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Lego Robotics Workshop

IMG_2515Kids in 5th – 8th grades: Come to the library for a chance to program a Lego Mindstorms robot. You will work in teams of two to program a robot together to meet an all-new set of challenges ready, so beginners and repeat participants are welcome!

Saturday, April 25 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Creekside Room. Advance registration is required. Click here to register. Call (415) 389-4292 x4 for more information.

Spring Break Movies & More

Come to the library over Spring Break for movies, game day, and Lego play day! All events start at 2:30 p.m. FREE! All ages – no sign-up required.

Big-Hero-6-poster-2-fullMonday, April 13: Big Hero 6 (2014, 102 mins, PG)
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

 

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Tuesday, April 14: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (2014, 81mins, PG)
Eleven-year-old Alexander experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young live, a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.

 

Candy-Land-Wallpaper-candy-land-2020333-1024-768Wednesday, April 15: Game and Puzzle Day
Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or work a giant floor puzzle. Fun for the whole family!

 

annie_poster_promoThursday, April 16: Annie (2014, 118 mins, PG)
A foster kid who lives with her mean foster mom sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly veiled campaign move and takes her in.

 

children-playing-legoFriday, April 17, 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!

Read to a Dog

SHARE-A-Book Dogs
Saturday, April 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

reading dog 2Kids 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 or email children@cityofmillvalley.org to register for a 15-minute appointment.

Earth Day: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

Woldin-Wildcare_600To celebrate Earth Day, come to the library for Fur, Feathers, and Scales from WildCare. You will have the opportunity to meet three of WildCare’s rescued non-releasable wild animals during this unforgettable presentation. By sharing the stories of why they needed rescuing, these animals act as ambassadors for their species in order to increase awareness of their plight in the wild.

Wednesday, April 22, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Grade K and up – Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Cost: FREE
Location: Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, California 94941
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Bubbles and Music on Sundays

Two great Sunday Specials are coming soon!

Join the Mill Valley Library for the best in family music and entertainment for kids and families on Sunday mornings monthly before the library opens from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. No registration required.

3-AbbyFelizSunday, April 26: Bubble Gal Abby Feliz’s high-energy presentations entertain and inform kids about the science of bubbles. Music and theatrics blend with science in this artistic bubble demonstration. Audience participation guaranteed!

frances_england_pk1_hiSunday, May 3: Indie-Folk Musician Frances England brings her new band and multimedia show to perform sweet songs expressing the joys and challenges of childhood. With warm, indie-folk melodies and deft pop rhythms, England’s incredibly creative and slightly off-beat take on family life has inspired a world of fans!

Sunday Special: Frances England

Indie-Folk Musician Frances England is coming to the library!

frances_england_pk1_hiThe San Francisco-based singer-songwriter brings her new band and multimedia show to perform sweet songs expressing the joys and challenges of childhood. With warm, indie-folk melodies and deft pop rhythms, England’s incredibly creative and slightly off-beat take on family life has inspired a world of fans!

Sunday, May 3, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public LibraryFREE! No advance registration required.

 

Sunday Special: The Bubble Gal

3-AbbyFelizBubble Gal Abby Feliz’s high-energy presentations entertain and inform kids about the science of bubbles. Music and theatrics blend with science in this artistic bubble demonstration. Audience participation guaranteed!

Sunday, April 26, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library
FREE! No registration required. All ages encouraged!

Beginner Lego Robotics Workshop

lego robotKids in 5th – 8th grades: 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. This is a beginner workshop that will focus on programming, rather than building, a robot. First-time participants only.

Sunday, March 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Creekside Room. Advance registration is required. Click here to register. Call (415) 389-4292 x4 for more information.

Another Lego Robotics programs is planned for Saturday April 25.

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, March 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.)

Pizza & Pages Middle School Book Club

abc_cover_rbgIt’s time for our Pizza & Pages Book Club, especially for middle schoolers! Read the graphic novel American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, then come for a lively discussion, plus pizza and dessert.

Wednesday, April 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Middle school students only. Advance registration required. Click here to sign up.

Jin Wang starts at a new school where he’s the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn’t want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he’s in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee’s annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny’s reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. He’s ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But there’s no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They’re going to have to find a way—if they want fix the disasters their lives have become.

American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.