Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Thursday, January 08, 2004

City Council votes again to bid for state library money
The City Council gave its OK for the library to bid again for its share of the $350 million Library Construction and Renovation Act fund. For more information, read today's North County Times article:

San Diego Boat Show this weekend
Parents - take your kids to the San Diego Boat Show and let Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel teach your family about water safety.

Escondido father speaks of son's death in Iraq
After his recent trip to Iraq, Fernando Suarez del Solar spoke to the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad about seeing the place where his son was killed and meeting the children of Iraq. Read more in the North County Times article:

Camp Pendleton artillery practice
Explosions will be heard around the North County Friday through next Thursday as Marines conduct artillery practice.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Mars images
Haven't had a chance to see the amazing images of Mars yet? Check them out on NASA's website:

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Anime Festival @ the Branch
The North County Anime Network will once again put on an anime festival at 12:00 p.m. this Saturday at the East Valley Branch. Call (760) 839-4396 for more information.

Science Saturday
Parents - bring your children to the library this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. for Science Saturday. Arjun Khare, a software engineer from Qualcomm, will discuss cell phone science.

Books are back
The Boston Globe reports on the trends in book publishing. Political and history books are hot and book clubs are more popular than ever.

Top Science Stories of 2003
Read about all the scientific success stories of last year at the Scientific American web site:

Web site for book lovers: is site that encourages readers to set their books free by leaving them in public places for others to pick up and enjoy. It also connects you to readers around the world. Find out more at the Bookcrossings web site:

Honoring noteworthy Escondido residents
Do you know someone who made a contribution in the areas of art, business, community beautification, education, heroism, historic preservation or youth issues last year? Nominate them by visiting City Hall by this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Winners will be honored during the mayor's annual State of the City address at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Library launches research program
The library and elementary school district will be teaching 4th and 5th graders how to locate and evaluate information sources from research and homework assignments. Read more in today's North County Times article: