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PreSchool PJ Storytime


In honor of National Library Week, stories will be read by Newport Beach City Manager Homer Bludau.

Children from age 3 through 7 can enjoy just-before-bed storytelling fun. Don’t forget to come in your pjs!

Borrowed from the City of Newport Beach Public Library

Literacy Luncheon

What's happening @ the library:

Literacy Luncheon

Help give the gift of literacy by attending our annual fundraising luncheon on Friday, May 1st at 11:30 am. This year's luncheon features special guest speaker Gina Nahai, the best-selling author of Sunday’s Silence, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, Cry of the Peacock and now… Caspian Rain.

For ticket information or other details, contact NBPL Literacy Services at 949.717.3874 or literacy@city.newport-beach.ca.us


Borrowed from the City of Newport Beach Public Library. http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/nbpl/

Computer Class

Books, Audio, Videos, and More!

Learn how to sign up for an email account, use our databases to search for a book, and how to put an item on hold.  Call us at 818-888-8888 to sign up and reserve a spot!

borrowed from the LA public library, Northridge branch at

The Festival....

of Books is right around the corner!  April 25th and 26th....
450 Authors!
Books Galore!
The new Comix Strip section!

Check out info herewww.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/


What a way to help out your library!  Since we are short on some funds right now - but still have many book requests coming in - please consider "Adopt-a-Book"!  Here's what you do:
  1. Come to the library on Open House and see the books that kids are begging for!
  2. Pick a book you like
  3. Bring it to the front counter for purchase
  4. You leave with proof of purchase.
  5. We put a commemorative plate in the front of your book in honor of your donation!
Everybody wins! 

Or...if you can't visit us on Open House night, check out our current wishlist online.  goldenvalleylibrary.org/PageLoader.php
thanks to Golden Valley Library!

Books-By-Mail Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Books-by-Mail?
• An award-winning program available to all qualifying San Diego County residents, including children.

• You can receive library materials, free of charge, through the mail.

Who can receive service?
You are eligible if you:

   • Are temporarily or permanently homebound.
   • Have a disability or are ill.
   • Are the caregiver to someone who is ill.
   • Lack transportation or live in a remote area of San Diego County that is far from a library or a mobile library stop.

How are materials selected?
• You will fill out a detailed application about your reading interests, including favorite genres and authors.

 •You can select from various formats, i.e. regular print and/or large print books, audio books, only paperbacks, no large or heavy books and magazines.

• You're welcome to make specific requests, or we make selections based on your profile.

How does it work?
• Readers automatically receive a new bag as soon as the current one is returned.

• A maximum of six items per bag can be mailed.

• The check-out period for each item is three weeks. The items can be renewed if no one is waiting.

• Your library card is free, and postage is pre-paid by the library.

Which types of materials are available?
Books, magazines, audio books (CDs and cassettes). At this time it is not possible to check out DVDs, videos, newspapers, or interlibrary loan materials.

How do I apply for Books-by-Mail?
Please call toll-free: 1-866-279-9629 or email us at books.bymail@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Borrowed from County of San Diego: Books-By-Mail


Geneology Research at El Cajon Branch

These Days on KPBS Radio: March 2007
Audio Link: www.kpbs.org/radio/these_days

Stephanie Weiner, Genealogist and Librarian with San Diego County Library, was recently interviewed on KPBS' local radio program talking about a new service. Ancestry.com allows patrons to access San Diego census records, immigration collections, military records, and vital records.

Borrowed from San Diego County Library
Online Community: Podcasts & Audioclips


A simple but useful new tool!

This handy tool is designed to save time and effort. Instead of having to scroll and find the next button for each page, the page is automatically uploaded underneath the first one and so on. You can also press Control+down to go to the next page. This website has a good overview, included the link you can drag onto your Bookmark Toolbar, or the link to the Firefox extension.

Check it out!


Hollywood Movie Poster Exhibit

Hollywood Movie Posters

The posters in this exhibition date from 1913 to 1943 and reflect developments in movie history. In 1909, William Selig moved the base of his operations from the East Coast to Edendale, known today as Echo Park. Other entrepreneurs followed, and soon Hollywood was populated by such stars as Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mabel Normand, all of whom went on to become producers, directors, and writers.

As the industry grew, certain practices became standard, and movie posters came to reflect the billing order of a film’s cast through the size and placement of an actor’s likeness and name. For example, Joan Crawford is clearly the star of Montana Moon. Not only is she the object of desire in the poster, her name is above the film title. The rest of the cast gets second billing below the title and in a much smaller font. Many of these second-billed cast members went onto have illustrious careers with their own name above the title. Conversely, individuals once popular enough to have their name above the title are no longer familiar to modern audiences.

Today, credit blocks consume approximately an eighth of a poster’s layout and include credits for a range of filmmakers, including the producers, director, writers, art director, costume designer, cinematographer, effects teams, and musicians. But the idea remains the same, to convey to a potential audience the who and what of a movie: who’s in it and what’s it about?

The twenty-six posters in this exhibition are drawn from the special collections of the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library, which re-opened in 1986. In April 1982, an arson fire destroyed the building and devastated the collection of the Hollywood Branch Library. The community rallied to rebuild the branch and the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation contributed nearly $4 million to restore the collection and construct a new branch, named in honor of Samuel Goldwyn's mother, who frequently used the branch and was a strong library advocate. The new building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, opened to the public in 1986, the same year, ironically, that the Central Library was nearly destroyed by a fire. The posters in this exhibition are part of the branch's special collections, which the public was instrumental in rebuilding after the fire. Today, the Goldwyn-Hollywood Branch serves more than two hundred thousand patrons a year and is a vital resource for the community

Curated by Anne Coco, with special thanks to Judy Hermann, Branch Manager Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library, and Kelly Wallace, Adult Services Librarian.

Go to the Events and Exhibits Section to view posters www.lapl.org/virgal/movieposters/index.php

Borrowed from Los Angeles Public Library | Events and Exhibits | Virtual Gallery


Homework Help Center

Library Homework Help Center

Join us in the Homework Help Center on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm during the school year.

Teen volunteers will help children in grades 1-8 with homework in the Library's Community Room.

Volunteers Wanted

Would you like to serve as a peer tutor? Students in grade 8 must get straight A's. High school students must be on the honor roll. Call the Children’s librarian for more information: (555) 555-3936.


Borrowed from Covina Public Library, Covina, CA