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Monday September 1, 2014 -  Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Teen Volunteers Needed at Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Monday September 1, 2014 -  Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fremont Libraries Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here


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

Location: FREMONT 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 developemental concerns or 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
 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HALLOWEEN PAPER FUN Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Fun for all ages! Learn to make a unique monster bookmark or giveaway candy container from master paper crafter Vinnie Cespedes.  All materials are provided. For adults and kids kindergarten and up.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Success vs. Failure for 5th-12th Graders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 

 

Between January and March 2014, 242 Juniors and Seniors from 78 high schools throughout the Bay Area and beyond submitted essays to participate in the Mental Health Awareness Essay Contest.  They answered the question “How does your personal definition of success affect your mental health?” from their personal experiences or observations.

Are you interested in learning what did these sturdents put into their essays, and what affact our young students' mental health nowadays?  Dr. Julie Xie, one of the judges of this contest and a school psychologist from the Fremont Unified School District, will come and share her findings with parents with children in 5th -12th grades; and also talk about how could parents and community better support our children at this critical stage of life.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Research Your Family History!

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

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

Saturdays in October!

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

October 4, 11, 18 & 25

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Stories For All at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For National Make a Difference Day the

Union City Library

is hosting a special 

FAMILY STORY & CRAFT PROGRAM

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • noon
  • 1:30 p.m.

No registration required. Fun for the entire family. Conceived of and organized by a volunteer program leader and with help from local teen volunteers. Wheelchair accessible.


For more information contact: (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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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

 
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
 

 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Maker Program: Build it Bigger Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Build it Bigger: a maker program for kids.

Explore Structural Engineering through cool designs, with instructors from the Lawrence Hall of Science. Hands-on fun for all. 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
 
anim_monkey1 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Celebrate Diwali with the Creators of the Book - 3 CURIOUS MONKEYS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join the author and illustrator of the new children's picturebook, 3 CURIOUS MONKEYS, and learn about Diwali. This free program will take place in the Children's Storytime Theatre and include a craft. Especially for preschoolers.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Castro Valley School of Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Castro Valley School of Music Presents

SHARING THE FUNDAMENTAL MAGIC OF MUSIC

Children will explore the basic elements of music

through spooky songs and games!

All Ages Welcome, No Registration Necessary,

Space is Limited to first 40 children

Chabot/Canyon Room

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Happiness talk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Happiness Talk/Workshop

A practical talk on the Psychology of Happiness, satisfaction and a meaningful life

Please join us for this workshop/talk about happiness. In this fun, interactive, and lighthearted talk, Javy W. Galindo explains how happiness need not be pursued, but chosen.  Galindo shares seven insights from his new book “Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails” on how to choose happiness and why it is often a difficult choice to make.

Jay W. Galindo is lecturer in John F Kennedy University and De Anza College.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fremont Libraries Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Clearance Sale-- Sunday only! $3 per large grocery bag. Bring your own bags-- no boxes, please.

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

Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Halloween Art Workshop for Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

 

 

Halloween Art Workshop for Tweens (ages 8-12) with Alena Rudolph  

Participants will be making masks out of a variety of recycled materials. Including, but not limited to, cardboard, wire, salvaged packaging, paint, fabric, feathers and of course, glitter! Please dress appropriately as this could get a little messy!

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
anim_bee.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Playing with Sound Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Playing With Sound!

A music program for toddlers

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW!

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime for Children Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 - 5. Join us for stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. 

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

No registration is required for this five-week series running September 30 - October 28.  The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

It's free! It's fun! Come join us! Yes, the Library is closed then, but the doors are open at 11 a.m. for stories and play!

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

 

 

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

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

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

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

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

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

Dear life : stories 

 
by
 
Alice Munro

 

 

 

 

   

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

The Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.


                                       Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
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.

June 24: First to Die by James Patterson

July 22: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

August 26: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

September 23: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

October 28: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

November 25: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

December 23: No meeting

January 27: 50 Children: One ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi German by Steven Pressman


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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FREE MOVIES FOR ADULTS @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY
Join us in the Chabot Room for a FREE presentation of the movie Million Dollar Arm
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.  Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin.  124 min, PG.  No reservations required.

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

 
misc_none 3:00 PM Play-Well Lego Engineering Battle Track Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Recommended for 2nd - 5th graders

Compete for the title of Battle Track Champion! Build a motorized train that will take on other competitors on monorail tracks. Students can let their imagination run wild by designing, building, and testing differnt mechanisms until the right parts are combined into the ultimate battle track machine.

Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out starting at 2:30 PM.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Make an Owl Visor! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Craft time for kids 4 & up!  Make your own owl visor!  Miss Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard will be bringing all supplies for this free, fun craft. Young children may need adult help.  Seats are limited, so arrive early to get yours!


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Tween Page Turners has switched from Wednesday afternoons to Tuesday afternoons. 

Hope you can still make it!

This is a book club for kids in 6th-8th grade. 

The book for this month will be available at the Children's Info Desk, a month before today. 

We meet in Conference Room A from 4-5pm to discusss the book. 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

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
 

 
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 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Castro Valley Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For for more information, ask at the Library Information Desk or contact the  Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900.
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

A craft may follow, depending on time.

No registration needed, and ALL LIBRARY EVENTS ARE FREE!


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesdays September 23rd - October 28th
7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

    Location: Castro Valley
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Tribute to Maya Angelou Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography about the early years of African American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. In the course of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice.

Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
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
 

 

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this four-week series running October 8 - 29. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM English/Mandarin Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM Googly-eye Frames! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

OOOh!!! Come join the fun! Ms. Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboards is bringing a frame to decorate to hold a special photo. Make it funny or scary, it's your choice.  This craft is open to kids 4 & up.  Younger kids may need parental help.  Due to seating limitations, 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
 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM Halloween Puppet Show: Winnie the Witch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Winnie the Witch PuppetsJoin us for a special Halloween puppet show. Puppet Art Theater presents the black-light puppet spectacular, Winnie the Witch!

Winnie the Witch Loves Halloween, especially the candy! One her way to pick up sweets on Candy Island she discovers Willard the Wizard trying to ruin Halloween by making the World’s Candy Supply taste like Brussels sprouts. With the help of the audience and her trusty broomstick, Winnie must dodge Dancing Ghosts, Batty Bats and Silly Skeletons to save Halloween!

This program is for school-aged children, ages 5 and up. It will take place in the Community Room. Seating is limited. FREE tickets will be given out starting at 3:30 pm.

 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Help Reluctant Learner Boys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Jump Starting BoysIs there a reluctant learner in your life? Want to help turn that around?

Award-winning author Pam Withers offers positive, practical solutions to parents and mentors of kids ages 7-17 -- students who are underperforming in school and in life.

Since the majority of these are male, she focuses especially on boys.

Her free seminar covers

•           Why do boys struggle more than girls?

•           7 things parents can do

•           How to connect boys with reading

•           Easy ways to instantly increase his confidence & performance

With this upbeat seminar, parents can stop despairing and start working with their child to help him be the best he can be.

Pam is co-author with her educator/therapist sister Cynthia Gill of the critically acclaimed Jump-Starting Boys (available through any online or traditional bookstore). She's also the bestselling author of 17 adventure books particularly popular with boys, including First Descent, Vertical Limits and (off the press March 2015) Andreo's Race.

Pam has raised one son, and Cynthia has raised three. Founder of the kids' literacy website keenreaders.org, Pam is also an award-winning speaker who travels North American extensively to speak at schools, libraries and education conferences. Her books will be available for sale and autographing at the presentation. Check out Pam's website at www.pamwithers.com.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Children Ages 12 to 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

Preschool Halloween Parade

Wear your costume and bring your goody bag!

Thursday, October 30th @ 10:30 am

Children's Area

    Location: Castro Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


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

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

 

 

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

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

11:00-12:30pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

For ages 3-6. No Registration is Required.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Special Halloween Storytime and Parade today!  Kids are encourage to wear costume and bring trick or treat bags.

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

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

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

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none Teen Volunteers Needed at Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Adult Volunteers Needed: Sewing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Newark Library is hoping to start Sewing Circle hours on Saturdays beginning in January 2015. We will have sewing machines and other tools available for people to use to work on personal projects. We need volunteers who know how to sew and who love to share their knowledge with others. Each volunteer would help out 1 or 2 Saturdays per month, preferably with at least one other volunteer.

Interested? Email Barbara Telford-Ishida at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call (510) 284-0684.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Computer Tutors Needed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you love to share what you know about using a computer, searching the Internet, and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)? Newark Library needs volunteers to meet one-on-one by appointment with people who want to learn what you know. Newark Library provides a laptop and space to teach.

Interested? Email Barbara Telford-Ishida at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call (510) 284-0684.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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office_money_bills_coins 10:10 AM  -  12:00 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens! Join your friends at San Lorenzo Library for help with your math homework. This program, like all Library programs, is free. All teens are welcome. Call San Lorenzo Library at 510-284-0642 for further information.

