Monday, March 13, 2017

This week at the library...

Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism. Almost four years passed, and the only thing that seemed to engage Owen were Disney films.  Then one day his father donned one of his son’s puppets—Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin —and asked “What’s it like to be you?” Suddenly Owen responded to his father using dialogue from the movie. Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world through Disney animated films.

92 minutes / Rated PG

Buena Vista Branch, 4:00 p.m.

Family Films presents...
Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana convinces the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
103 minutes / Rated PG

Buena Vista Branch, 6:30 p.m.

Twilight Cinema presents...
Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

123 minutes / rated PG-13

Central Library, 7:00 p.m.
The club has read and will discuss Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson. This club is for registered teens only, and is full. Please email to be placed on the waiting list.

Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

Sound of Strings Concert Series presents...
A modern-day bard, Dennis Doyle is a Celtic harpist, singer, and storyteller. His delightful program of traditional Irish harp music, stories, songs, bits of history and jokes has been performed all over North America, Japan, and Ireland. In addition to his musical career, Dennis teaches at Glendale Community College, lecturing in English, Humanities, and Irish History & Literature.

Central Library, 4:00 p.m.

Family Films presents...
(see description and run-time above)

Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

A place for Millennials and Gen-Xers to hang out, drink coffee, and read short, interesting books. At this month's meeting we will discuss Bitch Planet, Vol.1: Extraordinary Machine. In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

Central Library, 2:00 p.m.

Friday Matinee presents...
Lee Chandler, a quiet and reserved handyman in Quincy, Massachusetts, receives word that his brother Joe has had a heart attack. Arriving at the hospital too late, Lee then goes to his hometown of Manchester-by-the-Sea to break the news to Joe's son, Patrick. Staying in Joe's home while arranging Joe's funeral, he is shocked to learn that Joe named him as Patrick's guardian.

137 minutes / rated R


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
Registration is required to attend Toddler Storytime
at Buena Vista Branch.

Stories and songs 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

Songs, stories, and rhymes for children under 12 months. Last meeting of the winter session.
This Thursday @ 10:00 a.m., Northwest Branch

A fun introduction to music, dance, and communication.
This Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m., Buena Vista Branch

Who: Any child who has difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.
What: A small inclusive program of stories, songs, and activities that provides freedom to children with special needs, within a structured space.
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.

This Wednesday @ 12:00 noon, Buena Vista Branch

This is a read-aloud program for children in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade.

Sign-ups are required. Parents may sign up their child at the Buena Vista Branch Children's Library or by calling 818-238-5630.

This Thursday @ 4:30 p.m., Buena Vista Branch

Story Times will be on SPRING BREAK next week, and will return the following Tuesday.

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