Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
This web site brings together information about Hispanic holidays, biographies, music, history and more.
http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/chh/index.htm

Indivisible: Celebrating American Community
This beautiful website showcases photographs, stories and interviews from 12 unique American communities.
http://www.indivisible.org

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Web site: AARP AgeSource Worldwide
This web site allows you to search for other web sites that contain good, reliable information about subjects related to aging. The search does not work too well, so you may have to submit a search more than once before you get a list of sites related to your topic.
http://research.aarp.org/general/agesource_home.html

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Dia de los Ninos / Dia de los Libros
Did you miss this wonderful event for children and families at the East Valley branch last week? Check out the descriptions and pictures on this new web page:
http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library/children/dia.htm

San Diego 4th Annual Lawn Mower Exchange
Trade-in your pollution-belching gasoline mower and get a brand new, clean running rechargeable, battery-powered mower for 1/3 the cost. At the 4th Annual Lawn Mower Exchange, 415 mowers will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Bring your working gasoline-powered lawnmower, drained of all fluids, AND photo identification showing San Diego County residency to purchase your new electric mower for $150. This mower, a Black & Decker CMM1000, retails for approximately $450 plus tax. (Limit one per address or household while supplies last.) This Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 a.m. at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego. For more information, call the Air Pollution Control District at (858) 650-4707.

Threats to our freedom
"Democracy is not a quiet business. Its lifeblood is the free and vibrant exchange of ideas...How are we going to convince holdouts in other countries about the importance of free speech and civil liberties if we show so little faith in our own?" - Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union has just released a document entitled "Freedom Under Fire" detailing the threats to our freedom. You need an Adobe Acrobat viewer to view this document. If you not have Adobe Acrobat, download your free copy from http://www.adobe.com or visit the Escondido Public Library to view this file on the library's computers.
http://www.aclu.org/Files/OpenFile.cfm?id=12580