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Monday February 26, 2018 -  Monday July 30, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Basic Computer Skills Lab  
   

Refresh and Update your Basic Computer Skills 

MONDAYS,  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Fremont Main Library – Ask for the new location

You can learn how to:

  • Use a Computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Set-up your Email for resumes and job seeking
  • Search the Internet, and complete job applications
  • Practice for the citizenship test and improve your English
  • Search the many library Online programs, including high School diploma completion, career search
  • Download EBooks, search and place a hold on a book and much MORE

Volunteer tutors are available to help you improve your basic computer skills. 

The Monday computer lab is open to the public. Please, sign-in at the information desk.

For more information call the Adult Education and Literacy Services at (510) 745-1480 or the Fremont Library information desk (510) 745-1401

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
     Kid Power Volunteers Needed!  
   

Summer volunteering opportunity for incoming 7th - 9th graders! 

The Fremont Main Library Children's Department is looking for Kid Power volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Game and special summer events. This volunteer opportunity is open to kids going into 7th-9th grades next school year. Have fun and earn service hours too! 

The Kid Power Volunteer program runs from June 11 - August 19, 2018. Kid Power Volunteers who work at least 10 hours during the summer are invited to an end of the summer volunteer party.

Space is limited. Applications are available at the Children's Information Desk. 


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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday May 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale  
   

Saturday, May 19th 10 AM - 4 PM 
  • Big Room - $1 items of all types 
  • Edith Stone Room - Vintage, Rare, Collectible, adult-themed, and sets $1 and up 
  • Outside (weather permitting) - 50c items of all types and library discards and magazines 25c each or 5/$1 
 
Sunday May 20th  10 AM - 1 PM 
  • Vintage, Rare, & Collectible 
  • The Edith Stone Room will close at 1 PM   
  • Vintage items priced at $2 and above will NOT be included in Bag Sale 
  • 10 AM - 2:15 PM  Big Room - $1 items 
  • *We will close briefly at 2:15 to prepare for the Bag Sale 
  • Bag Sale 2:30 - 4 PM$5 per bag (Items from the Big Room or outdoors)  
 
Note that this sale will feature a large donation of comics and a donation of chess books. 
 
For questions, or to volunteer, contact the Friends at friendsalbany@yahoo.com 
 
 
Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Reading Game Volunteer Orientation  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-286-0782   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next fall? Sign up to be a Summer Squad Volunteer this summer at the Newark Library!

The Summer Squad program is a good way for you to serve the public and to fulfill volunteering hours for school. At the same time you will develop work skills and experience. A Summer Squad Volunteer’s primary duty is to help patrons of all ages play the Summer Reading Game. The 2018 Summer Reading Game runs June 11-August 11. Volunteers may also help with special programs and perform other duties as time and interest allow.

All interested Summer Squad volunteers must attend one of the following orientation sessions:

Sunday, May 20th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Tuesday, May 29th, 4:00pm-5:00pm

At these orientations, volunteers will learn the rules of the Summer Reading Game, volunteering expectations, and hand in their complete Summer Squad forms.

Registration required. Visit the Information Desk at the Newark Library to register, or call for more information. Be sure to pick up your Summer Squad application packet when you register and turn it in with a parent's signature at orientation. Please be sure to bring your summer schedule with you to the orientation.

    Location: Newark Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Little Trumpet Mandarin Story Time  
   

Please join us for a fun and interactive story time as we bend, stretch, sing & play - ALL in Mandarin! Exclusive stories with animations are handpicked from the cross-generation renown story series “Little Trumpet", being brought to the East Bay for the 1st time!

For ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited and registration is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come and first served basis on the day of the event.

 

Registration will start on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Cole Swings Cole  
   

Cole Swings Cole

Sunday, May 20

2 pm to 3:30 pm

The George Cole Trio featuring vocalist/guitarist George Cole, pianist Richard Nelson Hall and bassist Carla Kaufman play Nat Cole songs with great swing and virtuosity. The group performs Nat King Cole’s early trio music and his 50’s and 60’s pop hits such as Unforgettable, Let There Be Love, Mona Lisa, Nature Boy, and many more. All songs delivered with humor, a bit of light-hearted education, and great respect for Nat Cole.

This event is free and has limited seating. It is part of the Just Jazz series at the Library this Spring and Summer. Call for more information.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pet Wellness and Welfare  
   

Join us for an afternoon of information and entertainment for pet lovers.

There will be pet welfare organizations present, as well as a local author that will be doing a reading.

Unfortunately, there are no animals aside from service animals (dogs or ponies), allowed in the library. Support animals are not allowed as well.  

Thank you to the San Lorenzo Friends of The Library who are sponsoring this event.


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Watercolor Painting for Adults  
   

Bhavna Misra teaches watercolor painting to adults. Teens will be allowed to attend if space is available. All materials will be supplied. 

Space is limited. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open, or email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 5th - 8th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Monday May 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Basics  
   

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Basics - Microsoft Word  
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Learn How to Use eBooks  
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Chinese/English Bilingual Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading in both English and Mandarin with your children under 5 years old!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities together.  This storytime encourages children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in both English and Mandarin Chineses. This 45 minute program is designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

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

♦Smart phones & tablets     ♦Windows 10     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Word, Excel & PowerPoint    ♦Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players & digital music
 
Bring your own device or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Volunteer instructors are available in the Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Lissette Gonzalez  510-284-0686  lgonzalez2@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Candidates Forum  
   

Join us in the Greenhouse Community Room where Candidates for the District Attorney election will be present. 
Hear their platform and ask questions!
This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Session length: 8 weeks, April 2, 2018-May 21, 2018.  
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.
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Math Boot Camp Diagnostic Tests (2)  
   

These diagnostic tests are for students interested in the Math Boot Camps on Algebra I, Algebra II, or Trigonometry.  Boot Camps will be held in July through August, one week each for each topic.

Due to limited space of the camps, the diagnostic tests are required to identify qualified students.  A lottery may be held to determine the official registrants if the number of qualfied students exceeds the capaciy of the camp.

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks after the diagnotic tests.

Each test will be thirty minutes, students may take up to two tests and can only attend one date.

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Information about the Boot Camps:

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I: July 16-20, 2:30-5:00 PM, grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II, July 23-27, 2:30-5:00 PM, grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry: July 30-August 3, 2:30-5:00 PM, grades eligible: 7-10

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday May 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Resumes & Cover Letters  
   

businessman signing paper

 

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

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

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

April 24: An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King (author will attend)

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 *** Last week of storytime for the spring session.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 45 minute programs are designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CraftZone for ages 5-8  
   

Related image This program is for ages 5-8. Children will create a craft project on their own. Parents must attend if their child is under age 7. 

Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

For questions, please 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 After School Zone  
   

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

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

This month's book: Every Day by David Levithan

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Genealogy Society  
   

The Hayward Genealogy Society is a non-profit Genealogical Society that serves Southern Alameda County, California.

They host General Meetings, Board Meetings, and Informal Q&A meetings each month that are open to all.

Drop into our Greenhouse Community Room every 4th Tuesday of the Month from 6 to 8 PM to join them!

To contact them directly, please e-mail, hags754@gmail.com.

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

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM.   Please call or come into the library on the day of the program to reserve a seat.

The lawyer handles family, estate, criminal, and immigration law. This program is presented in partnership with the Alameda County Law Library.

For more information call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

 

Join us for an evening family storytime. We'll have fun with stories and songs! Pajamas encouraged!

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM MSN The Ice Age in California  
   


     Math Science Nucleus Presents:   The Ice age in California

 The megafauna that roamed California during the Ice Age were weird and wonderful.  Evidence from the Diablo Range show an evolving landscape. Learn how to identify bones fragments and more.

 There are 4 activities after each presentation.  Parents will work with their children to learn about science.  Recommended  for elementary age children.  Families are encouraged to attend.  Limited seating, but tickets are NOT required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...The North Pole  
   


Wednesday May 23, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

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

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

  We'll read stories, sing, and dance together, and finish up with 15 minutes of stay and play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GSA Procurement Vendor Outreach  
   

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!

County of Alameda General Services Agency is having an outreach conference to connect local businesses with County contracts!

Come and learn about opportunities to do business with Alameda County!

Our friendly staff will give you the where, when and how of doing business with your local government. 

Outreach events are happening weekly, and all are welcome. Questions? Call 510-208-9700.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story time with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Story time with Ms. Wenny

   Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and some playtime with Ms. Wenny!

    In our Greenhouse Community Room (San Lorenzo Library) No registration needed. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 5 Steps to Better Cyber Security  
   

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
   

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Wednesday from 11 - 12.   For ages 18 months to 35 months.

 

We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

We will have 30 minutes of songs and stories and 30 minutes of play time.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Civics/Citizenship Preparation Class  
    Contact: Write to Read   510-745-1480   
   

Studying for the U.S. Citizenship test?  Prepare for the naturalization exam by learning about U.S. civics, history, and government!  Free class! 

