Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Thursday, May 01, 2003

Road Closure - El Norte Parkway
The City of Escondido will close El Norte Parkway between Rose Street and Rimrock Drive from Tuesday, May 6, 2003 through Tuesday May 27, 2003. The detours will be clearly signed indicating the route to follow from El Norte Parkway onto Midway Drive to Lincoln Parkway to Rose Street and back onto El Norte Parkway.

Young artists on display at Escondido Municipal Gallery
Stop by the Escondido Municipal Gallery between now and May 11th to see artwork of local children from kindergarten to 8th grade. This is the fifth year for this gallery event which encourages creative expression in children. For more information call: (760) 480-4101 or see their web site for a sneak peek of the show:
http://www.escondidoarts.org/

Few health risks from proposed new Escondido power plant
At a public hearing yesterday, state experts told Escondido residents that health risks posed by the proposed new power plant are few. Read more in the North County Times article:
http://www.nctimes.net/news/2003/20030430/61051.html

May Calendar of Library Events
Make sure to check out the May calendar of events for both the Escondido Main Library and the East Valley Branch. Highlights include today's First Thursday concert with Pete Atilano, the First Tuesday local author series with Carolyn Wheat, and the Children's Pet Show at the main library. At the branch, check out this month's book discussions and the teen movie event. And as always, lots of storytimes are planned at both library locations.
Main Library Events - http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library/calendar/maincalendar.htm
East Valley Branch Events - http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library/calendar/branchcalendar.htm

Nazi Book Burnings Museum Exhibit opens today
"Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people." - Heinrich Heine
The Nazi book burnings were part of their cleansing of German culture during World War II. The Holocaust Museum opens their "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings" exhibit today in Washington D.C. Read more about the book burnings and American reactions at the time in the Washington Post article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57288-2003Apr29.html
Or find out more about the exhibit on the Holocaust Museum's web site:
http://www.ushmm.org/
Or read the Library Journal article, "Burned any good books lately?"
http://libraryjournal.reviewsnews.com/index.asp?layout=articleArchive&articleid=CA273931

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

California Center for the Arts Schedule
See the schedule for upcoming events at the Center for the Arts here in Escondido at their official website:
http://www.artcenter.org/
or at the SignOnSanDiego web site:
http://sandiego.citysearch.com/profile/86428/?cslink=cs_generic_1_3

Learn more about North Korea
With North Korea's recent threat that U.N. sanctions could trigger a war, attention is being turned to this new threat to national security.
http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2003/04/30/korea/
To learn more about the country of North Korea, see this list of web links compiled by the Library of Congress:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/asian/northkorea/northkorea.html

Road Map to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Click here to read a draft of the "road map" presented yesterday to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to create peace between the Israelis and Palestinians and create a new Palestinian state:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59050-2003Apr30.html

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Get Caught Reading in May
May is "Get Caught Reading" month. Started by former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, the campaign hopes to remind people how much fun reading is for people of all ages. For more info, check out their web site: http://www.getcaughtreading.org

Google Viewer
OK Google fans - want to browse your search results without having to click on the links? The Google Viewer gives you previews of the web pages it found for you along with the list of results. Can't quite picture it? Try it out for yourself. Just type in a search topic and go! Here's the link:
http://labs.google.com/gviewer.html

Hillary Clinton's book due out in June
Senator Hillary Clinton's memoirs will be released June 9th. It will be titled "Living History".
http://www.salon.com/books/wire/2003/04/28/hillary/index.html

Free Scoop of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream
Visit one of the two Escondido Baskin Robbins locations this Wednesday, April 30th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a free scoop of ice cream. Baskin Robbins will make a donation to First Book, an organization that gives books to children of low-income families, for every scoop given away. For more information, see:
http://www.baskinrobbins.com/new/

Monday, April 28, 2003

Water Conservation
Visit the City of Escondido web site to get tips for conserving water. Just because we have exceeded our average 10 inches of rain this year doesn't mean that we have made up for last year's record low of 3 inches of rain. Do your part to help Escondido conserve water and lower water prices.
http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/citygov/depts/pubwks/conservation/index.html

Low Cost Rabies Vaccination & Dog Licensing
The County Department of Animal Services is hosting a low-cost rabies vaccination and dog licensing clinic this Saturday, May 3rd in Kit Carson Park at the Ray Love Picnic Area from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The rabies vaccination is $5 and late fees will be waived for registration. Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.

New books in May
See lists of new books out in May. Escondido Public Library may not have copies of these titles right away, but check with a reference librarian if you find one you're interested in reading.
Fiction titles
Non-fiction titles

Freedom to Read Protection Act
A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives exempting libraries and bookstores from the provisions of Section 215 of the Patriot Act making law enforcement agencies able to search your library and bookstore records only with evidence of probable cause. For more information, see the ABCNEWS.com article:
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/Business/righttoread030424.html

Summer Camps at the Escondido Sports Center
Parents, sign your kids up now for a summer camp at the Escondido Sports Center. See their web site for offerings from skateboarding to hockey:
http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/sportscenter/welcome/summer.html

Firefighters urge safe handling of gasoline
After a fire last week that left an Escondido family homeless, the fire department has issued a set of recommendations for the safe handling of gasoline. See the North County Times article:
http://www.nctimes.net/news/2003/20030427/73026.html