**Books and Me Library will be closed from 7/14 (Monday) to 7/25/2014 (Friday) for two weeks for inventory. We apologize for the inconvenience.
**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!!
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- 2014 Summer Classes start registration!
Please carefully read each class introduction by clicking on the hyperlink, then download the 2014 Summer 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 Summer Classes Introduction:
- Summer Little Drummer Class
Summer sessionmeets from 6/28 to 8/16, and accepts new students drop-in to experience the class, but registration of minimum 3 weeks is required. Brand-new fall session for beginners will start after Labor Day weekend.
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.
- Summer "Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time
No Wednesday session is offered during the summer!
Saturday session (MCT62): 10:35-11:20, from 6/28-8/16.
Specially designed for 18 months to 42 months oldd, this class
integrates singing, instrument playing, movement, music
appreciation, and Chinese learning!
A new topic every week covering basic concepts and Chinese terms. Great beginning Mandarin immersion experience for toddlers. Parent/Guardian participation required!
- Wonderful Art Summer Sessions:
Sharpen your drawing skills during the summer! In session 1, the theme is "Intensive Sketches and Pastels" which meets from 6/28 to 7/26; session 2's theme is "Intensive Watercolor", and meet from 8/2 to 8/30.
Four groups to choose from, please choose according to the age:
Age 7+ and advance 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.
- Summer Abacus Class
Thursday (ABA4): 3:40-4:40, meets 6/19 to 8/28, total 10 weeks, and accepts new students.
Saturday (ABA61): 2:00-3:00, meets 5/31 to 8/23, total 12 weeks, and accepts new students.
Saturday (ABA62): 3:00-4:00, meets 5/31 to 8/23, total 12 weeks.
Tuesday (ABA21): 3:30-4:30, meets 5/27-8/19, total 12 weeks, and accepts new students.
Tuesday (ABA22): 4:30-5:30, meets 5/27-8/19, total 12 weeks.
Tuesday (ABA23): 5:30-6:30, meets 5/27-8/19, total 12 weeks.
Tuesday (ABA24): 6:30-7:30, meets 5/27-8/19, total 12 weeks.
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.
- No Preschool Chinese offered in the summer!
- No Piano Preparation Group Class offered in the summer! But Piano Private Lessons are available with very experienced teacher, Ms. Lillian Chen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- FALL Classes Information:
Fall 2014 Class Registration Form
Fall Wonderful Art
Fall Abacus Class
Fall Preschool Chinese Class
Fall "Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time
2014-15 Piano Preparation Group Class and Private Lessons
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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 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.
Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:00am
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
**Please Note: There will be no more story time after 6/7/2014 during summer vacation; we will resume fall story time starts on 8/9/2014.
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.
Click here to sign up.
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Tel: 650-941-4379 , Email: email@example.com
- 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. You only can renew once per item.
Library Theme -Self-recognition
Suggested Reading List (Chinese editions):
| Book: Whispers at Midnight
Written by: Pei-Yi Xie
The sun goes down. The sky is turning red, blue, and then black. Letˇ¦s listen the whispering among stars, the moon, bees, ladybugs, snowman, and little bear at midnight. The ˇ§Children Idiom Fairy Taleˇ¨ series teaches kids how to use idioms properly in daily life. The animals in the stories are adorable and friendly, plus no difficult allusions. Children will understand idioms easily from the creative stories. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Ages 4-up.
|| Book: Do I Need to Go To School?
Written by: Sylvie de Mathuisieulx
Why should we go to school? Do all children go to school? What if I donˇ¦t go to school? This attractive book provides essential school information for children. It was written in fun and simple ways and kids will relate the situation easily. Parents and teachers can use this book to help children better understand various aspects of school. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Ages 4-up.
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are looking for volunteers in many fields. Please write to email@example.com if you are interested in
lending a hand.
- Library Assistant/Admin
- Marketing Assistant
- Storyteller/Activity Teacher
- Activity Organizer
- Web Engineer
- Representives from Chinese schools
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Your junk can be a treasure for us. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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