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Write a Short Story @ Milpitas Library

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Milpitas Library
In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we are encouraging our young writers to create a short story.  Write a short story (1-5 pages) anytime during the month of November and leave it in our special writing binder at the Children's Desk.  Come in and enjoy reading others' stories too.  In December, the children's librarians will read the stories and choose a winner for the best short story from each age group.  Children ages 6-14 can participate.  The age groups are 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. Prizes will be awarded to each winner.  

For more information about NaNoWriMo and the inspiration for this program, visit https://www.nanowrimo.org/
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Winter Reading BINGO Challenge @ Milpitas Library

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Milpitas Library
Join the Winter Reading BINGO challenge!  Children in grades K-8 can participate by visiting the Milpitas Children's Reference Desk to pick up a card between December 1-31.  Complete your BINGO by reading at least four books and marking spaces in a horizontal, vertical, and/or diagonal line.  Visit us between January 2-8, 2020 to turn in your completed card and pick up a prize!
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Winter Reading BINGO Prize Pick-Up @ Milpitas Library

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Milpitas Library
If you completed a Winter Reading BINGO in December, come pick up your prize at the Children's Reference Desk! 
Children in grades K-8 must bring their completed BINGO card to a librarian to claim their prize.  Prizes may be picked up between January 2-8, 2020.  
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Play and Learn at Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us every Saturday at 11am in the Activity Room for Play and Learn.  This program is geared for children ages 0-5 and their families.  We will have toys, puzzles, and games for children and their caregivers to enjoy. 
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Mock Newbery Introductory Meeting @ Milpitas Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room

Readers in grades 4-7 can now join our Mock Newbery committee!  Children will read at LEAST two titles from our selection list between November and January, when we will meet again to predict which title will win and determine which book will win our award.  To register and learn more about the January program, please attend this meeting.  We will talk about the Newbery Medal, choose books to read, and have light snacks.  Please bring your library card (or an ID to register for a free library card) to check out your books.

The second and final meeting for the Mock Newbery committee will take place on Tuesday, January 21st from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  

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1's & 2's Together (Music & Movement for 1 to 2 yr olds) @ Milpitas Library

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us at for 1's & 2's Together (Music and Movement for children aged 1 year to 2 years). 
The pre-literacy focus is on very short picture books, songs, and finger-plays.  
 
The program is presented in the Children's Activity Room and space is limited.*

 

*NOTE:  In order to provide a safe environment, numbered tickets will be issued starting at 10:00 am. Doors will open 10 minutes before the program. Doors will close 5 minutes after the program has started or when maximum occupancy is reached, whichever comes first.


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1's & 2's Together (Music & Movement for 1 to 2 yr olds) @ Milpitas Library

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us at for 1's & 2's Together (Music and Movement for children aged 1 year to 2 years). 
The pre-literacy focus is on very short picture books, songs, and finger-plays.  
 
The program is presented in the Children's Activity Room and space is limited.*

 

*NOTE:  In order to provide a safe environment, numbered tickets will be issued starting at 10:00 am. Doors will open 10 minutes before the program. Doors will close 5 minutes after the program has started or when maximum occupancy is reached, whichever comes first.

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Dash Robot Coding for Gr. 1-3 @ Milpitas Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Use the Blockly app to draw while learning angles, speeds, and measurements. All event dates are repeats, registration is required and limited to one session. Children should be present to register themselves. Register online or in person at the Children's Desk.
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Tween Time @ Milpitas Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room

Just for fun, make and take projects for children in 5th - 8th grades. This month we will express our thankfulness with a personalized gratitude journal. 

Space is limited, participants must sign-up in advance in person at the Children's Help Desk, starting in November.


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3's & 4's Budding Bookworms (Stories & Songs for 3-4 yr olds) @ Milpitas Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room

Join us for 3's & 4's Budding Bookworms - Stories & Songs for 3 & 4 year olds every Thursday at 10:30 am at Milpitas Library in the Activity Room. This program is for 3 to 4 year old children and the early literacy focus is on longer picture books, with flannel-board and other storytelling  activities and finger-plays. Note: Children are encouraged to sit separate from their caregivers in the front half of the room in front of the storyteller to encourage independence. 5 year old children are welcome to attend. 

*NOTE:  In order to provide a safe environment, Doors will open 10 minutes before the program and will close 5 minutes after the program has started or when maximum occupancy is reached, whichever comes first.


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Baby Bouncers Lapsit @ Milpitas Library

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room

Baby Bouncers Lapsit is a story time program for infants and their caregiver, held every Thursday at 11:30 am at the Milpitas Library in the Activity Room. This story time is for non-walkers (babies in lap), pre-literacy focus on traditional nursery rhymes, lap bounces, body rhymes, songs, very short and simple picture books.

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Next Gen Tutoring at Milpitas Library

3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Milpitas Library
Auditorium
Students, grades K-6.  Free tutoring by the people of Next Gen in Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups to assist students in learning.

Weekly, on Thursdays*, 3:30-5:45pm. Program runs until June 4 2020.

*EXCEPT October 10th 2019, November 28th 2019, January 23rd 2020, and February 27th 2020 
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Milpitas Library LEGO Club for ages 5-12

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room

Come have fun building with LEGOs at the Milpitas Library!  Children ages 5-12 may build whatever they choose and display their creations at the end for others to see and be inspired!  The library will provide the LEGOs and the kids provide their creativity.   We ask that younger siblings remain outside the Activity Room.  Registration is not required.

Space is limited to 35 attendees at one time.  As space becomes available, other children will be allowed in.


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Play and Learn at Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us every Saturday at 11am in the Activity Room for Play and Learn.  This program is geared for children ages 0-5 and their families.  We will have toys, puzzles, and games for children and their caregivers to enjoy. 
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Reading Buddies at Milpitas Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Children can buddy up with a furry friend and read one on one from a favorite book. For Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each 20 minute session is with a specially trained therapy dog and volunteer. This is a drop-in program held on the 4th Saturday of the Month. In the Children's Activity Room.
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Bilingual Storytime (Mandarin Chinese/English) at Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bilingual Storytime
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Children’s Librarian Jean will read storybooks, lead children with songs, flannel board story, finger play, games and craft project. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and caretakers are welcome! 兒童圗書館員朱菊影將為小朋友唸圗畵繪本, 唱童謠,講 絨布板故事,唸 手指謠,玩逰戲和做美勞。歡迎幼兒們和家長, 褓母一起來學!
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Donut Squishies @ Milpitas Library

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Do you like squishy things?  Do you like donuts?  Yes?  Then join us for an afternoon of donut squishy making!  You can paint your squishy as whatever flavor donut you desire.  After decorating your squishy, enjoy a real donut with us.  For children in grades 2-6.  No registration is required.  While supplies last.  
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Next Gen Tutoring at Milpitas Library

3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Milpitas Library
Auditorium
Students, grades K-6.  Free tutoring by the people of Next Gen in Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups to assist students in learning.

Weekly, on Thursdays*, 3:30-5:45pm. Program runs until June 4 2020.

*EXCEPT October 10th 2019, November 28th 2019, January 23rd 2020, and February 27th 2020 
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Play and Learn at Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us every Saturday at 11am in the Activity Room for Play and Learn.  This program is geared for children ages 0-5 and their families.  We will have toys, puzzles, and games for children and their caregivers to enjoy. 
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Tiny Toots @ Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Auditorium
December is time for the annual TINY TOOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Milpitas Library!

Join us for a special series just for toddlers and preschoolers on Tuesday mornings at 11 am in the Auditorium:

Tuesday, December 3- Andy Z
Tuesday, December 10-Little Folkies
Tuesday, December 17-Storytime Librarians
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Registration begins 11/26/2019 at 3:30 PM

Dash Robot Coding for Gr. 4-6 @ Milpitas Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Use the Blockly app to complete a maze challenge while learning coding basics! All event dates are repeats, registration is required and limited to one session. Register online or in person at the Children's Desk.
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Collaborative Coloring Mural @ Milpitas Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Take part in a special collaborative mural! Make friends while coloring unique scenes. Registration not required. For ages 5-9.
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Musical Babies-in-Arms @ Milpitas Library

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
baby music program
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us on Thursdays in December at 11:30 am for a special series just for (pre-walking) Babies and their caregivers -- Musical Babies:  A-Singing-Dancing Babies-in Arms (of their Caregivers) Program

This program is for Babies-in-Lap, infants that are not yet walking and aged 0 to 12 months old and their caregivers.  

*Note:  Caregivers—please come prepared to stand up and dance with baby in your arms or in a sling!

The program will be held in the Auditorium.
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Next Gen Tutoring at Milpitas Library

3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Milpitas Library
Auditorium
Students, grades K-6.  Free tutoring by the people of Next Gen in Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups to assist students in learning.

Weekly, on Thursdays*, 3:30-5:45pm. Program runs until June 4 2020.

*EXCEPT October 10th 2019, November 28th 2019, January 23rd 2020, and February 27th 2020 
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Milpitas Library LEGO Club for ages 5-12

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room

Come have fun building with LEGOs at the Milpitas Library!  Children ages 5-12 may build whatever they choose and display their creations at the end for others to see and be inspired!  The library will provide the LEGOs and the kids provide their creativity.   We ask that younger siblings remain outside the Activity Room.  Registration is not required.

Space is limited to 35 attendees at one time.  As space becomes available, other children will be allowed in.


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