Category Archives: Events

Middle School Mash-Up Concert

middle_school_explore_web_square_artFriday, June 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Kick off summer with a fantastic concert that may just feature your own friends as performers. Listen to great music from teens and tweens, enjoy refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and celebrate the start of summer!

Main Reading Room. Advance sign-up recommended. Click here to sign up.

Bring your friends. It’s going to be great!

Summer Reading Is Coming Soon

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Summer Reading Game for Readers and Listeners

Pick up a reading log starting June 16

Let the fun begin! Whether you’re reading to yourself or listening to stories read aloud, you can pick up a summer reading log and start off with your first prize and stamp. Participants promise to read (or be read to) for three hours a week and keep track of books all summer long. Come back every week for a new stamp and a new prize.

Click this link to download a pdf of our summer events flyer: Program registrations start June 13.

You can see the library’s summer programs for middle schoolers here, or download a pdf of our flyer for middle school events.

Calling All 5th-8th Grade Musicians

guitar-classical-guitar-acoustic-guitar-electric-guitarSubmission deadline: Tuesday, May 31st

We’re doing it again this year because it was so much fun! To kick-off our Middle School Summer Reading Program – Explore, we’re hosting a Middle School Mash-Up Concert on Friday, June 17th at 7pm in the Main Reading of the Mill Valley Public Library. We’re looking for 12 musical acts to perform! If your child is interested in performing, please send Jessica Ryan a 3-5 minute video of him/her performing a musical piece. We’ll notify all participants by June 3rd. Questions? Email Jessica Ryan at jryan@cityofmillvalley.org.

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

the-bfg-book-coverJoin us on the first Friday of every month for our Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss The BFG by Roald Dahl, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats. Read it before the movie comes out this summer! 

Friday July 3, 2016 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library.

Grades 4 & 5 only. Advance registration required. Click here to register. Please register for each book club session separately.

So what’s this book about?

“Well, first of all,” said the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), “human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.” Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up an ingenious plot to free the world of troggle-humping — forever.

 

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, May 11, 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.)

Lego Mindstorms Workshop

Lego RobotsCome to the library for a chance to build a Lego Mindstorms EV-3 robot. You will work in teams of two to program a robot together. Teens from Reaching Out with Robotics, the outreach program of the Tamalpais High School Robotics Team, will help lead the program.reachingoutwithrobotics

Saturday, May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Creekside Room. Advance registration is required. Grades 5-8 only. Click here to sign up or call (415) 389-4292 x4 for more information.

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

FourteenthGoldfish_CoverJoin us on the first Friday of every month for our Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.

Friday May 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. Please register for each book club session separately.

You can also register for next month’s Books & Bites: The BFG by Roald Dahl, on July 3.

So what’s this book about?

Believe in the possible . . . with this “warm, witty, and wise” New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm

Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?  Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?

With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility.

 

Storybook Ball

charlotte_web_bannerThe Mill Valley Library Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Storybook Ball will be held Sunday, May 22, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. A special sponsors-only reception begins at 2:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now.

The theme for this year’s event is based on Charlotte’s Web, the classic children’s book by E. B. White. Children up to age 10 and their parents will spend a fun-filled afternoon at the Mill Valley Community Center, which will be transformed into an old-fashioned county fair, complete with games, music, dance and craft activities. Attendees will also be treated to delicious local food with beer and wine for the adults.

The 2016 Storybook Ball will also feature a silent auction and every child will go home with a special treat. Tickets are $50 each. Children under the age of three can join the fun for free.

Sold out every year, this family-friendly event has raised more than $200,000 to support Mill Valley Library’s free public programs for children and teens. In 2015, the library offered more than 700 of these programs, drawing more than 26,500 youth to what Library Journal named as a finalist in the annual best small libraries in the nation award program.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, April 6, 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.)