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Escondido Public Library Hosts El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day)  

03/27/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristine Macalalad, 760-839-5456

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will celebrate El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day) for children ages 5-12 on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 3:30—4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This program features bilingual stories from Mexico and around the world, songs, and crafts. El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros connects families and children to books, the joy of reading, and the diversity of cultures in our community.

El Día, as it is commonly known, is inspired by Mexico’s annual El Día del Niño (Day of the Child), and serves as an introduction to rich family traditions preserved in the community. It is also a nationally recognized day, especially celebrated by libraries to emphasize the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds. Escondido Public Library’s program will feature story time beginning at 3:30 p.m., followed by craft stations for puppet-making and tissue paper flower bouquet creation. Participating children may receive a free book, provided by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library, program sponsors.

Registration is not required, but plan to arrive early as craft supplies and books may be limited.

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 Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5456. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library Presents 10 Steps to Financial Success 

03/27/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Viktor Sjöberg, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library, in collaboration with San Diego County Credit Union, will host a money management workshop on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

Discover how to make educated financial decisions based on clear priorities by following 10 easy steps. Learn how to establish financial goals, create a spending and savings plan, organize financial documents, and ultimately delete your debt. Space is limited and early arrival is encouraged.

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 contact Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at vsjoberg@escondido.org or by calling 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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

03/22/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Temporary Closure of James A. Stone Pool  

03/08/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Micaela Doucette, 760-839-4530

James A. Stone Municipal Swimming Pool, located at 131 West Woodward Avenue, will be temporarily closed for renovations and upgrades beginning March 13, 2017. The pool is expected to reopen in May, with summer programming returning in June. For more information regarding specific closing and opening dates, please contact the Aquatics Supervisor, Micaela Doucette at 760-839-4530 or at mdoucette@escondido.org.


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Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

03/08/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 History Center Contributes Toward Cost of Grape Day Park Play Equipment 

03/02/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Michelle Geller (760) 839-4587

The Escondido History Center has generously contributed $3,050 toward the cost of the new play equipment installed at Grape Day Park in the fall of last year.

The new play equipment is one of the first phases of a multi-phase plan to expand and improve Grape Day Park.

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