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Kids' Summer Reading Club Events in June 

05/17/2012 Categories: Book Club Children

The Escondido Public Library Kids’ Summer Reading Club (SRC) will offer three special events in June for children and families to attend in the Turrentine Room;

Annie Banannie on June 14th, Craft Time on June 21st, and Charles Johnson on June 28th.

 

Annie Banannie performs What’s your Dream on Thursday, June 14th at 2 PM. The sky’s the limit when Annie Banannie provides all kinds of entertainment with balloons!  Definitely fun, possibly absurd, and positively awesome!  Don’t miss the finale – the Giant Balloon!  The audience will also be able to participate in Annie’s balloon theatre, “What’s Your Dream.”

 

Craft Time on Thursday, June 21st at 2 PM. Create your own Dream Catcher to make all your dreams come true.

 

Charles Johnson Les Voyages Fantastique June 28th at 2 PM. Dream with Charles Johnson, as he tells five tales of adventure to far-away places traveling in a great flying ship.  Hear the stories of his fantastic companions, Baron Munchausen, the Blue Fairy, Sinbad, and a Noble Whale.

 

Kids’ Summer Reading Club programs are made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The programs are free and open to the public. Come early as seating is limited.


The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.  For more information call the library at (760) 839-4837 or visit the library website.

Our Bilingual Book Discussion Group, Rincón Literario, Meets May 26th 

05/02/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, May 26th 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. The selected book is J.K. Rowling’s remarkable literary sensation Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  This is the first book in the Harry Potter series.

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.

Dive into the sensational world of Harry Potter and see that he has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

In June, Rincón Literario readers will discuss El tiempo entre costuras / The Time in Between by Maria Duenas. A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available on the library website.

High Adventure in Uganda by Bill Williams 

04/30/2012 Categories: Adults Families

Local Professional photographer and traveler, Bill Williams, will be sharing his latest adventure in Uganda and his encounters with its silverback mountain gorillas at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM. On his recent safari he explored Uganda’s culture, people and diverse wildlife including one trek that took him within twenty feet of the endangered silverback mountain   His photography captures the beauty and grace of the mountain gorillas of Uganda and provides a compelling portrait of Uganda's people and culture. Mr. Williams has photographed the beauty of over 148 countries in his travels throughout the world.

This program is free and open to the public. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact 760-839-4601.

Rainforest Reptiles on May 24th At Escondido Public Library 

04/16/2012 Categories: Children Families

LLL Reptiles & Supply Company will present Reptiles from the Rainforests of South America and Africa at the Escondido Public Library from 3:30-4:30 PM on Thursday, May 24th.  Jennifer Greene will discuss a variety of reptiles and the ecological habitats  in which they reside.  Patrons can view frogs, tarantulas, and tropical geckos , and pet both a ball python and a black throat monitor.  This program is open to children ages 5 and up and their families.

LLL Reptiles & Supply Company, a local Escondido business, was founded 15 years ago in Oceanside, California and is a trusted and reliable supplier of live reptiles and high quality pet supplies.

All programs are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. No registration is required.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or phone 760-839-4837.

The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert presents Peter Sprague, Jazz guitarist. 

04/11/2012 Categories: Concerts

Peter Sprague, San Diego’s premier Jazz guitarist, will be playing at the Escondido Public Library on Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Turrentine Room. Come and enjoy Brazilian-style jazz with virtuoso guitarist Peter Sprague. He combines a deep love of Brazilian music with  American pop and jazz music. He blends them into a style uniquely his own. He has played with and been influenced by music greats like Chick Corea and Sergio Mendes.

The concerts are free and open to the public and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library website.

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets April 28th 

04/04/2012 Categories: Adults Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, April 28th 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. The selected book is Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go.

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.

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

Years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that shapes the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go is a classic that examines a perplexing modern social and moral dilemma.

In May, Rincón Literario readers will discuss Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal/Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at the library website. 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 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents the Kensington Trio. 

04/03/2012 Categories: Families

The Kensington Trio, a piano and string trio will be playing on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido CA 929205. They will be performing selections from Chopin, Brahms, and other classical composers. The Kensington Trio has been together since 2001 and has appeared in many concerts in the greater San Diego area, as well as each season in the Kensington Concert Series. The Trio has also performed in the Irvine Classical Music Series, and the Temecula Merc Concert Series.

These concerts are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://library.escondido.org/

Teen Summer Volunteer Information Meeting 

04/02/2012 Categories: Teens

The Escondido Public Library will hold an informational meeting Tuesday, April 24th from 5 – 5:30 PM in the Turrentine Room for teens ages 14-18 who are interested in volunteering for the Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Club (SRC). Parents are encouraged to attend with their teens to get an overview of the SRC including the tasks required, community service hours awarded, mandatory training session, and criteria for acceptance which will be presented by Joanna Axelrod, Teen Librarian.  She will discuss the schedule including the 10 hour minimum as well as the hours the Library needs for desk coverage (which will be Monday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-5). Please remember to bring your summer calendars as applications will be available at the meeting.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. All programs are free, open to the public, and no registration is required. For more information call the library at (760) 839-4837or visit the library website.   

Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White 

03/28/2012

The Escondido Public Library will host a lecture, Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White, presented by Dr. Lynne Iglitzin, a recognized specialist in women’s studies and political science. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 PM in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

Dr. Iglitzin vividly tells the story of renowned photographer Margaret Bourke-White, who early in the 20th century pioneered new techniques in photojournalism and opened the door for women in photography. Drawing on Bourke-White’s autobiography, letters, and biographies, Dr. Iglitzin brings to life the photographer’s determination to fulfill her goals. Margaret Bourke-White brought the world striking black and white photography in the factories and steel mills of Cleveland--where no woman had gone before. Her sensitive pictures during the 1930s illustrate the impact of the Depression in American social history. As the pre-eminent photographer for LIFE Magazine, Margaret Bourke-White's powerful photographs from the 1940s brought images of World War II directly into the living rooms of Americans everywhere. Margaret Bourke-White became one of the most famous women of the 20th century. Her story shows a woman determined to realize her dreams--and is a compelling tale in the history of women and photojournalism.

Dr. Lynne Iglitzin is a member of the State of Washington Humanities Speakers Bureau and offers this presentation to the community as a special one-time engagement. Her presentation is engaging and educational. Dr. Iglitzin is a former Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and author of several books, including Women in the World and Violent Conflict in American Society. She is also a founding board member of Youth in Focus, a program promoting photography as a tool for motivating youth. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this program and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact 760-839-4601.

Dia de los Ninos / Day of the Child 

03/23/2012 Categories: Adult Literacy Children Families

In celebration of Dia de los Ninos, the Escondido Public Library will present a special program called "Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books" on Thursday, April 26th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Turrentine Room. Dia de los Ninos emphasizes the importance of literacy by celebrating a love of reading and linking children and families with books, honoring bilingualism and cultural diversity. Families will enjoy music, dancing, storytelling, crafts, refreshments and each child will receive their own book.

This event is free and open to everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Library.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  All programs are free and open to the public and no registration is required.  For more information call the library at (760) 839-4837or visit the library website.

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