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Saturday June 24, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GLEAM with Miss Garima - Preschool Arts & Crafts  
   

Join Miss Garima for Preschool Arts and Crafts. This program is for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

A gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. All adults and teens are welcome, regardless of current fitness level. Wear comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.  This class is led by local favorite, Joe Sapena. Join your friends and neighbors in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

FREE FAMILY ART WORKSHOP  -- MAKE a FAMILY SUMMER READING GAME

SATURDAY, JUNE 24th   10:30-12:30 at the UNION CITY LIBRARY

Fun for all ages!    Great for the whole family!    Se habla Espanol!

 

As a family, design and create a fun game including a game board, came pieces, tiny books, and a game spinner!  All materials are provided.

No sign ups -- First come, first served until the room is full!

 

UNION CITY LIBRARY

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

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

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 7th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM Crafts with Margo  
   
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
We will be starting off the new year celebrating not only our national new year, but also Chinese New Year, with paper dragons and paper cuts! The "Ten-Sided Yin-Yang Globe" looks more complicated than it is, requiring only a steady scissor hand!
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Fitness @ Fremont Main  
   

Yoga with Azra  

Azra began teaching yoga in 2000 and yoga has helped her live a much more balanced life.  She encourage her students to challenge themselves while respecting and remaining aware of their physical limits. She guides her students to the technique of Vinyasa (flow) yoga which incorporates fluidity, strength and meditation in motion while combining discipline with intention.

Bring water,  towels, and a mat.  Wear comfortable clothes.

All are welcome! 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Animals as Family Members  
   

Animals as Family Members: Living with, Loving, and Losing Them

Saturday, June 24

2 pm to 4 pm

The unconditional love of an animal friend can bring us so much joy. Animals become part of the family, and we feel their loss keenly. The Reverend Nancy Schluntz is an interfaith minister and animal chaplain with many years of experience serving people and animals. She will discuss how we communicate with our pets, how we can prepare them for changes, and how we can cope with the grief of their loss. Come with your questions. Bring home tips, handouts, and a suggested reading list.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Petting Zoo and Family Fun  
    Contact: Celia Davis   510-284-0686   cdavis@aclibrary.org
   

Petting ZooCome meet the animals with Little Exporers Petting Zoo.

Have fun with crafts and carnival style games.

at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560

   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 8th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Making Your Own Beats  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0622   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Hey, Union City Teens!

Have you ever thought about making your own beats?

 Have you ever wondered about the history of Hip Hop?

 

If so, please join us Saturday, June 24th for an afternoon of live interactive beat making and a history of Hip Hop presented by

There is limited space available so please register at the information desk or call (510) 745-1464 x5

    Location: Union City Library

Sunday June 25, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Music: Sandi Bell  
   

 

 

  Sandi Bell was born to be a singer! Born in the Bay Area she lived in all corners of the U.S. growing up. As an only child she spent her time singing along to the radio and dressing her dolls up to be her background singers. In her 20s she travelled with several top 40 bands, though she's always sought to stand out from the crowd.  Now she's founded her own label, RSVP Records with its first LP coming out soon! Listen in to a sample of her music at https://sandibellmusic.com/music

 

Join us for a FREE live performance of Country and Bluegrass style music on Saturday, June 25th at 2:00 pm

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM When Art Rocked: Rock Posters from the 1960s  
   

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Come see a far-out collection of rock posters, handbills and other art and memorabilia from the 1960s and '70s! Members of The Rock Poster Society will display select items as well as describe some of the more memorable shows and dances they attended.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

Topic: Solving Equations

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Sunday Movies at the Library

Dystopian Societies

 

 

"Gattaca" (PG-13)  Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, and Loren Dean

Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent's plans.

 

Release date: October 24, 1997 (USA)
 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday June 26, 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

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, June 26

1 - 3:00pm

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

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hands on Nature Science Camp  
   

Squid Dissection: THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. Nature Science Camp for Children going into the 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall with SaveNature.org

We will do lots of hands on discovery, each day a different activity!

-Terrariums and Bean Dissection: Students predict, dissect and observe how a bean (seed) grows. Following this activity students review the water cycle and plant seeds in individual terrariums. The terrarium allows students to monitor the growth of their plants and make observations throughout the duration of the program.

-Insect Diversity: Students will hold and observe a variety of live insects from around the world, learning about insect anatomy, adaptations and defense mechanisms.

-Squid Dissection: Students dissect and examine the anatomy of a marine invertebrate- the California Market Squid. The dissection includes locating and identifying body parts as well as understanding physical functions.

-Edible EdVentures: Students explore four ingredients harvested from rainforests around the world and learn how these plants get from nature to the table. Lesson activity includes making ice cream using some of the featured ingredients! 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

 

 

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, June 19th to June 29th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

     G.P.A. Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 26-28 & July 10-12, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Cancelled/GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Please call the phone the phone number below to find out how you can still participate in this class at home.

gpa.enrichment@gmail.com 510-579-4672 510-299-4558

 

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Reverse Mortgage Seminar  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   DWilson@aclibrary.org
   

You may have heard about reverse mortgage before and wonder what they are. Come on June 26th to learn more.

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Stories & Songs for Kindergartners  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children entering Kindergarten in the fall.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday  
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

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

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

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main Library

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday  
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

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

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

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main Library


Tuesday June 27, 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

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Art Workshop Project  
   

“Make a Family Summer Reading Game!” Families will use a range of colorful materials to design and create their own reading game

including a game board, game pieces, miniature books, spinner and other game elements. Families can take their game home to enjoy their game throughout the

summer and beyond! Fun for all ages; all materials provided.

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Fratello's Marionettes present Mother Goose Land  
   

Fratello's MarionettesEnter the world of Mother Goose Land where all your beloved characters are brought to life. Follow Mother Goose as she introduces you to her favorite stories. We encounter Mary and her little lamb on their way to school, while Jack and Jill are climbing a hill in search of water. Humpty Dumpty is perched high atop a wall waiting for the kings arrival, while Bo-Peep is searching for her lost sheep. There is no better way to introduce young readers to classic Mother Goose rhymes than this warm and heartfelt production using exquisitely hand crafted marionettes. Seating is limited to the first 90 people in line. Free tickets are required.  Tickets will be handed out in front of the Library 30 minutes prior to the show.  All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. There will be no in/out privileges for these shows, so please be prepared to sit through the entire show.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Movie: Sing  
   

In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $100,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory?

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

January 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

June 27: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

July 25: Hissing Cousins by Mark Peyser

August 22: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

September 26: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

October 24: Memory Man by David Baldacci

November 28: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

December 26: Winter Break. No Meeting.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th - 9th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk.  

There are 10 sessions in this class that occur every Tuesday from June 27 to August 15 (with no class on July 4) from 1-3 pm, and on Saturdays July 8, 22, and August 5 from 12-1 pm. Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SENIOR DRIVER TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR  
   

STAY SAFE...AND SAVE MONEY!

Conducted by the California Highway Patrol, this seminar will include compensating for age-related changes, tuning up your driving skills, rules of the road, safe driving tips...and more!  Upon completion of the seminar, patricipants will receive a certificate which may entitle them to an automobile insurance discount!

Registration is required.  To enroll, contact the Castro Valley Library @ (510) 667-7900.
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ventriloquist Steve Chaney  
   

Kids!  Please join Steve Chaney and his puppets for fun and laughs!  

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Finding Grants  
   

 

Introduction to Finding Grants

 

Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2 - 4 p.m.

Fremont Main Library staff will host a free workshop on grantseeking basics for nonprofit organizations.

  1. Learn what potential funders want to know most about your organization
  2. Understand what you need to know about grantmakers and their motivations
  3. Explore how to identify potential funders for your organization using the Foundation Center’s database Foundation Directory Online

A Foundation Center webinar will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.

This workshop will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Center’s premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and over 5 million grant records.

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday: A Dog's Purpose  
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

 

A Dog's Purpose (PG)

Tuesday, June 27 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer through August 8

Designed for children 4 and over

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hands on Nature Science Camp  
   

Squid Dissection: THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. Nature Science Camp for Children going into the 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall with SaveNature.org

We will do lots of hands on discovery, each day a different activity!

-Terrariums and Bean Dissection: Students predict, dissect and observe how a bean (seed) grows. Following this activity students review the water cycle and plant seeds in individual terrariums. The terrarium allows students to monitor the growth of their plants and make observations throughout the duration of the program.

-Insect Diversity: Students will hold and observe a variety of live insects from around the world, learning about insect anatomy, adaptations and defense mechanisms.

-Squid Dissection: Students dissect and examine the anatomy of a marine invertebrate- the California Market Squid. The dissection includes locating and identifying body parts as well as understanding physical functions.

-Edible EdVentures: Students explore four ingredients harvested from rainforests around the world and learn how these plants get from nature to the table. Lesson activity includes making ice cream using some of the featured ingredients! 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

 

 

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, June 19th to June 29th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie: Sing  
   

 

In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $100,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory?

