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Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4th of July Holiday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY
 

 
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM County Holiday: LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

County Holiday Library Closed.

Sunday July 5, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

JULY--PATRIOTISM

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942-NR)    

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Brought to the White House to receive a Congressional Gold Medal from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Broadway legend George M. Cohan (James Cagney) reflects on his life. Flashbacks trace Cohan's rise, from a childhood performing in his family's vaudeville act to his early days as a struggling Tin Pan Alley songwriter to his overwhelming success as an actor, writer, director and producer known for patriotic songs like "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Over There."   In 1942, James Cagney won the Oscar for Best Actor; the film won an Oscar for the Scoring of a Musical Picture and Sound Recording.

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH (Fukaya Room B) - Get Directions
 

 
nat_tree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM TECH CONNECT 2 NATURE at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Calling all kids of ages 7-12, come out to our first Tech-Connect 2 Nature workshop! Learn how to get more inclined to the outdoors technologically through geocaching and other outdoors apps. Activities will also include reading, arts and crafts and a treasure hunt!

This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project in conjunction with the Library and the city of Union City

Space is limited. This program is free.


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Your Game ON! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get Your Game ON @ the Newark Library

Don't be bored during summer vacation! Come to the library and challenge your friends to gaming on our Wii & Xbox 360! 

Monday's 1-3 PM on June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th & August 3rd! 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
EVERY MONDAY THIS SUMMER!
 
LEGO CLUB
 
Monday July 6th
 
1:00 - 3:00pm
                                                     
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Axis Community Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Axis Community Health is a community health center that provides medical care, mental health counseling and addiction counseling services for everyone in the community through their clinics located in Pleasanton and Livermore. They serve low

income clients who have no other access to health care.  A representative from Axis will be at the Dublin Library on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm,  offering information and assistance on  Covered California, open

enrollment and Medi-cal.  Find out more about them at their website, www.axishealth.org. No appointment is necessary, this is an informal drop-in and chat at a table that will be set up in the lobby of the library.

 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 1 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen/Senior Computer  Gadget Help

Mondays  June  29 through  August  17

1:30 - 3:30  pm 

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

Bring your gadgets too! Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

Call 745-1401  for  more  information 

 

 
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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office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lawrence Hall of Science 'Wizard's Lab' for 'Tweens (ages 10 - 13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Frog with Wizard Hat

As "science wizards," tweens (ages 10 - 13) will explore the almost magical properties of matter and energy.

Space is limited.

Registration begins June 24.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Come experience Life Bliss Meditation at Niles Library.  Learn how meditation can help you in your daily life. This is a free program. Space is limited to 8 people, so arrive a little early to get a spot.


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, July 7th
First Come, First Served
 
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO FIRST 24 STUDENTS 
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7931

Children under 7 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Magic Dan for School Age Kids (1st Show) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Magic DanJoin Magic Dan for a fun-filled magic show. This program will take place in the community room. Seating is limited per show to the first 120 people.

Free tickets are required. Tickets for both shows will be handed out beginning at 12:30 pm in front of the library.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM G.L.E.A.M. with Garima - Origami Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an origami program for kids ages 8-12. No experience needed! 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sterling the Bubblesmith Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bubbliciously fun!  Come see amazing bubbles. For all ages. Space is limited, so arrive early to get a spot.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Magic Dan for School Age Kids (2nd Show) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Magic DanJoin Magic Dan for a fun-filled magic show. This program will take place in the community room. Seating is limited per show to the first 120 people.

Free tickets are required. Tickets for both shows will be handed out beginning at 12:30 pm in front of the library.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Tuesday: Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good very bad day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @

THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,

No Good, Very Bad Day

Rated PG

Every Tuesday @ 2:00pm

Chabot/Canyon Room

Children under 8 must be accompanied

by an adult at all times

    Location: The Castro Valley Library
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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: Amelia Bedelia Road Trip by Herman Parish.

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
 

 
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 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_wizard_hat 6:30 PM Summer Family Program: TBA Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer Family Program for kids and their families. Free event, no tickets required.
Floor seating only with children getting first priority to see the show. (Best for children ages 4 and up, who will be okay with crowds and darkened room.)

Questions? Contact: Reference Desk, 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

July 7 & July 21

August 4 & 18

September 1 & 15

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

    Location: Castro Valley
 
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Family Film Night - ANNIE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Meet Annie, a young foster kid from New York City. See what happens when she encounters politician Will Stocks.  Especially for the entire family.  This film is rated PG and runs for 118 minutes. Free tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk at 6:45 p.m..

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Congressman Mike Honda Open Office Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories and Blocks at the Union City Library 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
TODDLERS AND BLOCKS 
at the Union City Library!

No registration is required for this four-week series running July 8 - 29. The Union City Library Toddlers and Blocks program, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons.

 

The first half hour is story time, then we put out LEGO Duplo blocks for the kids to play!

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


Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Landscape Painting for Younger Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn to paint a summer landscape with Ms. Chris! This class is especially for kids 6-9.  Due to seating limitations, free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class.

 

Note:  This is a 2-hour class.

 

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON 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) 284-0685 or email aaguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Program: Charged Particles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Rockin' Wednesday @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

CHARGED PARTICLES

LISTEN & LEARN ABOUT CONTEMPORARY JAZZ IN THIS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP

Wednesday, July 8th @ 2:00pm

Charged Particles features three of the country's virtuosos doing just that in the electric jazz arena. Murray Low is a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin-jazz technique and imaginative improvisational skills. Aaron Germain is an inventive and sophisticated acoustic and electric bassist. Along with fiery drummer Jon Krosnick, these players are making some of the most electrifying jazz in the country today.

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Landscape Painting for Older Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Ms. Chris will work with kids 9 and up, teaching them how to paint their own summer landscape!

Please note:  This is a 2 hour class.

Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start of the class due to seating limitations.

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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
z_cust_mcteen 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teens: We want you for the Union City Library TAG (Teen Advisory Group)! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Weagle   510.284.0628   mweagle@aclibrary.org
   

Come join other teens and talk about what programs you’d like to see in the library, give your input into what the library offers and see what the library can offer you! 

The first meeting will be Wednesday July 8 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Meet at the Reference Desk.

    Location: Union City Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Jo Search: Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Job Workshops

Presented by the Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

 

Winning Resumes - What Makes a Good Resume?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

2:30 - 4 p.m.

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

Newark Library – 6300 Civic Terrace, Newark (510-795-2627 x7)

Union City Library – 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City (510-745-1464 x5)

 

Winning Resumes – What makes a good resume

Wednesday, July 8 @ Fremont Main Library, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 27 @ Newark Library, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8 @ Union City Library, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

 

Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills

Tuesday, July 14 @ Union City Library, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5 @ Fremont Main Library, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m

Thursday, September 24 @ Newark Library, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

 

Job Search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

Thursday, July 23 @ Newark Library, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11 @ Union City Library, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, September 9 @ Fremont Main Library, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Don't be bored during summer vacation! Come to the library and challenge your friends to a variety of different board games! Play: Apples 2 Apples, Alibi, Monopoly, Tsoro, Forbidden Island, Blokus, Uno, and much more!

Wednesday July 8th and August 12th! 

This event is for Teens & Tweens ages 9 and up. 

Contact: Becky Machetta (510) 284-0682 or email Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 4:00 PM G.L.E.A.M. with Garima - Cat's Cradle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us to learn how to play the traditional string game Cat's Cradle. This game has been played around the world for hundreds of years. For ages 7-13. No experience needed!

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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
 

 

 

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

Bedtime Story OwlJoin librarians and community members for an evening of stories perfect for the young and young at heart. We will end the evening with a simple craft.

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_none 10:00 AM Musical Mornings for Preschool Children (under age 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bonnie LockhartBonnie Lockhart presents a fun musical program for preschool children. This program will take place in the Picture Book Area of the Library.

Seating is limited.

   

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
July 9th
July 16th
July 23rd
July 30th
August 6th
 
ONE PROGRAM @ 10:00 am
STAY AND PLAY AFTER STORYTIME
 
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
 
school_esl 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A library volunteer, retired from over 35 years as a speech therapist, meets at the Albany Library with small groups of people interested in making their accent closer to American English. Sign up at the information desk or by phone for a group session.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Contact: Vivian Jaquette   510-526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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lib_bookflipping 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Then welcome to Dublin Library's 2nd Thursday of the Month book discussion group.
Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252.

We will discuss "The Soloist" by Steve Lopez.

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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
   

Hora del cuento  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 Gameday at the Castro Valley Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make Thursday a play day and join us for 2 hours of games and fun. Open for all ages, drop in and experience the fun of playing all of your favorite board, Nintendo Wii U, and XBOX Kinect games
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover - THIS SESSION IS FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will be June 18 between 2-5 pm. REGISTRATION IS IN-PERSON ONLY and will take place in the lobby. Phone registration is available beginning Sunday June 14, if space is available.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading Buddies at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Students entering grades 1 - 5 - Have Fun and Practice Reading!

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 5 to improve reading skills by reading to a teen volunteer. Stop at the Reference Desk each Thursday from July 9th through August 6 to sign up. Limited spaces available.


UNION CITY LIBRARY
34007 ALVARADO-NILES Road

Five Thursdays: July 9 - August 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Contact: Joan Weagle at 510.284.0628 or  mweagle@aclibrary.org

    Location: Union City Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Magic Dan: Magic and Comedy Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Magic Dan is celebrating over 20 years as a professional magician. His fast-paced programs are always educational and combine a blend of great magic with a whole lot of fun. Magic Dan's captivating performatnces are filled with positive messages that reinforce education, reading, and self-esteem. Through the power of magic, Magic Dan gets kids to embrace reading and feel good about themselves.

This program will be held outdoors on the library's back patio. 

Please be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat for protection.

 

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

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
nat_tree 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM TECH CONNECT 2 NATURE at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Calling all kids of ages 7-12, come out to our Tech-Connect 2 Nature workshop! Learn how to get more inclined to the outdoors technologically through geocaching and other outdoors apps. Activities will also include reading, arts and crafts and a treasure hunt!

This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project in conjunction with the Library and the city of Union City

Space is limited. Call or come in to the Library to sign up. This program is free.


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 2nd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 5 and 6. 

This month's book: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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

Contact: Becky Machetta (510) 284-0682 or email Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none 1:30 PM G.L.E.A.M. with Garima - Family Music and Dance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a fun family event. This music and dance program is for kids 0 - 5 years old with an adult. Come sing, dance, and play along to fun songs!

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Members Only Night-- join at the door for $10 for an individual or family.

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center at 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway; enter Central Park using Sailway Dr.

 

Contact: Mary 510-494-1103

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rec_painters_palette.GIF Art Classes for Children at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Registration is full

Alice Feng has been studying and enjoying art for most of her young life and now wants to share it with others! She will be teaching a series of four art classes for children age 6 - 12 at the Union City Library. 

Registration is for the series.The classes are free.

     Saturdays, June 13 and 27, and July 11 and 25

     10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Call the Library Reference Desk, 510-745-1464 ext. 5, or come in to the Library. The Union City Library is located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City.


For more information contact: call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 or email pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sulphur Creek: Summer Swimmers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer Swimmers with Sulphur Creek

Saturday, July 11th @ 10:00am

Creek Amphitheatre

 Come on down to the creek and meet the animals that like to make a splash!

Meet a duck, a toad, and a newt.

Discover why they like to hang out in the water and explore the creek

in search of other summer swimmers!

Designed for Children 4 and over, No Registration Required, Space is Limited, First come first served.

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

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

Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here


Contact: Mary 510-494-1103

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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


GET HELP!  Download eBooks, eAudiobooks & Magazines.  

Drop-in with your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop and get help downloading electronic books, audiobooks or magazines.  There are eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages.  Get your own library to go!

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

 

GET HELP!  Download eBooks, eAudiobooks & Magazines.  

Drop-in with your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop and get help downloading electronic books, audiobooks or magazines.  There are eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages.  Read and listen 24/7 from the library's website.

Library Card Required

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Urban Cycling 101 for Adults & Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Newark Library has partnered with Bike East Bay to bring you this FREE Bicycle Skills Class! Urban Cycling 101 is for Adults and Teens to learn smart cycling skills to help you bike confidently. 

In this class you will learn the basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike is required.

Participants will receive a free reflective vest for attending this two hour class.

Please register online at bikeeastbay.org/UC101 or call 510-845-7433 x 2. 

 

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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. We'll be having a Crazy Hat Day, a grand opportunity to let your imaginations run as wild as the butterflies that will certainly be flitting in and out of the nasturtium.  Perhaps you'll want to add some origami butterflies to your crazy hat, or some nasturtium you draw yourself at the botanical illustration spot.

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Drummm! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Drummm! An Interactive drum event.

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drummm! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Ba Ji Quan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice Ba Ji Quan in an introductory class at Castro Valley Library’s Chabot Room.  This FREE class is presented by Kai Yu, who has been teaching Martial Arts and Kung Fu across the United States for over 20 years

Discover and develop formidable striking power by utilizing simple yet effective and efficient techniques.  Come and explore the mental and physical benefits from this unique martial art

The class, is open to teens, adults and seniors, so put on your comfy clothes and join us at the Library!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM What's Up Big Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Dancers Silloutte

The What’s Up Big Band is made up of musicians joined together in a common interest of keeping alive the music of the swing era and has performed around the Bay Area since 1994.

Take to the dance floor or just sit, listen, and tap your toes as the Big Band Era comes alive with " What's Up Big Band". You'll enjoy the music of the Big Band Legends such as: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Perez Prado, Frank Sinatra and more!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Comic Making 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

TEENS!!!

