Escondido Public Library October 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!

 

ALL AGES:

Half-Price Sale in the Friends Book Shop!
Friday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

KIDS EVENTS:

Rhymes & Reading Storytime
Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 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, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ages 6-12
Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome!

Paws for Reading
Wednesdays, October 11 & 25, 3:30–4:30 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.  Children must know how to read. Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register

Baby Lapsit
Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 10:30–11:00 a.m., 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!

Read to a Dragon
Thursday, October 12 • 2:30–4:00 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

Read for the Record: Quackers Storytime
Thursday, October 19, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Ages 4–8
Be part of the world’s largest shared reading experience with stories, crafts, and songs featuring the 2017 Jumpstart Read for the Record title Quackers by Liz Wong. Presented in partnership with the Rincon del Diablo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Storytime
Thursday, October 26, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Ages 4–12
A fun, family-oriented celebration including gentle, monster-themed stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is not required, but early arrival is recommended. Craft supplies are limited to 100 children. One craft per child.

KPBS One Book, One San Diego for Kids: Reading Fun with Girl Scouts San Diego
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Ages 5–10
Join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego for storytime and crafts celebrating the 2017 One Book, One San Diego Kids selection, My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo.

TEEN EVENTS:

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, October 4, 3:30–5:00 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.

Create It @ Your Library
Wednesday, October 18, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Ages 12–18
Create a basic design and print onto a t-shirt. Participants must bring their own shirt. Registration is not required, but supplies are limited.

ADULT EVENTS:

Escondido Writers Group
Tuesday, October 3, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Writers of all genres are invited to read their work and receive group critiques in a friendly and comfortable environment.

2nd Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!

Haunted History of the Queen Mary
Saturday, October 14, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
The Queen Mary, known as one of America’s most haunted locations, is docked in nearby Long Beach, CA. Nicole Strickland, paranormal researcher and author, presents an account of the ship’s history and the paranormal encounters that lie within the liner.

Rincón Literario Bilingual Book Club
Saturday, October 21, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
A Monster Calls / Un monstruo viene a verme by Patrick Ness. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!

AGES 13ADULT:

Virtual Reality @ the Library
Tuesday, October 17, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Step into virtual worlds using the Library’s new Oculus Rift Virtual Reality equipment! Interact with unusual creatures and explore familiar and otherworldly landscapes by reserving your spot at library.escondido.org/register

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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