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

JANUARY 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
E-BOOK CLASSES
PRESENTATION - LA DURING THE RAGTIME ERA
STUDY FOR FINALS AT THE LIBRARY
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY
ARE YOU A FILM FANATIC?
JOIN A BOOK CLUB
PET PARTNERS: READ WITH ME
BE A PART OF THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB
BOOK OF THE MONTH: MAINE
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN


DATES TO REMEMBER

January 2017 1 - Library Closed

7 - Pet Partners Reading Program

7 - Writers' Corner Club

10 - E-Book Class

12 - Second Thursday Book Club

15 - Library Closed

18 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

18 - Film Fanatics Meet

21 - Study for Finals

24 - Study for Finals

25 - Study for Finals

25 - E-Book Class

26 - Presentation - LA During the Ragtime Era


 
RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
* Pumpkin Patch cancelled January 19 & 20
Study Buddies Tutoring
* Study Budies cancelled January 24 & 26

Pet Partners Reading Program
Peer Counseling Tutoring
* Peer Counseling cancelled January 24 & 26
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, JANUARY 1 &
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

 


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E-BOOK CLASSES

Did you get a tablet or iPad for the holidays 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 free e-book classes to help you out. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 or Wednesday, January 25. These classes are 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. Both programs are the same, but you are welcome to attend both if you feel you need additional help.

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PRESENTATION - LA DURING THE RAGTIME ERA

The Las Virgenes - Calabasas Historical Society has arranged for Galen Wilkes to give a presentation at the library on Thursday, January 26. Galen will be offering insight into the music, history and artifacts of the Los Angeles area in the Ragtime Era of 1890 to 1917. Stop by at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information about this event, contact Karilyn Steward and ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com. For information on the Historical Society in general, contact Cim Castellon at cimcastellon@gmail.com

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STUDY FOR FINALS AT THE LIBRARY

Finals are coming up for high school students and we are offering a place to study. The multi-purpose room will be open and available for studying on the following days:

Saturday, January 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Students are welcome to bring food and drinks, and the library will also be offering refreshments periodically.

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YOGA & YOU AT THE LIBRARY 

De-stress on your lunch hour! Join us for a relaxing yoga session on Thursdays, January 5 and January 19 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, January 18! The Film Fanatics will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. to watch My Little Chickadee. Mae West stars in this classic about a self-reliant woman who is abducted by a mysterious bandit during a stagecoach holdup. She eventually gets away from the bandit and leaves her hometown. En route by train to her new home, she makes the acquaintance of a con-artist played by W.C. Fields, and misunderstandings ensue.

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

This month’s movie is sponsored by the Las Virgenes-Calabasas Historical Society. For more information, contact Karilyn Steward at ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com.

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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, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. This month they will be discussing The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson.

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

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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, January 7, 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 January 7 at 3:30 p.m. Meetings last about one hour and snacks will be served.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: MAINE

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan is a story of three generations of a family told from the perspective of four women – the matriarch Grandmother, black sheep daughter, annoyingly perfect daughter-in-law and coming-of-age granddaughter. By the end of the book you feel as if you know each one of these characters personally, and in a way we do know them as versions of our own family members. The reader may find themselves taking sides over fictional rivalries and laughing out loud over spot-on descriptions of all too familiar personality traits. Staff also recommends The Engagements by this author. Both are available in audio and book.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN

Recently the American Library Association published a statement regarding diversity and inclusion in public libraries. Here is an excerpt from this press release: Libraries provide a safe place for individuals of all ages and backgrounds and for difficult discussions on social issues. Our nation’s libraries serve all community members, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities, offering services and educational resources that transform communities, open minds, and promote inclusion and diversity. Our core values are clear - free access, intellectual freedom, privacy and confidentiality. We will stand for these values unwaveringly, now and into the future.

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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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