Friday, April 9, 2010

Special Youth Services National Library Week Events

April 11-17, 2010 is National Library Week! We've scheduled some special events at the library for kids, families, and teens.

Mad Science LogoPreschool Science Workshop with Mad Science of the Bay Area "Animal Friends"
April 13, 2010, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Central Park Library - Cedar Room

Learn all about animals and animal families. Make different animal sounds and noises. Discover why animals have different types of coverings, and feel fur, feathers, and scales. Make your very own animal mask to take home. Visit their website to learn more about them. *Photo from their website.

Ages 3 to 5 only. Space is limited for this program. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call (408) 615-2916 beginning April 1st.

Randel McGee and Groark photoRandel McGee and Groark
April 15, 2010, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Central Park Library - Redwood Room

People quickly relate to this loveable yet mischievous dragon as he stumbles through the mishaps of life. Randel McGee is always close by his side to point him in the right direction when he goes off course. Their hilarious antics and frolicking high energy leave audiences in stitches. For more information about Randel McGee and Groark, visit their website. *Photo from their website.

Ages 4 and older. Space is limited for this program. Please arrive early to find parking. Doors will close immediately after the program begins.

Book coverTeen Movie and Pizza
Wednesday, April 14, 4:00 PM
Central Park Library - Redwood Room

Come to the library and watch the movie based on the book New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. It stars Robert Pattinson as Edward, Kristen Stewart as Bella, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob.

Teens in grades 7-12 only. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.

If you'd like to learn about National Library Week, visit the American Library Association's website.

In addition, April is National Poetry Month. Read about it on the Academy of American Poets official website. Check out our children's poetry section (numbers beginning with Juv 811), or ask a Youth Services Librarian for help finding a poetry book that you'll enjoy.

Posted by wk