Thursday, November 29, 2012

Go to Incheon, Korea!


Since 1961, Burbank has been Sister Cities with Incheon, Korea, and every year the cities participate in a student exchange--one year our students go there, the next year their students come here. In summer of 2013, we will be sending 12 exchange students to Incheon!

To apply, you must be a Burbank resident and be entering your freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in high school. Being selected is an honor, and entails a great deal of responsibility, since you will be representing both the City of Burbank and the Sister City Committee.

Completed applications must be submitted by or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, ATTN: Sharon Cohen. (Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered!)

If you would like to represent Burbank in Incheon this coming summer, go to the Sister City page on our website, scroll to the bottom and download the 2013 Student Exchange Application--Korea pdf. Read all the requirements carefully (and discuss them with your parents) to see if you are able to comply with them, and submit your application before the deadline.

INTERVIEWS with prospective exchange students (that means you!) will take place in early January.

Good luck!

Program tonight!

It's Louisa May Alcott's 180th birthday, and she's appearing in person at Buena Vista branch TONIGHT! No, really! Okay, it's an impersonator (Valerie Weich), but she's very lifelike. Also, we are serving birthday cake!

So, let's review: Your teacher gives you extra credit for coming to the library (which you wanted to do anyway) to see a famous author (or the next best thing) and eat cake. It's all good! See you tonight? 7:00...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New poll

In honor of the upcoming movie THE HOBBIT...look to your right. You can choose multiple answers...

The 6+7 Book Club will be reading The Hobbit in January!