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Sunday August 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring: MissionEDU  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring provided Sunday July 9th through Sunday August 20th for elementary and middle school students in math, science, etc. 

Your child will get more out of the tutoring if they commit to multiple Sundays. Register online: https://tinyurl.com/y78y16rp or contact Newark Library Information Desk 510-284-0675.

Contact: Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org 510-284-0685

at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

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

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

Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Learn to Play Cribbage  
   

Learn to Play Cribbage

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27

1:30 pm to 3 pm

Cribbage combines luck and skill in a unique card game, with the thrill of a race as you peg points on a board. It’s a great game for all ages! In this class you’ll learn basic rules, strategy, and winning tips. You’ll get opportunities to play, and the last session will feature a mini-tournament. Terry Higgins of the American Cribbage Congress Grass Roots Club in Oakland will help you cut, deal, peg, and count. This class is designed for teens and adults. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

 

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Orchids 101 with Sung Lee  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Local favorite and orchid expert, Sung Lee, will be at the Library on August 20 at 2:00 pm to walk you through the basics of growing beautiful orchids. 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Oasis Big Band  
   
With a musical repetoire stretching from the 1920s to the 1980s, THE OASIS is sure to MAKE YOU SMILE!
Joined by vocalist Knuti VanHoven, & boasting a full complement of horns & percussion, this BIG BAND
is ready to get you IN THE MOOD & give you a SOUL VACCINATION that'll have you jumpin' & jiving' all day long!

Sunday. August 20 2-4 p.m.

Let The Oasis Big Band August 20th CARAVAN into your hearts.

 

 

Contact:  (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM English/Chinese Storytime  
   

Let's learn English and Chinese together with David and Ashley!!  

This is a storytime for 3 to 5 years old, followed by 15 minutes of fun activities, music, games, crafts and more.  Due to limited space, free tickets are availabel at 3:15 pm at the Children's Desk.  

Please be on time.  Late comers will not be admitted!!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday August 21, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America  
   

GLASSES ARE ALL SPOKEN FOR!!!

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States.  In Fremont, we will be able to see about 75% of it.  Join us to experience this special moment!   For the safety of your eyes, please read this safety guide before attending.  

You must wear eclipse glasses to watch the eclipse directly.  We have limited eclipse glasses to give out.  Online reservation is required and starts August 7, 2017 at 1 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Please bring your reservation ticket and meet up at the entrance of the library between 8:00 AM and 8:45 AM to receive the glasses.  Please be on time or your reserved glasses may be released to people on the waiting list. 

Don’t have eclipse glasses? No problem, you can still watch the live stream with us in the library!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2017 Solar Eclipse  
   

 

Join us for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse! 

A total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina.

Here in the Bay Area we will experience a Partial Eclipse.  

Approximately 76% of the Sun will be covered by the moon.  

Between 9:01 a.m. - 11:37 a.m. will be the peak viewing hours.

The library won't be open, but we will fill up the parking lot with eclipse gazers and

you will be able to view the eclipse safely with specially made lenses for solar viewing.

We will be giving away a limited number of viewing glasses at this event. One pair per family, first come, first served

 

REMEMBER: Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness

NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection . Click here to see a complete guide to find out how to view the eclipse safely

Safety glasses are provided by The STAR Library Education Network(STAR_Net), a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR_Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources” (STAR) and training to use Join BCLS for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017those resources. Plus, engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of exploration and discovery through new NASA@ My Library resources!

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 August 21-25, all at 1:30-2:30 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., August 7, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 1:20 PM on the first day of the class 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

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job in the Bay Area? Bring your resume and come talk to a representative of EastBay Works.

If you're struggling with a Resume, Cover Letter or how to apply for a job online in this new high tech world

come talk to Gwen.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs with Ms. Cheryl. For children four to six years old.

 


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  -  7:00 PM Job Readiness Workshop: Resumes  
   

Eden Area One Stop Presents a 3 week workshop on how to get a Great Job!

Monday August 14th Master Application Workshop

Monday August 21st Resume Workshop

Monday August 28th Interview Techniques/Questions Workshop


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0642 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Tuesday August 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Resumes & Cover Letters  
   

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

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM so you won't miss anything of this valuable program.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

June 27: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

July 25: Hissing Cousins by Mark Peyser

August 22: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

September 26: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

October 24: Memory Man by David Baldacci

November 28: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

December 26: Winter Break. No Meeting.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 August 21-25, all at 1:30-2:30 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., August 7, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 1:20 PM on the first day of the class 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

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Movie: Secret Life of Pets  
   

Image result for secret life of petsMax (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

Join us for a screening of the animated film, Secret Life of Pets (rated PG, parental guidance recommended). Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the event. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Lawyer in the Library

Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM at the Union City Library. 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

 

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City

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

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

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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 Read to a Dog  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Program for this date to be announced.


Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org
Location: SAN LORENZO 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  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Programming  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

A programming course for girls in grades 5-6 (Boys in grades 5-6 welcome as well cheeky)

This course will cover Scratch/Snap and Arduino programming

This course does require registration so please sign up at the reference desk 510-745-1464 X5

or contact Blaine Wentworth, Teen Services Librarian, at bwentworth@aclibrary.org

Location:

Union City Library - Meeting Room

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587

 

    Location: Union City Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

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

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

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

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Embroidery for Adults  
   

Learn how to do counted cross stitch, embroidery, crewel and other needle arts with Monica. The current project is an embroidery sampler. Materials for the current project will be supplied.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 August 21-25, all at 1:30-2:30 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., August 7, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 1:20 PM on the first day of the class 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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mr SHAP Magic Show  
   

Mr Shap will be at Irvington Library to perform a magic show and make balloon creatures! He is funny and super creative, bring the whole family! 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Grey Water Project Presentation  
   

Grey Water Project Presentation

Join 8th grader Shreya for a special Earth Day presentation about water conservation. Learn about her research on water conservation and how she started the Grey Water Project. She will share what grey water is and how you can use it to conserve water at home. This program is for school-aged kids and their families.

For more information about the project and Shreya's research take a look at the following sites:

 

thegreywaterproject.org 

Facebook/.com/thegreywaterproject

Contact: Information Desk (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Trek to the Roof of the World  
   

 

 Special Presentation!

  Come hear Kathy Irvine speak about

   her treks in the Himalayas.

 

 

 

 

 

San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, 510-284-0642, Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM San Lorenzo Knitting Group  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The San Lorenzo Adult Knitting Club is meeting in the Library again this Summer. If you knit come enjoy the company of other lively knitters on Thursdays at the Library.

 

Contact: Lael Takiguchi Librarian, (510) 284-0642 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

This program is designed for children ages 24 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

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: Joe Stoner  510-284-0685 or jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fun with Art for ages 5-8  
   

Related image Join us for this Fun with Art class for kids ages 5-8! Space is limited, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

 

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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Afternoon Delight Craft  
   

                                                                                                            Join existing Friends or maybe  make  some new ones here in a fun craft in the Library.

 

Today we will be making lovely personal bookmarks.

 

Join Christie of Christie's Cupboard for this project.

 

Limited to the first 25 participants.

 

 

 

Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad 101 (part 2)  
   

 

This iPad / iPhone class is the second half of a two-part class (with August 17) that gives the student a complete and comprehensive understanding of what these amazing devices can do. This informative class explores basic functionality, settings, apps, as well as introducing tips and tricks. 

No registration necessary. Classes are free. Bring your fully charged device and let the fun begin. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 August 21-25, all at 1:30-2:30 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., August 7, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 1:20 PM on the first day of the class 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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Harry Potter Origami Flowers  
   

Related imageHarry Potter origami flowers!! Join us for this fun technique to create interesting & unique origami flowers. 

