When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Our Shop - Friends Bookstore

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bilingual book discussion in English and Spanish will be discussing The Good Girl/Una buena chica by Mary Kubica.

Mia Dennett leaves a bar with an enigmatic stranger after being stood up by her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Mia makes the biggest mistake of her life as the stranger kidnaps her and hides her in a secluded cabin of rural Minnesota. Mia’s family will stop at nothing to find her. But time is ticking….

Después de ser plantada por su a veces novio, Mia Dennett sale de un bar con un chico misterioso. Mia comete el error más grande de su vida cuando el chico la rapta y la esconde en una cabaña aisolada en las afueras de Minnesota. La familia de Mia no parará asta encontrarla. Pero el reloj sigue corriendo...

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 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 to secure a spot!


When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 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, February 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Parking Lot

The Digital Bookmobile offers tablet & computer workstations enabling visitors to browse your digital library site and watch tutorial videos to get started. The Bookmobile also features a Gadget Gallery, which offers an interactive experience for visitors with hands-on practice using the app on some of the most popular devices.
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 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!
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 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, March 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!
When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Wish Dr. Seuss a happy birthday with a storytime featuring whimsical tales, silly songs, and positively Seuss-ical crafts!
When: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 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 to secure a spot!


When: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 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, March 06, 2018 - 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.
When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 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!
When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 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: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!
When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Read aloud to bearded dragons for fun or to help improve reading skills.
Children must know how to read. Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register
When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Meet up with other LGBT+ and Allied youth ages 12 to 17 in a safe and friendly space to be your self, meet new people and participate in crafty activities. All facilitators are volunteers for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center's Project Youth.
When: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Book Club will explore Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org. Registration is not required, but please arrive early as space and supplies may be limited.
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Bayou Brothers recreate the infectious sounds of a Mardi Gras celebration with their Zydeco-influenced blend of banjo, guitar, accordion, and rubboard.
When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 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 to secure a spot!


When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 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, March 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Monthly Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Burning Girl by Clare Messud
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 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!
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 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, March 15, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!
When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Other Locations

Scrabble-Thon - Tournament & Fundraiser
Open to the public adults and high school students
Pre-registration required to play
$25 for Adults
$15 for High School Students
library.escondido.org/scrabble-thon

Event will be located at the Park Avenue Community Center Auditorium
210 East Park Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

Check in 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. gameplay will start at 9:00 am
When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 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 to secure a spot!


When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years.
When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Club will meet the third Monday of every month at 6:00 PM at the Escondido Public Library. Meetings will last approximately 90 minutes. Membership in this group is extremely limited (no more than 20 people per meeting).
You must submit this INTEREST FORM in order to be considered for membership. You must also be above the age of 18 and have a Comic-Con Member ID for consideration. Members are responsible for obtaining their own books for each meeting, either by purchasing a printed or digital copy or borrowing from a library. This club will be a closed group.
When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Wear your P.J.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to an evening storytime at the library!
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 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!
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Rube Goldberg Machine: Create a complex contraption that uses multiple devices to complete a task utilizing the domino effect. Ages 12 - 18. Registration is not required, but early arrival is recommended as supplies are limited.
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Read aloud to bearded dragons for fun or to help improve reading skills.
Children must know how to read. Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register
When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Mathes Classroom

Bilingual book discussion in English and Spanish will discuss The Woman in Cabin 10/La mujer del camarote 10 by Ruth Ware.
Lo is taking a trip to the North Sea in the Aurora, an exclusive cruise ship. What seems like a wonderful cruise turns to a dark and terrifying trip as Lo begins to see horrible things happening to the woman in cabin 10. The problem is, the cabin is not occupied!
Lo toma un crucero al norte del océano en el Aurora, un barco exclusivo Lo que parece un viaje maravilloso se convierte oscuro y tenebroso cuando Lo empieza a ver cosas horribles que le pasan a la señora del camarote 10. ¡El problema es que el camarote no está ocupado!
When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Front Arcade

Celebrate Spring with an ice cream social! Stop by for a treat while supplies last.

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