January 3, 2003

Bilingual Reading & Discussion Series at The Library!

The community is invited to participate in the second of six Bilingual Reading and Discussion Series where stories of the love, life and work of Latino families in the United States and Latin America are read and discussed on the second Thursdays of each month at 7 PM in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, located at 239 South Kalmia Street.

This is a unique program where multiple copies of both English and Spanish books are provided at the Library. The procedure to participate is simple: throughout the four weeks prior to the book discussion, individuals can check out the book to be discussed from the Customer Services Desk (a library card is necessary) and then return the book to the Escondido Public Library the even-ing of the discussion. Since every discussion focuses on a different title, individuals may participate in as many discussions as they would like. Each discussion event focuses on one specific title and will be facilitated by journalist Miriam Ruvinskis. The dates of the next five discussions and book titles are:

January 9: Odyssey to the North by Mario Bencastro.

February 13: The Aguero Sisters by Cristina Garcia.

March 13: News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

April 10: Birds Without a Nest by Clorinda Matto de Turner.

May 8: My Grandma Smoked Cigars by Sabine Ulibarri.

The Bilingual Reading and Discussion Series is free and open to the public. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Library and is made possible by Human Pursuits with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information call (760) 839-4329 or visit the Library’s website at www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library.

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