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Escondido Public Hosts Burritos & Books for Teens 

10/24/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cathy Janovitz, 760-839-4283

 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will host Burritos & Books, a favorite program for teens, ages 12 to 18 years. Teen Librarian, Cathy Janovitz, selects and previews popular teen books, bestsellers and newly published titles and presents quick summaries while teens snack on burritos. Burritos & Books will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room.

In addition to burrito treats, participants will also receive a free book at the end of the program. The titles highlighted at Burritos & Books are available at Escondido Public Library and can be checked-out, reserved, or teens may want to take note and add them to their reading list.

Cathy Janovitz, commented, “Over 60 teens attended Burritos & Books this summer as part of the Teen Summer Reading Club. The program was so popular that we’re holding this one to preview the latest wave of popular books and new titles coming out this fall. It’s great to see teens discover new books, and I love hearing them talk about their own favorites too.”

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Pubic Library. 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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Lysley Tenorio, Author of One Book, One San Diego’s 2014 Selection Makes North County Appearance at Escondido Public Library 

10/23/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library will host Lysley Tenorio, author of Monstress, KPBS’ 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection, in his only North County appearance on Monday November 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The author will discuss his book of short stories, Monstress, and how the Filipino culture and Filipino experience in America influence his works. KPBS is promoting this event as the official sponsor and reservations are required. RSVP by going to http://www.kpbs.org/one-book to secure a reservation.

Lysley Tenorio has written a brilliant collection of, vivid, heartbreaking, and gloriously unique short stories set amongst the Filipino-American communities of California and the Philippines. He will speak about his exploration of both the clash and blending of these two disparate cultures as his characters struggle to find connections, fight the melancholy of isolation, and escape the sometimes suffocating ties of family. Slate magazine calls Tenorio’s characters “zany, witty, and beautifully drawn.” The author’s visit is the highlight of Escondido Public Library’s partnership with KPBS’ 2014 One Book, One San Diego program.

Escondido Public Library also presents the following events in celebration of the 2014 One Book, One San Diego program:

  • The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) Dance Group will perform on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 3:00—4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The FACO Dance Group promotes an appreciation and celebration of Filipino culture by performing classic Filipino dances in colorful, traditional costumes.
     
  • Children around the World: the Philippines, will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 3:00—4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Cora Cooks Pancit, by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, the 2014 One Book, One San Diego children’s selection, will be the featured book, along with a program that promotes Filipino history, culture, crafts, and music. This program is suitable for children ages 6 to 10 years old.

Programs for Escondido Public Library’s participation in 2014 One Book, One San Diego are supported by KPBS and the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All Library programs are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on 2014 One Book, One San Diego programs at Escondido Public Library, contact Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814. To learn more about Escondido Public Library’s events and services, visit library.escondido.org.

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Escondido Public Library Announces 2014-2015 2nd Saturday Concert Series  

10/22/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library announces the new 2014-15 2nd Saturday Concert Series with a full schedule of performances by professional musicians ranging from classical to bluegrass to jazz. The free concerts are held monthly at 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room and run from November 2014 through May 2015.

The schedule includes:

November 8, 2014         Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist

December 13, 2014       FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artists Concert

January 10, 2015          Opera Exposed!

February 14, 2015         Virtual Strangers Bluegrass Band

March 14, 2015             Danny Green Jazz Trio

April 11, 2015                Kensington Trio Chamber Music

May 9, 2015                  Besos de Coco Chamber Music

The series opens with renowned classical guitarist Peter Fletcher on November 8, 2014. The FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artist Concert in December presents piano and cello protégés, ages 9 to 15, with performances and talent will beyond their years.

Opera Exposed! returns by popular demand in January 2015. This program, just in time for opera season, features aspiring university singers with San Diego Opera Director of Education, Dr. Nicolas Reveles on piano. Dr. Reveles provides narration and insight surrounding the selections to reveal the incredible storytelling qualities of the great moments in opera.

The line-up of programs also features Virtual Strangers bluegrass concert and the return of favorite groups, Kensington Trio playing chamber music with piano, cello and violin, and the Danny Green Jazz Trio. Besos de Coco brings the season to a close with a unique chamber concert with classical guitar, double bass and tap.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All concerts are fee and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.  For more information on upcoming 2nd Saturday Concerts and other programs and services, contact Senior Librarian Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814 or visit library.escondido.org

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Escondido Public Library Opens the 2014-15 2nd Saturday Concert Series with Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist  

10/22/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library launches the 2014-15 2nd Saturday Concert Series with classical guitarist Peter Fletcher on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Peter Fletcher is an internationally renowned guitar virtuoso with performances that carry on the tradition of guitar masters such as Segovia and Bream.

With a repertoire ranging from Bach to Edvard Grieg, Peter Fletcher, has performed nationally in prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Firehouse Arts Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fanfare Magazine says he has impressed these audiences with “unaffected musical poetry.” His critically acclaimed CDs include, The Art of Classical Guitar: A Peter Fletcher Recital, Federico Mompou: Guitar Works, and Peter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar. His latest CD is Edvard Grieg for which he wrote the guitar transcriptions. According to Concert Presenter, “He performs the music with commitment, passion, and grace. Only the way a true artist can...”

