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Summer Reading Program kick off event: "Family Fun Day" on Saturday, June 13th--Main Library

posted May 8, 2015, 11:01 AM by Linda Valler   [ updated May 27, 2015, 4:31 PM ]

Please join us as we kick-off the Library's annual Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 13th. 
Kids can sign up at any of the three branches, but the special activities on June 13th will take place at the Main Library. 
    • 11:00-3:00--  various crafts and activities (geared to younger children, ages 0-5 yrs)
    • 3:00-4:45 --   movie "Tangled" at 3:00 in the Stafford Room (1 hr 40 min, rated PG)
Please click on "Summer Reading Program 2015" link on Children's Services Welcome page for information about the Library's Summer Reading Program and special programs/events happening in June and July.

Lego and MOCHA/craft days in May

posted May 8, 2015, 10:50 AM by Linda Valler   [ updated May 8, 2015, 11:03 AM ]

Lego days: (geared to kids in 2nd grade and higher)

Sat., May 9: 2:00-400, Main Library
Thurs, May 21: 3:30-5:00, Bay Farm branch
Thurs, May 28: 3:30-5:00 West End branch

Craft Days: (geared to kids in preschool and higher)

Thurs, May 7th: 3:30 at Bay Farm branch
Thurs, May 16: 3:30 at West End branch
Saturday, May 16th 2:00 at Main Library--special MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art) instructor/activity

Recycled Crafts: Monday, April 27th , 3:30 at the Main Library

posted Apr 2, 2015, 3:44 PM by Linda Valler

Children in grades K-3 are are invited to come create a crown out of recycled items. 
Led by artist Marissa Ponce
Free

El Dia de los Ninos-- songs, crafts and puppet show: Saturday, April 25th from 1-3pm, at the Main Library

posted Apr 2, 2015, 3:39 PM by Linda Valler   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 11:25 AM ]

Come celebrate books and children...
Main Library, Stafford Room (adjoining the café)
1-3 pm

Crafts, Stories and Songs AND a Puppet Show by Moonshine Theater 

Special Spring Break Activities for kids of all ages, including tweens and teens

posted Apr 2, 2015, 3:31 PM by Linda Valler   [ updated Apr 2, 2015, 3:46 PM ]

Tuesday, April 7th: Stir Crazy Tuesday--Tween event (just for kids in 4th - 8th grade)
1:00-4:30-Main Branch, Stafford Room of the Main Library..  FREE
   
Is your tween looking for something fun to do during the Spring break?...if so, have her/him drop in to the Main Library with her/his friends for some food, crafts and a movie....
  • Button making and bottle cap jewelry
  • Candy Sushi (make and eat)
  • Dough people (make and eat)
  • Wii games
  • Legos  
  • Movie and snack at 2:30—“Big Hero 6"”, rated PG    
          Note: kids can just come for the movie if they like--crafts/wii games will run from 1:00-2:15          

Thursday, April 9: Movie Matinee: "The Boxtrolls", rated PG, 96 min. 
at 2:00pm --Main Branch, Stafford Room of the Main Library. FREE
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787474/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1



Saturday, April 11: Big Truck Bonanza (all ages)
12-4pm--in City Hall Pakring lot (next to the Police Staion on Oak St)

Get up close and personal with some of Alameda’s biggest trucks. Vehicles from several City of Alameda departments, including Alameda Police and Fire, will be on-hand for children and families to explore. One big day. Lots of big trucks.  Bike parking will be available on site.

First Friday Family Film--"Secrets of the Wings" (Tinkerbell): April 3rd, 7:00pm at the Main Library

posted Apr 2, 2015, 3:16 PM by Linda Valler

Come and relax together after dinner and watch a FREE family movie the first Friday of each month at the Main Library, Stafford Room. Doors open at 6:45pm, the movie begins at 7:00pm. This is an after-hours event. Please enter through the courtyard located at the rear of the building (off of the back parking lot).
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217213/
Rate G, 75 min

MOCHA drop-in art program: Saturday, March 21st, 2:00pm at the Main Library

posted Mar 5, 2015, 2:33 PM by Linda Valler   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 2:35 PM ]

Children of all ages welcome to come create an art project, led by MOCHA art instructors. Dress for mess. This is a free event.             



Holiday Matinee --"Dolphin Tale 2": Friday, February 13th , 2pm at the Main Library

posted Feb 5, 2015, 12:49 PM by Linda Valler   [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 12:49 PM ]

School age kids and their family are invited to come spend the school holiday watching "Dolphin Tale 2" on the big screen in the Stafford Room of the Main Library.

Rated PG, 47 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes review of movie: 
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/search/?search=dolphin+tale+2

First Friday Family Film--"Muppet Move": February 6th, 7:00pm at the Main Library

posted Feb 5, 2015, 12:39 PM by Linda Valler   [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 12:50 PM ]

Come and relax together after dinner and watch a FREE family movie the first Friday of each month at the Main Library, Stafford Room. Doors open at 6:45pm, the movie begins at 7:00pm. This is an after-hours event. Please enter through the courtyard located at the rear of the building (off of the back parking lot).
 
February 6th , 2015 : "Muppet Movie" (the original/classic), rated G, 95  min

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079588/

Recycled Crafts: Monday, January 26th, 3:30 at the Main Library

posted Jan 9, 2015, 3:12 PM by Linda Valler   [ updated Jan 9, 2015, 3:15 PM ]

Learn to make a fabulous jet pack out of recycled materials. Led by artist, Marisa Ponce.
Appropriate for children in grades K-3 with their caregivers.

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