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

FEBRUARY 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
FUN FAIR & FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
CALABASAS-LAS VIRGENES HISTORICAL SOCIETY: PRESENTATION BY TOMMY GELINAS
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER AT ROSTI
PLAY WITH SQUISHY CIRCUITS
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
JOIN A BOOK CLUB
BOOK OF THE MONTH: LOST CANYON
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: BOOKS & DVDS FOR RENT
IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN


DATES TO REMEMBER

February  2017 1 - Play with Squishy Circuits

1 - Friends of the Library Meeting

2 - Yoga & You

4 - Pet Partners Reading Program

9 - Second Thursday Book Club

11 - Writers' Corner Club

14 - Valentine's Day Tea

15 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

15 - Film Fanatics

16 - Yoga & You

19 - Library Closed

19 - 75th Anniversary of the Signing of Executive Order 9066

22 - E-Book Class

23 - Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society: Presentation by Tommy Gelinas

25 - Fun Fair

25 - Family Movie Night

27, 28 & March 1 - Calabasas Library Fundraiser at Rosti


RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
* Pumpkin Patch cancelled February 16 & 17
Study Buddies Tutoring

Pet Partners 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
  




THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENTS' DAY
 


HELP US RAISE MONEY BY ENJOYING A DELICIOUS MEAL AT ROSTI (FEB. 27, 28 & MARCH 1)!

 

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 <-  January 2017

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FUN FAIR & FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Games, food, prizes...you won't want to miss out on the fun on Saturday, February 25! Elementary school age kids are invited to join us at the Library from noon to 4:00 p.m. to take part in our Fun Fair! Admission is free but children's book donations are always welcome.

Return with the entire family that evening at 6:00 p.m. to watch Meet the Robinsons during our Family Movie Night. There will be pizza, snacks, popcorn and drinks - all for just $1 each. All ages are welcome, although children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

These events are sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. Proceeds go to the Calabasas Teen Library Council, National Honor Society of Calabasas High School, and other teen clubs. 

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CALABASAS-LAS VIRGENES HISTORICAL SOCIETY: PRESENTATION BY TOMMY GELINAS

The Calabasas Historical Society is thrilled to welcome Tommy Gelinas to the Library on Thursday, February 23 at noon. He will be giving a presentation on the Valley Relics Museum. This is a local museum that collects, preserves, interprets, and presents the history of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. Please join us for this interesting lecture. To learn more about the Calabasas Historical Society, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/historical-society.html.

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LIBRARY FUNDRAISER AT ROSTI

Help the Library raise money by simply eating a delicious meal (or a few) at Rosti in Calabasas. On Monday, February 27, Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1, Rosti in Calabasas will be donating 15% of all purchases (dine-in, take-out and delivery orders) to the Calabasas Library! Just be sure to present this flyer in order for the Library to receive credit. 

Rosti is located at 23663 Calabasas Road and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Funds raised will benefit library programming and materials such as books, DVDs and audiobooks. For more information, call the library at (818) 225-7616.

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PLAY WITH SQUISHY CIRCUITS

Elementary school age kids are invited to explore electronics and create circuits using a fun and familiar form of dough! Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 for a fun and educational experience. By adding batteries to the circuits, you will be lighting LEDs, making noise, and running motors by simply plugging them into the conductive dough.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. For more information, call (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, February 4, 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 February 11 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, February 2 and February 16 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, February 15! The Film Fanatics will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. to watch the 1997 film, Mother. This film is about a man who tries to figure out why he has problems in relationships. He decides to start with his first significant female relationship in his life - his mother. This film stars Albert Brooks and Debbie Reynolds.

Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner to enjoy during the movie.

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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, February 22. 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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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, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. This month they will be discussing Agatha Christie. Read any work (novel, play, or short story) written by Agatha Christie and join us as we examine literary approaches of the "Queen of Mystery."

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.

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

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: LOST CANYON

February's Book of the Month is Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyer.

Adventure, chance, consequences, and crime pepper this novel set in contemporary Los Angeles and California. Revoyer contrasts four characters’ desire for wilderness with urban gentrification and the realities of survival. Did we mention the wonderful dog? The ending will surprise you. The Library has this title in book, e-book, and downloadable audiobook.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: BOOKS & DVDS FOR RENT

The Library has books and DVDs for patrons to rent. These are additional copies of the most popular items in the library that usually have a long hold list. You can pay $1 a week for a book or $2 a week for a DVD and get it the same day. If you need to keep it longer, you don’t have to worry about renewing or late fees, you just pay $1 (or $2 for DVDs) per week that you have kept the item. The Books and DVDs are purchased by the Friends of the Library and all rental monies go back to the Friends group. It’s a great way to get the latest movie or bestseller without having to wait.

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IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY

Sunday, February 19 is the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which sent 122,000 Japanese Americans to relocation camps for the duration of World War II. Various commemorations are planned throughout California. One of them is the California Museum in Sacramento  Also, there are digital archives that can be searched online through the Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives with Calisphere of the University of California: https://calisphere.org/exhibitions/t11/jarda/. The Smithsonian is reaching out to identify and collect artifacts for their upcoming exhibit http://si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/Executive-Order-9066-5590.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN

Please consider joining the Friends of the Calabasas Library (FOL). The Friends promote public understanding and appreciation of our Library, provide special Library programs to enrich the community and fund the purchase of materials not covered by the City budget. Ongoing projects of the Friends of the Calabasas Library include funding the children’s summer reading and year round adult events, yoga, rental books and DVDs and sponsoring the book club. When you pay your annual dues you’re entitled to $5.00 worth of rental materials for free.

Dues are: Juniors (ages to 18) and Seniors (65 and older) $5; Individuals $10; Families $25; Business/Corporate $100. Membership forms are available in the Library or on the Library website www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/friends.html.

Active volunteers can help with quarterly book sales, arranging fundraising events and participating in programs. There are opportunities to serve on the FOL Board also. The Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Multipurpose Room.

The Library will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Tea on February 14 at 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room to talk about the Friends and discuss forming an afternoon group. All are welcome. For more information the Valentine's Day Tea, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/valentines-tea.html.

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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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