Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Friday, June 06, 2003

The Year's Best Crime Novels
The American Library Association has put together a list of the year's best crime novels (so far).
ALA best crime novels link

Escondido City Council approves operating budget for 2003-2004
The City Council unanimously approved a $63.6 million dollar operating budget on Wednesday. For details, see the North County Times article:

Public Records Online
The BRB Publications web site includes a list of 1700 online sources for locating public records online, including California death and marriage records.

Web site: - the Surfer's Directory
For surfing pictures, history, manufacturer's, clubs, and lessons. Find your information at

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Lynne Cheney's Recommended Reading for Kids
Lynne Cheney announced recommended reading lists for children this week. The list, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities, focuses on the theme of "courage". See the list and get more information about good summer books at NEH's web site:
Or see your local Children's Librarian for more great recommended reading.

Harry Potter Scoop
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released June 21st. Want some hints about what's new in the latest installment? Check out Book Magazine's online article:

Family Activity Day at the Museum of Making Music
The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is having a day of free events this Saturday, June 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to encourage families to get involved in music. The museum is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad. Call (760) 438-5996 for details. Reservations are encouraged.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

First Thursday Concert at the Main Library
Don't miss Trio Lyrique, a pianist, cellist and violinist playing music from the Romantic era featuring Dvorak, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Concert is this Thursday, June 5th at 7 p.m. in the Turrentine Room on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Arts Center will close museum
The California Center for the Arts will close its museum at the end of July due to state cutbacks causing a budget shortfall of almost $400,000. It will remain closed indefinitely. The 2003-2004 performing arts season will begin in September and proceed as planned.

Kennedy Library releases 1963 White House recordings
The Kennedy Library and Museum has declassified and made available 11 hours of President Kennedy's recordings. For more information, see the press release:

Monday, June 02, 2003

First Tuesday Local Author Series
Come see local children's non-fiction book writer, Kathleen Krull, speak tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 3rd) at the Main Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the second floor in the Turrentine Room.

Web site: U.S. Centennial of Flight
December 17, 2003 marks the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers historic first flight. This web site provide historic information, essays, images and timelines for kids, educators and enthusiasts.

Escondido City Budget
City Staff will present a city budget for 2003-2004 to the City Council this Wednesday. For more details, see the North County Times article:

Domestic violence center opens in Escondido
The Center for Community Solutions opened Friday to provide provention and intervention services for sexual assault and domestic abuse victims.
For more information, please see their official web site: