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Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Wednesday January 31, 2018
     Teen Volunteers Needed for Children's Events  
   

Calling all the teens!  If you like working with children and want to make a difference to the community, we have excellent opportunities for you!

The Children’s Services at Fremont Main Library is recruiting teen volunteers to help with children’s programs.  For details and how to apply, please go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMJVolunteerApp

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday December 17, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Christmas Divas Carolers  
   

       Join us for an afternoon concert and sing-along of your favorite holiday songs. 

   Hosted by the Christmas Divas. 

   In Our Greenhouse Community Room.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM K-8 Tutoring: MissionEDU  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring provided November 5 through December 17 for elementary and middle school students in math, science, etc. 

Your child will get more out of the tutoring if they attend most or all Sundays. 

Questions? Call the Information Desk at (510) 284-0677

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM Nutcracker  
   

The whole family is invited to watch a holiday classic:

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerGeorge Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER

Presented on the video wall with surround sound in the Bennett Room

Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievious mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine's stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet. The New York City Ballet's beloved production has been performed in New York City every year since its premiere on February 2, 1954.

This film is not rated and runs 110 minutes.

This film will show again on December 27 at 2:00 PM.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A SWINGIN' HOLIDAY  
   

A SWINGIN' HOLIDAY

A SWINGIN' HOLIDAY BIG BAND CONCERT

Join us in the Chabot Room for a swingin' good time!  Milt Bowerman and the Castro Valley Adult School's big band, "In Full Swing," put their own spin on holiday favorites.  You'll want to get up and dance!

No reservations are required for this FREE event.
 

For more information, contact Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: War Horse  
   

SUNDAY MOVIE

"Best Friends are Forever"

 

WAR HORSE

 

THE REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A HORSE AND A YOUNG MAN DURING WORLD WAR I

 

 

RATING:  PG-13

RUNTIME:  2 hrs. 26 min

RELEASE YEAR: 2011

DIRECTOR:  Steven Spielberg

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
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM FIRST Lego League demonstation  
   

Lego Mindstorm kitCome meet a local team, the Skywalkers, competing in the FIRST Lego League.  The international non-profit organization FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, coordinates team competitions using the Lego Mindstorm kits.  

The team will demonstrate their latest project (not seen here) and tell about their experience.  

To join the Lego League, you need to be in grades 4-8.  Everyone is welcome to attend the demonstration! No registration required.  

Contact:  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager - 510-284-0685


Monday December 18, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   




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  
   

 

 

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express/Taller de Tareas Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express pra grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes oluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa.

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - 5:30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 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
 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Study Hall  
   

High school students looking for a quiet place to study for finals can come to the library Monday, December 18th from 4-6 pm. We'll provide a quiet place to study in the Bennett Room, as well as having our laptops available for use during study hall. We'll aslo provide snacks to keep teens motivated in their studying. No registration necessary, just drop in. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252 

Location: DUBLIN 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 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  
   

Image result for storytime images Come have fun listening to great stories and songs with Ms. Cheryl.

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@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 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 o Melinda.

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Holidays Storytime  
   

Two Sessions are offered: December 4, and December 18, 2017.
Join us for fun holidays stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading!  A holiday craft will be included in this special storytime. 
Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421 or Email FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday December 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  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

     This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese, and followed by crafts. 

     Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

     Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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.

   December 19, January 16, and February 20

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

For more information: Bruce Haase  Email:ohnjca@comcast.net

or
                                             Lili Khalili: Union City Library 510-745-1464
                                                         Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Readers' Round Table followed by Silent Book Club  
   

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, but the following month you can talk about any great book you have read. Very briefly say what the book is about and why folks might like it. 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.

After the Round Table discussion from 2:00-3:00 pm, you can stick around from 3:00-4:00 pm for our Silent Book Club. It's basicaly a silent reading hour, and you don't need to attend the Round Table to participate. Sometimes it's hard to make the time to read. Now you can schedule it and join others, too! Don't you deserve an hour of quiet, uninterrupted reading?

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  
   

 

 

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy in during this free art program for children ages 5-8. Due to space limitations, free tickets will be available at 3:45 p.m. at the Information Desk.

You may only pick up tickets for your own children who must be present. 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's Tween Book Club  
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 3rd Tuesday 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: Bomb, The Race to Build - and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weappon by Steve Shenkin

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

NOTE: SPECIAL DATE AND TIME FOR DECEMBER!

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: Legend by Marie Lu

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

The California Highway Patrol and the Castro Valley Library present Start Smart: Teen Driver Program. CHP officers will discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities, and seatbelt usage. Additionally, testimonies will be provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens, and by family members who have lost love ones in traffic collisions.

The Start Smart program is a driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 - 19 and their parents/guardians.

Please contact the Castro Valley Library or the California Highway Patrol to register
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with Friends: Parent/Child Book Club for 4th-5th Graders  
   

Monthly book club for 4th-5th graders and a parent. Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the Third Tuesday of each month, October through May. Space is limited.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday December 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

Join us for Preschool Storytime with Ms Penny at the San Lorenzo Library! This event is for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. 

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

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Art with Ms. Chris  
   

   Art with Ms. Chris

 

 Join Ms. Chris for some art filled fun! This event is for children 3 - 5 years old.

 

**Be sure to wear your messy clothes.**


 

Contact:  Information Desk (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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 The Winter Magic Show with Magician Mike Della Penna  
   

 

The Winter Magic Show!

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and 

annual celebration of light. 

Come warm yourself this season with a little fun and a whole lot of wonder!
All ages are welcome to come laugh, smile, and participate in this very special seasonal magic show.

  *** Please arrive 15 minutes prior to event for tickets; available at the information desk.

 

 

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:30 PM Puppet Show  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM State Senator Wieckowski Office Hours  
   

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

A representative from the office of California State Senator Bob Wieckowski will be available at the Library on the third Wednesday of every month from 3 pm to 5 pm to meet with constituents.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

 

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Fall Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting September 20 through December 27, except for October 11, November 15, and December 13. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Adults- Fall Session  
   

Learn the art of Chinese writing with pen brushes with Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.

 

Online registration starts on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at https://tinyurl.com/y95tnegf.  

 

After registration, present the printed ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class or your seat may be released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

 

Contact Professor Wang at qiwuwang37@bellsouth.net if you have any questions. 


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Moms  
   

All mothers and children (optional) are welcome! This event will be hosted in our Greenhouse Community Room. 

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

For more information on the nonprofit, no excuse moms, please visit their website at noexcusemoms.com

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, 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  -  11:45 AM Storyteller John Weaver  
   

STORYTELLER JOHN WEAVER

PRESENTS HOLIDAY TALES

@ The Castro Valley Library

 

Thursday, December 21 @ 11:00 am

Energetic, Old fashioned, Interactive storytelling!

Classic tales get some surprising, hilarious holiday twists! 

Adults and children alike will enjoy John's interactive tales of families and animals, and of sharing time together.

Designed for Children 3 and over

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

Storytime for families at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays! All ages welcome.  

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
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mandarin Parenting Class with Dr. Shu-Ling Chen  
   

 
This class is conducted in Mandarin.  It's okay to bring your child with you, toys are provided to keep them busy.

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 

 

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

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 Preschool Yoga  
   

This Yoga class is scheduled on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 4 pm.  It is a 45-minute class for 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver.  Come join us to build a bond between your preschool age kid and you while doing fun yoga poses together.

* No classes in Nov.

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

Location: FREMONT 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 Japanese For Kids - CANCELLED  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's class is cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Today's class is cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Friday December 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

   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-284-0695   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

  Kids Art with Ms. Chris

 

Join Ms. Chris for art. This program is kids 5 years and older.

 

Space is limited, please arrive promptly.

   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Rewired to inspire  
   

Rewired to inspire:   Linking generations        (( kids ages 5-18    Adults 55+ ))

 

Online registration at rewiredtoinspire.weebly.com     Walk-ins are welcome!  

This workshop will allow different age groups to come together for their mutual benefits.   Activities with include games, discussions and crafts.   Refreshments will also be served.

Encourages cultural exchange.

Enhances emotional intelligence.

Develops communication and leadership skills

Boosts critical thinking , focus, and concentration.

 

If you have any questions or comments, email rewiredtoinspire@gmail.com or call (510) 371-1268

 

 


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Fun Mothers' Club Storytime & Art (Ages 3+)  
   

Join us for storytime and art with the Fun Mothers' Club! 

This program is volunteer lead by a local Mom's Group. They will hold storytime and have a corresponding craft to go with it. This program is for ages 3+ and is limited to 20 children. 

To learn more about the Fun Mothers' Club, visit www.funmothersclub.org

 


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

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

                      Cuentos En Español                    

Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

 Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM STEAM Saturday  
   

HOLIDAY STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math
 

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

Easy, fun, hands-on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math) to inspire kids and their parents.
Located 
in the Children's area.  Come anytime between 10:30 - 12:00pm.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet the Author on Surviving Cancer  
   

 

Cheryl Krauter is a Bay Area psychotherapist and cancer survivor.  She found a need that wasn’t being addressed.  Patients can get treatments, drugs and the like. But what about the patient’s emotional state?

 

Her book, “Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story” offers a way to help people deal with the emotional roller coaster of surviving cancer.

 

All are welcome to this author program!

 

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


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
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Holidays Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime  
   


 Holidays Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

 

 You are all invited to join us for holiday stories, finger plays, songs, dancing and crafts!

  ¡Son todos invitados a unirse a la hora cuentos festivos, juego de dedos, canto, baile y manualidades!

 

 Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all are welcome to attend1

  Los cuentos son enfocados a niños/as de edades preescolar - 3 a 5 años. ¡Pero todos son bienvenidos!

 

Seats are limited. Free tickets are available 15 minutes before the program and doors will close 5 minutes after the program so that latercomers do not disturb the program in session.

Los asientos son limitados. Entradas seran disponibles 15 minutos antes del programa y las puertas se cierran 5 minutos despues del programa para que los que llegan tarde no interrumpan la sesion. 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fitness @ Fremont Main--BollyX Bollywood Dance Fitness Workout  
   

Join the movement--a high intensity Bollywood cardio workout that's coming to Fremont Main Library.  Move to the heart pumping beats of Bollywood, get ready to feel that muscle burn and unleash your inner swagger.

 

 

Dana Carey, the instructor, is a versatile dancer with several years of dance experience in Jazz, Modern, Latin Jazz, Lyrical jazz, African Haitian, Afro-Brazilian, Samba and Bollywood!

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas  
   

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Join us for this showing of the winter classic The Nightmare Before Christmas

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library Closed: Happy Holidays!  
   


Monday December 25, 2017
     Christmas - Library Closed  
     Library Closed  
   

The Library is closed for Christmas.  We'll reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, December 26.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

     Library Closed: Happy Holidays!  
   

   10:00 AM Holiday  
   

 

All Alameda County Library branches will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Tuesday December 26, 2017
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

     This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese, and followed by crafts. 

     Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

     Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tuesday Movie: Cars 3  
   

 

Winter Break @ the Castro Valley Library!

Tuesday Movie 

CARS 3 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Board Games for all  
   

Image result for board gamesDrop in the library between 3:30 and 4:30 pm 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 us at: (510) 795-2629 
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Competition Math Camp  
   

Math problemsJoin Kaushal, local high school student and Competitive Math participant, for an introduction to competitive math strategies.  The winter Competition Math Camp builds on the camp Kaushal taught last summer.  The camp will meet from 3-5 pm for six days, December 26-28 and January 2-4.  

The camp is intended for students grades 5 & 6 and is limited to 12 participants each day.  Tickets will be given out at the library Information Desk starting at 2:45 pm each day.  

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, library Branch Manager, jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Winter BREAKout  
   

Image result for breakoutedu.comWork as a team and use critical thinking and problem solving skills to crack the codes and escape! 

This program is for ages 8-12, and has limited space. Tickets are available 15 minutes before the program starts. 

For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

50% off everything in the store!

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

Join us for Preschool Storytime with Ms Penny at the San Lorenzo Library! This event is for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. 

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CRAFT ZONE  
   

 

DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR ... HOLIDAY 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
 

 

   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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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  -  2:45 PM Holiday Family Movie - Home Alone  
   

 

                                                                                                  Holiday Family Movie

Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

 

 PG/ 1h 43min/ Comedy, Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Information Desk(510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM Nutcracker  
   

The whole family is invited to watch a holiday classic:

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerGeorge Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER

Presented on the video wall with surround sound in the Bennett Room

Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievious mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine's stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet. The New York City Ballet's beloved production has been performed in New York City every year since its premiere on February 2, 1954.

This film is not rated and runs 110 minutes.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Competition Math Camp  
   

Math problemsJoin Kaushal, local high school student and Competitive Math participant, for an introduction to competitive math strategies.  The winter Competition Math Camp builds on the camp Kaushal taught last summer.  The camp will meet from 3-5 pm for six days, December 26-28 and January 2-4.  

The camp is intended for students grades 5 & 6 and is limited to 12 participants each day.  Tickets will be given out at the library Information Desk starting at 2:45 pm each day.  

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, library Branch Manager, jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM The Nutcracker by Symphonics  
   

Symphonics Presents The Nutcracker

A story-time program that incorporates story-telling and music performed by live musicians.

Paired with Tchaikovsky's score for the ballet of the same name, Hoffman's story of The Nutcracker outlines young girl Clara's Christmas dream of her adventures with a nutcracker prince 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: Chabot Room CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   5:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Adults- Fall Session  
   

Learn the art of Chinese writing with pen brushes with Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.

 

Online registration starts on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at https://tinyurl.com/y95tnegf.  

 

After registration, present the printed ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class or your seat may be released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

 

Contact Professor Wang at qiwuwang37@bellsouth.net if you have any questions. 


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Superhero Academy for Kids  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays! All ages welcome.  

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 Afternoon Delights Movie: Incredible Mr. Limpet  
   

Older Adult Event: A Classic funny  MOVIE

"Don Knotts as a talking fish out to save the Navy circa 1941"

 

INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET

 

 

 

 

Run Time:  99 minutes

Release Year: 1964

Director: Arthur Lubin

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Build It Day  
   

Winter Break @ the Castro Valley Library!

Thursday, December 28

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Come use your imagination and create Lego structures and art of all kinds. Learn to make a Lego box!

Free and drop in. Bring a friend!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   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 Creator Camp  
   

Related image Explore different science projects like Snap Circuts, Makey Makey, and a 3D Printer! 

This program is for ages 8+ and space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before we start. 

For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Competition Math Camp  
   

Math problemsJoin Kaushal, local high school student and Competitive Math participant, for an introduction to competitive math strategies.  The winter Competition Math Camp builds on the camp Kaushal taught last summer.  The camp will meet from 3-5 pm for six days, December 26-28 and January 2-4.  

The camp is intended for students grades 5 & 6 and is limited to 12 participants each day.  Tickets will be given out at the library Information Desk starting at 2:45 pm each day.  

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, library Branch Manager, jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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 Japanese For Kids - CANCELLED  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's class is cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Friday December 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

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids' Winter Crafts  
    Contact:    (510) 745-1421   FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
   

Kids' Winter Crafts

 

    Hello kids!

  Lets welcome the new season with winter crafts!

  Drop in anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to create a winter craft of your choice.

  This program is FREE and all supplies will be provided -- just make sure to bring your creativity!

     *** Children younger than 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  Please arrive before 3:45 pm to allow your child ample time to create their craft. Thank you!

          

 

 

 

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

Email: FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Owl Pellet Discovery  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-284-0695   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

Owl Pellet Discovery

Join us for this exciting class about owl diets.

For grades kindergarten through 12th.

*** Space is limited, please arrive promptly. ***

 

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 284-0695 
Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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. Class resumes on January 6.

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

                      Cuentos En Español                    

Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

 Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Noon Years Eve Party  
   

Image result for noon years eveJoin us to party till its 12 PM! We'll have crafts, refreshments, and count down till 12 PM! 

For more information, contact us at: (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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fitness @ Fremont Main--Year End Bonus!!  
   

 

Send off 2017 the Bollywood style!  

 

Join the movement--a high intensity Bollywood cardio workout that's coming to Fremont Main Library.  Move to the heart pumping beats of Bollywood, get ready to feel that muscle burn and unleash your inner swagger.  

