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Pizza & Pages Book Club: Monster

monsterA teenager’s life is turned around by one single event… Does this make him a monster? Read the award-winning book Monster by Walter Dean Meyers, then come for a lively discussion, plus pizza and dessert.

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Tuesday, October 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Dholrhythms-Park-1The eclectic group of women who dance with Dholrhythms Dance Company have become one of the most talked about groups in San Francisco Bay Area. Dholrhythms is dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the beautiful Bhangra and Giddha folk dances of Punjab, India. Led by Vicki Virk’s Punjabi heritage, Dholrhythms highlights the ancestral and ethnic roots of the Punjabi dance form while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences. The result is a fresh and exciting dance full of joy, energy, and passion.

All ages – No sign-up needed

Date: October 12, 2014 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library

 

Picture Books & More: Jeepers Creepers!

monster-books-for-kidsPicture Books & More: Jeepers Creepers!

First and second graders can join us for four weeks of bad-to-the-bone stories and wickedly weird fun. With stories, crafts, and snacks, it’s a scary good time!

You’ll hear terrific tales of wicked witches, vile villains and beastly baddies. You’ll create wild and wonderful works of art. Plus, you’ll eat super snacks and tasty treats!

WHO: 1st and 2nd Graders
WHEN:  Tuesdays October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (3:30-4:30)
OR  Wednesdays October 8, 15, 22, and 29 (2:30-3:30)
Plan to attend all four sessions.
WHERE:  The Creekside Room
COST: Free!

Space is limited. To register, click the links below, or call 415-389-4292 x4, or come to the Children’s Room.

These sessions are currently full. To be placed on the wait list, click here for Tuesdays, or click here for Wednesdays.

Bookmark Contest

The 12th Annual Bookmark Contest is underway. Design a bookmark celebrating books, reading, or the Mill Valley Library. Kids age 2 to 12 and under can make as many as they want, and all entries are due by Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. It’s so hard to choose, but we’ll pick the top 30 designs and hang them on the display wall the first week of October. Then, we want the community to come in and vote for their top five, and we’ll pick the winners from those votes and post them the first week of November. Look for an entry form in your public school child’s backpack, or click here to download an entry form. Don’t forget to fill out the back side!

In September, we also celebrate New Library Card Sign-up Month. If your child can write her own name, she can get her own card. A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the library to get a new library card – we’ll take her picture and give her a free book! Check out our website to find out how your Library Card Saves You Cash in September.

Playwriting Workshop

playCalling all middle school playwrights! Learn the nuts and bolts of playwriting with a Marin Theatre Company professional. Participants will collaborate on a project over five weeks. No experience necessary! Program meets on the five Thursday evenings between October 16 and November 13. Please plan on attending all five meetings. Creekside Room. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

What’s Happening This Fall?

The 12th Annual Bookmark Contest is underway. Design a bookmark celebrating books, reading, and the Mill Valley Library. Kids age 12 and under can make as many as they want, and all entries are due by Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. It’s so hard to choose, but we’ll pick the top 30 designs and hang them on the display wall the first week of October. Then, we want the community to come in and vote for their top five, and we’ll pick the winners from those votes and post them the first week of November. Look for an entry form in your public school child’s backpack, or click here to download an entry form. Don’t forget to fill out the back side!

In September, we also celebrate New Library Card Sign-up Month. If your child can write her own name, she can get her own card. A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the library to get a new library card – we’ll take her picture and give her a free book! Check out our website to find out how your Library Card Saves You Cash in September.

Lego Mindstorms Robotics Lab for Grades 6 to 8

131217_Lego_Mindstorms_robot_05-660x440We’re very excited to offer a Lego Robotics Lab using Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots beginning on Sunday, September 28 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and running through October 26. This course will teach introductory level robotics. Participants will pair up to build and program the robots to do various challenges. Registration required. Participants must attend all five weeks. Click here to sign up.

Boogie with Emily Bonn for Ages 2 to 5

emilyWe know your preschoolers love music so we’re offering a music series just for them on Mondays, October 6 through October 27 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Teacher Emily will bring her favorite old-timey, folk and classic children’s songs to create a playful learning environment for children. This four-week course nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while developing singing and rhythm musicality, body awareness and social skills. Registration and caregiver participation required. Please plan to attend all four sessions. Click here to sign up.

Stories and Science for Kindergartners

DSCN1823Does your kindergartner love science? Join us on four Thursdays in October from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. for stories about the science topic of the day. After the stories, kids will break into groups and do hands-on science experiments. Sign-up for all four or just come to one. Parents can stay or drop-off depending on their child’s comfort level. Registration required. Please sign-up for each session separately.

Click here to sign up for the October 2 session.
Click here to sign up for the October 9 session.
Click here to sign up for the October 16 session.
Click here to sign up for the October 23 session.

Jeepers Creepers: Picture Books & More for First- and Second-Graders

monster-books-for-kidsOur wildly popular four-week series begins on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, October 7 and 8, and runs through October 28 and 29. First- and second-graders can come hear stories, create a creepy craft and have a spooky snack. Advance registration required. Children should plan to attend all four sessions.

To register for Tuesdays at 3:30, click here.
To register for Wednesdays at 2:30, click here.

Playwriting Workshop for Grades 6 to 8

playBack again this year, Marin Theatre Company will teach this five-week course for aspiring middle school playwrights. Explore your voice in this writing class designed for first-time writers who are interested in crafting plays. This collaborative course will explore conflict, character development, dialogue and more! Workshop runs October 16 through November 13 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Registration required. Click here to register.

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Boogie with Emily Bonn

emilyEmily Bonn will bring her favorite old-timey, folk and classic children’s songs to create a playful learning environment for children ages 2 to 5. This four-week course nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence all while developing singing and rhythm musicality, body awareness and social skills.

Mondays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Creekside Room. Free! Advance registration and caregiver participation required. Ages 2 to 5 only. Please plan to attend all four meetings. Click here to sign up.

Lego Mindstorms Robotics for Grades 6-8

131217_Lego_Mindstorms_robot_05-660x440Just for kids in grades 6 to 8: it’s Lego Mindstorms! In this five-week introductory series, middle schoolers will work in teams of two to build and program a Lego Mindstorms robot to perform various challenges.

The program meets on five Sundays: September 28 through October 26 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must be in grades 6 to 8 and plan to attend all five meetings. Advance registration required. Click here to register, or call for more information: (415) 389-4292 x4.

Stay tuned for information about future Lego Mindstorms programs for other age groups.

Stories & Science for Kindergartners

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

Click here to sign up for the October 2 session.
Click here to sign up for the October 9 session.
Click here to sign up for the October 16 session.
Click here to sign up for the October 23 session.

Middle School Fall Programs

The library is hosting some great programs this fall, just for middle schoolers (grades 6-8 only). All programs take place in the Creekside Room and require advance registration.

Lego Mindstorms Robotics

131217_Lego_Mindstorms_robot_05-660x440In this five-week introductory series, middle schoolers will work in teams of two to build and program a Lego Mindstorms robot that performs various challenges.

The program meets on five Sundays: September 28 through October 26 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must plan to attend all five meetings. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Pizza & Pages, Middle School Book Club: Monster by Walter Dean Meyers

monsterA teenager’s life is turned around by one single event… Does this make him a monster? Read the award-winning book Monster by Walter Dean Meyers, then come for a lively discussion, plus pizza and dessert.

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Tuesday, October 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Playwriting Workshop

playCalling all middle school playwrights! Learn the nuts and bolts of playwriting with a Marin Theatre Company professional. Participants will collaborate on a project over five weeks. No experience necessary! Program meets on Thursday evenings between October 16 and November 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please plan on attending all five meetings. Advance registration required. Click here to register.