Category Archives: Events

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 2, 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. All ages. No registration required.

BookmarksMake a Gift
Wednesday, December 9, 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. All ages. No registration required.


Christmas Gingerbread Man Organic Cookie

Gingerbread Person Party
Wednesday, December 16, 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. Click here to register.

Sunday Special: Musician Randy Kaplan

kaplan1Los Angeles musician Randy Kaplan blends American Roots, Country Blues, and comedic storytelling in his songs for children and families. People magazine listed Randy’s album, “Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie,” in their 8 Cool Kids Albums for 2013.

Great fun for all ages! No sign-up needed.

December 6, 2015 from 11:00 to 11:45am

Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library


Thanksgiving Break Movies and Legos

Come to the library during Thanksgiving Break for Movies and a Lego Play Day!

Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
All events start at 2:30 pm.

inside outMonday, November 23 at 2:30pm: Inside Out (2015) PG, 102 min

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

spongebobTuesday, November 24 at 2:30pm: The Spongebob Movie (2015) PG, 93 min

When the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.

children-playing-legoWednesday November 25 at 2:30pm: Lego Play Day!

Get in touch with your inner engineer and build with colorful Legos!

Books & Bites Book Club

dying-to-meet-youJoin us on the first Friday of every month for our new Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road series) by Kate Klise, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.

December 4, 2015 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library

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

Book Summary:

Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer’s block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It’s hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man–and the abandoned kid? Well, let’s just say his last name’s Hope.

Build a Lego Robot

ev3_tracker-doneTuesday, November 24, 10:30am – 12noon

Work in teams of two to build a Lego Mindstorms EV-3 robot: The Crane. Then you can come back for our December workshop to program these new robots. First-timers and repeat participants welcome!

Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Grades 5-8 only. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

You can also sign up for the programming workshop on December 29 at 10:30am. Click here to sign up.

Read to a Dog

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

Sunday Special: Charged Particles

Sunday Special, November 8, 11:00 a.m.
Main Reading Room

charged1The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create vital new sounds. Charged Particles features three of the country’s virtuosos doing just that in the electric jazz arena. The trio’s repertoire blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more.  FREE – All ages – No sign-up needed.

An Evening with Karen Benke

karen_benke_web_square_artRediscover the joys of writing notes and letters by hand with local author Karen Benke, author of Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing. Paper, envelopes, stamps, pens will be provided. Also, Benke will have plenty of copies of her book on hand, available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm.
Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Registration recommended. Click here to register.

Dia de los Muertos Altar Making Event

sugar_skullLearn about Dia de los Muertos traditions and create a shoebox altar to honor a loved one. Meet at the Amphitheater at 3:30 to explore Day of the Dead customs in Spanish and English, then listen to traditional healer Micaela play her ceremonial flute. We’ll move to the Creekside Room to create our altars. Bring a shoebox and a photo of a loved one if you wish.

Friday, November 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Outdoor Amphitheater and Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Age 5+ – Advance sign-up required. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.