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Tuesday January 24, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Meditation for Adults  
   

Come and join a Life Bliss Meditation group meeting at Niles Library every week. The program is free, and is limited to 8 people due to room size.  Meditation will help center you,and allow you to get more joy out of life.

 


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

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  
   

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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 One-on-One Resume Critique  
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on how to improve your resume to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Come by the Centerville Library and get creative with bricks! Work by yourself or with a friend!

For ages 3+ and a grown-up.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE 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 BLACK HISTORY CRAFT  
   

Kids!  Please join Christine of Christine Cupboards to make MLK Jr. handprint black history craft for ages 3+

Please arrive early to secure your spot!

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

Location: NILES 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. The adult instructor is Marisela Lira, who is present at all times. 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are January 19, 24, 26, 31, and February 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., January 9, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, or call the Children's Information Desk for assistance.  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts 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

   4:00 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 at the Union City Library  
   

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  -  6:30 PM Volunteer Orientation  
   

The Newark Library is in need of Teen Volunteers  for Reading Buddies & Homework Express

If you want to find out more information on these programs, come to this Volunteer Orientation! 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Area Genealogical Society  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

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.

 

 

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  
   

This program on January 24 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 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
 

 

 

   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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Feng Shui for the New Year  
   

Feng Shui for the New Year

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya A Meeting Room

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Year of the Fire Rooster begins on January 28, 2017.  In this program, feng shui master and author Woody Chan shares insights into the characteristics of the Fire Rooster and what the new year has to offer.

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


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  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...Being There  
   

 

 


Wednesday January 25, 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.

Caterpillar

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  -  11:00 AM Bilingual Storytime- Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilinual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien   

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale  
   

Support your local library!

Buy a book at the monthly half-price book sale!

Give yourself or someone else the gift of reading.

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 Time at the Union City Library  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this four-week series running January 4, 11, 18 and 25. The Union City Library Toddler Program, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons, and an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

Space is limited to 20 adult/child pairs, one child from birth to 35 months per adult as each child needs an adult lap to sit on.  Come in when the Library opens at 10 a.m. the day of the program to pick up a number; ONLY THE FIRST TWENTY ADULT/CHILD PAIRS CAN BE ADMITTED.

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.


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   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  -  11:30 AM 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

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Starr     seigenman@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  -  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
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussions  
   

Book discussion group facilitated by Rosalie Gonzales. All welcome.

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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 January 11 - FOUR AGREEMENTS of LIFE - Guest Speaker Linh Dang, Chiropractor

Wednesday January 18 - FITNESS - Guest Speaker Jennifer Gutierrez, Physical Therapist

Wednesday January 25 - NUTRITION: SUPERFOODS - Student Presentations

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Crafts for kids  
   

 

Celebratee Chinese New Year with a program by Christie's Creative Cupboard to make Chinese New Year Rooster Handprint Craft. Parents will work with their children to create a rooster from child's handprints. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program.

   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 Room on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm starting January 11th 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
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

4-6th graders interested in learning how to play chess? Join us after school and learn to play Chess

Commitment to attending all session 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. We will start teaching basic Java programming.

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided

 

Registration starts December 7th, 2016. Attendance will be required in all sessions

   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. The adult instructor is Marisela Lira, who is present at all times. 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday January 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

January 19 & January 26

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

   10:30 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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time: Kids and Families  
   

Toddlers and families are welcome to join us in a storytime!

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

January 19 & January 26

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: Becky  510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

January 19 & 26

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!

 

 

   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 Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday 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

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM iPad/iPhone 102  
   

This is the second in a series that began last week.  Moving beyond the beginning class,  this session takes on more advanced settings. Class size is limited. Sign-ups for this class begin January 19.  Ask at the Reference desk or call 925-803-7252.  Classes are held in the Library's new Learning Center.  Entrance to the Learning Center is through the Children's Section of the Library.  Please bring your own iPad or iPhone.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN 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

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilinual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

Due to limited space,  tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before the program.  

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. The adult instructor is Marisela Lira, who is present at all times. 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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  -  5:00 PM Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are January 19, 24, 26, 31, and February 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., January 9, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, or call the Children's Information Desk for assistance.  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts 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

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

Join us for The Page Turners, Teen Book Blub at the Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Teen Librarian Becky on the 4th Thursday  of the month to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For TEENS in grades 7 and up. 

This month's book: Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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. Look for Amparo in the Library's Learning Center.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM There's an App for That  
   

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone/iPad.  Learn how to download, install and use new apps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun.   Sign-ups for this class begin January 19  Ask at the Reference desk or call 925-803-7252.  Classes are held in the Library's new Learning Center.  Entrance to the Learning Center is through the Children's Section of the Library. Please bring your own device. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Friday January 27, 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
 

   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 3D Printing  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   
Intro to 3D printing program: attendees will learn the basic principles associated with 3D printing.  Program limited to 15 (Ages 12-18)

   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 January 28, 2017
   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 The Princeton Review at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday, January 28th 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.

