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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.

Read to a Dog in March

SHARE-A-Book Dogs
Saturday, March 14, 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 or email to register for a 15-minute appointment.

Games and Legos for February Break

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

board-game-day-competitionWednesday, February 18, 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! All ages. No sign-up necessary.


children-playing-legoFriday, February 20, 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! Ages 5 and up. No sign-up necessary.

Jump and Dance with Jaime Lee Currier

DSCN2087Jaime 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.

The class will meet on the first four Mondays in March. Please plan to attend all four sessions.

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23.
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Creekside Room

Advanced sign-up required. Ages 2-5. Click here to sign up.

Sunday Special: James Henry

james henry2Sunday Special: James Henry

March 8, 2015, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Crossing all genres of music, innovative San Francisco composer, producer, and percussionist James Henry brings dynamic energy to the stage.  His music combines the world of Reggae, Soca, Afro Cuban, Samba Funk, and Hip Hop.  Experience a new, fresh, modern style that exudes postive energy!

Pajama Story Time

pajama_story_time_imageWednesday, February 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.)

Recycled Valentines Craft Program

3-d-valentine-lgSave the planet and recycle the love! Make beautiful Valentine cards from colorful throw-aways.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

FREE – all ages welcome – no signup needed

Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, California 94941

Stories & Science for Kindergarteners

Stories&Sciencebodyp_s 007Does your kindergartner love science? Join us on four Thursdays in March from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. for stories about the science topic of the day: water, gravity, weather and light! After the stories, kids will break into groups and do hands-on science experiments. Sign-up for all four programs or just come to one. Parents can stay or drop-off depending on their child’s comfort level. Advance registration required. Please sign-up for each session separately. Creekside Room. Cost: Free!

This program is currently full.
To be placed on the wait list for March 5, click here.
To be placed on the wait list for March 12, click here.
To be placed on the wait list for March 19, click here.
To be placed on the wait list for March 26, click here.

Serpents, Sirens & Silly Sea Creatures

frog-wavePicture Books & More: Serpents, Sirens and Silly Sea Creatures

First and second graders can join us for four weeks of silly and scary sea stories and fantastic fun. With stories, crafts, and snacks, it’s a rollicking good time!

You’ll hear incredible tales of the deep blue sea and create wild and wonderful works of art. Plus, you’ll eat super snacks and tasty treats!

WHO: 1st and 2nd Graders
WHEN:  Tuesdays March 3, 10, 17 and 24 (3:30-4:30)
OR  Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18, and 25 (2:30-3:30)
Plan to attend all four sessions.
WHERE:  The Creekside Room
COST: Free!

Space is limited. This program is currently full. To be placed on the waiting list for Tuesday, click here. To be placed on the waiting list for Wednesday, click here.

Lego Robotics Workshop, Grades 5-8

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.

Saturday, February 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Creekside Room. Advance registration is required. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list. Call (415) 389-4292 x4 for more information.

Additional Lego Robotics programs are planned for Sunday March 29, and Saturday April 25. Check back for registration information.