Comics Books and Graphic Novels allow us to tell stories with a unique combination of words and pictures. This workshop will introduce you to the process of drawing and writing your own comic story, including: page layout, word balloons, sound effects, and of course drawing the characters and setting. All you need to do is bring you imagination and be ready to draw a story

Space is limited, registration is required

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Petting Zoo and Family Fun Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Join us for the fun with Petting Zoo, crafts and games for the entire family!

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_rabbit 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Funny Bunny's Saturday Storytime - Ocean 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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lib_book_sale 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

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

Topic for July 12: Systems of Equations

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

JULY--PATRIOTISM

October Sky (1999-PG)      

Image result for october skyJohn Hickam (Chris Cooper) is a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, Jim (Scott Miles) and Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal), to follow in his footsteps. But Jim gets a football scholarship, and Homer becomes interested in rocket science after seeing Sputnik 1 crossing the sky. John disapproves of his son's new mania, but Homer begins building rockets with the help of friends and a sympathetic teacher (Laura Dern). Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a better life.

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH (Fukaya Room B) - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Jazz Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brian Edwards   510-284-0604   bedwards@aclibrary.org
   

Kids of all ages are welcome to join us in the Edith Stone Room to listen to live Jazz music while you make art.  Join Lisa Di Prima from the Berkeley Jazz Art program will lead the art and stories, while India Cooke and Don Robinson provide the music. 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
EVERY MONDAY THIS SUMMER!
 
LEGO CLUB
 
Monday July 13th
 
1:00 - 3:00pm
                                                     
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 1 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen/Senior Computer  Gadget Help

Mondays  June  29 through  August  17

1:30 - 3:30  pm 

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

Bring your gadgets too! Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

Call 745-1401  for  more  information 

 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cartooning Workshop for Teens & Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Registration is required - call 510-745-1464 ext. 5 or come in to the Library any time we are open

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
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
 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Scrabble is a fun and enjoyable way to increase your vocabulary and practice your spelling. Come join us in an evening of family style fun.

All ages and all player levels are welcome. We have boards and dictionaries, or bring your own if you wish.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Come experience Life Bliss Meditation at Niles Library.  Learn how meditation can help you in your daily life. This is a free program. Space is limited to 8 people, so arrive a little early to get a spot.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Cartooning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Cartoonist Brian Kolm will teach cartooning to Tweens  8-13 years old.  Space is limited. so arrive a little early to get a spot. 

Note:  This is a two-hour class. 

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Google Docs 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Coventry & Kaluza for School Age Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Coventry and KaluzaJoin Coventry & Kaluza for a show filled with clowning and laughs. This program will take place in the community room. Seating is limited to the first 120 people.

Free tickets are required. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 12:30 pm in front of the library.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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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.

July 14: The Witness by Nora Roberts

August 11: Anne of Green Gables by L. M.  Montgomery

September 8: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

October 13: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

November 10: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

December 8: Holiday Party. No Book. 

January 12: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

February 9: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Tuesday: Spare Parts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @

THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

SPARE PARTS

Rated PG-13

Every Tuesday @ 2:00pm

Chabot/Canyon Room

Children under 8 must be accompanied

by an adult at all times

    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CalFresh Enrollment Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you qualify for CalFresh (Food Stamps)?  Join us every Second Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm for FREE application assistance.  Please call Miguel R. to make an appointment at (510) 635-3663 Ext.374.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fun With Art (Ages 5-8) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 5-8.

Explore different art everyday with Ms. Chris.  

Space is limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be given out starting at 3:00 pm.  

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 5:00 PM G.L.E.A.M. - All About Rhythm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A special music and rhythm program for kids ages 8-12. Play fun games as you learn about rhythm.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fun With Art (Ages 9-12) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 9-12.

Explore different art everyday with Ms. Chris.  

Space is limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be given out starting at 4:30 pm.  

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:15 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, July 14th @ 6:15pm

It's never too early to practice Yoga!
Join instructor Spencer Nichols for a 30-minute Preschool Yoga Class.

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity 

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_wizard_hat 6:30 PM Shadow Puppets: Bing, Bang, Boom! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer Family Program for kids and their families. Free event, no tickets required.
Floor seating only with children getting first priority to see the show. (Best for children ages 4 and up, who will be okay with crowds and darkened room.)

Questions? Contact: Reference Desk, 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teens: Do you want a say in what kind of activities the library has for you?

Join our Teen Advisory Group! You can make new friends and make a difference in the community at the same time (and earn community service hours!)

There will be FUN, SNACKS and an honest chat about improving library services and organizing programs for teens.

We meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Conference room. 

 

For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Machetta @ 510-284-0682 or  Rmachetta@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

eBestseller Book Club meets in the Learning Center from 7:00 pm to 8 pm.

 Advance registration required.

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

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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, July 15th @ 10:15 am

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

Join instructor Spencer Nichols for a 30-minute Preschool Yoga Class. 

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity. 

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories and Blocks at the Union City Library 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
TODDLERS AND BLOCKS 
at the Union City Library!

No registration is required for this four-week series running July 8 - 29. The Union City Library Toddlers and Blocks program, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons.

 

The first half hour is story time, then we put out LEGO Duplo blocks for the kids to play!

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


Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Cartooning Cute and Crazy Critters with Brian Kolm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Cartoonist Brian Kolm, will teach kids 6-9 how to draw cute and crazy critters. All supplies and instruction provided. Due to seating limitations, free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program, so be on time to get yours. Latecomers will not be admitted.

 

Note: This is a 2-hour class.


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

Location: IRVINGTON 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) 284-0685 or email aaguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
z_cust_mcteen 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Monoprinting for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local Bay Area artist Ann Maloney-Mason will teach this art workshop for teens. Monoprinting is a form of printmaking. It results in one-of-a-kind prints and is a lot of fun!  

Space is limited, so free tickets will be passed out in front of the library beginning at 12:45 pm the day of the program.

Program is limited to students ages 13-18 years old.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM The Traveling Lantern Storytelling Theater Presents Peter Pan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The treasured tale of an adventurous boy who never grows up! Fly away with the Darling children to Neverland, where Peter battles with a band of pirates and his arch enemy: the villainous Captain Hook. Peter is a daring, courageous and mischievous boy - an incurable prankster with a valiant heart.  Especially for the entire family.  Free tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk at 1:45 p.m..

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Program: The Shadow Puppet Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Rockin' Wednesday @ the Castro Valley Library!

Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of

THE SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP

 

Wednesday, July 15th @ 2:00pm

http://www.shadowpuppetworkshop.com/index.html

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cartooning Superheroes with Brian Kolm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Cartooning class for tweens 10-13 years old! Brian Kolm will teach you how to draw Superheroes! All supplies will be provided. Due to seating limitations, free tkckets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program, so please be on time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Note: This is a 2-hour class.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fun With Art (Ages 5-8) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 5-8.

Explore different art everyday with Ms. Chris.  

Space is limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be given out starting at 3:00 pm.  

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fun With Art (Ages 9-12) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 9-12.

Explore different art everyday with Ms. Chris.  

Space is limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be given out starting at 4:30 pm.  

