Events and Activities for Kids

Star Wars Party: Sat. Oct. 14 1pm-3pm at Main Library

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:46 PM by Sarah Burkey   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 10:19 AM ]

It's one of the biggest events of the year!  Wear your costume, make a cool glow in the dark lightsaber, channel the force and construct your very own R2D2, play Star Wars themed games and RECEIVE JEDI TRAINING at 2:00 from our special guest.  It's all happening in the Stafford Community Room at Main.


Costume Exchange: Saturday Oct. 14 10am-1pm at West End Branch

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:25 PM by Sarah Burkey

Bring clean, gently used kids' costumes to the West End Library between Oct. 1-13.  You'll receive a ticket for each costume and /or accessory donated.  On Sat. Oct. 14 from 10am-1pm, bring your ticket (or costume(s) if you didn't donate early) to exchange for a new-to-you costume.  No costume to donate?  Come between noon and 1pm to find overlooked treasures.

Baby Sign Language Classes at Main Library

posted Aug 30, 2017, 12:41 PM by Sarah Burkey

Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 7 at 10:30, enter thru the rear courtyard.  Free drop-in classes for parents and their pre-talkers.

Children's Book Clubs--Sign ups end Sept. 3 for the 2017-18 School Year

posted Aug 30, 2017, 12:39 PM by Sarah Burkey

There are 3 Book Clubs available: 1. Beginning Book Club for 1st-3rd graders meets the 1st Tue of the month   2. Intermediate Book Club for 3rd-5th graders meets the second Tue. of the month  3. Advanced Book Club for 5th-8th graders meets the third Tue. of the month.   Sign ups end Sept. 3.  Space is limited so a lottery will take place to draw names for participants.  Clubs meet starting in Oct.  Get in on the fun of Book Club!

Special School-Age Storytime Ice Cream Social: Wed. Sept. 13 at 3:30 Main Library

posted Aug 30, 2017, 12:00 PM by Sarah Burkey

Come make new friends, hear some cute stories, play fun get-to-know you games, and enjoy ice cream!  What a treat! Sign up by calling 510-747-7705 or online through the Calendar of Events.

Book Making for Kids: Saturday, January 28, 2:00-3:30 Main Library

posted Jan 11, 2017, 1:40 PM by Sarah Burkey

Drop in art that's fun for all kids!  We'll supply all you need to create your very own book; you supply the creativity!  Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

10th Anniversary Celebration Sat. Nov. 5 activities ongoing all day

posted Nov 4, 2016, 12:59 PM by Sarah Burkey

Alphabet Rockers 11AM spirited, fun music and dance performance geared toward ages 4-8
Alameda String Academy Birthday Concert 3:00
Plus Chutes and Ladders in the Library
Call 510-747-7705 for more info

International Games Day Sat. Nov. 19

posted Nov 4, 2016, 12:49 PM by Sarah Burkey   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 12:50 PM ]

Bring the whole family for a day of board gaming at Main Library.  A selection of games will be provided. 1:00-4:45

Spooky Night at Main Library Wed. Oct. 26 7-8pm

posted Oct 3, 2016, 12:03 PM by Sarah Burkey

Children from age kindergarten and up: you're invited for an evening of spooky good fun and frightfully fantastic Halloween crafts!  Costumes encouraged!  Stafford Community Room

Costume Exchange at West End Sat. Oct. 15 10am-1pm

posted Oct 3, 2016, 10:57 AM by Sarah Burkey

How it works: Bring clean, gently used kids' costumes (up to 5th gr) to West End Library between Oct 1-13. Receive a ticket for each costume/accessory donated.  Come Sat. 10/15 between 10am-1pm with your ticket(s) or costume(s) if you didn't contribute early, to West End Library to exchange for a "new" used costume.  Don't have a costume to donate?  Come between noon and 1pm to find an overlooked treasure.

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