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Sherman Oaks June 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 05/30/19

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter June 2019
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council proudly brings you all the news that’s FUN to print! See what's happening and get out and join in!
PO Box 5721, Sherman Oaks 91413
(818) 503-2399

In this month’s edition:
SONC Board June Meeting – Different Location
SONC Election Results!
From the President and Editor
June Newsletter
How to Subscribe
Free Movies in the Park
Visit a National Park This Summer
Adopt from Our Animal Shelters
Job Fair
The Pierce College Encore Program Summer Series
Recycle Batteries
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event
Assemblymember Nazarian’s 5th Annual Creativity Summit
Car Seat Safety Inspection
Public Safety
Potholes Need to be Filled
Valley Pride
California Watermelon Festival
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
Report Grafitti
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
LAPD Volunteer Program
About SONC
Get a Compost Bin
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley-3 New Exhibits
Vision Committee
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Mendocino Farms Fundraiser
Game Day
Mad for Mondrian
The National Archives:  Unlocking America's Records
Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Adult Coloring
Friends of the Library
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Barnes & Noble Free Books for Kids
Congressman Brad Sherman Town Hall
Visit LA Museums Free
At the Skirball
At the Getty
Free Car Seat Installation
Plant New Parkway Trees
Senior Programs
Free Medicare Counseling
Senior Fraud Awareness
Taxi Cabs
LA Dept of Aging
Aging Mastery Program
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors
East Valley  Adult Center
Events for Seniors, Ages 50+:
eed a Ride to the Senior Center?
Maintenance on Power Wheelchairs
Calendar of Meetings and Events

o see the enhanced version of this newsletter go to
SONC Board June Meeting – Different Location
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board will meet 6:30PM on June 10 at the East Valley Adult Center (also called Senior Center)
Our City Councilman, David Ryu, will swear in your new Neighborhood Council board. The retiring board will be honored for their service. Don’t miss this historic occasion.
Hear an update on the Sepulveda Pass Project. Will Metro take your property for the train? Will the train pass your back door every 4 minutes 7 days a week? Or will the Valley get an underground subway or even a sleek Monorail above the #405? The decision will be made this year. You have choices. You can let your feelings be known or you can wait and see what Metro decides for you.
We will also have reports on other current issues.
If you have an opinion on these important issues or other issues in Sherman Oaks, this is your best opportunity to let it be known. Check the Council website 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to; click on “neighborhood councils”, on the drop down menu, choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL SONC MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
SONC Board Meeting
6:30PM Monday June 10
East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks
SONC Election Results!

  • The Open Seats on the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council were filled in the election on that was held Sunday, May 19, Did you vote? These are the people that will represent you for the next 2-4 years. Unofficial results:
  • Area 1 Business – Levon Baronian – 2 year term
  • Area 2 Community Interest – Jeffrey Hartsough – 4 year term
  • Area 2 Residential – Lisa Gilford – 4 year term
  • Area 2 Business – Cathy Muhlenforth – 4 year term
  • Area 4 Community Interest – Lisa Cappelletti – 4 year term
  • Area 4 Residential – Lisa Petrus – 4 year term
  • Area 4 Business – Joe Cappelletti – 4 year term
  • Area 5 Community Interest – Christy Adair– 2 year term
  • Area 6 Community Interest – Harold Shapiro – 4 year term
  • Area 6 Business – Christine Kim – 4 year term
  • Area 6 Residential – Gil Imber – 4 year term
Do you want to volunteer time to serve the community but don’t want to put in the time Board membership requires? Most of the Council’s work takes place in committees. You can serve on a committee and put in as much time as you want. Use the “Contact” on our website and we’ll get you started.
From the President and Editor
It has been an honor and a pleasure serving you for the past 2 ½ years. This was not a job that I asked for. But, I answered when called upon to serve. I made it my goal to increase transparency and participation and set about expanding this newsletter to reach as many of you as possible. I never dreamed monthly circulation would reach 24,000. It was fun searching out and spreading the word about the many activities that make Sherman Oaks one of the best places to live. Five times we had standing room only attendance at board meetings. This year we added two youth seats to our board and it has been a delight to hear these younger voices representing the next generation. This coming year SONC will be moving to the auditorium at Millikan Middle School that seats more than 500 and has good parking. In the next few months Sherman Oaks will face the biggest decision in 100 years when Metro decides where railroad tracks will be laid through this community. Don’t wait to see what happens. That will be too late. SONC needs you to join in the decision. I look forward to the participation of the entire community and the leadership of the newly elected board. In a few days I will be retiring from the board and leaving this newsletter in good hands. Thank you all for this opportunity.
- Ron Ziff
June Newsletter

This June newsletter has 57 articles with more than 100 local activities for the month and was emailed to more than 24,000 subscribers. It was sent through NextDoor and through SONC's website. We recommend signing up on the website's "mailing list" and reading it with your browser. You are welcome to reprint any portion of this newsletter under one condition; reprints must include "This is reprinted from the SONC Newsletter. Go to to read the full issue." Send any comments or questions through the “contact us” on our webpage.
How to Subscribe
The Sherman Oaks Monthly Newsletter is published in two versions. There are several ways to subscribe to the enhanced version. 
-Sign up on the SONC website by clicking "mailing list" and filling out the form.
-On the SONC website click on "contact us" and fill out the form and request a subscription.
-Sign the subscription list at a SONC meeting or event.
If you are in Sherman Oaks and on NextDoor you get a text only version automatically.
Free Movies in the Park
It’s summer and the SONC Summer Series is back! See a free family movie in the park the last Saturday of each month. Bring your family, a blanket, and your favorite food and snacks. The park will have hot dogs and popcorn for sale. Family activities and picnics start at 6PM. Movies start at dusk.
Saturday June 22 Madagascar
Saturday July 27 The Princess Bride
Saturday August 24 Shazam!
All will be shown on a big screen at the baseball field at Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park 14201 Huston Street at Hazeltine.
Visit a National Park This Summer -If you have a child in the 4th grade, your family is eligible for a Free 1 year National Parks Annual Pass.
Even if your kid isn’t in the 4th grade there are ways to save on a National Park trip this summer. Go to to learn more.
There are also ways to donate to the National Parks and help preserve them for future generations.

Free national park entrance days August 25, September 28, and November 11.
Adopt from Our Animal Shelters
Our Animal Shelters are overcrowded. Many runaway dogs end up in the City shelters. Though most of these dogs are reunited with their owners within several weeks, overcrowding in shelters, even temporarily, may cause other dogs to be put down due to lack of space.
People whose dogs ran away please come to the shelters to get your dog right away. Temporary foster homes are needed for dogs that have been in the shelters too long and will lose their place.
Our East Valley Shelter is located at 14409 Vanowen St, 1 block east of Van Nuys Blvd. The West Valley Shelter is located at 20655 Plummer St.
Special discounted adoption fees on dogs and other animals.
Department Discount Days June 1&2, June 8&9
Fathers Day Discount Adoptions June 12-16
4th of July Discount Days June 29-30 and July 2&3
East Valley and West Valley shelters are open
Tuesday-Saturday 8am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
Job Fair
Sheila Kuehl’s San Fernando Valley District Office and Los Angeles County of Education (LACOE) at the 4th annual Independence Day Hiring Spree (FREE event) on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 9am to 1pm, at the Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, 7555 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Job seekers please bring plenty of resumes to pass out and pre-register at: 
If your business is hiring and would like to join us, please contact [email protected] and or (818) 764-8312.
The Pierce College Encore Program Summer Series
From June 10 to July 12. This program has been designed for seniors. Free Classes for Older Adults. Art • Music • Exercise • Health • Finance. For more information and their catalog go to Or call 818-710-2561. Pierce College is located at 6201 Winnetka Ave in Woodland Hills
Recycle Batteries
All those dead batteries contain either dangerous chemicals or valuable trace metals. Recycle them to save resources and reduce pollution. The easiest place to recycle used batteries is the Sherman Oaks Library. You’ll find a bucket to dump them just inside the door.
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event

Is your group having an event? We’ll be glad to include it in this monthly newsletter that goes to more than 22,000 Sherman Oaks families. Email the information to us by the third week of a month to be included in the following month’s newsletter through the “contact us” on our webpage.