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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 July 15, 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 July 8, 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
 

 

 

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

Bedtime Story OwlJoin librarians and community members for an evening of stories perfect for the young and young at heart. We will end the evening with a simple craft.

Best for families with children ages 5 and older.

Seating is limited.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Evening Book Group - Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits 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 July 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Musical Mornings for Preschool Children (under age 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Amy Liz Music for KidsAmy Liz presents a fun musical program for preschool children. This program will take place in the Picture Book Area of the Library.

Seating is limited.

   

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
July 16th
July 23rd
July 30th
August 6th
 
ONE PROGRAM @ 10:00 am
STAY AND PLAY AFTER STORYTIME
 
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_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

 
food_apple 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag with John Svenson Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Svenson’s memories of life during the 30’s and 40’s in

the East Bay is a story of wisdom, folly, and pathos,

told with a liberal dose of humor.

 

 

 

 

Brown bag events with local authors take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Programs normally start at 12:30, this 12 noon start is an exception for July only.
You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 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 11:30 pm . Each fifteen minute reading time will be shared between two kids. The following are the scheduled reading times: 12:00 pm, 12:15 pm, 12:30 pm, and 12:45 pm.

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

 
school_esl 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A library volunteer, retired from over 35 years as a speech therapist, meets at the Albany Library with small groups of people interested in making their accent closer to American English. Sign up at the information desk or by phone for a group session.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Contact: Vivian Jaquette   510-526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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
   

Hora del cuento  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 Gameday at the Castro Valley Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make Thursday a play day and join us for 2 hours of games and fun. Open for all ages, drop in and experience the fun of playing all of your favorite board, Nintendo Wii U, and XBOX Kinect games
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover - THIS SESSION IS FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will be June 18 between 2-5 pm. REGISTRATION IS IN-PERSON ONLY and will take place in the lobby. Phone registration is available beginning Sunday June 14, if space is available.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Steve Chaney and Corny Crow Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The whole family will enjoy this fun-filled show by ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his sidekick Corny Crow. You'll learn about the art of ventriloquism and puppetry. There will be audience participation, a magic trick or two, and lots of laughter.

This program will be held outdoors on the library's back patio. 

Please be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat for protection.

 

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_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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fun With Art (Ages 5-8) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 5-8.

Explore different art everyday with Ms. Chris.  

Space is limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be given out starting at 3:00 pm.  

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime - Cancelled Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Russian Storytime is scheduled the first and the third Thursday of the month at 4 pm.  This is a free program for 3 to 7 years old.  Reading, singing, and playing all in Russian. Come learn a new language and have some fun.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fun With Art (Ages 9-12) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 9-12.

Explore different art everyday with Ms. Chris.  

Space is limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be given out starting at 4:30 pm.  

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art with Ms. Chris Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Workshop for Teens &Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Registration is required - call 510-745-1464 ext. 5 or come in to the Library any time we are open

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 3:30 PM G.L.E.A.M. - Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a preschool craft program. This program is for kids ages 3-5 and an adult.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spectrum of Science: Exploration Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

  Spectrum of Science Presents

Exploration Challenge

Saturday, July 18th @ 10:00 am

Using a variety of materials, what can you build?  How tall?  How strong? 

Have a fun time while learning about simple physics!

In the Learning Center

Designed for Kids in Kindergarten thru 5th

No Registration Necessary, Class Size is Limited, First Come, First Served.

 

    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BikeMobile Repairs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Newark Library is proud to host The BikeMobile at our Family Cycling Rodeo on Saturday July 18th from 10 AM to 1 PM! 

BikeMobile will be on site repairing bikes for FREE! If your bike or your child’s bike is making one of those mystery sounds or collecting dust because it has a flat tire, bring it to the Newark Library on July 18th.  The BikeMobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, seats, and tires. The only thing it can’t do is replace missing wheels or gears. While the mechanics work on your bike they’ll explain how it works and how to keep it running smooth.  In addition to getting a tune up, your child can add some style to their ride by adding colored tape to the frame at the decoration station.  

Sign up in advance by contacting the library to reserve your spot, starting July 1st!  Bike or no bike, everyone is welcome to attend to learn about maintenance, safety, and more!  

 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Cycling Rodeo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Newark Library, in partnership with Bike East Bay and Cycles of Change, is proud to present the first Family Cycling Rodeo on Saturday July 18th, from 10 AM to 1 PM!

Designed for kids in K-6th grades to learn essential skills needed to feel confident and safe on their bikes, this rodeo will be a fun and exciting event for everyone. The event includes a bike safety course and skill building, the kids will learn skills like how to preform a bicycle saftey check, signaling and communication, shifting gears, and obstacle avoidance. 

Bikes & helmets will be provided, OR you can bring your own!

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Drop in eBook & eAudiobook Help Desk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get Help! Download eBooks, Audiobooks and Magazines

Drop-In with your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop and get help downloading electronic books, audiobooks or magazines. There are eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages. Read and listen 24/7 from the library's website.

Library card required. Meet at the Reference Desk.

Contact: Union CIty Library Reference Desk 510.745.1464 x5

 

    Location: Union City Library
 
rec_knitting 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One Purl Two Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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.

Build fun stuff with LEGO!!!

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

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

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Book Signing and Open Mic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Booksigning

Meet your Local Authors 

Members of the Fremont Area Writers will read selections from their works, autograph copies, and chat with readers.
 
Books will be available for sale in a wide variety of genres including mystery, humor, religion, art, science, history,poetry and memoir.
 
Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the California Writers Club. For more information visit www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Excel 2013 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ukulele Workshop for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Castro Valley School of Music Presents

Ukulele Workshop

Learn the basic fundamentals of playing the ukulele. 

Saturday, July 18th @ 2:00pm

Ages 9 and Up

Ukulele Recommended.  Pre-Registration Required. 

Register @ the Children's Desk or call (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
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Sunday July 19, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

JULY--PATRIOTISM

The Monuments Men (2004-PG-13)      

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During World War II, the Nazis steal countless pieces of art and hide them away. Some over-the-hill art scholars, historians, architects and other experts form a unit to retrieve as many of the stolen masterpieces as possible. The mission becomes even more urgent when the team learns about Hitler's "Nero Decree," which orders destruction of the artworks if the Third Reich falls. Caught in a race against time, the men risk their lives to protect some of mankind's greatest achievements.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH (Fukaya Room B) - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Music & Movement Time!

Come bounce, jump, dance, & sing along. 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 12:30 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

 

 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ada's Collage Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come make a COLLAGE with Ada.

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

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 Extension 5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Your Game ON! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get Your Game ON @ the Newark Library

Don't be bored during summer vacation! Come to the library and challenge your friends to gaming on our Wii & Xbox 360! 

Monday's 1-3 PM on June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th & August 3rd! 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
EVERY MONDAY THIS SUMMER!
 
LEGO CLUB
 
Monday July 20th
 
1:00 - 3:00pm
                                                     
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Axis Community Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Axis Community Health is a community health center that provides medical care, mental health counseling and addiction counseling services for everyone in the community through their clinics located in Pleasanton and Livermore. They serve low income clients who have no other access to health care.  A representative from Axis will be at the Dublin Library on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm,  offering information and assistance on  Covered California, open enrollment and Medi-cal.  Find out more about them at their website, www.axishealth.org. No appointment is necessary, this is an informal drop-in and chat at a table that will be set up in the lobby of the library.

 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 1 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen/Senior Computer  Gadget Help

Mondays  June  29 through  August  17

1:30 - 3:30  pm 

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

Bring your gadgets too! Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

Call 745-1401  for  more  information 

 

 
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
 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Meditation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come experience Life Bliss Meditation at Niles Library.  Learn how meditation can help you in your daily life. This is a free program. Space is limited to 8 people, so arrive a little early to get a spot.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Google Docs 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Daniel Barash presents 'Shadow Puppetey' School Age Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Shadow Puppet WorkshopDiscover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of THE SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP.

After first introducing audience members to the art of shadow puppetry, Daniel will then perform shadow puppetry versions of “Read to the Rhythm”-inspired folktales from around the world.

The audience will be encouraged to participate throughout the program, and volunteers will be invited up to the shadow screen to help perform the shows.

This program will take place in the community room. Seating is limited to the first 120 people.

Free tickets are required. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 12:30 pm in front of the library.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ada's Collage Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come make a COLLAGE with Ada.

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

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 Extension 5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fabric Jewelry for Teens! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Fabric Jewelry

Students will design and create jewelry and other wearable art such as cuff bracelets and scarf necklaces using sewing machines! Bring your creativity and sense of personal style as we fashion cool accessories that are unique to you. 

If you have your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it to this program - it is great to get comfortable using your own machine! No sewing machine? No problem! We have plenty to go around here. 

This class is taught by artist Angie Wilson and is limited to 15 Teen and Tween participants, age 9 and up. Registration is required so please contact Becky after July 1st to register. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

           

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

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

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month

 June 16, July 21,  and August 18


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 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Magic! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy magical fun with Dan Sneider, also known as "Magic Dan"! This program is fun for all ages. Space is limited, so arrive a little early to get your spot.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Tuesday: Paddington Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @

THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

PADDINGTON

Rated PG

Every Tuesday @ 2:00pm

Chabot/Canyon Room

Children under 8 must be accompanied

by an adult at all times

    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
nat_tree 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM TECH CONNECT 2 NATURE at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Calling all kids of ages 7-12, come out to our Tech-Connect 2 Nature workshop! Learn how to get more inclined to the outdoors technologically through geocaching and other outdoors apps. Activities will also include reading, arts and crafts and a treasure hunt!

This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project in conjunction with the Library and the city of Union City

Space is limited. Call or come in to the Library to sign up. This program is free.


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Decoding Jobs for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

TEENS! This one is for you. Are you ready to start applying for your first job? Join this workshop and learn how to decode job announcements and really figure out what they are looking for in an employee. You will learn how to read job descriptions and tailor your experience toward the requirements of the job. 

We will follow up this workshop with Questions & Answers, and if interested 1:1 career counseling provided by The Tri-City One Stop Career Center. 

You will leave with the skills you need for your first job. 

Light refreshments will be served.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 5:00 PM G.L.E.A.M. - Family Fun Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a fun family event.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM MONTHLY MOVIE - Jersey Boys (2014) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FREE MOVIES FOR ADULTS @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY

Join us for a FREE showing of the movie Jersey Boys (2014)

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  R, 134 mins.

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

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

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

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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_wizard_hat 6:30 PM Snap Peas - in Concert! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer Family Program for kids and their families. Free event, no tickets required.
Floor seating only with children getting first priority to see the show. (Best for children ages 4 and up, who will be okay with crowds and darkened room.)

Questions? Contact: Reference Desk, 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

July 7 & July 21

August 4 & 18

September 1 & 15

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

    Location: Castro Valley
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories and Blocks at the Union City Library 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
TODDLERS AND BLOCKS 
at the Union City Library!

No registration is required for this four-week series running July 8 - 29. The Union City Library Toddlers and Blocks program, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons.

 

The first half hour is story time, then we put out LEGO Duplo blocks for the kids to play!

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 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 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) 284-0685 or email aaguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM G.L.E.A.M. - Family Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a family craft. This program is for kids ages 10 and under. Children age 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books: Plutarch, The life of Nicias ** Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Book discussion group facilitated by Rosalie Gonzales. All welcome.

Plutarch, The life of Nicias **

This selection is included in the Great Books anthology Great Conversations 4, which is available at the information desk for copying.

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM WHODUNNIT WEDNESDAYS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

WHODUNNIT WEDNESDAYS 

"COLUMBO"

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Come watch the detective with the raincoat solve a murder mystery! We loved him in the '80s....

"Ahhh...Just one more thing...."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH (Fukaya Room B) - Get Directions

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Charles the Clown Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

He's back!! By popular demand, our friend, Charles the Clown will entertain everyone with his wild antics! Come have fun laughing.  Due to seating limitations, free tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the program. Be on time to avoid disappointment.

 

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Program: The Hipwaders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Rockin' Wednesday @ the Castro Valley Library!

                                                          

                              THE HIPWADERS

Wednesday, July 22nd @ 2:00pm

Come see for yourself why everyone's talking about the Hipwaders!

 

"catchy tunes with beautiful harmonies that entice listeners to sing along"

"This Bay Area band’s latest album should be in every library’s music collection" - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Building Musical Instruments for Teens &Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Registration is required - call 510-745-1464 ext. 5 or come in to the Library any time we are open

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
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 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Urban Cycling 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brian Edwards   510-284-0604   bedwards@aclibrary.org
   

Join Bike East Bay and the Albany Library for a free workshop on cycling skills.  You will learn how to fit your helmet, basic rules of the road, how to take your bike on transit, using hand signlas, and how to help avoid crashes.  Participants will receive a free reflective vest for attending.  Complete details and registration are at: BikeEastBay.org/UC101 or call 510-845-7433x2

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
Location: Edith Stone Room

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

Bedtime Story OwlJoin librarians and community members for an evening of stories perfect for the young and young at heart. We will end the evening with a simple craft.

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_none 10:00 AM Musical Mornings for Preschool Children (under age 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stephanie Pepitone

 

 

Stephanie Pepitone of "Rockin' Kids Sing-Along" presents a fun musical program for preschool children. This program will take place in the Picture Book Area of the Library.

Seating is limited.

   

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
 
July 23rd
Juy 30th
August 6th
 
ONE PROGRAM @ 10:00 am
STAY AND PLAY AFTER STORYTIME
 
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_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Publisher 2013 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dragon 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM The Puppet Company Presents - PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Land of Honah Lee is in trouble! So Puff seeks the aid of his young friend Jackie Paper to aid him. Together they use imagination to outwit pirates, save falling stars from the sky and eventually restore the magical rainbow that power's Puff's homeland. Especially for the preschoolers.  Free tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk at 11:15 am. The show will be repeated at 1 p.m..

