Filed under: Children, Programs | Tags: Children, Legos, Library, Play, Program, stem
All ages welcome. See link below for more information.
Filed under: Children, Programs | Tags: animals, education, nature preserve, Sulphur Creek
See link below for more information.
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Anyone going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grades in the fall may be a
Kid Power Volunteer at the Castro Valley Library
Sign up at the Children’s Desk or at our Yahoo Groups page below. From the Yahoo Groups page, request to be a member and indicate which orientation date you can attend (all Kid Power volunteers are required to attend one orientation meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 3rd from 7:00 to 8:00pm, or Wednesday, June 4th from 4:00 to 5:00pm, or Saturday June 1st from 11:00am to noon). Once you have been approved for membership, you’ll have access to the paperwork that must be brought to the orientation.
Contact the library with questions: (510) 667-7931.
Filed under: Children, Technology | Tags: Chabot Space and Science, Children, science, Space, volunteer
Chabot Space and Science Center Wants to Hear What You Think ~ About a Fantastic Upcoming Exhibition
SPACETIME will be a 25,000 sq foot, multi-level playground located in the outdoor courtyard at Chabot Space & Science Center. The space will be a one-of-a-kind experience, appearing in multiple iterations, accompanied by a narrative that unfolds over time via various local and international media. It will engage kids age 6-12 in active, imaginative play; spark excitement and interest in space exploration; and evoke the spirit of wonder at discovering worlds unknown.
Chabot is seeking families to volunteer an hour of their time to help us determine what you, our communities, would like to see in this new exhibition. We invite you to join us for an hour-long session on Saturday June 1, 2013, at either 2pm or 4pm. There will be an engaging conversation for adults, while our experienced educators entertain the kids with fun, related activities (plus, there will be thank you gifts!). We will be video-taping the sessions.
To sign up (registration ends May 29), contact Camie Bontaites, Creative Content Producer,
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The Castro Valley Library e-bestseller book club is up and running! Sponsored entirely by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library, we bought Nook Tablets from Barnes & Noble and loaded them with a variety of recent and current New York Times bestsellers. The e-book club program, which is among the first of its kind in public libraries, is made up of 15 members who join for a 4 month session. The first session ran September 2012-December 2012. The current book club runs through April 2013, when we will collect the Nook Tablets and start again with a spring/ summer group.
At the first meeting members are issued the Nook and receive training on its use, followed by 3 monthly book club meeting discussions of selected titles. Besides the discussion titles, everyone is free to read as many of the other books as they can manage in the 3 months. Without exception readers have enjoyed the e-book experience. Association of American Publishers just released figures showing a 35% increase in e-book sales last year and that amounted to a billion dollars in sales! Looks like electronic format is here for good. If you are interested in taking part of the next session (April-July, 2013), or for more information or to sign up go to the Library Information Desk.
Filed under: Books, Children, Libraries, News, Programs | Tags: dance, holidays, magic, music, puppets, science
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 pm, Winter Concert Hillside Woodwind Quintet & Montecito Brass Ensemble, Seasonal & Classical Music
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10:30 am Preschool Storytime with Sulphur Creek Nature Center in the Chabot Room
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 11:30 am Santa Claus Prechool Storytime (bring your camera!)
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4 pm, Holiday Puppet Show Frosty’s Magic Hat with Tony Borders
Thursday, Dec. 20, 10:30 am Music Together for children birth to 5 years old
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2 pm Extreme Science, Science Magic for all ages
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2pm Spectrum of Science, States of Matter, for grades k-5
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1 pm Movie, BRAVE Rated PG
Thursday, Jan. 3, 1 pm, LEGO Club (Leave your own LEGOs at home. We have enough for everyone…and DUPLOs for younger kids)