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

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM G.P.A. Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 26-28 & July 10-12, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Cancelled/GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Please call the phone the phone number below to find out how you can still participate in this class at home.

gpa.enrichment@gmail.com 510-579-4672 510-299-4558

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo 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
 

   5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: Patriots Day (2016)  
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of PATRIOTS DAY (2016)

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again.  Kevin Bacon, John Googman.  R; 2 hrs 10 min.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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 The Golden Experiment  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

The Golden Experiment strives to inspire young minds to pursue careers in the sciences by hosting curiosity based programs that encourage participants to be creative and explore the questions that they have about the world around them.

This 7 week science camp is for incoming 6th - 9th graders to create a science fair project with the help of an undergraduate student mentor and present their project at the science fair. 

Please note that this program is a seven week commitment and will take place Tuesdays from June 20 - August 1 (no class July 4) from 6-8 pm. The science fair will be held at Fremont Main Library on August 6 from 1-5 pm. Please only sign up if your student can commit to attending all seven sessions and the science fair.

Register for this ongoing class here.

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...First Time Filmmakers  
   

ALBANY FILMFEST PRESENTS: 2 WINNING SHORTS + WOMEN FILMMAKERS ON MAKING THEIR FIRST FILM

Admission and popcorn are FREE!

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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  -  11:15 AM Shrink Art Charm Bracelets  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-608-1170   
   

Attention Adults!!

Are you feeling creative?  Would you like to decorate yourself with handmade jewelry?

Join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard in this FREE workshop to create your own Shrink Art Charm Barcelets.

All supplies and instruction will be provided by Christie. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at 10:00 pm.

 




Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Programming  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

This course will cover Scratch/Snap and Arduino programming

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

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

Location:

Union City Library - Meeting Room

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Free Family Art Workshop  
   

Presented in conjunction with the Alameda County Arts Commission. Bring the whole family to create a family board game. All materials will be provided.  This program is in the Virginia S. Bennett Room accessible through the children's section.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Registrar of Voters  
   

         Staff from the Registrar of Voters will be at the San Lorenzo Library to help people sign-up to Vote.

         They are also recruting  volunteers to help at the polling places. 

 

Contact: Lael Takiguchi Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org  

510-284-0642

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM History Club for Grades 3-6  
   

History Club for Grades 3 - 6th!

Wednesdays, 2 - 3 PM, except week of July 4th

June 28th topic -- The Industrial Revolution

Come learn about History!

Class is taught by a National History Bee quarter-finalist!

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City, CA

(510) 745-1464

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney  
   

Did you know laughing is good for the heart?

 

Enjoy FREE family entertainment from The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney.

Please arrive 15 minutes early; tickets are available at the information desk.

 

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

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

KENN ADAMS' ADVENTURE THEATER

Wednesday, June 28 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

Designed for Children 4 and over

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hands on Nature Science Camp  
   

Squid Dissection: THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. Nature Science Camp for Children going into the 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall with SaveNature.org

We will do lots of hands on discovery, each day a different activity!

-Terrariums and Bean Dissection: Students predict, dissect and observe how a bean (seed) grows. Following this activity students review the water cycle and plant seeds in individual terrariums. The terrarium allows students to monitor the growth of their plants and make observations throughout the duration of the program.

-Insect Diversity: Students will hold and observe a variety of live insects from around the world, learning about insect anatomy, adaptations and defense mechanisms.

-Squid Dissection: Students dissect and examine the anatomy of a marine invertebrate- the California Market Squid. The dissection includes locating and identifying body parts as well as understanding physical functions.

-Edible EdVentures: Students explore four ingredients harvested from rainforests around the world and learn how these plants get from nature to the table. Lesson activity includes making ice cream using some of the featured ingredients! 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

 

 

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, June 19th to June 29th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM G.P.A. Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 26-28 & July 10-12, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

Interested in learning Scratch coding?

Join us for a FREE new session of Coding For All, every Wednesday, starting June 21st and ending August 9th, 2017.

For kids ages 8+. Space is limited.

Online registration is highly recommended. To register, go to:  https://irvingtoncoding.eventbrite.com  

Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 8 week class.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Interested in learning Scratch coding?

Join us for a FREE new session of Coding For All, every Wednesday, starting June 21st and ending August 9th, 2017.

For kids ages 8+. Space is limited.

Online registration is highly recommended. To register, go to:  https://irvingtoncoding.eventbrite.com  

Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 8 week class.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
 


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on June 28th, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance on June 21st, 2017.  Dublin Library will offer Lawyer in the Library again on the third Wednesday of the month in August 2017.  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
 

 

 

   6:30 PM Magic Dan  
   

Join Magic Dan for a fun and funny magic show.

***Seating is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Floor Seating only; strollers must be left outside the room.***

***Free tickets are required and will be handed out in the children’s area 15 minutes before each program begins.***

 



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions


Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Make a Family Summer Reading Game  
   

Family Art Workshop Project: “Make a Family Summer Reading Game!” @ The Castro Valley LIbrary

Families will use a range of colorful materials to design and create their own reading game

including a game board, game pieces, miniature books, spinner and other game elements.

Families can take their game home to enjoy their game throughout the summer and beyond!

Fun for all ages; all materials provided. 

No Registration Required

Space is Limited, First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be with an Adult at all times

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM Tony Borders - Puppet Show for Kids  
   

photo of ventriloquist Tony Borders and his animal puppets

Talk to the Animals!  Take a walk on the wild side with magician and ventriloquist, Tony Borders!  His beautiful puppet critters include a kooky kangaroo, a zany zebra, a magical monkey, and a baby elephant who thinks he is a butterfly!  Don't miss out on the comedy magic and crazy characters!

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior computer and Gadget Connection  
   

This  Summer  the Teen/senion Computer  and Gadget  Connection Returns!

Join us  Thurdays June 29th  through  August 17  From  11:30  to  1:30 .  

Have  a  teenager help you learn to  use a computer, explore  the internet, set  up  your email. figure out your smart phone or down load photos from your camera.   

Bring in  your device.  Your library  card  is not  required, but will be  useful for  using  library  resources.   Spend 45 minutes with a teen  and learn something new.   


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Play Day  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Nintendo Switch and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Storytime in Spanish  
   

Story Time in Spanish and Time to Play

Cuentos en espanol y la hora de jugar

 

For children ages 0-5

No class week of July 4th

at the Union City Library

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

 

Union City Library

34007 Union City Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

Information?  Call 510-745-1464

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

Did you know laughing is good for the heart?

 

Enjoy FREE family entertainment from The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney.

Please arrive 15 minutes early; tickets are available at the information desk.

 


 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Alan the Amazing  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan is totally amazing! His STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and MAGIC) show is sure to prove it.  

Stop in and be amazed!

 

 

 

Contact for more Info: (510) 284-0640
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hands on Nature Science Camp  
   

Squid Dissection: THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. Nature Science Camp for Children going into the 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall with SaveNature.org

We will do lots of hands on discovery, each day a different activity!

-Terrariums and Bean Dissection: Students predict, dissect and observe how a bean (seed) grows. Following this activity students review the water cycle and plant seeds in individual terrariums. The terrarium allows students to monitor the growth of their plants and make observations throughout the duration of the program.

-Insect Diversity: Students will hold and observe a variety of live insects from around the world, learning about insect anatomy, adaptations and defense mechanisms.

-Squid Dissection: Students dissect and examine the anatomy of a marine invertebrate- the California Market Squid. The dissection includes locating and identifying body parts as well as understanding physical functions.

-Edible EdVentures: Students explore four ingredients harvested from rainforests around the world and learn how these plants get from nature to the table. Lesson activity includes making ice cream using some of the featured ingredients! 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art for Children  
   

 

 

Art Around the World -- Australia

with Christie's Creative Cupboard

Thursday, June 29, 3-4:30 at Union City Library, 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

For ages 6-12.  Registration is required. Call the Reference Desk (510) 745-1464 or drop by to sign up!

Learn about Australia and make Australian Clap Sticks!      Fun for all!

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

 

 

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, June 19th to June 29th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding for All  
    Contact:    5107952629   
   

This is a free class for kids ages 8+ to learn Scratch coding at the Centerville Library

Classes are every Thursday from 6/29/17-8/10/17, and space is limited. Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 7 week class.

Register for this program here. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Maximize Your Social Security  
    Contact:    510-284-0642   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Maximise Your Social Security!

 

 

 

General information on filing for Social Security benefits. Make the most of your personal resources.

After 6:00pm enter from the side of the building.

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Science Camp  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Have you ever been curious about something in the world around you?

The Golden Experiment presents...

Science Camp!  

Kids going into 6th through 9th grades can join us for a special science camp on Thursdays, from June 22nd through August 3rd.  We will meet from 6:00-8:00 pm. Partcipants will choose and design a science project with lots of help from college student mentors. This camp will culminate in a science fair on August 6 at Fremont Main Library.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.goldenexperiment.org

    Location: Union City Library

Friday June 30, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Movies at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

A video-game villain attempts to change his image by participating in a first-person-shooter game, but in the process, he wreaks havoc in his virtual universe by freeing an evildoer who can only be defeated with the help of an unlikely ally.

