Saturday, March 01, 2008

March Library Programs


Get Reel! Teen Film Festival Submission Period March 1 through March 14 All Branches, 488-3205 Teen filmmakers ages 13-19 are invited to share their best documentary, animation, video or other film creations for a chance to win great prizes. The winning film will premiere at a red carpet screening and awards at the Tower Theatre in April. For information and guidelines, visit www.getreelfilmfestival.org.




Teen Tech Week
March 2-8
All Branches, 488-3205
Call your local branch library to find out what fun activity will be offered for teens in grades 7-12 during this special week celebrating the theme of "Tune in @ Your Library."




Peer Tutoring
March 3, 4, 5, 6, 14 at 3:30 pm
Teens in grades 7-12 can get friendly homework help in math, English, science and history from kids their own age. First come, first serve in the Teen Zone Conference Room.
Woodward Park
944 East Perrin Avenue, Fresno (559) 433-3135



Email Basics
March 3 at 6 pm
Mosqueda Branch
Free computer class will teach basic email tips.



Fig Garden Friends of the Library Meeting March 4 at 10 am
This volunteer group helps support the Fig Garden Library with fundraising events. Learn how you can get involved to support your library!
Fig Garden Regional
3071 West Bullard Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711. Phone: (559) 438-4071



Toddler Storytime
Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 4 - March 27 at 10 am
This 20-minute interactive session with music and movement is for children 2-3 years old.
Clovis Branch
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: (559) 299-9531



Preschool Storytime
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 4 - March 26 at 11 am ,
Clovis Branch
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: (559) 299-9531



Weekly on Wednesdays from March 5 - March 26 at 10 am and 1 pm
Fig Garden Regional
3071 West Bullard Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711. Phone: (559) 438-4071



Weekly on Wednesdays from March 5 - March 26 at 10:30 am ,
This 30-minute session with fingerplays and music is for children ages 3-5.
Kingsburg Branch
1399 Draper Street, Kingsburg, CA 93631. Phone: (559) 897-3710



Sunnyside Teen Council Meeting
March 4 at 5 pm

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join this group of dedicated volunteers who help make the library a great place for teens. Build leadership skills and earn community service hours while having loads of fun too!
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594



Saroyan: The Man and His Fresno
March 4 at 6 pm, Kerman Branch Library, 846-8804
March 11 at 7 pm, Woodward Park
944 East Perrin Avenue, Fresno (559) 433-3135
March 12 at 7 pm, Selma Branch Library, 896-3393
March 24 at 7 pm, Clovis Branch
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: (559) 299-9531
March 27 at 6 pm, San Joaquin Gardens, 439-4770 Fresno historian Bill Secrest, Jr. will present a multi-media program exploring how Saroyan traveled the world, rubbed elbows with celebrities, and received international accolades for his writing.



Lapsit
Weekly on Wednesdays from March 5 - March 26 at 9:30 am Clovis Branch
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: (559) 299-9531 This 20-minute session offers bounces, rhymes, tickles stories and music for infants through children 2-3 years old.



Movie: The Maltese Falcon
March 5 at 1 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
Free movie screening.





Dance Dance Revolution
Weekly on Wednesdays from March 5 - March 26 at 4 pm
Teens in grades 7-12 can show off their crazy DDR skills. All levels welcome.
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594



Afterschool Crafts
Weekly on Thursdays from March 6-March 27 at 3 pm Gillis Branch Library, 225-0140 Children in kindergarten through grade 5 will enjoy this hour of art and fun.



Connect with the Classics
March 6 at 7 pm
Join other teens and adults for a monthly discussion of a classic book. This month's title will be Sense and Sensibility.
Woodward Park
944 East Perrin Avenue, Fresno (559) 433-3135







DDR Competition
March 7 at 4 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
In celebration of Teen Tech Week, teens in grades 7-12 can participate in this ultimate "dance-off." Sign up by March 6. For information, visit www.myspace.com/sunnysideteencouncil.



Introduction to Ebay
March 10 at 6 pm
Mosqueda Branch
Learn about the fun and profit of this popular online website.



Wii <3 Gaming
March 11 at 5 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
Join other teens in grades 7-12 every second Tuesday of the month for fun and games.



Town Hall Book Discussion
March 11 at 7 pm
Politi Branch Library, 488-3856
This monthly book discussion in conjunction with the Town Hall Lecture series will feature Best Seat in the House: A Father, a Daughter, a Journey Through Sports by Diane Multinovich. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the Politi library.



Free Movie Screening
Movie: Darby O’Gill and the Little People March 12 at 1 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594 Free movie screening.



Saroyan Film: The Time of Your Life
March 12 at 4 pm, Caruthers Branch Library, 864-8766
March 16 at 6 pm, Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
Set in San Francisco, this award-winning film captures the mixture of melancholy and hope that emerged between the Great Depression and World War II.



Friends of the Clovis Library Book Club
March 12 at 6:30 pm
Clovis Police and Fire Headquarters in the Community Room This month's title for discussion will be Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert. For information, call the library at 299-9531.



