Castro Valley Library

It’s a Crime… by danie333
Thursday, August 25, 2011, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Books, Programs

… the Adult Summer Reading Game has ended for the season!  The Friends of the Castro Valley Library sponsored the game and donated nine weekly prizes and a grand prize.  This year we received 126 entries by 34 patrons who read books on our theme: crime.  It sounds like they had a lot of fun!

Some library patrons agreed to have their book reviews added to our blog.  Click the book covers to find (and enjoy!) these titles too.  In no particular order:


The Unquiet Bones by Melvin R. Starr
“Intelligent, well-written with plenty of twists.  A good start to a new series.”




Classic Revenge by Mitzi Kelly
“Light-hearted and funny who-dun-it!”




Booby Trap by Sue Anne Jaffarian
“Wonderful as all the Odelia Grey mysteries are!”




The Mystery of King Karfu by Doug Cushman
“This is a fun book with some obvious clues. My sons enjoyed it.”




To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
“This book is more girsley than the others with the snuff game, but the character development is great.”



Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West
“I didn’t know mysteries could be adorable but this one was. Fun summer read.”




And our blog entry wouldn’t be complete without a picture of our lucky grand prize winner, Claudia Widner:


Congratulations to Claudia and all of our weekly winners.  Thank you for playing, and we look forward to having fun again next summer!

Sulphur Creek @ The Castro Valley Library by librarianmama
Thursday, August 18, 2011, 11:47 am
Filed under: Children, Libraries, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

We enjoyed a great visit from Sulphur Creek this morning.  Deb and Carol brought a skunk, bat, barn owl and gopher.  The kids learned about echolocation and the wonderful services Sulphur Creek provides to injured animals.  Check out their website @

We’re on Facebook! by librarianmama
Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 3:45 pm
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Beads, Beads, and more Beads by nsilva1
Monday, August 15, 2011, 6:13 pm
Filed under: Programs, Teen

Saturday marked the last day of our system wide jewelry making program, and all the positive buzz I had been hearing about it from the other libraries, proved to be true. As the doors opened at 1:00 our Learning Center filled up quickly as the teens huddled around the U-shaped table. Before them, a bevy of beads awaited, all waiting to be transformed into beautiful jewelry…and transformed they were. The teens spent the next hour and a half crafting their own earrings, bracelets, little charms, or whatever ever else they could think up. Thanks to the help of our great instructor, Chelsee Robinson, and the teens own amazing creativity, it was a fantastic program that was enjoyed by instructor and participants alike

The Castro Valley Library Recycled Arts Contest is Coming! by librarianmama
Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 4:58 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

The Castro Valley Library is holding a Recycled Arts Contest. Create an art piece using materials that would have otherwise been garbage to convey a theme related to libraries, books, etc.

SUBMIT ART PIECES October 19-20th
OPEN HOUSE October 22nd 1-5pm

Pick up your registration form at the library today!

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