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					   Vol. 13, No. 9

  September 2009                                          BURBANK PUBLIC LIBRARY
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                                                          Organizations Meetings.........2
For information on current and upcoming programs at the   Subscribe to E-News..........2
Burbank Public Library, visit!     Preschool Storytime Resumes..2
                                                          Online Help for Students............3
                                                          Book Club Corner ..................3
        Think Green! Printed on recycled paper.           Aunt Agatha’s Poisoned Picks...3
                                                          Library Events ........................4
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Organizations                        Preschool Storytime
Meeting Times                        Resumes for Fall
Monday, Sept. 14 6:30 PM                    Storytimes for children age 3 and up
Burbank Sister City Committee        begins the week of September 28th at all three
meets at the Buena Vista             Burbank libraries. This year there will be three
Branch Library.                      separate sessions of Preschool Storytime: Fall
                                     Session (September 29 - November 17); Winter
Wednesday, Sept. 9 6 PM              Session (January 19 - March 9); and the Spring
Board of Library Trustees meets      Session (March 30 - May 18).
monthly at the Central Library.             The Buena Vista Branch Library holds
                                     Storytimes on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM or 11:00
Wednesday, Sept. 23 6:30 PM          AM; the Northwest Branch Library has
The Friends of the Burbank           Storytimes on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM; and the Central Library holds Storytimes on
Public Library will meet at the      Thursdays at 10:00 AM.
Buena Vista Branch Library.                 Due to space limitations at the Buena Vista Branch Library only, pre-regis-
                                     tration is necessary for each session. Signups for the Fall Session begins on
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                                                                                             Book Club
                                                                                              BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB
                                                                                             Meets Tuesday, September 15
        Being a fan of British crime fiction, both in print and on film, I happened upon           at noon to discuss
The Dead of Winter in a local bookstore (yes, I work in a library, but spend off-time in     Hotel on the Corner of Bitter
bookstores!). I was unfamiliar with the author, Rennie Airth, but the cover and blurb         and Sweet, by Jamie Ford.
seemed interesting so I made the purchase. And what a treat it turned out to be.                     Central Library
                              The book is the third in a series, but easily stands up on
                        its own. Set in the war-ravaged London and rural England of             High School Book Club
                        1944, The Dead of Winter is rich with a sense of place and            Meets Tuesday, September 1
                        historical details as well as a fully realized cast of characters.          from 6:30 -- 8 PM
                        The murder of a young Polish woman during a London black-                to discuss Deerskin by
                        out seems, at first, to be a random act of violence. The case                Robin McKinley.
                        would have been dropped by the police if it were not for the           Buena Vista Branch Library
                        fact that victim Rosa Novak was employed by former Scotland
                        Yard investigator John Madden. Feeling he owes it to Rosa to          Middle School Book Club
                        find her killer, Madden encourages his former colleagues to          Meets Wednesday, October 14
                        continue the investigation. Then he stumbles on the young                from 7 PM to 8:30 PM
                        woman’s connection to a prewar murder in Paris and a cache            Buena Vista Branch Library
                        of stolen diamonds.
                              Born in South Africa, author Rennie Airth worked for                    Anime Club
many years as a foreign correspondent for Reuters before becoming a novelist. His                for 6th-12th Graders
two other John Madden mysteries are River of Darkness (a finalist for the Edgar               Meets Friday, September 25
Award for Best Novel and a Macavity Award for Best Mystery, and a New York Times                   from 3:30 -- 5 PM
Notable Book), and The Blood-Dimmed Tide.                                                      Buena Vista Branch Library
      As an interesting footnote, this is the first series I’ve read where a decade
passes between books. The first novel is set just following the First World War, the           4th & 5th Grade Book Club
second takes place in the 1930s, and the third in the 1940s. If you like British myster-        Buena Vista Branch Library
ies, keep an eye out for these wonderfully riveting thrillers. The Dead of Winter is          First meeting is Oct. 8, 4-5 PM
already on the mystery shelf at the Central Library and the other two will soon follow.
                                                                                                     Central Library
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                         First meeting is Oct. 13, 4-5 PM

                                                                                                Northwest Branch Library
Now for something totally different...                                                       First meeting is Oct. 16, 4-5 PM

     Have you read Steig Larsson’s The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo? Aunt Agatha recommended it in this column                                     Coming in October...
back in February and now the second in his Millenium trilogy,                                      The Burbank Public Library
The Girl Who Played with Fire, has been released in the                                      is partnering with the Boys &
U.S.                                                                                         Girls Club of Burbank for THE
     If possible, the sequel is even better than the first one.                              BIG READ.
This multi-layered thriller grabs you from the beginning and                                       The Boys & Girls Club
won’t let go until you’ve read the very last page. Even if that                              received a grant from the Na-
comes at 3 AM! Yes, it could be another sleepless night as                                   tional Endowment for the Arts to
you sit up reading to the explosive conclusion.                                              fund a variety of activities to
     While it’s not necessary to have read the first volume                                  promote their
before reading The Girl Who Played with Fire, it’s a good idea. Here you will learn          book selec-
more about Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, genius computer hacker and “girl” of the          tion: The
book titles.                                                                                 Stories and
     Unfortunately, author Steig Larsson died in 2004 shortly after delivering the           Poems of
manuscripts for his Millenium trilogy. All three of his books have been huge hits in         Edgar Allan
Sweden and continental Europe. The good news is we still have one more to look               Poe.
forward to, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (probably early 2010).                           How
     Both books are available at all three Burbank libraries, and The Girl with the          appropriate
Dragon Tattoo is also available as a book on CD at each library.                             for October!
Tuesday, September 1                        7 PM                   Monday, September 21
Writing Workshop for Aspiring Authors                              7 PM
“”How to Write a Short Story” with Kate Thornton, the              Love to Hate: The Dodgers-
author of over 100 short stories. Kate has taught classes          Giants Rivalry
in the L.A. area and is a prolific short story and flash fiction   The Baseball Reliquary will present a panel discussion
writer. Great for new writers and those who want to brush          with author Arnold Hano and broadcaster Ross Porter,
up their skills. Central Library                                   who will share their recollections of the Dodgers-Giants
                                                                   rivalry, from New York to the West Coast. Jean Hastings
Wednesday, September 2                 4 PM                        Ardell will moderate the panel. Central Library
Family film Festival: Hannah Montana--the Movie
[102 minutes; rated G] Buena Vista Branch Library
                                                                   Thursday, September 24                      7 PM
Saturday, September 5                  2 PM                        “Silent Films & Live Music” with Michael D. Mortilla
Coffee & Conversation with Sisters in Crime.                       Join us for a classic silent film comedy accompanied by
“Knock ‘em Dead” is the theme of this month’s mystery              Michael D. Mortilla on keyboards. Silent film offers a rare
panel featuring authors Morgan St. James, Hannah                   glimpse into the earliest moving picture record of human
Dennison, and Jane DiLucchio. Let’s talk mysteries!                civilization. The films are historical and hysterical;
Buena Vista Branch Library                                         educational and entertaining. Steamboat Bill, Jr. with
                                                                   Buster Keaton will be screened with live musical
Thursday, September 10                    7 PM                     accompaniment. Central Library
Family Night @ the Library
Sandii Castleberry will perform “Singing the Way to                Saturday, September 26                  2 PM
Reading.” Central Library                                          Find out about ZOMBIES with award-winning
                                                                   children’s author David Lubar!
Monday September 14                        7 PM                    David Lubar launches a new series for middle grade
The Day the World Series Stopped                                   readers with My Rotten Life, Nathan Abercrombie,
Join us for the world premiere screening of 5:05 P.M., a           Accidental Zombie. Find out what happens when 10-
documentary by Jon Leonoudkis. A discussion with the               year-old Nathan becomes a zombie after a science
filmmaker will follow this first-person account of the 1989        experiment goes awry. Copies of his book will be available
World Series earthquake game in San Francisco.                     for purchase and signing. Central Library
Presented by the Baseball Reliquary.
                                                                   Tuesday, September 29                       7 PM
Wednesday, September 16                4 PM                        Discover an Author @ Your Library
Family film Festival: Hannah Montana--the Movie                    Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald is a one-man show that tells
[102 minutes; rated G] Central Library                             the story of the great novelist’s life and works including the
                                                                   fascinating people who passed through his world, and the
Friday, September 18                     2 PM                      characters in his novels. Larry Vanderveen stars in this
Friday Movie Matinee with Ol’ Blue Eyes                            DVD presentation of a compelling human drama
Frank Sinatra stars in a Hole in the Head (1959). An               [84 minutes].
impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and
his 12-year-old son. [120 minutes] Central Library

Saturday, September 19                    2 PM
Le Petit Cinema -- Little Films with Big Hearts
Tortilla Soup (102 minutes; rated PG-13) will be shown.
A Mexican-American master chef and father to three
daughters, has lost his taste for food but not for life.
Central Library

       All events are free to the public and are funded in whole or in part by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library.

      Programs are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the library to confirm dates and times of events
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