Castro Valley Library

Wii had so much fun, wii’ll do it again by nsilva1
Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 4:31 pm
Filed under: Programs

Last Thursday after our senior services Emergency Preparedness Program, we invited all of our guests into the meeting room in order to experience video game bowling courtesy of the Nintendo Wii.  15 or so curious souls laced up their bowling shoes, grabbed their ball, and stepped onto virtual parquet floor to give it a try.  After the first couple of frames in which the participants spent a majority of the time getting a basic feel for the controls and dynamics of the game, they soon became comfortable and were promptly off and rolling (mainly strikes and spares).  It was a blast to watch the enthusiasm and interaction between all those who not only played the game, but watched it as well.  Due to the amount of positive feedback we received with this little demonstration…

The Castro Valley Library will be holding a Nintendo Wii Bowling for Seniors program on Wednesday, October 1st from 1:00-2:00 pm.  If there are any questions regarding this program, please contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 670-6280

There’s still time to Catch the Reading Bug! by deniseqbaker
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 8:10 am
Filed under: Books, Children, Programs
Catch the Reading Bug Prize Winners

Catch the Reading Bug Prize Winners

Our Kid Power volunteers will still be helping with spinning and stamping at the Catch the Reading Bug table until 5pm on Saturday August 16th. So finish your summer reading and hurry in to claim your prizes. Abigail and Anna did. They even told us about their favorite book–Madeline! Check out the Summer Reading Game blog at to find out the whole story.

Never Smile at a Crocodile–or an Alligator! by deniseqbaker
Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 4:06 pm
Filed under: Children, Programs
Gabe holding Izod

Gabe holding Izod

Wild Things, Inc. brought a fascinating array of rescued animals to our program on Monday, including a lemur, an owl, a monitor lizard, hissing cockroaches, and everyone’s favorite alligator, Izod! All who dared got to pet Izod after the show. If you were at the show, do you remember what kind of animal Poquita was? (Hint: she is a rodent and a member of the mouse and rat family). And by the way, our preschool storytime on Wednesday, August 6th will be about crocodiles and alligators. Join us!



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