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

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


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


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


Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


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

    Location: Ashland Community Center

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

 

JOB FINDING SUPPORT at the Ashland Community Center

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

Every Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Ashland Community Center 

1530 167thAve., San Leandro.

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Tuesday February 14, 2017 -  Tuesday April 11, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Preparation: Civics and the Naturalization Test  
    Contact: Education and Literacy   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

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


For Class #1: Tuesday, February 14, 6:00-7:00 PM
Orientation Meeting (Required to enroll)

van Doorn Room, Fremont Main Library

Intermediate English Level Required

Eight week classes starts on Tuesdays, February 21 - April 11, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Call Adult Education and Literacy
(510) 745-1480

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

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

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


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


Jan 19 - May 25, 2017

Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA


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

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

January 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)  
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington. R; 2h 18m

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Lego Club  
   

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

For ages 3+ and a grown-up.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

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

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

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Area Genealogical Society  
   
 

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

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM Tea Cup Planters for Adults  
    Contact: Shammi Gill   510-735-2629   sgill@aclibrary.org
   

 

Tea Cup Planters for Adults 
 

Adults come have some fun and mingle with others

Fremont’s own Christie’s Creative Cupboard will provide the instruction and materials.

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

Sign up at the Information Desk 15 minutes before the start of the program. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Tax Tips for Business  
   

 

Tax Tips and Strategies for Small Business

 

Fremont Main Library,

2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, Ca

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

6:30 – 8:45 p.m

 

Are you planning ahead with your business tax strategy? Good tax planning can save you significant amounts of money come tax time.

Join Mary Anne Passarella, CPA to learn about the choices you have and how you can minimize your taxes. Topics covered include:

  • Business versus personal expenses
  • Capitalizing versus expensing business property
  • Payroll expenses you can deduct
  • Accounting periods and method
  • Business use of your automobile
  • Meals/travel/entertainment expenses
  • Business gifts
  • General tax strategies

Sponsored by the City of Fremont, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC), the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Fremont Main Library.

This event is free.  Please register online at http://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26784

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 1, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

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

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

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

Caterpillar

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  4:45 PM Coding For All - Registration Only  
   

Registration for session 2. Sign up at the reference desk in person or via phone.

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

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   

Looking for a creative outlet for your child?  Swing by the library for preschool art!  

                                    This FREE activity is for children ages 3 - 5.  Be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting messy.

Seating is limited. Tickets will be handed out at  10:00 am.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

 

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

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

 

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

 

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

This special Family Story Time will include art themed stories and the launch of the I AM community art project. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have.

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

  Location: Edith Stone Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS

 

Presented by Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Centers
Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont (510-745-1440)

 

Job search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market
Wednesday, March 1 @ Fremont Main Library, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

All library programs are FREE
.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

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

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

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Thursday March 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

 



 

 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

jueves

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

Biblioteca Union City

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-ups  
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

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Come and join us for a relaxing adult coloring session. We will provide all of the supplies, snacks and music. You deserve a break in your busy week! We will be meeting in our new Learning Center which is behind the Information desk in the Children's area. No registration is required for this program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art for 5+  
    Contact: Shammi Gill   510-735-2629   sgill@aclibrary.org
   

Make-A-Wish Dandelion. Children will create beautiful dandelion using their fingers and paint. This craft program is presented by Christie’s Creative Cupboard. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the start time. Please arrive on time. All materials will be provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This month's book: Horrible Harry and the Stolen Cookie by Susy Kline

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Teens!

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

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

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday March 3, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids  
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #3  
   

Topic for Class #3: Imaginator

Club members build a program that imagines the future. When finished, club members play each other's games to guess their future!

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway. Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email the Fremont Friends of the Library at 2016ffol@gmail.com.

Friday night: Advance Preview Sale for Paid Members only!

Memberships available at the door - $10 per individual or family.

Books $1 per inch, stacked.

Records & Maps are $.25 each.

Children's Books, SPECIAL Books, Sheet Music, CDs, DVDs, & Jigsaw Puzzles are Individually Priced.

Featuring: Zane Grey - 36 titles

World War II Time/Life complete 36 volume set

 


Saturday March 4, 2017
     Friends of the Library 50¢ Book Sale - 10-4pm  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway. Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email the Fremont Friends of the Library at 2016ffol@gmail.com.

Memberships available at the door - $10 per individual or family.

Books $1 per inch, stacked.

Records & Maps are $.25 each.

Children's Books, SPECIAL Books, Sheet Music, CDs, DVDs, & Jigsaw Puzzles are Individually Priced.

Featuring: Zane Grey - 36 titles

World War II Time/Life complete 36 volume set

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Castro Valley Educational Foundation: Creative Writing Workshop  
   

The Castro Valley Educational Foundation presents its annual Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday, March 4

10 am to 3 pm

If you are a local middle or high school student who likes writing, please join us for the CVEF writing workshop. The discussion leaders are published authors who will cover poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and how to get published.

For more information and to register visit: http://www.cvef.org/


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance  
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement  
   

 

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


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Artistic Messages Workshop  
   

Art is Education Month!

Artistic Messages Workshop

Saturday, March 4

11 am to 12:30 pm

Join Christie from Christie's Creative Cupboard as she teaches you the basics of a lettering and painting technique on canvas. Space is limited and advance registration is required. This program is for adults.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 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 other Saturday, starting on January 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No clinic on March 18, 2017.)

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Flying Phoebes Doll Making Workshop  
   

The Flying Phoebes Doll Making Workshop at the Castro Valley Library

Saturday, March 4

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Flying Phoebes Doll Making Club and make your own cloth doll to take home!

Come anytime between 11 - 1pm.  

All supplies provided. All ages welcome.  No Registration Required.

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Graphic Novel with Phil Yeh  
   
GRAPIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
  All Ages

 

What is the creative process like in

crafting sequential art?

 

What makes a

character unique? 

 

Phil Yeh brings 35 years of professional experience to lead a class which will inspire and motivate you.   

