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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!

Click here to register for March 5.
Click here to register for March 12.
Click here to register for March 19.
Click here to register for March 26.

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. Registration opens on Monday, February 9.

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. Click here to register. 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.

Read to a Dog in February

SHARE-A-Book Dogs
Saturday, February 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 children@cityofmillvalley.org to register for a 15-minute appointment.

Around the World in 80 Days

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Sunday Special: Around the World in 80 Days

February 1, 2015, 11:00 -11:45 a.m. in the Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library

The Marin Theatre Company presents Around the World in 80 Days, specially adapted for young audiences. Join Mr. Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout as they hurriedly leave London in the middle of the night to circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days.

Recommended for ages 5 and up. No sign-up necessary.

 

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, January 14, 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.)

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!

Read to a Dog

SHARE-A-Book Dogs
Saturday, January 10, 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 children@cityofmillvalley.org to register for a 15-minute appointment.