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Monday February 6, 2017 -  Monday May 22, 2017
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM ESL for JOB SEEKERS  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Improve your English - English lessons for Job Seekers
Learn Workplace Communication Skills
Learn Basic Computer Skills


Mondays and Thursdays 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Register in Class - Join Any Time - FREE


Jan 19 - May 25, 2017
No class Mondays, February 13 & 20


Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


For More Information Call
Alameda County Library Adult Education and Literacy Program
(510) 745-1480

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Thursday February 9, 2017 -  Thursday May 25, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM JOB SEARCH DROP-IN CLINIC  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

 

JOB FINDING SUPPORT at the Ashland Community Center

Free individual job help with resumes, interviewing and basic computer skills. Learn about library online resources in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 

Every Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Ashland Community Center 

1530 167thAve., San Leandro.

 

Call to Register. Education and Literacy Program (510) 745- 1480.

Brought to you by the Alameda County Library’s Project MOVE (Mobilizing your Vision for Employment).

Ask for other classes and computer skills labs in the Ashland-Cherryland neighborhood

 

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Tuesday February 14, 2017 -  Tuesday April 11, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Preparation: Civics and the Naturalization Test  
    Contact: Education and Literacy   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Learn Civics: History, Government, Improve your English Skills, Prepare for the Naturalization Test


For Class #1: Tuesday, February 14, 6:00-7:00 PM
Orientation Meeting (Required to enroll)

van Doorn Room, Fremont Main Library

Intermediate English Level Required

Eight week classes starts on Tuesdays, February 21 - April 11, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Call Adult Education and Literacy
(510) 745-1480

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Thursday February 16, 2017 -  Thursday May 25, 2017
   6:40 PM  -  8:45 PM ESL for JOB SEEKERS  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Improve your English - English lessons for Job Seekers
Learn Workplace Communication Skills
Learn Basic Computer Skills


Mondays and Thursdays 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Register in Class - Join Any Time - FREE


Jan 19 - May 25, 2017

Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


For More Information Call
Alameda County Library Adult Education and Literacy Program
(510) 745-1480

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Wednesday March 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:50 PM Coloring for Everyone!  
   

Take a break from the everyday stresses of life!  

Come to the library to color, have fun, and relax.

All ages are welcome.  All materials are provided FREE.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Thursday March 2, 2017 -  Thursday March 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:50 PM Coloring for Everyone!  
   

Take a break from the everyday stresses of life!  

Come to the library to color, have fun, and relax.

All ages are welcome.  All materials are provided FREE.


Contact: 510-795-2629
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Thursday March 2, 2017 -  Thursday March 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:50 PM Coloring for Everyone!  
   

Take a break from the everyday stresses of life!  

Come to the library to color, have fun, and relax.

All ages are welcome.  All materials are provided FREE.


Contact: 510-795-2629
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Saturday March 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Book Sale - Members Only  
   

Shop for bargain treasures at the Friends of the Dublin Library spring book sale!  The sale includes gently used hardbacks and paperbacks, children's books, media such as DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Dublin Library.  The first two hours of today's sale is reserved for members only.  New memberships can be purchased at the door starting at 8:30 a.m. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals, 18 & over; $20 for a Family Membership and $100 for a Lifetime Membership. 

All proceeds benefit the Dublin Library.

Also check the Friends' online bookstore at http://fdl.alibrisstore.com


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance  
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library's beautiful Learning Center for math tutoring on Saturday mornings. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation will be providing free tutoring sessions to high school students in the subject areas of Alegebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Tutors of this program are either college students or college graduates in the scientific fields.

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

For questions, contact Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0645
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Let's read fun books, sing songs, and do fingerplays together. Meets in the Children's room.

Recommended for children 2-5 years. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Parent Playgroup  
   

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

Registration is required and space is limited. 

To register, please sign up at the Children's Informatin Desk: (510) 745-1421

or online at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544adaf2aa1fc1-fremont

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


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 mat 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

*No children under 12 years of age are allowed in the room during Yoga. Children and teens 12 years of age and up may attend. They must participate in class and may not bring distracting items such as video games or coloring books inside the room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Join the Jam! with Musician Charity Kahn  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Art Workshop - “Make a Family House!”  
   

Join us for the “Make a Family House!” Family Art Workshop.

Together as a family, use colorful paper and positive messages to create a keepsake to take home. This workshop is fun for all ages and great for the whole family. All materials provided.

Space is limited. Online registraion is recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017. To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

 

You must present the ticket and check in by 10:45 am on Saturday, March 25, or your spot may be cancelled and released to other families waiting in the library.

Limited walk in tickets may be available in the library on the day of the program. All tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Spring Book Sale - Open to the Public  
   

 

The Book Sale opens to the general public at 11:00 a.m. Shop for bargain treasures at the Friends of the Dublin Library spring book sale!  The sale includes gently used hardbacks and paperbacks, children'sbooks, media such as DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Dublin Library.   Also check out the Friends' online bookstore at http://fdl.alibrisstore.com


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Pastel Cat Workshop for Tweens  
   

This is a FREE workshop for children ages 9 to 13 where they will create a cat using pastels.  Registration is necessary and begins March 11th at 10:00 a.m.  Due to the instructional nature of this workshop we request that you arrive 5 minutes early and late comers will not be admitted. It is presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend Stitch 'n Inch to learn or practice knitting with Colette Pispisa or crocheting with Betty Joseph in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You are also welcome just to socialize. Their Newark Knitting group page is on Ravelry.com.

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Web Design and Animation for Kids RESCHEDULED to March 21, 4-5 pm  
   

We are sorry but this class has been rescheduled to March 21 at 4-5 PM.

For grades 3-8.

Come learn how to animate and code in HTML, CSS, and jQuery/Javascript! This is a beginner-friendly exploration into creative coding!

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents .

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM iPhone/iPad Tips & Tricks  
   

ipad imageDiscover many of the best hidden features you didn't know existed. Easily learn these useful tricks to help enhance your iPhone/iPad experience. There will be time for Q & A. Please bring your device with you!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sew a Zippered Pouch for Adults  
   

Make a Zippered Pouch using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied. Prerequisites: You must be able to make a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, and do straight stitching.

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. Email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call Barbara at (510) 284-0684.  When you register, please include whether you are bringing your own sewing machine. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Stories and Art & Crafts  
   

Stories and Art and Crafts for Children

for Ages 8 and up!!!!

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Union City Library

Meeting Room

For Art is Education Month, we will read stories about Spring and enjoy lots of art and craftmaking!

Drop-ins welcome!

For additional information, contact Union City Library Reference Desk at 510-745-1464

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Container Gardening with Lori Caldwell  
   

Acclaimed gardener and teacher, Lori Caldwell, teaches how to grow container plants. Free. No registration necessary.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Librarian (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Altered Books Workshop Part 2  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creative Creatures for Teens and Tweens  
   

Creative  Creatures - Anime inspired!

Once again, artist  Agie Wilson  is joining us. In this workshop you will being making a Creative  Creature  that has been  inspired  by anime!  Customize a sewing kit to take  home.  For ages 10 and up (Sorry, no  adults).

Do to the nature of this program, seating is limited.  Sign ups will begin  March 15th.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bobbin Lace for Adults  
   

Learn how to do bobbin lace by making a project with Felicia. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fun and Fitness - Line Dancing  
   

Saturday, March 25th 

3:30 -4:30 pm

Join dance instructor MIke Quebec to get your heart rate pumping with a mix of country, Hip Hop, and 50’s and 60’s Rock n’Roll line dances!  No experience necessary for this free Fun and Fitness program.   Come learn some new steps and have a blast!  Be sure to bring water and a towel. 

For ages 12 and up.  Space is limited.  Register in-person at the Union City Library reference desk, call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5), or contact prubanova@aclibrary.org

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464.

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Sunday March 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spring Book Sale  
   

Today is Bag Day.  Fill a bag with books for only $4.00.  Bags are provided.

