Castro Valley Library


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!

  
 
 

 



Last Lego Club of 2010 by librarianmama
Thursday, December 23, 2010, 4:31 pm
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We enjoyed our last Lego Club for 2010 today at the Castro Valley Library.  Our theme was winter and we built some sleighs, Christmas themes and lots of spaceships (as usual).  More than 200 builders and their parents turned out to burn off some holiday energy and build lots of unique creations.  The TRO (Teens Reaching Out) Volunteers were incredibly helpful as usual (some even built their own creations), and the library is very thankful for their help.

Happy New Year and see you next year on Saturday, February 12th for our next Lego Club! 



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.



Return of the Legos is a success! by library1.5
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 5:55 pm
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Return of the Legos @ The Castro Valley Library was a great success! We welcomed more than 150 kids and parents to build Lego spaceships and play. The kids came up with some great spaceship designs and even helped clean up (thanks!). Special thanks to the TRO volunteers from Castro Valley High School.

The next Lego play day is Tuesday, November 23rd from 3:00-4:00pm. Come Build a Bot with us!




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