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

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


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


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


Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


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

    Location: Ashland Community Center

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

 

JOB FINDING SUPPORT at the Ashland Community Center

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

Every Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Ashland Community Center 

1530 167thAve., San Leandro.

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Ashland Community Center

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

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


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


Jan 19 - May 25, 2017

Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


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

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Tuesday April 18, 2017 -  Tuesday June 13, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Preparation: Civics and the Naturalization Test  
    Contact: Education and Literacy   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

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


For Class #2: Tuesday, April 18, 6:00-7:00 PM
Orientation Meeting (Required to enroll)

van Doorn Room, Fremont Main Library

Intermediate English Level Required

Eight week classes starts on Tuesdays, April 25 - June 13, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Call Adult Education and Literacy
(510) 745-1480

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Sunday April 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

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

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


For more information contact us at 510-284-0677


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Salvador Vazquez: Jalisco Harpist (Día de los Niños/del Libro)  
   

Celebrate Día de los Niños/Día del Libro on Sunday, April 30 with a special FREE concert filled with beautiful music.

In 1998 Salvador Vazquez began to learn how to play the traditional Jalisco mariachi harp. He was taught by William Faulkner, a traditional Jalisco harpist from the Monterey Bay area.  This is one you'll not want to miss.


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 Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Flute Concert  
   

Join us for a FLUTE CONCERT featuring Flute Fantasia and the Chabot Flute Choir!  Sunday, April 30, 2 to 3:30 pm in the Chabot Room.

Flute Fantasia, a professional ensemble, was founded in 2011 and performs in flute trio, quartet and quintet settings. Their music ranges from medieval to modern and includes an eclectic mix of musical styles from Bach to the Beatles. The ensemble recently  performed at the 44th annual National Flute Association Convention and appears at local art and charity events including the Olive Hyde Art Guild and the Friends of First United Methodist Church Recital Series.

Chabot Flute Choir includes students majoring in music at Chabot College and community members who wish to hone their playing skills coming together in a group that performs on alto flutes and bass flutes as well as the more well known C flutes and piccolo.  

No reservations are required for this FREE event.  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

Scams and Scoundrels

 

Our Man in Havana (NR)  Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara

Vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold is recruited by the British Secret Service and becomes an unlikely agent in Cuba. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Watercolor Painting for Adults  
   

Learn watercolor painting with artist and teacher Bhavna Misra. All materials will be supplied. This a make up class; if you attended the March workshop, you will be allowed to attend this one only if there is no waiting list. 

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


Monday May 1, 2017
     Sign Up for Summer Reading Game  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

It's time to sign up for the Summer Reading Game! This year's theme is Ready for Tomorrow.  Adults, teens, children and babies are all welcomed to play.

Sign up at http://summer.aclibrary.org starting May 1, 2017, and play the game from June 1 - September 5, 2017.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

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

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

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

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

Drop-ins welcome!

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM Online Registration for Kids Classes Starts  
   

Online registration starts for these classes: 

  • Phun with Physics for grades 3-5, Fridays, May 5 - June 2, 2017, 4-5 PM
  • Science for Youth for grades K-5, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:30 -11:30 AM 
  • MissionEdu Android Programming Workshop for grades 5-8, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:30-2:30 PM
  • Children's Storybook Workshop for ages 6-10, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:30-2:30 PM
  • FIRST Robotics Workshop for Kids ages 6-10, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Moana Hour of Code for Beginners for grades 2-5, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 4-5 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

   1:00 PM Registration Begins for Mother's Day Jeweled Box  
   

Create a gift for you Mom - a jeweled box with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. This free program is for children ages 7 and up.Class is May 8 at 4 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, including Stay and Play - Mandarin and English  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play.  Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This month's book: TBA

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Explore endless creative possibilities.

 

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


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Feeling Good Workshop  
    Contact:    510-745-1401   
   

     

 

       

The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs.

Please join us in this workshop and learn the skill.

 

Dr. Dashtban is a licensed health psychologist. 

She is the co-founder of Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center in Fremont 

                                   

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS--Finalizing Your Photo Files  
   
Learn some finishing Touches with a computer to correct & adjust before saving.

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


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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Tuesday May 2, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


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

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  May 2 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.  
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

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

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

 

 Every Woman's Dream 

 
by
 
 
 New York times best selling author

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CINCO DE MAYO CRAFT  
   

Kids!  Please join Christie of Christie's Cupboard for a Cinco de Mayo craft.  Please arrive early to secure your spot.

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Join us to get creative with bricks! For ages 6+.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

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

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Identifier Roundtable  
   

Join us for the Community Roundtables about the Community Identifier projects in Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and Ashland/Cherryland!

Come to the Roundtable in your community!

 

Castro Valley                          Ashland/Cherryland              San Lorenzo

Tues., April 25, 6-7:30pm       Wed., April 26, 6–7:30pm       Tues., May 2, 6-7:30pm

Castro Valley Library               Ashland Place                         San Lorenzo Library

3600 Norbridge Avenue          16385 E. 14th Street               395 Paseo Grande

Castro Valley, 94546               San Leandro, 94578                San Lorenzo, 94580

 

Everyone is invited! Come to the Roundtables to –

·      Hear about the Community Identifier projects

·      Share your thoughts about your community and how those should be reflected in the designs of the Community Identifiers

·      Meet the unique group of Artists who will make proposals for your community

·      This free event is open to the public and all ages are welcome

 

The Community Identifier Project involves designing and hand-painting the name of the community along with other simple design elements on freeway overpasses in Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and Ashland/Cherryland. In March 2017, three separate Artist Selection Committees, one for each community, met to review the qualifications and past work of a project pool of artists. The Selection Committees are comprised of community members and local artists. Each Selection Committee selected five artists who have been invited to create proposals for the Community Identifier Projects. The Community Roundtables are an important opportunity for the artists to learn more about the communities before creating their proposals.  Community members are encouraged to attend to share their thoughts about the special characteristics of their community and how those should be reflected in the designs of the Community Identifiers. The events will include a facilitated group discussion and other opportunities for the community and artists to interact and share ideas and information.

 

Your input is valued and needed!

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ideas!

 

Can’t make it to the meeting but still want to share your ideas?

Go to http://tinyurl.com/ztqzvan to take a short survey! Your responses will be shared with the artist semi-finalists who are making proposals, and your comments will help influence the artists' designs for the Community Identifiers. We want you, the community, to be proud of the designs and feel like it represents your community.

 

Let’s stay in touch!

The best way to stay informed and involved is to be added to the Alameda County Arts Commission’s email list for this project. Send us an email at artscommission@acgov.org. If you don’t have email, we’ll send you updates by mail. Call us at (510) 208-9646 to provide your address. Visit www.acgov.org/arts (click on “What’s New”) for the latest project update.

