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Monday February 6, 2017 -  Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM ESL for JOB SEEKERS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Improve your English - English lessons for Job Seekers
Learn Workplace Communication Skills
Learn Basic Computer Skills


Mondays and Thursdays 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Register in Class - Join Any Time - FREE


Jan 19 - May 25, 2017
No class Mondays, February 13 & 20


Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


For More Information Call
Alameda County Library Adult Education and Literacy Program
(510) 745-1480

    Location: Ashland Community Center
Thursday February 9, 2017 -  Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM JOB SEARCH DROP-IN CLINIC Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

 

JOB FINDING SUPPORT at the Ashland Community Center

Free individual job help with resumes, interviewing and basic computer skills. Learn about library online resources in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 

Every Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Ashland Community Center 

1530 167thAve., San Leandro.

 

Call to Register. Education and Literacy Program (510) 745- 1480.

Brought to you by the Alameda County Library’s Project MOVE (Mobilizing your Vision for Employment).

Ask for other classes and computer skills labs in the Ashland-Cherryland neighborhood

 

    Location: Ashland Community Center
Tuesday February 14, 2017 -  Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Preparation: Civics and the Naturalization Test Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Education and Literacy   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Learn Civics: History, Government, Improve your English Skills, Prepare for the Naturalization Test


For Class #1: Tuesday, February 14, 6:00-7:00 PM
Orientation Meeting (Required to enroll)

van Doorn Room, Fremont Main Library

Intermediate English Level Required

Eight week classes starts on Tuesdays, February 21 - April 11, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Call Adult Education and Literacy
(510) 745-1480

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
Thursday February 16, 2017 -  Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
school_esl 6:40 PM  -  8:45 PM ESL for JOB SEEKERS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Improve your English - English lessons for Job Seekers
Learn Workplace Communication Skills
Learn Basic Computer Skills


Mondays and Thursdays 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Register in Class - Join Any Time - FREE


Jan 19 - May 25, 2017

Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


For More Information Call
Alameda County Library Adult Education and Literacy Program
(510) 745-1480

    Location: Ashland Community Center
Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 10:00 AM  -  4:50 PM Coloring for Everyone! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take a break from the everyday stresses of life!  

Come to the library to color, have fun, and relax.

All ages are welcome.  All materials are provided FREE.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Thursday March 2, 2017 -  Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 10:00 AM  -  4:50 PM Coloring for Everyone! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take a break from the everyday stresses of life!  

Come to the library to color, have fun, and relax.

All ages are welcome.  All materials are provided FREE.


Contact: 510-795-2629
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
rec_paintpalette 10:00 AM  -  5:50 PM Coloring for Everyone! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take a break from the everyday stresses of life!  

Come to the library to color, have fun, and relax.

All ages are welcome.  All materials are provided FREE.


Contact: 510-795-2629
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

Come join us for Preschool Storytime at the Union City Library.

First 30 minutes is stories and last 30 minutes children will play with toys and adults can play along as well!

Drop-ins welcome!

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tutoring! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make an appointment for FREE one-on-one tech help! 

Mondays 3:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_esl 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

An advisory body to 4th District County Supervisor Nate Miley, MAC Meets second, third & fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library.
Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at www.acgov.org and are posted at the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call Supervisor Nate Miley's Eden Area District Office, 510-670-5717.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

 

Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area

Join the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area at the door! Meets in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room. Be a part of San Lorenzo Library events and book sales or work in the wonderful Friends Bookstore.

The Friends are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for library services in the San Lorenzo Area.  For more information about the Friends, contact President Carl Webb at 510-351-3335 or carlwebb3@gmail.com.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_candle_1.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Craft: Henna-decorated Candles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A craft for adults and teens! Use Henna to decorate a candle to burn on a cold winter night.

Supplies are limited. Please be prompt as this event will start on time. 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
 
rec_Scrabble 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

After the work is done come to the Library with the family and play some games!

Come to the Library for a rousing game of Scrabble, coloring or board games

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main library

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Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Internet Searching Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of March:

FREE Entertainment on your iPhone/iPad
Saturday, March 18,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music.  Learn the best free (and legal) resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to action-packed movies.  Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials, and device passcode to class.  

There's an App for That!
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful Apps that come on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to download, install, and use new aps from the App Store to make your iPhone,iPad experience rewarding and fun.  
Bring your device, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to class.

Internet Basics
Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Feeling left behind on the Information Superhighway?  Come learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web.  This hands-on class, using a library computer, is targeted at beginning computer users and will introduce students to the mouse, keyboard, and other basic skills including using a web browser, nivigating a web site, and finding information online.

Internet Searching
Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how to find information on the Internet using the search engine Google.  You'll also learn more advanced searching techniques and cool Goole features like maps, news, and video.

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

 
lib_bookshelf 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 4nd Tuesdays.

January 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: Light Between Oceans (2016) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Light Between Oceans (2016)

In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets Isabel, the daughter of the school’s headmaster (Alicia Vikander), Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences. PG-13; 2h 12m

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_dollarsign 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-One Job Counseling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you currently thinking of changing careers?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on which jobs would be suitable for you.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Characters Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens and Tweens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn to sew a stuffed Anime inspired character using colorful felt!  Everyone will assemble and customize their own sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures.  All materials provided. Ages 10 and up.  Space is limited, so please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
rec_yoga 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yoga For Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Feel like to reduce some stress, calm your mind, and rejuvenate your body during the school year?  Come join us for a fun 60-minute Yoga practice at the library.  

This drop-in class is designed for 1st thur 6th graders.  It includes breathwork, kid-friendly yogic principles, stories, yoga poses, guided meditation, cooperative group activities, games, and more!!

Come with your comfortable clothes and take off your shoes -- we are going to have a lot of fun on the floor!!

** A yoga mat or a bath towel is required!

 

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk. 

** Please arrive on time,  No late comers will be admitted.**

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafty Tuesdays: Dual Self Portraits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Today's Crafty Tuesdays presents Dual Self Portraits

Participants will draw a self-portrait where half of the page depicts one's outer self - what people see. And the other half is the portrait of one's inner self - what they don’t see.  Artistic ability is not necessary!

This free event is for teens and tweens ages 9 and up. 

For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
school_esl 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Resume and cover letter workshop with Susie O'Bryant.  Drop-in.  No reservations required.

This comprehensive workshop will help you create more effective resumes and cover letters that highlight your skills and qualifications.

We will cover the basics of resume writing: purpose, format, effective content, and how to target your resume to specific jobs.

Why is a cover letter so important? Over half of employers require them as standard in considering you for a job. It is the first introduction of who you are. Learn how to use simple techniques to craft a custom cover letter for every job you apply to. Learn key words and action verbs to get hiring managers to take notice of you!

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Area Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 

The Hayward Area Genealogical Society, chaired by Carl Webb, meets at the San Lorenzo Library the 4th Tuesday of each month. Stop by to learn more about genealogical research and spend time with others who have the same interests.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

 

This program offers a free appointment with an attorney who will help define your problem, get you started on a solution and make a referral when needed. Each time slot is 15 minutes. Sign up in person between 5-5:45 pm at the Information Desk on the evening of the program. A lottery is held at 5:50 to award slots. Persons wishing an appointment must be present at the time of the lottery.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

 
misc_liberty 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM. Please call or come into the Library on the day of the program to reserve a seat.

The lawyer handles family, estate, criminal, and immigration law. This program is presented in partnership with the Alameda County Law Library.


For more information call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
nat_leaf_green 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Oils for Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Essential Oil Education Classes -- 3 class series.     

Mondays  6-8 pm     May 15th  Intro to Oils -- Mood, mind and Sleep

                               June 5th    Hormones, Pain and Inflammation

                               June 19th   Pregnancy, and all things kids.

                                                           Take control of you health and learn how Essential Oils can help you empower and guide you on ways to better take care of YOU in a natural way.

                  Classes taught by Karen Trepte, MBA  and Wellness Advocate, International Business Coach   and

                                             Jasmine Zartman, PsyD  and Aromatherapist and Educational Psychologist.

             For more information email aoil2heal@gmail.com.  

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH
- Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Start Smart: Teen Driving Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

The California Highway Patrol and the Castro Valley Library present Start Smart: Teen Driver Program. CHP officers will discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities, and seatbelt usage. Additionally, testimonies will be provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens, and by family members who have lost love ones in traffic collisions.

The Start Smart program is a driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 - 19 and their parents/guardians.

Please contact the Castro Valley Library or the California Highway Patrol to register
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
anim_dog1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Want to practice your reading with a trained dog from the Ohlone Humane Society's Therapy Dog Unit? This is the program for you. Each student will read to a dog for 15 minutes. Time slots are 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm. Free tickets are available at the Children's Information Desk beginning at 6:30 pm.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Photography Class--Taking Better Digital Photographs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Explore how to create digital photographs that capture the essence of your subject!  Learn how to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations for your photos.  This class is for adult students.

The instructor, Gerry Mooney, is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years.

For more information on the class, call Jui-lan at (510) 745-1467.  

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

50% off everything in the store!

Best bargains in town! This sale benefits the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area. The Friends use the funds that they raise to support the Library in many ways. Some of the Library's spectacular programs are sponsored by the Friends. This would be a good chance to join the Friends of the Library (very low dues).


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

Limited to the first 20 adult/child pairs.  Get a ticket at the Reference Desk when the library opens at 10 AM before the event.

 

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when children can play and adults can visit, play, and observe.

 

 

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City Library
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_bookflipping 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This Storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading1 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
rec_scissors&glue 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Family Craft: Tissue Painted Canvas

Here's a chance to work together as a family and create your own tissue-painted canvas!

All supplied and instruction provided by Christie's Creative Cupboard. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out at 2:15 pm.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in learning how to play chess?

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Coding for All - teaches coding to our younger generation! Help generate an interest in Computer Science early on. 

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bookmobile Presents: Make a Family House! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christina Grove   510-745-1477   cgrove@aclibrary.org
   

Art is Ed logo

 

 

Bookmobile Presents -- Family Art Workshop: Make a Family House!

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Families can also contribute to a community artwork.

Registration required; call 510-745-1477.

Event is presented by the Alameda County Bookmobile at the Warms Springs Community Center (47300 Fernald St., Fremont) in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission & the Alameda County Office of Education.

 

    Location: Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont, CA
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_kidsreading 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 



 

 

 
rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shammi Gill   510-735-2629   sgill@aclibrary.org
   

This fun preschool art class is for kids ages 3 - 5. Create a unique and original art project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials provided.

Please be prompt. This free event will begin on time. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
school_esl 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
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Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #7 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Topic for Class #7: Create a Company

Club members brainstorm an idea for a company with their friend. Then, they each create a different advertisement for that company. Club members are encouraged to collaborate in their passports at the beginning of the club. Limit the brainstorming and collaboration part of the club to about 5 minutes. Once club members have an idea, they should return to their individual computers and start coding an advertisement project! If a club member does not have a partner for this activity, he or she is welcome to create a group of 3. Each club member should still create his or her own Scratch project about the company.

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_kidsreading 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spanish StoryTime - Grupo de Lectura en espanol Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime contains stories, rhymes, and songs, all conducted in Spanish for children and their parents.  It is scheduled every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  No registration is required.  Just drop in and enjoy this 1 hour reading fun. 
 

Cantos!  Rimas!! Cuentos!!!
Ven a convivir y mejorar el idioma

 
 
Cuando: Cada Viernes de 4:30 - 5:30 pm, 
Donde:  Teatro de la seccion de ninos de la biblioteca principal de Fremont
Para Mas Informacion, 
carolina.greenhouse@yahoo.com

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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rec_paintpalette02 2:30 AM  -  4:30 PM 'Make a Family House!' Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Also, contribute to a community artwork for the library!  

Space is limited.  Call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) to reserve your spot, or sign up in person at the Union City Library's reference desk.


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Free New SAT Practice Test Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens are invited to partake in a free New SAT practice test administered by C2 Education at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for what might be the most important test of your life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the opportunity to learn and find out how you would score on the new test.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual exam.  You will also receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

Registration is requested. Sign up by phone or in person at the Library Information Desk.

C2 Education is a K-12 education center that has been serving local families throughout the Bay Area for over 9 years.  Aside from assisting parents and children with navigating the common core curriculum, they have been an essential resource for understanding today's necessities for college readiness and application process.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
 
 
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library's beautiful Learning Center for math tutoring on Saturday mornings. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation will be providing free tutoring sessions to high school students in the subject areas of Alegebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Tutors of this program are either college students or college graduates in the scientific fields.

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

For questions, contact Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0645
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, and increase independence as well as language ability in your child. We'll use rhythm sticks, beanbags, scarves, and other items to move to the music and keep the beat! For ages 6 and under with parents/caregivers.


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Make a Family House! Family Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE A FAMILY HOUSE!  FAMILY ART WORKSHOP

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs.  Fun for all ages, and all materials are provided.

Also, contribute to a community artwork for the library!  

Families/All Ages. No registration is required. 

This workshop is part of a series of 300 free Art IS Education events presented by Alameda County Library

in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Need a domestic violence restraining order? Get free help at the library!

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every other Saturday, starting on January 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No clinic on March 18, 2017.)

For more information about the services provided, please call Tri-Valley Haven at 925-449-5847 x2606.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_hammer 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

                                             

 

 Fix your broken stuff!!

 

Bring your broken electronics, small appliances, computer, toy, etc.

for assessment, disassemble, and possible repair. 

 

Saturday April 1st 1-4 p.m.

Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FTC: Robotics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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Saturday April 1, 2-4 PM.  Hosted by Team NMHS Robuckets

Are you interested in robotics? Here is an opportunity for you to have a hands-on experience with a real FTC (First Tech Challenge) robot and learn to build fun, science related, take home activities! Learn more about robotics by attending this free session! 

 This program is for children in grades 3-8 Space is limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Meditation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to Meditation

Saturday, April 1

2 pm to 4 pm

Please join Dr. Marshall Zaslove, a Board ceritified psychiatrist with over 40 years of daily meditation experience, in an informative workshop that will get you started with meditation. He will discuss this powerful technique for going within yourself to reduce stress and experience inner peace. Plus you will get a chance to practice meditating guided by Dr. Zaslove.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Read to Thrive Program) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kaitlin's Book Club for 3rd and 4th graders!

Help your child develop as a reader! Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk and you will receive the book of the month. This event is free and is sponsored by the Read to Thrive Program. The group meets in the Library's Learning Center.

For questions contact Jesse Nachem at 510-284-0640.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM History Club for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

This free program is for grades 3rd through 6th children who are interested in learning American History.  It is scheduled the first Sunday of the month from February to May.  The presenter is a National History Bee finalist.

Free tickets will be available at the Children's Desk at 1:45 pm.

Today's topic is World Leaders.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stagebridge: Never Too Late Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Stagebridge Players present a special version of their popular show Never Too Late for National Poetry Month. Stop by the Library for a fun, FREE show geared towards older adults on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm.  We'll see you there!

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi, 510-284-0640, ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
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misc_ 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Scams and Scoundrels

Tower Heist Poster

Tower Heist (PG-13)  Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

Who is a No Excuse Mom?
She’s a mom who makes no excuses for making her health a priority. She’s someone who prioritizes her health, her family’s health and understands the ripple effect their role plays in the health of their community. These moms chose to transform their lives by consciously deciding every day that their health was worth it. When they were tired they trained. When they were lost for time to exercise, they found the time. When they were busy, they purposefully planned and prepared their daily goals and meals to coincide with what they wanted out of life. Some work outside the home, some have multiple children, some dealt with depression and some are raising a family on their own. They are true examples of real every day women – whose fitness manifests in different sizes, shapes and ages. These women made No Excuses for not prioritizing the body that brought their babies into this world.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Art is Education Family Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a free family art workshop! You will create a family house project together, using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials will be provided. You may also contribute artwork to a community work that will be displayed at the library.

