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  • Books...are only the beginning October-November, 2013 A Note From The Library Director Welcome to the first edition of our new newsletter! In the past few months since we reopened as a city-run library, we’ve really enjoyed seeing so many new and familiar faces. While a number of things have changed at the library, one thing will always remain the same – we want you to enjoy your library and all it has to offer. We invite your comments and questions and have already implemented many of your suggestions, including: ◊ Clearer signage, ◊ Providing a guide for using our downloadable resources, ◊ More programs for teens and adults. But please remember, if there is something you see, or something you would like to see happen at the library, please let us know. You can contact us via our website using the “Ask Us” link or call us at (805)526 -1735. Remember…Books are just the beginning! Heather Cousin, MLIS Director Nikki’s Book Nook: Book Reviews by Nikki Farrell Lacrosse, Library Assistant Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs is the newest installment in the Temperance Brennan forensic anthropology mystery series. Tempe finds herself involved in three cases; a young girl run over and left on the roadway, three mummified dogs illegally smuggled from Peru, and a murder trial involving the soldier son of her ex-husband’s friend. A card belonging to a recently deceased local business man found in the girl’s purse leads to a disfigured war veteran and two career criminals. The dogs’ bodies hint at a disfigured war veteran’s involvement in an illegal smuggling operation. The murder trial, seemingly unrelated to the other two, becomes the lynchpin to unravelling all of the cases. This is a strong entry in the long-running series. As always, the forensic science is at the forefront of the book and the stories are pulled from real cases. Tempe is pensive in this book; worried about, Katie, her daughter stationed in Afghanistan, her ex, Pete, who is on the verge of re-marrying, and is rocked by a revelation from Andrew Ryan, her partner and on-again-off-again lover. Despite her worries, Tempe fiercely unearths and follows the clues that lead her to glimpse an underground world that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Bones of the Lost is available at SVPL. You can read more about Kathy Reichs and Tempe Brennan at KathyReichs.com. 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 805-526-5015 www.SimiValleyLibrary.org
  • OUTSTANDING OCTOBER Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 1 2 Preschool Storytime, 11:30noon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 34pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30 7 8 9 10 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers Storytime,11-11:30am Preschool Storytime, 11:30noon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 34pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm 14 15 16 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers Storytime,11-11:30am Preschool Storytime, 11:30noon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Film Screening, “Bully” (2011), 57:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 34pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm 21 22 23 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers Storytime,11-11:30am Cupcake Decorating, 4-5pm Preschool Storytime, 11:30noon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 34pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm 28 29 30 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers Storytime,11-11:30am Preschool Storytime, 11:30noon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 34pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Talk-Ghosts of NO homework Ventura County, 6- helpers today 7:30pm Key to colors: RED—Teen events PURPLE— Children events GREEN—Adult events PINK—Family events 6 13 20 27 Friday 3 Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm 17 Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm 24 Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Homework Helpers for Elementary Students Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm (except during school holidays and breaks) In the Children’s Room. This is a drop in, first come, first served program. Helpers are volunteers. PARENTS! You must stay in the building. We are not responsible for supervision. 25 Saturday 5 Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon 12 Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon 19 Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon Domestic Violence Awareness Monthfilm screening, 35pm 26 CSUCI Speaker Series,-Humpback Whales, 6-7:30pm Halloween Family Spook-tacular, 10am-12:30pm SVPL Gamers, 1pm-9pm 31 The Simi Valley Public Library celebrates Domestic Violence Awareness Month Join our e-mailing list for program information. Visit our website to sign up. 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 805-526-5015 www.SimiValleyLibrary.org
  • NIFTY NOVEMBER Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 Key to colors: RED—Teen events PURPLE— Children events GREEN—Adult events PINK—Family events 2 Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon Fiction Writing Essentials, 2-3pm The Simi Valley Public Library celebrates National Novel Writing Month 3 4 5 6 Standard Time Starts, 2am. Clocks go back 1 hour. Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers Storytime,11-11:30am Preschool Storytime, 11:30noon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 34pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm 10 11 12 13 7 8 9 Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm 14 15 16 Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon International Gaming Day, 1-9pm 23 Preschool StoLibrary rytime, 11:30Closed for Veteran’s Day noon Waggin Tales, 34pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Author, Kimberly Castillo, The Convenience of Lies, 6-7pm 18 19 20 21 22 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers Storytime,11-11:30am Preschool Storytime, 11:30noon Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 34pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm 25 26 27 28 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers Storytime,11-11:30am NO storytimes today. NO Homework Helpers today. NO Homework Helpers today. NO Waggin Tales today. Homework Helpers, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm 17 24 Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with SVPL! Have you always dreamed of writing the next great American novel but don’t know how to begin? Join Doug Taylor, local author of Bogota by Bus and local librarian, for a fiction writing workshop. Areas covered include: mapping the novel - from attention grabbing beginnings to surprise endings -, the use of dialogue, descriptive & action narratives, and subplots. November 2nd, 2-3pm. 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 Saturday 805-526-5015 Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon SVPL Gamers, 1pm-9pm 29 30 Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Family Storytime & Craft, 11amnoon Film Screening– Smoke Signals (1989) PG-13, 3-5pm Hours of Operation Mondays - Thursdays, 10am - 8pm Fridays and Sundays, 1pm - 5pm Saturdays, 10am - 5pm Like us on Facebook! www.SimiValleyLibrary.org View slide
  • Book to Film Review: Stephen King’s It By Devon Bloore, Library Assistant Spotlight on SVPL Volunteers Meet Peggy Keefer Halloween is coming up faster than you can say the word, It. If you hate clowns this may not be the book or film for you. That being said, you could very easily develop a debilitating fear of clowns as soon as you sit down to either read the book or watch the film. That’s what happened to me. I saw the film when I was a young child, and I have been deathly afraid of clowns ever since. I have not had the “pleasure” of reading the book, but many have told me that it is the scariest book they have ever read. So when the ghosts and ghouls come out on Halloween night, curl up with Stephen King’s It in book or movie form. Either one will scare the socks off of you. What better way to celebrate spooky Halloween night then curling up with a killer clown that likes to eat children? There is no better way. If you’d like to take this plunge into Stephen King’s abyss, copies of the movie and the book are available to be borrowed at the Simi Valley Public Library. The movie is located in the DVD section right in front of the Customer Service Desk. The book is located in Fiction. By Cindy Cooper, Library Assistant When the Library reopened on July 1, Peggy was one of the first people to join our Volunteer Team. Having only lived in Simi Valley for a couple years, she visited with her 13 year old granddaughter. When she mentioned how much she liked the library, her granddaughter gave her the idea of volunteering here. It is a nice fit for Peggy since her background includes working in the school system as a health clerk and occasional assistant to the school librarian. Peggy loves to read for pleasure. Her favorite books are mysteries and Christian books with stories. While in the library she also likes to visit the Friends of the Library’s book store. Her hobby is quilting. She enjoys giving her quilts as gifts. Happy Halloween! I hope it’s scary enough. You’ll find Peggy in the Children’s area, shelving books with great care. Next time you are here, stop in and say hello. Doggone Good Reading! Join us in the Story Corner of the Children’s room for Waggin’ Tales; a program where children improve their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs. Open to school children ages 5 and up. Every Wednesday: Waggin’ Tales: 3-4 pm & Waggin’ Night Tales 6-7pm In the Children’s Room 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 Library Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month Do you love books? Helping other people? SVPL and The Domestic Violence Task Force, will co-host a documentary screening of the award winning Sin by Silence. Shot behind the walls of California’s oldest prison, Sin by Silence reveals the lives of extraordinary women who advocate for a future free from domestic violence. Created by inmate Brenda Clubine to help abused women speak out and discover they are not alone, the women of CWAA, Convicted Women Against Abuse, have changed the laws for battered women and raised awareness for those on the outside. Join the SVPL’s Volunteer Team! We are looking for students and adults to assist with a variety of tasks and events. We have something that fits your interests and schedule. Students earn Following the documentary, members of community service credthe Domestic Violence Task Force will lead a dis- it! Visit our website for cussion about how to recognize the signs of abuse a list of opportunities. and how to get help for those in need. Then contact us. Have October 19th 3-5pm in the Community Room fun while giving back! 805-526-5015 www.SimiValleyLibrary.org View slide