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Monday September 1, 2014 -  Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Through the Lens of Clara Patterson: the 1900 Pilgrimage Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

On exhibit at the Marks Center for Local and California History, 2nd floor of the Fremont Main Library

Clara Patterson in EgyptThrough the Lens of Clara Patterson: the 1900 Pilgrimage is a special exhibit on loan from the Patterson House at Ardenwood Historic Farm.
   Clara  was born  in Alvarado in 1853. With her first husband, George Washington Patterson, and their two sons, she managed one of the largest ranches in Alameda County. Their home at Ardenwood can still be visited.
     In recent research, Patterson House Manager Christie Dentry uncovered the story of Clara’s trip to the Holy Land in 1900 with her second husband, Dr. Layson. Using her diaries, photographs and letters, Through the Lens of Clara Patterson provides a unique and intimate picture of world travel circa 1900.
 
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Monday, Sept. 22nd
7 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
 
  Christie Dentry will give a presentation about   Clara Patterson and the discoveries made        about her travels at a special meeting of the      Washington Township Historical Society.
 
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Thursday April 30, 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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Monday September 1, 2014 -  Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Guess Who Game - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 12 and under.

Come play the Guess Who Game at the Centerville library between September 16th and October 9th.

Take a look at the character silhouettes on the kid's bulletin board. Can you name them all? If so, you can be entered into a raffle for a $10 Amazon gift card. Fill out a Guess Who Game sheet with your answers and turn them in to the Information Desk for a small prize. The game is open to kids ages 12 and under and can only be played once.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
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 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed.  

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Autumn 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 five-week series running September 30 - October 28.  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:  (510) 745-1464 ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

 

 

Come have fun with your preschooler at Niles Library! We will have stories and music during this free half hour program.  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 


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 Adult Computer Classes during the month of September:

   INTERNET CLASSES
   Point, Click & Navigate: essential mouse & keyboard skills. Tuesday, Sept 9, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
   Internet Basics, Tuesday,  Sept 16, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
   Internet Searching, Tuesday, Sept 23, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
  Cyber-Shopping, Tuesday, Sept 30, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
 

MICROSOFT OFFICE CLASSES
Word 2010 (2-part class), Saturdays, Sept 6 & 13, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Excel 2010 (2-part class), Thursdays, Sept 11 & 25, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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  -  3:00 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FREE MOVIES FOR ADULTS @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY

Join us in the Chabot Room for a showing of the movie THE MONUMENTS MEN 

Join us for this special "ENCORE" show!  An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman.  1 hr 50 min, PG-13

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_baby.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Tuesday 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

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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
 

 

 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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.

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

NEW!

Citizenship Class is open to all adults who need the assistance! Your teacher will be the wonderful Amparo Ramos, widely appreciated when she taught for the Library previously. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information. A Spanish speaking staff member is usually available but the class is open to speaker's of any language other than English. Please note that the class will held in the Library's Temporary Space on Hesperian Blvd.

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

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

 

 

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Castro Valley School Board and AC Transit Directors Debate Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

6:00-7:00pm:     Castro Valley Board of Education - Two available seats. 

7:05-8:15pm:     AC Transit At-Large and Ward 4 Directors.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Eden Area League of Women Voters    
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Castro Valley Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Meet with your neighbors and friends for a lively discussion of member selected books. Castro Valley Library Book Club meets the last Tuesday evening of each month in the Library Learning Center. Read this month's selection and join the discussion!  Upcoming selections:

Jan 28     Inferno, by Dan Brown
Feb 25     And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
Mar 25     How It All Began, by Penelope Lively
Apr 29     Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 27    Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
Jun 24     The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult  
Jul 29      Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
Aug 26    Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan
Sept 30    Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
Oct 28     The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty
Nov 18     The Fault in our Stars, by John Green     
 
                    

For for more information, ask at the Library Information Desk or contact the  Castro Valley Library at (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

Tuesdays September 23rd - October 28th
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
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Interested in a Book Club? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like to read and talk about the books you've read?  Then book club is for you! Please click on the link below and take our short survey. If we get enough kids who would like to join a book club, then we will contact you, Our first meeting will be October 22 at 3:30 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dG1JdnhnZk5FZ0IzUXZmU1BKc2E2eHc6MA


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM English/Mandarin Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Length of session: 8 weeks, September 10-October 29, 2014.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and fun activities. For ages 3-6.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Bring your 2-5 year old preschooler to our fun storytime! We'll enjoy stories,  movement and music in this  free half-hour program!  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 

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

 
misc_liberty 12:00 PM  -  2:30 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 Fremont in District 17, can take questions and offer help at the Fremont Main Library on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The open office is held in a large study room on the second floor.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool Bookclub Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you homeschool your child and love to read? Join this informal book club especially for homeschooling families. Bring some books that you have enjoyed to share with the group. Take home lots of new titles to read. The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 2-3 p.m.
Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Group Books for Discussion:


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jewelry Making for Adults with Yu Lan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 1-2 p.m.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making for Teens with Yu Lan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Teens: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Kids, in grades K-6 are invited to come learn basic chess moves! If you already know how to play, you are welcome to come and  enjoy a game. No registration or tickets required, just drop in!

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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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_mouse_01 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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_questionmark_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - sign up in advance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

TriValley CoderDojo is a part of the larger CoderDojo global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people ages 8-17 years old. TriValley CoderDojo, or TriV for short, is based in Dublin but open to youth in the surrounding TriValley area and beyond. Monthly sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month with additional sessions added on occasion.  Meetings are in the Community Room at the Dublin Library. Monthly sessions offer an optional community sharing period from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The coding session begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. The community sharing period allows members to get set up, meet up with their friends, and share their projects. Sessions are free, but tickets are required due to limited capacity. Come join the fun! To become a member and get involved, just complete the membership form. You will then be on the mailing list and receive registration notices for upcoming TriV meetings and events.

