Thursday, September 18, 2014

Annual Halloween Magic Show is Tuesday, October 28

Tickets for our annual Halloween Magic Show featuring Johnny Ace Palmer go on sale Saturday, September 27. The magic show is Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs Library Theater. Children may wear their Halloween costumes. Tickets are $4 per person. Following each show there will be a costume parade around the main floor which will end in the Children's Department where children may see and pet Mr. Palmer's rabbit, Snowball. The show is roughly 45 minutes long.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Central Library Homework Club starts Sept. 22

The Central Library's Homework Club will be starting on Monday, September 22. It is held in the downstairs Maddy Room (next to the Coffee Cart) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. New and returning students and their parent will need to register with the homework coordinator before tutoring will start. Registration starts at 3:15 p.m. and takes place in the Maddy Room before the start of each Homework Club session. Once a child has registered for the year, the child does not need to register again until the following school year.

Students need to bring their homework and worksheets with them to homework club. Adults and high school juniors and seniors interested in being tutors and volunteering a minimum of 1 1/2 hours per week should email Barbara at

Homework Club runs September 22, 2014 through May 20, 2015. Homework Club does not meet during the Fall, Winter and Spring breaks.

The library also offers FREE online year round tutoring seven days a week from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with their database, BRAINFUSE. Connect with online tutors who can help students with elementary learning topics as well as algebra, geometry and calculus.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pictures of our 3rd Great Stuffed Animal Library Sleepover now up

The crazy antics of our 3rd Great Stuffed animal sleepover are now up.
Children can view their toy's antics on Flickr at and on our Facebook page!/hblibrary/posts/10152206094251822

Monday, June 2, 2014

B.A.R.K. Storytime will contine througout the year!

Good News! While our August BARK storytime is now full, we will be revamping and continuing the program throughout the year.

B.A.R.K. (beach animals reading with kids) Storytime is held the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. B.A.R.K. is a reading enrichment program for children ages 4 to 12. Founded in 2007, it is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidnece by reading aloud to certified trained therapy dogs.

Held in the Talbert Room.

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 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.