Monday, April 10, 2017

This week at the library...

MONDAY
Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

Opera Talk presents...
THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
A multimedia presentation and discussion of the opera The Tales of Hoffmann, led by our own host Larry Verdugo from LA Opera’s Community Engagement Program.


The Tales of Hoffmann is an opĂ©ra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann, who is the protagonist of the story. It was Offenbach’s final work, as he died a year before the premiere.


TUESDAY
Central Library, 7:00 p.m.



6+7 BOOK CLUB
The club has read and will discuss Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This club is for enrolled teens only; to be placed on the list, please email melliott@burbankca.gov.









WEDNESDAY
Central Library, 5:30 p.m.

MEETING, LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Buena Vista Branch, 7:00 p.m.

The Sound of Strings presents...
JUDITH ALLER and MANON ROBERTSHAW
Judith Aller is an American-born virtuoso violinist who grew up in the midst of Hollywood’s classical music golden era. Ms. Aller started taking lessons on the violin at seven, and as a teenager, she began her studies with Jascha Heifetz. After three years with Heifetz, Aller relocated to Finland, touring Europe in recital as a soloist and as concertmaster and assistant conductor.

After moving her family back to America, she performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and played hundreds of dates for motion pictures, television, and commercial recordings. Many of Aller’s live recordings can be heard on her YouTube channel and her website, judithaller.com.

Manon Robertshaw has toured Europe and North America as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician, including a performance with Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra at the Tribute Concert in Honor of the Wedding of HRH Prince William & Miss Catherine Middleton. Ms. Robertshaw teaches and performs as both a soloist and chamber ensemble player at Loyola Marymount University, University of California at Riverside, and others.



FRIDAY
Central Library, 2:00 p.m.

Friday Matinees presents...
LION
Based on the book Find Your Way Home, by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose, the film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, and Nicole Kidman.

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
120 minutes / Rated PG-13


SATURDAY
Central Library, 10:00 a.m.

LEGO CLUB FOR KIDS
Stop in between 10 am and noon to build and create. Thousands of LEGOs are available for you to use. For children ages 2-14 and their families. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.




For NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK...

Look for special displays! At the Central Library, check out a "staff pick." At both Central Library and Buena Vista, look for "A Good Pick-up Line." The books are wrapped so you can't tell what they are...but their opening lines are on the cover to give you a hint.


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

RHYTHM & READING
A fun introduction to the rhythm of music, dance, and communication.
This Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m., Buena Vista Branch








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