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Celebrate National Library Month in April Unlimited Possibilities @ Escondido Public Library 

03/22/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Viktor Sjöberg, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CANational Library Week is celebrated April 9 to 15, 2017, to raise awareness of the resources, programs, and services offered by libraries everywhere. Escondido Public Library extends this celebration throughout April with its own National Library Month, showcasing special programs and services offered to the community. The Library offers endless opportunities to access information and technology that enhance lifelong learning, nurture the love of reading, and enrich lives.

In addition to weekly children’s programs and monthly adult book clubs, a host of special events are offered during National Library Month. Highlights include:

  • Saturday, April 8 • 3:00 p.m. - 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind performing contemporary and world jazz.
  • Saturday, April 15 • 1:00 p.m. - Escondido Writers Group Presents: Open Mic! - Local writers are invited to read samples of their current work & receive constructive feedback from other writers and audience members. Writers should arrive by 12:30 p.m. to secure a time-slot.
  • Wednesday, April 26 • 11:00 a.m. - 10 Steps to Financial Success. Learn how to establish your financial goals, create a spending and savings plan, organize your financial documents, and delete your debt.
  • April 27 • 3:30 p.m. - Dia De Los Niños / Dia De Los Libros. Celebration with music, storytelling, and crafts honoring children, families, books, and reading.

“Escondido Public Library offers services and programs that promote literacy, understanding, and cultural enrichment,” said Cynthia Smith, Assistant Library Director. “National Library Month celebrates libraries as cornerstones of learning and culture in our democratic society. Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and free access to technologies that improve quality of life. Escondido Public Library invites everyone in our community to discover the treasure chest of learning and cultural opportunities we offer during National Library Month.”

Library programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. For more information about Library programming celebrating National Library Month, contact Adult Services Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or at vsjoberg@escondido.org. Additional information about Library programs can be found at library.escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Circling the Sun by Paula McClain 

03/15/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Circling the Sun by Paula McClain. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Circling the Sun is a fascinating portrayal of Beryl Markham, a complex and strong-willed woman in 1920s Africa. An author and aviator, Beryl was a determined woman who wouldn’t let social conventions stand in the way of her achieving her dreams. This fictionalized biography is a New York Times bestseller full of surprises. Through the facilitated discussion readers may discover new perspectives and share impressions with other dedicated readers. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club always welcomes new and returning participants.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on May 9, 2017 for a group discussion of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom

Reiss. Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind 

03/14/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Viktor Sjöberg, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series proudly presents Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Escondido Library’s Turrentine Room. Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind play high-energy contemporary and world jazz using Native American, Indian, African and Asian flutes and percussion, as well as more traditional jazz instrumentation. For more information, visit http://www.adriennenims.com

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs through May 2017 and features an array of classical, jazz, and other diverse musical styles. On May 13, 2nd Saturday Concert Series concludes the 2016/2017 season with classical duo Minna Han & Joo-in Lee.

Visit library.escondido.org/concerts, or contact Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 for more information. The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information about other Library programs and services visit library.escondido.org.

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Escondido Public Library Celebrates Local Writing for National Library Week 

03/13/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA – A celebration of local writers and authors, Escondido Writers Group Presents: Open Mic!, will be held at the Escondido Public Library on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Emerging and established writers of all genres are invited to participate and share their work with other writers and audience members in this creative and supportive environment.

The American Library Association’s National Library Week takes place April 9-15, 2017, to raise awareness of the resources, programs, and services offered by libraries everywhere. As a part of the observance, Escondido Public Library will host a special edition of its monthly Escondido Writers Group meeting, an “open mic” event to celebrate local writing. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Writers who want to read their work aloud are required to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to sign up.

Library events are free and open to the public. For more information about

future Escondido Writers Group meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido, California, 92025.

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Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

03/08/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289                                                                            

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Meet other writers and published authors, and learn from one another in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Space is limited and registration is required: library.escondido.org/register.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido’s Local History Archive Offers Extended Hours 

03/06/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Viktor Sjöberg, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – The Pioneer Room, Escondido Public Library’s local history archive, announces a new schedule of hours to better serve the community. With the new schedule, hours on Tuesdays are open to walk-in patrons and extend into the early evening. Hours on Wednesdays & Thursdays are initially open to walk-in patrons, followed by appointments to conduct research or confer with archival staff. The Pioneer Room’s new schedule of hours begins on Tuesday, March 7, 2017:

Tuesday                                 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday     1:00 to 3:00 p.m.; 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. by appointment.