St. Patrick’s Day Program
March 12 at 7 pm
The evening will feature Irish music by Pipe on the Hob and Irish dancing by the McTeggart Irish Dancers. Light refreshments will be served.Woodward Park
944 East Perrin Avenue, Fresno (559) 433-3135



Dance Dance Revolution
March 13 at 3:30 pm
Sanger Branch Library, 875-2435
Teens in grades 7-12 will enjoy this hour of fancy footwork with their favorite video game.



Book Discussion: Essential Saroyan
March 13 and March 27 at 6 pm
Reedley Branch Library, 488-3856
Librarian Ernst Vitovec will lead a discussion of this book which is a compendium of excerpts from Saroyan's fiction and nonfiction works. Register for the program at the library before February 15 to receive a free copy of the book.



Film Discussion of the Saroyan Years in Hollywood March 13 at 7 pm Clovis Branch
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: (559) 299-9531 Film historian Paul Kaser will lead a discussion of Saroyan's years in Hollywood, his works which were made into movies, and his relationship with famous stars and film studios. Film clips will be shown.



Cesar Chavez Day Celebration
March 14 at 6:30 pm
Central Library, 488-2903
Esperanza Fierro, author of The Chavista Daze: Volunteers, Rebel Rousers, Bleeding Hearts, will speak on her work as a Chicana California volunteer.



Mystery Book Club: Death Du Jour
March 16 at 2:30 pm
Clovis Branch
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: (559) 299-9531
This monthly book discussion group is co-hosted by the San Joaquin Sisters in Crime. This month's title by Kathy Reichs is the basis for the "Bones" television show.



Medicare Program
March 17 at 10:30 am, Auberry Branch Library March 17 at 12 noon, Shaver Lake Branch Library March 17 at 1:30 pm, Big Creek Branch Library March 25 at 2 pm, Bear Mountain Branch Library March 25 at 3:15 pm, Piedra Branch Library Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, 224-9117 Seniors and their caregivers will learn important information about the Medicare enrolling period, which ends on March 31.



Manga and Anime Discussion
March 18 at 5 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
Teens in grades 7-12 can participate in a monthly discussion of all things related to Japanese comics.



Antique Appraisal Clinic
March 18 at 6:30 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
Kathryn Osterberg Sobelman will appraise family heirlooms and estate sale treasures. One item per person. Appraisals are verbal only and are not guaranteed.



Closely Knit Group
March 19 at 11 am
If you enjoy knitting and meeting new friends, join this monthly knitting group.
Senior Resource Center
2025 E. Dakota Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726. Phone: (559) 453 - 6767



Movie: Double Indemnity
March 19 at 1 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
Free movie screening.



Book Club
March 19 at 7 pm
This group meets the third Thursday of each month.
Fig Garden Regional
3071 West Bullard Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711. Phone: (559) 438-4071



DDR With Me, Grandma!
March 22 at 1 pm
Teens in grades 7-12 can invite their favorite grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle or other adult to learn the fun of Dance Dance Revolution. Teens must bring an adult to be admitted.
Woodward Park
944 East Perrin Avenue, Fresno (559) 433-3135



Artistic Henna
March 22 at 5 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594
Teens in grades 7-12 can get temporary Henna ink tattoos with their own original design or using one provided.



Intermediate Ebay
March 24 at 6 pm
Mosqueda Branch
Advance to the next level of this popular online website.



Artistic Henna
March 25 at 5 pm

Teens in grades 7-12 can get a Henna ink tattoo. Bring your own design or use one provided.
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594



Saroyan Reader’s Theatre
March 25 at 7 pm, Local actors will perform a dramatic reading of a Saroyan work. A group discussion will follow the play.
Fig Garden Regional
3071 West Bullard Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711. Phone: (559) 438-4071



Free movie screening, Sunset Boulevard
March 26 at 1 pm
Sunnyside Branch
5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 255-6594




Common Man, Uncommon Man
March 26 at 5 pm

This program in celebration of the Cesar Chavez holiday provides an account of the vision, philosophy and life of Chavez.
Cedar Clinton Branch
4150 East Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703. Phone: (559) 442-1770



Fight in the Fields
March 27 at 5 pm
Cedar Clinton Branch
4150 East Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703. Phone: (559) 442-1770
This documentary in celebration of the Cesar Chavez holiday follows the life of Chavez from his boyhood through his death.


Salsa Dancing
March 27 at 5:30 pm
Gillis Branch Library, 225-0140
Instructor Carlos Estrada will teach basic salsa steps. Students will rotate so a partner is not required. Pre-register at the library.



Book Club: The Gathering
March 27 at 6:30 pm
Kingsburg Branch Library, 897-3710
Join this monthly book discussion group.



Folklorico Dancers
March 28 at 4 pm
Cedar Clinton Branch
4150 East Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703. Phone: (559) 442-1770
This group from Roosevelt High School will present folk dances from Mexico.



Gymnastics Beat Demo Team
March 29 at 1 pm
Fig Garden Regional
3071 West Bullard Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711. Phone: (559) 438-4071
Find out more about this local gymnastics club for kids and teens.



Advanced Ebay
March 31 at 6 pm
Mosqueda Branch
Make the most of your knowledge about this popular online website.

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