CALABASAS LIBRARY e.NEWS

OCTOBER 2016

DATES TO REMEMBER
THE MONTH OF THE GREAT GATSBY
MAKE A BRUSHBOT!
BE INFORMED: REVIEW OF THE STATE PROPOSITIONS UNDER THE NOVEMBER BALLOT
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY 
WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB
BE A FRIEND TO THE CALABASAS LIBRARY!
FREE TUTORING AT THE LIBRARY
PET PARTNERS: READ WITH ME
MEET & GREET WITH GUIDE DOG PUPPIES-IN-TRAINING
JOIN THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB
  FAMILY HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CHECK OUT OUR LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES
BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN


DATES TO REMEMBER

October 2016 1 - Pet Partners: Read with Me

1 - Make a Brushbot!

1 - Love to Learn Tutoring

4 - Study Buddies Tutoring

5 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

6 - Yoga & You

6 - Study Buddies Tutoring

8 - Love to Learn Tutoring

11 - Study Buddies Tutoring

13 - The Great Gatsby Event: 2nd Thursday Book Club

13 - Study Buddies Tutoring

18 - Study Buddies Tutoring

19 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

19 - The Great Gatsby Event: Film Fanatics

20 - Yoga & You

20 - Study Buddies Tutoring

20 - Be Informed: Review of the State Propositions Under the November Ballot

22 - Meet & Greet with Guide Dog Puppies-In-Training

22 - Love to Learn Tutoring

22 - Writers' Corner Club

25 - Study Buddies Tutoring

25 - Family Halloween Movie Night

27 - Study Buddies Tutoring

27 - The Great Gatsby Event: 1920's Party at the Library




 
RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
* Change in Friday Story Time Schedule in October
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
  

 

CHANGE IN FRIDAY STORY TIME SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER:
0-18 Months: 11 a.m. -11:20 a.m.
18 Months - 3 Years: 11:30 a.m. - noon

 



THE GREAT GATSBY EVENTS

A Month-Long Series of Events!




MEET & GREET WITH GUIDE DOG PUPPIES-IN-TRAINING

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THE MONTH OF THE GREAT GATSBY

Join us for an exciting series of events this month honoring the great American classic, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby!

On Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m., the 2nd Thursday Book Club will be discussing Flappers & Philosophies. They will have a reader symposium which includes discussions, displays, music and media slices of the early 1920's popular culture.

The Film Fanatics will be meeting on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. to watch the 1974 movie, "The Great Gatsby." This film is rated PG and runs for 143 minutes. Before the movie, enjoy a short presentation of the 1920's era and fashions. Patrons are welcome to bring dinner to enjoy during the movie.

Celebrate the 20's in style on Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m.! You are invited to step back in time to the Library Speakeasy for refreshments, festivities and fun! Enjoy a swanky evening as Walter Nelson and Sheila Murphy-Nelson perform live music and dance instructions from the 1920's. Period costumes are encouraged! You won't want to miss this party - the joint will be jumping!

Throughout the month of October, there will be a fundraiser for the Friends of the Calabasas Library. For a donation, you will be entered for a chance to win a basket of 1920’s themed goodies!

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library and the Las Virgenes - Calabasas Historical Society. For more information, call (818) 225-7616. We hope to see you at one - or all - of these events!

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MAKE A BRUSHBOT!

Make a Brushbot at the Library on Saturday, October 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.! What is a brushbot? Drop by the Library's multi-purpose room anytime during that hour to find out!  Elementary school age children are welcome to build and race a simple brushbot while learning about basic electronics.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library and is free of charge. For more information, contact Karilyn Steward at (818) 225-7616 or ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com.

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BE INFORMED: REVIEW OF THE STATE PROPOSITIONS UNDER THE NOVEMBER BALLOT

Be informed at the Calabasas Library! On Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m., there will a presentation of  a non-partisan review of the State propositions under the November ballot. The event will be led by Ellen Pangarliotas, a representative of the League of Women Voters. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

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YOGA & YOU AT THE LIBRARY 

De-stress on your lunch hour! Join us for a relaxing yoga session on Thursdays, October 6 and October 20 at noon. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat/large towel, and join our wonderful instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT at the Library! No experience is necessary and all are welcome. This program is free, however a valid library card is required to participate.

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WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB

Considering joining a book club? Stop by the Library at 11:00 a.m. on October 19 for Wednesday Morning Book Club. This month's discussion will be on Founding Brothers written by Joseph J. Ellis.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club meets each month on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. If you have additional questions, about the Club, please drop by at one of their scheduled meeting dates.

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BE A FRIEND TO THE CALABASAS LIBRARY!

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

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 on Wednesday, October 5 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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FREE TUTORING AT THE LIBRARY

With homework in full swing, students should be sure to take advantage of the free tutoring programs at the Calabasas Library!

Study Buddies is a program that allows elementary and middle school students to get free tutoring. High school students are available to help students with homework assignments and study skills. The program runs from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. most Tuesdays and Thursdays. Stop by this month on October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27.

The Love to Learn Tutoring program offers tutoring to elementary school age children in the Children's Library. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students will be on hand to help with homework and study skills. This month, they will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, October 1, 8, and 22.

Peer Counseling will resume on Tuesday, October 4 and is available to 9th through 12th graders in the Young Adult area on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Calabasas Library. Drop in this month on October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27 between the hours of 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to get help with math, English, or the latest school project.

For more information on any of these tutoring programs, call the Library at (818) 225-7616. 

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PET PARTNERS: READ WITH ME

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, October 1, to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4 Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of reading aloud. Each child will have 15 minutes to read. Sign-ups begin at 11:00 a.m. and the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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MEET & GREET WITH GUIDE DOG PUPPIES-IN-TRAINING

Join us at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22 for a meet and greet with Jan and other Guide Dog Puppies-in-Training being raised as Guide Dogs for the Blind. Learn how they train the dogs and how the dogs help those in need. Find out about this special organization and how you might be able to help! You can take pictures with the dogs and there may even be a story or two to read to the pups! This program is intended for elementary school age kids. For more information, call the Library at (818) 225-7616.

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JOIN THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB

If you enjoy creative writing and hanging out with friends, the Writers' Corner Club is the place for you! This club welcomes 4th through 8th graders and is run by high school students. No writing experience is necessary - this is just for fun! The Club will be meeting this month on Saturday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. Snacks will be served.

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FAMILY HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT

Celebrate Halloween early at the Calabasas Library! Join us for our Family Halloween Movie Night on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:15 p.m. Dress up, trick or treat, and watch a family cartoon. We will be enjoying "Toy Story of Terror." This movie is rated G and runs for 30 minutes. Refreshments will be served. This event will take place in the Library's multi-purpose room. For more information, call (818) 225-7616.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CHECK OUT OUR LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES

Our Library Research Guides are information maps that lead patrons to relevant sources on a particular topic. Our print and computer resources include both materials available in the library and online resources such as databases and recommended websites. The guides are good for academic research, but also general topics such as finding employment and test preparation. To learn more, visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/research.html

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a teenager living on the Spokane Indian Reservation. When Junior decides to attend an all-white high school 22 miles away, his entire world is flipped upside down. Junior must learn when to fit in and when to stand out, how to come to grips with his crippling poverty, and what it means to actually talk to girls. He does it with humor, grace, and some excellent cartoons.

This book won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2007. Check it out today! The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is available in Young Adult book, Book on CD and e-book.

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Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

That’s all for this month.

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