Learn 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. Click here to sign up.
Wednesday, October 14, 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.)
Join us on the first Friday of every month for our new Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom – the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it – somehow.
Friday, November 6 from 3:30 to 4:15pm.
Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library
Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.
All week long, celebrate reading with Star Wars! Star Wars Reads Day strikes back on Saturday, October 10. Roll in to the library and celebrate all week long, leading up to the big day!
You can make your own Origami Yoda and help us decorate the Children’s Room, or read a great Star Wars book. We have an impressive range:
- Oversized nonfiction books like the brand new book, Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know by Adam Bray, Kerrie Dougherty, Cole Horton, and Michael Kogge, and Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide by Adam Bray
- Star Wars-inspired fiction, like The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Toni DiTerlizzi.
- Graphic novels like Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown
- Cookbooks, craft books, and more, like ART2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling by Tom Angleberger
- Easy readers for young fans, like Fight the Empire by David Fentiman.
- Even board books! Try Darth Vader and Friends with your littlest Star Wars fan.
Saturday, October 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Kids 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.
The dogs will also be here on November 14.
Call (415) 389-4292 x4 or email email@example.com to register for a 15-minute appointment.
First and second graders: get ready for four weeks of sensational soaring stories, fantastic and amazing crafts, and scrumptious pie-in-the-sky snacks! This popular after school series, designed especially for first and second graders, supports the love of reading by connecting books with fun at the library.
Tuesday section meets from 3:30 to 4:30pm on October 6, 13, 20, and 27. Wednesday sections meet from either 2:30 to 3:30pm or from 4:00 to 5:00 on October 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Advance registration is required, and space is limited.
The Tuesday, 3:30 session is currently full. Click here to be placed on the wait list.
The Wednesday, 2:30 session is currently full. Check out our 4:00 session instead. Click here to register for the Wednesday, 4:00 sessions.
Middle schoolers: come together to dine and discuss The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst — and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . . From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Grades 6-8 only. Click here to sign up.
Former US Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog, Tuesday, will show how they help each other daily. Luis will read his award-winning picture book Tuesday Tucks Me In, and brush Tuesday’s teeth (his favorite activity) and his coat. Tuesday will demonstrate the many important things he does for Luis. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Friday, September 25, 2015 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Creekside Room
All ages. Registration recommended. Click here to register.
Andy Strain is amazing! An original performance bursting with music, story, and audience participation. The Trombonist illustrates and entertains the atmospheric art of breathing.
All Ages – No sign-up needed
October 18, 2015 from 11:00 to 11:45am
Location: Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library
Books & Bites: 4th and 5th Grade Book Club
Friday, October 2 at 3:30, in the Creekside Room
Magic, Danger, and Adventure! Read Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee and come to the library for a fun book-related activity to discuss this popular modern-day fairy tale over snacks with your fellow readers.
Click here to register.