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Crafts with the Library
   October 2017
PARTNER CORNER
D ame la Mano, Hand in Hand 
In collaboration with our partners, Speech Goals, we have embarked on a new storytime adventure, "Dame la Mano, Hand in Hand." This monthly bilingual storytime is tailored to children 18 months to 3 years with speech delay, autism or other special needs. In addition to storytime, we practice music, art and movement at this engaging and supportive program.
 
"Some of our families do not have the resources to have books in their homes. They enjoy receiving a book and this gives them an opportunity to now read to their child at home," said Speech Goals. "Also through this event our hope is that the parents become more comfortable going to the library so that they can give their children exposure to reading. It has impacted our families in a positive way and we appreciate our collaboration with Redwood City Library and the Youth Services staff." 
 
Speech Goals is a pediatric speech-language pathology center specializing in evaluations, diagnosis, individualized and group treatments for children 0-18.  
 
Our next Dame la Mano storytime:
Monday, October 16, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Downtown Library - Community Room
1044 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063 
 
 For more information, contact Maria Kramer.  
BOOK CORNER
Exercise Your Right to Read    
Words Have Power Catcher in the Rye . . . Of Mice and Men . . . Harry Potter . . . What's your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it. Every year, libraries across the nation celebrate Banned Books Week at the end of September. We created a Banned Books list featuring the most challenged books of the last two years. Celebrate your freedom to read! 
DID YOU KNOW?
The library has citizenship resources!  
ProCitizen is an online tool to help you prepare for the civics, reading, and writing portions of the naturalization test. With 100 videos plus interactive drills and quizzes, you will learn everything you need to succeed. Get started here.

Citizenship Corner 
To better serve the many immigrants in our community, we now have a Citizenship Corner at the Downtown Library. The materials provide information about the naturalization process, citizenship test, green cards, and more. The Corner contains free handouts from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department, such as "10 Steps to Naturalization" and the "USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test" DVD. A Citizenship Corner for the Fair Oaks Branch Library is coming soon. We also created an online booklist to represent the items in the collection.
TOP PICKS IN LIBRARY EVENTS
Danza Azteca
DANZA AZTECA  
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7, 2 pm 
FAIR OAKS BRANCH LIBRARY
Join us as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance by
Noxtin Nomecayotzin (All My Relations) Education . Learn More
Magician Gerald Joseph
MAGICIAN GERALD JOSEPH
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 14, 21
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS 

Prepare to be baffled!  Learn More 
RCPL Author Series 2017
AUTHOR SERIES: LESLIE BUCK
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 6:30 pm
DOWNTOWN LIBRARY FIREPLACE ROOM
"Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto recounts Buck's bold journey and the revelations she has along the way."  - Timber Press   Learn More
Project READ Trivia Bee
PROJECT READ TRIVIA BEE 
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
CA√ĎADA COLLEGE - 4200 FARM HILL BLVD
The Trivia BEE promotes awareness to help fuel the fire of hope of lifelong learning, and provides instructional materials and books for the children and adults in our community! Sign up today !   Learn More 
Halloween Parade
NOT-SO-SCARY HALLOWEEN PARADE AND MAGIC SHOW
THURSDAY OCTOBER 26, 7 - 8 pm
DOWNTOWN LIBRARY 
Enjoy a not-so-scary magic show then parade through the Library picking up sweet treats.  Learn More

Live & Aloud Performer Series
THE WATERMAN TRIO  
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 2 pm
DOWNTOWN LIBRARY FIREPLACE ROOM
Jazz-based music with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rythms. Learn More

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RCPL SNAPSHOTS
Booker, celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month
Team Project READ WON at Freewheel Brewing trivia night. The Annual Trivia Bee  is 10/13.
Circus of Smiles at our end-of-Summer Learning party
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