CALABASAS LIBRARY e.NEWS
THE LATEST NEWS & EVENTS FROM THE CALABASAS LIBRARY

APRIL 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
KIDS BOOK CLUB
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
PET PARTNERS: READ WITH ME
BE A PART OF THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY
ARE YOU A FILM FANATIC?
E-BOOK CLASS
CALABASAS-LAS VIRGENES HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL MEETING & LECTURE
JOIN A BOOK CLUB
BOOK OF THE MONTH: ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN
IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: LINKS FOR RESEARCH AND REPORTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN


DATES TO REMEMBER

April 1 - Pet Partners Reading Program

5 - Book Worm Book Club

5 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

6 - Yoga and You

13 - Second Thursday Book Club

16 - Library Closed

19 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

19 - Film Fanatics

20 - Yoga and You

22 - Writers' Corner Club

26 - E-Book Class

27 - Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society Annual Meeting & Lecture


RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
Study Buddies Tutoring
*No Study Buddies on April 11 or April 13

Pet Partners Reading Program
Peer Counseling Tutoring
*No Peer Counseling on April 11 or April 13
Yoga & You Love to Learn Tutoring
The Writer's Corner Club
2nd Thursday Book Club
Film Fanatics
Wednesday Morning Book Club
  



 

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.

Looking for a previous edition of Library e.News? Check out the Library e.News archive <-  March 2017

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KIDS BOOK CLUB

Attention 4th through 6th graders - the Book Worm Book Club is back! The book for April is 11 Birthdays written by Wendy Mass. Join us for a discussion on the book on Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. Treats and crafts will be provided. We will be meeting in the conference room in the children's area of the library. For questions, please call (818) 224-1757.

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1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

There's still time to get involved - visit the Calabasas Library through the month of March as we kick-off the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless, and it’s free. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant or toddler before kindergarten. It’s not as hard as it sounds and the benefits are truly life-changing. For more information call the children’s department of the library or check the 1,000 books website at  www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

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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, April 1, to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Pet Partners, 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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BE A PART OF THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB

Attention 4th through 8th Graders: If you like creative writing and hanging out with your friends then come to The Writers’ Corner Club at the Library! This program is hosted by the Calabasas Library and run by high school students. No writing experience is necessary - this is just for fun. The Club meets monthly in the conference room next to the children's library area and they will be meeting on April 22 at 3:30 p.m. Meetings last about one hour and snacks 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, April 6 and April 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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ARE YOU A FILM FANATIC?

Do you know a film fanatic? Send them to the Library on Wednesday, April 19! The Film Fanatics will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. to watch "Lost Horizon". This 1937 movie, which was partially filmed in and around the Calabasas area, is about a group of people whose plane crashes into the secluded land of Shangri-La. It seems like a miraculous utopia, but all is not what it seems to be.

Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner to enjoy during the movie. This month's Film Fanatics is sponsored by the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society.

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E-BOOK CLASS

Did you get a tablet or iPad recently and 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! The library is offering a free e-book class to help you out. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on  Wednesday, April 26. This class is designed to help you learn about e-books and other digital products here at the Calabasas Library. Don't forget to bring your devices as there will be time after the lecture for individual help.

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CALABASAS-LAS VIRGENES HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL MEETING & LECTURE

The Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society will be having their annual meeting and lecture on Thursday, April 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Socializing will take place for a half hour, followed by the Annual Meeting at 6:00 p.m. A lecture will close out the evening, immediately following the meeting. More information will be provided soon by visiting www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/historical-society.html#UPCOMING_EVENTS.

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JOIN A BOOK CLUB

Are you an adult who is interested in joining a book club? Look no further than the Calabasas Library!

The Second Thursday Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. This month, we will be discussing The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. We continue our early mystery seminar with a presentation of the literary entrance of Hercule Poirot and the first detective story (Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue).

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

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

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi is about many ongoing themes in society, such as food safety and immigration, while telling an engaging story. Miguel, Rabi, and Joe are playing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and realize something different is happening to the cows. The plant's cattle feed is turning cows into zombies! They soon realize no adults will believe them, so they start their own investigation and discover a plot by an evil corporation to sell tainted meat all over the country. With smarts and baseball skills, they have to protect themselves, figure out how to stay alive and save the world! This book is for middle school readers, though anyone who likes a good zombie story will enjoy this title. Available at the Library in book and Book on CD.

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IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY

Earth Day is held this year on Saturday, April 22. It’s a way to remember and become active in different environmental issues. The Earth Day Network is a great website (www.earthday.org) with many resources and information. The City Of Calabasas will be participating with a Festival on Saturday, April 15. More information can be found at www.cityofcalabasas.com/earth-day.html 

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: LINKS FOR RESEARCH AND REPORTS

The Library has many great outside links to various reference collections that can help for research and reports. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/links-resources.html for information.

American Memory from the Library of Congress has scanned primary sources, photos, maps and other items that are of interest to those wanting to know more about American History. Visit www.memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html to learn more.

The Digital Public Library of America is made of different collections of digital materials from libraries, museums, universities, and organizations from around the world. Check it out at www.dp.la/info/about/history/materials.

The Huell Howser Archives at Chapman University have a variety of streaming videos from his Mission series as well as other California landmarks. Visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN. BARBARA LOCKWOOD

Libraries = Education. Education is the pillar of a democratic society and the public library is a vital resource in providing that education. The library is an important educational institution in the community. The basic premise of the public library is to provide lifelong equal education for everyone. The library provides self-directed education (books, e-resources, etc.) research assistance and instruction, and enlightening experiences. Our librarian instructors teach preschool, STEM, and digital classes, help students with school assignments and provide resources based on school curriculum. We partner with the Las Virgenes School District to fund full text research databases and e-books for their students. The library also has databases to help people find jobs, prepare for professional tests such as the GMAT and MCATS and complete resumes. Businesses, both big and small, can find information to help with marketing, branding and development. Citizens can study a new language, learn how to coach soccer, check out an Academy award winning movie, discover a new author or improve their health. The library equals education.

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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.

That’s all for this month.

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