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Escondido Library looks to the stars—

The Escondido Library is tun­ing into The Force and working to eliminate hunger this holiday season.

The Library will unveil its Star Wars Collection of books, graphic novels and will provide light sa­bers, helmets and other gear for a library lobby picture booth. This will coincide with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII on Friday, Dec. 18 at theaters jam-packed near you.

The library is also calling for canned goods that can be used to pay up to $20 in library fines. See the customer service desk. The offer ends Dec. 31.

The library will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and remain closed on Christmas Day. It will also close at 3 p.m. New Year’s Eve and re­main closed New Year’s Day.

Celebrate Christmas with a guided hike —

The Friends of Daley Ranch will be hosting a guided Christmas Hike at 8 a.m. on Dec. 25 at Daley Ranch.

There is no cost to attend, and hikers will join naturalist Lee Dezan on a guided hike. Several ponds and the Daley Ranch house will be stops along the way, ac­cording to a press release.

Daley Ranch recommends that hikers wear layered clothing, treaded footwear and wide brim hats. Leashed dogs are ok. As there is no water at the ranch, it is rec­ommended that hikers bring a sufficient supply of their own.

For more information, call the Ranch at (760) 839-4680

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