 

Dana Carey, the BollyX instructor, is a versatile dancer with several years of dance experience in Jazz, Modern, Latin Jazz, Lyrical jazz, African Haitian, Afro-Brazilian, Samba and Bollywood!

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Sunday December 31, 2017
     Library Closed: Happy New Year!  
   


Monday January 1, 2018
     Library Closed: Happy New Year!  
   

   10:00 AM Holiday  
   

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  All Alameda County Library branches will be closed in observance of New Year's Day. 


  Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252
  Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Tuesday January 2, 2018
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

     This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese, and followed by crafts. 

     Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

     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 Holiday Craft  
   

WINTER BREAK @ the Castro Valley Library!

Holiday Craft

Tuesday, January 2

1:00 - 2:00pm

Create a holiday tin art craft with artist Rachel-Anne Palacios.

Designed for five years and older.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM FTC Robotics Workshop: Team Intersect  
   

Image result for first tech challengeFirst Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 8865 Intersect will be hosting this Robotics Workshop for kids in grades 3-8. They are returning with their robot 100% finished. This presentation will be on robotics and participants will be able to drive the finished robot, plus enjoy other hands on activities. 

Space is limited for this workshop. A Ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins. The child must be present to receive the ticket.  

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

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Winter Camp: Sensation and Perception  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose High School and learn a little about math and science during this free Winter Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 4th to 6th graders.

  • January 2: Sensation and Perception (2:00-3:00 pm), Game Theory (3:30-5:00pm)
  • Jaunary 3: How Planes Work (2:00-3:00 pm), Logic Puzzles (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • January 4: Graph Theory (2:00-3:00 pm), Trigonometry (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)  
   

Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)

A Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe of 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.

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) 

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh para registrarse. 

Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Board Game Afternoon  
   

Families are invited to join us for a special board game afternoon! We will have a variety of board games availble to play (including Candyland, Uno!, Connect Four, and many more) and teen volunteers will be available to show you how to play any of the games, or join in if more players are needed. No registration; please just drop-in!

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Competition Math Camp  
   

Math problemsJoin Kaushal, local high school student and Competitive Math participant, for an introduction to competitive math strategies.  The winter Competition Math Camp builds on the camp Kaushal taught last summer.  The camp will meet from 3-5 pm for six days, December 26-28 and January 2-4.  

The camp is intended for students grades 5 & 6 and is limited to 12 participants each day.  Tickets will be given out at the library Information Desk starting at 2:45 pm each day.  

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, library Branch Manager, jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Winter Camp: Game Theory  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose High School and learn a little about math and science during this free Winter Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 4th to 6th graders.

  • January 2: Sensation and Perception (2:00-3:00 pm), Game Theory (3:30-5:00pm)
  • Jaunary 3: How Planes Work (2:00-3:00 pm), Logic Puzzles (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • January 4: Graph Theory (2:00-3:00 pm), Trigonometry (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 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

   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 Tuesday 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: Extraordinary Warren: a super chicken by Sarah Dillard

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Interfaith for Youth  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Interfaith for Youth Tri-City

    Location: Union City 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 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

 

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

 


Wednesday January 3, 2018
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

 

WINTER BREAK!

GAME DAY

Wednesday, January 3

1:00 - 3:00pm

Come have some old-fashioned fun at the library. We'll provide Monopoly, checkers, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders and other classic board games.

Free and drop-in. Bring a friend!

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 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 the instructor, 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 MASE (Math and Science Education) Winter Camp: How Planes Work  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose High School and learn a little about math and science during this free Winter Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 4th to 6th graders.

  • January 2: Sensation and Perception (2:00-3:00 pm), Game Theory (3:30-5:00pm)
  • Jaunary 3: How Planes Work (2:00-3:00 pm), Logic Puzzles (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • January 4: Graph Theory (2:00-3:00 pm), Trigonometry (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Snow Day  
   

Families with kids ages 3 and up are invited to join us for Snow Day! Teen volunteers will help us do some fun snow crafts, play snow games, have snow snacks and make snowflakes to decorate the library. We'll also have short movies playing while we have fun.

This is a free program, and no registration is necessary. Drop in any time between 2 and 3 pm.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dublin Library.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Competition Math Camp  
   

Math problemsJoin Kaushal, local high school student and Competitive Math participant, for an introduction to competitive math strategies.  The winter Competition Math Camp builds on the camp Kaushal taught last summer.  The camp will meet from 3-5 pm for six days, December 26-28 and January 2-4.  

The camp is intended for students grades 5 & 6 and is limited to 12 participants each day.  Tickets will be given out at the library Information Desk starting at 2:45 pm each day.  

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, library Branch Manager, jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Dynamic Resumes  
   

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by

Ohlone College/Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

                                     Connecting people with employment and training opportunities that empower the individual and strengthen the local economy

 

Workshop Location
Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA

 

Dynamic Resumes – What makes a good resume

 Wednesday, January 3 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Please visit Ohlone College/ Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center website for more information about FREE programs and available workshops at www.tricitiesonestop.com.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Winter Camp: Logic Puzzles  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose High School and learn a little about math and science during this free Winter Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 4th to 6th graders.

  • January 2: Sensation and Perception (2:00-3:00 pm), Game Theory (3:30-5:00pm)
  • Jaunary 3: How Planes Work (2:00-3:00 pm), Logic Puzzles (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • January 4: Graph Theory (2:00-3:00 pm), Trigonometry (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Spring Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting January 3 through March 28, except for January 10, February 14, and March 14. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 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

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Thursday January 4, 2018
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN 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
 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays! All ages welcome.  

