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

OCTOBER 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
INTRODUCING MAE WEST (SEPTEMBER 28 EVENT)
MILITARY MOVIE MATINEES
FAMILY HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT
DRAW-SKETCH-DOODLE (SEPTEMBER 30 EVENT)
PET PARTNERS READING PROGRAM
JOIN THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY
E-BOOK CLASS
FILM FANATICS
BE A PART OF A BOOK CLUB
TUTORING AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: FREE DIGITAL SERVICES
BOOK OF THE MONTH: CODE NAME VERITY
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN, BARBARA LOCKWOOD


DATES TO REMEMBER

September  28 - Introducing Mae West

30 - Draw-Sketch-Doodle
October 2 - Library Commission Meeting

4 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

5 - Yoga & You

7 - Pet Partners Reading Program

11 - E-Book Class


12 - 2nd Thursday Book Club

18 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

18 - Film Fanatics

19 - Yoga & You

31 - Family Halloween Movie Night


RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
*Cancelled Friday, Oct. 20

Study Buddies Tutoring
Pet Partners Reading Program

Peer Counseling Tutoring

Yoga & You Love to Learn Tutoring
*Cancelled Saturday, Sept. 30. Will resume Saturday, Oct. 14
The Writer's Corner Club

2nd Thursday Book Club
Film Fanatics


Wednesday Morning Book Club

 



TUTORING AT THE LIBRARY IS BACK! 

DRESS UP, TRICK-OR-TREAT, AND WATCH A FAMILY CARTOON
OCTOBER 31 AT THE LIBRARY

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 <-  September 2017

  

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INTRODUCING MAE WEST

The Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society invites you to stop by the Library at noon on Thursday, September 28. Maya DuBois will give a presentation on the iconic Mae West. The program called “Introducing Mae West” will include film clips, memorabilia, photos and posters of this interesting and controversial actress, director, writer, producer and screen star.

For more information about presentations, call the library at 818-225-7616, visit the Calabasas Historical Society page on the Library’s website or the online calendar at www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.htm.

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MILITARY MOVIE MATINEES

Join the Calabasas Library for a series of movies honoring our Military Veterans. This month we will be watching Flags of Our Fathers on Friday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. This movie is a World War II tale of two marines and a sailor who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima. The movie is directed by Clint Eastwood, is rated R and is 132 minutes long.

For a full line-up of this series, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/military-movie.html. All movies in this series are free to the public and no tickets are required. Refreshments will be served. This series is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library.

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FAMILY HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT

Celebrate Halloween at our fun Family Halloween Movie Night at the Library! Dress up and join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31 for trick-or-treating and a family cartoon.

We will be watching Casper's Halloween Special which is 25 minutes long (not rated). A certain friendly ghost leaps at the chance to experience Halloween night "just like a real boy." Putting on a simple costume, Casper sets out for a night of tricks and treats. He meets some friendly kids who accept Casper, but Hairy Scary and his gang set out to scare anyone who crosses their path. It's Casper to the rescue, of course!

This event is free of charge and refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

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DRAW-SKETCH-DOODLE

Do you know a 1st - 5th grader who loves to doodle? Send them to the Library for our once monthly Draw-Sketch-Doodle class where they can learn basic drawing with colored pencils. The first class will be on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 p.m. No reservations are required. This program is run by ArtABC with the Calabasas Library.

Future classes will be added and can soon be found at www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/calendar-of-events.html.

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PET PARTNERS READING PROGRAM

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, October 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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JOIN THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB

Attention 3rd through 7th Graders: If you like creative writing and hanging out with your friends then come to The Writers’ Corner Club! Hosted by the Calabasas Library and run by high school students, this club requires no experience in writing...this is just for fun! The Writers' Corner Club meets one Saturday each month and will be meeting on October 21. All meetings start at 3:30 p.m. and last about an hour in the conference room next to the Children's Library area. 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, October 5 and 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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E-BOOK CLASS

Did you get a new tablet or an iPad 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 will be hosting E-Book Classes to help you out. Come by the Multi-Purpose Room at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11. This event is designed to help you learn about e-books and other digital products here at the Calabasas Library. Bring your devices. After the lecture there will be time to help you!

