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Monday December 1, 2014 -  Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none eBestseller Bookclub: A unique way to Bestselling ebooks! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Registration has begun for the next session of the library's eBestseller Bookclub!  This is your chance to join a book club that reads only recent bestsellers and experience reading on a library owned tablet for 3 months…all for FREE!

Here’s how it works:

Attend the first meeting on February 10, 2015, receive your NOOK Tablet, and learn how to use it. For the next 3 months the group will meet once monthly (March 10, April 14, and May 12 from 6:30 to 8 pm) to discuss a book selected from the bestsellers preloaded on the NOOKs. On the last meeting, after the book discussion, the NOOKs are returned to the library to be readied for another group.

 Participation is limited to 12 people per session. Sign up Soon! 

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

Thursday January 1, 2015 -  Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity?  Volunteers are needed at the Castro Valley Library's JOB LAB.

Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks such as updating or creating resumes, searching for jobs online, exploring new careers, etc.  Volunteers should be able to interact with clients in a professional but empathetic manner, have computer skills (Word & email), and be eager to learn.  Job Lab is open on Mondays from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdys from 10:30 am to 3 pm.  If you are interested in helping others, please contact Lyn Leone at 510-608-1138 or by email at lleone@aclibrary.org.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Tuesday January 27, 2015 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_snow 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Winter Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

No registration is required for this eight-week series running December 2 - February 24. [No meeting December 23 or 30, or January 6, 13, or 20] The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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 Internet Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Improve your INTERNET skills! Join us for these FREE Adult Internet Classes during the month of January:

 POINT, CLICK & NAVIGATE   
Tuesday, Jan 6 12:30  to 2:30 pm
This hands-on class will introduce students to the mouse, the keyboard, and other basic skills for using the Internet.

INTERNET BASICS
Tuesday, Jan 13, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Become familiar with the basic layout of Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and learn how to navigate websites. Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.

INTERNET SEARCHING  
Tuesday, Jan 20, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Students will learn how to find information on the Internet using the search engine Google. Participants must have
taken Internet Basics or have basic internet skills.

GOOGLE & BEYOND   
Tuesday, Jan 27, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, and video. 


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

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

The Marine Science Institute Presents

PRESCHOOL SEASIDE STORYTIME

January 27th @ 1:00pm

Stories and live animals with the Marine Science Institute of Redwood City.  What makes marine mammals so unique?  What species of marine mammals live in or near the SF Bay?  Join us to find out as we read stories, examine whale bones and baleen, and do fun activities that will help us "swim a mile in their flippers."

Class size is limited, Register at the Children's Desk

(510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
 
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
   

 

Beautiful Ruins

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 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
 
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office_dollarsign 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Resume & Cover Letter Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come to this program and get expert advice for a job search specialist on how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you more interviews and a suitable job faster.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive by 1:00 PM.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sewing 101: Sewing a Drawstring Bag Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students will learn the following skills while making a drawstring bag: threading the machine, making a bobbin, sewing machine guidelines (seam allowance), sewing straight lines, sewing a plain seam, zig-zag stitch and making a casting for a drawstring. This program is for ages 13 and up.

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Covered California Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Registration is full for Tween Page Turners.

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

Hope you can still make it!

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

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

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

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Writers' Spot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall   510-284-0606   nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Attention all writers! The popularity of our November Write-Ins inspired our new monthly writer’s workshops. Read, workshop, write and revise! Just bring bits of your writing, your laptop or notepad, and your imagination. All ages and levels of experience welcome.

 

Writers Read

January is the official month of revising! You’ve written your first draft. Come join other writers at the library to workshop it. Inspired by NaNoWriMo's month of revision and open to writers of all kinds.

 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English/Mandarin Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

This storytime will be a bilingual program conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and more! For ages 3-6, and their families.

