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Join the Winter Reading Club!

Join the Winter Reading Club!

December 1st through January 4, 2015
All Redwood City Libraries

Read or listen to 5 books by January 4th and receive a ticket to the VIP Readers’ Party! Sign up at any Redwood City library. The big party will be at the Downtown Library on Sunday, January 4, 2:00-4:00pm. For all readers and listeners 12 years and under! Sponsored by The Friends Of The Library


Food For Fines 2014

Food For Fines 2014

Through December 31
All Redwood City Libraries

Clear library fines while providing food to those in need. Bring non-perishable food items to any of Redwood City’s four libraries during open hours and your library fines from participating libraries will be waived. All food is donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.


Book Club for Kids

New! Book Club for Kids

3rd & 4th Grade • Mondays • 7:15pm
Downtown Library
5th & 6th Grade • Thursdays • 7:15pm
Downtown Library

Books will be provided FREE along with weekly chats and fun activities! Sign up at the Children’s Desk.


Creative Crafts with Diana

Creative Crafts With Diana!

Wednesdays • 3:30-4:30pm
Downtown Library

Make some colorful, beautiful or sticky art!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Storytime and Crafts

Storytime and Crafts

Saturday December 20 • 11:00am
Schaberg Branch Library
Saturday December 20 • 11:00am
Downtown Library
Enjoy storytime and crafts for ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Juan L. Sánchez

Singer Juan L. Sánchez

Saturday December 20 • 11:00am
Redwood Shores Branch Library
Interactive bilingual music for the whole family to enjoy! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Santa Claus

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Wednesday December 17 • 6:00-8:00pm
Downtown Library
Thursday December 18 • 4:30-6:30pm
Fair Oaks Branch Library
Bring the family, your list, your camera and your best behavior! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Redwood Shores Community Association.

Mock Book Awards 2015

Mock Book Award Elections

Thursday December 18 • 6:00 & 7:00pm
Downtown Library
How are book awards chosen? Come learn and participate in our mock elections! Caledecott (illustrations) at 6:00 and Newbery (writing) at 7:00. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Jump Into Writing

Jump Into Writing! for Ages 6-8

December 22, 23, 29 & 30 • 1:00-2:15pm
Downtown Library
Join Miss Softky for Story Time/Writing Time! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Jump Into Writing

Jump Into Writing! for Ages 9-12

December 22, 23, 29 & 30 • 2:30-4:00pm
Downtown Library
Join Miss Softky to Get Your Ideas on Paper! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Origami Club

Saturday January 3 • 1:00-5:00pm
Downtown Library
Learn to make some cool origami!

Paws for Tales

Paws for Tales - Read to a Dog!

Saturday January 3 • 11:00am
Redwood Shores Branch Library
Saturday January 3 • 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Thursday January 15 • 5:30pm
Fair Oaks Branch Library
Thursday January 22 • 2:30pm
Schaberg Branch Library
Dogs love to hear stories! Read to a specially trained dog provided by the Peninsula Humane Society.

Mock Book Awards 2015

Mock Book Award Elections

Mondays & Thursdays in January • 7:15pm
Downtown Library

How are book awards chosen? Come learn and participate in our mock elections!
Mock Caldecott elections (illustrations)
Every Monday @ 7:15pm
Mock Newbery elections (writing)
Every Thursday @ 7:15pm
Then join us at the Downtown Library for the Mock Election and Awards Party on Sunday, February 1st from 3-4:30pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Village Rhythms

Family Music: Village Rhythms!

Saturday January 10 • 11:00am
Downtown Library
Wednesday January 14 • 4:00pm
Schaberg Branch Library
Saturday January 17 • 11:00am
Redwood Shores Branch Library
Onye Onyemaechi brings the joy and soul of African culture, music and the celebration of village life. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Storytelling and Music with Pam

Saturday January 10 • 11:00am
Redwood Shores Branch Library
New! Stories, both familiar and new, all told without a book! All ages welcome.

Storytime and Crafts

Storytime and Crafts

Saturday January 10, 17, 24 & 31 • 11:00am
Schaberg Branch Library
Saturday January 17 • 11:00am
Downtown Library
Great stories + fun activities for ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

Wednesday January 21 • 3:30-4:30pm
Downtown Library
DIY Duct Tape Projects - Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down! Best for ages 10 & up. Younger kids can join our Wednesday Creative Crafts program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Sean Mendelson

Sean Mendelson and His Music Factory

Wednesday January 21 • 6:30pm
Downtown Library

Featuring music from his new CD “High Five”! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Seaside Storytime

Seaside Storytime

Saturday January 24 • 11:00am
Downtown Library
Saturday January 24 • 1:30pm
Redwood Shores Branch Library
Learn about mollusks with the Marine Science Institute.

 

Storytime Schedule

(Please note that Storytimes will take a break
from December 21st - January 4th)Weekly Storytime Schedule

Friends of the Redwood City Public Library

Friends of the Redwood City Public Library

Volunteer with Friends of the Library

All year, Friends saves Holiday books and books suitable for gifting for our huge Holiday Sale. This feature will be set up inside the bookstore in the Downtown Library lobby. We have tons of
wonderful items that will make terrific holiday gifts at low, low prices.

Visit redwoodcity.org/libraryfriends

 

Project READ

Project READ

Project READ is a free literacy program sponsored by the Redwood City Public Library. We are currently getting ready for our next tutor training.  If you would like to participate in creating a literate community please join us. Tutor Training dates are:
January 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th
Tues and Thurs evenings from 6-9pm

Project READ 650-780-7077
E-mail: rclread@redwoodcity.org

 

Traveling Storytime

Traveling Storytime

Volunteer with Traveling Storytime

Read to children in daycare centers and preschools throughout Redwood City. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Director Jan Pedden at 650-780-7014 or via email at Jan Pedden

 

 

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