Castro Valley Library


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.

 

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/popevent.cfm?curOrg=ACL&curKey1=Castro%20Valley%20Branch&eID=3609977&thisDate=NO_DATE

 



by librarianmama
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 3:25 pm
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Chabot Space and Science Center Wants to Hear What You Think ~ About a Fantastic Upcoming Exhibition

SPACETIME will be a 25,000 sq foot, multi-level playground located in the outdoor courtyard at Chabot Space & Science Center. The space will be a one-of-a-kind experience, appearing in multiple iterations, accompanied by a narrative that unfolds over time via various local and international media. It will engage kids age 6-12 in active, imaginative play; spark excitement and interest in space exploration; and evoke the spirit of wonder at discovering worlds unknown.

Chabot is seeking families to volunteer an hour of their time to help us determine what you, our communities, would like to see in this new exhibition. We invite you to join us for an hour-long session on Saturday June 1, 2013, at either 2pm or 4pm. There will be an engaging conversation for adults, while our experienced educators entertain the kids with fun, related activities (plus, there will be thank you gifts!). We will be video-taping the sessions.

To sign up (registration ends May 29), contact Camie Bontaites, Creative Content Producer,

Chabot Space & Science Center: 510-336-7312 or cbontaites@chabotspace.org. ChabotST image barnacles (2)



The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by librarianmama

ImageLooking for a good summer read?  We read The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly for our Parent/Child book club and this is what one member had to say:

The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly, is a great historical fiction novel. This novel is about an eleven-year-old girl, living in the hot summer of an 1899 Texas town. Through the hot summer days, “Callie Vee” finds out how exciting it is to hang around with her naturalist grandfather, while possibly finding a new species of “vetch”. During her scientific experiments, Callie finds out that, sometime or another, will depend on her to cook, clean, and sew. At the turn of the century, Calpurnia Tate is about to have the best year of her life.

I would rate this a 4 out of 5 stars, since the book is overall amazing, but there’s no action or big conflict in this book. It just ends with a thud. The small conflicts of the book are great and very interesting, and the book tells about Callie’s life throughout the days. It includes much of science and conversations with Callie and her friends and family.

I would recommend this book if you are willing to sit down and read. I’ve tried to read this book in fifth grade, but was never interested, and didn’t finish it. Now, a year later, just reading a few chapters in, and I’m hooked. This is a great novel, and I would recommend it to any age able to sit down and read.  Kristen, 7th Grader

You can get more information @ http://www.jacquelinekelly.com/



ART IS EDUCATION MONTH! by librarianmama

It’s March and that means it’s officially Art is Education Month presented by the Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership.  The goal of this year’s theme, “Creating a Better Future Together,” is to inspire and share student visions of how we can make positive change for ourselves, our communities and our world through the arts.  You can find out more about Art is Education at their website:  http://www.artiseducation.org/10/

The Castro Valley Library is offering several programs in celebration of Art is Education.  A pre-school quilt, Bollywood Music Concert, Duct Tape wallet program and more!  See all event on our calendar below.

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=ACL&curKey1=Castro Valley Branch&setRef=new



Children’s Place and Reading Rocks! by librarianmama
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 4:02 pm
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Children’s Place and Reading Rocks! are new & improved. 
 
There’s a holiday booklist, links for December activities, and more!
 
Children’s Place 
  
 http://guides.aclibrary.org/children
 
Reading Rocks
 
http://guides.aclibrary.org/read


Playtime at the Castro Valley Library by librarianmama
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 3:51 pm
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There’s one week remaining of Playtime (11/10) @ 10 am.  It’s been a blast and our group has grown from about 25 to more than 75 today!  We listen to stories told by a retired Children’s Librarian, enjoy a craft and play!  Come play with us next week and look for more Playtimes after the new year.

 



Sulphur Creek @ The Castro Valley Library by librarianmama
Thursday, August 18, 2011, 11:47 am
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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 @ http://www.haywardrec.org/sulphurcreek.html.



The Composer is Dead and Legos by librarianmama
Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 4:58 pm
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We enjoyed our last Berkeley Repertory Theatre Workshop this week with a Castro Valley version of Lemony Snicket’s, The Composer is Dead.  The kids had fun playing dead, violas, and their grand finale of the walking dead.  We hope to have Berkeley Repertory Theatre back for more workshops in the Fall.

We built em’ and raced em’ at the last Lego Club Play Date, and will meet again for free play on Thursday, June 23rd from 1:00-2:30pm.



Spring Break Bonanza! by librarianmama

We had a great Spring Break at the Castro Valley Library!  We started off the week with a visit from Sulphur Creeek, and a hands on Drummm program.  Monday we offered a Baby Sitting Workshop, had two movies later in the week, a Berkeley Rep Theatre Workshop for aspiring actors, a Preschool Storytime, Lego Club Play Day, and finished the week off with a Teen+Senior Video Gaming program.  We hope you had a great Spring Break, and were able to participate in some of the programs we offered.  Back to school next week, but summer is right around the corner and so is our Summer Reading Game.  The Summer Reading Game begins June 13th and the theme is One World, Many Stories.  Check out our Event Keeper for more information on the Summer Reading Game and other upcoming events.  You can also subscribe to our Event Keeper by using the RSS feed button in the middle of the Event Keeper page.



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




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