Vol. 13, No. 9 September 2009 BURBANK PUBLIC LIBRARY BURBANK PUBLIC LIBRARY The Best School Supply of All! Get one. Use it. INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Organizations Meetings.........2 For information on current and upcoming programs at the Subscribe to E-News..........2 Burbank Public Library, visit www.BurbankLibrary.com! 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 Page 2 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 Become a Subscriber to September 16. There will be NO registration at the Central or Northwest Branch Burbank Library E-News! libraries; Preschool Storytimes will be open to all. 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Please call the library to tions of the Burbank Public Library. confirm dates of events. Page 3 Book Club Corner 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! SEPTEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR 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 or visit www.BurbankLibrary.com.