Posts Tagged ‘summer reading’



Half Moon Bay Beach

Half Moon Bay Beach

It’s summer and our thoughts turn to spending time at the beach. And when we go to the beach it’s fun to take a good summer read along.  I love listening to National Public Radio, more commonly known as NPR. They have the most fascinating programs, in my opinion, you can find anywhere. Want some great book lists?  They have those, too. Just go to http://www.npr.org  and you will find a plethora of good reads!

Here’s one example: http://www.npr.org/2014/06/11/321053916/summer-reading-three-books-to-take-you-to-new-frontiers. These are three books that are guaranteed to take you far away from home: Rohan Wilson’s novel, “The Roving Party”, Kseniya Melnick’s story, “Snow in May,” and “Point of Direction” by Rachel Weaver. And this is just the beginning!

Local radio host on KQED, Michael Krasny, offers up another list  from listeners. Head on over to: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201406031000 and you will find quite a variety of suggestions.

If you are looking for suggestions for kids, NPR has that covered too. Last year they published this list of 100 must reads for kids 9-14: http://www.npr.org/2013/08/05/207315023/the-ultimate-backseat-bookshelf-100-must-reads-for-kids-9-14.

Keep on checking NPR.  More  2014 lists will be coming.  This summer you have no excuse for not finding a good book to read!  And don’t forget to visit the library and play our summer reading game: Paws to Read.  You’ll get rewards for all that summer reading you are doing!

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Tuesday, June 19, 1:00-5:30 P.M.
Thursday, June 21, 10:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Kids Library Camp

Learn  about how library works, how to find homework help, play games, and lots of fun activities.  For grades 4-7.  Registration is required and is already full.
Check out how much fun we had in this 2011 camp video.
Thursday, June 28, 2-3 P.M.
Storyteller Michael Katz

Animated and interactive stories for kids of all ages.
This program will be held in the library’s meeting room. Seats are  limited.  A free ticket is required to attend. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to program start time.
Thursday, July 5, 2-4 P.M.
Family Movie Time: The Adventures of Tintin

Based on a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi).  Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Rated PG.
Thursday, July 12, 2-3 P.M.
Reading Is Delicious with Singer Patricia Shih

Join Patricia Shih, a multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter, for a fun-filled family concert full of laughter and joy!
This program will be held in the library’s meeting room. Seats are  limited.   A free ticket is required to attend. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to program start time
Thursday, July 19, 2-3 P.M.

Join Mr. Shap, a magician and balloon twister for his amazing ” Super Happenings Always Possible” show with us!
This program will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. Some sitting areas may not have shade. Please wear a hat to shield the sun.
Thursday, July 26, 2-3 P.M.
The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney

Don’t miss Steve Chaney’s hilarious show with Corny Crow!  It’s so funny that you can’t stop laughing.
This program will be held outdoors in the library’s patio.  Some sitting areas may not have shade.  Please wear a hat to shield the sun.
Tuesday, August 2 , 2-3 P.M.
Card Making Crafts for Teens and Tweens

Participants will use some simple scrapbook and stamping techniques to create their cards. All materials will be supplied you just need to bring your creativity!
For kids ages 10 and up. Space will be limited and tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, August 7 – 30, 1:30-3:30 P.M.
Intro to Algebra
A 4-week math preparation class for incoming 7th graders only. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of August.
Get ready for junior high math. Learn basic algebra concepts with Jonathan Lu, a USA Junior Math Olympiad qualifier from MSJ High School.  Registration is required. Limit to 20 seats.

Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536
For more information, please call 510-795-2629 or email cchang@aclibrary.org or egamell@aclibrary.org

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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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In honor of the Summer Reading Game I decided to post a few favorite bug links.

Here is a virtual tour of An insect Zoo.

Did You Know that 41 states have official state Insects ?

Insect Lore is made just for kids and has a daily giggle just for fun.

Katerpillars is another place where you can learn about insects.

Here are some Bug Crafts you can do this summer.

Not enough? All summer long you can check out the Alameda County Summer Reading Blog – Catch The Summer Reading Bug! – For more buggy fun!

What are you favorite Bug Sites?

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