Escondido, CA

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Literature Comes to Life 

Escondido Public Library will host Literature Comes to Life, an interactive theatrical experience, for children ages 5-12 years on Thursday, September 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Through acting and storytelling, Leo Lionni’s beloved, Caldecott-Medal-winning story about a clever little fish, “Swimmy,” will come to life.

Literature Comes to Life’s Director, Stacey Wein, is excited to “provide children with an opportunity to participate in popular stories, become characters, and increase confidence in their speaking abilities.” Escondido’s Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad adds, “Stacey combines her background in education and enthusiasm for theater to introduce children to classic books from a new and refreshing perspective.”

For more information on other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad, at 760-839-5458 or Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Retired teachers brunch

The California Retired Teachers’ Association (CalRTA) holds monthly Membership Brunches on the third Wednesday of the month.  Its next Membership Brunch is on Wednesday, September 20, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Parkway Escondido.  The program will be on Fall planting tips from Anderson Nursery.

• The cost is $15 per person

• guests are welcome

• new members are free for the first Brunch

Call 760-509-4515 for reservations by September 15.

For further information, please visit:

CalRTA today is a multi-faceted organization. Its members provide a backbone of volunteer service that keeps local communities strong. In its most recent reporting period, members tallied nearly 2.7 million hours of volunteer service, valued at more than $55 million.  Members of the Association also funded more than $600,000 in grants and scholarships to schools as well as current and future teachers.

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