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

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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tri-City Health Center Tabling  
   

Image result for tri-city health center fremont Drop in and get information from the Tri-city Health Center during this 2 hour period. Ask questions, and get informed about your health. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE 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 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 Tara 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: Feed by M.T. Anderson

Contact us at 510-284-0677 for more information.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday August 25, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 August 21-25, all at 1:30-2:30 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., August 7, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 1:20 PM on the first day of the class 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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab  
   

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Insect Discovery Lab

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. This program is for K-12 aged kids. 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  Join us on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:00 PM to either learn the game or to play it.  All ages and levels are welcome!


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up today! TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

 

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

Organelles

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday August 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to learn how to do counted cross stitch with Linda. Materials will be supplied. 

Registration is required. Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open. 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM CANCELLED Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson Branch Manager   510-284-0642   DWilson@aclibrary.org
   

Children 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 GLEAM with Miss Garima - Family Music & Dance - CANCELLED  
   

Join Miss Garima for a music and dance program especially for families with children ages 0-3. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (part 2)  
   

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

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, August 19 & 26
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  Using a library laptop, you'll master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, August 19 & 26
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Have you recently gotten an iPhone or iPad and want to know more about how to use it?  This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device.  Learn how to use screen gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps, and surf the web.  Please bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials and device passcode to class.

 

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  
   

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

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Magical Moonshine Theater: Puppylocks & The Three Bears  
   

Join us for Magical Moonshine Theater! They will be presenting Puppylocks and the Three Bears at Centerville Library!

This program is for all ages. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before it starts. 

 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help & Repair  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a teen tech.

Registration is required because the teen is coming from outside the Tri-City area. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego & Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For kids ages 8+

 

Dream it and build it with Legos, tinker with digital technology, and more! Bring a friend and leave your Legos at home. No need to register for this free event
 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer Class: Files & Folders  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Designed for folks who are new to computers, this class teaches you how to manage the files and folders on your computer. Computers will be provided for this class.

Registration isn't required, but is appreciated so that we know how many handouts to make.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Become a US Citizen  
   

Become a US Citizen @ Union City Library

Free Citizenship Application Assistance OPEN FOR EVERYONE.

Citizenship is the best defense against anti-immigrant policies.

Saturdays, August 12, 2017, 1-4 pm and August 26, 2017, 1-4 pm

Union City Library 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City, CA 94587

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED : CALL (510) 465-9876

Get free assistance with:

• Benefits of naturalization 

• Step-by-step review of the naturalization process 

•Assessment of your eligibility to naturalize

• If eligible, assistance with application preparation

• Information about fee waiver

Documents to bring

: • 1 copy of your green card (front and back) • List of employers and their addresses and/or schools you attended for the past 5 years, including start and end dates • List ALL your trips out of the U.S. including departure and return dates. • If you are currently married: spouse’s full name, date of birth, green card A#, date and place of naturalization, and current address • Information about all your marriages and about all of your current spouse’s prior marriages, including date of marriage, date the marriage ended, how marriage ended. • If you have children : their full name, dates of birth, green card A#, and address • Documentation of all arrests and/or convictions, including reason for the arrest, date, place, and outcome/disposition. BRING ALL arrest and court documents, even if the charges were dropped • Application Filing Fee : $725 check or money order, payable to “Department of Homeland Security” (If 75 years or older, $640 only)

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 2)  
   

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

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, August 19 & 26
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  Using a library laptop, you'll master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, August 19 & 26
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Have you recently gotten an iPhone or iPad and want to know more about how to use it?  This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device.  Learn how to use screen gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps, and surf the web.  Please bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials and device passcode to class.

 

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 Fitness @ Fremont Main  
   

Pilates with Bella

Pilates is a system of exercises, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and to enhance mental awareness.  

Bring water,  towels, and a mat.    Wear comfortable clothes and join us!

All are welcome! 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   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


Sunday August 27, 2017
   2:00 AM Sunday Movies @ the Library: Dog Day Afternoon  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

HEISTS!

 

 

 

Dog Day Afternoon  (R)  Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen                Runtime:  2 Hr. 5 Min.     

"Al Pacino and John Cazale play hapless would-be bankrobbers (Sonny and Sal respectively), who are forced through circumstances into an impossible situation... Dog Day Afternoon moves between moments of hyperbolic absurdity and scenes of real tragedy.  The film captures the swirling passions of a moment in its characters' lives and in history, with a brilliant immediacy." 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Release Date: 1975

Director:  Sidney Lumet

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Learn to Play Cribbage  
   

Learn to Play Cribbage

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27

1:30 pm to 3 pm

Cribbage combines luck and skill in a unique card game, with the thrill of a race as you peg points on a board. It’s a great game for all ages! In this class you’ll learn basic rules, strategy, and winning tips. You’ll get opportunities to play, and the last session will feature a mini-tournament. Terry Higgins of the American Cribbage Congress Grass Roots Club in Oakland will help you cut, deal, peg, and count. This class is designed for teens and adults. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

 

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: Going in Style (2017)  
   

SUNDAY CINEMA
FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Going in Style (2017)

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.  Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.    PG-13 ; 97 min.

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

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  3:45 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 August 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job in the Bay Area? Bring your resume and come talk to a representative of EastBay Works.

If you're struggling with a Resume, Cover Letter or how to apply for a job online in this new high tech world

come talk to Gwen.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs with Ms. Cheryl. For children four to six years old.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Job Readiness Workshop: Interview Techniques  
   

Eden Area One Stop Presents a 3 week workshop on how to get a Great Job!

Monday August 14th Master Application Workshop

Monday August 28th Interview Techniques/Questions Workshop


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0642 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday  
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

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

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

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main Library

 

 


Tuesday August 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Interview Skills  
   

Job Seekers: Are you experiencing fears or worries about interviewing effectively?  Come and let a job search specialist share strategies and suggestions for success in: phone interviews; one-on-one/ panel/ group/ follow-up in-person interviews; and salary negotiation.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM so you won't miss anything of this valuable program..  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Board Games for all  
   

Drop in the library between 11:30-12:30PM  and challenge your friends to board games! Lots of board games to choose from, provided by the library. 

This program is for all ages 

For more information contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Census Data for Grant Writers  
   

 

CENSUS DATA FOR GRANT WRITERS

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Are you looking for data for your grant? Before you write a proposal find out what supportive data should go into your Needs Statement.

Major Workshop Topics Include:

  1. Learn to easily navigate the American FactFinder Web site tool to obtain community level detail
  2. Learn what census products and data sets provide the best information for your grant
  3. Discover the other Census Bureau data tools and apps that can help you understand your community
  4. Go on line and learn to access mapping tools, tables, and other government grant writing resource

Our presenter, Lia Bolden, is a Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau.  With over 15 years with the Bureau, Lia comes with a wealth of outreach and data services experience. Lia brings a spirited voice to the power of data to tell a story about your community!

This free seminar is sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Fremont Main Library.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401 or Gertrude Rooshan at (510) 745-1440..

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE 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

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

50% off everything in the store!

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org
Location: SAN LORENZO 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  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and singing fun songs. Playtime follows. 

 


For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab  
   

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Insect Discovery Lab

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. This program is for K-12 aged kids. 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Center Volunteer Orientation  
   

 

The Castro Valley Library is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic High School student volunteers, just a few hours a week, for its after-school Homework Assistance Center. Are you looking for community service hours or need some job experience for your resume? Sign up for hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm and help students tackle their homework, gain valuable experience, and have fun.


