- Books and Me Library Special Announcement:
To celebrate Labor Day, Books and Me Library will close on Monday, September 1. Library will remain open at regular hours on Saturday, August 30.
- **Please Note:
**All check-out procedures have to be completed 15 minutes before
closing time. Please reserve enough time to browse and borrow our
library materials when visiting. Thank you for your cooperation!!
**If you would like to upgrade to VIP members, please contact our
- 2014 Fall Classes start registration!
Please carefully read each class introduction by clicking on the hyperlink, then download the 2014 Fall Class Registration Form. Read through the terms and conditions
and fill out the information and bring the form and your payment to Books and Me Library in person to register for classes. All classes are open
only to our members, and require parent participation or accompany.
Most classes are taught mainly in Mandarin, but all teachers are bilingual.
Class sizes are small and filled out soon. Some popular classes sold
out in one week, so register now to get your spot!
- 2014 Fall Classes Introduction:
- 2014 Fall Preschool Chinese Class
Monday Session (PC11): 10:10-11:00, starting on 9/15.
Saturday session (PC61): 12:10-1:00, starting on 9/13.
Saturday session (PC62): 1:05-1:55, starting on 9/13.
All NEW curriculum and teaching method for your 3-6 years old!
Learn to recognize characters between songs, rhymes, games, and
stories! Class meets once every week. 100% Mandarin Immersion. Parent accompany required.
- 2014-2015 Piano Preparation Group Class
starts on September 6!
A great beginning keyboard class for the first time learners aged 5-6 years old! Professional piano teacher, Ms. Lilian Chen will lead your kids to learn age-appropriate piano technique, basic singing, ear, and rhythm training, fundamental music theory, and individual and group performance training.
Three levels per year. After the three levels, your kids will be ready for piano or violin private lessons. Each student will have a keyboard in the class to play. Very small class size - only 6 seats per class, so each student gets individual attention!
Class meets from 4:15-5:10 on Saturday afternoon. ***Parent participation required.***
Piano Private Lessons are also available with Ms. Lillian Chen, right at Books and Me Library. Email email@example.com for details.
- Little Drummer Al New Fall Group starts on 9/13!
Designed for preschoolers 4 to 6 years old, who are not ready for piano or violin class yet. This class will gradually introduce basic theory of rhythms and using percussion instruments and drum pads to learn and master it. With solid foundation of rhythm, learning other instruments will be much easier.
Student must be at least 48 months old to register for this class.
In Class Parent Participation REQUIRED!Only 8 seats, first come first serve. Class meets on Saturday morning, 9:50 to 10:25am.
- "Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time
Wednesday session (MCT31): 9:30-10:15, resumes on 9/10!
Saturday session (MCT62): 10:35-11:20, starts on 9/13.
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!
- Wonderful Art Fall Sessions:
Teacher Yuming Tseng will offer three sessions in the fall! Session 1, "Still Life Drawing" starting on 9/6; session 2 "Drawing People" starting on 10/11; session 3 "Winter Theme" starting on 11/15.
Five groups to choose from, please choose according to the age:
Age 7+ group (WA61): 9:30-10:30 (1 hour class)
Age 4-5 group (WA62): 10:45-11:30.
Age 5+ group (WA63): 11:45-12:30.
Age 6+ group (WA64): 12:45-1:30.
Advanced Group (WA65): 4:00-5:30 (1.5 hours class); students must be qualified by the teacher.
- Fall Abacus Class
Thursday (ABA4): 3:40-4:40, starting on 9/4, accepts new students.
Saturday (ABA61): 2:00-3:00, starting on 9/13, accepts new students.
Saturday (ABA62): 3:00-4:00, starting on 9/13.
Tuesday (ABA21): 3:30-4:30, starting on 9/9, accepts new students.
Tuesday (ABA22): starting on 9/9.
Tuesday (ABA23): starting on 9/9.
Tuesday (ABA24): starting on 9/9.
Best Way to learn Math and explore Math for beginners! In this weekly
class, kids learn clear concept of numbers and place value as well as faster computation through the help of abacus beads. Class is designed for 5-8
years old first-time learners of Abacus.
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- Books & Me Children's Chinese Library is open to
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
- Baby/Toddler Story Time
Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:00am
This event is suitable for babies and toddlers aged 6 month to 3 year-old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space limited to 20 babies.
Due to limited space, this event is for library VIP members only! Online reservation is required. We apologize that your child will NOT be able to join the story time if you do not sign up even if you are a VIP member. Please
Click here to sign up.
- Saturday Story Time
11:30 am to 12:00 every Saturday for children 3 year-old and older. All members are welcomed to sign up and join us.
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- Library Operating Hours:
4600 El Camino Real,
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
email@example.com. You only can renew once per item.
Library Theme -The Mid-Autumn Festival
Suggested Reading List (Chinese editions):
| Book: Secret Message Inside Mooncakes
Written by: Hui-Guang Tsai
Han Chinese was under the rule of the Mongols in the 14th century and planned a rebellion against the Mongol emperor. Mooncakes were used as a medium to secretly distribute letters to tell rebels to rise up on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The uprising was successful, and henceforth Chinese everywhere celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with mooncakes. This book tells children the origin of Ming dynasty and includes many traditional Chinese moon poems. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Ages 4-up.
|| Book: The Music of “Rainbow Skirts and Feather Dress"
Written by: Jia Ling Xie
Min-Huang, an emperor of the Tang Dynasty, couldn’t forget the music after he dreamed of visiting the Moon Palace. Therefore he ordered a musician to compose the music of “Rainbow Skirts and Feather Dress”. On the night of the mid-autumn festival, the emperor got the chance to visit the Moon Palace again by the help of a monk Lo, Gong Yuan. This is the famous legend of “Ming-Huang visiting the Moon Palace”. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Ages 5-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.