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


Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Need a little practice reading? Join volunteers from the Ohlone Humane Society's Therapy Dog Unit and practice. Free tickets are available, beginning at 6:30 p.m., for each of the 15 minute reading slots - 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 and 7:15 p.m. Bring your own book or pick one from the display.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  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 27     A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby
Feb 24     Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea 
Mar 31     Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
Apr 28     A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki

 


                    

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

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

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

January 13th & 27th

February 10th & 24th

March 10th & 24th

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

    Location: Castro Valley
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Congressman Mike Honda Open Office Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this three-week series running January 14 - 28. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.


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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Zone for ages 3 months to 12 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 months to 12 months. Age appropriate toys, along with books, will be available for quiet play in the picture book area. For the safety of all children, please do not bring food.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Length of session: 8 weeks, Jaunary 7 - Febrary 25, 2015.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, finger plays, 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 Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  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 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books: Introduction to the Second Sex Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Book discussion group facilitated by Rosalie Gonzales. All welcome.

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
ent_magic 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dan Chan the Magic Man Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

World-class magician Dan Chan is coming to San Lorenzo Library's current space (see address below). Join us for a spectacular magic-filled event!


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

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

 

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in 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 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 volunteers in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to help the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the helpers. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Stories and a craft for school aged kids and their parents.

Join librarians and community members for an evening of stories and a craft, perfect for the young and young at heart. In the library program room.

Best for families with children ages 5 and older.

Seating is limited.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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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
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Microsoft Office Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Improve your JOB skills! Join us for these FREE Adult Microsoft Office Classes during the month of January: 

Microsoft Word 2010
Thursdays, Jan 22 & 29,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This Microsoft Word course is valuable to both new and experienced Word users. In this 2-part, hands-on computer class you will learn how to create documents and flyers. Experienced users will learn how the Ribbon, contextual tabs, galleries and live preview make your tasks easier and faster.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Saturdays. Jan 3 & 17, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Learn how to design a presentation, create and edit slides,insert clipart, apply themes, work with views, and run the slide show in this 2-part hands-on class. 


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

Length of session: 8 weeks, January 8 - Febrary 26, 2015.

Stories, finger plays, 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
 

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

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


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

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

 

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

Come join us for preschool storytime.There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Winter storytime session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30, from January 8th through February 26th. No storytime on February 12.

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  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone     tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 90 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

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

~~Presented by Shawnelle Goalder, Job Developer with Alameda County Social Services, Workforce and Benefits Administration. 

She will cover:
The Basics of creating a good profile
Adding connections
Navigating LinkedIn to search for jobs and research potential employers

This program is free; seating is limited so please RSVP your attendance at the Reference Desk or by calling 925-803-7252.
                                                                            
Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in 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
 

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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
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 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
 

 
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

 
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 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Castro Valley Educational Foundational Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Getting Published: A Panel Discussion

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10 am to 3:30 pm

For students in grades 6 to 12

For free tickets click here

 

 
elect_e_reader.GIF Drop-in Device Assistance: 10-12 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Got a new device? Drop in from 10 till noon. Learn how to use it to connect with the library's eCollections! Librarians and volunteers will help you get started using the library's eBook, eAudiobook or eMagazine collections on your laptop or mobile device.

Please bring your device, passwords and library card.

 

    Location: Albany Library Teen Area
 
office_pencil 10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Math Tutoring for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens! Improve your math skills by dropping in Saturday morning at San Lorenzo Library. TheTzu Chi Foundation U.S.A. provides an excellent instructor to assist teens with math.


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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Parenting Class - Transitions to Preteen Years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you have a child who is going to be a teenager soon?   This is a parenting class for you.  

Topics include:

  • Developmental Stage
  • Competence vs. Failure
  • Identity vs. Role Confusion
  • Academic Changes
  • Physical & Hormonal Changes
  • Temptations & Distractions
  • Social Interactions
  • Self Esteem Challenges
  • Influence of Media
  • And Many More ......

Come to learn how to help your preteen/teenager get through this critical stage from an experienced Marriage, Family & Child Therapist. 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Sewing Circle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Interested in learning to sew or sewing with other people? Bring a project, or come to learn the basics, including how to choose a project and its supplies. Sewing equipment will be provided. 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Seed Saving Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The practice of saving seeds for future use is as old as cultivation. The fun art of saving seeds is the focus for this hands-on workshop and seed swap. Participants will learn how retrieve, sort and store seeds.  Please bring seed heads, pods, fruit, etc. for trade with others.   

