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Thursday January 1, 2015 -  Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Teen Volunteers Needed at Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community, we have an excellent opportunity for you! 

The Newark Library's Reading Buddies reading program is currently recruiting teen volunteers to help kids improve reading. For details and how to apply, please download the application form. Positions are open until filled.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice English conversation at the Literacy Reading Club. Meet other adults, build confidence in your speaking and discuss a good book!

Contact: Literacy (510) 745-1480
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  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 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Children Ages 12 to 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 12 - 24 months. Bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, flannel board stories and books encourage early literacy.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed. This program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets are given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 36 participants. This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
 
 
March 5th 
March 12th 
March 19th
March 26th
 
 
Come listen, sing and play!
 
 
No Registration. No Late Entries.  
Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                                                                                   Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years, can join the group at any time. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected board books, stories, songs, and games to delight children and encourage reading. First half hour will be stories and the second half hour will allow children free play with toddler toys and interaction with the group. No registration necessary. Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0640 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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

Length of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April 9.

Toddler Time is a fun-filled story time for children ages 18-36 months and an adult. We will enjoy a couple of short stories, do some finger plays and activities and dance along to music.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Game Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

WINTER PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursday

February 19th thru March 26th

11:00-12:30pm

Join us in the Children's Area anytime between 11:00-12:30 for Preschool Game Time.

The Castro Valley Game Library will be here with lots of fun games for Preschoolers!

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

CV Game Library is a local organization that provides access to games at a small lifetime fee: https://pinterest.com/gamelibrary/

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stay N Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Length of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April 9.

Need a little social interaction with other parents and children? We have some toys that need to be played with! We'll put them out during Stay "N" Play after Toddler Time. For toddlers ages 18-36 months old.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday 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_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

 

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center: Grades 2-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades 2 through 6. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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
 
office_pencil 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 - 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program, designed to help young readers gain self-confidence and improve their reading skills by reading to a certified pet therapy dog.

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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 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 1st Thursday of the month 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: Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-boxers? by Dav Pilkey.

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

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
office_lightbulb 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Little Lab Experiments Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Acids, Bases, and Soda: Homemade Soft Drinks!

In an edible experiment, students will learn why soda tastes so great, and make their own to drink.

For 5th grade and up.

Due to space limitations FREE tickets will be given out 15 minutes before event. Please be on time.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 11:00 AM Registration Begins for the Maker Space Workshop - Squishy Circuits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Did you ever make fun creations with play dough? How about adding lights to those play dough shapes and lighting them up? This workshop is all about having fun while building circuits with colorful play dough. Kids will also learn the basics of electricity.               Ages 7-12.  Class is Sunday March 15 from 2 pm - 330 pm.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:10 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 20 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. 28 - HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT 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_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
 

 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Science for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Science for Youth is a program designed for school-age children. Its goal is to give  fun, informative, and FREE lectures/demos to invoke the public's interest in science. All are welcome to attend. This series on Fridays is presented by Mission San Jose High School students. 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
eth_sombrero.GIF 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

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

The Friends of Dublin Library are having their Spring used book sale, March 6 - 8..  Friday night is a "members only" night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  For new members, applications will be available starting at 5:30 pm.  Annual membership is $10 individual; $20 for family; $100 for individual lifetime membership.

The book sale include mass market paperbacks, trade paperbacks, hardcover titles, dvds and CDs for both children and adults.  There is a special section for teacher materials and vintage books.

The sale continues Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Newark Library will have free tax help available every Saturday from February 7 to April 11 (Closed March 14) from 10AM-1PM through the VITA program.  This is for qualified individuals and families with household income of $53000 or less annually.  If you qualify, please bring:

  • a photo ID for you and your spouse (if married),
  • original social security/ITIN cards or letters for all persons to be listed on the tax return
  • 2014 tax documents such as W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, etc.
  • Your household’s health coverage info (1095-A if bought through Covered CA)
  • Other 2014 records for charitable contributions; property tax bill; DMV registration bill; childcare provider info and expenses; college expenses; landlord info; business incomes and expenses, etc.
  • Direct Deposit for Faster Refund – bring a voided check or bank routing number and checking and savings account info
  • 2013 tax return

 

VITA will not do married filing separately; self-employment and sole propriety business with expenses over $10,000, depreciation, losses, and office in the home; rental income with rental expenses; and IRA conversions.

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

The Friends of Dublin Library are having their Spring used book sale, March 6 - 8.

The book sale includes mass market paperbacks, trade paperbacks, hardcover titles, dvds and CDs for both children and adults.  There is a special section for teacher materials and vintage books.

The sale continues Sunday, March 8 from 1:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 
lib_book_quill 10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Tzu Chi Foundation offers tutoring for teens and, if needed, for adults. No registration necessary. Just drop in to receive assistance with your math studies. Call the Library for further information at (510)284-0642.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 670-6283 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP 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 February 7, 2015 through April 11, 2015 from 10:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.

This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.

Appointments will be available for morning sessions.  You may call the Library at 925-803-7275 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 14, 2015, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_dia 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Make a Book! Family Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

"Make a Book!"  Family Art Workshops

Saturday, March 7th @ 10:30am - 12:30pm

Make a book all about your family to take home!  Use fabric, an instant photograph and colorful paper to make your book. 

All materials provided?  Make a page to contribute to the community book that will be on display at the library. 

Award - winning, local artist Marion Coleman will the lead the workshop.

Space is limited.  First come, first served.

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Parenting Class - Communicating With Your Teen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Have you ever wonder how to communicate with your teen effectively?   This is a parenting class for you.  

Topics include:

  • Teen Developmental Stage
  • Why Do Teenagers Take Risks
  • Understanding the Teen Brain
  • Challenges Teens Face
  • How to "Talk" to Your Teen
  • "When" to Talk to your Teen
  • Involving Teens in Consequences
  • Enlisting Your Teens Cooperation
  • Statements to Avoid
  • Diffuse Conflicts
  • And Many More ......

Come to learn how to help your teenager and yourself get through this critical stage from some experienced Marriage, Family & Child Therapists. 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer_apple 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer & Gadget Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop in any Saturday morning for help with word processing, email, computer questions, and electronic gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, and more.

If you wish, you may also take a structured lesson on the following topics: Computer Basics, Windows Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics, or Email Basics.

Trained teens from local high schools will help you. Tutoring is on a one-on-one basis.

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_clown 11:00 AM The Puppet Company presents: An Irish Tale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kick off Art Is Education month with a little blarney and a bit 'o luck! Randal Metz of The Puppet Company presents An Irish Tale. This show features a magic Leprechaun, 3 brothers and a beautiful girl! It's a tale for kids, families and any adults who love puppetry. Show starts at 11:00.

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 

Contact: Dan Hess(510) 526-3720 x17 dhess@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 rmachetta@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Saturday 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sock Creatures for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Tweens and teens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn how to sew a stuffed creature from colorful socks and gloves!

Everyone will assemble and customize their own hand sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures!

All materials provided.  For ages 10 and up

Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Contact: Becky Machetta (510) 284-0682 or email rmachetta@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CVEF Scholarship Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

2015 Scholarship Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 2015

1 pm to 4 pm

Seniors from Castro Valley High School and Redwood High School can get information about college scholarships. Click here to visit the CVEF web site.

 

 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day: LEGO, Wii & Board Games Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Looking for something fun to do? Game players of all ages are invited to come have fun at the library.

Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble.

Bring your friends or come by yourself. Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM VITA Tax Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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 $53,000 in 2014.

