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

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

Clara Patterson in EgyptThrough the Lens of Clara Patterson: the 1900 Pilgrimage is a special exhibit on loan from the Patterson House at Ardenwood Historic Farm.
   Clara  was born  in Alvarado in 1853. With her first husband, George Washington Patterson, and their two sons, she managed one of the largest ranches in Alameda County. Their home at Ardenwood can still be visited.
     In recent research, Patterson House Manager Christie Dentry uncovered the story of Clara’s trip to the Holy Land in 1900 with her second husband, Dr. Layson. Using her diaries, photographs and letters, Through the Lens of Clara Patterson provides a unique and intimate picture of world travel circa 1900.
 
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Monday, Sept. 22nd
7 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
 
  Christie Dentry will give a presentation about   Clara Patterson and the discoveries made        about her travels at a special meeting of the      Washington Township Historical Society.
 
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Teen Volunteers Needed at Newark Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Interested in a Book Club? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM DeYoung art lecture: Modernism Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

De Young Museum docent and lecturer Dr. Jim Kohn will present a program entitled “Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection” Dr. Kohn will discuss the overview of American art from the end of World War II through the end of the century. In addition, he will present a slide presentation with his lecture. San Francisco’s de Young is the exclusive venue for the Modernism Exhibition. 

Dr. Jim Kohn has been a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since the new de Young opened in October, 2006. He frequently gives tours in both the de Young Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in all the visual art forms. He is a regular participant in the Community Speakers Program, and gives illustrated talks on various topics representing the docents of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Admission is free. This program is sponsored by the Olive Hyde Art Guild.

Please note that the library will be closed during this special program time.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM Rock Art for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Come try your hand at a fun, different art form.  Pictures, symbols, whatever appeals to you, can make a beautiful accent in your home.  This free program is strictly for adults & seniors (sorry, no kids allowed). Instruction and materials supplied by Christie's Creative Cupboard. Seating is limited, so free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program. Please be on time. Due to the instructional nature of the program, latecomers will not be admitted.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this three-week series running September 10 - 24. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Japanese.

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

Location: FREMONT 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
   


 

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on September 17, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance  on September 10, 2014 . Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.

Here is the Alameda County Library Legal information Libguide that contains a list of law resources. 

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
food_apple 12:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag with W. H. Matlack Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Noir Town

Noir TownNoir Town is a darkly comedic suspense novel by W. H. Matlack.

When PI Mike Cannon takes on a case involving sex trafficking, he goes up against a powerful international neo-Nazi group plotting to breed a new master race. Mike's small but very dangerous family has all the clandestine experience and skills needed to bring down the plot - if they can stay ahead of some of the most powerful men in Noir Town.

 A public relations professional for forty years, W.H. Matlack has written scores of articles for various industry publications as well as hundreds of short stories, many of which have been published as graphic stories and short graphic novels. Noir Town is his first novel.

Brown bag events with local authors take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 p.m.
 
                                                                                                    You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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

                                                                                                   Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

For kids ages 12 and under.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Toddler Time

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

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

 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgg/    
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

11:00-12:30pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Preschool Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-5.

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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
 

 
office_notepad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 'Tween Duct Tape Workshop - Notebooks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For 'Tweens, ages 10-13. This free workshop will allow you to use your creativity to decorate a notebook using duct tape. Registration is necessary and begins at 11 am on Friday Sept. 12. Due to the instructional nature of this program, latecomers will not be admitted.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Builders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop by for help with your job application, job search and resume! San Lorenzo Library's instructor, Kit Duggan, will gently guide you through the process! Please note the Library's Temporary Location!


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

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

 

 

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

 

Teens are invited to partake in a free SAT practice test administered by Kaplan Test & Prep Admissions at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

Sulphur Creek @ the Castro Valley Library

Saturday, September 20th

10:30-11:30

Amazing Owls

Come learn about amazing owls, master predators of the night.  Discover how they hunt, what they eat, and where they live.  We will meet some local owls that might even live in your own neighborhood!

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 
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
 

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

 

 

Join the Flying Phoebe Cloth Doll Club for a doll making workshop on

Saturday, September 20th

11:00am - 1:00pm

Come and create your own doll.  All supplies will be provided.

5 years and over recommended

Children's Area 

Castro Valley Library

    Location: Castro Valley
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guqin: Ancient Music of China! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Guqin master David Wong, Executive Director of Tranquil Resonance Studio, on a journey to the past through the sounds of the guqin at the Fukaya Room, 1-2 pm, Saturday, 9/20.  One of China's oldest string instruments, the guqin has long been associated with the ancient scholars.  Beyond studios of the literati, the music of the guqin would have also been heard in the Buddhist monasteries and Taoist temples, as its sounds inspire mental cultivation and spiritual meditation.

The presentation can be given bilingually in English and Mandarin.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
                             
 
LEGO CLUB!
 
Saturday, September 20th @ 2:00 - 3:00pm
                                                      
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Don't Squish My Math: Menger's Sponge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Margo Wecksler is back with more Math Crafts!