The TriV Coderdojo covers the following:

  • Scratch
  • Minecraft mod development
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • Tynker
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Unity 3D game development
  • Mobile app development

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

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

 

 

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

Christina Hutchins, Albany poet and author of The Stranger Dissolves, facilitates this writing workshop. Free. No registration required. Drop in and work on your poetry with a group of supportive writers.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none Guess Who Game - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 12 and under.

Come play the Guess Who Game at the Centerville library between September 16th and October 9th.

Take a look at the character silhouettes on the kid's bulletin board. Can you name them all? If so, you can be entered into a raffle for a $10 Amazon gift card. Fill out a Guess Who Game sheet with your answers and turn them in to the Information Desk for a small prize. The game is open to kids ages 12 and under and can only be played once.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
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 10:15 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
 

 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a series of six wonderful events for young ones ages 6 mo. to 2 1/2 yrs. The Children's Librarian will present games, songs, and stories to encourage participation in a group situation. No experience necessary and no registration. Just drop by San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space

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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fall Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Fall Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
Recommended for 0-5 years

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

No Registration, No Late Entries.  Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
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/    
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories for preschoolers and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required. In the children's area of the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
elect_computer3 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's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's 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
   

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

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
 
anim_panda1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Mandarin/English Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM First 5 espaƱol Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-745-1464 x5   
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 90 minutos de cuentos, manualidad y juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
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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misc_kidsreading 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Storytime by the Stratford School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Please join staff from the Stratford School for this free 30 minute program of stories, music and fun. For 3 - 5 year olds.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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  -  5:00 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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Piano for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

By young musicians, For young musicians”

Listen to works of famous composers and learn mini piao lessons, and explore the wonders of this timeless, versatile instrument. 
First Thursday of every month, September through April.  For kids ages 5-11. 

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Length of session: 8 weeks, September 12-October 31, 2014.

Stories, fingerplays, music and movement for ages 3-5.
No preregistration is necessary.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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_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
 

 
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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club 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 or 2nd Friday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 1-4.

This month's book: Super Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold, and a book of your choice.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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_teddybear_reading 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: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

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

 

 

 
ent_drum1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM G.L.E.A.M - Toddler Music & Rhythm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

    A special music time for ages 18 months - 35 months. 

     We will be singing fun, easy, and familiar songs, as well as learning rhythm through shakers and scarves. 

 

     Due to space limitations tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to event. Please arrive promptly.

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

     Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook Help Desk Drop-in Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Walk in and learn how to download electronic books, audiobooks, magazines and video.  Bring in your smartphone, tablet, eReader or laptop and see what is available for your device. Electronic media is available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  

Bring in your device and don't forget your library card.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
elect_laptop.GIF 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_familytree 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Research Your Family History!

Have you wanted to discover your own family heritage but don't know where to start?  Volunteer genealogy docents from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand in the Group Study Room every Saturday in October to assist the public to begin their family history research.

Bring whatever information may be available regarding the city, town, or where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930 and/or 1940.  If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents.  No appointments are necessary.

Saturdays in October!

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

October 4, 11, 18 & 25

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM Fall Storytime: Ages 3-5 and Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories, Crafts and Songs for 3-5 year olds and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Homework Center Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Castro Valley Library is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic High School student volunteers, just a few hours a week, for its after-school Homework Assistance Center. Are you looking for community service hours or need some job experience for your resume? Sign up for hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm and help students tackle their homework, gain valuable experience, and have fun.

Call Nathan Silva, Librarian I, 510-667-7906 for more information or stop by the Castro Valley library. Please be sure to bring a completed and signed Homework Center Volunteer application to the orientation

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Kids ages 5 and up are welcome to come by and have their hair braided by skillful teen volunteers!  Elastics, hair bands, and bobby pins will be provided free by the library.

The participants must:
1.bring their own hair brush
2.have hair length of at least 1 inch below the shoulders

Optional items to bring: hair accessories (bows, flower pinds, etc.), detanglers, or other hair products

Reservation is recommendaded by calling the Information Desk at 510-795-2627 x 7.  Kids without a reservation will be taken on the first-come-first-served basis if there are still spaces open.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
                             
 
LEGO CLUB!
 
Saturday, October 4th @ 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
 
lib_book_red 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Author--House of Liu Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Join Elizabeth Lew on a whirlwind tour of five thousand years of history on Saturday, October 18, 2-4 pm, at the Fukaya Room, Fremont Main Library.  Ms. Lew, who is turning 90 this year, is a third generation Chinese American.  From ancient China to present day America, Ms. Lew shares her family's history with the book House of Liu. To study the Liu family tree is to study history as family members were either historical figures or were in the thick of history as it unfolded.

 

Copies of House of Liu and CDs will be available for purchase.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Photography Discussion Group: Close-Up Photography in Nature Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local photography enthusiast Ed Pavlu will discuss close-up photography in nature and the basics of macro photography  in the Dublin Library Program Room in this third meeting of the Photography Discussion Group.  The discussion on macro photography will include how to understand and choose the proper equipment for this type of photography. Examples of good techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.  A question-and-answer period will follow.

Ed Pavlu's work has been published in New Jersey Outdoor nature magazine & Photographer's Forum.  He has won many awards for his nature images in photography competitions. 

Bring along your camera.  This class will be limited to 36 students.  Please sign up at the Information Desk, call 510-608-1102 or email emarangoni@aclibrary.org.

 

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM TAG Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is looking for energetic and creative teens that would like to earn community service hours while providing valuable input to the teen librarian. TAG members advise the teen librarian on popular materials (books, media, blogs, etc) and help plan out programs for teens in the library. An easy and fun way to earn community service hours while working with other local teens.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_rabbit 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Funny Bunny's Saturday Storytime - Pirates & Princesses 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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK 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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Playing with Sound Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Playing With Sound!

A music program for toddler

PLAYING WITH SOUND is an opportunity to explore and discovery the building blocks of music. By experimenting with instruments, playing simple games and singing songs, preschoolers can experience first-hand the effects of volume, pitch, tempo, etc... all while having lots of noisy fun! 

Instruments will be available or bring your own and join the band!

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Circle Time for Children Ages 24 to 36 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children 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 36 participants. This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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
 

 

 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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.

 
anim_bee.GIF 5:00 PM  -  5:40 PM Monday 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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 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
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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 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
 

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

NEW!

Citizenship Class is open to all adults who need the assistance! Your teacher will be the wonderful Amparo Ramos, widely appreciated when she taught for the Library previously. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information. A Spanish speaking staff member is usually available but the class is open to speaker's of any language other than English. Please note that the class will held in the Library's Temporary Space on Hesperian Blvd.

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The City and the Fields Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The City and the Fields Exploring California literature with Marek Breiger

      Join Marek Breiger to learn about his new book and the impact of major California
      writers from Jack London and John Steinbeck to Gary Soto and Amy Tan.
 
       Mr. Breiger teaches English at Irvington High School in Fremont, California. His
       writings have been included in five major anthologies dealing with the American west.
 
        His book will be available for purchase and signing after the program.
 
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
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misc_none Guess Who Game - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 12 and under.

Come play the Guess Who Game at the Centerville library between September 16th and October 9th.

Take a look at the character silhouettes on the kid's bulletin board. Can you name them all? If so, you can be entered into a raffle for a $10 Amazon gift card. Fill out a Guess Who Game sheet with your answers and turn them in to the Information Desk for a small prize. The game is open to kids ages 12 and under and can only be played once.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
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 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed.  

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

Ms. Chris is back with more fun preschool art projects for your 3-5 year old!  Space is limited, so arrive a little early to get your spot.  And don't foroget to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty! All supplies are provided and this is a free class. Classes are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Autumn 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 five-week series running September 30 - October 28.  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:  (510) 745-1464 ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

 

 

Come have fun with your preschooler at Niles Library! We will have stories and music during this free half hour program.  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tuff Tumblers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Join us at the Castro Valley Library for some Preschool Tumbling!
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.  
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment,
including ladders, tunnels, balance beams.
 
WHO:  3-5 yr olds
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 7th @ 12:15

HOW:  First Come, First Served
 
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO FIRST 24 STUDENTS 
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7931

Children under 7 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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 Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

 E-MAIL BASICS (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 7 & 14, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Learn how to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders, and more. Students must be preregistered for Gmail.

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 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 with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

CYBER-SHOPPING (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, November 4 & 18,  12:30 to 2:30 pm
Shopping online is fast, convenient, and opens up a whole new world of merchandise for you and your family!  Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe.  In the 2nd class we focus on “travel” shopping!
 

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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school_esl 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Do the Math! Math Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Are you and adult needing to improve your math skills? Do you want to learn about secrets and short cuts to a better understanding of mathematics?  Then come to this free mathematics class for adults and learn about Pre-Algebra Concepts.  This program will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room.

Instructor Vanessa Mason has taught courses in the areas of mathematics and statistics.  She teaches test preparation courses for educators and nursing students, and is the former Assistant Director for the California High School Exit Exam.  She currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
food_grocery 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CalFresh Enrollment Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

CalFresh representatives will be present at San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space to enroll you for food stamps. There are income limits, you can't be receiving SSI and you need to have at least one legal permanent resident of the U.S. in your household. You can visit the Library to pick up a list of what you should have with you. Call your librarian at 510-284-0642 for more information!

 


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

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

 

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Reading Rascals: 3rd and 4th grade book group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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If you are in 3rd and 4th grade and love to read and talk about books, then Reading Rascals is for you! Reading Rascals is a book discussion group for 3rd and 4th graders.

Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. Stop by the Children's Information desk to sign up and get a copy of this month's book to check out.

Read the book before the meeting date, then come ready to talk about the book. We'll also do a fun craft and have a small snack.

For the October 7 meeting, we'll be reading "How Oliver Olson Changed the World" by Claudia Mills.


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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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.

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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_liberty 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free consultation with a lawyer on the First Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM. Please come to the Library on the day of the program to pick up a ticket.

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

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

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

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

April 1       Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
May 6        The Red Velvet Cupcake Murder, by Joanne Fluke
June 3       The Stranger Beside Me, by Ann Rule
July 1         Cuckoos Calling, by J.K. Rowling
August 5    The California Roll, by John Vorhaus
Sept 2          Joyland, by Stephen King
Oct 7            Live by Night, by Dennis Lehane
Nov 4           The Cutting Room, by Louise Welsh
Dec 2            A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, by Shamini Flint


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

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT Test Follow Up and Test Taking Strategies Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a follow up to the practice SAT test conducted on Saturday, 9/20/14, where those who participated in the previous test can receive and review their scores.

Those who did not take the SAT practice test are still invited to attend this program as a Kaplan representative will be on hand to offer additional test taking techniques and strategies. Both parents and students will learn how to score higher on admissions tests using key strategies, including ways to take advantage of the test format to maximize efficiency on the exam.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is the world leader in test preparation and has helping students achieve their educational goals for nearly 70 years

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join us for Pajama Storytime in October!  Our nighttime storytime will have stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for right before bed. Best for ages 2-5.

A craft may follow, depending on time.

No registration needed, and ALL LIBRARY EVENTS ARE FREE!


