Castro Valley Library


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

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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.



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




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