Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters

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CONTACT: Lalitha Nataraj, 760-839-5456

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12 years old, kicks off this fall with a discussion of Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters, the highly anticipated companion novel to Smile.  The Book Club meets Friday, September 26, 2014 in the Library’s Turrentine Room from 3:30-4:30 PM.  A limited number of copies of the book are available for checkout at the Children’s Desk.

In the autobiographical Sisters, Telgemeier adroitly covers sensitive territory – her tense, but also tender relationship with her sister, Amara. Raina dreams of being a big sister, but when Amara is born, things don’t turn out the way she hoped. Amara is an adorable baby, but she can also be grouchy and shows little interest in playing with her big sister. As the years go on, the sisters’ relationship doesn’t significantly improve. Telgemeier focuses the novel on the drama that unfolds between the sisters during a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado. This endearing installment will thrill devoted Telgemeier readers, and gain new fans.

Youth Services Librarian Lalitha Nataraj leads the R.E.A.D Book Club and noted, “Our spring discussion of Smile was enthusiastic. ‘Tweens shared personal insights, sparking conversation about the joyful, but often difficult experience of becoming a teenager. I expect Sisters will receive a similarly passionate reception.”

The next R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club meeting will be on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 3:30-4:30 PM in the Turrentine Room, where readers will discuss The Secrets of the Book with special guest author, Erin Fry. Ms. Fry will answer questions about her book and share details about her writing process.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Library programs are free and open to the public and sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For information about the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club, contact Youth Services Librarian, Lalitha Nataraj, at 760-839-5456 or at lnataraj@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children can be found at library.escondido.org/kids.

 

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Mad Science Saturdays at Escondido Public Library

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CONTACT: Cindi Bouvier, 760-839-4827

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites children ages 8 to 11 to attend “Mad Science Saturday” this fall. This is new series of three monthly programs designed to help children learn about scientific topics through exploration and fun experimentation. Mad Science Saturday will be held in the Library’s Turrentine Room from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.:

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Salt Painting Ice Sculptures
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Fossils for Kids
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Bridging the Gap—Why do Bridges Fall Down?

The sessions include hands-on experiments and projects. Related books and website information will be presented to help children pursue their scientific interests or provide homework help.

Senior Youth Services Librarian, Cindi Bouvier, said, “Children need to engage and learn to problem solve while having fun. Mad Science Saturday is ideal in that it offers children the opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time, and it introduces them to print and web reference sources.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. This program is funded by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Registration is not required.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. Contact Senior Librarian Cindi Bouvier for further information at 760-839-4827 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Visit the Library’s website at http://library.escondido.org to learn about more programs, events and services.

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Boil Order for 60 homes Still in Effect

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Rincon del Diablo Water District reports that the results from the  water samples came in last night and all of the samples were negative for the presence of Coliform bacteria. However, per health officials, the boil order will remain in effect for those 60 residential connections on the five streets: Caraway Street (south of Country Club Lane only), Jana Place, Sonia Place, Via Alexandra, and Via Scott. Although all sample results came back negative, health officials and Coliform protocols require confirmation through additional tests. New samples were taken on Monday, August 18 and the resulting lab reports are expected this afternoon.

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Water Test Results Expected Tonight

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Rincon del Diablo Water District  reports that they are still awaiting the test results for the 60 customer connections that are still under the boil water order. They anticipate the results will not be in until 9:00 pm. tonight.  They will post an update after the results are in.  For information, visit www.rinconwater.org

 

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Boil Order Lifted For Most Customers

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The State Water Quality Control Board is allowing Rincon del Diablo Water District  to lift the boil order on the majority of their system.  However, five streets will remain under the boil order.  Those streets are:Caraway Street (south of Country Club Lane),  Via Alexandra, Jana Place, Via Scott and Sonia Place.  All of the City of Escondido water customers will be off the boil order except for three houses on Via Scott. Rincon will be notifying  the houses that will remain under the order.  For more information, visit www.rinconwater.org

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Some City Water Customers Also Affected by Boil Order

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In addition to the affected Rincon del Diablo Water District customers, approximately 1,000 residents who receive water from the City of Escondido are also affected by the boil water notice.  The boundaries for those customers  are: The eastern border is Nutmeg Street; southern border is W. El Norte Parkway, western border is Golden Circle Dr. and the northern border is Gary Lane including David Dr.

It is anticipated that the boil order will remain in effect for approximately 48 hours.

For more information visit www.rinconwater.org or call 760.745.5522 

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BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR RINCON WATER CUSTOMERS

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Contact: Julia Escamilla, 760-745-5522

Routine Sampling in Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District’s ID 1, Pressure Zone 3, indicated a presence of Coliform Bacteria. Although Coliform Bacteria arenaturally present in the environment, its presence is also used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Pending further testing, Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District is advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District has two sources of water that is delivered to customer according to specific geographic boundaries.  This Boil Water Notice is specific to Rincon customers with account numbers starting with:  01 through 48, 94, 96, and 97.

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for five (5) minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. This is the preferred method to assure that the water is safe to drink.

Alternative methods of disinfection for residents that who do not have access to gas or electricity:

  • Use fresh, unscented, liquid household bleach (Clorox, Purex, etc.).  To do so, add 8 drops (or 1/8 teaspoon) of bleach per gallon of clear water or 16 drops (or 1/4 teaspoon) per gallon of cloudy water, mix thoroughly, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before using.  A chlorine-like taste and odor will result from this disinfection procedure and is an indication that adequate disinfection has taken place. (Clorox, Purex, etc.)
  • Water disinfection tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.

 Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink and you no longer need to boil your water. The minimum duration is expected to be no less than forty eight hours.

For more information call:

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District

Julia Escamilla

Public Information Officer

1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026

760-745-5522

 For updates, please visit: www.rinconwater.org - Breaking News

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

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Escondido Town Hall Meeting

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Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Following a brief update by the Mayor, residents will be welcome to ask questions or share their thoughts on any topic relating to city government.  The event is free and no reservations are required.

The meeting will be videotaped and rebroadcast the following Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. on Cox. Ch. 19 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99

This is the eighth town hall meeting Mayor Abed has held since his election as Mayor.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club to discuss Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

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CONTACT: Neva Robinson
, 760-839-4839   

Escondido, CA -  Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan.

Cambridge student Serena Frome's beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for M15. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "Sweet Tooth." Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves the stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on October 14, 2014, with a discussion on the 2014 One Book, One San Diego title, Monstress by Lysley Tenorio.   In observance of Veterans Day, the 2nd Tuesday Book Club will not meet on November 11, 2014.   The selection for December 9, 2014 will be nonfiction title, Destiny of the Republic: a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president by Candice Millard. 

All Library programs 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 the Library information desk at 760-839-4839.