Monday, March 31, 2014

May ballet tickets on sale April 5.

Ballet Etudes will be performing Coppelia, May 6 and May 7 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the Library Theater. Ballet is roughly 60 minutes long. Tickets are $5 each and go on sale Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the Children's Desk. Children under 1 who sit in a parent's lap are free.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day with Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders

Celebrate Earth Day with Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders on Tuesday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library Theater. Helping kids love the earth, one song at a time. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 15 at the children's desk. Tickets are $4 per person. Children under 1 who sit on a parent's lap are free.
This show is being hosted by the Friends of the Children's Library.

For sampling of Birdsong's music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwGzse0z718

http://www.youtube.com/user/ecowonderkids

Wild Wonder Animal Show Sold Out

Tickets for the Friends of the Children's Library Spring Break show go on sale Saturday, March 15 at the Children's Desk. Wild Wonders Animal Show is be performed during spring break, on Wednesday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Tabby Theater. Tickets are $4 per person. Children are introduced to, and get to see various live animals and may even get to touch a giant snake! Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

For more information about Wild Wonders
http://www.wildwonders.org/

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bedtime Pajama Storytimes held the second Thursday of each month

Pajama Evening Storytime is held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater. Children may wear their pajams to this 30 minute storytime and bring their teddybears. There will be songs, stories and puppets relating to that month's theme. National Charity League hands out cookies to the children after storytime.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Volunteer Workshop First Wednesday of every month

A workshop for teens and adults interested in shelving books and teens interested in reading aloud to children is held the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater year round. This workshop lasts less than one hour and must be attended before one can start volunteering. Teens need to be at least 12 years old and volunteers 18 years and older will need to be fingerprinted before they can start volunteering.

Adults interested in reading aloud to children can join our S.T.A.R. Storytelling and Reading program. Please contact Janet Judson at 714-374-5330.
Adults and teens interested in being homework tutors may contact Barbara Richardson at 714-374-5338. Tutors should be willing to dedicate at least one and 1/2 hours a week during the school year for the Homework Club Program.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free Homework Help at the Library

Don't let your "brain fuse" burn out during summer vacation. Children, teens and adults can  get online homework help with the library's HelpNow database powered by Brainfuse at http://www.hbpl.org. They can connect with live tutors daily from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


During the school year, Central Library's Homework Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the downstairs Maddy Room. Students and parents will need to register with the on-site coordinator the first time they attend the club befor tutoring starts. Registration is held before the start of each homework club session at 3:15 in front of the Maddy Room.

Homework Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the downstairs Maddy Room.

Oak View's Homework Club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Children will need to bring their assignments and text books with them.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tile Painting, Engraved Book Spines and FOTCL Bookbags

Tile Painting Certificates are available for purchase. Give a great gift and help the library while doing so. Proceeds will go towards the Books for Kids campaign.

Tile Painting Gift Certificates are $50 per single tile, $80 for two tiles. Tiles, glazes and brushes are provided by the library. Have a painted tile display on a wall in the Central Library Children's Department.

The FOTCL, Friends of the Children's Library, are selling canvas bookbags for $5 each. Bags are sold at the Children's Desk at the Central Library.

Books For Kids are selling carved wooden bookspines which are being installed on a specially designed donor shelf in the entrace of the Children's Library. These spines range in price from $250 to $5,000 each and are engraved with donor names and logos if desired. Flyers about these special spines are available in the Children's Library.