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By Bryan Mahoney | January 17, 2012
The steps leading down to the quiet storefront added to the intimidation. He remembers it not as a cellar, exactly, but it was a small, dense room underneath the street-level life pulsing away in the evening. Leo Myers, then just a teen, approached the door looking for answers. He sought to expand the hobby that began one afternoon in a converted chicken house in Eureka, Calif., where his grandmother lived. One afternoon, she pulled out a trunk containing the treasures on which Myers would spend his free time for the rest of his life.
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NEWS
October 26, 2002
Ray Bradbury explores in more detail why his fire chief character hates books in the updated stage version of his book "Fahrenheit 451" opening tonight at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank. The play is co-produced by Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company and is directed by Charles Rome Smith. The story is set in the future. Books are burned in the name of peace, and firemen are enforcers of public ignorance. Fire Capt. Beatty looks at it this way. "Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs ... Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with.
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By Lauren Hilgers | April 8, 2006
Louise Paziak likes the feel of a book in her hands. It's a feeling no computer screen can replace, she said. During the past week, in celebration of National Library Week, residents of Burbank have shown they agree. "This is the first time we've really scheduled something every day," said Paziak, a library assistant at the Burbank Public Library. "It's been a big success." Libraries across Burbank filled with hundreds of children this week for readings, a magician and a screening of "The Chronicles of Narnia."
NEWS
May 5, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- A special author's talk will educate students at Robert Louis Stevenson School about the process of book publishing Monday and Tuesday. Tracy West, a children's book author from New York, will speak to the school's second- and third-grade students about formulating writing topics and the various phases of book publishing, said Paula Willebrands, Stevenson's principal. West also will read some of her stories and answer questions from the students.
NEWS
November 14, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Burbank public libraries need your help in adding patriotic books to their collections. Members of the community are invited to select a book they would like to see on the library's shelf and then purchase the book. The cost is $25 for adult books and $15 for children's books. Those who adopt a book will be honored with a special book plate on the inside cover of the book they purchased. A complete list of books and book jackets can be found at either of the three library locations.
NEWS
February 6, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Burbank Kiwanis for Fun served burgers and chicken sandwiches to students at Bret Harte Elementary School Saturday during a special "Burgers and Books" event. School faculty and parents participated in a book fair Saturday. About 300 people attended the event, which sold $4,000 in books. Book titles at Saturday's book fair varied from "Clifford the Big Red Dog," Harry Potter and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to classics like "Great Expectations."
NEWS
December 22, 2001
Laura Sturza MEDIA CITY CENTER -- People can help to put new books into the hands of local children by participating in Barnes & Noble's holiday book drive. By selecting a gift tag from the store's tree, Secret Santa's will find the name of a boy or girl, the child's age and their school. Books appropriate for different age groups are displayed beside the tree. The gift books will be sold at a 10% discount, wrapped and placed below the "giving tree."
NEWS
January 30, 2002
Molly Shore BURBANK -- Friends of the Burbank Library have launched a fund-raiser to turn used ink and laser jet printer cartridges into cash to buy books. Used cartridges will be collected in designated containers at Burbank libraries. Credit for these cartridges will be given to the Friends of the Burbank Library, which will use the money to purchase new books, group member Gloria O'Donohoe said. "The beauty of this particular program is the prepaid envelope," O'Donohoe said, referring to plastic envelopes into which the used cartridge can be placed and mailed to the recycling center.
NEWS
April 28, 2001
Lolita Harper HILLSIDE -- Spring is traditionally a time for budding flowers, new beginnings and -- in Burbank -- the spring book sale. Friends of the Burbank Public Library will present its annual spring book sale Monday through Saturday in the auditorium at Burbank Central Library. "We have thousands of books for sale," said Friends of the Burbank Public Library President Bonnie Burrow, "some that are almost 100 years old and others that have never been opened."
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By Ani Amirkhanian | November 29, 2006
Barnes & Noble of Burbank is teamed up with the John Burroughs High School library to host the second annual book fair to benefit the school's library. Customers can help raise funds for new books and reference materials for the library with every purchase they make at the bookstore on Sunday and Monday. "We did it last year and it was successful for the first time," said Angelica Fitzgerald, senior library clerk at Burroughs High School. "With that money we were able to purchase books that were on our wish list."
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