Category Archives: Events

Clowning Around with Coventry and Kaluza

coventry_kaluzaSunday Special: Clowning Around with Coventry and Kaluza

Back by popular demand, this clown duo has performed with the New Pickle Circus and twice won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival. Witness extraordinary skills and thrills, including extreme acrobatics and high numbers hula-hooping!

Sunday, January 11, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. in the Main Reading Room. All ages welcome!

Winter Break Fun

winter-moviesAll ages, no sign-up needed. Free popcorn provided at the movies!

All programs from 2:30 to 4:00, Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Monday, December 22: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Rated PG. 102 Minutes.

Tuesday, December 23: Frozen Sing-A-Long (PG)
Watch the movie, and sing along with Elsa and Anna! We’ll show the lyrics at the bottom of the screen so everyone can participate.

Friday, December 26: Lego Play Daychildren-playing-lego
Get in touch with your inner engineer! Free play with Legos supports creativity, problem solving, and reading skills — and it’s FUN!

Monday, December 29: Planes: Fire and Rescue
When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team. Rated PG. 83 minutes.

Tuesday, December 30: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his boy Sherman, use their time machine to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. They accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Rated PG. 92 minutes.

Wednesday, December 31: Game and Puzzle Dayboard-game-day-competition
Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or work a giant floor puzzle. Fun for the whole family!

Lego1Friday, January 2: Lego Play Day
Get in touch with your inner engineer! Free play with Legos supports creativity, problem solving, and reading skills — and it’s FUN!

Creative Writing Circle for Middle Schoolers

Leap-Write-In-copyAre you ready to experiment and explore your wild wonderings and wanderings from the safety of a blank page? Take a break from writing for good grades and ignore the punctuation police –  it’s time to let the words flow freely. All that’s required is a notebook, a fast writing pen and a willingness to surprise yourself. Karen Benke will be your guide, providing plentiful prompts and comments when asked. Sharing is completely optional. We’ll close each meeting with a chocolate meditation.

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.: January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23

Four meetings, grades 6 to 8, pre-registration required.

Click here to register for January 22
Click here to register for February 26
Click here to register for March 26
Click here to register for April 23

Pajama Story Time

pajama_story_time_imageWednesday, December 10, 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 Robotics Workshop

lego robotMiddle schoolers: come to the library for a chance to build a Lego Mindstorms robot. You will work in teams of two to program a robot together.

Sunday, January 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Creekside Room. Advance registration is required. Click here to sign up, or call (415) 389-4292 x4 for more information.

Additional Lego Robotics programs are planned for Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 22. Check back for registration information.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs

Saturday, December 13, 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.

 

Games and Legos Thanksgiving Week

Come to the library during Thanksgiving Break for Game Day and Lego Play Day!

board-game-day-competitionMonday, November 24, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Game and Puzzle Day

Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or work a giant floor puzzle. Fun for the whole family!

 

children-playing-legoTuesday, November 25, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Lego Play Day

Get in touch with your inner engineer! Free play with Legos supports creativity, problem solving, and reading skills — and it’s FUN!

Winter Crafts for Kids and Families

Ring in the holidays with cool craft activities at the Library. Stop by for some warm apple cider and seasonal tunes! All events will be held in the Creekside Room of the Library.

poinsettia_collage_craftCreate a Card
Wednesday, December 3, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

A time-honored holiday tradition: custom-made greeting cards! We’ll provide the stuff you’ll need to make one-of-a-kind holiday greetings, and you’ll provide the holiday spirit and creative spark. All ages. No registration required.

BookmarksMake a Gift
Wednesday, December 10, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Give the gift that every reader needs: a unique, hand-crafted bookmark! Make bookmarks for everyone on your gift list and we’ll laminate them for you. All ages. No registration required.

 

Christmas Gingerbread Man Organic Cookie

Gingerbread Person Party
Wednesday, December 17, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (Registration required.)
Listen to the famous tale of a runaway cookie. Catch me if you can and decorate your own sweet holiday treat. Ages 4 and up. Advance registration required. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.