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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Saturday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk.  It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes. 
Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jump Starting Boys Author Pam Withers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

How to Help Reluctant Learner Boys

Author Pam Withers visits the Castro Valley Library and discusses her new book, Jump-Starting Boys.

Saturday, November 1st, 11:00am-12:00pm

Learn why boys struggle more than girls and what you can do as a

parent or guardian to help your boy connect with reading, increase confidence and performance!

No Registration Necessary

    Location: Castro Valley
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day: Board Games Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Face Painting! Dia de los Muertos Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library to have your face painted for Dia de los Muertas. Children ages twelve years and under can have their face painted. This program, like all Library programs, is free. Call the Library for further information. Nos hablamos espanol.


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

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

 

 

 
ent_violin 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mexican Folk Music with Chris Waltz Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, Chris Waltz and Shelly Spineri will play traditional Mexican folk music.

Free. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome! 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Local photography enthusiast Ed Pavlu will present the second part of his program on close-up photography in nature and the basics of macro photography  in the Dublin Library Program Room in this fourth meeting of the Photography Discussion Group. The discussion will concentrate on using macro lenses and zoom lenses with built-in close-up features, and when to consider using a flash or a tripod or both. Examples of good techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.  A question-and-answer period will follow.

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

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

 

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
anim_rabbit 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Funny Bunny's Saturday Storytime - Making Friends Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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


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

All programs will start promptly.  Please be on time.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

For ages 3-5.

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

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

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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. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October through May except during school breaks or holidays.

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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nat_sun Daylight Savings Time Begins--Set Your Clock Back Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie: Ninotchka Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ninotchka(1939)

Comedy, Romance              

110 Minutes

Rating: NR                              Classics in Black & White

 

 

CAST: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

 

Director: Ernst Lubitsch.  Writers: Charles Brackett (screen play), Billy Wilder (screen play)

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_bee.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This workshop is open to adult beginning creative writers for the porpose of offering inspiration and motivation.  The group meets four Mondays, Oct 13 & 20 and Nov 3 & 10 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in the library's Chabot Room.  Participants must commit to attend all sessions and bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.  The written subject matter may be fiction or non-fiction including essays, opinion pieces, journals and travel writing.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Local teacher Erika Kim will lead a series of workshops focusing on the math portion of the SAT. Workshops will include timed section testing with a followed discussion and feedback, general strategy for the test, and topic-specific reviews. High school juniors and seniors are welcome to attend these classes - registration is required, as space is limited to 15 students. Please note that you are signing up for all sessions, not individual workshops.

Classes run Monday, November 3rd - Monday, December 15th, with no class Monday, November 24th.


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

This is an invitation to visit the Library and learn to read and write better in English! Educational and fun. Bring your friends! This program, like all Library programs is free. No registration necessary.

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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 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
 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_scissors 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mosaic Boxes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Christie Inocencio (Christie's Creative Cupboard) will be presenting Mosaic Boxes, a crafts program for adults only.  Registration is required; please call or come to the Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif Election Day--Vote! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

San Lorenzo Library's staff can assist you if you have forgotten your polling place. Give us a call.


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime for Children Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 - 5. Join us for stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. 

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

 

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tuff Tumblers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Join us at the Castro Valley Library for some Preschool Tumbling!
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.  
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment,
including ladders, tunnels, balance beams.
 
WHO:  3-5 yr olds
WHEN:  Tuesday, November 4th @ 12:15

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

Children under 7 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

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

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

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

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

 
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 attend "All About Fractions."  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 1:30 PM Local Authors at Niles! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Bay Area local authors Reina M. Williams, Marik Berghs and Jessica Mc Brayer for a fascinating glimpse into what it take to write a book, how to get published and more.  There will be some time for Q&A after the talks, and copies of the authors books will be available for purchase.  This programs is for adults/seniors. No children please.

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Visit the CalFresh Enrollment Clinic at San Lorenzo Library to see if you qualify for the CalFresh program (food stamps). Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to find out what you need to bring with you. You may call to make an appointment at (510) 635-3663 ext. 344 or 741.

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

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

 

 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

For the November 4 meeting, we'll be reading "Clementine and the Spring Trip" by Sara Pennypacker.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

This month's book: Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

Sign-ups start on Tuesday, October 28 for Lawyer in the Library at San Lorenzo Library. Call 510-284-0642 or visit the Library to make an appointment. The lawyer will give you fifteen minutes of free legal assistance to get you started working on your problem. Call the Library during open hours for further information.


