When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.
When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Read aloud to bearded dragons for fun or to help improve reading skills.
Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register
When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Enjoy snacks and tea while learning about etiquette through a story and a presentation by the Grand Tea Room. Mrs. Escondido Plus America 2019, Jennifer Guttiere, will also help, along with a special dino-riffic guest!

Registration is required and limited to 48 guests.

Click here to register!
When: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Childrens Room

Play Board Games in the library every Sunday from 1-4 PM
When: Monday, May 27, 2019 - All Day

The Library will be closed to the public all day.
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

This month's book club selection is Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Grab a copy in the Teen Area, then join us to discuss the book, explore similar titles, get a free book and enjoy some tasty burritos. Ages 13-18
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Collaboration Corner

Step into virtual worlds using the Library's new Oculus Rift Virtual Reality equipment! Interact with unusual creatures and explore familiar and otherworldly landscapes.
When: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Our Shop - Friends Bookstore

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Our Shop - Friends Bookstore

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Children's Room

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.

-Seating is limited. Come early to secure a spot!


When: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.
When: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Wear your P.J.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to this evening storytime.
When: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Pioneer Room

The Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Club (Escondido 2) will meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Escondido Public Library. Meetings will last approximately 90 minutes. Membership in this group is limited and by application only (no more than 20 people members).
At this time, applications to join this club are available at: https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/comic-con-adds-two-more-graphic-novel-book-clubs


When: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Children's Room

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

Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register
When: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Children of all ages and abilities enjoy stories and create art from favorite picture books.
When: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Celebrate Pride Month with a weekly film screening! This week's film is To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything (PG-13), starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo. Three New York drag queens travel cross-country, but a broken-down car strands them in a narrow-minded town.
When: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Front Arcade

Register for the Challenge and receive a free sample from Baltimore Snowball.
When: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Come celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge with the Blue Creek Band. Summer Reading Challenge signup stations will be available as the Blue Creek Band entertains with Bluegrass, Americana, and a mix of blues, swing and gospel.
When: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.

-Seating is limited, arrive early to secure a spot!


When: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 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, June 11, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive bilingual stories and action songs. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Where: Board Room

"Pieces of Her: A Novel" by Karin Slaughter
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

So many games! Table top, video, and Dungeons & Dragons… plus Virtual Reality (ages 13+).
When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn about reptiles and their habitats, favorite foods, and the role humans play in their survival. Get up and personal with bearded dragons, other lizards, and snakes!
When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 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, June 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Celebrate Pride Month with a weekly film screening! This week's film is Freeheld (PG-13), starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore. A terminally ill police officer fights to pass her pension benefits to her lesbian partner. Ages 13+
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Board Room

Bilingual book club will discuss "The Neighborhood/Cinco esquinas" by Mario Vargas Llosa in English and Spanish
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Pioneer Room

Beginning and experienced researchers alike will learn how to get the most out of Ancestry.com in this Pioneer Room Workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets.
When: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Be heard! Writers of all genres are invited to participate in this special open mic event. Read your work to the audience and receive friendly critiques. Please arrive by 1:00 pm. to secure a spot.
When: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.

-Seating is limited, arrive early to secure a spot!


When: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 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, June 17, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Pioneer 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).
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive bilingual stories and action songs. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Wear your P.J.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to this evening storytime.
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn about the art of henna and receive your own henna decoration during the event.
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

3D Mini Lanterns
Spark your creativity and light up your world by designing a 3D mini lantern.
~While Supplies Last~
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: City Hall: Council Chambers

Monthly Meeting
When: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Children of all ages and abilities enjoy stories and create art from favorite picture books.
When: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Celebrate Pride Month with a weekly film screening! This week's film is The Stonewall Uprising, a documentary that explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back.

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