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

JULY 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
SUMMER FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS
EDIBLE ARCHITECTURE
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY
BINGO!
JOIN THE FILM FANATICS CLUB
CHEF STEPH: CHOCOLATE COOKING DEMO
AUTHOR JON WILKMAN - PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING
JOIN A BOOK CLUB
BOOK OF THE MONTH: ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: PLEASE RESPECT THE TURTLES
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN, BARBARA LOCKWOOD


DATES TO REMEMBER

July 1 - Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

2 - Library Closes at 4:00 p.m.

4 - Independence Day (Library Closed)

5 - Summer Reading Program: One World Rhythm

6 - Yoga & You

11 - Summer Family Movie Night: Hercules

12 - Summer Reading Program: Abbit the Average

13 - BINGO at the Library

13 - 2nd Thursday Book Club

18 - Summer Family Movie Night: The Barefoot Executive

19 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

19 - Summer Reading Program: PowerHouse Dance

19 - Film Fanatics Club

20 - Yoga & You

20 - Edible Architecture

21 - Summer Reading Preschool Event: Claire Mills Melody Maker

25 - Summer Family Movie Night: The Great Mouse Detective

26 - Summer Reading Program: Animal Trackers

27 - Chef Steph: Chocolate Cooking Demo

27 - Jon Wilkman, Author of Floodpath: Presentation & Book Signing


RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
Study Buddies Tutoring
* Resumes in the Fall
Pet Partners Reading Program
* Resumes in the Fall
Peer Counseling Tutoring
* Resumes in the Fall
Yoga & You Love to Learn Tutoring
* Resumes in the Fall
The Writer's Corner Club
* Resumes in the Fall
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 <-  June 2017

  

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

The Calabasas Library’s Summer Reading Program “Reading by Design” is underway and continues through Sunday, August 6. All ages can read books throughout the summer and come into the library each week for prizes. You can also participate by signing up online at www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/online-summer-reading-program-2017.html.

The Library will be having a celebration kickoff event for the Summer Reading Program on Saturday, July 1 at noon. Join us for an exciting LEGO Program! There will be over 10,000 LEGO pieces, ramps, and music that is sure to inspire fun. Please note that participation in this event is limited to the first 45 patrons.

The fun doesn't stop there! Join us at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for our entertaining SRP events (geared towards K-5th graders):

July 5: One World Rhythm — Celebrate the joy and excitement of making music together with this interactive and engaging show!
July 12: Abbit the Average — Jeff Abbit is anything but an average magician! Laugh and be amazed by his fun magical antics!
July 19: PowerHouse Dance — Watch high energy performers in this incredible dance show combining tap, clogging, and stomp. You may even learn a few steps!
July 26: Animal Trackers — Alligator? Kookaburra? Kangaroo? Yep! See these animals and more in our “Animals Around the World” show!
August 2: Michael Rayner - The “Found Objects Juggling Show” has Michael juggling everything from a wheelbarrow on his chin to a cheeseburger on an umbrella. This has to be seen to be believed!

Let's not forget about our preschoolers! On Friday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m., there will be a special event just for them! Join us for a fun-filled interactive show with music, puppets and dance with Clair Mills Melody Maker.

 The Calabasas Library's Summer Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library, Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society, SusieCakes, Rosti Tuscan Kitchen, Legoland and the Aquarium of the Pacific. For more information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/summer-reading-program2017.html.

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SUMMER FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS

Bring the entire family to the Library for our free Summer Family Movie Nights! Movies begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11 – Hercules (1997) – This animated feature is about the son of Greek Gods Zeus and Hera. Hercules is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. Rated G – 93 minutes
Tuesday, July 18 - The Barefoot Executive – A young man works in the mailroom at a TV network and wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. He discovers that his neighbor's chimpanzee has a knack for picking successful TV programs. He uses the chimp's programming skills to land himself a better job at the network. Rated G – 95 minutes
Tuesday, July 25 – The Great Mouse Detective – Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan. Rated G – 80 minutes

All ages are welcome. Under 8 must be accompanied with an adult. There will be popcorn and drinks available for purchase for just $1 each. Proceeds will benefit the Calabasas Teen Library Council and the Friends of the Calabasas Library. These movie events are sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/family-movie-night.html.