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

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

 

 

 
nat_leaf_fall 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM National Novel Writing Month with Julie Winkelstein Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

November is National Novel Writing Month!

All over the country writers are accepting the challenge to write a 50,000 word rough draft during the 30 days of November. However many words you write, we invite you to:
Join us at the Albany Library as we celebrate this month by writing together.
Dates: Tuesday November 4 and Tuesday November 25, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Place: Edith Stone Room, Albany Library
 

Facilitator: Julie Winkelstein
What we provide: A quiet room in which to write with others; Tables and chairs; Pens, pencils, pads; Snacks; Books about writing
What you bring: Your laptop, if you use one; Enthusiasm for writing and the company of other writers.

All ages welcome!
For more information about the National Novel Writing Month challenge, go to nanowrimo.org

Contact: Dan Hess(510) 526-3720 x17 dhess@aclibrary.org
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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
 

 

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

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

A craft may follow, depending on time.

No registration needed, and ALL LIBRARY EVENTS ARE FREE!


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_asl_h 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ASL Storytelling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Please join staff from the California School for the Deaf during this event for deaf children. Stories for preschool - 2nd graders will be from 7 - 7:30 p.m and 2nd - 5th graders from 7:30 - 8 p.m. This is a free program and will take place in the Storytime Theatre.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Planning Your Year End Taxes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

PLANNING YOUR YEAR END TAXES

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Come and hear Alan talk about tax issues for the year 2014 which will help you plan your year-end taxes and increase your savings and refunds. A review and tips on upcoming taxation, new legislation and tax changes, credits and deductibles, and strategies from which you can benefit; with specific information on business and personal tax issues, including portfolios and retirement accounts..

Presented by Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA, and Host of the American Dreams radio show talk about Living the American Dream. Alan is Managing Partner at Geenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Company (GROCO), a CPA firm in Fremont.

Sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Company (GROCO) and the Alameda County Library System. This is a free seminar, no registration is required

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
med_caduceus 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Medicare Changes 2015 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The HICAP (Health Counseling and Advocacy Program) will discuss changes and options for 2015 at the Fremont Main Library on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The presentation will include:

  • Overview of eligibility, costs, benefits & recent changes
  • Options for supplementing Medicare & getting help with costs
  • Prescription drug benefit
  • Medicare Advantage Plan changes
  • Preview of the Coordinated Care Initiative & Cal MediConnect for dual eligibles in Alameda County

This year's open enrollment period is October 15 - December 7,2014.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
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 three-week series running November 5 - 19. 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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fall Storytime for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

 
misc_liberty 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Congressman Mike Honda open office Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 

Staff from the office of Congressman Mike Honda, who represents Fremont in District 17, can take questions and offer help at the Fremont Main Library on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The open office is held in a large study room on the second floor.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book3 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: 2-3 p.m.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Tweens: 3 - 4 pm.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - sign up in advance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

The TriV Coderdojo covers the following:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Spin Art for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take a spin with LEGO spin art @ the Castro Valley Library.

Join Bricks for Kidz and learn how machines can be used to create art

and build a working spin art machine with LEGO bricks

then give it a spin to create your own unique art work.

Two Classes Available:  10:00am & 11:15am

Register is Required.  Class size is limited.  Please register at the Children's Desk. 

This class is recommended for 3-6 year olds

(510) 667-7900

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

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

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

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Children Ages 12 to 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Lego Spin Art for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take a spin with LEGO spin art @ the Castro Valley Library.

Join Bricks for Kidz and learn how machines can be used to create art

and build a working spin art machine with LEGO bricks

then give it a spin to create your own unique art work.

Two Classes Available:  10:00am & 11:15am

Register is Required.  Class size is limited.  Please register at the Children's Desk. 

This class is recommended for 3-6 year olds

(510) 667-7900

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

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

For ages 3-6. No Registration is Required.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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

 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stagebridge: Storytelling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Senior storytellers captivate audiences with personal and fictional stories. Stagebridge: A Senior Theatre Compnay presents theatrical works that showcase the rich and varied experiences of older adults to a multigenerational audience.
 

Contact: Vivian Jaquette (510) 284-0607  vjaquette@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Winning Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn what makes good resumes with Trisha Tran of the Newark Tri-City One-Stop Career Center.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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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

 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 3 and 4) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st or 2nd Friday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 3 and 4.

This month's book: Frindle by Andrew Clements.

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Piano for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

By young musicians, For young musicians”

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

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

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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office_money_bills_coins 10:10 AM  -  12:00 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens! Join your friends at San Lorenzo Library for help with your math homework. This program, like all Library programs, is free. All teens are welcome. Call San Lorenzo Library at 510-284-0642 for further information.

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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Saturday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk.  It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes. 
Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spark: Create & Make Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

CUSTOM TOTE BAGS!

TechShop staff are coming to the Castro Valley Library to show you how to create your own designs and press them into a tote bag using their Heat Press Station!  All materials are provided.  All you need is your imagination!  You can select from pre-cut designs or draw your own design and cut it out by hand.

Registration is required for this FREE program.  Register in person at the library Information Desk or by phone at (510) 667-7900.  For ages 15+.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Sewing expert Jennifer Serr teaches students to create a simple drawstring pouch while they learn the basics of the sewing machine, including

  • threading the machine,
  • making a bobbin,
  • sewing straight and curved lines.

Jennifer will also teach the tools, terminology & mechanics of using a paper pattern. All materials and equipment will be supplied. However, if you own a portable sewing machine, please let us know if you can bring it to learn most effectively.

This class is full. Please email Barbara Telford-Ishida at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org to be placed on the waiting list. If there is enough interest, the class will be repeated on January 10 and wait-listed people will receive advance notice.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Let your imagination soar at Margo's craft workshop.

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jenny Kerr Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Kerr is a multi-instrumentalist who plays finger-style and slide guitar, claw hammer banjo, harmonica, and piano.  She is also a poetic and passionate songwriter.  Jenny plays swamp rock, straight-up soul, backwater honky tonk, and old-time blues.

For more information on Jenny and her band, visit her web site at http://jennykerr.com.

 

FREE CONCERT, NO TICKET OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_masks_color 3:30 PM Green Golly Flute and Drama Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories come alive with music and humor. Come see the Green Golly Project.

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

November's topic: Basic Statistics – Part 1 (Combinations)

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 Movie: Suddenly Last Summer Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

   SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (1959)

    Rating

     NR                                            

     Runtime                                   Classics in Black & White

     114 min

     Release Year

     1959

  

Director  Joseph L. Manki

Cast   Elizabeth Taylor,  Katharine Hepburn,  Montgomery Clift

Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, Screenplay by Gore Vidal (screenplay).

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_bee.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

The Richmond Museum of History celebrates Veteran's Day and the 70th anniversary of the launching of the SS Red Oak Victory this month. Melinda McCrary will discuss the remarkable story behind the Richmond homefront and this piece of U.S. history.
 

    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

 

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This workshop is open to adult beginning creative writers for the porpose of offering inspiration and motivation.  The group meets four Mondays, Oct 13 & 20  and Nov 3 & 10 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in the library's Chabot Room.  Participants must commit to attend all sessions and bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.  The written subject matter may be fiction or non-fiction including essays, opinion pieces, journals and travel writing.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Local teacher Erika Kim will lead a series of workshops focusing on the math portion of the SAT. Workshops will include timed section testing with a followed discussion and feedback, general strategy for the test, and topic-specific reviews. High school juniors and seniors are welcome to attend these classes - registration is required, as space is limited to 15 students. Please note that you are signing up for all sessions, not individual workshops.

Classes run Monday, November 3rd - Monday, December 15th, with no class Monday, November 24th.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
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_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is an invitation to visit the Library and learn to read and write better in English! Educational and fun. Bring your friends! This program, like all Library programs is free. No registration necessary.

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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

The Fremont Main Library will host monthly Scrabble Game Nights from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month.  Dates for September – December, 2014 are:  September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8. All levels are welcome, from beginner to expert.  The library will provide game boards and a Scrabble dictionary.  And, we'll teach you to play if you don't know how.

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

Walk-ins are welcome.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none All Alameda County Libraries are Closed for Veteran's Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 
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Library Closed

 
misc_none Happy Veteran's Day: Library is Closed All Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Veteran's Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Dublin Library is closed today for Veteran's Day.

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misc_none Lego Club for 8 - 10 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this three-week series running November 5 - 19. 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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stagebridge: Never Too Late Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or (510) 284-0684

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego Amusement Park Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children, 3rd Grade and up, are invited to San Lorenzo Library for a special Lego program. Help build a Lego amusement park! Need not be a master builder to attend. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration is necessary. Call the Library for further information.

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

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

 

 

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

JOB WORKSHOPS

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

Presented by the Tri-City One-Stop Career Centers

 

Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills

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

 

Job Search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM Family Thankful Journal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bring the family and create a journal about the thiings your family is thankful for... All supplies will be provided for this free program by Christie's Creative Cupboard. Space is limited and free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program. See you there!


