Category Archives: Events

This Week at the Library: August 3-9

Monday, August 3, 2:30pm: Stories & More: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! | All Ages
Hear stories about bugs and insects, then create a caterpillar, spider, or crawly critter out of egg cartons. Creekside Room. No sign-up necessary.

Tuesday, August 4, 11am: Little Sprouts Yoga Sprouts | Ages 2-5
Practice yoga with your preschooler in a fun, creative, and cooperative environment. Namaste. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, August 4, 2:30pm: Garden Club | Grades K–3
Gather to do a different garden activity with garden educator Kier Holmes. In the new SmartGarden. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, August 5, 3:30pm: Essence, Children’s Musician | All Ages
Essence’s storytelling songs will keep everyone engaged and hanging on her every word, and her music will make you want to clap, dance, and stomp your feet. Her high-energy show will remind you why you fell in love with music in the first place. Amphitheater. No sign-up necessary.

Thursday, August 6, 2:30pm: GardenSmart for Kids: Native Plants | Grades K – 2
Learn about the importance of native plants and make a native-seed ball with garden educator Kier Holmes. Located in the new SmartGarden. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, August 7, 2:30pm: Maker Drop-in | All Ages
Come make something amazing! We’ll have all the supplies ready for a crafter’s extravaganza. Creekside Room. No sign-up required.

End of Summer Film Fest

end of summer schedule

Enjoy a family friendly movie on the big screen in the cool Creekside Room. Free popcorn! Call 415-389-4292 x4 for more information.

Monday, August 17 at 2:30pm: Home (PG) 94 minutes
Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.

Tuesday, August 18 at 2:30pm: Paddington (PG) 95 minutes
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Wednesday, August 19 at 2:30pm: Game Day!
Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or work a giant floor puzzle. Fun for the whole family!

Thursday, August 20 at 2:30pm: My Neighbor Totoro (G) 86 minutes
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Friday, August 21 at 2:30pm: Lego Play Day
Did you know that the skills used to build with Legos support problem solving, reading, and creativity? Join us for Lego Play Day. Thanks to the many families whose generous donations of used Legos makes this program possible.

 

 

 

Wednesday on Stage: essence

Essence_Web_SquareWednesday, August 5, 3:30pm: essence, Children’s Musician | All Ages
Essence’s storytelling songs will keep everyone engaged and hanging on her every word, and her music will make you want to clap, dance, and stomp your feet. Her high-energy show will remind you why you fell in love with music in the first place. Amphitheater. No sign-up necessary.

This Week at the Library: July 27-August 2

Monday, July 27, 2:30pm: Stories & More: Amazing Jellies | All Ages
We’ll read stories about these mysterious creatures you sometimes see at the beach, and then you’ll make your own jellyfish. Creekside Room. No sign-up necessary.

Tuesday, July 28, 11am: Little Sprouts: Plant a Seed | Ages 2-5
Listen to a gardening tale and decorate a terracotta pot. Get your hands dirty when you nestle a tiny bean seed in rich organic soil. Take it home, set it in a sunny window, and watch it grow! Located in the new SmartGarden. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, July 28, 2:30pm: Garden Club | Grades K–3
Gather each week to do a different garden activity with garden educator Kier Holmes. In the new SmartGarden. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, July 28, 4:00pm: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club | Grades 3 – 5
We’ll finish reading aloud My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. The group meets six times on June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required.

Wednesday, July 29, 3:30pm: Alicia Retes, Native American Storyteller | All Ages
Alicia Retes will tell Native American stories such as “How Raven Stole Crow’s Potlatch” from the Pacific Northwest and the “Coyote, Lizard Race” from California. She’ll also demonstrate a variety of native instruments, including an Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo. Amphitheater. No sign-up  necessary.

Thursday, July 30, 2:30pm: Fairytale Engineering | Grades K – 2
Hear favorite fairy tales and decide how to solve the fairy tale character’s engineering problem. A Bay Area Discovery Museum educator will lead the discussion and assist you as you plan, build, and test your prototypes. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, July 31, 2:30pm: Elephant & Piggie Party | All Ages
Let’s party with our favorite pair: Elephant & Piggie! Join us for Elephant & Piggie stories, games, and crafts. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday on Stage: Native American Storyteller

Alicia_Retes_Web_SquareWednesday, July 29, 3:30pm: Alicia Retes, Native American Storyteller | All Ages
Alicia Retes will tell Native American stories such as “How Raven Stole Crow’s Potlatch” from the Pacific Northwest and the “Coyote, Lizard Race” from California. She’ll also demonstrate a variety of native instruments, including an Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo. Amphitheater. No sign-up  necessary.

