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

JANUARY 2018

DATES TO REMEMBER
STUDY FOR YOUR FINALS AT THE LIBRARY
PET PARTNERS READING PROGRAM
COME TO THE WRITER'S CORNER
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY
E-BOOK CLASS
JOIN THE FILM FANATICS
  HOME REMODELING - HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS 
BE A PART OF A BOOK CLUB
  FREE TUTORING AT THE LIBRARY 
   IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 
BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE DEVIL'S BARGAIN 
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN, BARBARA LOCKWOOD


DATES TO REMEMBER

January 1 - New Year's Day - Library Closed

3 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

4 - Yoga and You

6 - Pet Partners Reading Program

6 - Writer's Corner Club

9 - E-Book Class

11 - 2nd Thursday Book Club

13 - Library Closed

14 - Library Closed

15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

17 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

17 - Film Fanatics

18 - Yoga and You

20-21 - Study for Finals

23-25 - Study for Finals

27 - Home Remodeling - How to Get the Best Results


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

 

STUDY FOR FINALS 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.

HOLIDAY CLOSURE DATES:
For the remainder of December, the Library will be closed December 26, 30 & 31

The Library will be open on Friday, December 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

January Holiday Closure Dates:
January 1, 13 & 14

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STUDY FOR YOUR FINALS AT THE LIBRARY

Do you know a high school student preparing for Final Exams? If so, let them know they have a designated place to study at the Calabasas Library!

Come by the Library's Multi-Purpose Room at the following dates and times:

Saturday, January 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 21 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Students are welcome to bring food and drink, and some refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (818) 225-7616.

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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, January 6 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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COME TO THE WRITER'S CORNER

Attention 3rd through 7th Graders: If you like creative writing and hanging out with your friends then join The Writer's Corner Club on Saturday, January 6! This program is hosted by the Library and run by high school students. No experience is necessary as this is only for fun. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the conference room next to the Children's Library area and will last 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, January 4 and January 18 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 iPad over 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 and we want to help you! Join us at the Library at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 as we walk you through e-books and other digital products offered at the Library. Be sure to bring your personal devices as there will  be time after the lecture to help you individually and answer any of your questions. This program is free of charge.

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JOIN THE FILM FANATICS

Are you a film fanatic? Join the club! The Film Fanatics group will be meeting at the Library on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. The film shown will be "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" and runs 89 minutes. Starring Steve Martin and directed by Carl Reiner, this comedy-mystery film is an homage to film noir and the pulp detective movies of the 1940s. It incorporates clips from 19 vintage films, including "Double Indemnity" and "The Big Sleep".

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. For questions, contact Karilyn Steward at ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com or call (818) 225-7616.

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HOME REMODELING - HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS 

Join the Calabasas Library on Saturday, January 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we welcome Award-winning speaker Penny Spark. She will be delivering a unique and high-energy program that will provide information for homeowners contemplating a home remodel, renovation or other improvement projects. This program is free of charge but space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot by calling (818) 225-7616.

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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, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. They will be exploring Britain's chilly espionage wars through the George Smiley novels by John Le Carre. Read any of the George Smiley books pictured here:

 

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, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing The Firebrand and the First Lady by Patricia Bell-Scott.

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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FREE TUTORING AT THE LIBRARY 

Get free tutoring at the Calabasas Library!

Study Buddies: Study Buddies will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January 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 take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6 and Saturday, January 27. 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 be available to 9th through 12th graders on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month in the Young Adult area of the Library. Drop in anytime 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 DATES IN HISTORY: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 

Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday is celebrated on Monday, January 15. It is a federally recognized Holiday and a Day of Service where citizens can give back to their community and donate their time in honor of King. There are many groups that have planned volunteer events. The Corporation of National and Community Day of Service - https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday and Volunteer Match - https://www.volunteermatch.org/seasonsofservice/mlkday/ are two organizations that arrange activities and have ideas for people of all ages to participate.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE DEVIL'S BARGAIN

Whether you agree with Steve Bannon’s ideology or not, it is good to know more about a man who exerts such a strong influence on the current politics of the country. In the insightful The Devil’s Bargain by Joshua Green, the senior national correspondent of Bloomberg Businessweek, presents a deeply researched, well-written, and compulsively readable account of Bannon’s earlier life and the role he played in the presidential campaigns and the final victory of Donald Trump. The Library has this title available to check-out as a book or e-book.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN, BARBARA LOCKWOOD

As the New Year starts I’d like to highlight some of the Library’s accomplishments in the past fiscal year.

The Library has 86,000 items available for circulation and checked out 158,649 materials last year. An additional 35,816 volumes were used in house. Librarians answered about 27,000 reference questions and assisted 1,300 people with technology problems.

We increased the number of databases and e-books. Our circulation for e-books has tripled in the past year and 35,000 searches were done on our databases.

We conducted 484 programs for all ages with more than 17,000 people attending. These programs include summer reading events, story times, school visits, Study Buddies, Reading to the Dogs, book clubs, movies, Historical Society lectures, author visits, health lectures, e-book classes, yoga, the Literally Healing event and the annual Fun Fair. Because of overwhelming demand, a third story time was added on Wednesdays.

We have received several grants from the state: the MakerBox collective that shares STEM resources with other libraries in the area and a 3D printer; Oculus Rift, a virtual reality computer system; the Student Success Initiative to provide library cards to every student in the LVUSD; and CENIC Broadband, high speed wireless for the library.

Staff continues to keep up with trends and advances in the library field to provide the best customer service. If you have any suggestions or requests please let us know.

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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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