Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Friday, July 18, 2003

Post - September 11th quiz
How closely were you paying attention to the news during the past few years? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the events leading up to the September 11th attack, your knowledge of the Arabic world, how our members of Congress voted on the war and more.
http://www.msnbc.com/news/938823.asp

Teen Movie @ the Branch
Teens - come watch 'Of Mice and Men' today at the East Valley Branch at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Magician Mark Wurst @ the Branch
Magician Mark Wurst will present the program "Rainforests, Recycling and the Magic Jungle Adventure" tonight at the East Valley Branch from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is part of the Children's Summer Reading program but is open to patrons of all ages.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Country Profile: Liberia
Want to find out more about Liberia? BBC news online has put together a web page about this country and its civil war.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1043500.stm

Crime and mystery fiction reviews
This web site contains links to reviews written by Marilyn Stasio for the New York Times since 1997:
http://www.nytimes.com/books/specials/crime.html

Lawmakers bash book choice
The bestseller, 'Nickel and Dimed', which details the life of minimum wage workers, has been slammed as the choice of UNC-Chapel Hill's summer reading book. The criticism of the book being too liberal came as a shock to the University. Read more in North Carolina newspaper's News Observer online:
http://newsobserver.com/front/story/2682582p-2487126c.html

Building Images Database
Need to find an image of a famous building? Check out this web site produced by the University of Washington Libraries:
http://content.lib.washington.edu/cities/

Foreignfilms.com
Search for information about actors and films from around the world:
http://www.foreignfilms.com/

Teen Movie today - 'Planet of the Apes'
Teens - come watch 'Planet of the Apes' today at the Main Library at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This is part of the Summer Reading Program and will earn you one raffle ticket.

Summer Safety Tips
Check out these tips produced by the American Red Cross that will help you stay safe in all your activities this summer:
http://www.redcross.org/services/hss/sumsafety/