Assemblymember Nazarian’s 5th Annual Creativity Summit

Please join Adrin Nazarian as he kicks off his 5th Annual Creativity Summit, supporting the talents of our local students and Valley residents! This year we will showcase the importance of STEAM education and its role in encouraging students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.
The event will feature a gallery of student art work and projects, arts & crafts, a digital playground, and student performances!
Bring your family, friends and neighbors to check out this free event.
Saturday, June 8
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
State Building
6150 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
If you are interested in having your art work or project displayed, please contact my office at (818) 376-4246 or [email protected].

Car Seat Safety Inspection

Join Assembly member Nazarian, the California Highway Patrol & The Help Group for a FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection!
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children. In 2017, 675 children under age 13 were killed in motor vehicle crashes, according to Injury Facts. Further, it is estimated that 70% of car seats are improperly installed.
Drive on over for an inspection to see if your car seat is installed correctly. Admission is free and open to the community, but reservations are needed!
Saturday, June 15
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Help Group
13130 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks
To reserve an appointment, please call Field Representative Emma Taylor at (818) 376-4246 or email [email protected].
Public Safety
The next Public Safety Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 17th at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center on Van Nuys Blvd at 6:30pm in the Library building. We're excited to be finalizing our schedule of events for the fiscal year, including Neighborhood Watch Forums, CERT Training and Map Your Neighborhood Program Overviews and National Night Out. Check the Council website date and agenda 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
Public Safety Committee
6:30PM June 17
At the Senior Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd.
For more information email one of the committee Co-Chars Kristin Sales ([email protected]) or Melissa Menard ([email protected]).
Potholes Need to be Filled
SONC got a lot of potholes filled this Spring. There many new potholes caused by the recent rains to bother you and your car.  We are collecting a new list of potholes to be filled at our next filling event.  Send us the location of the pothole. What we need is the address that faces the pothole. With that we will be able to get it filled. If it’s in an intersection we need both streets. If it’s in an alley, we need the address it’s behind. With the complete info, we’ll get it fixed. Send us the information through the “contact us” on our website
Valley Pride
Mark your calendars! It's time for the fifth Annual Valley Pride event. We will once again be hosting Valley Pride at the Van Nuys Civic Center. Join us as we celebrate and highlight family love and acceptance of our LGBTQIA+ community. We will have food and entertainment, but more importantly, we will be bringing resources to help support the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones. I truly hope that you will join us for this wonderful event as we make the San Fernando Valley a place of true acceptance, love, and pride. #valleypride #LGBTpride #family #chosenfamily.
Sat, June 22, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Van Nuys Civic Center
14410 Sylvan Street
Los Angeles, CA 91401
2019 California Watermelon Festival
Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 10am to 10pm. Tickets good for either day.
Join in for a day full of watermelon fun! This year will be the best ever, as we host our largest event yet with over 60,000 pounds of fresh-off-the-farm California watermelons, chilled, sliced and served fresh to you!
All-You-Can-Eat Watermelon!
• Kids: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Theater, Magic Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats, Crafts, crazy Arena Games, Wildlife Exhibit, Butterfly Feeding, BMX Bike Pro Stunt Show and more (Kid's Zone open from 10am - 7pm)
• Beautiful Watermelon Carvings, Cooking Demonstrations and Tasting
• Great Bands including
Saturday 8 PM: Flux Capacitors, Totally Awesome 80s     Tribute Band
Sunday 8 PM: Selena Tribute Band
Everything from BBQ to Vegan to Tasty Watermelon Desserts and Drinks
•Beer and Wine Garden. Try our Watermelon Ritas!
•A full carnival: Purchase 10 Ride Super Saver Packages and Save up to 70%!
All tickets are good for 1 day of your choosing: Saturday the 29th or Sunday the 30th.
See more videos and pictures at website at
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
Art adds unique color to our streets and beautifies our communities. That's why Councilmember Ryu announced his Utility Box Art Program in November 2017 to improve our neighborhoods while supporting local artists. This program sponsors local artists up to $250 in discretionary funding to turn blank utility boxes into stunning works of public art.
For more information and to apply:
Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
Decisions are being made that will affect how you live through construction for the next 20 years. These decisions will also what your neighborhood is going to look like and how your great-great-grandchildren will travel LA for the next century. This is the ONLY time to let your voice be heard. If you have not been to the meetings, you may get something you won’t like. The final round of Metro informational meetings will be held this summer. Then, plans will begin for taking property and laying track. Watch this newsletter and Metro’s information.
Report Grafitti
Report Graffiti by calling 311. It usually takes the city less than 48 hours to remove this blight. Be sure to give the EXACT ADDRESS of the graffiti when you call.
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
You can now report non-emergency crimes like harassing phone calls, illegal dumping, lost property and vandalism. Reports can be made at
LAPD Volunteer Program
Make a difference as a LAPD volunteer and be the change you want to see in your community.  Volunteers represent a broad range of ages, from teenagers to senior citizens. Through their dedicated service, volunteers reflect the quality that is representative of the people of Los Angeles and the LAPD. In turn, the Department recognizes the valuable assistance that volunteers provide, and considers them as an integral part of the LAPD team. 
One of the most important aspects of the LAPD volunteer program is the diversity of responsibilities that volunteers undertake on a daily basis. Volunteers serve as a bridge between officers and civilians as they represent their communities in all aspects of Department-related functions.
As a volunteer, here are some of the available opportunities • Community members on patrol • Clerical and administrative support • Detective support • Impacting youth through mentorship & tutoring • Promoting safety with business communities • And a variety of other important functions.
Interested or need more information: Officer Farah [email protected]  818 374 9406 ( Volunteer Police Patrol) and/or Van Nuys CRO Unit  email---  [email protected]   818 374 5420
About SONC

