CALABASAS LIBRARY e.NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2016

DATES TO REMEMBER
PAWS 4 HEALING READING PROGRAM
JOIN THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB
  FREE TUTORING AT THE LIBRARY
  E-BOOK CLASS
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY 
ARE YOU A FILM FANATIC?
  BOOK CLUBS AT THE LIBRARY
  CA SOCIAL STUDIES FACT CARDS
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CELEBRATE BANNED BOOK WEEK WITH US!  
BOOK OF THE MONTH: EIGHTY DAYS


DATES TO REMEMBER

September 2016 1 - Yoga & You

4 - Library Closed
(in observance of Labor Day)

7 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

8 - Second Thursday Book Club

10 - Paws for Healing Reading Program

13 - E-Book Class

15 - Yoga & You

17 - Love to Learn Tutoring

20 - Study Buddies

21 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

21 - Film Fanatics

22 - Study Buddies

24 - The Writer's Corner Club

24 - Love to Learn Tutoring

27 - Study Buddies


29 - Study Buddies
 
RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
* Pumpkin Patch Story Time is cancelled Sept. 1 & 2. The program will resume on September 8.
Study Buddies Tutoring
Paws 4 Healing Reading Program
*Change of date -
September 10.
Peer Counseling Tutoring
* Beginning in October
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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PAWS 4 HEALING READING PROGRAM

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, September 10, 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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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, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. Snacks will be served.

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FREE TUTORING AT THE LIBRARY

School is back in session and that means tutoring is available once again at the Calabasas Library!

Study Buddies is a program that will be starting back up on Tuesday, September 20. The program 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.

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 Saturday, September 17 and September 24.

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E-BOOK CLASS

Did you get a tablet or iPad over the summer and don't know to read e-books on it? Are you tired of going on vacation and losing your library book? E-books are here to stay! Come by the library on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. to learn all about e-books and other digital products available at the library. Bring your devices as you will have an opportunity for individual help after the lecture. There is no charge for this event.

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YOGA & YOU AT THE LIBRARY 

De-stress on your lunch hour! Join us for a relaxing yoga session on Thursdays, September 1 and September 15 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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ARE YOU A FILM FANATIC?

Join the Film Fanatics on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. to watch The Lady Vanishes. This 1938 Hitchcock film is about an English tourist traveling by train in Europe. She discovers that her traveling companion has disappeared from the train. The woman is helped by a young musician to search the train for clues to the missing lady's disappearance. This film is not rated and lasts 97 minutes. Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner to enjoy during the movie.

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BOOK CLUBS AT THE LIBRARY

If you have been searching for a Book Club to join, look no further than the Calabasas Library!

The 2nd Thursday Book Club is for adults and they will be meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. This month's book topic will be The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, written by Kate Anderson Brower.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on September 21 at 11:00 a.m. The book discussion will be David Lean: A Biography, written by Kevin Brownlow.

Membership into the book clubs are free, however a valid library card is required to participate.

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CA SOCIAL STUDIES FACT CARDS

School has begun and reports will soon be assigned! A good resource, especially for 4th through 8th graders, is the California Social Studies Fact Cards. There is specific information for California History such as missions, explorers, and the Rancho Era. There is even a citation source included in each article. It is great information in a simple format. Check it out at http://factcards.califa.org/.

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/links-resources.html to see what other links and resources are available at the Calabasas Library.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CELEBRATE BANNED BOOK WEEK WITH US!

September 25 through October 1 is Banned Book Week, celebrated annually by the American Library Association and libraries across the nation. This week highlights the freedom to read and the value of open access to information. There are many challenged and banned books in the United States and the world. It is important to not censor or to restrict access. For more information and lists of books that have been challenged or banned in various places, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek. 

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: EIGHTY DAYS

Eighty Days, written by Matthew Goodman, is a true story about two journalists and their quest to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than 80 days. On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, a young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day, heading in the opposite direction by train, was Elizabeth Bisland, a young journalist from a rival paper. Each woman spent the next few months not knowing where the other was and unaware of the rivalry that was developing between their two bosses. Its a fascinating story about women in the late 1900s, their supposed roles in the workplace and the vicious competitiveness of journalism of the time.

Eighty Days is available in non-fiction 910.4 GOO and audiobook (read by Kathe Mazur) at the Calabasas Library. Check it out today!

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CALABASAS LIBRARY
200 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302 (map)
(818) 225-7616

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon, CLOSED
Tue-Thurs, 11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Fri & Sat,
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Thats all for this month.

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