In the interest of diversity, please bring heirloom and/or open pollinated varieties only.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 2015 Parenting Class Series #1 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A series of Parenting Classes conducted in Mandarin will be offered in 2015.  Classes are scheduled on Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm.  These classes will be presented by the Director and teachers of the Herald Family Rebuilding Center of the Fremont Family Resouce Center, as well as special guest speakers.

Today's topics is Communication With Your ABC Children and Teenagers, presented by Ms. Winnis Chiang, founder of Parenting ABC.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Communication and Emotional Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Farah Khalili   510-745-1439   
   

A series of talks in Farsi on emotional health and communication by Esmael Darman
(MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology)  These seminars are free, and no reservations are required.

Saturday, January 3       How to Communicate with your Teen
Saturday, January 17      How to Understand and Deal with Depression
Saturday, January 31      How to Overcome Anxiety

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at
2400 Stevenson Boulevard, and is wheelchair accessible. 


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

 

 
med_stethoscope 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Covered California Open Enrollment Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    510-745-1464 x5   
   

Learn about Covered California, California's 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: Union City Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Guess who's coming to dinner.  This Oscar award winner is about crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's liberal principles being put to the test when his daughter, Joey, announces her engagement to John Prentice, an internationally renowned African-American physician. While Matt's wife, Christina, readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind.   (NR)

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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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

 

 
med_caduceus 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you need Covered California Health Insurance? Enrollment sessions will be conducted at Alameda County Library through February 15, 2015.  Are you ready to enroll or have questions? You can find answers and signup, with personal assistance from certified educators and enrollers.

It will be helpful if you bring these items with you:

  • Proof of current income (most recent pay stubs, W-2 or 1040 tax form) for your household.
  • Proof of residency (CA ID, Driver's license or Utility bill). Otherwise, a U.S. passport, legal resident card, or certificate of citizenship or naturalization.
  • Social Security number and date of birth for all applicants.
  • Your current health insurance information if you have one (insurance card or policy number).

Enrollment sessions will be conducted at Dublin Library on Mondays, 1 – 4 PM, on   2/2, and 2/9.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen PS4 Gaming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall   510-284-0606   nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAMILIES WELCOME!

WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! (if you wish)

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM 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
 

 
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
 

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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


Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

No registration is required for this eight-week series running December 2 - February 24. [No meeting December 23 or 30, or January 6, 13, or 20] The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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, February 3rd @ 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
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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 FREE Adult Computer Classes during the month of February:

 Email with Gmail!  (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 3 & 17 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.  See a Librarian for assistance.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 10 & 24, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Microsoft Publisher is an easy-to-use program that produces stunning, professional results.  It is a layout and design tool used to create documents that fall outside of normal word processor capabilities, such as flyers, catalogs, bulletins and posters.  This 2-part class will show you how!

Microsoft Excel 2010 (2-part class)  
Saturdays, Feb 7 & 28, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
This class is intended for users who are new to Excel and want to get an overview of essential Excel skills.  During the class you will learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing.  If you have been using Excel regularly, this is a great refresher course as well.


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 class, entitled "Introduction to Algebra."  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
 

 

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Henry Huggins Book Jacket

 

 

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

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

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

For the February 3 meeting, we'll be reading "Henry Huggins" by Beverly Cleary.


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 Tuesday 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: Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus by Barbara Park 

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
 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Writing Spot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall   510-284-0606   nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Need the motivation to get up and write? Teens and adults are invited to drop in and write during this ongoing program, hosted by Teen Librarian, Natalie McCall. Bring a work in progress or start something new! At the beginning of each write-in we’ll chat about our novels, memoirs, short stories or poems and then get down to work. Writing materials provided if needed. This group meets the first Tuesday of every month.

