2nd Tuesday Book Club

Explore great works of literature in our monthly book club!

Literature Comes to Life

Honoring memories of loved ones who have passed away. Children, parents, and caregivers will participate in activities and crafts!

Death Cafe

Death Café North County provides a safe and agenda-free place to discuss death and life over coffee, tea, and tasty treats.

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When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bilingual book discussion in English and Spanish will be discussing A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Ever since Connor’s mom started treatment for a terminal illness, he has been having nightmares about a monster. A monster ultimately appears outside his room one night, but this one is different from the one in his dreams. Although his methods are unconventional, the monster is here to teach Connor about himself, grief and the dying process.

Desde que la mamá de Connor empezó su tratamiento para su enfermedad terminal, Connor ha estado teniendo pesadillas acerca de un monstruo. Una noche, se le aparece un monstruo afuera de su habitación, pero este es diferente al monstruo de sus sueños. Aunque la forma de ser del monstruo es poco convencional, el monstruo está aquí para ensenarle a Connor sobre sí mismo, la penas y el proceso de la muerte.
When: Monday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Read aloud to certified Love on a Leash pet therapy dogs for fun or to help improve reading skills.

Children must know how to read. Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early for a spot!
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