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is the first level of your city government. We are not a homeowner's association or a club; we are an important part of your city government. We are here to bridge the gap between you and City Hall. Board members are elected by the public and serve without pay. Do you have a city related question or problem? Contact us by using the contact form on our website,, or call (818)503-2399. Board meetings will be held at Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center through July. Join us at 5056 Van Nuys Blvd 6:30PM the 2nd Monday evening of each month. All meetings are open to the public. The Council files "Community Impact Statements" (CIS) with the City Council on important pending issues. If you miss a meeting you can read the CIS or the minutes on the website after they have been approved the following month. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to; click on “neighborhoods”, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “submit.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL OUR MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
Get a Compost Bin
A compost bin can cost from $100 to $200. But, the bins are available at subsidized prices for only $20! The LA Dept of Sanitation offers the bins for sale at a workshop the 4th Saturday of each month. Buy the bins and attend a free workshop at the Griffith Park Compost Facility. There’s also free compost available. Just bring your own container and shovel. 4th Saturday of each month.
Saturday June 22
Griffith Park Composting Facility
5400 Griffith Park Drive
From 134 Freeway Exit Forest Lawn Drive. Turn left on Zoo Drive. Turn right on Griffith Park Drive. Compost Facility at the top of hill on left. Call ahead to verify (213) 485-2260
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley-3 New Exhibits
The Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) and Tarzan® exhibit is now open. The Museum is pleased to have Scott Tracy Griffin, who works with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. as our guest curator 

Moon Landing
Artifacts, photos and stories are coming in for our very special exhibit May through July on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.  If you are old enough to remember where you were, please consider participating in our oral history video on where you were on this historic day. You will be part of the exhibit!  Speakers are being secured for each month of the exhibit.