Registration is also available online at www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/310525

The Princeton Review has helping students achieve their educational goals for nearly 40 years

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   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  
    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  -  12:30 PM Adult iPhone/iPad Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 2)  
   

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

iPad/iPhone 101  (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 21 & 28,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have you recently bought an iPad or iPhone and want to learn more about it?  This 2-part class will provide a basic understanding of the tablet or smartphone. Learn how to use the screen gestures, how to customize your device, how to use Siri, and how to surf the web from your iPad or iPhone.  You'll have an opportunity to ask your own questions during our Q & A.

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, January 21, 10:30 am to 12:30 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.  There will be time for Q & A.

There’s an App for That!
Saturday, January 28, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone/iPad. Learn how to download, install and use new apps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun

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  

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Art Class For Children  
   

ART CLASS FOR CHILDREN @ the Union City Library

Saturdays January 7, January 21, January 28 from 11 am to 12:30 pm January 14 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

A series of art classes for children ages 5-12 at the Union City Library. 

Sign up before the class at the Reference Desk. The classes are free.

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM IDEA: Entrepreneur program for Teens  
   

Image result for IDEAAre you into business? Being creative and building your own company? Ever wondered what it would be like to be your own boss and turn your dream into a reality? Sign up for our free entrepreneurship program! This is for grades 6-12. This class is a 4 week course (Saturdays in January 2017), students will need to attend all 4 classes. 

Space is limited, contact Becky for questions or to register RMachetta@aclibrary.org or 510-284-0682

Some laptops will be provided, students are encouraged to bring their own if they can.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Children's Art Exhibit - Angels Flying Over the Pacific Ocean  
   

During this opening ceremony and reception, please come meet some very talented young artists from China.  Their work will be on display in the Fukaya Meeting A.  

This program is sponsored by the US-China Culture and Communication Association, the Mentor(Beijing) Education Consulting Co. Ltd. and the Fremont Main Library Children's Department. 

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

Location: FREMONT 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  -  2:00 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. This isn't a class, it is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed, although we will have a focus for each meeting to get us started. Get help learning how to program, making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We also welcome more experienced kids who can mentor others, and would like to get input from other experienced coders.

What can we help with?
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
   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  -  4:00 PM FIRST Robotics Workshop for Kids  
   

Recommended for ages 6-10.

Join us for an introductory session to robotics and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international youth organization that holds Lego, tech, and robotics-related competitions for students in grades K-12. In this three-hour session, we will be exhibiting a robot prototype and hosting many fun and educational activities, including a robot "maze" game and a simple engineering tutorial and workshop. Students will get the opportunity to navigate a robot car and construct a simple engineering project. No prior experience or materials are required for this workshop. We hope to see you there! 

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., January 9, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, or call the Children's Information Desk for assistance.  You must present the ticket and check in by 12:45 pm on the program day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  

Limited walk-in tickets are avialable starting at 12:45 pm on the first-come, first-served basis. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult iPhone/iPad Class: There's an App for That!  
   

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

iPad/iPhone 101  (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 21 & 28,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have you recently bought an iPad or iPhone and want to learn more about it?  This 2-part class will provide a basic understanding of the tablet or smartphone. Learn how to use the screen gestures, how to customize your device, how to use Siri, and how to surf the web from your iPad or iPhone.  You'll have an opportunity to ask your own questions during our Q & A.

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, January 21, 10:30 am to 12:30 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.  There will be time for Q & A.

There’s an App for That!
Saturday, January 28, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone/iPad. Learn how to download, install and use new apps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun

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 Chabot Portable Planetarium  
   

   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

   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 Zumba  
   

Come join us for an afternoon hour of Latin-inspired dancing fun! Get a jumpstart on your New Year’s Resolution for a healthier joyful lifestyle! Shake away the stress and calories, and get ready to have a party! Wear comfy clothes and shoes, bring your water, and bring your smiles!

For ages 12 and up.  Spots are limited.  Sign up at the reference desk or call 510-745-1464 (ext 5) to reserve your spot.


Sunday January 29, 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 Machetta, 510-284-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charged Particles Jazz Trio  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends diverse traditions to create engaging new sounds. Charged Particles does just that by combining jazz, Latin, funk, and classical to make "Electric Jazz." Stop by the Library for a FREE concert to enjoy this fantastic style of music.

"An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio."  -Jazz Times Magazine

"Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." - Jazz and Blues Report 

"Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form."  -Jazz News Magazine 

    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. 

 

   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 Movie - Noir Films  
   

Noir Films

 

 

Based on Mickey Spillane’s novel by the same name, Kiss Me, Deadly: A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious “great whatsit”.

black and white film

Released 1955

MPAA Rating: Passed

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Class For Children  
   

ART CLASS FOR CHILDREN @ the Union City Library

Sundays January 6, January 15, January 22 and January 29 3:30 - 4:45 pm 

A series of art classes for children ages 5-12 at the Union City Library. 

Sign up before the class at the Reference Desk. The classes are free.

PARENTS MUST PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN ON TIME AS THE LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5 P.M.

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Monday January 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Winter Preschool Story Time  
   

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

No registration is required for this three-week series running January 9, 23 and 30.   The Union City Library Preschool Story Time, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., is a fun introduction to books, fingerplays and stretches for our youngest Library patrons. Stay after the stories for a fun and relaxing play time.

