When: Tuesday, May 02, 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 library.escondido.org/register
When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Experience the riveting true story of Alexandre Dumas, the almost forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Born the son of a black slave, Dumas escaped bondage and was schooled as a sword fighting member of the French aristocracy. Enjoy the discussion of his humble beginnings and swashbuckling adventures.
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bilingual book club will be discussing The Husband's Secret/El secreto de mi marido by Liane Moriarty.

Cecilia finds a letter from her husband, to be opened after his death. Her husband is very much alive, but she decides to read it anyway, only to find his deepest, darkest secret.

Una esposa encuentra una carta que su marido le había escrito para que la abriera después de su muerte. El marido está muy vivo y la carta contiene el secreto del marido más oscuro y mejor guardado, capaz de destruir la vida que formaron juntos y también vidas ajenas.
When: Tuesday, June 06, 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, June 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
Master storyteller Stephen King strikes all the right notes with this collection of short stories that are both moving and disturbing. Not only does the reader get twenty stories, both new and old, the collection also features notes from the author about his inspirations. This New York Times instant bestseller is not to be missed.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bilingual book club will be discussing The House of Spirits/La casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende.

The House of Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. This enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaves personal and political views into a universal story of love, magic and fate.

El patriarca Esteban Trueba es un hombre orgulloso y tiránico al cual su poder político empieza a tambalear por el amor de Clara, su esposa delicada y con una conexión mística con el mundo de los espíritus. Cuando su hija Blanca empieza un amor prohibido por tal de darle la contraria a su cruel padre el resultado es un regalo inesperado para Esteban: su adorada nieta Alba, una mujer hermosa y de carácter fuerte quien llevará adelante a su país en un futuro revolucionario.
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn how to create beautiful and unique floral arrangements from a professional designer. A lucky raffle drawing winner will get to take an arrangement home. Presented in collaboration with the San Diego Floral Association. Registration required at http://library.escondido.org/register
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 Malcom 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.

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