Saturdays February 7 through April 11 1:00-4:00 p.m.

on the first floor of the Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont

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 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

 
holiday_shamrock 2:00 PM Celtic Concert with Chris Waltz, Diana Stork and Shawna Spiteri Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

At 2:00, Chris Waltz will hitch up his guitar and pull out his pipe, treating us to a concert of Celtic tunes. At 3:00, harpists, Diana Stork and Shawna Spiteri will continue to weave a spell of Celtic Magic! The concert is for people of all ages and will be held in the Community Center Hall. Free, drop -in program, no tickets required.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Community Center Hall
 
misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Under Construction! Build a Robot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let's use found objects and materials to construct our very own robots! We will also contribute as a group to create a robot for the library--an Art IS Education mascot! All families welcome.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

 

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Monotype Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Monotype Printing Workshop

 Saturday, March 7

 2 pm to 3:30 pm

 In this hands-on workshop, local artist Ann Maloney-Mason will teach the fun and spontaneous monotype printing technique in which an image is painted onto a plate of acrylic and then transferred, using pressure, onto a sheet of paper to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. Materials are provided through a generous donation by Art Inc. This program is for adults. Space is extremely limited and advance registration is required at the Library's Information Desk.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_bookpurple 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art IS Education Family Art Workshop - MAKE A BOOK!-THIS EVENT IS FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Please join award-winning local artist Marion Coleman and make a book that your family will treasure. She will take an instant photograph of your family and you will design a book around it. Also, make a page for the Library edition. All supplies provided for this free program, as part of Art IS Education Month. Due to the instructional nature of this program, it will begin on time and late comers will not be admitted. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday Feb. 28 at 10 am.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Nowruz Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Nowruz Celebration 2015

Please join us to celebrate Nowruz with dance performance by  Shahrzad Dance Academy and Persian music by Ebrahimi.

 Nowruz is the celebration of the New Year (Spring Equinox) in Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan.

 

Saturday March 7, 2015

 

 

 


For more information contact: UNION CITY LIBRARY
 (510) 745-1464


Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
anim_rabbit 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Funny Bunny's Saturday Storytime - Rainbow & Magic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Funny Bunny is coming to town today. This storytime is for kids ages 3 to 6 years old.  Each session has a different theme and is 30 minutes of stories, poetry, fingerplay, drama, and songs.   


No registration required.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before each session at the Childdren's Information Desk.

All programs will start promptly.  Please be on time.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Preschool Art with Ms. Chris Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

For ages 3-5.

Make fun project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear cothes that you don't mind getting messy.
Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Science for Youth is a program designed for school-age children. Its goal is to give  fun, informative, and FREE lectures/demos to invoke the public's interest in science. All are welcome to attend. This series on Saturdays is presented by Irvington High School students. 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen DE(con)STRUCTION Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ever wondered what was under all that plastic and screws in that old phone your mom has? Or what about that old DVD player? How about a broken printer?

Come check out our first Teen DE(con)STRUCTION Workshop! We will take apart random stuff, and see what is inside! We aren't destroying it, but we are deconstructing it! 

This program will be held in the Teen area on Saturday March 7th - just in time for Teen Tech Week! 

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Today is the last day for the Friends of the Library Spring used book sale.Today is Bag Day; fill a bag for only $4.00. Bags are provided.  Reduced prices on audio-visual, vintage and specially priced items as well.

The book sale includes mass market paperbacks, trade paperbacks, hardcover titles, dvds and CDs for both children and adults.  There is a special section for teacher materials and vintage books.

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jewelry-Making Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Basic Jewelry-Making Class

 Sunday, March 8

 2 pm to 3:30 pm

 You'll create a lovely pair of earrings as well as learn the basics of working with findings and tools in our jewelry-making class led by instructor Yu Lan Deng. All materials are provided. This program is for adults. Space is extremely limited and advance registration is required. Please register at the Library's Information Desk.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Math for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Looking for a job?  Preparing to change jobs?  Or just need or want to brush up? Fremont Main Library continues its series of monthly math workshops for adults.

Topic for March 8: Introduction to Percents

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Sock  Creatures!

for  teens  and tweens

Come on in and  make a cute creature  from socks!

Space  is limited so  you  need  to sign  up!


Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401 or  email ebuchanan@aclibrary.org  to  sign up 

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - 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
   

March Movies 

The Quest  for  Treasure

National  Treasure  

PG

Ever since he was a boy, Benjamin Gates has been obsessed with finding the legendary Knights Templar Treasure, the greatest fortune known to man. As Gates tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to it, he's dogged by a ruthless enemy who wants the riches for himself. Now in a race against time, Gates must steal one of America's most sacred and guarded documents, the Declaration of Independence. If he doesn't, a key clue to the mystery will fall into dangerous hands

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 12:00 AM  -  8:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Music & Movement Time!

Come bounce, jump, dance, & sing along. 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
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  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This workshop is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation. The group will meet four Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm and members must commit to attend all sessions. Bring a page of your writing (with copies to share) to each meeting including the first. The written subject matter may be fiction or non-fiction including essays, opinion pieces, journals and travel writing.

Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:40 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 20 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
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
rec_knitting 3:30 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. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 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
 
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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from 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 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 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 through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510)284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Game Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall   510-284-0606   nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Unwind after school using the library’s new PS4! Games include: FIFA 15, Little Big Planet, Madden 15, and Plants VS. Zombies. Feel free to bring any multi-player games of your own that are rated T or lower.

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM SAT Math Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local teacher Erika Kim will lead a series of workshops focusing on the math portion of the SAT. Workshops will include timed section testing with a followed discussion and feedback, general strategy for the test, and topic-specific reviews. High school students may attend these classes; registration is required, as space is limited to 20 students. Please note that you are signing up for all sessions, not individual workshops.

The instruction book used during this class is The Official SAT Study Guide (2nd ed) published by College Board. If you have a copy, or can easily obtain a copy, it will be helpful to bring to class each week.

Classes run January 26th-March 16th, but there is no class on February 16th for President's Day.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM MAC 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    
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Clases De Computación Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

No experiencia necesaria para clase de Computacion para principieantes. Para las otras clases debe poder usar el mouse y el teclado.

Lunes. Citas: 6--6:30pm; 6:30--7pm.

Para mas informacion, llame (510) 284-0642. Hablamas espanol.


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Attorney Arthur Tan offers free 15 minute appointment to help define your problem, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed.

To make an appointment, please call (510) 284-0677 after 12 p.m. on the day of the event. Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

The purpose of the consultation is to determine whether or not you have a legal problem and to provide guidance on how you might be able to solve it. An attorney/client relationship is not formed, but your discussion will be confidential.

 

For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-284-0685 AAguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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
 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FAMILIES WELCOME!

WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! (if you wish)

Preschoolers and their families welcome. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary! Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids Art with Ms. Chris Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

For ages 6-10.

Make fun project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear cothes that you don't mind getting messy.
Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:40 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 20 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
 

 
rec_Scrabble 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Scrabble Game Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Fremont Main Library will host monthly Scrabble Game Nights from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month.  Dates for January - June, 2015, are: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. All levels are welcome, from beginner to expert.  The library will provide game boards and a Scrabble dictionary.  And, we'll teach you to play if you don't know how.

For more information and to R.S.V.P., please call or email Nancy Tucker at (510-745-1427) or ntucker@aclibrary.org.

Walk-ins are welcome.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join us for some wintertime fun for 2-5 year olds! Stories, music and the hokey pokey will get your little one moving.  No registration is required for this free, 30 minute program. See you there!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these FREE Adult Computer Classes during the month of March:

Google Docs (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 3 & 10,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create,organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared online. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the spreadsheets, presentations and drawings.. Google Docs is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular online tools. If you are not aware of Google Docs, here is your opportunity to learn some very cool new skills.

Microsoft Word 2010 (2-part class)  Saturdays, March 14 & 28,  2:30 pm –4:30 pm
Learn Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, insert images and tables, and save your work.

Shopping for Travel Online  Tuesday, March 17,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn to stretch your travel budget with some of our favorite online tools for finding the best travel deals. Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe while shopping online.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 24 & 31,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Want to impress your boss with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text and pictures, as well as other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. 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
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM Adult/Senior Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Craft time for adults and seniors! Enjoy making your own special pair of shrinky dink earrings and making new friends at the same time.  Let your creativity soar while you learn the fun of this unique craft. Seating is on a first-come basis for this free program. All supplies and instruction will be provided by Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard.. Please be on time as due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers may not be seated.

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
lib_book_bunch1 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.

January 13: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

February 10: It Worked for Me by Colin Powell

March 10: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

April 14: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

May 12: Missing Person by Patrick Modiano

June 9: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center: Grades 2-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades 2 through 6. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tail Wagging Tales Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A volunteer from the Ohlone Humane Society will be here with a trained therapy dog for children to read to. This program is free, but does require a ticket to attend. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk starting at 3:00 pm . Each fifteen minute reading time will be shared between two kids. The following are the scheduled reading times: 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, and 4:15 pm.

For more information contact the Centerville Library Information Desk at (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
 
office_pencil 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from 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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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Make a Book Family Art workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make a book all about your family to take home! Use fabric, an instant photograph and colorful paper to make your book. Fun for all ages! All materials provided. Make a page to contribute to the community book that will be on display at the library. Award-winning, local artist Marion Coleman will lead the workshop.

 

Due to space limitations FREE tickets will be given out 30 minutes before event. Please be on time.

For more information contact the Centerville Library Information Desk at (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_usflag 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class for All Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your friends and neighbors for a fun and educational class to help you become a citizen. This class is open to all who desire to become a U.S. citizen. No registration necessary. Just drop in at 6 p.m. Call the Library for more information.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: NOT MY LIFE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NOT MY LIFE is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.  Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, NOT MY LIFE takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

Refreshments will be served.  No reservations are required.

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women/Hayward-Castro Valley and the Castro Valley Library

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

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

The Lawyer in the Library will provide you with up to fifteen minutes of legal assistance to get you started in resolving your issue. San Lorenzo Library's lawyer specializes in criminal law, family law, and estate planning. You may make an appointment with the lawyer starting one week before his visit. Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

 

 
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
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Bookclub: A unique way to Bestselling ebooks! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

eBestseller Bookclub meets in the Learning Center from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

 

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

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

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

January 13th & 27th

February 10th & 24th

March 10th & 24th

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

Pajama Time is an evening story time full of books and songs,

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library

    Location: Castro Valley
 
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
 

 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Second Tuesdays Poetry Night: Chana Bloch & her Students Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Chana Bloch will read from her new book, as well as several of her students. Followed by open mic.

Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Congressman Mike Honda Open Office Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Staff from the office of Congressman Mike Honda, who represents Newark in District 17, can take questions and offer help at the NewarkLibrary on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The open office is held in Study Room #3.
 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  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 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th 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 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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

Art for preschoolers 3-5 years old! Ms. Chris will be teaching a different art project each week. Make sure your child wears clothes they don't mind getting messy! Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to this free program due to seating limitations. See you there!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this four-week series running March 4 - 25. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and 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.

Space is limited to 20 adult/child pairs, one child from birth to 35 months per adult as each child needs an adult lap to sit on. Come in the day of each program when the Library opens to pick up a number; ONLY THE FIRST TWENTY ADULT/CHILD PAIRS CAN BE ADMITTED.

Contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625 for information pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

We'll have stories, music, and the hokey pokey each week during our free, half-hour program for preschoolers 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required, so just come down to Irvington Library and participate!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
elect_computer1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM 1-on-1 Computer Tutoring - Sign Up Required Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


One-on-one Computer Tutoring. Half hour session per person. Advance sign-up is required.
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  12:55 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 20 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  -  3:00 PM Using LinkedIn for your Job Search Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Don’t have a LinkedIn profile?  Not sure how to best use your LinkedIn account?  Come join us at this FREE workshop and learn more about the World’s Largest Professional Network! 

Shawnelle Goalder, Job Developer with Alameda County Social Services, Workforce and Benefits Administration will talk about using LinkedIn to best advantage in finding a new job.  She will cover the basics of creating a good profile, adding connections, and navigating LinkedIn to search for jobs and research potential employers.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Library's Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_balloons 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Making Daily Activities Easier Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Karen Marshall, “The Gadget Lady,” Assistive Technology Coordinator, Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) will demonstrate devices to make life easier. She will give us the opportunity to try out magnifiers, listening devices, openers and gripping devices,

For more information contact: Mira Geroy (510) 745-1464 Ext. 11 mgeroy@aclibrary.org


Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Making Daily Activities Easier Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Karen Marshall, “The Gadget Lady,” Assistive Technology Coordinator, Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) will demonstrate devices to make life easier. She will give us the opportunity to try out magnifiers, listening devices, openers and gripping devices,

 Union City Library 510-745-1464
                                                         

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Book! Family Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yes, you! Make a Book!

Make a book all about your family to take home. Use fabric, an instant photograph and colorful paper to make your book. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! You are also invited to make a page to contribute to the community book that will be on display at the Library. Award-winning, local artist Marion Coleman will lead the workshop.

Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Story Time for K-2 Graders! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join our volunteer, Sravanthi, as she reads stories for K-2 graders!  You'll hear all sorts of fun stories and do a craft. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get your free ticket as seating is limited.


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

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
 
office_pencil 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 - 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from 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 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 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 through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_kidsreading1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hooked on Books 3rd Grade Book Club - FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Hooked on Books is a book club for children in Grade 3. The group meets once a month in Conference Room A. You must register in advance for the book group at the Children's Desk either in person or by phone. There is no online registration. Each month, the group reads a selected title (book is given out at registration), and discusses the book and completes a related activity at the meeting.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
ent_guitar01 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Sing-along Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sing some favorites and learn some new songs. Singing is led by Dale Allen Boland, who has been sharing the joy of community music-making with East Bay singers from newborn to 96 for over 15 years. Free! No Sign-up required. All ages are welcome to our Weekly Sing-along! 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meeting, Friends of the Dublin Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Friends are a volunteer organization of people interested in books and libraries and committed to supporting the Dublin Library.   The Friends offer two booksales a year, sponsor a lobby booksale and silent auction, and sell books online. Funds from booksales support programs for children, teens and adults including the Homework Center, as well as other service and equipment needs of the Library.

The Friends always need additional volunteers to help sort donations and work the booksales.  Newcomers are warmly invited to attend the monthly meetings and find out more about how you can help the Dublin Library.

The Friends meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Dublin Library.
Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice English conversation at the Literacy Reading Club. Meet other adults, build confidence in your speaking and discuss a good book!

Contact: Literacy (510) 745-1480
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  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 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th 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  -  6:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
 
 
 
March 12th 
March 19th
March 26th
 
 
Come listen, sing and play!
 
 
No Registration. No Late Entries.  
Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                                                                                   Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years, can join the group at any time. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected board books, stories, songs, and games to delight children and encourage reading. First half hour will be stories and the second half hour will allow children free play with toddler toys and interaction with the group. No registration necessary. Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0640 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Length of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April 9.

Toddler Time is a fun-filled story time for children ages 18-36 months and an adult. We will enjoy a couple of short stories, do some finger plays and activities and dance along to music.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Game Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

WINTER PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursday

February 19th thru March 26th

11:00-12:30pm

Join us in the Children's Area anytime between 11:00-12:30 for Preschool Game Time.

The Castro Valley Game Library will be here with lots of fun games for Preschoolers!

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

CV Game Library is a local organization that provides access to games at a small lifetime fee: https://pinterest.com/gamelibrary/

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stay N Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Length of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April 9.

Need a little social interaction with other parents and children? We have some toys that need to be played with! We'll put them out during Stay "N" Play after Toddler Time. For toddlers ages 18-36 months old.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_bookflipping 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM DUB Event Template Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Then welcome to Dublin Library's 2nd Thursday of the Month book discussion group.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday 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

 

 
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

 

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center: Grades 2-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades 2 through 6. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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
 
office_pencil 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 - 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program, designed to help young readers gain self-confidence and improve their reading skills by reading to a certified pet therapy dog.

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Busters 2nd Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Book Busters is a book club for children in Grade 2. The group meets once a month in Conference Room A. You must register in advance for the book group at the Children's Desk either in person or by phone. There is no online registration. Each month, the group reads a selected title (book is given out at registration), and discusses the book and completes a related activity at the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: 2nd graders are no longer able to sign up for Hooked on Books. Due to popularity, we've added this book club specifically for our 2nd grade readers. 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
office_lightbulb 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Little Lab Experiments Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Science of Spies: Invisible Ink!

Using a light, some orange juice, and pens, students will write letters in invisible ink, and learn what causes this strange effect.
For 5th grade and up.

Due to space limitations FREE tickets will be given out 15 minutes before event. Please be on time.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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lib_book_signing 3:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Writing Workshop for Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Write your story!

Children’s author Sarah Hines Stephens (A Dog and His Girl Mysteries and Princess School) will lead tweens through the step-by-step process of writing their own autobiography. 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:10 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 20 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. 28 - HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT 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
 

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eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 3:45 PM  -  4:30 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 3:45 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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
eth_sombrero.GIF 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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lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM Registration Begins for the Make a Mini Book - a Workshop for 'Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 9 - 13 - design and buiild your own mini book to use for drawings, poetry, school assignments, vacation memories. This free workshop is presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard and does require registration. Class will be on Saturday March 21 at 3:30 pm. Due to the instructional nature of this program, it will begin on time and late comers will not be admitted.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Covered California Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come join us at Alameda County Library to enroll or get information on affordable Health Insurance through Covered California or Medi-Cal. In this free event Covered CA certified enrollment counselor and outreach educator will assist you individually. Please bring the following for enrollment. Open Enrollment starts Nov. 15, 2014, and ends Feb. 15, 2015.

  • Social Security # and date of birth for all applicants
  • Proof of immigration status (Naturalization certification/Green Card) if applicable
  • Proof of residence (Photo ID, Utility bill)
  • Proof of household income (Pay stubs, Tax forms)
  • Health Insurance info if you currently have one

For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-284-0685 AAguirre@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale: 10-4 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale.

The sale lasts from 10-4. Bag Sale 3-4 (each bag $3.00).

Fiction, Non-fiction, Children's, Magazines and Audio-Visual.

Next Sales:

May 16 & 17, September 19, November 14 & 15

Friends Book Sales    
    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM St. Patrick's Day Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

~The City of Dublin hosts the 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival at the Dublin Civic Center on March 14 and 15.  Starting Friday, March 13, there is no vehicle access to the Civic Center parking lot.

The Library is open during the festival for regular operating hours.  Those hours are 10am - 5pm on Saturday and 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday.  For your convenience, due dates on Dublin Library materials have been extended to Monday, March 16 so no materials will be due over the festival weekend. 

A LIBRARY DROP OFF will be located in the Sports Grounds parking lot on Dublin Blvd., both Saturday and Sunday.  A volunteer with the City will accept your returns and deliver them to the Library that same day.

Check out more detailed information on the festival at, www.dublinstpats.com

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE FESTIVAL THERE IS NO TAX ASSISTANCE SCHEDULED AT THE LIBRARY TODAY.

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_book_quill 10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Tzu Chi Foundation offers tutoring for teens and, if needed, for adults. No registration necessary. Just drop in to receive assistance with your math studies. Call the Library for further information at (510)284-0642.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 670-6283 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
lib_dia 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise matt if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level. 
Instructor Joe Sapena completed the teaching program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley. Because of the profound influence the practice of yoga has had in his life, he hopes to inspire and guide students in their own journey of discovery. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.
To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event.Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Acrylic Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of acrylic painting with local artist and teacher Nancy Benton. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required. Class is limited to 13 students.Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

This workshop is for adults (18+ years). Teens will be admitted only if fewer than 12 adults enroll. Interested teens should ask to be placed on the waiting list.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
elect_computer_apple 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer & Gadget Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop in any Saturday morning for help with word processing, email, computer questions, and electronic gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, and more.

If you wish, you may also take a structured lesson on the following topics: Computer Basics, Windows Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics, or Email Basics.

Trained teens from local high schools will help you. Tutoring is on a one-on-one basis.

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Saturday 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
 

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

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  -  4:00 PM VITA Tax Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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 $53,000 in 2014.

Saturdays February 7 through April 11 1:00-4:00 p.m.

on the first floor of the Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont

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 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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Machine Sewing: Buttonholes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to sew buttonholes with sewing expert Jennifer Serr. All materials and equipment will be supplied.

Prerequisites: You must know how to make a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, and sew a drawstring bag or similar project. 

Registration is required. Class is limited to 12 students. Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. or call (510) 284-0684.

If you own a portable sewing machine, please let us know if you can bring it to learn most effectively.

This workshop is for adults (18+ years). Teens will be admitted only if fewer than 12 adults enroll. Interested teens should ask to be placed on the waiting list.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_butterfly_01 2:00 PM Craft Workshop with Margo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let your imagination soar at Margo's craft workshop. We'll be folding a simple but still spectacular stellated snobe, Celtic brooches, and, back by popular demand, the ever popular hyperbolic parabola!  St. Patrick's day is right around the corner, so what better time to make some little inaction figures?

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 

Contact: Dan Hess(510) 526-3720 x17 dhess@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sock Creatures! Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sock Creatures!

Tween and teens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn to sew a stuffed creature from colorful socks and gloves! Everyone will assemble and customize their own hand sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials provided. Ages 10 and up.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ustad Farida Mawash & Voices of Afghanistan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

USTAD FARIDA MAWASH 
IN CONCERT


Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2 - 4 p.m.

Ustad Farida Mahwash is the legendary singer and voice of Afghanistan. She was the first woman to have been conferred the honorary title of “Ustad”, meaning Master in Dari. She currently lives in Fremont, but has toured the world with her star ensemble “Voices of Afghanistan." She has performed around the Bay Area, including UC Berkeley and Stanford, and the United Nations.

Mahwash remains an exalted figure in her homeland, particularly among those who remember her songs that were constantly played on the radio. She is the Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand of South Asia. She has been bestowed the Janis Joplin Award,  the Golden Voice Award, the World Music Award, and  the Rumi Award.

This program is free, no reservations are required. Sponsored by the Fremont Main Library.

FREE TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED BEGINNING AT 1 P.M.

WE REQUIRE THAT NO-ONE ENTERS OR EXITS THE ROOM DURING A SONG. WE ALSO WANT TO KEEP THE NOISE LEVEL TO A MINIMUM.

NO CELL PHONES, PLEASE.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these FREE Adult Computer Classes during the month of March:

Google Docs (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 3 & 10,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create,organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared online. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the spreadsheets, presentations and drawings.. Google Docs is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular online tools. If you are not aware of Google Docs, here is your opportunity to learn some very cool new skills.

Microsoft Word 2010 (2-part class)  Saturdays, March 14 & 28,  2:30 pm –4:30 pm
Learn Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, insert images and tables, and save your work.

Shopping for Travel Online  Tuesday, March 17,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn to stretch your travel budget with some of our favorite online tools for finding the best travel deals. Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe while shopping online.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 24 & 31,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Want to impress your boss with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text and pictures, as well as other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. 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
 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM St. Patrick's Day Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

~The City of Dublin hosts the 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival at the Dublin Civic Center on March 14 and 15.  There is no vehicle access to the Civic Center parking lot during the Festival.

The Library is open during the festival for regular operating hours.  Those hours are 10am - 5pm on Saturday and 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday.  For your convenience, due dates on Dublin Library materials have been extended to Monday, March 16 so no materials will be due over the festival weekend. 

A LIBRARY DROP OFF will be located in the Sports Grounds parking lot on Dublin Blvd., both Saturday and Sunday.  A volunteer with the City will accept your returns and deliver them to the Library that same day.

Check out more detailed information on the festival at, www.dublinstpats.com

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE FESTIVAL THERE IS NO TAX ASSISTANCE SCHEDULED AT THE LIBRARY TODAY.

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Workshop for Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Art Workshop for Tweens

Artist and teacher Alena Rudolph uses found and recycled material to help tweens create a variety of mixed medium art projects from collages, to dioramas, to sculptures and paintings. 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
school_microscope 1:30 PM  -  4:25 PM Science Day @ the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Fun, informative and free! Lectures/demonstrations/mini-experiments. This program is presented by the Irvington High School Science Olympiad and S.T.E.M. Club.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - grades K-3 - lectures and experiments

2:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - grades 4-6 - lectures and experiments

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - High School Mentors help grades K-6 with science fair  ideas

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_chemistry2 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Day at the Fremont Main Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children in grades K-6s old are invited to learn about science through fun, informative lectures, demonstrations and mini-experiments.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - grades K-3- lectures and experiments

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - grades 3 - 6 - lectures and experiments

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - grades K - 6 - help with science fair projects

This program is presented by high school students from the Irvington High School Science Olympaid and S.T.E.M. Club.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_lightbulb 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Maker Space Workshop - Squishy Circuits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Did you ever make fun creations with play dough? How about adding lights to those play dough shapes and lighting them up? This workshop is all about having fun while building circuits with colorful play dough. Kids will also learn the basics of electricity.               Ages 7-12.  Registration is necessary and begins March 6 at 11am.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Music & Movement Time!

Come bounce, jump, dance, & sing along. 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This workshop is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation. The group will meet four Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm and members must commit to attend all sessions. Bring a page of your writing (with copies to share) to each meeting including the first. The written subject matter may be fiction or non-fiction including essays, opinion pieces, journals and travel writing.

Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:40 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 20 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
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
rec_knitting 3:30 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. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 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
 
office_pencil 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from 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 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 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 through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Game Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall   510-284-0606   nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Unwind after school using the library’s new PS4! Games include: FIFA 15, Little Big Planet, Madden 15, and Plants VS. Zombies. Feel free to bring any multi-player games of your own that are rated T or lower.

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Calling All Job Seekers! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Job Seekers!

Are you looking for a job but not having any luck? Try Alameda County's AC Hire Program! Contact the Library for further information or email your counselor at CalWORKS, Teresa McGill tmcgill@acgov.org


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 670-6283 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM SAT Math Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local teacher Erika Kim will lead a series of workshops focusing on the math portion of the SAT. Workshops will include timed section testing with a followed discussion and feedback, general strategy for the test, and topic-specific reviews. High school students may attend these classes; registration is required, as space is limited to 20 students. Please note that you are signing up for all sessions, not individual workshops.

The instruction book used during this class is The Official SAT Study Guide (2nd ed) published by College Board. If you have a copy, or can easily obtain a copy, it will be helpful to bring to class each week.

Classes run January 26th-March 16th, but there is no class on February 16th for President's Day.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN 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 2010. 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
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM MAC 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    
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Clases De Computación Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

No experiencia necesaria para clase de Computacion para principieantes. Para las otras clases debe poder usar el mouse y el teclado.

Lunes. Citas: 6--6:30pm; 6:30--7pm.

Para mas informacion, llame (510) 284-0642. Hablamas espanol.


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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
 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Extended Storytime for Art IS Education

During the week of March 16, all storytimes will have special extended sessions that include arts and crafts!

FAMILIES WELCOME!

WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! (if you wish)

Preschoolers and their families welcome. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary! Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:40 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 20 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
 

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

Art classes for 3-5 year olds! Ms. Chris will teaching a different art project each class. No registration is required for this free program, but please be on time.  Seating available, on a first-come basis.

Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org


Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Join us for some wintertime fun for 2-5 year olds! Stories, music and the hokey pokey will get your little one moving.  No registration is required for this free, 30 minute program. See you there!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM St. Patrick's Day Drop-in Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

St. Paddy's Day at San Lorenzo Library!

Drop by the San Lorenzo Library on St. Patrick's Day for some coloring and crafts! Come anytime, all families welcome.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these FREE Adult Computer Classes during the month of March:

Google Docs (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 3 & 10,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create,organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared online. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the spreadsheets, presentations and drawings.. Google Docs is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular online tools. If you are not aware of Google Docs, here is your opportunity to learn some very cool new skills.

Microsoft Word 2010 (2-part class)  Saturdays, March 14 & 28,  2:30 pm –4:30 pm
Learn Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, insert images and tables, and save your work.

Shopping for Travel Online  Tuesday, March 17,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn to stretch your travel budget with some of our favorite online tools for finding the best travel deals. Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe while shopping online.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 24 & 31,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Want to impress your boss with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text and pictures, as well as other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. 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
 

 
office_dollarsign 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Job Search from A to Z Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come to this program and get expert advice for a job search specialist on what steps to follow to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  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 by 1:00 PM.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Join our senior library member Bruce Haase and write your memoir. Bruce is a life long reader, he now writes memoire-based, creative non-fiction. These are informal meetings to support each other and organize your thoughts for writing. Sharing is optional.

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month

  January 20, February 17, and March 17


1 — 3 p.m. 
  Please bring your pen & paper.

For more information: Bruce Haase  Email:ohnjca@comcast.net

or
          Lili Khalili: Union City Library 510-745-1464
                                                         Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sock Creatures for Tweens & Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Especially for Tweens & Teens age 10 and up. Learn how to sew a stuffed creature from colorful socks and gloves! This free class is led by Teaching Artist Angie Wilson, and all supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so arrive a little early to get your spot.


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center: Grades 2-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades 2 through 6. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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
 
office_pencil 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih/Qi Gong Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an introduction to T'ai Chi Chih at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 17

T'ai Chi Chih is based on the ancient principles of Qi Gong, which aligns and coordinates breath and body movements. Rather than a martial art, it is an internally focused movement and meditation exercise that does not require a particular level of fitness. You can even do T'ai Chi Chih seated. This free sample class is taught by accredited instructor David Schulberg and is open to teens, adults, and seniors.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Math for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Looking for a job?  Preparing to change jobs?  Or just need or want to brush up? Union City Library is beginning a series of monthly math workshops for adults.

Topics to be covered: 

March 17 - Square Roots

April 21 - How to Graph a Linear Equation

May 19 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions 

    Location: Union City Library
 
misc_usflag 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class for All Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your friends and neighbors for a fun and educational class to help you become a citizen. This class is open to all who desire to become a U.S. citizen. No registration necessary. Just drop in at 6 p.m. Call the Library for more information.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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
 

 
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, March 17th @ 6:15pm

Jump like frogs, stretch like cats, and roar like lions 

Become stronger, balance better, stretch, breathe, have lots of fun and even relax

Join instructor Spencer Nichols for a 30-minute Preschool Yoga Class.  Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and body.  

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_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-8.

Make fun project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy.Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

For more information contact the Centerville Library Information Desk at (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM Library Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Light Magic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Electrormagnetic waves produce a spectrum of radiation, including visible light. Learn about why a rainbow produces colors in a specific order. Learn about optical lllusions and how light can play tricks with our eyes. Learn what L.A.S.E.R. actually stands for. Also incuded in this free program for elementary aged children - a story (Light Magic) and several hands-on activities.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  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 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th 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  -  6:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

During the week of March 16, all storytimes will have special extended sessions that include arts and crafts!

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this four-week series running March 4 - 25. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and 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.

Space is limited to 20 adult/child pairs, one child from birth to 35 months per adult as each child needs an adult lap to sit on. Come in the day of each program when the Library opens to pick up a number; ONLY THE FIRST TWENTY ADULT/CHILD PAIRS CAN BE ADMITTED.

Contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625 for information pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

We'll have stories, music, and the hokey pokey each week during our free, half-hour program for preschoolers 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required, so just come down to Irvington Library and participate!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
elect_computer1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM 1-on-1 Computer Tutoring - Sign Up Required Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


One-on-one Computer Tutoring. Half hour session per person. Advance sign-up is required.
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  12:55 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 20 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  -  2:30 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 una hora de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Adina Aguirre (510) 795-2627 x 11 or email aaguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_balloons 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Making Daily Activities Easier Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Karen Marshall, “The Gadget Lady,” Assistive Technology Coordinator, Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) will demonstrate devices to make life easier. She will give us the opportunity to try out magnifiers, listening devices, openers and gripping devices,

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make A Book Family Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make a book about your family to take home. Use fabric, an instant photograph and colorful paper to make your own masterpiece!  All materials are provided at this free workshop.  Due to seating limitations, free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program. Join us for this very special program.


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Game Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids, join us the third Wednesday of each month for good old-fashioned board games.  This free program is especially for elementary school-age kids.  Chess sets will be available for use, but there will be no chess instruction provided. No registration or tickets needed, just drop in!


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

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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office_pencil 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 - 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from 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 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 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 through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
ent_guitar01 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Sing-along Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sing some favorites and learn some new songs. Singing is led by Dale Allen Boland, who has been sharing the joy of community music-making with East Bay singers from newborn to 96 for over 15 years. Free! No Sign-up required. All ages are welcome to our Weekly Sing-along! 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_meeting1 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 will be offered on March 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance  on March 11, 2015 . Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.

Here is the Alameda County Library Legal information Libguide that contains a list of law resources.

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed. PLEASE NOTE: This free consultation is not intended to, and does not, establish a continuing attorney/client relationship.  The volunteer attorney can only provide brief consultation and referrals (as necessary). The volunteer will not represent you in any matter.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Evening Book Group: Americanah Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 526-3720   
   

 

Albany Library Evening Book Group. Contact: Karen Larson

March 18

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Contact reference staff about ordering a copy of this month's book. (510) 526-3720. 

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice English conversation at the Literacy Reading Club. Meet other adults, build confidence in your speaking and discuss a good book!

Contact: Literacy (510) 745-1480
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  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 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th 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  -  6:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
 
 
 
March 19th
March 26th
 
 
Come listen, sing and play!
 
 
No Registration. No Late Entries.  
Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                                                                                   Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
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misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

During the week of March 16, all storytimes will have special extended sessions that include arts and crafts!

Toddler ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years, can join the group at any time. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected board books, stories, songs, and games to delight children and encourage reading. First half hour will be stories and the second half hour will allow children free play with toddler toys and interaction with the group. No registration necessary. Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0640 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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  -  11:30 AM Storytime at the Mall Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Every 3rd Thursday morning at Newpark Mall in the children's play area near the elevator.  Click HERE for location map.

Come enjoy fun stories, arts and crafts activities, music and dance, goodie bags, and raffle prizes!  Best for ages 3-5 but all are welcome!

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH (Outreach Storytime at NEWPARK MALL) - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Length of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April 9.

Toddler Time is a fun-filled story time for children ages 18-36 months and an adult. We will enjoy a couple of short stories, do some finger plays and activities and dance along to music.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Game Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

WINTER PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursday

February 19th thru March 26th

11:00-12:30pm

Join us in the Children's Area anytime between 11:00-12:30 for Preschool Game Time.

The Castro Valley Game Library will be here with lots of fun games for Preschoolers!

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

CV Game Library is a local organization that provides access to games at a small lifetime fee: https://pinterest.com/gamelibrary/

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stay N Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Length of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April 9.

Need a little social interaction with other parents and children? We have some toys that need to be played with! We'll put them out during Stay "N" Play after Toddler Time. For toddlers ages 18-36 months old.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
food_apple 12:30 PM  -  1:25 PM Brown Bag with Nancy Curteman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Murder on the Seine The latest suspenseful installment in the Lysi Weston Series

Lysi's plans for a memorable tour of the City of Lights didn't include having to investigate a suspicious death. Nor did she expect to deal with Basque separatists, a French supremacist gang leader, and an overzealous Hercule Poirot-wannabe who targets her as her prime suspect.

Author Nancy Curteman loves to travel and sets her mysteries in locations she has visited in various parts of the world. She currently lives in California where she is working on her sixth Weston novel. One of her novels, Murder in a Teacup, won the California Writers Club Jack London Conference Award.

Curteman’s blog, Global Mysteries combines information for mystery writers and practical tips on world travel.

To learn more about the author, visit her website: www.nancycurteman.com

Brown bag events with local authors take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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

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? Then welcome to Dublin Library's 2nd Thursday of the Month book discussion group. (This meeting will be an exception to the rule, as we will be meeting on the third Thursday of March.  We will resume meeting on the second Thursday in April.)  We will be discussing Pulitzer Prize-winner author Elizabeth Strout's novel, The Burgess Boys. This novel deals with two brothers, both lawyers, dealing with a possible hate crime committed by their sister's son in their hometown in Maine.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday 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

 

 
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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-5.

Make fun project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

For more information contact the Centerville Library Information Desk at (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center: Grades 2-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades 2 through 6. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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
 
office_pencil 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 - 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program, designed to help young readers gain self-confidence and improve their reading skills by reading to a certified pet therapy dog.

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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
 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

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anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:10 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 20 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. 28 - HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT 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_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
 

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school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Science for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Science for Youth is a program designed for school-age children. Its goal is to give  fun, informative, and FREE lectures/demos to invoke the public's interest in science. All are welcome to attend. This series on Fridays is presented by Mission San Jose High School students. 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
eth_sombrero.GIF 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

 
lib_book_sale 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Fremont Libraries Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway.

Friday night is Members Onky-- Join at the door for $!0 per address.

Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here


Contact: Mary 510-494-1103

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Newark Library will have free tax help available every Saturday from February 7 to April 11 (Closed March 14) from 10AM-1PM through the VITA program.  This is for qualified individuals and families with household income of $53000 or less annually.  If you qualify, please bring:

  • a photo ID for you and your spouse (if married),
  • original social security/ITIN cards or letters for all persons to be listed on the tax return
  • 2014 tax documents such as W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, etc.
  • Your household’s health coverage info (1095-A if bought through Covered CA)
  • Other 2014 records for charitable contributions; property tax bill; DMV registration bill; childcare provider info and expenses; college expenses; landlord info; business incomes and expenses, etc.
  • Direct Deposit for Faster Refund – bring a voided check or bank routing number and checking and savings account info
  • 2013 tax return

 

VITA will not do married filing separately; self-employment and sole propriety business with expenses over $10,000, depreciation, losses, and office in the home; rental income with rental expenses; and IRA conversions.

 
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway.

Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here


Contact: Mary 510-494-1103

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 'Houses of Creativity' Art Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This project is open to kids of all ages from March 9 – 21 (except for March 14) during open hours.

Stop by for the fun of making your unique House of Creativity with recycled materials.  All the houses will be put on display in the Children’s Area after they are completed.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_quill 10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Tzu Chi Foundation offers tutoring for teens and, if needed, for adults. No registration necessary. Just drop in to receive assistance with your math studies. Call the Library for further information at (510)284-0642.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 670-6283 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP 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 February 7, 2015 through April 11, 2015 from 10:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.

This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.

Appointments will be available for morning sessions.  You may call the Library at 925-803-7275 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 14, 2015, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_dia 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Sock Creatures! Workshop for Tweens & Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

SOCK CREATURES! 

WORKSHOP FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

Saturday, March 21st @ 10:30am - 12:00pm

Join teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn to sew a stuffed creature from colorful socks and gloves!  Everyone will assemble and customize their own hand sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures.  All materials provided.  Ages 10 and up.

Space is limited.  Registration Required. 

Register at the Children's Desk.

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fun With Science: Flora and Metallics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Interested in magnetizing your cereal or changing the colors of flowers? 

Discover the science of iron, water adhesion, antacids, and air pressure in the spirit of spring!

Students in grades 4-6 are invited to analyze physical reactions and acidity in plant growth and take home lima beans!

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer_apple 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer & Gadget Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop in any Saturday morning for help with word processing, email, computer questions, and electronic gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, and more.

If you wish, you may also take a structured lesson on the following topics: Computer Basics, Windows Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics, or Email Basics.

Trained teens from local high schools will help you. Tutoring is on a one-on-one basis.

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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z_cust_kiwanis 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30 minute prgraam that requires no registration.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_drum1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM G.L.E.A.M. - All About Rhythm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A special music and rhythm program for kids ages 6-12.

Due to space limitations FREE tickets will be given out 15 minutes before event. Please be on time.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM VITA Tax Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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 $53,000 in 2014.

Saturdays February 7 through April 11 1:00-4:00 p.m.

on the first floor of the Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont

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 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

 
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Anyone Can Sing! Join Us! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to sing or just sing along! Remember, anyone can sing! No talent or musical ability required! Singing instructor, Molly Rosen, will lead you in a fun-filled hour of music for the whole family! Call the Library for more information.


Contact: Diana McRae (510) 284-0642 dmcrae@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
            
 
LEGO CLUB
 
Saturday, March 21st @ 2:00 - 3:00pm
                                                      
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

                  Please leave your own LEGOs at home. We have enough for everyone!
                       No registration is necessary 

                  Contact: Castro Valley Library for more information (510) 667-7900

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 'Make a Book' Family Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make a book all about your family to take home!

Use fabric, an instant photograph and colorful paper to make your book. 
All materials provided! Fun for all ages! Award-winning, local artist Marion Coleman will lead the workshop.

Your family is also invited tomake a page for the community book that will be on display at the Library! Join us!

Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Tweens (ages 10-12) and teens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn to sew a stuffed creature from colorful socks and gloves! Everyone will assemble and customize their own hand sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials provided. Free tickets will be handed out beginning at 1:45 pm the day of the program, and seating is limited to 15 students.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_bookflipping 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Mini Book - a Workshop for 'Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 9 - 13 - design and buiild your own mini book to use for drawings, poetry, school assignments, vacation memories. This free workshop is presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard and does require registration. Registration will begin on Sat. March 14 at 10 am. Due to the instructional nature of this program, it will begin on time and late comers will not be admitted.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Science for Youth is a program designed for school-age children. Its goal is to give  fun, informative, and FREE lectures/demos to invoke the public's interest in science. All are welcome to attend. This series on Saturdays is presented by Irvington High School students. 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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lib_book_sale 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Clearance Sale-- Sunday only! $5 per large grocery bag. Bring your own bags-- no boxes, please.

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway.

Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here
Contact: Maru 510-494-1103

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Math for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Looking for a job?  Preparing to change jobs?  Or just need or want to brush up? Fremont Main Library continues its series of monthly math workshops for adults.

Topic for March 22:  Percents Applications

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - 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
   

March Movies 

The Quest  for  Treasure

O Brother Where art Thou?

PG-13

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Circle Time for 2 year olds (ages 24 to 36 months) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For 2 year olds (ages 24 - 36 months). Join us for a beginning parent/child story time that features interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays. To get the most from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed. This program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets are given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 18 children. This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Music & Movement Time!

Come bounce, jump, dance, & sing along. 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
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  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This workshop is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation. The group will meet four Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm and members must commit to attend all sessions. Bring a page of your writing (with copies to share) to each meeting including the first. The written subject matter may be fiction or non-fiction including essays, opinion pieces, journals and travel writing.

Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:40 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 20 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
 

 
nat_stars 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Get Your Child to Sleep Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Babies and toddlers want to sleep but don't know how. This class will share some tips and ideas to help your children get the sleep necessary for health and development. This free 45-minute workshop is presented by Arlene Fryling of Gentle Touch Sleeptime. 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
rec_knitting 3:30 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. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 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
 
office_pencil 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from 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 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 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 through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510)284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Game Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall   510-284-0606   nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Unwind after school using the library’s new PS4! Games include: FIFA 15, Little Big Planet, Madden 15, and Plants VS. Zombies. Feel free to bring any multi-player games of your own that are rated T or lower.

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM MAC 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    
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Clases De Computación Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

No experiencia necesaria para clase de Computacion para principieantes. Para las otras clases debe poder usar el mouse y el teclado.

Lunes. Citas: 6--6:30pm; 6:30--7pm.

Para mas informacion, llame (510) 284-0642. Hablamas espanol.


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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  -  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
 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FAMILIES WELCOME!

WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! (if you wish)

Preschoolers and their families welcome. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary! Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:40 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 20 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
 

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misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime for Children Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 - 5. Join us for stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. 

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 18 children. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_ladybug 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Spring Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduce your 3 - 5 year-old child to the joy of reading -- bring them to Preschool Storytime at the Library!

No registration is required for this ten-week series running March 24 - June 2. [No meeting March 17] The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

It's free! It's fun! Come join us! Yes, the Library is closed then, but the doors are open at 11 a.m. for stories and play!

For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625  pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

Time for stories, songs and the hokey pokey! Join us each week at this free story time for 2-5 year olds. No registration needed, just drop in!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these FREE Adult Computer Classes during the month of March:

Google Docs (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 3 & 10,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create,organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared online. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the spreadsheets, presentations and drawings.. Google Docs is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular online tools. If you are not aware of Google Docs, here is your opportunity to learn some very cool new skills.

Microsoft Word 2010 (2-part class)  Saturdays, March 14 & 28,  2:30 pm –4:30 pm
Learn Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, insert images and tables, and save your work.

Shopping for Travel Online  Tuesday, March 17,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn to stretch your travel budget with some of our favorite online tools for finding the best travel deals. Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe while shopping online.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (2-part class)  Tuesdays, March 24 & 31,  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Want to impress your boss with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text and pictures, as well as other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. 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
 

 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM Registration Begins for Spring Coding Camp for GIRLS Only Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join staff from Coding for Fun and learn product design using SCRATCH. Registration is necessary and begins today, This free Camp is for GIRLS only, ages 8-12 years old. Camp will be April 7, 9, and 10 from 1-4 pm. Campers MUST attend all three sessions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Book Club @ the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

The elegance of the hedgehog

by 

Muriel Barbery

 translated from the French by Alison Anderson

 
 

 

 

   

 The book club community contact is: Martha Brown
      510-475-7531
       Martha_brown4673@att.ne

The Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.


                                       Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
office_dollarsign 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Resume & Cover Letter Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come to this program and get expert advice for a job search specialist on how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you more interviews and a suitable job faster.  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 by 1:00 PM.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_book_bunch1 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.

February 24: It Worked for Me by Colin Powell

March 24: Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper

April 28: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

May 26: 4:50 From Paddington  by Agatha Christie

June 23: Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

July 28: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

August 25: China Dolls by Lisa See

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SENIOR DRIVER TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

STAY SAFE...AND SAVE MONEY!

Conducted by the California Highway Patrol, this seminar will include compensating for age-related changes, tuning up your driving skills, rules of the road, nutrition and strength, safe driving tips, a confidential self-evaluation...and more!  Upon completion of the seminar, patricipants will receive a certificate which may entitle them to an automobile insurance discount!
 

Registration is required.  To enroll, contact the Castro Valley Library @ (510) 667-7900.
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Make A Book Family Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for this Art is Education event! Make a beautiful book all about your family to take home.  All supplies will be provided for this free workshop. Space available on a first-come basis.See you there!


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center: Grades 2-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades 2 through 6. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
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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office_pencil 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_bookman 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Page Turners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Tween Page Turners has switched from Wednesday afternoons to Tuesday afternoons. 

Hope you can still make it!

This is a book club for kids in 6th-8th grade. 

The book for this month will be available at the Children's Info Desk, a month before today. 

We meet in Conference Room A from 4-5pm to discusss the book. 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

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

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_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
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Make Your Own Journals Adult Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This craft program is for adults. Make your own decorative journal. This craft program is presented by Christie’s Creative Cupboard. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Please arrive on time or even a little early. All materials will be provided.

 

Due to space limitations FREE tickets will be given out 30 minutes before event. Please be on time.

For more information contact the Centerville Library Information Desk at (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - 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
   

Need a little practice reading? Join volunteers from the Ohlone Humane Society's Therapy Dog Unit and practice. Free tickets are available, beginning at 6:30 p.m., for each of the 15 minute reading slots - 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 and 7:15 p.m. Bring your own book or pick one from the display.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - 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 andorganizing programs for teens.

We meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Conference room. 

 

 

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

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

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

January 13th & 27th

February 10th & 24th

March 10th & 24th

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

Pajama Time is an evening story time full of books and songs,

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library

    Location: Castro Valley
 
rec_dance1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM El Ballet Folklorico de James Logan High School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Dance, Dance, Dance at San Lorenzo Library!

Art is expressed in many forms by many cultures. The James Logan High School Ballet Folklorico will present the wonderful colors and dances of Mexico. Join us for a fantastic, hand clapping, sing-along family program.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  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 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0642 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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

Art for preschoolers 3-5 years old! Ms. Chris will be teaching a different art project each week. Make sure your child wears clothes they don't mind getting messy! Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to this free program due to seating limitations. See you there!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this four-week series running March 4 - 25. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and 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.

Space is limited to 20 adult/child pairs, one child from birth to 35 months per adult as each child needs an adult lap to sit on. Come in the day of each program when the Library opens to pick up a number; ONLY THE FIRST TWENTY ADULT/CHILD PAIRS CAN BE ADMITTED.

Contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625 for information pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Zone for ages 3 months to 12 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 months to 12 months. A short program of rhymes and bounces, along with age-appropriate toys and books, will take place in the picture book area. For the safety of all children, please do not bring food.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Join us for stories songs and the hokey pokey during this weekly, free storytime for 2-5 year olds.  No need to register, just drop in and have fun!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
elect_computer1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM 1-on-1 Computer Tutoring - Sign Up Required Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


One-on-one Computer Tutoring. Half hour session per person. Advance sign-up is required.
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  12:55 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 20 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  -  2:30 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 una hora de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Adina Aguirre (510) 795-2627 x 11 or email aaguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books: Michel Foucault, The Body of the Condemned* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Book discussion group facilitated by Rosalie Gonzales. All welcome.

Michel Foucault                      The Body of the Condemned*

This selection is included in the Great Books anthology Great Conversations 3, which is available at the information desk for copying.

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_balloons 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Making Daily Activities Easier Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Karen Marshall, “The Gadget Lady,” Assistive Technology Coordinator, Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) will demonstrate devices to make life easier. She will give us the opportunity to try out magnifiers, listening devices, openers and gripping devices,

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Parent & Child Card Making Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids, ages 5+, and a parent are invited to stop in and make a homemade card. Cards designs will vary. Limited to 20 children.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

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
 
office_pencil 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 - 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from 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 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 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 through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
misc_thread Sock Creatures! Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, March 25, 4-6 pm     “Sock Creatures!” Workshop

Tweens and teens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn to sew a stuffed creature from colorful socks and gloves! Everyone will assemble and customize their own hand sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials provided. Ages 10 and up.

Registration is required.  Call: Bookmobile Office (510) 745-1477

Location: Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont CA

 
ent_guitar01 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Sing-along Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sing some favorites and learn some new songs. Singing is led by Dale Allen Boland, who has been sharing the joy of community music-making with East Bay singers from newborn to 96 for over 15 years. Free! No Sign-up required. All ages are welcome to our Weekly Sing-along! 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Hear All About It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories and a craft for school aged kids and their parents.

Join librarians and community members for an evening of stories and a craft, perfect for the young and young at heart. In the library program room.

Best for families with children ages 5 and older.

Seating is limited.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Les Gwan Jupon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Union City Library's Wednesday Night Music Series presents:

Les Gwan Jupon

Les Gwan Jupons play vintage party music from the French, Spanish and English-speaking Caribbean . . . biguine and mazurka from Martinique and Guadeloupe, calypso from Trinidad, cumbia from Colombia, mento from Jamaica, bolero from Cuba. Les Gwan Jupons translate music from rare Caribbean recordings of the 1930s to ’60s to the context of a contemporary acoustic jazz ensemble, with instrumentation inspired by the biguine bands of Martinique dancehalls in the 1930s. The band is named in French Creole for the puffy skirts traditionally worn by women at Carnival celebrations.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
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Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice English conversation at the Literacy Reading Club. Meet other adults, build confidence in your speaking and discuss a good book!

Contact: Literacy (510) 745-1480
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  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 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for 1 year olds (ages 12 to 23 months) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For 1 year olds (ages 12 - 23 months). Bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, flannel board stories and books encourage early literacy.

To get the most from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed. This program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets are given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 18 children. This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
 
 
March 26th
 
 
Come listen, sing and play!
 
 
No Registration. No Late Entries.  
Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                                                                                   Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years, can join the group at any time. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected board books, stories, songs, and games to delight children and encourage reading. First half hour will be stories and the second half hour will allow children free play with toddler toys and interaction with the group. No registration necessary. Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0640 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Special Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lenght of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April.

Celebrating Art IS Education Month today, we are having a special session with art-themed stories, finger plays, songs, and an easy crafts. 

Toddler Time is a fun-filled story time for children ages 18-36 months and an adult. We will enjoy a couple of short stories, do some finger plays and activities and dance along to music.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Game Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

WINTER PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursday

February 19th thru March 26th

11:00-12:30pm

Join us in the Children's Area anytime between 11:00-12:30 for Preschool Game Time.

The Castro Valley Game Library will be here with lots of fun games for Preschoolers!

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

CV Game Library is a local organization that provides access to games at a small lifetime fee: https://pinterest.com/gamelibrary/

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stay N Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Length of session: 6 weeks, March 5-April 9.

Need a little social interaction with other parents and children? We have some toys that need to be played with! We'll put them out during Stay "N" Play after Toddler Time. For toddlers ages 18-36 months old.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday 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

 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Successful Interviews Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn successful interviewing techniques with Trisha Tran from the Tri-City One-Stop Career Center, Newark campus.

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

Location: NEWARK 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

 

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office_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center: Grades 2-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Center for students in grades 2 through 6. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Central* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall, 12/1/14--12/18/14 except 12/9/14 when it's going to be held in San Lorenzo Library.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit Homework Central for homework help.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 bgomberg@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Bookmarks for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come make your own specially designed bookmark. This program is for kids, ages 5 and up. All materials will be provided. 

Due to space limitations FREE tickets will be given out 30 minutes before event. Please be on time.

For more information contact the Centerville Library Information Desk at (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
 
office_pencil 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 - 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. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program, designed to help young readers gain self-confidence and improve their reading skills by reading to a certified pet therapy dog.

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

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anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:10 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 20 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. 28 - HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT 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
 

 
eth_sombrero.GIF 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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office_money_bills_coins 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Powerselling on eBay Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Shari Smith, Certified Education Specialist trained by eBay, and Platinum Level Powerseller ($30K per month sales for at least a year) teaches how to research & create listings to attract buyers; enhance listings & monitor sales; set pricing to maximize profits; open and use a PayPal account; avoid costly beginners’ mistakes; start or expand an eBay business, and list using mobile devices. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Sign in starts at 9, workshop at 9:30 am. There will be one hour for lunch (not provided). 

To purchase the eBay Basic Manual ($20), reserve in advance at www.7daysale4u.biz/calendar with a debit or credit card or arrive at 9 a.m. and pay by credit or debit card or cash. Purchase is optional but handouts will not be provided.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Covered California Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come join us at Alameda County Library to enroll or get information on affordable Health Insurance through Covered California or Medi-Cal. In this free event Covered CA certified enrollment counselor and outreach educator will assist you individually. Please bring the following for enrollment. Open Enrollment starts Nov. 15, 2014, and ends Feb. 15, 2015.

  • Social Security # and date of birth for all applicants
  • Proof of immigration status (Naturalization certification/Green Card) if applicable
  • Proof of residence (Photo ID, Utility bill)
  • Proof of household income (Pay stubs, Tax forms)
  • Health Insurance info if you currently have one

For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-284-0685 AAguirre@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Newark Library will have free tax help available every Saturday from February 7 to April 11 (Closed March 14) from 10AM-1PM through the VITA program.  This is for qualified individuals and families with household income of $53000 or less annually.  If you qualify, please bring:

  • a photo ID for you and your spouse (if married),
  • original social security/ITIN cards or letters for all persons to be listed on the tax return
  • 2014 tax documents such as W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, etc.
  • Your household’s health coverage info (1095-A if bought through Covered CA)
  • Other 2014 records for charitable contributions; property tax bill; DMV registration bill; childcare provider info and expenses; college expenses; landlord info; business incomes and expenses, etc.
  • Direct Deposit for Faster Refund – bring a voided check or bank routing number and checking and savings account info
  • 2013 tax return

 

VITA will not do married filing separately; self-employment and sole propriety business with expenses over $10,000, depreciation, losses, and office in the home; rental income with rental expenses; and IRA conversions.

 
lib_book_quill 10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Tzu Chi Foundation offers tutoring for teens and, if needed, for adults. No registration necessary. Just drop in to receive assistance with your math studies. Call the Library for further information at (510)284-0642.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 670-6283 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580