Library Events


Library & Friends Sponsored Events

Upcoming Events See YV Library Calendar for full schedule and event details.
Event programs held in YV Library meeting room unless otherwise noted.

Python Ron
Thursday, May 3, 4:00
Look, touch and hold exotic reptiles in astonishing colors and sizes. From 18 foot pythons to 4 foot long lizards, Python Ron gives everyone the opportunity to get up close and personal with these awesome creatures.  First 100 people will be admitted. Best for ages 3 and up. Funded by Friends of Ygnacio Valley Library.  Ssssssssss.

Women on Screen Society Film Series
Fridays – April 27 & May 4
4:00 to 6:30 PM
A program of film screenings presented by Northgate High School students devoted to exploring the portrayal of women in American Cinema. Films will be shown and discussed in the meeting room at 4 PM.
> On April 27, we will present the dystopian blockbuster, “The Hunger Games“.  
> On May 4, we conclude the series with the animated feature, “Brave“.
Check library fliers for titles that will be shown, or simply contact us at:

The YVL After School Special: Free Comic Book Day 2018!
Wednesday, May 9, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Today we will celebrate “Free Comic Book Day 2018!” Feel free to pick up a free comic book in the meeting room (while supplies last!).  All ages!
Age Group(s): Teens (12-17), Middle School (Grades 6-8), Kids (5-11)

Bilingual Storytime: Mandarin and English
Wednesday, May 16, 10:15 to 10:45 AM
For children ages 0-6, the first and third Wednesday of each month. Build language skills with fun stories, songs, crafts and stay ‘n play. The presenter’s first language is Mandarin, and comes equipped with experience teaching elementary school and a degree in musicology.
Presenters: Miss Jennifer in tandem with Miss Margaret
Age Group(s): Young Children (0-5)

ARF’s All Ears Reading
Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 and 4:00 PM sessions
For children in grades 1-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 3:30 & 4:00. Register online beginning two weeks in advance. Parents and other family members are asked to wait elsewhere in the library while the reader gets one-on-one time with their Pet Hug Pack dog.
Registration Ends: 5/22/2018 at 2:00 PM
Contact Number: 925-938-1481
Please Note:
  > Attendee must be between grades 1 and 5.
> Attendee MUST Give 24 HOUR Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend.

All Ears Reading
4th Tuesday of the month at 3:30 & 4:00
Read aloud for 20 minutes to a loving dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Register with library staff or online at beginning two weeks in advance.  For children in grades 1-5.

Friends Newsletter 

New! The Friends now publish an email newsletter offering information about upcoming programs and events at the YV Library.
   •  Subscribe here if you would like to join the mailing list for this newsletter.

Friends Board Meetings 

Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the YV Library meeting room.  (No meeting in July or August.)
All our Friends are welcome!
   •  Annual Meeting in May, just prior to the board meeting (at 6:30).
   •  Let us know if you would like to volunteer for Friends projects book sorting shifts.

Friends Book Sales

Next Book Sale – JULY
•  Quarterly Book SaleSaturday, JULY 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    > Members Only – Joins us for the Pre-Sale on Friday Night (July 20)
Each quarterly Book Sale includes thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs, conveniently sorted into a broad variety of categories.

2018 Book Sales

•  Members Night – Friday, July 20, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
•  Public Sale – Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

•  Members Night – Friday, October 19, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
•  Public Sale – Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

2018 Holiday Sale – Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.