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EDIBLE ARCHITECTURE

Use your imagination and engineering skills to create edible architecture! Elementary school aged children are invited to the Library to make gumdrop bridges, cookie towers and more on Thursday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. We will be meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room - we hope you can join us! For more information, call the Library at (818) 225-7616. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library.

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YOGA & YOU AT THE LIBRARY 

De-stress on your lunch hour! Join us for a relaxing yoga session on Thursdays, July 6 and July 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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BINGO!

Design your afternoon with friends around a great game of Bingo at the Calabasas Library. The fun begins at noon on Thursday, July 13. Ages 16 and older are welcome to participate. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. For more information, call the Library at (818) 225-7616.

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JOIN THE FILM FANATICS CLUB

Do you love watching and discussing movies? If you answered "yes," join the Film Fanatics Club! We will be meeting at the Library on Wednesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. This month's movie will be The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957). The movie tells the story of Scott Carey, a man suffering cellular degeneration after encountering an atomic cloud, shrinking him to inches in height and forcing him to survive in a world of terrifyingly familiar things. A guest panel of experts will discuss the film's significance immediately after the screening. This year marks the 60th Anniversary of this most thought-provoking of the 1950's science fiction films. It is unrated and 81 minutes.

Patrons can bring their dinner to enjoy during the movie. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or email Karilyn Steward at ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com.

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CHEF STEPH: CHOCOLATE COOKING DEMO

Calling all chocolate lovers! Chef Steph will be at the Calabasas Library at noon on Thursday, July 27, giving a chocolate cooking demo. Join us as she designs delectable chocolate treats. Reservations are required. To save your spot, call the Library at (818) 225-7616. You don't want to miss this delicious demo! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library.

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AUTHOR JON WILMAN - PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING

Jon Wilkman, Author of Floodpath, will be at the Library on Thursday, July 27 for a presentation and book signing. Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture will start at 6:00 p.m.

A visionary and controversial quest for water made modern Los Angeles possible, but the failure of the St. Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, the worst American civil engineering failure of the 20th century, was a horrific reminder of human limits -- a lesson that is all but forgotten today.

Jon Wilkman, an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and author of books about Los Angeles, revisits a deluge that claimed nearly 500 lives. It was the deadliest man-made disaster of the 20th century America and the making of modern Los Angeles. To learn more, visit www.stfrancisdamdisaster1928.com The book will be available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society. For more information, call the Library at (818) 225-7616.

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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, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. This month, we will be exploring ways to create our own reading maps to enhance our reading experience.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing My Antonia by Willa Cather.  

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

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor: Perry T. Cook is basically your normal 11-year-old kid…except for the fact that he lives in a minimum security prison. Perry has always lived in prison with his mother, who was allowed to raise him while she served her sentence. The prison is his home, the inmates his family. That is until one day a well-meaning member of the community finds out about Perry’s situation and decides Perry should be removed from prison. Suddenly Perry’s entire world is turned upside down. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook is a book about change, hope, and finding joy no matter what your circumstances. It’s perfect for middle grade readers and adults alike.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: PLEASE RESPECT THE TURTLES

It's that time of year again! Being situated in close proximity to The Commons' turtle pond, we often see turtles nearby and around the Library. While they are fun to look at and admire, please do not touch them or relocate them. They are working on starting their families and wandering is part of this process. Please do not disrupt their journey!

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN. BARBARA LOCKWOOD

Libraries have long served as places to explore new subjects and learn about the world. Through a partial grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and collaboration between the California State Library and Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., virtual reality technology will be available to the patrons of the Calabasas Library. The Library recently received an Oculus Rift set and we plan on having programs for teen and adult patrons in the future.

“Virtual Reality is a generational leap in the services that our libraries provide” said California State Librarian Greg Lucas. “Just as computers have become a critical part of our libraries, this generous gift from Facebook and Oculus will bring new technology to libraries.”

“I think this VR project demonstrates what libraries do so well with new technologies,” said Paula MacKinnon, Interim Director of Califa, the non-profit managing the project. “We start curating the exceptional, the compelling, and the intriguing educational content that is newly being published and provide our communities with the means to enjoy it— for free.”

Stayed tuned for more information on programs through our website, flyers and e-news. 

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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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