Sunday, September 25, 2016

This week at the library...

MONDAY opening to WEDNESDAY closing
The library is making behind-the scenes improvements and modernizing our catalog system. Online access for patrons to MY ACCOUNT will, therefore, not be available for these three days. Please feel free to call any Burbank Library branch by phone for help with renewals, holds, or other questions about your account, and thank you for your patience.

Central Library, 7:00 p.m. (6:45)

SAT Essay Writing Seminar for
High School Students with
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Write an essay in a test-like environment, and get inside strategies on how to write high-scoring essays. Pre-registration was required, and the session is full. If you are registered for this seminar, please arrive no later than 6:45; there is a waiting list, and if you have not checked in by 7:00, your spot will be filled by someone else on the list. There will be no late admissions. If you are registered and find yourself unable to attend, please email so we can give your spot to someone else. Thanks!

Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

Join us as the Baseball Reliquary presents Viva Cuba BĂ©isbol, a lecture/slide presentation by Byron Motley, Los Angeles-based author, photographer, and filmmaker. Motley will also sign copies of his photo book, Embracing Cuba.

Central Library, 6:30 p.m.


You don't have to be an artist! Join us for this fun workshop.

Instructor Marlaya Charleston began her formal training at the age of sixteen at The Art Students League in New York City. She continued her studies in New York at Parsons School of Design, and Cooper Union, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts.

Space is limited, so call 818 238-5562 to reserve a spot. Participants please bring two magazines for the project, and we will supply the rest of the materials.

Buena Vista Branch, 7:00 p.m.

FAMILY NIGHT presents...

A hilarious, action-packed re-imagining of the classic Aesop’s Fable. This brand-new puppet show features beautifully handcrafted puppets, imaginative physical comedy, and engaging characters.

Upon losing the famous race to the Tortoise, the Hare challenges her to compete in other sports, including football, baseball, soccer and even ping-pong. Along the way, the Tortoise and the Hare both learn important lessons about good sportsmanship, teamwork, and sharing the fun.


A story and song program for children ages one and two, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m., Buena Vista Branch
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m., Buena Vista Branch
Fridays @ 10:00 a.m., Central Library
Fridays @ 11:00 a.m., Buena Vista Branch

Stories and songes for children age three and up,
accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m., Northwest Branch
Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m., Central Library
Fridays @ 1:00 p.m., Buena Vista Branch

Who: Any child who has difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.
What: This is a small inclusive program of stories, songs, and activities that provides freedom to children with special needs, within a structured space.
Where/When: Buena Vista Branch Storytime Room, Wednesday, 12:00 noon

Pre-registration is required: Limited to 10 children.  (A small group is what makes Sensory Storytime engaging for the children participating.) Please call 818-238-5630.

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