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

SEPTEMBER 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
PET PARTNERS READING PROGRAM
JOIN THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY
INTRODUCING MAE WEST
E-BOOK CLASS
BE A PART OF A BOOK CLUB
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CELEBRATE BANNED BOOK WEEK
BOOK OF THE MONTH: A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN, BARBARA LOCKWOOD


DATES TO REMEMBER

September 2 - 4 - Library Closed

6 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

7 - Yoga & You

9 - Pet Partners Reading Program

14 - Yoga & You

14 - 2nd Thursday Book Club

20 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

23 - The Writers' Corner Club

26 - Study Buddies

27 - E-Book Class

28 - Historical Society - Introducing Mae West

28 - Study Buddies

30 - Love to Learn Tutoring


RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
* Cancelled September 1. Will resume September 6. Cancelled September 21.

Study Buddies Tutoring
* Resumes September 26
Pet Partners Reading Program
* Resumes September 9
Peer Counseling Tutoring
* Resumes in October
Yoga & You Love to Learn Tutoring
* Resumes September 30
The Writer's Corner Club
* Resumes September 23
2nd Thursday Book Club
Film Fanatics
* Cancelled in September

Wednesday Morning Book Club



* The Spotlight the Arts presentation of the play "Picnic" has been cancelled.

* Tech Help is now being offered on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Senior Center. Staff there will be answering computer related questions. Tech Help is no longer offered on Sundays at the Library. The Library will be offering various classes on our digital products. Please check the Library calendar for scheduling details.  

 

 


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 <-  August 2017

  

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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, September 9, 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

If you enjoy creative writing and hanging out with friends, the Writers' Corner Club is the place for you! This club welcomes 3rd through 7th graders and is run by high school students. No writing experience is necessary - this is just for fun! The Club will be meeting this month on Saturday, September 23 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. 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, September 7 and 14 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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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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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, September 27. 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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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, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. They will be discussing News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Ease into autumn as we journey back to a time and a story infused with courage and character and ultimate grace.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. They will be continuing their discussion of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.  

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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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: CELEBRATE BANNED BOOK WEEK

September 24 through September 30 is Banned Book Week celebrated annually by the American Library Association and libraries across the nation. This week highlights the freedom to read and the value of open access to information. There are many challenged and banned books in the United States and the world. It is important to not censor or to restrict access. For more information and lists of books that have been challenged or banned in various places, visit www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR

A stand-up routine by a middle aged comedian in a small Israeli town bar turns into a soul searching, heart wrenching event. At times hilariously funny and at others acerbic, confrontational, and nostalgic, this is a great work of literature not to be missed. Masterfully written by David Grossman, the award winning Israeli author, and skillfully translated by Jessica Cohen, it is short listed for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN, BARBARA LOCKWOOD

Reading by Design: Another successful Summer Reading Program at the Library is finished for this year. Almost 600 people signed up for the reading program earning prizes of toys, gift cards and books. A big thank you goes out to the Friends of the Library who provided the funds for the incentives and for sponsoring many of the programs. We held 37 programs; 26 children’s events, 1 teen event and 10 adult events that 1,685 people attended. In addition, 53 people, both adults and teens dropped in to use the Oculus Rift glasses provided by the State grant. Another thank you goes out to the 38 teen volunteers who registered participants, gave out prizes and ushered the shows. We couldn’t do half of what we do without volunteers.

We handed out surveys and asked people why they took part in the program. Some of the answers were:

“It helps motivate me to read more”
“It is fulfilling and easy to do”
“It gives me new ideas”
“Because it opened my eyes to different selections of novels and activities”
“The library offers programs that other libraries don’t and in a welcoming community”
“I love to read”

So thank you to the community also for your participation and support of the library. Check the online calendar for our upcoming Fall events. Hope to see you there.

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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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