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

MARCH 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER AT ROSTI
PET PARTNERS: READ WITH ME
EXPERIMENT WITH MAKEY MAKEY CIRCUITS
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: IT AIN'T SO AWFUL FALAFEL
IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CHECK OUT OUR GREAT COURSES SELECTION
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN


DATES TO REMEMBER

March 1 - Calabasas Library Fundraiser at Rosti

1 - Friends of the Library Meeting

2 - Yoga and You

4 - Pet Partners Reading Program

5 - Informational Session: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

9 - Second Thursday Book Cllub

11 - Experiment with Makey Makey Circuits

12 - Daylight Saving Time Begins (2:00 a.m.)

15 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

15 - Film Fanatics

16 - Yoga and You

23 - Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society Lecture (Details Coming Soon)

25 - Writers' Corner Club

29 - E-Book Class

30 - Yoga and You
RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
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
  




 

EXPERIMENT WITH MAKEY MAKEY CIRCUITS

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 <-  February 2017

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1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

Visit the Calabasas Library during 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.

Learn more at story time for babies on Friday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. There will also be a special information and education session on Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. Jill Nevins, our Children’s library specialist, will share her knowledge about children’s books and early literacy. 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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LIBRARY FUNDRAISER AT ROSTI

There's still time to help the Library raise money! Today, February 28 or tomorrow, March 1, Rosti in Calabasas will be donating 15% of all purchases (dine-in, take-out and delivery orders) to the Calabasas Library! Help us simply by enjoying a delicious meal! 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 the Friends of the Calabasas Library for library programming and to purchase materials such as books, DVDs and audiobooks. For more information, call the library at (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, March 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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EXPERIMENT WITH MAKEY MAKEY CIRCUITS

Elementary school age kids are invited to explore circuits as we turn everyday objects into a functional keyboard, digital piano and more on Saturday, March 11! Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to experience this fun experiment. For more information, call the Library at (818) 225-7616.

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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 March 25 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, March 2, March 16 and March 30 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, March 15! The Film Fanatics will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. to watch a movie (title to be determined). Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner to enjoy during the movie. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/movie-group.html for updated title information.

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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, March 29. 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, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. This month, we will be discussing The Whistler by John Grisham. In this book, the master of legal thrillers searches for justice in the lawless region of the Florida Panhandle "where terrible things might happen, and do..."

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman.

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

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: IT AIN'T SO AWFUL FALAFEL

March's Book of the Month is It Ain’t So Awful Falafel, written by Firoozeh Dumas.

This is a funny and poignant middle grade story based on the author’s own experiences growing up Iranian in Newport Beach in the 1970s. Zomorod Yousefzadeh is the new kid in Newport and determined to fit in. She even adopted an American name--Cindy, after her favorite Brady Bunch character. Cindy’s hopes to blend into the background though, quickly disappear, when the Iranian Revolution and Iran hostage crisis take the international stage. Cindy must try to navigate the awkwardness of middle school with growing anti-Iran sentiments all around her.

The Library has this title in book and e-book.

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IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY

Celebrate reading with us! Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 - Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Find activities, online guides and printables by visiting www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php. For more information on the very interesting Dr. Seuss, check out his biography on the Seussville website - www.seussville.com/#/author 

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CHECK OUT OUR GREAT COURSES SELECTION

The Library has been purchasing the Great Courses collection. We have Books on CD, downloadable audiobooks, and DVDs. This is a popular and worthwhile lecture series that ranges from many interesting subjects such as history, science, music, and art. Some selected titles are How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, Peoples and Cultures of the World, and My Favorite Universe. The DVDs can be found in the non-fiction DVD section and can be checked out for one week and the Books on CD and the downloadable audiobooks can be checked out for two weeks. There is always a list of all the titles at the end of the Book on CD Biography section where the Great Courses CDs are kept.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN

We enjoyed meeting for our Valentine's Tea on February 14 to discuss membership in the Friends of the Calabasas Library group. Don't forget to check out our Friends of the Library page and get involved! 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.

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.

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.

Also, don't forget that now through March 3 you can stop by the Library for a blind date with a book! Find that perfect book to keep you company.

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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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