For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-795-2627 AAguirre@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

Tuesdays September 23rd - October 28th
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_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Avoid & Survive Tax Audits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

How to Avoid and Survive IRS Tax Audits

Fremont Main Library

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Come and hear Alan Olsen give you tips on avoiding tax audits and what to do when the inevitable happens.

Alan is the Managing Director of GROCO, the largest CPA firm in Fremont.  His firm was recently recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the Best Managed CPA firms in the USA.  GROCO was also included on the list of “Fastest Growing Companies” in the Bay Area.  A nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, Alan has appeared on Fox News, KPIX and KRON television networks.  He has been quoted and published by various media outlets such as CNN Money, Money Magazine, Consumer Reports - Money Advisor and Money Matters.

This free program is sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Alameda County Library.  To RSVP, please call Chuck Roberts at (510) 797-8661 x296 or email him at croberts@GROCO.com.   For more information, please visit www.GROCO.com.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none Interested in a Book Club? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like to read and talk about the books you've read?  Then book club is for you! Please click on the link below and take our short survey. If we get enough kids who would like to join a book club, then we will contact you, Our first meeting will be October 22 at 3:30 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dG1JdnhnZk5FZ0IzUXZmU1BKc2E2eHc6MA


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Especially for preschoolers, ages 3-5, fun art projects taught by Ms. Chris.  There is no charge for this free class, and all supplies will be provided.  Have kids wear clothes they don't mind getting dirty! Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start of class.


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 October 8 - 29. 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 before each day's program 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 11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM English/Mandarin Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Length of session: 8 weeks, September 10-October 29, 2014.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and fun activities. For ages 3-6.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Bring your 2-5 year old preschooler to our fun storytime! We'll enjoy stories,  movement and music in this  free half-hour program!  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:15 PM The Lego Movie! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity. Come join the fun!  The Lego Movie is rated PG and lasts l hour 41 minutes. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program due to seating limitations.  See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_mouse_01 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Hooked on Books is a book discussion group for children in grades 2-3. 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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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
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misc_none Guess Who Game - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 12 and under.

Come play the Guess Who Game at the Centerville library between September 16th and October 9th.

Take a look at the character silhouettes on the kid's bulletin board. Can you name them all? If so, you can be entered into a raffle for a $10 Amazon gift card. Fill out a Guess Who Game sheet with your answers and turn them in to the Information Desk for a small prize. The game is open to kids ages 12 and under and can only be played once.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
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 10:15 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
 

 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a series of six wonderful events for young ones ages 6 mo. to 2 1/2 yrs. The Children's Librarian will present games, songs, and stories to encourage participation in a group situation. No experience necessary and no registration. Just drop by San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space

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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fall Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Fall Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
Recommended for 0-5 years

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

No Registration, No Late Entries.  Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served.

 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories for preschoolers and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required. In the children's area of the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
elect_computer3 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's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's 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
   

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

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 Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

animals,books,cartoons,chickens,chicks,entertainment,mother hens,readings,stories,fantasyCome join us for preschool storytime.There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Fall storytime session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30, from October 9th through Novembr 13th.

For ages 3-6. No Registration is Required.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_panda1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Mandarin/English Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mandarin Parenting Class with Dr. Shu-ling Chen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


For parents or caregivers of children of all ages. Class is conducted in Mandarin.
Speaker: Dr. Shu-Ling Chen
Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@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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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CalFresh Enrollment Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you qualify for CalFresh (Food Stamps)?  Join us every Second Thursday from 2 to 5 pm for FREE application assistance.  Please call Miguel R. to make an appointment at (510) 635-3663 Ext.374.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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  -  5:00 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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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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misc_none All Alameda County Libraries are Closed for Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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rec_legoguy 10:00 AM Registration Begins for Take a spin with LEGO Spin Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

You'll learn how machines can be used to create art and help build a working spin art machine using LEGO bricks. Then give it a spin and create your own work of art. Due to space limitations, regstration is necessary. Age limits will be observed. Due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers will not be admitted. Funded by the Alameda County Library System.

Classes are Sat. October 18 - 1 - 2 pm - preschoolers, ages 3 - 5

                                                  2:15 - 3:15 pm - grades K - 5

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Teens are invited to partake in a free ACT practice test administered by Kaplan Test & Prep Admissions at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for one of the most important test of their life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the chance to experience what it is like to take the ACT, and to ready them for the real thing.

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

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is the world leader in test preparation and has helping students achieve their educational goals for nearly 70 years
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook Help Desk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop in with your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop and get help downloading electronic books, audiobooks, magazines or videos. Read, listen, and watch 24/7 from the library's website. Library card required.

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 795-2627 x20 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook Help Desk Drop-in Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Walk in and learn how to download electronic books, audiobooks, magazines and video.  Bring in your smartphone, tablet, eReader or laptop and see what is available for your device. Electronic media is available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  

Bring in your device and don't forget your library card.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
rec_knitting 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One Purl Two Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Blades   925-803-7273   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

Knit One Purl Two, the Dublin Library monthly knitting group, will meet in the Library Program Room from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This is a group of adult knitters who like to come together, visit and share their creativity. We do not offer knitting lessons, but there are usually some experienced knitters who can help if you have an unfinished project and need advice. Please contact Pam Blades if you have any questions.


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 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_familytree 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Research Your Family History!

Have you wanted to discover your own family heritage but don't know where to start?  Volunteer genealogy docents from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand in the Group Study Room every Saturday in October to assist the public to begin their family history research.

Bring whatever information may be available regarding the city, town, or where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930 and/or 1940.  If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents.  No appointments are necessary.

Saturdays in October!