This Week at the Library: July 20-26

Monday, July 20, 2:30pm: Stories & More Fairy Magic | All Ages
Have you ever wondered about fairies? Listen to some enchanted fairy stories, then craft your very own fairy from a clothespin, felt, notions and objects from nature. Bring some of your own collected objects to add to your fairy or enjoy creating one from the materials we provide. Creekside Room. No sign-up necessary.

Tuesday, July 21, 11am: Little Sprouts Sensory Exploration Time | Ages 2-5
Prepare to get messy as you and your child explore different textures and colors using your senses. Dig through mounds of shredded paper, find treasures in sensory boxes, and more! Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, July 21, 2:30pm: Garden Club | Grades K–3
Gather each week to do a different garden activity with garden educator Kier Holmes. Group meets four times on July 21, 28, and August 4, 11 in the new SmartGarden. Advance sign-up required.Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, July 21, 4:00pm: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club | Grades 3 – 5
We’ll continue reading aloud My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. The group meets six times on June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, July 22, 3:30pm: Crosspulse: Music & Movement | All Ages
For Keith Terry and Evie Ladin, music is everywhere. The Oakland-based duo uses everything from bells to toilet plungers to create dazzling rhythms and syncopated sounds. Stamp, clap, and sing along to their exuberant exposition of percussion and dance. Amphitheater. No sign-up necessary.

Thursday, July 23, 2:30pm: Lego Mindstorms Robotics | Grades 4 – 5
Work in teams of two to program a Lego Mindstorms Robot to master challenges. This beginner workshop will focus on programming, rather than building a robot. Creekside Room. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, July 24, 2:30pm: Create Your Own Hula Hoop | Grades 3 -5
If you are a fan of hula hoops, then this is the place for you. You will create your own hula hoop from poly tubing irrigation piping and colorful tape. Amphitheater. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday on Stage: Crosspulse

Crosspulse_Web_SquareWednesday, July 22, 3:30pm: Crosspulse: Music & Movement | All Ages
For Keith Terry and Evie Ladin, music is everywhere. The Oakland-based duo uses everything from bells to toilet plungers to create dazzling rhythms and syncopated sounds. Stamp, clap, and sing along to their exuberant exposition of percussion and dance. Amphitheater. No sign-up necessary.

This Week at the Library: July 13-19

Monday, July 13, 2:30pm: The Mighty Bee Project | All Ages
The Planet Bee Foundation will present a hands-on, family-friendly workshop about bees and why they’re important to the environment. They’ll lead interactive games and bring an observation hive. Creekside Room. No sign-up necessary.

Tuesday, July 14, 11:00am: Little Sprouts Jump and Dance with Jaime Currier | Ages 2-5
Jaime Lee Currier of Your Song My Song rocks classic kids’ songs, funky originals, and unique covers on her ukulele. With felt board puppetry and imagination adventures she leads the kids in a magical, interactive exploration. Creekside room. No sign-up necessary.

Tuesday, July 14, 4:00pm: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club | Grades 3 – 5
We’ll continue reading aloud My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. The group meets six times on June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, July 15, 3:30pm: Mark and Dre Comedy Show | All Ages
Professional goofballs Mark and Dre (a.k.a. Carnival of Chaos) specialize in comedy, world class juggling, and witty repartee. Their brand of controlled chaos is guaranteed to stimulate your brain, tickle your funny bone, and whet your appetite for dangerous stunts. Amphitheater. No sign-up necessary.

Thursday, July 16, 2:30pm: Push, Pull, Crash! | Grades K – 2
Balls, marbles, and cars…oh my! Young scientists will experiment with push and pull of different magnitudes to cause and avoid collisions, create art, and engage in playful exploration of their own powers of force. A Bay Area Discovery Museum educator will lead the activities. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, July 17, 2:30pm: Shadow Puppet Theater & Workshop | All Ages
Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash and The Shadow Puppet Workshop. Daniel teaches about the art of shadow puppetry while telling a Southeast Asian Folktale. Stay for the workshop after the show and make your own shadow puppets. Creekside Room. No sign-up required.