The exhibit is for adults and families alike as there will be some children’s and family educational programming too. We are partnering with other organizations, historical societies and neighborhood councils that have access to many folks that were associated with the Apollo program and moon landing.
World War II Security
You may be aware that during the decade before World War II, the U.S. government compiled lists of people they saw as potential risks to national security. Presidential Proclamations  2525,  2526, and 2527 authorized the FBI and other agencies  to  arrest  such  individuals,  mostly  Japanese,   German,   and   Italian   immigrant community and business leaders. However, did you know that the government also  imprisoned  Japanese  and  others  forcibly  removed  from  Latin  America.  The Tuna  Canyon Detention  Station  (TCDS)  was  one  of  many  confinement  sites  that  held  these individuals. Learn more about this part of World War II in this exhibit from May 1st through July 27th.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St #204, Northridge
Tuesday, Thursday 1-5pm
Saturday 12 Noon – 4pm
Free admission, free parking, ADA access

Lake Balboa Park
Lake Balboa Park is nearby and offers a lot of recreation opportunities without the crowds in other Valley parks. You can walk, jog, or run the trail around the park perimeter. There is brand new outdoor exercise equipment at the east end of the trail. There are loads of grassy picnic areas. Parking is easy and free. The park is huge, so you may want to drive all the way around before you decide where you want to stop and spend time.
Vision Committee
On June 6 the Vision Committee meeting will have a presentation from the Planning Department on the results of 8 months of research on Sherman Oaks and the Community Plan Update. We will also discuss and vote on the Mobility Element.6:30 to 8:00 PM Thursday June 6 at the Sherman Oaks Library. 
For more information contact Jeff Kalban at [email protected]. Check the Council website 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
Vision Committee
June June 6 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee
On Thursday June 20 the PLUM Committee will hear from the Vision Committee on the Mobility Element Plan. This plan may be voted on at the meeting.
For more information contact Jeff Kalban at [email protected]. Check the Council website 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
PLUM Committee
June 22 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
For Preschoolers: stories, fingerplays, songs, and more! This story time is perfect for children two and under. Mondays & Weds 10-10:30AM
Star Reader: Come share the joy of reading and story telling for kids with our STAR volunteer reader Sherman Oaks Library Mondays 2-3:30PM, Star Reader Weds 2:30-4PM, Thursdays 1-3PM, Friday 1:30-3PM & 3:30-5PM, Sat 1-3PM
Craft: Join us for various crafts and activities! Call for specific details. Ages 4+ Weds 4-5PM, Teens & Tweens Tues 4PM
June 8:  Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Great used book sale at the Sherman Oaks Library to benefit our very own local library. The book sale runs from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Select from children's books, classics, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, CD's and DVD's. Most books $1 or less, big selection of children's books!! Help support the Sherman Oaks Library! Sponsored by Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library.

