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Spring break

Marin City Library

Here are some of the things we did between march 2016 and March 2017

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Maker Club At Bayside/MLK Academy

Throughout the school year we had a weekly maker club at Bayside/MLK. Kids made stomp rockets, learned how to scratch DJ, did hands-on candy and bubble science, and lots more!

Jonnette Newton, the former Principal at Bayside/MLK invited us to do a weekly club at the school. Throughout the 2015-16 school year we had a weekly maker club (which we called M.C. Makers, as in Marin City Makers) that emphasized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning. Kids made stomp rockets, learned how to design and 3D print their creations, learned scratch DJ-ing and recorded their own music mixes (with each child getting a CD of the music they made), did hands-on candy and bubble science, and lots more! 2

International TableTop Day and International Games day @ your library

Games can teach us so much! Here are guides to show how the games correspond to Common Core Curriculum.We provide a wide variety of gamesand snacks with support from our Friends of the Marin City Library!

Games can teach us so much! On the left you see guides to show how the games correspond to Common Core Curriculum so that parents know what they and their kids are learning as they play the games. The kids have fun and dont even know that theyre learning! Shhhh!! We wont tell if you wont. We also have some cooperative games in which players have to work together to escape a sinking island, feed a hungry and sneaky squirrel, and more. These teach kids how to cooperate in addition to other skills.

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school Events

Former Oakland Warriors player Adonal Foyle came to Bayside/MLK.. Etienne Douglas was there to take pictures and represent the library. Our Friends of the Marin City Library helped purchase copies of Too Tall Foyle Finds His Game for the kids.

Former Oakland Warriors player Adonal Foyle came to Bayside/MLK on Thursday, 5/26/16.4

Summer!

One of our staff members brother made o giant Jenga game for us, which we took to the Marin County Fair.

We had our summer learning program kick-off party with lots of fun games and yummy food.

Our Friends of the Marin City Library funded the materials to make our giant Jenga, which has proved to be a huge hit. We take it to outreach events and even took it to the Marin County Fair where we had our bookmobile, 3D printer, robots, dinosaur fossils and other fun and learning activities. Even with the rides and many entertaining things to do at the Fair, we still had lots of people hanging out and playing Jengaeven teens, some of whom were shocked to learn that the library is cool! We had many repeat visitors for giant Jenga! Here you see Sara Jones, our Library Director, playing Jenga with a new friend.

Our Summer Learning Program for 2016 was Read for the Win with a sports and game theme. Our summer learning program kick-off party was funded by our Friends of the Marin City Library with food, games, and lots of fun. The two little girls in the middle picture have literally been friends since birth. The little girl on the right and her family moved to Novato but still come to the Marin City Libraryespecially because we are known for having great events. You can see the kids in the other pictures on the right playing ping-pong, basketball, and toss-across in the library. (Yup, games in the library.)

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Monthly Family Game Night

Every third Saturday we have a monthly game night that brings the community together.

Every third Saturday we have a monthly game night that brings the community together. Many families have become friends after playing games at the library. Marin City is arguably the most diverse community in the County, and our Marin City Library Friends help buy games and snacks that bring people from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages together.

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North bay science discovery day

Marin City Library staff supported the Bookmobile in MCFLs participation at the North Bay Science Fair. Here we see Etienne Douglas demonstrating 3D printing to attendees.

Marin City Library staff supported the Bookmobile in MCFLs participation at the North Bay Science Fair. Here we see Etienne Douglas demonstrating 3D printing to attendees.

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Space Saturdays

Families making rocket ships and jointed astronauts. Other Space Saturdays activities included kids making their own books and solar system bracelets.

Families made their very own rocket ships and jointed/poseable astronauts as part of our Space Saturdays program.8

Magic of poetry

Friends funds supported the purchase of some books and magic kit door prizes for our event.Ethan Swope, our local (now teen) magician, taught kids some basic magic tricks.

April is Poetry Month. To celebrate, we had a childrens event called The Magic of Poetry. Our Marin Poet Laureate, Prartho Sereno, read childrens poems and talked about how poetry is so magical, and our local tween (now teen) magician, Ethan Swope, performed magic tricks and taught the kids some basic tricks. Marin City Library Friends purchased magic kits and books about magic to give away as door prizes to attendees.9

My PlaceMy story

May 2016 Avossia and GeraldApril 2016 Misbah during all girls

https://vimeo.com/channels/myplacemystory/181123125https://vimeo.com/channels/myplacemystory/166429625https://vimeo.com/channels/myplacemystory/166406202

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Adult coloring

We offer a variety of coloring books and materials for adults to use. Adult coloring has become popular in libraries and is a great way to relax.

Our Friends purchased a variety of coloring books and materials for adults to use. Adult coloring has become popular in libraries and is a great way to relax.

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Summer Learning Program

Our Friends of the Marin County Library and Friends of the Marin City Library supported summer learning program kick-off party and other programs, including our giant Jenga, which we took to the Marin County Fair.

Our Summer Learning Program for 2016 was Read for the Win with a sports and game theme. Our Friends of the Marin City Library supported our summer learning program kick-off party with food, games, and lots of fun. The two little girls in the middle picture have literally been friends since birth. The little girl on the right and her family moved to Novato but still come to the Marin City

Our local friends also funded the materials to make our giant Jenga, which has proved to be a huge hit. We take it to outreach events and even took it to the Marin County Fair where we had our bookmobile, 3D printer, robots, dinosaur fossils and other fun and learning activities. Even with the rides and many entertaining things to do at the Fair, we still had lots of people hanging out and playing Jengaeven teens, some of whom were shocked to learn that the library is cool! We had many repeat visitors for giant Jenga! Here you see Sara Jones, our Library Director, playing Jenga with a new friend.

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Summer Learning Program

Kids created their own I Spy games, we hosted a video tournament day, created our own bouncing balls and learned about the science of how balls bounce, made light-up felt LED monsters, and made buttons.

As part of our summer learning program, kids created their own I Spy games, we hosted a video tournament day, created our own bouncing balls and learned about the science of how balls bounce, made light-up felt LED monsters, and made buttons. Our button-making was featured in a social media campaign that First 5 Marin ran. Thank you for buying all of the materials for these programs.

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Princess cassiesteam programOur local Friends supported a STEAM program in which kids learned basic circuitry and created their own light-up fairytale storybooks.

Girls especially loved our STEAM program in which kids learned basic circuitry and created their own light-up fairytale storybooks. Project Daffodil created Princess Cassie & Her Electric Dragon Save the Day! to get kidsespecially diverse girlsinterested in STEAM activities and fields. The pop-up book follows Princess Cassie and her 3D printed dragon, Sparkie, on an enchanting electrical journey. The book has embedded circuits that are powered by Sparky, whom we 3D printed with conductive filament. Kids learned key concepts such as circuits lit in parallel and in series, switches, and resistors. You purchased the materials for girls to make their very own pop-up books that lit up!

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Other science programs

Kite science and a dinosaur fossil dig!

Other hands-on science programs that we did with our Friends support were kite science in which kids learned about how different shaped kites fly and wind and our dinosaur fossil dig. Kids got to be a paleontologist for the afternoon and had a blast digging for their very own dinosaur skeleton! They identified their dinosaur skeletons by looking them up in books, and even used brushes to dust off the earth just like real paleontologists!

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Science for the win!

Marin Learning Center preschoolers joined us for the Science of Art and the Science of Sound programs. They made art projects using different media experiments and made their own rainsticks.

In October 2016, Marin Learning Center preschoolers joined us for the Science of Art and the Science of Sound programs. The first picture is them making art projects using different media and materials (pastels, watercolor, chalk, crayon) and experimenting with methods like treating the paper to resist certain media. In the second and third picture, they are making th