Sunday, April 02, 2017

This week at the library...

TUESDAY
Central Library, 6:30 p.m.

FRENCH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB
The club has read and will discuss Un Roman Français, by Frédéric Beigbeder. For more information about this club, call Isabelle at 818 238-5620.









Buena Vista Branch, 6:30 p.m.

Twilight Cinema presents...
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Based on the book with the same name by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place in the year 1926. In the Harry Potter universe, the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is terrorizing the magical community. Witches and wizards from all over the world are on high alert as he prepares to launch his next attack.

Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident... were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. 132 minutes / rated PG-13


Buena Vista Branch, 7:00 p.m.

10-12 Book Club
The club has read and will discuss Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This club is for enrolled teens only; to be added to the waiting list, email melliott@burbankca.gov.









WEDNESDAY
Central Library, 4:00 p.m.

Family Films presents...
SING
Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala, puts on the world's greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; contestants include Rosita, an overworked and underappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva, Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior; and Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family's felonies. 108 minutes / rated PG






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

COMPUTER 101: BEGINNING MICROSOFT WORD
Class will be the same on both scheduled days, April 6 and 8. Sign up for one class only by calling 818-238-5580.

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


Buena Vista Branch, 7:00 p.m.

ENDURING VIETNAM
Author James Wright discusses his newest book. Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. Their median age was 21―among the non-draftees it was only 20. The book describes the “baby boomers” growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in “Nam,” and to come home. Through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war, and its quiet acts of courage.

Books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign.






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

COMPUTER 101: BEGINNING MICROSOFT WORD
(see above)


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING THIS WEEK:


TODDLER STORYTIME
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.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
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

BABY STORYTIME
Songs, stories, and rhymes for children under 12 months. Registration is closed—this storytime is FULL. This Thursday @ 10:00 a.m., Northwest Branch

PUPPY TALES READING PRACTICE
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


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