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Fall Book Sale

Browse for bargains!  Recent titles, classics, and children's books at low, low prices.

Event Type: Book & Authors

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Palomino Library -

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Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Event Type: Youth

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Event Type: Youth

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Event Type: Youth

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Mustang Library - Program Room

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Story Stop

(ages 0-5 / 15 min) Please join us in the library’s early literacy area for this short program of delightful picturebook stories. No registration required.

Event Type: Storytimes

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Event Type: Early Literacy

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Mustang Library - Program Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Event Type: Youth

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Event Type: Youth

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Is the Library Haunted?

Sonoran Paranormal Investigations, Inc. are here to discuss the scientific methods used to investigate paranormal activity and show the evidence they obtained to determine why they consider the Appaloosa, Arabian and Civic Center libraries to be haunted. Read more here: http://events.sacbee.com/scottsdale_az/events/show/339104903is-the-libraryhaunted#storylink=cpy If you're a skeptic, check out the links below! Paranormal Investigation Reveals Ghost Voices at Valley Library The 10 most Haunted Libraries in America 2 Scottsdale Library branches are haunted, group concludes ABC 15 Video #1 ABC 15 Video #2

Event Type: Adult Education

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Arabian Library - Meeting Room 1

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Small Business Saturdays: How to Write a Business Plan

One of the central issues of successfully starting a venture is to create a business plan, particularly if outside financing is needed.   A well developed business plan also provides a guiding frame work and evaluation tool for the entrepreneur.   This class focuses on the development of the plan and all of its components with a particular focus on the marketing, financial, production, and organizational elements necessary for this vital document. 

Event Type: Adult Education

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Eureka! Space

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Code Club

(ages 10-18 / 2 hrs) Think, create, innovate – have fun learning the language of coding. Using online tools and the expertise of an experienced volunteer, Code Club provides the tools and resources for kids to teach themselves how to code.  Space is limited. Please register to save your spot.

Event Type: STEAM

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Knowasis

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Full STEAM Ahead: Snap Circuits

(ages 6 and up / 45 min) Try out the newest tech trend, Snap Circuits.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration.

Event Type: STEAM

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Knowasis

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Fire Truck

(all ages / 45 min) Check out a fire truck and meet Scottsdale firefighters. No registration required. This program is subject to change if our firefighters need to respond to an emergency.

Event Type: Youth

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Story Stop

(ages 0-5 / 15 min) Please join us in the library’s early literacy area for this short program of delightful picturebook stories. No registration required.

Event Type: Storytimes

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Monday Morning Business Energizer

Meet with fellow entrepreneurs and self-starters to exchange ideas, motivate yourself to work on goals, share professional feedback, and create opportunities for networking. A new topic will be selected for each week.  No Registration Required.

Event Type: Business & Career

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Civic Center Library - Eureka! Space

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Upcoming Adult Events

Upcoming Teen Events

Code Club

(ages 10-18 / 2 hrs) Think, create, innovate – have fun learning the language of coding. Using online tools and the expertise of an experienced volunteer, Code Club provides the tools and resources for kids to teach themselves how to code.  Space is limited. Please register to save your spot.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Knowasis

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Homework Help

(ages 6-18) Free tutoring is available at the library. Drop in for homework help on any subject.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Arabian Library - Meeting Room 2

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Homework Help

(ages 6-18) Free tutoring is available at the library. Drop in for homework help on any subject.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Arabian Library - Meeting Room 1

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Homework Help

(ages 6-18) Free tutoring is available at the library. Drop in for homework help on any subject.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Arabian Library - Meeting Room 2

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Monster Mash

(ages 12-18 / 2 hrs) Get your fright on while we watch a scary movie and enjoy some monster munchies.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Monster Mash

(ages 12-18 / 2 hrs) Get your fright on while we watch a scary movie and enjoy some monster munchies.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Knowasis

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Homework Help

(ages 6-18) Free tutoring is available at the library. Drop in for homework help on any subject.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Arabian Library - Meeting Room 2

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Monster Mash

(ages 12-18 / 2 hrs) Get your fright on while we watch a scary movie and enjoy some monster munchies.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Appaloosa Library - Meeting Room 1

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Guitar Club

NOTE: This program is currently full. Please check back for additional program offerings in the Spring. Thank-you. (ages 11-15 / 50 min / limit 15 participants) In this eight-week series, learn the basics, including: warm-up techniques, tuning, proper hand positions, note-reading, basic chords, and how to play simple songs step by step. No prior experience required. Guitars and all supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants should plan to attend each week of the 8 week series. Brought to you by the Phoenix Conservatory of Music with funding from the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Code Club

(ages 10-18 / 2 hrs) Think, create, innovate – have fun learning the language of coding. Using online tools and the expertise of an experienced volunteer, Code Club provides the tools and resources for kids to teach themselves how to code.  Space is limited. Please register to save your spot.

Saturday, November 01, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Knowasis

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Homework Help

(ages 6-18) Free tutoring is available at the library. Drop in for homework help on any subject.

Monday, November 03, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Arabian Library - Meeting Room 1

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Teen Advisory Board

(ages 12-18) Teen Advisory Board volunteers meet monthly to focus on what the library can do for teens by brainstorming teen programs and collections. TAB members receive service hours credit for meetings and projects.

Monday, November 03, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Homework Help

(ages 6-18) Free tutoring is available at the library. Drop in for homework help on any subject.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Arabian Library - Meeting Room 1

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Early Release

(ages 10-18 / 2 hrs) Drop in for spontaneous gaming, crafting or a movie.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Palomino Library - Multiuse Room

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Teen Advisory Board

(ages 12-18) Teen Advisory Board volunteers meet monthly to focus on what the library can do for teens by brainstorming teen programs and collections. TAB members receive service hours credit for meetings and projects.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Knowasis

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Upcoming Youth Events

Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Mustang Library - Program Room

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Story Stop

(ages 0-5 / 15 min) Please join us in the library’s early literacy area for this short program of delightful picturebook stories. No registration required.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Mustang Library - Program Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Story Stop

(ages 0-5 / 15 min) Please join us in the library’s early literacy area for this short program of delightful picturebook stories. No registration required.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Full STEAM Ahead: Snap Circuits

(ages 6 and up / 45 min) Try out the newest tech trend, Snap Circuits.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Knowasis

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Fire Truck

(all ages / 45 min) Check out a fire truck and meet Scottsdale firefighters. No registration required. This program is subject to change if our firefighters need to respond to an emergency.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Mustang Library - Program Room

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Tiny Tot Time

(ages 0-24 months / limit 15 children / 30 min) This early literacy program uses rhymes and songs to help children get ready to read. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Brain Time for Babies

(ages 0-18 mos / 45 min / limit 10 children) Join us in a special course that emphasizes child/parent interaction and reinforces early literacy skills, encourages brain development, and prepares a baby's brain for success in school. Brain Time incorporates one-to-one parent/child interaction around books and toys in an age-focused program that is infused with simple, understandable messages about the young brain. Registrants are expected to attend all three weeks.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Time for Twos & Threes

(ages 2-3 / limit 20 children / 30 min) This fun and engaging program matches children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Get Ready to Read! at Vista del Camino

(ages 0-5 / 45 min / limit 20 children) Did you know that children get ready to read long before they enter school? This course highlights an essential early literacy skill at each session. All participants receive a book following each session to practice their newly learned skills at home! Registration required. Registrants are expected to attend all six weeks. All sessions will be bilingual English/Spanish. To register, please call Vista del Camino at 480-312-2323.  The Get Ready to Read! curriculum consists of six sessions: Session 1: Oral Language and Print Motivation; Session 2: Phonological Awareness; Session 3: Vocabulary; Session 4: Print Awareness; Session 5: Letter Knowledge; Session 6: Narrative Skills and Background Knowledge.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Off-Site - Vista del Camino

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Upcoming Author Events

Upcoming Book Discussions

Upcoming Early Literacy Programs

Upcoming Films

Captain America the Winter Soldier

(PG-13 / 136 Minutes) Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Some Like It Hot