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FILM FANATICS

Calling all film fanatics - we have the group for you! The Film Fanatics will be meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. Join for the evening as we watch and discuss the movie Clue (rated PG and 94 minutes long). Patrons are welcome to bring their dinner to enjoy.

About the film: Six strangers are invited to a party at a secluded New England mansion known as Hill House where they find they are being blackmailed. Over the course of the evening, someone is murdered and the guests must figure out who, why and how.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. Call the Library at 818-225-7616, visit the library’s website or email ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com for more information.

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BE A PART OF A BOOK CLUB

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

The 2nd Thursday Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. They will be discussing Red Notice by Bill Browder. This is a financial memoir of the volatile and dangerous markets of 1990's Eastern Europe.

If you have questions about the 2nd Thursday Book Club, contact the Library at (818) 225-1716.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing The Likeness by Tana French.

If you have questions about the Wednesday Morning Book Club, drop by during their meeting and they will be happy to answer all your questions!

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TUTORING AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY

Tutoring is back at the Calabasas Library!

Study Buddies: Study Buddies will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This program allows elementary and middle school students to get free help with homework at the Library. High school students will be available to work with elementary and middle school students on homework and study skills.

Love to Learn Tutoring: Love to Learn Tutoring will resume on Saturday, October 14 and continue on future Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students will be available to tutor elementary and middle school students in the Children's Library.

Peer Counseling: The Peer Counseling program will resume on Tuesday, October 10. Peer counseling is available Tuesdays and Thursdays to 9th through 12th graders in the Young Adult area of the Library. Drop in between 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. to get help on math, English, or the latest school project.

For more information on the tutoring programs offered at the Calabasas Library, contact Karilyn Steward at (818) 225-7616 or ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS

With our neighbors to the south in Mexico recently dealing with tragedy and October 17 being the 18th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California, now is a good time to recheck your earthquake preparedness kits. The Los Angeles area hasn’t had a large earthquake for decades now, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. It means it will. California has good building codes so if you are in the Library when it happens, don’t run outside. Take cover under the tables and listen to staff in the aftermath.

The State of California has a great website to help the public with tips, plans and precautions. Visit  http://www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/beinformed/naturaldisasters/earthquakes/Pages/Earthquakes.aspx for information.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: FREE DIGITAL SERVICES

The Library has many different digital services free for our patrons! All you need is your library card to access them from your computer, tablet or phone. InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix is one of them. This is a video streaming program where you can watch classic movies, documentaries, short and independent films. You can use your browser on your computer and tablet or watch with Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. Check our website for more information and to start watching movies! http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/streaming-video.html 

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: CODE NAME VERITY

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is an excellent WWII era historical novel that is recommended for young adults and adults alike. It is 1943 and a British spy plane crashes in France. “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo and as a secret agent in enemy territory, she doesn’t see a way out.  As she begins her tale, we learn about her past and the present war mission. We also learn about her friend, the pilot she left in the fuselage of the plane. It is a suspenseful, heart-rending story that leaves you breathless. Author Elizabeth Wein specializes in historical novels and the reader will learn much about the world and what true friends will do to save each other. This novel is a Michael L. Printz Award Honor book, which celebrates award-winning Young Adult novels. The Library carries this title in book and audio.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN, BARBARA LOCKWOOD

This past September was the 30th anniversary of Library Card Signup Month - a time when the American Library Association (ALA) joins public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card. It made me think about the true value of a library card. In addition to patrons being able to attend many free programs - movies, lectures, yoga, magic shows, story times, crafting, etc. - more than 160,000 items are checked out each year. Items include DVDs, music CDs and books, physical, digital and audio. An average price for these items if you bought them from Amazon would be about $17.00 (without shipping). That means that citizens would have spent $2,720,000 if they had to purchase these materials themselves. The Library’s collection budget is $135,000 per year. $2,585,000 is a pretty good return on that investment. According to the American Library Association, “Libraries are among the most effective of all public services, serving two-thirds of the population with less than 2 percent of all tax dollars.” Check out the Library Value Calculator to see how much you save by using the library: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/advocacyuniversity/toolkit/makingthecase/library_calculator

Even though Library sign up month is over, you can still get and use your library card any time of the year. Think of the money you’ll save. Your library card may be the most valuable thing in your wallet.

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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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