Castro Valley Library


ARE YOU READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE? by librarianmama
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 2:27 pm
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Association of Bay Area Governments

EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT WORKSHOP FOR HOMEOWNERS

Saturday, APRIL 9th

10am-12pm

The Castro Valley Library

The devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan is a reminder to all of us in the Bay Area that we must be prepared for earthquakes and tsunamis.  Residents should evaluate whether their home needs to be retrofitted, secure their home’s contents and keep an emergency kit. 

The Hayward Fault

  Join Danielle Hutchings, ABAG Earthquake and Hazards Program Coordinator for a workshop on retrofitting your home and preparing for the next big one.  The Castro Valley Library will host this two hour workshop.  No registration is necessary. 

Visit ABAG’s Earthquake and Hazards Program page @ http://quake.abag.ca.gov/

Take the Quiz on ABAG’s site and find out if your home and emergency plan are ready for the next big one @ http://quake.abag.ca.gov/residents/

about the seismogram at the top

This seismogram from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, recorded ground motion near ABAG’s office in downtown Oakland. The station is located 57 miles from the epicenter and measured peak ground acceleration (PGA) of 0.2g (percent gravity). The Loma Prieta earthquake was centered near Santa Cruz California in 1989 and measured magnitude 6.9. Find out how this earthquake compared to the 1906 earthquake. 

Retrieved 3/24/11 from:  http://quake.abag.ca.gov/



We Built Em’! by librarianmama
Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:29 pm
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FEBRUARY LEGOS CLUB

We had a blast today building anything our imaginations could create.  Boats, airplanes, cars, and any kind of truck we could think of.  Check out our gallery below and  join us next time!  We’ll be creating again on March 12th @ 1-2pm



Snakes at the Castro Valley Library! by librarianmama

Snakes weren’t the only reptile visiting the Castro Valley Library with the Coyote Hills Naturalist Program.  A lovely little box turtle named Shelby joined Fox the gopher snake to educate and entertain us.  The kids learned lots of facts about reptiles and shared their own knowledge with the Naturalists.  Special thanks to the wonderful Naturalists and docents with Coyote Hills Regional Park.  Be sure to check out the Naturalist’s calendar and visit them soon:  http://www.ebparks.org/activities/naturalists



VROOM, VROOM!! by librarianmama
Thursday, January 13, 2011, 1:03 pm
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Our next Lego Club Meeting is all about transportation! 

Garbage trucks

Tow trucks

Construction trucks

Fire trucks

Mail trucks

Semi trucks

Police cars

Race cars

                                             Ambulances

                                          Airplanes

DREAM IT, BUILD IT!

When:  February 12, 2011 from 1:00-2:30pm

Where:  The Castro Valley Library Chabot/Canyon Room

 



by librarianmama

COYOTE HILLS REGIONAL PARK VISITS

THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY

Snakes of Coyote Hills Naturalist Program

February 10, 2011

2:30-3:15pm Pre-school session

3:30pm-4:15PM school age session

    

We are going to have a blast with Coyote Hills Naturalist Kristina Parkison!  We will get up-close and personal with reptiles.  Discover the unique qualities of these slithery, scaly friends, and why they’re beneficial for our environment.  Participants will get to meet and touch Fox, Coyote Hills’s resident gopher snake.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 50 PARTICIPANTS per SESSION.  Register in person or at 510.667-7900



Last Program of 2010! by librarianmama

We just finished up our last program of  the year and more than 150 people joined us!  Sulphur Creek came by to read with a screech owl, rabbit, tortoise and mice to enrich the storytime.  The kids had a great time listening and participating in the stories and touching some of the animals.  What an amazing group of volunteers who donate their time to Sulphur Creek!   Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a wildlife education and rehabilitation facility whose mission is to promote the conservation of local environmental resources by fostering an appreciation and understanding of the animals in the world around us, and encouraging peaceful coexistence between people and native wildlife by serving as a community resource for wildlife issues.  The Castro Valley Library will continue to host programs with Sulphur Creek in the New Year in our outdoor amphitheater.   Look for the Hayward Area Recreation Activities Guide for more information or contact the Library.  You can find Sulphur Creek on the web @ http://www.haywardrec.org/sulphur_creek.html

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

  
 
 

 



Winter Holiday Events by librarianmama
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 5:03 pm
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Don’t sit around the house bugging your sister this season!  Come join us for a movie, visit from Sulphur Creek or make a holiday ornament.  Everything is FREE!

Check out our calendar for exact days and times. 

 



Build a Bot Was a Blast! by librarianmama
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 6:00 pm
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Nearly 250 kids and parents turned out  Tuesday 11/23 for the robotic presentation and Lego Club meeting in the Chabot/Canyon Room at the Castro Valley Library.  We were treated to a Robotic demonstration by Johannes van Galen who teaches a Lego Robotics class in San Leandro (info@playbuildingbricks.com for more information).  Johannes showed the large crowd how it it possible to program robots using the Lego Mindstorms (NXT) Robotics Invention System.   A great time was had by all!

Don’t miss the next meeting December, 23 @ 1pm at the Castro Valley Library

 



Writing Workshop a Success! by librarianmama
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 1:58 pm
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The Creative Writing Workshop with Heather Vogel Frederick was a smash success!  The class was full and eager to learn more about the writing process.  They learned that inspiration is everywhere and perspiration is a job hazard for writers.  Many of the kids walked away with a signed book or bookmark and a new perspective on the craft of creative writing.  Rave reviews were bestowed on the writer and workshop by attending parents and participants.   

Many thanks to Heather, for bringing her fabulous workshop to the Castro Valley Library!

 



Creative Writing Workshop with Heather Vogel Frederick by librarianmama
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:23 pm
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PIES & PREJUDICE

Look at an actual manuscript in various stages of completion, and the writing and editing process

• Delve into a mystery bag containing the three items every writer needs to be successful

• The hilarious and memorable “Scratch & Sniff,” where Heather pulls out all the stops to inspire students with a creative writing exercise

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 6:30-7:30pm @
The Castro Valley Library
Recommended for Grades 4-8, Space is Limited. Register by phone or in person.

Books available on site and book signing at end of session

About Ms. Frederick: Heather Vogel Frederick is a former staff reporter and children’s book review editor for The Christian Science Monitor, and she has also written for The New York Times, Family Life, Child, and Publishers Weekly, where she was a contributing editor for many years. Today, she’s the author of numerous books for young readers, including the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club series. Visit http://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/index.html to learn more about the author and her books.




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