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Join Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club 

06/26/17 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, July 29, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 19 to July 31. Attend events, read for enjoyment, and earn opportunities to win prizes by logging your activity at library.escondido.org/summer. This month’s selection is La luz que no puedes ver/All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Copies of the book are available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook, and can be reserved at library.escondido.org.

Anthony Doerr elegantly interweaves the parallel stories of two children doing their best to survive World War II; Werner, a German orphan, and Marie-Laure, a blind girl. Marie-Laure’s father designs a miniature world for his daughter, a replica of their actual neighborhood that enables Marie-Laure to navigate the world. In Germany, Werner’s brilliant mind catches the attention of the Nazis and they use him to track the resistance.

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel is a beautiful tale of survival and morality in war-torn Europe and was selected for the Summer Reading Challenge theme, Design Your World.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, August 26, 2017, discussing El cuchillo de agua/The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Rincón Literario and the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge are made possible by the generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All Library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Librarian 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’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Secret Coders 

06/21/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristine Macalalad, 760-839-5458

Escondido, CAEscondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, July 14, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’ graphic novel, Secret Coders. 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.

The July meeting of the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is part of the Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Kids Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World, an annual program meant to encourage reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages. With the accessibility of coding programs for kids, and the increasing community interest in engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) activities for children, this book selection is a perfect bridge to introduce middle graders to the mysteries and excitement of computer coding.

Twelve-year-old Hopper has no interest in starting at her new school, Stately Academy. She starts off on the wrong foot with the other students, she doesn’t enjoy her classes, and there is something very strange about the building, with its padlocked doors and walls inscribed with the number 9. When she and new friend Eni notice that the birds might be robots, the duo find themselves peeling back the layers of a computer programming mystery. Coding may not seem like the most obvious choice for a graphic novel, but Yang and Holmes bring a sense of exhilaration and excitement to the topic. Perhaps more importantly, through the enjoyable writing and illustrations, the authors also make the subject accessible – anyone can learn to code.

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for teens and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Programming, including the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club and the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

06/19/17 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 July 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 19 to July 31. Attend events, read for enjoyment, and earn opportunities to win prizes by logging your activity at library.escondido.org/summer. This month’s selection is Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Outliers: The Story of Success was selected for the Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, Design Your World. New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell explores the world of "outliers" who manage to design their own destiny through their persistence. They are the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. Gladwell’s examination of this elite world will inspire a rousing discussion.

2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on August 8, 2017 for a group discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and our summer events, please visit library.escondido.org/summer.

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 mbarrette@escondido.org or 760-839-4836.

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Escondido Writers Group Meets Monthly at Escondido Public Library 

06/07/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Please note that the meeting will take place on the second Tuesday of the month due to the Independence Day holiday. 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.

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 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge 

06/07/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cathy Janovitz, 760-839-4283          

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge invites students entering grades 7-12 next fall to “Design Your World”. The Challenge, which begins Monday, June 19, 2017 and runs through Monday, July 31, 2017, includes a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events and encourages reading for fun and lifelong learning. Teens log reading and event participation online at library.escondido.org/summer to earn prizes donated by Friends of the Library and local businesses. As participants log their reading, they can earn prizes such as coupon packs and free books. Additional reading earns entries into the grand prize drawing, giving teens the chance to win items like a Kindle Fire, iPod Nano, or a Bluetooth speaker.

June events for teens include:

  • Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off for all ages on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Register for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Rita’s Italian Ice.  
  • Game On! for teens entering grades 7-12 on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Challenge friends to a variety of board, card, or video games.                                   

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for children and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World June Events for Children and Families 

06/06/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristine Macalalad, 760-839-5458

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World begins Monday, June 19, 2017 and runs through Monday, July 31, 2017. The program, which encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages, also includes a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events. Children log their progress online to earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses. Newborns may participate with their parents or caregivers by being read to, engaging in early literacy activities, and attending specialized storytime events.

June events for children and families include:

  • Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off for all ages on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Register for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Rita’s Italian Ice.
  • Zip-Line Rocket Craft for children ages 4-12 years on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-related skills to create a rocket using construction paper, a pulley, and string.
  • Baby Storytime for children ages 0-3 years on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Babies and their parents or caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children.
  • Mad Science San Diego’s Fire & Ice Program for children ages 4-12 years on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Discover how hot and cold science can be and take a journey through the world of fire and ice.

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for teens and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

06/05/17 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, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 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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Free Adult Summer Reading Events at Escondido Public Library 

06/05/17 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World offers reading fun and special events for all ages from June 19 – July 31, 2017. Participants log reading and event attendance online at library.escondido.org/summer enabling anyone to take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using computers at the Library. Summer readers have the opportunity to earn prizes donated by dozens of local businesses. The following free Summer Reading Challenge programs will be offered for Adults (ages 18+):

  • June 24 @ 10:30 a.m.: Design Your World: Floral Arranging Demonstration. Learn floral arranging techniques from a San Diego Floral Association professional designer. Finished arrangements used for the demonstration will be raffled off. Register at library.escondido.org/register.
  • July 11 @ 6:00 p.m.: 2nd Tuesday Book Club- Outliers: The Story of Success. Author Malcolm Gladwell explores the world of "outliers" who manage to design their own destiny through persistence, timing, opportunity, and luck.
  • July 18 @ 6:00 p.m.: Designing Escondido: The Past, Present and Future of Our City. How did Escondido evolve into the city it is today, and what does the future look like? Using resources and photographs from the Pioneer Room, archival staff will explain the evolution of the city. City of Escondido’s Planning department staff will discuss the present day and future Escondido.
  • July 29 @ 3:30 p.m.: Rincón Literario: Bilingual Book Club – All the Light We Cannot See. Author Anthony Doerr elegantly weaves a beautiful tale of survival and morality in war-torn Europe into this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is generously sponsored by 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. For more information about the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge and scheduled performers, visit library.escondido.org/summer or call 760-839-4839.

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Pipeline Construction on the Vista Verde Reservoir Replacement Project 

05/31/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290 x7031

Escondido, CA - Pipeline construction along Vista Verde Way for the Vista Verde Reservoir Replacement project is scheduled for May 2017 through June 2017.

Vista Verde Reservoir Replacement project is part of City of Escondido’s Capital Improvements Program. The primary feature of the project are two new reservoirs that are being constructed northwest of the Vista Verde Way cul-de-sac. The pipeline portion of this project will extend from the existing pump station along Vista Verde Way, up to the Vista Verde Way Cul-de-Sac (approximately 2,500 Linear Feet).

Motorists and cyclists should expect some delays along Vista Verde Way. Residents of the neighborhood should also anticipate construction noise during the work hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Motorists should observe warning signs, including No Parking signs, along the construction route and slow down while driving through the construction zone.

Persons with questions or comments may contact William Baker, (619) 251-6497 Butier Construction Management, Dave Powers, (951) 830-7310 Pacific Hydrotec Construction Contractor or Mark Lewis (760) 807-1121 City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II.

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Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in June 

05/22/17 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, June 17, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, La casa de los espíritus/The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende 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.

International best-selling Chilean author Isabel Allende brings the triumphs and tragedies of the Trueba family to life in her celebrated debut novel. The House of Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans generations while weaving personal life and political views into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., discussing La luz que no puedes ver/All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr as part of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge festivities. The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge runs June 19 – July 31, 2017.

Participants can enter to win weekly prizes starting June 19, 2017 by reading, attending Summer Reading Challenge events, and logging activities at library.escondido.org/summer.  Rincón Literario and the Summer Reading Challenge are made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Library programs are 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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