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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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. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October through May except during school breaks or holidays.

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Hooked on Books is a book discussion group for children in grades 2-3. The group meets once a month in Conference Room A. You must register in advance for the book group at the Children's Desk either in person or by phone. There is no online registration. Each month, the group reads a selected title (book is given out at registration), and discusses the book and completes a related activity at the meeting.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Children Ages 12 to 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


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

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

 

 

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

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

For ages 3-6. No Registration is Required.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
anim_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

 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CalFresh Enrollment Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

Help the Centerville Library celebrate International Game Day by playing board games at the library. We'll have a variety of board games and card games to choose from. This program is for all ages and families are encouraged to play together. No registration necesary, this will be a drop in program.

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

 

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Length of program: 5 weeks, November 14-December 19.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_balloons 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Amusement Park at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The fair is coming to town!  We will plan an amusement park full of ticket booths, rides, food stands, and games for the people of Bricksburg.  Then we’ll focus on building merry-go-rounds that both new and more advanced Lego Engineers will enjoy.

Friday, November 14, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Registration begins Friday, November 7 for this FREE, FUN program at the Union City Library!
  • Recommended for 2nd thru 5th grade students
  • Registration is required as space is limited


For more information call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Interested in the electricity of water or the psychology and taste? Let's discover the science of electroylsis, magnetics, and Vitamin C today! Participants will create magnets to take home and analyze oxidation during this fun science program.

All materials are provided. For grades 4-6.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 3:45 pm.  This storytime is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese followed by a small craft at the end and lasts about 45 minutes.  This program is sponsored by the Chinese Immersion Parent Council of Fremont.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Special Friday Poetry Event: Gerald Stern Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Gerald Stern on special night, Friday Nov 14.

Followed by open mic.

Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Albany High School
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Special Poetry Night at Albany High School's Little Theater: Gerald Stern Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Featured poet, Gerald Stern, with introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Robert Hass. 

Reading at 7:30 pm. Book Signing & Reception follow.

Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: Albany High School's Little Theater, 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany, CA 94706
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM Registration Begins for 'Tween Bead Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For 'Tweens, ages 10-13. This free workshop will allow you to learn how to make your own beads to use in jewelry making projects. Registration is necessary. The worhsop is on Saturday Nov. 15 at 3:30 pm. Due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers will not be admitted, so please be on time (or even a little early). This workshop is presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Teens are invited to partake in a free SAT practice test administered by Kaplan Test & Prep Admissions at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, November 15th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library 2-Day Book Sale: 10-4 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Albany Library 2-Day Book Sale. Fiction, nonfiction. Special Items.

Please do not bring donations the week prior to the sale. Thanks!!!

Contact: Reference Desk, (510) 526-3720

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_money_bills_coins 10:10 AM  -  12:00 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens! Join your friends at San Lorenzo Library for help with your math homework. This program, like all Library programs, is free. All teens are welcome. Call San Lorenzo Library at 510-284-0642 for further information.

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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
rec_games 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM International Games Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Families are invited to our annual International Games Day. The library will have board games and card games available in the Library Program Room for families to play. There will be teen volunteers available to play games and also to teach you how to play new games.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM International Games Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY

@ the Castro Valley Library

Saturday, November 15th

Noon - 2pm

This is a family event, all ages welcome.

No registration necessary

Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley.

Children 7yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult

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

    Location: Castro Valley
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM International Game Fun Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Visit the Library in honor of International Game Day. This program, like all Library programs, is free. Drop by the Library for the serious business of fun. Different games will be featured from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.! Excitement for the whole family. Call for further information.

Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0640 tbrewer@aclibrary.org

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

 

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM TAG Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO MOVIE at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bring the entire family to enjoy THE LEGO MOVIE Saturday, November 15 at 1 p.m.

"An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business."

Come to the Reference Desk before the program to pick up a free ticket, as space is limited


For more information call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 2015 Calendar Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the fun of making a 2015 calendar with art teacher Christine Kita. Participants will receive a copy of the calendar, it will be a perfect keepsake or gift for the upcoming holidays!   For ages 6-12.
Seats are limited, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out starting at 2:30 pm.

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

Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library 2-Day Book Sale: 10-4 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Albany Library 2-Day Book Sale. Fiction, nonfiction. Special Items. 

$3 bag sale from 3pm-4pm on Sunday.

Please do not bring donations the week prior to the sale. Thanks!!!

Contact: Reference Desk, (510) 526-3720

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Casablanca Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

CASABLANCA (1942)

Rating

NR

Runtime                                           Classics in Black & White

102 min

Release Year

1942

Director

Michael Curtiz

 

 

One of the most memorable of all film experiences, CASABLANCA is a true Hollywood legend. All the elements of the production—story, cast, photography, direction, and music—are woven expertly together to create a motion picture monument. Wartime refugees gather in Morocco to obtain scarce exit visas to Lisbon. The final airport sequence is an event not to be forgotten.

Cast

Humphrey Bogart

Ingrid Bergman

Claude Rains

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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anim_bee.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

CROWDFUNDING

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING FOR YOUR COMPANY

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Monday, November 17, 2014

9 a.m. – 12 Noon

Crowdfunding is a fast growing source of investment for early stage companies. Many experts believe crowdfunding with become more important than venture capital in terms of dollars invested within the next ten years.

This seminar will discuss the latest trends in crowdsourcing, and how companies are raising capital in this market. The elements of successful campaigns will be discussed, as well as "how to" tips for your campaign.

The seminar is free to all attendees. Pre-registration is required. Please register at http://acsbdc.org/events2. Refreshments will be served.

This seminar is sponsored by the City of Fremont, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center, and the Alameda County Library System.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Local teacher Erika Kim will lead a series of workshops focusing on the math portion of the SAT. Workshops will include timed section testing with a followed discussion and feedback, general strategy for the test, and topic-specific reviews. High school juniors and seniors are welcome to attend these classes - registration is required, as space is limited to 15 students. Please note that you are signing up for all sessions, not individual workshops.

Classes run Monday, November 3rd - Monday, December 15th, with no class Monday, November 24th.


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 learning to use a new gadget, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:

  • eBooks and eBook readers (including how to borrow library ebooks)
  • Cell phones & Smartphones
  • Tablet Computers (iPad, Android, etc.) 
  • Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs
  • MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
  • Microsoft operating systems  
  • Backing up and copying files          
  • Internet browsing an searching
  • Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter 
Bring your device or laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A REPAIR SERVICE.  OUR VOLUNTEERS MAY BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT YOUR DEVICE REQUIRES REPAIR OR IS VIRUS OR MALWARE INFECTED, BUT WE CANNOT REPAIR OR CORRECT SUCH CONDITIONS.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
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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
 

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

This is an invitation to visit the Library and learn to read and write better in English! Educational and fun. Bring your friends! This program, like all Library programs is free. No registration necessary.

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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:40 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

 

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Albany Library   526-3720   
   

Learn about Covered California, the new online marketplace that makes it simple and affordable to purchase quality health insurance. Representatives will be available at the library to help answer questions and enroll participants.

Documents needed:

Proof of Citizenship (Naturalization certificate/green card if applicable)
Proof of address (ID card, utility bill)
Proof of household income (Tax form, pay stubs)
Social Security Numbers
 

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

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

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

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

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

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

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

Are you currently thinking of changing careers? In the One-on-One Resume Critique sessions you will have a 20-minute session with a job search specialist who will read through your resume, ask about your interests and education, and give you sound advice on how to make your resume attractive to potential employers.  You must call the Dublin Library Information Desk at 925-803-7275 or come to the Information Desk in person to sign up for a 20-minute appointment.


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month

October 21, November 18, and December 16


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

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

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

 

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

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Family Thankful Tree Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Have fun with your family making a Family Thankful Tree, showing the people and things for which you are thankful! No registration required for this free craft presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard, and all supplies are provided.  Space is limited, however, so arrive a little early to get your space. See you there!


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tail Wagging Tales Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
A volunteer from the Ohlone Humane Society will be here with a trained therapy dog for children to read to. This program is free, but does require a ticket to attend. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk starting at 3:00 pm. Each fifteen minute reading time will be shared between two kids. The following are the scheduled reading times: 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, and 4:15 pm.
 
Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_bookpurple 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED FOR NOV. ONLY---Between the Lines Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

DUE TO STAFFING, BETWEEN THE LINES IS CANCELLED FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. 

We will resume meetings on Dec. 16th to discuss the book distributed in October. 

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

The purpose of the consultation is to determine whether or not you have a legal problem and to provide guidance on how you might be able to solve your legal problem rather than for the attorney to provide in-depth legal analysis or advice. There is no continuing attorney/client relationship formed by your meeting with a volunteer attorney, but your discussion with the attorney will be confidential.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

For ages 6-8.

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

For for more information, ask at the Library Information Desk or contact the  Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900.
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM Library Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

A craft may follow, depending on time.

No registration needed, and ALL LIBRARY EVENTS ARE FREE!