 

 

It's a well known fact that in addition to being known for it's "small town ambiance," Albany is famous for it's mathematicians!  Menger's Sponge is a fractal solid:  to build one is to understand it!  Each participant will make a level zero cube, which takes six pieces of paper.  We'll join those level zeros together for a level one, made of 20 cubes (120 pieces of paper). With time and patience, we might make it to a level two, which has 400 cubes.  If we can keep this up, we may build a level three, which has 8,000 cubes: that would take more than our allotted two hours, but we'll all come away with a concrete (or paper) understanding of fractals!


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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
lib_book01 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Javier Galindo Discusses His Latest Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come hear local author Javier Galindo speak about his book  "Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails" in the Dublin Library Program Room from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  He will be selling copies of his book after his talk.

For more information, call Eugene at 925-803-7286 or e-mail emarangoni@aclibrary.org

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Dead Poets Society

The Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school. John Keating (Williams) is an unconventional educator who tears chapters of his textbooks and asks his students to stand on their desks to see the world from a new angle. (1989; PG, 128min)

 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

New! Get the family infused with Jewish New Year spirit!

Sunday Sept 21st, 4:00-5:00pm

@ the Castro Valley Library

Chabad Jewish Center & the Castro Valley Library offer the community the opportunity

to enjoy an interactive hour of story readings, educational games, and lots of Jewish spirit. 

Complete with puppets, crafts, and music, these interactive stories will further develop

your child's love for books, reading, and Judaism.

- Recommended for Children 8 and Under -

Info@JewishCastroValley.org for more information

FEEL FREE TO POP IN - NO ADMISSION REQUIRED

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

3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 667-7900 -  ACLIBRARY.ORG

An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 working days in advance. Voice 510-667-7900 / TTY 888-6630660Library is wheelchair accessible.  

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read Reopens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Write to Read, sponsored by Alameda County Library's Adult Literacy Program, will reopen for the school year on Monday, September 15. If you would like to improve your reading and writing skills, join this ongoing group led by a new instructor. Please note San Lorenzo Library's new location1


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Washington Township Historical Society Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

“Through the Eyes of Clara: The 1900 Pilgrimage”

Discover Clara Patterson’s world travels with never before seen images, artifacts and items from the Patterson House archives.

Christie Dentry, Patterson House Manger, will discuss the Patterson estate and recent discoveries about Clara Patterson’s travels at the September meeting of the Washington Township Historical Society.

Washington Township Historical Society is the oldest historical group in Washington Township. Founded in 1949, the Society focuses on the history of the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Please join us for the September meeting!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

For kids ages 12 and under.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to the Naturalization Process Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

In observance of Citizenship Day and Constitution Day, the Fremont Main Library and the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program present USCIS Community Relations Officer, Lucee Rosemarie Fan for an engaging and informative presentation on how to prepare to become a United States citizen.

Presentation:

  • Naturalization
  • Audience Participation
  • Q&A Session (no individual case inquiries please)

Stay after the presentation to learn about library resources to help you pass the citizenship test and an introduction to the Fremont Main Library Citizenship Corner.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_vote.gif 12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM National Voter Registration day at the Dublin Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Across America, communities are using National Voter Registration Day to celebrate our democracy by exercising our most basic right: the right to vote! Thousands of Americans will register to vote on September 23.

  • The League of Women Voters of the Livermore-Amador Valley will have a voter registration table at the Dublin Library to assist you in registering to vote, and/or with any voting registration related questions.

WHEN:   National Voter Registration Day,  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

WHERE:  Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, Ca.  94568

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The

CONQUEST

 a novel

by 

 
Yxta Maya Murray

 

 

   

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

The Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.


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

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

June 24: First to Die by James Patterson

July 22: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

August 26: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

September 23: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

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

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

December 23: No meeting

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


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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM National Voter Registration Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you a resident of Fremont, Newark, or Union City?  Are you registered to vote?  If not, please come register at the Newark Library. Anyone wanting to vote just needs to come in and show proof of residency - that could be a drivers license or current utility bill that shows you live in the district.

Be a part of our community and have your voice heard in the next election!

For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-795-2627 x11 AAguirre@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM National Voter Registration Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you a resident of Fremont, Newark, or Union City?  Are you registered to vote?  If not, please come register at the Newark Library. Anyone wanting to vote just needs to come in and show proof of residency - that could be a drivers license or current utility bill that shows you live in the district.

Be a part of our community and have your voice heard in the next election!

For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-795-2627 x11 AAguirre@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

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

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Hope you can still make it!

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

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

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

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 
rec_scissors&glue 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM HOLIDAY CARD MAKING CLASS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make unique holiday cards and learn techniques you can apply to any card making project from master card maker Vinnie Cespedes.  All materials are provided. 

For adults, teens and tweens . Registration is required. To register visit the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

NEW!

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

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

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

 

 

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids Art Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-8.

