CALABASAS LIBRARY e.NEWS

 JUNE 2016

DATES TO REMEMBER
REFLECTING ON OUR PAST & CELEBRATING OUR FUTURE
ROOM FOR FINALS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
IS YOUR CHILD'S READING GOING TO THE DOGS? LET'S HOPE SO!
"READ FOR THE WIN" WITH THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM
BOOK OF THE MONTH: IT SEEMED IMPORTANT AT THE TIME
ART CONTEST WINNERS DISCUSS THEIR INSPIRATION
  DATABASE OF THE MONTH: REFERENCEUSA 
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS


DATES TO REMEMBER

June 2016 1 - Friends of the Library Meeting

2, 4, 5 - Open Room for Finals

4 - Paws for Healing Reading Program

21 - Summer Reading Program Begins

19 - Library Closed

24 - 25th Anniversary Reception at the Library & Founders Hall

25 - Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

 
RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time Study Buddies Tutoring
Paws 4 Healing Reading Program Peer Counseling Tutoring
Yoga & You Love to Learn Tutoring
The Writer's Corner Club 2nd Thursday Book Club
Film Fanatics Wednesday Morning Book Club






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SUMMER READING PROGRAM!



  

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REFLECTING ON OUR PAST & CELEBRATING OUR FUTURE
Pictured from left to right: Former Mayor and City Councilmember Dennis Washburn, current Library Commissioner Ellen Pangarliotas, Former Mayor and City Councilmember Karyn Foley, and current Mayor James Bozajian.

Last month, our City Founders invited the community to the Library to share interesting (and funny) stories and memories of the history and incorporation of the City of Calabasas. It was a great evening that was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. A special thank you to the City Founders, the Calabasas Las-Virgenes Historical Society, and all our patrons for making it a special event.

In June, the City will continue to celebrate it's 25th Anniversary. Join us for a 25th Anniversary Reception at the Library and Founders Hall on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening of music, wine, coffee, and desserts and explore the all new Calabasas History Exhibit, "A Room with a City View" in the library. Visit with authors of Historical Books of Calabasas and the surrounding areas. Books will be available to purchase at the event and authors will be on hand to sign all copies. Free admission, no reservations required.

Be sure to also join us around the community as we celebrate all that weekend - Calabasas Senior Center Ribbon Cutting, a Food Pantry Drive, Sun Sets Anniversary concert with Boogie Knights, and Historical Trolley Tours. For information and details on all these celebratory events, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/25th.html.

 

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ROOM FOR FINALS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Finals are coming up and we have a place for you to study! The multi-purpose room will be open to high school students for the purpose of studying for their upcoming final exams. Times available are:

  • Thursday, June 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 5 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Bring in snacks and drinks and settle in for a good study session!

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"READ FOR THE WIN" WITH THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Mark your calendar - the Calabasas Library's Summer Reading Program "Read for the Win!" will begin on Tuesday, June 21 and continue through Sunday, August 7. Readers of all ages are invited to read books throughout the summer and come into the library each week for a prize. Come to the Library to sign up! There will be an Online Summer Reading Program available to patrons as well.

The Library will be having a celebration kick-off event for the Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. Join us in the amphitheater for fun with the Hip Hop Jen Show. This fun and interactive dance program is a good time for the entire family! The amphitheater is located behind the Library.

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/summer-reading-program2016.html to view the complete line-up of the Summer Reading Program events happening in the months ahead.

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IS YOUR CHILD'S READING GOING TO THE DOGS? LET'S HOPE SO!

Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the Library on Saturday, June 4 to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4 Healing, will site (or lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of reading aloud. The program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Each child will have 15 minutes to read to a dog. Sign-ups will begin at 11:00 a.m. For more information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/reading-program.html.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: IT SEEMED IMPORTANT AT THE TIME

If you are anxiously awaiting the new Anderson Cooper/Gloria Vanderbilt memoir The Rainbow Comes and Goes, be sure to check out Gloria Vanderbilt's 2004 memoir, It Seemed Important at the Time. It's a great kiss-and-tell story that regales readers with a star-studded cast of intimates - Howard Hughes, Leopold Stokowski, Bill Paley, Marlon Brando, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, among others. It's the gossip such as Paley chasing her around the sofas in his living room and Truman Capote basing Breakfast at Tiffany's on life at her brownstone, that keeps the pages turning. However, it's also a candid and captivating account on the life of a fascinating woman during an interesting period in history.

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ART CONTEST WINNERS DISCUSS THEIR INSPIRATION

In last month's edition of the Calabasas Library e.News, we announced the talented winners of the 25th Anniversary Library Card art contest. This month, we would like to highlight these artists and find out what inspired their work:

In their own words...

Simon Halpern, Winner in the Adult Category: I was first drawn to the library card design contest for its prize, which I figured might make a nice anniversary gift for my wife, whose iPad had been recently damaged. When I first noticed the contest flyer on the morning of Saturday, February 13, I was in the company of both my wife and my daughters, so I had to be especially discreet about folding the entry form in my pocket to peruse later. Before we left the Commons that morning, I sprinted back to the library on my own to snap a few reference images of the building’s exterior, claiming I’d left my library card in the building. Already, I was brainstorming for the project.

A week later, I realized that aerial shots would better serve my design concept, so I constructed and deployed a makeshift lightweight camera rig of two large helium balloons and a duct-tape mount. (This time, my family thought I was at a Jiffy Lube appointment.) Thankfully, my guerilla tactics paid off, and I was able to capture some stills from the desired elevation. These images are what I stitched together to form the collaged centerpiece of my design, beneath the matting form of the Calabasas bird.

My wife, Agatha, finds this elaborate story more entertaining than any app on her iPad. My older daughter, Avery, (now three years old) genuinely loves books and outings at the library, and will surely be surprised to see her father’s artwork on the new library card. The “calabasas bird sign” has personal significance, too, as it’s one of the earliest symbols she recognized and eagerly identified around town. Her younger sister, Brooklyn, follows her interests astutely, and will soon appreciate the library and its resources, too.

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Harigovind Ajikumar, Winner in the Kids' Category: I am Harigovind and I live in Calabasas with my dad, mom and sister. When I saw that our library is inviting kids to design the 25th Anniversary library card I was eager to participate and share my ideas.

The history of the City of Calabasas and its natural beauty has always inspired me. Our city is located in the hills of the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Monica Mountains and I love hiking on them. The clouds are so long and they make pictures in the blue sky.

I love going to the Commons and watching the turtles and fishes. The library has so many educational books to read and learn. From these books I learned that the word ”Calabasas” is derived from the Spanish word “Calabaza” which means squash or pumpkin. It’s in honor of the name that the City of Calabasas celebrates the Annual Pumpkin Festival.


I take pride in being a resident of Calabasas. In my painting I have sketched the library standing high between the mountains and the red tailed hawk (the city logo) flying high above the library.

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Be among the first to see the new 25th Anniversary commemorative library card at the 25th Anniversary Reception on June 24 at the Library and Founders Hall. The new cards will be available during business hours throughout the weekend.

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DATABASE OF THE MONTH: REFERENCEUSA

ReferenceUSA is an internet-based reference service with tools for businesses, job seekers, and more. This database gives you access to more than 22 million employers across the nation.

There are many uses for ReferenceUSA. Some examples include:

  • Businesses can use it as a resource to check information on competition;

  • Job seekers can search for and research different industries and companies of interest;

  • Submit resumes and apply for positions with various companies;

  • Receive statistical information for areas such as neighborhoods, etc.

The Library offers links to many useful databases. Check them all out www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/databases.html.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

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