Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Teen Movie @ the Branch
The East Valley Branch Library will be showing "Romeo & Juliet" tonight as part of the Summer Reading Program. The movie will be shown at 3:00 p.m. in the Vineyard Room.

Area 4th of July celebrations
Check out this list of 4th of July celebrations compiled by the North County Times:
http://www.nctimes.net/news/2003/20030702/52148.html

History of July 4th
Check out the PBS web site to find out about the history of Independence Day:
http://www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/history.html

First Thursday Concert tonight
Come see the Rob Thorsen Trio tonight at the Main Library at 7PM in the Turrentine Room.

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

First Tuesday Local Author Series
Local author, Taffy Cannon, is speaking tonight at the Main Library in the Turrentine Room from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fireworks Safety
Fireworks are dangerous and illegal and cause many injuries every year. Please read more about fireworks safety on the following web pages:
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/fworks.htm
National Council on Fireworks Safety
http://www.fireworksafety.com/

Children's book author Robert McCloskey, dead at 88
The famous author and illustrator of the classic children's books "Blueberries for Sal" and "Make Way for Ducklings" has died at the age of 88. Read more in the New York Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/01/arts/01MCCL.html

Blood banks in short supply
Area blood banks are in need of donors for the notoriously accident-ridden 4th of July weekend. If you wish to donate blood, please visit the North County Donor Center on 1340 West Valley Parkway here in Escondido any time from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (760) 489-0621 for more information.

Monday, June 30, 2003

Teen Movie - 'George of the Jungle'
Teens - come watch 'George of the Jungle' today at the Main Library in the Turrentine Room at 3:00 and get a raffle ticket for participating in this Summer Reading Program Event.

The BookSense July/August Recommended Reading list
Booksense has created this list of the latest and greatest in fiction and non-fiction books. If you're looking for a new book to read, take a look at their recommendations.
http://news.bookweb.org/booksense/1560.html

Congressman Bernie Sanders on the Freedom to Read Protection Act
Read Congressman Sanders' speech to the American and Canadian Library Associations about why we need the Freedom to Read Protection Act and how the Patriot Act infringes upon our civil liberties.
http://bernie.house.gov/statements/20030623160151.asp

What are you reading this summer?
This North County Times article encourages summer reading and tells you what librarians and authors are recommending.
http://www.nctimes.net/news/2003/20030629/63425.html

Escondido Citizen Service Center services
To those of you who depended on the Citizen Service Center for paying your water bills or applying for passports, please note that you may now take care of these services at the Utility Billing counter at City Hall.