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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets September 29th

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, September 29th 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 El jardin olvidado / The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book -- a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dock master and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and with very little to go on, "Nell" sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her story, to find her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's

death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled.  At Cliff Cottage, on the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book's title and is able to unlock the secrets of the beautiful book of fairy tales

In October, Rincón Literario readers will discuss El cementerio de Praga / The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco.  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.

WW II Veteran Shares D-Day Experiences at the Escondido Public Library

World War II Veteran Robert L. Watson will be sharing his D-Day experiences on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library.

Eighteen year old Watson landed with the first wave of the U.S. forces to hit Omaha Beach in Normandy, France at 7:27 am on June 6, 1944. He survived being blown up and wounded when his landing craft was destroyed by a mine that killed 50 of the 75 men onboard. In spite of his wounds, he served for 28 days as a U.S. Navy Beach Master.

Now 87 years old, Watson said that as long as he is able, he will continue to tell the story of the men who didn’t make it back. "What keeps me going are the 9,336 fine young American boys buried in that cemetery over there. The story of Omaha Beach needs to be told to honor all of the men who did not survive the invasion or the war."

Now living in San Marcos, Watson makes about 60 presentations a year throughout North County, at various military organizations, libraries and local school and community groups. This program is free to the public. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA.. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839.

Escondido Public Library Sponsors “Healthy Family Expo”

The Escondido Public Library Youth Services Division is sponsoring the Healthy Family Expo, Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 3:30-5:30 PM in the Turrentine Room.

Representatives from local health agencies and city departments will provide information on free vision and hearing testing, dental care, nutrition, preparation of healthy snacks, exercise, fun fitness activities and affordable health insurance for children.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information call the library at (760) 839-4837.

Escondido Public Library presents John Abrams’ Animal Magic!

The Escondido Public Library is excited to present the Summer Reading Club finale , John AbramsAnimal Magic on August 2, 2pm in the Turrentine Room.  Families will be treated to an action packed magic show including live animals!

This program is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Registration is required to participate in the Summer Reading Club, but events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so come early. 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 760-839-4837.

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