Saturday, August 29, 2009

ESL Book Club--A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 10/15/09

This book is long, so we are taking both September and October to read it. It is a wonderful, classic story about a young woman growing up poor in Brooklyn during the early 1900s. All ESL Learners are invited to attend our meeting on Thursday, October 15th at 1 pm. Contact the Almaden Branch Library to get a reading guide.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Text a Librarian!

From 1-6 pm, Mondays through Fridays, you can now text in your reference questions! Check out to find out more.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Almaden Book-aneers are meeting this month!

The Almaden Book-aneers is a new book discussion group for ages 9-12. We will meet on the last Friday of every month. This month, the meeting will take place on Friday, August 28th, 4-5 pm. The book under discussion is Gennifer Choldenko's hilarious book, Al Capone Does My Shirts. A snack will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Almaden Library. Contact Barbara Gilbert (408) 808-3040, if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Calabazas closing

Just in case you are a fan of the Calabazas Branch Library (located on Blaney Ave.), you should know that it is closing at the end of the day on Saturday, August 15th. There will be special festivities from 11-5 that day for children. This is your last chance to see this building. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

VTA public meeting--tonight!

VTA Public Meeting - Proposed Service Reduction
There will be a public meeting sponsored by the Valley Transportation Authority regarding proposed bus reductions in the Almaden Valley. Please attend if you wish to make your views heard. This meeting takes place tonight, August 12th, 2009 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Container Gardening--this Saturday!

Small space? No problem! Join the Master Gardeners and the Almaden Library to learn how to maximize your space through container gardening. Grow vegetables, fruit trees, annuals, succulents and just about anything else your heart desires. You will learn about companion planting, fertilizing, the proper soil and irrigation techniques. Bring a favorite 8" pot if you have one to start your garden. A limited supply of pots will be available if you don't have one to bring.

This event will be held inside the Almaden Library in the Program Room this Saturday, August 1st at 11am.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Teens--want to be part of a puppet show?

Almaden Teen Puppet Show and Readers Theater - Rehearsal

This is a great opportunity to show your creative talents and be part of our Almaden Teen Puppet and Marionette Theater. The rehearsals are important and if you want to be in the Saturday, August 8 performance (3 p.m.) you need to be at all of the rehearsals (July 24, 31 and Aug 7). Talk with Youth Services Librarian, Ed Koetitz, if you have a problem making any of the required rehearsals. This event takes place in the Program Room each Friday (7/24, 7/31 & 8/7) at 4 p.m.