Escondido Public Library August Events


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 their full website for more information.

Escondido Public Library
760-839-4684, Free – more programs online!



Half-Price Sale in the Friends Book Shop!
Friday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual Summer Workshop
Friday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ages 7-12
Terry Spohn, poet and Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual, teaches children how to write poetry. Their work will be published in the 2017 Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual. Writing materials will be provided. Registration is required at: Workshop is limited to 20 participants 

Rhymes & Reading Storytime
Mondays, August 21, & 28, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Ages 4-5

Knights Realm Chess Club
Mondays, August 21, & 28, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ages 6-12

World of Reptiles: EcoVivarium of Escondido
Thursday, August 24, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ages 5-12
Kids! Step into the world of reptiles. Learn about their habitats, favorite foods, and the role humans play in their survival. An opportunity for hands-on learning will get you up close and personal with bearded dragons, other lizards, and snakes. Registration is not required, but plan to arrive early as seating may be limited.



Escondido Writers Group
Tuesday, August 1, 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.

The Great American Eclipse 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
On August 21, 2017 the continental U.S. will be treated to a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979. Eclipse veterans Les and Mary Anderson will explain how to view the eclipse safely, and photograph the event.

2nd Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!

Palomar Telescope: Bridge to the Stars
Tuesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
In 1921 no one knew about galaxies, quasars, or nebulae. Twenty years and $6 million later, one man’s dream to build the world’s largest telescope was realized—the 200” Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain. Mark Carlson will share the history of the Hale Telescope and how it continues to influence our understanding of deep space today.

Rincón Literario Bilingual Book Club
Saturday, August 26, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
The Water Knife / Cuchillo de agua by Paolo Bacigalupi. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!


Escondido Public Library
760-839-4684, Free – more programs online!