Discussion of the creative process, character creation, & demonstrations bring this hands-on workshop to life. 

 

 

Call Fremont  Main Llibrary  745-1401  for more  information 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

For grades 1-6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppet Show! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss  
   

Puppet Show! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Tony Borders, Magical Ventrilogist

Greenhouse Community Room! See You There! All are welcome. Free!--like all Library programs.

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Family House!  
   

001Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Each family can make a family house to take home and also contribute artwork to a community artwork to be displayed at the Library. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Local artist Miranda Bergman will lead the workshop. 

Registration required: call: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Prepping Your Garden for Spring  
   

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It’s time to start thinking about your spring/summer garden!

Learn the benefits of growing your own food, seeds vs. starts, crop rotation,building healthy soil, great crops for spring, and transitioning from fall. This workshop will also include a FREE take-home garden project.

Lori Caldwell (CompostGal) has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes in the Bay   Area since 2007.  Her mission: “To connect people to the soil and all that it provides.”

 


  Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

  Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nowruz Celebration  
   

 

 

 NOWRUZ CELEBRATION

@

Union City Library

 

Please join us for the performance by Shahrzad Dance Company.  Nowruz is the celebration of the New Year (spring equinox) in Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan.

 

Inspired by Bahram Khaef’s award-winning author, The world of Rainbow, the dance piece Rangin-kaman (Rainbow) is a story about peace and dialogue between civilizations. The dance will be performed in the style of classical Persian dance, accompanied by brief narrations between the sections. The program will also include an interactive Persian dance demonstration, and a question & answer session.  

                                                          

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Line Dance for Fitness  
   

  

Fitness @ Fremont Main

Dance Dance Dance Saturdays

with

Mike Quebec

Line Dance for Fitness
January 7  3:30-4:30 p.m.

March 4  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Boppin’ at the Bookshelves
1950’s Style Swing Dance Lessons 

February 25  2:30-4:30 p.m.

April 22  2:30-4:30 p.m.

May 27  2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Join fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec in fun, energetic, music-filled classes that combine line dance steps, aerobic fitness and the rockin’est 50’s and 60’s jump tunes. These classes are for all ages, especially Baby Boomers  and active adults.  Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and towel, and be ready to get your heart rate up!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Sunday March 5, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held at the Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway. Enter Central Park using Sailway Drive. See map here

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email the Fremont Friends of the Library at 2016ffol@gmail.com.

Memberships available at the door - $10 per individual or family.

Clearance Sale Sunday - Only $5 per grocery bag. - Please bring your own paper grocery bags.

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

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

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


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

Today's topic is Civil Rights.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  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 Repujado: Ebossing Metal for Teens/Tweens  
   

Image result for repujado rachel-anneTeaching Artist Rachel-Anne is here to show Teens & Tweens the ancient art of Repujado. Learn how to emboss soft metal in this fun workshop; participants will make a tin heart or a bookmark! All supplies are provided. This program is for Teens & Tweens ages 9 and up.

Questions? Email or call Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet a Muslim  
   

 

Meet a Muslim

"There is no us and them. We are all in it together."

Sunday, March 5

2 pm to 4 pm

Moina Shaiq is a Muslim, mother of four, and a Fremont resident. She's on a mission to help people understand her life as a Muslim woman in America. She will be discussing her family and faith, and she welcomes your questions.

This event is co-sponsored by the Eden Area Interfaith Council.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM The Anthem Quartet - Jazz Concert  
   

This free concert will feature jazz standards and pop tunes. Join the Anthem Quartet, made up of local high school students, for an hour of jazz. For the entire family.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday March 6, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

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

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

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

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

Drop-ins welcome!

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM Online Registration for Kids Classes Starts  
   

Online registration starts for these programs: 

  • Math Tutoring for grades 6-8,  every Saturday, March 11 - May 20, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Science for Youth for grades K-5, Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:30-11:30 AM 
  • Lego EV3 FLL Rogotics for grades 4-8, every Tuesday, March 14 - May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM
  • Minecraft Hour of Code for grades 2-5, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 4-5 PM
  • Family Art Workshop - "Make a Family House!" for all ages, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Web Design and Animation for grades 3-8, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1-3 PM
  • Find It Fast for grades 4-6, April 6, 2017, 4-5 PM

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

Make an appointment for FREE one-on-one tech help! 

Mondays 3:00 - 6:00 PM

 

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to our drop-in Homework Center, Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. A signed permission slip is required the first time a student attends the program. Homework Center is not a substitute for day care, or for professional tutoring. Assistance is provided by teen volunteers recruited from the local high schools. This program is free.    Homework help is also available on the library's website at  http://guides.aclibrary.org/homework.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Butterfly Tree Drop-in Workshop  
   

 

For children of all ages.

Celebrating Art IS Education month, stop by Fremont Main Library anytime during program open hours to make a unique butterfly to put on the butterfly trees. You can make more to take home.  Parents are welcome to participate, too!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

This month's book: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Meet Music with Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear  
   

Mozart Mouse and his friend Beethoven Bear will teach your 3 - 5 years old child how to play instruments and leading a sing-along.  This free program is taught by Miss Davel, a certified music teacher of the Music Teacher's Association of California.

Free tickets are available at the Children's Desk at 4 pm.  Please come to join us and have some fun!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring for Adults  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Adults are invited to join us for our monthly drop-in coloring program! Talk, relax and let the color flow during this free event. Use the Library's coloring pencils and coloring pages, or bring your own project.  No need to register, just drop-in!  This month we'll be meeting in the Cafe.

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

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  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 Start Smart - Teen Driving  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the San Lorenzo Library or the California Highway Patrol to register
Contact: San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640

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

Popsicle Stick Architecture by Plains Art Museum, via Flickr:

New types of building material each month. 

Tap into your imagination with thousands of LEGO®. Build a unique design.

Explore endless creative possibilities.

 

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


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday March 7, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


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

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

 

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  March 7 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.  
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  

Art activity after storytime. 


