Category Archives: Events

Picture Books & More: Jeepers Creepers

monster-books-for-kidsPicture Books & More: Jeepers Creepers!

First and second graders can join us for four weeks of bad-to-the-bone stories and wickedly weird fun. With stories, crafts, and snacks, it’s a scary good time!

You’ll hear terrific tales of wicked witches, vile villains and beastly baddies. You’ll create wild and wonderful works of art. Plus, you’ll eat super snacks and tasty treats!

WHO: 1st and 2nd Graders
WHEN:  Tuesdays October 4, 11, 18, and 25 (3:30-4:30)
OR  Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, and 26 (2:30-3:30)
Plan to attend all four sessions.
WHERE:  The Creekside Room
COST: Free!

Space is limited. To register, click the links below, or call 415-389-4292 x4, or come to the Children’s Room.

Both sessions are currently full. Click the links below to be added to the wait lists:

Tuesdays wait list

Wednesdays wait list

The Alphabet Rockers

alphabet-rockersOn Sunday, October 16, the Alphabet Rockers will perform their new hip hop concert, “The Playground Zone” in the Main Reading Room of the Mill Valley Public Library. Kids and parents alike will feel right at home with their hip hop beats and moves, dancing and celebrating our diverse communities.

All ages – No sign-up needed

Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 11:00 to 11:45 AM

Cost: FREE

Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, September 14, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Wear your PJs and bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a rousing yet relaxing evening reading of favorite picture books new and old, on the second Wednesday of every month. (All ages, Children’s Room.)

Books & Bites: 4th and 5th grade book club

lemoncellos-library-pressJoin us every month for our Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library.

Grades 4 & 5 only. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

So what’s this book about?

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

Annual Bookmark Contest

2014_BookmarksAll September, it’s time again for the library’s annual Bookmark Contest! Design a bookmark celebrating books, reading, or the Mill Valley Library. Kids age 2 to 13 can make as many as they want, and all entries are due by Friday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. It’s so hard to choose, but we’ll pick the top 25 designs and hang them on the display wall the first week of October. Then, you can come in and vote for your top five favorites, and we’ll pick the winners from those votes and post them the first week of November. Look for an entry form in your public school child’s backpack, or click here to download an entry form. Don’t forget to fill out the back side!

In September, we also celebrate New Library Card Sign-up Month. If your child can write her own name, she can get her own card. A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the library to get a new library card – we’ll take her picture and give her a free book! Check out our website to find out how your Library Card Saves You Cash in September.

Jump & Dance

DSCN2087Jaime Lee Currier of Your Song My Song rocks classic kids’ songs and funky originals on her ukulele. With felt board puppetry and imagination adventures she leads the kids in a magical, interactive exploration.

The class will meet on four Tuesdays starting September 27. Please plan to attend all four sessions.

Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, and 18. Plan to come to all four sessions.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Advanced sign-up required. Ages 2-5.

This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

Stories & Science for Kindergartners

paxton_pondweed squareHear sensational stories and perform a hands-on science experiment. Learn about magnets, mushrooms, weather, and engineering! Four sessions: September 29, October 6, 13 & 20, from 2:00 to 2:45 pm. Please plan to come to all four sessions.

This program is for kindergartners only. Healthy snack provided!

Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Advance registration required. Click here to sign up.

Fall Garden Club

gardener-59727Children in grades kindergarten through third can join The Garden Club this fall! Each week we’ll do a hands-on activity with garden educator Kier Holmes in the SmartGarden.

Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 from 3:30 to 4:15pm
Held in the SmartGarden at the Mill Valley Public Library

Kindergarten – 3rd grade only. Advance sign up required.This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

The Not-Its: Kindie Rockers

NotIts_AreYouListening_CD8PAN1T-CR.inddThe Not-Its! are a Seattle-based band that plays original rock/pop music for young children. The band is recognized as part of the kindie rock family music movement nationally. The Not-Its! say their sound is “defined by crunchy, rockin’ guitars combined with smooth, four-part harmonies, all nestled within perfectly crafted pop gems that just happen to be about every-day kid stuff (the first day of school, taking a bath).”

All ages – No sign-up needed

Sunday, September 11,2016 from 11:00 to 11:45 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Books & Bites: 4th and 5th Grade Book Club

Crenshaw_FinalJoin us every month for our Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss Crenshaw by Newbery Award winner and local author Katherine Applegate, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library.

Grades 4 & 5 only. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

So what’s this book about?

Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and he’s imaginary. He has come back into Jackson’s life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save his family from losing everything?