For special accommodations, please contact the library with 72 hours notice. 

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JANUARY

Fratello Marionettes: Mother Goose Land
Mon., Jan. 22 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Enter the world of Mother Goose Land where all your beloved characters are brought to life. Follow Mother Goose as she introduces you to her favorite stories, brought to life by using exquisitely hand crafted marionettes. Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. No registration required, first 150 people admitted to the Oak View Room.

ARF’s All Ears Reading
Tues., Jan. 23 • 3:30 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
 For children in grades 1-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 3:30 & 4:00. Register online beginning two weeks in advance. Parents and other family members are asked to wait elsewhere in the library while the reader gets one on one time with their Pet Hug Pack dog. REGISTER>

ARF’s All Ears Reading
Tues., Jan. 23 • 4:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
For children in grades 1-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 3:30 & 4:00. Register online beginning two weeks in advance. Parents and other family members are asked to wait elsewhere in the library while the reader gets one on one time with their Pet Hug Pack dog. REGISTER>

The YVL After School Special – Board Games
Wed., Jan. 24 • 2:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Today we will break good ol’ fashioned board games to play in the meeting room. Our Wednesday after school program for students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, sometimes we will have games to play, sometimes we will solve puzzles, sometimes we will make crafts. And sometimes we will have a special guest perform for us!  

Crafternoons
Mon., Jan. 29 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
 It’s a new year and Crafternoons are moving upstairs to the Oak View Room! Come upstairs and we will supply a fun and not too difficult craft for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required – drop in between 4:00 and 5:00 and get creative! (While supplies last.) Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Friends of the Walnut Creek Library.

The YVL After School Special – Free Day
Wed., Jan. 31 • 2:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Today is a free day in our meeting room. Hang out, talk with friends, etc. And yes, you can eat in the meeting room. Our Wednesday after school program for students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, sometimes we will have games to play, sometimes we will solve puzzles, sometimes we will make crafts. And sometimes we will have a special guest perform for us!  

FEBRUARY

Kindergarten Countdown- Session 1
Thurs., Feb 1  • 10:15 am @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Do you have any children starting kindergarten in the fall of 2018? If so, join the library for a series of six workshops to help your children learn and practice skills that will help them get ready for kindergarten. Each session will feature hands on activities that will reinforce the highlighted skills, and participants will receive a calendar of other activity ideas for continued practice. These workshops are not a substitute for school, but intended to be a supplement to what you are already doing. Caregivers are expected to remain with their students, please do not bring younger or older siblings. Let the countdown begin! More info & REGISTER>

Block Party! in the Library
Mon., Feb. 5 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join us for an hour of using your brains to build something new! We’ll use all sorts of materials to construct all sorts of things. From Lego to Keva Planks to toys that teach you how to code, we’ll help you create something to be proud of! No registration required, drop-ins welcome. Upstairs in the the Oak View Room from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. For ages 4 & up.

The YVL After School Special – Button Making
Wed., Feb 7  • 2:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Today we will make buttons. Colorful, fun-der-ful buttons to wear! Our Wednesday after school program for students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, sometimes we will have games to play, sometimes we will solve puzzles, sometimes we will make crafts. And sometimes we will have a special guest perform for us!  

Hour of Code
Wed., FEB. 7 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Celebrate Computer Science Education Week and join us for Hour of Code™. Kids will work their way through online coding tutorials featuring popular characters and games. Don’t just know how to use technology, know how it works, too. This program takes place upstairs in the Tech Lab. This program is for kids in grades 2 – 5. Registration suggested but not required. Priority will be given to registered participants, after that space is first come, first served. REGISTER>

ARF’s All Ears Reading
Mon., Feb. 12 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
 For children in grades K-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 4:00 & 4:30. Space is limited. Register online beginning three weeks in advance. REGISTER>

The YVL After School Special – Bingo
Wed., Feb 14  • 2:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Our Wednesday after school program for students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, sometimes we will have games to play, sometimes we will solve puzzles, sometimes we will make crafts. And sometimes we will have a special guest perform for us! Today we will gather in the meeting room for a little thing I call, “Valentine’s Day Bada-Boom Bada-Bingo!”. We will play bingo in hopes of winning hearts and minds….Naaaah, we’ll really just give out candy to the winners.

Lariat Larry: Trick Roper and Cowboy Storyteller
Thur., Feb. 15 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Experience the Wild West with two exciting stories: one adventurous true tale of life in the Old West plus one tall tale. All shows include a lot of fancy trick roping and lively, playful audience involvement. No registration required, first 150 admitted to the Oak View Room. Sponsored buy the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.

Kindergarten Countdown- Session 2
Thurs., Feb 15  • 10:15 am @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Do you have any children starting kindergarten in the fall of 2018? If so, join the library for a series of six workshops to help your children learn and practice skills that will help them get ready for kindergarten. Each session will feature hands on activities that will reinforce the highlighted skills, and participants will receive a calendar of other activity ideas for continued practice. These workshops are not a substitute for school, but intended to be a supplement to what you are already doing. Caregivers are expected to remain with their students, please do not bring younger or older siblings. Let the countdown begin! Session 2-Singing: Make an Instrument and Sing-A-Long Workshop. More info & REGISTER>

The YVL After School Special – Free Day
Wed., Feb 21  • 2:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Today we will have a free day in the meeting room. And yes, you can eat in the meeting room! Our Wednesday after school program for students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, sometimes we will have games to play, sometimes we will solve puzzles, sometimes we will make crafts. And sometimes we will have a special guest perform for us! 

Crafternoons
Mon., Feb  26 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
 It’s a new year and Crafternoons are moving upstairs to the Oak View Room! Come upstairs and we will supply a fun and not too difficult craft for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required – drop in between 4:00 and 5:00 and get creative! (While supplies last.) Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Friends of the Walnut Creek Library.

The YVL After School Special – Coco with Cocoa
Wed., Feb 28  • 2:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
 Today we will show the animated smash hit “Coco” and serve up Mexican Hot Chocolate to drink to enjoy while watching the movie. Our Wednesday after school program for students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, sometimes we will have games to play, sometimes we will solve puzzles, sometimes we will make crafts. And sometimes we will have a special guest perform for us!  

 

 

 

 


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