An Evening of Ballet, Music and Story!

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Come for a sneak peek of the ballet “La Fille Mal Gardee”! The young dancers from Western Ballet School will perform some selections from the show with the story narrated. This special event will be on Thursday April 10th, at 7 pm in the Los Altos Library program room. Everyone is welcome! . . . more »

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

April is National Poetry Month, which is the perfect time to celebrate poets and their craft. Classic poems, nursery rhymes, limericks, and name poems are all fun styles to explore with kids. Reading poetry to children helps them develop their vocabulary and literacy skills. The library is a great place to discover some new poems or revisit your favorites. Don't Bump the Glump! Chicken Scratches . . . more »

Want More Wimpy Kid?

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Clueless McGee Parents often ask the reference desk, “My son loves Wimpy Kid, are there other books like that?” Good news! We have a suggestion list: “If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid Booklist” on the Kids Homepage. If you're looking for more, here are some new additions: Clueless McGee Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic Timmy Failure The Odd Squad . . . more »

Chamber Music of the Bay Comes to Los Altos Library

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Four musicians currently working in New York and Boston are going to visit Los Altos Library this Thursday evening at 7 pm. They are going to guide people young and old to the wonderful world of classic music. Children will also have a chance to try different music instruments at the end of the program . . . more »

“1000 Books before Kindergarten!” Sign-ups at the Los Altos Library

Posted on Saturday, March 8, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

ONE THOUSAND books! It seems a lot at first! Then think again, if we read just one a day, our children will have heard 1,826 stories before entering kindergarten. Parents and care givers, come to the Children’s Reference Desk and just say the word “1000 books”. The librarian will hand you a beautiful log sheet to record the books you’ve read-aloud to your children. When . . . more »

Animal eResources for Kids

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Ever wonder what Macaroni Penguins like to eat? Or how the Military Macaw Parrot got its name? Use one of the excellent online resources for kids to learn all about the animal kingdom, and so much more! Discover animal facts from aardvarks to zebra mussels, read about endangered species, or learn about animal classifications and wildlife programs. Click on the link below to access the . . . more »

1000 Books before Kindergarten!

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You I was reading an article from School Library Journal that talks about libraries nationwide offering a very exciting program. The main purpose is to encourage parents and caregivers to read-aloud 1,000 books with their children. ONE THOUSAND books seems to be a lot, but it really is not! If families read one book a day, children will have heard 1,826 stories before entering kindergarten. Not . . . more »

Get Your Inner Squirrel On

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Feeling a bit frisky today? Can't remember where you hid that last nut? Have an uncontrollabe urge to run around like a crazy thing in the middle of the street? Well then, it must be because you just can't wait to celebrate Squirrel Appreciaton Day! Today, January 21st, is the day to celebrate our furry and frantic friends. Set out a special treat for them . . . more »

National Hat Day at Los Altos Library!

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Today is National Hat Day, a day to make a statement about what kind of hat you are! A retro cloche? A jaunty fedora? An brainy beanie? A chic beret? Los Altos Library staff is celebrating this day in style. Come see what hats we are wearing. Wear your own and get a free book bag (while supplies last).

Preschool Storyime and STEM/STEAM (adding the arts)!

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 by LosAltos_Library

Children are curious about their world. Preschool storytime is a fun way to introduce science subjects, which they will be able to build upon and develop in higher grades. They will add to the knowledge and vocabulary they learned in storytime. Adding the arts of music, dance and crafts, the basics of storytime, along with the science, technology, engineering and math, turns STEM into STEAM, . . . more »

Art Lecture: David Hockney at the Los Altos Library

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 by LosAltos_Library

On Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30pm, join us at the Los Altos Library for an illustrated Art Lecture on the David Hockney exhibit currently at the De Young Museum from October 26 through January 20th. This exhibit marks the return of the most influential and best-known British artist of his generation.

SFMOMA: Big, Bold Beautiful: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field at the Los Altos Library

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 by LosAltos_Library

SFMOMA: Big, Bold Beautiful: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field Join us at 7pm this evening for an SFMOMA docent presentation highlighting the eight monumental sculptures installed at San Francisco’s Crissy Field through May, 2014. Working primarily in steel beams and plates, di Suvero creates dramatic sculptures that convey a sense of both light and movement. This talk will explore the artist’s personal connections to . . . more »