(NR / 105 Minutes) The launching pad for Billy Wilder's comedy classic was a rusty old German farce, Fanfares of Love, whose two main characters were male musicians so desperate to get a job that they disguise themselves as women and play with an all-girl band in gangster-dominated 1929 Chicago. In this version, musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) lose their jobs when a speakeasy owned by mob boss Spats Columbo (George Raft) is raided by prohibition agent Mulligan (Pat O'Brien). Several weeks later, on February 14th, Joe and Jerry get a job perfroming in Urbana and end up witnessing a gangland massacre in a parking garage. Fearing that they will be next on the mobsters' hit lists, Joe devises an ingenious plan for disguising their identities. Soon they are all dolled up and performing as Josephine and Daphne in Sweet Sue's all-girl orchestra. En route to Florida by train with Sweet Sue's band, the boys (girls?) make the acquaintance of Sue's lead singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, in what may be her best performance). Joe and Jerry immediately fall in love, though of course their new feminine identities prevent them from acting on their desires. Still, they are determined to woo her, and they enact an elaborate series of gender-bending ruses complicated by the fact that flirtatious millionaire Osgood Fielding (Joe E. Brown) has fallen in love with "Daphne." The plot gets even thicker when Spats Columbo and his boys show up in Florida. Nominated for several Oscars, Some Like It Hot ended up the biggest moneymaking comedy up to 1959. Full of hilarious set pieces and movie in-jokes, it has not tarnished with time and in fact seems to get better with each passing year, as its cross-dressing humor keeps it only more and more up-to-date.  Actors:Marilyn MonroeTony CurtisJack LemmonGeorge RaftPat O'BrienJoe E. Brown

Monday, November 03, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Me & Orson Welles

(PG-13 / 139 Minutes) In a whirlwind week in 1937 in New York City, a young aspiring actor named Richard is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. During this week he will find romance with a worldly older woman, becomes immersed in a creative experience few are afforded and learns the downside of crossing the imperious, brilliant Welles. Richard is about to grow up fast. Actors: Zac Efron Claire Danes Christian McKay

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Gloria

(R / 110 Minutes) A vibrant Chilean divorc?e falls for a handsome ex-naval officer, but finds any chance for lasting happiness hinging on her willingness to confront a painful chapter from her past. In the wake of her divorce, 58-year-old Gloria (Paulina Garc?a) is determined to live her life to the fullest. Her children have all grown up and moved out, so rather than sit home alone, Gloria spends much of her time at local nightclubs and singles parties. Later, just when Gloria has started to realize that her active new lifestyle offers precious little emotional sustenance, she's swept off her feet by a dashing former naval officer in his sixties. Before long she's dreaming of a bright future with him. But true love never comes easy, and before Gloria can enjoy her twilight years with the man who makes her feel truly fulfilled, she must make peace with a harsh truth that could drive him away forever. Actors:Paulina GarcíaSergio HernándezDiego FontecillaFabiola ZamoraAlejandro GoicMarcial Tagle

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Disneynature Bears

(G / 77 Minutes) Disneynature's Bears takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year. Narrated by John C. Reilly, the film trails this young family as they venture down a mountain in search of sustenance, and encounter a variety of threats, including a pair of imposing male bears named Magnus and Chinook, as well as a crafty -- and very hungry -- wolf named Tikani. As the seasons shift, Sky teaches Amber and Scout the secrets to recognizing danger and foraging for food. Later, as salmon appear in the local waters, Sky attempts to build her fat reserves for the coming winter. But it won't be easy, because challenges await over every summit, and the competition for food can be fierce.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Appaloosa Library - Meeting Room Combined

