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Comic books are a gateway...

Comic books are a gateway…

We got this photo after Comic Con this year, with the caption, “A is up late reading the book he got at Comicon (while camping out inside a pillow fort).  He’s never stayed up late to read a book before!” It’s always great to see children turning into readers!

Youth services is holding a short fiction contest

The Children’s Department at Central Public Library is holding a short fiction contest! Turn in your 600-word entries on or before November 30, 2017. Prizes will be announced in mid-December. Check out the webpage for more information. Need some ideas? Here are a few writing prompts to get you started: A group of children on […]

Enjoy the Comic Con Video

Check out the wrap-up video for Comic Con this year! Ken from Bay Tiger Video did a great job, as always with it. Take a watch!

Patio Sale Sunday

Thanksgiving is in less than a week! Which means it’s time to start thinking about your holiday shopping – let us help you! We’re selling fabulous quality books Sunday November 19 from 1pm – 4pm in front of the Central Park Library. We should have a wide selection of children’s books, cookbooks, history books, and […]

Join Winter Reading Bingo!

The Foundation & Friends is sponsoring the Library’s Winter Reading Bingo this holiday season. Pick up your age-appropriate bingo card at a reference desk today! You can complete a card by reading four different books or doing different activities before January 14. It’s that easy! There are various prizes for different age groups, and everyone […]

Our children’s librarians are awesome

Stories from happy library customers are the best! I found the librarians in the youth section extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I had many conversations and questions with them regarding what to do. They always impressed me with their answers. For example, [r]ecently,  my son was working on a mystery book report. I was helping him […]

Green fun at the Repair Cafe & Sustainability Fair

Green fun at the Repair Cafe & Sustainability Fair

On October 15, the library held a Repair Café & Sustainability Fair and the community loved it! The Volunteer Fixers helped to diagnose repair for more than 90 items. More than 40 items were repaired. Woot! We saw broken lamps, portable heaters, old stereos, telephones, clothing and more. We also held a backyard composting demo, […]

More hotspots!

More hotspots!

You all know that you can check out hotspots from the library, right? So if you’re going on vacation or just need a hotspot, you can still get online to get all the information you need. Just check one out from the library – though, truth be told, there’s always a waiting list. We were […]

Comic Con was so much fun!

Comic Con was so much fun!

Comic Con on Saturday was so much fun! There were lots of great activities and loads of people in costumes. I am always here for a lady Ghostbuster.   Thor was keeping us safe!   If you couldn’t make it or just want to see more photos, the Mercury News has a lovely write-up of […]

Murder Mystery Week is Coming!

Murder Mystery Week is Coming!

The library is celebrating October and Halloween by hosting a murder mystery game starting on October 17. You pick up a card at the reference desk to get the first clue. This clue will lead you somewhere in the library, to some information and another clue. This keeps going until you’ve solved the mystery. It […]