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_esl 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A library volunteer, retired from over 35 years as a speech therapist, meets at the Albany Library with small groups of people interested in making their accent closer to American English. Sign up at the information desk or by phone for a group session.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Contact: Vivian Jaquette   510-526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_meeting1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Parenting Q & A Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a small group consultation on Parenting conducted in Mandarin Chinese.  Topics include every aspect related to parenting such as communication, positive discipline, sex education.... etc.  Bring your concerns, questions, and a brown bag lunch to chat with a licensed educator, and go home with some solutions/answers to your parenting puzzles.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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anim_dragon 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM The Puppet Company Presents - PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Land of Honah Lee is in trouble! So Puff seeks the aid of his young friend Jackie Paper to aid him. Together they use imagination to outwit pirates, save falling stars from the sky and eventually restore the magical rainbow that power's Puff's homeland. Especially for the preschoolers.  Free tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk at 12:45 pm.

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
   

Hora del cuento  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 Gameday at the Castro Valley Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make Thursday a play day and join us for 2 hours of games and fun. Open for all ages, drop in and experience the fun of playing all of your favorite board, Nintendo Wii U, and XBOX Kinect games
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover - THIS SESSION IS FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will be June 18 between 2-5 pm. REGISTRATION IS IN-PERSON ONLY and will take place in the lobby. Phone registration is available beginning Sunday June 14, if space is available.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Day: The Boxtrolls Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dweling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel "Here Be Monsters" by Alan Snow. Rated PG. Running time id 100 minutes.

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_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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Bound Journal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ebuchanan@aclibrary.org
   

Make a Bound Journal

A Craft for Teens

Friday  July 24 2015

        2:00-4:00 pm

    In room Fukaya A

Design Your Own Journal then Bind it

for a creative gift or enjoy it yourself. 

 

 All supplies included.

Registration encouraged

call 745-1430  or email  ebuchanan@aclibrary.org

 

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rec_painters_palette.GIF Art Classes for Children at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Registration is full

Alice Feng has been studying and enjoying art for most of her young life and now wants to share it with others! She will be teaching a series of four art classes for children age 6 - 12 at the Union City Library. 

Registration is for the series.The classes are free.

     Saturdays, June 13 and 27, and July 11 and 25

     10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Call the Library Reference Desk, 510-745-1464 ext. 5, or come in to the Library. The Union City Library is located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City.


For more information contact: call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 or email pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


GET HELP!  Download eBooks, eAudiobooks & Magazines.  

Drop-in with your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop and get help downloading electronic books, audiobooks or magazines.  There are eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages.  Get your own library to go!

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Music and Movement Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, and increase independence as well as language ability in your child. We'll use rhythm sticks, beanbags, scarves, and other items to move to the music and keep the beat! For ages 6 and under with parents/caregivers.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fitness at Fremont Main--Belly Dance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

 

 

Join Azra in a great workout with belly dancing at Fremont Main Library, 2 pm, Saturday, July 25.

 

Belly Dance is a culmination of traditional styles from the East along with modern influences. You will learn the basic hip movements, body isolations, and a whole lot more! Hip scarves will be provided.

 

Since 1970, Azra has been dancing, performing and teaching a wide range of dance forms including ballet, jazz, tap, hula, Tahitian, Flamenco, Brazilian Samba and belly dancing.  She toured with the internationally renowned Philippine dance troupe, Bayanihan and has taught in the Philippines and Singapore. 

 

Azra has been teaching belly dance since 1998. She is also a very popular yoga instructor at local gyms.

 

So come and join the fun of belly dancing!!

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Talk and Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reminisce about Janis Joplin with her road manager!

John Byrne Cooke will present to us live via Skype from his home in New York about his book On the Road with Janis Joplin.

Then local favorites Houston and Jones will play a rock and blues concert!

The Book Shop in Hayward will be on hand to sell signed copies of the book.

It's all part of Read to the Rhythm, our musical Summer Reading Program!

Saturday, July 25

2 pm to 4 pm

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Tech Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Laptop

  Teen Tech assistants are available once a month (4th Saturday of every month) to answer your tech questions.

  Have a new cell phone/camera/tablet and have questions about set-up or functions? Need help downloading ebooks to an ereader?

  Bring in your device (and any manuals that go along with them) and a friendly teen tech will work with you to answer basic questions.

  Other electronic devices and questions (such as email set-up, social media, etc.) are welcome as well.


  Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

  Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Sunday July 26, 2015 Go To Top
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 July 26: Polynomials

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

JULY--PATRIOTISM

Top Gun (1986-PG-13)      

Image result for top gunThe Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman (Val Kilmer). But Maverick isn't only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he's also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH (Fukaya Room B) - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Music & Movement Time!

Come bounce, jump, dance, & sing along. 

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

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
EVERY MONDAY THIS SUMMER!
 
LEGO CLUB
 
Monday July 27th
 
1:00 - 3:00pm
                                                     
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 1 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen/Senior Computer  Gadget Help

Mondays  June  29 through  August  17

1:30 - 3:30  pm 

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

Bring your gadgets too! Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

Call 745-1401  for  more  information 

 

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

Yes, we are bringing the Snap Circuits back!

Explore electrical engineering through fun and easy Snap Circuits.  Build a cool project and watch it in action! For kids ages 8 and up.  

Due to the limit of space, a ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be given out starting at 2:300 pm. Child must be present to receive the tickets.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Movie Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster

 

 Teen movie night at the Dublin Library!

  We're showing Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) and we'll have snacks and games throughout the event.

  Seating is limited and free tickets will be passed out in front of the library at 5:15 pm the day of the movie. Limited to teens ages 13-19.


  Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

  Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:15 AM  -  5:30 PM Adult Computer Class: eMail Basics 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Come experience Life Bliss Meditation at Niles Library.  Learn how meditation can help you in your daily life. This is a free program. Space is limited to 8 people, so arrive a little early to get a spot.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

All the light we cannot see 

by

 

 
The book club community contact is: Martha Brown

      510-475-7531
       Martha_brown4673@att.ne

The Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.


                                       Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 4nd Tuesdays.

February 24: It Worked for Me by Colin Powell

March 24: Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper

April 28: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

May 26: 4:50 From Paddington  by Agatha Christie

June 23: Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

July 28: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

August 25: China Dolls by Lisa See

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Charles the Clown Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Back by popular demand, it's fun for all from big to small! Charles the Clown is visiting us to bring his special wacky brand of fun! Space is limited, so arrive early to get your spot.

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Harry Potter Program for 'Tweens (ages 10 - 13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Harry Potter Hogwarts CrestJust for 'tweens (ages 10 - 13): A special summer session at Hogwarts. Enter the world of wizardry with trivia, crafts and games.

Space is limited.

Registration begins July 21.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Tuesday: Mc Farland USA Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @

THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

Mc Farland USA

Rated PG

Every Tuesday @ 2:00pm

Chabot/Canyon Room

Children under 8 must be accompanied

by an adult at all times

    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Masquerade Masks for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 It's time to get creative! DIY your own Masquerade Mask for our Teen Lock-in! 