Call Nathan Silva, Librarian II, 510-608-1141 for more information or stop by the Castro Valley library. Please be sure to bring a completed and signed Homework Center Volunteer application to the orientation

THERE ARE 2 SEPARATE ORIENTATIONSReturning Homework Center Volunteers, please arrive between 4:00-4:30 to schedule your hours.  New volunteers please arrive at 4:30 for orientation and scheduling of hours

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Thursday August 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM San Lorenzo Knitting Group  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The San Lorenzo Adult Knitting Club is meeting in the Library again this Summer. If you knit come enjoy the company of other lively knitters on Thursdays at the Library.

 

Contact: Lael Takiguchi Librarian, (510) 284-0642 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families 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!

 


For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Power of Flower  
   

 

 

 Asian Art Museum

@

Union City Library

 

                                       

 

 

 Flower Power

This Multimedia Presetation Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of 

Summer Of Love

From the refined to the revolutionary, find meaning in every bloom.

During the Summer of Love, flowers became powerful symbols of peace, a concept plucked from Buddhist art. More than merely decorative, floral imagery has helped convey ideas from the refined to the revolutionary for thousands of years.

In Asian art, flowers speak a language all their own. Where a lotus blooms, a rosebud is clasped, or cherry blossoms flutter to the ground, a story is told — if you know how to read it. 

This summer, uncover the hidden meanings of flowers in Asian art. Delve into the symbolism of six significant blooms: the lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose. The enduring importance of these flowers is shared through gloriously gilded screens, sleek lacquers, rare porcelains, striking sculptures, pop art, and sensory-igniting, participatory contemporary installations that speak to today’s issues, from climate change to social activism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Location: UNION CITY 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  -  6:00 PM Back to School Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid  
   

Diary of a Wimpy Kid PosterThe adventures of a teenager who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

Join us for a screening of the animated film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (rated PG, parental guidance recommended). Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the event. 

Questions? contact us at 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday September 1, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES 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
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM What is Labor Day?  
   

Image result for labor dayCome learn about different careers and what labor day is! 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up at TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

 

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

Cell Types

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday September 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Volunteer Recruitment  
   

All high school students (grades 9-12 only), that are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Library during the fall/winter 2017, should pick up an application before September 2nd. Applications will be available at the library beginning August 16th, and are due to the library no later than 2 pm on September 2nd. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. When teens return their completed application to the library, they will sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews will take place during the week of September 4th, after the Labor Day holiday.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook/eAudiobook Help Desk  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - van Doorn Room- Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer Class: Files & Folders  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Designed for folks who are new to computers, this class teaches you how to manage the files and folders on your computer. Computers will be provided for this class.

Registration isn't required, but is appreciated so that we know how many handouts to make.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   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

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Grades 3-4)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Join a great 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 Tamecca Brewer or Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0640.

    Location: Learning Center
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Go Mandarine  
   

 

**  WE SING  **  WE LEARN  **  WE PLAY  **  WE DANCE **

Go! Mandarin music class is a special Mandarin immersion program specific designed for age 0-6 years old. We are not only build up the confidence of speaking and singing in Mandarin for children, we are also develping their basic music skill.  In studying Chinese music, Children will grow with a strong sense of cultural heritage and identity.  

  • Parents must be present with their children.
  • Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 2:45 pm at the Children's Desk.

For more information, please visit http://www.kidsGoMandarin.com

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM TEDEdClub Meetings  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Build your Public speaking and Presentation skills.

Discover, Explore and Present your bid ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.

For 6th through 9th graders.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Music Together  
   

 

Music Together is back!  This is a free music program for children 0 - 5 years old.

Presented by Early Start Music, its mission is to serve families through music, play and community building.  Come participate and be a model for your child.  Join the fun and rich music activities with your little ones.  All musical abilities welcome.

  • Parents must be present with their children.
  • Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk.

For more information, please visit http://www.EarlyStartMusic.com

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Sunday September 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library: Drug Lord, Look Out!  
   

 

Licence to Kill

Synopsis James Bond hunts down a drug kingpin responsible for torturing and maiming his buddy, a DEA agent.

Directors John Glen

Production year 1989

Rating PG-13

Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Runtime 133 minutes

 

Cast Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday September 4, 2017
     Closed for Labor Day  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

The Library is closed in honor of Labor Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5.

     Labor Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

 

 THE KITCHEN BOY

by

 

Robert Alexander

 

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal Fresh  
   

Cal Fresh (food stamps) sign-ups at the San Lorenzo Library

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) registrarse en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo  

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh. Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.  

The Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe at the San Lorenzo Library for sign-ups every 1st Tuesday of the month. This program is for anyone who qualifies to receive free nutritious food. 

For more information please contact: Patty (510) 636-4909 or pfigueroa@accfb.org

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's 1st/2nd Grade Book Club  
   

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 those in grades 1 and 2. 

This month's book: The Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick!

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Making Connections Count - The Art of Successful Networking  
   

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH Edith Stone Room- 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

July 18               Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder

August 1            Rose by Martin Cruz Smith

September 5    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

October 3          The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

November 7      The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block

December 5      In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper edited by Lawrence Block

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

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Real Boy  
   

Please join us for a very special screening of a documentary by a local filmmaker Shaleece Haas  as well as a Q&A open to the public afterwards.  

Film summary: 

REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.

 

For more information please call Fremont Main Library at (510) 745-1401

 

    Location: Fukaya Room
     Language Learning Database Demo  
   

Language Learning Database Demo  Tuesday September 5th,  6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Are you ready or the challenge of learning another language?  Are you ready for the reward? 

With an Alameda County Library card you have access to language learning databases, eBooks, eAudiobooks and streaming video to help you learn the language of your choice.  There are also courses for English language learners.  Want to find out more?

Join us for a demonstration on what the library has to offer and start learning today!

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Wednesday September 6, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

 

   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: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Got STEM? Paper Airplanes  
   

This new program series at the San Lorenzo Library focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - or STEM for short.

For kids ages 7 and up, space is limited to 20 children.

This month, learn about aerodynamics by experimenting with paper planes. See if you can design the plane that glides the furthest!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Job Search Workshop  
   

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS

Presented by the Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center

 

Job search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

Wednesday, September 6 @ Fremont Main Library, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

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

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

 

 

 


Thursday September 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

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
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families 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!

 


For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   1:00 PM  -  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  -  2:00 PM Paint Along for Adults - CLASS FULL!  
   

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Beginner and experienced painters are invited to join teaching artist Karen Wardell to make a beautiful piece of art. All the supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is your creating spirit!

Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 925-803-7252 or come by the Information Desk to register.

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month at the Dublin Library.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Zone for ages 5-8  
   

Related image Join us for this Fun with Art class for kids ages 5-8! Space is limited, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

 

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
   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 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
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM EALI Governance  
   

The Eden Area Livability Initiative (EALI) Governance working group meets the first Thursday of every month at the San Lorenzo Library from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm to discuss local governance issues that pertain to the community. If you would like more information or would like to get on the EALI email list please contact Rosa Rodrigues at 510-670-5964 or by email at Rosa.Rodriguez@acgov.org

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday September 8, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fun with Science  
   

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Join us for Fun with Science!!! We will be doing fun and interesting science experiments for kids of all ages. 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime  
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 3:45 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  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up at TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

 

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

Photosynthesis and Respiration

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday September 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PSAT Practice Test  
   

Image result for princeton reviewPractice taking one of the most important tests in your life. The Princeton Review is coming to the Centerville Library to provide realistic practice. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll face on the actual exam. You’ll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. 

PSAT Practice Test: Saturday September 9, 9 am-12 pm. *Please bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and water/snacks. Registration will open online on September 1st. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson Branch Manager   510-284-0642   DWilson@aclibrary.org
   

Children 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 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 Branch Manager Joe Stoner; jstoner@acibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level.* 


Instructor Joe Sapena completed the teaching program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley. Because of the profound influence the practice of yoga has had in his life, he hopes to inspire and guide students in their own journey of discovery. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.

To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Photography  
   

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

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, September 9
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...all with time for Q & A.  

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 10
Saturday, September 9
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using File Explorer, the Windows 10 file management tool.

Free Entertainment on iPhone/iPad
Saturday, September 16
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, September 16
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

 

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 eBook/eAudiobook Help Desk  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - van  Doorn Room - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One, Purl Two  
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

Our monthly drop-in knitting group is back! Bring your current project and join other knitters for conversation and snacks. All skill levels are welcome, however, this is not a class. Any yarn you wish to donate is appreciated. We will meet in the Library Learning Center.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    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  -  4:00 PM Bikemobile  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

 

 

 

The Bikemobile is coming back!

Has it been hard to find someone to mend that flat or put the chain back on? Bring your bike and get it repaired or find something fun to do with it.

                                                                    Don't forget your helmet.

San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande The van will park in front of the 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

   1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Origami  
   

Image result for origami This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday of September. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Managing Files & Folders with Windows 10  
   

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

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, September 9
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...all with time for Q & A.  

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 10
Saturday, September 9
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using File Explorer, the Windows 10 file management tool.

Free Entertainment on iPhone/iPad
Saturday, September 16
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, September 16
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

 

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 Crafts with Margo  
   
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact: Eugene Marangoni   510-608-1117   emarangoni@aclibrary.org
   

 

Social Security is more complicated than most people realize.  The decisions you make now can affect the amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.  You've paid into the Social Security program for over 30 years and you should learn how to get the maximum benefits  to which you are entitled.  Discover your benefits options by attending this free no-obligation workshop presented by financial planner Kinley Wong of the Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation.  This program will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room.  


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sitar Soundscapes with Haji Basim  
   

Sitar Soundscapes with Haji Basim

Sitar Soundscapes is a group story time, sound healing and meditation session facilitated by the multi-talented Haji Basim. http://www.hajibasim.com/

Please join us for this entertaining and tranquil session with stories from around the world that expose the listener to ancient yet practical truths. 

Haji uses instruments such as the Sitar and Bansuri flute from India, to provide a healing soundscape for guided meditation.

Saturday
September 9, 2 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
510-745-1401

Get Directions

 

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab  
   

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Insect Discovery Lab

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 2:45pm. This program is for K-12 aged kids. 

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


Sunday September 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Taking the Next Step: A Writing Workshop  
   

Taking the Next Step: A Writing Workshop

Sunday, September 10

1 pm to 4:30 pm

Are you stuck in your writing project? Let author Camille Minichino help! No matter your topic, genre, or format, this workshop will help take you to the next step. She’ll lecture on the craft of writing and the publishing process. You’ll engage in writing exercises, discussion and critique. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call or visit the Information Desk to sign up!

Camille Minichino is the author of 25 mysteries in four different series. She has written many short stories and articles, and she is a teacher of writing and science around the Bay Area, including Golden Gate University.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

     A Performance by Urban Folk Artist Haji Basim  
    Contact: Eugene Marangoni   510-608-1117   emarangoni@aclibrary.org
   

Haji Basim, an award-winning, passionate artist, performs music that is a unique blend of Folk, Devotional, and World music.  Basim is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, who has mastered guitar, banjo, ukulele and sitar.  He is also a singer-songwriter, and has created a new diverse and spiritually upbeat genre called Urban Folk.  

This free program will be held in the Dublin Library Comnmnunity Room, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., and is suitable for teens and adults.  

 

   3:30 PM  -  3:45 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 September 11, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 AM Computación para adultos  
   

 Clases de Computación

 

¿Quiere aprender cómo usar la computadora mejor?                                                                                                                                                                                                 ¿Quiere saber cómo usar el sitio web (internet), obtener un dirección de correo electrónico o como usar Microsoft Word para escribir una carta?

Comenzando el lunes, 11 de septiembre tendremos sesiones de media hora, uno a uno, maestro y estudiante, en la biblioteca de San Lorenzo.

 

6:00pm a 8:00pm

Llamará a 510-284-0642 para registrarse por una cita.

Pregunta le por Lael, Fili, Jeni o Melinda.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


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 EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job in the Bay Area? Bring your resume and come talk to a representative of EastBay Works.

If you're struggling with a Resume, Cover Letter or how to apply for a job online in this new high tech world

come talk to Gwen.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Between the Lines: 4th-5th Grade 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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children four to six years old.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM FRM Adult/Teen Event Template  
   

 Skills For Well-being 

Talk Series

Parenting Your Teen

 With college around the corner, your teens are demanding independence and  asserting their  privileges.  Explore how you can encourage them, and yet make the most of your last  years to  train and enrich your parent-teen relationship.

 Dr. Karen Yeh, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder of Feeling Good Therapy  and  Training Center.

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Booklegger Volunteer Orientation  
   

 

If you are interested in becoming a Booklegger volunteer in the Fremont Unified School District, come to our orientation meeting to learn about our volunteer opportunity. For more information, please call the Children's Information Desk at 510-745-1421.

 

What does a Booklegger do?

  • Commit an average of 3-4 hours per week during the school year (you set your own schedule!)
  • Visit elementary schools in the Fremont Unified School District
  • Introduce students to 6-10 books during a 30-minute presentation
  • Promote reading and encourage a lifelong love of reading for fun!?

After you are accepted into the program there will be seven weeks of training at the Fremont Main Library (held on Tuesday mornings from 9:15 am-11:45 am, starting September 19 through October 31). During the training, volunteers will be introduced to booktalking, reading aloud and storytelling skills. You will also have an opportunity to visit several classrooms to see a Booklegger in action and practice your skills.

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  September 12 @ 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
   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 

Successful Interviews - Learn and practice interview skills

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Fun with Science  
   

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Join us for Fun with Science!!! We will be doing fun and fascinating science experiments for kids ages 5-8. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

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

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 3 and 4)  
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 2nd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 3 and 4.

This month's book: The Lonely Lake Monster by Suzanne Selfors

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Documentary Screening of Guilty Pleasures  
   

 

At the Fremont Main Library in Fukaya room B on Tuesday September 12th at 6:00 p.m.

     Documentary Screening of Guilty Pleasures 

     

Julie Moggan’s documentary offers a much closer and more perceptive look at the world of the romance novel by profiling five people involved in it. Though their roles vary widely, they reveal the deeper personal and social meanings of the genre’s allure.

*This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. 

http://www.pbs.org/pov/guiltypleasures/  

 PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned

No registration is required, please just come and enjoy!

Contact- seigenman@aclibrary.org

 

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Sign-up for an appointment with our Lawyer in the Library. The lawyer will get you started on your problem. San Lorenzo Library's lawyer specializes in family law, criminal law, and estate planning.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Yoga for Preschoolers @

the Castro Valley Library

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.  

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

This class is best suited for children 3 - 7 year olds.  A towel or mat is recommended.  

Class size is limited.  First come, first served.

    Location: Castro Valley
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Centerville Book Club  
   

Join us for a book discussion for adults. This month we are reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.  New members always welcome. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-795-2629  or bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE 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  -  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 September 13, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Yoga for Preschoolers @

the Castro Valley Library

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.  