Directors

Rich Moore

Production year

2012

Rating

PG

Studio

Walt Disney Pictures

Runtime

108 minutes

 

Cast

John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM INDUZ Art for Children  
   

INDUZ would like to invite children to Passport to World Arts workshop.

Passport to World Arts™ takes children through a virtual journey around the world, across various countries while celebrating a region’s art and culture thus promoting global learning, acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures, and nurturing their creativity.

** This workshop is for children in Elementary and Middle School. Due to space limitations, tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk 15 minutes prior to the event. 

It is recommended (but not necessary) that children attend the 4 sessions to get a diverse travel experience.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday July 1, 2017
   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, starting May 20, 2017.

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Children should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Summer Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GLEAM with Miss Garima - Family Music & Dance  
   

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Navigate the Internet  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Designed for folks who are new to computers, this class teaches you how to surf the internet.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tie-A-Wish Bracelet (Adults)  
   

A sweet jewelry making project that is easy enough for beginners and ends with a great bracelet.  Make a wish as you make the bracelet and then put your bracelet on. Once it wears out, your wish will come true!

Must sign-up.

Three different dates to choose from:

  • July 1 for Adults
  • July 8 for Teens and Tweens
  • July 15 for Children

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day  
   

Looking for something fun to do? 

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

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

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Origami for Children  
   

 

 

Origami for Children (and others) at the Union City Library

Join us in the Meeting Room when our teacher, Sabrina, shows us how to make an origami top and a bookmark!   Have fun with paper folding!

 

For ages 8 and up (Tweens, Teens, and Adults are welcome!)

 

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City  

(510) 745-1464 for information

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

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

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

For questions contact Tamecca Brewer or Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0640.

    Location: Learning Center

Sunday July 2, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Inspiring Teachers

 

 

"To Sir With Love" (Not Rated)  Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Lu Lu (Singer), Christian Roberts    Runtime:  1 Hr. 45 Min.

A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who turns to teaching in London's tough East End. The graduating class, led by Denham (Christian Roberts), Pamela (Judy Geeson) and Barbara (Lulu, who also sings the hit title song), sets out to destroy Thackeray as they did his predecessor by breaking his spirit. But Thackeray, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a work force where they must stand or fall on their own. When offered an engineering job, Thackeray must decide if he wants to stay.

 

Release Date: June 14, 1997 (USA)

Director:  James Clavell

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 5th-6th Grade Math Camp  
   

competitive mathLearn about math competitions. What are they? How do you get involved?

Learn useful strategies to be successful in math competitions.

Five week session. Attendance to all sessions recommended. 

Taught by high school student with competitive math experience.

Registration required:contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org 510-284-0685.

At Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark 

 


Monday July 3, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

 

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

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

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Movie  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

A young woman must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter. In order to do so, she must find her estranged sister with the help of a mountaineer and a reindeer.

Rating

PG

Runtime

108 minutes

Cast

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana

There is no registration - first come seating

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM Online Registration for Kids Programs Starts  
   

Online registration starts for this program: 

  • MissionEdu Robotics Workshop for grades 4-8, Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Stories & Songs for Kindergartners  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children entering Kindergarten in the fall.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read  
   


Get ready for a howl of a good time as children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program. Read to a certified pet therapy dog and their owner as Paws to Read programs are designed to help young readers gain self confidence and improve their reading skills.

Registration is required.

There are a limited number of spots available. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Craft: Making Polymer Beads  
   

Teaching Artist Christie will guide you through making your own

customized polymer clay beads.

This class is for adults and teens. No children under 13. 

This free class includes all materials.

First come first served, no sign-ups. 

 

Due to the highly instructional nature of this class, no

latecomers will be permitted. 

 

Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont CA 94538

(510) 745-1401

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
     Library Closed  
   

The Library is closed for Independence Day. We'll reopen on July 5 at 10:00 am - see you then!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

     Library Closed for Independence Day  
   

The Library is closed today in observance of Independence Day.

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

Due to the 4th of July holiday, there is no meeting today, We resume our regular book club schedule the first Tuesday in August!

Happy Holiday!

The August title is :

 We Are Not Ourselves

by

 

Matthew Thomas

 

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 

Wednesday July 5, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Movie: Sing  
   

In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $100,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory?

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

 

 

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

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Programming  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

This course will cover Scratch/Snap and Arduino programming

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

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

Location:

Union City Library - Meeting Room

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Xtreme Science  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

XTREME SCIENCE

Wednesday, July 5 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

Designed for Children 4 and over

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Interested in learning Scratch coding?

Join us for a FREE new session of Coding For All, every Wednesday, starting June 21st and ending August 9th, 2017.

For kids ages 8+. Space is limited.

Online registration is highly recommended. To register, go to:  https://irvingtoncoding.eventbrite.com  

Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 8 week class.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Job Search Workshop: Resumes  
   

 

 

Job Search  Workshops

Presented by the Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

 

Fremont Main Library

Wednesdays

3:30 - 5 p.m.

 

 

Winning Resumes – What makes a good resume

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

 

Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills

Wednesday, August 2 @ Fremont Main Library, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

Job search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager   510-284-0640   DWilllllson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - Sign up in advance  
   

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

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

Advance registration is required.

Sign up in person at the Reference desk or call 510-526-3720 ext. 5 during library hours.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM TriValley Coderdojo  
   

TriValley CoderDojo is a part of the larger CoderDojo global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people ages 8-17 years old. TriValley CoderDojo, or TriV for short, is based in Dublin but open to youth in the surrounding TriValley area and beyond. Monthly sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meetings are in the Community Room at the Dublin Library.  The coding session begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm for set up so we can start promptly. Sessions are free, but tickets are required due to limited capacity. Register at http://trivalley.coderdojosv.org/addmember.

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

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

 

 

 


Thursday July 6, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM Preschool Movie - Lion Guard: Return of the Roar  
   

 

Synopsis

Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, becomes the leader the of the Lion Guard and assembles the best and brightest to help him protect the Pridelands.

Cast

Max Charles, Atticus Shaffer, Joshua Rush, Diamond White, Dusan Brown

Rating

NR

Runtime

60 minutes

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 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

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior computer and Gadget Connection  
   

This  Summer  the Teen/senion Computer  and Gadget  Connection Returns!

Join us  Thurdays June 29th  through  August 17  From  11:30  to  1:30 .  

Have  a  teenager help you learn to  use a computer, explore  the internet, set  up  your email. figure out your smart phone or down load photos from your camera.   

Bring in  your device.  Your library  card  is not  required, but will be  useful for  using  library  resources.   Spend 45 minutes with a teen  and learn something new.   


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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
 

   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 Game Play Thursday  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Nintendo Switch and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Art Workshop: Make a Family Summer Reading Game  
   

As a family, design and create a fun game including a game board, game pieces, tiny books and a game spinner. All materials are provided. 

Space is limited. Please call or stop by the library to sign up.



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Talk: Summer of Love  
   

deYoungSummer

Join us for a 50th anniversary flashback with this lecture about the de Young Museum's exhibit, "The Summer of Love Experience: Art Fashion, and Rock & Roll," featuring an exhilarating display of iconic rock posters, photographs, costumes and textiles, and more.  

Docent Lecturer Jim Kohn gives courses at the Fromm Institute at USF on such topics as art appreciation, the Yiddish language, and post-colonial literature. He has been a docent at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco since 2006. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer Squad Orientation  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

Interested in volunteering at the library this summer? Students entering 6th grade or higher can apply to join Summer Squad and help with the Summer Reading Game and special library programming events. 

Download the Summer Squad application here or pick up a copy up at the library. Please return your completed application to the Reference Desk and attend this mandatory orientation. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager   510-284-0640   DWilllllson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Thursday to talk about it. 

Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For those entering grades 1 and 2 in the fall. 

This month's book: The Princess in Black by Shannon J Hale

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Teens!

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding for All  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

This is a free class for kids ages 8+ to learn Scratch coding at the Centerville Library

Classes are every Thursday from 6/29/17-8/10/17, and space is limited. Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 7 week class.

Register for this program here. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Science Camp  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Have you ever been curious about something in the world around you?

The Golden Experiment presents...

Science Camp!  

Kids going into 6th through 9th grades can join us for a special science camp on Thursdays, from June 22nd through August 3rd.  We will meet from 6:00-8:00 pm. Partcipants will choose and design a science project with lots of help from college student mentors. This camp will culminate in a science fair on August 6 at Fremont Main Library.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.goldenexperiment.org

    Location: Union City Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Start Smart Driving for Teens  
   

Start Smart Driving for Teens is a program for Teens with their parents presented by the CHP at the San Lorenzo Library.

Registration is required. Please call the CHP office in Castro Valley at 510-581-9028 and ask for the Front Desk Officer to register.

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Friday July 7, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy in during this free art program for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5 ONLY). Due to space limitations, free tickets will be available at 1:45 p.m.. at the Children's Information Desk. YOU MAY ONLY PICK-UP TICKETS FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN, who need to be present.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Hours Celebration  
   

Niles Library will be changing hours from Tuesdays to Fridays starting July 7, 2017. To celebrate our Friday Hours we have welcomed Mr Shap to perform a magic show and make balloon creatures! Everyone will get a raffle ticket for the chance to get a balloon creation. Our celebration starts at 2 pm - bring the whole family for this fun and entertaining event! 

Contact Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org if you have any questions. 

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM INDUZ Art for Children  
   

INDUZ would like to invite children to Passport to World Arts workshop.

Passport to World Arts™ takes children through a virtual journey around the world, across various countries while celebrating a region’s art and culture thus promoting global learning, acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures, and nurturing their creativity.

** This workshop is for children in Elementary and Middle School. Due to space limitations, tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk 15 minutes prior to the event. 

It is recommended (but not necessary) that children attend the 4 sessions to get a diverse travel experience.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Java  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Beginning JAVA

Learn the Fundamentals of Coding

Ages 12-18

Computers will be provided

    Location: Union City Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 1)  
   

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

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 8 &15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

There's an App for That!
Saturday, July 8
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

Google, Google Tools & Google Apps
Saturday, July 15
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps. 

 

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

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

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

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th - 9th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk.  

There are 10 sessions in this class that occur every Tuesday from June 27 to August 15 (with no class on July 4) from 1-3 pm, and on Saturdays July 8, 22, and August 5 from 12-1 pm. Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lobby Book Sale  
   

Friends of the Fremont Library Lobby Booksale

Come find a special treasure at the lobby booksale!

Fremon Main Library  - Get Directions

June 10 12:30-3:30

Questions? Call 510-745-1401

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 7th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tie-A-Wish Bracelet (Teens)  
   

A sweet jewelry making project that is easy enough for beginners and ends with a great bracelet.  Make a wish as you make the bracelet and then put your bracelet on. Once it wears out, your wish will come true!

Must sign-up.

Three different dates to choose from:

  • July 1 for Adults
  • July 8 for Teens and Tweens
  • July 15 for Children

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: There's an App for That!  
   

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

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 8 &15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

There's an App for That!
Saturday, July 8
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

Google, Google Tools & Google Apps
Saturday, July 15
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps. 

 

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   2:00 PM Crafts with Margo  
   
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
We will be starting off the new year celebrating not only our national new year, but also Chinese New Year, with paper dragons and paper cuts! The "Ten-Sided Yin-Yang Globe" looks more complicated than it is, requiring only a steady scissor hand!
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Caterpillar Puppets  
   

joe leon caterpillar puppetsCome see a fabulous puppet show with Joe Leon of Caterpillar Puppets

 

Contact: Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org 510-284-0686.

at Newark Library, 300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

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

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

Generously sponsored by the Dublin Friends of the Library. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Songs of Russia  
   

Songs of Russia with Jonnie and Toku

Saturday July 8 @ 2 p.m.

Fremont Main LIbrary 

 

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A native of St. Petersburg, and a singer from an early age, Jonnie Pekelny grew up with the sweet and fiery,

humorous, irreverent and honest songs of rural and working Russia.

Her pure soulful renditions and Toku Woo’s talented guitar accompaniment are not to be missed.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Quilt Project  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0646   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

This is the first of two workshops, this Saturday and next, to complete a beautiful quilt project that will be hung in the Teen Zone of the library.  Ages 12+ welcome to attend.  All materials are provided but there is limited space.  Please sign up at the front desk or call 510-284-0640.

   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 8th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Making Musical Fun  
   
MFMII Student 2
Come and Sing Your Heart Out, Play an Instrument, and Move to the Beat! 
 
Join in the Musical fun with Music for Minors II, the nonprofit keeping music in children’s classrooms and lives since 1988. 
 
Carol Zilli, MFM II Executive Director, will be leading families in song. 
 
For more information visit www.musicforminors2.org or call 510-733-1189.
at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

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

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

Your child will get more out of the tutoring if they commit to multiple Sundays. No registration required.

Contact: Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org 510-284-0686

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Rethink the Stigma: Introduction to Mental Health  
   

Rethink the Stigma: Introduction to Mental Health

Rethink the Stigma is a mental health awareness program for teenagers that strives to introduce ways of reducing stress among teens under immense school pressure through collaborative activities that target both the mental and physical states of the individual. Activities are engaging and collaborative, including self-reflection, bonding games, planning sessions, yoga, and more.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Sunday Movies at the Library

Inspiring Teachers

 

 

"Dead Poets Society" (PG)  Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke       Runtime:  2 Hr. 8 Min.

A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating's help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.

 

Release Date: June 9, 1989 (USA)

Director Peter Weir

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Python  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Introduction to Python: Computer programming basics for those with no prior coding experience.

Ages: 13-17

Students will need to bring their own laptops.

For more information email: isitasintrotopython@gmail.com

Sign up at Union City Library Reference Desk or call: 510-745-1464 x5

 

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lariat Larry  
   

Trick roper and cowboy storyteller Lariat Larry will be at the San Lorenzo Library on Sunday, July 9 at 3:00pm.  Be transported back in time to the Wild West with tall (and true!) tales told by Lariat Larry as he performs rope tricks.  All ages are welcomed to enjoy this show sponsored by the Friends of the San Lorenzo Library.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 5th-6th Grade Math Camp  
   

competitive mathLearn about math competitions. What are they? How do you get involved?

Learn useful strategies to be successful in math competitions.

Five week session. Attendance to all sessions recommended. 

Taught by high school student with competitive math experience.

Registration required:contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org 510-284-0685.

At Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark 

 

   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday July 10, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

 

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

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

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Movie  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

Rating

PG

Runtime

108 minutes

Cast

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll

No registration required - first come seating

    Location: Union City Library
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb - Brown Bag Speakers Forum  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, July 10

1 - 3:00pm

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

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Camp  
   

A selection of black and white chess pieces on a chequered surface.THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. A camp for 6 to 12 year olds who are beginning chess players. 

Monday July 10th - Thursday July 13th, 2-4pm.

A 4 afternoon commitment.

presented by Shoreview Chess

Registration required: contact Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org (510) 284-0686

held at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark. 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

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

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

come talk to Gwen.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

     G.P.A. Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 26-28 & July 10-12, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Stories & Songs for Kindergartners  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children entering Kindergarten in the fall.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writer's Group for Adults  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Writer's Group for Adults!

If you are currently writing any kind of prose or poetry or feel inspired to try, join the group at San Lorenzo Library. This experience is free. The group is led by author and news personality, Rosa del Duca. You will learn a new aspect of writing each session and share what you are working on. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information or stop by the Information Desk. The group will meet in the Library's Learning Center.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, librarian, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

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


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Feng Shui Time Management  
   

 

Time Management for more productivity and enjoyment.

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Quilters Meet Up  
   

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

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

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

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   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.

April 11: 1984 by George Orwell

May 9: What She Left Behind by Ellen Wiseman

June 13: The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende

July 11: Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller

August 8: Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Henna Candles  
   

 Local artist Rachel-Anne Palacios, proprietess of Devika's Palacio, will be returning to the Dublin Library! Teens (ages 13-19) will be making beautifully decorated henna candles, which will go home with  each teen after the workshop. Registration is not required. Free tickets will be handed out at 12:45 pm the day of the program.  

 Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

 Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th - 9th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk.  

There are 10 sessions in this class that occur every Tuesday from June 27 to August 15 (with no class on July 4) from 1-3 pm, and on Saturdays July 8, 22, and August 5 from 12-1 pm. Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Workshop  
   

      JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS @ THE UNION CITY LIBRARY 

      Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center 

Job Search Strategies - Learn about the hidden job market

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Camp  
   

A selection of black and white chess pieces on a chequered surface.THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. A camp for 6 to 12 year olds who are beginning chess players. 

Monday July 10th - Thursday July 13th, 2-4pm.

A 4 afternoon commitment.

presented by Shoreview Chess

Registration required: contact Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org (510) 284-0686

held at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark. 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday: Sing  
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

 

Sing (PG)

Tuesday, July 11 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer through August 8

Designed for children 4 and over

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM DRUMMM OneBEAT Community Rhythm Celebration  
   

Join DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder and "Chief Rhythm Activator" Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR in an upbeat, "hands-on" celebration through rhythm! If you have a heartbeat, then you have rhythm. Kids of all ages and their grown-ups will have a blast discovering how to find and express their own beats on the drum. No prior drumming experience is necessary. Instruments will be provided. More info is at www.DRUMMM.com

***Seating is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Floor Seating only; strollers must be left outside the room.***

***Free tickets are required and will be handed out in the children’s area 15 minutes before each program begins.***


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM G.P.A. Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 26-28 & July 10-12, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next year

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jimbo Trout musical performance  
   

Image result for jimbo troutJoin us for a very special musical guest, JimBo Trout! 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Press Flowers for Adults & Teens  
   

 Learn how to press flowers and leaves by pressure, ironing or microwaving and practice preparing some. Materials will be supplied but students are welcome to bring flowers and leaves of their own, as fresh as possible. 

Space is limited. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open, or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Showing - The Burbs  
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Golden Experiment  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

The Golden Experiment strives to inspire young minds to pursue careers in the sciences by hosting curiosity based programs that encourage participants to be creative and explore the questions that they have about the world around them.

This 7 week science camp is for incoming 6th - 9th graders to create a science fair project with the help of an undergraduate student mentor and present their project at the science fair. 

Please note that this program is a seven week commitment and will take place Tuesdays from June 20 - August 1 (no class July 4) from 6-8 pm. The science fair will be held at Fremont Main Library on August 6 from 1-5 pm. Please only sign up if your student can commit to attending all seven sessions and the science fair.

Register for this ongoing class here.

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

Contact: Lael Takiguchi 510-284-0640 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 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 Centerville Book Club  
   

Join us for a book discussion for adults. This month we are reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin! New members always welcome. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


 

 

   7:00 PM Family Movie - Moana  
   

 

Synopsis

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auli?i Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Cast

Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House

Rating

PG

Runtime

113 minutes

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Wednesday July 12, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Programming  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

This course will cover Scratch/Snap and Arduino programming

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

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

Location:

Union City Library - Meeting Room

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587

 

    Location: Union City Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monster Bookmark Craft  
   

Image result for monster bookmarksMonster Bookmark craft, for ages 6+

Use paper and your creativity to make awesome Monster Bookmarks! 

 

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Family Crafts Workshop: Fun with Paper Loops  
   

 

Fun for all ages!

Stop by anytime during program open hours and join the fun with paper loops!  All materials are provided, just bring your imagination and creativity!  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drummm  
   

drummm

drummm"Connecting the world in rhythm…one beat at a time!"  Seating is limited to the first 90 people in line. Free tickets are required.  Tickets will be handed out in front of the Library 30 minutes prior to the show.  All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. There will be no in/out privileges for these shows, so please be prepared to sit through the entire show.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM History Club- The Great Depression  
   

 

History Club at the Union City Library - "The Great Depression"

Join us in the Meeting Room with a National History Bee finalist.

For grades 3 through 6.  Wednesday, July 12, 2 - 3 PM

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City, CA  94587

(510) 745-1464

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jimbo Trout musical performance  
   

Image result for jimbo troutJoin us for a very special musical guest, JimBo Trout! 

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Python Ron  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

PYTHON RON

Wednesday, July 12 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Camp  
   

A selection of black and white chess pieces on a chequered surface.THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. A camp for 6 to 12 year olds who are beginning chess players. 

Monday July 10th - Thursday July 13th, 2-4pm.

A 4 afternoon commitment.

presented by Shoreview Chess

Registration required: contact Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org (510) 284-0686

held at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark. 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kate and the Beanstalk  
   

 

The beloved tale of Jack and the Beanstalk

          is reimagined on July 12 at 3:00 pm. 

  Join Nikki Borodi at the Library as she tells the story with an acrobatic and musical twist.

   This is a show you won't want to miss!

 

 

 

This all-ages show is sponsored by the Friends of the San Lorenzo Library.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM G.P.A. Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit:

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 26-28 & July 10-12, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

Interested in learning Scratch coding?

Join us for a FREE new session of Coding For All, every Wednesday, starting June 21st and ending August 9th, 2017.

For kids ages 8+. Space is limited.

Online registration is highly recommended. To register, go to:  https://irvingtoncoding.eventbrite.com  

Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 8 week class.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday July 13, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Event Template  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Board Games for all  
   

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

This program is for all ages 

For more information contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Making Musical Fun - Music for Minors II  
   

Music for Minors II, the nonprofit keeping music in the schools since 1988, will present a fun-filled musical hour for families and friends of music for children. Singing songs, rhythmic movement, dance, and instrumentation will fill the hour of musical joy. Pre-school through sixth-grade music awaits YOU!

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior computer and Gadget Connection  
   

This  Summer  the Teen/senion Computer  and Gadget  Connection Returns!

Join us  Thurdays June 29th  through  August 17  From  11:30  to  1:30 .  

Have  a  teenager help you learn to  use a computer, explore  the internet, set  up  your email. figure out your smart phone or down load photos from your camera.   

Bring in  your device.  Your library  card  is not  required, but will be  useful for  using  library  resources.   Spend 45 minutes with a teen  and learn something new.   


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie Showing - 10 Things I Hate About You  
   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 Game Play Day  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Nintendo Switch and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Storytime in Spanish  
   

Story Time in Spanish and Time to Play

Cuentos en espanol y la hora de jugar

 

For children ages 0-5

No class week of July 4th

at the Union City Library

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

 

Union City Library

34007 Union City Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

Information?  Call 510-745-1464

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make a Tie Dye T-shirt  
   

TieDye

Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt and we’ll provide everything else you’ll need to make your own tie-dye creation. Be prepared to get a little messy and have a lot of fun! For adults only. Sign-ups start June 13.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Camp  
   

A selection of black and white chess pieces on a chequered surface.THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. A camp for 6 to 12 year olds who are beginning chess players. 

Monday July 10th - Thursday July 13th, 2-4pm.

A 4 afternoon commitment.

presented by Shoreview Chess

Registration required: contact Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org (510) 284-0686

held at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark. 

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Kids Book Club  
   

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

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

This month's book: Bink & Gollie by Kate Dicamillo

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 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
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's 3rd/4th Grade Book Club  
   

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

This month's book: The 100 Year Old Secret by Tracy Barrett

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Re-using Dirty Water  
   

 Shreya Ramachandran, local high school student and scientific researcher, will talk about her research into re-using grey water.  Ms. Ramachandran was awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) President's Environmental Youth Award.  She has also received 1st place in the California State Science Fair.  

Ms. Ramachandran's talk is geared to elementary students, but everyone is welcome.  

http://www.thegreywaterproject.org/

Her research addresses: The Global Water Crisis, California’s Drought, Why you should save water, Water Conservation Techniques, What is Grey Water? General costs and water saving potential, How to re-use grey water, Implementing a grey water system. 

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

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding for All  
    Contact:    5107952629   
   

This is a free class for kids ages 8+ to learn Scratch coding at the Centerville Library

Classes are every Thursday from 6/29/17-8/10/17, and space is limited. Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 7 week class.

Register for this program here. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Science Camp  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Have you ever been curious about something in the world around you?

The Golden Experiment presents...

Science Camp!  

Kids going into 6th through 9th grades can join us for a special science camp on Thursdays, from June 22nd through August 3rd.  We will meet from 6:00-8:00 pm. Partcipants will choose and design a science project with lots of help from college student mentors. This camp will culminate in a science fair on August 6 at Fremont Main Library.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.goldenexperiment.org

    Location: Union City Library

Friday July 14, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: 

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jimbo Trout musical performance  
   

Image result for jimbo troutJoin us for a very special musical guest, JimBo Trout! 

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM INDUZ Art for Children  
   

INDUZ would like to invite children to Passport to World Arts workshop.

Passport to World Arts™ takes children through a virtual journey around the world, across various countries while celebrating a region’s art and culture thus promoting global learning, acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures, and nurturing their creativity.

** This workshop is for children in Elementary and Middle School. Due to space limitations, tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk 15 minutes prior to the event. 

It is recommended (but not necessary) that children attend the 4 sessions to get a diverse travel experience.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Java  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Beginning JAVA

Learn the Fundamentals of Coding

Ages 12-18

Computers will be provided

    Location: Union City Library
   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, starting May 20, 2017.

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Children should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 GLEAM with Miss Garima - Origami for Kids  
   

Join Miss Garima for an origami program. This program is for kids ages 8-12. 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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


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


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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (pt 2)  
   

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

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 8 &15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

There's an App for That!
Saturday, July 8
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

Google, Google Tools & Google Apps
Saturday, July 15
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps. 

 

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM MissionEdu Robotics Workshop  
   

For grades 4-8.

MissionEDU will be holding a robotics on July 15.  Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3, students will group up and build a robot that can drive forwards, backwards, and turn. They will then program the robot so that it can successfully navigate through an obstacle course. Students in grades 4-8 and their parents may attend. Limited spots available.We hope to see you there!
 
Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., July 3, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents   You must present the ticket and check in by 10:20 am on the program day or your spot ay be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30 minute prgraam that requires no registration.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Navigate the Internet  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Designed for folks who are new to computers, this class teaches you how to surf the internet.

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Knitting/Crocheting Circle  
   

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Aerobics  
   

Join dance instructor Mike Quebec to get your heart rate pumping with call and response aerobics!  No experience necessary.   Be sure to bring water and a towel.

For ages 12 and up.  Space is limited.  Call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) to reserve your spot or sign up at the Union City Library reference desk.

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 7th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tie-A-Wish Bracelet (Kids)  
   

A sweet jewelry making project that is easy enough for beginners and ends with a great bracelet.  Make a wish as you make the bracelet and then put your bracelet on. Once it wears out, your wish will come true!

Must sign-up.

Three different dates to choose from:

  • July 1 for Adults
  • July 8 for Teens and Tweens
  • July 15 for Children

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Google, Google Tools & Apps  
   

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

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 8 &15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

There's an App for That!
Saturday, July 8
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

Google, Google Tools & Google Apps
Saturday, July 15
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps. 

 

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Movie: Lego Movie  
   

The Lego Movie PosterAn ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

 

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

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle Canceled  
   

There will be no sewing circle today; the machines are at another branch for a teen quilting event.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Quilt Project  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0646   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

This is the second of two workshops to complete a beautiful quilt project that will be hung in the Teen Zone of the library. You must have attended the first workshop to attend this one. Ages 12+ welcome to attend.  All materials are provided but there is limited space.  Please sign up at the front desk or call 510-284-0640.

   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 8th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Gardening with Succulents  
   

  Local favorite and gardening expert Lori Caldwell is ready to help you get started with succulents.  

Learn how to choose the best succulents for your home and garden!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday July 16, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring: MissionEDU  
   

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

Your child will get more out of the tutoring if they commit to multiple Sundays. No registration required.

Contact: Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org 510-284-0686

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

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cooking with Noah and Kisa  
   

Noah and Kisa are back with another fun (and mostly healthy) cooking demonstration for you in the Library's cafe! The theme this month is summer - and that means BBQ and Potluck dishes you're sure to enjoy.  Tastings provided.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Rethink the Stigma: Yoga, Breathing & Guided Imagery  
   

Rethink the Stigma: Yoga, Breathing & Guided Imagery

Rethink the Stigma is a mental health awareness program for teenagers that strives to introduce ways of reducing stress among teens under immense school pressure through collaborative activities that target both the mental and physical states of the individual. Activities are engaging and collaborative, including self-reflection, bonding games, planning sessions, yoga, and more.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Sunday Movies at the Library

Inspiring Teachers

 

 

"Stand and Deliver" (PG)  Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosana De Soto      Runtime:  1 Hr. 43 Min.

Based on the true story of Jaime Escalante, a Los Angeles high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus:. Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom--caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California's calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They'll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics..

 

Release Date: March 11, 1988 (USA)

Director:  Ramón Menéndez

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Python  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Introduction to Python: Computer programming basics for those with no prior coding experience.

Ages: 13-17

Students will need to bring their own laptops.

For more information email: isitasintrotopython@gmail.com

Sign up at Union City Library Reference Desk or call: 510-745-1464 x5

 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Family Game  
   

Design and build a board game with your family! The Alameda County Arts Commission presents another fabulous family art workshop that will bring your family hours of entertainment even after you're at home. All materials are provided for your family to come together and create a board game just for you! Stop in to build, create and enjoy!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 5th-6th Grade Math Camp  
   

competitive mathLearn about math competitions. What are they? How do you get involved?

Learn useful strategies to be successful in math competitions.

Five week session. Attendance to all sessions recommended. 

Taught by high school student with competitive math experience.

Registration required:contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org 510-284-0685.

At Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday July 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Movie  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

A thief meets his match in an impossibly long-haired beauty who yearns to escape her imprisonment from the tower where she has spent most of her life.

Rating

PG

Runtime

100 minutes

Cast

Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey

There is no registration - first come seating

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, July 17

1 - 3:00pm

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

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM San Lorenzo Heritage Society  
   

San Lorenzo Heritage Society meets at the San Lorenzo Library to discuss the History of the San Lorenzo Village and surrounding areas.

Everyone is welcome to come and participate.

Contact: Betty Moose 510-278-2094

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session A)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, July 17th to July 27th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session B)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM. Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Stories & Songs for Kindergartners  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children entering Kindergarten in the fall.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Craft: Polymer Jewelry  
   

Teaching Artist Christie will guide you through making your own

 polymer jewelry with the beads you made in the July 3rd class.

YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE JULY 3RD CLASS TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. 

This class is for adults and teens. No children under 13. 

This free class includes all materials.

First come first served, no sign-ups. 

 

Due to the highly instructional nature of this class, no

latecomers will be permitted. 

 

Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont CA 94538

(510) 745-1401

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th - 9th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk.  

There are 10 sessions in this class that occur every Tuesday from June 27 to August 15 (with no class on July 4) from 1-3 pm, and on Saturdays July 8, 22, and August 5 from 12-1 pm. Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Diamond-Folded Books  
   

Join us for a fun crafting afternoon! Teens can make a diamond-folded book, perfect for holding bits and pieces of memoriblia, photos, or journaling. The perfect size for a travel journal, too, with space for drawing on the go, or collecting small notes from your travels!  No registration required, but free tickets for the workshop will be handed out at 12:45 pm the day of the program.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hass, for an informal gathering of aspiring writers of all types of
genres. Your writing can be memoirs, creative nonfiction, poetry, song lyrics, science fiction, plays,
essays - you name it - we just want to hear what you have written and support each other as we grow as writers.
Sharing is optional.

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month

    July 18, August 15, and September 12

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session A)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM One-on-One Resume Critique  
   

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

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)

Tuesday, July 18 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer through August 8

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, July 17th to July 27th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Robotics (Session 1)  
   

SESSION 1:  JULY 18 @ 3:30-5PM SESSION 1:  JULY 20 @ 2:30-4PM

SESSION 2: JULY 25 @ 3:30-5PM SESSION 2: JULY 27 @ 2:30-4PM

Interested in creating programmable Lego robots? Join high school robotics enthusiast Advay Sharma for an introductory Lego Robotics program. 

Ages 8-10.

Register http://tinyurl.com/LRSession1  OR http://tinyurl.com/LRSession2

Students may register for either Session 1 or 2, and must attend both classes in that session.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session B)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM. Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Age Well Driving for Older Adults  
   

 This is a program presented by the CHP at the San Lorenzo Library.

Registration is required. Please call the CHP office in Castro Valley to register at 510-581-9028 and ask for the Front Desk Officer.

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Golden Experiment  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

The Golden Experiment strives to inspire young minds to pursue careers in the sciences by hosting curiosity based programs that encourage participants to be creative and explore the questions that they have about the world around them.

This 7 week science camp is for incoming 6th - 9th graders to create a science fair project with the help of an undergraduate student mentor and present their project at the science fair. 

Please note that this program is a seven week commitment and will take place Tuesdays from June 20 - August 1 (no class July 4) from 6-8 pm. The science fair will be held at Fremont Main Library on August 6 from 1-5 pm. Please only sign up if your student can commit to attending all seven sessions and the science fair.

Register for this ongoing class here.

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
   

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

January 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King

March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter

April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr

May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood

June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

July 18              Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder (special date)

August 1            Rose by Martin Cruz Smith

September 5    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

October 3          The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

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

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

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

 


Wednesday July 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Programming  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

This course will cover Scratch/Snap and Arduino programming

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

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

Location:

Union City Library - Meeting Room

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Art Workshop Project  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

“Make a Family Summer Reading Game!” Families will use a range of colorful materials to design and create their own reading game

including a game board, game pieces, miniature books, spinner and other game elements. Families can take their game home to enjoy their game throughout the

summer and beyond! Fun for all ages; all materials provided.


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

   1:30 PM  -  3:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session A)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM Magical Nathaniel  
   

Enjoy an afternoon of magical fun for the whole family!

Magical Nathaniel is a 22-year-old professional magician and UC Berkeley math and theater graduate who designs his own illusions, as well as incorporates circus skills, award winning magic, and loads of audience participation to make each show a blast! Magical Nathaniel is the current president of the Oakland Magic Circle and has performed all over the Bay Area. Come join in the fun!

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM History Club - Civil Rights  
   

History Club at the Union City Library - "Civil Rights"

Wednesday, July 19th, 2-3 PM

Join us in the meeting room for a presentation by a National History Bee Finalist.

For grades 3 through 6.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado- Niles Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

(510) 745-1464

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Sterling the Bubblesmith  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

STERLING THE BUBBLESMITH

Wednesday, July 19 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 'Tween Art Program  
   

Join teaching artist Karen Wardell for a creative afternoon with art.  Registration is required and begins July 12.  This program is for 'tweens, ages 10 - 13 years old.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, July 17th to July 27th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK 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 Magical Nathaniel  
   

Enjoy an afternoon of magical fun for the whole family!

Magical Nathaniel is a 22-year-old professional magician and UC Berkeley math and theater graduate who designs his own illusions, as well as incorporates circus skills, award winning magic, and loads of audience participation to make each show a blast! Magical Nathaniel is the current president of the Oakland Magic Circle and has performed all over the Bay Area. Come join in the fun!

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Interested in learning Scratch coding?

Join us for a FREE new session of Coding For All, every Wednesday, starting June 21st and ending August 9th, 2017.

For kids ages 8+. Space is limited.

Online registration is highly recommended. To register, go to:  https://irvingtoncoding.eventbrite.com  

Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 8 week class.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session B)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM. Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Board Games  
   

Board Games

Join us for an evening of fun board games including Checkers, Parcheesi, Scrabble Jr., Connect Four and many more.  Just drop by and join in with other families  playing both the familiar games and learning new ones.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM Python Ron  
   

Join us for an informative reptile show. 

***Seating is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Floor Seating only; strollers must be left outside the room.***

***Free tickets are required and will be handed out in the children’s area 15 minutes before each program begins.***

 



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Event Template  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monster Bookmark Craft  
   

Image result for monster bookmarksMonster Bookmark craft, for ages 6+

Use paper and your creativity to make awesome Monster Bookmarks! 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior computer and Gadget Connection  
   

This  Summer  the Teen/senion Computer  and Gadget  Connection Returns!

Join us  Thurdays June 29th  through  August 17  From  11:30  to  1:30 .  

Have  a  teenager help you learn to  use a computer, explore  the internet, set  up  your email. figure out your smart phone or down load photos from your camera.   

Bring in  your device.  Your library  card  is not  required, but will be  useful for  using  library  resources.   Spend 45 minutes with a teen  and learn something new.   


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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
 

   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: Internet Basics for Beginners  
   

internet picture

 

This hands-on class covers the basics of internet browsing for beginners.  Instructor Dave Jennings will virtually hold your hand as you wade into the world wide web. His fun and informative teaching style will leave you entertained and better equipped to handle all the internet has to offer. Bring your own laptop, tablet or smartphone with you to get the most from this class. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Play Day  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Nintendo Switch and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Storytime in Spanish  
   

Story Time in Spanish and Time to Play

Cuentos en espanol y la hora de jugar

 

For children ages 0-5

No class week of July 4th

at the Union City Library

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

 

Union City Library

34007 Union City Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

Information?  Call 510-745-1464

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Robotics (Session 1)  
   

SESSION 1:  JULY 18 @ 3:30-5PM SESSION 1:  JULY 20 @ 2:30-4PM

SESSION 2: JULY 25 @ 3:30-5PM SESSION 2: JULY 27 @ 2:30-4PM

Interested in creating programmable Lego robots? Join high school robotics enthusiast Advay Sharma for an introductory Lego Robotics program. 

Ages 8-10.

Register http://tinyurl.com/LRSession1  OR http://tinyurl.com/LRSession2

Students may register for either Session 1 or 2, and must attend both classes in that session.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jedi Training Academy  
   

Every Jedi knows Padawans advance fastest when they start training early. Kids are invited to become Padawans at the San Lorenzo Library on July 20 at 3:00 pm.  

Padawans will learn:

  • How to use the Force to make objects magically move with the power of their minds! 
  • How to wield their very own (balloon) lightsaber!
  • How to be the best Jedi they can be!

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the San Lorenzo Library

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, July 17th to July 27th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Summer Reading Game Workshop  
   

Homemade Board GameAs a family, design and create a fun game including a game board, game pieces, tiny books, and a game spinner!

Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Great for the whole family.

Se habla Español.

Tickets given out 30 minutes in advance- free. 

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

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

 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 3rd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For those entering grades 5, 6 and 7 in the fall. 

This month's book: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave J Barry

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Coding for All  
    Contact:    5107952629   
   

This is a free class for kids ages 8+ to learn Scratch coding at the Centerville Library

Classes are every Thursday from 6/29/17-8/10/17, and space is limited. Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 7 week class.

Register for this program here. 

 


Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Science Camp  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Have you ever been curious about something in the world around you?

The Golden Experiment presents...

Science Camp!  

Kids going into 6th through 9th grades can join us for a special science camp on Thursdays, from June 22nd through August 3rd.  We will meet from 6:00-8:00 pm. Partcipants will choose and design a science project with lots of help from college student mentors. This camp will culminate in a science fair on August 6 at Fremont Main Library.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.goldenexperiment.org

    Location: Union City Library

Friday July 21, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy in during this free art program for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5 ONLY). Due to space limitations, free tickets will be available at 1:45 p.m.. at the Children's Information Desk. YOU MAY ONLY PICK-UP TICKETS FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN, who need to be present.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Monster Bookmark Craft  
   

Image result for monster bookmarksMonster Bookmark craft, for ages 6+

Use paper and your creativity to make awesome Monster Bookmarks! 

 

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

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM INDUZ Art for Children  
   

INDUZ would like to invite children to Passport to World Arts workshop.

Passport to World Arts™ takes children through a virtual journey around the world, across various countries while celebrating a region’s art and culture thus promoting global learning, acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures, and nurturing their creativity.

** This workshop is for children in Elementary and Middle School. Due to space limitations, tickets will be available at the Children's Information Desk 15 minutes prior to the event. 

It is recommended (but not necessary) that children attend the 4 sessions to get a diverse travel experience.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway. Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email the Fremont Friends of the Library at 2016ffol@gmail.com.

Friday night: Advance Preview Sale for Paid Members only!

Memberships available at the door - $10 per individual or family.

Books $1 per inch, stacked.

Records & Maps are $.25 each.

Children's Books, SPECIAL Books, Sheet Music, CDs, DVDs, & Jigsaw Puzzles are Individually Priced.

Featuring:

Japanese laguage cookbooks

Various topics of great courses and music DVDs

Sheet music: mostly 1940s era and librettos at $.25 each or 10 for $1

 

 

 


Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Java  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Beginning Python

Learn the Fundamentals of Coding

Ages 12-18

Computers will be provided

    Location: Union City Library
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway. Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email the Fremont Friends of the Library at 2016ffol@gmail.com.

Memberships available at the door - $10 per individual or family.

Books $1 per inch, stacked.

Records & Maps are $.25 each.

Children's Books, SPECIAL Books, Sheet Music, CDs, DVDs, & Jigsaw Puzzles are Individually Priced.

Featuring:

Japanese laguage cookbooks

Various topics of great courses and music DVDs

Sheet music: mostly 1940s era and librettos at $.25 each or 10 for $1

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga for Beginners  
   

A gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. All adults and teens are welcome, regardless of current fitness level. Wear comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.  This class is led by local favorite, Joe Sapena. Join your friends and neighbors in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th - 9th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk.  

There are 10 sessions in this class that occur every Tuesday from June 27 to August 15 (with no class on July 4) from 1-3 pm, and on Saturdays July 8, 22, and August 5 from 12-1 pm. Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

 


Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 7th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: iPhone / iPad Photography  
   

iphone photo

 

This hands-on class covers how to take great photos using your iPhone or iPad. Go beyond just point and shoot to discover the many special features and filters Apple has to offer. Learn some professional photography tips to take your picture taking to the next level. Instructor Dave Jennings is sure to teach you something new and keep you entertained. Bring your iPad or iPhone with you to get the most out of this class.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Moana Movie Sing A Long  
   

MoanaCome watch the movie Moana and sing a long to your favorite parts.

Snacks provided.

Contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

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

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

Be a Memory Box Artist

with the Northern California Decorative Artists

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

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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fitness @ Fremont Main  
   

Cardio & Strength Exercise with Bella

Bella is a certified fitness trainer.  Come enjoy a whole body workout, including cardio and strength exercises.  

Bring water as well as towels, and wear comfortable clothes.

All are welcome! 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pete G. Magic  
   

Image result for pete g magicCENTERVILLE LIBRARY IS OPENING ON SATURDAYS!!!

Celebrate our Saturday Hours (10 am - 5 PM beginning July 1) with this amazing magic show by Pete G Magic. 

a fun drawing and refreshments will follow the magic show. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 8th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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


Sunday July 23, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway. Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email the Fremont Friends of the Library at 2016ffol@gmail.com.

Memberships available at the door - $10 per individual or family.

Clearance Sale Sunday - Only $5 per grocery bag. - Please bring your own paper grocery bags.

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring: MissionEDU  
   

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

Your child will get more out of the tutoring if they commit to multiple Sundays. No registration required.

Contact: Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org 510-284-0686

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Orchid Care Class  
   

The Beautiful and Exotic Orchid

Sunday, July 23

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us to learn how to care for common orchids. You'll understand how orchids grow and how to help them rebloom year after year. Bring your orchid if you have a specific question. Presented by Sung Lee, past president of the Diablo View Orchid Society.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Sunday Movies at the Library

Inspiring Teachers

 

 

 

"Mr. Holland's Opus" (PG)  Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, Alicia WittTerrence Howard     

Runtime:  2 Hr. 23 Min.

 

 

Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As Holland discovers 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.Written by 

 

Release Date: January 19, 1996 (USA)

Director:  Stephen Herek

 
 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Python  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Introduction to Python: Computer programming basics for those with no prior coding experience.

Ages: 13-17

Students will need to bring their own laptops.

For more information email: isitasintrotopython@gmail.com

Sign up at Union City Library Reference Desk or call: 510-745-1464 x5

 

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 5th-6th Grade Math Camp  
   

competitive mathLearn about math competitions. What are they? How do you get involved?

Learn useful strategies to be successful in math competitions.

Five week session. Attendance to all sessions recommended. 

Taught by high school student with competitive math experience.

Registration required:contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org 510-284-0685.

At Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark 

 

   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday July 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Movie  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

A rabbit cop must solve a missing-persons case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

Rating

PG

Runtime

108 minutes

Cast

Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Kristen Bell, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate

There is no registration - first come seating

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, July 24

1 - 3:00pm

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

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session A)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, July 17th to July 27th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session B)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM. Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Stories & Songs for Kindergartners  
   

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          Come have fun listening to great stories and songs. For children entering Kindergarten in the fall.

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Finding Common Ground: Breaking the Cycle of Hunger  
   

Finding Common Ground: Breaking the Cycle of Hunger

7:00 p.m., Monday July 24

Fremont Main Library- Get Directions

 

Image result for people sharing bread 30-40%      of the national food supply is wasted; never eaten

$216           Average weekly cost to feed a family of four

12 million  Children struggle to have enough to eat

1 in 7          American households face food insecurity

 

               But there is hope and help

Learn about the local agencies addressing this problem and how YOU can help break the cycle of hunger


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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday  
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

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

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

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main Library

 

 


Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

June 27: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

July 25: Hissing Cousins by Mark Peyser

August 22: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

September 26: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

October 24: Memory Man by David Baldacci

November 28: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

December 26: Winter Break. No Meeting.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th - 9th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk.  

There are 10 sessions in this class that occur every Tuesday from June 27 to August 15 (with no class on July 4) from 1-3 pm, and on Saturdays July 8, 22, and August 5 from 12-1 pm. Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

 


Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session A)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday: Storks  
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

 

Storks (PG)

Tuesday, July 25 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer through August 8

Designed for children 4 and over

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, July 17th to July 27th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Robotics (Session 2)  
   

SESSION 1:  JULY 18 @ 3:30-5PM SESSION 1:  JULY 20 @ 2:30-4PM

SESSION 2: JULY 25 @ 3:30-5PM SESSION 2: JULY 27 @ 2:30-4PM

Interested in creating programmable Lego robots? Join high school robotics enthusiast Advay Sharma for an introductory Lego Robotics program. 

Ages 8-10.

Register http://tinyurl.com/LRSession1  OR http://tinyurl.com/LRSession2

Students may register for either Session 1 or 2, and must attend both classes in that session.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session B)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM. Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafty Tuesday: Weaving Space & Time  
   
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Students will weave time and space, creating sculptural interpretations of star formations and exploring outer space phenomena through weaving. We will discuss the physics of space, string theory, wormholes, and travel through the fourth dimension: space time.
 
Students will create their own circular looms using black paper plates and weave in the round using bright, neon, and desaturated color yarns to create deep space through contrast, color interaction, and using colored light to activate their artwork and make them glow!
For ages 11 and up.
 
For more information: Celia Davis cdavis@aclibrary.org 510-284-0686
at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA
   5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: Patriots Day (2016)  
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017)

The real-life story of Antonina Zabinska who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.     PG-13 ; 2 hrs 6 min.

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

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

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

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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 Start Smart: Teen Driving  
   

 

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

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Golden Experiment  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

The Golden Experiment strives to inspire young minds to pursue careers in the sciences by hosting curiosity based programs that encourage participants to be creative and explore the questions that they have about the world around them.

This 7 week science camp is for incoming 6th - 9th graders to create a science fair project with the help of an undergraduate student mentor and present their project at the science fair. 

Please note that this program is a seven week commitment and will take place Tuesdays from June 20 - August 1 (no class July 4) from 6-8 pm. The science fair will be held at Fremont Main Library on August 6 from 1-5 pm. Please only sign up if your student can commit to attending all seven sessions and the science fair.

Register for this ongoing class here.

 


Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Disaster Preparedness  
   

Skip Kit – Safety Kept In Place Preparedness:

Learn Everyday Disaster Preparedness Tools and Techniques

  1. Master simple preparedness and response skills that can help you stay safe.
  2. Discover ways simple everyday items can make you safer and give you the power to take control of emergencies.
  3. Learn easy steps you can take today to make you safer and more prepared.
SPEAKER: Lars Eric Holm, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Eden I&R
Presenting curriculum developed by CARD - Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
 
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
Tuesday, July 25
7 to 8 p.m.
Contact: (510) 745-1401
 
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Program for this date to be announced.


Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

50% off everything in the store!

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Programming  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

This course will cover Scratch/Snap and Arduino programming

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

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

Location:

Union City Library - Meeting Room

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587

 

    Location: Union City Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Board Games for all  
   

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

This program is for all ages 

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session A)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM Alan the Amazing  
   

 

Alan is totally amazing! His STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and MAGIC) show is sure to prove it.  Would you like to experience some magic that is REAL? Then forget for a moment the Hocus-Pocus of the stage magician and investigate a few of the wonders of the everyday world of science around you! A fun scientific adventure for the whole family!

 

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM History Club - Louisiana Purchase  
   

 

Join us at Union City Library for THE HISTORY CLUB - "The Louisiana Purchase"

For grades 3 - 6th.  Program will be presented by a National History Bee Finalist.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

Union City, CA  94587

(510) 745-1464

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show  
   

Every wonder how and why do bees pollinate plants?  Why do bees swarm? Is there a bee shortage?

  

Join Uncle Jer for an educational presentation about the fascinating society of bees, pollination, honey making and harvesting, bee reproduction and the medicinal qualities of honey.      


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Owen Baker-Flynn  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

OWEN BAKER-FLYNN

Wednesday, July 26 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Harry Potter Program  
   

A special summer session of Hogwarts!  Enter the world of wizadry with trivia, crafts and games. Registration begins July 19.  This program is for 'tweens ages 10 -13 years old.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM The Fratello Marionettes  
   

The Fratello Marionettes present The Frog Prince

This classic Fairytale is the story of the spoiled Princess Ofelia on the day of her birthday celebration. The Court Jesters have come to entertain us with their acrobatic feats. We soon discover that the wicked witch has transformed a handsome Prince into a frog and he is destined to live out his life in the wishing well. While playing in the meadow, the Princess Ofelia accidentally drops her new golden ball into the well. The Princess promises to grant the frog three wishes before he will retrieve her ball. Will the princess follow through with her promises, and will the frog indeed turn back into the handsome Prince?

***Seating is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Floor Seating only; strollers must be left outside the room.***

***Free tickets are required and will be handed out in the children’s area 15 minutes before each program begins.***

 



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Elephant and Piggie Show  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah! Come Join the Fun.

Stop by the Library to enjoy a live version of your favorite children's books by Mo Willems featuring Elephant and Piggie!

This all ages show is perfect for the younger crowd and it's sponsored by the Friends of the San Lorenzo Library.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Camp  
   

image kids codingLearn how to code using Java! 

This is a two week commitment, Monday through Thursday, July 17th to July 27th.

For youth entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall. 

Computers provided. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 20. 

To save our spot and for more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM Alan the Amazing  
   

 

Alan is totally amazing! His STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and MAGIC) show is sure to prove it.  Would you like to experience some magic that is REAL? Then forget for a moment the Hocus-Pocus of the stage magician and investigate a few of the wonders of the everyday world of science around you! A fun scientific adventure for the whole family!

 

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Interested in learning Scratch coding?

Join us for a FREE new session of Coding For All, every Wednesday, starting June 21st and ending August 9th, 2017.

For kids ages 8+. Space is limited.

Online registration is highly recommended. To register, go to:  https://irvingtoncoding.eventbrite.com  

Registering for this one event will get your child in for the 8 week class.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:20 PM TheCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp (Session B)  
   

For ages 8-12.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

This is a continuous course of 5 weeks, 3 classes every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 17 - August 16, 2017.  Students must attend all 15 classes to receive a certificate.

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 1:30-3:20 PM, Session B: 3:30-5:20 PM. Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Scratch by MIT Media Lab, explore lotic, sequences, functions and more.  Original games, activities, and projections from theCodeMatrix Robot Olympics, program robots and compete in team games.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at 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.

For questions about the curriculum, please email: thecodematrix@gmail.com or visit http://thecodematrix.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on July 26th, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance on July 19th, 2017.  Dublin Library will offer Lawyer in the Library again on the third Wednesday of the month in August 2017. 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 July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Event Template  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 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

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior computer and Gadget Connection  
   

This  Summer  the Teen/senion Computer  and Gadget  Connection Returns!

Join us  Thurdays June 29th  through  August 17  From  11:30  to  1:30 .  

Have  a  teenager help you learn to  use a computer, explore  the internet, set  up  your email. figure out your smart phone or down load photos from your camera.   

Bring in  your device.  Your library  card  is not  required, but will be  useful for  using  library  resources.   Spend 45 minutes with a teen  and learn something new.   


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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
 

   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 Game Play Day  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Nintendo Switch and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Storytime in Spanish  
   

Story Time in Spanish and Time to Play

Cuentos en espanol y la hora de jugar

 

For children ages 0-5

No class week of July 4th

at the Union City Library

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

 

Union City Library

34007 Union City Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

Information?  Call 510-745-1464

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun with Poster Lettering  
   

Learn how to make artistic lettering by hand that will add a groovy touch to whatever you are making!  No experience necessary and all supplies will be provided. This workshop will be led by artist Karen Wardell. For adults. Sign-ups for this class start June 27. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents