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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

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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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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova 

02/15/17 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 March 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

When family patriarch Joe O’Brien is diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a fatal disorder with no cure, his family is stunned. Joe eventually is stripped of his police badge as his symptoms worsen. His adult children must decide whether to be tested for Huntington’s and face their sentence, or live with the anxiety of not knowing. Throughout this struggle, Inside the O’Briens beautifully examines the resilience of the human spirit. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club is facilitated by Library staff and is an opportunity to discover new perspectives and share impressions with other dedicated readers. New and returning participants are always welcomed.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on April 11, 2017 for a group discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. 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 in downtown Escondido. 

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Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

02/08/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, March 7, 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 in downtown Escondido.

 

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

02/01/17 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, February 25, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, Uno más uno/One Plus One by Jojo Moyes in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are 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.

One single mom and her chaotic family plus one quirky knight in shining armor equals an irresistible, opposites-attract love story. Jojo Moyes, author of the New York Times bestseller Me Before You, returns with a heartwarming story of family dysfunction, devotion, and love found in the unlikeliest of places. A perfect tale to celebrate February, which is Love Your Library month.

Rincón Literario’s book discussion is facilitated in both English and Spanish, and both new and returning members are welcome. Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, March 25, 2017, discussing El ruiseñor/The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido

Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

For 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 Holiday Food for Fines Benefits Locals in Need 

01/19/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Joanna Axelrod, 760-839-4330

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines program once again proved to be a win-win for those involved. This popular program provided Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account through food donations. The collection drive ran from November 28 through December 31, 2016, and the Library accumulated 79 crates of food weighing 2,370 pounds. This is an increase of more than 870 pounds over the 2015 program. Proceeds from the drive were donated to Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributed the food to families in need throughout the North County area (www.interfaithservices.org/).

Escondido Public Library’s Customer Services Supervisor Linda Weber remarked, “The outpouring of generosity from our patrons was incredible this year. Many patrons brought in more food than needed to clear their fines. One patron in particular who did not have outstanding fines donated $90 worth of items. She asked Library staff to pay it forward by applying the credits to the accounts of other patrons in need.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. For more information about Food for Fines, contact Principal Librarian Joanna Axelrod at jaxelrod@escondido.org or 760-839-4330. Information about other events and services can be found at library.escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido.


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Escondido Public Library Hosts 13th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser 

01/18/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Lalitha Nataraj,  760-839-4219

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library and the Friends of Literacy Services will host the 13th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Auditorium of the Park Avenue Community Center, located at 210 Park Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. Doors open for player check-in at 8:30 a.m. and tournament play begins at 9:00 a.m. Players must pre-register by March 6, 2017 online at http://library.escondido.org/scrabblethon, by mail, or in person at the Literacy Services office, located on the 2nd floor of the Library. The registration fee for adults is $25.00; registration for high school students is $15.00.

The Scrabble® tournament consists of five 30-minute games and is open to adults and high school students. Players sign-up to play in one of three divisions: Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced. Participants can compete individually or as a part of a four-player team. Team play requires that all four teammates compete within the same division. Players compete for prizes at the end of each game as well as the final awards for highest individual, team, and high school scores.

Scrabble-Thon raises funds to benefit the Library’s Literacy Services program. Sponsored by the Friends of Literacy Services, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit Library support group, 100% of the proceeds will be used to provide literacy materials and resources. There will be opportunity drawings, a Pick-a-Tile game, and silent auction items throughout Scrabble-Thon. Opportunity drawing tickets will be on sale at the Library prior to March 11th and at the event. Donations are tax-deductible.

Literacy Services Librarian, Lalitha Nataraj, noted, “Scrabble-Thon is a great, intergenerational activity that’s fun and also aids vital literacy efforts in the community. You definitely don’t have to be an expert to play, and we welcome local players from all around Southern California.”

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For more information on Scrabble-Thon and library services, contact Lalitha Nataraj, Literacy Services Librarian at 760-839-4219 or visit the website library.escondido.org.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 

01/18/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on February 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

This American literary classic by 1949 Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner explores the mysterious and contradictory nature of human motives and endeavors. Is this work a tragedy or comedy, genuine or ironic, noble or ludicrous? Join the facilitated discussion to discover 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 March 14, 2017 for a group discussion of The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.  For more

information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at 760-839-4836.

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Escondido Public Library Hosts Create It @ Your Library for Teens 

01/18/17 Categories: Library

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CONTACT: Cathy Janovitz, 760-839-4283

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library announces the next series of the craft-based monthly program, Create It @ Your Library, for teens and tweens ages 12 to 18 years old.  Create It @ Your Library will take place in February, March, and April, on the third Wednesday of the month. The first meeting will be on February 15, 2017 in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A variety of craft projects and techniques will be introduced at the following hands-on sessions:

  • February 15, 2017 – Origami: Introducing the Japanese art of paper folding, from basic to more complicated designs.
  • March 15, 2017 – Screen Printing: Create a basic design and use screen printing tools to print onto a t-shirt. (Participants must bring their own, plain t-shirt.)
  • April 19, 2017 – Mosaics: Create a picture or pattern using small pieces of tile, adhered to a wooden board.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Pubic Library. All craft supplies will be provided, except for t-shirts. Registration is not required; however, early arrival is recommended as supplies may be limited. 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 92025. 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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