We also take donations of books, CD's, and DVD's.  Bring them to the sale or the library during business hours.  A receipt will be provided.
Pre-sale for Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Members on Friday, June 7 3:00-5:00 PM.
June 10 - Mendocino Farms Fundraiser 
Everyone has to eat, but not everyone has to cook!  So, treat yourself!  Join Sherman Oaks Library patrons and supporters for a fundraising event on Monday, June 10 from 5:00PM-8:00PM at Mendocino Farms in Sherman Oaks.  20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library.  All you have to do is EAT and bring a  flyer.  Could that be any easier??  Extra flyers will be available at the event.
Here is the info:
Creative gourmet sandwiches, soups & salads, made with local & seasonal ingredients.
Address: 14141 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone(818) 205-9744
June 17 - Game Day
New Monthly Event - Game Day on Monday June 17 3:00-5:00PM.  Adults and teens are invited to a game day.  Exercise your brain, make new friends, and join the library community!  
June 17 - Mad for Mondrian
Join Friends of the Library from 6:30-7:30PM.  Art instructor Debby Dovitch will present an exploration of the life and work of the artist followed by an opportunity to create your own piece of art in the style of the artist.  Mondrain was a popular inspiration for design in the 60’s.  Let’s get retro!  
Please RSVP to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Mondrian’ to register for the class and to assure that the instructor has enough art supplies for all attendees.  Registration is not required to attend.
June 27 - The National Archives:  Unlocking America's Records
We are co-sponsoring an event with our sister library - North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library.  This event will be held at 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood.  
Think of the National Archives and you think of Washington, D.C.  But did you know there are Archives here in Southern California that are open to the public to use:  Are you aware you can see and read U.S. government records in more than 10 languages?
Join us for one or both free programs about the public institution that's been keeping America's official records for almost 200 years, and learn how to use the research center located just 70 miles east of Los Angeles: The National Archives at Riverside.
Register for one or both of the two sessions at:
Mindfulness Meditation Classes
the 1st, 3rd and 4th Friday of the month @ 11:00 AM.  Evening class @ 6:30 June 26.
Each class is a combination of lecture, guided meditation practice, group feedback and discussion lead by mindfulness facilitators John Kneedler and Beth Daher Lynch.  John and Beth are graduates of UCLA's Mindfulness Awareness Resource Program.  John teaches the morning classes and Beth teaches the evening class.
Adult Coloring
every Thursday @ 2:00 PM.  Evening Coloring June 11 and 25 @ 5:30PM
Come join us for coloring!  Explore your creative side every Thursday at 2:00 PM and the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 5:30 PM in our Meeting Room.  All materials are supplied.  You are also welcome to bring your own.
The library web site is: sherman-oaks
Friends of the Library
The Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization designed to support and enhance the programs, facilities, collection and other needs of the Sherman Oaks Library.  Our mission is to foster friendships and a sense of community through educational, cultural, and social programs.  With funds mainly raised through monthly Book Sales, the Friends sponsor children's programs, movies, meditation classes, adult coloring, game days and a speakers program.  In addition, the Friends enhance the library's collection of books and DVDs.  Last year, the Friends and Library Administration in conjunction with the SONC finished a complete renovation of the community room at the Sherman Oaks Branch
Interested in becoming a member?  Pick up a membership application at the library.  Interested in becoming a volunteer, making a suggestion about the library or joining our e-mail list?  E-mail us at [email protected] 
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Documentaries every Saturday at 2:30PM Van Nuys Library
6250 Sylmar 91401
Movies at Mid-Valley Regional Branch Sundays 2PM, 16244 Nordhoff 91343. Call for film titles (818) 895-3650.
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart – Thursdays 2pm call 818-766-7185 for details

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading for Kids

 – Free Books

Get Free Books From the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program. Visit the to select the age range that your child fits into. You can choose between Ages 0-7, Ages 8-12, Teens and Young Adults, and Adults.

After you've chosen an age range, you'll find a link to where you can download and print a reading journal. The journals are available in English and Spanish.
Fill out the student information on the bottom of the first page of the journal. A parent must sign on this page in order for the child to get a free book.
In the reading log, your child will need to record the title and author, along with their favorite part of eight books to get their free book.
Bring the completed and signed reading journal into your local Barnes and Noble bookstore between August 1, 2019, and August 31, 2019. Present it to an employee and they will let your child choose a book from the free book list.

Congressman Brad Sherman Town Hall
Saturday June 1
Granada Hills High School
10535 Zelzah Ave
Granada Hills

Visit LA Museums Free
The Los Angeles Public Library now offers Discover & Go, a program to visit some of the city’s top museums for free or at low cost with your library card. These are the participating Museums:
Autrey Museum of the American West
Battleship Iowa
Catalina Island Museum
Chinese American Museum
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Discovery Cube
Grammy Museum
Japanese American Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LA Conservancy
LA Zoo
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Tolerance
LA County Natural History Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
For information on how to get free or low cost entry go to and log in with your library card. Don’t have a library card? Get yours for free at the Sherman Oaks Library.
At the Skirball
All events are at the Skirball Cultural Center, on Sepulveda Blvd, just south of the Mulholland Tunnel.
Cinema Tuesdays
All Cinema Tuesday films are free. No reservations.
Outdoor Movies
Friday June 14 8:30PM Funny Face $12
Friday June 28 8:30PM Zoolander $12
Friday July 12 8:30PM The Devil Wears Prada $12
Free Films
Tuesday June 4 1:30PM Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel
Tuesday June 11 1:30PM The Gospel According to Andre’


Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Braithwaite Open through September 1.