Appointments may be made by calling 760-839-4315.

Escondido Public Library’s Pioneer Room is the primary historical research center for the City of Escondido. The Pioneer Room identifies, collects, preserves, and provides access to a non-circulating collection of records, manuscripts, photos, and other significant resources of enduring historical, legal, administrative, and fiscal value.

Visitors to the Pioneer Room may consult the documents, photographs, maps, and other reference materials available to research a variety of local history topics, including historic homes and properties, biographies on individuals and families local to Escondido, and events pertaining to the history and development of Escondido and the surrounding region.

The Pioneer Room is located in the Mathes Community Center at 247 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information on the Pioneer Room and Escondido Public Library, visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814.

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Escondido Public Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club Meets in March 

03/01/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, El ruiseñor/The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah in both English and Spanish. The book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah returns with a detailed historical fiction drama that follows two French sisters as they explore their own path to survival, love, and freedom during World War II.
Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, April 22, 2017, discussing El océano al final del camino/The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

or more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido, California, 92025.

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Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Death by Toilet Paper 

02/27/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Kristine Macalalad, 760-839-5458

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, March 24th, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Donna Gephart’s novel, Death by Toilet Paper. Registration is required and now open at library.escondido.org/register. 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.

Seventh-grader Benjamin Epstein has had a lot on his mind lately. After losing his father to illness, what he wants most is to help his mother continue with her night classes and avoid eviction from their home. Luckily, Benjamin likes to enter sweepstakes contests.  His knack for thinking up catchy jingles has already helped him win coupons and a year's supply of instant oatmeal. Now he has set his sights on the Royal-T Bathroom Tissue slogan contest's $10,000 grand prize. When their landlord gives them four days to come up with the rent, it's a race to win the cash. Gephart treats a difficult subject with just the right amount of levity, and young readers will root for this determined, likable cast of characters.

The R.E.A.D. Book Club continues on May 19th, 2017, with The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm.

Library programs are free and open to the public. The R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on this and other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org  or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

02/15/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Cathy Janovitz, 760-839-4283

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli, is the selected title and copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org.  Students at Escondido High School, San Pasqual High School, and Orange Glen High School can also check out copies at their school library.

Sixteen-year old Simon is not one to step out of his comfort zone or be in the spotlight, unless he is starring in the school musical. When his personal email falls into the wrong hands, Simon is blackmailed by another student and must comply or else his secrets will become public knowledge. He must find the courage to be who he is, no matter what the cost. “Rife with realistic, high school relationships and drama, with a laugh or two at every turn, this is a coming-of-age, coming-out, and defying-the-odds story with which many teens will identify.” – School Library Journal.

After discussing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, teens can share other books they have enjoyed and select the next Burritos & Book Club title. Complimentary burritos will be provided, and all participants receive a free book or audiobook at the end of the program. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Pubic Library and Taco Bell located at 1944 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido, California. For more information about teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Cathy Janovitz at 760-839-4283 or cjanovitz@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library can be found at library.escondido.org.

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Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Virtual Strangers 

02/15/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: David Frazee, 760-839-4839

Escondido, CA - Virtual Strangers will bring high energy bluegrass to Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series, March 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Virtual Strangers will play their award winning music in the tradition of bluegrass legends such as Earl Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs.

Virtual Strangers is a highly talented bluegrass band made up of Mike Tatar, Sr. on banjo; Yvonne Tatar on bass; guitarist Kit Birkett; and Jon Cherry on mandolin. They have played bluegrass festivals throughout the Western United States, and their three-part harmonies and driving beats have earned them top honors in the 4 Corners Band Contest, the Arizona Bluegrass Band contest, and the Southwest Bluegrass Play-offs.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs through May 2017 and features an array of classical, jazz, and other diverse musical styles. On April 8, 2017, the 2nd Saturday Concert Series welcomes Adrienne Nims and the Spirit Wind Trio.

For more information about this and future performances, visit library.escondido.org/concerts, or contact Librarian David Frazee at 760-839-4839.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information about other Library programs and services visit library.escondido.org.

 

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