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The Young Philadelphians

(NR / 136 Minutes) Something of an urbanized, upscale version of Peyton Place, Vincent Sherman's The Young Philadelphians is a glossy adaptation of Richard Powell's bestselling novel The Philadelphians that revels in melodrama. The film opens strongly, with a lengthy 1924 prologue. Socialite Kate Lawrence (Diane Brewster) jilts impoverished lover Mike Flannagan (Brian Keith) in favor of wealthy William Lawrence (Adam West). On their wedding night, William drunkenly announces that he's impotent and commits suicide (this scene should fascinate Batman fans). Returning to Mike, Kate has a child by him, Tony. The boy grows up amid an atmosphere of dire poverty, which imparts him with a relentless drive for success. Flash forward to 1952: the out-of-wedlock kid, Tony, has grown up (now played by Paul Newman) and still doesn't know that he was an illegitimate child. Tony attends Princeton Law School, and falls in love with rich girl Joan Dickinson (Barbara Rush). Via the doings of Joan's father, wealthy Gilbert Dickinson (John Williams), Tony ends up taking a cushy job in a law office, at the expense of the relationship. The heartbroken Joan marries Carter Henley (Fred Eisley) on the rebound, who is conveniently killed in Korea. Tony then begins spending a prodigious amount of time with Carol Wharton (Alexis Smith), wife of attorney John Wharton (Otto Kruger), so that she will persuade John to find Tony a better job. Soon it's Tony's turn to fight in Korea; when he returns, the opportunity arises for Tony to redeem himself for his past misdeeds. Watch for Richard "Mel Cooley" Deacon in a bit as a hostile witness. Actors:Paul NewmanBarbara RushAlexis SmithBrian KeithDiane BrewsterBillie Burke

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Me & Orson Welles

(PG-13 / 139 Minutes) In a whirlwind week in 1937 in New York City, a young aspiring actor named Richard is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. During this week he will find romance with a worldly older woman, becomes immersed in a creative experience few are afforded and learn the downside of crossing the imperious, brilliant Welles. Richard is about to grow up fast. Actors: Zac Efron Claire Danes Christian McKay

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Words and Pictures

(PG-13 / 111 Minutes) An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. Actors:Clive OwenJuliette BinocheBruce DavisonNavid NegahbanAmy BrennemanValerie Tian

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Pillow Talk

(NR / 105 Minutes) The fabulously successful Pillow Talk was essentially Shop Around the Corner for the 1950s. Playboy composer Rock Hudson and interior-decorator Doris Day are obliged to share a telephone party line. Naturally, their calls overlap at the least opportune times, and just as naturally, this leads to Hudson and Day despising each other without ever having met in person. In a cute but convenient coincidence, Doris' boy friend is Tony Randall, who also happens to be Hudson's best pal. Thus Hudson gets a glimpse at Day, and it's love at first sight. To avoid revealing that he's her telephone rival, Hudson poses as a wealthy Texan and turns the charm on Day. But when he starts pitching woo, Day instantly recognizes all the "make-out" lines Hudson has used on the phone with his other conquests. She gets even by decorating Hudson's apartment in a hideous manner. But Hudson loves her all the same; he "kidnaps" her, carrying her through the streets in her nightgown in full view of everyone, including a laughing cop who refuses to intervene. He praises her horrifying interior decoration job effusively, and at this point Day can't help but give in to his marriage proposal. A bit too arch and cute for modern tastes at times, Pillow Talk is still one of the best of the frothy Doris Day-Rock Hudson vehicles; it made a fortune at the box office and garnered five Oscar nominations Actors:Rock HudsonDoris DayTony RandallThelma RitterMarcel DalioNick Adams

Monday, December 01, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Jersey Boys

(R/ 134 Minutes) Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical. Actors: John Lloyd Young Erich Bergen Michael Lomenda Christopher Walken

Monday, December 08, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Words and Pictures

(PG-13 / 111 Minutes) An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. Actors:Clive OwenJuliette BinocheBruce DavisonNavid NegahbanAmy BrennemanValerie Tian

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Gloria

(R / 110 Minutes) A vibrant Chilean divorcee falls for a handsome ex-naval officer, but finds any chance for lasting happiness hinging on her willingness to confront a painful chapter from her past. In the wake of her divorce, 58-year-old Gloria (Paulina Garc?a) is determined to live her life to the fullest. Her children have all grown up and moved out, so rather than sit home alone, Gloria spends much of her time at local nightclubs and singles parties. Later, just when Gloria has started to realize that her active new lifestyle offers precious little emotional sustenance, she's swept off her feet by a dashing former naval officer in his sixties. Before long she's dreaming of a bright future with him. But true love never comes easy, and before Gloria can enjoy her twilight years with the man who makes her feel truly fulfilled, she must make peace with a harsh truth that could drive him away forever. Actors:Paulina GarcíaSergio HernándezDiego FontecillaFabiola ZamoraAlejandro GoicMarcial Tagle