It's free! It's fun! Come join us!
For more information contact: Patricia Ryan (510) 284-0625  pryan@aclibrary.org

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  -  2:45 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. Holiday - Jan. 16.

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. The adult instructor is Marisela Lira, who is present at all times. 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 at the Union City Library  
   

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  -  7:30 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  -  7:45 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. Holiday - Jan. 16.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homelessness: Causes & Solutions  
   

Finding Common Ground presents:

Homelessness: Causes & Solutions

Abode Services will lead a discussion about the homeless situation in Fremont, the Bay Area and beyond. 

This program is part of Finding Common Ground, a series sponsored by Fremont Main Library, Compassionate Fremont, and the Fremont Human Relations Commission. Principal Librarian Peggy Watson (1943-2016) laid the foundation for this series which is dedicated to her memory.

The City of Fremont’s Human Relations Commission promotes and helps create a community environment in which all men, women and children, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, disability or sexual orientation may live, learn, work and play in harmony.

Compassionate Fremont builds on Fremont’s rich diversity, community engagement, and sense of welcome to foster a cooperative spirit among local government, businesses, schools, faith traditions, and service organizations. Our mission is to address issues that affect our community as well as celebrate our compassion for each other.

Contact: Information Desk (510) 745-1401


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 


Tuesday January 31, 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  
   

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: Sully (2016)  
   


FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Sully (2016)

Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, re-enacting his incredible successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers ont he Hudson River.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  PG-13; 1h 36m. 

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
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Come by the Centerville Library and get creative with bricks! Work by yourself or with a friend!

For ages 3+ and a grown-up.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE 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  -  5:25 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. The adult instructor is Marisela Lira, who is present at all times. 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are January 19, 24, 26, 31, and February 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., January 9, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, or call the Children's Information Desk for assistance.  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts 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

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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  -  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
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Get Your High School Diploma Online for Free  
   

Join us for a presentation of Career Online High School.  Dr. Luis Kong, Program Manager of the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Department will walk you through the website, provide the steps on how to apply and discuss the requirements to obtain a scholarship.  Learn how your library can help you earn an accredited high school diploma.   The presentation will take place in the Newark Library Conference Room  

 

 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Wild Weather  
   

Servere weather around the world can be disastrous.  You will learn about tornadoes, hurricanes, monsoons, drought and how the rotation of the Earth can help us predict this weather.  See lightning inside the library with Ken Miller, the electrical wizard.
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
 


Wednesday February 1, 2017
   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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Starr     seigenman@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  -  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 Bilingual Storytime- Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilinual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

Due to limited space,  tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before the program.  

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON 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
 

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 Room on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm starting January 11th to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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  -  5:00 PM Job Search: Interviews  
   

 

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS

 

Presented by Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Centers
Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont (510-745-1440)

 

Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills
Wednesday, February 1 @ Fremont Main Library, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

Job search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market
Wednesday, March 1 @ Fremont Main Library, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

All library programs are FREE

 

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


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
 

 

 

   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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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
 

   4:00 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, January 9, 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

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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  
   

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 February 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

February 2

February 9

February 16

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

   10:30 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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time: Kids and Families  
   

Toddlers and families are welcome to join us in a storytime!

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   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
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

February 2

February 9

February 16

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
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

February 2

February 9

February 16

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  -  12:15 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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM First Thursday See the Film Singin in the Rain  
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

Singin in the RainOur February First Thursday program will be a showing of the classic musical film "Singin' in the Rain" starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Join us in our new Learning Center at 1:30.  The Learning Center is located off the Children's section. No sign-ups are required. For more information, phone 510-608-1102.

   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

 

   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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Valentine Wreath Family Workshop  
   

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

Together as a family, use colorful hearts 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. Local artist Miranda Bergman will lead the workshop. Se habla Español.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Music Storytime for Children ages 3 - 5  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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  -  4:45 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: A to Z Mysteries: The Talking T-Rex by Ron Roy

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 Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are January 19, 24, 26, 31, and February 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., January 9, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, or call the Children's Information Desk for assistance.  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts 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

   4:00 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  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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. Look for Amparo in the Library's Learning Center.

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 February 3, 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 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
 

   4:30 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 February 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make a Valentine's Day Card  
   

Make a unique Valentine's Day card and learn techniques you can apply to any card making project from master card maker Vinnie Cespedes.  All materials are provided, all you need to bring is your creativity!  For adults, teens, and tweens ages 11+.  Space is limited.  Register at the Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 rmachetta@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  -  11:30 AM Robotic Demonstration: First Tech Challenge  
   

FIRST TECH CHALLENGE:  TEAM 9614 Hyperion

A robotics demonstration for young students by students from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont!

We will discuss the basics of robotics and engineering and showcase our robot along with different methods for problem-solving

 

Recommended for children 5 years and over

Chabot/Canyon Room.  No Registration Necessary

    Location: Castro Valley
   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
 

   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Kids Yoga  
   

For ages 5 and up.  Parents are welcome, too!

Join certified RYT instructor Carla Rodriguez to learn fundamentals of Yoga and do fun activities .  A yoga mat is recommended but not required. 

Contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Signing Class  
   

    

 

This free baby signing class is for babies at least 6-month old and their parents.  Toddlers are welcome to join too.

Learn signs for food, animals, emotions, and many others to communicate earlier with your baby starting at 6 months of age.  We will sign with songs, nursery rhymes, books, and play.  It's fun and helpful to communicate with your babies before they become verbal.

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 11:45 am at the Children's Desk.**

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Northern California Decorative Artists  
   
Paint in, Paint a memory box to capture what makes you--you!

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Paint in, Patrons can paint memory boxes
   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 Build It Day  
   

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Saturday, February 4 

2 - 3:00pm

Come join the free play fun with Legos and other building materials!  

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Make Beautiful Tin Art  
   

Make a Valentine's Day Gift @ The Library

Beautiful Tin Art

Saturday, February 4

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Learn the art of metal embossing with multicultural craft artist Rachel-Anne Palacios. You'll be able to create a picture frame and heart. Perfect gifts for Valentine's Day! Registration is required and space is limited. This class is for adults and teens. Visit the information desk to register.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 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.

There will be a maximum of 36 students for this class.  Registration is required.   Go to the Information Desk, call 925-803-7252 or email emarangoni@aclibrary.org to register.  

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN 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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese New Year Lantern Riddle Game  
   

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Lantern Riddle Game is a fun game played on the 15th day of the first lunar month to end the celebration of Chinese New Year. Starting February 16th through February 20th, during Riddle Game open hours, everyone is welcome to stop by the Newark Library to solve the riddles and receive a prize. One prize per day per person. Riddles are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Choose any one you'd like to solve. 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Sunday February 5, 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 Machetta, 510-284-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Breakout! Spyder Heist  
   

Image result for breakout edu spyder heistA secret agent is undercover within a criminal organization called "Spyder". She has learned about a theft, but cannot rish the exposure that would result if she reports it. Your job is to work as a team and use critical thinking and problem solving skills to crack The Spyder Heist!


This program is for Teens & Tweens ages 9 and up. 
Space is limited, tickets will be handed out at 1:45 PM 

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

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

Location: FREMONT 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. 

 

   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 Movie - Love is in the air  
   

17 Again (PG-13)

 

Come join us for a fun romance in the month of love!

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese New Year Lantern Riddle Game  
   

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Lantern Riddle Game is a fun game played on the 15th day of the first lunar month to end the celebration of Chinese New Year. Starting February 16th through February 20th, during Riddle Game open hours, everyone is welcome to stop by the Newark Library to solve the riddles and receive a prize. One prize per day per person. Riddles are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Choose any one you'd like to solve. 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Monday February 6, 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 - Reflections on Albany Hill  
   

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

 

   1:00 PM Online Registration for Kids Classes Starts  
   

Online registration starts for these classes: 

  • Minecraft Hour of Code for Beginners for grades 2-5, Friday, February 17, 2017, 4-5 PM
  • Science for Youth for grades K-5, February 25, 2017, 10:30-11:15 AM 
  • Get Ahead Academically for grades 1-6, 1st and 3rd Saturadays, February 18-June 17, 2017, 2-3 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

   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. Holiday - Jan. 16.

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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Valentine Making Workshop  
   

Come and make Valentines for your family and friends! This is a free thirty minute workshop for school aged children, but younger children are welcome if accompanied by an older helper. FREE tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk beginning at 3:45 p.m.

All supplies provided courtesy of Fremont Friends of the Library.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Meet Music with Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear  
   

Mozart Mouse and his friend Beethoven Bear will teach your 3 - 5 years old child how to play instruments and leadin a sing-along.  This free program is taught by Miss Davel, a certified music teacher of the Music Teacher's Association of California.

Free tickets are available at the Children's Desk at 3:45 pm.  Please come to join us and have some fun!

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  -  5:00 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.  Registration starts after the previous month's meeting.

This month's book: I <3 Band #1 : Friends, Fugues, and Fortune Cookies by Michelle Schusterman

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

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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 Chinese New Year Lantern Riddle Game  
   

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Lantern Riddle Game is a fun game played on the 15th day of the first lunar month to end the celebration of Chinese New Year. Starting February 16th through February 20th, during Riddle Game open hours, everyone is welcome to stop by the Newark Library to solve the riddles and receive a prize. One prize per day per person. Riddles are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Choose any one you'd like to solve. 

 


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

Location: NEWARK 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 Coloring for Adults  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Adults are invited to join us for our monthly drop-in coloring program! Talk, relax and let the color flow during this free event. Use the Library's coloring pencils and coloring pages, or bring your own project.  No need to register, just drop-in!  This month we'll be meeting in the Community Room.

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

 

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
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build It: Imagine It, Create It  
   

Popsicle Stick Architecture by Plains Art Museum, via Flickr:

New types of building material each month. This month: spaghetti and marshmallows.

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  -  7:45 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. Holiday - Jan. 16.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday February 7, 2017
   1:00 AM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  

Celebrate Chinese New Year!


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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  
   

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Tutoring for Adults  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Is Facebook making you frown? Are you having trouble seeing eye-to-eye with your iPhone? Is Microsoft Word giving you a sense of woe?  Make an appointment to see our tech volunteer for one-on-one help!  

Our tech volunteer is here every Tuesday from 12:00-4:00 pm and provides 30 minute appointment.  Stop by the information desk or give us a call to make an appointment at 510-284-0640.

 

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  February 7 @ 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  
   

 

 

 My Grandmother asked me to tell you 

she's sorry

by

Fredrik Backman

Translated by Henning Koch

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
 
   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  -  4:30 PM VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFT  
   

Kids 3 and up!  Join Christine of Christine's Cupboards to make your Valentine owl suckers.

Please arrive early to secure your spot.

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

Location: NILES 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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 Chinese New Year Lantern Riddle Game  
   

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Lantern Riddle Game is a fun game played on the 15th day of the first lunar month to end the celebration of Chinese New Year. Starting February 16th through February 20th, during Riddle Game open hours, everyone is welcome to stop by the Newark Library to solve the riddles and receive a prize. One prize per day per person. Riddles are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Choose any one you'd like to solve. 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Meet Local Author: JoAnn Smith Ainsworth  
   

The Evening of Tuesday February 7 

Fremont Main Library

Meet Local Author: JoAnn Smith Ainsworth                   

JoAnn Smith Ainsworth experienced food ration books, Victory Gardens, and black-out sirens as a child. These WWII memories help her create vivid descriptions of time and place in her award winning paranormal suspense series. Be ready for a fast-paced journey through otherworldly realms when the U.S. government recruits psychics hunt down Nazi spies.

 

Book 1:  Expect Trouble achieved runner-up status in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition. Opening herself to ridicule by revealing she’s clairvoyant is the last thing U.S. WAVES Lieutenant Livvy Delacourt wants, but when Uncle Sam needs her skill to track Nazi spies, she jumps in with both feet.

 

Book 2:  Expect Deception won a "Finalist" position in the 2016 “Best Book” Awards "Fiction: Mystery/Suspense". Just when US WAVE Livvy Delacourt thinks she and her team of psychic Nazi hunters are ready for whatever The Reich can throw at them, Hitler adds to the mix a spy who also happens to be a wizard. Now dark magic is being used to attack US facilities, and Livvy must match wits with the evil wizard, whose objective is to destroy Operation Delphi and all her team. If she fails to ramp up her psychic powers, she may perish—and perhaps cause the US to lose the war with Germany while she’s at it.

Conference Room A

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL  interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice (510) 745-1401 or TDD (888) 663-0660

 

    Location: Fremont Main 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
   6:15 PM  -  6:45 PM Yoga for Kids  
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, February 7 @ 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 Machetta @ 510-284-0682 or  Rmachetta@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
 

 


Wednesday February 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 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, February 8 @ 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  -  11:30 AM 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

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Starr     seigenman@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  -  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
 

   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 Room on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm starting January 11th 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  -  5:25 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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 Chinese New Year Lantern Riddle Game  
   

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Lantern Riddle Game is a fun game played on the 15th day of the first lunar month to end the celebration of Chinese New Year. Starting February 16th through February 20th, during Riddle Game open hours, everyone is welcome to stop by the Newark Library to solve the riddles and receive a prize. One prize per day per person. Riddles are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Choose any one you'd like to solve. 

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday February 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

February 2

February 9

February 16

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  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 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  -  11:30 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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time: Kids and Families  
   

Toddlers and families are welcome to join us in a storytime!

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

February 2

February 9

February 16

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

February 2

February 9

February 16

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  -  12:15 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 Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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.    The book being discussed at this meeting is The Dog of the South by Charles Portis.   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
 

 

 

   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

 

   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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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  -  5:00 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 Make a Valentine Card  
   

 Children ages 5 and up are invited to make a Valentine card for someone special.  Drop in between 4:00 and 5:00 Thursday, February 9!  All supplies provided.

   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: Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey

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 at the Union City Library  
   

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 Chinese New Year Lantern Riddle Game  
   

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Lantern Riddle Game is a fun game played on the 15th day of the first lunar month to end the celebration of Chinese New Year. Starting February 16th through February 20th, during Riddle Game open hours, everyone is welcome to stop by the Newark Library to solve the riddles and receive a prize. One prize per day per person. Riddles are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Choose any one you'd like to solve. 

 


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

Location: NEWARK 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. Look for Amparo in the Library's Learning Center.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday February 10, 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
 

   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
 

   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
 

   4:30 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 February 11, 2017
   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  -  11:15 AM Spectrum Community Services  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Thomas Dinh from Spectrum Community Services will be at the Library to provide information about the Home Energy Assistance Plan. If you're having trouble affording your home energy bills, talk with Thomas!

For more information about Spectrum and the other programs it supports visit http://www.spectrumcs.org/

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 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  -  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  -  11:30 AM NO 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  -  1:00 PM Lunar New YearCelebration  
   

Drop in at San Lorenzo Library to enjoy a story and make something wonderful in honor of the Lunar New Year! And don't forget the Lion Dance! You've never seen anything like it at the Library.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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  -  12:00 PM Lion Dance!  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with a special Lion Dance performance inside the Library!  Sponsored by the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association and back by popular demand is the Golden Dragon Lion Dance Association.  This energetic, talented group of young people will help us celebrate Lunar New Year in the Adult Area.  All are welcomed to stop by and enjoy this FREE event.

 

Check out a video from last year's performance at: https://www.facebook.com/SanLorenzoLibrary/videos/vb.142229442506122/999090823486642/?type=2&theater

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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  -  2:00 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

   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Valentine's Cooking Demo  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Noah Yuzna is back by popular demand with another delicious cooking demonstration!

Do you want to cook a special meal for your special someone??  Noah will show you how to cook a delicious and (mostly) healthy meal.  Join us in the cafe!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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  -  4:00 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  -  3:30 PM Stories & Crafts for Valentine's Day  
    Contact: Union City Library   510-745-1464   
   

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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1:30 - 3:30 PM

For ages 3-10, in the Meeting Room @ Union City Library

Drop-ins are Welcome

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   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 Discover Taiwan  
   

Fremont Taiwan School’s Discover Taiwan presents Travel in Taiwan. This free program includes hands-on crafts for children.

Please sign up in the Children's Room.

    Location: Learning Center
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Live Jazz with the Dave Rocha Trio  
   

 
 
Trumpet master Dave Rocha and his jazz group have been entertaining
the Bay Area with an eclectic mix of jazz standards, pop tunes and
original compositions for the past 20 years.
 
Come enjoy another free Second Saturday Concert at the Fremont Main Library - Get Directions
                                             
          2 PM Saturday, February 11
 
Questions? Call 510-745-1401
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Navigating Complicated Friendships  
   

Join Girl Scout Troop 30922 for Cooperation: A Key to Navigating Complicated Friendships

This program is free and open to students in 3rd and 4th grades. The program will be held in the Storytime Theater Room.

  • Learn how to avoid cliques and build stronger relationships with your friends
  • There will be a skit to entertain and inform you about friendships
  • Participate in small group for fun activities
  • Feel confident about yourself and your friendships

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Art Workshop  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Make a Family Valentine's Wreath!

Together as a family, use colorful hearts and positive messages to create a keepsake to take home.  All materials provided.

Fun for all ages!

Great for the whole family!

Se habla Español.

 

This workshop is sponsored by the Alameda County Arts Commission.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Spring Gardening & Mini Greenhouse  
   

Learn how to prepare your garden for spring. In this hands-on workshop, participants will also plant an upcycled mini greenhouse with seeds for spring and summer to take home. This event is for adults and children 8 or older accompanied by an adult.

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

   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


Sunday February 12, 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 Machetta, 510-284-0682 Rmachetta@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. 

 

   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 Movie - Love is in the air  
   

The Proposal (PG-13)

 

Come join us for a fun romance in the month of love!

    Location: Fremont Main 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 February 13, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

The Library will be closed for President Lincoln's Birthday. We will reopen on 2/14 at noon.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
     Library Closed - President's Day  
     Library Closed: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday  
   

The Library is closed today in observance of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday.

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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
 

 


Tuesday February 14, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFT  
   

Adults!  Please join Christine of Christine's Cupboard for a Valentine jewelry craft.  Please arrive early to secure your spot.

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

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  
   

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Tutoring for Adults  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Is Facebook making you frown? Are you having trouble seeing eye-to-eye with your iPhone? Is Microsoft Word giving you a sense of woe?  Make an appointment to see our tech volunteer for one-on-one help!  

Our tech volunteer is here every Tuesday from 12:00-4:00 pm and provides 30 minute appointment.  Stop by the information desk or give us a call to make an appointment at 510-284-0640.

 

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

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

Location: Newark Library 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 

Winning Resume-What makes a good resume

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464 


Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Middle School Book Club at AMS  
    Contact: Natalie McCall     nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

The Middle School Book Club will meet at Albany Middle School's library to discuss Hidden Figures (Young Readers' Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly. 

   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  -  5:25 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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 at the Union City Library  
   

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

Open to all job seekers. Get help finding a job. Look for our EastBay Works representative, Teresa McGill, just as you enter San Lorenzo Library at a front table. She will assist you with an introduction to CalWorks and a new job search experience. Call the Library for further information! Ayuda en Español para buscar un trabajo.

Teresa McGill

Job Developer

Alameda County Social Services Agency

Workforce & Benefits Administration

24100 Amador St, 3rd floor

Hayward, CA 94544

(510) 259-3889

Fax (510)265-8350

tmcgill@acgov.org

Find EastBay Works on FaceBook!

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafty Tuesdays: Melted Crayon Bookmarks  
   

Today's Crafty Tuesdays presents Melted Crayon Bookmarks

Make colorful bookmarks with melted crayons! Every bookmark will be different and unique. Make one for yourself, and another to give away! 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   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: Diana McRae (510) 284-0640 DMcRae@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: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 Photography Class--Introduction to Digital Camera  
   

Come to this free introductory class on digital photography.  In this class you will learn basic digital camera operations, custom settings, and editing and storing digital pictures.  Bring your own digital camera and instruction manual for hands-on practice.  

Instructor Gerry Mooney is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years.

There is a maximum of 15 students for this class.  Registration is required.  Go to the Information Desk or call 510-745-1401 to register.  For more information on the class, call Jui-lan at (510) 745-1467.  

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Second Tuesdays Poetry  
   
Featured poets to be announced.
Followed by open mic.
 
Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Wednesday February 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 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  -  11:30 AM 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

   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 Needle Arts 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

   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 Room on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm starting January 11th 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
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sterling the Bubblesmith!  
   

         

 

Sterling the Bubblesmith is coming to San Lorenzo Library!

***Did you know Sterling the Bubblesmith "is the only person to ever put a bubble inside a bubble inside a bubble on stage without any tubes or straws, and the first person to walk completely through a bubble film?"***

Check out this fantastic all ages show!


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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
 


Thursday February 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

February 2

February 9

February 16

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  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 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  -  11:30 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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time: Kids and Families  
   

Toddlers and families are welcome to join us in a storytime!

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   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
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime

All Thursdays

February 2

February 9

February 16

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

February 2

February 9

February 16

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  -  12:15 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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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 Job Search Strategies  
   

Learn effective job search strategies with Shirley Calvert of the Tri-City One-Stop Career Center, Newark Ohlone Campus.  

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

Location: Newark Library 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

 

   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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Chinese Music Storytime for Children ages 3 - 5  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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  -  4:45 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: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

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 at the Union City Library  
   

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. Look for Amparo in the Library's Learning Center.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday February 17, 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 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  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Hour of Code for Beginners  
   

Due to the great demand, we are offering it again!

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., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, or call the Children's Information Desk for assistance.  

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.  

Limited walk-in tickets are avialable starting around 3:55 pm on the first-come, first-served basis. 

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

   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Rewire to Inspire  
   

Rewire to Inspire:

Seeking to restore a sense of community in our technologically saturated world, Rewired to Inspire aims to form rapports across generations and allow different age groups to tap into the otherwise unrealized wisdom from each other.

Rewired to Inspire hopes to have its senior members share their passions and interests with their younger peers. 

This program is designed for Kids 5-18 and Adults 55+ Linking Generations.

Encouraging Cultural Exchanges and Wisdom, Enhancing Emotional Intelligence and Developing Socialization and Leadership Skills.

If you have any questions, please call (510) 317.1268 or contact us at rewiretoinspire@gmail.com.

You may drop in or register at rewiretoinspire.weebly.com

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Saturday February 18, 2017
   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  -  11:30 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: Diana McRae   510-284-0640   DMcRae@aclibrary.rg
   

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM STEAM SATURDAY  
   

                                                                          STEAM SATURDAY

Join us in the Children's area for STEAM craft time!

Saturday, February 18

10:30am - 12pm

Designed for Children 4 - 8 years

Supplies may be limited.  First come, first served.

All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (part 1)  
   

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

Windows 10  (2-part class)
Saturdays, February 18 & 25,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  In this class you'll use a library laptop to get to know the expanded Start menu, desktop, and system settings, how to customize the features system and personalize your desktop.  By the time you finish this course, you'll have mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, February 18, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Discover many of the 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.  
Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to class.

Free Entertainment on iPhone/iPad
Saturday, February 25, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music.  Learn the best FREE resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to action-packed movies. Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to 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 FTC: Robotics  
   

Image result for FTCSaturday February 18, 10:30-12:30 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Parenting Class - Intergenerational and Cultural Differences  
   

This free workshop is a perfect parenting class for you if you have more generations live together and/or come from another country.

Topics are:

  • Growing up in two cultures
  • Different experiences & expectations
  • Different areas of intergenerational disconnect
  • Separating heritage alues from host culture
  • Impact of host culture
  • Negotiating & navigating differences within families
  • Bridging the gap
  • Conflict and communication

This workshop is presented by a Marriage and Family Therapist. 

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  -  12:30 PM Quilted Postcards with Marion Coleman  
   

 

Quilted Postcards with Marion Coleman

Saturday, February 18

11 am to 12:30 pm

Learn how to create unique quilted fabric postcards with award-winning textile artist Marion Coleman. She’ll provide all the supplies and help with the sewing. You’ll make a lovely piece of art for special delivery! Advanced registration is required at the Information Desk. Space is limited.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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
   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  -  3:30 PM Adult iPad/iPhone Class: iPad/iPhone Tips &Tricks  
   

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

Windows 10  (2-part class)
Saturdays, February 18 & 25,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  In this class you'll use a library laptop to get to know the expanded Start menu, desktop, and system settings, how to customize the features system and personalize your desktop.  By the time you finish this course, you'll have mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, February 18, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Discover many of the 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.  
Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to class.

Free Entertainment on iPhone/iPad
Saturday, February 25, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music.  Learn the best FREE resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to action-packed movies. Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to 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  -  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  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab  
   

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Insect Discovery Lab

Saturday February 18th 2-3pm at Newark Library

Experience the wild in your hands. Hold giant darkling beetles, colorful grasshoppers, 240 legged African millipedes and those verbose Madagascar hissing cockroaches. The Insect Discovery Lab will introduce you to the extraordinarily diverse world of anthropods!

Space is limited. Free tickets required. Obtain from the information desk starting at 1:45pm.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 2017 Chinese Parenting Class Series #1  
   

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 The Wisdom for Family Relationship.  It is scheduled from 2 to 4 pm and presented by Ms. Annie Chu, a HFRC Lay Counselor.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 February 19, 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 Machetta, 510-284-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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  -  3:30 PM Mick LaSalle discusses the Academy Awards  
   

Mick Talks About the Oscars

Sunday, February 19

2 pm to 3:30 pm

SF Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle is back by popular demand! He'll share his Academy Award insights and predictions and talk about the year in film. Bring your questions!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie - Love is in the air  
   

Blended (PG-13)

 

Come join us for a fun romance in the month of love!

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Monday February 20, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

The Library will be closed for President Washington's Birthday. We will reopen on 2/21 at noon.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
     Library Closed - President's Day  
     Library Closed: George Washington's Birthday  
   

The Library is closed today in observance of George Washington's Birthday.


Tuesday February 21, 2017
   1:00 AM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  

Celebrate Chinese New Year!


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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  
   

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Tutoring for Adults  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Is Facebook making you frown? Are you having trouble seeing eye-to-eye with your iPhone? Is Microsoft Word giving you a sense of woe?  Make an appointment to see our tech volunteer for one-on-one help!  

Our tech volunteer is here every Tuesday from 12:00-4:00 pm and provides 30 minute appointment.  Stop by the information desk or give us a call to make an appointment at 510-284-0640.

 

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Job Search A - Z  
   

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 conduct a successful job search.  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  -  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

   February 21, March 21, and April 18


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

 

   2:30 PM Mr. Shap Balloon Artist & Magician  
   




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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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 Writer's Group for Adults  
    Contact: Diana McRae   510-284-0640   dmcrae@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: Diana McRae, librarian, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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 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

   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  -  8:00 PM Douglas Morrisson Theatre Sneak Peek  
   

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Sneak Peek

Charley's Aunt '66

Tuesday, February 21, 7 pm to 8 pm

Enjoy a scene from Douglas Morrisson Theatre's Production of Charley's Aunt '66 and then talk with the actors and the playwright, Scott Munson, about the show and their craft.

This world premiere, set in Standford University in the psychedelic '60s, is a fresh take on the classic farce from 1892. With a little cross-dressing and a lot of silliness, three college guys hatch a scheme to trick the older generation, and win their sweethearts.

Attendees of this special Library event will receive a two-for-one coupon for a full performance of the show.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Soil Critters  
   

Soil is the basis of all plants.  It is the magic of little organisms that provides a way to chemical create an environment for plants to grow.  Learn about how ants and worms decompose organic material to create nutrients for soil.
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
 


Wednesday February 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 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  
   

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  -  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  -  11:30 AM 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

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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
 

   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 Room on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm starting January 11th 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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 Machetta at 510-284-0682 or RMachetta@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday February 23, 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  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

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

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 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  -  11:30 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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time: Kids and Families  
   

Toddlers and families are welcome to join us in a storytime!

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

Location: ALBANY 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

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Year of the Rooster Family Storytime  
   

The Year of the Rooster Family Storytime

with Author Oliver Chin

Thursday, February 23 @ 11:00am

Local author Oliver Chin visits the Castro Valley Library to read

from his newest children's picture book,

The Year of the Rooster, 12th in the popular annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac,

in this multimedia presentation for the whole family!

 

DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN 4 AND OLDER.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  

CHILDREN UNDER 8 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES

    Location: Castro Valley
   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 Tech Tutoring!  
   

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

Tuesdays 12:00--4:00pm

Thursdays 12:00--2:00pm

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM USCIS Citizenship/Naturalization Information Table  
   

Drop-in and speak with a representative of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Ask questions about how to become a U.S. Citizen, where to go for help and how to avoid scams.  

 

Location: NEWARK 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

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mid-Winter 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 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 Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@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  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Natalie McCall     nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Join the teen book club to talk about A Silent Voice. Free copies are available while supplies last.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

Join us for The Page Turners, Teen Book Blub at the Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Teen Librarian Becky on the 4th Thursday  of the month to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For TEENS in grades 7 and up. 

This month's book: A Silent Voice (Book 1) by Yoshitoki Oima 

This month is a special book club session - our meeting will be shared over Skype with the Teen Book Club in Albany. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center at the Union City Library  
   

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. Look for Amparo in the Library's Learning Center.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday February 24, 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
 

   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 3D Printing  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Intro to 3D printing program: attendees will learn the basic principles associated with 3D printing as they design name plates.  Program limited to 15 (Ages 12-18)

                                                                                                                                 

   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 February 25, 2017
   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 Book & Bake Sale  
   

Bargains galore at the Newark Library League book sale.  Sale includes  paperback, soft cover and hardback books, DVDs, and tote bags.

Baked goods will also be on sale. Pick up some treats for the whole family.

Questions? Email Judy at jkktokubo@att.net.

Location: Newark Library 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., February 6, 2017.   To reserve your seat, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, or call the Children's Information Desk for assistance.  

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 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.