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Opera Sing a Story: The Magic Flute

SASpic3San Francisco Opera Sing a Story: The Magic Flute

Young imaginations take flight in this award-winning, interactive program. A professional opera singer will engage children in the musical telling of The Magic Flute, magically unveiling props and costumes for audience members to help act out the opera and sing excerpts.

Sunday, November 9 at 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Main Reading Room. All ages, no advance sign-up required.

Star Wars Reads Day

readVLPStar Wars Reads Day strikes back on Saturday, October 11. Come to the library and celebrate all week long, leading up to the big day!

You can make your own Origami Yoda and help us decorate the Children’s Room, or read a great Star Wars book. We have an impressive range:


Pajama Story Time

pajama_story_time_imageWednesday, October 8, 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.)

SHARE-a-Book Dogs

Saturday, October 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

SHARE-A-Book DogsKids in kindergarten and older can make 15-minute appointments to read aloud to friendly four-legged friends. It’s a great way to increase confidence and improve read-aloud skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Program takes place in the Children’s Room.

Call 389-4292 x4 to register for a 15-minute appointment.

The dogs will also be here on November 8 and December 13.


Pizza & Pages Book Club: Monster

monsterA teenager’s life is turned around by one single event… Does this make him a monster? Read the award-winning book Monster by Walter Dean Meyers, then come for a lively discussion, plus pizza and dessert.

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Dholrhythms-Park-1The eclectic group of women who dance with Dholrhythms Dance Company have become one of the most talked about groups in San Francisco Bay Area. Dholrhythms is dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the beautiful Bhangra and Giddha folk dances of Punjab, India. Led by Vicki Virk’s Punjabi heritage, Dholrhythms highlights the ancestral and ethnic roots of the Punjabi dance form while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences. The result is a fresh and exciting dance full of joy, energy, and passion.

All ages – No sign-up needed

Date: October 12, 2014 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library


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 7, 14, 21, and 28 (3:30-4:30)
OR  Wednesdays October 8, 15, 22, and 29 (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.

These sessions are currently full. To be placed on the wait list, click here for Tuesdays, or click here for Wednesdays.

Bookmark Contest

The 12th Annual Bookmark Contest is underway. Design a bookmark celebrating books, reading, or the Mill Valley Library. Kids age 2 to 12 and under can make as many as they want, and all entries are due by Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. It’s so hard to choose, but we’ll pick the top 30 designs and hang them on the display wall the first week of October. Then, we want the community to come in and vote for their top five, 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.

Playwriting Workshop

playCalling all middle school playwrights! Learn the nuts and bolts of playwriting with a Marin Theatre Company professional. Participants will collaborate on a project over five weeks. No experience necessary! Program meets on the five Thursday evenings between October 16 and November 13. Please plan on attending all five meetings. Creekside Room. Advance registration required. Click here to register.