and materials, or City Attorney fees.

>The Library is happy to accept any donations whether or not they are fine-related and welcomes donations from patrons who bring in food just to help those in need. For further information, contact Linda Weber, Customer Services Supervisor, at 760-839-4613. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Contact the Library at 760-839-4684 or visit our website library.escondido.org.

 

Escondido Public Library Announces the 2017-2018 2nd Saturday Concert Series Schedule

 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library announces the complete season line-up for its popular 2nd Saturday Concert Series, opening December 9th, 2017 and running through June 2018. Except where noted, free musical performances will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. All ages are welcome.

The 2017-2018 2nd Saturday Concert Series:

December 9, 2017               Byron Chow Trio – Classical/Holiday

January 13, 2018                 Louis Landon – Classical piano

February 3, 2018*                Lunar New Year Bohua Youth Group – Traditional Chinese

March 10, 2018                    Bayou Brothers – Cajun

April 14, 2018                       Opera Exposed! – Opera

May 12, 2018                        From Beethoven to Broadway – Chamber music/musical

June 9, 2018                         Courtly Noyse – Renaissance music

*1st Saturday

Fresh from a sabbatical spent studying piano in Vienna, Dr. Byron Chow brings his elegant Trio to the Turrentine Room on December 9th to open the 2nd Saturday Concert Series. Consisting of a violin, clarinet, and piano, the Trio will perform classical pieces and holiday selections. In addition to being the founding member of his Trio, Dr. Chow is also a violist in the La Jolla Symphony.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the concert series visit  library.escondido.org/concerts or contact Librarian Madelyn Horton at mhorton@escondido.org or 760-839-4214.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates the Holidays with Programs for All Ages

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will celebrate the holidays with special programs planned during the month of December. All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled to take place in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

  • Adult Winter Crafts: Holiday Craft Making with Recycled Books for adults on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Create a one-of-a-kind holiday craft using parts from recycled books.
  • Children’s Holiday Tree Trimming Party for children ages 4-12 years and their families on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children celebrate by making an ornament for the Children’s Room holiday tree and one to take home. This festive event also celebrates the holiday spirit with a special visit from Santa Claus. Families are encouraged to arrive early, as supplies may be limited.
  • 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Byron Chow Trio for all ages on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Consisting of a violin, clarinet, and piano, the elegant Trio will perform classical pieces and holiday selections. In addition to being the founding member of the Trio, Dr. Chow is also a violist with the La Jolla Symphony.

All holiday programs are free, open to the public, and 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 December programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Librarian Madelyn Horton at mhorton@escondido.org or 760-839-4214.

Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group to participate in monthly readings and group critiques to improve their writing, meet other writers and published authors, and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

Award-winning young adult fantasy author Jennifer Anne Davis will join the Escondido Writers Group to speak about her writing process and share her story of becoming a published author. Davis has been celebrated by readers and critics for her bestselling True Reign series.

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

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.

Page 3 of 47 << < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 > >>
https://library.escondido.org/Blog/ViewList.aspx?pageid=230&mid=302&pagenumber=3