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Escondido Public Library presents “Not-So-Scary Stories” with Charles Johnson 

10/12/2012 Categories: Children

The Escondido Public Library is thrilled to present a “spook-tacular” Halloween program, “Not-So-Scary Stories”, with storyteller Charles Johnson on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in the Turrentine Room.
 
This family-friendly program will get you in the haunted Halloween spirit with stories and corny songs, guaranteed to make everyone laugh and have a great time on Halloween Night! Costumes can be worn and this program is appropriate for children ages 3 to 8 years old. Children will be able to also create a Halloween craft.
 
This program is made possible by the generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Please come early, as seating and supplies may be limited.
The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information call the library at (760) 839-5456 or visit the library website at: http://library.escondido.org

Meet the Buyers 

10/11/2012

Local small businesses are invited to learn how to sell their products and services to government and large corporations on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library. This free event is sponsored by the MiraCosta College Business and Entrepreneurship Center, the North San Diego Small Business Development Center, the Department of General Services, and Senator Wyland. Attendees may sign up for one-on-one discussions with the buyers and experts.

Register through the Business & Entrepreneurship Center.

For more information, please see the official press release. 

Free Genealogy Workshop 

10/09/2012

Are you ready to discover your family’s history? Escondido Public Library will host a free Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. The workshop will be held in the Pioneer Room, the city’s archive for local history and genealogy resources, which is located in the Mathes Community Center at 247 South Kalmia Street. This workshop is designed for adults who want to discover their family history and learn about research resources and techniques. Intermediate genealogy enthusiasts are also welcome to attend as well.

The workshop, taught by Ginger Kullman, a lifelong Escondido resident and genealogy expert, features an introduction to genealogy resources and free handouts. Workshop attendees will also receive an introduction to Ancenstry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource. The Escondido Public Library subscribes to Ancestry.com and makes this popular genealogy database available for free public use in the library.

Reservations are required as space may be limited. Contact Ginger Kullman at 760-745-6633 to RSVP. This program is sponsored by the Pioneer Room Friends, Escondido Library’s support group interested in preserving and advancing Escondido’s rich local history and resources.

Escondido Arts Partnership & Escondido Public Library Present an Exhibit and Artist Lecture “Wounded Hearts: A Journey Through Grief” 

10/09/2012

The Escondido Public Library and Escondido Arts Partnership are proud to present Wounded Hearts: A Journey Through Grief, an exhibit and artist lecture. Wounded Hearts is a series of annotated paintings created by CSUSM instructor, psychologist and artist, Dr. Colleen Moss, chronicling her experience of living through loss and recovery. The event features:

  • An opening artist’s reception at the Escondido Municipal Gallery on Saturday, November 10th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM.
  • A collection of annotated paintings on exhibit from Saturday, November 10 through Friday, November 30th.
  • A special artist speaking engagement, featuring Dr. Colleen Moss, on Tuesday, November 13th at the Escondido Public Library at 6:30 PM in the Turrentine Room.

Although suffering the loss of a loved one is a common human experience, it is one that is not openly discussed. Grief, though personal, is a lonely road and ways of coping are not easily shared. Wounded Hearts not only depicts the deep pain and despair that often follows the death of a loved one, but also shows the resiliency of the human spirit and the return of hope. Dr. Colleen Moss will discuss how painting helped her recover from the sudden death of her husband, CSUSM biology Professor Tom Wahlund. Dr. Moss shares her paintings in her lecture and slideshow and the importance of expressing grief. See a LibraryYOU video clip to learn more about her story.

The Escondido Municipal Gallery is located downtown at 267 E. Grand Avenue and is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. See more information about the Wounded Hearts exhibit.

The Escondido Public Library is also located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street. The exhibit and artist lecture are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839. 

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

10/08/2012 Categories: Children

The Escondido Public Library presents a Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead celebration on Thursday, November 1, 3:30 PM in the Turrentine Room.  Learn about the history, the stories, and the crafts of Mexico honoring past loved ones.

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 seating is limited.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For additional information, go to http://library.escondido.org or phone 760-839-5456.

