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By Bryan Mahoney | March 27, 2012
The faces in the photo tell only part of the story. They are transfixed by something off to the right. The man has his hand to his mouth, wrinkles adding depth to the wonder and dread passing his face. A woman is near him and she is expecting something. They are surrounded by more faces, stock-still in the moment captured by a single camera flash. A tiny flame is reflected in their eyes. It was a moment Dennis Ghiatis knew he had to keep. Surrounded by fellow science fans at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, he'd come there to share this one last experience with his friends.
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.
FEATURES
By Eileen Cobos | May 20, 2006
As residents and users of Burbank's libraries, I am sure that you realize that our central library and northwest branch are in dire need of renovation to give the needed room for all the items needed to serve this community, including the audio visual department, reference department, computer department, children's room and, of course, more parking for our central library. Our library has put on outstanding programs for children of all ages and adults as well. Passage of Proposition 81 on June 6 gives our library the chance to have these wonderful new facilities to enhance the enjoyment of spending time at our library for the residents of the city of Burbank.
NEWS
October 2, 2002
Laura Sturza Coastal natives who don't often venture into plush green nature will be able to step into a forest when the new Buena Vista Branch Library opens. Laura and Cristina Capitanio of Sorelle Fine Arts are completing murals in the building's children's area that feature a forest filled with a skunk, an owl, squirrels, birds and deer. Because Cristina is pregnant, she has imagined herself and her child at the library, enjoying the space with other families, she said.
NEWS
October 11, 2003
Burbank High School officials will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Monday to recognize the school's newly furnished library and thank the Burbank IKEA store for its sponsorship. IKEA donated needed furniture, including computer tables, after the library was remodeled and there was no money left to furnish the facility's loft area and reading nooks. The ceremony will be followed by a tour of the library. Refreshments will be offered. The school is at 902 N. 3rd St. The library is on the corner of 3rd Street and Harvard Road.
NEWS
February 12, 2003
Rossini's "Barber of Seville" is the next segment in the Los Angeles Opera free series presented by the Associates of Brand Library at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Brand Recital Hall. The talk will be presented by Monica Weil, a member of the Speakers Bureau of the opera company. The series is co- sponsored by the Los Angeles Opera, the Opera League of Los Angeles and the Brand Library with the goal of sharing opera with the community. Seven of the talks are timed with operas being produced by Los Angeles Opera during the 2002-2003 season.
NEWS
November 20, 2004
Jacqui Brown The Burbank Education Foundation, in partnership with ProQuest, will make using the Internet for homework help a little safer, easier and far more accessible for all Burbank students. Thanks to a grant from the Foundation, all Burbank public schools will have access to e-Library, a comprehensive educational resource with age- appropriate, high quality digital content from primary and secondary sources. There are more than 1,500 areas, including magazines, newspapers, book resources, maps and multiple media that cover class work and current vital issues.
NEWS
February 9, 2002
Amber Willard HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Tickets are on sale for Trivia Challenge 2002, which will be hosted by KNBC-TV Channel 4 weatherman Fritz Coleman. The event, which starts at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Castaway restaurant, pits various teams against each other to answer trivia questions. Proceeds benefit Burbank Public Library Literacy Services. Individual tickets are $15 and seating is limited. Contest teams are still needed and can enter by March 1. The three-person team cost is $200.
NEWS
February 13, 2002
Laura Sturza HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- When storyteller Hubert Kozak told the story of a boy who learns to make a stranger into a friend, 40 children listened closely -- mostly because many of them were busy making new friends, or making Valentine's Day cards to give to their friends. The second- through fourth-graders were part of a Burbank Central Library story and craft program that celebrated Valentine's Day by focusing on the theme of "best friends.
NEWS
March 9, 2005
Speech contest at library upcoming The Burbank chapter of the National Management Assn. will host a speech contest March 19 at the Buena Vista branch library. The contest is open to students in ninth through 12th grade who must research, write and present a speech on the American economic system. Participation in the speech contest shows students the important role a free economy plays in a free society. The library is at 300 Buena Vista St. For more information on the contest, call Julianne Venturo at (818)
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 11, 2014
Burbank educators announced a plan this week to install Wi-Fi in all school libraries, weed out old resources and purchase more fiction and nonfiction books. The plan, the first comprehensive strategy in nearly a decade, comes several months after school board members learned that some elementary libraries had been shut down since the beginning of this school year. Though the school board must still vote on specific aspects of the project, members approved of the idea for the 2014-15 academic year in concept.
