Monday, June 14, 2010
PSA for Bibliofiles and Movie-o-philes
There's been a lot of emotions (quoting "Fantastic Mr. Fox") on this blog lately, so here's some useful info for those who live in or near North Hollywood. The branch library on Tujunga has movie days! Here's the schedule for the rest of June (with links to IMDB pages):
Thursday June 17: North by Northwest, 2 pm
Friday June 18: Everybody's Fine, 3:30 pm
Saturday June 19: Double Indemnity, 2 pm
Thursday June 24: Sherlock Holmes (the new one I think), 2 pm
Friday June 25: The Young Victoria, 3:30 pm
Saturday June 26: The Spy Next Door, 2 pm
I can't make most of them, but it seems like they have a good mix of old and new movies, and I think everything is pretty kid friendly.
Here's a link to the lapl.org website, and here's a link to the North Hollywood branch, where they post their schedule of events.
Also - if you were not aware of this you should be - you can reserve books at the library to be picked up at a branch of your choice. It's like Netflix for books except it's free (well, and it doesn't come to your door. But it's more like Netflix than Blockbuster because you have a "hold queue"). And something many people don't know about the library - you can return books at any branch, it doesn't have to be the branch from which you checked them out. (As long as it's still in the LAPL system - Santa Monica has its own libraries).
To quote a funny (and sadly now deceased) friend from college, Phil Pentel - "Books - Check 'Em Out!" (I know he didn't originate the quote, but he said it all. the. time.)