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Woodland Branch

1975 Grant Road
Los Altos, CA 94024

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Woodland Branch News


Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

cool As many of our regular patrons already know, the Woodland Branch Library suffered from flood damage after the big storm on December 23rd. After a two-week closure and difficult cleanup, we are now back in action - with the photos to remember our ordeal! To make a bad situation into a little fun, we've decided to hold a caption contest for this photo taken from . . . more »

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 »

The Tweens Read Book Club Is Back!

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by TanteTam

Gregor the Overlander The holiday break is over and the Tweens Read Book Club is back on schedule! Meeting the third Thursday of each month, we will be gathering on January 17 from 4 - 4:45 pm to discuss the first book of the Underland Chronicles, Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. If you have already read this popular book, now you can share what you thought of . . . 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 »

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Grizzly Bear!

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Grizzly Bears What is big and brown and weighs 400-600 pounds? The answer is: a grizzly bear! Although there are no more grizzlies in California. There are grizzly bears roaming in Alaska and the national parks. Currently the “Bear in Mind” exhibition at Los Altos History Museum is about California grizzlies. But we can learn more about Grizzly Bears from these books and DVD: Grizzly Bears Grizzly . . . more »

Young Children and Electronic Media

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Plugged-in Parenting Young Children and Electronic Media Should babies and toddlers be exposed to television and other screens? TV programs, DVDs, computer games, and Web-based programming are certainly marketed as entertaining and educational for young children. Children are often exposed to secondhand media as well. But the American Academy of Pediatrics,, in their policy statement released in October, 2011,, "discourages media use by children younger . . . more »

Adult Book Club on 12/11!

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Lolo_Librarian

Sarah's Key Woodland Library has just formed a new Adult Book Club, with our first meeting taking place next Tuesday (December 11th) from 2-3pm... and there is still room for more adults who are interested! If you can't make it this month, we are planning to continue meeting on the second Tuesday of every month. The book for this session is Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key, which . . . 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 »

Play-Well TEKnologies and LEGO Coming Wednesday, Dec. 5th!

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Multi coloured Lego blocks clipped together. Play-Well TEKnologies will be coming to Los Altos Library with colorful LEGO especially designed for a program using them for fun-filled engineering and architectural projects, activities that both the children and the instructors enjoy! This will take place on Wednesday, December 5th at 3:30 pm for school-age children in K and Up. Play-Well encourages inquisitiveness, self-reliance, and self-confidence in children by helping them: Build problem-solving . . . more »

Meet the Los Altos Library Staff: Laura

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Name: Laura Pasternack Job Title: Librarian, Adult & Teen services at Woodland Branch How long at the library: Just over four months! Hobbies & Interests: Caring for my pets (dog, cats & snakes), playing viola with local orchestras, shopping, photography, and taking road trips. Favorite thing about working here: Since Woodland is like a small-town branch, I enjoy getting to know our regular patrons... I . . . more »