Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Burbank READs Finale: The Party of 100 Thanks!

Burbank READS Finale 
Party of 100 Thanks! 

Saturday, October 29
1:00—4:00 PM
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
818-238-5620

Burbank Public Library would like to thank our community for so many years of support. Join us for an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family. There will be games, special guests, crafts, door prizes and giveaways. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity with Max from Rosemary Wells’ picture books. Last chance to donate to our Gratitude Food Drive! Watch us unveil the World’s Largest Gratitude List.
Burbank Public Library is EXTREMELY grateful to the Friends of the Burbank Public Library for funding this event!

Program cancelled....An Afternoon of Gratitude with James Morrison & Friends

Due to unforeseen filming commitments, Mr. Morrison is not available and this program has had to be cancelled.


2:00 PM

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Buena Vista Branch Library
818-238-5620

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gratitude List

Help us make the World's longest Gratitude list!

What are YOU grateful for? Help us create THE WORLD’S LARGEST GRATITUDE LIST! Submit a Gratitude List at any of the Burbank Libraries or online at http://www.burbanklibrary.com/ or http://www.thegratitudelist.org/. We will share it, then add it to our list. Let’s Circle the City with Gratitude!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Program cancelled....An Afternoon of Gratitude with James Morrison & Friends

Due to unforeseen filming commitments, Mr. Morrison is not available and this program has had to be cancelled.

2:00 PM

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Buena Vista Branch Library
818-238-5620

Creative Ways to Say Thank-You!

7:00 PM

Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
818-238-5620

Thursday, OCTOBER 20:

Creative Ways to Say Thank You
 Thank You!
 
Come get crafty with us! Make and take your own one-of-a-kind note cards. We’ll provide the craft materials as well as tip sheets to help you find the perfect words to say



Monday, October 10, 2011

Gratitude Yoga

7:00 PM

Monday, October 17
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.

818-238-5620

The whole family can participate in a free session of Gratitude Yoga. Suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga experience. Bring a pencil and a notebook, a mat or towel, and wear comfort-able clothing to class. Author Todd Aaron Jensen is a Goldenbridge-trained Kundalini Yoga instructor and will conduct the class.



Saturday, October 8, 2011

How to Write a Gratitude List.

Are you ready to start your own gratitude list?

Here is a simple how-to for grateful people of all ages.

Science has proven that keeping a gratitude list—even if its only three things daily—creates healthier, happier people. Gratitude’s not only good; it’s good for you! You don’t have to be rich or fa-mous for gratitude to matter. It’s important to count your blessings, and to share them with others, no matter your station in life, no matter how young or old you are.

Don’t know where to start with gratitude? That’s easy. Start with your heartbeat or with your breath. Those are things we take for granted, but without them we are nothing. Think about your friends, your family, an amazing memory all of your senses: the things you see, hear, smell taste, and touch. Your favorite foods and flavors. A book or a song that opened your heart or changed your life.

Be open to it all. Write it down without judgment. There are no wrong answers here. Just write down your memory. (Gratitude, it is said, is the memory of the heart). Be complete. Write the entire feeling or memory. One of the wonderful things about your gratitude is it introduces others to new things.

Do it today. Then do it again tomorrow. It takes such a short time, but the results are powerful.

Still feeling stuck? Try answering these questions to get your heart moving and your brain feeling:

  • Who gave you life?
  • What flavors do you love?
  • What film or book or song changed your life?
  • That perfect day…?
  • The best gift you’ve ever received?
  • Your favorite teacher/mentor, and why?
  • The most amazing moment from your favorite vacation?
  • The moment when you realized you were more powerful or capable than you thought.
  • The moment when you felt smaller than you were, but were elevated by faith or friendship.
  • The smallest, most trivial thing for which you are grateful.
Share your gratitude list with the Burbank Public Library. We’ll display it… measure it… and let the world know that Burbank is the Most Grateful City in America!