This workshop is part of a series of 300 free Art IS Education events presented by Alameda County Library in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM Online Registration for Kids Classes Starts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Online registration starts for these classes: 

  • MissionEdu Public Speaking Workshop for grades K-8, April 8, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
  • Spring Buttefies Family Workshop for all ages, April 14, 2017, 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Science for Youth for grades K-5, April 15, 2017, 10:30-11:30 AM 
  • M.A.S.E. Spring Camp for grades 5-6, Monday-Wednesday, April 17-19, 2017, 2-5 PM
  • Minecraft an Hour of Code for grades 2-5, April 18, 2017, 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Intro to Web Design Through the Consumer Cycle for grades 3-8, Saturday, April 8, 1-3 PM

Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Page Turners: 6th-8th Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Tween Page Turners Book Club at Fremont Main Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Monday to discuss it and do fun activities.   You must register and pick up your copy of the selected monthly title in advance at the Children's Information Desk.

This month's book: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

The Tween Page Turners Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 If you need help improving your computer skills or using a new gadget, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:
 

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Open Craft Time (Adults) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Adults! Are you looking for space to work on crafts, away from the hustle and bustle of home?  Stop by the Library the first Monday of each month for space and time to talk, relax and be crafty. Bring whatever you're working on!  No need to register, just drop-in!  

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area!

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
rec_legoguy 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build It: Imagine It, Create It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

New types of building material each month. Tap into your imagination with thousands of LEGO®. Build a unique design.

Explore endless creative possibilities.

 

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


Get ready for a howl of a good time as children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program. Read to a certified pet therapy dog and their owner as Paws to Read programs are designed to help young readers gain self confidence and improve their reading skills.

Registration is required.

There are a limited number of spots available. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Photography Class--People & Portraits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

See how to take great photos of family & friends.  

Gerry Mooney is a local professional photographer who specializes in education, documentation, photo-journalism, portraits, and events. He earned a BA degree in Art at Cal State University, Hayward. He taught photography at Ohlone College and has been teaching classes and workshops for more than thirty five years. He currently offers classes in Fremont, Newark, Dublin and Montana.

 

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401 or Jui-lan at (510) 745-1467 for more information.  

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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rec_paintpalette 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


Kids ages 3 to 5, join us for art class with Ms. Chris and unleash your creativity! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy. Please arrive early to secure your spot. 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM TUFF TUMBLERS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  April 4 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.  
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_thread 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Quilters Meet Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Caleb's Crossing 

A Novel
by
 
 Geraldine Brooks
 
 

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
 
misc_scissors 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art is Education Creative Characters Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson to learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt! All studetns will customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials will be provided at the workshop. Due to the length of the project, please arrive promptly at 1 pm for this program. Workshop is for ages 10 and up, and is limited to 15 students. Free tickets will be handed out five minutes prior to the program start time outside of the Library Program Room.

This workshop is part of a series of 300 free, Art IS Education events presented by Alameda County Library in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal-Fresh Enrollment Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library and provide better nutrition for your family. This program used to be called food stamps but now offers a streamlined service. Bring whatever documentation of your income that you think might be useful. You will find the Cal-Fresh table near the Library's front entrance.

Contact: Diana McRae (510) 284-0640 DMcRae@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Cycling 101 - Bike East Bay Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This fun and entertaining workshop is taught by one of our instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike required.

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  6:45 PM Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, April 4 @ 6:15pm

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

Join instructor Spencer Nichols for a 30-minute Preschool Yoga Class. 

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

This class is best for children 3-7 years old.  

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens: Do you want a say in what kind of activities the library has for you?

Join our Teen Advisory Group! You can make new friends and make a difference in the community at the same time (and earn community service hours!)

There will be FUN, SNACKS and an honest chat about improving library services and organizing programs for teens.

We meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Conference room. 

 

For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mystery Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Meet with your neighbors and fellow mystery lovers on the first Tuesday of each month for a lively discussion of classic and current mystery novels. Discussion is facilitated by best-selling mystery writer, Camille Minichino, a Castro Valley resident.  Read this month's selection and join the fun, or contact Ms. Minichino at camille@minichino.com      

January 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart
February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King
March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter
April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr
May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood
June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard


In the Learning Center.  Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_wizard_hat 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Electromagnetic Magic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Light, electricity, and magnetism are all part of the electromagnetic wave spectrum.  Ken Miller will join us with his Van De Graaf Machine to experience the wild electrons. Hair Raising!
Also included in this free program for elementary aged children - a story and several hands-on activities.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Invest in Your Child's Future Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Related imageInvest in your child’s future

Tuesday, April 4, 7-8:30 p.m.

Financial Advisor Chunchi Ma of investment firm Waddell & Reed will share insights on various college funding options available to parents, from the well-known 529 plan, to the less popular Coverdell Plans, their pros and cons as well as couple other less traditional methods. 

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
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misc_none 10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

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Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tutor Is In Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Need help with Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Want to know how to use your smartphone, printer or camera? Every Wednesday morning at the San Lorenzo Library you can get help.

 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, April 5 @ 10:15am

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

Join instructor Spencer Nichols for a 30-minute Preschool Yoga Class. 

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

This class is best for children 3-7 years old.  

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_bookflipping 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading1 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making with Yu Lan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 2-3 p.m. and Tweens: 3-4 pm.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 EXT 5.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

  Location: Edith Stone Room

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 2-3 p.m. and Tweens: 3-4 pm.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 EXT 5.

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese For Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Storytime Theater today.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Find It Fast Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Internet and online homework resources for for grades 4-6.