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

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

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Preparing Your Tax Strategy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

PREPARING YOUR TAX STRATEGY

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Find out about new tax laws, and how to maximize deductions to reduce your tax burden for the coming year. Learn from Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA and Managing Partner at

Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co. (GROCO), how to benefit from certain tax strategies. Learn from Alan, as host of the American Dreams radio show, about “Living the American Dream.”  Strategies for personal income taxes and business taxation will be given, touching on topics of investments, retirement, wealth management, estate planning, and more.

Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co. is a full service provider of tax services and 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. Areas of expertise:

  • Strategic Tax Planning
  • Corporate, Partnership & Trust Tax Preparation
  • International Tax Services
  • Non-Profit Organization Returns
  • Shareholder Tax Issues
  • Stock Option Planning
  • Payroll and Sales Tax Consulting

This free program is sponsored by the Alameda County Library and the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents... Jeff M. Giordano Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local filmmaker and film festival curator Jeff M. Giordano will show an eclectic mix of clips from movies he's directed, including documentaries, short fiction, and award-winning movies. All ages welcome. Free.

Contact: Vivian Jaquette, (510) 526-3720 or vjaquette@aclibrary.org

www.albanyfilmfest.org
 

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

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

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


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Yoga for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Yoga for Preschoolers @

The Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, September 24th @ 10:00 am

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and body. 

This class is best suited for children 3-5 years old.

A towel or mat is recommended

Class size is limited. First come, first served.

An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 working days in advance.

Voice 510-667-7900 / TTY 888-6630660Library is wheelchair accessible

3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510) 667-7900 

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Congressman Mike Honda Open Office Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

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


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this three-week series running September 10 - 24. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_globe 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group: An Interest in Life Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Great Books Discussion Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This month, we discuss An Interest in Life by Grace Paley, a selection from the anthology "Great Conversations 3."

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

Contact: Reference Desk at (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Owls On The Prowl! (Sulphur Creek Visit) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us and visit with real owls. The naturalist from Sulphur Creek will teach us about the lives of owls! We will be issuing numbers because the limit is thirty children (parents are welcome to sit in back). Please note the temporary location of the library.


Contact: Diana McRae (510) 284-0642 dmcrae@aclibrary.org

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

 

 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM Design Your Own Journal! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Design your own journal!  Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard will be bringing supplies for you to make your own journal! This free class is for kids in 2nd grade and up.  Free tickets will handed out 15 minutes prior to the program due to seating limitations.Please be on time as latecomers will not be admitted.


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Japanese.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Find It Fast! Internet Workshop for Students in grades 4-6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a free, one hour, hands on workshop, using laptop computers. Students will learn the basics of using the library catalog, Kids Place (website for students) and databases to help with their homework. Registration required and begins Monday, September 15 at 1 p.m.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best for families with children ages 5 and older.

Seating is limited.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Guess Who Game - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 12 and under.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Toddler Time

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

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

 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

11:00-12:30pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Successful Interviews Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn and practice interview skills.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Contact: Albany Library (510) 526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jewish Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Rosh Hashana - Jewish New Year Celebration!

Come Celebrate Rosh Hashana

Traditional Honey cake and Shofar blowing!

All ages!

Thursday, Sept 25th, 5:00-6:00pm

@ the Castro Valley Library

Info@JewishCastroValley.org for more information

FEEL FREE TO POP IN - NO ADMISSION REQUIRED

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

3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 667-7900 -  ACLIBRARY.ORG

An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 working days in advance. Voice 510-667-7900 / TTY 888-6630660Library is wheelchair accessible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Art Workshop for Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

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

 

 

 

 

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

Join us for the fun with two science experiments today:

1.Making electromagnets to take home

2.Blasting a foam volcano!

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

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

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Free Kaplan Mock SAT Results Seminar Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    510-745-1464 x 5   
   

Part 2: SAT  Results Seminar
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 4:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
You MUST attend to receive your test scores.  Learn important info on getting into the college of your dreams!.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend! 
Event Code: SKKJ140140

Open to students entering grades 9 and up

To enroll go to www.kaptest.com/enroll/SAT/94587/events or call 1-800-KAP-TEST

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_questionmark_blue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Orientation for Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want or need to perform community service?

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

You must fill out an application and bring it to one of the volunteer orientations.  Applications can be found in the branch as well as http://bit.ly/1tTpv4v

 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal!  From 10 am to 2 pm in the lobby of the Castro Valley Library.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library 1-Day Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Albany Library 50-Cent Book Sale. Fiction, nonfiction. $3 bag sale from 3pm-4pm.

Please do not bring donations the week prior to the sale. Thanks!!!

Contact: Reference Desk, (510) 526-3720

 

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

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

Program is especially geared toward children age 0-5.

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_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
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_dia 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-D Printer Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

San Lorenzo Library will be hosting a real 3-D Printer, come one, come all! Alameda County Library will be featuring a number of "maker" programs this Fall. This is the first program and is designed to introduce you to the world of 3-D Printing.


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

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

 

 

 
ent_microphone2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 2014 Parenting Class Series #5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A series of Parenting Class conducted in Mandarin will be offered in 2014.  Classes are scheduled on Saturdays at 3 to 4:30 pm.

The topics include:

  • January 18 - Tell Your Child About SEX: When & How
  • April 5 - Positive Discipline
  • May 17 - Communication
  • July 5 - Relationship Boundary
  • September 27 - Anger Management
  • December 6 - Achieve True Success

These classes will be presented by the Director and teachers of the Herald Family Rebuilding Cernter of the Fremont Family Resource Center.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FRM Adult/Teen Event Template Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stand and Deliver

Edward James Olmos portrays the real-life Jaime Escalante, a no-nonsense mathematic teacher in a tough East LA high school. Handed a classroom full of "losers" and "unteachables," Escalante is determined to turn his young charges' lives around. Drawing from his own cultural heritage, Escalante forms a bond with his largely Hispanic student body, evoking the names of famous Spaniards and Latin Americans whose great accomplishments were predicated on their ability to learn. The students gradually come to realize that the only way they'll escape their own poverty-stricken barrio is to improve themselves intellectually. 

(1988; PG, 108min)

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet The Author Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

MEET THE AUTHORS 

Please join us for an afternnon talk with the co-authors of the code switch , Yvetta Franklin and RamonaThomas. 

Union City Library 510-745-1464
  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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Dublin Library's free homework help program starts today.  The Fall session will continue until December 18. The program is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
 

 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read Reopens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Write to Read, sponsored by Alameda County Library's Adult Literacy Program, will reopen for the school year on Monday, September 15. If you would like to improve your reading and writing skills, join this ongoing group led by a new instructor. Please note San Lorenzo Library's new location1


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

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

 

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SAT Test Follow Up and Test Taking Strategies Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

For kids ages 12 and under.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

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

 

 

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

 


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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE MOVIES FOR ADULTS @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

Contact: Reference Staff 526-3720
 

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

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

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

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

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

NEW!

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

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

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

 

 

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

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

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

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

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

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

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

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

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


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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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


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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool Bookclub Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Group Books for Discussion:


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Japanese.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

The TriV Coderdojo covers the following:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

For kids ages 12 and under.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Toddler Time

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

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

 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgg/    
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Game Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

11:00-12:30pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

By young musicians, For young musicians”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

     Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Research Your Family History!

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

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

Saturdays in October!

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

October 4, 11, 18 & 25

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day: Board Games & Wii Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hair with Flair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
                             
 
LEGO CLUB!
 
Saturday, October 4th @ 2:00 - 3:00pm
                                                      
 
              Come play and create with the Library's collection of LEGOs and DUPLOs.
                        Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

                               Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


 
    Location: The Castro Valley Library
 
lib_book_red 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Author--House of Liu Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

 

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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


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

All programs will start promptly.  Please be on time.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

For ages 3-5.

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

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

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

 

Playing With Sound!

A music program for toddler

 

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteer tutors in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 If you need help improving your computer skills or using a new gadget, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:
 

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NEW!

Citizenship Class is open to all adults who need the assistance! Your teacher will be the wonderful Amparo Ramos, widely appreciated when she taught for the Library previously. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information. A Spanish speaking staff member is usually available but the class is open to speaker's of any language other than English. Please note that the class will held in the Library's Temporary Space on Hesperian Blvd.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


Get ready for a howl of a good time as children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program. Read to a certified pet therapy dog and their owner as Paws to Read programs are designed to help young readers gain self confidence and improve their reading skills.

Registration is required.

There are a limited number of spots available. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The City and the Fields Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The City and the Fields Exploring California literature with Marek Breiger

      Join Marek Breiger to learn about his new book and the impact of major California
      writers from Jack London and John Steinbeck to Gary Soto and Amy Tan.
 
       Mr. Breiger teaches English at Irvington High School in Fremont, California. His
       writings have been included in five major anthologies dealing with the American west.
 
        His book will be available for purchase and signing after the program.
 
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Guess Who Game - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 12 and under.

Come play the Guess Who Game at the Centerville library between September 16th and October 9th.

Take a look at the character silhouettes on the kid's bulletin board. Can you name them all? If so, you can be entered into a raffle for a $10 Amazon gift card. Fill out a Guess Who Game sheet with your answers and turn them in to the Information Desk for a small prize. The game is open to kids ages 12 and under and can only be played once.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime for Children Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 - 5. Join us for stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. 

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed.  

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Ms. Chris is back with more fun preschool art projects for your 3-5 year old!  Space is limited, so arrive a little early to get your spot.  And don't foroget to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty! All supplies are provided and this is a free class. Classes are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Autumn Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduce your 3 - 5 year-old child to the joy of reading -- bring them to Preschool Storytime at the Library!

No registration is required for this five-week series running September 30 - October 28.  The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

It's free! It's fun! Come join us! Yes, the Library is closed then, but the doors are open at 11 a.m. for stories and play!

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464 ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fall Storytime for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Come have fun with your preschooler at Niles Library! We will have stories and music during this free half hour program.  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_thread 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Quilters Meet Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting! 

Learn new skills. Share your work. Or just come  for the inspiration! 

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist & instructor.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660 

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

 E-MAIL BASICS (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 7 & 14, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Learn how to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders, and more. Students must be preregistered for Gmail.

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

CYBER-SHOPPING (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, November 4 & 18,  12:30 to 2:30 pm
Shopping online is fast, convenient, and opens up a whole new world of merchandise for you and your family!  Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe.  In the 2nd class we focus on “travel” shopping!
 

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900     Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
school_esl 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Do the Math! Math Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Are you and adult needing to improve your math skills? Do you want to learn about secrets and short cuts to a better understanding of mathematics?  Then come to this free mathematics class for adults and learn about Pre-Algebra Concepts.  This program will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room.

Instructor Vanessa Mason has taught courses in the areas of mathematics and statistics.  She teaches test preparation courses for educators and nursing students, and is the former Assistant Director for the California High School Exit Exam.  She currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
food_grocery 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CalFresh Enrollment Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

CalFresh representatives will be present at San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space to enroll you for food stamps. There are income limits, you can't be receiving SSI and you need to have at least one legal permanent resident of the U.S. in your household. You can visit the Library to pick up a list of what you should have with you. Call your librarian at 510-284-0642 for more information!

 


Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0640 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd., San Lorenzo CA 94580.
 

 

 

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lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit SLVHA for homework help.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Reading Rascals: 3rd and 4th grade book group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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If you are in 3rd and 4th grade and love to read and talk about books, then Reading Rascals is for you! Reading Rascals is a book discussion group for 3rd and 4th graders.

Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. Stop by the Children's Information desk to sign up and get a copy of this month's book to check out.

Read the book before the meeting date, then come ready to talk about the book. We'll also do a fun craft and have a small snack.

For the October 7 meeting, we'll be reading "How Oliver Olson Changed the World" by Claudia Mills.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteer tutors in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_liberty 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free consultation with a lawyer on the First Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM. Please come to the Library on the day of the program to pick up a ticket.

The lawyer handles family, estate, criminal, and immigration law. This program is presented in partnership with the Alameda County Bar Association.

For more information call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM Mystery Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Meet with your neighbors and fellow mystery lovers on the first Tuesday of each month for a lively discussion of classic and current mystery novels. Discussion is facilitated by best-selling mystery writer, Camille Minichino,  a Castro Valley resident.  Read this month's selection and join the fun, or contact Ms. Minichino at camille@minichino.com      

April 1       Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
May 6        The Red Velvet Cupcake Murder, by Joanne Fluke
June 3       The Stranger Beside Me, by Ann Rule
July 1         Cuckoos Calling, by J.K. Rowling
August 5    The California Roll, by John Vorhaus
Sept 2          Joyland, by Stephen King
Oct 7            Live by Night, by Dennis Lehane
Nov 4           The Cutting Room, by Louise Welsh
Dec 2            A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, by Shamini Flint


In the Learning Center.  Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Pajama Time @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesdays September 23rd - October 28th
7:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 3 – 6

In the Children’s Area

Pajama Time is an evening story time full of books and songs,

for kids ages 3 – 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration is required

Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library

    Location: Castro Valley
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Interested in a Book Club? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like to read and talk about the books you've read?  Then book club is for you! Please click on the link below and take our short survey. If we get enough kids who would like to join a book club, then we will contact you, Our first meeting will be October 22 at 3:30 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dG1JdnhnZk5FZ0IzUXZmU1BKc2E2eHc6MA


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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misc_none Preschool Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Especially for preschoolers, ages 3-5, fun art projects taught by Ms. Chris.  There is no charge for this free class, and all supplies will be provided.  Have kids wear clothes they don't mind getting dirty! Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start of class.


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location
 

 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this four-week series running October 8 - 29. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

Space is limited to 20 adult/child pairs, one child from birth to 35 months per adult as each child needs an adult lap to sit on. Come in before each day's program to pick up a number; ONLY THE FIRST TWENTY ADULT/CHILD PAIRS CAN BE ADMITTED.

Contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625 for information pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM English/Mandarin Bilingual Storytime and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Length of session: 8 weeks, September 10-October 29, 2014.

This storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin. Kids will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and fun activities. For ages 3-6.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fall Storytime for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

Bring your 2-5 year old preschooler to our fun storytime! We'll enjoy stories,  movement and music in this  free half-hour program!  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 

Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
anim_butterfly_01 12:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit SLVHA for homework help.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:15 PM The Lego Movie! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity. Come join the fun!  The Lego Movie is rated PG and lasts l hour 41 minutes. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program due to seating limitations.  See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
anim_mouse_01 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese/English Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Japanese.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_kidsreading1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hooked on Books Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Hooked on Books is a book discussion group for children in grades 2-3. The group meets once a month in Conference Room A. You must register in advance for the book group at the Children's Desk either in person or by phone. There is no online registration. Each month, the group reads a selected title (book is given out at registration), and discusses the book and completes a related activity at the meeting.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteer tutors in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

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misc_none Guess Who Game - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For kids ages 12 and under.

Come play the Guess Who Game at the Centerville library between September 16th and October 9th.

Take a look at the character silhouettes on the kid's bulletin board. Can you name them all? If so, you can be entered into a raffle for a $10 Amazon gift card. Fill out a Guess Who Game sheet with your answers and turn them in to the Information Desk for a small prize. The game is open to kids ages 12 and under and can only be played once.

Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Literacy Reading Club with Katherine Gee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice English conversation at the Literacy Reading Club. Meet other adults, build confidence in your speaking and discuss a good book!

Contact: Literacy (510) 745-1480
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose for Children Ages 12 to 24 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 12 - 24 months. Bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, flannel board stories and books encourage early literacy.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed. This program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets are given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 36 participants. This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a series of six wonderful events for young ones ages 6 mo. to 2 1/2 yrs. The Children's Librarian will present games, songs, and stories to encourage participation in a group situation. No experience necessary and no registration. Just drop by San Lorenzo Library's Temporary Space

Contact: Ben Gomberg (510) 284-0642 BGomberg@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd., San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fall Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
 
Fall Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
Recommended for 0-5 years

              Playtime - September 18th

Musical Play - September 25th

Playtime - October 2nd

Musical Play - October 9th

Playtime - October 16th

Musical Play - October 23rd

No Registration, No Late Entries.  Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served.

 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under

                                      No registration necessary
                                                              Chabot/Canyon Room
 
    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Game Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

FALL PRESCHOOL GAME TIME!

Thursdays

September 11th thru October 30th

11:00-12:30pm

Join us in the Children's Area anytime between 11:00-12:30 for Preschool Game Time.

The Castro Valley Game Library will be here with lots of fun games for Preschoolers!

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

CV Game Library is a local organization that provides access to games at a small lifetime fee: https://pinterest.com/gamelibrary/

 

    Location: Castro Valley
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

animals,books,cartoons,chickens,chicks,entertainment,mother hens,readings,stories,fantasyJoin us for our a short summer session of Preschool Storytime. There will be stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and more! Our summer session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30 AM on 8/7, 8/14,  and 8/21.


For ages 3-6. No Registration is Required.

For more information contact the Centerville Library Information Desk at (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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anim_panda1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Mandarin/English Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.This bilingual preschool storytime is conducted in English and Mandarin.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_earth 12:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Literacy Reading Club with Lisa Wenzel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Practice English conversation at the Literacy Reading Club. Meet other adults, build confidence in your speaking and discuss a good book!

Contact: Literacy (510) 745-1480
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CalFresh Enrollment Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you qualify for CalFresh (Food Stamps)?  Join us every Second Thursday from 2 to 5 pm for FREE application assistance.  Please call Miguel R. to make an appointment at (510) 635-3663 Ext.374.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit SLVHA for homework help.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteer tutors in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Length of session: 8 weeks, September 12-October 31, 2014.

Stories, fingerplays, music and movement for ages 3-5.
No preregistration is necessary.

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_harpseal_1 11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October through May except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration starts September 2 and must be done in person.  Each child may sign up for one session only.  Priorities are given to children who are reading below grade level.  The child's last year report card is required for priority registraion.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  The sessions offered currently are as below:

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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eth_sombrero.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spanish StoryTime - Grupo de Lectura en espanol Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime contains stories, rhymes, and songs, all conducted in Spanish for children and their parents.  It is scheduled every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  No registration is required.  Just drop in and enjoy this 1 hour reading fun. 
 

Cantos!  Rimas!! Cuentos!!!
Ven a convivir y mejorar el idioma

 
 
Cuando: Cada Viernes de 4:30 - 5:30 pm, 
Donde:  Teatro de la seccion de ninos de la biblioteca principal de Fremont
Para Mas Informacion, 
carolina.greenhouse@yahoo.com

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Designed for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years but the whole family is welcome to join in the fun. The children's librarian will present specially selected stories, games and songs. No registration necessary. Please note the Library's Temporary Location


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Location, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook Help Desk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop in with your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop and get help downloading electronic books, audiobooks, magazines or videos. Read, listen, and watch 24/7 from the library's website. Library card required.

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 795-2627 x20 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook Help Desk Drop-in Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Walk in and learn how to download electronic books, audiobooks, magazines and video.  Bring in your smartphone, tablet, eReader or laptop and see what is available for your device. Electronic media is available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  

Bring in your device and don't forget your library card.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
rec_knitting 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One Purl Two Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Blades   925-803-7273   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

Knit One Purl Two, the Dublin Library monthly knitting group, will meet in the Library Program Room from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This is a group of adult knitters who like to come together, visit and share their creativity. We do not offer knitting lessons, but there are usually some experienced knitters who can help if you have an unfinished project and need advice. Please contact Pam Blades if you have any questions.


Contact Dublin Library 925-828-1315

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer & Gadget Help Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop in any Saturday morning for help with word processing, email, computer questions, and electronic gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, and more.

If you wish, you may also take a structured lesson on the following topics: Computer Basics, Windows Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics, or Email Basics.

Trained teens from local high schools will help you. Tutoring is on a one-on-one basis.

No registration required.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Research Your Family History!

Have you wanted to discover your own family heritage but don't know where to start?  Volunteer genealogy docents from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand in the Group Study Room every Saturday in October to assist the public to begin their family history research.

Bring whatever information may be available regarding the city, town, or where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930 and/or 1940.  If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents.  No appointments are necessary.

Saturdays in October!

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

October 4, 11, 18 & 25

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM Fall Storytime: Ages 3-5 and Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stories, Crafts and Songs for 3-5 year olds and their families. Free, drop -in program, no registration required.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
anim_ladybug 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays!  This fun Family Storytime is best for ages 2-6.  This free event will start on time, so please be prompt.


For more information contact: Adina Aguirre 510-795-2627 AAguirre@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
rec_knitting 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Attend Stitch 'n Inch to learn or practice knitting with Colette Pispisa or crocheting with Betty Joseph in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You are also welcome just to socialize. Their Newark Knitting group page is on Ravelry.com.

Stitch 'n Inch meets in the Conference Room every other Saturday. You may bring your own needles or hooks to learn, or borrow straight knitting needles and yarn. Colette is proficient at using double-pointed needles, but if you want to learn how to make hats, socks or both, you'll need to buy yourself a set.

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 795-2627 x20 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun Crafts for Adults and Teens 16 and older at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Kris Swanson   510-745-1464 ext. 5   kswanson@aclibrary.org
 

   Please join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard

All supplies will be provided to completely design and create an art piece that is made on a 6x6 piece of beveled glass with glass paints.

For ages 16 and up.

   This class is FREE and all supplies will be provided.

   Class size is limited to 25 particpants and advanced registration is required.

   Registration will begin on .Wednesday, September 23rd.  Call or drop by the Reference Desk. to sign-up/register.

Note:  Please be on time.

Due to the highly structural nature of this program, no latecomers will be admitted after the class has started.

 
anim_butterfly_01 2:00 PM Craft Workshop with Margo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let your imagination soar at Margo's craft workshop.

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 

Contact: Dan Hess(510) 526-3720 x17 dhess@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classical Music Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Anna Poklewski Academy of Music presents voice, flute and piano students in a classical music concert, with a special performance by APAM's new Chamber Music Orchestra conducted by Loren Tayerle.


Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Math for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

October's topic: Metric System and Measurements

About the instructor:  With a passion for teaching mathematics to adults and over 20 years of experience, Vanessa Mason has taught courses in math, science and test preparation.  She is the former assistant director for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) mathematics test development.  She currently teaches at California State University-East Bay.


Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Playing with Sound Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dennis Finnegan   (510) 745-1464   dfinnegan@aclibrary.org
   

Playing With Sound!

A music program for toddlers

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Assemblymember Bill Quirk's Community Assistance Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A representative from Assemblyman Bill Quirk’s office will be available at the Union City Library the second Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help you resolve California state-related issues. Assemblyman Quirk represents District 20 which includes Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City.

The Assemblyman’s representative will work with you to help if you have a problem with a state agency, need legislative information or information about proposed legislation, or just want to express your comments and concerns.
 
Please call Assemblyman Quirk’s office at (510) 583-8818 for an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome. Se Habla Español.

For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 745-1464 Ext. 19 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Circle Time for Children Ages 24 to 36 months Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 24 - 36 months. Join us for a beginning parent/child story time that features interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays. To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed. This program takes place in the Library Program Room.

Tickets are given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 36 participants. This program is designed for one parent/one child pairs.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
ent_microphone1 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vivian Jaquette    (510) 526-3720   vjaquette@aclibrary.org
   

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum.
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This workshop is open to adult beginning creative writers for the porpose of offering inspiration and motivation.  The group meets four Mondays, Oct 13, 20 & 27 and Nov 3 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in the library's Chabot Room.  Participants must commit to attend all sessions and bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.  The written subject matter may be fiction or non-fiction including essays, opinion pieces, journals and travel writing.

Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit SLVHA for homework help.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
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office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
misc_globe 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments.  The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator.   Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a subsitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care.

Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express at the Union City Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Firestone   510-284-0628   tfirestone@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get help from volunteer tutors in the Union City Library after-school homework center. Help is available for all subject areas. The homework center is supvervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to volunteer to tutor the younger students. Please come in with your child to meet the tutors. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September 22 through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.

Completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Express. Parents can pick up forms at the Reference Desk.

