Escondido Public Library December 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 the full website for more information.

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


Half-Price Sale in the Friends Book Shop!
Friday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Byron Chow Trio
Saturday, December 9, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
This three-piece classical ensemble will play well-loved compositions and holiday themed selections.

Holiday Food for Fines
November 27-December 30
Clear up to $20 in fines from your Library account by bringing food donations! Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community Services. For more information, call 760-839-4684 or visit


Rhymes & Reading Storytime
Mondays, December 4 & 11, 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, December 4 & 11, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ages 6–12
Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome!

Paws for Reading
Wednesday, December 13, 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. Pre-registration is required:

Holiday Tree Trimming Party
Thursday, December 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Children & Families
Children and their families are invited to create an ornament to hang on our tree and one to take home, and visit with Santa. Plan to arrive early as supplies may be limited.

Read to a Dragon
Thursday, December 14, 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:


Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, December 6, 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.


Books & Beer: Intro to Craft Brew
Saturday, December 2, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Ages 21+
Join us for a fun afternoon talking all things beer with certified Cicerone (a Sommelier for beer), Jace Milstead! Learn about craft beer, how you can brew at home, and enjoy a variety of samples from local brewery, Latitude 33. A beer question and answer session will follow this event, and attendees will receive a free keepsake pint glass. Registration by December 1 and proof of ID is required:

Adult Winter Crafts: Holiday Craft Making with Recycled Books
Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Participants will create original holiday crafts using parts of recycled books

Escondido Writers Group
Tuesday, December 5, 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. Special guest author Jennifer Anne Davis, author of the “True Reign” series, will be joining Escondido Writers Group! Learn more about her by visiting her website

2nd Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!



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