Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Celebrate The Bike Month at The Library

The actress Judi Dench, when asked about her use of email:
 “ I’m afraid it is a non-starter.  I cannot even use a bicycle pump.
If Judi Dench came to Mountain View, she could use the Dero Fixit Station (available any time, in front of the Library); she could see that bicycle pump put into practice at the Drop-in Bike Clinic, on Saturday, May 16, 11 am.

Other programs in May for Bike Month:
Let your cycling lead to recycling-join us for Bike Craft on Tuesday, May 5, 7 pm: bracelets and votive candle holders made from old bike parts (we provide the parts). Registration is required: http://goo.gl/SpSzD9

More and more people are riding bikes for pleasure, exercise and commuting. Stop in for the free workshop on Urban 
Bicycling, Tuesday May 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, then put your newly-acquired skills to good use with an optional ride, 7:30-8 pm.

Don’t let someone steal your bike. The Library and the Mountain View Police Department will provide tips for the 
Theft Proof Bike, Wednesday, May 20, 7 pm. 

Have you ever pictured yourself as a bike courier? Here’s your chance to strut your stuff. Participate in the Bike Courier 
Challenge on Bike to Shop Day, Saturday May 23, 11 am. We list the locations-you create your route; measure your time against the pros. If you want to join the ride just for the fun of it, that’s fine, too. Get more information at http://goo.gl/bdgC9J

Are you wondering how to carry that treasure trove of books home on your bike after your most recent Library visit? Learn to make book bags at Simple Sewing: Book Bag Panniers on Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm.  Sewers of all levels are welcome to try their hand at this fun craft. Sign-up sheet will be available in the Lobby at 6:30 pm.

If you can’t make it to any of the programs, the Library has many books to check out about biking.  Stop at the second floor display where we’ve gathered many of our favorites–you’ll find books about bike repair, bike trails to try, and the overall joy of bike riding. You’ll soon find yourself inspired to get on that bike and go!

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