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!
Join us for our big game day event! Play classic and new board games, try our Giant Jenga and Connect Four, and dabble in Virtual Reality (must be at least 13 years old). Big Blue Blocks will also be provided for the extra young. No registration required. For the entire family.
Celebrate the holidays with this timeless classic by Louisa May Alcott. We will host a marathon of all things Little Women--films, trivia, refreshments, and several special drawings. We will have a grand prize drawing for four movie tickets to see the new version, coming to theaters Christmas Day 2019. We will show four adaptations of the story, starting at approximately 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. This is a free program open to all ages. Stay for one or stay for all.
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. Register online or in person at the Children's Desk.
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.
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. We will meet on Tuesday, January 21st to discuss the books, predict which title will win, and determine which book will win our mock award. To register and learn more about the January program, please attend the introductory meeting on Monday, November 18th at 4:00 p.m. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Heidi at (408) 262-1171 ext. 3627. Registration is required and will begin online on November 18th at 5:00 p.m.