Follow simple instructions, use a lot of creativity, glue and craft supplies to create your own unique, and personalized masquerade mask. Wear your mask to our next afterhours event for Teens only on National Teen Lock-in Night. 

Details: 

July 28th 3-5 PM - Mask Making day

July 31st 7-10 PM - National Teen Lock-in Night: Masquerade Madness 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Ceremonial Drumming Circle: A healing process Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ceremonial drumming has a long history of providing healing through the beat of the drum. Come to witness and learn more about how to access and channel the life force energy produced during drumming. 

Space is limited, please call 510-284-0677 to register. 

 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_wizard_hat 6:30 PM East Bay Vivarium: Reptile Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer Family Program for kids and their families. Free event, no tickets required.
Floor seating only with children getting first priority to see the show. (Best for children ages 4 and up, who will be okay with crowds and darkened room.)

Questions? Contact: Reference Desk, 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
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:

July 28      Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline

August 25   The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore
                    

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  -  8:30 PM DO YOU NEED A CPA OR TAX SOFTWARE? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

DO YOU NEED A CPA OR TAX SOFTWARE?

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Accounting firm Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Company (GROCO) will demonstrate the need for special software or the necessity of a CPA firm to handle your taxes.

Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., a full service provider of tax services, offers solutions to clients in the Corporate, Estate and Trust, Individual, Limited Liability Company, Not for Profit, Tax Exempt, Partnership, and S Corporation income tax areas.

This free program is sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Alameda County Library.  No reservations are required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories and Blocks at the Union City Library 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
TODDLERS AND BLOCKS 
at the Union City Library!

No registration is required for this four-week series running July 8 - 29. The Union City Library Toddlers and Blocks program, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons.

 

The first half hour is story time, then we put out LEGO Duplo blocks for the kids to play!

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


Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Magic Fun Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Dan Sneider for magical fun!  This program is for all ages.  Due to seating limitations, free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program's start, so please be on time to avoid disappointment.

 


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
ent_magic 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Magic Dan Is Back! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

See what new tricks Magic Dan has up his sleve! Especially for the elementary aged children.  Free tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk at 1:45 pm. This program will be repeated at 3:30 pm.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drummm! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Amazing hands-on drumming experience for all ages.

Space is limited, first come first served.  Kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Program: Circus of Smiles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

   Rockin' Wednesday @ the Castro Valley Library!

                                                          

                               CIRCUS OF SMILES

                     Wednesday, July 29th @ 2:00pm

                    Family Friendly Circus Show!

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie - The Soloist Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Wednesday, July 29, 2:00 PM, for the movie The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, in the Dublin Library Program Room.

The movie is based on a true story, published in 2008, about the friendship that developed between newspaper columnist Steve Lopez and a Juilliard School trained musician living on Skid Row, Nathaniel Ayers.  The Soloist is the library’s Dublin Reads, July 2015 - One City, One Book selection.  Copies of The Soloist will be available at Dublin Library, the Dublin Heritage Museum, the Senior Center or Civic Center.  The book is also available as an e-book and as an audio book on CD.  

Read and watch for our postings about the book on the Library's Facebook page all during the month of July, www.facebook.com/DublinLibrary.  

 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
ent_magic 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Magic Dan Is Back! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

See what new tricks Magic Dan has up his sleve! Especially for the elementary aged children.  Free tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk at 3:15 pm. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Rob Reich Quartet 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:

           Rob Reich Quartet

Rob Reich - accordion

Ben Goldberg - clarinets

Ila Cantor - guitar

John Wiitala - contrabass

Accordionist Rob Reich has been called “a virtuoso of the accordion”.  His playing and composing graces the sounds of many high profile ensembles including Tin Hat, Gaucho, Nice Guy Trio, and Circus Bella.  In addition to being an active performer in the Bay Area music scene, his playing has taken him to Europe and New York several times over
the past year.

“Whatever context he’s in, Reich transforms it into a creative hothouse where thousands of musical flowers bloom.” -Andrew Gilbert, East Bay Express

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_chefshat 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cooking Healthy Family Meals Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

What can you do in 5 minutes or less? Dr. Hilla Abel offers time-saving tips, tricks, and recipes for cooking healthy family meals:

•        How to make healthy, delicious meals easily and quickly
•        How to save time and money at the grocery store
•        How to take the stress out of cooking

Dr. Hilla Abel is an optometrist turned natural foods chef. After several years of consistently seeing the results of improper eating on her patients’ eyes, Dr. Hilla became impassioned to teach people the benefits of healthy eating. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, Hilla helps her clients answer the nagging "What's for Dinner?" question through culinary coaching and cooking classes.  As a mom, she understands the unique challenges of preparing meals for a family and has made it her mission to show families across the country how to feel confident in creating healthy, enjoyable, and stress-free meals.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF Art Classes for Seniors at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Registration is required as space is limited, and will open July 23.

Alice Feng has been studying and enjoying art for most of her young life and now wants to share it with others! She will be teaching a series of four art classes for Seniors ages 65+ at the Union City Library. 

Registration is for the series.The classes are free.

     Thursdays, July 30, August 6, August 13

     1 - 2:30 p.m.

Call the Library Reference Desk, 510-745-1464 ext. 5, or come in to the Library. The Union City Library is located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City.


For more information contact: call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 or email pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Musical Storytime
 
@ The Castro Valley Library!
 
 
July 30th
August 6th
 
ONE PROGRAM @ 10:00 am
STAY AND PLAY AFTER STORYTIME
 
Come listen, sing and play!
 
 
No Registration. No Late Entries.  
Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served

 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                                                                                   Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Publisher 2013 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 July:

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 7
Tuesday, July 7;   12:15  pm to 2:30 pm
Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using Windows Explorer, the Windows File Management Tool.

Google Docs (2-part class)
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21; 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Google Docs is a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings.

Microsoft Excel 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For the new user, this  2-part class gives an overview of essential Excel skills. Learn how to start a new workbook, enter various types of data, format the list quickly, and modify page setup for printing and sharing. This is also a great refresher course.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (2-part class)
Thursdays, July 23 & 30;   10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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!

E-Mail Basics (2-part class)
Tuesday, July 28 12:15 am to 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends! Learn to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders and more.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_esl 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A library volunteer, retired from over 35 years as a speech therapist, meets at the Albany Library with small groups of people interested in making their accent closer to American English. Sign up at the information desk or by phone for a group session.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Contact: Vivian Jaquette   510-526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
anim_bee.GIF 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gameday at the Castro Valley Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make Thursday a play day and join us for 2 hours of games and fun. Open for all ages, drop in and experience the fun of playing all of your favorite board, Nintendo Wii U, and XBOX Kinect games
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover - THIS SESSION IS FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will be June 18 between 2-5 pm. REGISTRATION IS IN-PERSON ONLY and will take place in the lobby. Phone registration is available beginning Sunday June 14, if space is available.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Drumming Magic with Mika Scott Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Mika Scott for this special music program in celebration of our "Read to the Rhythm" Summer Reading Game. The Drumming Magic program will be a hands-on music and dance program. Kids will be able to play drums and make music together.