Shop for bargain treasures at the Friends of the Dublin Library spring book sale!  The sale includes gently used hardbacks and paperbacks, children's books, media such as DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Dublin Library.   Check out the Friends' online bookstore at http://fdl.alibrisstore.com!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fred McCarty Folk and Country  
   

Call the Library for updates on this event!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students (ages 7-13) the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking. 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM March Movies  
   

Sunday  at  the Movies 

 

March Movies celebrates Creative Voices 

 

This Sunday :

Saving Mr. Banks

When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia

 

 

PG-13

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Refresher Math for Adults  
   

 

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

Topic: All about Fractions

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday March 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

Come join us for Preschool Storytime at the Union City Library.

First 30 minutes is stories and last 30 minutes children will play with toys and adults can play along as well!

Drop-ins welcome!

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 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

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 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
 

   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

Make an appointment for FREE one-on-one tech help! 

Mondays 3:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

 

Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area

Join the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area at the door! Meets in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room. Be a part of San Lorenzo Library events and book sales or work in the wonderful Friends Bookstore.

The Friends are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for library services in the San Lorenzo Area.  For more information about the Friends, contact President Carl Webb at 510-351-3335 or carlwebb3@gmail.com.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
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
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 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
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Craft: Henna-decorated Candles  
   

A craft for adults and teens! Use Henna to decorate a candle to burn on a cold winter night.

Supplies are limited. Please be prompt as this event will start on time. 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday  
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

After the work is done come to the Library with the family and play some games!

Come to the Library for a rousing game of Scrabble, coloring or board games

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main library


Tuesday March 28, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Internet Searching  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of March:

FREE Entertainment on your iPhone/iPad
Saturday, March 18,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music.  Learn the best free (and legal) resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to action-packed movies.  Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials, and device passcode to class.  

There's an App for That!
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful Apps that come on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to download, install, and use new aps from the App Store to make your iPhone,iPad experience rewarding and fun.  
Bring your device, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to class.

Internet Basics
Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Feeling left behind on the Information Superhighway?  Come learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web.  This hands-on class, using a library computer, is targeted at beginning computer users and will introduce students to the mouse, keyboard, and other basic skills including using a web browser, nivigating a web site, and finding information online.

Internet Searching
Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how to find information on the Internet using the search engine Google.  You'll also learn more advanced searching techniques and cool Goole features like maps, news, and video.

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

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

January 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: Light Between Oceans (2016)  
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Light Between Oceans (2016)

In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets Isabel, the daughter of the school’s headmaster (Alicia Vikander), Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences. PG-13; 2h 12m

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-One Job Counseling  
   

Are you currently thinking of changing careers?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on which jobs would be suitable for you.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Characters Workshop  
   

Teens and Tweens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn to sew a stuffed Anime inspired character using colorful felt!  Everyone will assemble and customize their own sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures.  All materials provided. Ages 10 and up.  Space is limited, so please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers 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 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids  
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yoga For Kids  
   

 

Feel like to reduce some stress, calm your mind, and rejuvenate your body during the school year?  Come join us for a fun 60-minute Yoga practice at the library.  

This drop-in class is designed for 1st thur 6th graders.  It includes breathwork, kid-friendly yogic principles, stories, yoga poses, guided meditation, cooperative group activities, games, and more!!

Come with your comfortable clothes and take off your shoes -- we are going to have a lot of fun on the floor!!

** A yoga mat or a bath towel is required!

 

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk. 

** Please arrive on time,  No late comers will be admitted.**

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafty Tuesdays: Dual Self Portraits  
   

Today's Crafty Tuesdays presents Dual Self Portraits

Participants will draw a self-portrait where half of the page depicts one's outer self - what people see. And the other half is the portrait of one's inner self - what they don’t see.  Artistic ability is not necessary!

This free event is for teens and tweens ages 9 and up. 

For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume and Cover Letter Workshop  
   

Resume and cover letter workshop with Susie O'Bryant.  Drop-in.  No reservations required.

This comprehensive workshop will help you create more effective resumes and cover letters that highlight your skills and qualifications.

We will cover the basics of resume writing: purpose, format, effective content, and how to target your resume to specific jobs.

Why is a cover letter so important? Over half of employers require them as standard in considering you for a job. It is the first introduction of who you are. Learn how to use simple techniques to craft a custom cover letter for every job you apply to. Learn key words and action verbs to get hiring managers to take notice of you!

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Area Genealogical Society  
   
 

The Hayward Area Genealogical Society, chaired by Carl Webb, meets at the San Lorenzo Library the 4th Tuesday of each month. Stop by to learn more about genealogical research and spend time with others who have the same interests.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM. Please call or come into the Library on the day of the program to reserve a seat.

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


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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Oils for Health  
   

Essential Oil Education Classes -- 3 class series.     

Mondays  6-8 pm     May 15th  Intro to Oils -- Mood, mind and Sleep

                               June 5th    Hormones, Pain and Inflammation

                               June 19th   Pregnancy, and all things kids.

                                                           Take control of you health and learn how Essential Oils can help you empower and guide you on ways to better take care of YOU in a natural way.

                  Classes taught by Karen Trepte, MBA  and Wellness Advocate, International Business Coach   and

                                             Jasmine Zartman, PsyD  and Aromatherapist and Educational Psychologist.

             For more information email aoil2heal@gmail.com.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH
- Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Start Smart: Teen Driving  
   

 

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
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

Want to practice your reading with a trained dog from the Ohlone Humane Society's Therapy Dog Unit? This is the program for you. Each student will read to a dog for 15 minutes. Time slots are 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm. Free tickets are available at the Children's Information Desk beginning at 6:30 pm.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Photography Class--Taking Better Digital Photographs  
   

Explore how to create digital photographs that capture the essence of your subject!  Learn how to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations for your photos.  This class is for adult students.

The instructor, Gerry Mooney, is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years.

For more information on the class, call Jui-lan at (510) 745-1467.  

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

50% off everything in the store!

Best bargains in town! This sale benefits the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area. The Friends use the funds that they raise to support the Library in many ways. Some of the Library's spectacular programs are sponsored by the Friends. This would be a good chance to join the Friends of the Library (very low dues).


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

Limited to the first 20 adult/child pairs.  Get a ticket at the Reference Desk when the library opens at 10 AM before the event.

 

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

 

 

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City Library
   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 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

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This Storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 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
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

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
 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Craft  
   

Family Craft: Tissue Painted Canvas

Here's a chance to work together as a family and create your own tissue-painted canvas!

All supplied and instruction provided by Christie's Creative Cupboard. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out at 2:15 pm.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in learning how to play chess?

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

Coding for All - teaches coding to our younger generation! Help generate an interest in Computer Science early on. 

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers 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 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bookmobile Presents: Make a Family House!  
    Contact: Christina Grove   510-745-1477   cgrove@aclibrary.org
   

Art is Ed logo

 

 

Bookmobile Presents -- Family Art Workshop: Make a Family House!

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Families can also contribute to a community artwork.

Registration required; call 510-745-1477.

Event is presented by the Alameda County Bookmobile at the Warms Springs Community Center (47300 Fernald St., Fremont) in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission & the Alameda County Office of Education.

 

    Location: Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont, CA
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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 March 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club  
   

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

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also 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.

    Location: Community Room
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 



 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Art Class  
    Contact: Shammi Gill   510-735-2629   sgill@aclibrary.org
   

This fun preschool art class is for kids ages 3 - 5. Create a unique and original art project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials provided.

Please be prompt. This free event will begin on time. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday March 31, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 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. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids  
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #7  
   

Topic for Class #7: Create a Company

Club members brainstorm an idea for a company with their friend. Then, they each create a different advertisement for that company. Club members are encouraged to collaborate in their passports at the beginning of the club. Limit the brainstorming and collaboration part of the club to about 5 minutes. Once club members have an idea, they should return to their individual computers and start coding an advertisement project! If a club member does not have a partner for this activity, he or she is welcome to create a group of 3. Each club member should still create his or her own Scratch project about the company.