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

January 6          Deadheads by Reginald Hill
February 3        The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears
March 3             The Man With a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes
April 7                The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
May 5                 Second Watch by J.A. Jance
June 2               Anatomy of Injustice by Raymond Bonner
July 7                 Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman and A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
August 4           Burned by Valerie Plame
September 1    The Bat by Jo Nesbo

October 6         The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy the Kid by J. Michael Orenduff
November 3    Outside Child by Alice Wilson-Fried

December 1     Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark

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

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mexican Tin Art Craft for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Mexican Tin art for Adults. This free workshop will allow you to learn how to make Mexican art with tin - no experience necessary! 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. Free tickets will be available from the information desk starting at 6:00 PM.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, February 4th @ 10:15am

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

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

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

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

A towel or a yoga mat is recommended.  

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

    Location: Castro Valley
 
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 four-week series running February 4 - 25. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.


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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Zone for ages 3 months to 12 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 months to 12 months. Age appropriate toys, along with books, will be available for quiet play in the picture book area. For the safety of all children, please do not bring food.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Length of session: 8 weeks, Jaunary 7 - Febrary 25, 2015.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, finger plays, 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 Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

Basic Chess instruction for kids in K-6 grade. If you already know how to play, then come and enjoy a game.  No registration required, just drop in!

 


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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Book Explorers for Children in grades K, 1 and 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids in grades K, 1 and 2 are invited to explore the world by listening to stories and making a simple craft. 

This program takes place in the Library Program Room. There is a limit of 12 participants. Tickets will be handed out at 3:55 to the first 12 kids in line.

For the February 4 meeting, we'll be exploring South America.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - 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
 

 

 

 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crying Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Union City Library's Wednesday Night Music Series presents:

Crying Time 

Classic Country music of the 1950s and 60s

Honky-tonk revisionists and Nashville apologists

This is a free event for all ages

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
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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_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Children Ages 12 to 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Music Together @ The Castro Valley Library

Get ready to sing & dance at the Library!

Cristal Garcia, Director/Owner of Early Start Music,

will share some songs from the Music Together Collection.

Come and join the fun with your little one!

Thursday, February 5th

TWO PROGRAMS!

10:15 - 11:00 am

11:15 - 12:00pm

No Registration/No Late Entries

Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgg/    
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Length of session: 8 weeks, January 8 - Febrary 26, 2015.

Stories, finger plays, 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
 

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

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


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

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

 

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

WINTER PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursday

February 5th

11:00-12:30pm

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Music Together @ The Castro Valley Library

Get ready to sing & dance at the Library!

Cristal Garcia, Director/Owner of Early Start Music,

will share some songs from the Music Together Collection.

Come and join the fun with your little one!

Thursday, February 5th

TWO PROGRAMS!

10:15 - 11:00 am

11:15 - 12:00pm

No Registration/No Late Entries

Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

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

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

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

Come join us for preschool storytime.There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Winter storytime session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30, from January 8th through February 26th. No storytime on February 12.

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

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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  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone     tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 90 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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in 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  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Thursday 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: Extra Credit 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
 

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

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

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

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anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 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
 

 
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
 

 
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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PlayLab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

PLAYLAB

 

Saturday, February 7th @ 10:00am

COME PLAY AND EXPLORE

A place for children to listen, build, paint and experiment

This program is for parents and children to explore and play together

 

Designed for Children 4 - 7 years

Registration is Required

Please Register at the Children's Desk (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

 

Dates:

Saturday, 11/29, 12/13, 12/27, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7 
 

Time:

10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Sewing a Zippered Pouch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students learn how to install a standard zipper and create a zipper pouch with lining and optional wrist band with sewing expert Jennifer Serr. 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.

Registration is required. Class is limited to 12 students. To sign up, email Barbara Telford-Ishida at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Winter 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_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day: LEGO, Wii & Board Games Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Valentine Crafts for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by anytime between 1:30 and 3:00 PM today and make a special Valentine for some one you love.

