Castro Valley Library


Join one of our book clubs! by crselig2014
Monday, December 29, 2014, 11:51 am
Filed under: Books, Programs

Need a good New Year’s resolution? Join one of the great book clubs at the Castro Valley Library.

When you join a book club you’ll get to know people in your community and be exposed to new books and perspectives. Take it from a librarian, reading provides mental stimulation by expanding your vocabulary, increasing your analytical skills, and improving your focus and concentration. Plus our book clubs are fun!

The Library has four free book clubs to choose from.

If you love a good mystery, join the Mystery Book Club for a lively discussion of classic and current crime fiction. The club is facilitated by best-selling mystery writer, Camille Minichino, a Castro Valley resident, on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  Drop in or contact Ms. Minichino at camille@minichino.com.

Our eBestseller Book Club is for adults interested in getting a taste of reading eBooks on a Library-owned NOOK tablet. Attend the first meeting on February 10th to receive your NOOK tablet and learn how to use it. Then on March 10th, April 14th, and May 14th at 6:30 pm the group will meet to discuss a bestselling book preloaded on the NOOKs. Advance registration is required, so come to the Library to sign up and learn about the requirements for participation. This book club is limited to 12 people. Contact Chris Selig at cselig@aclibrary.org for more information.

In the Parent-Child Book Club, parents read and discuss the same books as their sons and daughters. The conversations can bring families closer together and foster community with other families. The club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 pm and is recommended for ages 9 to 12. Stop by the Library to sign up and learn about upcoming dates and titles.

Lastly there’s the original Castro Valley Library Book Club for adults who want to read and discuss a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction selected by club members and librarians. This book club meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. At the next meeting on Tuesday, January 27th we’ll be discussing A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. Stop by the Library to sign up or just drop in. Contact Chris Selig at cselig@aclibrary.org for more information.

The Library is located at 3600 Norbridge Avenue. Call us at 510-667-7900 for more information.

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Lego Club at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday May 17th @ 1pm by librarianmama
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 4:11 pm
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IMG_0410Join us for some building fun this Saturday @ 1pm!

All ages welcome.  See link below for more information.

 

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Sulphur Creek @ the Castro Valley Library by librarianmama
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 4:02 pm
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Sulphur Creek will be at this Castro Valley Library       Amphitheater this Saturday, May 17th @ 10:30am!

See link below for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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Castro Valley Library e-best seller Book Club off to a great start! by library1.5
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Book Sale, Books, Libraries, News, Programs, Technology, Uncategorized

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.



Winter Holiday fun for Children & Families by library1.5
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 12:18 pm
Filed under: Books, Children, Libraries, News, Programs | Tags: , , , , ,

snowmanSchool winter holidays begin later this year, with Castro Valley Unified winter vacation December 24-January 7. We’ve planned a full line-up of activites begining the middle of the month.

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)



Fall Book Sale this Weekend, November 30-December 2 by library1.5
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Book Sale, Books, Children, Libraries, News, Programs, Senior, Teen

The Friends of the Castro Valley Library will be holding their book sale in the Library’s meeting room this weekend, November 30-December 2.
 
Friday is the Members Only preview sale from 6-8pm.  Did your membership lapse?  Do you want to join?  Memberships are sold at the door!

The book sale is open to everyone on Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 1-4pm.  On Sunday you can buy books for $3 per bag (bags will be provided).

With all of the donations they’ve been receiving, you’re sure to find some great gifts and things for yourself as well!

All proceeds support the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call the Friends at 510-733-3285



May Programs for Tweens @ The Castro Valley Library by librarianmama
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:39 pm
Filed under: Children, Libraries, Programs, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

We have two programs for tweens this week and later this month:

There’s still room in the Manga for Tweens class this Thursday May 10th @ 3:30pm.  The secrets of Manga faces and expressions, basic character design and comics are revealed.

Coming Thursday May 24th @ 3:30pm is a Memory Wire Bracelet Class.  Using glass beads and wire you can create a masterpiece for yourself or to give as a gift. 

All Library Programs are FREE!

                                                    You can register @ the Children’s Desk or call @ 667-7931.




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