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Full STEAM Ahead: July 28 – August 3

Here is some of what’s happening at the library this week!

Monday, July 28 at 2:30: Stories & More Busy Bees – All Ages
Buzz into the library for stories about bees and a busy bee craft with Courtney! Creekside Room. No sign-up needed.

Tuesday, July 29 at 11:00: Little Sprouts Mad Hatter Tea Party – for kids entering kindergarten and younger
Bring your best stuffed friend or doll to tea and make a crazy hat or crown. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Tuesday, July 29 at 4:00: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club – Grade 3-5
We’ll finish reading aloud The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Wednesday, July 30 at 3:30: Kirk Waller, Storyteller – All Ages
This award-winning storyteller is known for his ability to enrapture audiences with the spoken word.  Experience tales from the African American tradition conveyed with musicality, mime, and emotion. Amphitheater. No sign-up needed.

Thursday, July 31 at 2:30: Elephant & Piggie Party – All ages
Let’s party with our favorite pair – Elephant & Piggie! Join us for Elephant & Piggie stories, party games, and crafts!  Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Friday, August 1 at 2:30: Super Structures – Grades 1-5
Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders, and arches.  Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building. Take home your creation along with the knowledge of a junior structural engineer. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Full STEAM Ahead: July 21-27

Here is some of what’s happening at the library this week!

Monday, July 21 at 2:30: Stories & More Math Patterns with Toni – All Ages
Patterns in nature, patterns on clothes, patterns everywhere — it’s all math to Toni!  Come listen to stories about patterns. Create your own repeating pattern from one small square of paper! Creekside Room. No sign-up required.

Tuesday, July 22 at 11:00: Little Sprouts Stomp, Chomp, and Roar with Dinosaurs! – for kids entering kindergarten and younger
Listen to silly dinosaur stories and make your own dinosaur mask. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Tuesday, July 22 at 4:00: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club – Grades 3-5
We’ll continue reading aloud The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Wednesday, July 23 at 3:30: Clowning Around with Coventry & Kaluza – All Ages
Witness extraordinary skills and thrills, including extreme acrobatics and high numbers hula-hooping! This clown duo has performed with the New Pickle Circus, among others, and twice won Best Comedy/ Clown Act in the American Circus Festival. Amphitheater. No sign-up needed.

Thursday, July 24 at 2:30: Draw Your Own Superhero – Grades 2-5
Learn from illustrator Norris Burroughs how to draw your own superhero. Be sure to bring your imagination and your super powers!  Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Friday, July 25 at 2:30: Lego Play Day – Grades K-5
Get in touch with your inner engineer! Free play with Legos supports creativity, problem solving, and reading skills — and it’s FUN! Creekside Room. No sign-up needed.

Full STEAM Ahead: July 14-20

Here is some of what’s happening at the library this week!

Monday, July 14 at 6:30: It’s Pajama Jammy Jam with Molly! – All Ages
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffie to this special before-bed story time in the library. Surprise bedtime snack included. Children’s Room. No sign-up needed.

Tuesday, July 15 at 11:00: Little Sprouts Jelly Jam Time: Story Dancing with Risa Lenore – for kids entering kindergarten and younger
Join performer and educator Risa Lenore in story dancing: using the elements of dance to explore story, drama and imagination. It’s fun and exciting exercise for body and mind! Creekside Room. No advance sign-up required.

Tuesday, July 15 at 4:00 | Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club – Grades 3-5
We’ll continue reading aloud The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Wednesday, July 16 at 3:30: Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic – All Ages
Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic take traditional zydeco and infuse it with elements of hip-hop, blues, rock, and pop. Andre is an accordion virtuoso and a captivating singer with a smooth soul sound. Audience members will even learn to zydeco dance. Amphitheater. No sign-up required.

Thursday, July 17 at 2:30: Fun with Fossils – Grades K-5
Travel back in time with a stegosaurus to learn how and why fossils are formed. Discover where the best fossil hunting grounds are, and learn what they can tell us about the creatures that once roamed the Earth. Then dig for a Shark’s tooth, make a cast, and take both home! Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Friday, July 18 at 2:30: Balloon-powered Raceway – Grades 2-5
It’s the first annual Library Raceway Tournament! In teams, build a balloon-powered car made from everyday materials such as straws, plastic bottles and rubber bands. Test your vehicle, make improvements, and race it in the Tournament!  Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Sunday, July 20 at 11:00: The Corner Laughers – All Ages
The Corner Laughers play catchy and clever pop music, full of harmony, hooks and intelligent lyrics. Main reading room. No advance sign-up necessary.

Full STEAM Ahead: July 7-13

Monday, July 7 at 2:30: Stories & More Paper Bag Puppet Party – All Ages
Come to our annual paper bag puppet party. Listen to animal stories and make your own animal puppet. Creekside Room. No sign-up needed.

Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00: Little Sprouts Yoga Sprouts – for kids entering kindergarten and younger
Practice yoga with your preschooler in a fun, creative, and cooperative environment. Namaste. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Tuesday, July 8 at 4:00: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club – Grades 3-5
We’ll continue reading aloud The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Wednesday, July 9 at 3:30: Bluegrass Boogie – All Ages
Bluegrass duo Emily Bonn and Jody Richardson, both early childhood music educators, perform their favorite Americana tunes for children and adults in a lively interactive concert of fiddle, banjo, ukulele, and percussive tap-dancing.  Be prepared to sing and dance! Amphitheater. No sign-up needed.

Thursday, July 10 at 2:00: Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale - 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 Southeastern Asian Folktale. Audience participation included! Creekside Room. No sign-up required.

Friday, July 11 at 2:30: The Hungry Owl Project – Grades 1-5
Hear about our nocturnal friends and their natural history.  Learn about the positive impact owls have on the environment. Watch a video on the nesting cycle of Barn Owls, and meet a live Ambassador Kestrel Hawk! Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Saturday, July 12: SHARE-A-Book Dogs – Grades K-5
The popular SHARE-A-Book dogs are back! They’ll be stopping by the library on the second Saturday of every month to share their love of reading. Kids in kindergarten and older may sign up for a 15-minute appointment. Appointments will also be available for second Saturdays in October, November, and December. Advance sign-up required. Call 415-389-4292 x4741 for an appointment.

Full STEAM Ahead: June 30-July 6

Here’s some of what is happening at the library this week!

Monday, June 30 at 2:30: Stories & More Marvelous Magical Music – All Ages
Natasha will share stories about music, musicians, and musical instruments followed by a live performance. Creekside Room. No sign-up needed.

Tuesday, July 1 at 11:00: Little Sprouts Jump and Dance with Jaime Currier – for kids entering kindergarten and younger
Jaime Lee Currier of Your Song My Song rocks classic kids’ songs and funky originals on her ukulele. With felt board puppetry and imagination adventures she leads the kids in a magical, interactive exploration. Creekside Room.  No advanced sign-up required.

Tuesday, July 1 at 4:00: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club – Grades 3-5
We will continue reading The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Wednesday, July 2 at 3:30: The Amazing Bubble Man – All Ages
Meet author, inventor, and expert bubbler Louis Pearl. He’ll showcase the entertaining science of bubbles, including Square Bubbles, Person-Inside-a-Bubble, Edible Bubbles, and more! Amphitheater. No advance sign-up necessary.

Thursday, July 3 at 2:30: Introduction to Coding Class with Doug Tarr – Grades 4 & 5
Learn coding by creating an animation in Scratch!  You’ll learn about the Scratch environment and some basic programming concepts. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required.  Class is limited to 10 participants. Click here to visit the registration page.

Full STEAM Ahead: June 23-29

Here’s some of what’s happening at the library this week!

Tuesday, June 24 at 4:00: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club – Grades 3-5
We’ll begin reading aloud The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. When 11 year-old Tip’s mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or “Smekday” Eve since the Boov invasion), Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her. Along the way, she meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Wednesday, June 25 at 3:30: Magician Dan Chan
Why master one kind of magic when you can conquer them all? Few magicians today equal Dan Chan‘s incredible range of performance. From sleight-of-hand tricks to circus stunts, from eye-popping juggling to the rare Chinese art of Bian Lian, Chan does it all. Outdoor Amphitheater. No sign-up necessary.

Thursday, June 26 at 2:30: Cosmic Creations – Grades 3-5
Discover the science behind the objects we see in the night sky in this out-of-this-world program. Enjoy stories about space, learn about the phases of the moon, and watch as we build a comet in the library. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

Friday, June 27 at 2:30: Magnetic Magic – Grades K-5
Join the Mad Scientist Team and investigate the powers and daily use of magnets. Test for electromagnetic fields and feel like a magician while using the magnets to levitate cool objects! Take home your own floating magnet set. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to visit the registration page.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs

Saturday, July 12, 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 x4741 to register for a 15-minute appointment.

The dogs will also be here on August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13.

 

Summer Program Registration

full_steam_ahead_header smallClick on the linked name of each program to reach the registration page. For Middle School Spark a Reaction programs, click here.

Tuesdays: Little Sprouts! For kids entering kindergarten and younger. 11:00-11:45 a.m.

July 8: Yoga Sprouts

July 22: Stomp, Chomp and Roar with Dinosaurs. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

July 29: Mad Hatter Tea Party. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

August 5: Ladybug Picnic

Tuesdays: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club - grades 3-5

Thursdays: Programs start at 2:30. Check minimum grade requirements.

June 26: Cosmic Creations - grade 3+

July 3: Intro to Coding – 4th and 5th graders only (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)

July 17: Fun with Fossils – grade K+ (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)

July 24: Draw Your Own Superhero – grade 2+

July 31: Elephant & Piggie Party – all ages (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)

Fridays: Programs start at 2:30. Check minimum grade requirements.

June 27: Magnetic Magic – grade K+ (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)

July 11: The Hungry Owl Project – grade 1+ (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)

July 18: Balloon-powered Raceway – grade 2+ (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)

August 1: Super Structures – grade 1+ (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)

August 8: Playground Adventure – grade 2+ (This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.)