Escondido Public Library February 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.

All Library facilities will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents Day.

Go to library.escondido.org or call 760 839-4684 for more info on all of their great free programs and events!

ALL AGES:

For the Love of Music: A Concert by and for Kids
Friday, February 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
For the Love of Music is a special violin performance featuring young musicians from the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Jean Will Strings program. Conducted by Kim Stephens-Doll, the children will perform a medley of American classics followed by a meet-and-greet session.

2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Opera Exposed!
Saturday, February 11, 3-4:30 p.m.
Dr. Reveles of the San Diego Opera returns with more aspiring soloists exposing us to the beauty and range of stories told as opera.

Half Price Sale in the Friend’s Book Shop!
Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

KIDS EVENTS:

Baby Lapsit
Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10:30-11 a.m., Pre-walkers.

Rhymes & Reading Storytime
Mondays, February 6, 13 & 27, 11-11:30 a.m., Ages 4-5

Knights Realm Chess Club
Mondays, February 6, 13 & 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ages 6-12

Read to a Dragon
Wednesdays, February 9 & 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Ages 5-12
Read aloud to bearded dragons for fun or to help improve reading skills. Children must know how to read independently. Pre-registration is required: library.escondido.org/register.

TEEN EVENTS:

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, February 1, 3:30-5 p.m., Ages 12-18
Become a member of Escondido Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board! Reasons to join: 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, February 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ages 12-18
Try your luck at origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, from basic to more complicated designs. Supplies limited.

ADULT EVENTS:

Escondido Writers Group
Tuesday, February 7, 1-4 p.m.
Improve your writing through monthly readings and group critiques. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all welcome. Registration is required by February 6: library.escondido.org/register:

Love Your Heart Blood Pressure Screenings
Tuesday, February 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
“Share the love” by giving the gift of a healthy heart to yourself and your loved ones! Free blood pressure screenings will be administered outside the Library under the portico.

2nd Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, February 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!

Water Wise Landscape Design for Homeowners
Saturday, February 25, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of water wise landscape design makeovers in this free, 3 hour workshop, including:

  • Soil and turf removal
  • Plant selection
  • Design, planning, and implementation
  • Irrigation
  • Rainwater catchment

Refreshments will be provided. Presented in collaboration with the City of Escondido Environmental Programs Division. Registration is required by February 24 at library.escondido.org/register

Rincón Literario Bilingual Book Club
Saturday, February 25, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
One Plus One / Uno más uno by Jo Jo Moyes. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!