You can find hundreds of gratitude lists at http://www.thegratitudelist.org/

Friday, October 7, 2011

I am grateful for ....



As part of Burbank READs "On Gratitude" there are a few ways that you too can express what you are grateful for.  Donate cans or boxes of food at your Burbank Library.  Write a letter to a member of our military services that will be sent on through Operation Gratitude.  Write a gratitude list and leave it to be posted on our Gratitude trees or keep an eye out for our roving cameraperson and you could be a part of our next video post!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gratitude List

Help us make the World's longest Gratitude list!

What are YOU grateful for? Help us create THE WORLD’S LARGEST GRATITUDE LIST! Submit a Gratitude List at any of the Burbank Libraries or online at http://www.burbanklibrary.com/  or http://www.thegratitudelist.org/. We will share it, then add it to our list. Let’s Circle the City with Gratitude!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Family Night at the Library - "Tales of Gratitude" with True Thomas

Family Night at the Library
7:00 PM
Thursday October 13, 2011
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
818-238-5620

Join storyteller True Thomas for an evening of “Tales of Gratitude.” A fun night all!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Burbank TEEN Reads Contest September 21 - October 14

Essay Writing Contest for Teens in Grades 6-12

  • Take a look at Todd Aaron Jensen’s book On Gratitude, for ideas and guidelines.
  • Write a 500-word essay "On Gratitude."
  • Turn your entry in at the Reference Desk of any Burbank Public Library OR attach your Word doc to an email and send it to mygratitude@earthlink.com by October 14.
  • Mr. Jensen will choose the winners. Prizes will be awarded. Got questions? Call 818-238-5589.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Grateful Reading!

Here are a few more "grateful" books for your reading pleasure found in your Burbank Public Library.  
  • 365 thank yous : the year a simple act of daily gratitude changed my life by John Kralik 179.9 KRALI - Central
  • Attitudes of gratitude : how to give and receive joy every day of your life - Ryan, M. J. 179.9 RYAN – Central
  • The gratitude factor : enhancing your life through grateful living - Shelton, Charles M. 241.4 SHELT - Central
  • Help yourself : celebrating the daily rewards of resilience and gratitude - Pelzer, David J. 158.1 PELZE – Central, Buena Vista, Northwest
  • How to save your own life : 15 lessons on finding hope in unexpected places - Gill, Michael 158 GILL – Central, Northwest
  • I am grateful : recipes and lifestyle of Café Gratitude - Engelhart, Terces, 1950- 641.563 ENGEL - Central
  • Just choose happiness : a guide to joyous living - Mohney, Nell. LARGE PRINT 248.4 MOHNE - Central
  • Make miracles in forty days : turning what you have into what you want - Beattie, Melody. 204.4 BEATT – Central, Buena Vista, Northwest
  • One simple act : discovering the power of generosity - Macomber, Debbie. 241.4 MACOM – Central, Buena Vista, Northwest
  • Thank you : 101 ways to practice effortless gratitude - 179.9 THANK - Central
  • Thank you power : making the science of gratitude work for you - Norville, Deborah. 179.9 NORVI – Central, Buena Vista, Northwest
  • Thanks! : how the new science of gratitude can make you happier - Emmons, Robert A. 179.9 EMMON - Central

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Program cancelled....An Afternoon of Gratitude with James Morrison & Friends

Due to unforeseen filming commitments, Mr. Morrison is not available and this program has had to be cancelled.


2:00 PM

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Buena Vista Branch Library
818-238-5620

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Living Gratitude: the Science of Creating Emotional Prosperity

Living Gratitude: the Science of Creating Emotional Prosperity

7:00 PM

Monday October 10, 2011
Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818-238-5600

Dr. Robert A. Emmons is a leading psychologist at UC Davis and author of the bestselling book




Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier. Learn how gratitude can improve your own life: clearer thinking, better resilience during tough times, higher immune response, lower stress levels, closer family ties, and higher performance in work or school. Call 818-238-5562 to make your FREE reservations for the reception prior to this event. .