- Books and Me Library Special Announcement:
**Make a donation (min. $30) and you can upgrade to VIP members! Please contact our librarians through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for benefits and details.
- 2016 FALL Classes start registration!
Please read each class introduction (click the link), then download the 2016 Fall Class Registration Form. Fill out the information and bring the form and your payment to Books and Me Library to register for fall classes. All classes are open only to our members, and require parent participation or accompany.
Most classes are taught in Mandarin, but all teachers are bilingual. Class sizes are small and filled out soon. So register now to get your spot!
- NEW! Clay Sculpture
What is more fun than playing with water? Playing with water and dirt! Professional art teacher leads your child into the world of sculpture!
For 6 years and older! Class meets on Saturday at 2:15-3:15pm, starting on September 10.
- NEW! Scratch Programming on Saturdays!
Does your child like playing computer games? Why not write your own game? Come join Scratch Programming class and learn to develop your figure, make it move, and make it into a game!
Instructed by Stanford computer science master, senior Soft Engineer, and using a language developed by MIT and a curriculum recommended by Harvard University Education department, our Scratch Programming class is going to rock!
For 8-12 years old! Class meets on Saturday at 4:15-5:15pm, starting on September 10.
- NEW! 2016 SAT Chinese Bootcamp
Available to take only once a year, SAT Chinese Subject test is on November 5 this year. Come join the bootcamp to boost your confidence and your scores! Each three-hour session will compose of a full scale mock test (including listening, grammar, and reading sessions) followed by detail reviews and instructions.
Lead by professional Chinese language teacher who is teaching UC Berkeley Extension. Last year's students improved by 100 points or got as high as the full score (800).
The camp will meet on Sunday, 3:00-6:00pm, from September 11 to October 30. You may choose how many weeks and what weeks to attend.
- Fall Wonderful Art
Professional art teacher will lead your children to try various art media (sketch, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic....) and improve their drawing and painting skills. Children move through levels based on age and skill development.
This fall, the first session will focus on 'Skill Life Painting', and the second session will be 'Winter Theme'.
Five groups in the fall, please choose based on the age:
Age 8-10 group (WA61): 9:30-10:30 (1 hour class)
Age 4-5 group (WA62): 10:45-11:30.
Age 5-6 group (WA63): 11:45-12:30.
Age 6-7 group (WA64): 12:45-1:30.
Advance (10+) group (WA65): 3:30-5:00.
- 2016 Elementary Abacus Class
Plan to improve math skills this year? Come join the effective Elementary Abacus class. Our students, age 5-10, won medals at regional competition! In the weekly class, they learn clear number values and concepts, and improve computation speed by special Abacus tricks. Build solid foundation in math and gain confidence all the way up!
Saturday Classes start on September 10:
Tuesday Classes start on September 6:
Special Preschool Session accepting 3-4 year olds:
ABA21: 3:30-4:30, will start on Tuesday, September 6.
- Fall Preschool Chinese Class
All NEW curriculum and teaching method for your 3-6 years old! Learn to recognize hundreds of characters in this fun class filled with songs, rhymes, games, and stories! 100% Mandarin Immersion. Parent accompany required, but no need to sit in the classroom.
Monday Session (PC11): 10:10-11:00, starting on September 12
Saturday session (PC61): 12:10-1:00, starting on September 10
Saturday session (PC62): 1:05-1:55, starting on September 10
2016 Fall "Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time
Wednesday session (MCT3)New Time: 9:30-10:15, starts on 9/21!
Saturday session (MCT6): 10:30-11:15, starts on 9/17!.
Specially designed for 18 months to 42 months old, this class
integrates singing, instrument playing, movement, music
appreciation, and Chinese learning into one fun-packed lesson!
A new topic every week covering basic concepts and Chinese terms. Great beginning Mandarin immersion experience for toddlers. Parent/Guardian participation required!
- Piano Private Lessons
One on one Piano Private Lessons are available with Ms. Lillian Chen, right at Books and Me Library. Email email@example.com for details.
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- Books & Me Children's Chinese Library is open to MEMBERS only.
Membership is free. You will need a Books and Me Library Card to use the facility and borrow books. Please bring your ID and apply for a library card at Books
**All check-out procedures have to be completed 15 minutes before closing time.
**It will be greatly appreciated if you can reserve enough time to browse and borrow our library materials when visiting the library. Thank you!
**Thanks for our members' generosity, our books and Audio/Visual materials are exceeding what our space allow. Due to the limited space and staff, we can only take new and slightly used books, CD's and VCD's.We can no longer take cassette tapes or VHS tapes, or old books that were published before year of 2006. When donating, please contact our librarians for details. If you come with donating items, there will be a possibility that you will need to bring them back if we cannot take them. Thanks for your understanding.
- Wednesday Baby/Toddler Story Time--NEW TIME **11:00-11:30am **
** Welcome Back!! Please sign up for the first 2016 Fall Story Time on 8/17 NOW and update your calendar with our new time slot !
Baby story time is suitable for babies and toddlers aged 6 month to 3 year-old and parent/guardian participation is required.
** The space is limited to 20 babies. VIP member status is no longer required, but general membership of Books and Me and weekly sign-up are required. Sign up now.
- Saturday Story Time 11:30-Noon
PLEASE NOTE: 2016 Fall story time has started and please sign up through the below link.
For children 3 year-old and older. All members are welcomed to join us but sign-up online is required Sign up now.
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel: 650-941-4379 , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Books and Me has thousands of books and audio/visual
materials for children, in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Topics cover natural sciences,
history, culture, education, parenting and more.
- To renew library items, please email to
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Library Theme - Self-recognition
Suggested Reading List (Chinese editions):
| Book: Buy Me a Crocodile
Written by: Youfu Editors
Children like pets for sure, but what kind of pet is suitable for a family? In this picture book, a young child imagines some creatures she could possibly have as pets, "Crocodile, Eagle and Dulphin". What doesn she finally have? It is a good story for adults to discuss with kids regarding which animals are getting along with people, kids will also learn that animals grow up in their ways, and it's important to do things according to capabilities. A great book series and the illustrations are funny and packed with lots of things to look at. Bilingual edition with CD. Ages 4-up.
Written by: Lu Xi Chen
Scissors are magic. We can use scissors to do paper cutting and make shapes: triangles, squares, and circles. Also you can fold papers! Doing paper cutting with different folding will make a lot of interesting things. Parents can prepare safety scissors for children, teach them how to properly use it and do fun paper cutting together. Kids will never get tired. Ages 4-up.
The success of Books & Me depends on your involvement. We
are looking for volunteers in many fields. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in
lending a hand.
- Library Assistant/Admin
- Marketing Assistant
- Storyteller/Activity Teacher
- Activity Organizer
- Web Engineer
- Representives from Chinese schools
- Book Carriers
Your junk can be a treasure for us. Please contact email@example.com for equipment
- Chinese children's audio CDs with or without books
- Chinese children's videos
- A flat screen computer monitor 19" or larger
- A Computer projector SVGA resolution or better
- A Projector screen
Due to space constrain, we do not accept
English books, books for adults (except parenting books), and homework
practice type of books. We also do not accept toys and craft items
unless specified on the website.
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donation to Books & Me through the Zhaoyu Cultural
Foundation is tax deductible. A small donation can help us bring
more books and better service to your children and the community. For
more information, please click here, or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.