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets October 27th 

10/04/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, October 27th 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 thriller Cementerio de Praga /The Prague Cemetery by Umberto EcoA whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue, this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography.  Eco takes his readers on an unforgettable journey in nineteenth-century Europe which abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious.  From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

According to Eco “the characters of this novel are not imaginary.  Except the main character, they all lived in reality, including his grandfather, author of the mysterious letter which gave rise to all modern anti-Semitism”.

In November, Rincón Literario readers will discuss La vida loca / Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez. 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.

The Neave Trio Opens The Escondido Public Library’s The 2nd Saturday Concert Series  

10/02/2012

The Neave Trio, a piano and string trio will be opening the Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series.  Their performance is on Saturday November 10th, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido CA 92025. This young classic music trio (violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov and pianist Toni James) has been hailed by critics as an “up-and-coming ensemble” (WQXR Radio, New York City), and praised for its “heart on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey). All rising young soloists, the members of the Neave Trio have enjoyed international concert and competition success spanning four continents, including a recital appearance at the British Embassy in Oslo, Norway. They will be playing works by Ravel, Beethoven, and Dvorak. This is the first in our 2nd Saturday Concerts Series. In the coming months, we are looking forward to performances by the Danny Green Jazz Quartet and Zimbeat playing the music of Zimbabwe.

These concerts are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Escondido Public Library presents “Not So Scary Halloween Stories” with Charles Johnson 

09/27/2012 Categories: Children

The Escondido Public Library is thrilled to present a “spook-tacular” Halloween program with Charles Johnson on Thursday, October 31st, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Turrentine Room.  Families will be treated to Halloween songs and stories, and costumes are encouraged.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The programs are free and open to the public. Please come early, as seating is limited.

Friends of the Library All Week 50% off Book Sale 

09/12/2012 Categories: Book Sale

The Friends of the Escondido Public Library are holding a Half-Price Sale September 24 through September 29, 2012 in the Friends Book Shop.

Book Shop hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 4pm;  Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 6pm

Every item in the Friends Book Shop is 50% of the marked price (25 cent minimum). Inventory includes fiction and non-fiction, collectors, classics and children's books, as well as VHS tapes, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl records.

This sale is free and open to the public.

Funds raised by the Friends of the Library help support the following activities of the Escondido Public Library:  purchase books, sponsor free music concerts, programs for teens and children, Second Tuesday Book Club and Rincon Literario Book Club.

The Friends Book Shop is located inside the Escondido Public Library, 239 S Kalmia St, Escondido CA 92025.

For more information please call 760-839-4832 or email escondidofriends@gmail.com.

Economic Outlook 2013 

09/04/2012

To learn more about College & Career Connections Month 2012, go to www.escondidochamber.org
Register by October 16th

Economist Kelly Cunningham, Senior Fellow with the National University System Institute for Policy Research, will present “Economic Outlook 2013: The New Normal for Small Business” on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 as a featured event in Escondido’s College & Career Connections Month. This free lunchtime presentation will take place in the Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library from 11:30 – 1:00 PM. The library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required and lunch will be provided.  Register online by Tuesday, October 16, 2012. For more information contact 760-839-4587 

Cunningham’s presentation will provide a post-recession outlook for the San Diego region and the North County in particular. As the former chief economist and research director for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, he has an established reputation and expertise in understanding San Diego’s regional economy. Cunningham is currently with The National University System Institute for Policy Research, a think tank that promotes high quality economic, policy, and public-opinion research to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local governments in the San Diego area. As a Senior Fellow at the Institute, Cunningham conducts in-depth research on regional economic issues which he will be sharing.

College & Career Connections Month sponsors include the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, City of Escondido, Escondido Union School District, Escondido Union High School District, Escondido Adult School & ROP, Escondido Community Child Development Center, Escondido Education COMPACT, Escondido Charter High School, Escondido Public Library, Mission Federal Credit Union, Palomar College GEAR UP, the Classical Academies, North County Career Centers, San Diego Workforce Partnership, and National University System Institute for Policy Research. To learn more about College & Career Connections Month 2012, go to www.escondidochamber.org

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