Programs preceded by * are generously funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.
Food for Fines Library Food Drive: November 16 through December 31.
Clear library fines while providing food to those in need! Beginning Monday, November 16, bring non-perishable food items into our library and applicable fines/fees will be waived. Please contact the library for donation guidelines. All food will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and will be delivered to low income people in need in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
* Tinkering Teens: Snack Attack - Holiday Edition!:
Tuesday, November 17 at 4:00 PM. For 6th graders and up.
Come hang out with friends and learn to make some quick and easy snacks for the busy holiday breaks!
* Wii Wednesday: November 18 at 3:00 PM. For gamers age 7+.
Show off your skills and challenge your friends. Pick your character and be the last one standing in games such as Super Mario Brawl and Mario Kart. Beginners welcome.
Ninja Pajama Party: November 19 at 4:00 PM. For all ages!
Join us - in your favorite Pajamas or Ninja Pajamas if you've got them for a fun, musical and interactive performance by Play Date. Color a mandala, learn the ways of the Ninja Dreamer/Dancer and rock out with stealth and style in your PJ's!
* Movie Night: Friday, November 20 at 5:30 PM. All Ages are welcome!
Grab the whole family and visit the library after hours for Movie Night. This month we'll try not to let our emotions get the better of us as we watch Disney Pixar's Inside Out. Popcorn provided!
Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists: Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 AM. For teens and adults.
On exhibit at Asian Art Museum from October 30, 2015-February 7, 2016, Looking East explores the many movements and artists affected by Japanese art, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. Juxtaposing masterpieces of Western art and design with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, this docent lecture reveals the interplay of new styles and themes inspired by Japan.
* International Games Day: Saturday, November 21, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All ages are welcome!
What is International Games Day? It's a day celebrated internationally to bring communities together to play all types of games and have fun! Join us at the library to play newly published games and old favorites!!
* Baby Sign Storytime: Saturday, November 21 at 11:00 AM. For infants (0-18 months), their caregivers, and expectant parents.
Baby Sign language gives children the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration, enhances a child's self-esteem, and deepens the bond between parent and child. Each session introduces signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL). Theme of the day: Playtime.
* Bilingual Babies and Books Storytime: Monday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM. For infants (0-18 months) but older children are welcome too!
Introduce your baby to Spanish with stories, songs and rhymes! Age appropriate toys will be brought out at the end for playtime.
* Music Monday: Monday, November 30th at 11:00 AM. For infants (0-18 months) but older children are welcome too!
Come on in everyone and put on your dancing shoes! We'll be singing and dancing today. Age appropriate toys will be brought out at the end for playtime.
* Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 11:00 AM. For toddlers (18-36 months).
Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. Age appropriate toys will be brought out at the end for playtime. An activity will follow the storytime on the third Tuesday of the month.
* Preschool Storytime: Fridays at 11:00 AM. For Preschoolers (2½-5 years).
Books, songs, and activities just right for a Preschooler's curious and ever-growing mind. The first Friday of the month will feature a STEM Storytime and Activity in which we will explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through the power of play.