Sunday, September 17, 2017

This week at the library...

MONDAY
Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

Opera Talk presents...
CARMEN
Tonight's multimedia presentation and discussion of the opera Carmen will be led by Larry Verdugo from LA Opera’s Community Engagement Program. Opera Talks are informative and entertaining, geared to opera amateurs and opera buffs alike.


Nobody—not even a lover—can tame Carmen, who bursts into life on the stage with an intoxicating whirl of thrilling choreography, vivid orchestrations and heart-stopping drama. Bizet’s unforgettable score is an endless parade of one great melody after the other, from the languid allure of Carmen’s sensual songs to the macho boasts of the dashing bullfighter.


TUESDAY
Central Library, 12:00 noon

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB
The club has read and will discuss The Wangs vs. The World, by Jade Chen. Bring your lunch and join in! Questions? Call Naomi at 818 238-5620.












Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

DRAWING 101 FOR ADULTS
This class will be on PERSPECTIVE. We will cover the basics of drawing objects in a realistic space on a two-dimensional surface. It will include one, two, and three point perspective and explain how these are used in art today. All are welcome, and supplies are provided, but you must sign up! Call 818 238-5580.

The class is taught by Noah Fontana, who works as a story artist, animator, illustrator, and visual development artist.


Buena Vista Branch, 7:00 p.m.

SCENE OF THE CRIME MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
The club has read and will discuss Death at Victoria Dock (A Phryne Fisher Mystery), by Kerry Greenwood. Questions? Call Naomi at 818 238-5620.












THURSDAY
Buena Vista Branch, 6:30 p.m.

OUTDOOR SCREENING: SING!
Burbank Public Library and Universal Studios present an outdoor screening of SING, an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. Bring a blanket or a beach chair and join us!

Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala, puts on the world's greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; competing are 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




Central Library, 7:00 p.m.

GENRE-X BOOK CLUB
(not your mother's book club)

Genre-X is a book club for Millennials and Gen-Xers to hang out, drink coffee, and read short, interesting books. This month: The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud. 

David Smith is giving his life for his art―literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier!






FRIDAY
Northwest Library, 4:00 p.m.

4TH & 5TH GRADE BOOK CLUB
Sign up for the book club exclusively for 4th and 5th grade students! Call 818-238-5640 to be added to the list. We meet once each month during the school year and read and talk about some great books.






CHILDREN'S STORYTIMES

Storytime plays an important role in promoting early literacy and the love of books, learning, and exploring the world. Storytime programs expose children and their parents and caregivers to books, simple songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts.

BABY STORYTIME (under 12 months):
Northwest Branch: Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Registration is required. Please call 818 238-5640 to sign up. Fall Session begins September 14 and ends on November 16, 2017. Songs, stories, and rhymes for children under 12 months.

TODDLER STORYTIMES (under age 3):
Buena Vista Branch:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Central Library: Fridays @ 10:00 a.m.

Registration is required for the Buena Vista Branch Toddler Storytime.  The Fall Session for Tuesdays runs from September 12 to November 14, 2017, and is now full. (Please consider attending at the Central Library on Friday mornings at 10 a.m.)

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES (ages 3-5):
Northwest Branch: Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Central Library: Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Buena Vista Branch: Fridays @ 1:00 p.m. (Rhythm & Reading)


BILINGUAL PAJAMA STORYTIME (English/Spanish)
Northwest Branch, this Thursday, 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.


MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Central Library, this Saturday, 10:15 a.m.

Join us for a fun introduction to movement, coordination, rhythm, and dance, using shaker eggs and scarves and listening to music.








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