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This Week at the Library: June 29-July 5

Monday, June 29, 2:30: Stories & More: Children’s Author Betsy Rosenthal | All Ages
Meet children’s author Betsy Rosenthal who will read from her newest book, An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns: “Would a labor of moles/wear polka-dot ties/when it goes to work/for a business of flies?” Stay for a fun animal craft. Books available for purchase and signing. Creekside Room. No sign-up required.

Tuesday, June 30: Little Sprouts Jelly Jam Time 11am: Story Dancing with Risa Lenore | Ages 2-5
Join performer and educator Risa Lenore in story dancing as she uses the elements of dance to explore the story of the Apple Tree and the Honey Bee. It’s fun and exciting exercise for body and mind! Creekside room. No sign-up required.

Tuesday, June 30, 4:00pm: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club | Grades 3 – 5
We’ll continue reading aloud My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. Summer’s finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek’s dreams of fun come to an end. The group meets six times on June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, July 1, 3:30: Native American Hoopman Edwardo Madril | All Ages
Native American hoop dancer Edwardo Madril shares the rich traditions of America’s indigenous peoples through the beautiful expression of story, song, and dance. Learn some American Indian sign language, too. Amphitheater. No sign-up required.

Thursday, July 2, 2:30: Hands-on STEM Drop-in | Grades K – 5
Drop in and become a scientist, engineer, and mathematician for the afternoon. We’ll have several stations for you to explore, investigate, observe, and make. Creekside Room. No sign-up required.

Friday, July 3, 2:30: Lego Play Day | All Ages
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 required.

Saturday, July 4: Library Closed

Little Sprouts: Jelly Jam Time

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Ages 2-5 – No sign-up required.

June 30 from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. Creekside Room

Join performer and educator Risa Lenore in story dancing as she uses the elements of dance to explore the story of the Apple Tree and the Honey Bee. It’s a fun and exciting exercise for body and mind!

This Week at the Library: June 22-28

Tuesday, June 23, 4:00pm: Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club | Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 4:45pm, starting June 23. We’ll read aloud My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. Summer’s finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek’s dreams of fun come to an end. The group meets six times on June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, June 24, 3:30pm: Magician Donny Crandell | All Ages
Magic, comedy, and PURE FUN for the whole family! That’s what Donny Crandell promises, and that’s what he will deliver, right here on the amphitheater stage. Don’t miss our opening show of the summer season! Amphitheater. No advance sign-up necessary.

Thursday, June 25, 2:30pm: GardenSmart for Kids: Discovery | Grades K – 2
Explore soil and the tiny animals that live in it, and plants and how they grow. Each garden explorer will take home a garden project. Located in the new SmartGarden. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, June 26, 2:30pm: Green Art Workshop: Light Impressions | Grades 3 – 5
Milk cartons, mason jars, cereal boxes, and other discarded items will be transformed into glowing works of art. Learn how to express the essence of a significant place or personal narrative through light, shadow, color, and shape. Then, create your own hanging lantern or tabletop sculpture. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, June 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.)

Everything Under the Sun Program Sign-ups

Sign up for summer programs here. Minimum grade requirements apply to the grade your child is entering in the fall. For middle school programs, click here.

Tuesdays | Little Sprouts! Ages 2-5

July 7: Totally Tote Bag, 11:00 – 11:45am: Make a fashion statement about books with a stylish canvas bag that you decorate yourself. Click here to sign up.

July 21: Sensory Exploration, 11:00 – 11:45am: Prepare to get messy as you and your child explore different textures and colors using your senses. Dig through mounds of shredded paper, find treasures in sensory boxes, and more! Click here to sign up.

July 28:  Plant a Seed, 11:00 – 11:45am: Listen to a gardening tale and decorate a terracotta pot. Get your hands dirty when you nestle a tiny bean seed in rich organic soil. Take it home, set it in a sunny window, and watch it grow! This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

August 4: Yoga Sprouts, 11:00 – 11:45am: Practice yoga with your preschooler in a fun, creative, and cooperative environment. Namaste. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

Tuesdays | Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club – Grades 3 – 5

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, starting June 23 (group meets 7 times on June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and 8/4). We’ll read aloud My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. Summer’s finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek’s dreams of fun come to an end. Click here to sign up.

Tuesdays | Garden Club | Grades K – 3

Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 3:30pm starting July 21 (group meets four times on July 21, 28, August 4, 11) in the new SmartGarden. Click to sign up for each date individually, below.

July 21 Garden Club
July 28 Garden Club
August 4 Garden Club
August 11 Garden Club

Thursdays | Fun with STEM

June 25 at 2:30: GardenSmart for Kids: Discovery – Grades K – 2
Explore soil and the tiny animals that live in it, and plants and how they grow. Each garden explorer will take home a garden project. Located in the new SmartGarden. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

July 9 at 2:30:  GardenSmart for Kids: Junior Gardeners – Grades 3 – 5
We’ll discuss feeding the soil, seeds, and growing your own food.  Each Junior Gardener will take home a garden project.  Located in the new SmartGarden. Click here to sign up.

July 16 at 2:30: Push, Pull, Crash! –  Grades K – 2
Balls, marbles, and cars…oh my! Young scientists will experiment with push and pull of different magnitudes to cause and avoid collisions, create art, and engage in playful exploration of their own powers of force.  A Bay Area Discovery Museum educator will lead the activities. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

July 23 at 2:30: Lego Mindstorms Robotics – Grades 4 – 5
Come to the library for a chance to build a Lego Mindstorms robot. 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. Click here to sign up.

July 30 at 2:30: Fairytale Engineering – Grades K – 2
Hear a favorite fairy tales and decide how to solve the fairy tale character’s engineering problem.  A Bay Area Discovery Museum educator will lead the discussion and assist you as you plan, build and test your prototypes.This program is currently full. Click here to be placed on the wait list.

August 6 at 2:30: GardenSmart for Kids: Native Plants – Grades K – 2
Garden educator Kier Holmes will teach about the importance of native plants, make a seed ball with native seeds, and everyone will have a chance to try some native Yerba Buena tea. Click here to sign up.

Fridays | Maker Magic

June 26 at 2:30: Green Art Workshop: Light Impressions – Grades 3 – 5
Milk cartons, mason jars, cereal boxes, and other discarded items will be transformed into glowing works of art. You’ll learn how to express the essence of a significant place or personal narrative through light, shadow, color, and shape. Then create your own hanging lantern or tabletop sculpture. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

July 10 at 2:30: Jewelry Making – Grades 3 – 5
Join artist Chelsee Robinson for a 90-minute class of jewelry-making instruction and construction. All materials are provided, including tools, beads, stones, crystals and gift bags. This program is currently full. Click here to be added the the wait list.

July 24 at 2:30: Make Your Own Hula Hoop | Grades 3 -5
If you are a fan of Hula Hoops, then this is where you want be. We will meet at the outdoor amphitheater for hula hooping with a hula hoop created by you from poly tubing irrigation piping and colorful tape. Outdoor Amphitheater. Click here to sign up.

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. This program is currently full. Click here to be placed on the wait list.

Summer Reading Is Here!

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Summer Reading Game for Readers and Listeners

Pick up a reading log starting June 18

Let the fun begin! Whether you’re reading to yourself or listening to stories read aloud, you can pick up a summer reading log and start off with your first prize and stamp. Participants promise to read (or be read to) for three hours a week and keep track of books all summer long. Come back every week for a new stamp and a new prize.

Click this link to download a pdf of our Summer flyer: Everything Under the Sun. Program registrations start June 8.

You can see the library’s summer programs for middle schoolers here, or download a pdf of our From the Ground Up flyer.

Middle School Mash-Up Concert

MiddleSchool_ArticleImg_WebSaturday, June 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Kick off summer with a fantastic concert that may just feature your own friends as performers. Listen to great music from teens and tweens, eat some popcorn, and celebrate the start of summer!

Enter to win door prizes, including a Kindle.

Main Reading Room. Advance sign-up recommended. Click here to sign up.

Bring your friends. It’s going to be great!

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, May 13, 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.)