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

 



Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine by librarianmama

   Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Imagine seeing the world in black and white and trying to navigate yourself through an unbelievable loss.  Caitlyn tries to do just that after losing her brother in a middle school shooting.  She struggles with Aspergers Syndrome and seeks the definition of closure as a way to recover from such a devastating loss.  Read a review below from a member of the Castro Valley Library’s Parent/Child Book Club:

I’d rate Mockingbird a 4.5 out of 5 stars. This book was touching, but it was very depressing for me to see what Caitlyn and her dad were going through. It’s nice to know how an autistic child actually feels and thinks. It is much different from the way I think and do things everyday. It was a good book and I learned that I should change the way I think about autistic people around me.

-Shaeli, 6th grade



We’re on Facebook! by librarianmama
Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 3:45 pm
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Friend us and keep up with the latest at the Castro Valley Library.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Castro-Valley-Library/135622909856285



Still a few more weeks of fun, fun, fun! by deniseqbaker

You still have a few more weeks to read, read, read and win prizes in the Summer Reading Game. This Monday, we will have Dan Chan the Magic Man and Kat the Acrobat, and our final performers for the summer will be the Fratello Marionettes with their “Carnival of the Animals” puppet show on Monday August 8th. Both programs start at 2pm.

We have had some fun performers in the past week or so, including Gary Lapow, Daffy Dave, and a special storytime visit from Theresa from Music Together. Watch this four minute highlight of their shows!

http://youtu.be/inFTXTVLknY



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



Mesmerizing Magic Alex by deniseqbaker
Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 11:29 am
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Magic Alex thanked the Friends of the Library too!

 

Magic Alex came back to the Castro Valley Library on Saturday after his two-year stint as the “Magical Zingmaster” for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He told the audience about how books helped him learn his first magic. Some of his first shows were in libraries, and that is why he loves coming back home to do library shows between his other commitments.

Alex will be appearing in his own show at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on Saturday April 16. He is also working on a new library show especially for grownups who want to learn more about the mysteries of magic! This 25-year-old master magician will demonstrate his best magic and then audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the show, and to ask questions like “What was it like living on the circus train?” or  “How did you learn your lines in Japanese and other languages when you were traveling all over the world with Disney Live! “Mickey’s Magic Show?” So if you want to really know how he does it, check with the library to find out when he will be visiting us again!



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

 




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