Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Friday, June 20, 2003

Teen Movie @ the Branch tonight
Teens, come watch "To Kill a Mockingbird" tonight at the East Valley Branch from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Vineyard Room to help kickoff the Teen Summer Reading Program.

Scottish Highland Games this weekend in Vista
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the 30th annual Scottish Highland Games at the Brengle Terrace Park in Vista on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy traditional Scottish dancing, music, food and entertainment. For more information, see the official website:
http://www.sdhighlandgames.org/

ARKive: Noah's Ark for the Internet Era
This site is a great place to find information and beautiful pictures of endangered species.
http://www.arkive.org

PBS Article: Libraries and Liberties
PBS looks at the impact of the Patriot Act on libraries.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june03/library_6-18.html

Thursday, June 19, 2003

July calendar of library events now available online
To find out what's going on at the library next month, check out the calendars on our web site:
Main Library Calendar:
http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library/calendar/julycalendar.htm
East Valley Branch Calendar:
http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library/calendar/julybranch.htm

Monkeypox information from the Centers for Disease Control
Should you be worried about monkeypox? What should you do to protect your pets? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control web site:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/monkeypox/

Heart & Soul: A Celebration of African American Music
The World Book encyclopedia online has put together this web site to give you an overview of the history of African American music.
http://www2.worldbook.com/features/aamusic/html/intro.htm

ALA's Summer Reading and Learning web site
Find out about the history of summer reading programs, how to help your child develop a love reading and why you should participate in the library's program that begins Monday June 23rd.
ALA Summer Reading link

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

How much will the 2003 tax bill save you?
Try out the handy calculator from MSN.com to see how much money you'll save this year in taxes.
MSN Tax Calculator link

50 ways to keep your kids reading all summer
Don't let all your child's reading skills developed throughout the school year disappear over the summer. Check out this web site that includes 50 great ways to keep them reading.
http://www.childrenslit.com/th_fiftyways.html

Centre City Parkway to close Thursday night
Centre City Parkway will be closed from Valley Parkway to Second Avenue Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. in order to repave the road.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Web site: Sibley Guide to Birds
Have you seen a bird in your backyard that you can't identify? Try looking it up on the Sibley Guide's web site.
http://www.sibleyguidetobirds.com/splash/splash_01.asp

PBS tonight: Flag Wars
Public television's acclaimed independent film showcase, Point of View, presents Flag Wars tonight at 10:00 p.m. This film explores the topic of gentrification. For more information, see the PBS web site. While you're there, you can also add your own thoughts and comments on the site's "Talking Back" section.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2003/flagwars/

Monday, June 16, 2003

Technology and lack of reading are leading to poor writing skills
Today's high school and college students are leaving their schools without the proper writing skills. Among the factors contributing to this problem are the fact that students aren't reading and spend so much time e-mailing and instant messaging without proofreading. This is bad news for employers and ultimately our economy. Read more in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution article:
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/0603/08special_writing.html

Teen Summer Reading Program starts today!
Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading program begins today. For more information, see the official rules and events calendar web pages:
http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library/teens/teensummeread.htm
Teens who fill out the registration online, print it, and turn it in at the library will receive one extra raffle ticket:
http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library/teens/TSRentryform.pdf

Hispanic Bookstore and Heritage Project
The North County Times reports on the small Hispanic bookstore in downtown Escondido and it's efforts to raise money for the Hispanic Heritage Project.
http://www.nctimes.net/news/2003/20030614/60826.html