Castro Valley Library


May Programs for Tweens @ The Castro Valley Library by librarianmama
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:39 pm
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We have two programs for tweens this week and later this month:

There’s still room in the Manga for Tweens class this Thursday May 10th @ 3:30pm.  The secrets of Manga faces and expressions, basic character design and comics are revealed.

Coming Thursday May 24th @ 3:30pm is a Memory Wire Bracelet Class.  Using glass beads and wire you can create a masterpiece for yourself or to give as a gift. 

All Library Programs are FREE!

                                                    You can register @ the Children’s Desk or call @ 667-7931.



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.



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/



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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