Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Thursday, August 21, 2003

String Fling Wing Ding
Interfaith Community Services is hosting it's 4th annual Folk Festival this Saturday, August 23rd in Grape Day Park from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The headlining band will be the Kingston Trio. To find out about more bands and the fundraising event later in the evening, read the North County Times article:
North County Times article link

CNN's Back to School Special Report
CNN has put together web pages concerning education from elementary school through college. There's information about the 'No Child Left Behind' legislation in addition to state-by-state school comparisons.
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/back.to.school/

Technical Schools USA
Considering attending a technical school? Check out this web site providing information about schools and technical programs throughout the United States.
http://www.technical-schools.us/

Teen Movie Event @ the Branch
Teens - come to the branch tomorrow, August 22nd from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to catch a movie in the Vineyard Room.

No Child Left Behind web site
With many North County schools failing to meet the No Child Left Behind requirements, many people want to find out more about this law. Check out the official web site which includes information about the legislation and a guide for parents:
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/asst.html

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

New books for September/October
Booksense has released it's new and noteworthy books for September/October. If you're looking for something good to read, check out their list:
http://news.bookweb.org/booksense/1715.html

Fair Use and Libraries
How will digital rights management affect fair use in libraries? See the Library Journal article that explores this issue:
Library Journal article link

Grape Day Festival Banner Contest
The Escondido Historical Society is hosting a banner contest for this year's Grape Day Festival and Parade. Call (760) 743-4382 for more details, or see the North County Times article:
North County Times article link

Monday, August 18, 2003

Future of Escondido Library expansion
The North County Times has written an article about the grant we are waiting to hear about this fall from the California Public Library Construction and Renovation Board. If awarded, the grant would give the library the remaining $19.5 million needed to construct the new building. For more information, see the North County Times article:
North County Times article link

Booker Prize finalists list
BBC News online reports that a list of the finalists being considered for the annual Booker Prize award in the UK has been announced. To see the list and find out more, see the online article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3154681.stm