Escondido Public Library

Busy Escondido Tuesday: Library lawsuit filed, ATF country club fire inquiry continues

Two hot-button Escondido issues got all pumped up Tuesday, Nov. 28 as opponents of the controversial Escondido City Council decision to privatize the public library filed suit to stop the plans while the ATF was continuing to investigate last week’s suspicious fire at the abandoned Escondido Country Club clubhouse. Legal shoe drops on Abed’s library privatization effort Despite mass protests by residents, the Escondido City…


Saving Escondido’s only public library

Escondido Indivisible, in cooperation with Neighbors in Action, and the Escondido Democratic Club is organizing people to save their public library from being privatized. The Escondido Public Library dates back to 1894 and is currently visited by an average of 1,435 people daily. The total collection in the facility amounts to 200,000 books, and users are fearful many of those volumes would be gone if…


Escondido Library’s offerings revealed

Writer’s Group now forming Time for a first at the Escondido Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The Escondido Writers Group meets for the first time. The group is free and open to all who would write. Since this notice is last-minute, perhaps the group won;t mind you not pre-registering first. Writers of fiction, non-fiction and memoirs are all invited…


Tweens and teens tech up and read ‘Wonder’ at Escondido Public Library

Take the Teen Tech Challenge at the Escondido Public Library March may come in like a lion, but it goes out like a techie as in Teen Tech Month running through March 31. “This is an annual celebration raising awareness about how libraries extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom by enabling their exploration and creation of content utilizing non-print resources,” Escondido Public Library teen librarian…


Scrabble-Thon for Escondido Library

Time to scrabble it up and aid the Escondido Public Library as the library and Friends of Literacy Services hosts the 12th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The event takes place at the Park Avenue Community Center Auditorium, 210 Park Ave. Doors open for player check-in at 8:30 a.m. and tournament play begins at 9 a.m….


Food for fines went fine, volunteering and more Escondido community news

Library ‘Holiday Food for Fines’ program deemed successful Escondido Public Library’s principal librarian Joanna Axelrod didn’t mince words. “Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines program proved once again to be very successful,” Axelrod said. “During the collection drive, which ran from Monday, Nov. 30 through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, the Library accumulated 50 crates of food weighing an estimated 1,500 pounds.” The program lets library…


Community In the Know — Something to do? Somewhere to go?

Water saving irrigation systems, anyone? The Dos Valles Garden Club will present a talk by Matthew Noreen of Grangetto’s in Valley Center on water-efficient technologies for landscape, vegetable and orchard irrigation. The presentation begins at 10 a.m., Tuesday Nov. 10 followed by the general club meeting. Included in this timely presentation, according to Sharon Grant, will be a discussion on MP Rotators, drip irrigation, Netafim…


Escondido Library Teen Book Club discusses The Winner’s Curse (Video)

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens, ages 13-to-18, meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Turrentine Room. The Winner’s Curse, by Marie Rutkoski, is the selected title. Copies of The Winner’s Curse are currently available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at http://library.escondido.org. In addition to discussing The…