Class requirements

  • Intermediate-level English speaker
  • Attend Orientation. May 2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Conference Room A
  • Attend 8 sessions.  Wednesdays, May 9 – June 27, 12:00pm – 2:30pm.

For more information and class location, please call the Adult Education and Literacy Services (510) 745-1480.

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

    LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 
   
Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

 
Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 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

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

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms.Sarah.

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in chess?  Drop-in after school and play with other kids your age. 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lick Your Eyeballs Reptile & Amphibian Show  
   

Lick Your Eyeballs Reptile & Amphibian Show

Join us in the Greenhouse Community Room where we will learn about reptiles & amphibians as they passed around to hold!

All ages are welcome.


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art For Adult  
   

 

 Art For Adults

 

Water color workshop

 

with Local Artist Naghmeh Danishmand

 

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                The Class is free. Maerials will be provided. For Registration call    510-745-1464 .                                                                                                                                         
 
Library Contact Lili khalili  lkhalili@aclibrary.org
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Talk-Yang Huang  
   


Thursday May 24, 2018
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Albany Reads - The 57 Bus with author Dashka Slater  
   

 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Storytime  
   

Family Storytime

Join us in the Chabot Room for a fun morning of stories, songs, and more!

This family storytime is perfect for families with children ages 0-6.

No registration necessary, just drop in!

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Association of Tao Development  
   

Come join in on the fun with the Association of Tao Development!

The group shares stories, music and poetry for both parents and children to enjoy.

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 English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play  
   

Stay and Play

After storytime, stay to play with us.
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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Sandra (510)248-0678 sstewart@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 


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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM KinderDance  
   

      

Kinderdance blends a variety of physical skills with educational concepts.  Boost your child's confidence through DANCE by focusing on different dance moves and concepts.

This is a 45 minutes class by a certified Kinderdance teacher, Namrata Dodeja.  Ballet and Dance K Rang will be included.  This special introductory class is for 3 to 5 years old.

Due to the limited space, free tickets are available at 12:15 pm at the Children's Desk.

For more information, contact Namrata Dodeja at (510) 332-4927.  https://www.facebook.com/kinderdance.ca.


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

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: Online Fun through the Library  
   

Your library card is one of the most valuable things in your wallet! 

Learn about the many sources of FREE fun and entertainment available to you from home with your library card!  Download music and magazines, stream videos, get free passes to local museums and attractions, learn a language, attend online enrichment classes and more!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

 

There will be time for Q & A. No registration necessary, just drop in!

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

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

  • Meets five (5) consecutive Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring one page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing.
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

at the Union City Library -- every Thursday from 1:30-2:30

This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.  The children have 60 minutes of stories, crafts, and activities.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

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

 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:45 PM  -  6:45 PM String Ensemble  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   


 

 

LOVE MUSIC?

 

Play the violin, viola or cello?

Join Union City Library's String Ensemble! Weekly practices are on Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. Music will include songs from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Studio Ghilbi, Star Wars, Disney Films and other popular works. Performances will be in Union City Library and Lake Elizabeth. Sign up anytime!

Requirements*

* High school student
* Play violin, viola, or cello
* At least 4 years of experience with instrument
* Violinists: know 3rd position and/or higher
 
    Location: Union City Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday May 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

This program is every week except for the first friday of the month. 

Contact: Rebecca Maher 510-284-0695 or Rmaher@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 *** Last week of storytime for the spring session.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 45 minute programs are designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Make your own Button!  
   

Come draw and color your own artwork that we will turn into your very own button! For ages 7+.

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

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read With Me  
   

Read-With-Me is a  one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 to improve English with a teen volunteer on weekly basis.  

Priorities are given to children performing below grade level.  Registration starts January 1, 2018.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so sign up as early as possible.  

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

Join us on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:00 PM to either learn the game or to play it.  

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 1st - 4th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:00 PM Grupo de Lectura en Español- Spanish Storytime  
   

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Join us in the storytime theater for Spanish language storytime. This program will meet on Fridays at 4:00 pm.

Buscanos en Facebook / Find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/grupodelecturaenespañol

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jenny Lin Memorial and Candlelight Walk  
   

Jenny Lin Memorial and Candlelight Walk

Friday, May 25

7 pm to 8:30 pm

At the 24th anniversary of the loss of Jenny Lin, her family is hosting a memorial service to honor the teenage girl on Friday, May 25, 7 pm, at the Castro Valley Library on 3600 Norbridge Avenue in Castro Valley.

Following the ceremony, there will be a candlelight walk in downtown Castro Valley to remind the public of the unsolved murder and to raise awareness of child safety.

Everyone is invited to share this special occasion.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday May 26, 2018
     Courtney Kolb Magic  
    Contact: Trevor Calvert   510-284-0624   tcalvert@aclibrary.org
   

Courtney Kolb Magic Show!

When

May 26th, 2018

1:00—2:30

Where

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Blvd. Union City

Registration is limited to 30, so please sign up at the library or call!

 

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if 

requested at least 7 days in advance.  Voice 510-745-1464 TDD 888-663-0660

 

 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Photography Workshop  
   

On location Part 2: Assessing your pictures

Following up on the May 12 photography field trip; students will share their photographs and get suggestions from the instructor, Gerry Mooney, professional photographer and photojournalist with over 25 years of experience.  

This class is intended for students who participated in the May 12 field trip.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

Family Storytime

Join us in the Children's Room for stories, songs, and fun.

Designed for children ages 3 through 6, but all ages are welcome. Free, drop in.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Children's Faces

 

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms. Vivien!

 This Storytime meets every 4th Saturday of the month at the Newark Library.  

 

Contact: Reference Desk 510-284-0677

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

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-284-0682   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Custom Help
Local teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!

Technology Solutions
We can help solve most problems that you might encounter with most consumer technology products.

Personal Help
Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assitsance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your devce.

30 minute appointments every Saturday 12pm-2pm

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Class is Full and Closed  
   

 

Come and learn guitar lessons with Sai Monish and Yash, two enthusastic high school students, for 8 weeks!  This is a class for children who want to develop or pursue an interest in playing the guitar.  You will learn the basics of guitar and a song at the end of these 8 weeks.

This class is for student 8 - 12 years old.

Having a guitar at the class and continuous attendance are required.  Bring your own guitar if you have one, or contact Sai (tsaimonish@gmail.com) or Yash (yagrawa124@gmail.com) for places you can rent at a minimum fee.  

Due to the limited space, online registration is mandatory and starts on Monday April 2, 1 pm, at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents.  After registration, you need to print out a ticket and bring the ticket with you when you check in at the Children's Desk 10 minutes before the first class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to waitlist and stand-by students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jane Austen Club  
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Launch & Jazz Trio  
   

 

Wayne Siligo in performance

Book Launch Party with the Daybreak Trio 
Saturday, May 26 at 2:00-4:00 pm
 
 
Join us for a book launch party featuring Wayne Siligo. Wayne Siligo has served as Music Director at the California School for the Blind in Fremont for over 35 years, as well as teaching and mentoring, volunteering his time with a major blindness association, composing and performing music, and authoring several works of fiction and nonfiction. The titles featured at this event will be "Grab My Arm, Let's See the World" and "From the Teacher's Closet: Blindness, Reflections & Memories."
 
The Daybreak Trio from the California School for the Blind, led by Wayne Siligo, will be performing at this event. The trio play a variety of soft jazz, Cajun, Latin, and world music, including original arrangements.
 
 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scratch Coding for Kids 9-12  
   

SCRATCH Coding for Ages 9-12

Five-week session at Union City Library on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 PM

 

Saturday May 5th - Saturday June 2nd

Children ages 9-12 can sign up for a five-week program and learn SCRATCH Coding.  This class will be taught by high school volunteers.  You must sign up at the Reference Desk or by calling 510-745-1464 ext. 5.  Class size is limited.  You should plan to attend every class for 5 weeks.

Union CIty Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City, CA  94587

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Crafts Night  
   

Teen Crafts Night

Craft list coming soon!


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Sunday May 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Positive Parenting for Teenagers  
   

If you feel parenting is painful, there may be something wrong in your parenting style. What is the right parenting? Join our positive discipline for teenagers parenting classes and you will find the magic in parenting.

This class is the first in a three-week series. This week's topic is Challenges in Parenting Teenagers.

The class will be taught in Mandarin. Space is limited.

For more information, you may contact the instructor via Wechat:  13811870237

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: Darkest Hour (2017)  
   

SUNDAY CINEMA

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Darkest Hour (2017)

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman in his Academy Award winning role ). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history. 
Rated PG-13, Run time 2 hrs. 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

Sunday  at the Movies

 

 Crybaby

A spoof and homage to 1950's teen rock melodramas. Cry Baby is a rebel with a gang of rough friends. Allison is the straight-laced girl who falls for him

PG13

 

 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Language Journey Story Time  
   

   Join us for a multi-lingual story time, Sunday afternoons. 

