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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss 

04/18/17 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 May 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Experience the riveting true story of Alexandre Dumas, the almost forgotten hero who   inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Born the son of a black slave, Dumas escaped bondage and was schooled as a sword fighting member of the French aristocracy. The group will discuss his humble beginnings and swashbuckling adventures.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on June 13, 2017 for a group discussion of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King. 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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Dixon Lake Closed to Anglers April 18-21 

04/17/17

CONTACT: Dan Hippert, Lake and Open Space Superintendent

PHONE: (760) 839-4345

Dixon Lake will be closed to anglers from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 through 6:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22 in order to maintain the trout stock prior to the 20th Annual Hidden Valley Kiwanis Charity Trout Derby.  There will be no fishing from either the shore, the piers or from boats.   Day use areas and the campground will remain open, and the concession stand will continue to supply visitors with food, drinks and sundries.  Rental boats also will be available, but fishing gear will not be allowed on boats.  Signs will also be posted to remind visitors of the restriction.

Staff will be available to answer questions during the shutdown, but will be strictly enforcing the closure.  Lake and Open Space Superintendent Dan Hippert said, “We will have Park Rangers patrolling the shoreline regularly, and visitors found fishing on the closure dates will be subject to a citation and ejection from the park for up to 72 hours.”

The Kiwanis Trout Derby begins at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 and ends on Sunday April 23 at 4:00 p.m. 

Dixon Lake is owned and operated by the City of Escondido and is located at 1700 La Honda Dr.  The park opens every day at 6:00 a.m. but closing hours vary by season.  Call Dixon Lake at (760) 839-4345 or visit www.escondido.org and click on the Dixon Lake page for more information.

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Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

04/12/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 2, 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 in downtown Escondido.

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Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Pianist Minna Han and Violinist Joo-in Lee  

04/12/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Viktor Sjöberg, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Classical virtuosos Minna Han and Joo-in Lee will perform the season finale of the 2nd Saturday Concert Series at Escondido Public Library on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

Skilled artists Minna Hann and Joo-in Lee have played to enthusiastic audiences across the U.S. and South Korea. They will perform classical duets on piano and violin by composers such as Wagner, Strauss, and Beethoven. For more information on the duo, please visit their website: www.minna-jooin.com.

Following the May concert, the 2nd Saturday Concert Series will take a hiatus until next fall. Escondido Public Library will host a concert by the Navy Band Southwest Woodwind Quintet on June 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. With over 80 years of support to the San Diego community, Navy Band Southwest serves the military and civilian communities throughout the Southwestern United States.

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 Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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Traffic Advisory 

04/06/17

Contact: Will Deile, Field Engineering Inspector, (760) 802-7122

The following road closures are scheduled to begin next week. Electronic message boards and detour signs will be posted. Roads will be open to emergency personnel.

·         Vista Ave. between Ash St. and Lehner Ave. will be closed to through traffic from April 10, 2017 to April 21, 2017 for the purpose of street improvements. The contractor performing the work is Haitbrink Asphalt.

·         Ash St. between Vista Ave. and Hubbard Ave. will be closed to through traffic during daytime hours only (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) from April 10, 2017 to April 21, 2017 for the installation of a 24” water line. The contractor performing the work is Southland Paving Inc.

 

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Escondido Public Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club 

03/29/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, El océano al final del camino/The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman in both English and Spanish. The book is 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.

Horror and vengeance threaten to destroy a middle-aged man’s family in this New York Times #1 best seller. His only defense centers around his neighbors, three women who live in a rundown farm at the end of the lane. Award winning author Neil Gaiman tells a mesmerizing story of how a 7-year-old boy is transformed through the discovery of supernatural secrets, and reminds the reader of how memories and friendships can affect our lives even decades later.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, May 20, 2017, discussing El secreto de mi marido/The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  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 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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