Friday, November 21, 2014

The Turtle Who Couldn't Stop Talking

It's dark and rainy today in Marin. Let's curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate and I'll read you a quick story. This story is from our folk and fairy tale collection; it's called The Turtle Who Couldn't Stop Talking. You'll find this story and many others in Demi's lovely book The Pandas and their Chopsticks.

Illustrated by Demi. ©2014. Courtesy of www.wisdomtalespress.com



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Oh so Pinteresting



I do so hope you'll take a moment and follow my Pinterest boards. Together with the MCFL Kids board, we are migrating most of our reading lists to this platform. You'll find lots of great recommendations. We've included Accelerated Reader and Lexile Reading Levels to help you. Each "pin" will link you to our catalog. So sit down with a nice cup of hot chocolate and get inspired by all the great reading choices you can find our library.

Naturally being the wonderful person you are, dear reader, I'm sure you'll to want to take notes for some excellent HOLIDAY GIFTS this year!!! Print or electronic, there are some many wonderful things to read, listen, or view this season.

















Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

I love this little skeleton doggy in a fun pop-up book Silly Skeletons that we read this week for our storytimes.

But our Civic Center Library has something even better.... our own skeleton man walking his doggy!!!!


It's grey and rainy on this Halloween day in beautiful Marin County. But fear not! You can download books and music and movies sitting in your jammies at home if it's raining too hard.
But walking in the rain is so nice too; there's still plenty of time to grab an umbrella and your pooch and walk over to the library. We have so many fun Halloween books for you to check out and that's just a treat isn't it?!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We all Steam for Ice Cream!

October is Science Month and the perfect time to investigate science, technology, engineering, art, and math.












Join Miss Kitty for a delicious experiment making our own vanilla ice cream in a bag!  Be sure you sign up to reserve a space and bring a pair of gloves or oven mitts because our hands are definitely going to get cold and then we can eat our delicious results.



















Friday, September 26, 2014

Wait for the flash!

Everyone had a great time at our Family Games and Photo booth night. Take a look at all the goofy photos here.

I made all the paper props you see using my Cricut and Silhouette cutting machines. We rented the photobooth from Purple Monkey.

 We'll definitely have a Family Game Night again (without a photo booth), so stay tuned!









Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Strike a Pose! Photo Booth and Game Night at the Civic Center Library



Join us Tuesday, September 16th for a fun night of family games and a photo booth to snap your picture.


We'll have lots of games to play, some silly props, and even some milk and cookies.


Here are all the details. See you soon! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Don't let the pigeon loose in the library!


Don't let the pigeon loose in the library, okay? 



 Why not? I never get to do anything?!?! It should be very educational.....please? please? please?


The dust has finally settled from our library rennovation this spring and the hundreds of little paws in the library this summer playing our reading game. It's been quite a year for The Civic Center Branch. Behold our wayward pigeon that a colleague spotted behind the corner bookshelves in the Children's Room.


As the bus driver above was asleep, we called The Marin Humane Society  and they sent over their most talented pigeon-whisperer who skillfully captured and freed our pigeon.

So, with your nice new back-to-school shoes, hoof  (or wing) it over the Library. Get a nice new library card if you don't already posses one, and net yourself a few of the hilarious Pigeon books by Mo Willems.  


http://marinet.lib.ca.us/record=b1614751~S3
All images from Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Mo Willems. Click through for library catalog.