CALABASAS LIBRARY e.NEWS

 MAY 2016

DATES TO REMEMBER
MEET THE FIFTH BEATLE, VINCE CALANDRA! (APRIL 28)
BOOK OF THE MONTH - PAVILION OF WOMEN
WINNERS OF THE LIBRARY CARD CONTEST ANNOUNCED
E-BOOK CLASS
JOIN THE WRITERS CORNER CLUB
WATCH "MY WAY TO OLYMPIA" WITH THE FILM FANATICS
LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR RESEARCH
A BOOK CLUB FOR YOU
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH
LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A FRIEND TO THE CALABASAS LIBRARY
   


DATES TO REMEMBER

APRIL 2016 28 - Meet the Fifth Beatle, Vince Calandra!


MAY 2016 3 - E-Book Class

4 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

8 -
Library Closed

12 - 2nd Thursday Book Club

14 - Writers Corner Club

18 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

21 -
Library Closes at 4:00 p.m.

29 - Library Closed
 
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



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LIBRARY CARD CONTEST WINNERS!



  

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MEET THE FIFTH BEATLE, VINCE CALANDRA!

Come meet the Fifth Beatle on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.! Vince Calandra, who worked at the Ed Sullivan show and stood in for George Harrison during the show’s Beatles’ rehearsals, will talk about that historic television event and share rare photographs.

This event, sponsored by the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society, is free of charge and part of the City's 25th Anniversary celebratory events happening at the Library and throughout the community.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH - PAVILION OF WOMEN

If you are ever in need of a book recommendation, do not hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable librarians and staff members. Each month, we will be featuring a staff recommended favorite for our "Book of the Month." This month, we take a look at Pavilion of Women

Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck is a novel rich in style, character, and cultural context. 2nd Thursdays Book Club readers praised the story of the beautiful, beloved Madame Wu. As she rearranges her life and the lives of her family, life rearranges her. Pearl S. Buck is most famous for the Nobel Prize winning novel, The Good Earth. She also wrote This Hidden Gem.

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WINNERS OF THE LIBRARY CARD CONTEST ANNOUNCED

To celebrate Calabasas turning 25, the Calabasas Library invited community members to submit designs for the new library card. The contest was open to children and teens between the ages of 5-17 and adults of all ages. Two designs were chosen, one from each category. The winners were announced at the Library Commission meeting on April 4.

Congratulations to our winners! In the adult category, the winner is Simon Halpern with a beautiful rendition of the Library within an outline of our City's logo. In the kids' category, the winner is Harigovind Ajikumar with a drawing of a hawk flying high over the Calabasas Library.

More information will be available soon on how you can get your own commemorative 25th Anniversary Library card! 

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E-BOOK CLASS

Did you recently get a tablet or iPad but don't know how to read e-books on it? Are you tired of going on vacation and losing that library book? E-books are here to stay! Come by on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m. to learn about e-books and other digital products available at the Library. Be sure to bring your personal devices. After the lecture, there will be time for individual help.

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JOIN THE WRITERS CORNER CLUB

Calling all 4th - 8th graders who enjoy creative writing to come join our club! The Writer's Corner Club is designed to create a relaxed environment for writing and hanging out with friends. No experience is necessary - this is just for fun!  The Club meets at the Library one Saturday per month at 3:30 p.m. for approximately one hour. This month, stop by on May 14 to check it out! Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

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WATCH "MY WAY TO OLYMPIA" WITH THE FILM FANATICS

Become a film fanatic! Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. as the Calabasas Library's Film Fanatics will be hosting a POV documentary by PBS called "My Way to Olympia" by Director/Writer Niko von Glasow. This movie is about a disabled film director who discovers a world of fierce competition and a challenge to his own stereotypes. The movie is not rated and lasts for 90 minutes. Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner.

This movie event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV . POV works with educators, public television stations and national and community groups to present more than 650 free screenings nationwide.

For more information, call the Library at 818-225-7616 or email ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com.

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LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR RESEARCH

Are you a student who has a report due for the end of the semester? You're in luck - the Library has Research Guides to help you find resources in the library and online through databases. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/research.html for links and information.

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A BOOK CLUB FOR YOU

Adults interested in joining a book club should consider the ones offered at the Calabasas Library. Membership is free. The only requirement is that you must have a valid library card to participate.

The 2nd Thursday Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss A Tale for the Time Being, a novel written by Ruth Ozeki. This dual narrative of times and cultures was short listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.

We also offer a Wednesday Morning Book Club on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will take place on May 18 at 11:00 a.m. We will be discussing Dead Wake, written by Erik Larson.

For more information on the Book Clubs, call the Library at 818-225-7616.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH

Before we know it, summer vacation will be here! Are you interested in learning a new language before your next big trip?

The Library has many books on CD available for learning new languages. However, you may not realize that we also offer an online language program through Mango Languages. It even comes with an app so you can brush up on your language skills virtually anywhere! Some languages even have movies attached as a learning tool so you can watch a film while you learn.

To begin, you simply need your library card number and an email address. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/mango-languages.html to get started. There is a tutorial and you can always call us at the Library for more information.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A FRIEND TO THE CALABASAS LIBRARY

Are you often told what a great friend you are? We'd love for you to be a friend to us!

The  Friends of the Calabasas Library are a volunteer group of citizens working with the library to raise funds and sponsor programs to enhance library services throughout the community. The group meets once per month and will be meeting in May on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in learning more, stop by the meeting or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/friends.html.

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Fri & Sat,
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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