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs from November 2014 through May 2015 and features an array of classical, jazz, and diverse musical styles. For more information about future performances, visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian, Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

Watershed Improvement Program - Call for Projects 

10/21/14 Categories: City of Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Elisa Marrone, 760-839-4075

The City of Escondido Environmental Programs Division is issuing a “Call for Projects” to be considered under the City’s new Storm Water Alternative Compliance Program currently under development.  For more information visit http://www.escondido.org/storm-water-program.aspx

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Maple Street Closed for One Month 

10/14/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Maple Street will be closed to north bound traffic at Grand Avenue for approximately one month beginning October 14, 2014.  The closure is needed while repairs are made to the pavers, truncated domes and the splash area at the fountain.  Pedestrians still will be allowed to walk through the plaza and business deliveries can still be made through the alley.

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Escondido Public Library Hosts Children Around the World, The Philippines 

10/13/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cindi Bouvier, 760-839-4827

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library hosts Children Around the World, The Philippines, for children ages 6-10, on Thursday, November, 13, 2014, in the Turrentine Room from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The program promotes Filipino history, culture, crafts, food, and music. Cora Cooks Pancit, by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, the 2014 One Book, One San Diego children’s selection, will be the highlight of the program.

Cora Cooks Pancit is the story of a young Filipino girl learning to cook her favorite food, “pancit.” With the help of her Mama, Cora cooks this Filipino dish of rice noodles, chicken, mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, ginger, soy sauce, and garlic. It is very important to Cora that her family enjoy the meal. Cindi Bouvier, Senior Youth Services Librarian, comments, “Even though the dish that Cora cooks is unique to her culture, children of all backgrounds will share her excitement at being allowed to help cook a meal for the first time.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For information about Children Around the World, The Philippines, contact Youth Services Librarian Cindi Bouvier at 760-839-4827 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Additional information about Library programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org,

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Escondido Community Wellness Expo - Information and Resources for Older Adults 

10/09/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact; Karen Williams, 760-839-4688

 

The Escondido Senior Center will host the 8th Annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Park Avenue Community Center. Designed to “Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Their Families,” the Escondido Community Wellness Expo will provide valuable health/wellness information and resources to older adults in the community.  The Expo is open to all adults 50 and over, and their families and friends who support them and assist with important life enhancing decisions.

 

Attendees can browse over 30 exhibitor booths with personnel available to discuss resources and information on programs and services pertaining to seniors.  The Expo will also feature pneumonia and shingles vaccination shots, flu shots, and a variety of health screenings that focus on body composition, and blood pressure, and hearing health.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their medications and questions for one-on-one pharmacist consultations.  A free continental breakfast will be offered to all attendees from 8:30 – 9:30 am, and free gift basket drawings will be held throughout the event.

 

The Escondido Community Wellness Expo is free and open to the public. The Park Avenue Community Center is located at 210 Park Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92025.  The Expo is sponsored by the City of Escondido in partnership with Palomar Health.  For information please call the Escondido Senior Center at 760-839-4688.

 

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Escondido Public Library’s Middle Grade Book Club Hosts Author Erin Fry 

10/08/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lalitha Nataraj, 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, November 7, 2014, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will discuss Secrets of the Book. The novel’s author, Erin Fry, will be present at the event to answer questions about her book and writing process. A limited number of copies of Secrets of the Book will be available for checkout at the Children’s Desk beginning on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Spencer’s mother forces him to visit a nursing home each week, where he befriends Ed, an elderly resident. Soon after entrusting Spencer with Pandora’s Book, Ed mysteriously disappears. In this vivid fantasy novel, sixth-grader Spencer Lemon, a young boy with rapidly failing eyesight, finds himself the unwitting guardian of Pandora’s Book, a magical tome that brings famous historical figures back to life. It’s up to the tween and his friends to figure out how to properly use the book and keep it out of the hands of evil doers. Fans of The 39 Clues series and Dan Gutman’s Genius Files will eagerly swoop up Fry’s fast-paced tale.

Youth Services Librarian Lalitha Nataraj said, “The Youth Services’ Department is thrilled to have Ms. Fry come to the Library and directly engage children on the topics of books and reading—this is a wonderful opportunity that underscores the uniqueness and fun of the R.E.A.D Book Club program.”

The next R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club meeting will be on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Readers will discuss Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For information about the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club, contact Youth Services Librarian Lalitha Nataraj at 760-839-5458 or at lnataraj@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching 

10/06/14 Categories: City of Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617

 

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, October 20 is the last day to register to vote in the General Municipal Election to be held November 4, 2014.

 

During regular business hours, you may register at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters or online at www.sdvote.org.  Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

 

If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must re-register no later than midnight, Monday, October 20.

 

If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 760-839-4617.

 

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