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_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 3:30 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalie McCall     nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Each month we will meet to discuss a featured title. Members will receive a complimentary copy of the book while supplies last! Email Natalie, the Teen Librarian, at nmccall@aclibrary.org if you’d like more information or would like to join the club. 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Art Classes for Seniors at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Registration is required as space is limited, and will open July 24.

Alice Feng has been studying and enjoying art for most of her young life and now wants to share it with others! She will be teaching a series of four art classes for Seniors ages 65+ at the Union City Library. 

Registration is for the series.The classes are free.

     Fridays, July 31, August 7, August 14

     2 - 3:30 p.m.

Call the Library Reference Desk, 510-745-1464 ext. 5, or come in to the Library. The Union City Library is located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City.


For more information contact: call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5 or email pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Dan Chan the Magic Man! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Dan Chan the Magic Man!

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM National Teen Lock-in: Masquerade Madness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen Library Lock-in

Newark Library is proud to host an afterhours event just for teens in the Tri-City Area on National Teen Lock-in Night! Teens from Fremont, Union City and Newark are invited to join us for an evening of Masquerade Madness! Join us before the Lock-in on Tuesday July 28th for a mask making crafting session! 

Please join me for big screen gaming, "maker" activities, a treasure hunt, food and an evening of fun! Bring your friends and enjoy having the library all to yourselves. 

For ages 12 - 17*, a permission slip is required to attend, please fill out and return to the Newark Library.

*High school students who are 18 years old may attend but must show proof of age & school ID

 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

GET HELP!  Download eBooks, eAudiobooks & Magazines.  

Drop-in with your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop and get help downloading electronic books, audiobooks or magazines.  There are eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages.  Read and listen 24/7 from the library's website.

Library Card Required

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Summer 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_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Spectrum of Science: Space, Far Away Saturn! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

  Spectrum of Science Presents

Space, Far Away Saturn!

Saturday, August 1st @ 1:00 pm

Saturn is still a mystery planet!  Let's discover what those strange rings are

and make a sample model of this fascinating planet with its rings!

Chabot/Canyon Rm

Designed for Kids in Kindergarten thru 5th

No Registration Necessary, Class Size is Limited, First Come, First Served.

 

    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
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.

Build fun stuff with LEGO!!!

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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Dance Party with Along Came Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Family Dance Party with Along Came Jones!

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
Sunday August 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_tree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM TECH CONNECT 2 NATURE at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Calling all kids of ages 7-12, come out to our Tech-Connect 2 Nature workshop! Learn how to get more inclined to the outdoors technologically through geocaching and other outdoors apps. Activities will also include reading, arts and crafts and a treasure hunt!

This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project in conjunction with the Library and the city of Union City

Space is limited. Call or come in to the Library to sign up. This program is free.


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Your Game ON! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get Your Game ON @ the Newark Library

Don't be bored during summer vacation! Come to the library and challenge your friends to gaming on our Wii & Xbox 360! 

Monday's 1-3 PM on June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th & August 3rd! 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
EVERY MONDAY THIS SUMMER!
 
LEGO CLUB
 
Monday August 3rd
 
1:00 - 3:00pm
                                                     
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Axis Community Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Axis Community Health is a community health center that provides medical care, mental health counseling and addiction counseling services for everyone in the community through their clinics located in Pleasanton and Livermore. They serve low income clients who have no other access to health care.  A representative from Axis will be at the Dublin Library on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm,  offering information and assistance on  Covered California, open enrollment and Medi-cal.  Find out more about them at their website, www.axishealth.org. No appointment is necessary, this is an informal drop-in and chat at a table that will be set up in the lobby of the library.

 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 1 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen/Senior Computer  Gadget Help

Mondays  June  29 through  August  17

1:30 - 3:30  pm 

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

Bring your gadgets too! Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

Call 745-1401  for  more  information 

 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Read, Write, Discover, session 2 - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read, Write, Discover is an eight week program to help students with their reading and writing skills. It is conducted by trained high school volunteers and is intended for students in grades 1-8. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students  must make the committment to attend both the Monday and Thursday class for 8 weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 13. Registration is necessary and begins Saturday June 13. Registration with a teacher's reccommendation will be from 11 am - 12 noon. Open registration will be from 12 noon, until filled. A mandatory orientation will ne June 18 between 2-5 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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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 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, August 4th
First Come, First Served
 
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO FIRST 24 STUDENTS 
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7931

Children under 7 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Internet Basics 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 August:

Internet Basics     Tuesday, August 4  12:15 to 2:30 pm
Become familiar with the basic layout of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and learn how to navigate websites.

Internet Searching     Tuesday, August 4  3:15 to 5:30 pm
Learn how to find information on the Internet using Google.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 (2-part class)     Tuesdays, August 11 & 18    12:30 pm - 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, August 15  & 29     10:30 am –12:30 pm
This  2-part 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.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Read to the Rhythm with Your Own Maraca Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Have fun decorating your own musical instrument, a maraca! All instruction and supplies provided by Christie's Creative Cupboard.  This program is for children 4 and up. Please arrive a little early to get your space.  Latecomers may not be allowed to participate due to the instructional nature of this program.


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Tuesday: 101 Dalmations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @

THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

101 Dalmations

Rated PG

Tuesday August 4th @ 2:00pm

Chabot/Canyon Room

Children under 8 must be accompanied

by an adult at all times

    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  5:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Internet Searching 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 August:

Internet Basics     Tuesday, August 4  12:15 to 2:30 pm
Become familiar with the basic layout of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and learn how to navigate websites.

Internet Searching     Tuesday, August 4  3:15 to 5:30 pm
Learn how to find information on the Internet using Google.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 (2-part class)     Tuesdays, August 11 & 18    12:30 pm - 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, August 15  & 29     10:30 am –12:30 pm
This  2-part 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.

Participants must be familiar with using a Mouse and Keyboard.
Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM National Family Night Out Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Celebrating the 32nd Annual National Family Night Out, bring the whole family out to play board games and toys at the library! Snacks and drinks are provided.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 6:00 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_wizard_hat 6:30 PM Multicultural Music with Don O'Brien Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Summer Family Program for kids and their families. Free event, no tickets required.
Floor seating only with children getting first priority to see the show. (Best for children ages 4 and up, who will be okay with crowds and darkened room.)

Questions? Contact: Reference Desk, 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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 Art for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Centerville Info Desk   510 795 2629   
   

Join teacher Christine Kita and make a fun art project. For ages 6 and up. 

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

 

 

    Location: Centerville Library
 
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

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

August 4 & 18

September 1 & 15

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

    Location: Castro Valley
 
ent_circ_ringmaster 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Circus of Smiles! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Acrobatic circus and clown show that's full of fun!!  Especially for the elementary aged children.  Free tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk at 6:45 pm. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend