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eReaders eXplained at Escondido Public Library

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CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will offer “eReaders eXplained,” providing instruction and demonstrations on how to access and download free library eBooks and online magazines to your smartphone, tablet, eReader, or computer. eReaders eXplained, will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014, and again on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

eReaders eXplained takes the mystery out of how to use Library eBooks with eReaders, including iPads, iPhones, and other tablets, and will provide step-by-step guidance for the required one-time set-up. Anyone considering purchasing an eReader for their own personal use, or as a gift, can also learn different eReader product features. In addition, the program will also provide information on how to access, Zinio, the Library’s new, downloadable free magazine collection with over 100 popular magazines for use on computers, smart phones and tablets. Attendees should bring their own devices to get the most out of this hands-on learning experience.

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 Paul Crouthamel 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 Holiday Food for Fines Program Begins

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CONTACT: Linda Weber, 760-839-4613

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines Program will begin on Monday, December 1, and run through Wednesday, December 31, 2014. The program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their records. Proceeds will benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to needy families throughout the North County area.

Expensive items, such as canned hams and powdered infant formula, count for up to $5.00 worth of fines per item. Nonperishable items such as canned vegetables, pasta, canned tuna fish, and dried pasta count for up to $1.00 worth of fines per item. Customer Services Supervisor, Linda Weber, explains, “This event is a wonderful way for our Library patrons to not only clear some of their fines, but to also give back to their community by helping those in need. Last year we collected more than 95 crates of food weighing an estimated 3,000 pounds. We hope to top that this year.”

Non-nutritious and perishable items such as candy and chips; damaged cans/containers; and food past its expiration date cannot be accepted. Food may only be used to clear fines - not for fees associated with lost or damaged books and materials, or City Attorney fees.

The Library is happy to accept any donations whether or not they are fine-related and welcomes donations from patrons who bring in food just to help those in need. For further information, contact Linda Weber, Customer Services Supervisor, at 760-839-4613. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Contact the Library at 760-839-4684 or visit our website library.escondido.org.

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New eReader App Makes eBook Borrowing Easy from Escondido Public Library

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CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Borrowing eBooks from Escondido Public Library is easier than ever, thanks to the availability of a new version of the OverDrive app for eReaders. OverDrive, the Library’s provider of digital eBook content, enables users to access eBooks and eAudiobooks on a wide variety of compatible tablets, phones, and computers. This updated app is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Kindle Fire HD, and Nook HD/HD+.

The OverDrive app simplifies and streamlines initial eBook OverDrive account registration. Current library eBook users who have an OverDrive Adobe ID or OverDrive account, should update to this new app to enjoy enhancements, including synching reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches. The app supports all eBook formats, including Open EPUB titles and these can now be returned before their expiration date. These improvements make accessing Library eBooks an easy experience for all users.

Users can download the free OverDrive app (formerly known as OverDrive Media Console) from Google Play, iTunes, Amazon App Store, and the Windows Store.

Escondido Public Library has a great collection of free eBooks available for check-out. For more information about how to download and enjoy free eBooks or any other Library service, please contact Paul Crouthamel, Senior Librarian for Adult Services at 760-839-4814 or go to library.escondido.org. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA  92025.

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Escondido Public Hosts Burritos & Books for Teens

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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 Public 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

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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

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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

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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.

Escondido Public Library Hosts Children Around the World, The Philippines

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

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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.

Escondido Public Library Celebrates Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

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CONTACT: Cindi Bouvier, 760-839-4827

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites children and families to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration that commemorates loved ones who have passed away through music, stories, and crafts. An altar will be set up to honor the lives of departed loved ones so please bring a picture or memento that can be included. Senior Youth Services Librarian Cindi Bouvier commented, “The Escondido community loves this event and many families attend to remember their loved ones.”

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 this program, please contact Cindi Bouvier, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at 760-839-4827 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org.

 

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