   We will incorporate a new language every session, in addition to English!

   3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Stress Balls  
   

Join US!

Come on in and Make your own  Stress Ball 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday May 28, 2018
     Library Closed: Memorial Day  
   

The Library is closed today in honor of Memorial Day

     Memorial Day - Library Closed  
   12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library CLOSED  
   

The San Lorenzo Library will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

All Alameda County libraries closed for Memorial Day.


Tuesday May 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Interview Skills  
   

business people

 

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

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

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie: Despicable Me 3  
   

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (Rated PG, 1 hour 29 minutes).

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 After School Zone  
   

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

Are you entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall? Would you like to volunteer at the library over the summer? If you answered yes to both questions, you'll need to attend one of the two Kidpower Orientation meetings. Kidpower volunteers assist children with playing the summer reading game. Program information will be discussed at the orientation, and students will have the chance to complete their volunteer applications as well. Attendance at one of the two orientations is mandatory if you wish to volunteer for Kidpower this summer. No exceptions will be made.

Positions will be given on a first come, first served basis. Preference is given to Dublin residents.

Orientations: Saturday, May 19th at 1 pm OR Tuesday, May 29th at 4 pm.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Reading Game Volunteer Orientation  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-286-0782   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next fall? Sign up to be a Summer Squad Volunteer this summer at the Newark Library!

The Summer Squad program is a good way for you to serve the public and to fulfill volunteering hours for school. At the same time you will develop work skills and experience. A Summer Squad Volunteer’s primary duty is to help patrons of all ages play the Summer Reading Game. The 2018 Summer Reading Game runs June 11-August 11. Volunteers may also help with special programs and perform other duties as time and interest allow.

All interested Summer Squad volunteers must attend one of the following orientation sessions:

Sunday, May 20th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Tuesday, May 29th, 4:00pm-5:00pm

At these orientations, volunteers will learn the rules of the Summer Reading Game, volunteering expectations, and hand in their complete Summer Squad forms.

Registration required. Visit the Information Desk at the Newark Library to register, or call for more information. Be sure to pick up your Summer Squad application packet when you register and turn it in with a parent's signature at orientation. Please be sure to bring your summer schedule with you to the orientation.

    Location: Newark Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Make a Fairy or a Gnome  
   

Flower Fairy by Laura Coombs HillsCreate a cute little fairy or gnome to live in your garden.  We’ll also be making fairy doors to attach to a tree in your garden.  For ages 5 and up.

For more information contact Sandra Stewart 510-284-0678 sstewart@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Raising Awareness about Mental Health  
   
AAUW Fremont presents...
Raising Awareness about Mental Health
 
Mental health in the news is associated with mass shootings as well as celebrities speaking out about it.
Our panelists will present different perspectives to raise awareness, help us remove the stigma and clear the path to healing.
 
Caroline Olsen-Van Stone recently earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and has worked with people experiencing mental illness for over 5 years.
Mark Rahman is a retired mental health family advocate and caregiver.
Neomi Wesley leads peer support groups and has served on Advocacy Committees to promote wellness through activities with clinical and behavioral staff.
Diane Ross, Moderator, is a Clinical Supervisor at Abode Services, and Co-Chair of AAUW Fremont’s Public Policy Committee and Program Planning Committee.
 
 
Tuesday May 29 at 7 pm                         FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY  Get Directions            Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

 

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Half Price Book Sale  
   

 The San Lorenzo Friends of the Library Bookstore will be having a sale ALL DAY long. 

 All items will be half off, no exclusions! Be sure to check out the FREE bin as well!


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

  We'll read stories, sing, and dance together, and finish up with 15 minutes of stay and play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story time with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Story time with Ms. Wenny

   Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and some playtime with Ms. Wenny!

    In our Greenhouse Community Room (San Lorenzo Library) No registration needed. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Civics/Citizenship Preparation Class  
    Contact: Write to Read   510-745-1480   
   

Studying for the U.S. Citizenship test?  Prepare for the naturalization exam by learning about U.S. civics, history, and government!  Free class! 

Class requirements

  • Intermediate-level English speaker
  • Attend Orientation. May 2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Conference Room A
  • Attend 8 sessions.  Wednesdays, May 9 – June 27, 12:00pm – 2:30pm.

For more information and class location, please call the Adult Education and Literacy Services (510) 745-1480.

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

    LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 
   
Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

 
Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Shrinky Dinks  
   

Simply draw, trace or copy any image onto a Shrinky Dinks sheet, bake to shrink according to the package instructions...and WOW! Transform any image into a hardened piece of plastic!

This is a fun craft for ages 5+ and space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time.

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in chess?  Drop-in after school and play with other kids your age. 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kid Power Orientation  
   

Kid Power Orientation

Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next fall? Sign up to be a Kid Power Volunteer this summer at the Castro Valley Library!

The Kid Power program is a good way for you to serve the public and to fulfill volunteering hours for school.  At the same time you will develop work skills and experience. A Kid Power Volunteer’s primary duty is to help kids play the Summer Reading Game.  Volunteers may also help with special programs and perform other duties as time and interest allow. Volunteers who complete 8 hours will receive a reward at the end of the summer!

All interested Kid Power volunteers must attend one of the following orientation sessions:

Wednesday, May 30th, 4:00-5:00

Saturday, June 2nd, 3:00-4:00

Tuesday, June 5th, 7:00-8:00

At these orientations, volunteers will learn the rules of the Summer Reading Game, volunteering expectations, and hand in their complete Kid Power forms.

Registration required. Registration will begin May 1st. Visit the children's desk at the Castro Valley Library to register, or call for more information. Be sure to pick up your Kid Power application packet when you register - it must be handed in with a parent's signature at orientation!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Thursday May 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Storytime  
   

Family Storytime

Join us in the Chabot Room for a fun morning of stories, songs, and more!

This family storytime is perfect for families with children ages 0-6.

No registration necessary, just drop in!

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play  
   

Stay and Play

After storytime, stay to play with us.
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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Sandra (510)248-0678 sstewart@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 


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

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 Read  
   

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

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

  • Meets five (5) consecutive Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring one page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing.
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

at the Union City Library -- every Thursday from 1:30-2:30

This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.  The children have 60 minutes of stories, crafts, and activities.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM STAGEBRIDGE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE  
   

 

 STAGEBRIDGE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

 

Never too late

 

 

Join us for Never Too Late, a musical revue features songs, outrageous skits, and hilarious strolls down memory lane.

 

Stagebridge showcases the rich and varied experiences of older adult to a multigenerational audience. The program is led by Artistic Director Joanne Grimm and Musical Director Scrumbly Koldwyn on the piano.

 

 

                                                                                                                               

  Union City Library  510-745-1464

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

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

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

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:45 PM  -  6:45 PM String Ensemble  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   


 

 

LOVE MUSIC?

 

Play the violin, viola or cello?

Join Union City Library's String Ensemble! Weekly practices are on Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. Music will include songs from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Studio Ghilbi, Star Wars, Disney Films and other popular works. Performances will be in Union City Library and Lake Elizabeth. Sign up anytime!

Requirements*

* High school student
* Play violin, viola, or cello
* At least 4 years of experience with instrument
* Violinists: know 3rd position and/or higher
 
    Location: Union City Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM EALI Governance  
   

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Friday June 1, 2018
     Kid Power Volunteers Needed!  
   

Summer volunteering opportunity for incoming 7th - 9th graders! 

The Fremont Main Library Children's Department is looking for Kid Power volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Game and special summer events. This volunteer opportunity is open to kids going into 7th-9th grades next school year. Have fun and earn service hours too! 

The Kid Power Volunteer program runs from June 11 - August 19, 2018. Kid Power Volunteers who work at least 10 hours during the summer are invited to an end of the summer volunteer party.

Space is limited. Applications are available at the Children's Information Desk. 


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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez     FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
   

  Preschool Art with Ms. Chris!!

  Little friends, join Ms. Chris for fun art activities!!

 Put on your 'making art' clothes and join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of   the month! 

 This FREE  program is for children ages 3 - 5 years old only. 

 Due to space limitations, tickets will be available at the children's information desk at 1:45 pm

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth     bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

Join us on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:00 PM to either learn the game or to play it.  

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Circus of Smiles  
   

circus of smiles

 

Circus of Smiles presents a circus and clown comedy performance with acrobatics, juggling, and feats of strength that will leave audiences laughing! Fun for all ages. Space is limited; tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts.  

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

   4:00 PM Grupo de Lectura en Español- Spanish Storytime  
   

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Join us in the storytime theater for Spanish language storytime. This program will meet on Fridays at 4:00 pm.

Buscanos en Facebook / Find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/grupodelecturaenespañol

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

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


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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Drop-in eBook & eAudiobook Help  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Science for Youth  
   

For grades 1-4, registration required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

Today's Topic: Polar and Nonpolar Molecules

Join us to learn about fun science topics while doing fun hands-on science experiments! 

Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Meditation: The Secret of Happiness, Health & Harmony  
   

Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly wandering. 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. There will be a short meditation sitting as well.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-284-0682   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Custom Help
Local teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!

Technology Solutions
We can help solve most problems that you might encounter with most consumer technology products.

Personal Help
Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assitsance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your devce.

30 minute appointments every Saturday 12pm-2pm

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours.

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  -  1:00 PM Summer Squad Volunteers Needed!  
   

 

Students entering 6th grade or higher in the fall are invited to apply to become a Summer Squad volunteer at Centerville Library. Volunteers will help with the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library programs, earning work experience while serving the community.

Summer Squad volunteers are needed from June 11 – August 11. Volunteers must fill out an application and bring it to an orientation session on either Saturday, June 9 at 2 PM or Tuesday, June 12 at 4 PM. Pick up an application from the Information Desk.

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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Class is Full and Closed  
   

 

Come and learn guitar lessons with Sai Monish and Yash, two enthusastic high school students, for 8 weeks!  This is a class for children who want to develop or pursue an interest in playing the guitar.  You will learn the basics of guitar and a song at the end of these 8 weeks.

This class is for student 8 - 12 years old.

Having a guitar at the class and continuous attendance are required.  Bring your own guitar if you have one, or contact Sai (tsaimonish@gmail.com) or Yash (yagrawa124@gmail.com) for places you can rent at a minimum fee.  

Due to the limited space, online registration is mandatory and starts on Monday April 2, 1 pm, at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents.  After registration, you need to print out a ticket and bring the ticket with you when you check in at the Children's Desk 10 minutes before the first class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to waitlist and stand-by students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Class is Full and Closed  
   

 

Come and learn guitar lessons with Sai Monish and Yash, two enthusastic high school students, for 8 weeks!  This is a class for children who want to develop or pursue an interest in playing the guitar.  You will learn the basics of guitar and a song at the end of these 8 weeks.

This class is for student 8 - 12 years old.

Having a guitar at the class and continuous attendance are required.  Bring your own guitar if you have one, or contact Sai (tsaimonish@gmail.com) or Yash (yagrawa124@gmail.com) for places you can rent at a minimum fee.  

Due to the limited space, online registration is mandatory and starts on Monday April 2, 1 pm, at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents.  After registration, you need to print out a ticket and bring the ticket with you when you check in at the Children's Desk 10 minutes before the first class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to waitlist and stand-by students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day  
   

Looking for something fun to do? 

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

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

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

Learn to sew using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied for your first project, a drawstring bag. After that, you may work on a project of your own. The library has some fabric available for students. 

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. When you register, please include whether you are bringing your own sewing machine. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Arts & Crafts with Mrs. Aradhana  
   

Mrs. Aradhana offers different arts & crafts for children in Grades K-5. Tickets will be given 15 minutes before the event. No registration is required.

February 11: Valentine's

March 11: Spring or St. Patrick's

April 15: Earth Day or Spring

May 5: Mother's Day

June 2: Father's Day

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gr. 3-4 Kid's Book Club  
   


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

    Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 3:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Tutoring for Grades K-12 - REGISTRATION FULL  
   

 

Reading River is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to English reading support for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The meetings consist of trained volunteers reading alongside students to improve literacy and boost confidence. For more information visit www.reading-river.org 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kid Power Orientation  
   

Kid Power Orientation

Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next fall? Sign up to be a Kid Power Volunteer this summer at the Castro Valley Library!

The Kid Power program is a good way for you to serve the public and to fulfill volunteering hours for school.  At the same time you will develop work skills and experience. A Kid Power Volunteer’s primary duty is to help kids play the Summer Reading Game.  Volunteers may also help with special programs and perform other duties as time and interest allow. Volunteers who complete 8 hours will receive a reward at the end of the summer!

All interested Kid Power volunteers must attend one of the following orientation sessions:

Wednesday, May 30th, 4:00-5:00

Saturday, June 2nd, 3:00-4:00

Tuesday, June 5th, 7:00-8:00

At these orientations, volunteers will learn the rules of the Summer Reading Game, volunteering expectations, and hand in their complete Kid Power forms.

Registration required. Registration will begin May 1st. Visit the children's desk at the Castro Valley Library to register, or call for more information. Be sure to pick up your Kid Power application packet when you register - it must be handed in with a parent's signature at orientation!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scratch Coding for Kids 9-12  
   

SCRATCH Coding for Ages 9-12

Five-week session at Union City Library on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 PM

 

Saturday May 5th - Saturday June 2nd

Children ages 9-12 can sign up for a five-week program and learn SCRATCH Coding.  This class will be taught by high school volunteers.  You must sign up at the Reference Desk or by calling 510-745-1464 ext. 5.  Class size is limited.  You should plan to attend every class for 5 weeks.

Union CIty Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City, CA  94587


Sunday June 3, 2018
     Persian Literature Group  
   

Persian Literature

Join is for a discussion of Persian Literature on the 1st Sunday or each month at 2 p.m.

This program is conducted in Farsi

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Positive Parenting for Teenagers  
   

If you feel parenting is painful, there may be something wrong in your parenting style. What is the right parenting? Join our positive discipline for teenagers parenting classes and you will find the magic in parenting.

This class is the second in a three-week series. This week's topic is Parenting Styles.

The class will be taught in Mandarin. Space is limited.

For more information, you may contact the instructor via Wechat:  13811870237

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions


Monday June 4, 2018
   10:00 AM Summer Reading Starts Today!  
   

The Summer Reading Game starts today! Stop by the Dublin Library to pick up your gameboards (game ends August 11, 2018). We have a game for all ages (prereaders, children, teens, and adults). As always, there are prizes for completing the reading game, and lots of fun activities in store this summer. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

   Update or create a results oriented resume          
   Improve your interview skills   
   Explore a new career                                                
   Research competitive salary information        
   Search for jobs online & through agencies            
   Learn about LinkedIn  
   Take practice tests for professional exams            
   Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     
   

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

   1:00 PM Online Registration for Children's Programs Starts  
   

More summer camps have been added! Online registrations start today: 

  • GSK Science in the Summer for Grades 2-6, multiple sessions of the same content are offered:

Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)

Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)

Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

  • Kids Library Camp for grades 4-6, Monday August 13, 2018 and Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:30-5:00 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 or Email: FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  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 After School Zone  
   

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

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

♦Smart phones & tablets     ♦Windows 10     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Word, Excel & PowerPoint    ♦Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players & digital music
 
Bring your own device or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Volunteer instructors are available in the Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday June 5, 2018
   12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  June 5 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams.
Parental participation is not necessary, but parents must be present at all times.
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students.
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

 

 

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

 

 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

by

Lisa See
 

 

                                                          

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mad Science!  
   

Fire and Ice!

Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! This spectacular show will thrill audiences with impressive science experiments. The event includes foggy dry ice storms. Volunteers from the audience can taste a special Mad Science “burp” potion. Students will be amazed by disintegrating paper, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers.

This program is for ages 5+. Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 12:30 pm. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)

A Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe of the San Lorenzo Library for sign-ups, every 1st Tuesday of the month. 

This program is for anyone who qualifies to receive free nutritious food.

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mad Science!  
   

Fire and Ice!

Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! This spectacular show will thrill audiences with impressive science experiments. The event includes foggy dry ice storms. Volunteers from the audience can taste a special Mad Science “burp” potion. Students will be amazed by disintegrating paper, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers.

This program is for ages 5+. Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 12:30 pm. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

This month's book: The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
   

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

March 6              Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (In celebration of Castro Valley Reads!)

April 3                 A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
 
May 1                   The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
 
June 5                  The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag 
 
July 3                    A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller
 
August 7               The Eight by Katherine Neville
 
September 4        The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
 
October 2              Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
 
November 6         Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller
 
December 4          Face of the Enemy by Joanne Dobson

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

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kid Power Orientation  
   

Kid Power Orientation

Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next fall? Sign up to be a Kid Power Volunteer this summer at the Castro Valley Library!

The Kid Power program is a good way for you to serve the public and to fulfill volunteering hours for school.  At the same time you will develop work skills and experience. A Kid Power Volunteer’s primary duty is to help kids play the Summer Reading Game.  Volunteers may also help with special programs and perform other duties as time and interest allow. Volunteers who complete 8 hours will receive a reward at the end of the summer!

All interested Kid Power volunteers must attend one of the following orientation sessions:

Wednesday, May 30th, 4:00-5:00

Saturday, June 2nd, 3:00-4:00

Tuesday, June 5th, 7:00-8:00

At these orientations, volunteers will learn the rules of the Summer Reading Game, volunteering expectations, and hand in their complete Kid Power forms.

Registration required. Registration will begin May 1st. Visit the children's desk at the Castro Valley Library to register, or call for more information. Be sure to pick up your Kid Power application packet when you register - it must be handed in with a parent's signature at orientation!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday June 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GSA Procurement Vendor Outreach  
   

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!

County of Alameda General Services Agency is having an outreach conference to connect local businesses with County contracts!

Come and learn about opportunities to do business with Alameda County!

Our friendly staff will give you the where, when and how of doing business with your local government. 

Outreach events are happening weekly, and all are welcome. Questions? Call 510-208-9700.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story time with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Story time with Ms. Wenny

   Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and some playtime with Ms. Wenny!

    In our Greenhouse Community Room (San Lorenzo Library) No registration needed. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

    LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 
   
Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

 
Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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

   1:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Summer Squad Volunteers Needed!  
   

 

Students entering 6th grade or higher in the fall are invited to apply to become a Summer Squad volunteer at Irvington Library. Volunteers will help with the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library programs, earning work experience while serving the community.

Summer Squad volunteers are needed from June 11 – August 11. Volunteers must fill out an application and bring it to the orientation session on June 13 at 3:30 pm. Pick up an application from the Information Desk.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gadgets and Gizmos  
   

Come lay with different gadgets and gizmos while you learn about different STEM princples.

Ages 7+. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Job Search Strategies  
   

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by

Ohlone College/Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

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

 

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

 

Job Search Strategies - Learn about the hidden job market

 Wednesday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 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 Make a Father's Day Card  
   

 FATHER'S DAY IS SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH 

Drop into our Greenhouse Community Room on Wednesday June 6th, where supplies will be provided for children to make a card for a special someone!


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hooked on Books: 3rd Grade Book Club  
   

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager. (San Lorenzo Library)

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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Christina Hutchins  
   

 

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Thursday June 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Storytime  
   

Family Storytime

Join us in the Chabot Room for a fun morning of stories, songs, and more!

This family storytime is perfect for families with children ages 0-6.

No registration necessary, just drop in!

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play  
   

Stay and Play

After storytime, stay to play with us.
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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Sandra (510)248-0678 sstewart@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Yoga Storytime (ages 4+)  
   

Leyna Roget Brabant will guide participants on an imaginative movement journey to experience creative stress release tools, simple body-awareness games, and playful relaxation tips. 

This event is for ages 4+.Space is limited to 20 kids. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before it starts. 

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

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Classics Matinee  
   

film posters

 

Join us for a movie classic double feature to kick off the summer!
We’ll be “traveling” to two locations in honor of our Adult Summer
Reading Program theme, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.”


There will be a 15 minute intermission between the showings.

12:00 p.m. - Casablanca 
This 1943 Academy Award winner for Best Picture is a tale of wartime intrigue, romance, black-marketeers and heroism in North Africa. With unforgettable performances by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, this drama also won Oscars for Director (Michael Curtiz) and Screenplay.

2:00 p.m. - Roman Holiday
A princess escapes her entourage and traverses incognito through the city of Rome, where she hooks up with an American journalist who serves as her tour guide. This charming romp from 1953 earned Audrey Hepburn the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also featuring Gregory Peck and directed by William Wyler. 

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 Read  
   

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Yoga  
   

This Yoga class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 pm.  It is a 45-minute class for 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver.  Come join us to build a bond between your preschool age kid and you while doing fun yoga poses together.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

at the Union City Library -- every Thursday from 1:30-2:30

This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.  The children have 60 minutes of stories, crafts, and activities.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gadgets and Gizmos  
   

Come play with different gadgets and gizmos while you learn about different STEM princples.

Ages 7+. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gaming  
   

Take a study break and get your game on! Play PS4 games like Minecraft, Overwatch, FIFA, or Fortnite or board games like chess. Bring a friend! Free. 


Contact: Vivian Jaquette (510) 284-0605 vjaquette@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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.    

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art For Adult  
   

 

 Art For Adults

 

Acrylic Workshop

with Local Artist Naghmeh Danishmand

 

 

 
 The Class is free. Maerials will be provided. For Registration call    510-745-1464 .  
 

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Library Contact Lili khalili  lkhalili@aclibrary.org
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 

Friday June 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

This program is every week except for the first friday of the month. 

Contact: Rebecca Maher 510-284-0695 or Rmaher@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Author Brown Bag with Amita Sanghvi  
   

Amita Sanghvi is a lecturer by profession. She holds MA from Lancaster University,UK. 
She teaches at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman, and has presented academic papers in many parts of the world. 
 
Her literary journey as a poet has just begun. She believes poetry heals the soul.
 
Amita has recently published her book of poems, "Lavender Memories" which describes the impact of Nature on the soul- the mountains, sands and the oceans.
 
She also has two more forthcoming poetry books and also beginnings of short story collection that she will read and share at the event.
 

 

 
 
 
    Location: Fukaya Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth     bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

Join us on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:00 PM to either learn the game or to play it.  

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Gadgets and Gizmos  
   

Come lay with different gadgets and gizmos while you learn about different STEM princples.

Ages 7+. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM Grupo de Lectura en Español- Spanish Storytime  
   

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Join us in the storytime theater for Spanish language storytime. This program will meet on Fridays at 4:00 pm.

Buscanos en Facebook / Find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/grupodelecturaenespañol

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

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

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

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

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

 


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

 

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

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners & beyond  
   

YOGA for beginners & beyond

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: SimplyE eBook App for Apple or Android  
   

Join us for these FREE adult computer classes during the month of June!

SimplyE eBook App for Apple or Android
Saturday,  June 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about SimplyE  the new app that gives ACLibrary card holders one interface to Browse, Borrow, and Read our entire collection of eBooks. The app brings together titles from our eBook providers, including Overdrive, Cloud Library, RBdigital, and Enki.  Bring your Apple or Android device to class as well as your app store credentials.

Online Fun with Library Resources
Saturday, June 9, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Your library card is one of the most valuable things in your wallet!  Learn about the many sources of FREE fun and entertainment available to you from home with your library card!  Learn how to download FREE music and magazines, stream video, get free passes to local museums and attractions,  study a language,  attend online enrichment classes and more!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Facebook 101
Saturday,  June 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Is everyone you know on Facebook, except you?  Concerned about the security of your Facebook information?  Then don’t miss this chance to learn more!  Connect with old friends, find new friends, share pictures, and more!  Students must have an email account.

Google, Google Tools & Apps
Saturday, June 16,  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features available for your computer or as free apps for your smartphone or other mobile device such as maps, news, translate, video, photos, and books.

Registration is required for these FREE classes.  To register, contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Drop-in eBook & eAudiobook Help  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Knit One Purl Two, the Dublin Library Adult Knitting Group, will gather today in the Bennette Room. Although this group is not a class, we welcome knitters of all levels. Bring your current project to show off and provide inspiration for others or bring an abandoned or difficult project for advice. Beginning knitters should bring their own supplies. Yarn donations are always welcome!

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Urban Cycling 101 for Adults and Teens  
   

Urban Cycling 101 for Adults and Teens

Saturday, June 9    10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Home

 

Learn from an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists: basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike required.

 

 

Register for June 9 Class at:    https://bikeeastbay.org/civicrm/event/info?id=1227&reset=1

Register for June 19 Class at:  https://bikeeastbay.org/civicrm/event/info?id=1228&reset=1

or email: robert@bikeeastbay.org

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tail Wagging Tales  
   

A volunteer from the Ohlone Humane Society will be here with with Bentley, the trained therapy dog. Bentley is very nice and likes to be read all kinds of stories! Check in at the information desk and ask about reading to Bentley. 


Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Morning Movie for Families - Coco  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

DESCRIPTION:

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

    Location: Union City Library
   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-284-0682   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Custom Help
Local teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!

Technology Solutions
We can help solve most problems that you might encounter with most consumer technology products.

Personal Help
Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assitsance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your devce.

30 minute appointments every Saturday 12pm-2pm

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Class is Full and Closed  
   

 

Come and learn guitar lessons with Sai Monish and Yash, two enthusastic high school students, for 8 weeks!  This is a class for children who want to develop or pursue an interest in playing the guitar.  You will learn the basics of guitar and a song at the end of these 8 weeks.

This class is for student 8 - 12 years old.

Having a guitar at the class and continuous attendance are required.  Bring your own guitar if you have one, or contact Sai (tsaimonish@gmail.com) or Yash (yagrawa124@gmail.com) for places you can rent at a minimum fee.  

Due to the limited space, online registration is mandatory and starts on Monday April 2, 1 pm, at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents.  After registration, you need to print out a ticket and bring the ticket with you when you check in at the Children's Desk 10 minutes before the first class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to waitlist and stand-by students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Class is Full and Closed  
   

 

Come and learn guitar lessons with Sai Monish and Yash, two enthusastic high school students, for 8 weeks!  This is a class for children who want to develop or pursue an interest in playing the guitar.  You will learn the basics of guitar and a song at the end of these 8 weeks.

This class is for student 8 - 12 years old.

Having a guitar at the class and continuous attendance are required.  Bring your own guitar if you have one, or contact Sai (tsaimonish@gmail.com) or Yash (yagrawa124@gmail.com) for places you can rent at a minimum fee.  

Due to the limited space, online registration is mandatory and starts on Monday April 2, 1 pm, at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents.  After registration, you need to print out a ticket and bring the ticket with you when you check in at the Children's Desk 10 minutes before the first class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to waitlist and stand-by students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Local Author Showcase  
   

The Dublin Library and the California Writer's Club Tri-Valley Branch are proud to present the first Local Author Showcase! Come to the library on Saturday, June 9th, between 1 and 3 pm, and talk to 15 published authors! All the authors in the showcase are local to the Bay Area (most are from the Tri-Valley area). You will be able to purchase copies of the authors' books, see what other projects they are working on, and speak with them about writing, books, etc. This is a free event, and open to all ages. We'd love to see you there!

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jane Austen Club  
    Contact: Natalie McCall     nmccall@aclibrary.org
   

Join the JAC this month as we discuss Pride and Prejudice! 

Followed by a showing of the film version starting Keira Knightley. 

    Location: Albany Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Online Fun with Library Resources  
   

Join us for these FREE adult computer classes during the month of June!

SimplyE eBook App for Apple or Android
Saturday,  June 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about SimplyE  the new app that gives ACLibrary card holders one interface to Browse, Borrow, and Read our entire collection of eBooks. The app brings together titles from our eBook providers, including Overdrive, Cloud Library, RBdigital, and Enki.  Bring your Apple or Android device to class as well as your app store credentials.

Online Fun with Library Resources
Saturday, June 9, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Your library card is one of the most valuable things in your wallet!  Learn about the many sources of FREE fun and entertainment available to you from home with your library card!  Learn how to download FREE music and magazines, stream video, get free passes to local museums and attractions,  study a language,  attend online enrichment classes and more!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Facebook 101
Saturday,  June 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Is everyone you know on Facebook, except you?  Concerned about the security of your Facebook information?  Then don’t miss this chance to learn more!  Connect with old friends, find new friends, share pictures, and more!  Students must have an email account.

Google, Google Tools & Apps
Saturday, June 16,  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features available for your computer or as free apps for your smartphone or other mobile device such as maps, news, translate, video, photos, and books.

Registration is required for these FREE classes.  To register, contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM Crafts with Margo  
   

Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop. 

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Squad Volunteer Orientation  
   

 

Students entering 6th grade or higher in the fall are invited to apply to become a Summer Squad volunteer at Centerville Library. Volunteers will help with the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library programs, earning work experience while serving the community.

Summer Squad volunteers are needed from June 11 – August 11. Volunteers must fill out an application and bring it to an orientation session on either Saturday, June 9 at 2 PM or Tuesday, June 12 at 4 PM. Pick up an application from the Information Desk.

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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM What's Up Big Band  
   

What's Up Big Band? 

The Big Band era comes alive!
Saturday, June 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  at the Fremont Main Library Get Directions
 
 
What’s Up Big Band will play all your favorite hits by the greats; Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Louie Armstrong and more.
So come tap your toes to the tunes and join us for an afternoon of fun!

Sunday June 10, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Positive Parenting for Teenagers  
   

If you feel parenting is painful, there may be something wrong in your parenting style. What is the right parenting? Join our positive discipline for teenagers parenting classes and you will find the magic in parenting.

This class is the last in a three-week series. This week's topic is Know Yourself, Know your Children.

The class will be taught in Mandarin. Space is limited.

For more information, you may contact the instructor via Wechat:  13811870237

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Understanding and Managing Screen Time in Children ages 5 - 12  
   

 Managing Screen Time in Children


 Dr. Bonnie Huang Hall, MD PhD, will discuss health problems and tips for managing screen time in children ages 5 - 12.

 This will be a thirty minute presentation, then adults will have an opportunity ask Dr. Huang Hall questions.

 

 No tickets or prior registration is required, but space is limited, please arrive on time to avoid disruptions.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MITCH GREEN WITH THE BENNY WATSON TRIO  
   

MITCH GREEN  with the  BENNY WATSON TRIO present
THE MAGIC OF OL' BLUE EYES ... A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA  

SUNDAY
JUNE 10 
2 - 3:30 PM

Jazz vocalist Mitch Green and the Benny Watson Trio pay tribute to Frank Sinatra!   Mitch & the Trio have been together 15 years and create engaging arrangements of
songs from The Great American Songbook infused with creative modern and traditional jazz playing that will have you tapping your feet!

No reservations are required for this FREE event.

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Wonderful World Of Bees  
   

Join us in the Greenhouse Community Room, where guest speaker Sung Li will give a presentation on 

 The Wonderful World of Bees 

He will discuss: 

  • the importance bees have to our environment
  • simple tips on how you can help care for them in your garden
  • the basics of beekeeping 
  • and much more
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

Sunday, June 10, 2018

ARMCHAIR TRAVELING

 

Title: "The Way"   (2010)  

Runtime:  2 hr. 3 min.         Rated: PG-13

Director:  Emilio Estevez, David Alexanian, Julio Fernandez

Actors:  Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger

Summary:  Action & Adventure/Comedy/Drama.   An American father travels to France to retrieve the body of his estranged son, who died while attempting the pilgrimage to Spain's Santiago de Compostela. He resolves to take the journey himself, in an effort to understand both himself and his son.

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Language Journey Story Time  
   

   Join us for a multi-lingual story time, Sunday afternoons. 

   We will incorporate a new language every session, in addition to English!

   3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in our Greenhouse Community Room

   This month's language: Vietnamese

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Monday June 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time  
   

Preschoolers and their adults are invited to join teen volunteers in the Bennett Room for free play! Toys, coloring sheets, stories, and music will be available. 

Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 10:25 am the day of the program. Limited to the first 50 children in line. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

   Update or create a results oriented resume          
   Improve your interview skills   
   Explore a new career                                                
   Research competitive salary information        
   Search for jobs online & through agencies            
   Learn about LinkedIn  
   Take practice tests for professional exams            
   Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     
   

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  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
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kid Power Orientation  
   

CALLING ALL KID POWER VOLUNTEERS

All pre-teens, middle school aged, that are intersted in volunteering at the Library should attend this event!

Pre-teens will be given a small orientation of what their library duties will be as a Kid Power Volunteer and will be given a short training session on any tasks they may be assigned!

 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Attorney Jennifer Synder offers free 15 minute appointments to help define your problem, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed.

To make an appointment, please call (510) 284-0677 after 12 p.m. on the day of the event. Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

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

   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  -  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
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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 Peer Writers' Group  
   

 Peer Writers' Group 

at the San Lorenzo Library

All writers are encouraged to join this FREE group or just drop in for a session!

Come share your work, and give feedback to other authors.

This group meets on a monthly basis. 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bystander Intervention Training  
   

The Council on American-Islamic Relations invites you to an interactive Bystander Intervention training on Monday, June 11th at the Fremont Library! Get Directions

This training will be led by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and is co-sponsored by the Tri-City Interfaith Council, Compassionate Fremont, Union City Human Relation Commission, Fremont Human Resources Council, and the Alameda County Library. During the training, participants will learn about the history and principles of nonviolence, and will practice specific
de-escalation techniques as a bystander in a variety of scenarios.

Sign up today on Facebook!              Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401


Tuesday June 12, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

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

February 13: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

March 13: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

April 10: Term Limits by Vince Flynn

May 8: Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

June 12: Pope Joan by Donna Wollfolk Cross

July 10: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tales for Adults  
   

Tales for Adults

Because adults enjoy storytime too!

20-45 minutes of read aloud content, on the second Tuesday of each month.

At the Fremont Main Library in Conference room A.

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

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

This month's book: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

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 Summer Squad Volunteer Orientation  
   

 

Students entering 6th grade or higher in the fall are invited to apply to become a Summer Squad volunteer at Centerville Library. Volunteers will help with the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library programs, earning work experience while serving the community.

Summer Squad volunteers are needed from June 11 – August 11. Volunteers must fill out an application and bring it to an orientation session on either Saturday, June 9 at 2 PM or Tuesday, June 12 at 4 PM. Pick up an application from the Information Desk.

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

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Environmental Crimes: How to Identify and Report  
   

Environmental Crimes in Alameda County:  How to Identify and Report

 

WHEN: June 12, 2018, 6-8 PM

WHERE: Castro Valley Library

WHAT: A collaboration between the Alameda County District Attorney's Office,

The League of Women Voters Eden Area, Sierra Club South Alameda County and Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter

In this presentation a panel of environmental law experts from the Alameda County District Attorney's office

will identify the most common environmental crimes in the Bay Area, provide resources to better

understand their impact on the environment and empower attendees with tools/resources

to help identify and report environmental crimes in our communities.

RSVP PREFERRED BELOW

https://sierra.secure.force.com/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000002AoncQAC&id=70131000001Lp1FAAS

 

CHABOT/CANYON ROOM

    Location: Castro Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Art for Adults (Faux Stained Glass)  
   

Come create your own faux stained glass craft!  No experience necessary and all supplies are provided; just bring your imagination!  For ages 18 and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. To register, or find out more  information, please contact the Union City Library reference desk in person or by phone at  510-745-1464 (ext. 5).  

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

Image result for booksJoin us for a book discussion for adults. New members always welcome.  This month we are discussing  a book of your choice... with the theme of Cooking. Your book can be a cookbook, or another book that is all about food/chefs/cooking/etc. If you'd like to bring a prepared recipe from the book, please do.  Examples of food novels include: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, or a Cozy mystery featuring a chef (i.e. Hannah Swenson series). 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


 

 

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

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

 Advance registration required.

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
   

Non-Fiction Book Club

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Welcome to the Non-Fiction Book Club at Fremont Main Library. Janet Perry, founder of Nonfiction4Life, is our moderator. 

Our  next  book  will be: 

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end 

Atul Gawande

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill

Please join us Tuesday, June 12, 2018

at 7 p.m.

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Poetry at the Albany Library  

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

  We'll read stories, sing, and dance together, and finish up with 15 minutes of stay and play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story time with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Story time with Ms. Wenny

   Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and some playtime with Ms. Wenny!

    In our Greenhouse Community Room (San Lorenzo Library) No registration needed. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

    LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 
   
Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

 
Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sterling the BubbleSmith  
   

sterling johnson the bubblesmith Kick off Summer with Irvington Library! Join us for this fun performance by Sterling the bubbLesmith. He can make bubbles using his hands, big loops, and giant hoops! You may have a chance to  be INSIDE a bubble too! This performance is fun for the whole family! 


 Contact: Reference Desk (510) 608-1172

 Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art Workshop for Kids  
   

PLEASE NOTE: Space for this program is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Summer Squad Volunteer Orientation  
   

 

Students entering 6th grade or higher in the fall are invited to apply to become a Summer Squad volunteer at Irvington Library. Volunteers will help with the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library programs, earning work experience while serving the community.

Summer Squad volunteers are needed from June 11 – August 11. Volunteers must fill out an application and bring it to the orientation session on June 13 at 3:30 pm. Pick up an application from the Information Desk.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gardening Series with Lori Caldwell  
   

 

 Gardening Workshop Series

with Lori Caldwell

Eat What You Grow

Wednesday June 13, 2018 @ 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

There is nothing more satisfying than eating food from your own garden. We will cover topics such as:  crop rotation, seeds vs. starts, soil fertility, and plant succession, transplanting seedlings, watering /irrigation and the best crops for your garden.  Emphasis on reuse materials will also be discussed.

Join Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional & Garden Educator Lori Caldwell to learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener.  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 
Library Contact Lili Khalili 510-745-1464
  Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Moms  
   

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

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

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

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager. (San Lorenzo Library)

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM Friends of the Albany Library Board Meeting  

Thursday June 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Storytime  
   

Family Storytime

Join us in the Chabot Room for a fun morning of stories, songs, and more!

This family storytime is perfect for families with children ages 0-6.

No registration necessary, just drop in!

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Adult School Knitting Club  
   

Looking for a place to knit? Want to make new knitting pals?

Join adult students from the San Lorenzo Adult School for a knitting session. 

All are welcome to come in and knit with new friends. Bring your own projects to work on, or start new ones with this group. 

They will be meeting every Thursday this summer in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play  
   

Stay and Play

After storytime, stay to play with us.
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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Curious Circus  
   
Join Drea Lusion for her Curious Circus! A fun and original show, great for children 5 and older! It has something for everyone. Adults and older kids will love the Puppet Book scene.Younger kids will squeal with delight over the talking Puppet Shoes. Everyone will get in on the fun catching and throwing invisible balls during the magical and very silly Invisible Ball Act.  
 
Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 10:30 am the day of the program. ALL members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. No exceptions will be made. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Sandra (510)248-0678 sstewart@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 


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

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: Google Basics & Beyond  
   

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There's more to Google than just search. Come find out about all things Google. From maps to translations, Google Docs and Google Drive, we'll touch on it all, plus advanced search tips. Bring your own device and/or use one of the library's laptops.There will be time for Q & A.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

at the Union City Library -- every Thursday from 1:30-2:30

This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.  The children have 60 minutes of stories, crafts, and activities.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CraftZone for ages 5-8  
   

Related image This program is for ages 5-8. Children will create a craft project on their own. Parents must attend if their child is under age 7. 

Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

For questions, please contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gaming  
   

Take a study break and get your game on! Play PS4 games like Minecraft, Overwatch, FIFA, or Fortnite or board games like chess. Bring a friend! Free. 


Contact: Vivian Jaquette (510) 284-0605 vjaquette@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

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 Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Storytime Theater today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Father's Day Card Making Workshop  
   

  Need a gift for dad?  Surprise your super dad with a card made by YOU! Join us for a cardmaking workshop.

 All supplies will be provided.

This workshop is for children of pre-school age and older.  Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Crafts Night  
   

Teen Crafts Night

Crafts night with tie-dye! All teens are welcome. 

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

Crafts night with tie-dye
    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Friday June 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

This program is every week except for the first friday of the month. 

Contact: Rebecca Maher 510-284-0695 or Rmaher@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez     FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
   

  Preschool Art with Ms. Chris!!

  Little friends, join Ms. Chris for fun art activities!!

 Put on your 'making art' clothes and join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of   the month! 

 This FREE  program is for children ages 3 - 5 years old only. 

  Due to space limitations, tickets will be available at the children's information desk at 1:45 pm

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sterling the BubbleSmith  
   

sterling johnson the bubblesmith

 

Kick off Summer with Niles Library! Join us for this fun performance by Sterling the bubbLesmith. He can make bubbles using his hands, big loops, and giant hoops! You may have a chance to be INSIDE a bubble too! This performance is fun for the whole family! 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Afternoon Delights  
   

Older Adult Event:

 

Welcome to MediCare for Seniors.

June 15th

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth     bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

Join us on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:00 PM to either learn the game or to play it.  

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday June 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Image result for storytime bilingualCome and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms. Vivien  
 

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga For Beginners  
   

Join us for a FREE yoga class! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.

ALL adults and teens are welcome regardless of their fitness level!


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Facebook 101  
   

Join us for these FREE adult computer classes during the month of June!

SimplyE eBook App for Apple or Android
Saturday,  June 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about SimplyE  the new app that gives ACLibrary card holders one interface to Browse, Borrow, and Read our entire collection of eBooks. The app brings together titles from our eBook providers, including Overdrive, Cloud Library, RBdigital, and Enki.  Bring your Apple or Android device to class as well as your app store credentials.

Online Fun with Library Resources
Saturday, June 9, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Your library card is one of the most valuable things in your wallet!  Learn about the many sources of FREE fun and entertainment available to you from home with your library card!  Learn how to download FREE music and magazines, stream video, get free passes to local museums and attractions,  study a language,  attend online enrichment classes and more!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Facebook 101
Saturday,  June 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Is everyone you know on Facebook, except you?  Concerned about the security of your Facebook information?  Then don’t miss this chance to learn more!  Connect with old friends, find new friends, share pictures, and more!  Students must have an email account.

Google, Google Tools & Apps
Saturday, June 16,  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features available for your computer or as free apps for your smartphone or other mobile device such as maps, news, translate, video, photos, and books.

Registration is required for these FREE classes.  To register, contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Science for Youth  
   

For grades 1-4, registration required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

Today's Topic: Salt and Ice

Join us to learn about fun science topics while doing fun hands-on science experiments! 

Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30-minute program that requires no registration.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Little Explorers Petting Zoo  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Come meet and pet friendly farm animals, including goats, sheep, rabbits, a potbelly pig, and more. For children of all ages.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 

 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Reading Carnival  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Sign up for Summer Reading Game and join in the fun with Carnival Games!

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM CHABOT COLLEGE FLUTE CHOIR  
   

JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC WITH: 


CHABOT COLLEGE FLUTE CHOIR 
directed by Beverly Johnson

No reservations are required for this FREE event. 

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-284-0682   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Custom Help
Local teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!

Technology Solutions
We can help solve most problems that you might encounter with most consumer technology products.

Personal Help
Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assitsance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your devce.

30 minute appointments every Saturday 12pm-2pm

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 

   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Game Launch Party  
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Lobby Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Booksale!

Find a new treasure and support library programming 


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

   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego + Digital Makerspace  
   

        LEGO + DIGITAL MAKERSPACE     

    Drop in and discover what you can create at this month's makerspace session! 

    This program will be in our Greenhouse Community Room.

 

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Eth-Noh-Tec  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eth-Noh-Tec  - A Pan-Asian Storytelling Program

on the Main Floor of Union City Library on Saturday, June 16, 1 PM

Come join us for this spectacular group!

GREAT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT!

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

510-745-1464

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Origami Workshop for Adults  
   

origami boxes

 

Join us for an origami workshop with local artist Nga Trinh. Learn to make simple folds with recycled paper to make beautiful shapes, including a fan, leaf, umbrella top and a lovely small box. 

No registration needed. All supplies provided. 

Nga Trinh came to the US at the end of April 1975 from Sai Gon, Viet Nam.  She graduated from University of California of Berkeley with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Nga is an origami artist and she uses mostly recycled paper for her folds.  Her origami works have been bought by private collectors, Roundtree Visual Company in Emeryville, The Alameda County of Arts Commission, the City of Mountain View's Visual Arts Commission and the Hayward Library.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Google, Google Apps & Tools  
   

Join us for these FREE adult computer classes during the month of June!

SimplyE eBook App for Apple or Android
Saturday,  June 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about SimplyE  the new app that gives ACLibrary card holders one interface to Browse, Borrow, and Read our entire collection of eBooks. The app brings together titles from our eBook providers, including Overdrive, Cloud Library, RBdigital, and Enki.  Bring your Apple or Android device to class as well as your app store credentials.

Online Fun with Library Resources
Saturday, June 9, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Your library card is one of the most valuable things in your wallet!  Learn about the many sources of FREE fun and entertainment available to you from home with your library card!  Learn how to download FREE music and magazines, stream video, get free passes to local museums and attractions,  study a language,  attend online enrichment classes and more!  Bring your own device or use a library laptop.

Facebook 101
Saturday,  June 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Is everyone you know on Facebook, except you?  Concerned about the security of your Facebook information?  Then don’t miss this chance to learn more!  Connect with old friends, find new friends, share pictures, and more!  Students must have an email account.

Google, Google Tools & Apps
Saturday, June 16,  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features available for your computer or as free apps for your smartphone or other mobile device such as maps, news, translate, video, photos, and books.

Registration is required for these FREE classes.  To register, contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sterling the BubbleSmith  
   

sterling johnson the bubblesmithKick off Summer with Centerville Library! Join us for this fun performance by Sterling the bubbLesmith. He can make bubbles using his hands, big loops, and giant hoops! You may have a chance to be INSIDE a bubble too! This performance is fun for the whole family! 

There will be two back-to-back shows. Space is limited. Tickets for both shows will be handed out at 1:45 pm; you may attend only one show. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

Learn to sew using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied for your first project, a drawstring bag. After that, you may work on a project of your own. The library has some fabric available for students. 

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. When you register, please include whether you are bringing your own sewing machine. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sterling the BubbleSmith  
   

sterling johnson the bubblesmithKick off Summer with Centerville Library! Join us for this fun performance by Sterling the bubbLesmith. He can make bubbles using his hands, big loops, and giant hoops! You may have a chance to be INSIDE a bubble too! This performance is fun for the whole family! 

There will be two back-to-back shows. Space is limited. Tickets for both shows will be handed out at 1:45 pm; you may attend only one show. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

Contact: storytime.jp.albany@gmail.com.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday June 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon Movie for Teens - Black Panter  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

DESCRIPTION:

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

    Location: Union City Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

Sunday, June 17, 2018

ARMCHAIR TRAVELING

 

Title: "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"   (2005)  

Runtime:  1 hr. 59 min.         Rated: PG

Director:  Ken Kwapis

Actors:  Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

Summary:  Comedy/Drama/Romance.   Bridget (Blake Lively), Carmen (America Ferrera), Lena (Alexis Bledel) and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) are best friends living in Maryland. After many summers together, the four are finally going their separate ways for a few months: while Bridget heads to Mexico, and Lena visits family in Greece, Carmen and Tibby stay closer to home. No matter where they are, they are connected by a pair of jeans that they take turns sharing -- pants that fit all four girls and exemplify their tight bond.

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

Monday June 18, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and will be held in our Greenhouse Community Room. 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

   Update or create a results oriented resume          
   Improve your interview skills   
   Explore a new career                                                
   Research competitive salary information        
   Search for jobs online & through agencies            
   Learn about LinkedIn  
   Take practice tests for professional exams            
   Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     
   

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

♦Smart phones & tablets     ♦Windows 10     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Word, Excel & PowerPoint    ♦Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players & digital music
 
Bring your own device or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Volunteer instructors are available in the Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM MAC (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  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library  
   

The Friends of the Library for the San Lorenzo Branch will be hosting their monthly meeting. 

Inquire if you're interesting in finding out what programs they have to offer, or if you're interested in become a Friend. 


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 Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Personal Safety for Teens & Adults  
   

Keep you and your family safe Join Jesse Navarro, Senior Federal Wildlife Officer (law enforcement) for a free training on personal safety.  Officer Navarro will present tips on avoiding dangerous situations, including entering and exiting vehicles, as well as self-defense techniques if you are ever attacked.  

This program is suitable for teens and adults.  

No registration required.  

Contact:  Joe Stoner, Library Manager

Phone:  510-284-0685


Tuesday June 19, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Bounce  
   

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 signing, stories, and fun with rhythm and play!

This lapsit program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and a participating adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Free tickets will be handed out starting at 11:45 outside the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and will be held in our Greenhouse Community Room. 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

 

 

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


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.

        Jnue 19,  July  17, and August 21

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Coyote Hills Reptile Show  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Explore the wonderful world of reptiles. Learn some fun facts about our scaly, cold-blooded friends. Can you smell with your tongue? How about hear with your jaw? Come and meet the snakes that make Coyote Hills Regional park their home. Learn about their unique adaptations and how these slithering reptiles have become part of our folklore.

2 sessions 1:30 pm -- preschool-age 7  2:30pm – age 8-12.  Limited to 18 children for each session.  Tickets will be distributed starting at 1:15 pm at the Reference Desk.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - Paddington 2  
   

We can bearly wait for Paddington 2!

Bring popcorn and a friend and join us for this PG-rated family flick featuring beloved bear Paddington, who just cannot help but get into trouble as he adjusts to life in the city!

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

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 Tuesday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 5, 6 and 7. 

This month's book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

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

Write to Read

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Real Reads: New Nonfiction Book Club  
   

REAL READS: A NEW NONFICTION BOOK CLUB

First Meeting: Tuesday, June 19

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Hungry for a place to discuss great nonfiction books? Welcome to Real Reads, the Library’s new nonfiction book club. Real Reads will meet on the 3rd Tuesday night of each month beginning June 19. The first two selections have been made by the Library. Thereafter, club members will suggest books to read each month, and a club member will facilitate the discussion. Club members are responsible for getting their own copy of the book, although we will try to choose books that are available in the library collection for check out. Join us for the inaugural meeting to discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCullough and to learn more about the club.

June 19: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

July 17: Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich

Sign up by visiting the reference desk or calling 510-667-7900

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  
   

Urban Cycling 101 for Adults and Teens

Saturday, June 19    6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Home

 

Learn from an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists: basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike required.

Register at:    https://bikeeastbay.org/civicrm/event/info?id=1228&reset=1

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books and songs.

Wear your jammies, slippers, or bring your favorite stuffie if you like!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
   

Come celebrate the start of summer and Pride month with a screening of Freak Show.

Bring a friend! Snacks provided. Free.

Freak Show

Contact: Vivian Jaquette (510) 284-0605 vjaquette@aclibrary.org

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 


Wednesday June 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GSA Procurement Vendor Outreach  
   

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!

County of Alameda General Services Agency is having an outreach conference to connect local businesses with County contracts!

Come and learn about opportunities to do business with Alameda County!

Our friendly staff will give you the where, when and how of doing business with your local government. 

Outreach events are happening weekly, and all are welcome. Questions? Call 510-208-9700.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story time with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Story time with Ms. Wenny

   Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and some playtime with Ms. Wenny!

    In our Greenhouse Community Room (San Lorenzo Library) No registration needed. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and will be held in our Greenhouse Community Room. 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

    LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 
   
Open Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

 
Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drummm One Beat  
   

Join us for an all-ages, interactive drummm program. There will be drums and percussion instruments for everyone in the audience to play. It's as entertaining as it is educational.

Due to limited space, ticktes will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.


Contact: Reference Desk (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Bubble Lady  
   

Join us for an afternoon of bubble magic with The Bubble Lady!

Prepare to experience bubbles like you’ve never seen! Everything from dancing bubbles, trick bubbles, spaceship bubbles, love bubbles, bubble haircuts, bubble brains, dragon and whale bubbles, universe bubbles and people in bubbles, to name a few.

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

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