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Rhythm, Rattle, & Rock @ Los Altos

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 by TanteTam

Come rattle a shaker, ring some bells, clap your hands, wave a scarf, shake a pompom, and dance around during a fun-filled afternoon of music and movement. Open to children of all ages, the Rhythm, Rattle, and Rock program will be held in the Los Altos Program room on Wednesday, January 16 at 3:30 pm. Get ready to move and goove! . . . more »

New Year's Resolutions for Kids!

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by TanteTam

Eat, Play, and Be Healthy A new year is right around the corner and, with it, so are New Year's Resolutions! There is just something about the promise of the new year that inspires people, young and old alike, to make a fresh start by setting goals for positive change. While there are many common themes for resolutions, such as exercise and eating more healthily, it is a good idea . . . more »

December 4th is National Cookie Day!

Posted on Sunday, December 2, 2012 by TanteTam

The American English word "cookie" comes from the Dutch "koekje," which means little cake. Many other English speaking countries call them "biscuits" instead. Whatever you choose to call them, you can celebrate this sweet start to the holiday season by baking a batch of your favorites on Tues., Dec. 4th. Looking for a recipe? Check out these books from the Los Altos Library: Cool Cookies . . . more »

Family Game Day at Los Altos!

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by TanteTam

To start off National Games Week, which also just happens to be the week of Thanksgiving, Los Altos is hosting a Family Game event from 4 - 5:30 pm on Friday, November 16th! Bring a favorite board or card game to share with your friends and family; a perfect way to enjoy a non-hectic afternoon at the begining of the holiday season. Come and play! . . . more »

Rhythm, Rattle, and Rock @ Los Altos

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by TanteTam

Come rattle a shaker, clap your hands, wave a scarf, shake a pompom, and dance around during a fun-filled afternoon of music and movement. Open to children of all ages, the Rhythm, Rattle, and Rock program will be held in the Los Altos Program room on Wednesday, November 7 at 3:30 pm. Get ready to move and goove! . . . more »

What's Your Genre?

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 by TanteTam

Genre: (ˈzhän-rə) a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content. Do you find yourself reading mostly one or two categories of books? Are you always looking for more books that are similar to your favorites? Genres (and genre labels) can help! Books identified as Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Historical Fiction, and Fantasy are currently on display in . . . more »

Crowns for Questions!

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 by TanteTam

Come into the Los Altos Children's room to ask about MUZZY online and receive your own customizable paper crown! . . . more »

Celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday, August 15, 2012!

Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2012 by TanteTam

Bon Appétit! Julia Child did not learn to cook until she was 32 years old, but you can start now. Cook something French to celebrate Julia’s Birthday. Bon Appetite! Bon Appétit! France Cooking the French Way The Cooking of France The Young Chef's French Cookbook Recipe and Craft Guide to France . . . more »

Back To School With Concepts

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by TanteTam

It's nearly time to start school! Whether you are starting for the first time or going back for another year, going into preschool or Kindergarten, concept books are a fun way to get ready. ABCs, 123s, colors, shapes, and other basic concepts are on special display in the picture book area of the Los Altos children's room today! . . . more »