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NEWS
December 3, 2013
Can it be true that Burbank school board members did not know until recently that several elementary school libraries had closed (“District clears way for books,” Nov. 21)? I thought that the only elected officials who didn't know what was happening on their watch were Burbank City Council members. In any event, it's wrong that volunteers are no longer able to assist teachers in Burbank's public school libraries. How difficult can it be to check books in and out and put them back on the shelves?
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | October 9, 2013
A few curious observers huddled around Mike McDaniel to better hear the story of the origin of the Burbank city library. As the tale unfolded, Helen von Seggern nodded, quietly confirming the details as she remembered them. Von Seggern brought her children to the library, originally located on Olive Avenue, when they were young. She made several trips with students during her 43-year career as an educator - sometimes with UCLA students, sometimes with the Burbank Adult School. When she researched a trip to Ireland and Scotland years ago, she checked out every travel book she could because "the more reading you do ahead of time, the more rich your experience will be. " A couple of children's books about Scotland told the story of Roman occupiers - von Seggern found those streets when she got there.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Burbank's public library celebrated 100 years of service on Saturday with a how-to festival, in which city officials and community members demonstrated everything from how to French braid and knit, to how to find your credit score and use chopsticks. More than 1,000 people attended the festival at the Burbank Central Library, said Library Services Director Sharon Cohen. “It was such a wonderful event,” Cohen said, adding that in a digital age, libraries will continue to serve as places where community members can gather.
THE818NOW
July 23, 2013
Charley Bean Ramos waited for what felt like “a million thousand hundred” years for her neighborhood library to reopen. When she turned 8 years old in April - during National Library Week - she even spent her birthday wish on it. This week, Charley's wish came true, albeit a few months late. The renovated Northwest Branch Library opened to the public Monday after being closed for a year for seismic retrofitting. It's also now compliant with the American Disabilities Act, and boasts new furniture, bookshelves, lighting and computers, along with a new teen corner and improved children's section, said supervising librarian Melissa Gwynne.
NEWS
July 16, 2013
Burbank's Northwest Branch Library on Victory Boulevard is a place where everybody knows your name. Just ask Norm. “I miss this library. I haven't gone to the library much since (it closed),” said Norm Angelheart, who estimates he's visited the branch for 10 years. “Buena Vista even got large and you didn't feel like you knew everyone there. It's lost that little-library flavor.” Last August, the Northwest Branch closed for upgrades, leaving the neighborhood without one of its most popular resources and scattering patrons toward the Central and Buena Vista branches.
THE818NOW
October 5, 2012
Warner Bros. will manage most of Paramount's movie library on DVD , in a first-of-its-kind deal between major studios that reflects the ongoing decline in disc sales. The companies said Thursday that Warner will handle more than 600 titles from Paramount's library, including such classics as "Chinatown," "Saturday Night Fever," and "Braveheart. " The renewable three-year agreement, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2013, will allow Paramount to save the costs of manufacturing and shipping DVDs from its catalog.
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | September 25, 2012
Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson - most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines that includes nearly every U.S. presidency since George Washington. Peterson's collection includes dolls, caricatured sculpture, and yes, even Nixon and Hoover Bobbleheads. Though his collection of 100 or so presidential replicas grows every year, there are a few still missing.
THE818NOW
September 12, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 12. Should library cards serve as a form of identification for Los Angeles residents? L.A. City Councilman showed strong opposition against such a proposal Tuesday , reports the Daily News . " I think it's ludicrous," he said. A 25-year-old man, who was arrested last week, was charged Tuesday in the murder of his parents . L.A. Now Southern California may experience a regular occurrence of  unpleasant rotten egg smells if the Salton Sea is not restored , says one writer at KCET . Police were able to track stolen goods to a park in North Hollywood on Tuesday, where they made eight arrests for Hollywood robberies , reports L.A. Now .  With Carmageddon II on the horizon, city officials are once again trying to trick residents to stay away from the lure of the west side with local offers and incentives.
THE818NOW
September 4, 2012
A 41-year-old Sun Valley man was arrested Friday after he allegedly kicked a transient man in the head, police said. The man, Fermin Casillas, was taken into custody about 3:52 p.m. on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon as he was fleeing the scene of the alleged attack, Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. The 41-year-old transient man was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition after being treated for a cut above his right eye, Ryburn added.
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