Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 18, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: June 18-24, 2018

Insect Discovery Lab - photo by East Bay Times
Photo: Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Insect Discovery Lab – 4:00pm
Explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more at this hands-on Insect Discovery Lab.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Friday, June 22, 2018
Build / Make / Play – 4:00-5:00pm
Create something fun with art or building materials. Different each time!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 17, 2018

Upcoming adult programs

Detail of Long Lost Oakland map

Detail of Long Lost Oakland map

Summer library programming is heavy on things for kids to do while they’re out of school (see our weekly posts or the comprehensive list for all branches here), but there are a couple of good programs for adults on the calendar, too.

Saturdays July 14 and 21 from 10:00am-2:30pm, AARP is offering a free Smart Driver Course to help drivers age 50 and up learn how to stay safe behind the wheel.

And Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30pm, Liam O’Donoghue of the “East Bay Yesterday” podcast will be sharing his “Long Lost Oakland” map, which features some of the most impressive features of the local landscape that no longer exist — from stunning architecture to bygone infrastructure and even extinct plants and animals. O’Donoghue shows us how our city has transformed over the years and is connected to the current scene today.

Stay tuned for more author events/adult programs in the fall!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 11, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: June 11-17, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Lawyers in the Library – 6:00-8:00pm
Free legal advice and referrals, second Tuesday of each month. Register by phone starting one week in advance at 510-482-7810. Volunteer lawyer leaves before 7pm if no more people are present.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater!!! – 4:00pm
Be a part of this zany, interactive theatrical adventure where audience members make all of the sound effects, help to create the story, and leap up on stage to play the main characters. So, gather your courage, grab a sidekick, and get ready to rush to the rescue! It’s time for another action-packed episode of Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater!

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Build / Make / Play – 4:00-5:00pm
Create something fun with art or building materials. Different each time!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 4, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: June 4-10, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Pop-Up TeenZone – 1:30-3:00pm
Come hang out and share suggestions for serving you better, make something cool (June’s craft is Dream catchers) and chat with your Teen Librarian about books, movies and more!

Montclair Book Worms – 4:00-5:00pm
Do you like to read books & talk about them? Montclair Library Book Worms do just that! Books are aimed at 4th through 6th graders. We meet the first Wednesday of every month (September – June) at 4pm. Snacks will be provided! Call or drop by the Montclair branch to find out what book we are reading this month! Questions? Call the Montclair branch at 510-482-7810.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
First day to sign up for Summer Reading
Sign up at the library or online

Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 28, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: May 28-June 3, 2018

Henna photo by Catana on Flickr

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
LIBRARY CLOSED

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Henna Workshop for Adults – 3:00-4:30pm
http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/montclair-branch/henna-workshop-adults
Learn about the ancient art of henna (or mehndi) at the library this Spring. Tattoos are temporary, but will last 8-10 days. For ages 18 and up; space is limited and advance sign-ups are required.

Photo: Catana via Flickr / Creative Commons

Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 21, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: May 21-27, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 18, 2018

UNBOUND Winners 2018

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 UNBOUND Book Art & Craft Contest!

First place in the Kids’ division goes to Edain B., whose “Books Can Take You Anywhere” piece features a papier-mache hot air balloon lifting off from a book.

Books Can Take You Anywhere by Edain B.

(For more photos of all the winners, see our Pinterest page.)

Charlotte P. captured second place in the Kids’ division with “Birdhouse for Birds,” complete with a tiny mailbox for bird-sized mail and a resident origami bird.

Birdhouse for Birds by Charlotte P.

Third place in the Kids’ division went to Prathana P. and her “Spiky the Hedgehog,” who’s strolling in the spring grass after hibernating.

Spiky the Hedgehog by Prathana P.

In the Adult division, Talia Dashow took first place with her “Flowers for Love,” made from a book of love spells.

Flowers for Love by Talia Dashow

In second place, Ginnie Brooks collaged pages from books about ancient Greece into “Music in the World.”

Music in the World by Ginnie Brooks

Last but not least, Anna P. took third place with “Wave of Words,” a surfer riding a book-cover surf board through a wave of pages.

Wave of Words by Anna Phu

Thank you to everyone who entered and to our prize donors, Novel Brewing Company, MerryMakers, Out of Print and Chronicle Books!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 14, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: May 14-20, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30-2:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
Kids use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 7, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: May 7-13, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Lawyers in the Library – 6:00-8:00pm
Free legal advice and referrals, second Tuesday of each month. Register by phone starting one week in advance at 510-482-7810. Volunteer lawyer leaves before 7pm if no more people are present.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
Kids use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 2, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: April 30-May 6, 2018

Book Sale May 5, 10am-3pm

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Pop-Up TeenZone – 1:30-3:00pm
Teens, come hang out and share suggestions for serving you better! Stop on by to make something cool (this month: Button artwork) and chat with your Teen Librarian about books, movies and more!

Montclair Book Worms – 4:00-5:00pm
Do you like to read books & talk about them? Montclair Library Book Worms do just that! Books are aimed at 4th through 6th graders. We meet the first Wednesday of every month (September – June) at 4pm. Snacks will be provided! Call or drop by the Montclair branch to find out what book we are reading this month! Questions? Call the Montclair branch at 510-482-7810.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
FOML Spring Book Sale – 10am-3pm
We have thousands of gently-used books waiting for you, most priced at $2 or less! Come find some new reading material AND help support your local library. Teachers’ Special for educators, plus Fill-a-Bag discounts from 2-3pm.

FREE Comic Book Day! – 10:00am-5:30pm
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Oakland Public Library! Kids and teens: visit your local library and receive a free comic book (while supplies last; supplies are limited). Want even more comics? Check them out with your library card!

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