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Saturday March 1, 2014 -  Wednesday April 30, 2014 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
 

Tuesday April 1, 2014 -  Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Library Coins and Kids Auction Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday April 1, 2014 -  Wednesday April 30, 2014 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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Sunday April 20, 2014 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:10 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

 

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

 Movie: Baran (PG) Farsi with English subtitle

 Showtime : 2:00 P.M.

 Place: Fremont Library- Fukaya Room 

 

Synopsis

Following up on his masterfully told art house successes The Children of Heaven and The Color of Paradise, Majid Majidi directs this quietly affecting tale about illegal Afghan immigrants living and working in Iran. The film centers on Latif (Hossein Abedini), a young Iranian man who buys provisions and makes (awful) tea for the workers of a construction site. At the film's outset, an Afghan worker named Najaf falls from the second story and breaks his leg. A widower with five children to feed, Najaf is in dire financial straits. He sends his teenaged son Rahmat to the site under the care of family friend Solan. The teenager proves to be a lousy worker but a whiz at making tea. After one mistake too many, Memar -- the foreman -- has Latif hauling bags of plaster and puts Rahmat on tea detail -- a task which the lad proves to be quite a talent in. Rahmat also paints the kitchen, changes the curtains, and makes other rather unusual changes to the normally rough-and-tumble construction site. Soon everyone, save the resentful Latif, is eating lunch at an actual table bedecked with a tablecloth. Latif's anger and jealousy evaporates, however, once he makes a surprising discovery. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto and AFI Film Festivals.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Circle Time for Ages 24 - 36 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 24 - 36 months. Join us for a beginning parent/child story time that features interactive stories, action songs and finger plays.

This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs; no extra guests please. Program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets given out 5 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Circle Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
ent_drum1 10:30 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 Preschoolers

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!

Two sessions: 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 11 - 11:30 a.m.

James Crocker is a musician and music teacher with 20 years of experience bringing music to life.

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

SPACE IS LIMITED. PICK UP A TICKET AT THE REFERENCE DESK THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
nat_poppy 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Albany YMCA/Albany Library Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum: Speak of the Devil Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Speak of the Devil: The Natural and Cultural History of Mt. Diablo

Mount Diablo is one of California’s most important landmarks, with a rich cultural and natural history. It is part of a network of open spaces championed by Save Mount Diablo. Seth Adams, Director of Land Programs for Save Mount Diablo, will show breathtaking images of the mountain while discussing its importance and his organization’s efforts to reassemble the Diablo wilderness.Free. All welcome!
 
Contact: Vivian Jaquette (510) 526-3720, vjaquette@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    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

 

 
school_microscope 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_microscope 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching
♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
 Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM MAC Meeting in the Chabot Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Monday, April 21, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m.

 

In the Social Media for Small Business course you will learn the importance of social networking as an integrated marketing tool for your business.

Are you curious about all the buzz surrounding social media but not sure where to start, and not sure if it’s worth the time and effort? Find out how to market your business using social networking tools, such as Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn.

Learn how to establish a true dialogue with your customer base. This course will help you decide the best social networking tools to use in a business context, and how to leverage existing social networks to market your business.

This seminar is FREE.  Advance reservations are required.  Please register online at http://acsbdc.org/node/19260. Refreshments will be served.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

If you would like to join this reading club, designed for people to improve their reading and writing, first call 510-745-1480 (or email lkong@aclibrary.org) to sign up. You will meet with the group on Monday evenings at the San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi 510-2840640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

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

Join your friends and neighbors at Family Storytime which will be held in the Children's Area of San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo 94580. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs for ages 2 1/2 to 5. This program is free. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information at (510) 284-0640.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 
anim_penguin 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday April 22, 2014 Go To Top
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misc_none 10:15 AM Preschool Story Time for Ages 3 - 5 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 - 5 years. Stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. Program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents may wait in the library during story time.

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Preschool Story Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
nat_flower01 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Spring Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduce your 3 - 5 year-old child to the joy of reading -- bring them to Preschool Storytime at the Library!

No registration is required for this eight-week series running April 1 - May 27. [No program May 20]  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.

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!

For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625  pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

Join us for a half hour of songs, fingerplays, and stories!  This free program is for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.


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 Internet skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the month of April:

   Point, Click & Navigate,  Tuesday, April 1,  12:30 - 2:30 pm
   Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard and other basic skills necessary to using a computer.

Internet Basics, Tuesday, April 8,   12:30 - 2:30 pm
                            Learn how to navigate the Internet using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Internet Searching, Tuesday, April 15,  12:30 - 2:30 pm
Learn to "search" the Internet using the Search Engine Google.

Google & Beyond, Tuesday, April 22,  12:30 - 2:30 pm
Learn more advanced Google searching techniques and other cool Google features such as maps, image and video searching, and more!

Cyber-Shopping, Tuesday, April 29,  12:30 - 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 while shopping online.

All participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900     Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club @ the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FARM CITY: the education of an urban farmer

               by  Novella Carpenter

 

The book club community contact is: Martha Brown
510-475-7531
Martha_brown4673@att.net

                                                  The Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.


                                                                           Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - 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
 

 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Undercover 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 4th Tuesdays.

January 28 Persuasion by Jane Austen

February 25 The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

March 25 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

April 22 Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

May 27 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Spring session of Preschool Storytime. There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Spring session will be held on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm from April 8th to May 27th.

For ages 3-6. Registration is required. You can register at the Information Desk or by email.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_baby.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:15 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

 

 
nat_snow_02 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Frozen DVD Release Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy the film again with friends and family. Floor seating for kids. Bring blankets and pillows!

Themed costumes and singing along encouraged!

For kids 13 and younger, and their families.                                                                                           

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Teen/Adult Make a Memory Wire Ring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

It's Spring Break, time to have some fun! Teens & Adults come make a cool memory wire ring. This free program is taught by .  Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. All supplies will be provided, so just come and flex those creative muscles! Due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers will not be admitted, so please be on time.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Find It Fast Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a free, one hour, hands on workshop, using laptop computers scheduled on Tuesday, 4/22 at 3pm. Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 will learn the basics of using the library catalog, Kids Place (website for students) and databases to help with their homework. Registration required and begins April 15 at 1 p.m.

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lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

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

Homework Center for Students Grades 2 to 6. Our teacher and assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_earth 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hooray for Herps! A Closer Look at Reptiles and Amphibians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

In Honor of Earth Day!

 

Sulphur Creek Nature Center Visits San Lorenzo Library!

 

Meet our resident reptiles and amphibians and learn about their natural history and ecology. Discuss life cycles, predators and prey, habitats, locomotion, and defense mechanisms. Local species are available for handling. Please arrive early since seating will be limited. This program is free!

 

Please note that this program will take place in San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA. For more information call the library at our new phone number, (510) 284-0640.

 

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 
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 Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spring Break Movie Time for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is SOLD OUT but there may be limited tickets available at the door.

This is a very special Movie Time that you must not miss!

In celebration of the 50th year of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Cholocalate Factory" book, we are showing the movie, giving out chocolate candy, and raffling off prizes!  For kids of all ages.

All the participants must have a free  GOLDEN TICKET to attend.  Tickets are available at the Information Desk starting April 15 on the first-come first-served basis until they run out.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art Class for Kids 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

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

Volunteers from the Ohlone Humane Society will be bringning trained assisted therapy dogs for children to read to or just hug and pet. This is a free drop-in program that requires tickets for the following reading times 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

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

Location: FREMONT 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 April 1st - May 6th
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 The Classic Concept of Investing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

THE CLASSIC CONCEPT OF INVESTING

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Want to learn more about how to help secure your financial future?

Gary M. O'Neill, J.D., CLU, ChFC, will teach you strategies to help grow your wealth. Gary is a New York Life Vice President and a Managing Director at New York Life Investment Management.  Currently, Gary is an Investment Specialist in the Pacific Zone, working with the MainStay Funds, Variable Annuities and Guaranteed Income Annuity Products.

Let us teach you some ways to help nurture your finances and help plant the seeds for building a secure retirement.

This free seminar is sponsored by the Fremont Main Library and New York Life, through a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association to promote financial literacy in the community. No registration is required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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Wednesday April 23, 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

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art with Ms.Chris Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing  art program for preschoolers who are 3, 4, and 5 years old with Ms. Chris. Programs will be  the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from September 2013 through May 2014. She will help preschoolers explore their creativity with art projects like painting and drawing. Be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy! This program is limited to 20 children, so free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program.


 

 

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 April 9 - 30. 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  -  11:30 AM Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


 Length of session: 8 weeks, April 9 - May 28, 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 Spring Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime especially for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.  Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays in this free  program.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

 
anim_squirrel 12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 21. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Brian Edwards (510) 795-2627 x 16 or email bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_globe 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group: Death in the Woods 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 Death in the Woods by Sherwood Anderson, a selection from the anthology "Great Conversations 3."

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
 
school_microscope 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Teens & Adults-Shrinky Dink Earrings!! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come, take a break from school and make some cool shrinky dink earrings.  Instruction and supplies provided by Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard.  Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program, so be sure to be here early to get your spot.  Due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers cannot be admitted.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM School-Age 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 6-8 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 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Craft & Raffle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 


Contact: Tamecco Brewer (510) 670-6283 tbrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
school_microscope 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  3:50 PM Shake, Rattle, and Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Parents, caregivers, and kids, are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of music, movement and books. We will play, sing, dance and read!

This program is developmentally appropriate for 18-35 month olds.

Please be prompt. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program. Age limits will be enforced.
 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Spring Cupcake Decorating Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 5-8. 
Learn how to decorate a spring cupcake with Loren. It's fun and yummy! Make sure you wear cothes that you don't mind getting messy.
Limit to 20 kids.  A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 15 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
 

 
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 Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for our monthly book club. 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 at the next meeting.

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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
 
anim_whale1 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds - Bilingual English/Japanese Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 21. No registration is necessary.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Hear All About It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories for school aged kids and their parents. Join librarians and community members for an evening of stories perfect for the young and young at heart. In the library program room.

We're celebrating the 45th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Join us for a simple craft after the stories.

Best for families with children ages 5 and older.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none No Read With Me during Spring Break Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Assemblymember Bill Quirk's Rep Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Just drop in and have a talk about any issue!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
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 Mother Goose on the Loose for Ages 10 - 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 - 24 months. We incorporate bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, flannel board stories and books to encouage early literacy.

This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs; no extra guests please. Program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets given out 5 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Mother Goose on the Loose programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Pre-School Art @ the Castro Valley Library

Thursday, April 24th

11:00am-12:00 pm

Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy in

during this free art program for pre-schoolers with Art Teacher Christine Kita

Chabot/Canyon Room. 

Space is limited to first 25 preschoolers (3-5 yrs only).  No Registration Required. 

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

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

PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursday, April 24th

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  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds - Bilingual English/Mandarin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 22. No registration is necessary.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_earth 12:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Literacy Reading Club with Lisa Wenzel 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
 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:20 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
school_microscope 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_house.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Are You Prepared? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lisa Bryant, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, and Cecilia Jaimes, Advance Planning and Community Outreach for Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angells, will present vital information about retirement planning; planning in case of incapacity; and funeral and burial advance planning.

Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
school_microscope 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

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

Homework Center for Students Grades 2 to 6. Our teacher and assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Story Time with Ms. Risa Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Ms. Risa for a free 30 minute storytime that includes stories, fingerplays and songs. This program is especially for children 3-6 years old and does not require registration.Join Ms. Risa for a free 30 minute storytime that includes stories, fingerplays and songs. This program is especially for children 3-6 years old and does not require registration.

 
misc_none 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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cara y Corazon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Cultura y Bienestar:

Con la colaboración de la Biblioteca de Newark Invita a Padres de Familia a una serie de talleres.

Cara y Corazon: Un proceso de fortalecimiento de la familia, re-equilibro y movilización de la comunidad

Si gusta participar por favor llame al (510) 471–5880 ext. 3143 o por correo electrónico sespinoza@tvhc.org, con Sandra Espinoza. También se puede comunicar a la biblioteca por cualquier pregunta al 510-795-2627 ext. 16 bedwards@aclibrary.org con Brian Edwards

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@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
   

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_parrot1.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 23. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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nat_tulip.GIF 12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM Preschool Spring Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come join us at the library for a FREE fun program celebrating Spring! We will start off with a story and then each child can create a fun craft to take home.

Tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Children’s Desk. Children must be present to receive ticket.

For Ages 3-5. Programs start on time.  Please be prompt.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_microscope 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_microscope 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math and Science Education (MASE) Spring Break Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

When: April 21th, April 23th, April 24th, and April 25th

Math is 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Science is 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Who: Young high school juniors who are passionate about math and science and want to make these subjects easier and more enjoyable for younger elementary school children.

Due to limited space, please sign up with the Fremont Main Library Children’s Department at (510) 745- 1421. Be sure to specify which session(s) (Math/Science/Both) you would like to attend.

Visit our website http://mathandscienceeducation.webs.com for more details.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Friday Gaming @ The Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens, have some fun and celebrate TGIF @ the Newark Library.  We have video games that can be played on Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 sytems, as well as some fun board games for your amusement.  If you like to compete, and meet new people at the same time, put Friday Gaming @ the Newark Library on your schedule of fun things to do.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bollywood Babies - ages 18 months - 4 years old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join instructor Sunita Raj for this fun dance program for children 18 months - 4 years and a parent. Due to space limitations, free tickets will be given out at  3:45 p.m. from the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_watercan 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Waterwise Gardening Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This hands-on class focuses on permaculture and sustainable techniques for your home garden.  Topics such as:  sheet-mulching, the benefits of compost and mulch, bio-intensive edible gardening, hydrozoning, and native plants will be covered.
 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 795-2627 x7 when the library is open, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Got Drugs? The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. If you have unused prescription drugs, you can drop them off at the Castro Valley Library on April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.  For other drop-off locations, click on the link below.

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

National Take-Back Initiative    
 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Chinese Stories and Culture Program at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Union City Library and the James Logan High School Chinese Connection to Culture and Community Club (C4)

are presenting a special series of programs for children to promote Chinese culture.

Two separate groups of children, preschool (ages 2-5) and school age (6-11) can enjoy stories, discussion, and crafts. No registration is required for these fun programs.

  • Saturdays          December 7 - January 25          10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
  • Saturdays          February 8 - May 17 [no program February 15]             10:15 - 11:15 a.m.


For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org.

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
anim_panda1 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Community Parent Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This monthly playgroup is especially for children with developmental concerns and delays and their families.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while chidren and families socialize and play at the library!

Program is especially geared toward children age 0-5.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Please call the library to register one week before each program.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

The Childrens Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs! This is a wonderful first group experience for ages 21/2 to 5. The whole family is invited to join. This program will be held in the Childrens Area of the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 670-6283 tbrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO 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 (eBooks) and electronic audiobooks (eAudiobooks) to your laptop, tablet, eReader, smartphone or mp3 player.  eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  Don't forget to ask about our eMagazines (Zinio) and streaming video (IndieFlix, and Access Video).

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

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office_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Math tutoring for teens. Students at any level of skill in math are welcome. No registration necessary. Just drop in. This program will be held in the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.


Contact: Lorrainne Marcille (510) 284-0640 lmarcille@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM Spring 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
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:45 PM Saturday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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  -  4:00 PM Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Professional photographer & photojournalist Len Cook shares his 25+ years of teaching experience in this workshop:

Let’s look at “success multipliers” in photography. What’s in a picture? What’s in a good picture? Finally, what’s in your pictures? It’s called “content!"

Camera tools assist in creating and controlling the content in your photos. Better photographers look “under the hood” at the controls of their cameras to create better photo content. Better photographers also take advantage of the rich aesthetic tools of design and composition. This class will explore these "success multipliers" found in camera menus and in traditional composition concepts.

Outside the cameras we will look at some basic but highly useful composition concepts like the rule of thirds, leading lines, balance, negative space, use of blur in depth of field, and perspective/forced perspective.

Inside the cameras we will look at automatic exposure bracketing, automatic white balance bracketing, custom white balance, time exposures, uses of the self-timer, shutter speed and aperture as tools to control blur in photos, and an introduction to the practice of HDR, or High Dynamic Range photography.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 795-2627 x7 when the library is open, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
ent_gclef 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free tickets for each session will be available at 1:15 p.m to attend this sample music class for newborns to age 5 years of age and a parent. The class is presented by Music Together and includes songs, chants, music and dance, and scheduled on the 4th Saturday of the month.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_microscope 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science for Youth Lecture Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Science for Youth lectures are presented by students from Irvington and Mission San Jose High Schools who love to share their knowledge with younger students. Each program includes a leacture and some demonstrations, last about one hour and are free. No registration is necessary. Especially for school-age students.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Duct Tape Bracelets and Bands for 'Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ever wonder what you can do with duct tape? Join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard and find out. This free workshop is for children ages 9-13 and does require registration. Registration begins Sat. April 19 at 10 a.m.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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anim_bee.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:10 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 10:15 AM Circle Time for Ages 24 - 36 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 24 - 36 months. Join us for a beginning parent/child story time that features interactive stories, action songs and finger plays.

This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs; no extra guests please. Program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets given out 5 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Circle Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
ent_drum1 10:30 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 Preschoolers

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!

Two sessions: 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 11 - 11:30 a.m.

James Crocker is a musician and music teacher with 20 years of experience bringing music to life.

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

SPACE IS LIMITED. PICK UP A TICKET AT THE REFERENCE DESK THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
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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  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
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 open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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    
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Start Smart: Teen Driving Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

If you would like to join this reading club, designed for people to improve their reading and writing, first call 510-745-1480 (or email lkong@aclibrary.org) to sign up. You will meet with the group on Monday evenings at the San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi 510-2840640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

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

Join your friends and neighbors at Family Storytime which will be held in the Children's Area of San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo 94580. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs for ages 2 1/2 to 5. This program is free. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information at (510) 284-0640.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

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anim_penguin 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:15 AM Preschool Story Time for Ages 3 - 5 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 - 5 years. Stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. Program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents may wait in the library during story time.

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Preschool Story Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
nat_flower01 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Spring Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduce your 3 - 5 year-old child to the joy of reading -- bring them to Preschool Storytime at the Library!

No registration is required for this eight-week series running April 1 - May 27. [No program May 20]  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.

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!

For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625  pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

Join us for a half hour of songs, fingerplays, and stories!  This free program is for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.


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 Internet skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the month of April:

   Point, Click & Navigate,  Tuesday, April 1,  12:30 - 2:30 pm
   Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard and other basic skills necessary to using a computer.

Internet Basics, Tuesday, April 8,   12:30 - 2:30 pm
                            Learn how to navigate the Internet using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Internet Searching, Tuesday, April 15,  12:30 - 2:30 pm
Learn to "search" the Internet using the Search Engine Google.

Google & Beyond, Tuesday, April 22,  12:30 - 2:30 pm
Learn more advanced Google searching techniques and other cool Google features such as maps, image and video searching, and more!

Cyber-Shopping, Tuesday, April 29,  12:30 - 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 while shopping online.

All participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900     Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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 GRAVITY (2013).

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring.  But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness

 PG-13.  91 mins.  Contact: Castro Valley Library (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 five Tuesdays: April 1, 15 & 29

and May 6, 20


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

 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Spring session of Preschool Storytime. There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Spring session will be held on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm from April 8th to May 27th.

For ages 3-6. Registration is required. You can register at the Information Desk or by email.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_baby.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:15 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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

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

Homework Center for Students Grades 2 to 6. Our teacher and assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    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 Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

This is a one-on-one reading program for children in grades 1-6.  Children meet with their trained teen volunteer weekly to improve reading.  Choose one from the six reading periods: 3:30-4:00pm, 4:15-4:45pm, 5:00-5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  Program runs from the first week of  October through the end of May with some breaks.

Priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.  To get on the priority list, please provide last year's report card or other reference during registration.  Priority registration must be done in person.

For general registeration, parents please call or come in person to speak with a reference librarian during Centerville Library's open hours: Tue. 1-8pm, Thurs. 11am-6pm.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so register as early as possible.

Registration is required and starts Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

*Interested in volunteering? Click HERE for information.

 
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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening: THE INVISIBLE WAR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for this FREE screening of the movie "The Invisible War."  Directed by Kirby Dick, in collaboration with Amy Ziering, the film addresses the shockingly common and profoundly distressing problem of sexual assault in the United States military.  The Defense Department estimates that 22,800 violent sex crimes were committed in the military last year alone, and the filmmakers calculate that 1 in 5 women in military service has been the victim of sexual assault.

Sponsored by the Hayward/Castro Valley Branch of AAUW and the Castro Valley Library.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://hcv-ca.aauw.net/    
 
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:

January 28th      Inferno, by Dan Brown
February 25th    And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
March 25th        How It All Began, by Penelope Lively
April 29th          Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 27th           Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
June 24th         The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult
                         


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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM A Kinder Divorce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A Kinder Divorce is an educational workshop for people facing divorce or separation.  An attorney-therapist mediation team from CA Family Mediation Services will discuss the pros and cons of different divorce processes, options for making adjustments to court orders; legal, financial and emotional issues surrounding divorce; and community resources available to help in the divorce process.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.
Location: FREMONT 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 April 1st - May 6th
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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents... Rick Tejada-Flores Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle, the first film to cover the full arc of the labor leader's life. Using archival footage, newsreel, and present-day interviews with his prominent contemporaries, the documentary traces the remarkable contributions of Chávez and others involved in this epic struggle.It offers a different look at the renowned labor leader than the feature film currently in theaters. Co-director Rick Tejada-Flores will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.

This event is co-sponsored by the Albany Library, the Albany FilmFest, and the Friends of the Albany Library. Free.

Albany FilmFest

Contact: Vivian Jaquette vjaquette@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Congressman Swallwell Mobile Office Hours at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come in to the Union City Library the last Wednesday of each month to speak to a staff aide who is dedicated to constituent services, helping district residents navigate federal bureaucracy. No registration required.


For more information contact  Jake Brymner, Constituent Services Manager, Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15)        5075 Hopyard Road Suite 220, Pleasanton, CA 94588 925-460-5100 510-370-3322 swalwell.house.gov

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

The Childrens Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs! This is a wonderful first group experience for ages 21/2 to 5. The whole family is invited to join. This program will be held in the Childrens Area of the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
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 April 9 - 30. 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  -  11:30 AM Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


 Length of session: 8 weeks, April 9 - May 28, 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 Spring Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime especially for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.  Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays in this free  program.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
anim_squirrel 12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 21. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Brian Edwards (510) 795-2627 x 16 or email bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Día de los Niños and Día de los Libros Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us and celebrate Día de los Niños and Día de los Libros (Children's Day and Book Day)! During this free 45 minute program we will sing songs and read books in English and Spanish, and celebrate our cultures! A craft will follow. This program is especially for preschool-grade 4.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

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lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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
 
anim_whale1 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds - Bilingual English/Japanese Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 21. No registration is necessary.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none Kid Power Volunteers Needed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer volunteering opportunity for incoming 6th - 9th graders!

Help younger children play the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library events. It's fun, it's great, and you earn work experiences, too! Sign-ups start Thursday, May 1, 2014. Please print out the application packet from one of the links below and turn it in as soon as possible before all the spaces are taken. Applications will also be available at the library's information desk starting on May 1, 2014. Volunteers must attend a 1/2 hour orientation meeting on Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:00 PM.


Applications will be available online on May 1, 2014

Kid Power Application Packet (Word Doc format)
Kid Power Application Packet (PDF format)

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none Teen Volunteers Needed! 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!

Centerville Library is currently recruiting teen volunteers to help with a children's reading program. For details and to apply, please download the application form and turn it in to the library.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Music Together @ The Castro Valley Library

Get ready to sing & dance at the Library!

Cristal Garcia, Director/Owner of Early Start Music,

will share some songs from the Music Together Collection.

Come and join the fun with your little one!

Thursday, May 1st

10:00-10:45am

No Registration/No Late Entries

Recommended for Children 5 and under. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Early Start Music offers music classes for children 0 - 5yrs and the adults who love them! For more information about their FREE sample classes visit their website at www.earlystartmusic.com

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Assemblymember Bill Quirk's Rep Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Just drop in and have a talk about any issue!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
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 Mother Goose on the Loose for Ages 10 - 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 - 24 months. We incorporate bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, flannel board stories and books to encouage early literacy.

This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs; no extra guests please. Program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets given out 5 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Mother Goose on the Loose programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs for toddlers. This is a six-week program. No registration necessary. A lovely introduction to group interaction for your child!

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 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 Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgg/    
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Music Together @ The Castro Valley Library

Get ready to sing & dance at the Library!

Cristal Garcia, Director/Owner of Early Start Music,

will share some songs from the Music Together Collection.

Come and join the fun with your little one!

Thursday, May 1st

11:00-11:45am

No Registration/No Late Entries

Recommended for Children 5 and under. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Early Start Music offers music classes for children 0 - 5yrs and the adults who love them! For more information about their FREE sample classes visit their website at www.earlystartmusic.com

    Location: Castro Valley
 
anim_panda1 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds - Bilingual English/Mandarin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 22. No registration is necessary.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_earth 12:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Literacy Reading Club with Lisa Wenzel 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 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
 

 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:20 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_lighthouse_01 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Are You Prepared? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lisa Bryant, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, and Cecilia Jaimes, Advance Planning and Community Outreach for Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angells, will present vital information about retirement planning; planning in case of incapacity; and funeral and burial advance planning.


Contact: Ronnie Davis(510) 526-3720 x16 rdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Art 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: 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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

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

Homework Center for Students Grades 2 to 6. Our teacher and assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    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 Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

This is a one-on-one reading program for children in grades 1-6.  Children meet with their trained teen volunteer weekly to improve reading.  Choose one from the six reading periods: 3:30-4:00pm, 4:15-4:45pm, 5:00-5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  Program runs from the first week of  October through the end of May with some breaks.

Priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.  To get on the priority list, please provide last year's report card or other reference during registration.  Priority registration must be done in person.

For general registeration, parents please call or come in person to speak with a reference librarian during Centerville Library's open hours: Tue. 1-8pm, Thurs. 11am-6pm.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so register as early as possible.

Registration is required and starts Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

*Interested in volunteering? Click HERE for information.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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 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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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
   

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_parrot1.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 23. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Library Coins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting: April 5 - May 2, 2014. Weekdays: 3:30-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:30 am-3:30 pm.
Auction and Shopping Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Science for Youth lectures are presented by students from Irvington and Mission San Jose High Schools who love to share their knowledge with younger students. Each program includes a leacture and some demonstrations, last about one hour and are free. No registration is necessary. Especially for school-age students.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Chinese Stories and Culture Program at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Union City Library and the James Logan High School Chinese Connection to Culture and Community Club (C4)

are presenting a special series of programs for children to promote Chinese culture.

Two separate groups of children, preschool (ages 2-5) and school age (6-11) can enjoy stories, discussion, and crafts. No registration is required for these fun programs.

  • Saturdays          December 7 - January 25          10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
  • Saturdays          February 8 - May 17 [no program February 15]             10:15 - 11:15 a.m.


For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org.

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

The Childrens Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs! This is a wonderful first group experience for ages 21/2 to 5. The whole family is invited to join. This program will be held in the Childrens Area of the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 670-6283 tbrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO 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 (eBooks) and electronic audiobooks (eAudiobooks) to your laptop, tablet, eReader, smartphone or mp3 player.  eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  Don't forget to ask about our eMagazines (Zinio) and streaming video (IndieFlix, and Access Video).

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

 
office_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Math tutoring for teens. Students at any level of skill in math are welcome. No registration necessary. Just drop in. This program will be held in the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.


Contact: Lorrainne Marcille (510) 284-0640 lmarcille@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM Spring 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
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:45 PM Saturday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
z_cust_mcteen 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Art Program with Alena Rudolph Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

 

Alena Rudolph has nearly two decades of experience guiding people in arts based programs. She is currently a teacher and is the summer art director at Stage Door Theater Arts Conservatory, leading a prop building and costuming class.

Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to San Francisco in 1996 to garner her talents as a painter where she successfully began exhibiting locally during the Mission School movement. Since then her artwork has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Detroit and Sweden. She has also been featured in several publications, most notably; Hot & Cold and ArtWeek. In 2001 she was nominated for the SFMOMA In/Site Award and in 2002 she participated in “Bay Area Now: 3” at YBCA. She continues to work from her studio in Oakland, CA.

This program will include: painting, collage, and working with various textile materials.

Space is limited and registration is required

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
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 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Library Coins Auction and Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Today is the DAY!

Kids, bring all your Library Coins to the Newark Library and get your prizes today!  Please arrive by 1:30 pm to receive the materials needed for auction.  Auction starts promptly at 2:00 pm and lasts for about 1 hour, Shopping starts shortly after the auction is over.

Read library books and earn Library Coins to bid for the prizes you have been dreaming of!  Skateboard, Barbie Doll, water guns, Hello Kitty, basketball, crafts kits, books, Legos, and many more.  Stop by the library to check out the cool prizes and sign up.  The earlier you sign up, the more days to read and earn.  For kids ages 14 and under.

You can pick up additional reading logs at the Newark Library or download one from HERE.

Important dates:

Sign-up and Coin Collecting:  (Ended)
Auction and Shopping Day:
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-4:30 pm.
Make-up Shopping: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2-3:30 pm.

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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sounds of Portugal: Fado Performance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Castro Valley Library is pleased to offer this rare opportunity to hear traditional Portuguese Fado music performed by one of the country's premier ensembles.  Ramana Vieria and Ensemble will perform at the library on Saturday, May 3 at 2 pm.

Born and raised in San Leandro to Portuguese immigrant parents, Ramana has achieved international acclaim.  She studied at the American Conservatory of Music and further in Portugal, where she developed her authentic and individual style.  The performance includes the haunting traditional ballads and those with a modern spin.  The ensemble typically includes guitar, percussion and cello.
 

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

http://www.ramanavieira.net    
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Preschool Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 3-5. 
Be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy! Limit to 20 children.  Please obtain a free ticket to attend.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program.

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 1:30 PM  -  2:10 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

 

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

The Descendants (2011) Poster Movie: The Descendants

 Showtime : 2:00 P.M.

 Place: Fremont Library- Fukaya Room 

 

Synopsis

Matt King (George Clooney) is a Honolulu-based attorney and the sole trustee of a family trust that controls 25,000 acres of pristine land on the island of Kauai—land that is not only of great monetary value, but of distinct cultural value as well. Though he has been able to manage his money, most of Matt's cousins are broke from squandering their share of the inheritance. The trust will expire in seven years because of the rule against perpetuities, so the King family has decided to sell the land to Kaua'i native Don Holitzer for development. Just before family members are ready to formally endorse the deal, a boating accident near Waik?k? renders Matt's wife, Elizabeth, comatose.

The Kings have two daughters, 17-year-old Alex (Shailene Woodley) and 10-year-old Scottie (Amara Miller). With Elizabeth in a coma at Queen's Hospital, he is forced to confront Scottie's inappropriate behavior with other children and Alex's destructive ways. Matt learns that Elizabeth will never awaken from her coma, which means that under the terms of her living will she must be disconnected shortly from life support. When Matt tells Alex the news, she reveals that Elizabeth was having an affair at the time of the accident, which has caused a major rift between mother and daughter...

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_rabbit 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Funny Bunny's Sunday Storytime - Fantastic Farms Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Funny Bunny is coming to town every 1st Sunday of the month to have a storytime with us!!  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
 

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

Ages 24 - 36 months. Join us for a beginning parent/child story time that features interactive stories, action songs and finger plays.

This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs; no extra guests please. Program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets given out 5 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Circle Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

Singing, dancing, and fun for children and their caregivers!

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
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office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
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 open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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_cook 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

If you would like to join this reading club, designed for people to improve their reading and writing, first call 510-745-1480 (or email lkong@aclibrary.org) to sign up. You will meet with the group on Monday evenings at the San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi 510-2840640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your friends and neighbors at Family Storytime which will be held in the Children's Area of San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo 94580. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs for ages 2 1/2 to 5. This program is free. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information at (510) 284-0640.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
anim_penguin 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:15 AM Preschool Story Time for Ages 3 - 5 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 - 5 years. Stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. Program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents may wait in the library during story time.

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Preschool Story Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 This ongoing art program is for preschoolers 3, 4, and 5 years old.  Miss Chris will teach kids to explore their creativity with programs like drawing and painting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from September 2013 through May 2014.  Be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting messy!  Space is limited to 20 children, so be sure to arrive a little early to get a spot.


 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
nat_flower01 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Spring Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduce your 3 - 5 year-old child to the joy of reading -- bring them to Preschool Storytime at the Library!

No registration is required for this eight-week series running April 1 - May 27. [No program May 20]  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.

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!

For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625  pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

Join us for a half hour of songs, fingerplays, and stories!  This free program is for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assemblyman 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 Castro Valley Library every first Tuesday of the month from 12 to 2pm 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) 583-8818for an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome. Se Habla Español. 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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, May 6th @ 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
 
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 the Metric System and Measurements.  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
 

 

 
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 five Tuesdays: April 1, 15 & 29

and May 6, 20


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

 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Spring session of Preschool Storytime. There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Spring session will be held on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm from April 8th to May 27th.

For ages 3-6. Registration is required. You can register at the Information Desk or by email.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE 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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

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

Homework Center for Students Grades 2 to 6. Our teacher and assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club for Kids Ages 8 - 10 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

LEGOsKids ages 8 - 10 are invited to join teen volunteers in learning to build with LEGO blocks. Limit 20 participants.

Kids must have a permission slip filled out by a parent. Fill out the permission slip before the day at the Children’s Desk.

Tickets are handed out at 3:25 to the first 20 kids in line.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

This is a one-on-one reading program for children in grades 1-6.  Children meet with their trained teen volunteer weekly to improve reading.  Choose one from the six reading periods: 3:30-4:00pm, 4:15-4:45pm, 5:00-5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  Program runs from the first week of  October through the end of May with some breaks.

Priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.  To get on the priority list, please provide last year's report card or other reference during registration.  Priority registration must be done in person.

For general registeration, parents please call or come in person to speak with a reference librarian during Centerville Library's open hours: Tue. 1-8pm, Thurs. 11am-6pm.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so register as early as possible.

Registration is required and starts Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

*Interested in volunteering? Click HERE for information.

 
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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Dan Chan Magic Man Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an exciting magic show with the wonderfully talented Dan Chan Magic Man. This program is for kids of all ages. Free tickets will be available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Space is limited and tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Free consultation with a lawyer on the 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
 

 
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 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 April 1st - May 6th
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 Investment Strategies in Today's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN TODAY'S MARKET

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Investing brings its own challenges in any market, depending on market conditions. However, current market strategies and the structuring of a diverse portfolio with the right asset allocations can minimize these challenges.

On this Tuesday, Toby Cooper, Vice President and Financial Advisor, and Gary Bladden, CSNA and Financial Advisor of Merrill Lynch. will give a real life demonstration on difference investment types and how they can influence your portfolio.

The event is sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Fremont Main Library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none Kid Power Volunteers Needed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer volunteering opportunity for incoming 6th - 9th graders!

Help younger children play the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library events. It's fun, it's great, and you earn work experiences, too! Sign-ups start Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Please print out the application packet from one of the links below and turn it in as soon as possible before all the spaces are taken. Applications will also be available at the library's information desk starting on May 7, 2014. Volunteers must attend a 1/2 hour orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 4th at 4:00 PM


Applications will be available online May 1, 2014

Kid Power Application Packet (Word Doc format)
Kid Power Application Packet (PDF format)

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell (510) 795-2631 egamell@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

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

The Childrens Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs! This is a wonderful first group experience for ages 21/2 to 5. The whole family is invited to join. This program will be held in the Childrens Area of the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
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 May 7 - 28. 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  -  11:30 AM Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


 Length of session: 8 weeks, April 9 - May 28, 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 Spring Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime especially for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.  Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays in this free  program.


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_squirrel 12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 21. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

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misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  3:50 PM Shake, Rattle, and Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Parents, caregivers, and kids, are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of music, movement and books. We will play, sing, dance and read!

This program is developmentally appropriate for 18-35 month olds.

Please be prompt. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program. Age limits will be enforced.
 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

This program is for school age children in grades 1-6.  Come and get some chess instruction from our knowledgeable high school volunteers.  Learn chess and sharpen you brain skills!


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 Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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
 
anim_whale1 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds - Bilingual English/Japanese Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 21. No registration is necessary.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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.
Contact: Ronnie Davis (510) 526-3720 x16 rdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

     The Wednesday Evening Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. 
     Interested in joining? Please call or come by the library for more information.

     Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

     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_handshake 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Assemblymember Bill Quirk's Rep Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Just drop in and have a talk about any issue!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
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 10:05 AM  -  10:45 AM Spring Storytime 0-3 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Spring Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
0-3 years:  10:05-10:45am
3-5 years:  11:00-11:45am

                        May 8th - Storytime

May 15th - Musical Play

May 22nd - Storytime

May 29th - Musical Play

June 5th - Storytime
 
 Recommended for Children under 5yrs

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Ages 10 - 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 - 24 months. We incorporate bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, flannel board stories and books to encouage early literacy.

This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs; no extra guests please. Program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets given out 5 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Mother Goose on the Loose programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs for toddlers. This is a six-week program. No registration necessary. A lovely introduction to group interaction for your child!

 


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

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

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Spring Storytime 3-5 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Spring Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
0-3 years:  10:05-10:45am
3-5 years:  11:00-11:45am

                         May 8th - Storytime

May 15th - Musical Play

May 22nd - Storytime

May 29th - Musical Play

June 5th - Storytime
 
 Recommended for Children under 5yrs

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Game Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

May 8th thru June 5th

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  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds - Bilingual English/Mandarin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 22. No registration is necessary.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_earth 12:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Literacy Reading Club with Lisa Wenzel 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 12:30 PM Second Thursday Afternoon Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

     This Thursday Afternoon Book Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm. 
     Interested in joining? Please call or come by the library for more information.

     Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

     Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

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anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:20 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces.

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

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

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

Homework Center for Students Grades 2 to 6. Our teacher and assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tail Wagging Tales: Read to a Therapy Dog 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 Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

This is a one-on-one reading program for children in grades 1-6.  Children meet with their trained teen volunteer weekly to improve reading.  Choose one from the six reading periods: 3:30-4:00pm, 4:15-4:45pm, 5:00-5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  Program runs from the first week of  October through the end of May with some breaks.

Priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.  To get on the priority list, please provide last year's report card or other reference during registration.  Priority registration must be done in person.

For general registeration, parents please call or come in person to speak with a reference librarian during Centerville Library's open hours: Tue. 1-8pm, Thurs. 11am-6pm.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so register as early as possible.

Registration is required and starts Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

*Interested in volunteering? Click HERE for information.

 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Centerville Kids' Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

academic,books,worms,metaphorsFourth through Sixth graders are welcome to join our Kids' Book Club. We meet the second Thursday of the month from October throuh June. Come join us to discuss our monthly book selection and enjoy games and activities too! Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk to pick up our current book selection.

This Month's BookA Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
Friday May 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Registration Begins fo the Jeweled Bookmark Workshop, Ages 8 - 13 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come and create a jeweled bookmark to use at home.  Join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard and find out. This free workshop is for children ages 8-13 and does require registration. Class is Friday May 16 at 4 p.m.


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

Location: FREMONT 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
   

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_parrot1.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 23. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 2 pm.  This storytime is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese followed by a small craft at the end and lasts about 45 minutes.  This program is sponsored by the Chinese Immersion Parent Council of Fremont.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bollywood Babies - ages 18 months - 4 years old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join instructor Sunita Raj for this fun dance program for children 18 months - 4 years and a parent. Due to space limitations, free tickets will be given out at  3:45 p.m. from the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Film Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Celetrate the book CHARLIE AND THE CHOCLATE FACTORY turning 50 years old! See the original film (100 minutes, rated G). Besides the film there will be a drawing for copies of the book and some Willy Wonka candy for all. This free event is especially for elementary age children.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:00 AM Registration Begins for the Shrinky Dink Workshops for ages 5-8 and ages 9 - 13 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come and create a shrinky dink necklace to take home Join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard and find out. This free workshop is for children ages 5-8 and does require registration. Class is Saturday May 17 from 230 pm - 315 pm. for ages 5-8 and 330 - 415 pm for ges 9 - 13.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:00 PM Registration for Special Needs Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This fun storytime is designed especially for children with varying learning styles.  Children with different abilities can learn together in a safe and supportive setting.  We respect and appreciate everyone's differences.

We will sing, read, dance, and have time after to socialize.

This storytime is geared toward children age 0-5.This program is free, but due to space limitations, registration is required and space is limited.

Please call the library to register one week before each program.

This is a 60 minute program. All programs start promptly. Please be on time.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Chinese Stories and Culture Program at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Union City Library and the James Logan High School Chinese Connection to Culture and Community Club (C4)

are presenting a special series of programs for children to promote Chinese culture.

Two separate groups of children, preschool (ages 2-5) and school age (6-11) can enjoy stories, discussion, and crafts. No registration is required for these fun programs.

  • Saturdays          December 7 - January 25          10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
  • Saturdays          February 8 - May 17 [no program February 15]             10:15 - 11:15 a.m.


For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org.

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

The Childrens Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs! This is a wonderful first group experience for ages 21/2 to 5. The whole family is invited to join. This program will be held in the Childrens Area of the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 670-6283 tbrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO 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 (eBooks) and electronic audiobooks (eAudiobooks) to your laptop, tablet, eReader, smartphone or mp3 player.  eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  Don't forget to ask about our eMagazines (Zinio) and streaming video (IndieFlix, and Access Video).

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

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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
 

 

 
office_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Math tutoring for teens. Students at any level of skill in math are welcome. No registration necessary. Just drop in. This program will be held in the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.


Contact: Lorrainne Marcille (510) 284-0640 lmarcille@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM Spring 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
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:45 PM Saturday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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

 
z_cust_mcteen 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Art Program with Alena Rudolph Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Alena Rudolph has nearly two decades of experience guiding people in arts based programs. She is currently a teacher and is the summer art director at Stage Door Theater Arts Conservatory, leading a prop building and costuming class.

Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to San Francisco in 1996 to garner her talents as a painter where she successfully began exhibiting locally during the Mission School movement. Since then her artwork has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Detroit and Sweden. She has also been featured in several publications, most notably; Hot & Cold and ArtWeek. In 2001 she was nominated for the SFMOMA In/Site Award and in 2002 she participated in “Bay Area Now: 3” at YBCA. She continues to work from her studio in Oakland, CA.

This program will include: painting, collage, and working with various textile materials.

Space is limited and registration is required

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM High Dynamic Range Photography Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Professional photographer & photojournalist Len Cook shares his 25+ years of teaching experience in this workshop:

High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging is accessible to anyone with a digital camera of any kind, even a phone camera. The HDR technique uses 3 or more differently-exposed images of the same subject. HDR imaging captures more detail in brighter highlights and in deeper shadows than is possible with a single image.

In this class we will capture an HDR image with our cameras (bring yours along). Some cameras can capture an process an HDR image with no external computer processing! Wow! Fun!

Many photographers want the opportunity to capture images themselves, and then process the final image in their own computers. Attendees are welcome to bring a laptop to the class. I will provide software for you to install and demonstrate its use.  Please note that a camera is required, but a laptop computer is helpful, not required.

We will also discuss the concept of bits per pixel. Understanding this concept is helpful in creating and processing HDR images. We will then look at images with 32 bits per pixel, 16 bits per pixel, and 8 bits per pixel. 8 bits per pixel is the internet standard for photos.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 795-2627 x7 when the library is open, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

Let your imagination soar at Margo's craft workshop.

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Fremont Main Library at 2 pm, Saturday, May 10, with a diverse vocal concert featuring solo singers, the Happy Tunes Children’s and Friend of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) Adult Choir.  The performers have all been training with a popular vocal coach, Ms. Hwei-Min Wu Lu, based in Fremont.

 

You will enjoy a rich variety of songs in folk, classical and popular styles representing and inspired by countries from all over Asia and the Pacific Islands, including China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia.

 

Hope to see you here!

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anim_bee.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:10 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

 

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

May's topic:Solving Equations

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

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011) Poster Movie: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

 Showtime : 2:00 P.M.

 Place: Fremont Library- Fukaya Room 

 

Synopsis

In rural Hunan province, Lily and her friend Snow Flower are a laotong pair[2] whose relationship is closer than a husband and wife's. Lily's aunt describes a laotong match this way: "'A laotong relationship is made by choice for the purpose of emotional companionship and eternal fidelity. A marriage is not made by choice and has only one purpose — to have sons.'"[3]

The two girls experience the painful process of foot binding at the same time,[4] Footbinding was the tradition of binding a young daughter's feet by wrapping cloth around their feet tightly and forcing them to walk until their bones broke and were easier to mold and change, then tightening the bindings as time progressed. The ideal foot ( called Golden Lotus ) was about 7 cm in length. To understand this, the book draws the parallel: "Men in China feel about women's feet as men in west do about a woman's legs."

They write letters to one another on a fan with Nü Shu, a secret phonetic form of 'women's writing which Lily's aunt taught them.'[5][6] In addition to the language itself, the young women learn Nü Shu songs and stories.

Both friends are born under the sign of the Horse, but they are quite different. Lily is practical, her feet firmly set on the ground, while Snow Flower attempts to fly over the constrictions of women's lives in the 19th century in order to be free. Their lives differ as well. Although Lily comes from a family of relatively low station, her feet are considered beautiful and play a role in her marriage into the most powerful family in the region. Lily is later known as Lady Lu, the region's most influential woman and a mother to four healthy children (three sons and one daughter). Although Snow Flower comes from a formerly prosperous family, she is not so fortunate. She marries a butcher, culturally considered the lowest of professions, and has a miserable life filled with children dying and beatings at the hand of her husband...


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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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 Circle Time for Ages 24 - 36 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 24 - 36 months. Join us for a beginning parent/child story time that features interactive stories, action songs and finger plays.

This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs; no extra guests please. Program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets given out 5 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Circle Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

Singing, dancing, and fun for children and their caregivers!

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
nat_flower01 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Albany YMCA/Albany Library Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum. 
 
Contact: Vivian Jaquette (510) 526-3720, vjaquette@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    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

 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
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 open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


A lawyer will be available at the Library to consult with you and help you get started on a solution to your problem, making a referral if necessary. Expect about 20 minutes of private consultation. You must make an appointment for this free service offered in partnership with the Alameda County Bar Association.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

If you would like to join this reading club, designed for people to improve their reading and writing, first call 510-745-1480 (or email lkong@aclibrary.org) to sign up. You will meet with the group on Monday evenings at the San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi 510-2840640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

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

Join your friends and neighbors at Family Storytime which will be held in the Children's Area of San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo 94580. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs for ages 2 1/2 to 5. This program is free. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information at (510) 284-0640.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
anim_penguin 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 19. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

The Fremont Main Library will host monthly Scrabble Game Nights from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month.  Dates for January – June, 2014 are:  January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9. 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, please call or email Nancy Tucker at (510-745-1427) or ntucker@aclibrary.org

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:15 AM Preschool Story Time for Ages 3 - 5 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 - 5 years. Stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. Program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents may wait in the library during story time.

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants.

**Preschool Story Time programs are cellphone free zones.**


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
nat_flower01 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Spring Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduce your 3 - 5 year-old child to the joy of reading -- bring them to Preschool Storytime at the Library!

No registration is required for this eight-week series running April 1 - May 27. [No program May 20]  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.

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!

For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625  pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

Join us for a half hour of songs, fingerplays, and stories!  This free program is for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.


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 Job skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the month of May:

   Microsoft Word 2010,  Tuesdays, May 13 & 27,  12:30 - 2:30 pm
  This 2-part, hands-on Microsoft Word 2010 course is designed to give new MS Word users a comprehensive look at the features and utilities that this word processing software offers and to give the experienced MS Word user a tour of the new version of Word.

PowerPoint 2010, Saturdays, May 17 & 31, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn how to design a presentation, create and edit slides, insert clipart, apply themes, work with views, and run the slide show in this 2-part hands-on class.

Managing Files & Folders/Windows 7, Tuesday, May 20, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

All participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900     Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Spring session of Preschool Storytime. There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Spring session will be held on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm from April 8th to May 27th.

For ages 3-6. Registration is required. You can register at the Information Desk or by email.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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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 Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

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

Homework Center for Students Grades 2 to 6. Our teacher and assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Make a Hair Accessory! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Moms and daughters come join us and learn how to make a lovely accessory for your hair or for someone special!  All supplies will be provided by Christie's Creative Cupboard.  This class is for adults & teens only, no children please.  Please be on time as due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers cannot be admitted. 


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

Location: NILES 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 Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

This is a one-on-one reading program for children in grades 1-6.  Children meet with their trained teen volunteer weekly to improve reading.  Choose one from the six reading periods: 3:30-4:00pm, 4:15-4:45pm, 5:00-5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  Program runs from the first week of  October through the end of May with some breaks.

Priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.  To get on the priority list, please provide last year's report card or other reference during registration.  Priority registration must be done in person.

For general registeration, parents please call or come in person to speak with a reference librarian during Centerville Library's open hours: Tue. 1-8pm, Thurs. 11am-6pm.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so register as early as possible.

Registration is required and starts Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

*Interested in volunteering? Click HERE for information.

 
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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Sign-ups for Lawyer in the Library begin on May 6th (one week before the lawyer's visit). Come by the San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space to make an appointment or call the Library's Information Desk. The lawyer will give you fifteen minutes of time to get you started on your problem. The San Lorenzo Library's lawyer handles civil, criminal and family law. This program is free.

 


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

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

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art Class for Kids 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  -  7:30 PM My Family Reads--'Secrets at Sea' Book Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Secrets at Sea book jacket

 

Children ages 7 - 11 and their families are invited to a special book party. Pick up a copy of the book Secrets at Sea from the Children’s Desk starting April 14. Take it home and read it aloud with your family.

Then join the Children’s Staff on Tuesday May 13 from 6:30 - 7:30 in the Regional Meeting Room at Civic Center for a fun-filled family book party.

There will be crafts, games and snacks!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


eBestseller Bookclub Meeting

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

 
misc_asl 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 for this free storytime for children and their families. The program will features stories signed in ASL.  For deaf children and students who are interested in ASL. Stories for younger children will be from 7-7:30 pm and for older children from 7:30 - 8 pm. Thsis free program will take place in the Storytime Theatre.
  This free program 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: Brenda Hillman, Angela Hume, Sara Larsen, & Melissa Mack 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 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art with Miss Chris Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing  art program for preschoolers who are 3, 4, and 5 years old with Miss Chris. Programs will be  the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from September 2013 through May 2014. She will help preschoolers explore their creativity with art projects like painting and drawing. Be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy! This program is limited to 20 children, so free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

The Childrens Librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs! This is a wonderful first group experience for ages 21/2 to 5. The whole family is invited to join. This program will be held in the Childrens Area of the San Lorenzo Library's temporary space at 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH
 

 

 

 
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 May 7 - 28. 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  -  11:30 AM Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


 Length of session: 8 weeks, April 9 - May 28, 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 Spring Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Storytime especially for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.  Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays in this free  program.


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

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anim_squirrel 12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3 - 5 Year Olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Preschool storytime is for children who are 3-5 years old and includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. This is a free program that does not require registration. It will run through May 21. No registration is necessary.

Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Century of Service: A Visual History of the Dublin Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Today is the official opening of a special exhibition celebrating 100 years of library service to the Dublin community. A Century of Service: A Visual History of the Dublin Library debuts May 14 at the Heritage Parks & Museum in the little classroom gallery at 6600 Donlon Way.  The exhibit is being curated by Maggie Stockel, Museum Professional, and is co-sponsored by the City of Dublin, the Friends of the Dublin Library, and the Dublin Historical Preservation Association.

 The first library opened in the historic Green Store in May 21, 1914.  The County Librarian wrote “To the public opening, people came from all about in such numbers, one wondered where they came from.”

Over the years library services have been delivered from a bookmobile, a garage, a portable at an elementary school and a leased storefront on Village Parkway.  The Library moved to its first permanent facility at Amador Valley Blvd. in 1979, and ultimately to its current location in Dublin Civic Center in 2003.  Virginia Bennett, author of Dublin Reflections, was the library’s champion and Manager from 1967 to 1979 as well as Dublin's first children's librarian.  Mrs. B, as she was known to her staff, collected countless photographs, newspaper articles, quarterly reports, letters and other papers, documenting the Library’s story.

Her collection forms the basis of this innovative and fun exhibit.  Do you remember card catalogs?  Typewriters?  Videocassettes? Take a peek behind the scenes of library service.

The exhibit will remain in the classroom gallery from May 14 to July 31st.  Save the date and attend our celebration event scheduled for Friday evening May 30, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

 

 
misc_lighthouse_02 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Are You Prepared? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lisa Bryant, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, and Cecilia Jaimes, Advance Planning and Community Outreach for Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angells, will present vital information about retirement planning; planning in case of incapacity; and funeral and burial advance planning.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:45 PM Celebrate Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!  See the movie, and stay for some surprises! This program is for children ages 5 and up. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start of the program, so please be on time to get your space!


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
rec_swords.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM En Garde Adventure Book Club: Grades 4-6 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. Word Play! Touché! Make new friends. Discover new authors. Read and talk about great books. Eat snacks, too! Don't worry if you haven't read the book. Come to the Library Meeting Room at 3 pm.

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Time & Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

While San Lorenzo Library's building is being expanded, the library's Homework Central will be held at the SLVHA (see address below). High School age volunteers will be present to help younger students and a wonderful instructor, Kit Duggan, will assist and supervise. Parents need not be present if they believe that their child is old enough!. This program is free. Grades k--8. Call San Lorenzo Library at our new number for more information.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO VILLAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  3:50 PM Shake, Rattle, and Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Parents, caregivers, and kids, are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of music, movement and books. We will play, sing, dance and read!

This program is developmentally appropriate for 18-35 month olds.

Please be prompt. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program. Age limits will be enforced.
 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center 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 as tutors for 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 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

 
lib_book_signing 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express @ the Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

High School and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Whether your student needs help doing tomorrow’s homework, writing a report, or studying for that big test, Homework Express volunteers are there to help.  This service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.

Contact: Brian Edwards at (510) 795-2627 ext.16 or bedwards@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Homework Help Center is open Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed on school holidays. It is staffed by high school students and intended for children in grades K - 6 who have homework questions.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily assignments.

Children need their parent/caregiver to complete a permission slip.

Homework help focuses on daily school assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring.

Additional online assistance is athttp://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 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.  The enrolled children will meet with their helper at a scheduled reading time every week except during school breaks or holidays.

The available reading sessions are: 3:30-4:00PM, 4:15-4:45PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 (tentative start date) through May 28, 2014.  Registration is required. Each child may sign up for one session only. All are welcome, but priorities will be given to children whose reading ability is below average.

Registration must be done in person and starts December 10, 2013.  Bring your child's report card if you want to sign up for priority registration.  Seats are very limited, so sign up as early as possible. 

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 Hooked on Books Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


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


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.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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