When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment. Registration required at http://library.escondido.org/register
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

What makes high-achievers different? Author Malcolm Gladwell explores the world of "outliers" that manage to design their own destiny through their persistence. They are the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. Gladwell’s examination of this elite world will inspire a rousing discussion.
When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

How did Escondido evolve into the city it is today? Archival staff will use resources and photographs from the Pioneer Room to guide you through the evolution of the city. Representatives from the City of Escondido’s Planning department will discuss the present day and future Escondido. What is the future of Escondido?
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr will be the book discussed in English and Spanish.

Anthony Doerr elegantly interweaves the parallel stories of two children doing their best to survive World War II; Werner, a German orphan, and Marie-Laure, a blind girl. Marie-Laure’s father designs a miniature world for his daughter, a replica of their actual neighborhood that enables Marie-Laure to navigate the world. In Germany, Werner’s brilliant mind catches the attention of the Nazis and they use him to track the resistance. This Pulitzer Prize winning novel is a beautiful tale of survival and morality in a war-torn Europe.

Anthony Doerr elegantemente intercambia historias paralelas de dos niños que hacen lo mejor que pueden para sobrevivir durante la segunda guerra mundial. Los protagonistas: Werner, un huérfano alemán y Marie-Laure una niña ciega. El papa de Marie-Laure le diseña una ciudad miniatura, replica de ciudad donde viven para poder navegar el mundo. En Alemania, la mente genial de Werner captura la atención de los Nazis y lo usan para rastrear a la Resistencia. Esta hermosa novela de sobrevivir y coraje es ganadora del premio Pulitzer.
When: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Registration required at http://library.escondido.org/register
When: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah returns with a detailed historical fiction drama that follows two French sisters as they explore their own path to survival, love, and freedom during World War II.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bilingual book discussion in English and Spanish will be discussing The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.

What would happen if water became more valuable than gold? Acclaimed author Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife is a dystopian story of corruption, control, and murder set in the Southwest of the not-too-distant future. Considering Southern California’s constant fear of drought conditions, The Water Knife has the reader imagining their own reaction to the events in Bacigalupi’s thriller.

El Cuchillo de agua por Paolo Bacigalulpi
¿Qué pasaría si el agua fuera más valiosa que el oro? El aclamado autor Paolo Bacigalupi escribe El cushillo de agua es una historia de corupción, control y asesinato basada en el suroeste y en el no tan lejos future. La historia considera el miedo constant del sur de California con la escasez de agua. El cuchillo de agua hace imaginar al lector sus propias racciones a los eventos de la suspenciosa novella de Bacigalupi.
When: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Registration required at http://library.escondido.org/register
When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Sweeney’s widely celebrated debut novel covers the intricacies of relationships, events that jeopardize their existence, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love. The book club will discuss the power of family, friendships, dependency, and the ways we let one another down.
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bilingual book discussion in English and Spanish will be discussing The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.

Journalist Armando Lucas Correa debut novel is a beautiful and poignant story about Hannah Rosenthal, a twelve-year-old living in a Nazi-occupied Germany. Hannah is forced to flee her once so comfortable life by boarding a transatlantic ocean liner. What initially seems like a pleasant cruise turns dark as the safety of the Jewish refugees is threatened once again.

Periodista Armando Lucas Correa estrena su hermosa y conmovedora novela de una niña de doce años llamada Hannah Rosenthal, la cual vivía en Alemania, ocupada por los nazis. Hannah es forzada en dejar su cómoda vida y abordar un Transatlántico. Lo que primero parece ser un crucero placentero se convierte en una pesadilla cuando la seguridad de los judíos refugiados es amenazada.

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Holiday Closures


12/24/16: Library Facilities closing at 3 p.m. for Christmas Eve

12/26/16: Christmas Observance

12/31/16: Library Facilities closing at 3 p.m. for New Year's Eve

1/2/17: New Years Day Observance

1/16/17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

2/20/17: Presidents' Day

5/29/17: Memorial Day

7/4/17: Independence Day 

9/4/17: Labor Day

11/10/17: Veteran's Day Observance

11/23/17: Thanksgiving

11/24/17: Thanksgiving

12/25/17: Christmas Day