When: Monday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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: Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 25, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
When: Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 26, 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, April 26, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day and the joy of reading with:
• Bilingual stories and songs from Mexico and around the world, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
• Traditional tissue paper flower bouquet and paper bag puppet crafts until 4:30 p.m.
Participating children ages 5–12 may receive a free book (while supplies last). Registration is not required, but plan to arrive early as supplies may be limited.
When: Friday, April 27, 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, April 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Our Shop - Friends Bookstore

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Monday, April 30, 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, April 30, 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, May 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Special Strategic Plan meeting for the Library Board of Trustees, Escondido Library Foundation, Friends of the Escondido Library, Pioneer Room Friends, and Friends of Literacy. The public is welcome to attend.
When: Tuesday, May 01, 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: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Creating a strategic plan for the library with participation of community members helps define the library’s core direction, establish realistic goals and objectives, communicate these goals and objectives to the public and officials, reallocate resources to the highest service priorities, and create measurement tools to establish progress and successes.

What other services are a priority for you, your family, and this community? Share your comments and feedback at this meeting.
When: Wednesday, May 02, 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: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Dads!* Bring your kid(s) to drop by the library for free donuts and coffee; comic book giveaways,** 3D printing and virtual reality technology demos, and mingling with other dads!
The 501st Legion will be there, dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters.

*All male caregivers welcome
**While supplies last
When: Monday, May 07, 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 for a spot!


When: Monday, May 07, 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, May 08, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Monthly Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
When: Wednesday, May 09, 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, May 10, 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, May 10, 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: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

A horn-piano duo performs the most requested pieces from their 25-year chamber music collaboration, with songs from Beethoven to Mancini.
When: Monday, May 14, 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 for a spot!


When: Monday, May 14, 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, May 15, 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: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

The Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Book Club will explore Erin Entrada Kelly's novel, Hello, Universe. 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, May 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Whether you're a journalist or a news consumer, chances are you've heard the term "fake news." Fake news is more than a label, it's a problem journalists across the country are confronting when trying to gain the trust of their audience. Moderator Tom Jones, consumer/investigative producer for NBC 7, will talk with the panelists about this growing phenomena.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Other Locations

Bilingual book discussion in English and Spanish will discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray/El retrato de Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Title TBD.
When: Monday, May 21, 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 for a spot!


When: Monday, May 21, 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, May 21, 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.

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