For kids of all ages, but younger kids 5 must be accompanied by an older friend.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pirate Show Arrgh! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yo Ho! A pirate's life for me! A pirate show at San Lorenzo Library! This program, like all Library programs is free! Come early to get a good seat. Latecomers will be forced to walk the plank (just kidding, it's okay if you're late except that you'll miss some of the fun). Call San Lorenzo Library at (510) 284-0642 for further information.


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

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

 

 

 
holiday_civil_war2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM History Detective: My Search for the Chinese Yankee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

                                                                          ComeChinese Yankee hear local author Ruthanne Lum McCunn speak about her book, "Chinese Yankee," in the Dublin Library Program Room.    "Chinese Yankee" is the extraordinary true story of Hong Kong-born Thomas Sylvanus (Ah Yee Way), who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.  He fought in many of the major battles and survived nine months' incarceration in the notorious Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp.  He was so well known that his funeral was reported in in 1891 in The New York Times . 

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at a special price at  the end of the program.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jazz Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


In a Sentimental Mood: A Tribute to Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald

Saturday, February 7

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Richard Harris and Friends, a jazz quintet featuring vocals, piano, horns, bass, and drums, will perform classics from Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

All ages are welcome and no tickets are required.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 Email with Gmail!  (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 3 & 17 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.  See a Librarian for assistance.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 10 & 24, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Microsoft Publisher is an easy-to-use program that produces stunning, professional results.  It is a layout and design tool used to create documents that fall outside of normal word processor capabilities, such as flyers, catalogs, bulletins and posters.  This 2-part class will show you how!

Microsoft Excel 2010 (2-part class)  
Saturdays, Feb 7 & 28, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
This class is intended for users who are new to Excel and want to get an overview of essential Excel skills.  During the class you will learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing.  If you have been using Excel regularly, this is a great refresher course as well.


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 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The Family Emotional Wellbeing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Series of Talks on the family’s emotional wellbeing

by Esmael Darman (MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology).

The program is in Farsi/Dari Language.

Saturdays: January 24 and February 17, 21  

Place: Union City Library

 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587

Phone: 510-745-1464

 
anim_rabbit 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Funny Bunny's Saturday Storytime - Love 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
 

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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
 

Sunday February 8, 2015 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Covered California Enrollment Sessions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for health care through the Affordable Care Act! No appointment necessary. Just drop in and enroll yourself in the health care plan of your choice. Note: There will be a Covered California enroller present in the Library on 2/15 so you don't have to pass up this wonderful opportunity.


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

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

 

 

 
holiday_heart1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM G.L.E.A.M. - Valentine Craft: Shrinky Dinks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a special holiday program for children ages 6-8 and an adult. We will be making fun Valentine's Day themed shrinky dink charms.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

Topic for February 8: All About Fractions

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Take Better Pictures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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In the second of a series of five workshops on digital photography, instructor Gerry Mooney builds on the basics and offers tips and tricks for improving how your photos come out.

Bring your Camera!

Gerry Mooney is a local professional photographer who specializes in ieducation, documentation, photojournalism, portraits and events. He earned a BA in art at Cal State Hayward. He taught photography at Ohlone College and has been teaching classes and workshops for more than 35 years. He currently offers classis in Fremont, Newark, Dublin and Montana.

Gerry Mooney is a local professional photographer who specializes in education, documentation, photojournalism, portraits and events. He earned a BA in art at Cal State Hayward. He taught photography at Ohlone College and has been teaching classes and workshops for more than 35 years. He currently offers classis in Fremont, Newark, Dublin and Montana.

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

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  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Speaker's Forum: Living Treasures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Local author Yang Hurna recently released her new novel, a passionate tale of a quest for romance and justice. A historical novel set in China, this book was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize.

Join us to hear about the author's inspirations for Living Treasures, from pandas and China's one-child policy to the student protests that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Books will be available for purchase, and there will be gifts for lucky audience members.

Questions? Call 526-3720 or email vjaquette@aclibary.org

    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

 

 
med_caduceus 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you need Covered California Health Insurance? Enrollment sessions will be conducted at Alameda County Library through February 15, 2015.  Are you ready to enroll or have questions? You can find answers and signup, with personal assistance from certified educators and enrollers.

It will be helpful if you bring these items with you:

  • Proof of current income (most recent pay stubs, W-2 or 1040 tax form) for your household.
  • Proof of residency (CA ID, Driver's license or Utility bill). Otherwise, a U.S. passport, legal resident card, or certificate of citizenship or naturalization.
  • Social Security number and date of birth for all applicants.
  • Your current health insurance information if you have one (insurance card or policy number).

Enrollment sessions will be conducted at Dublin Library on Mondays, 1 – 4 PM, on  2/9.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Valentine Making for Children Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Valentine Bird

Come and make a valentine. This program will take place in the Community Room. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 4:15.

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent.

All supplies provided by The Friends of the Dublin Library.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen PS4 Gaming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall   510-284-0606   nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


A lawyer will be available at the Library to consult with you and help you get started on a solution to your problem, making a referral if necessary. Expect about 20 minutes of private consultation. You must make an appointment for this free service offered in partnership with the Alameda County Bar Association.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

FAMILIES WELCOME!

WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! (if you wish)

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:50 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_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Living with Mountain Lions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

San Francisco-based and globally-working wild cat conservationist and naturalist Zara McDonald, Executive Director of Felidae Conservation Fund, gives an engaging and inspiring presentation about mountain lions and the work currently underway to study and protect them. These keystone predators (also called pumas and cougars) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. However, expansion of human populations is causing increasing encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas, and growing tensions in our local communities. Zara discusses mountain lion ecology and history, the challenges of sharing the habitat with mountain lions, and offers essential tips for living and recreating without fear in puma habitat.

Felidae Conservation Fund is a non-profit that aims to advance the conservation of wild cats and their habitats planet-wide through a combination of groundbreaking research, compelling education and cutting-edge technology. Felidae works in both North and South America on different mountain lion research and conservation projects. The flagship project is the Bay Area Puma Project – www.bapp.org

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Walk-ins are welcome.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

No registration is required for this eight-week series running December 2 - February 24. [No meeting December 23 or 30, or January 6, 13, or 20] The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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 FREE Adult Computer Classes during the month of February:

 Email with Gmail!  (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 3 & 17 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.  See a Librarian for assistance.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 10 & 24, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Microsoft Publisher is an easy-to-use program that produces stunning, professional results.  It is a layout and design tool used to create documents that fall outside of normal word processor capabilities, such as flyers, catalogs, bulletins and posters.  This 2-part class will show you how!

Microsoft Excel 2010 (2-part class)  
Saturdays, Feb 7 & 28, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
This class is intended for users who are new to Excel and want to get an overview of essential Excel skills.  During the class you will learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing.  If you have been using Excel regularly, this is a great refresher course as well.


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

 
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 2nd Tuesdays.

January 13: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

February 10: It Worked for Me by Colin Powell

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

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

May 12: Missing Person by Patrick Modiano

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Family Valentine Fun Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get the family together and have fun making Valentine cards for the special people in your life! Instruction and all supplies provided by Christie's Creative Cupboard. Seating is on a first-come basis. Hope to 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 Valentine's Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come make a special decoration for Valentine's Day. This program is for kids, ages 5 and up. All materials will be provided. 

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 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
 

 

 

 
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_questionmark_blue 3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Covered California Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
holiday_heart2 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Valentine Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

School-age chldren are invited to this free workshop.Younger children are welcome if accompained by an older helper.  You may make valentines for your family and friends. All supplies are provided. Free tickets will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m. at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Calling All Job Seekers!

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


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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

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

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

January 13th & 27th

February 10th & 24th

March 10th & 24th

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Featured poet, followed by open mic.

Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool/Toddler Valentine's Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers and toddlers ages 18 months-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


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

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

 

 

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

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

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this four-week series running February 4 - 25. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.


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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Zone for ages 3 months to 12 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 months to 12 months. Age appropriate toys, along with books, will be available for quiet play in the picture book area. For the safety of all children, please do not bring food.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Length of session: 8 weeks, Jaunary 7 - Febrary 25, 2015.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, finger plays, 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 Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  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
 

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

JOB WORKSHOPS

                                                                               

Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Centers

 

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

  Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills

Wednesday,  February 11 @ Fremont Main Library,  2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 Job Search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

Wednesday,  March 4 @ Fremont Main Library,  3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM Family Valentine Decoration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

It's time for family fun! Come make a cardboard heart that you decorate with your choice of tissue paper. Give as a gift or take home for a decoration! All supplies and instruction will be provided by Christie's Creative Cupboard. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program's start. See you there!


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in 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
 

 

 

 
holiday_heart1 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Make a Valentine Card Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make a  Valentine Card with card-maker Vinnie Cespedes! All materials are included, just  bring  your creativity! This program is for Adults and Teens.  Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or call 510-608-1135.

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

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_lincoln 12:00 AM  -  11:00 PM LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 
misc_lincoln Closed County Holiday Lincoln's Birthday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

County Holiday

Lincoln's Birthday

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Length of session: 8 weeks, January 8 - Febrary 26, 2015.

Stories, finger plays, 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
 

 
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
 
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
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 11:00 AM Registration Begins for the Pony Bead Bracelet Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children 4 - 8 years old. This free workshop will allow you to learn how to make a bracelet using pony beads. For boys and girls. The workshop is Friday Feb. 20 at 4 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
 

 
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
 

 
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
 

 
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

Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 Make a Valentine Table Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

It's Valentine's Day. Make a valentine for yourself or your special person. San Lorenzo Library will provide all the materials you need to enjoy the day!


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

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

 

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

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

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

 

Time:

10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Sewing Circle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Interested in learning to sew or sewing with other people? Bring a project, or come to learn the basics, including how to choose a project and its supplies. Sewing equipment will be provided. 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Winter 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) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

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. This day is always red on the calendar, as red is associated with Valentine's day, and we'll prepare for it by making woven hears and other paper fantasies. We'll celebrate Chinese New Year, too, with paper dragons and red traditional paper cuts.
 
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
 
holiday_heart2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Songbirds: Women in Folk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A Valentine's Day tribute to women in folk music

Come sing along!

 Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih will highlight the contributions of five female musicians
Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers, Joan Baez, Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell

This lively show incoporates history, biography and song. You will enjoy Patricia's renditions of their most beloved songs.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert & Albany Reads Kickoff (Community Center Hall) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brian Edwards   510-284-0603   bedwards@aclibrary.org
   

Albany Reads Kick Off Party: February 14

Saturday, February 14th 2-4pm

Albany Community Center 

Join our kickoff party for this year’s Albany Reads! Come and listen to a teaser for the community’s book choice of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a riveting true story about bioethics and race in scientific discovery, by Rebecca Skloot. Afterwards you will enjoy the cool sounds of the Richard Harris and Friends jazz band, free food, and will have a chance to grab one of the library’s many copies of this phenomenal book. All are welcome to this celebration honoring Black History Month!

 

Contact Brian Edwards bedwards@aclibrary.org or 510-284-0603 with any questions

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 

 

 

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med_stethoscope 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Covered California Enrollment Sessions Last Day to Sign-up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for health care through the Affordable Care Act! No appointment necessary. Just drop in and enroll yourself in the health care plan of your choice. Note: There will be a Covered California enroller present in the Library on 2/15 so you don't have to pass up this wonderful opportunity.


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

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

 

 

 
med_stethoscope 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Covered California Open Enrollment Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    510-745-1464 x5   
   

Learn about Covered California, California's 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: Union City Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Guess Who.  When Theresa biring fiance Simon home for her parents 25th wedding anniversary, she neglects to mention one tiny detail -- he's white. Her father is determined to break the engagement and comic complications arise.  (PG-13, 105 min.)

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_usflag 12:00 AM  -  11:00 PM LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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County Holiday

President's Day


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

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

 

 

 
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All Alameda County Library branches will be closed for the holiday.

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office_dollarsign 1:00 AM  -  3:00 PM One-on-One Resume Critique Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you currently looking for a job?  Then come to Dublin Library's Program Room for a 20-minute session with a job search specialist who will read through your resume and give you sound advice on how to make it more appealing to prospective employers.  This free program is presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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 free 20-minute session.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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


Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

No registration is required for this eight-week series running December 2 - February 24. [No meeting December 23 or 30, or January 6, 13, or 20] The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

 Email with Gmail!  (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 3 & 17 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.  See a Librarian for assistance.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 (2-part class)
Tuesday, Feb 10 & 24, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Microsoft Publisher is an easy-to-use program that produces stunning, professional results.  It is a layout and design tool used to create documents that fall outside of normal word processor capabilities, such as flyers, catalogs, bulletins and posters.  This 2-part class will show you how!

Microsoft Excel 2010 (2-part class)  
Saturdays, Feb 7 & 28, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
This class is intended for users who are new to Excel and want to get an overview of essential Excel skills.  During the class you will learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing.  If you have been using Excel regularly, this is a great refresher course as well.


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

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

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

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month

  January 20, February 17, and March 17


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

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

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

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SENIOR DRIVER TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

STAY SAFE...AND SAVE MONEY!

Conducted by the California Highway Patrol, this seminar will include compensating for age-related changes, tuning up your driving skills, rules of the road, nutrition and strength, safe driving tips, a confidential self-evaluation...and more!  Upon completion of the seminar, patricipants will receive a certificate which usually entitles them to an automobile insurance discount!
Registration is required.  To enroll, contact the Castro Valley Library @ (510) 667-7900
.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Topics to be covered: 

February 17 - Factors, Multiples, and Prime Numbers

March 17 - Square Roots

April 21 - How to Graph a Linear Equation

May 19 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions 

    Location: Union City Library
 
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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, February 17th @ 6:15pm

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

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

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

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

A towel or a yoga mat is recommended.  

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

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-8.

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents... Volunteer at the Fest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come learn about volunteer opportunities with the Albany FilmFest crew.

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Website Development for Small Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

This free Website Development seminar introduces the best practices for web development to the small business owner.  We will show the vital role a website plays in promoting your business, and demonstrate techniques for optimizing the performance of your website and maximizing the attention it receives. 

Tools and techniques will be introduced for both improving existing websites and building new websites.  This seminar includes substantial E-Commerce and E-Payments content.

This seminar is FREE, but advance reservations are required.  Please register online at the ACSBDC website: http://acsbdc.org/node/20211. 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 (ACSBDC) and the Alameda County Library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
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 four-week series running February 4 - 25. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.


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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Zone for ages 3 months to 12 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 months to 12 months. Age appropriate toys, along with books, will be available for quiet play in the picture book area. For the safety of all children, please do not bring food.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Length of session: 8 weeks, Jaunary 7 - Febrary 25, 2015.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, finger plays, 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
 

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

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

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

 
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
 

 
anim_sheep 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Chinese New Year Storytime & Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Happy New Year! Yeah! It's the Year of the Sheep!

Children up to 5th Grade, join the celebration at San Lorenzo Library. A special storytime will be presented while kids work on a craft for this signicant day of the year! Call the Library for more information at (510) 284-0642.


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

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

 

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 


  

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

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

Albany Library Evening Book Group. Contact: Karen Larson

 

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

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

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

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

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2014 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2014
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 12th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Children Ages 12 to 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 Recommended for Children 5 and under

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgg/    
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Length of session: 8 weeks, January 8 - Febrary 26, 2015.

Stories, finger plays, 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
 

 
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_computer1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

WINTER PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursday

February 19th thru March 26th

11:00-12:30pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

Come join us for preschool storytime.There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our Winter storytime session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30, from January 8th through February 26th. No storytime on February 12.

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_book_bunch1 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others?  Then welcome to my book discussion group.  We normally meet on the second Thursday of each month.  This month we will discuss Mayflower:  A Study of Courage, Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick.  Send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org for more details on this group.  

 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone     tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 90 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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

For ages 3-5.

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in 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