Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Burbank Public Library Young Adult Services presents a Burbank TEEN Reads Contest!

October 1-31, 2010
Teens in Grades 6-12
Mastermind a Murder Mystery!
Scribble a Sleuth Story!
Write a Who Dunnit!

We’re looking for suspenseful stories…set in Burbank!

  • Who slew the San Fernando Road Starbucks barrista and left only his apron to tell the tale?
  • Who is hiding stolen treasure among the stacks at the Northwest Library
  • What do those slightly scary 11th-grade twins have in their backpacks, and what does it have to do with the statue missing from the quad at Burroughs High?!
Write a mystery story that takes place in a Burbank setting. Pen two to five pages (typed, or handwritten—neatly!) and turn it in at the Reference Desk of any Burbank Public Library—OR attach it to an email and send it to by October 31.

Burbank Public Library staff will read your stories and select three top writers,
who will read their stories aloud for our new teen blog! (If you’re too shy, you can designate another reader…) In addition, there will be PRIZES for first, second and third place, and two honorable mentions. GOOD LUCK, mysterious scriveners!

Winners will be notified by November 12
(Extra credit may be given at your teacher’s discretion.)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stop the Presses! Film Program: Woman of the Year

Burbank Public Library Presents

Stop the Presses!

A Special Burbank READS Film Program

Woman of the Year

Friday, October 8, 2:00 PM

The first film starring the legendary screen team of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, this savvy dramatic comedy from 1942 plays off the unlikely match of polar opposites--the brash sports reporter Sam Craig (Tracy) and the brilliant political commentator Tess Harding (Hepburn) from the New York Chronicle--whose marriage grabs front-page headlines. Balancing her flashy career with marital turns out to be a complicated challenge for the worldly Tess, whose down-to-earth husband struggles to support her ambition while keeping their marriage from falling apart. Woman of the Year was directed by George Stevens, from a screen'lay by Ring Lardner Jr. and Micharel Kanin. ---114 minutes.

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Funded by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library