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Books & Bites Book Club

Join us every month for our Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library.

Grades 4 & 5 only. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

So what’s this book about?

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Winter Break Movies and More

All events are in the Creekside Room and start at 2:30pm. No registration required.

Friday, December 23: Lego Play Day

Get in touch with your inner engineer and build with colorful Lego! We bring out our collection of more than 10,000 bricks, and kids can build whatever they imagine.

Tuesday, December 27: Movie – The Secret Life of Pets (PG) 90 minutes

Come to the cozy Creekside Room for a movie and free popcorn! What do your pets do when you’re not home? When their owners leave for the day, pets from the building gossip with their friends, satisfy their sweet tooths, and throw outrageous parties.

Wednesday, December 28: Game Day

Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or pick a card! Play board games, cards, or work a puzzle in the cozy Creekside Room.

Thursday, December 29: Movie – The BFG (PG), 115 minutes

Come to the cozy Creekside Room for a movie and free popcorn! In an imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant.

Friday, December 30 – Lego Play Day

Get in touch with your inner engineer and build with colorful Lego! We bring out our collection of more than 10,000 bricks, and kids can build whatever they imagine.

Tuesday, January 3: Movie – Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) 101 minutes

Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.

Wednesday, January 4: Game Day

Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or pick a card! Play board games, cards, or work a puzzle in the cozy Creekside Room.

Thursday, January 5: Movie – Pete’s Dragon (2016 PG), 102 minutes.

Come to the cozy Creekside Room for a movie and free popcorn! The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Friday, January 6 – Lego Play Day

Get in touch with your inner engineer and build with colorful Lego! We bring out our collection of more than 10,000 bricks, and kids can build whatever they imagine.

Winter Craft Programs

Ring in the holidays with cool craft activities at the Library. Stop by for some warm apple cider and seasonal tunes! All events will be held in the Creekside Room of the Library.

poinsettia_collage_craftCreate a Card
Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

A time-honored holiday tradition: custom-made greeting cards! We’ll provide the stuff you’ll need to make one-of-a-kind holiday greetings, and you’ll provide the holiday spirit and creative spark. Ages 2-13. No registration required.

BookmarksMake a Gift
Wednesday, December 14, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Give the gift that every reader needs: a unique, hand-crafted bookmark! Make bookmarks for everyone on your gift list and we’ll laminate them for you. Ages 2-13. No registration required.

 

Christmas Gingerbread Man Organic Cookie

Gingerbread Person Party
Wednesday, December 21, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (Registration required.)
Listen to the famous tale of a runaway cookie. Catch me if you can and decorate your own sweet holiday treat. Ages 4 and up. Advance registration required. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

Books & Bites: Fourth & Fifth Grade Book Club

becasue-of-mr-teruptJoin us every month for our Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss Because of Mr Terupt by Rob Buyea, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library.

Grades 4 & 5 only. Advance registration required. Click here to register.

So what’s this book about?

It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.

Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, November 9, 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.)

Sunday Special: Magician Timothy James

571e5266347efSunday, December 4 at 11:00am

Back by popular demand! Magician Timothy James will dazzle the Sunday morning crowd with mind-boggling feats on stage, and make things disappear before your eyes. His magical bag of tricks includes sleight-of-hand, ventriloquism, and comedy!

Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library. All ages. FREE. No registration necessary.

Thanksgiving Break Movies and More

Movies and Game Days are in the Creekside Room.
Free * All Ages * No Sign-up

All events start at 2:30 pm. Free popcorn too!

jungle_book_ver7_xlgMonday, November 21: The Jungle Book (2016) PG, 105 minutes
After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and bear, Baloo.

 

finding-dory-india-international-poster_pixar-postTuesday, Novemeber 22: Finding Dory (2016) PG, 105 minutes
The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

 

children-playing-legoWednesday November 23: Lego Play Day!
Get in touch with your inner engineer and build with colorful Legos!

Read to a Dog

SHARE-A-Book Dogs
Saturday, November 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

reading dog 2Kids 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 (415) 389-4292 x4 or email children@cityofmillvalley.org to register for a 15-minute appointment.