October 2019 Library News and Events

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Burbank Public Library monthly newsletter

Burbank Public Library October 2019

Vol. 23, No.10

News & Events

Welcome back

to Storytime!


A Note from the Director

For more than 25 years, Burbank Public Library has provided assistance for adults with low literacy under the

auspices of the California Library Literacy Services program at the California State Library. Each year, several

dozen adults whose literacy is below an 8th grade level are matched with volunteer tutors for a training

program that can span months or years.

Adults who have trouble reading are a hidden group in our society. With overall literacy rates in the United

States remaining consistently high thanks to a strong public school system, not being able to read fluently

can be a point of shame. Many become extremely adept at hiding their struggles, which may have a negative

impact on the individuals and their families. Low literacy can be the result of a number of factors, including

undiagnosed learning disabilities, negative experiences in traditional schooling, and life experiences that

interrupt schooling such as becoming a refugee.

The Library’s Adult Literacy Services provides a supportive environment for people who are determined to

improve their situation. Students work through an established curriculum to build their reading and writing

skills, and at the same time, they bond with their tutor, who can serve as a guide and mentor to the

possibilities that open up for fluent readers. Participants in the program set goals such as taking the GED,

filling out a job application, helping their children with homework or writing an email.

More than 2,000 people have passed through this program since it launched in

1992, and they have gone on to better lives. The program would not be possible

without the support of the State, the City or the Friends of the Burbank Public

Library, who provide funding. It would not be possible without the volunteers who

committed almost 750 hours in the last 12 months to working intensively with

learners. And most important, it would not be possible without people being brave

enough to ask for help.

Elizabeth Goldman

Library Services Director

If you know anyone who could benefit from literacy assistance or you would

like to volunteer to be part of the program, contact Adult Literacy Services at

(818) 238-5577.

Elizabeth

locations and hours

burbanklibrary.org/about/branches

Burbank Central Library

110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. (818) 238-5600

Monday-Thursday................ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Children’s Room closes at 8 pm

Friday.................................. 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday........................... 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday.................................................. closed

photography

The Burbank Public Library reserves the right for staff to record

video and photograph during programs to promote library

activities, collections, and services.

Buena Vista Branch

300 N. Buena Vista St. (818) 238-5620

Monday-Thursday............ 10:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday................................. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday............................ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday................................ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Northwest Branch

3323 W. Victory Blvd. (818) 238-5640

Monday-Friday................. 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday.................................. closed


Join readers nationwide in a new digital reading program

no waitlist! download the eBook from the library October 7-21

Burbank Public Library will be offering unlimited eBook copies of After the Flood by

Kassandra Montag, an inventive and riveting epic saga depicting a world that has been

utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters

have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but

an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water.

After the Flood will be available free for download October 7—21, 2019 and there will be no waitlists or

holds for the title. Only your Burbank Library card, and the Libby app are needed to download the eBook.

The Libraries Transform Book Pick is brought to you by the American Library

Association and OverDrive. For additional information about the program

and eBook and additional resources like a discussion guide, please visit

ilovelibraries.org/libraries-transform-book-pick.

For more information about free eBooks and audiobooks

available with the Libby app, visit the eLibrary page at our

website, burbanklibrary.org.

Kassandra Montag grew up in rural Nebraska and now lives

in Omaha with her husband and two sons. She holds a

master’s degree in English Literature and her award-winning

poetry and short fiction has appeared in journals and

anthologies. After the Flood is her first novel.

organization meeting times

Burbank Sister City Committee 6:30 pm Monday, October 7 Buena Vista Branch Library

Board of Library Trustees 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 9 Burbank Central Library

Friends of the Library 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 23 Burbank Central Library

october book clubs

Brown Bag Book Club

12:00 pm Tuesday, Oct. 15

Burbank Central Library

Literacy Conference Room

The Biograph Girl

by William J. Mann

French Language Book Club

6:30 pm Tuesday, Oct.1

Buena Vista Branch Library

Vincent qu’on assassine

by Marianne Jaeglé

Grades 7-9 TEEN Book Club

7:00 pm Wednesday, Oct. 9

Buena Vista Branch Library

Storytime Room

Scythe

by Neal Shusterman

Mystery Book Club

7:00 pm Tuesday, Oct. 15

Buena Vista Branch Library

Storytime Room

The Burning

by Jane Casey

Grades 10-12 TEEN Book Club

7:00 pm Tuesday, Oct. 8

Buena Vista Branch Library

Storytime Room

The Merry Spinster

by Mallory Ortburg


programs for kids

10 - 11 am

Saturday, October 5 & 26

Buena Vista Branch

An informal place to read, play,

explore, and make new friends.

10 am - 12 pm

Saturday, October 5

Burbank Central Library

Thousands of Legos are available

to use. Drop in - and join our

community of builders!

10:15 - 10:45 am

Saturday, October 12

Burbank Central Library

A fun introduction to movement,

coordination, rhythm, and dance!

2 - 3:30 pm

Saturday, October 19

Buena Vista Branch

Experiments and activities for

kids in grades K-5.

Call 818-238-5610 to reserve your spot.

4 - 5:00 pm

Friday, November 1

Northwest Branch

A bilingual storytime for families.

Una hora familiar

con cuentos bilingüe.


programs for kids

FALL STORYTIME

just for kids

burbanklibrary.org/kids

ABC MOUSE

Available for free on the

computers in the library!

BABY STORYTIME

under 12 months

Northwest Branch Library

Call 818-238-5640 to sign up

Tuesdays at 10 am

TODDLER STORYTIME

under age 3

Buena Vista Branch Library

There is no registration for the Fall session, however space

is limited and admission will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Wednesdays at 10 am or 11 am

Burbank Central Library

Fridays at 10 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

ages 3-5

Northwest Branch Library

Thursdays at 10 am

TUMBLE BOOKS

Storytime at home!

FREE with your library card.

burbanklibrary.org/kids

AVAILABLE ON CHILDREN’S

COMPUTERS IN THE LIBRARY

• Stories and games (on the stand-alone

Early Literacy stations)

• Online encyclopedias and databases

• Word processing for typing homework

assignments

• Printing

• Filtered internet access


programs for adults

11 am - 1 pm

Saturday, October 5

Buena Vista Branch

Join us for a prep session with

writers who have completed

the challenge!

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Burbank Sidewalk Astronomers

Mon. Oct. 7 at Burbank Central Library

Tues. Oct. 8 at Buena Vista Branch

will set up telescopes

outside the library.

6:30 - 8:45 pm

Tuesday, October 8

Buena Vista Branch

Library Screenings are part of our

monthly series of FREE movies.

Rated R. Runtime 131 minutes.

10:00 - 11:30 am

Saturday, October 12

Buena Vista Branch

Reserve your spot in person at the

Buena Vista Reference Desk,

or by calling 818-238-5625.

2 - 4:00 pm

Friday, October 18

Burbank Central Library

Library Screenings are part of our

monthly series of FREE movies.

Rated PG-13. Runtime 117 minutes.

7 - 8 pm

Monday, October 14

Burbank Central Library

A multimedia presentation

and discussion of

A Light in the Piazza.


Programs for KIDS

programs for adults

7 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, October 22

Buena Vista Branch

Author Nathalia Holt will kick off

her national tour and

discuss her newest book.

5:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Burbank Central Library

This volunteer group is vitally

interested in promoting the value of

the library to the Burbank community.

National Friends of Libraries Week

Let’s celebrate! The Friends of the Burbank Public

Library will be recognizing the National Friends of

Libraries Week, October 20-26.

11 am - 1 pm

Saturday, October 26

Buena Vista Branch

Writers of all experience levels

are invited. Bring your laptop

or notebook and join in!

Mark your calendars!

Friends of the Burbank Public Library Pre-Holiday

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Who are the Friends and what do they do? The

Library plays a vital role in the community. The

Friends of the Burbank Public Library have been

supporting our Library since 1980, raising thousands

of dollars each year to fund programs, purchases,

and service to benefit the Burbank community.

To help us celebrate, stop by the Central Library on

Saturday, October 19, from 12-5 pm or the Buena

Vista Branch Library on Monday, October 21, from

5-8 pm. Meet the Friends and pick up information,

treats, and freebies! Discover how you can be a

library supporter – become a member of the

Friends; volunteer to help with Friends’ fundraising

efforts; or help the Friends financially.

See you at the Burbank Public Library!

S A L E

ONE DAY ONLY!

SATURDAY, NOV 16


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Baby Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

French Book Club

Buena Vista Branch 6:30 pm

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 11:00 am

Preschool Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Burbank Central Library 10:00 am

LEGO Club for Kids

Burbank Central Library 10:00 am

Baby Party!

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Get Ready for National Novel

Writing Month

Buena Vista Branch 11:00 am

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Moon Watch

- with Sidewalk Astronomers

Burbank Central Library 6:30 pm

Baby Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

Moon Watch

- with Sidewalk Astronomers

Buena Vista Branch 6:30 pm

October Screening

- John Wick Chapter 3

Buena Vista Branch 6:30 pm

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 11:00 am

Board of Library Trustees Mtg

Burbank Central Library 5:30 pm

Preschool Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Burbank Central Library 10:00 am

Computer 101

- Introduction to SIRI

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Music & Movement

Burbank Central Library 10:15 am

Grades 10-12 TEEN Book Club

Buena Vista Branch 7:00 pm

Grades 7-9 TEEN Book Club

Buena Vista Branch 7:00 pm

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Opera Talk

- The Light in the Piazza

Burbank Central Library 7:00 pm

Baby Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

Brown Bag Book Club

Burbank Central Library noon

Mystery Book Club

Buena Vista Branch 7:00 pm

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 11:00 am

Preschool Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Burbank Central Library 10:00 am

October Screening

- Yesterday

Burbank Central Library 2:00 pm

Magic Tree House STEAM

Buena Vista Branch 2:00 pm

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English Naturally

- A Conversation Group -

meets each

Tuesday and Thursday

at 10:00 am

and

Wednesday

at 7:00 pm

Burbank Central Library

Baby Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

The Queens of Animation

- Author Visit

Buena Vista Branch 7:00 pm

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 11:00 am

Friends of the Library Meeting

Burbank Central Library 5:30 pm

Preschool Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Burbank Central Library 10:00 am

Baby Party!

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Writer’s Workshop

Buena Vista Branch 11:00 am

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Baby Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 10:00 am

Toddler Storytime

-under age 3

Buena Vista Branch 11:00 am

Preschool Storytime

Northwest Branch 10:00 am

LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR

CHILDREN ADULTS


TEENS ALL


October 2019

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