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Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

01/17/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, February 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 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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January 11 Council Meeting Moved to California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

01/11/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Teresa Collins, 760-839-4507

The regularly scheduled Escondido City Council meeting will take place today, January 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in a new location: Conference Center at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido located at 340 North Escondido Boulevard, in Salon #1.

The City Council Chambers at Escondido City Hall is currently under construction to upgrade the audio/visual equipment. It is a City priority to ensure access for the community to have their voices heard therefore, City staff made the decision to move today’s meeting to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The normal alternate location of the Mitchell Conference Room may not be large enough to accommodate the expected number of meeting attendees.

Tonight’s agenda can be viewed here: https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/agendas/Council/2017/1-11-17CCAgendaPacket.pdf

SKATE PARK RALLY AT WASHINGTON PARK 

01/10/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT: Loretta McKinney

DATE: January 3, 2017                                                            PHONE: 760.839.4871

SKATE PARK RALLY AT WASHINGTON PARK

Escondido, CA – The City of Escondido’s Community Services Department is hosting a community Skate Park Rally at Washington Park on Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the event is to generate interest in and gather community input on a proposed skate plaza in the Park.

In addition to providing skate ramps for local skaters, at 11:00 and 12:00 professional skaters will provide demonstrations and tips to participants. Various skate vendors will be on hand with giveaways for the first 40 skate participants.

City staff seeks input from the local community and skaters on the desired types of skate plaza features as well as the pros and cons of providing a skate plaza in Washington Park. In addition to generating interest in the skate plaza, staff hopes to generate a list of community members who are willing to be involved in the project.

The Skate Park Rally is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 760.839.4691.

Escondido Public Library Presents For the Love of Music, a Violin Concert by and for Kids 

01/10/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dan Wood, 760-839-4827

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library presents “For the Love of Music,” a violin concert performed by children, ages 7 to 12 years, who are in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s (the Center) Jean Will Strings musical program. This special concert is by and for children, however, all ages are welcome to attend. For the Love of Music will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Conducted by Kim Stephens-Doll, the children will perform a medley of American classics. Following the performance, attendees will have an opportunity to meet and greet the young musicians.

Named after its benefactor, Jean Will of Escondido, the Jean Will Strings Program at the Center provides children with a violin and free classical music instruction. Sherehe Hollins, the Center’s Education Program Manager, explained, “Children in the Jean Will Strings Program also participate in master classes with internationally renowned musicians, experience live concerts at the Center, and perform on stage throughout the year.” Dan Wood, the Library’s Youth Services Senior Librarian added, “Partnering with the California Center for the Arts, Escondido brings a special violin performance to the community. Children who attend the concert will enjoy the music and may be inspired by the young musicians to want to play as well.” For more information about the Jean Will Strings Program please visit http://artcenter.org/education/school-outreach-programs/.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Additional support for the Jean Will Strings Program musical performance is generously provided by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org  or contact Senior Librarian Dan Wood at 760-839-4827 or dwood@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

 

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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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