Sunday, February 21, 2016

This week at the library...

MONDAY
Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

Opera Talk presents...
THE MAGIC FLUTE
An entertaining and informative discussion of Mozart's The Magic Flute, a celebration of true love conquering all, in an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness.



TUESDAY
Buena Vista Branch, 7:00 p.m.

DIRTY WORDS AND FILTHY PICTURES
Jeremy Geltzer will present an illustrated talk on his new book Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment, exploring movies that changed the law and resulted in greater creative freedom for all. Relying on primary sources that include court decisions, contemporary periodicals, state censorship ordinances, and studio production codes, Jeremy Geltzer offers a comprehensive and fascinating history of cinema and free speech. He reveals how the legal battles over film content changed long-held interpretations of the Constitution.





WEDNESDAY
Central Library, 6:30 p.m.

MEETING: THE FRIENDS OF THE BURBANK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (from September through June) at 6:30 P.M. in the Burbank Central Library auditorium. Please join the Friends! Your annual dues, donations of books and money, and memorial gifts are all tax deductible.



FRIDAY
Central Library, 2:00 p.m.

Friday Matinee presents...
THE MARTIAN
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm, and is left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived, and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
144 minutes / Rated PG-13



SATURDAY
Buena Vista Branch, 10:00 a.m.






WORD BASICS COMPUTER CLASS
This is a Microsoft Word class for beginners. Sign up at the Central or Buena Vista Branch Reference desks, or by calling Buena Vista Branch Reference at 818-238-5625.


Topics will include:
Opening a new document
Formatting text
Working with margins
Creating a bulleted list
Saving your work



Central Library
10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.


Last day of the
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Today is your last chance to see the photos entered in this year's Friends of the Burbank Public Library Photography Contest, hanging in the auditorium at the Central Library.

Entrants in the show can begin picking up their artwork on Tuesday, March 1 from the reference desk at the Buena Vista Branch. The photos will be available for pickup until March 31, after which the remainder will be discarded, so be sure to pick up your photo before that date!


Buena Vista Branch
2:00 p.m.

SPY TRAINING DAY
Inspired by The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart, this program for kids in grades K-5 offers different spy-related activities, such as: creating a secret disguise, breaking codes, laser field course, marshmallow target practice, and more! Sign up by calling 818-238-5610.






CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING THIS WEEK:


Preschool Storytime:
Tuesday 10 a.m. Buena Vista
Wednesday 10 a.m. Northwest
Thursday 10 a.m. Central

Toddler Storytime:
Wednesday 10 a.m. Buena Vista
Friday 10 a.m. Central, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Buena Vista


SENSORY STORYTIME
Wednesday 12:00 noon Buena Vista

For children on the spectrum (and their families). Pre-registration is required, participants limited to 10 children. Please call 818 238-5630 to register.




BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH STORYTIME
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Buena Vista

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for preschoolers, followed by a Spanish picture book movie and coloring sheets.


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