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The Third Thursday Program presents Social Security and You 

12/19/2012 Categories: Adults

The Escondido Public Library’s Third Thursday Program presents Social Security and You with Yolanda York of the Social Security Administration. She will be here on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:00PM in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library. Join us for this information packed program on Social Security. Come and learn how to maximize your Social Security earning. Find out who is eligible to receive Social Security. Get to know what scams are out there involving your Social Security number and how to avoid them.

The Thursday Programs are free and open to the public. The Escondido Public Library is at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido CA 92025. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://library.escondido.org to learn about other upcoming library programs.

Escondido Public Library now has Chromebooks 

12/04/2012

The Escondido Public Library has received 25 Chromebooks as part of a pilot project. Library card holders may check out a Chromebook for up to 90 minutes per day at the Adult or Children’s Information desks. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis for use in the library, and there is no fee for check out.

Chromebooks are fast, lightweight laptops based on Google’s Chrome web browser. They use cloud computing for storage, and users may log in with their Google account to access a world of apps or log in anonymously to simply access the web. Chromebooks do not require manual updating or antivirus software so they are considered simple-to-use alternatives to regular laptops.

Library card holders needing to use a computer in the library or who are just interested in exploring the difference between a Chromebook and a regular computer are invited to visit one of the Information desks. Borrowers must sign a User Loan Agreement before using a Chromebook.

The California State Library awarded a grant to the Califa Library Group, a non-profit library consortium, to distribute the Chromebooks to public libraries throughout the state. Escondido is thrilled to be one of the recipients of this technology grant. For more information, please call Digital Services Manager, Donna Feddern at 760-839-4624.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents The Orvieto Piano Trio 

11/21/2012

The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series proudly presents The Orvieto Piano Trio. They are scheduled to perform on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library. The Orvieto Piano Trio, featuring Lauren Basney (violin), Daniel Frankhuizen (cello), and Byron Chow, MD (piano), will perform an educational and interactive concert. They will introduce the audience to composers such as Beethoven and Dvorak with commentary by the artists. The ensemble is unique in that its members not only come from different parts of the U.S. but are currently pursuing divergent career paths - a testament to the power of music to communicate and transcend individual differences.

The 2nd Saturday concerts are free and open to the public and are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido CA 92025. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://library.escondido.org to learn about other upcoming library programs.

Holiday Open House on December 13th - Literacy and Lifelong Learning: “The Seven Gifts of Christmas”  

11/15/2012 Categories: Adult Literacy

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department will be hosting a Holiday Open House at the Escondido Public Library from 3:00PM - 5:00PM on Thursday, December 13th. This holiday themed open house will showcase the literacy department’s programs, which are free to the public, giving a warm holiday environment for both adults and children to enjoy. With Christmas music and holiday favors, refreshments will be provided for all guests. Literacy staff members, student ambassadors, volunteer tutors, and adult learners will all be present at this event. An expert literacy staff member or volunteer will be available at each station to provide detailed information and share personal experiences about each specific program. Each program will be individually displayed throughout the room to provide an interactive browsing environment for guests. Flyers and handouts will be available at each station for individuals to take home.

Featured literacy programs include: One-on-One Tutoring, Learning Communities, ESL classes, Bookmobile and Outreach, Families for Literacy, Lifelong Learning Workshops, and Special Events.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library, presented by the Literacy staff, taking place in the Turrentine Room, on the second floor. Please contact the Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department at (760) 839-5440 for any further questions.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Literacy and Lifelong events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact (760) 839-5440.

“Glitter, Glam, and Glovettes” Workshop on December 4th At the Escondido Public Library 

11/09/2012 Categories: Adult Literacy Adults

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning Department will be hosting a Glovette workshop at the Escondido Public Library from 6:00PM - 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 4th. This workshop introduces Michele Aubuchon, the designer of “Glovettes”, who will bring in these fingerless gloves for people interested in wearing gloves to protect their hands from the sun or over a pair of traditional winter gloves just to glam them up. These gloves can be worn while still providing functionality to do most anything. They’re perfect as presents as the holidays are around the corner. School age children and adults are all welcome to attend. The creative fashion sense Michele has incorporated in her designs will attract many who are interested in expressing their creative sides and fashion styles and sharing them with others.

