Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Yes, you read that title correctly. Come join us once a month and let your child(ren) read to a real live dog! We have between 3-7 dogs each month, eager to listen to a story (and receive lots of love and attention!) Each session lasts 15 minutes, beginning at 6:30 and ending at 7:30. Pick up your free tickets at the Children’s Desk beginning right at 6:30 pm the day of the program. Our next session will be held on Tuesday, March 27th.

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Dancing – with books

Just  for  fun

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It was a great talk by Dr. Zaslove on Saturday, September 10th.  The talk was based on the book ‘Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation’ by Rajinder Singh, which we have copies of in our collection:


Below are some of the key points:

  • Meditation equals concentrated attention and total physical relaxation.
  • Meditation is science, is mainstream, and should be free of charge.
  • Meditation is NOT a religion NOR a cult.
  • We withdraw the attention from outside and go within– Everything you are seeking outside is inside you.
  • Meditation is about stopping of the mind.  It calms and stills the mind.
  • Meditate through the Inner Eye, aka, Single Eye or Third Eye
  • All religions meditate.


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Come learn about the benefits at the Fukaya Room in the Fremont Main Library on Saturday, September 10th, 11:00 pm- 1:00 pm.

We will explore the latest and most astonishing discoveries into the preventive, healing, and pain-relieving effects of meditation with a physician/researcher with 38 years of meditation experience.  Dr. Marshall Zaslove has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 1969.  He has been practicing meditation daily for over 30 years.  This workshop is based on ‘Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation’ by Rajinder Singh.

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It’s almost that time again. Kids are heading back to school and the days are sadly getting shorter. Check out one of these books about school and autumn to get you in the mood for fall!

 The Busy Little Squirrel: JPB Tafuri

 Animals in Fall: JE 578.43 Rustad

 Autumn: an alphabet acrostic: JPB Schnur

  Autumn Leaves: J581.48 Robbins

 Clifford’s First Autumn: JPB Bridwell

 It’s Fall, Dear Dragon: JE Hillert

 Fall: JE 508.2 Smith

 Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf: JPB Ehlert

 Mouse’s First Fall: JPB Thompson

 I’m Telling You, Dex, Kindergarten Rocks!: JPB Davis

 Splat the Cat: JPB Scotton

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Bay Area wanderings

I recently took a day trip to the coast, where we stopped in Half Moon Bay for an afternoon. It’s a beautiful place to see the ocean and the California coastline, although admittedly, the water is never warm. There are many beaches along the coast, as well as a few hiking trails. If you love water sports, there are plenty to be found in the Half Moon Bay area. There are windsurfers galore, parasurfers out taking advantage of the strong gusts, and surfers catching waves as the tide comes in.

If you like microbreweries, Half Moon Bay has it’s own, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (http://www.hmbbrewingco.com/). The restaurant has a very lovely patio out front with heaters and a fire pit for the cooler evenings. Our favorite restaurant, however, now resides in downtown Half Moon Bay, on Main Street. It’s Italia (http://www.itsitaliarestaurant.com/) has long been a favorite restaurant, with delicious pastas and the best pizza I’ve ever had. We have taken quite a few trips out to Half Moon Bay, just to have dinner at this restaurant. If you are looking for a night out, I would highly recommend taking a trip over to the coast. There are many small stores along Main Street, including a book store, art gallery and a couple of local bakeries.

If you are interested in visiting Half Moon Bay or other locations here in Northern California, check out one of our many travel books. Here are just a few suggestions:

Half Moon Bay memories : the coastside’s colorful past / by June Morrall El Granada, Calif. : Moonbeam Press, c1978


Fodor’s 2011 Northern California New York : Fodors Travel Publications, c2011


Weekend adventures in San Francisco & northern California by Carole Terwilliger Meyers Berkeley, Calif. : Carousel Press, c2009


(photos by Mary Ayers)


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Tonight is the night …Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II starts playing at midnight. Do you have your tickets? I just purchased mine this morning and am super excited to see the final Harry Potter film. I’m also a little sad that the whole thing is coming to an end. I’ve been a Harry Potter fan for many years now as I’m sure many of you have been too. The first time I saw a youngster at the library carrying around the huge Goblet of Fire book I knew there must be something special about the series and the author J.K. Rowling. As I read the series I delved into the wizarding world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts and was mesmerized! So if you are like me and you have read all the books, seen the movies and are wondering what to do next…wonder no more. Come and check out the Harry Potter Jeopardy game at the Centerville Library next week. The Jeopardy game is for kids but parents will want to watch too. If you are a fan then you’ll want to test your Potter knowledge!

Tuesday July 19     Beginners Level: books 1 – 3 grades 4 and under

Thursday July 21      Expert Level: books 1 – 7 grades 8 and under

Schedule for both days as follows: 2:00-5:00

2:00-2:45  Quiz Contest

No participants are allowed in 15 minutes after quiz starts.

2:45-3:45  Grading
3:45-3:50  Quiz winners announcement

4:00-5:00  Jeopardy!

Only quiz winners will compete in the Jeopardy game   but everyone is welcome to watch. If no contestants can give    the correct answer, the question will be open to the audience.

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