Escondido Public Library February Events

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Escondido Public Library
Kids, teens and adults are welcome to join the fun and learn at the Escondido Public Library!
Here’s a list of this month’s free events. Check out the full website for more information.

Escondido Public Library
760-839-4684, Free
library.escondido.org – more programs online!

Lunar New Year Events

2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Lunar New Year: Bohua Youth Group
Saturday, February 3, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., All Ages
An instrumental ensemble comprised solely of middle grade and high school students whose traditional performances inspire an appreciation for Chinese art and culture.

Lunar New Year Meditation Storytime
Thursday, February 8, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ages 4-12
Embrace your inner peace! Learn Tai Chi, how to meditate through an interactive story, and create a meditation jar.

Stories to Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ages 6-12
Escondido resident Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan will read from two of her picture books, PoPo’s Lucky Chinese New Year, and Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America. Children will participate in fun activities that relate to the stories and that celebrate Asian culture and the Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dancers
Thursday, February 15, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., All Ages
Learn about the history and cultural significance of lion dancing as the Legendary Lion Dance Association performs a traditional dance celebrating the Lunar New Year!

Panda Express: Pawsibilities Reading Program
Panda Express is proud to partner with Escondido Public Library on the Lunar New Year Celebration 2018 by offering their Pawsibilities Reading Program at the Library from Thursday, February 1 to Wednesday, February 28. Children ages 4 to 12 read five books to earn a free meal! Pick up registration materials at the Library’s Children’s Desk starting Thursday, February 1.

ALL AGES:

Half-Price Sale in the Friends Book Shop!
Friday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile
Thursday, February 27, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Digital Bookmobile offers tablet & computer workstations enabling you to browse your library’s digital site and watch tutorial videos. The Bookmobile also features a Gadget Gallery, which offers an interactive experience with hands-on practice using the app on various devices.

KIDS EVENTS:

Rhymes & Reading Storytime
Mondays, February 5, 12, & 26, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Ages 4–5
Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early to secure a spot!

Knights Realm Chess Club
Mondays, February 5, 12, & 26, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ages 6–12
Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome!

P.J. Storytime: Penguins Aplenty
Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Ages 4-12
Wear your P.J.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to an evening storytime at the library!

Baby Lapsit
Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Ages Pre-walkers
Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early to secure a spot!

Paws for Reading
Wednesdays, February 14 & 28, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ages 5–12
Read aloud to certified Love on a Leash pet therapy dogs for fun or to help improve reading skills. Children must know how to read. Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register

Toddler Tales
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Ages Walkers – 3 years
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early to secure a spot!

Read to a Dragon
Thursdays, February 8 & 22, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Ages 5–12
Read aloud to bearded dragons for fun or to help improve reading skills. Children must know how to read. Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register

TEEN EVENTS:

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, February 7, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Ages 12–18
Become a member of Escondido Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board! Make new friends, earn community service hours, become involved with your community, plan teen programs, and participate in special events.

Safe Space Escondido
Thursday, February 8, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Ages 12-17
Meet up with other LGBT+ and Allied youth ages 12-17 in a safe and friendly space to be yourself, meet new people and participate in craft activities. All facilitators are volunteers for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center’s Project Youth.

Create It @ Your Library
Wednesday, February 21, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ages 13–18
Learn some basic sewing skills by making your own pincushion voodoo doll. Registration is not required, but early arrival is recommended as supplies are limited.

ADULT EVENTS:

Escondido Writers Group
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Adult Winter Crafts: Picture Frame Decorating
Saturday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Decorate and embellish a picture frame with recycled books and magazines.

A Visit with Author Michelle Carter
Saturday, February 10, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Journalist and Escondido native Michelle Carter will share her eyewitness account of the second great Russian revolution. Signed copies of her memoir From Under the Russian Snow will be available for purchase.

2nd Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!

Rincón Literario Bilingual Book Club
Saturday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
The Good Girl / Una buena chica by Mary Kubica. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!

 

Escondido Public Library
760-839-4684, Free
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