Seats are limited.  Online registration is recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 pm or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children. Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Basic Hindi Class For Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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This class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.  It is a 30-minute free class for 6 to 12 years old.  Come to learn some basic Hindi and improve conversation skills.  This class will covers:

  • Recognize the Hindi alphabet
  • Count in Hindi
  • Name various animals, birds ... etc.
  • Addresspeople in your family like uncles, aunts and cousins in Hindi

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - Sign up in advance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free 15-minute consultation with an attorney who will clarify your situation, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed.

The Lawyers in the Library Program is a countywide service coordinated by the Alameda County Law Library and staffed by volunteer attorneys. Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals on a wide variety of issues including landlord tenant disputes, probate matters, employment problems, and other general consumer issues. These consultations take place at public libraries (including Alameda County Law Library) on a rotating basis throughout the month. The Lawyers in the Library program is an important step in the library’s mission of providing access to justice its community.

Advance registration is required.

Sign up in person at the Reference desk or call 510-526-3720 ext. 5 during library hours.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM TriValley Coderdojo -CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

CODERDOJO HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS DATE.

TriValley CoderDojo is a part of the larger CoderDojo global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people ages 8-17 years old. TriValley CoderDojo, or TriV for short, is based in Dublin but open to youth in the surrounding TriValley area and beyond. Monthly sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meetings are in the Community Room at the Dublin Library.  The coding session begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm for set up so we can start promptly. Sessions are free, but tickets are required due to limited capacity. Register at http://trivalley.coderdojosv.org/addmember.

More information is at http://trivalleycoderdojo.wordpress.com/.

Contact: trivalleycoderdojo@gmail.com
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Christina Hutchins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Christina Hutchins, Albany poet and author of The Stranger Dissolves, facilitates this writing workshop.

Drop in and work on your poetry with a group of supportive writers.

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgg/    
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

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1:30 a 2:30 pm
12 de enero
al 2 de marzo 2017

Biblioteca Union City

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_baby.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_quilt3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Quilted Postcard with Marion Coleman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a Crafternoon with textile and mixed media artist, Marion Coleman. Marion is inspired by memory, family stories, cultural change and a world filled with color! She will guide you in making a personal fabric collage postcard sized quilt. All supplies will be provided. This program is for adults only.

 


Contact Dublin Library 510-608-1102

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Chinese Music Storytime for Children ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Russian Storytime is scheduled the first and the third Thursday of the month at 4 pm.  This is a free program for 3 to 7 years old.  Reading, singing, and playing all in Russian. Come learn a new language and have some fun.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 1 and 2) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 1 and 2.

This month's book: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Meeting (TAG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens!

Bring your friends who are interested in helping direct library services for teens. This is a wonderful way to earn community service hours or get a recommendation for college. No signing up before the group meeting is necessary. Just join everyone in the Library's Teen Room. Led by Teen Librarian, Tamecca Brewer. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information.

Contact: Tamecca Brewer, Teen Librarian (510) 284-0640 TBrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM EALI - Governance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

The Eden Area Livability Initiative (EALI) is an integrated partnership between the community, the county and other public sector jurisdictions that have a stake in the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County. The Livability Initiative is the strategic development of a shared vision that plans to build pride for the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County.  

For more information on EALI contact Eva Poon with Supervisor Nate Miley's office at 510-670-5717.

 

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
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Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art with Ms. Chris Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy in during this free art program for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5 ONLY). Due to space limitations, free tickets will be available at 1:45 p.m.. at the Children's Information Desk. YOU MAY ONLY PICK-UP TICKETS FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN, who need to be present.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
rec_paintpalette 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ARTTAIN - Art for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

These classes are free and will feature different crafts each week. They are intended for children in grades 2-6. They are taught by high school volunteers. Free tickets will be available at 3:45 p.m. at the Children's Information Desk.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Topic for Class #8: Scrapbook

Club members build a project to reflect on what they've learned and accomplished in CS First Friends. Encourage club members to reflect on ways they have built friendships in this club. Club members do not need a partner to complete this project.

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Podcasting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0620   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

 

"Hello, hello, can you hear me?  Is the mic on?" Learn about podcasting: how to record, edit content, add music, develop a theme and grow a fan base.  For ages 10-14.  Program limited to 10 participants. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City Library
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale--Friday Night Member Preview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale--Friday Night Member Preview

Friday, 6 pm to 8 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

 
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library's beautiful Learning Center for math tutoring on Saturday mornings. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation will be providing free tutoring sessions to high school students in the subject areas of Alegebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Tutors of this program are either college students or college graduates in the scientific fields.

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

For questions, contact Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0645
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
 
relig_easter3 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let's read fun books, sing songs, and do fingerplays together. Meets in the Children's room.

Recommended for children 2-5 years. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lenora Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Newark Community Parent Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

To register contact:  Gomathi Ramesh at 510-547-7322; gomathir@familyresourcenavigators.org

or

Newark Library Children's Librarian Celia Davis at 510-284-0686; cdavis@acibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MissionEdu Public Speaking Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children grades K-8.

MissionEDU will be holding a workshop about public speaking on April 8th, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the Fukaya Room. We will be discussing concepts such as tone, speed, hand motions, and body language during the speech. Attendees will be put into two-on-two debates at the end to display their learning. Students grades K-8 and their parents may attend. Limited spots available.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on April 3 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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anim_cow_2.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Gardening with California Natives Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Expert June Smith teaches how to create beauty and conserve water using California native plants. She will cover what California native plants are, what to consider before buying them, what drought tolerant really means and resources for the native plant gardener. Smith is a 16-year veteran of the Native Plant Nursery at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge where she has managed an ever changing crew of volunteers of all ages to raise plants for habitat restoration around the Bay. She has a Masters degree in botany and has designed gardens both with and without irrigation, including the one at the Visitors Center in Fremont.

This event is open to all interested people and families are encouraged to attend. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open, or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. 

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
rec_knitting 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend Stitch 'n Inch to learn or practice knitting with Colette Pispisa or crocheting with Betty Joseph in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You are also welcome just to socialize. Their Newark Knitting group page is on Ravelry.com.

Stitch 'n Inch meets every other Saturday. You may bring your own needles or hooks to learn, or borrow straight knitting needles and yarn. Colette is proficient at using double-pointed needles, but if you want to learn how to make hats, socks or both, you'll need to buy yourself a set.

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intro to Web Design Through the Consumer Cycle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades 3-8.

Come learn about web design and coding as you program an animation about fair trade and the environment!

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, April 3, 2017.  To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents .

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Memory Box Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle WIlson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Be a Memory Box Artist
with the Northern California Decorative Artists

Folks aged 16+ are invited to stop in to make a Memory Box for families of newborns who have passed away at local area hospitals. Give the gift of recognition and a beautiful place to keep mementos of a newborn’s life. Not quite ready to paint a box? Make a card to take home instead. Assistance is available for beginners.

Those who make and donate a memory box at any paint-in will be entered to win a drawing held at the paint-in on July 22.

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Origami for Ages 8 and up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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Spring Origami for Ages 8 and up!

Come join us at the Union City Library Meeting Room and Learn the Craft of Origami

Ages 8 and up

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Crafts with Margo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
We will be starting off the new year celebrating not only our national new year, but also Chinese New Year, with paper dragons and paper cuts! The "Ten-Sided Yin-Yang Globe" looks more complicated than it is, requiring only a steady scissor hand!
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM An Acoustic Afternoon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson and Margaret Belton - Private Parlor Show (($10 adv/$15 day of show))

 
                             An Acoustic Afternoon With: Margaret Belton, Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson
Featuring Margaret's critically acclaimed tribute to Patsy Cline, Duets of Cline and Jim Reeves as well as the amazing original ballads and "Trailer Park Operettas" written by Maurice Tani one of the Bay Area's greatest singer songwriters.
      
                Saturday April 8 @2 p.m.
                Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.
                Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 
Margaret Belton-  Margaret Belton is that rare artist who fuses her exceptional talent with a genuine warmth that makes audiences feel they’re part of the family. Margaret’s velvety crooner tones and her eclectic style influenced by old timey jazz, country, blues & soul will have you swooning. She recently finished her third round of her critically acclaimed portrayal of Patsy Cline in ‘Always… Patsy Cline’ and also just currently wrapped a short film which she stared in called ‘Hiding In Freedom”.  Margaret also founded her Patsy Cline Tribute band called ‘The Patsychords’ in 2010 and absolutely loves working with singer/songwriters around the Bay Area. http://www.MargaretBelton.com
 
Maurice Tani-  is a "rye-to-romantic, supercalifornigraphic" singer-songwriter specializing in a cinematic style. He has released six critically acclaimed albums of original material over the past dozen years. His most recent two released simultaneously: a studio album, "Blue Line", "Two Stroke" and "Twang" a collection of previously-released original honky tonk songs and his trademark "Trailer Park Operettas" as well as beingthe band leader for his band 77 El Deora. http://www.77eldeora.com/
 
Mike Anderson- Mike Anderson is a Bay Area native who has spent many years playing electric and upright bass with a who’s who of local Americana bands and singer-songwriters.  For the last 6 years, Mike has been recording and touring in Maurice Tani’s band 77 El Deora.  Mike and Maurice recently released an album of acoustic duos and trios titled Two Stroke.
 
 
misc_kapow.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego© Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids 8+ are invited to the San Lorenzo Library's Lego© Makerspace! This will be a great time to be creative, have fun, and hang out with other Lego© enthusiasts.

Event will be held in the Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Library Manager, (510) 284-0640 dwilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_ 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn to sew using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied for your first project, a drawstring bag. After that, you may work on a project of your own. The library has some fabric available for students. 

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. When you register, please include whether you are bringing your own sewing machine. 

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4T Digital Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale—Special Sunday Bag Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Special Sunday Bag Sale—Take away bags of books for $3 each

Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_ 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Scams and Scoundrels

 

Matchstick Men (PG-13)  Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell

Roy and Frank, con men who plan to flimflam a flimflammer out of big time money, have a new partner to help them -- Roy's 14-year old daughter who has just entered his life and is eager to learn the art of the con.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_bee.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces; and 20 minutes stay-n-play.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

Who is a No Excuse Mom?
She’s a mom who makes no excuses for making her health a priority. She’s someone who prioritizes her health, her family’s health and understands the ripple effect their role plays in the health of their community. These moms chose to transform their lives by consciously deciding every day that their health was worth it. When they were tired they trained. When they were lost for time to exercise, they found the time. When they were busy, they purposefully planned and prepared their daily goals and meals to coincide with what they wanted out of life. Some work outside the home, some have multiple children, some dealt with depression and some are raising a family on their own. They are true examples of real every day women – whose fitness manifests in different sizes, shapes and ages. These women made No Excuses for not prioritizing the body that brought their babies into this world.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Speakers Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Speaker for this date to be announced.

The Brown Bag Speakers Forum is a recurring monthly co-production with the Albany YMCA that features a diverse range of speakers.  These free talks always have an educational component and are particularly relevant to the local community.  Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and share an enriching hour of learning with friends and neighbors! 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_panda1 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, including Stay and Play - Mandarin and English Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play.  Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Between the Lines: 4th-5th Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you a 4th-5th grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Monday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
school_esl 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Hindi/English Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

                                                                

Hindi/English Preschool storytime is scheduled every 2nd Mondays of each month from 5 to 5:30 in the afternoon.  This storytime is for 3 to 6 years old, and will introduce Hindi alphabets, rhymes/finger plays, short stories, children's songs in Hind/English.  

Want to teach your child Hindi?  Come join us to learn the beauty of a foreign language.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

An advisory body to 4th District County Supervisor Nate Miley, MAC Meets second, third & fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library.
Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at www.acgov.org and are posted at the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call Supervisor Nate Miley's Eden Area District Office, 510-670-5717.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writer's Group for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Writer's Group for Adults!

If you are currently writing any kind of prose or poetry or feel inspired to try, join the group at San Lorenzo Library. This experience is free. The group is led by author and news personality, Rosa del Duca. You will learn a new aspect of writing each session and share what you are working on. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information or stop by the Information Desk. The group will meet in the Library's Learning Center.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, librarian, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


A lawyer will be available at the Library to consult with you and help you get started on a solution to your problem, making a referral if necessary. Expect about 20 minutes of private consultation. You must make an appointment for this free service offered in partnership with the Alameda County Bar Association.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
rec_origami_crane 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Anime Night for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us to watch a film subtitled in English.

Plase don't be late, the film's running time is 107 minutes so we must start on time. 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime with Stay and Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading, perfect for the whole family.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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z_cust_mcadult 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM CHRISTIE'S CUPBOARD ADULT CRAFT Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Adults only!  Please join Christie of Christie's Cupboard for a fun craft.  Space is limited, so please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Booklegger Orientation Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Become a Castro Valley Booklegger!

Orientation Meeting:

Tuesday, April 11

10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Booklegger program is a wonderful and flexible volunteer opportunity for people who love kids and books. It's a new partnership of the Castro Valley Unified School District and the Alameda County Library dedicated to promoting independent reading by children. Bookleggers visit K to 5 classrooms to share books that kids can't resist.

Consider joining the inaugural class of the Castro Valley Bookleggers! We'll teach you booktalking and storytelling skills. You'll use your talents and passion to connect kids and books.

To attend the Orientation meeting please RSVP to dbalestreri@aclibrary.org or cselig@aclibrary.org.

At the meeting you will meet library staff, get a demonstration of Booklegging, learn about the training program, and understand the commitment necessary to be an outstanding Booklegger.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_bookshelf 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 2nd Tuesdays.

October 11: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

November 8: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

December 13: No book. Holiday Party

January 10: Sunrise by Victoria Hislop 

February 14: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

March 14: Out From the Shadow of Men by Lila El-Sissi

April 11: 1984 by George Orwell

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
office_dollarsign 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Interview Skills Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Job Seekers: Are you experiencing fears or worries about interviewing effectively?  Come and let a job search specialist share strategies and suggestions for success in: phone interviews; one-on-one/ panel/ group/ follow-up in-person interviews; and salary negotiation.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM so you won't miss anything of this valuable program..  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

      JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS @ THE UNION CITY LIBRARY 

       Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center 

Job search Strategies - Learn about the hidden job market

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM The Fratello Marionettes present 'The Vaudeville Follies' Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
rec_yoga 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yoga For Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Feel like to reduce some stress, calm your mind, and rejuvenate your body during the school year?  Come join us for a fun 60-minute Yoga practice at the library.  

This drop-in class is designed for 1st thur 6th graders.  It includes breathwork, kid-friendly yogic principles, stories, yoga poses, guided meditation, cooperative group activities, games, and more!!

Come with your comfortable clothes and take off your shoes -- we are going to have a lot of fun on the floor!!

** A yoga mat or a bath towel is required!

 

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk. 

** Please arrive on time,  No late comers will be admitted.**

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_esl 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_ 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM EastBay Works Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

EastBay Works

You'll see a table in San Lorenzo Library's lobby, staffed by experienced and caring counselor, Teresa McGill. Joint venture of public entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties matching businesses and job seekers.

This is one stop that will get you started on the path to a new or first career. Free. No registration necessarry.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Librarian (510) 284-0640 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM Author Visit April 11th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Author Sylvia Linsteadt 

April 11th 

at 6:00 pm.

The Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area brings to life the many microcosms that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area: from the farthest reach of the Russian Empire at Fort Ross, to acres upon acres of apricot blossoms in what is now known as Silicon Valley, to the Coney Island of the West on the Alameda shoreline, to San Francisco’s bohemian Barbary Coast. For every “lost world,” Linsteadt reconstructs the setting in lyrical prose supported by extensive research into each epoch. A book both dazzlingly beautiful and sensitive to the complexities of portraying bygone eras.

Fremont Main Library

Fukaya room B 

 

Call Starry Eigenman at (510) 745-1437 for more details 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sign-up for an appointment with our Lawyer in the Library. The lawyer will get you started on your problem. San Lorenzo Library's lawyer specializes in family law, criminal law, and estate planning.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
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misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate National Library Week by joining us for a special evening storytime featuring books and songs, for kids ages 3 to 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration required.

 

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 
misc_asl_h 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ASL Storytelling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Please join staff from the California School for the Deaf during this event for deaf children. Stories for preschool - 2nd graders will be from 7 - 7:30 p.m and 2nd - 5th graders from 7:30 - 8 p.m. This is a free program and will take place in the Storytime Theatre.

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

eBestseller Book Club meets in the Learning Center from 7 pm to 8 pm.

 Advance registration required.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900     Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Filing Bankruptcy: What It Really Means and How It Helps Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Image result for bankruptcy imagesFiling Bankruptcy: What it Really Means and How it Helps

Tuesday, April 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Bankruptcy Court is where you go when you need protection from your creditors and a fresh start.  Representing people in bankruptcy cases since 2009, Attorney Eric Boeing takes an individualized, non-cookie cutter approach to his clients' cases, yet believes that the basic concepts can be communicated to all.  Attorney Boeing will discuss and answer your questions about:

  • Using income, assets, expenses, and debts to predict your case's outcome
  • The differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
  • What can disqualify you from filing a case
  • What the Court's protection covers
  • What assets you can keep (Spoiler: most of them)
  • When not to file (or wait)

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Second Tuesdays Poetry - Lynne Knight & Friends plus National Poetry Month Open Mic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Lynne Knight & Friends plus National Poetry Month Open Mic
 
Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

Caterpillar

Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tutor Is In Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Need help with Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Want to know how to use your smartphone, printer or camera? Every Wednesday morning at the San Lorenzo Library you can get help.

 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
z_cust_mcadult 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Magazine Strip Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Attention ADULTS!

Please join Christie's Creative Cupboard for a FREE Magazine Strip Art Workshop at the Irvington Library.

All supplies will be provided. Arrive 15 minutes before the event. Tickets will be available at the reference desk.

Irvington Library: (510) 608-1170

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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_bookflipping 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_ 12:00 PM Registration Begins for Shark and Mermaid Necklaces Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Create your own shark or mermaid necklace with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. This free program is for children ages 5 - 8 years old..Class is April 19 at 2 pm.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

 
anim_cat 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading1 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Health & Nutrition for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Health and Nutrition for Homeschoolers

This is a FREE series of programs open to children ages 10-15 years old. All programs begin at 2 pm and will last 1 hour.

Wednesday, April 12: STRESS & ANXIETY

Wednesday, April 26: FOOD CHEMISTRY 

Wednesday, May 10: SOCIAL JUSTICE & RESPONSIBILITY

Wednesday, May 17: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE GRADUATION & STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
 
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AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hooked on Books: 3rd Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you a 3rd grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_mouse_01 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children. Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_cat 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_bookflipping 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Do you enjoy lively conversation about fiction and non-fiction books?  Then welcome to Dublin Library's 2nd Thursday of the Month book discussion group.      Come to the Information Desk to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.  


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252 for more details.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

jueves

1:30 a 2:30 pm
12 de enero
al 2 de marzo 2017

Biblioteca Union City

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_baby.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Butterfly Craft Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Busters: 2nd grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you a 2nd grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 3 and 4) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 2nd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 3 and 4.

This month's book: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_esl 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Poetry Reading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month.

We will be hosting two local authors who will read from their own works. Come enjoy poetry that celebrates both the public and the personal experience.

At 4:30 pm—5:30 pm at the Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., in Fukaya room A

Cyrus Armajani's debut collection of public poems, Benefits of Doubt &

Nidhi Kaur's transcendent collection of spiritual-based poetry, My Wedding with Truth.

    Location: Fremont Main Library
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misc_none Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mandarin Parenting Class with Dr. Shu-Ling Chen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

  

   Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

   Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spring Butterflies Family Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Families will make colorful butterflies and leaves to create a fun project that celebrates nature & spring!

  • Fun for all ages!
  • Great for the whole family!
  • All materials provided.
  • Se habla Español.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, April 3, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 3:50 PM  -  4:35 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 3:50 pm.  This storytime is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese followed by a small craft at the end and lasts about 45 minutes.  This program is sponsored by the Chinese Immersion Parent Council of Fremont.

This is a parent-child activity, please stay with your child for the whole program!!

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Spring Break Teen Lock-in Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate the beginning of Spring Break by joining us for this after-hours event just for teens (ages 12-18!) Bring your friends for some fun spring activities and FOOD! 

A permission slip is required and can be picked up at the library (including the day of the event, parents can sign it while dropping teens off). 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM SAT Practice Test Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Image result for princeton reviewPractice taking one of the most important tests in your life. The Princeton Review is coming to the Newark Library to provide realistic practice. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll face on the actual exam. You’ll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

SAT Practice Test: Saturday April 1, 2017 9:00-1:00 PM *Please bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and water/snacks. Register by visiting goo.gl/t0SV1A  

SAT Results session: Wednesday April 26 from 4-5 PM. Register here goo.gl/e69HMl for results session

For more information contact: Becky Braselton 510-284-0682 Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Free New ACT Practice Test Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens are invited to partake in a free New ACT practice test administered by C2 Education at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for what might be the most important test of your life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the opportunity to learn and find out how you would score on the new test.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual exam.  You will also receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

Registration is requested. Sign up by phone or in person at the Library Information Desk.

C2 Education is a K-12 education center that has been serving local families throughout the Bay Area for over 9 years.  Aside from assisting parents and children with navigating the common core curriculum, C2 have been an essential resource for understanding today's necessities for college readiness and application process.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Science for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For grades K-5.

Join us to learn about fun science topics while doing fun hands-on science experiments!

Online reservation is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., April 3, 2017.   To reserve your seat, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your reservation may be cancelled and released to the walk-in students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend