Category Archives: Events

This Week at the Library: July 25-31

Monday, July 25 at 3:30pm: Desiree’s Night Flight | All ages
Local author Jacquie Faber will read Desiree’s Night Flight, her new picture book about a
butterfly who dreams of dancing through the dark. An art activity will follow. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 26 at 11am: Dinosaurs Roar | Ages 2-5
First listen to dinosaur tales, then turn yourself into a Tyrannosaurus or Pterodactyl by
decorating your own dino mask. Romp around the redwoods in your mask, but try not to scare
the squirrels! Registration required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, July 27 at 3:30pm: College Fund Street Band | All ages
The Fong Family performs all over the Bay Area to raise money for their college fund. Siblings
Jennifer, Leland, and Mario will perform old and new favorites for all ages. Amazingly talented and endearing – you won’t want to miss this performance! No registration required.

Thursday, July 28 at 2:30pm: Make Your Own Tortillas | Grades 3-5
Stir up the incredibly simple ingredients, squish the dough with a genuine tortilla press, and pop
your creation onto the griddle. Served with a little guacamole and salsa. Yum! Registration required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, July 29 at 2:30pm: Elephant & Piggie Party | All Ages
Let’s party with our favorite pair: Elephant & Piggie! Join us for Elephant & Piggie stories,
games, and crafts. Registration required. Click here to sign up.

Sunday, July 31 at 11:00am: Rumpelstiltskin | All Ages.
Who was Rumpelstiltskin? Could he really spin straw into gold? Was the king a good king or a bad king? The Green Golly musical storytellers will enchant young and old with their performance of this classic tale. No sign up required. Main Reading Room

Sunday Special: Rumpelstiltskin

RumpelstiltskinWho was Rumpelstiltskin? Could he really spin straw into gold?  Was the king a good king or a bad king? These seemingly complex questions will probably go unanswered but all attending — young and old alike — will have a marvelous time!

The Green Golly Project uses musical storytelling and comedy to tell the classic story of Rumpelstiltskin.

Sunday, July 31 from 11:00 to 11:45am
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library

All Ages – No advance sign-up required.

This Week at the Library: July 18-24

Monday, July 18 at 3:30pm: Wild Animals of Mt. Tam | All ages
Learn about the wild animals of Mt. Tam through stories and a hands-on activity with the Golden
Gate National Park Conservancy. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 19 at 11am: Messy Play Date | Ages 2-5
Climb over, squeeze under, jump in, and play! Explore fun-to-feel textures by diving into a pool
full of shredded paper, digging for treasures through mounds of colored rice, popping bubble wrap, and more! Registration required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, July 20 at 3:30pm: Magician Timothy James | All ages
This highly accomplished magician will perform mind-boggling feats on stage, making things
disappear before your eyes. His magical bag of tricks includes sleight-of-hand, misdirection, ventriloquism, and some downright funny lines. No registration required.

Thursday, July 21 at 2:30pm: Think. Make. Try. | Grades K-2
Meet new friends and explore ways to express yourself and exchange ideas in this hands-on, open-ended Maker Lab. A Bay Area Discovery Museum educator will introduce design challenges and kids will test their ideas at various hands-on stations. Registration required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, July 22 at 2:30pm: Maker Drop-in | All Ages
We’ll have all the supplies ready for a crafter’s extravaganza. No registration required.

Wednesday on Stage

571e5266347efWednesday, July 20 at 3:30 pm

Magician Timothy James will perform magical feats on stage, making things disappear before your eyes. His magical bag of tricks includes sleight-of-hand, misdirection, ventriloquism, and some downright funny lines, too.

Outdoor Amphitheater. No registration necessary.

Pajama Story Time Tonight!

pajama-story-timeWednesday, July 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.)

This Week at the Library: July 11-17

Monday, July 11 at 3:30pm: Tweet, Tweet! | All ages
Listen to stories about silly birds, then get creative and make your own bird mask out of recycled egg cartons. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 12 at 11am: Rockin’ with Mister Q | Ages 2-5
It’s an interactive music program with finger plays, classic nursery rhyme songs, stories, jokes, small and large movement activities, and instrument play. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 13 at 3:30pm: Storyteller Muriel Johnson | All ages
Baby birds lost on an island, a leopard with no spots, and a lion without a tail? You’ll hear about these and more when you take a journey with Muriel Johnson. Her animated retellings of traditional tales from around the world will captivate with her use of distinct character voices, dramatic gestures, and melodic refrains. These stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after the show is over!

Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30pm: PJ Story Time | All Ages
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. Children’s Room. No registration required.

Thursday, July 14 at 2:30pm: Natural Dyeing | Grades 3 – 5
Is it an accidental stain or a dye made on purpose? What do you eat or grow in your garden that can be used to make color? Using natural dyes, transform white material into colored as you squish, submerge, and stir. Registration required. Click here to sign up.

Friday, July 15 at 2:30pm: Lego Play Day | All Ages
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. No registration required.

Wednesday on Stage: Storyteller Muriel Johnson

muriel johnsonWednesday, July 13 at 3:30pm: Storyteller Muriel Johnson | All ages

Baby birds lost on an island, a leopard with no spots, and a lion without a tail? You’ll hear about these and more when you take a journey with Muriel Johnson. Her animated retellings of traditional tales from around the world will captivate with her use of distinct character voices, dramatic gestures, and melodic refrains. These stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after the show is over!

Outdoor Amphitheater. All ages. No registration required.

Little Sprouts

mister_q_web_square_artTuesday, July 12 at 11am: Rockin’ with Mister Q

It’s an interactive music program with finger plays, classic nursery rhyme songs, stories, jokes, small and large movement activities, and instrument play.

Creekside Room. Ages 2-5. No registration required.

This Week at the Library: July 4-10

Monday, July 4: Library closed for Independence Day

Tuesday, July 5 at 11am: Yoga Sprouts | Ages 2-5
Practice yoga with your preschooler in a fun, creative, and cooperative environment. Namaste. Registration and caregiver participation required. Click here to register.

Tuesdays starting July 5 at 2:30pm: Garden Club | Grades K-2
The Garden Club meets four times in the summer on Tuesdays: July 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the new SmartGarden. Gather each week to do a hands-on activity with garden educator Kier Holmes. Advance sign-up required. Click here to register.

Tuesdays starting July 5 at 4:00pm: LOL Book Club | Grades 3-5
The librarian will read aloud The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors as you draw and snack. Meets four times, on July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Advance sign-up required. Click here to register.

Wednesday, July 6 at 3:30pm: Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling Theater
Eth-Noh-Tec storytellers bring to life ancient Asian mythologies, folktales and Asian urban legends through kinetic storytelling. Using precision choreography, lyrical word-weaving and a huge sense of fun, their stories are graceful, playful and great entertainment for the whole family. No registration required.

Thursday, July 7 at 2:30pm: Fairy Tale Engineering | Grades K – 2
Hear 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. Registration required. Click here to register.

Friday, July 8 at 2:30pm: Sculptamania | Grades K – 5
Calling all young artists, architects, and engineers! We have the tools to help you create skyscrapers, sculptures and structures: MagnaTiles, Strawbees, Connectagons, Legos, Sculpture in a Box, Keva, and more! You’ll have limitless possibilities to design and build. No registration required.