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Jersey Boys

(R/ 134 Minutes) Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical. Actors: John Lloyd Young Erich Bergen Michael Lomenda Christopher Walken

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Maleficent

(PG / 97 Minutes) "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. Actors: Angelina Jolie Elle Fanning

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Appaloosa Library - Meeting Room Combined

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Million Dollar Arm

(PG / 124 Minutes) Craig Gillespie's drama Million Dollar Arm stars Jon Hamm as JB Bernstein, a one-time successful sports agent who left the massive company he worked for to start in his own agency, Seven Figures Management, with his business partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi). The company is in serious financial straits, and they lose the big client they've been grooming. In a fit of inspiration, JB believes they can go to India, find a cricket bowler, and teach him to be a baseball pitcher. In order to pay for the scheme, he convinces wealthy businessman Chang (Tzi Ma) to create a reality show titled "Million Dollar Arm" to help with his quest for fresh talent. Upon arriving in India, he is quickly befriended by Amit (Pitobash), an overly eager man who loves baseball and wants to do anything he can to help. JB also brings in retired scout Ray (Alan Arkin) to help him weed through the thousands of candidates who try to whip a baseball over 90 mph. Although at first the going is rough, they eventually find a pair of eager and promising prospects -- Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma). The duo travel back to the States with JB where they are then tutored by Tom House (Bill Paxton), a USC baseball coach whose approach to the game is as much mental as physical. The two young men are finally given a highly publicized tryout in front of scouts from numerous pro teams, as well as media from around the world. Meanwhile, the fiercely single JB, whose personal life involves dating a string of models, begins to strike up something of a serious romance with his tenant, Brenda (Lake Bell), a doctor who rents the guest house on JB's beautiful L.A. estate. Actors:Jon HammAasif MandviMadhur MittalBill PaxtonSuraj SharmaLake Bell

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Upcoming Storytimes

Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Family Storytime

(all ages / 30 min / space is limited) Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to receive a number which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Story Stop

(ages 0-5 / 15 min) Please join us in the library’s early literacy area for this short program of delightful picturebook stories. No registration required.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

(all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children) Sing, move and groove to music that will make you smile. Please see a staff person prior to the start of Shake, Rattle & Roll to receive a numbered ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Story Stop

(ages 0-5 / 15 min) Please join us in the library’s early literacy area for this short program of delightful picturebook stories. No registration required.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Tiny Tot Time

(ages 0-24 months / limit 15 children / 30 min) This early literacy program uses rhymes and songs to help children get ready to read. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Time for Twos & Threes

(ages 2-3 / limit 20 children / 30 min) This fun and engaging program matches children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Time for Twos & Threes

(ages 2-3 / limit 20 children / 30 min) This fun and engaging program matches children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Appaloosa Library - Storytime Room

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Tiny Tot Time

(ages 0-24 months / limit 15 children / 30 min) This early literacy program uses rhymes and songs to help children get ready to read. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Time for Twos & Threes

(ages 2-3 / limit 20 children / 30 min) This fun and engaging program matches children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Tiny Tot Time

(ages 0-24 months / limit 15 children / 30 min) This early literacy program uses rhymes and songs to help children get ready to read. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Time for Twos & Threes

(ages 2-3 / limit 20 children / 30 min) This fun and engaging program matches children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Civic Center Library - Storytime Room

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Tiny Tot Time

(ages 0-24 months / limit 15 children / 30 min) This early literacy program uses rhymes and songs to help children get ready to read. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Time for Twos & Threes

(ages 2-3 / limit 20 children / 30 min) This fun and engaging program matches children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Arabian Library - Program Room

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Time for Twos & Threes

(ages 2-3 / limit 20 children / 30 min) This fun and engaging program matches children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Mustang Library - Program Room

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