Los Angeles musician Randy Kaplan blends American Roots, Country Blues, and comedic storytelling in his songs for children and families. People magazine listed Randy’s album, “Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie,” in their 8 Cool Kids Albums for 2013.
Great fun for all ages! No sign-up needed.
December 6, 2015 from 11:00 to 11:45am
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library
Come to the library during Thanksgiving Break for Movies and a Lego Play Day!
Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
All events start at 2:30 pm.
Monday, November 23 at 2:30pm: Inside Out (2015) PG, 102 min
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30pm: The Spongebob Movie (2015) PG, 93 min
When the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.
Wednesday November 25 at 2:30pm: Lego Play Day!
Get in touch with your inner engineer and build with colorful Legos!
Join us on the first Friday of every month for our new Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road series) by Kate Klise, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.
December 4, 2015 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library
Grades 4 & 5 only. Advance registration required. Click here to register.
Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer’s block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It’s hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man–and the abandoned kid? Well, let’s just say his last name’s Hope.
Tuesday, November 24, 10:30am – 12noon
Work in teams of two to build a Lego Mindstorms EV-3 robot: The Crane. Then you can come back for our December workshop to program these new robots. First-timers and repeat participants welcome!
Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Grades 5-8 only. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.
You can also sign up for the programming workshop on December 29 at 10:30am. Click here to sign up.
Saturday, November 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Kids 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 (415) 389-4292 x4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a 15-minute appointment.
Sunday Special, November 8, 11:00 a.m.
Main Reading Room
The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create vital new sounds. Charged Particles features three of the country’s virtuosos doing just that in the electric jazz arena. The trio’s repertoire blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. FREE – All ages – No sign-up needed.
Rediscover the joys of writing notes and letters by hand with local author Karen Benke, author of Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing. Paper, envelopes, stamps, pens will be provided. Also, Benke will have plenty of copies of her book on hand, available for purchase and signing.
Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm.
Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
Registration recommended. Click here to register.
Learn about Dia de los Muertos traditions and create a shoebox altar to honor a loved one. Meet at the Amphitheater at 3:30 to explore Day of the Dead customs in Spanish and English, then listen to traditional healer Micaela play her ceremonial flute. We’ll move to the Creekside Room to create our altars. Bring a shoebox and a photo of a loved one if you wish.
Friday, November 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Outdoor Amphitheater and Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
Age 5+ – Advance sign-up required. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.