Monday, April 17, 2017

This week at the library...

MONDAY
Central Library, 6:30 p.m.

Le Petit Cinema presents...
JACKIE
Natalie Portman stars in a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady. Jackie takes us directly into the world of Jacqueline Kennedy during the days immediately following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights through grief and trauma to console her children and define her husband's historic legacy. 1 hour 40 minutes / Rated R


TUESDAY
Central Library, 12:00 noon

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB
The club has read and will discuss Daughters of the Samurai, by Janice P. Nimura. In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: Learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan.
Buena Vista Branch, 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, which features 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. 1 hour 48 minutes / Rated PG


Central Library, 6:30 p.m.

COLORING ZONE for ADULTS
We provide the colored pencils, crayons, and coloring pages, or you can bring your own! Stop in, sit down, unwind, get creative, and HAVE FUN!






Buena Vista Branch, 7:00 p.m.

SCENE OF THE CRIME BOOK CLUB
The club has read and will discuss James Patterson's 1st to Die, the first book in his Women's Murder Club series. A killer is murdering recently married couples, and police detective Lindsay is stumped. Off duty, she forms a murder club comprising three of her friends: an assistant district attorney, a newspaper reporter, and a coroner. The four women use everything at their disposal to figure out who the killer is before he can strike again.





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

EXOPLANETS
See detailed write-up, above


Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

GENRE X BOOK CLUB
Not your mother's book club...

The club has read and will discuss Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn. It's the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan...Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins...albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious—and dangerous—asset.



(LOTS OF) 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

WEDNESDAY
Buena Vista Branch, 12:00 noon

SENSORY STORYTIME


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.

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


Central Library, 4:00 p.m.

GROSS SCIENCE: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

For kids in grades 2-5. Registration is required for this FREE program. Call 818-238-5610 to sign up.

 

At Gross Science, we will learn how the digestive system works.
  • Learn some facts!
  • Make some fakes!
  • Dress for a mess.
  • We'll make some fake poop.


THURSDAY

BABY STORYTIME is cancelled this Thursday. See you next week!
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 program is full; sign-ups will begin again in the Fall.

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


BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH STORYTIME
Northwest Library, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a bilingual storytime with stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish. There will be a short video at the end of the program.

Vengan para una hora de cuentos bilingüe con cuentos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español. Habrá un video corto al final del programa.


SATURDAY
Central Library, 10:15 a.m.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT
A program for preschoolers and their families. Join us for a fun introduction to movement, coordination, rhythm, and dance! We'll be dancing using shaker eggs & scarves, and listening to music.







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