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  -  2:45 PM Thursday Movie: Despicable Me 3  
   

Winter Break @ the Castro Valley Library

Despicable Me 3

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group  
   

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Winter Camp: Graph Theory  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose High School and learn a little about math and science during this free Winter Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 4th to 6th graders.

  • January 2: Sensation and Perception (2:00-3:00 pm), Game Theory (3:30-5:00pm)
  • Jaunary 3: How Planes Work (2:00-3:00 pm), Logic Puzzles (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • January 4: Graph Theory (2:00-3:00 pm), Trigonometry (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Owl Pellet Discovery  
   

 

Owl Pellet Discovery

Join us for this exciting class about owl diets.

For grades kindergarten through 12th.

*** Space is limited, please arrive promptly. ***

 

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Color Me Calm - Coloring for Adults  
   

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Join us for a relaxing session of adult coloring. We will provide all the supplies, including fanciful postcards for you to color and send. Feel free to bring your own projects or pencil supplies, too! Soothing music will help set the mood for some calming, creative fun. 

 

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
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Competition Math Camp  
   

Math problemsJoin Kaushal, local high school student and Competitive Math participant, for an introduction to competitive math strategies.  The winter Competition Math Camp builds on the camp Kaushal taught last summer.  The camp will meet from 3-5 pm for six days, December 26-28 and January 2-4.  

The camp is intended for students grades 5 & 6 and is limited to 12 participants each day.  Tickets will be given out at the library Information Desk starting at 2:45 pm each day.  

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, library Branch Manager, jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading Rascals:3rd & 4th grade book group  
   


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MASE (Math and Science Education) Winter Camp: Trigonometry  
   

Join students from Mission San Jose High School and learn a little about math and science during this free Winter Break camp. You may sign up for any number of sessions. These classes are recommended for 4th to 6th graders.

  • January 2: Sensation and Perception (2:00-3:00 pm), Game Theory (3:30-5:00pm)
  • Jaunary 3: How Planes Work (2:00-3:00 pm), Logic Puzzles (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • January 4: Graph Theory (2:00-3:00 pm), Trigonometry (3:30-5:00 pm)

Online registration is highly recommended and begins Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   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 TAG (Teen Advisory Group)  
   

Teens, Join TAG, and have a say in what programs you'd like to see the library offer!

For more information please contact our Teen Librarian, Temecca Brewer at tbrewer@aclibrary.org, or 510-284-0646

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Friday January 5, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday January 6, 2018
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic  
   

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

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Stories & Steam with the Fun Mothers Club  
   

Join us for Stories & STEAM with the Fun Mothers' Club! 

This program is volunteer lead by a local Mom's Group. They will hold storytime and have a corresponding STEAM activity to go with it. This program is for ages 3+ and is limited to 20 children. 

To learn more about the Fun Mothers' Club, visit www.funmothersclub.org

 


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

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

                      Cuentos En Español                    

Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

 Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 1)  
   

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 6 & 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Do you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn more about 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 how to surf the web.
 

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:30 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  -  1:00 PM R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Photography  
   

iPhone / iPad Photography
Saturday, January 6, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Learn how to capture and share stunning photos with your iPhone or  iPad. This is a hands-on class that will show you how to compose
a shot, edit with the Photos app, share your snaps, and manage your digital photo library...with time for Q & A.

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Winter Magic Show with Magician Mike Della Penna  
   

 

 

The Winter Magic Show!

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and 

annual celebration of light. 

Come warm yourself this season with a little fun and a whole lot of wonder!
All ages are welcome to come laugh, smile, and participate in this very special seasonal magic show.

  *** Please arrive 15 minutes prior to event for tickets; available at the information desk.

 

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

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kid's Book Club  
   


Kid's Book Club at San Lorenzo meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

All kids grades 1-4 are encouraged to join. Grades 1-2 meet at 2:30 until 3:30PM; Grades 3-4 meet at 3:30 until 4:30 PM. 

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

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

Please check back in the Spring

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 January 7, 2018
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM Telugu & English Storytime  
   

Join us the first Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm for Telugu and English storytime. Learn the Telugu language through fun stories and songs! This program is for children ages 4-6.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday January 8, 2018
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

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  -  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 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 the instructor, 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  
   

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   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

   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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

♦Smart phones & tablets     ♦Windows 10     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Word, Excel & PowerPoint    ♦Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players & digital music
 
Bring your own device or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. 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 (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
 


Tuesday January 9, 2018
   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  January 9 @ 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.
Parental participation is not necessary, but parents must be present at all times.
 
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

 

 

 
    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

  

 THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS

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CLAIRE MESSUD
 

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

     This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese, and followed by crafts. 

     Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

     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 Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 2nd Tuesdays.

September 12: Crashing through : a true story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see by Robert Kurson

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

Location: Newark 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  
   

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   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 Tuesday 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: Escape from Planet Yastol by Pamela F. Service

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Math Olympiad for Grades 3-5  
   

Students entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 4 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  -  7:30 PM ASL Storytime  
   

Please join staff from the California School for the Deaf during this event for deaf children. Stories for preschool - 2nd graders will be from 6:30 - 7 p.m and 2nd - 5th graders from 7 - 7:30 p.m. This is a free program and will take place in the Storytime Theatre.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Centerville Book Club for Adults  
   

Image result for booksJoin us for a book discussion for adults. New members always welcome.  This month we are discussing  TBD

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
 


Wednesday January 10, 2018
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

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

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

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

Caterpillar

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM Teen Volunteer Applications Available  
   

Dublin Library will be recruiting new high school volunteers for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be available to pick up at the library beginning Wednesday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 10th. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Teens must fill out the application for themselves, and sign up for an interview slot when they turn in their completed application. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 17th. Please note that turning in an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  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 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 the instructor, 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  -  5:00 PM San Lorenzo ROCKS!  
   

                   San Lorenzo ROCKS!                       

Come join in on the rock painting fun that is sweeping San Lorenzo!

All materials will be provided and this event is open to all ages!

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting January 10, 2018.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Moms  
   

All mothers and children (optional) are welcome! This event will be hosted in our Greenhouse Community Room. 

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

For more information on the nonprofit, no excuse moms, please visit their website at noexcusemoms.com

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   7:00 PM Friends of the Albany Library Board Meeting  

Thursday January 11, 2018
   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

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Oakland ZooMobile  
   

Meet animals from the Oakland ZooMobile

@ the Castro Valley Library

An education specialist will present the Oakland ZooMobile’s education animals and explain how they adapt to their environment.

The presentation is geared toward preschool children. Space is limited. No registration required. Meets in the Chabot/Canyon room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays! All ages welcome.  

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  -  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: Windows 10 (Part I)  
   

windows graphicWindows 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 touchpad or trackpoint for navigation instead of a mouse.

This class is the first of a two-part class. Part II is on Thursday, January 25.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group  
   

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

Image result for image kids reading

A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   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 students in 2nd & 3rd grade. 

 

 

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.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding: Python (ages 7+)  
   

This coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Python programming. Students must come to all 7 classes: January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 from 4:00-5:00. 

This program is for ages 7 and up. Space is limited to 12 students & registration will open on January 2nd.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZooMobile  
   

OAKLAND ZOO, ZOOMOBILE!

Join us for a fun afternoon with some live animals, hosted by the Oakland Zoo!

This program is suitable for kids of all ages!

Space is limited; first come, first serve.


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

  Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Friday January 12, 2018
   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
 

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

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


For more information, contact us at: (510) 795-2629 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

                                 Preschool Story Time                                

Join Ms. Lenora for a morning full of fun, with stories, games and music!

This event is for children 2.5 to 5 years of age. 

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

                      Cuentos En Español                    

Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

 Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   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 & beyond  
   

YOGA for beginners & beyond

 

Join us for a FREE yoga class every 2nd Saturday monthly.  Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise matt if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level. 
 

Instructor Joe Sapena completed the teaching program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley. Because of the profound influence the practice of yoga has had in his life, he hopes to inspire and guide students in their own journey of discovery. To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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 R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NorCal Bat Show  
   

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Learn about Bats that live in Northern California. We will discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals and you will learn the importance of bats in our environment. 

This program is for all ages. Space is limited, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before it starts. 

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meditation and the Brain  
   

Meditation and the Brain

Do you wonder what meditation is all about and how it works?  Join us for this FREE workshop with Dr. Manish Saggar.  Dr. Saggar will explore both psychological and traditional views of meditation’s many benefits, share studies that show how meditation enhances brain function, and lead a meditation sitting. Join Dr. Saggar for this powerful workshop!

Dr. Saggar is an Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at  Stanford University School of  Medicine. His research focuses on the intersections of cognitive science, neuroimaging and computational modeling. Dr. Saggar loves to meditate - and to talk about it. In line with his passion for meditation, and as part of his computer science doctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin, he developed a computational model of brain processes underlying meditation training.  A meditator for 20 years, Dr. Saggar has presented his research and experiences to both public and professional audiences around the country.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Introduction to Tarot Board Game  
   

 
 
TAROT, ANYONE?  Might you have a nagging question or issue? Join practical-mystic, Amber Jayanti to play this fun-filled, educational tarot board game designed to open participants both to problem solving and learning the basics of the Qabalistic Tarot's Ageless Wisdom.  Beginners only, group size limited to 9.
 
Amber is the author of "Tarot for Dummies, "Living the Qabalistic Tarot," and "Principles of Qabalah" and founder of the International School for Tarot & Qabalah Study in 1975.
 
 

 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday January 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Castro Valley Community Alliance: Civil Rights Film and Discussion  
   

The Castro Valley Community Alliance proudly presents a Social Justice Film and Panel Discussion

Sunday, January 14

2 pm to 4 pm

In this first installment of the film series we will show A Time for Justice, which captures the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement through historical footage and the voices of those who participated in the struggle.

A discussion featuring Michael Roosevelt and Tunisia M. Owens follows the 38-minute film.

Mr. Roosevelt has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and has taught extensively on the topic of racial disparities in the justice system. He also teaches for the National Judicial College on bias, fairness and access to justice.

Ms. Owens works at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland and is a passionate advocate for black economic empowerment, diversity and inclusion, criminal justice reform, and other issues  She returned to Oakland after proudly representing the U.S. as a diplomat in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. 

We welcome a frank, honest, and respectful discussion among community members ages 11 and up about the Civil Rights Movement and how these issues continue to affect members of our community today.

For more information on the Community Alliance, please click here.

 

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


Monday January 15, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

The Alameda County Libraries are closed in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

     Library Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday  
   

The Library is closed today in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

   12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed - MLK HOLIDAY  
   

The San Lorenzo Library will closed Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday January 16, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

     This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese, and followed by crafts. 

     Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

     Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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.

    January 16, February 20, and March 20

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

For more information: Bruce Haase  Email:ohnjca@comcast.net

or
                                             Lili Khalili: Union City Library 510-745-1464
                                                         Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Write Your Story Workshop @ Union City Library

Saturday February 3, 2018 

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.m. 

Join us for a three-hour writing workshop in a safe, comfortable setting with novelist Anita Amirrezvani and poet/editor Persis Karim.

Through a series of writing exercises, you will be assisted in getting your story on the page as fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

This creative writing workshop teaches specific techniques to strengthen your writing and offers supportive feedback.

 

Anita Amirrezvani: Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in 31 languages and waslong-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Equal of the Sun, was published 2012. Anita teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at the California College of the Arts.

 

Persis Karim: She has edited three anthologies of Iranian-American literature  including A World  Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian Americans, Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora . Her poetry has been published in numerous national journals and magazines. She teaches literature and creative writing at San Jose State University.

 

For registration call 510-745-1464 or email lkhalili@aclibrary.org

       Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Readers' Round Table followed by Silent Book Club  
   

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, but the following month you can talk about any great book you have read. Very briefly say what the book is about and why folks might like it. 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.

After the Round Table discussion from 2:00-3:00 pm, you can stick around from 3:00-4:00 pm for our Silent Book Club. It's basicaly a silent reading hour, and you don't need to attend the Round Table to participate. Sometimes it's hard to make the time to read. Now you can schedule it and join others, too! Don't you deserve an hour of quiet, uninterrupted reading?

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  
   

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   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 Tuesday 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: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with Friends: Parent/Child Book Club for 4th-5th Graders  
   

Monthly book club for 4th-5th graders and a parent. Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the Third Tuesday of each month, October through May. Space is limited.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Community Meeting  
   

  Alameda County Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Community Meeting 

  for Unincorporated Areas

  Come share your thoughts about the proposed walking and bicycle networks!

  Hosted by Alameda County Public Works


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

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   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

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  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 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 the instructor, 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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Wag Your Tales  
   

Join real canine friends in the Storytime Theater for a dog-themed storytime followed by positive dog-interaction practice, dog care tips and the opportunity to read to a dog!

This program is intended for children ages 3 - 7. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free tickets will be available at the children's information desk at 2:15 pm on the day of the program.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

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  
   

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting January 10, 2018.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Spring Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting January 3 through March 28, except for January 10, February 14, and March 14. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Moms  
   

All mothers and children (optional) are welcome! This event will be hosted in our Greenhouse Community Room. 

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

For more information on the nonprofit, no excuse moms, please visit their website at noexcusemoms.com

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
 


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance on January 10th, 2018.   Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.


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

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed. PLEASE NOTE: This free consultation is not intended to, and does not, establish a continuing attorney/client relationship.  The volunteer attorney can only provide brief consultation and referrals (as necessary). The volunteer will not represent you in any matter.  Please bring any paperwork pertaining to your case when you come to see the lawyer.  



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Thursday January 18, 2018
   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! All ages welcome.  

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
 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 24 - 35 months!

These storytime programs consist of 20 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities! Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play. Toddler storytime is designed for children who can sit for a longer time but still need to be next to or in the lap of a parent/caregiver. Children and grownups are encouraged to engage and participate.

Join in on the fun every Thursday in the Storytime Theater!

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mandarin Parenting Class with Dr. Shu-Ling Chen  
   

 
This class is conducted in Mandarin.  It's okay to bring your child with you, toys are provided to keep them busy.

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

Location: FREMONT 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 Preschool Yoga  
   

This Yoga class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 pm.  It is a 45-minute class for 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver.  Come join us to build a bond between your preschool age kid and you while doing fun yoga poses together.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group  
   

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   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 Coding: Python (ages 7+)  
   

This coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Python programming. Students must come to all 7 classes: January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 from 4:00-5:00. 

This program is for ages 7 and up. Space is limited to 12 students & registration will open on January 2nd.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday January 19, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday January 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic  
   

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

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

                      Cuentos En Español                    

Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

 Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga For Beginners  
   

Join us for a FREE yoga class! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.

ALL adults and teens are welcome regardless of their fitness level!


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 2)  
   

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 6 & 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Do you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn more about 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 how to surf the web.
 

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30-minute 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 R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Oakland Zoomobile  
   

Oakland Zoo Zoomobile 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM

FIX IT CLINIC  
   

 

Fixit Clinic

FIX IT CLINIC at the FREMONT MAIN Library

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fixit coaches will help mend broken small electronics, bikes, appliances, and toys at this all-age, do-it-together repair event.  Along with coaches, the library will provide workspace and tools.  Wannabe fixit coaches, handy persons, teens and kids and tinkerers may sign up at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J .


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Photography  
   

There’s an App for That!
Saturday, January 20,  1:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FTC Robotics Workshop: Team Intersect  
   

Image result for first tech challengeFirst Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 7303 RoboAvatars will be hosting this Robotics Workshop for kids in grades 3-8. They are returning with their robot 100% finished. This presentation will be on robotics and participants will be able to drive the finished robot, plus enjoy other hands on activities. 

Space is limited for this workshop. A Ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins. The child must be present to receive the ticket.  

For more information, contact us at: (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
   

Please check back in the Spring

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 January 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Castro Valley Reads Kick Off Event  
   

Join us to Kick Off the First Annual Castro Valley Reads!

Sunday, January 21

2 pm to 3 pm

Castro Valley Reads is an exciting new program that celebrates great literature and builds community by asking all of you to read and discuss the same book. The 2018 selection is Lab Girl, a witty and moving memoir by acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren.

At the Kick Off you'll:

  • Learn more about the book at the Castro Valley Reads program
  • Hear dramatic readings from Castro Valley High School students
  • Sign up for a discussion group and get a free copy of Lab Girl
  • Learn how you can get a special invitation to meet Hope Jahren

Castro Valley Reads is generously funded by the Friend of the Library.

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Language Journey Story Time  
   

   Join us for a multi-lingual story time, Saturday afternoons. 

   We will incorporate a new language every week, in addition to English!

   3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Monday January 22, 2018
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and 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 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK 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  -  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 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 the instructor, 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  
   

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yoga For Kids  
   

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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 Citizenship Class (Ciudadanía)  
   

   

   

 Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at 6 at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens. 

 Clases de ciudadanía GRATIS En Inglés y Español también! Los lunes at a las seis.

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

     This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese, and followed by crafts. 

     Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

     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 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 in the Dublin Library Program Room so you won't miss anything of this valuable program.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

April 24: An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King (author will attend)

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Zone for ages 5-8  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

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

 


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  
   

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   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: In Real Life by Jessica Love

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Math Olympiad for Grades 3-5  
   

Students entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 4 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 Hayward Genealogy Society  
   

The Hayward Genealogy Society is a non-profit Genealogical Society that serves Southern Alameda County, California.

They host General Meetings, Board Meetings, and Informal Q&A meetings each month that are open to all.

Drop into our Greenhouse Community Room every 4th Tuesday of the Month from 6 to 8 PM to join them!

To contact them directly, please e-mail, hags754@gmail.com.

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   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  
   

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 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
 


Wednesday January 24, 2018
   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

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   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

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  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 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 the instructor, 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
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting January 10, 2018.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Spring Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting January 3 through March 28, except for January 10, February 14, and March 14. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Personal Tax Workshop - Keep More of What You Make  
   

 

Would you like to keep more of the money that you earn?  Come to this free tax workshop and learn how to do so.  CPA, and Certified Tax Planner John Lau will review 2017 Tax Law changes and updates, and how you may jump start your tax savings in 2018.   At this workshop, John will show you 23 of the most overlooked strategies that may save you thousands in taxes. These strategies include tax planning for investments, tax planning for your retirement accounts, tax planning for the self-employed, as well as tax efficiency planning for selling highly appreciated assets.

 

This free workshop will be held in the Virginia S. Bennett Room, near the Children's Library Video Collection.  Please arrive by 6:00 p.m.  


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Thursday January 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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
   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

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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! All ages welcome.  

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
 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 24 - 35 months!

These storytime programs consist of 20 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities! Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play. Toddler storytime is designed for children who can sit for a longer time but still need to be next to or in the lap of a parent/caregiver. Children and grownups are encouraged to engage and participate.

Join in on the fun every Thursday in the Storytime Theater!

 

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

Location: FREMONT 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 Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (Part II)  
   

windows graphicWindows 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 touchpad or trackpoint for navigation instead of a mouse.

This class is the second of a two-part class that began on January 11. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Starting a Business Workshop  
   

Join us for this informational workshop on how to start your own business!

Brought to you by the Alameda County Development Agency.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding: Python (ages 7+)  
   

This coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Python programming. Students must come to all 7 classes: January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 from 4:00-5:00. 

This program is for ages 7 and up. Space is limited to 12 students & registration will open on January 2nd.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday January 26, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Game Night - Family Feud  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org.
   

Join TAG, our Teen Advisory Group, for an afternoon of family feud trivia! This event is open to all teens.

Come join the fun!


For question contact Tamecca Brewer at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Free SAT Practice Test  
   

 

Teens are invited to partake in a free SAT practice test administered by The Princeton Review at the Castro Valley Library, SaturdayJanuary 27th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

                                 Preschool Story Time                                

Join Ms. Lenora for a morning full of fun, with stories, games and music!

This event is for children 2.5 to 5 years of age. 

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

                      Cuentos En Español                    

Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

 Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Storytime (ages 4+)  
   

Leyna Roget Brabant will guide participants on an imaginative movement journey to experience creative stress release tools, simple body-awareness games, and playful relaxation tips. 

This event is for ages 4+.Space is limited to 20 kids. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before it starts. 

For more information, contact us at: (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
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Swinging Saturday Dance Party with Mike  
   

Image result for swing dance imageFitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec leads an afternoon of jitterbugging and swing dancing to non-stop jump blues, rockabilly and doo-wop!  Part of the Fitness at Fremont Main initiative for individuals aged 15 and older, the program begins with a half-hour beginner’s jitterbug lesson at 1 p.m. followed by a record hop dance party.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Tutoring for Grades K-12 - REGISTRATION FULL  
   

 

Reading River is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to English reading support for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The meetings consist of trained volunteers reading alongside students to improve literacy and boost confidence. For more information visit www.reading-river.org 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Meet a Scientist: Katryn Wiese  
   

 

In the first of our Meet a Scientist series, join Geology and Oceanography professor Katryn Wiese as she shares tales of her extensive research that has taken her across 4 continents.  From the sweltering sapphire mines in Australia to the frigid Icelandic volcanic system of Eyjafjoll, Katryn’s experiences in her field will fascinate and enthrall

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Sunday January 28, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: Dunkirk (2017)  
   

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

Join us for a showing of Dunkirk (2017)

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.  Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan Collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.  PG-13; 107 minutes.

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

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Language Journey Story Time  
   

   Join us for a multi-lingual story time, Saturday afternoons. 

   We will incorporate a new language every week, in addition to English!

   3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Monday January 29, 2018
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and 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 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK 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  -  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 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 the instructor, 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  
   

 

   Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by

high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


 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.


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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