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

October 4, 11, 18 & 25

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM Fall Storytime: Ages 3-5 and Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories, Crafts and Songs for 3-5 year olds and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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 in the Conference Room 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) 795-2627 x20 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Introduction to 3D Design and Printing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Instructor Tim Huynh will get you started in the fun world of 3D Printing.  This free, 1.5  hour program, will demonstrate the entire printing process from concept and design to printing in 3D.  No registration is neccessary, all ages are invited to attend.

Come see a 3D printer in action!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Faux Stained Glass Craft for Adults and Teens 16+ at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Kris Swanson or Tracey Firestone   510-745-1464 ext. 5   kswanson@aclibrary.org or tfirestone@aclibrary.org.

 

 Please join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard as she teaches you how to make your own faux stained glass art piece.

 All supplies will be provided to completely design and create an art piece that is made on a 6x6 piece of beveled glass using glass paints.

 For Adults and Teens ages 16 and up.

  This class is FREE and all supplies will be provided.

   Class size is limited to 25 particpants and advanced registration is required.

   Registration begins on Wednesday, September 23rd.  Call or drop by the Reference Desk to sign-up/register.

Note:  Please be on time.

Due to the highly structural nature of this program, no latecomers will be admitted after the class has started.

 
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.

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
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eth_mexican_flag.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your friends and neighbors at San Lorenzo Library for a wonderful troupe of young mariachis. The music will last for about one hour! This program, like all library programs, is free! Celebra Mes de la Herencia Latina y visita a la biblioteca temporada de San Lorenzo.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

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

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classical Music Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Anna Poklewski Academy of Music presents voice, flute and piano students in a classical music concert, with a special performance by APAM's new Chamber Music Orchestra conducted by Loren Tayerle.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Math for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

October's topic: Metric System and Measurements

About the instructor:  With a passion for teaching mathematics to adults and over 20 years of experience, Vanessa Mason has taught courses in math, science and test preparation.  She is the former assistant director for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) mathematics test development.  She currently teaches at California State University-East Bay.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Holiday of Succot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

LEARN & EXPERIENCE THE HOLIDAY OF SUCCOT!

Experience the Holiday of Succot by learning about the Four Species,

and by having a chance to design & decorate your own 'Mini Sukkah'!

Sunday, October 12th @ 3pm

at the Castro Valley Library

    Location: Castro Valley
 
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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Playing with Sound Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Playing With Sound!

A music program for toddlers

PLAYING WITH SOUND is an opportunity to explore and discovery the building blocks of music. By experimenting with instruments, playing simple games and singing songs, preschoolers can experience first-hand the effects of volume, pitch, tempo, etc... all while having lots of noisy fun!  

Instruments will be available or bring your own and join the band!

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Assemblymember Bill Quirk's Community Assistance Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A representative from Assemblyman Bill Quirk’s office will be available at the Union City Library the second Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help you resolve California state-related issues. Assemblyman Quirk represents District 20 which includes Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City.

The Assemblyman’s representative will work with you to help if you have a problem with a state agency, need legislative information or information about proposed legislation, or just want to express your comments and concerns.
 
Please call Assemblyman Quirk’s office at (510) 583-8818 for an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome. Se Habla Español.

For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 745-1464 Ext. 19 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Circle Time for Children Ages 24 to 36 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children 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 36 participants. This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
ent_microphone1 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vivian Jaquette    (510) 526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org
   

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum.
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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 porpose of offering inspiration and motivation.  The group meets four Mondays, Oct 13, 20 & 27 and Nov 3 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in the library's Chabot Room.  Participants must commit to attend all sessions and bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.  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  -  2:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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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lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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
 

 

 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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.

 
anim_bee.GIF 5:00 PM  -  5:40 PM Monday 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.

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

Location: FREMONT 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_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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 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_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NEW!

Citizenship Class is open to all adults who need the assistance! Your teacher will be the wonderful Amparo Ramos, widely appreciated when she taught for the Library previously. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information. A Spanish speaking staff member is usually available but the class is open to speaker's of any language other than English. Please note that the class will held in the Library's Temporary Space on Hesperian Blvd.

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  -  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
 

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anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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 September – December, 2014 are:  September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 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 Lego Club for 8 - 10 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lego ClubKids ages 8 - 10 are invited to join teen volunteers to learn to build with legos! Children must have a permission slip filled out by a parent. Fill out the permission slip before the day at the Children’s Information Desk.

This program is limited to 20 children. Tickets are handed out at 3:25 to the first 20 children in line.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed.  

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Autumn 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 five-week series running September 30 - October 28.  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:  (510) 745-1464 ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

 

 

Come have fun with your preschooler at Niles Library! We will have stories and music during this free half hour program.  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 


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 Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

 E-MAIL BASICS (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 7 & 14, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Learn how to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders, and more. Students must be preregistered for Gmail.

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 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 with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

CYBER-SHOPPING (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, November 4 & 18,  12:30 to 2:30 pm
Shopping online is fast, convenient, and opens up a whole new world of merchandise for you and your family!  Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe.  In the 2nd class we focus on “travel” shopping!
 

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900     Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion 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.
 

May 13 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

June 10 Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

July 8 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

August 12 The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

September 9 The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais

October 14 Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munroe

November 11 No meeting. County Holiday

December 9 Holiday Party

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

Are you currently looking for a job?  Come to the Job Search A - Z workshop and learn from a job search specialist how to conduct a successful job search!    This program is free and is presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with Dublin Library.

Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Decorate A Pumpkin! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Adults/ Seniors have fun prettying up a faux pumpkin! Led by Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard, all supplies will be provided for this free class. No children please. Seating is limited, so please be on time to get your spot!

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Homework Center for students in grades 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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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.
 
Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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
 

 

 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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 Lego Movie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come join us for a family movie night at the Centerville Library! 

We'll be watching the Lego Movie at 5:30 PM. This program is for all ages. Free movie tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program. Space is limited, so be sure to arrive on time to get your ticket.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library starting on Tuesday, October 7 for an appointment with the Lawyer in the Library. You will be scheduled for a fifteen minute appointment during which the lawyer will listen to your problem and get you started on a solution. This service, a partnership between Alameda County Library and the Alameda County Bar Association, is free. The librarian at the Information Desk will sign you up, 510-284-0642.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

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

 

 

 
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Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, October 14th @ 6:30pm

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 Susan Green for a 20-minute Preschool Yoga Class.  Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and boyd.  This class is best for children 3-7 years old.  A towel or a yoga mat is recommended.  

Space is limited, Register at the Children's Desk or by calling (510) 608.1154.

 
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 Meeting from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Learning Center.

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

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

Join us for Pajama Storytime in October!  Our nighttime storytime will have stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for right before bed. Best for ages 2-5.

A craft may follow, depending on time.

No registration needed, and ALL LIBRARY EVENTS ARE FREE!


For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-795-2627 AAguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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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

Tuesdays September 23rd - October 28th
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 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Featured poets, followed by open mic.

Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none Interested in a Book Club? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like to read and talk about the books you've read?  Then book club is for you! Please click on the link below and take our short survey. If we get enough kids who would like to join a book club, then we will contact you, Our first meeting will be October 22 at 3:30 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dG1JdnhnZk5FZ0IzUXZmU1BKc2E2eHc6MA


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

 
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 October 8 - 29. 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 before each day's program 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 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM English/Mandarin Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Length of session: 8 weeks, September 10-October 29, 2014.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and fun activities. For ages 3-6.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Bring your 2-5 year old preschooler to our fun storytime! We'll enjoy stories,  movement and music in this  free half-hour program!  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_liberty 12:00 PM  -  2:30 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 Fremont in District 17, can take questions and offer help at the Fremont Main Library on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The open office is held in a large study room on the second floor.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Never Too Late Musical Revue Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stagebridge presents Never Too Late, a musical revue that features songs, outrageous skits, and hilarious strolls down memory lane. Join us for theatrical works that showcase the rich and varied experiences of older adults to a multigenerational audience.

Contact: Diana McRae dmcrae@aclibrary.org 510-284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Job Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

JOB WORKSHOPS

Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont (510-745-1440)

Presented by the Tri-City One-Stop Career Centers

 

Winning Resumes – What makes a good resume

Wednesday, October 15 @ Fremont Main Library, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills

Wednesday, November 12 @ Fremont Main Library, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Job Search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

Wednesday, December 10 @ Fremont Main Library, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_mouse_01 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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_liberty 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 October 15, 2014 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 October 8, 2014 . 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.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
food_apple 12:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag with Rachelle Ayala Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Whole Latte Love      Whole Latte Love is an opposites-attract romance set in
       Berkeley, California.
 
         Investment banker Carina Chen doesn’t need distractions—
       especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with. But when
       her boss asks her to turn Dylan into a businessman, she can’t think of
       a reason not to take advantage of his hospitality. Their chemistry is
       white hot, and Carina risks all for a night of love. Will Carina find her
       true heart before she loses her job and her chance for love?
 
        Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and
        boundaries and featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes
        emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics.
        However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and
        hope. Visit her blog at http://www.rachelleayala.com/.
 
Brown bag events with local authors take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 p.m.
                           You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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

                           Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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 10:15 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
 

 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a series of six wonderful events for young ones ages 6 mo. to 2 1/2 yrs. The Children's Librarian will present games, songs, and stories to encourage participation in a group situation. No experience necessary and no registration. Just drop by San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space

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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fall Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Fall Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
Recommended for 0-5 years

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

    No Registration, No Late Entries.  Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served.  

 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories for preschoolers and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required. In the children's area of the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH (Outreach Storytime at NEWPARK MALL) - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer3 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's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's 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
   

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

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 Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

animals,books,cartoons,chickens,chicks,entertainment,mother hens,readings,stories,fantasyCome join us for preschool storytime.There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Fall storytime session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30, from October 9th through Novembr 13th.

For ages 3-6. No Registration is Required.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_panda1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Mandarin/English Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin.

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

 

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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.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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  -  5:00 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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Length of session: 8 weeks, September 12-October 31, 2014.

Stories, fingerplays, music and movement for ages 3-5.
No preregistration is necessary.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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_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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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
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun with Science Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Discover the spooky science of our witches’ brew, carbonated fire, and epsom salt frosting!

All materials are provided. For kids grades 4-6.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK 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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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_teddybear_reading 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: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

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

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook Help Desk Drop-in Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Walk in and learn how to download electronic books, audiobooks, magazines and video.  Bring in your smartphone, tablet, eReader or laptop and see what is available for your device. Electronic media is available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  

Bring in your device and don't forget your library card.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Parenting Class - Behavior Issues with Toddlers & Elementary Schoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ever want to know how to deal with your toddler's or school-aged children's behavior problem?   This is a parenting class for you.  

Topics include:

  • Tantrums
  • Saying 'No"
  • Toilet Training
  • Disciplining
  • Trouble with Focus
  • Disruptive Behaviors
  • Learning Problems
  • ADD & ADHA
  • Responsibility & Chores
  • Developmental Stage of Independence vs Shame

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 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_familytree 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Research Your Family History!

Have you wanted to discover your own family heritage but don't know where to start?  Volunteer genealogy docents from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand in the Group Study Room every Saturday in October to assist the public to begin their family history research.

Bring whatever information may be available regarding the city, town, or where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930 and/or 1940.  If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents.  No appointments are necessary.

Saturdays in October!

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

October 4, 11, 18 & 25

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM Fall Storytime: Ages 3-5 and Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories, Crafts and Songs for 3-5 year olds and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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
 

 
holiday_pumpkin 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Pumpkin Art Contest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Dublin Library is looking for artistic high school students to participate in a pumpkin art contest. Students are asked to form a group of up to four people to work on their project. Students will pick up a pumpkin at the library beginning October 4th and have until October 18th to complete their project. The groups will be asked use a picture book as inspiration for their pumpkin's design. Groups may sign up at the library and will receive complete instructions at that time.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Take a spin with LEGO Spin Art-Ages 3-5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

You'll learn how machines can be used to create art and help build a working spin art machine using LEGO bricks. Then give it a spin and create your own work of art. Due to space limitations, regstration is necessary and begins Sat. Oct. 11 ar 10 AM. Age limits will be observed. Due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers will not be admitted. Funded by the Alameda County Library System.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5-12 but kids 5 and 6 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Make a shrinky dink Halloween pin.  Create your own design and watch it shrink!  

Spaces are limited.  Free tickets will be given out starting at 1:00 pm.  

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
ent_drum1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Billie Narver tells and plays Benny, the Little Bagpipe! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Billie Narver. tells the story of Bendigeidfran, Benny, the Little Bagpipe, then plays the pipes for us! Story, theater and music program for children 3 and up. Free, drop -in, no registration required.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Discover Taiwan: Marriage Culture of Taiwan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Discover Taiwan presents Marriage Culture of Taiwan

Join Discover Taiwan and learn about the Culture of Taiwanese Marriage.

Recommended for K-5th grade

Please register for this free program at the Children's Desk

Sponsored by Chuan Lyu Foundation www.river-flow.org

    Location: Castro Valley
 
rec_legoguy 2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Take a spin with LEGO Spin Art-Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

You'll learn how machines can be used to create art and help build a working spin art machine using LEGO bricks. Then give it a spin and create your own work of art. Due to space limitations, regstration is necessary and begins Sat. Oct. 11 ar 10 AM. Age limits will be observed. Due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers will not be admitted. Funded by the Alameda County Library System.

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
 

 
anim_rabbit 4:00 PM Japanese Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories in Japanese We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. Contact: storytime.jp.albany@gmail.com.


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Sunday October 19, 2014 Go To Top
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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Starting A Successful Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

STARTING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:00 – 12 Noon

This seminar discusses several elements necessary for starting a successful new business. These elements include: business planning, accessing capital, legal, technology, and human resource issues. Understanding these issues is critical to being a successful entrepreneur.

This seminar is a must for anyone interested in starting a business and is designed to work in concert with other Alameda County SBDC seminars.

Advance reservations are required.

Please register on-line at http://acsbdc.org/events2

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the City of Fremont, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC), the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, and the Alameda County Library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Playing with Sound Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

 

Playing With Sound! 

A music program for toddlers

PLAYING WITH SOUND is an opportunity to explore and discovery the building blocks of music. By experimenting with instruments, playing simple games and singing songs, preschoolers can experience first-hand the effects of volume, pitch, tempo, etc... all while having lots of noisy fun! 

Instruments will be available or bring your own and join the band!

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Circle Time for Children Ages 24 to 36 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children 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 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 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

 

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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 porpose of offering inspiration and motivation.  The group meets four Mondays, Oct 13, 20 & 27 and Nov 3 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in the library's Chabot Room.  Participants must commit to attend all sessions and bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.  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  -  2:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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
 

 

 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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 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 learning to use a new gadget, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:

  • eBooks and eBook readers (including how to borrow library ebooks)
  • Cell phones & Smartphones
  • Tablet Computers (iPad, Android, etc.) 
  • Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs
  • MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
  • Microsoft operating systems  
  • Backing up and copying files          
  • Internet browsing an searching
  • Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter 
Bring your device or 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.
 
NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A REPAIR SERVICE.  OUR VOLUNTEERS MAY BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT YOUR DEVICE REQUIRES REPAIR OR IS VIRUS OR MALWARE INFECTED, BUT WE CANNOT REPAIR OR CORRECT SUCH CONDITIONS.
 
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_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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 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
 

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

NEW!

Citizenship Class is open to all adults who need the assistance! Your teacher will be the wonderful Amparo Ramos, widely appreciated when she taught for the Library previously. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information. A Spanish speaking staff member is usually available but the class is open to speaker's of any language other than English. Please note that the class will held in the Library's Temporary Space on Hesperian Blvd.

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  -  8:00 PM Urban Biking 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Bike East Bay for a free classroom workshop for adults & teens on biking safely in an urban environment.
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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
 

Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
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 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed.  

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

Ms. Chris is back with more fun preschool art projects for your 3-5 year old!  Space is limited, so arrive a little early to get your spot.  And don't foroget to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty! All supplies are provided and this is a free class. Classes are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Autumn 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 five-week series running September 30 - October 28.  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:  (510) 745-1464 ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

 

 

Come have fun with your preschooler at Niles Library! We will have stories and music during this free half hour program.  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 


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 Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

 E-MAIL BASICS (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 7 & 14, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Learn how to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders, and more. Students must be preregistered for Gmail.

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 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 with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

CYBER-SHOPPING (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, November 4 & 18,  12:30 to 2:30 pm
Shopping online is fast, convenient, and opens up a whole new world of merchandise for you and your family!  Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe.  In the 2nd class we focus on “travel” shopping!
 

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 Resume & Cover Letter Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you currently looking for a job? Come to the Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop and learn from a job search specialist how to write a cover letter and resume that will get you more job interviews!  This program is free and is presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with Dublin Library.

Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

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

October 21, November 18, and December 16


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

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Homework Center for students in grades 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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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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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
 

 

 

 
lib_bookpurple 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Between the Lines Book Club - FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Students in grades 4-6 are invited to join us for our monthly book club. Each month, on the third Tuesday of the month, we read a different book and then discuss at the following meeting. Copies of the books for next month will be available at the Children's Desk following this book club 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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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.

