National Library Month

April is National Library Month at Escondido Public Library! The Library offers endless opportunities to access information and technology that enhance lifelong learning, nurture the love of reading, and enrich lives.In addition to weekly children’s programs and monthly adult book clubs, a host of special events are offered during National Library Month.Click here to find out more.

Escondido Writers Group

Improve your writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques! Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all welcome! Register today! Bring samples of your current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Escondido Writers Group meets on Tuesday May 2, at 1 p.m. Click here to register!

Día de los Niños

Kids and families: Come celebrate El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day) next Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. This program features bilingual stories from Mexico and around the world, songs, and crafts.Click here to find out more.

Friends Half Price Sale

The Friends of the Library are having a half price sale Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.! Click here to find out more about the Friends of the Library.

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.

-Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!


When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years.
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: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Become a member of Escondido Public Library's Teen Advisory Board! Reasons to join: Make new friends, earn community service hours, become involved with your community, plan teen programs, and participate in special events. Ages 12 - 18.
When: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.

-Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!


When: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years.
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 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

These two highly skilled artists will play classical duets on piano and violin by composers such as Wagner, Strauss, and Beethoven.
When: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.

-Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!


When: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years.

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Escondido Public Library

239 S. Kalmia St.
760-839-4684

Main Library

Mon, Tues: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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