Castro Valley Library

I Wanna Rock!!! by nsilva1
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 10:57 am
Filed under: Programs, Teen

On Saturday, the library invited Jimi Hendrix’s in training to test their faux guitar playing skills in our Guitar Hero III Tournament.  The crowd was treated to a full on rock experience as each “gig” consisted of 2 players battling it out trading crunching guitar chords and soaring solos in an effort to acquire the most points.  The final showdown pitted 2 highly skilled competitors, Andrew(left) and Elis(right) in an epic rockfest, as both shredded their way through Dragonforce’s 8 minute opus “Through the Fire and Flames”…on EXPERT!!!!!  Both were neck and neck throughout the entire song until Elis captured the title of Guitar Hero III champion with one scintillating riff and the very end to put him over the top.  With the crowd rising to its feet with a thunderous ovation and calling for an encore, the humble rockers did what every good musician does…leave the crowd waiting for more.  Thanks to everyone who participated…we’ll see you on tour next year!!! 

Groundbreaking!! by carolynhope
Monday, April 21, 2008, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Building site | Tags:

On a bright and sunny Friday, over 200 people gathered on the site where the new Castro Valley Library will be built, to eat cookies, get a close look at the creek and ampitheater, listen to speeches and finally watch the shovels go into the earth as we broke ground on the new Castro Valley Library.  The enthusiastic crowd was all smiles.  The new building’s perimeter is marked, and a portable office has been located on to the lot.


SJSU Intern Diana Yeb bids us goodbye by deniseqbaker
Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 5:35 pm
Filed under: Children

We have been fortunate to have had a wonderful intern here at the Library since January. Diana is now finished with her semester and wanted to share her thoughts on her final day.

Looking back on the last day of my internship at Castro Valley, I’m surprised how much I got to do. Not only did I learn a lot about how to be a children’s librarian, my experience was so much more than that.


Helping out during spring break crafts week, I learned how to make a wicked cool paper airplane as well as different lanyard designs. I refreshed my math skills (especially stuff like fractions and decimals!) when I helped out at the homework center. I was exposed to a lot of great picture books and learned the latest thing all the kids were reading (apparently this Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer is a pretty big deal). And best of all, I met a bunch of really cool kids, some of whom were nice enough to say they’d miss me when I leave. I’m pretty sure they weren’t lying (pretty sure…).


I’m sad it’s my last day; it’s been hard work and a lot of fun, and most of all, very rewarding. I’ve said that I want to come back when construction is finished on the new library, so I guess I’ll stop by and visit next year. Until then, goodbye!

“Once Upon a Toon” Super Saturday by deniseqbaker
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 9:52 am
Filed under: Children, Programs


Joe Wos

Joe Wos brought his delightful Once “Upon a Toon” storytelling show to the library on Saturday. Joe is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is known as the “Fastest Draw in the East”—it took him just twelve seconds to draw a large picture of a dog! Each of the kids who attended received one of his drawings and a free pass to the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, where he was appearing the next day. Our thanks to the Alameda County Library Foundation for the funding to bring Joe here for this “Saturday Special”, and to the lovely people at the Schulz Museum for donating the Museum passes!


The Creek — Spring 2008 by carolynhope
Thursday, April 3, 2008, 2:29 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

creek-in-spring.jpg    We thought it would be attractive, but the creek next to our new library site is truly beautiful.  The poppies are in bloom and it really is peaceful.  For the best view of it stroll down the path on Castro Valley Blvd. just next to Longs.

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