 


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 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
 

   6:15 PM  -  6:45 PM Yoga for Kids  
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, May 2 @ 6:15pm

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

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

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

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

 

The Poisoner's Handbook


Come by the library and pick up your copy! Just ask at the circulation or reference desk. 

We will be reading The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum 


Newcomers welcome. Can't make this meeting but want to learn more? Contact Shammi Gill at sgill@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

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


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

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Urban Cycling 101 for Adults and Teens  
   

LEARN SMART CYCLING SKILLS

Bike with confidence.  Bike for the future.  Bike for fun!

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 2 (women's class)

Free classroom workshops.  No bike required.  Free reflective vests for participants. 

Details and registration at:  BikeEastBay.org/education or 510-845-7433 ext. 2.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

Celebrate Screen-Free Week *and* Children's Book Week by joining us for a special evening storytime featuring books and songs for kids of all ages and their families.

Kids are welcome to wear their jammies!

No registration required.

 

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


Wednesday May 3, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, May 3 @ 10:15am

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

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

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   

Join us for an art class and unleash your creativity. Be sure to wear clothes you dont mind getting messy. For ages 3-5.

 

 Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

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

 

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

 

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


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

 

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

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

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

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

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 2-3 p.m. and Tweens: 3-4 pm.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

  Location: Edith Stone Room

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 2-3 p.m. and Tweens: 3-4 pm.

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

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

*ON GOING -- Registration Closed*

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

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Centers

Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont

(510-745-1440)

 

Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills

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

 

Job Search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

Wednesday, June 7 @ Fremont Main Library, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

All library programs are FREE

        

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

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

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Christina Hutchins, Albany poet and author of The Stranger Dissolves, facilitates this writing workshop.

Drop in and work on your poetry with a group of supportive writers.

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Thursday May 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

 



 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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

 

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

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

jueves

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

Biblioteca Union City

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Zentangle Basics  
   

zentangle

Want to relax, refocus and reconnect to your inner creativity? 
This free class will introduce you to the Zentangle philosophy and its fun approach to enhancing creativity. By learning simplified steps to an alphabet of structured patterns, you will be delighted and surprised by your unique and beautiful designs. Supplies provided.

Limited to 20 participants. Call 925-803-7252 to register for this event. 

Donna Crum is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. The Zentangle method, envisioned by artist/musician Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, has a world-wide following.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Preschool Art Class  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

This fun preschool art class is for kids ages 3 - 5. Create a unique and original art project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM May the 4th be With You  
   

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Calling all Star Wars fans! Celebrate with the Dublin Library at our May the 4th be With You family event. We will be sharing a few easy Star Wars- themed craft projects, have a photo opportunity, complete with fun props, raffle prizes and more. This program is free and open to all ages. Free tickets may be required on the day of the program; if necessary, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program start time.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

This month's book: Lost in Bermooda by Mike Litwin

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Teens!

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

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

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday May 5, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

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

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

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday May 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Huge 2-Day Book Sale  
   

Friends of the Albany Library

HUGE 2-Day Book Sale

Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Mystery
  • Children's
  • Library discards
  • Magazines
  • Vintage
  • Collectible
  • Audio
  • Video

Sunday ONLY:

Closed 2:15-2:30pm

Bag Sale 2:30-4pm

*Vintage available until 1pm on Sunday will not be in bag sale

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

For grades 6-8.

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Parenting Class - Helping Children Manage Stress  
   

Presented by Bay Area South Asian Network of Therapists, today's topics includes:

  • Identifying stressors for children
  • A child's developing brain
  • Dealing with failure and rejection
  • Building resiliency and balance
  • Techniques for managing stress
  • School and community involvement
  • Resources

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Book Fair Keynote Speaker: Lisa See  
   

Lisa See

Book Fair Keynote Address

Saturday, May 6

11:30 am to 1 pm

Best-selling author Lisa See will be speaking to us live via Skype from her home in L.A. The event will be fully interactive, so please bring your questions! Lisa is the author of ten beloved books, including On Gold Mountain, Shanghai Girls, and, most recently, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. She will be speaking about her life as a writer, her writing process, and current and future projects.

Lisa's presentation opens our 3rd annual Book Fair during which you can meet 30 local authors.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Castro Valley Book Fair  
   

Castro Valley Book Fair

Meet 30 Local Authors!

Saturday, May 6

1 pm to 4 pm

Meet more than 30 local authors of fiction and nonfiction books at the Castro Valley Library's Book Fair! Come and learn about the writers in our midst and be inspired by our vibrant literary community.

Books For Sale!

Panel Discussions!

Refreshments!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Panel Discussion: Writing Mysteries  
   

Murder on the Mind: Writing Riveting Mysteries

Saturday, May 6

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Mystery stories are an incredibly popular genre. So how do you make yours stand out? Five authors with distinct voices and styles will discuss how to create strong characters, vivid settings, and convincing plots.

JoAnn Smith Ainsworth writes nailbiting suspense wrapped in otherworldly experiences

Margaret Lucke writes exciting tales of love, ghosts, and murder

W. H. Matlack writes unique, thrilling characters that drive exciting, unexpected plots

Gene Poschman writes gripping detective adventures

Kate Jessica Raphael writes a compelling mix of murder and politics

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Stories and Crafts for Children  
   

Come join us in the meeting room at Union City Library for Stories and Crafts.

For children of all ages.  Drop-ins are welcome!  No sign-ups required.

Those under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

Location:  UNION CITY BRANCH

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

 

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

For grades 1-6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM DVC Guitar Ensemble  
    Contact:    510-745-1401   
   

The Diablo Valley College Guitar Ensemble is one of the longest running guitar ensembles in the Bay Area. They perform a wide variety of music, from classical and jazz to world music.

* Performing compositions by Claude Debussy, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Edvard Grieg and Scott Joplin.

* Original composition by one of the ensemble members.

 

 

 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Panel Discussion: Memoir Writing  
   

Putting Your Life on the Line: Writing A Memoir

Saturday, May 6

3 pm to 4 pm

Everyone has a story to tell but getting deeply personal on the page can be a challenge. Learn how these writers balanced the art of self-revelation with the craft of shaping a text.

C’Anna Bergman-Hill, Dear Mrs. B: Unplanned Lessons of a Special Education Teacher

Sherman Gee, Legacy of the Lone Sentinel

Camille Minichino, moderator and author of four mystery series

Anne K. Ross, Beyond Rain Man: What One Psychologist Learned Raising a Son on the Autism Spectrum

Nancy Schluntz, Hand in Paw: A Journey of Trust and Discovery

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Sunday May 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Huge 2-Day Book Sale  
   

Friends of the Albany Library

HUGE 2-Day Book Sale

Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Mystery
  • Children's
  • Library discards
  • Magazines
  • Vintage
  • Collectible
  • Audio
  • Video

Sunday ONLY:

Closed 2:15-2:30pm

Bag Sale 2:30-4pm

*Vintage available until 1pm on Sunday will not be in bag sale

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

Today's topic is Louisiana Purchase.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film: Now is the Time  
   

Free film and discussion on single-payer health-care: Screening: "Now Is the Time", followed by Health Care for All representative discussion. Find out about proposed California legislation: SB 562 – single payer plan. Light snacks. From 2:00 to 4:00. For more information, contact aruchlis@gmail.com.

 

Film Summary:

"The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some peopel, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls show that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed - or even considered - such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward."

 

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

 Sunday Movies: Hitchcock Hits in May

North By Northwest 

A cross-country case of mistaken identity that cary Grant can't talk his way out of. 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Monday May 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

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

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

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

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

Drop-ins welcome!

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, including Stay and Play - Mandarin and English  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play.  Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Mother's Day Jeweled Box  
   

Create a gift your you Mom - a jeweled box with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. This free program is for children ages 7 and up. Registration is necessary and begins on May 1 at 1 pm.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Between the Lines: 4th-5th Book Club  
   

Are you a 4th-5th grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Monday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Uncle Jer's Bee Show  
   

How and why do bees pollinate plants?

Why do bees swarm?

Is there a bee shortage?

These questions and more are answered at Uncle Jer's Bee Show!  People of all ages are invited to join us for a lively presentation, lots of Q & A time, and honey tasting.

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Hindi/English Preschool Storytime  
   

                                                                

Hindi/English Preschool storytime is scheduled every 2nd Mondays of each month from 5 to 5:30 in the afternoon.  This storytime is for 3 to 6 years old, and will introduce Hindi alphabets, rhymes/finger plays, short stories, children's songs in Hind/English.  

Want to teach your child Hindi?  Come join us to learn the beauty of a foreign language.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writer's Group for Adults  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Writer's Group for Adults!

If you are currently writing any kind of prose or poetry or feel inspired to try, join the group at San Lorenzo Library. This experience is free. The group is led by author and news personality, Rosa del Duca. You will learn a new aspect of writing each session and share what you are working on. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information or stop by the Information Desk. The group will meet in the Library's Learning Center.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, librarian, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

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


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Art for Teens: Weaving Time & Space  
   

Explore stars and outer space phenomena through weaving, with teaching artist Angie Wilson.

Students will create their own circular looms and weave in the round using bright, neon, and desaturated color yarns to create deep space through contrast and color interaction.

This free program is for teenagers 13 and older.

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday May 9, 2017
   7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Anime Your Way  
   
 

Anime Your Way with  Carlos Nieto 

 

Come to  an  anime drawing  class  with Carlos  Nieto

 

This  workshop  is  for  teens

 

Explore his  powerful  action  filled  style  here: 

www.animeyourway.org/


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM CHRISTIE'S CUPBOARD ADULT CRAFT  
   

Adults only!  Join Christie of Christie's Cupboard to make a clay name pendant.  Space is limited, so please arrive early to secure your spot.

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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  -  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
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Lego Club  
   

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

For ages 3-5 with an adult.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

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

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM EastBay Works  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

EastBay Works

You'll see a table in San Lorenzo Library's lobby, staffed by experienced and caring counselor, Teresa McGill. Joint venture of public entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties matching businesses and job seekers.

This is one stop that will get you started on the path to a new or first career. Free. No registration necessarry.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Resource Night  
   

5:30 Circus of Smiles

Circus of Smiles

6:30 Cascada de Flores

First 5 and Alameda County Library bring you the Family Resource Night focused on families with children 0 to 5 years old. Come meet our many community partners and discover the resources available to families. Refreshments provided. Free book give away for children. 

Community Partners iniclude: Covered CA Community Outreach Network, East Bay Agency for Children, Help Me Grow - Alameda County, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, Tri-City Health Center.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM I Ran for Office and Won!  
   

Women candidates tell their story

What does it take for a woman to run for office? Fewer than 25% of California’s state legislators are women. Certainly there is no lack of women leaders.
Come and meet five successful women. Learn what inspired them to run and about their experience as candidates and elected officials.

 Panelists:

  • Fran David, Moderator & retired Hayward City Manager
  • Shelia Young, Ora Loma Sanitary District Board, former Mayor of San Leandro
  • Jennifer Madden, Alameda County Superior Court Judge
  • Alicia Hetman, AAUW Nat'l Board Vice Chair, Candidate for AAUW Nat'l Board Chair
  • Penny Peck, San Lorenzo Unified School District Board.

This event is open to the public and admission is free.
Register at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-women-elected-officials-tickets-33632080458 (click on the Eventbrite link below)
Your registration helps us set up enough chairs, handouts and light refreshment. 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ASL Storytelling  
   

Please join staff from the California School for the Deaf during this event for deaf children. Stories for preschool - 2nd graders will be from 7 - 7:30 p.m and 2nd - 5th graders from 7:30 - 8 p.m. This is a free program and will take place in the Storytime Theatre.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

eBestseller Book Club meets in the Learning Center from 7 pm to 8 pm.

 Advance registration required.

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Managing Your Assets  
   

Managing Your Assets

 

Fremont Main Library

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

 

Maximize the effectiveness of your income and retirement planning with a clear and concise model showing where assets should be positioned and why. This balanced approach combines principles of risk management with sensible strategies for long-term tax-reduction giving the potential to increase one’s net spendable income in retirement.

Implement real change in areas such as savings, investing, retirement and estate planning and orchestrate your complete personal money management. Use tax strategies* which potentially increase the amount of income available to you when needed. 

Join Kyle Kurahara, CA Insurance # 0G22625 and Jenny Po Wah Yu, CA Insurance # 0G10915, agents with New York Life Insurance Company, Financial Service Professionals with NYLIFE Securities, LLC and Financial Advisers with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

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

*Neither New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professional before making any decisions.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM All the New Rage: Political Poems - A Group Reading  
   
Followed by open mic.
 
Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room

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

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

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

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

Caterpillar

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

 

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

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

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

 

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

 

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  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 Bilingual Storytime- Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilinual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

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

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Health & Nutrition for Homeschoolers  
   

Health and Nutrition for Homeschoolers

This is a FREE series of programs open to children ages 10-15 years old. All programs begin at 2 pm and will last 1 hour.

Wednesday, April 12: STRESS & ANXIETY

Wednesday, April 26: FOOD CHEMISTRY 

Wednesday, May 10: SOCIAL JUSTICE & RESPONSIBILITY

Wednesday, May 17: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE GRADUATION & STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mother's Day Craft  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-608-1170   
   

Hey kids! Do you need a mother's day gift but have no cash?

Come to Irvington Library and create a FREE Butterfly Suncatcher for your mother.  

This craft is brought to you by Christie's Creative Cupboard. For children ages 5 and up.

All supplies are provided. Come 15 minutes before the event. Tickets will be available at the reference desk.

 

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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  
   

*ON GOING -- Registration Closed*

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

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

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

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hooked on Books: 3rd Grade Book Club  
   

Are you a 3rd grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday May 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

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 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

 



 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Do you enjoy lively conversation about fiction and non-fiction books?  Then welcome to Dublin Library's 2nd Thursday of the Month book discussion group.      Come to the Information Desk to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.  


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252 for more details.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Group Meeting  
   

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

  • Meets four (4) Thursdays, Apr 20, Apr 27, May 11 & May 18 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing.
Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.  


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

jueves

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

Biblioteca Union City

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Busters: 2nd grade Book Club  
   

Are you a 2nd grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

This month's book: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

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

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Art for 7+  
    Contact: Shammi Gill   510-735-2629   sgill@aclibrary.org
   

Mother's Day Craft 

 

Children ages 7+ will create a special Mother's Day gift with Ms. Christie. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials will be provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday May 12, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

  

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

   Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:50 PM  -  4:35 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime  
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 3:50 pm.  This storytime is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese followed by a small craft at the end and lasts about 45 minutes.  This program is sponsored by the Chinese Immersion Parent Council of Fremont.

This is a parent-child activity, please stay with your child for the whole program!!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

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

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

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM FIX IT CLINIC  
   

                                                FIXIT CLINIC @ Union City Library 

                                               Saturday May 13, 2017

 

 Fix your broken stuff!!

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

for assessment, disassemble , and possible repair.

 Bring and fix your broken small electronics, appliances, bikes, and toys (or at least learn more about them) with the help of fixit coaches. A textile/clothing coach will also be available. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event. 

HOW: Register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J  

- Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
- Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited! 
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!

More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org

We also need coaches! Jacks & Jills of all trades, tinkerers, and sewers are invited to become fixit coaches; all you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it. The library has tools, sewing machines and supplies. 

 
 
 
Questions? email Lili Khalili at lkhalili@aclibrary.org
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 

 

 

                                                          

 


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

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

or

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  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: Facebook 101  
   

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

Facebook 101
Saturday, May 13,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This hands-on class covers how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page, including understanding Facebook privacy policies and settings, how to upload photos, add friends and much more...with time for Q & A!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Library eBooks
Saturday, May 13,  1:30 am to 3:30 pm

or Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Did you know that you can check out electronic editions of library books for free?  Learn how to enjoy Alameda County Library's collection of more than 40,000 eBooks at this FREE workshop.  Bring your Kindle Fire, Nook HD or HD, Nook Samsung, iPad or Android tablet with you and learn how to use it to download materials from the Library website (no eInk devices, please).  Bring your fully charged device, your app store credentials, and your library card with you to class.  There sill be time for Q & A.

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, May 20,  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to each class.  Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

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

For grades 6-8.

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego© Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

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

Event will be held in the Greenhouse Community Room.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Mother's Day Henna  
   

Rachel-Anne Palacios of Devika's Palacio returns to the Dublin Library! This free program is a special Mother's Day event, for mothers and their teen (ages 13-18). Participants will learn about henna and its  uses, practice designs on their own, and have a henna tattoo applied by Rachel-Anne. Due to the nature of the program, space is limited to 30 participants.

Registration is not required; free tickets will be  handed out the day of the program beginning at 12:45 pm.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Library eBooks  
   

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

Facebook 101
Saturday, May 13,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This hands-on class covers how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page, including understanding Facebook privacy policies and settings, how to upload photos, add friends and much more...with time for Q & A!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Library eBooks
Saturday, May 13,  1:30 am to 3:30 pm

or Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Did you know that you can check out electronic editions of library books for free?  Learn how to enjoy Alameda County Library's collection of more than 40,000 eBooks at this FREE workshop.  Bring your Kindle Fire, Nook HD or HD, Nook Samsung, iPad or Android tablet with you and learn how to use it to download materials from the Library website (no eInk devices, please).  Bring your fully charged device, your app store credentials, and your library card with you to class.  There sill be time for Q & A.

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, May 20,  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to each class.  Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   2:00 PM 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  -  2:45 PM Moms Rock!!  
   

 

This is a celebration to recognize our loved ones.  Come and join Ms. Dee Dee for this 45 minutes of fun interactive reading and craft program.  Designed for 5 to 8 years old.  Bring your mother with you.

Due to the limited space, free tickets are available at 1:45 pm at the Children's Desk.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Quilted Postcards with Marion Coleman  
   

 

Quilted Postcards with Marion Coleman

Saturday, May 13

(Rescheduled from February 18; We have a few more spots)

2 pm to 3:30 pm

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom  
   

 

Look, touch and hold exotic reptiles in astonishing colors and sizes.

You will be fascinated to see all the different creatures that travel with Python Ron, from 18 foot pythons to 4 foot long lizards, Python Ron gives everyone the opportunity to get close up and personal with these awesome creatures.

 

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


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Sunday May 14, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

 Sunday Movies: Hitchcock Hits in May

Strangers on a Train 

Beware of making a deadly bargain with someone on public transit.  

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Monday May 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

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

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

Drop-ins welcome!

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag - Crossing Donner Summit  
   

Crossing Donner Summit

This 20 minute documentary film reflects on the history of Chinese-American immigrants who built up the first Transcontinental Railroad and how they survived through wildness, severe winter, explosions, and discrimination in high Sierra. However, after the completion of the railroad battling years, they were driven out here and there. This film features Kim King, one of the tens of thousands Chinese workers, and his descendants' migrating, suffering, and contribution to build up the "American Dream" through more than one century. 

Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Min Zhou.

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 Registration for Kids Summer Classes Starts  
   

 Registration starts for these classes: 

Online:

  • MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: Math for grade 7, Saturdays, June 24 - July 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 AM (July 8: 1-2 PM, no class July 1)
  • MissionEdu Summer Enrichement Class: Math for grades 8, Saturday, June 24 - July 22, 2017, 11:45 AM -12:45 PM (July 8: 2:15-3:15 PM, no class July 1) 
  • MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: Science for grade 7, Saturdays, July 29 - August 19, 2017, 10:30-11:30 AM (August 12: 1-2 PM)
  • MissionEdu Summer Enrichement Class: Science for grades 8, Saturday, July 29 - August 19, 2017, 11:45 AM -12:45 PM (August 12: 2:15-3:15 PM) 
  • theCodeMatrix Summer Coding Camp for ages 8-12, every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, July 17-August 16, 1:30-3:20 PM or 3:30-5:20 PM

In-person at the Children's Desk:

  • Read, Write, Discover (Priority Registration only, a teacher's note is required) for grades 1-8 whose achievement is below grade level standards, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 4-5 PM

          * Regular registration will be online and starts June 5, 2017 at 1 PM.

Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  For online registration, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, including Stay and Play - Mandarin and English  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play.  Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. Holiday - Jan. 16.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Oil Education Classes -- 3 class series.     

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

                               June 5th    Hormones, Pain and Inflammation

                               June 19th   Pregnancy, and all things kids.

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

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

                                             Jasmine Zartman, PsyD  and Aromatherapist and Educational Psychologist.

             For more information email aoil2heal@gmail.com.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH
- Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday May 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


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

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  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
 

 

 

   1:00 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

    May 16, June 20, and July 18

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Join us to get creative with bricks! For ages 6+.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

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

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Fossils Through the Ages  
   

Many weird and wild animals have lived in the past.  Their fossils give us clues of a changing Earth.   Look at dinosaurs and ice age mega fauna.  Look at some of the fossils that tell us the story of the changing Bay Area. 

Also included in this free program for elementary aged children - a story and several hands-on activities.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday May 17, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   

Join us for an art class and unleash your creativity. Be sure to wear clothes you dont mind getting messy. For ages 3-5.

 

 Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

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

 

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

 

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


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

 

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

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

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

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

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Health & Nutrition for Homeschoolers  
   

Health and Nutrition for Homeschoolers

This is a FREE series of programs open to children ages 10-15 years old. All programs begin at 2 pm and will last 1 hour.

Wednesday, April 12: STRESS & ANXIETY

Wednesday, April 26: FOOD CHEMISTRY 

Wednesday, May 10: SOCIAL JUSTICE & RESPONSIBILITY

Wednesday, May 17: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE GRADUATION & STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 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 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  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

*ON GOING -- Registration Closed*

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

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

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

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs. Age limits will be enforced  and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on 

May 17th, 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 May 10th, 2017Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.


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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday May 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

 



 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Group Meeting  
   

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

  • Meets four (4) Thursdays, Apr 20, Apr 27, May 11 & May 18 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing.
Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.  


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Strategies  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

This fun art class is for kids ages 6+. Create a unique and original art project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 3rd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 5, 6 and 7. 

This month's book: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

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

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday May 19, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play, for 3-5 year olds  
   

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

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

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

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday May 20, 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
 

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

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

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

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Science for Youth  
   

For grades K-5.

Join us to learn about fun science topics while doing fun hands-on science experiments!

Online reservation is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   To reserve your seat, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your reservation may be cancelled and released to the walk-in students waiting in the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Parent Playgroup  
   

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

Registration is required and space is limited. 

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

or online at:

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

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Diana McRae   510-284-0640   DMcRae@aclibrary.rg
   

A gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. All adults and teens are welcome, regardless of current fitness level. Wear comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.  This class is led by local favorite, Joe Sapena. Join your friends and neighbors in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Diana McRae, Librarian (510) 284-0640 DMcRae@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Library eBooks  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of May:

Facebook 101
Saturday, May 13,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This hands-on class covers how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page, including understanding Facebook privacy policies and settings, how to upload photos, add friends and much more...with time for Q & A!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Library eBooks
Saturday, May 13,  1:30 am to 3:30 pm

or Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Did you know that you can check out electronic editions of library books for free?  Learn how to enjoy Alameda County Library's collection of more than 40,000 eBooks at this FREE workshop.  Bring your Kindle Fire, Nook HD or HD, Nook Samsung, iPad or Android tablet with you and learn how to use it to download materials from the Library website (no eInk devices, please).  Bring your fully charged device, your app store credentials, and your library card with you to class.  There sill be time for Q & A.

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, May 20,  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Discover many of the best hidden features you didn't know existed! Easily learn these useful tricks to help enhance your iPhone/iPad experience.  There will time for Q & A.

 Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to each class.  Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   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
 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Children's Storybook Workshop  
   

If you are 6 to 10 years old, interested in writing and/or drawing, and ever wonder what elements to include in a picture book, come join us to this storybook workshop.  You will be given the chance to discover yourself and deepen your interests in writing by creating a book of your own.  All materials are provided.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM MissionEdu Android Programming Workshop  
   

For grades 5-8.

MissionEDU will be holding a workshop about Android App Design. We will cover topics such as how to create a friendly interface and basic aspects of programming.  By the end, students will have built their own app. Students grades 5-8 may attend.  Limited spots available.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

Students should bring their Android phone if they have one.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend Stitch 'n Inch to learn or practice knitting with Colette Pispisa or crocheting with Betty Joseph in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You are also welcome just to socialize. Their Newark Knitting group page is on Ravelry.com.

Stitch 'n Inch meets every other Saturday. You may bring your own needles or hooks to learn, or borrow straight knitting needles and yarn. Colette is proficient at using double-pointed needles, but if you want to learn how to make hats, socks or both, you'll need to buy yourself a set.

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Redefining Japaneseness Book Talk  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cardmaking for Adults and Teen  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Father's Day and Graduations are coming up in June! Do you have your cards yet? 

Adults and teens: Stop in to make a beautiful card just in time for these important events on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 pm.  Vinnie will be here with FREE supplies and great instructions for you!


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Stories and Crafts for Children  
   

 

Come join us in the meeting room at Union City Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1:30 - 3 PM!

All ages welcome. Drop-ins are okay.  No preregistration required.

Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of May:

Facebook 101
Saturday, May 13,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This hands-on class covers how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page, including understanding Facebook privacy policies and settings, how to upload photos, add friends and much more...with time for Q & A!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Library eBooks
Saturday, May 13,  1:30 am to 3:30 pm

or Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Did you know that you can check out electronic editions of library books for free?  Learn how to enjoy Alameda County Library's collection of more than 40,000 eBooks at this FREE workshop.  Bring your Kindle Fire, Nook HD or HD, Nook Samsung, iPad or Android tablet with you and learn how to use it to download materials from the Library website (no eInk devices, please).  Bring your fully charged device, your app store credentials, and your library card with you to class.  There sill be time for Q & A.

iPad/iPhone Tips & Tricks
Saturday, May 20,  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Discover many of the best hidden features you didn't know existed! Easily learn these useful tricks to help enhance your iPhone/iPad experience.  There will time for Q & A.

 Bring your device, its cord & charging plug, ear buds, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to each class.  Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically  
   

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Discover Taiwan  
   

Fremont Taiwan School’s Discover Taiwan presents their free, end of year program for all ages in the Chabot Room. Details to be announced.

Please sign up in the Children's Room.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FIRST Robotics Workshop for Kids  
   

Recommended for ages 6-10.

Join us for an introductory session to robotics and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international youth organization that holds Lego, tech, and robotics-related competitions for students in grades K-12. In this three-hour session, we will be exhibiting a robot prototype and hosting many fun and educational activities, including a robot "maze" game and a simple engineering tutorial and workshop. Students will get the opportunity to navigate a robot car and construct a simple engineering project. No prior experience or materials are required for this workshop. We hope to see you there! 

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents   You must present the ticket and check in by 1:50 pm on the program day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

     What's Up Big Band?!  
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@gmail.com
   

Join us for an afternoon of nostalgia and swing music with  What's Up Big Band. Band members, whose ages range from 14 to 91 and come from a wide rage of backgrounds,  join together to recreate the great music from the 1940's. You may want to get up and dance!

Contact Dublin Library 510-608-1102

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Tutoring & Practice for K-4th Grade  
   

Reading Practice is for kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Practice reading and listening skills with a volunteer reading tutor. This program will pair one volunteer with a group of 2-4 kids. Reading practice will be held on the third Saturday of the month. If you would like information about becoming a reading tutoring volunteer, please email: aachen2017@gmail.com

Registration is required for this program, and will begin one week before each session. Please call the Children's Information Desk to register. 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Swing Dancing  
   

Join dance instructor Michael Quebec for an hour of swing dancing!  He'll cover 50's style East Coast Swing for beginners, with Charleston if time permits.

This is a free program open to ages 15 and up.  

Email prubanova@aclibrary.org if you have any questions.  Sign ups will begin April 25th.

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

Contact: storytime.jp.albany@gmail.com.


Sunday May 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students (ages 7-13) the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking. 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Music: Nadeshiko  
   

Join us for an afternoon of traditional Japanese music and dancing with Nadeshiko!

 

All Library programs are FREE.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Adult Services Librarian, (510) 284-0640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

 Sunday Movies: Hitchcock Hits in May

Vertigo

San Francisco provides the iconic setting for this intense detective thriller.   

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SWING INTO SPRING with IN FULL SWING BIG BAND  
   

Milt Bowerman and the Castro Valley Adult School's big band, "IN FULL SWING," put their own spin on classics from the golden era of big band.  

Join us in the Chabot Room for a swingin' good time!  You'll want to get up and dance!

No reservations are required for this FREE event. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM English/Chinese Storytime  
   

Let's learn English and Chinese together with David and Ashley!!  

This is a storytime for 3 to 5 years old, followed by 15 minutes of fun activities, music, games, crafts and more.  Due to limited space, free tickets are availabel at 3:15 pm at the Children's Desk.  

Please be on time.  Late comers will not be admitted!!

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday May 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

Come join us for Preschool Storytime at the Union City Library.

First 30 minutes is stories and last 30 minutes children will play with toys and adults can play along as well!

Drop-ins welcome!

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

An advisory body to 4th District County Supervisor Nate Miley, MAC Meets second, third & fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library.
Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at www.acgov.org and are posted at the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call Supervisor Nate Miley's Eden Area District Office, 510-670-5717.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

 

Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area

Join the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area at the door! Meets in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room. Be a part of San Lorenzo Library events and book sales or work in the wonderful Friends Bookstore.

The Friends are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for library services in the San Lorenzo Area.  For more information about the Friends, contact President Carl Webb at 510-351-3335 or carlwebb3@gmail.com.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM A Beautiful Mess: Fun with Art  
   

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What are we making? Whatever you want -- and it's going to be beautiful. And messy.

This art program allows kids to focus more on the process than the product. This month's theme TBD.

We might not know what it will be in the end, but we'll have lots of fun getting there.

No registration required. 

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday  
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

After the work is done come to the Library with the family and play some games!

Come to the Library for a rousing game of Scrabble, coloring or board games

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main Library


Tuesday May 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 4nd Tuesdays.

January 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-One Resume Critique  
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on how to improve your resume to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Come by the Centerville Library and get creative with bricks! Work by yourself or with a friend!

For ages 3-5 with an adult.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

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 

Winning Resme -What makes a good resume

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Moana Hour of Code for Beginners  
   

For grades 2-5.

The CoderSchool at Fremont will host an Hour of Code with Moana. This is an entry level class with no coding experience required.

Join Moana and Maui in an adventure game while learning all about loops, conditionals and the fundamentals of code. It is your Hour of Code!

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library, bring a laptop if you have one.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yoga For Kids  
   

 

Feel like to reduce some stress, calm your mind, and rejuvenate your body during the school year?  Come join us for a fun 60-minute Yoga practice at the library.  

This drop-in class is designed for 1st thur 6th graders.  It includes breathwork, kid-friendly yogic principles, stories, yoga poses, guided meditation, cooperative group activities, games, and more!!

Come with your comfortable clothes and take off your shoes -- we are going to have a lot of fun on the floor!!

** A yoga mat or a bath towel is required!

 

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk. 

** Please arrive on time,  No late comers will be admitted.**

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Drawing Superheroes Cartooning Workshop  
   

Cartooning Arts Workshop for Teens and Tweens: Drawing Superheroes

 

Superheroes are everywhere! We see them in comic books, movie blockbusters, TV shows, and video games. Come and learn in a 2 hour workshop from artist Brian Kolm of AtomicBearPress on how to draw your own superhero, including their pose, physique, costume and expression.

For ages 9 and up.

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK 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
 

 

 

 

   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM Art for Adults  
    Contact: Becky Braselton    510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

In this art class for adults (ages 16+), presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard, we will be decorating mugs. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials will be provided.

Please be prompt. This free event will begin on time. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

Want to practice your reading with a trained dog from the Ohlone Humane Society's Therapy Dog Unit? This is the program for you. Each student will read to a dog for 15 minutes. Time slots are 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm. Free tickets are available at the Children's Information Desk beginning at 6:30 pm.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heroes Read: Storytime  
   

HEROES READ!

 

TUESDAY MAY 23 @ 7:00pm @ the Castro Valley Library

Join us for a Heroes Read storytime in the Children's Area of the Castro Valley Library.  

A local law enforcement officer will be here to read a selection of children's books. 

 

Designed for kids 3 and over

Children under 8 must be accompanied a parent at all times while in the library

    Location: Castro Valley
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...Best of the Fest  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Featuring special selections of the very best short films of the 2017 Albany FilmFest!


Wednesday May 24, 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

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Doodle Animal Art  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-608-1170   
   

Get Your Art On!

Adults, join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard for Doodle Animal Art.

All supplies will be provided. Please arrive 15 minutes before event. Tickets will be available at the reference desk.


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  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

Limited to the first 20 adult/child pairs.  Get a ticket at the Reference Desk when the library opens at 10 AM before the event.

 

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when children can play and adults can visit, play, and observe.

 

 

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City Library
   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bilingual Storytime- Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilinual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

Due to limited space,  tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before the program.  

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 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  
   

*ON GOING -- Registration Closed*

Coding for All - teaches coding to our younger generation! Help generate an interest in Computer Science early on. 

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children. Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday May 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club  
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 



 

 

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces; and 20 minutes stay-n-play.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Afternoon Delight Craft  
   

                                                                                                            Join existing Friends or maybe  make  some new ones here in a fun craft in the Library.

 

Today we will be making Tissue Paper Canvas Painting.

 

Join Christie of Christie's Cupboard for this project.

 

Limited to the first 25 participants.

 

 

 

Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

Join us for The Page Turners, Teen Book Blub at the Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Tara on the 4th Thursday  of the month to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For TEENS in grades 7 and up. 

This month's book: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Contact us at 510-284-0677 for more information.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday May 26, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spanish StoryTime - Grupo de Lectura en espanol  
   

This storytime contains stories, rhymes, and songs, all conducted in Spanish for children and their parents.  It is scheduled every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  No registration is required.  Just drop in and enjoy this 1 hour reading fun. 
 

Cantos!  Rimas!! Cuentos!!!
Ven a convivir y mejorar el idioma

 
 
Cuando: Cada Viernes de 4:30 - 5:30 pm, 
Donde:  Teatro de la seccion de ninos de la biblioteca principal de Fremont
Para Mas Informacion, 
carolina.greenhouse@yahoo.com

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Jenny Lin Memorial Service and Candlelight Walk  
   
Join us to remember Jenny Lin at the annual Memorial Service and Candlelight Walk in her honor.
 
For more information visit: http://jennylinfoundation.org/

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday May 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Registration Begins for Father's Day Suncatcher Frame  
   

Create a gift your you Dad - a suncatcher frame with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. This free program is for children ages 7 and up. Class is June 3 at 330 pm


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement  
   

 

Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, and increase independence as well as language ability in your child. We'll use rhythm sticks, beanbags, scarves, and other items to move to the music and keep the beat! For ages 6 and under with parents/caregivers.


For more information contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Entertain Yourself on the iPad/iPhone  
   

Movies, music, TV and more are available through your iPad or iPhone.  Find out how to access your favorites!  Please bring your device.  This class is free.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Meditation: the Secret of Happiness, Health, and Harmony  
   

Meditation: the Secret of Happiness, Health, and Harmony

Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly in turmoil.  Almost all meditation techniques talk about focusing one's attention on an object, for example a mantra. By focusing one's attention, the goal is to give oneself a break from mind-wandering.  This break from mind-wandering, during meditation, gives our brain some "downtime". In this program, Dr. Manish Saggar, an Asst. Professor in the department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine and long-time meditator, will explore why such a downtime is important not just for the brain, but all the way down to individual cells. He will also discuss the role of downtime in everyday life and its ability to enhance our happiness on an individual level as well as on the level within the community as a whole.

Please join Dr. Manish Saggar, an Asst Professor at Stanford University, for this powerful program.  He is a long-time practitioner of mediation, who speaks nationally on the topic. 

 

Saturday May 27 11-1

Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kirk Waller Storytelling  
   

 

With a lifelong love of story, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been immersed in these art forms for over 20 years.  He summons all of his God-given talents and masterfully fuses them together -  spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience.

He has garnered national recognition for his abilities, including being awarded the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant by the National Storytelling Network, receiving a Parent’s Choice Foundation GOLD award for his latest CD, “But Why? Stories, Music and Songs”, First Place in the Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Speech Championship and was also a Marin Arts Council Community Arts Grant recipient for his work with Fair Housing of Marin, Colors of Diversity Storytelling Project.

Kirk has told at festivals, schools, libraries, churches and special events in the San Francisco Bay Area and across our nation, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tn

 


For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM People & Portrait Photography  
   

Explore the principals of photographing people in a free two-hour workshop in the Dublin Library Program Room.  Learn how to create pictures that capture the essence of your subject.  Learn how to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations.  Family, children, group and candid photos will be discussed.  This program is for adult students.  

The instructor, Gerry Mooney, is a professional photographer who taught photography at Ohlone College for over 25 years.

Attendance is limited to 36 students.  Please sign up for this class at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or contact Eugene at EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org .


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

Explore the principals of photographing people in a two hour workshop. See how to create pictures that capture the essence of your subject. Learn to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations. Family, children, group, and candid photos will be discussed.

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Boppin' at the Bookshelves Swing Dancing  
   

  

Fitness @ Fremont Main

Dance Dance Dance Saturdays

with

Mike Quebec

Line Dance for Fitness
January 7  3:30-4:30 p.m.

March 4  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Boppin’ at the Bookshelves
1950’s Style Swing Dancing 

February 25  2:30-4:30 p.m.

April 22  2:30-4:30 p.m.

May 27  2:30-4:30 p.m.

Join fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec in fun, energetic, music-filled classes that combine line dance steps, aerobic fitness and the rockin’est 50’s and 60’s jump tunes. These classes are for all ages, especially Baby Boomers  and active adults.  Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and towel, and be ready to get your heart rate up!

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reverse Mortgage Seminar  
   

Do you own your home? Are you concerned about being able to afford expenses later on in life? Then a reverse mortgage may be for you.  Attend this seminar to learn more about:

  • What a reverse mortgage is.
  • What a reverse mortgage means for your children
  • The new laws governing reverse mortgages

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Sunday May 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

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: Intro to Algebra

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

 Sunday Movies: Hitchcock Hits in May

Rear Window

Seeing something unexpected can change your life forever.    

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Monday May 29, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@Aclibrary.org
   

The Library is closed for Memorial Day. We will reopen on May 30 at 12:00 pm.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
     Library Closed for Memorial Day  
   

The Library is closed today in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

     Memorial Day - Library Closed  
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your baby. Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and play.

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: La La Land (2016)  
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of La La Land (2016)

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling)  PG-13; 2 hrs 8 mins.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Join us to get creative with bricks! For ages 6+.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday May 31, 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

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

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
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in learning how to play chess?

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

*ON GOING -- Registration Closed*

Coding for All - teaches coding to our younger generation! Help generate an interest in Computer Science early on. 

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your children. Join us for singing, dancing and stories.

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday June 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club  
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Today is the last day for teens to turn in their completed volunteer applications for summer. Interviews for volunteer positions will take place on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. 

No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting  
   

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

Russian Storytime is scheduled the first and the third Thursday of the month at 4 pm.  This is a free program for 3 to 7 years old.  Reading, singing, and playing all in Russian. Come learn a new language and have some fun.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 1 and 2)  
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 1 and 2.

This month's book: TBD

Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Friday June 2, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art with Ms. Chris  
   

Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy in during this free art program for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5 ONLY). Due to space limitations, free tickets will be available at 1:45 p.m.. at the Children's Information Desk. YOU MAY ONLY PICK-UP TICKETS FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN, who need to be present.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ARTTAIN - Art for Kids  
   

These classes are free and will feature different crafts each week. They are intended for children in grades 2-6. They are taught by high school volunteers. Free tickets will be available at 3:45 p.m. at the Children's Information Desk.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 3, 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
 

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book & Bake Sale  
   

Bargains galore at the Newark Library League book sale.  Sale includes  paperback, soft cover and hardback books, DVDs, and tote bags.

Baked goods will also be on sale. Pick up some treats for the whole family.

Questions? Email Judy at jkktokubo@att.net.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend Stitch 'n Inch to learn or practice knitting with Colette Pispisa or crocheting with Betty Joseph in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You are also welcome just to socialize. Their Newark Knitting group page is on Ravelry.com.

Stitch 'n Inch meets every other Saturday. You may bring your own needles or hooks to learn, or borrow straight knitting needles and yarn. Colette is proficient at using double-pointed needles, but if you want to learn how to make hats, socks or both, you'll need to buy yourself a set.

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic  
   

Bring and fix your broken small electronics, appliances, bikes, and toys (or at least learn more about them) with the help of fixit coaches. A textile/clothing coach will also be available. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event. 

HOW: Register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J  then
- Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
- Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited! 
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!

More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org

We also need coaches! Jacks & Jills of all trades, tinkerers, and sewers are invited to become fixit coaches; all you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it. The library has tools, sewing machines and supplies. 

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day  
   

Looking for something fun to do? 

Game players of all ages are invited to come have fun at the library.

  • Build fun stuff with Lego! 
  • Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble!
  • Bring your friends or come by yourself!

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically  
   

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Musical Robot  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Musical Robot performs their newest show: "WAKE UP ROBOT!" All ages are sure to enjoy this great show featuring songs, stories and more!

 

Want a sneak peak of their show? Check out: https://musicalrobotlovesyou.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/videos/


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Read to Thrive Program)  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kaitlin's Book Club for 3rd and 4th graders!

Help your child develop as a reader! Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk and you will receive the book of the month. This event is free and is sponsored by the Read to Thrive Program. The group meets in the Library's Learning Center.

For questions contact Jesse Nachem at 510-284-0640.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Father's Day Suncatcher Frame  
   

Create a gift your you Dad - a suncatcher frame with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. This free program is for children ages 7 and up. Registration is necessary and begins May 27 at 10 am.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Sunday June 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NO MOVIE THIS SUNDAY.  
   

NO MOVIE THIS SUNDAY.


Monday June 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

Who is a No Excuse Mom?
She’s a mom who makes no excuses for making her health a priority. She’s someone who prioritizes her health, her family’s health and understands the ripple effect their role plays in the health of their community. These moms chose to transform their lives by consciously deciding every day that their health was worth it. When they were tired they trained. When they were lost for time to exercise, they found the time. When they were busy, they purposefully planned and prepared their daily goals and meals to coincide with what they wanted out of life. Some work outside the home, some have multiple children, some dealt with depression and some are raising a family on their own. They are true examples of real every day women – whose fitness manifests in different sizes, shapes and ages. These women made No Excuses for not prioritizing the body that brought their babies into this world.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 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 Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Page Turners: 6th-8th Book Club  
   

Join us for the Tween Page Turners Book Club at Fremont Main Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Monday to discuss it and do fun activities.   You must register and pick up your copy of the selected monthly title in advance at the Children's Information Desk.

This month's book: TBA

The Tween Page Turners Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

 If you need help improving your computer skills or using a new gadget, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:
 

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Oils for Health  
   

Essential Oil Education Classes -- 3 class series.     

Mondays  6-8 pm     May 15th  Intro to Oils -- Mood, mind and Sleep

                               June 5th    Hormones, Pain and Inflammation

                               June 19th   Pregnancy, and all things kids.

                                                           Take control of you health and learn how Essential Oils can help you empower and guide you on ways to better take care of YOU in a natural way.

                  Classes taught by Karen Trepte, MBA  and Wellness Advocate, International Business Coach   and

                                             Jasmine Zartman, PsyD  and Aromatherapist and Educational Psychologist.

             For more information email aoil2heal@gmail.com.  

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH
- Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build It: Imagine It, Create It  
   

New types of building material each month. Tap into your imagination with thousands of LEGO®. Build a unique design.

Explore endless creative possibilities.

 

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read  
   


Get ready for a howl of a good time as children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program. Read to a certified pet therapy dog and their owner as Paws to Read programs are designed to help young readers gain self confidence and improve their reading skills.

Registration is required.

There are a limited number of spots available. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Art for Teens: LED Power Cuffs  
   

Sewable soft circuits with LEDs!

 Teaching artist Angie Wilson returns to show us how to sew felt wristbands that light up.

This free program is for teenagers 13 and older.

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday June 6, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


Kids ages 3 to 5, join us for art class with Ms. Chris and unleash your creativity! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy. Please arrive early to secure your spot. 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Quilters Meet Up  
   

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

 

 The Marriage Bureau 

 for Rich people

 
by
 
 Farahad Zama
 

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CHRISTIE'S CUPBOARD CRAFT  
   

Kids!  Please join Christie of Christie's Cupboard to make a mousepad for Dad.  Please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
   

Meet with your neighbors and fellow mystery lovers on the first Tuesday of each month for a lively discussion of classic and current mystery novels. Discussion is facilitated by best-selling mystery writer, Camille Minichino, a Castro Valley resident.  Read this month's selection and join the fun, or contact Ms. Minichino at camille@minichino.com      

January 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart
February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King
March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter
April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr
May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood
June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard


In the Learning Center.  Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Wednesday June 7, 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

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tutor Is In  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Need help with Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Want to know how to use your smartphone, printer or camera? Every Wednesday morning at the San Lorenzo Library you can get help.

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   

Join us for an art class and unleash your creativity. Be sure to wear clothes you dont mind getting messy. For ages 3-5.

 

 Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent