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Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
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!

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

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

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
 
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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making with Yu Lan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 2-3 p.m. and Tweens: 3-4 pm.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - Sign up in advance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

The Lawyers in the Library Program is a countywide service coordinated by the Alameda County Law Library and staffed by volunteer attorneys. Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals on a wide variety of issues including landlord tenant disputes, probate matters, employment problems, and other general consumer issues. These consultations take place at public libraries (including Alameda County Law Library) on a rotating basis throughout the month. The Lawyers in the Library program is an important step in the library’s mission of providing access to justice its community.

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
 
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.

Drop in and work on your poetry with a group of supportive writers.

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Friday January 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Looking for something fun to do? 

Game players of all ages are invited to come have fun at the library.

  • Build fun stuff with Lego! 
  • Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble!
  • Bring your friends or come by yourself!

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM *CANCELLED: Brown Bag Speakers Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

There will not be a speaker in January.  The series will resume on Monday, February 13.

Location: ALBANY 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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

 

 
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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM second tuesdays poetry: featured poet ko ko thett Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

ko ko thett: poet, translator, literary activist*

ko ko thett calls himself “a poet by choice and Burmese by chance.” Born in Burma under military rule and influenced by his time in exile, he is also a literary activist who writes and speaks about his native country. His The Burden of Being Burmese (Zephyr Press, 2015) is the first volume by a contemporary Burmese poet to be published in English (with poems originally written in both English and Burmese). Sections have been translated into Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Finnish.

He will also read selections from Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets (Arc, UK, 2012 & Northern Illinois University Press, 2013). This anthology, co-translated with James Byrne, introduces works by two generations of Burmese poets to Western readers and won the 2012 English PEN Writers in Translation Award.

ko ko thett’s own poems reflect Burmese poetic traditions, worldwide literary influences, and his own bold experiments with voice (a recent Burmese collection is written in the voice of a teenaged girl), sound- and word-play, surprise (shock?), humor (often dark), and juxtaposition as he explores Burma’s history and the possibilities of subjective versus collective choice and experience. His use of rhythm and phrasal divisions in English sometimes suggests spoken Burmese, and the inclusion in his writing and translations of some Burmese words (padauk, pongyi, dukkha) encourages their introduction into the English lexicon.  

International scholarship and life experience informs ko ko thett's writing.  After the 1996 student uprising (he was at Yangon Institute of Technology), he spent almost twenty years abroad. He worked for three years in Singapore and Bangkok for Jesuit Refugee Service Asia. Then he took on graduate work at University of Helsinki’s Peace and Conflict Studies and at University of Vienna’s Institute for International Development. He continues his post-graduate work through the University of Leuven in Belgium. He returned to his native Rangoon in 2015. This year he is participating in University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, a residency for established authors. 

ko ko thett is a national poet and a global citizen. His expressed goal, for his translations and English writings, is for the world to better understand Burma, its complex history, and the increasing complexity of its modernization. Most of all, he wants us to discover Burma’s abundant and progressive poets. ko ko thett says simply, ”I would like the world to read our poems.”

How do you write historyin a language that has no past tense?

                                                                                                                                         --from “a walk with history” by ko ko thett

“This is the question that haunts ko ko thett’s remarkable new collection of poems. Casting a cold eye on the political and cultural landscapes of his native land, he dissects the hypocrisies and contradictions everywhere before him. In the newly urban landscapes of Myanmar, only laughter can compensate for despair. . . The Burden of Being Burmese displays an extraordinary fertile and febrile imagination—one that will both delight and disturb American readers.”  ~ Marjorie Perloff 

“ko ko thett’s brilliantly off-kilter book. . . [is] a brilliant guide to a virtually unknown kingdom.”  ~ John Ashbery

“Freedom of expression is everything. It is democracy’s litmus test. It is tyranny’s most-feared weapon. It’s an artist’s blank canvas, a prisoner’s walls, a woman’s voice, a womb, a cross to bear.”   ~ ko ko thett

* introduced by Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley

Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Friday January 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Crafts 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! 
 
We will be starting off the new year celebrating not only our national new year, but also Chinese New Year, with paper dragons and paper cuts! The "Ten-Sided Yin-Yang Globe" looks more complicated than it is, requiring only a steady scissor hand!
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed - County Holiday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

 

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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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
lib_book_pencil 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Evening Book Group: Poetry Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Adult Evening Book Group: Bring a poem to read aloud and discuss or just come and enjoy others' selections!

All are welcome. Books available in library system or through Link+.       

Start time: 6:45 to 8 pm. CONTACT: Karen B. Larson, larsonke@sbcglobal.net

    Location: Edith Stone Room
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

Contact: storytime.jp.albany@gmail.com.

Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

 

 
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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents... Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Program for this date to be announced.

Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Book discussion group facilitated by Rosalie Gonzales. All welcome.

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chabot Portable Planetarium Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

 

 
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 K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
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