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Another year has gone by.  I’d like to share a video of the major events at our library in 2011.  It was another busy year with many fun and/or educational family activities.  The happy faces in this video make me feel rewarded and look forward to the coming year.  Enjoy the video and have a wonderful 2012!

*Video quality can be adjusted to HD but the playback may lag on some computers.

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The 9-week “One World, Many Stories” summer reading game started on June 13 and will be coming to an end on August 13.  To celebrate this international theme, Centerville Library added a little taste of other cultures in many of our summer events.  At ventriloquist Tony Borders’ show, his cool and crazy critters from around the world brought kids a very fun time full of facts about animals from different continents.  Gary Lapow’s show made a houseful of kids laugh, dance, and sing “All around the world” with sign language.  Magician Dan Chan stunned the audience with his amazing tricks and “Bian Lian” (face-changing), a Chinese national secret dramatic art.  The week after the second Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie came out, we held two Jeopardy games for kids to see how much they know about the world of wizards and witches. Then last week, 250 kids participated in the International Crafts and Games Day, and went home with hands full of world crafts and their names translated into other languages.  What a wonderful reading theme and cultural summer!  To see pictures or videos of Centerville Library’s summer events please visit our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/CentervilleLibrary or click on the direct links below:

We will have  another summer program on August 4 featuring Thomas John, a very funny juggler.  It will be held outdoors in the library’s patio.  Don’t miss Centerville Library’s last show of the summer! 

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Tuesday, June 21, 1:00-5:30 P.M.
Thursday, June 23, 10:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Kids Library Camp

A 2-day camp for kids entering 4th-8th grades. Classes include the library and library jobs, resources for homework help, Internet safety and cool websites, making multimedia posters, Jeopardy Game, carfts and more. Registration required and is already full.
Check out how much fun we had in this 2009 camp video.
Tuesday, June 28, 4 P.M.
Tony Borders’ Cool, Crazy Critters

Bring the whole family in to hear about other continents straight from the animals that live there! Ventriloquism and a touch of magic!
This show will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. Some areas may not have shade. You are advised to wear a hat to shield the sun.
Thursday, July 7, 2 P.M.
Food, Fun, and Foolishness Around the World

Songs, stories, and riddles brought to you by legendary children’s entertainer Gary Lapow. This show will be held in the library’s meeting room. Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be available at the Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the begining of the show.
  Thursday, July 14, 1:30 P.M.
Dan Chan the Magic Man

Magic + climbing in a giant balloon + 變臉Bian Lian (what’s that?) + more!
This show is full of surprises and excitement!
The show will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. Some areas may not have shade. You are advised to wear a hat to shield the sun.
Tuesday, July 19, 2-5 P.M.
Harry Potter Jeopardy! Beginners Level for grades 4 and under, books 1-3

Calling all Harry Potter fans!
So you’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, now it’s time to play Jeopardy!
Registration is required.  Click HERE for more details.
Thursday, July 21, 2-5 P.M.
Harry Potter Jeopardy! Expert Level for grades 8 and under, books 1-7

Calling all Harry Potter super fans!

So you’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, now it’s time to play Jeopardy!
Registration is required. Click HERE for more details.
Tuesday, July 26, 2-4 P.M.
International Crafts and Games for Kids

Come have fun making crafts of other cultures and play games, and get your name translated into other languages! All materials are provided.
Some part of this event will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. You are advised to wear a hat to shield the sun.
Thursday, July 28, 4 P.M.
Jewelry Making Workshop with Chelsee Robinson
Learn how to make jewelry and take home your beautiful project. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone you love.
For teens only. Limit to 25 seats.
A ticket is required to attend. Find out how to get tickets HERE.
Thursday, August 4, 2 P.M.
Funny Juggler Thomas John
Bring the whole family in to watch Thomas John’s hilarious juggling show! You will be laughing out loud the entire time!
This show will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. Some areas may not have shade. You are advised to wear a hat to shield the sun.

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Click HERE to download a complete summer programs flyer.

Tuesday, June 23, 1:30-5:30 P.M.
Thursday, June 25, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Kids Library Camp

A 2-day camp for cool kids entering 4th-8th grade. Classes include the library and library jobs, resources for homework help, Internet surfing and safety, movie-making, YouTube, carfts and more. Registration required and is already full.
Update: We had so much fun! Check out the camp video posted on July 28, 2009.

Tuesday, June 30, 2 P.M.
Movie-making for Beginners

For ages 9 and up with some computer knowledge. Learn basics of Windows Movie Maker and how to upload videos to YouTube.
Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend this class. Free tickets are available at the Information Desk 1 hour prior to the event.

Thursday, July 2, 2-4 P.M.
Family Movie Time–Bolt

Rated PG. Seats are limited. A ticket is required to watch this movie. Free tickets are available at the Information Desk 1 hour prior to show time.

Thursday, July 9, 2-3 P.M.
Puppet Show–Just So Stories

Come watch three fun stories: “How the whale go his throat”, “The elephant child”, and “How the Rhinoceros got his skin”, presented by P&T Puppets.
This puppet show will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. Some seating areas may not have shade. You are advised to wear a hat to shield the sun.

Thursday, July 16, 2-3 P.M.
Origami Fun for Kids

Join us for creative origami making. Presented by Christie’s Creative Cupboard. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend this event. Free tickets are available at the Information Desk 1 hour prior to the event.

Thursday, July 23, 4-5 P.M.
Line Dance!

Presented by Amy and Friends Line Dance.
For ages 3-103. Everybody can dance!
Please wear sneakers or comfortable shoes. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, July 30, 2-3 P.M.
YouTube Video Showcase

Come watch videos made by you and your friends.
Upload your home-made videos on YouTube to share with us. Find out details at the Information Desk.

Tuesday, August 4, 2 P.M.
Dan Chan Magic Man and Kat the Acrobat

Magic+acrobatics+juggling+more. Dan and Kat are back with new tricks! Don’t miss it!
This show will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. Some seating areas may not have shade. You are advised to wear a hat to shield the sun.

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If you have read yesterday’s Argus, you know from the front page of the Local News that the Children’s Summer Reading Game is being well played at the Alameda County Library. Besides reading, the library always extends the summer fun to many educational and entertaining programs. On June 24, kids at Centerville Library watched an exciting 3-in-1 show that contained magic tricks, juggling, and acrobatics. Here are a few pieces of the performace if you missed it or wanted to watch it again. Enjoy!

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