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
nat_leaf_fall 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents - Fall Colors Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn why some leaves change color and some don't. Compare different types of trees found in fremont. This free program includes a short talk, a story and several hands-on activities for school-aged children and their parents.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
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 three-week series running November 5 - 19. 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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fall Storytime for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

 
misc_liberty 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Congressman Mike Honda open office Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Staff from the office of Congressman Mike Honda, who represents Fremont in District 17, can take questions and offer help at the Fremont Main Library on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The open office is held in a large study room on the second floor.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  12:55 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Never Too Late Musical Revue Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


Stagebridge: A Senior Theatre Company presents Never Too Late, a musical revue featuring songs, outrageous skits, and hilarious strolls down memory lane. Join us for theatrical works that showcase the rich a varied experiences of older adults to multigenerational audiences.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_stage1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Stagebridge: Storytelling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Stagebridge, based in Oakland, California, is the nation’s oldest and most renowned theatre company of older adults.

Their senior storytellers will captivate audiences with personal and fictional stories.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_spider 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make a Spider Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make a spider web and a spider friend to live there! Your web will go home with you for your family to enjoy. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration is necessary. Fun for kids of any age! Call the Library for further information!


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0640 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit SLVHA for homework help.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Game Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids, join us the third Wednesday of each month for good old-fashioned board games.  This free program is especially for elementary school-age kids.  Chess sets will be available for use, but there will be no chess instruction provided. No registration or tickets needed, just drop in!

And this month we will be celebrating "International Game Day"!


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteer tutors in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
ent_guitar01 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Sing-along Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sing some favorites and learn some new songs. Singing is led by Dale Allen Boland, who has been sharing the joy of community music-making with East Bay singers from newborn to 96 for over 15 years. Free! No Sign-up required. All ages are welcome to our Weekly Sing-along! 

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_liberty 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


 

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on November 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance  on November 12, 2014 . Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.

Here is the Alameda County Library Legal information Libguide that contains a list of law resources. 

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Hear All About It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories and a craft for school aged kids and their parents.

Join librarians and community members for an evening of stories and a craft, perfect for the young and young at heart. In the library program room.

Best for families with children ages 5 and older.

Seating is limited.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents... Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vivian Jaquette    (510) 526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org
   

Albany FilmFest Presents...
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
food_apple 12:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag with Tony R. Rodriguez Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Under These Stars      Under These Stars is a contemplative road odyssey that shakes the beehive of
      post-college, early-career existence and distributes sweet honey to all who seek to
      better their damaging, cyclic ways. Read about it in East Bay Review.
 
     A San Francisco Bay Area native, Tony R. Rodriguez writes for Examiner.com, where
     he has interviewed the likes of Anne Rice, Paul Krassner, Lisa Lutz, Eric Drooker, and
     many others. He has authored four books, including When I Followed the Elephant.
     Rodriguez is also a respected board member of PEN Oakland, a chapter of PEN
     International.   http://www.tony-r-rodriguez.com
 
Brown bag events with local authors take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 p.m.
                           You are welcome to bring your lunch.

           Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

                           Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice English conversation at the Literacy Reading Club. Meet other adults, build confidence in your speaking and discuss a good book!

Contact: Literacy (510) 745-1480
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years, can join the group at any time. The Children's Librarian will present specially selected board books, stories, songs, and games to delight children and encourage reading. First half hour will be stories and the second half hour will allow children free play with toddler toys and interaction with the group. No registration necessary. Call the Library for further information.


Contact: Jessie Nachem (510) 284-0640 jnachem@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Yoga for Kids @

The Castro Valley Library

Thursday, November 20th @ 10:30 am

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and body. 

This class is best suited for children 4 and over

A towel or mat is recommended

Class size is limited. First come, first served.

An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 working days in advance.

Voice 510-667-7900 / TTY 888-6630660Library is wheelchair accessible

3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510) 667-7900 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgg/    
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at the Mall Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Every 3rd Thursday morning at Newpark Mall in the children's play area near the elevator.  Click HERE for location map.

Come enjoy fun stories, arts and crafts activities, music and dance, goodie bags, and raffle prizes!  Best for ages 3-5 but all are welcome!

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 284-0686 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH (Outreach Storytime at NEWPARK MALL) - Get Directions
 

 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space to sign up for a one-on-one computer class. No computer skill is required. A relaxing way to improve your technology education.


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd., San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

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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

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM First 5 español Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-745-1464 x5   
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 90 minutos de cuentos, manualidad y juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_baby.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-5.

Make fun project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy.
Seats are limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions