Castro Valley Library

Castro Valley Library Top 10 by carolynhope
Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

In the spirit of  the new year here’s a list of the

top ten  best things that happened at the Castro

Valley Library in 2008:

1.  Groundbreaking for the new building.

2. School Board Forum

3. Friends of the Library donating $50,000 to

the Library Capital Campaign.

4. Wii Senior Bowling

5. The display and reception for “Holidays in

the Holy Land”.

6.  Staffing the library’s homework center.

7. Raising the limit on the number of DVDs

that can be checked out.

8. Starting to lend Asian Art Museum passes.

9. Participating in the Fall Festival.

10.  Happy Birds children’s program.


Of course this is only one point of view.  Let us

know if you think other things belong on the


The Day the Earth Stood Still by deniseqbaker
Monday, December 8, 2008, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Books, Programs, Uncategorized

A new version of the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still is due out in theaters on Friday. At the Castro Valley Library on Tuesday, December 23rd, you can see the original version of this movie made in 1951! Then after you have seen the new one at the theater,  you can compare the two and tell us which one you liked better! Free popcorn, too, so come and join us. There are showings at 2pm and again at 6pm. You too will learn the words that stand between the human race and total destruction!

Spoiler alert: click here to see a clip from the movie courtesy of the Internet Movie Database!

From Page to Screen by nsilva1
Monday, December 1, 2008, 6:08 pm
Filed under: Displays


We all have our favorites…beloved books that Hollywood has decided to adapt to the big screen.  There have been plenty of well received adaptations (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Jaws, etc.) while others (The Scarlet Letter, Congo ) have been widely criticized.  If you stop on by the Castro Valley Library, you’ll see our newest display that highlights all of the wonderful book to screen adaptations.  Are you more inclined to experience the swashbuckling adventure of The Three Musketeers as  told by Dumas, or the version constructed by Walt Disney Studios?  Does Tim Burton’s unique vision of  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hold more appeal to you than that of Roald Dahl?  Regardless of format, stop on by and grab some your favorite page to screen titles.

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