Escondido Public Library Events in July

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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 – more programs online!

Open Hours:
Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mondays-Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

All library facilities will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Join Endless Exploration, the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge for all ages, from June 9 – July 28!


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

Summer Reading Challenge All-Ages Kickoff
Saturday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., All Ages
Register for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Baltimore Snowball.

2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Courtly Noyse
Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., All Ages
Featuring performers in colorful period costumes singing, telling stories, and playing historic instruments in a recreation of Renaissance music.

Half-Price Sale in the Friends Book Shop!
Friday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Rhymes & Reading Storytime
Mondays, July 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, July 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!

Baby Summer Reading Challenge: Toddler Tales Storytime
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Ages Walkers – 3 Years
Read, sing, talk, and play together. Complete a challenge to win a fabulous prize.

Creat-ure Feature
Thursday, July 5, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Ages 4-12
Build a Create-ure from your imagination. Design where it lives, what it eats, and so much more! These Create-ures will be part of a “Create-ure Feature” on Library social media!

Baby Summer Reading Challenge: Baby Lapsit Storytime
Wednesdays, July 11, 18, & 25, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Ages Pre-walkers
Read, sing, talk, and play together. Complete a challenge to win a fabulous prize.

Paws for Reading
Wednesday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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:

John Abrams’ Animal Magic: Music, Magic, & Animals
Thursday, July 12 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Ages 4-12
A wacky blend of magic, comedy, music and live exotic pets in an audience participation extravaganza guaranteed to amaze and amuse!

Thursday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Ages 4-12
Discover the endless slimy possibilities you can create with this awesome and squishy liquid!

Annie Banannie’s Big Balloon Adventure
Thursday, July 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Ages 4-12
Join Annie Banannie as she shares a storytelling adventure of endless wonder with the use of balloons!


Screen Printing
Wednesday, July 11, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Ages 12–17
Learn how to transfer a basic design onto a t-shirt using paint and a screen. All supplies provided.

Burritos & Book Club
Wednesday, July 18, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Ages 12-17
Choose from the list of Teen SRC Reads and drop by to chat about what you read. Enjoy yummy burritos and leave with a free book.

Esco Sings!
Wednesday, July 25, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Ages 12-17
Use the gift of song and perform in our talent show for a cash prize. Pre-registration is required by July 15 at

Teen Summer Bash
Tuesday, July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Ages 12-17
Participate in the Teen Summer Reading Challenge by reading at least 10 hours and get invited to the hottest party of the summer!


Escondido Writers Group
Tuesday, July 10, 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.

2nd Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
The Wanderers by Meg Howery. Reserve a copy from the Library’s catalog!

Plan 9 From Outer Space!
Saturday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Residents of California’s San Fernando Valley are under attack by flying saucers from outer space! Adults (18+), join us for this special showing of Plan 9 From Outer Space. Free snacks will be available on a first come, first served basis.

San Diego Comic-Con Adult Graphic Novel Book Club
Monday, July 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
*Meeting at Plan 9 Alehouse at 155 E. Grand Avenue
Membership in this group is limited to 20 and determined by application process. This month’s graphic novel selection is Spider-Man / Deadpool Vol. 1: Isn’t it Bromantic by Joe Kelly.

Virtual Reality @ Your Library
Tuesday, July 17, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Ages 13-Adult
Step into virtual worlds using the Library’s Oculus Rift Virtual Reality equipment! Interact with unusual creatures and explore familiar and otherworldly landscapes.

Rincón Literario Bilingual Book Club
Saturday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Bilingual book discussion in English and Spanish will discuss The Great Alone/ Volverás a Alaska by Kristin Hannah.


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