Spotlight: Andy Warhol Open through September 1.
Fearless Fashion: Rudy Gernreich Through September 1
Aboard Noah’s Ark
Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along Tuesdays 1PM
Story Time Wednesdays 2:30PM
The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge Fridays 3:40PM
Musica Para Todos Sundays 11:15AM
At the Getty
Exhibition: Bauhaus Beginnings, June 11-October 13. The Getty’s collection of rare prints, drawings and ephemera from this 1920’s art movement. Free.
Film: June 16 4PM Bauhaus on Screen presents a 90-minute program of black-and-white short films produced at the Bauhaus, followed by a lecture with filmmaker and writer Thomas Tode. Free, advance reservation required.
Exhibition: Book of Beasts, through August 18.  Animals tumble, soar, and race through the pages of the bestiary, a popular type of medieval book describing the beasts of the world. Abounding with vibrant and fascinating images, the bestiary brought real and fantastical creatures to life for readers. So cherished were these vividly imagined beasts, they often “escaped” from manuscripts to inhabit other art works made during the medieval period, and even up to the present day.
Lecture: A Southern California Bestiary. Sunday June 2 3PM.
Performance: Off the 405- L’Rain  June22
The sprawling sparkling pop project of Brooklyn's Taja Cheek. Making her Los Angeles debut, the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer borrows equally from 90’s R&B, musique concrète, and ambient soundscapes. Free.
Free Car Seat Installation
Still Saving Lives Every Thursday at the LAPD Valley Traffic station, we give free child car seat installation and inspection. Call (818) 644-8143 for an appointment. We are located at 7870 Nollan Place in Panorama City. Raising awareness on child passenger safety. Tell a parent!
Plant New Parkway Trees
Did your parkway tree die in last summer’s heat waves? Call the Bureau of Street Services. They have a new program to help replace dead trees. Go to or call 1-800-996-2489
Senior Programs
Free Medicare Counseling
HICAP counselor Anne Mosell offers free Medicare options counseling every first and third Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Senior Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. The statewide HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) trains volunteers to provide unbiased information, counseling and assistance on Medicare topics to their fellow community members. HICAP is funded, in part, by the Los Angeles City and County Area Agencies on Aging. Call the adult center at (818) 981-1284 to make an appointment. All appointments are confidential.
Senior Fraud Awareness
On May 15th, the Los Angeles City Council celebrated May 15th as Senior Fraud Awareness Day.  Please see link to video that is a PSA for this issue.  This video was shown at the City Council meeting on May 15th as part of the program.  It might be helpful to send this to your stakeholders or put on your website.
Taxi Cabs
The Taxi Cab Services program helps seniors and disabled get around. You can get rides to doctor’s appointments, banking, and life enriching activities; maximum 4 trips or 40 miles per month.  You must be 60 years or older. There are no income requirements. The program is first come, first served. Contact 1-888-863-7411 or email [email protected]
LA Dept of Aging
Get an Emergency Alert Response System (EARS) for free! Just push a button and help is on the way! Apply to qualify at East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)981-1284.
Other programs from the Dept of Aging: In-Home Assistance & Services, Care Management, Legal Assistance, Nutrition Services, Transportation, Health Screenings. LA Dept of Aging (800) 510-2020.
Aging Mastery Program
There will be a five-week class, The Aging Mastery Program.  The course meets Mondays from 10:30 am-12:45 pm, beginning on June 3 and ending on July 1 at the Amelia Earhart Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave at Magnolia.
The curriculum was developed by the National Council on Aging, and the program will have a variety of guest speakers from yoga instructors to clinical psychologists to support the daily topics. 
The Aging Mastery Program is fun, innovative, and person-centered, designed to empower participants to embrace longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and others.
If anyone 50+ would like to participate in a class that aims to improve health, enhance well-being and strengthen economic security, please register for the workshop at (818) 766-7185.
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors

Get discounted fares for seniors on Metro buses and trains. Ride all the way with transfers for only 35 cents during off peak hours. Get discounted fares during peak hours. Get application online at or call (866)827-8646 or email [email protected].
(Building C/#135)
5056 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 386-9674
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
Activities for Seniors, Ages 50+: Senior Exercise; Tai Chi; Acting/Improvisation; Recycled Arts and Crafts; Canasta; Karaoke; Line Dancing; Duplicate Bridge; Intermediate Bridge; Parkinson's Support Group; Table Tennis; Tuesday Flicks Movies; Beginning Chess Class  and much more!! 
Events for Seniors, Ages 50+:  
*Must enter from parking lot on Hartsook/Van Nuys for the following events:
Location to walk:  Inside Building C/#135-Rooms 1-3 
Meet new friends, have a fun time walking together, while burning some calories, uplifting your mood and staying healthy.
*Emergency form must be on file with staff prior to this activity. Donations are welcome.
Location for both Special Events listed below:
 Building C (#135) Rm. #137
 Bring a friend or more, and join us for lots of fun, and sing to your hearts' delight:
*First Friday, Karaoke Night: 6:00-9:00 pm  Suggested donation: $3.00/person.  Sing some oldies, but goodies, and newer ones as well. Wide variety of songs to choose from; Sing individually, and/or in duets/ groups.  Light Refreshments available. For more information, and to reserve a space, please call: (818) 386-9674
Last Friday, Game Night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $3.00/person. Fun-filled evening with games, food, contests, and prizes. Favorite games, including: Backgammon, Boggle, Checkers, Chess, Farkle, Scrabble, Trivia Games,  Kings On The Corner, and more, will be played. We will teach you if you don't know how to play, or if you need a reminder. Please call ahead to reserve a space. 
For more information on any of these activities and special events, please call (818) 386-9674, or contact the SOEVAC Recreation Facility Staff: [email protected]
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
The center offers door-to-door service to get you to the Center or to Medical Appointments. The LA City Ride program will provide the ride. You have to be a LA resident, 65 or older, disabled. Rides are given Monday–Friday 8am to 4pm. Usually 2 weeks notice is required; so call as so as you make your doctor’s appointment (818) 981-1284 Ext223.
Maintenance on Power Wheelchairs
Maintenance and repairs on Power Wheelchairs are available at no cost if you are eligible through Medicare. Call Wayne at (800) 875-2253.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 10:30am
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd, South of Magnolia Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
Calendar of Meetings and Events

June 1 Congressman Sherman Town Hall
June 1-2 Discount Pet Adoption Days
June 2 Southern California Bestiary
June 3 Aging Mastery
June 6 Vision Committee
June 8 Adrin Nazarian Creativity Summit
June 8 Library Used Book Sale
June 8-9 Discount Pet Adoption Days
June 10 SONC Board Installation
June 10 Encore for Seniors
June 10 Library Fundraiser at Mendocino Farms
June 11 Bauhaus Beginnings Opens
June 12-16 Fathers Day Discount Pet Adoptions
June 13 Job Fair
June 14 Movie – Funny Face
June 15 Car Seat Safety Inspection
June 16 Fathers Day
June 16 Movie - Bauhaus
June 17 Public Safety Committee
June 17 Library Game Day
June 17 Mad for Mondrian
June 20 Planning and Land Use Committee
June 22 Free Movie in the Park – Madagascar
June 22 Valley Pride
June 22 Get a Compost Bin
June 22 L’Rain
June 27 National Archives
June 28 Movie - Zoolander
June 29-30 4th of July Pet Adoption Discount Days
June 29-30 Watermelon Festival
July 2&3 4th of July Pet Adoption Discount Days
July 12 Movie – The Devil Wears Prada
July 27 Free Movie in the Park – The Princess Bride
August 24 Free Movie in the Park – Shazam!

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