Glovettes was founded in 2011 with the goal of “providing wonderful products while raising money for the American Cancer Society”. This event is free to the public, but you must reserve your space by contacting Literacy Department Specialist, Natalie Mason at (760) 839-5450 or nmason@ci.escondido.ca.us. Learn more about Glovettes by visiting their website at www.glovettes.net.

This event will be held in the library, presented by Michele Aubuchon, designer of Glovettes, taking place in the Turrentine Room, on the second floor. Michele will display some of her own designer gloves as well as assisting others in glamming-up and decorating already-made gloves to take home.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Literacy and Lifelong Learning events, contact (760) 839-5440.

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets November 24th 

11/05/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, November 24th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street.

Rincón Literario meets regularly, the last Saturday of each month, to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.

The selected book is the bestselling classic memoir La Vida Loca /Always Running by Luis Rodriguez.  It is the searing true story of one man’s life in a Chicano gang—and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip. By age twelve, Luis was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare.  Lured by seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings and arrests, and then watched with increasing fear as gang life claimed friends and family members.  Before long, Rodriquez saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, it is ultimately a true story filled with hope, insight and a hard-earned lesson for the next generation.  

Rincon Literario will not meet in December but will meet again in January when readers will discuss Deshonrada/In the Name of Honor   by Mukhtar Mai.  A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at http://library.escondido.org. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4601.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Escondido Public Library Invites All Children to the Annual Holiday Tree Trimming Party 

10/31/2012 Categories: Children Families

The Escondido Public Library invites children and their families to get into the holiday cheer by decorating an ornament for the Children’s Room tree, as well as one to take home on December 6, 2012, from 3:30-5:30PM.  Children may choose from three fabulous designs: holiday wreath, pom-pom snowman, or a reindeer.

Please arrive early in the Children’s Room, as supplies and seats are limited. Programs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. 

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information phone the library at (760) 839-5456 or to learn more about library programs, visit the library website at:  http://library.escondido.org

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents The Danny Green Trio 

10/29/2012

The Escondido Public Library proudly presents The Danny Green Trio for our 2nd Saturday concert series. They are scheduled to perform on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Turrentine Room.

The Danny Green Trio will perform classical and Latin influenced jazz as well as some holiday tunes to get you into the spirit of the season. Danny Green keeps the tradition of the jazz piano alive with his considerable music and technical skills. The audience will leave with a new found love for jazz piano.  His debut album, “With You in Mind,” won “Best Jazz Album” at the 2009 San Diego music awards.   Mr. Green will be accompanied by Justin Grinnell on bass and Julien Cantelm on drums.

The 2nd Saturday concerts are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information, on other library events, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://library.escondido.org/

Escondido Public Library’s “Wall of Stars” Honors Veterans  

10/25/2012 Categories: Children Families

The Escondido Public Library invites the public to honor and celebrate family members and friends who are veterans or who are currently serving in the military. Each year, we take a moment to remember the brave soldiers currently defending our freedom, as well as those heroic veterans who have courageously served.

As a way of never forgetting, the Library’s Youth Services Department encourages the community to honor these dedicated servicemen and women by creating a star with their name and branch of service; these stars will be displayed on the “Wall of Stars” in the Children’s Room, from November 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. Programs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. 

For more information phone the library at (760) 839-5456 or to learn more about library programs visit the library website at http://library.escondido.org

 

Escondido Public Library presents Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration 

10/18/2012 Categories: Children Families

The Escondido Public Library presents a Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead celebration on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM in the Children’s Room.  Learn about the history, the stories, and the crafts of Mexico in honoring our loved ones who have passed.

Children ages 4-12 years of age will create and decorate sugar skulls and follow the Mexican traditions of placing flowers, mementos and pan dulce on an altar.  Please bring photos or mementos of your loved ones to share in celebrating Dia de los Muertos.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.  Please come early, as supplies and seating are limited. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information phone the library at (760) 839-5456 or to learn more about library programs visit the library website at: http://library.escondido.org

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