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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_arrow_r_red 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Career Coach Consultations with Robert White - Sign Up Required Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


Looking for a job or re-entering the workforce? Schedule a free one-on-one consultation with experienced career coach Robert White. He will help you with any stage of your job search. Sign up for a 20-minute session at the library information desk or by calling 510-526-3720. Space is limited and advance sign-up is required.

Robert White is Director of Alumni Career Services for UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in Berkeley, California.  He also maintains an independent practice including coaching private clients and consulting as a trainer-facilitator and coach for career development programs through the nonprofit Wardrobe for Opportunity in Oakland, CA.  Prior positions include working as an attorney at a law firm and at Wells Fargo Bank and serving as Manager, Corporate Services Training, for Robert Half International, Inc.  He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, holds a Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Golden Gate University and received Bachelors degrees in English from Morehouse College and the University of Kent (England).
 
Location: ALBANY 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
   

Attorney George Derieg offers 15 minute free consultation and referrals on a wide variety of issues including estate planning, family, and criminal law. He does not cover landlord tenant disputes or foreclosures.

To make an appointment, please call (510) 795-2627 x7 when the library is open. If you are not going to be able to make your appointment, please call to cancel it.

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 your legal problem rather than for the attorney to provide in-depth legal analysis or advice. There is no continuing attorney/client relationship formed by your meeting with a volunteer attorney, but your discussion with the attorney will be confidential.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM ACT Test Follow Up and Test Taking Strategies Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a follow up to the practice ACT test conducted on Saturday, 10/11/14, where those who participated in the previous test can receive and review their scores.

Those who did not take the ACT practice test are still invited to attend this program as a Kaplan representative will be on hand to offer additional test taking techniques and strategies. Both parents and students will learn how to score higher on admissions tests using key strategies, including ways to take advantage of the test format to maximize efficiency on the exam.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is the world leader in test preparation and has helping students achieve their educational goals for nearly 70 years

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join us for Pajama Storytime in October!  Our nighttime storytime will have stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for right before bed. Best for ages 2-5.

A craft may follow, depending on time.

No registration needed, and ALL LIBRARY EVENTS ARE FREE!


For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-795-2627 AAguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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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

Tuesdays September 23rd - October 28th
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_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents - Electrons and Electricity Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Ken Miller and see how his many different machines generate electricity. This free program includes a short talk, a story (NIGHT WITHOUT LIGHT) and several hands-on activities for school-aged children and their parents.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents... Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vivian Jaquette    (510) 526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org
   

Albany FilmFest Presents...
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 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: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

Especially for preschoolers, ages  3-5, fun art projects taught by Ms. Chris. Have kids wear clolthes they don't mind getting dirty. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutee prior to the program.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sulphur Creek: Creepy Critters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sulphur Creek @ the Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, October 22nd

10:30-11:30

Creepy Critters

Meet some critters that are usually considered creepy.  Learn to understand and appreciate the Trantula, Toad, Rat, and Screech Owl.

 

This program will be held in the outdoor amphitheatre, weather permitting.

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
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 October 8 - 29. 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 before each day's program 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 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM English/Mandarin Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Length of session: 8 weeks, September 10-October 29, 2014.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and fun activities. For ages 3-6.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Bring your 2-5 year old preschooler to our fun storytime! We'll enjoy stories,  movement and music in this  free half-hour program!  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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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lib_book01 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group: Interpreter of Maladies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Great Books Discussion Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This month, we discuss A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

Rosalie Gonzales facilitates the discussion. Come to one meeting, or all meetings. Books are available at the Library.

Contact: Reference Desk at (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

If you/ve been contacted, then come to our first book club meeting. We'll decide what we want to read, pick a name for our new book club, and get to know each other!

 


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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_mouse_01 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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 6:30 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
 

 

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Thursday October 23, 2014 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 10:15 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 Fall Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Fall Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
Recommended for 0-5 years

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

No Registration. No Late Entries.  Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served.

 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories for preschoolers and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required. In the children's area of the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
elect_computer3 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's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's 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
   

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

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 Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

animals,books,cartoons,chickens,chicks,entertainment,mother hens,readings,stories,fantasyCome join us for preschool storytime.There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Fall storytime session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30, from October 9th through Novembr 13th.

For ages 3-6. No Registration is Required.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_panda1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Mandarin/English Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_masks_color 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Antic Witties - Stagebridge Senior Theatre Company Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stagebridge, founded in 1978, and based in Oakland, California, is the nation’s oldest and most renowned theatre company of older adults.  The company’s mission is to transform the lives of older adults and their communities through the performing arts.

Dublin Library is pleased to host Antic Witties, an improvisional program of theatrical works showcasing the varied experiences of older adults to a multigenerational audience.  This program will take place in the Dublin Library Community Room.

Come watch this premiere improvisational troupe take the familiar and turn it on its end!

Call 925-803-7252 or go to www.aclibrary.org for further details.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Strategies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn about the hidden job market with Trisha Tran of the Newark Tri-City One-Stop Career Center.

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

Location: Newark Library 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

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location 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 and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

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  -  5:00 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 volunteer tutors 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 tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. 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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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Length of session: 8 weeks, September 12-October 31, 2014.

Stories, fingerplays, music and movement for ages 3-5.
No preregistration is necessary.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs 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_kidsreading1 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ghost Story Writing Workshop with Sarah Hines Stephens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

 

 

Writing Workshop for Tweens (ages 8-12) 

with Sarah Hines Stephens:

Ghost Stories!

Spin spine-tingling tales in this workshop for kids ages 8-12. After learning the basic recipe for a good ghost story, young writers will create their own hair-raising fictions with the the help of an actual ghost writer.