Category Archives: Events

Free Comic Book Day!

comicCome to the library on May 3 to get your FREE COMICS. The library will have a selection of comics for kids and teens that are available for free, as long as they last (two per person). It’s all part of Free Comic Book Day, when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. Thank you to Blue Moon Comics in San Rafael for helping bring Free Comic Book Day to the library. You can visit them on Free Comic Book Day too for even more free comics!

Comics and graphic novels are a wonderful way to encourage literacy, particularly in reluctant readers.

Eco-Climate Creature Workshop

eco-creaturesObserve Earth Day by creating your own creature from recycled stuff. San Francisco’s Green Art Workshop will pose questions about climate change, habitat, and local ecosystems as participants “design” futuristic creatures that can survive in an imagined new environment.

April 23, 2014 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

FREE. In the Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Grade 2 and up – Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Sunday Special: Pacific Boychoir

PacificBoychoir-triangle022Say goodbye to April showers and welcome spring flowers with the Pacific Boychoir’s first outdoor event of the season! The inspiring Pacific Boychoir will perform choral arrangements of classical and popular songs for all ages. Hear the Cantori and Trouveres, PBA’s premier after-school treble ensemble, in this free public performance.

All ages, no sign-up needed. Main Reading Room
Sunday, May 4, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Spring Break Movies and Games


Spring Break Film Fest!

All ages, no sign-up needed. Free popcorn provided at the movies!

All programs from 2:30 to 4:00, Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Monday: Epic (PG)
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world — and ours.

Tuesday: Frozen (PG)
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. (PG) 102 minutes

Wednesday: Game and Puzzle Day
Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or work a giant floor puzzle. Fun for the whole family!

Thursday: Sea of Monsters (PG)
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. (PG) 106 minutes

Friday: Lego Play Day
Get in touch with your inner engineer! Free play with Legos supports creativity, problem solving, and reading skills — and it’s FUN!

Rip the Page! with Karen Benke

benkeIn honor of National Poetry Month come RIP THE PAGE! with Karen Benke and decorate the Children’s Room Library Wall with word ticket poems and inspiring hand-written quotes. Copies of Karen’s popular book on creative writing adventures, Rip the Page! is included for each participant. And it’s FREE!

April 3, 2014, from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Advanced registration required. Grades 3 – 5.  Click here to register!

Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Magician Brian Scott

Brian Scott - Access to Oddities 1Sunday Special: Magician Brian Scott
Who doesn’t love magic? Brian Scott’s blend of sleight of hand, misdirection, and comedy will thrill and amuse audiences of all ages.
April 6, 2014, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library
All ages – No sign-up needed
Cost: FREE

Pajama Story Time

pajama_story_time_imageMonday, March 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 Monday of every month. (All ages, Children’s Room.)

Middle School Book Club: Trash by Andy Mulligan

trashPizza & Pages Book Club

Grades 6-8 – Advance registration required

April 22, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

Middle schoolers: read Trash by Andy Mulligan and get ready to discuss it with your fellow readers and eaters over pizza and dessert.

Click here to register!


Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping on it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, the world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It’s a bag of clues. It’s a bag of hope. It’s a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends are running for their lives. Hounded by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man’s mission to put right a terrible wrong. And it’s three street-boys against the world…

Musician Randy Kaplan

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

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

March 2, 2014 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library


Pajama Story Time

pajama_story_time_imageMonday, February 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 Monday of every month. (All ages, Children’s Room.)