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Escondido Public Library Offers Kids Book Club in a Bag 

01/10/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristine Macalalad, 760-839-5458

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library now offers Kids Book Club in a Bag for children ages 9-12. Each bag is an all-in-one kit that includes multiple copies of one juvenile title, discussion questions, author information, and tips for conducting a book club meeting.

Kids Book Club in a Bag kits are designed to make starting a book club easy – just add friends. Award-winning titles, suitable for middle grade students, include The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Pickle by Kim Baker, El Deafo by Cece Bell, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and more. Bags can be checked out for six weeks at the Customer Service Desk with a Library card and a Book Club in a Bag borrowing agreement, signed by an adult or legal guardian. The Library also offers Book Club in a Bag kits for adult readers and book club enthusiasts.

Book Club in a Bag kits are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Library programs and resources are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025. 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.

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

01/09/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

 

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, January 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions. 

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle's later work.

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

01/04/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club will start the New Year with a bang! Explore the nature of power through the mind of a master manipulator in Historia de un canalla/Story of a Sociopath, a psychological thriller by Julia Navarro.  Rincón Literario will meet on January 28, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. 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.

Internationally best-selling Spanish author, Julia Navarro, takes a walk on the dark side with this psychological portrait. Self-avowed sociopath, Thomas Spencer, has led a despicable life – terrorizing his family from an early age, and engaging in blackmail and coercion as an adult. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and what he wants is to shatter the happiness of everyone around him.

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,February 25, 2017, discussing Uno más uno/One Plus One by Jo Jo Moyes, Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is 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 Presents New Year, New Finances!  

01/03/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Oscar Lujan, 760-839-4214

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library, in collaboration with Operation Hope in Escondido, will host a credit and money management workshop on Tuesday, January 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

Learn the basics of creating a budget, how to understand your credit report and what you can do to correct errors that may negatively affect your credit rating, and establish or rebuild your credit profile. The workshop also covers your rights as a consumer and helps you understand how to make the most of them. Operation Hope in Escondido is an organization committed to expanding economic opportunity through education and empowerment. Registration required by January 23, 2017 at library.escondido.org/register.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library events, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Adult

Services Librarian, Oscar Lujan at 760-839-4214 or at olujan@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses 

12/27/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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, January 27th, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Laurel Snyder’s novel, Bigger than a Bread Box. 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.

Twelve-year old Rebecca’s life is upended when her parents separate and her mother decides to take her and her baby brother to live with their grandmother in another state. On top of the emotions she feels, Rebecca contends with being the new kid at school. Her luck changes when she finds a magical bread box that grants wishes, as long as whatever is wished for fits inside – which is as amazing as one might think, until things start to get very complicated.

Future R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club selections this spring include popular titles Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart, and 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 Feed by M. T. Anderson 

12/19/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cathy Janovitz, 760-839-4283

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13- 18, meets on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feed, by M. T. Anderson, 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.

Set in a dystopian future, this teen novel takes place in a time when the population has a constant stream of games, shows, chats, and ads, fed directly into their brain. It’s spring break, and Titus and his friends are partying on the moon when a hacker disrupts their feeds—leaving them stuck with nothing but their own thoughts. Soon afterward, Titus meets Violet, a girl rebelling against the feed, thinking for herself. Now that Titus knows there is another way to live, he must decide whether to join the fight or accept a mind-controlling existence. Find out the path Titus and Violet pursue in this cautionary tale.

After discussing Feed, 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. This will be the first Burritos & Book Club meeting in 2017. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

This program is generously sponsored by 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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Feldenkrais® - Discover Natural Pain Relief at Escondido Public Library 

12/14/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Viktor Sjöberg, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers Feldenkrais® - Discover Natural Pain Relief, a series of two consecutive programs held on Fridays, January 6, 2017 and January 13, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Turrentine Room. The classes are part of the Library’s New Year, New You 2017 theme. While classes are free, pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://library.escondido.org/register. Participants should bring a mat, towel, or blanket.

Feldenkrais® is a method of gentle movements done while ying down, standing, or sitting, and designed to give the body new options for movement. After a Feldenkrais® lesson, participants may feel taller, lighter, breathe more easily, and begin to feel a sense of grace and elegance in movements. Feldenkrais® - Discover Natural Pain Relief classes are led by Anita Noone, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and are presented in collaboration with Escondido Recreation.

To learn more about Feldenkrais®, visit http://www.feldenkrais.com. To sign up for classes with Escondido Recreation, visit http://recreation.escondido.org.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call of Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

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Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vida Vendela 

12/14/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on January 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vida Vendela. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

What remains when you are stripped of your name, possessions, family and country? Where does the truth of a person lie, and once lost, can it be relocated? The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will discuss The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty, and how this psychological thriller, told with wicked humor, explores the facets of identity, past, present, and future.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on February 14, 2016 for a group discussion of As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.

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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Nominations Sought for Escondido City Council Awards 

12/13/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Michelle Geller, 760-839-4587

 

Each year at the State of the City meeting, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations now are being solicited for these awards.

The general public is encouraged to submit nominations of qualified members of the community for consideration. Award nomination forms can be obtained by calling the City Manager’s Office (760-839-4631) or by downloading a copy from the City’s web site:

https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/AwardNominationForm2017.pdf

Categories include: Arts, Business, Community, Education, Public Safety, Historic Preservation, and Youth.  The deadline for nomination is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

A sub-committee of the City Council will review all nominations and make its final selection in January.  The awards will be presented at the Annual State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

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Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

12/13/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289          

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, January 3, 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 each other 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 at library.escondido.org/register.

Escondido Writers Group is 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, Escondido, CA 92025.

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