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spanish StoryTime - Grupo de Lectura en espanol  
   

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday April 1, 2017
   2:30 AM  -  4:30 PM 'Make a Family House!' Art Workshop  
   

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Also, contribute to a community artwork for the library!  

Space is limited.  Call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) to reserve your spot, or sign up in person at the Union City Library's reference desk.


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Free New SAT Practice Test  
   

Teens are invited to partake in a free New SAT practice test administered by C2 Education at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for what might be the most important test of your life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the opportunity to learn and find out how you would score on the new test.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual exam.  You will also receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

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

C2 Education is a K-12 education center that has been serving local families throughout the Bay Area for over 9 years.  Aside from assisting parents and children with navigating the common core curriculum, they have been an essential resource for understanding today's necessities for college readiness and application process.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance  
   
 
 
 
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library's beautiful Learning Center for math tutoring on Saturday mornings. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation will be providing free tutoring sessions to high school students in the subject areas of Alegebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Tutors of this program are either college students or college graduates in the scientific fields.

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

For questions, contact Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0645
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement  
   

 

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


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Make a Family House! Family Art Workshop  
   

MAKE A FAMILY HOUSE!  FAMILY ART WORKSHOP

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs.  Fun for all ages, and all materials are provided.

Also, contribute to a community artwork for the library!  

Families/All Ages. No registration is required. 

This workshop is part of a series of 300 free Art IS Education events presented by Alameda County Library

in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic  
   

Need a domestic violence restraining order? Get free help at the library!

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every other Saturday, starting on January 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No clinic on March 18, 2017.)

For more information about the services provided, please call Tri-Valley Haven at 925-449-5847 x2606.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic  
   

 

                                             

 

 Fix your broken stuff!!

 

Bring your broken electronics, small appliances, computer, toy, etc.

for assessment, disassemble, and possible repair. 

 

Saturday April 1st 1-4 p.m.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day  
   

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically  
   

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FTC: Robotics  
   

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Saturday April 1, 2-4 PM.  Hosted by Team NMHS Robuckets

Are you interested in robotics? Here is an opportunity for you to have a hands-on experience with a real FTC (First Tech Challenge) robot and learn to build fun, science related, take home activities! Learn more about robotics by attending this free session! 

 This program is for children in grades 3-8 Space is limited. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Meditation  
   

Introduction to Meditation

Saturday, April 1

2 pm to 4 pm

Please join Dr. Marshall Zaslove, a Board ceritified psychiatrist with over 40 years of daily meditation experience, in an informative workshop that will get you started with meditation. He will discuss this powerful technique for going within yourself to reduce stress and experience inner peace. Plus you will get a chance to practice meditating guided by Dr. Zaslove.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Read to Thrive Program)  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kaitlin's Book Club for 3rd and 4th graders!

Help your child develop as a reader! Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk and you will receive the book of the month. This event is free and is sponsored by the Read to Thrive Program. The group meets in the Library's Learning Center.

For questions contact Jesse Nachem at 510-284-0640.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Sunday April 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM History Club for Kids  
   

 

 

This free program is for grades 3rd through 6th children who are interested in learning American History.  It is scheduled the first Sunday of the month from February to May.  The presenter is a National History Bee finalist.

Free tickets will be available at the Children's Desk at 1:45 pm.

Today's topic is World Leaders.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stagebridge: Never Too Late  
   

The Stagebridge Players present a special version of their popular show Never Too Late for National Poetry Month. Stop by the Library for a fun, FREE show geared towards older adults on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm.  We'll see you there!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Scams and Scoundrels

Tower Heist Poster

Tower Heist (PG-13)  Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday April 3, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

Who is a No Excuse Mom?
She’s a mom who makes no excuses for making her health a priority. She’s someone who prioritizes her health, her family’s health and understands the ripple effect their role plays in the health of their community. These moms chose to transform their lives by consciously deciding every day that their health was worth it. When they were tired they trained. When they were lost for time to exercise, they found the time. When they were busy, they purposefully planned and prepared their daily goals and meals to coincide with what they wanted out of life. Some work outside the home, some have multiple children, some dealt with depression and some are raising a family on their own. They are true examples of real every day women – whose fitness manifests in different sizes, shapes and ages. These women made No Excuses for not prioritizing the body that brought their babies into this world.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Art is Education Family Art Workshop  
   

Join us for a free family art workshop! You will create a family house project together, using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials will be provided. You may also contribute artwork to a community work that will be displayed at the library.

This workshop is part of a series of 300 free Art IS Education events presented by Alameda County Library in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 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

 

   1:00 PM Online Registration for Kids Classes Starts  
   

Online registration starts for these classes: 

  • MissionEdu Public Speaking Workshop for grades K-8, April 8, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
  • Spring Buttefies Family Workshop for all ages, April 14, 2017, 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Science for Youth for grades K-5, April 15, 2017, 10:30-11:30 AM 
  • M.A.S.E. Spring Camp for grades 5-6, Monday-Wednesday, April 17-19, 2017, 2-5 PM
  • Minecraft an Hour of Code for grades 2-5, April 18, 2017, 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Intro to Web Design Through the Consumer Cycle for grades 3-8, Saturday, April 8, 1-3 PM

Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Page Turners: 6th-8th Book Club  
   

Join us for the Tween Page Turners Book Club at Fremont Main Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Monday to discuss it and do fun activities.   You must register and pick up your copy of the selected monthly title in advance at the Children's Information Desk.

This month's book: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

The Tween Page Turners Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

 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 2013. 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
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
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Open Craft Time (Adults)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Adults! Are you looking for space to work on crafts, away from the hustle and bustle of home?  Stop by the Library the first Monday of each month for space and time to talk, relax and be crafty. Bring whatever you're working on!  No need to register, just drop-in!  

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area!

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build It: Imagine It, Create It  
   

New types of building material each month. Tap into your imagination with thousands of LEGO®. Build a unique design.

Explore endless creative possibilities.

 

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read  
   


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
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Photography Class--People & Portraits  
   

See how to take great photos of family & friends.  

Gerry Mooney is a local professional photographer who specializes in education, documentation, photo-journalism, portraits, and events. He earned a BA degree in Art at Cal State University, Hayward. He taught photography at Ohlone College and has been teaching classes and workshops for more than thirty five years. He currently offers classes in Fremont, Newark, Dublin and Montana.

 

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401 or Jui-lan at (510) 745-1467 for more information.  

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday April 4, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


Kids ages 3 to 5, join us for art class with Ms. Chris and unleash your creativity! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy. Please arrive early to secure your spot. 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  April 4 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.  
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

 
    Location: Castro Valley
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Quilters Meet Up  
   

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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

 

Caleb's Crossing 

A Novel
by
 
 Geraldine Brooks
 
 

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art is Education Creative Characters Workshop  
   

Join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson to learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt! All studetns will customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials will be provided at the workshop. Due to the length of the project, please arrive promptly at 1 pm for this program. Workshop is for ages 10 and up, and is limited to 15 students. Free tickets will be handed out five minutes prior to the program start time outside of the Library Program Room.

This workshop is part of a series of 300 free, Art IS Education events presented by Alameda County Library in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal-Fresh Enrollment  
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library and provide better nutrition for your family. This program used to be called food stamps but now offers a streamlined service. Bring whatever documentation of your income that you think might be useful. You will find the Cal-Fresh table near the Library's front entrance.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers 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 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids  
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Cycling 101 - Bike East Bay  
   

This fun and entertaining workshop is taught by one of our instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike required.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:15 PM  -  6:45 PM Yoga for Kids  
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, April 4 @ 6:15pm

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

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

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Group (TAG)  
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
   

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

January 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart
February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King
March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter
April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr
May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood
June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard


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

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Electromagnetic Magic  
   

Light, electricity, and magnetism are all part of the electromagnetic wave spectrum.  Ken Miller will join us with his Van De Graaf Machine to experience the wild electrons. Hair Raising!
Also included in this free program for elementary aged children - a story and several hands-on activities.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Invest in Your Child's Future  
   

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Tuesday, April 4, 7-8:30 p.m.

Financial Advisor Chunchi Ma of investment firm Waddell & Reed will share insights on various college funding options available to parents, from the well-known 529 plan, to the less popular Coverdell Plans, their pros and cons as well as couple other less traditional methods. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

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Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tutor Is In  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Need help with Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Want to know how to use your smartphone, printer or camera? Every Wednesday morning at the San Lorenzo Library you can get help.

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Yoga for Kids  
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, April 5 @ 10:15am

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

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

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 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

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

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
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making with Yu Lan  
   

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

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: Edith Stone Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Storytime Theater today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers 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 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Find It Fast  
   

Internet and online homework resources for for grades 4-6.

Seats are limited.  Online registration is recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 pm or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Basic Hindi Class For Kids  
   

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This class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.  It is a 30-minute free class for 6 to 12 years old.  Come to learn some basic Hindi and improve conversation skills.  This class will covers:

  • Recognize the Hindi alphabet
  • Count in Hindi
  • Name various animals, birds ... etc.
  • Addresspeople in your family like uncles, aunts and cousins in Hindi

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - Sign up in advance  
   

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM TriValley Coderdojo -CANCELLED  
   

CODERDOJO HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS DATE.

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.  Meetings are in the Community Room at the Dublin Library.  The coding session begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm for set up so we can start promptly. Sessions are free, but tickets are required due to limited capacity. Register at http://trivalley.coderdojosv.org/addmember.

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

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

 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Christina Hutchins  
   

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 April 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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, fingerplays and action rhymes, 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
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also 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.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting  
   

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
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

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

jueves

1:30 a 2:30 pm
12 de enero
al 2 de marzo 2017

Biblioteca Union City

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

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

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Quilted Postcard with Marion Coleman  
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a Crafternoon with textile and mixed media artist, Marion Coleman. Marion is inspired by memory, family stories, cultural change and a world filled with color! She will guide you in making a personal fabric collage postcard sized quilt. All supplies will be provided. This program is for adults only.

 


Contact Dublin Library 510-608-1102

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Chinese Music Storytime for Children ages 3 - 5  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 1 and 2)  
   

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

This month's book: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Meeting (TAG)  
   

Teens!

Bring your friends who are interested in helping direct library services for teens. This is a wonderful way to earn community service hours or get a recommendation for college. No signing up before the group meeting is necessary. Just join everyone in the Library's Teen Room. Led by Teen Librarian, Tamecca Brewer. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information.

Contact: Tamecca Brewer, Teen Librarian (510) 284-0640 TBrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM EALI - Governance  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

The Eden Area Livability Initiative (EALI) is an integrated partnership between the community, the county and other public sector jurisdictions that have a stake in the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County. The Livability Initiative is the strategic development of a shared vision that plans to build pride for the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County.  

For more information on EALI contact Eva Poon with Supervisor Nate Miley's office at 510-670-5717.

 

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Friday April 7, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art with Ms. Chris  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ARTTAIN - Art for Kids  
   

These classes are free and will feature different crafts each week. They are intended for children in grades 2-6. They are taught by high school volunteers. Free tickets will be available at 3:45 p.m. at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids  
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #8  
   

Topic for Class #8: Scrapbook

Club members build a project to reflect on what they've learned and accomplished in CS First Friends. Encourage club members to reflect on ways they have built friendships in this club. Club members do not need a partner to complete this project.

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM UCY Event Template  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0620   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

 

"Hello, hello, can you hear me?  Is the mic on?" Learn about podcasting: how to record, edit content, add music, develop a theme and grow a fan base.  For ages 10-14.  Program limited to 10 participants. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale--Friday Night Member Preview  
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale--Friday Night Member Preview

Friday, 6 pm to 8 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday April 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance  
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library's beautiful Learning Center for math tutoring on Saturday mornings. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation will be providing free tutoring sessions to high school students in the subject areas of Alegebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Tutors of this program are either college students or college graduates in the scientific fields.

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

For questions, contact Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0645
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Let's read fun books, sing songs, and do fingerplays together. Meets in the Children's room.

Recommended for children 2-5 years. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Newark Community Parent Playgroup  
   

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

To register contact:  Gomathi Ramesh at 510-547-7322; gomathir@familyresourcenavigators.org

or

Newark Library Children's Librarian Celia Davis at 510-284-0686; cdavis@acibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MissionEdu Public Speaking Workshop  
   

For children grades K-8.

MissionEDU will be holding a workshop about public speaking on April 8th, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the Fukaya Room. We will be discussing concepts such as tone, speed, hand motions, and body language during the speech. Attendees will be put into two-on-two debates at the end to display their learning. Students grades K-8 and their parents may attend. Limited spots available.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on April 3 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Gardening with California Natives  
   

Expert June Smith teaches how to create beauty and conserve water using California native plants. She will cover what California native plants are, what to consider before buying them, what drought tolerant really means and resources for the native plant gardener. Smith is a 16-year veteran of the Native Plant Nursery at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge where she has managed an ever changing crew of volunteers of all ages to raise plants for habitat restoration around the Bay. She has a Masters degree in botany and has designed gardens both with and without irrigation, including the one at the Visitors Center in Fremont.

This event is open to all interested people and families are encouraged to attend. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open, or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend Stitch 'n Inch to learn or practice knitting with Colette Pispisa or crocheting with Betty Joseph in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You are also welcome just to socialize. Their Newark Knitting group page is on Ravelry.com.

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intro to Web Design Through the Consumer Cycle  
   

For grades 3-8.

Come learn about web design and coding as you program an animation about fair trade and the environment!

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, April 3, 2017.  To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents .

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Memory Box Art  
    Contact: Danielle WIlson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Be a Memory Box Artist
with the Northern California Decorative Artists

Folks aged 16+ are invited to stop in to make a Memory Box for families of newborns who have passed away at local area hospitals. Give the gift of recognition and a beautiful place to keep mementos of a newborn’s life. Not quite ready to paint a box? Make a card to take home instead. Assistance is available for beginners.

Those who make and donate a memory box at any paint-in will be entered to win a drawing held at the paint-in on July 22.

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Origami for Ages 8 and up  
   

 

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Spring Origami for Ages 8 and up!

Come join us at the Union City Library Meeting Room and Learn the Craft of Origami

Ages 8 and up

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM Crafts with Margo  
   
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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM An Acoustic Afternoon  
   

Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson and Margaret Belton - Private Parlor Show (($10 adv/$15 day of show))

 
                             An Acoustic Afternoon With: Margaret Belton, Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson
Featuring Margaret's critically acclaimed tribute to Patsy Cline, Duets of Cline and Jim Reeves as well as the amazing original ballads and "Trailer Park Operettas" written by Maurice Tani one of the Bay Area's greatest singer songwriters.
      
                Saturday April 8 @2 p.m.
                Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.
                Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 
Margaret Belton-  Margaret Belton is that rare artist who fuses her exceptional talent with a genuine warmth that makes audiences feel they’re part of the family. Margaret’s velvety crooner tones and her eclectic style influenced by old timey jazz, country, blues & soul will have you swooning. She recently finished her third round of her critically acclaimed portrayal of Patsy Cline in ‘Always… Patsy Cline’ and also just currently wrapped a short film which she stared in called ‘Hiding In Freedom”.  Margaret also founded her Patsy Cline Tribute band called ‘The Patsychords’ in 2010 and absolutely loves working with singer/songwriters around the Bay Area. http://www.MargaretBelton.com
 
Maurice Tani-  is a "rye-to-romantic, supercalifornigraphic" singer-songwriter specializing in a cinematic style. He has released six critically acclaimed albums of original material over the past dozen years. His most recent two released simultaneously: a studio album, "Blue Line", "Two Stroke" and "Twang" a collection of previously-released original honky tonk songs and his trademark "Trailer Park Operettas" as well as beingthe band leader for his band 77 El Deora. http://www.77eldeora.com/
 
Mike Anderson- Mike Anderson is a Bay Area native who has spent many years playing electric and upright bass with a who’s who of local Americana bands and singer-songwriters.  For the last 6 years, Mike has been recording and touring in Maurice Tani’s band 77 El Deora.  Mike and Maurice recently released an album of acoustic duos and trios titled Two Stroke.
 
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego© Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids 8+ are invited to the San Lorenzo Library's Lego© Makerspace! This will be a great time to be creative, have fun, and hang out with other Lego© enthusiasts.

Event will be held in the Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Library Manager, (510) 284-0640 dwilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

Learn to sew using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied for your first project, a drawstring bag. After that, you may work on a project of your own. The library has some fabric available for students. 

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. When you register, please include whether you are bringing your own sewing machine. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Sunday April 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale—Special Sunday Bag Sale  
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Special Sunday Bag Sale—Take away bags of books for $3 each

Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Scams and Scoundrels

 

Matchstick Men (PG-13)  Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell

Roy and Frank, con men who plan to flimflam a flimflammer out of big time money, have a new partner to help them -- Roy's 14-year old daughter who has just entered his life and is eager to learn the art of the con.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday April 10, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

Who is a No Excuse Mom?
She’s a mom who makes no excuses for making her health a priority. She’s someone who prioritizes her health, her family’s health and understands the ripple effect their role plays in the health of their community. These moms chose to transform their lives by consciously deciding every day that their health was worth it. When they were tired they trained. When they were lost for time to exercise, they found the time. When they were busy, they purposefully planned and prepared their daily goals and meals to coincide with what they wanted out of life. Some work outside the home, some have multiple children, some dealt with depression and some are raising a family on their own. They are true examples of real every day women – whose fitness manifests in different sizes, shapes and ages. These women made No Excuses for not prioritizing the body that brought their babies into this world.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Speakers Forum  
   

Speaker for this date to be announced.

The Brown Bag Speakers Forum is a recurring monthly co-production with the Albany YMCA that features a diverse range of speakers.  These free talks always have an educational component and are particularly relevant to the local community.  Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and share an enriching hour of learning with friends and neighbors! 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 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

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, including Stay and Play - Mandarin and English  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play.  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
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Between the Lines: 4th-5th Book Club  
   

Are you a 4th-5th grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Monday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Hindi/English Preschool Storytime  
   

                                                                

Hindi/English Preschool storytime is scheduled every 2nd Mondays of each month from 5 to 5:30 in the afternoon.  This storytime is for 3 to 6 years old, and will introduce Hindi alphabets, rhymes/finger plays, short stories, children's songs in Hind/English.  

Want to teach your child Hindi?  Come join us to learn the beauty of a foreign language.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
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
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writer's Group for Adults  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Writer's Group for Adults!

If you are currently writing any kind of prose or poetry or feel inspired to try, join the group at San Lorenzo Library. This experience is free. The group is led by author and news personality, Rosa del Duca. You will learn a new aspect of writing each session and share what you are working on. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information or stop by the Information Desk. The group will meet in the Library's Learning Center.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, librarian, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   


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
 

   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Anime Night for Teens  
   

Join us to watch a film subtitled in English.

Plase don't be late, the film's running time is 107 minutes so we must start on time. 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime with Stay and Play  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading, perfect for the whole family.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday April 11, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM CHRISTIE'S CUPBOARD ADULT CRAFT  
   

Adults only!  Please join Christie of Christie's Cupboard for a fun craft.  Space is limited, so please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Booklegger Orientation Meeting  
   

Become a Castro Valley Booklegger!

Orientation Meeting:

Tuesday, April 11

10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Booklegger program is a wonderful and flexible volunteer opportunity for people who love kids and books. It's a new partnership of the Castro Valley Unified School District and the Alameda County Library dedicated to promoting independent reading by children. Bookleggers visit K to 5 classrooms to share books that kids can't resist.

Consider joining the inaugural class of the Castro Valley Bookleggers! We'll teach you booktalking and storytelling skills. You'll use your talents and passion to connect kids and books.

To attend the Orientation meeting please RSVP to dbalestreri@aclibrary.org or cselig@aclibrary.org.

At the meeting you will meet library staff, get a demonstration of Booklegging, learn about the training program, and understand the commitment necessary to be an outstanding Booklegger.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

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

October 11: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

November 8: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

December 13: No book. Holiday Party

January 10: Sunrise by Victoria Hislop 

February 14: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

March 14: Out From the Shadow of Men by Lila El-Sissi

April 11: 1984 by George Orwell

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Interview Skills  
   

Job Seekers: Are you experiencing fears or worries about interviewing effectively?  Come and let a job search specialist share strategies and suggestions for success in: phone interviews; one-on-one/ panel/ group/ follow-up in-person interviews; and salary negotiation.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM so you won't miss anything of this valuable program..  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Workshop  
   

      JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS @ THE UNION CITY LIBRARY 

       Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center 

Job search Strategies - Learn about the hidden job market

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM The Fratello Marionettes present 'The Vaudeville Follies'  
   

 

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers 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 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids  
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yoga For Kids  
   

 

Feel like to reduce some stress, calm your mind, and rejuvenate your body during the school year?  Come join us for a fun 60-minute Yoga practice at the library.  

This drop-in class is designed for 1st thur 6th graders.  It includes breathwork, kid-friendly yogic principles, stories, yoga poses, guided meditation, cooperative group activities, games, and more!!

Come with your comfortable clothes and take off your shoes -- we are going to have a lot of fun on the floor!!

** A yoga mat or a bath towel is required!

 

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk. 

** Please arrive on time,  No late comers will be admitted.**

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

EastBay Works

You'll see a table in San Lorenzo Library's lobby, staffed by experienced and caring counselor, Teresa McGill. Joint venture of public entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties matching businesses and job seekers.

This is one stop that will get you started on the path to a new or first career. Free. No registration necessarry.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Librarian (510) 284-0640 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM Author Visit April 11th  
   

Author Sylvia Linsteadt 

April 11th 

at 6:00 pm.

The Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area brings to life the many microcosms that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area: from the farthest reach of the Russian Empire at Fort Ross, to acres upon acres of apricot blossoms in what is now known as Silicon Valley, to the Coney Island of the West on the Alameda shoreline, to San Francisco’s bohemian Barbary Coast. For every “lost world,” Linsteadt reconstructs the setting in lyrical prose supported by extensive research into each epoch. A book both dazzlingly beautiful and sensitive to the complexities of portraying bygone eras.

Fremont Main Library

Fukaya room B 

 

Call Starry Eigenman at (510) 745-1437 for more details 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Sign-up for an appointment with our Lawyer in the Library. The lawyer will get you started on your problem. San Lorenzo Library's lawyer specializes in family law, criminal law, and estate planning.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

Celebrate National Library Week by joining us for a special evening storytime featuring books and songs, for kids ages 3 to 6 and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration required.

 

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ASL Storytelling  
   

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

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

 Advance registration required.

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Filing Bankruptcy: What It Really Means and How It Helps  
   

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Tuesday, April 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Bankruptcy Court is where you go when you need protection from your creditors and a fresh start.  Representing people in bankruptcy cases since 2009, Attorney Eric Boeing takes an individualized, non-cookie cutter approach to his clients' cases, yet believes that the basic concepts can be communicated to all.  Attorney Boeing will discuss and answer your questions about:

  • Using income, assets, expenses, and debts to predict your case's outcome
  • The differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
  • What can disqualify you from filing a case
  • What the Court's protection covers
  • What assets you can keep (Spoiler: most of them)
  • When not to file (or wait)

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Second Tuesdays Poetry - Lynne Knight & Friends plus National Poetry Month Open Mic  
   
Lynne Knight & Friends plus National Poetry Month Open Mic
 
Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

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Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tutor Is In  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Need help with Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Want to know how to use your smartphone, printer or camera? Every Wednesday morning at the San Lorenzo Library you can get help.

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 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

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM Registration Begins for Shark and Mermaid Necklaces  
   

Create your own shark or mermaid necklace with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. This free program is for children ages 5 - 8 years old..Class is April 19 at 2 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

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
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Health & Nutrition for Homeschoolers  
   

Health and Nutrition for Homeschoolers

This is a FREE series of programs open to children ages 10-15 years old. All programs begin at 2 pm and will last 1 hour.

Wednesday, April 12: STRESS & ANXIETY

Wednesday, April 26: FOOD CHEMISTRY 

Wednesday, May 10: SOCIAL JUSTICE & RESPONSIBILITY

Wednesday, May 17: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE GRADUATION & STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers 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 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hooked on Books: 3rd Grade Book Club  
   

Are you a 3rd grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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 April 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club  
   

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

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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, fingerplays and action rhymes, 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
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also 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.

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Do you enjoy lively conversation about fiction and non-fiction books?  Then welcome to Dublin Library's 2nd Thursday of the Month book discussion group.      Come to the Information Desk to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.  


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252 for more details.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

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

jueves

1:30 a 2:30 pm
12 de enero
al 2 de marzo 2017

Biblioteca Union City

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

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

 

   2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Butterfly Craft Program  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Busters: 2nd grade Book Club  
   

Are you a 2nd grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 3 and 4)  
   

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

This month's book: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Poetry Reading  
   

Poetry Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month.

We will be hosting two local authors who will read from their own works. Come enjoy poetry that celebrates both the public and the personal experience.

At 4:30 pm—5:30 pm at the Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., in Fukaya room A

Cyrus Armajani's debut collection of public poems, Benefits of Doubt &

Nidhi Kaur's transcendent collection of spiritual-based poetry, My Wedding with Truth.

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Friday April 14, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. 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
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mandarin Parenting Class with Dr. Shu-Ling Chen  
   

  

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

   Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spring Butterflies Family Workshop  
   

Families will make colorful butterflies and leaves to create a fun project that celebrates nature & spring!

  • Fun for all ages!
  • Great for the whole family!
  • All materials provided.
  • Se habla Español.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, April 3, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:50 PM  -  4:35 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime  
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 3:50 pm.  This storytime is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese followed by a small craft at the end and lasts about 45 minutes.  This program is sponsored by the Chinese Immersion Parent Council of Fremont.

This is a parent-child activity, please stay with your child for the whole program!!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Spring Break Teen Lock-in  
   

Celebrate the beginning of Spring Break by joining us for this after-hours event just for teens (ages 12-18!) Bring your friends for some fun spring activities and FOOD! 

A permission slip is required and can be picked up at the library (including the day of the event, parents can sign it while dropping teens off). 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday April 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM SAT Practice Test  
   

Image result for princeton reviewPractice taking one of the most important tests in your life. The Princeton Review is coming to the Newark Library to provide realistic practice. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll face on the actual exam. You’ll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

SAT Practice Test: Saturday April 1, 2017 9:00-1:00 PM *Please bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and water/snacks. Register by visiting goo.gl/t0SV1A  

SAT Results session: Wednesday April 26 from 4-5 PM. Register here goo.gl/e69HMl for results session

For more information contact: Becky Braselton 510-284-0682 Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Free New ACT Practice Test  
   

Teens are invited to partake in a free New ACT practice test administered by C2 Education at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for what might be the most important test of your life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the opportunity to learn and find out how you would score on the new test.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual exam.  You will also receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

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

C2 Education is a K-12 education center that has been serving local families throughout the Bay Area for over 9 years.  Aside from assisting parents and children with navigating the common core curriculum, C2 have been an essential resource for understanding today's necessities for college readiness and application process.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance  
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Science for Youth  
   

For grades K-5.

Join us to learn about fun science topics while doing fun hands-on science experiments!

Online reservation is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., April 3, 2017.   To reserve your seat, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your reservation may be cancelled and released to the walk-in students waiting in the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

A gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. All adults and teens are welcome, regardless of current fitness level. Wear comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.  This class is led by local favorite, Joe Sapena. Join your friends and neighbors in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Librarian (510) 284-0640 LTakighuchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

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
 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic  
   

Need a domestic violence restraining order? Get free help at the library!

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every other Saturday, starting on January 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No clinic on March 18, 2017.)

For more information about the services provided, please call Tri-Valley Haven at 925-449-5847 x2606.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Music Together  
   

 

Music Together is back!  This is a free music program for children 0 - 5 years old.

Presented by Early Start Music, its mission is to serve families through music, play and community building.  Come participate and be a model for your child.  Join the fun and rich music activities with your little ones.  All musical abilities welcome.

  • Parents must be present with their children.
  • Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 1:15 pm at the Children's Desk.

For more information, please visit http://www.EarlyStartMusic.com

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Furs, Tails and Scales  
   

Furs, Tails and Scales

Come see Baby Chicks, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Turtles, Snakes, Ducks, Tortoises, Lizards, Tarantulas, Roosters,
Hermit Crabs, Frogs, Chickens, Hairless Rats, and More! Each Animal is called out one at a time by name and presented to the 
audience and then does a trick or two.After the last Animal is presented, the audience will then get additional time to pet some of their favorite Animal stars. 

 

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically  
   

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dave Rocha Jazz Trio  
   

 

April is Jazz Appreciation Month.  The Dave Rocha Jazz Trio will be performing some 'straight-ahead' jazz music for this program, to be held in the Dublin Library Learning Center.  The Trio has some great compositions lined up for this event.  Bring the whole family to this free program to listen to America's original art form.

Dave Rocha has performed with his jazz group for more than 20 years in a number of major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.  His band plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, pop tunes and original compositions.  

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

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Discover Taiwan: Tasty Food & Snacks  
   

Castro Valley Library & Fremont Taiwan School's Discover Taiwan present:

 

TASTY FOOD & SNACKS

 

Fremont Taiwan School’s Discover Taiwan presents a free program for all ages

Please sign up in the Children's Room or call (510) 667-7900

    Location: Learning Center
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 2017 Chinese Parenting Class Series #2  
   

A series of Parenting Classes conducted in Mandarin will be offered in 2017.  These classes will be presented by the Director/teachers of the Herald Family Rebuilding Center of the Fremont Family Resouce Center, as well as special guest speakers.

Today's topic is Parent/Child Relationship.  It is scheduled from 2 to 4 pm and presented by Dr. Sik-Lam Wong, HFRC Program Development Director and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cooking with Noah and Kisa  
   

Noah and Kisa have another delicious cooking demonstration for you at the San Lorenzo Library! Learn how to make a pizza that's healthy and tasty on Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 pm.


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Go Mandarin  
   

WE SING  **  WE LEARN  **  WE PLAY  **  WE DANCE

Go! Mandarin music class is a special Mandarin immersion program specific designed for age 0-6 years old. We are not only build up the confidence of speaking and singing in Mandarin for children, we are also develping their basic music skill.  In studying Chinese music, Children will grow with a strong sense of cultural heritage and identity.  

  • Parents must be present with their children.
  • Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 1:15 pm at the Children's Desk.

For more information, please visit http://www.kidsGoMandarin.com

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Tutoring & Practice for K-4th Grade  
   

Reading Practice is for kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Practice reading and listening skills with a volunteer reading tutor. This program will pair one volunteer with a group of 2-4 kids. Reading practice will be held on the third Saturday of the month. If you would like information about becoming a reading tutoring volunteer, please email: aachen2017@gmail.com

Registration is required for this program, and will begin one week before each session. Please call the Children's Information Desk to register. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

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


Sunday April 16, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mammal Menagerie  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Sulphur Creek Nature Center presents Mammal Menagerie!

What do coyotes, whales, bats, and people have in common? Learn all about this amazing group of animals and how they have adapted to live in every environment. Discover their tremendous diversity, communication strategies, brain development, and sensory adaptations.

This program is great for kids in grades K-6, and space is limited to 30 children. Free tickets will be handed out at 1:30 - ask for them at the information desk.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students (ages 7-13) the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking. 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Scams and Scoundrels

 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Poster

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (PG)  Steve Martin, Michael Caine

Two con men compete to see who can extract $50,000 from a woman first. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM English/Chinese Storytime  
   

Let's learn English and Chinese together with David and Ashley!!  

This is a storytime for 3 to 5 years old, followed by 15 minutes of fun activities, music, games, crafts and more.  Due to limited space, free tickets are availabel at 3:15 pm at the Children's Desk.  

Please be on time.  Late comers will not be admitted!!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday April 17, 2017
     No Homework Central This Week  
   

Homework Central is closed this week while San Lorenzo Unified School District celebrates Spring Break.  We'll be back to our normal schedul on April 24 at 3:30pm. See you then!

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 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

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, including Stay and Play - Mandarin and English  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play.  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
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Spring Camp: Geometry  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose and Irvington High Schools and learn a little about math and science during this free Spring Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 5th and 6th graders.

  • April 17: Geometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Aerodynamics (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 18: Trigonometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Rationality (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 19: Telescoping (2:00-3:00 pm), Marine Biology (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins 1 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Spring Camp: Aerodynamics  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose and Irvington High Schools and learn a little about math and science during this free Spring Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 5th and 6th graders.

  • April 17: Geometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Aerodynamics (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 18: Trigonometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Rationality (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 19: Telescoping (2:00-3:00 pm), Marine Biology (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins 1 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cardmaking for Adults and Teens  
   

Adults and Teens are invited to join us for another great card making class by Vinnie! This month you'll make a beautiful floral card for Mother's Day.  All supplies are provided for this FREE event.

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

 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 2013. 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
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime with Stay and Play  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading, perfect for the whole family.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Photography Class--Finalizing Your Photo Files  
   

Learn some finishing Touches with a computer to correct & adjust before saving.

Gerry Mooney is a local professional photographer who specializes in education, documentation, photo-journalism, portraits, and events. He earned a BA degree in Art at Cal State University, Hayward. He taught photography at Ohlone College and has been teaching classes and workshops for more than thirty five years. He currently offers classes in Fremont, Newark, Dublin and Montana.


Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401 or Jui-lan at (510) 745-1467 for more information.  


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday April 18, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


Kids ages 3 to 5, join us for art class with Ms. Chris and unleash your creativity! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy. Please arrive early to secure your spot. 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Resumes & Cover Letters  
   

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

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM so you won't miss anything of this valuable program.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

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

January 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write Your Story  
   

 Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hass, for aninformal gathering of aspiring writers of all types of
genres. Your writing can be memoirs, creative nonfiction, poetry, song lyrics, science fiction, plays,
essays - you name it - we just want to hear what you have written and support each other as we grow as writers.
Sharing is optional.

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month

    April 18, May 16, and June 20

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

For more information: Bruce Haase  Email:ohnjca@comcast.net

or
                                             Lili Khalili: Union City Library 510-745-1464
                                                         Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Spring Camp: Trigonometry  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose and Irvington High Schools and learn a little about math and science during this free Spring Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 5th and 6th graders.

  • April 17: Geometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Aerodynamics (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 18: Trigonometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Rationality (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 19: Telescoping (2:00-3:00 pm), Marine Biology (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins 1 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show  
   

Celebrate Earth Day in advance with an up-close visit to these fascinating animals!

See a real beehive, learn about bees' activities and impact on the planet, and hear stories about them. 

Attendees are welcome to free honey samples after the show.

Free. No registration required. All ages welcome.

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Crafty Tuesdays: Henna Candles  
   

Today's Crafty Tuesdays presents Henna Candles

Participants will use henna to decorate a real candle (small votive) and a flameless tea light candle.  

This free event is for teens and tweens ages 11 and up. Space is limited, tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program starts. Younger (ages 9 &10) participants may be able to come if enough space permits. 

For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CHRISTIE'S CUPBOARD CRAFT  
   

Kids!  Join Christie from Christie's Cupboards to make a fun Spring craft!  Please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Spring Camp: Rationality  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose and Irvington High Schools and learn a little about math and science during this free Spring Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 5th and 6th graders.

  • April 17: Geometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Aerodynamics (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 18: Trigonometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Rationality (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 19: Telescoping (2:00-3:00 pm), Marine Biology (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins 1 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids  
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft an Hour of Code for Beginners  
   

For grades 2-5.

The CoderSchool at Fremont will host an Hour of Code using Minecraft. This is an entry level class with no coding experience required.
The students will work at their own pace through the exercises, with help as needed, and they will be able to build their own Minecraft game.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., April 3, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library, bring a laptop if you have one.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM SAT vs ACT + Test Results Giveback  
   
 
 
 
You took the tests, now find out how you did! This is the results seminar from our SAT and ACT Practice tests held on 4/1 and 4/15.  Attend to receive your test scores, review your results, learn about the differences between the SAT and ACT, and learn strategies to help you to increase your score in both 

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday April 18, 2017 -  Tuesday June 13, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Preparation: Civics and the Naturalization Test  
    Contact: Education and Literacy   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Learn Civics: History, Government, Improve your English Skills, Prepare for the Naturalization Test


For Class #2: Tuesday, April 18, 6:00-7:00 PM
Orientation Meeting (Required to enroll)

van Doorn Room, Fremont Main Library

Intermediate English Level Required

Eight week classes starts on Tuesdays, April 25 - June 13, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Call Adult Education and Literacy
(510) 745-1480

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with Friends: Parent/Child Book Club for 4th-5th Graders  
   

Monthly book club for 4th-5th graders and a parent. Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the Third Tuesday of each month, October through May. Space is limited.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Urban Cycling 101 for Adults and Teens  
   

LEARN SMART CYCLING SKILLS

Bike with confidence.  Bike for the future.  Bike for fun!

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  April 18 and May 2 (women's class)

Free classroom workshops.  No bike required.  Free reflective vests for participants. 

Details and registration at:  BikeEastBay.org/education or 510-845-7433 ext. 2.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fremont AAUW’s One Book, One Community Read Program  
   

Book Discussion and Presentation by AAUW Members

 

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

          by Linda Hirshman 

 

 

 

 

 

We will give away a cookbook of Martin Ginsburg’s recipes, and we will serve some cookies from that cookbook at the end of the program!  Everyone attending the program will receive a ticket.

Must be present to win.

 

Fremont AAUW’s One Book, One Community Read Program — Now in Our 9th Year!

 

http://www. http://fremont-ca.aauw.net/oboc/

 

One Book, One Community Read is a community action project led by AAUW-Fremont Branch (American Association of University Women) in collaboration with Fremont Main Library, City of Fremont, and Fremont Unified School District. 

 

Tuesday April 18, 7 - 8:30 PM

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont, CA   


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday April 19, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

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Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tutor Is In  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Need help with Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Want to know how to use your smartphone, printer or camera? Every Wednesday morning at the San Lorenzo Library you can get help.

   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 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

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Embroidery for Adults  
   

Learn how to do counted cross stitch, embroidery, crewel and other needle arts with Monica. The current project is an embroidery sampler. Materials for the current project will be supplied.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Shark and Mermaid Necklaces  
   

Create your own shark or mermaid necklace with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. This free program is for children ages 5 - 8 years old..Registration is necessary and begins April 12 at 12 noon.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Spring Camp: Telescoping  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose and Irvington High Schools and learn a little about math and science during this free Spring Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 5th and 6th graders.

  • April 17: Geometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Aerodynamics (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 18: Trigonometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Rationality (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 19: Telescoping (2:00-3:00 pm), Marine Biology (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins 1 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rhythmallogy  
   

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Come find your rhythm! Aaron has a knack for getting everybody involved. Aaron Kierbel is a dedicated musician, rhythm facilitator, play instigator and storyteller. He is the founder of Rhythm.all.ogy and currently facilitates rhythm events with youth all over the Bay Area and beyond. His ongoing partnerships with esteemed teaching arts organizations include Destiny Arts, Performing Arts Workshop, and LEAP. 

 

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Storytime Theater today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM State Senator Wieckowski Office Hours  
   

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

A representative from the office of California State Senator Bob Wieckowski will be available at the Library on the third Wednesday of every month from 3 pm to 5 pm to meet with constituents.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Spring Camp: Marine Biology  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose and Irvington High Schools and learn a little about math and science during this free Spring Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 5th and 6th graders.

  • April 17: Geometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Aerodynamics (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 18: Trigonometry (2:00-3:00 pm), Rationality (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • April 19: Telescoping (2:00-3:00 pm), Marine Biology (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins 1 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Basic Hindi Class For Kids  
   

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This class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.  It is a 30-minute free class for 6 to 12 years old.  Come to learn some basic Hindi and improve conversation skills.  This class will covers:

  • Recognize the Hindi alphabet
  • Count in Hindi
  • Name various animals, birds ... etc.
  • Addresspeople in your family like uncles, aunts and cousins in Hindi

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
 


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on April 19th, 2017, 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 April 12th, 2017Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.


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

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed. PLEASE NOTE: This free consultation is not intended to, and does not, establish a continuing attorney/client relationship.  The volunteer attorney can only provide brief consultation and referrals (as necessary). The volunteer will not represent you in any matter.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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, fingerplays and action rhymes, 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
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also 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.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting  
   

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
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Group Meeting  
   

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation. 

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Apr 20, Apr 27, May 4 & May 11 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing.
Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.  


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

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

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1:30 a 2:30 pm
12 de enero
al 2 de marzo 2017

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Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

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

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hayward Shoreline Advisory Committee  
   

Hayward Shoreline Advisory Committee

All welcome. Join this public-spirited group in the Greenhouse Community Room.

President, Betty Moose 510-278-2094


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spring Butterflies Family Workshop  
   

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Families will create bright, colorful butterflies and leaves to celebrate nature, spring and the change of seasons. 

 

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Chinese Music Storytime for Children ages 3 - 5  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's Tween Book Club  
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 3rd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 5, 6 and 7. 

This month's book: Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp book 1) by P.B. Kerr

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday April 21, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. 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
 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art with Ms. Chris  
   

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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ARTTAIN - Art for Kids  
   

These classes are free and will feature different crafts each week. They are intended for children in grades 2-6. They are taught by high school volunteers. Free tickets will be available at 3:45 p.m. at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday April 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Let's read fun books, sing songs, and do fingerplays together. Meets in the Children's room.

Recommended for children 2-5 years. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Parent Playgroup  
   

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

Registration is required and space is limited. 

To register, please sign up at the Children's Informatin Desk: (510) 745-1421

or online at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544adaf2aa1fc1-fremont

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


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 mat 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

*No children under 12 years of age are allowed in the room during Yoga. Children and teens 12 years of age and up may attend. They must participate in class and may not bring distracting items such as video games or coloring books inside the room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of April:

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, April 22 & 29,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have a new iPad or iPhone and need to learn more about it?  This 2-part class will provide a basic understanding of the tablet or smartphone: how to use the screen gestures,customize your device, use Siri, manage and use aps, and how to surf the web...with time for Q & A!

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, April 22, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Learn how to capture and share stunning photos with your iPhone or iPad!  This is a hands-on class that will show you how to compose a shot, edit with the Photos App, share your snaps, and manage your digital photo library...with time for Q & A.

 Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to each class.

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM Financial Literacy 101  
   

Join us for an introductory workshop about your financial future.  This session is the first in a series of workshops and will provide an overview of future topics including debt management, savings/investment, insurance, retirement and estate planning.  Bring your own questions and concerns and a workbook will be provided free of charge as part of the series.


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend Stitch 'n Inch to learn or practice knitting with Colette Pispisa or crocheting with Betty Joseph in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You are also welcome just to socialize. Their Newark Knitting group page is on Ravelry.com.

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Spring Rose Show  
   

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tai Chi for Health  
   

Join us on April 22nd, Earth Day, for Tai Chi for Health with Beverley Kane, MD.  The session will provide  a gentle introduction to this ancient art, suitable for all fitness levels.  No experience is necessary.  For ages 12 and up.  Please register at the Union City reference desk or sign up by phone at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).

Registration will begin March 27th.

For more information contact prubanova@aclibrary.org

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Photography  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of April:

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, April 22 & 29,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have a new iPad or iPhone and need to learn more about it?  This 2-part class will provide a basic understanding of the tablet or smartphone: how to use the screen gestures,customize your device, use Siri, manage and use aps, and how to surf the web...with time for Q & A!

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, April 22, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Learn how to capture and share stunning photos with your iPhone or iPad!  This is a hands-on class that will show you how to compose a shot, edit with the Photos App, share your snaps, and manage your digital photo library...with time for Q & A.

 Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to each class.

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Butterfly Art (families)  
   

It's time for another fun, free and fabulous Family Art Workshop with the Alameda County Arts Commission! Celebrate spring by making a beautiful butterfly with your family. All ages are welcome to attend and create!

Join us on Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm

Se habla Espanol.

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

Learn to sew using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied for your first project, a drawstring bag. After that, you may work on a project of your own. The library has some fabric available for students. 

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. When you register, please include whether you are bringing your own sewing machine. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Boppin' at the Bookshelves Swing Dancing  
   

  

Fitness @ Fremont Main

Dance Dance Dance Saturdays

with

Mike Quebec

Line Dance for Fitness
January 7  3:30-4:30 p.m.

March 4  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Boppin’ at the Bookshelves
1950’s Style Swing Dancing 

February 25  2:30-4:30 p.m.

April 22  2:30-4:30 p.m.

May 27  2:30-4:30 p.m.

Join fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec in fun, energetic, music-filled classes that combine line dance steps, aerobic fitness and the rockin’est 50’s and 60’s jump tunes. These classes are for all ages, especially Baby Boomers  and active adults.  Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and towel, and be ready to get your heart rate up!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dave Rocha Jazz Trio  

Sunday April 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students (ages 7-13) the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking. 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Refresher Math for Adults  
   

 

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

Topic: Percents

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Scams and Scoundrels

 

Rope (PG)  James Stewart

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Tarot Board Game  
   

 
TAROT, ANYONE?  Join Amber Jayanti to play this fun-filled, educational tarot board game.  This program is designed to open participants to the basics of the Qabalistic Tarot's Ageless Wisdom.  Beginners only, group size limited to 9.
 
Amber Jayanti, isthe founder of the International School for Tarot & Qabalah Study in 1975, and author of, "Living the Qabalistic Tarot," Tarot For Dummies," and "Principles of Qabalah." She has been living, studying, writing about, consulting with and teaching these subjects for 40+ years. Her spare time is dedicated to
socio-political activism.

 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Moms Helping Moms  
   

Moms Helping Moms is a support group for families living in the San Lorenzo Area who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This group was created to help you navigate through the special needs journey with your children. Though your experiences and backgrounds are different, the journeys are similar - you are not alone!  This group is dedicated to helping children with ASD grow in an accepting community by raising awareness and sharing hope with special needs families living in the San Lorenzo Area.

For more information about the group, please contact Caroline at 510-331-7623.

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday April 24, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 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

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, including Stay and Play - Mandarin and English  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play.  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
 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

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 Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions