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!
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

A fun, family-oriented celebration including gentle, monster-themed stories, songs, and crafts.

Registration is not required, but early arrival is recommended. Craft supplies are limited to 100 children. One craft per child.

Sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library.
When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Monday, October 30, 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 30, 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, November 01, 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: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 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, November 02, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Honoring memories of loved ones who have passed away. Children, parents, and caregivers will participate in:
• Día de los Muertos stories and music
• Decorating a traditional sugar skull to take home
• Creating a community exhibit with offerings to honor a loved one.

Participants may bring in a photo, memento, or favorite food

Registration is not required, but early arrival is recommended. Supplies may be limited.
When: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Pioneer Room

HOME: A Living Archive is a special exhibition documenting the experiences of adult students in the Read, Succeed Adult Literacy program. This inaugural installation of the Living Archive series features the photographs and narratives of learners as they reflect on Escondido and the concept and meaning of “home.”
Sponsored by the Pioneer Room Friends and the Escondido Public Library Friends of Literary Services.
When: Monday, November 06, 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, November 06, 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, November 07, 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: Wednesday, November 08, 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, November 09, 2017 - 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, November 09, 2017 - 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: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Observing Veteran's Day
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Death Café North County provides a safe, agenda-free place to discuss death and life over coffee, tea and tasty treats. This is not a grief therapy group. It is no more and no less than a friendly and interesting group of people discussing death, dying and end of life concerns. Anyone is welcome (18+). Bring an open mind, an open heart, and your curiosity.
When: Monday, November 13, 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, November 13, 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, November 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vida Vendela
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Wrap string around a series of nails to create a distinctive pattern. Ages 12 - 18. Registration is not required, but supplies are limited
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 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, November 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Celebrate the upcoming release of the film, Wonder, based on the best-selling title of the same name by R.J. Palacio with stories, songs, and crafts exploring kindness and friendship. Registration is not required, but plan to arrive early as space and supplies are limited.
When: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Book Club will explore Robert Beatty's novel, Serafina and the Black Cloak. 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 required, and is open between October 17-November 16 at library.escondido.org/register.