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

 

 The LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP 

A Novel
by
 
 Nina George
 
 translated by Simon Pare

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SENIOR DRIVER TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR  
   

STAY SAFE...AND SAVE MONEY!

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

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

   1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CHRISTINE CUPBOARD FAMILY CRAFT  
   

Watercolor Circle Art – Bring a family member to enjoy painting together. This craft program is for families and presented by Christie’s Creative Cupboard. Space is limited, so please arrive on time. All materials will be provided.

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Join us to get creative with bricks! For ages 6+. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the event.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

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

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

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Creative Creatures for Teens and Tweens  
   

Creative Creatures!

Sew and create creatures out of felt, and get a free sewing kit! Free! No registration necessary. Join your crafty friends in the Greenhouse Community Room. Sponsored by the Alameda County Arts Commission.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Graphic Novel Workshop with Phil Yeh  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

The "Godfather of the American Graphic Novel," brings his wit and wisdom to Union City!  The workshop will include an introduction to many world famous graphic novel creators and their creation process.  Participants will learn how to create their own unique characters, get a hands-on experience in drawing a funny comic strip and a demonstration on the process of actually writing a comic strip.  

 

    

    Location: Union City Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, March 7 @ 6:15pm

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

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

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

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

 

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

We will be reading Signora Da Vinci by Robin Maxwell


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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mod Podge Bowls for Adults  
   

Use your innter artist to make a mod podge bowl as a gift or decoration. 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Group (TAG)  
   

Teens: Do you want a say in what kind of activities the library has for you?

Join our Teen Advisory Group! You can make new friends and make a difference in the community at the same time (and earn community service hours!)

There will be FUN, SNACKS and an honest chat about improving library services and organizing programs for teens.

We meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Conference room. 

 

For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Maximize Your Social Security  
   

Maximize Your Social Security!

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

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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


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

 


Wednesday March 8, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, March 8 @ 10:15am

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

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

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

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

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

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

 

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

 

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

This Storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 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  -  6:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Art Workshop  
   

"Make a Family House!"

Come create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Each family can make a family house to take home and also contribute to a community artwork to be displayed at the library.  FREE fun for all ages, and all materials are provided! Teaching Artist Miranda Bergman will lead the workshop.


 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bookmobile Presents: Creative Characters for Teens & Tweens  
    Contact: Christina Grove   510-745-1477   cgrove@aclibrary.org
   

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Bookmobile Presents: Creative Characters for Teens & Tweens!

Join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson to learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt! Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials are provided. Ages 9 and up. 

Registration is required. Please call 510-745-1477 to register.

Event is presented by the Alameda County Bookmobile at the Warms Springs Community Center (47300 Fernald St., Fremont) in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission & the Alameda County Office of Education.

    Location: Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont, CA
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

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

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Storytime Theater today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  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 Butterfly Tree Drop-in Workshop  
   

 

For children of all ages.

Celebrating Art IS Education month, stop by Fremont Main Library anytime during program open hours to make a unique butterfly to put on the butterfly trees. You can make more to take home.  Parents are welcome to participate, too!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

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

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

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday March 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NO Toddler Time  
   

No Toddler Time today!  Join us next week on March 16 for more stories and fun!

 

 

 

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

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

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

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

 



 

 

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

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


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

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Decorate the Trees: I AM  
   

I AM bulletin board

 

I AM: Community Art Project. Help decorate the trees. Trace your hand and cut it out. Decorate it to share who you are, write words (such as happy, sad, tall, short, athlete, creative, white, brown, hopeful, smart, strong, mad). We will have bulletin boards themed with trees and plants to showcase all the unique identities kids have. For kids of all ages.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Family House Family Art Workshop  
    Contact: Shammi   510-795-2629   
   

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Each family can make a family house to take home and also contribute artwork to a community artwork to be displayed at the Library. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Local artist Miranda Bergman will lead the workshop.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tail Wagging Tales  
   

A volunteer from the Ohlone Humane Society will be here with with Bentley, the trained therapy dog. Bentley is very nice and likes to be read all kinds of stories! Check in at the information desk and ask about reading to Bentley. 


Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

This month's book: Come and find out!

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 'Creative Characters' Workshop for Teens and 'Tweens  
   

Teens and 'tweens are invited to join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson to learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt! Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials are provided.

Ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Please call 510-526-3720 to register. 

This program will take place in the Edith Stone Room.



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

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

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday March 10, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids  
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #4  
   

Topic for Class #4: Our Story

Club members create a story about how they met their friend while they learn about sequencing code.

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday March 11, 2017
   10:00 AM Registration begins for the Pastel Cat Workshop for Tweens  
   

This is a FREE workshop for children ages 9 to 13 where they will create a cat using pastels.  The workshop will be March 18th at 10:30 a.m.  Due to the instructional nature of this workshop we request that you arrive 5 minutes early and late comers will not be admitted. It is presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance  
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

or

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

For grades 6-8.

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Organizing Made Simple  
   

Professional organizer Andy Hartman teaches how to conquer clutter, including the

  • secret reason most people become disorganized,
  • hidden cost of stuff,
  • three s's of organizing. 

He will also offer techniques for avoiding roadblocks like 'I might use it someday,' 'out of sight, out of mind,' and emotional challenges of organizing. 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Program for Busy Adults  
   

Northern California Decorative Arts Association Invites Busy Adults!

The Northern California Decorative Artists present a program for adults in their 20s and 30s - though anyone 18 and over won't be turned away! Stop by the Library to create wearable art with a Zentangle pendant, and a beautiful magnet with upcycled dominoes.

Get your shot of artistic expression for the week! Participants must be 18 or older. We'd love to meet all you 20s and 30s folks in the community. Call the Library to save your spot.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Stories and Art & Crafts  
   

Stories and Art and Crafts for Children

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Union City Library

Meeting Room

For Art is Education Month, we will read stories about Spring and enjoy lots of art and craftmaking!

Drop-ins welcome!

For additional information, contact Union City Library Reference Desk at 510-745-1464

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

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
We will be starting off the new year celebrating not only our national new year, but also Chinese New Year, with paper dragons and paper cuts! The "Ten-Sided Yin-Yang Globe" looks more complicated than it is, requiring only a steady scissor hand!
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creative Characters Workshop for Tweens and Teens  
   

 

 

Join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson to learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt! Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials are provided. Ages 10 and up. Registration is required.  Please
call 510-667-7900 to register.

This workshop is part of a series of 300 free Art IS Education events presented by Alameda County Library in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 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

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bobbin Lace for Adults  
   

Learn how to do bobbin lace by making a project with Felicia. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up 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

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Nowruz Celebration  
   

 

Please join us to celebrate Nowruz with a dance performance by the Shahrzad Dance Academy and Persian music by the Amir School of Music.

Nowruz is the celebration of the New Year (Spring Equinox) in Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan.

This event is free.  No reservations are required.  Seating limits will be observed.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday March 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

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

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


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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 March Movies  
   

Sunday  at  the Movies 

 

March Movies celebrates Creative Voices 

 

This Sunday :

 

The  Hours


In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it

 

PG-13

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Now That's What I Call Writing!  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

From over 30 writing submissions we've whittled it down to just a few.  Join us for a wonderful public reading of creative work by San Lorenzo area's elite writers alongside the Library's Peer Writers' Group leader, Rosa del Duca, and featured local author, Juan Alvarado Valdivia.

This program is part of our Art IS Education programming.

 

Would you like to join the Peer Writers' Group? It's FREE and meets monthly at the San Lorenzo Library.  Ask a librarian for more information!

 

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Library Manager, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday March 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

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

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

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

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

Drop-ins welcome!

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Speakers: Ben Klein - New Settlers  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art with Ms. Chris  
   

 

This fun art class is for children ages 5 - 8 years. Please have your child wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Space is limited to 24 children. Please obtain a free ticket to attend. Tickets will be handed out starting at 1:45pm. Child must be present to receive the ticket.


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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

Make an appointment for FREE one-on-one tech help! 

Mondays 3:00 - 6:00 PM

 

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Day  
   

Bring friends or family to play some low-tech fun.

We'll provide board games. 

No registration required.  

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


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

                                                                

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Maximize Your Social Security  
   

Maximize Your Social Security!

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

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday March 14, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM CHRISTINE'S CUPBOARD ADULT CRAFT  
   

Wire wrapped jewelry for adults. We will learn wire wrapping to create necklaces at this adult art program. Feel free to bring a friend! This craft program for adults, is presented by Christie’s Creative Cupboard. Space is limited, so please arrive on time. All materials will be provided.

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

 

   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.

October 11: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

November 8: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

December 13: No book. Holiday Party

January 10: Sunrise by Victoria Hislop 

February 14: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

March 14: Out From the Shadow of Men by Lila El-Sissi

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Lego Club  
   

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

For ages 3+ and a grown-up.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Workshop  
   

      JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS @ THE UNION CITY LIBRARY 

       Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center 

Successful Interviews - Learn and practice interview skills

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

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

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

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Hour of Code for Beginners  
   

If you missed it in Janurary or February, here is another opportunity!

For grades 2-5.

The CoderSchool at Fremont will host an Hour of Code using Minecraft. This is an entry level class with no coding experience required.
The students will work at their own pace through the exercises, with help as needed, and they will be able to build their own Minecraft game.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., March 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library, bring a laptop if you have one.  

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative Sidekicks Workshop  
    Contact: Shammi   510-795-2629   
   

Teens and tweens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson for this special, free workshop to learn to sew a stuffed Anime inspired character using colorful felt! Everyone will assemble and customize their own sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials provided. Ages 10 and up.

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

EastBay Works

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

LEARN SMART CYCLING SKILLS

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

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  March 14, April 18 and May 2 (women's class)

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ASL Storytelling  
   

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 Advance registration required.

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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Second Tuesdays Poetry  
   
Featured poets to be announced.
Followed by open mic.
 
Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Wednesday March 15, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

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

 

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

 

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

This Storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Needle Arts for Adults  
   

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Family House!  
   

Make a Family House!

An art event for the whole family. No registration necessary. Free! Bring your friends and neighbors too. Sponsored by the Alameda County Arts Commission.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens and Tweens Art Workshop  
   

"Creative Characters!" Workshop

Teens and tweens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson and learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt!

Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures.

All materials are provided. For ages 10 and up.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH - (510) 608-1170
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM State Senator Wieckowski Office Hours  
   

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

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

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

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation  
   

Are you a high school student interested in volunteering at the library? We are holding a teen volunteer orientation meeting on Wednesday, March 15th from 4:30-5:30 pm. All interested students must attend this orientation meeting in order to apply for a volunteer position. Attending the meeting does not guarantee a volunteer position, but we will do our best to accomodate as many students as possible. We are currently recruiting for T.A.G. (teen advisory group) and Virtual Volunteers.

**Please note that there will be another volunteer orientation in June for all summer volunteer position.**

Contact Mary Ayers-Hughes (510) 608-1108 for more information.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on March 15th, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance  on March 8th, 2017Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.


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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday March 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

 



 

 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Accent Reduction  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Winning Resumes  
   

Learn how to write an effective resume with Shirley Calvert of the Tri-City One-Stop Career Center, Newark Ohlone Campus.  

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hayward Shoreline Advisory Committee  
   

Hayward Shoreline Advisory Committee

All welcome. Join this public-spirited group in the Greenhouse Community Room.

President, Betty Moose 510-278-2094


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Art Class  
    Contact: Shammi Gill   510-735-2629   sgill@aclibrary.org
   

This fun preschool art class is for kids ages 6+. Create a unique and original art project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 3rd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 5, 6 and 7. 

This month's book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

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

Se habla Español.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room
   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Art for Adults  
   

Art for Adults with Christie’s Creative Cupboard

 

Learn how to drawn and blend with oil pastels, and celebrate Art IS Education month with a burst of color!   Follow a guided design or create your own masterpiece.  No experience necessary.  The program is free and all supplies will be provided.

For ages 18 and up.  Registration is limited to 24 attendants.  Call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) to reserve your spot, or register in person at the Union City Library reference desk.

Registration begins February 16th.  

 


Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Friday March 17, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

  

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

   Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Play for School-Age Kids  
   

 

Lego(r) Play for School-Age Kids

 

Build kits or design your own creations!  For kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The library will provide Lego bricks. You just need to bring your imagination!

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids  
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #5  
   

Topic for Class #5: Texting Story

In this activity, club members imagine a text message conversation that they might have with a friend in the future.

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday March 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

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

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

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM St. Patrick's Festival  
   

It's Dublin's 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival, planned for March 18 and 19.  Check out the Festival website for full details on all the events at http://dublinca.gov/293/St-Patricks-Day-Celebration.

The Festival takes place in the Civic Center complex that includes City Hall and the Library.  Dublin Library is open normal hours, 10:00-5:00 on Saturday and 1:00-5:00 on Sunday.  However, the Civic Center parking area is completely closed off for festival vendors, so people will need to follow the "Festival Parking" signs and walk to the Library.  

Materials will not be due over this weekend. However, there will be a drop off for library materials in the sports grounds parking area. 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library's beautiful Learning Center for math tutoring on Saturday mornings. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation will be providing free tutoring sessions to high school students in the subject areas of Alegebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Tutors of this program are either college students or college graduates in the scientific fields.

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

For questions, contact Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0645
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Science for Youth  
   

For grades K-5.

Join us to learn about fun science topics while doing fun hands-on science experiments!

Online reservation is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., March 6, 2017.   To reserve your seat, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your reservation may be cancelled and released to the walk-in students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Pastel Cat Workshop for Tweens  
   

This is a FREE workshop for children ages 9 to 13 where they will create a cat using pastels.  Registration is necessary and begins March 11th at 10:00 a.m.  Due to the instructional nature of this workshop we request that you arrive 5 minutes early and late comers will not be admitted. It is presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Diana McRae   510-284-0640   DMcRae@aclibrary.rg
   

A gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. All adults and teens are welcome, regardless of current fitness level. Wear comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.  This class is led by local favorite, Joe Sapena. Join your friends and neighbors in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Diana McRae, Librarian (510) 284-0640 DMcRae@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: FREE Entertainment on your iPhone/iPad  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of March:

FREE Entertainment on your iPhone/iPad
Saturday, March 18,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music.  Learn the best free (and legal) resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to action-packed movies.  Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials, and device passcode to class.  

There's an App for That!
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful Apps that come on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to download, install, and use new aps from the App Store to make your iPhone,iPad experience rewarding and fun.  
Bring your device, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to class.

Internet Basics
Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Feeling left behind on the Information Superhighway?  Come learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web.  This hands-on class, using a library computer, is targeted at beginning computer users and will introduce students to the mouse, keyboard, and other basic skills including using a web browser, nivigating a web site, and finding information online.

Internet Searching
Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how to find information on the Internet using the search engine Google.  You'll also learn more advanced searching techniques and cool Goole features like maps, news, and video.

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30 minute prgraam that requires no registration.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Spring Cupcake Decorating  
   

Cupcake Decorating

Join the fun of decorating a yummy cupcake! For children ages 5 - 8 years. Space is limited to 20 children.

Please obtain a free ticket to attend starting at 10:45am. Child must be present to receive ticket.

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego© Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids 8+ are invited to the San Lorenzo Library's Lego© Makerspace! This will be a great time to be creative, have fun, and hang out with other Lego© enthusiasts.

Event will be held in the Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Library Manager, (510) 284-0640 dwilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Card Making for Adults and Teens  
   

Handcrafted in San Lorenzo!

Make a card for someone you care about! All materials will be supplied. Directed by artist, Vinnie Cespedes.

Join the group in San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.

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 'Make a Family House' Family Art Workshop  
   

Families are invited to attend this art workshop where they can create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, all materials provided. Families can also contribute to a community artwork display at the library! 

This program is drop in. No registration is required.

This program will take place in the Edith Stone Room.



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese Medicine Day  
   

Chinese Medicine Day was first celebrated in 1929 in mainland China in the month of March and has since become a yearly tradition.  The Chinese medical community of Northern California has observed this important day for many decades.

 

For this year's celebration, the Fremont Main Library is co-sponsoring a FREE health evaluation event with American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (AACMA) and Citizens For Better Community (CBC) in the Fukaya Room, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  

All are welcome!

 

 

Additionally, there will be two bilingual (Mandarin and English) health seminars on the treatment of the following two conditions:

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Vertigo

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Menopause.

 

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: There's an App for That!  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of March:

FREE Entertainment on your iPhone/iPad
Saturday, March 18,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music.  Learn the best free (and legal) resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to action-packed movies.  Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials, and device passcode to class.  

There's an App for That!
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful Apps that come on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to download, install, and use new aps from the App Store to make your iPhone,iPad experience rewarding and fun.  
Bring your device, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to class.

Internet Basics
Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Feeling left behind on the Information Superhighway?  Come learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web.  This hands-on class, using a library computer, is targeted at beginning computer users and will introduce students to the mouse, keyboard, and other basic skills including using a web browser, nivigating a web site, and finding information online.

Internet Searching
Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how to find information on the Internet using the search engine Google.  You'll also learn more advanced searching techniques and cool Goole features like maps, news, and video.

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Saturday, March 18 

2 - 3:00pm

Come join the free play fun with Legos and other building materials!  

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically  
   

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creative Characters for Teens & Tweens  
   

Image result for art is education“Creative Characters!” Workshop for Teens & Tweens

Join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson to learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt! Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials are provided. Ages 9 and up. Registration is required. Please call 510-284-0675 to register. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Tutoring & Practice for K-4th Grade  
   

Reading Practice is for kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Practice reading and listening skills with a volunteer reading tutor. This program will pair one volunteer with a group of 2-4 kids. Reading practice will be held on the third Saturday of the month. If you would like information about becoming a reading tutoring volunteer, please email: aachen2017@gmail.com

Registration is required for this program, and will begin one week before each session. Please call the Children's Information Desk to register. 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

Contact: storytime.jp.albany@gmail.com.


Sunday March 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM St. Patrick's Festival  
   

It's Dublin's 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival, planned for March 18 and 19.  Check out the Festival website for full details on all the events at http://dublinca.gov/293/St-Patricks-Day-Celebration.

The Festival takes place in the Civic Center complex that includes City Hall and the Library.  Dublin Library is open normal hours, 10:00-5:00 on Saturday and 1:00-5:00 on Sunday.  However, the Civic Center parking area is completely closed off for festival vendors, so people will need to follow the "Festival Parking" signs and walk to the Library.  

Materials will not be due over this weekend. However, there will be a drop off for library materials in the sports grounds parking area. 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Watercolor Painting for Adults  
   

Learn watercolor painting with artist and teacher Bhavna Misra. All materials will be supplied.

Registration is required and begins February 22 at 10 a.m. 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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students (ages 7-13) the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking. 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Orchid Spectacular  
   

Join us for an Orchid Specutacular! 

 

Free! Greenhouse Community Room
Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Librarian (510) 284-0640 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO 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 March Movies  
   

Sunday  at  the Movies 

 

March Movies celebrates Creative Voices 

 

This Sunday :

 

Victor/Victoria

A poverty-stricken singer in Depression-era Paris becomes convinced that the only way she can earn a living on the nightclub circuit is to masquerade as a man who impersonates women. Then she meets the man of her dreams

 

PG

 


Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM English/Chinese Storytime  
   

Let's learn English and Chinese together with David and Ashley!!  

This is a storytime for 3 to 5 years old, followed by 15 minutes of fun activities, music, games, crafts and more.  Due to limited space, free tickets are availabel at 3:15 pm at the Children's Desk.  

Please be on time.  Late comers will not be admitted!!

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday March 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

Come join us for Preschool Storytime at the Union City Library.

First 30 minutes is stories and last 30 minutes children will play with toys and adults can play along as well!

Drop-ins welcome!

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

Make an appointment for FREE one-on-one tech help! 

Mondays 3:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Painted Flower Pots for Spring  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Celebrate the first day of Spring as a family by painting a flower pot together! This is a great all-ages event. All supplies are provided.

 

This program is part of our Art IS Education programming.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

 If you need help improving your computer skills or using a new gadget, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:
 

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

An advisory body to 4th District County Supervisor Nate Miley, MAC Meets second, third & fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library.
Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at www.acgov.org and are posted at the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call Supervisor Nate Miley's Eden Area District Office, 510-670-5717.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900      Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday March 21, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Internet Basics  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of March:

FREE Entertainment on your iPhone/iPad
Saturday, March 18,  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music.  Learn the best free (and legal) resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to action-packed movies.  Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials, and device passcode to class.  

There's an App for That!
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful Apps that come on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to download, install, and use new aps from the App Store to make your iPhone,iPad experience rewarding and fun.  
Bring your device, your iTunes credentials and your device passcode to class.

Internet Basics
Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Feeling left behind on the Information Superhighway?  Come learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web.  This hands-on class, using a library computer, is targeted at beginning computer users and will introduce students to the mouse, keyboard, and other basic skills including using a web browser, nivigating a web site, and finding information online.

Internet Searching
Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how to find information on the Internet using the search engine Google.  You'll also learn more advanced searching techniques and cool Goole features like maps, news, and video.

Registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  

Celebrate Chinese New Year!


For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-One Resume Critique  
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on how to improve your resume to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write Your Story  
   

 Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hass, for aninformal 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

    March 21, April 18, and May 16

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family House Art  
   

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Each family can make a family house to take home and also contribute artwork to a community artwork to be displayed at the Library.  Fun for all ages, and all materials provided!  Local artist Miranda Bergman will lead the workshop.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Join us to get creative with bricks! For ages 6+. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the event.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for kids  
   

For grades 4-8. Length of workshop: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 14-May 2, 2017, 4-5 PM.

Learn EV3 programming and let the robots do the work for you!

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 8 weeks long and intended for kids interested in learning about EV3 (FLL) programming language. Kids will learn EV3 controller, building blocks, and controlling the robot. Also kids will learn about Light sensors, color sensors and program control. Kids will learn basic EV3 programming and command and play with EV3. This is an 8-week long workshop and kids need to attend all 8 weeks. Online registration is highly recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, Seats are very limited.

You must present the ticket and check in by 3:50 PM on the first day of class or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Web Design and Animation for Kids  
   

For grades 3-8.

Come learn how to animate and code in HTML, CSS, and jQuery/Javascript! This is a beginner-friendly exploration into creative coding!

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents .

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM STime: STEM TIME  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to register for Stem Time (AKA STime). This innovative program will teach kids how to program a computer to make music or tell stories over the course of 9 weeks.  Registered students are expected to attend class each week, since lessons build on the material covered in previous classes.  Space is limited to 20 students and registration is required. Preference is given to students who have not taken the course already.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM Beginning Watercolor for Adults  
    Contact: Shammi Gill   510-735-2629   sgill@aclibrary.org
   

Beginning Watercolor for Adults 16+. Come learn the basics of watercolor and spend the evening creating a watercolor painting of your choice. This program is for adults, presented by Christie’s Creative Cupboard. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Please arrive on time. All materials will be provided.

Please be prompt. This free event will begin on time. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Advanced Math Tutoring  
   

Volunteers help college and middle and high school students with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, and physics. Call (510) 284-0677 to confirm. 

Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with Friends: Parent/Child Book Club for 4th-5th Graders  
   

Monthly book club for 4th-5th graders and a parent. Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the Third Tuesday of each month, October through May. Space is limited.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

Contact: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Supervisor Nate Miley's Town Hall  
   

Supervisor Nate Miley's Town Hall

All welcome. Join your friends and neighbors in the Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Wednesday March 22, 2017
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

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Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

Free Tax Help!

Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk or call the Library for an hour appointment. Tax preparers from AARP will prepare and file your tax return. Free!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Adult Craft  
   

Feeling creative? Then join Christie's Creative Cupboard for a FREE adult craft.

We will  use bubble wrap and paint to create a gorgeous cherry blossom tree.  

This craft program is for adults only. Space is limited; a ticket is required.  Tickets will be handed out at 10:00 am. All materials are provided.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM Baby & Me Circle Time  
   

Share the joy of learning with your infant! Join us for a fun, free, interactive circle time to share books, songs, and playful activities with your baby and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.This program is designed for babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Meets in the Children's room. Free play follows. (Space is limited; pre-walking infants only, please!)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

Limited to the first 20 adult/child pairs.  Get a ticket at the Reference Desk when the library opens at 10 AM before the event.

 

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when children can play and adults can visit, play, and observe.

 

 

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City Library
   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun-filled preschool storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading.

This Storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in learning how to play chess?

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Altered Books Workshop Part 1  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

Coding for All - teaches coding to our younger generation! Help generate an interest in Computer Science early on. 

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 510-608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Thursday March 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Club  
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2016 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2016
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 11th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this six-week series. The San Lorenzo Library Toddler Time program is for children ages 18-36 months and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Art IS Education and the Castro Valley Library present a special Musical Storytime

Join us for a collection Creative Voices themed 

Musical Storytimes in honor of Art IS Education Month! 

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

Combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 



 

 

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces; and 20 minutes stay-n-play.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

Due to limited space,  tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before the program.  

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.  

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 x. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

Join us for The Page Turners, Teen Book Blub at the Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Teen Librarian Becky on the 4th Thursday  of the month to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For TEENS in grades 7 and up. 

This month's book: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday March 24, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 3D Printing  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

In this introductory 3D printing program, attendees ages 14-18 will design emojis to learn the basic principles associated with 3D printing.  

Program limited to 15 participants; pleas register at the library or by calling (510) 745-1464  

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ARTTAIN - Art for Kids  
   

These classes are free and will feature different crafts each week. They are intended for children in grades 2-6. They are taught by high school volunteers. Free tickets will be available at 3:45 p.m. at the Children's Information Desk.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy for Kids  
   

 

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  Registration starts on 1/3/17 with limited space.  Call or come to the Children's Desk to reserve your spot.

Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fun Coding for Kids: CS-First Friends Follow-up Class #6  
   

Topic for Class #6: Work Together to Win

Club members each build a cooperative video game that requires two people to play. After they build the game, club members get to play it with a friend.

For ages 9-12.  Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future.  Bring a laptop and a head phone if have them.

If you participate in 5 or more of the 7 upcoming classes, you will be awarded with a certificate from Google CS-First. 

The advanced registration for returning students will end on February 5.  Online registration for new students is highly recommended and starts 1 p.m., February 6, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents,  

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.  Bring a laptop if you have one.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spanish StoryTime - Grupo de Lectura en espanol  
   

This storytime contains stories, rhymes, and songs, all conducted in Spanish for children and their parents.  It is scheduled every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  No registration is required.  Just drop in and enjoy this 1 hour reading fun. 
 

Cantos!  Rimas!! Cuentos!!!
Ven a convivir y mejorar el idioma

 
 
Cuando: Cada Viernes de 4:30 - 5:30 pm, 
Donde:  Teatro de la seccion de ninos de la biblioteca principal de Fremont
Para Mas Informacion, 
carolina.greenhouse@yahoo.com

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday March 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Book Sale - Members Only  
   

Shop for bargain treasures at the Friends of the Dublin Library spring book sale!  The sale includes gently used hardbacks and paperbacks, children's books, media such as DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Dublin Library.  The first two hours of today's sale is reserved for members only.  New memberships can be purchased at the door starting at 8:30 a.m. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals, 18 & over; $20 for a Family Membership and $100 for a Lifetime Membership. 

All proceeds benefit the Dublin Library.

Also check the Friends' online bookstore at http://fdl.alibrisstore.com


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

Any questions can be directed to Becky, our Teen Librarian, at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Tax Assistance  
   
 
Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.
 
This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.
 
Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 23, 2017. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.
 
Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.
 
There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 18, 2017, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

Visit San Lorenzo Library's beautiful Learning Center for math tutoring on Saturday mornings. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation will be providing free tutoring sessions to high school students in the subject areas of Alegebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Tutors of this program are either college students or college graduates in the scientific fields.

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

For questions, contact Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0645
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Let's read fun books, sing songs, and do fingerplays together. Meets in the Children's room.

Recommended for children 2-5 years. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Parent Playgroup  
   

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

Registration is required and space is limited. 

To register, please sign up at the Children's Informatin Desk: (510) 745-1421

or online at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544adaf2aa1fc1-fremont

 


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM First 5 Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Español  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran de cuentos, juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos de tiempo de juego. Para las edades de 0 a 5 años.

This session is conducted in Spanish. Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements, followed by playing time. For ages 0 to 5 years.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level.* 


Instructor Joe Sapena completed the teaching program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley. Because of the profound influence the practice of yoga has had in his life, he hopes to inspire and guide students in their own journey of discovery. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.

To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event

*No children under 12 years of age are allowed in the room during Yoga. Children and teens 12 years of age and up may attend. They must participate in class and may not bring distracting items such as video games or coloring books inside the room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Math Tutoring: Beginner's Algebra  
   

For grades 6-8.

This program helps children in the middle school or junior high level (grades 6-8) get ahead in their math classes, by providing a beginning algebra crash course that will leave children more prepared at school. Covering topics from variables to functions, this program targets students who are lagging behind in their math class or students who simply want to learn ahead. For 2 hours every week, the program provides tests, quizzes, practice sheets, and games to leave students engaged and interested in the field of algebra.  Join now.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents or ask help at the Children's Information Desk.

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM Join the Jam! with Musician Charity Kahn  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Art Workshop - “Make a Family House!”  
   

Join us for the “Make a Family House!” Family Art Workshop.

Together as a family, use colorful paper and positive messages to create a keepsake to take home. This workshop is fun for all ages and great for the whole family. All materials provided.

Space is limited. Online registraion is recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017. To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

 

You must present the ticket and check in by 10:45 am on Saturday, March 25, or your spot may be cancelled and released to other families waiting in the library.

Limited walk in tickets may be available in the library on the day of the program. All tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Spring Book Sale - Open to the Public  
   

 

The Book Sale opens to the general public at 11:00 a.m. Shop for bargain treasures at the Friends of the Dublin Library spring book sale!  The sale includes gently used hardbacks and paperbacks, children'sbooks, media such as DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Dublin Library.   Also check out the Friends' online bookstore at http://fdl.alibrisstore.com


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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  -  3:00 PM Web Design and Animation for Kids RESCHEDULED to March 21, 4-5 pm  
   

We are sorry but this class has been rescheduled to March 21 at 4-5 PM.

For grades 3-8.

Come learn how to animate and code in HTML, CSS, and jQuery/Javascript! This is a beginner-friendly exploration into creative coding!

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, March 6, 2017.  To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents .

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the first class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students at the library.  

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation Service  
   

Free Tax Preparation Service

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it!  Coalition of the United Way of the Bay Area.

Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for persons/households earning less than $54,000 in 2016.

Saturdays February 4 through April 15 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Walk in only; no appointments.

Taxpayers should bring:

· Photo ID

· Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received

· Voided check for direct deposit

· Copy of last year’s tax return, if available

· Landlord’s name, address and phone number to claim   California Renter’s Credit

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sew a Zippered Pouch for Adults  
   

Make a Zippered Pouch using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied. Prerequisites: You must be able to make a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, and do straight stitching.

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. Email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call Barbara at (510) 284-0684.  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

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Stories and Art & Crafts  
   

Stories and Art and Crafts for Children

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Union City Library

Meeting Room

For Art is Education Month, we will read stories about Spring and enjoy lots of art and craftmaking!

Drop-ins welcome!

For additional information, contact Union City Library Reference Desk at 510-745-1464

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Container Gardening with Lori Caldwell  
   

Acclaimed gardener and teacher, Lori Caldwell, teaches how to grow container plants. Free. No registration necessary.

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Librarian (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Altered Books Workshop Part 2  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creative Creatures for Teens and Tweens  
   

Creative  Creatures - Anime inspired!

Once again, artist  Agie Wilson  is joining us. In this workshop you will being making a Creative  Creature  that has been  inspired  by anime!  Customize a sewing kit to take  home.  For ages 10 and up (Sorry, no  adults).

Do to the nature of this program, seating is limited.  Sign ups will begin  March 15th.  

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bobbin Lace for Adults  
   

Learn how to do bobbin lace by making a project with Felicia. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up 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

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fun and Fitness - Line Dancing  
   

Saturday, March 25th 

3:30 -4:30

Get your heart rate pumping with a mix of country, Hip Hop, and 50’s and 60’s Rock n’Roll line dances!  No experience necessary for this free Fun and Fitness program.   Come learn some new steps and have a blast!  Be sure to bring water and a towel. 

For ages 12 and up.  Space is limited.  Register in-person at the Union City Library reference desk or call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Sunday March 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEDU Tutoring  
   

MissionEDU Tutoring matches students wanting to learn math or science with a qualified and knowledgeable tutor.  MissionEDU offers free public classes on the subjects that tutors love to teach and students love to learn Tutors will earn service hours and work experience.

TO BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDENT, register online at www.missioneduk12.org


For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spring Book Sale  
   

Today is Bag Day.  Fill a bag with books for only $4.00.  Bags are provided.

Shop for bargain treasures at the Friends of the Dublin Library spring book sale!  The sale includes gently used hardbacks and paperbacks, children's books, media such as DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Dublin Library.   Check out the Friends' online bookstore at http://fdl.alibrisstore.com!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fred McCarty Folk and Country  
   

Call the Library for updates on this event!

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students (ages 7-13) the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking. 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday 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 March Movies  
   

Sunday  at  the Movies 

 

March Movies celebrates Creative Voices 

 

This Sunday :

Saving Mr. Banks

When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia

 

 

PG-13

 


Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Refresher Math for Adults  
   

 

Looking for a job?  Preparing to change jobs?  Or just need or want to brush up? Fremont Main Library continues its series of monthly math workshops for adults.

Topic: All about Fractions

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces; and 20 minutes stay-n-play.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday March 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 3-5 years old

Come join us for Preschool Storytime at the Union City Library.

First 30 minutes is stories and last 30 minutes children will play with toys and adults can play along as well!

Drop-ins welcome!

 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tutoring!  
   

Make an appointment for FREE one-on-one tech help! 

Mondays 3:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations.  

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 ex. 5 with questions.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers. Homework Central takes place in the Library's Learning Center. This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from late September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 


For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

An advisory body to 4th District County Supervisor Nate Miley, MAC Meets second, third & fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library.
Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at www.acgov.org and are posted at the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call Supervisor Nate Miley's Eden Area District Office, 510-670-5717.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

 

Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area

Join the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area at the door! Meets in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room. Be a part of San Lorenzo Library events and book sales or work in the wonderful Friends Bookstore.

The Friends are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for library services in the San Lorenzo Area.  For more information about the Friends, contact President Carl Webb at 510-351-3335 or carlwebb3@gmail.com.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
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