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM MAC Meeting in the Chabot Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

An advisory body to 4th District County Supervisor Nate Miley, MAC Meets second, third & fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library.
Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at www.acgov.org and are posted at the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call Supervisor Nate Miley's Eden Area District Office, 510-670-5717.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Find meeting calendar & agendas here    
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

NEW!

Citizenship Class is open to all adults who need the assistance! Your teacher will be the wonderful Amparo Ramos, widely appreciated when she taught for the Library previously. Call San Lorenzo Library for more information. A Spanish speaking staff member is usually available but the class is open to speaker's of any language other than English. Please note that the class will held in the Library's Temporary Space on Hesperian Blvd.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0642 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library's Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 

 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Call or visit San Lorenzo Library to sign up for a computer class to brush up your skill with MS Word, Excel, social media, etc. The instructor is also understanding if you need to sign up for help with a job application, resume, loading books on your new tablet or reader, or any other computer-related issue. Let your librarian know what you would like to learn. Sign up takes place at the Information Desk.


Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO Library Temporary Space, 16032 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo CA 94580
 

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
 

 
anim_dino01 7:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Preschool Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 20 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
rec_Scrabble 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Scrabble Game Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Fremont Main Library will host monthly Scrabble Game Nights from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month.  Dates for September – December, 2014 are:  September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8. All levels are welcome, from beginner to expert.  The library will provide game boards and a Scrabble dictionary.  And, we'll teach you to play if you don't know how.

For more information and to R.S.V.P., please call or email Nancy Tucker at (510-745-1427) or ntucker@aclibrary.org.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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misc_none Lego Club for 8 - 10 year olds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lego ClubKids ages 8 - 10 are invited to join teen volunteers to learn to build with legos! Children must have a permission slip filled out by a parent. Fill out the permission slip before the day at the Children’s Information Desk.

This program is limited to 20 children. Tickets are handed out at 3:25 to the first 20 children in line.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime for Children Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 - 5. Join us for stories, songs and finger plays in an independent setting to build school readiness skills. 

Nametags will be available 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 36 participants. This program takes place in the Library Program Room. Parents are encouraged to wait for their children in the Picture Book Area.

To get the most  from the program, please arrive on time with your child fed and dressed.  

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Autumn Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Introduce your 3 - 5 year-old child to the joy of reading -- bring them to Preschool Storytime at the Library!

No registration is required for this five-week series running September 30 - October 28.  The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Say after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

It's free! It's fun! Come join us! Yes, the Library is closed then, but the doors are open at 11 a.m. for stories and play!

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464 ext. 5 pryan@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions



 

 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fall Storytime for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

 

Come have fun with your preschooler at Niles Library! We will have stories and music during this free half hour program.  No need to register, just drop-in. See you there!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Improve your COMPUTER skills! Join us for these Adult Computer Classes during the months of October and November:

 E-MAIL BASICS (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 7 & 14, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Discover this fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Learn how to send and receive email including attachments, how to create an address book, manage your email folders, and more. Students must be preregistered for Gmail.

GOOGLE DOCS  (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, Oct 21 & 28, 12:30  to 2:30 pm
Learn about Google Docs – a free program that allows you to create, organize and store documents that can be viewed, edited and shared with others via the web. Practice your word processing skills while exploring other possibilities including the creation of spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Must be preregistered for a Google account.

CYBER-SHOPPING (2-PART Class)  Tuesdays, November 4 & 18,  12:30 to 2:30 pm
Shopping online is fast, convenient, and opens up a whole new world of merchandise for you and your family!  Learn the risks, the benefits, and how to stay safe.  In the 2nd class we focus on “travel” shopping!
 

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900     Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 2nd Tuesdays.
 

May 13 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

June 10 Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

July 8 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

August 12 The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

September 9 The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais

October 14 Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munroe

November 11 No meeting. County Holiday

December 9 Holiday Party

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Decorate A Pumpkin! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Adults/ Seniors have fun prettying up a faux pumpkin! Led by Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard, all supplies will be provided for this free class. No children please. Seating is limited, so please be on time to get your spot!

 


Contact: Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2626 skusalo@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Central--Note Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join your fellow students for Homework Central, sponsored by San Lorenzo Library. High school age volunteers will tutor elementary school students to help with homework. No need to register! Just drop by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Hall and ask for the adult instructor, Kit Duggan.

High school students, visit San Lorenzo Library to volunteer. Elementary and middle school students, visit SLVHA for homework help.

 


Contact: Tamecca Brewer (510) 284-0642 tbrewer@clibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tail Wagging Tales Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
A volunteer from the Ohlone Humane Society will be here with a trained therapy dog for children to read to. This program is free, but does require a ticket to attend. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk starting at 3:00 pm. Each fifteen minute reading time will be shared between two kids. The following are the scheduled reading times: 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, and 4:15 pm.
 
Contact: Elizabeth Gamell at (510)795-2629 or email egamell@aclibrary.org
 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Tuesdays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays

 


For more information contact: Newark Library 510-795-2627

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions