February - March 2014 Simi Valley Public Library Newsletter

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February - March 2014 Simi Valley Public Library Newsletter

  1. 1. Books...are only the beginning February — March 2014 Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Music to Our Ears In partnership with It’s A New Day, Simi Valley Public Library presents live music featuring local student talent. These free concerts will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm. It’s a New Day produces quality events to help young arƟsts express themselves through music while providing entertainment for the community. These young local musicians are mentored by local, experienced arƟsts. Join in the fun of Simi Valley’s annual Read Across America Celebration as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on 10am— Saturday, March 1st from 10am—noon. In partnership with Simi Valley Unified School District, this event is free and open to the community. The program will include performances and readings by special guests. There will be games, photo opportunities, and much more. National Endowment for the Art’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd. For more information, contact Dayle Gillick, President, Simi Educators Association, 805-526-5668. Join us as we hold concerts on February 13th and 27th and March 13th and 27th in the library’s Rose Garden, recently refurbished to accommodate evening programs. Dress warmly while enjoying beauƟful music under the stars. 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 805-526-1735 Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm Friday and Sunday, 1pm - 5pm Saturday, 10am - 5pm www.SimiValleyLibrary.org
  2. 2. FANTASTIC FEBRUARY Sunday Monday Exhibit of The Beauty of Simi Valley Award Winning Photos Marvel at the talent of Simi Valley high school students and enjoy their artistic photographs which capture the beauty and splendor that is Simi Valley. On easels throughout the library. Display runs February 4 through 4. April 4 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon 3 4 5 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers, Storytime, 11-11:30am Anime Film Club, 5-7pm Talk Time, 10:3011:30am Preschool Stories, 11:30-noon Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Mustache Day, 4-6pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 3-4pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm 10 11 12 13 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers, Storytime, 11-11:30am Preschool Stories, 11:30-noon Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Talk Time, 4:305:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Literazzi Book Club, 11am Storytime, 11-11:45am Waggin Tales, 3-4pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Music to Our Ears Concert, 6:30-7:30pm Vampire Academy Friends of the Film Release Party, 3:30Library Book Sale, 4:30pm 10am-2pm 18 19 20 21 17 6 Saturday 1 Key to colors: RED—Teen events GREEN—Adult events PURPLE— Children events PINK—Family events 7 8 Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm CSUCI Speaker Series, 2-3:30pm Library Closed Talk Time, 10:30-11:30 For President’s Day Preschool Stories, 11:30-noon Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Homeschoolers Meet Up, 1-3pm Waggin Tales, 3-4pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm 24 25 26 27 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers, Storytime, 11-11:30am SVH Health Education, 5-7pm 23 Friday Preschool Stories, 11:30-noon Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Talk Time, 4:30-5:30pm Teen Book Club 4-5pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 3-4pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm 14 15 Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm 22 Storytime, 11-11:45am Storytime, 11-11:45am Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Music to Our Ears Concert, 6:30-7:30pm Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm SVPL Gamers, 1pm-9pm 28 Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm Join our e-mailing lis for program information. Visit our website to sign up. 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 805-526-1735 www.SimiValleyLibrary.org
  3. 3. MARVELOUS MARCH Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 Key to colors: RED—Teen events GREEN—Adult events PURPLE— Children events PINK—Family events 2 Saturday Dr. Seuss Birthday 10am– noon Reading Pals 3:30-4:30pm 5 6 Talk Time, 10:30-11:30am Preschool Stories, 11:30-noon Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Waggin Tales, 3-4pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Storytime, 11-11:45am Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm 10 11 12 13 14 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers, Storytime, 11-11:30am Preschool Stories, 11:30-noon Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Teen Techies, 4-5pm Talk Time, 4:305:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Literazzi Book Club, 11am Waggin Tales, 3-4pm Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Storytime, 11-11:45am Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Fun with Robotics, 3:30-7:30pm 17 18 19 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers, Storytime, 11-11:30am 16 4 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am Little Bilingual Readers, Storytime, 11-11:30am Anime Film Club, 5-7pm 9 3 VCAAPC seminar, Homeschoolers 10am-2pm Meet Up, 1-3pm Waggin Tales, 3-4pm Talk Time, Homework Help, 10:30-11:30am Preschool Stories, 3:30-5:30pm 11:30-noon Waggin Night Homework Help, Tales, 6-7pm 3:30-5:30pm Family Storytime, 6:30-7:00pm Storytime, 11-11:45am Homework Help, 3:30-5:30pm Women in History- SVPL Gamers, Alice Bag, 6-8pm 1pm-9pm 25 26 27 28 29 Waggin Tales, 3-4pm NO HOMEWORK HELP Waggin Night Tales, 6-7pm Storytime, 11-11:45am NO HOMEWORK HELP NO READING PALS Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon NO READING PALS Lawyers in the Library, 2-4pm 23 24 30 Tiny Tot Storytime, Preschool Stories, 11:30-noon 10-10:50am NO HOMEWORK Little Bilingual HELP Readers, Teen Book Club Storytime, 4-5pm 11-11:30am Talk Time, SVH Health 4:30-5:30pm Education, Family Storytime, 5-7pm 6:30-7:00pm Music to Our Ears Concert, 6:30-7:30pm 20 7 8 15 Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm Teen Techies, 11am-1pm Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm 21 22 Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm Music to Our Ears Concert, 6:30-7:30pm Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm CSUCI Speaker Series, 2-3:30pm Film Screening, The Book Thief, 4-6:30pm Saturday Storytime & Craft, 11am-noon Reading Pals, 3:30-4:30pm 31 Tiny Tot Storytime, 10-10:50am, Little Bilingual Readers, Storytime, 11-11:30am 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 805-526-1735 www.SimiValleyLibrary.org
  4. 4. Book to Film Review: Atonement by Devon Bloore, Library Assistant Any bibliophile knows more often than not, the movie counterpart to a much loved book is not nearly as fantastic as the original story. There are exceptions to this rule, however. For example, the book Atonement written by Ian McEwan is an amazing read and has been transformed into an equally amazing film. The director of the film Joe Wright is known for other great book to film adaptations such as Pride and Prejudice and the more recent Anna Karenina. Wright’s style brings the tragic beauty of the book to life in a way that is remarkable. If you haven’t already seen Atonement, read the book first. Only then will you fully appreciate how well Wright has brought the beauty of McEwan’s words to life. Revel in the tragedy, romance, betrayal, guilt, and stunning beauty that this story has to offer. You will not regret it. Copies of the book and movie are available at the Simi Valley Public Library. Book Reviews for Adults by Derek Stalcup, Adult Services Librarian My Life in a Jugular Vein: Three More Years of Snakepit Comics by Ben Snakepit Daily life of a musician/punk rocker/slacker/record store guy Ben Snakepit chronicled in 3 panel comic strips. This collection spans 3 years, countless parties, shows, and general bumming around Austin, Texas. The poor drawings and simplistic style only adds to the charm of what could otherwise seem redundant and boring -- daily life chronicling a slacker. Honesty and hilarity shine through all the scribbles and poor handwriting conveying genuine slice of life scenes. Vampire Academy Film Release Party for Teens Let’s celebrate the first adaptation of Richelle Mead’s popular series, Vampire Academy on February 14, 3:30-4:30pm by 3:30crafting rose pens made of duct tape and making Vampire Academy themed buttons. We’ll also be raffling off tickets to Vampire Academy, premiering February 14th! Snacks and fun will be had, in the Teen Lounge. Reserve your spot on-line. Special Lectures at SVPL Provided by California State University, Channel Islands CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites the public to sample the compelling work of its faculty in a free lecture series at the Simi Valley Public Library. The lecture series offers community members the opportunity to hear from some of CI’s most dynamic speakers and experts; engage in discussions on a variety of timely, thoughtprovoking topics; and be a CI student for an evening in the free, convenient setting of their library. All lectures are from 2—3:30pm in the Community Room. Dr. Harley Baker – February 8 “Some Psychological Benefits of a Secure Relationship With God” Throughout the centuries, religious advocates argued belief in God brings considerable psychological health benefits. Equally vociferous, however, opponents argued religion is dangerous to one’s mental health. They both can’t be right, can they? Recent empirical studies demonstrate the quality of the relationship with God makes all the psychological difference. This presentation will explore these studies and offer some insight into why and how this is the case. Dr. Jose Alamillo – March 8 “Beyond the Latino Sports Hero: The Role of Sports in Creating Communities, Networks and Identities” This presentation focuses on the Latino sporting experience in the United States, from the late 19th century up to the present, with emphasis on professional, school-based and amateur sports. Dr. Alamillo will highlight specific sports in which Latinos are prominent, including baseball, boxing, football, basketball, and soccer. Dr. Stephen Clarke – April 12 “Latin America’s Most Interesting Leaders” The political map of Latin America has undergone a radical transformation. What was for many decades a continent of brutal military dictatorships is now a region governed by democratic regimes of very distinct political and economic ideologies. In this talk we will learn more about the challenges facing Latin American countries today, and the progress made, by examining the unique personal stories and political successes of the region’s most charismatic, controversial, and unique leaders, many of whom we rarely hear about in the mainstream U.S. media. 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, SV, CA 93063 805-526-1735 www.SimiValleyLibrary.org

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