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

This class is best suited for children 3 - 7 year olds.  A towel or mat is recommended.  

Class size is limited.  First come, first served.

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

 

   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: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun with Science  
   

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Join us for Fun with Science!!! We will be doing fun and interesting science experiments for kids ages 5-8. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MOCHA Art Workshop for Kids  
   




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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 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.

*November's meeting will be held on the third Wednesday of the month*

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 1st & 2nd Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-284-0632   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

Miss Tara's Children's Book Club

for 1st and 2nd Graders

a Year-Round Book Club that meets once a month to discuss grade-level Books!

Limited to 12 participants

Sign up at the Reference Desk and receive the first book, read it and come to the meeting on September 13th and discuss the book, return the book to the coordinator, and then get the second book... It's lots of fun!   This book club continues through the school year every second Wednesday in the Meeting Room of Union City Library.

 

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families 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!

 


For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   1:00 PM  -  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 Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad Tips & Tricks  
   

 

Move beyond the basics of using your iPhone / iPad! With this entertaining and informative class you will discover many of the best hidden features you didn't know existed. Easily learn useful tricks to help enhance your iPhone / iPad experience. There will be time for Q & A. 

No registration necessary. Classes are free. Bring your fully charged device and let the fun begin. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding: Java (ages 12+)  
   

Image result for javaThis coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Javascript programming. Students must come to all 6 classes: September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30th. (Thursdays & Saturdays for 3 weeks), from 3:30-4:30 each day. 

This program is for ages 12 and up. Space is limited & registration will open on September 1st. 

Questions call 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 Center  
   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
   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 2nd & 3rd Grade Kids Book Club  
   

Read the monthly book selection and meet with a Teen Volunteer on the 2nd Thursday of the Month to discuss it. 

Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For those entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall. 

This month's book: Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm by Herman Parish

 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE 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.

*November's meeting will be held on the third Thursday of the month*

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday September 15, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES 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
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pirate Day Crafts  
    Contact: Kris Sandoe     ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

Friday, September 15th at Niles Library at 3 PM

Pirate Day Crafts!

Let's prepare for "Talk Like a Pirate Day" by making Pirate Crafts.

For all ages at the Niles Library.

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2017 is the following week.  We will prepare on Sept 15th at the library by making Pirate Crafts and practicing our Pirate Talk.

Niles Library

150 "I" Street

(510) 284-0695

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pirate Day  
   

Image result for pirate dayGet ready for Talk like a Pirate Day with a pirate themed craft! 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up at TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

 

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

Genetics

    Location: Union City Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Presentation on Food Choices and Healthy Living  
   

You're invited to a thought provoking presentation on Food Choices & Healthy Living

Raising Awareness through:

Presentation, Arts, and Carnival Games.

 

By the Youth Leadership Team

https://www.greenkidsnow.org/foodchoices/

This FREE event is open to people of all ages. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilingual 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

   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  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Free Entertainment on iPhone/iPad  
   

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

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, September 9
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...all with time for Q & A.  

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 10
Saturday, September 9
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using File Explorer, the Windows 10 file management tool.

Free Entertainment on iPhone/iPad
Saturday, September 16
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, September 16
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

 

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  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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 program that requires no registration.

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  -  1:00 PM Knitting/Crocheting Circle  
   

Bring your current knitting or crochet project to work on, or start a new one and meet other avid stichers.

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-795-2629  or bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Serra Center Art Exhibit & Reception  
   

Serra Center Art Exhibit & Reception

The Olive Hyde Art Guild, Serra Center, and the City of Fremont are pleased to invite the public to join in the celebration of a group of 21 artists from the Serra Center Art Workshop.Please come to meet and congratulate the artists, view their artwork, and enjoy some refreshments.   

The reception will include a silent auction of framed paintings and sale of matted artwork. There will be program to introduce the Serra Center artists and present them with certificates and awards.  

The 21 artists from Serra Center include: Roger Anglin, Cary Bell, Patrick Carleton, Robert Cross, Donald Dimenco, Donald Fields, Karen Goldberg, Sophia Halsey, Gary Heuer, Maryann Jerde, Maurice Kaasa, Todd Lorenzo, Lisa Mungin, Kelly Rommelfanger, Lori Santos, Terry Shiman, Marsha Smith, Jennifer Sullivan, Patrick Tracy, Bill Turner, Ryan Vevoda.

Serra Center is a local non-profit agency providing housing, independent and supported living services, and compassionate care to adult individuals with developmental disabilities living in Fremont and Bay Area locations.  Founded in 1975, the mission of Serra Center has been to provide dignity, respect and choice for persons with developmental disabilities.

 

The Serra Center Art Workshop is a 16 week special art instruction program for developmentally disabled individuals from Serra Center.
The art workshop has been funded and sponsored for seven years by the Olive Hyde Art Guild and represents a successful collaboration with the City of Fremont and Serra Center.
 
After the reception artworks will be on display on the 2nd floor of the Fremont Main LIbrary September 17 through October 27


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

FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY- Get Directions
 

   1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Origami  
   

Image result for origami This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday of September. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks  
   

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

iPad/iPhone Photography
Saturday, September 9
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...all with time for Q & A.  

Managing Files & Folders with Windows 10
Saturday, September 9
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you endlessly searching for documents?  Learn how to better manage your documents, photographs, and other files using File Explorer, the Windows 10 file management tool.

Free Entertainment on iPhone/iPad
Saturday, September 16
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, September 16
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

 

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 Climate Reality Project - Climate Change Talk  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Book Chat  
   

After a brief hiatus, Teen Book Chat is back, and we're ready to discuss new teen books! High school students are encouraged to join us for our monthly book chat meetings, which are held one Saturday a month. For Teen Book Chat, register at the Information Desk and select a title you'd like to read from the books available (selection varies month to month). Read your selected title (each person reads a different title each month), and prepare a short book talk for the group. Attend the monthly meeting, and talk about new teen books! Each person will present their book, and the group can ask questions while learning about great new titles from their peers. Instructions for the book talk are given when you pick up a title. After the meeting, the book is yours to keep!

Generously sponsored by the Dublin Friends of the Library. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Electronic Medical Record and Why You Should Care  
   

Do you know what an Electronic Medical Record is?  If not, come to this free workshop presented by Connie Berg, RN, MBA, and find out! 

This program is designed for anyone who visits doctors, nurse practitioners, and dentists and for those who work in the healthcare industry (physicians, nurses).  Learn about the HIPAA Compliance law [HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act], which addresses privacy and security of a patient's medical data associated with the EMR. 

At the end of the session, there will be a 30-minute question and answer session,, and an on-the-spot evaluation form to be turned in when each attendee receives their certificate of attendance.

Speaker Connie Berg, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, is Principal of CMB Consulting, which focuses on Information Technology [HCIT], Nursing and Healthcare Informatics projects for Hospitals and Vendors. 

 

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM TEDEdClub Meetings  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Build your Public speaking and Presentation skills.

Discover, Explore and Present your bid ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.

For 6th through 9th graders.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding: Java (ages 12+)  
   

Image result for javaThis coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Javascript programming. Students must come to all 6 classes: September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30th. (Thursdays & Saturdays for 3 weeks), from 3:30-4:30 each day. 

This program is for ages 12 and up. Space is limited & registration will open on September 1st. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE 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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday September 17, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cooking with Noah and Kisa  
   

Noah and Kisa are back with another fun (and mostly healthy) cooking demonstration for you in the Library's cafe!  Tastings provided.

This month's theme is Back to School! Parents will learn how to make great lunches to pack for your kids to take to school, and kids will learn how to make healthy snacks for when they get home.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego & Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For kids ages 8+

 

Dream it and build it with Legos, tinker with digital technology, and more! Bring a friend and leave your Legos at home. No need to register for this free event
 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library: Drug Lord, Look Out!  
   

2 Fast 2 Furious

Synopsis Street racers try to nail a drug lord.

Directors John Singleton

Production year 2003

Rating PG-13

Studio Universal Pictures

Runtime 107 minutes

 

Cast Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM English/Chinese Storytime  
   

Let's learn English and Chinese together with David and Ashley!!  

This is a storytime for 3 to 5 years old, followed by 15 minutes of fun activities, music, games, crafts and more.  Due to limited space, free tickets are availabel at 3:15 pm at the Children's Desk.  

Please be on time.  Late comers will not be admitted!!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday September 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


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 EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job in the Bay Area? Bring your resume and come talk to a representative of EastBay Works.

If you're struggling with a Resume, Cover Letter or how to apply for a job online in this new high tech world

come talk to Gwen.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 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
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children four to six years old.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write Your Story  
   

 Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hass, for an informal 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

September 19, and October 17, and November 21

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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 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
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Readers' Round Table - a new group for book lovers  
   

Looking for something good to read? Welcome to Readers' Round Table, a monthly meeting for book lovers. Here's a chance to share a bit about the books you read and fill up your "to-be-read" list with recommendations by your peers.

Each month you'll get a short list of themed books for inspiration. Choose a title to read and share the following month. You are welcome to share whatever great book you have read, regardless of whether it fits the monthly theme. Not sure how to "book talk"? It's easy. Simply tell us a little about the book (characters, story, setting) and who might enjoy it (mystery lovers, history buffs, etc.). Remember, don't give away the ending!

We're meant to be an informal, fun, and friendly setting. All types and categories of reading are welcome. No registration and no commitment required, just drop by and come share your latest book crush with us.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   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:  Open Discussion/Presentations

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Come by the Centerville Library and get creative with our bricks! 

 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Starting a Business  
   

EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

Alan L. Olsen, CPA and host of "American Dreams" radio show, KDOW 1220AM, will share recipes for success and leadership for entrepreneurs.  Learn how to start a business, entity structure, work-life balance and exit strategy.  Alan is a certified public accountant (CPA) and Managing Partner of Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP (GROCO), a leading CPA firm based in Fremont.

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Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA (Tax)

GROCO Managing Partner


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Wednesday September 20, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

 

   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: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Embroidery for Adults  
   

Learn how to do counted cross stitch, embroidery, crewel and other needle arts with Monica. The current project is an embroidery sampler. Materials for the current project will be supplied.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CRAFT ZONE  
   

 

 DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR ... CRAFTING????

 Well look no further, join us at the library for an hour of crafts! 

 This FREE program is for children ages 5 to 8;  all materials will be provided.

 Space is limited, please arrive minutes prior for tickets at the reference desk.

 


 Contact:  REFERENCE DESK  (510) 608-1172
 Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM State Senator Wieckowski Office Hours  
   

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

A representative from the office of California State Senator Bob Wieckowski will be available at the Library on the third Wednesday of every month from 3 pm to 5 pm to meet with constituents.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Take Charge in Managing Diabetes  
   

Take Charge in Managing Diabetes 

A free two-part program to create a plan for success

 

Wed, September 20 & 27, 2017 (2-parts)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

San Lorenzo Library

395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo

FREE

 

Learn how you can take control by managing your condition to lower medical costs, reduce health complications, and increase longevity through lifestyle modifications. Presented by Diabetic Educator Evelina McDowall.

Diabetic complications not only affect your blood sugar, but also vital organs such as kidneys, pancreas, skin, eyes and feet. People with diabetes are also two times at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Light refreshments served.

Limited seating. Registration is required. Call (510) 538-2035 to register.   

 

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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 Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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 Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families 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!

 


For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 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.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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 Winning Resumes  
   

Learn what makes a good resume 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

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding: Java (ages 12+)  
   

Image result for javaThis coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Javascript programming. Students must come to all 6 classes: September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30th. (Thursdays & Saturdays for 3 weeks), from 3:30-4:30 each day. 

This program is for ages 12 and up. Space is limited & registration will open on September 1st. 

Questions call 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 Center  
   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
   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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday September 22, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hispanic Heritage Month  
   

Image result for hispanic heritage monthCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a craft for all ages. 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM arttain  
   

Art for Kids!

FREE classes with different crafts each week.

Available to children grades 2nd - 6th.

Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets.

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up at TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

 

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

Cell Division

    Location: Union City Library
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library @ Eden Night Live  
   

Stop by our booth at Eden Night Live!  Learn more about the services the Library offers, take a photo in our photo booth, sign up for a new library card, and more! Ask how you can spin our prize wheel.

 

For more information on Eden Night Live visit https://www.facebook.com/edennightlive/ or http://edennightlive.com/

 


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

Location: 16640 E. 14th Street, Ashland, CA 94541
 

 

 


Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM SAT Practice Test  
   

Image result for princeton reviewPractice taking one of the most important tests in your life. The Princeton Review is coming to the Centerville Library to provide realistic practice. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll face on the actual exam. You’ll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses

SAT Practice Test: Saturday September 23, 9 am-1 pm. *Please bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and water/snacks. Registration will open online on September 1st. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson Branch Manager   510-284-0642   DWilson@aclibrary.org
   

Children 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  
   

Image result for children playing clipartCommunity 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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tail Wagging Tales  
   

A volunteer from the Ohlone Humane Society will be here with with Bentley, the trained therapy dog. Bentley is very nice and likes to be read all kinds of stories! Check in at the information desk and ask about reading to Bentley. 


Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  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

   1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Origami  
   

Image result for origami This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday of September. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ‘THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!  
   

‘THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!

The background, creation and songs of The Beatles’ revolutionary 1967  album

An illustrated lecture presented by Dulais Rhys, Ph.D

Known simply as Sgt. Pepper, some of the plaudits used to describe this groundbreaking album include: “unique … seminal … pioneering … original … revolutionary …

A year before Sgt. Pepper transformed the pop world, the Beach Boys had produced their own innovative album, Pet Sounds. During The Beatles 1966 – and final – US concert tour, the Fab Four had heard this stunning collection of songs and were inspired to create their own album.

By that time, The Beatles had had enough of touring: over 1400 performances worldwide, being constantly besieged, confined to hotel rooms, transported in armored trucks and playing more or less the same songs to screaming fans that made more noise than their instruments. It was time to move on: “We knew that we were not going to do this again. We were no longer on the buzz of fame and success.” (George Harrison)

Following their farewell concert in San Francisco on August 29, 1966, The Beatles took a break from public performance – and from each other – to contemplate their musical future.

Three months later, Paul McCartney suggested returning to the studio to record songs based on their childhood experiences in Liverpool. Fortunately for musical posterity, the other three Beatles members agreed and in November 1966, The Beatles withdrew to London’s EMI studios to start work on what would be a watershed album of iconic songs; opening with Paul’s rocking opening ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ contrasting with Ringo’s soulful rendition of ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, George’s Eastern-influenced ‘Within You Without You’ and closing with John’s enigmatic ‘A Day in the Life’.

Two other groundbreaking songs, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and ‘Penny Lane’, were also earmarked for Sgt.Pepper but never made it onto the album - this presentation will reveal why.

Even the cover of Sgt.Pepper – like the music – is iconic and has its own fascinating history: 1960s pop artist, Peter Blake’s, cut-out tableau of famous people became the topic of discussion … and trivia quiz 

The songs of The Beatles continue to stand the test of time and the group’s contribution to the history of 20th century popular music remains unprecedented and unchallenged. A new generation is now experiencing the quality, variety and longevity of Beatles music which makes ‘They Say It’s Your Birthday’ - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old! suitable for an audience of all ages and every level of musical appreciation and knowledge.

Singing along is encouraged!

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Fitness at Fremont Main  
   

Belly Dance with Azra

Learn the basic hip movements, body isolations and more of belly dancing from instructor Azra in the Fukaya Meeting Room.  Azra has been teaching belly dance since 1998.  Hip scarves will be provided.

Bring water as well as towels and wear comfortable clothes.

All are welcome! 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding: Java (ages 12+)  
   

Image result for javaThis coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Javascript programming. Students must come to all 6 classes: September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30th. (Thursdays & Saturdays for 3 weeks), from 3:30-4:30 each day. 

This program is for ages 12 and up. Space is limited & registration will open on September 1st. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday September 24, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:45 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: Wonder Woman (2017)  
   

SUNDAY CINEMA
FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Wonder Woman (2017)

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.  Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.  Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny.      PG-13 ; 133 min.

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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library: Drug Lord, Look Out!  
   

Revenge of the Pink Panther

Synopsis A bumbling detective dons a series of disguises to apprehend drug racketeers. He's assisted by the ex-girlfriend of the group's kingpin.

Directors Blake Edwards

Production year 1978

Rating PG

Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Runtime 98 minutes

 

Cast Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Dyan Cannon, Robert Webber, Burt Kwouk

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  3:45 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 September 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


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 EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job in the Bay Area? Bring your resume and come talk to a representative of EastBay Works.

If you're struggling with a Resume, Cover Letter or how to apply for a job online in this new high tech world

come talk to Gwen.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 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
   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children four to six years old.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Skills For Well-being Talk Series  
   

Skills For Well-being 

Talk Series

Social and Emotional Well-being in School

Children who are made fun of, who feel "different" or are too intelligent compared to average kids suffer in school. Walk away with 5 specific ways to help your kid. 

Tu Hoang, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at the Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center.

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

June 27: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

July 25: Hissing Cousins by Mark Peyser

August 22: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

September 26: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

October 24: Memory Man by David Baldacci

November 28: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

December 26: Winter Break. No Meeting.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 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
   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 Tara on the 4th Tuesday  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: Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer

Contact us at 510-284-0677 for more information.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

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

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

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

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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 Paranormal Investigation & Historic Houses  
   

Is Meek Mansion haunted? How about McConaghy House?

Come find out!

Tuesday, September 26

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Paranormal research groups have investigated Meek Mansion in Meek Park and the McConaghy House in Kennedy Park and found them to be very active sites for paranormal activity. Data collected previously includes electronic voice phenomena, cold spots, touches, apparitions and much more. Gretta Stimson, Collections and Properties Manager for the Hayward Area Historical Society, will share evidence collected by investigators and provide information about how you can get involved.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Program for this date to be announced.


Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

50% off everything in the store!

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

 

   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: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    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  -  5:30 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Take Charge in Managing Diabetes  
   

Take Charge in Managing Diabetes 

A free two-part program to create a plan for success

 

Wed, September 20 & 27, 2017 (2-parts)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

San Lorenzo Library

395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo

FREE

 

Learn how you can take control by managing your condition to lower medical costs, reduce health complications, and increase longevity through lifestyle modifications. Presented by Diabetic Educator Evelina McDowall.

Diabetic complications not only affect your blood sugar, but also vital organs such as kidneys, pancreas, skin, eyes and feet. People with diabetes are also two times at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Light refreshments served.

Limited seating. Registration is required. Call (510) 538-2035 to register.   

 

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

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

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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 Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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 Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families 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!

 


For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 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.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding: Java (ages 12+)  
   

Image result for javaThis coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Javascript programming. Students must come to all 6 classes: September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30th. (Thursdays & Saturdays for 3 weeks), from 3:30-4:30 each day. 

This program is for ages 12 and up. Space is limited & registration will open on September 1st. 

Questions call 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 Center  
   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
   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

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday September 29, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paint Along Class for Adults  
   

Paint Along Class for Adults

Friday, September 29th

from 2-4 pm

Enjoy an afternoon painting along with instructor Fuqua. No supplies or artistic talent needed. Space is limited to 20 adults. Sign up at the Information desk. This will be a two hour program.

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: Fukaya Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Craft Zone  
   

Related image Join us for this Fun with Art class for kids of all ages. 

 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695
Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM arttain  
   

Art for Kids!

FREE classes with different crafts each week.

Available to children grades 2nd - 6th.

Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets.

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

BioMakers

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday September 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Fall Book Sale - Members Only  
   

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

All proceeds benefit the Dublin Library.

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library @ St. John School  
   

Stop by our booth at St. John Catholic School Fall Festival!  Learn more about the services the Library offers, sign up for a new library card, and more! 

For more information on St. John Catholic School or the Fall Festival visit http://www.stjohncatholicschool.org/

 


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

Location: 270 E. Lewelling Blvd. San Lorenzo, CA 94580

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Fall Book Sale - Open to the Public  
   

 

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

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

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Naturalization Information Session  
   

USCIS Naturalization Information Session - Saturday September 30th  12:30-2:30 p.m.

Representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in San Francisco will present information on how to prepare to become a United States Citizen.  

Program Highlights

Overview of naturalization eligibility requirements.

Step-by-step description of the naturalization process with a demonstration interview.

Question &  Answer session.

Free naturalization test preparation materials!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Origami  
   

Image result for origami This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday of September. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM TEDEdClub Meetings  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Build your Public speaking and Presentation skills.

Discover, Explore and Present your bid ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.

For 6th through 9th graders.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding: Java (ages 12+)  
   

Image result for javaThis coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Javascript programming. Students must come to all 6 classes: September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30th. (Thursdays & Saturdays for 3 weeks), from 3:30-4:30 each day. 

This program is for ages 12 and up. Space is limited & registration will open on September 1st. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday October 1, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
   

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series: Facing Death  
   

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/1: Facing Death

Screening the film Facing Death . . . with open eyes. Beliefs, feelings, and concerns about dying -- our worst and best-case scenarios

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

10/8: Life Review

A playful and illuminating exercise of self-reflection. An opportunity to appreciate the unfolding of one’s journey as a story of self.

Guest Presenter: Nancy Isaacs, Collage Artist

 

10/15: The Art of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and forgiving – how to release unfulfilled dreams, old wounds and past mistakes.

Guest Presenter: Carolyn CJ Jones, Forgiveness Specialist

 

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Monday October 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   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

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This month's book: TBA

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

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

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

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

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

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Skills For Well-being Talk Series  
   

 

Skills for Well-being 

Talk Series

Relationship Skills For Couple

If you really wish to stay close and yet your anger and hurt feelings get in the way, then you might find this workshop helpful.

Grace Khoo, Marriage and Family Therapist at the Feeling Good

Therapy and Training Center.

 


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

Location: FREMONT 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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal Fresh  
   

Cal Fresh (food stamps) sign-ups at the San Lorenzo Library

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) registrarse en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo  

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh. Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.  

The Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe at the San Lorenzo Library for sign-ups every 1st Tuesday of the month. This program is for anyone who qualifies to receive free nutritious food. 

For more information please contact: Patty (510) 636-4909 or pfigueroa@accfb.org

 

   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's 1st/2nd Grade Book Club  
   

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 those in grades 1 and 2. 

This month's book: TBD

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE 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  -  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

July 18               Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder

August 1            Rose by Martin Cruz Smith

September 5    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

October 3          The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

November 7      The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block

December 5      In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper edited by Lawrence Block

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

 


Wednesday October 4, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

 

   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: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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
   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 October 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

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

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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 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.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Travel Spain: A First Thursdays Event  
   

Local author and photographer Karin Welss would like to take you on a photographic tour of Spain. Whether you're planning a trip to Spain, or you're just an armchair traveler, join us for photos, stories, and tips about visiting this friendly, colorful, fascinating country.

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month at the Dublin Library.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    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  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   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
   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
 

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday October 6, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM arttain  
   

Art for Kids!

FREE classes with different crafts each week.

Available to children grades 2nd - 6th.

Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets.

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up at TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

 

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

Evolution

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson Branch Manager   510-284-0642   DWilson@aclibrary.org
   

Children 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  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level.* 


Instructor Joe Sapena completed the teaching program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley. Because of the profound influence the practice of yoga has had in his life, he hopes to inspire and guide students in their own journey of discovery. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.

To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook/eAudiobook Help Desk  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - van Doorn Room - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One, Purl Two  
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

Our monthly drop-in knitting group is back! Bring your current project and join other knitters for conversation and snacks. All skill levels are welcome, however, this is not a class. Any yarn you wish to donate is appreciated. We will meet in the Library Learning Center.

   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  -  2:00 PM Muvafika's Cursive Writing  
   

Muvafika's Cursive Writing

In today’s technologically advanced world where the computer is an integral part of one’s life, the role of handwriting seems to lose its significance. We are here to stress the importance of handwriting which in fact, reflects one’s personality. Any vital document can be validated only through a person’s own handwriting so it has to be legible and neat. Good handwriting can never be replaced by any kind of technology so ‘Muvafika's Cursive Writing’ gives the child extensive practice in Cursive writing, which is beautiful in its own way.

This is a level 1 class for children ages 6 to 10 years old.  Advanced registration is required for this FREE class.

 

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

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

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Grades 3-4)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Join a great 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 Tamecca Brewer or Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0640.

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Grades 1-2)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Join a great Book Club for 1st and 2nd 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 Tamecca Brewer or Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0640.

    Location: Learning Center

Sunday October 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series: Facing Death  
   

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/1: Facing Death

Screening the film Facing Death . . . with open eyes. Beliefs, feelings, and concerns about dying -- our worst and best-case scenarios

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

10/8: Life Review

A playful and illuminating exercise of self-reflection. An opportunity to appreciate the unfolding of one’s journey as a story of self.

Guest Presenter: Nancy Isaacs, Collage Artist

 

10/15: The Art of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and forgiving – how to release unfulfilled dreams, old wounds and past mistakes.

Guest Presenter: Carolyn CJ Jones, Forgiveness Specialist

 

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Silk Road  
   

 

 

 Asian Art Museum

@

Union City Library

 
The Silk Road: Globalization in the Ancient World

                                                   

Before jet planes and smartphones, merchants and pilgrims spent months traveling over perilous land and sea routes to carry

luxury goods and new ideas thousands of miles across lost civilizations. Accompany the travelers over high mountain passes and parched deserts on their voyages of discovery and exchange.                                                                                                                                                                        

 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 

Monday October 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   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

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Between the Lines: 4th-5th Grade 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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   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: TBD

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (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
   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  -  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 October 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

 

   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: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun with Science  
   

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Join us for Fun with Science!!! We will be doing fun and interesting science experiments for kids ages 5-8. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MOCHA Art Workshop for Kids  
   




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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 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.

*November's meeting will be held on the third Wednesday of the month*

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

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

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

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

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

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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 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.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    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  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   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
   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.

*November's meeting will be held on the third Thursday of the month*

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday October 13, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Sign up at TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

BioSimulation

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday October 14, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 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 Branch Manager Joe Stoner; jstoner@acibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook/eAudiobook Help Desk  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - van Doorn Room- Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
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: 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 Muvafika's Cursive Writing  
   

Muvafika's Cursive Writing

In today’s technologically advanced world where the computer is an integral part of one’s life, the role of handwriting seems to lose its significance. We are here to stress the importance of handwriting which in fact, reflects one’s personality. Any vital document can be validated only through a person’s own handwriting so it has to be legible and neat. Good handwriting can never be replaced by any kind of technology so ‘Muvafika's Cursive Writing’ gives the child extensive practice in Cursive writing, which is beautiful in its own way.

This is a level 1 class for children ages 6 to 10 years old.  Advanced registration is required for this FREE class.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM Crafts with Margo  
   
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Book Chat  
   

After a brief hiatus, Teen Book Chat is back, and we're ready to discuss new teen books! High school students are encouraged to join us for our monthly book chat meetings, which are held one Saturday a month. For Teen Book Chat, register at the Information Desk and select a title you'd like to read from the books available (selection varies month to month). Read your selected title (each person reads a different title each month), and prepare a short book talk for the group. Attend the monthly meeting, and talk about new teen books! Each person will present their book, and the group can ask questions while learning about great new titles from their peers. Instructions for the book talk are given when you pick up a title. After the meeting, the book is yours to keep!

Generously sponsored by the Dublin Friends of the Library. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM TEDEdClub Meetings  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Build your Public speaking and Presentation skills.

Discover, Explore and Present your bid ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.

For 6th through 9th graders.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Sunday October 15, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series: Facing Death  
   

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/1: Facing Death

Screening the film Facing Death . . . with open eyes. Beliefs, feelings, and concerns about dying -- our worst and best-case scenarios

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

10/8: Life Review

A playful and illuminating exercise of self-reflection. An opportunity to appreciate the unfolding of one’s journey as a story of self.

Guest Presenter: Nancy Isaacs, Collage Artist

 

10/15: The Art of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and forgiving – how to release unfulfilled dreams, old wounds and past mistakes.

Guest Presenter: Carolyn CJ Jones, Forgiveness Specialist

 

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Monday October 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   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

 

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

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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 Skills For Well Being Talk Series  
   

Skills For Well-being 

Talk Series

Healthy Divorce Options

 How to part ways without having to say goodbye to your well-being, your kids, and your  kitchen sink.

 G. Katie Dashtban, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder of

 Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Readers' Round Table - a group for book lovers  
   

Looking for something good to read? Welcome to Readers' Round Table, a monthly meeting for book lovers. Here's a chance to share a bit about the books you read and fill up your "to-be-read" list with recommendations by your peers.

Each month you'll get a short list of themed books for inspiration. Choose a title to read and share the following month. You are welcome to share whatever great book you have read, regardless of whether it fits the monthly theme. Not sure how to "book talk"? It's easy. Simply tell us a little about the book (characters, story, setting) and who might enjoy it (mystery lovers, history buffs, etc.). Remember, don't give away the ending!

We're meant to be an informal, fun, and friendly setting. All types and categories of reading are welcome. No registration and no commitment required, just drop by and come share your latest book crush with us.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   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: TBD

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Electrifying the World  
   

Electricity makes our life easier.  When scientists learned how electricity works it changed how humans lived.  Learn about what is electricity and how to capture it to make work. 

Also included in this FREE program for elementary aged children - Stories: Night Without Light, Electricity Song and several hands-on activities.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

 

   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: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CRAFT ZONE  
   

 

 DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR ... CRAFTING????

 Well look no further, join us at the library for an hour of crafts! 

 This FREE program is for children ages 5 to 8;  all materials will be provided.

 Space is limi