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Monday September 11, 2017 -  Monday December 18, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship  
   

   

Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens. En Español también.

 

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 


Thursday September 14, 2017 -  Thursday December 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeking Drop-in Clinic  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   
JOB FINDING SKILLS DROP-IN CLINIC
at the Ashland Community Center
1530 167thAve., San Leandro
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Free individual job help with resumes, interviewing and basic computer skills. Learn about library online resources in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. A career coach is available to help you get focused and organized in order to find the job you want. Additional basic computer skills support is available covering email, Internet searches, typing, Online resume completion and a vast number of library Online job resources. Brought to you by the Alameda County Library’s Project MOVE (Mobilizing your Vision for Employment).

 Ask for other available Ashland-Cherryland classes and computer skills labs.

Register now. Call (510) 745- 1480.

A program of the Alameda County Library's Education and Literacy Services.

 

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Monday September 18, 2017 -  Monday December 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Basic Computer and Job Lab  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Drop-In Computer and Job Lab in a relaxed and quiet environment. An instructor will help you with basic computer skills, including setting up an email, search the Internet for jobs, typing skills, word processing and more. Computers are accessible for job-related searches. Apply for a library card to access the vast digital information available Online.

Come to the Ashland Community Center every Monday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, and every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A free service from the Alameda County Library. Call for the Education and Literacy Program for more information: (510) 745-1480  

Ashland Community Center  1530 167th Ave. San Leandro

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Monday September 18, 2017 -  Monday December 4, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Reading Club  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Reading Clubs: A Window to the World

FREMONT

Reading Clubs at the Library are small reading and conversation groups for second language learners who can speak English at an intermediate - advanced level and who want to improve their listening, vocabulary and communication skills. These popular small groups led by a volunteer tutor are a fun way to practice your English and get acquainted with works of literature, with new friends, and practice communicating clearly. 

Reading Clubs are held in Fremont on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Additional Reading Clubs are available at the following Alameda County Libraries: Newark, Union City, Centerville (Fremont), San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Dublin and Albany. Reading Clubs start on September 18 to December 9, 2017.

Register now. Call (510) 745- 1480.

A program of the Alameda County Library's Education and Literacy Services.

 

    Location: County Library Administration Blvd.

Tuesday September 19, 2017 -  Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Basic Computer and Job Lab  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Drop-In Computer and Job Lab in a relaxed and quiet environment. An instructor will help you with basic computer skills, including setting up an email, search the Internet for jobs, typing skills, word processing and more. Computers are accessible for job-related searches. Apply for a library card to access the vast digital information available Online.

Come to the Ashland Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and every Monday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. A free service from the Alameda County Library. Call for the Education and Literacy Program for more information: (510) 745-1480  

Ashland Community Center  1530 167th Ave. San Leandro

    Location: Ashland Community Center

Tuesday September 19, 2017 -  Tuesday December 5, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Reading Club  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Reading Clubs: A Window to the World

Reading Clubs at the Library are small reading and conversation groups for second language learners who can speak English at an intermediate - advanced level and who want to improve their listening, vocabulary and communication skills. These popular small groups led by a volunteer tutor are a fun way to practice your English and get acquainted with works of literature, with new friends, and practice communicating clearly. 

Reading Clubs are held in San Lorenzo on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Additional Reading Clubs are available at the following Alameda County Libraries: Newark, Union City, Centerville (Fremont), San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Dublin and Albany. Reading Clubs start on September 18 to December 9, 2017.

Register now. Call (510) 745- 1480.

A program of the Alameda County Library's Education and Literacy Services.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday September 21, 2017 -  Thursday December 7, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Reading Club  
    Contact: Education and Literacy Services   (510) 745-1480   literacy@aclibrary.org
   

Reading Clubs: A Window to the World

Reading Clubs at the Library are small reading and conversation groups for second language learners who can speak English at an intermediate - advanced level and who want to improve their listening, vocabulary and communication skills. These popular small groups led by a volunteer tutor are a fun way to practice your English and get acquainted with works of literature, with new friends, and practice communicating clearly. 

Reading Clubs are held in Albany on Thursday afternoons from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Additional Reading Clubs are available at the following Alameda County Libraries: Newark, Union City, Centerville (Fremont), San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Dublin and Fremont. Reading Clubs start on September 18 to December 9, 2017.

Register now. Call (510) 745- 1480.

A program of the Alameda County Library's Education and Literacy Services.

 

    Location: Albany Branch

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write Your Story  
   

 Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hass, for an informal gathering of aspiring writers of all types of
genres. Your writing can be memoirs, creative nonfiction, poetry, song lyrics, science fiction, plays,
essays - you name it - we just want to hear what you have written and support each other as we grow as writers.
Sharing is optional.

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month.

 October 17,  November 21, and December 19

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM CLÍNICA GRATIS DE LA VACUNA DE LA GRIPE  
   

Sponsored by Alameda County Public Health!

CLÍNICA GRATIS DE LA VACUNA DE LA GRIPE:

 

¿QUIÉN PUEDE RECIBIR LA VACUNA DE LA GRIPE? EDADES DE 4 AÑOS Y MAYORES

¿DÓNDE PUEDO CONSEGUIR LA VACUNA DE LA GRIPE? BIBLIOTECA SAN LORENZO 395 PASEO GRANDE, SAN LORENZO,

¿CUÁNDO PUEDO CONSEGUIR LA VACUNA DE LA GRIPE? MARTES, 17 DE OCTUBRE DE 2017 DE 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

PRIMERA VENIDA, PRIMERA BASE DE SERVICIO

RECURSOS LIMITADOS

(NO DISPONIBLE SPRAY NASAL)


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Flu Vaccine Clinic  
   

Sponsored by Alameda County Public Health!

FREE FLU VACCINE CLINIC:

WHO CAN RECEIVE THE FLU VACCINE? AGES 4 YEARS AND OLDER

WHERE CAN I GET THE FLU VACCINE? SAN LORENZO LIBRARY 395 PASEO GRANDE, SAN LORENZO,

WHEN CAN I GET THE FLU VACCINE? TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 FROM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS, LIMITED SUPPLY

(NO NASAL SPRAY AVAILABLE)

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Readers' Round Table followed by Silent Reading Hour  
   

Looking for something good to read? Welcome to Readers' Round Table, a monthly meeting for book lovers. Here's a chance to share a bit about the books you read and fill up your "to-be-read" list with recommendations by your peers.

Each month you'll get a short list of themed books for inspiration, but you are welcome to share whatever great book you have read, regardless of whether it fits the monthly theme. Not sure how to "book talk"? It's easy. Simply tell us a little about the book (characters, story, setting) and what you liked about it. Remember, be brief and don't give away the ending!

We're meant to be an informal, fun, and friendly setting. All types and categories of reading are welcome. No registration and no commitment required, just drop by and come share your latest book crush with us.

After the Round Table discussion from 2:00-3:00 pm, stick around from 3:00-4:00 pm for our Silent Reading Hour. Or you can come just for the Reading Hour, if you want. Sometimes it's hard to commit to making the time to read. Now you can schedule it and join others, too! Don't you deserve an hour of quiet, uninterrupted reading?

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for Kids  
   

Recommended for grades 4-8. Session length: 8 weeks on Tuesdays October 10, 2017 to November 28, 2017.

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 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.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 3rd Tuesday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 5, 6 and 7. 

This month's book: because of mr. terpt by Rob Buyea

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 Yoga For Kids  
   

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Join the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area at the door! Meets in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room. Be a part of San Lorenzo Library events and book sales or work in the wonderful Friends Bookstore.

The Friends are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for library services in the San Lorenzo Area.  For more information about the Friends, contact President Carl Webb at 510-351-3335 or carlwebb3@gmail.com.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Group  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   DWilson@aclibrary.org
   

Writers Group for the San Lorenzo Area

 

 Led by

 Author

 Rosa

 Del Duca

Writers will get a chance to share their work.

Each meeting will open with an aspect of the craft of writing to inspire you.

For more information contact: San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, 510- 284- 0642

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM ACT vs. SAT: General Review of What To Expect on the Tests  
   

 

 

Teens are invited to join us for this workshop, hosted by Princeton Review to find out about the differences between the SAT and ACT tests, and learn strategies to help you to increase your score in both

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Math Science Nucleus Presents Electrifying the World  
   

Electricity makes our life easier.  When scientists learned how electricity works it changed how humans lived.  Learn about what is electricity and how to capture it to make work. 

Also included in this FREE program for elementary aged children - Stories: Night Without Light, Electricity Song and several hands-on activities.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday October 18, 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

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

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

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

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

Come and get a ticket at the Reference Desk on the day of the program.

Limited to 20 adult-child pairs.  We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Embroidery for Adults  
   

Learn how to do counted cross stitch, embroidery, crewel and other needle arts with Monica. The current project is an embroidery sampler. Materials for the current project will be supplied.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CRAFT ZONE  
   

 

 DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR ... CRAFTING????

 Well look no further, join us at the library for an hour of crafts! 

 This FREE program is for children ages 5 to 8;  all materials will be provided.

 Space is limited, please arrive minutes prior for tickets at the reference desk.

 


 Contact:  REFERENCE DESK  (510) 608-1172
 Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

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

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM State Senator Wieckowski Office Hours  
   

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting September 13 through December 13, 2017.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Stranded - Book Presentation by Iha Bharadwaj  
   

 

I  have a story to tell you. It’s not a very… normal story. Unless you consider pirates and tribes of scary men who hunt antelope, hiding out illegally with an Australian family, and trying to protect and rescue your brother who almost dies from the flu normal. But, if you want to learn an important life lesson, this is the book for you. Nora Simpson always wanted excitement in her life, being a boring, geeky schoolkid with an annoying brother. But the excitement she got was not the kind she hoped for. After being ship wrecked, or plane wrecked, she is stranded with her brother. On the brink of death, Nora realizes how much her life is worth living for, and is pulled closer to her brother. Did Nora change for good? Will the two siblings ever return home? There is only one way to find out.

Love mystery? Admire drama? Adore adventure? Then Stranded by Iha Bharadwaj is just the book for you! Filled with sibling love, action, and adventure, this incredible tale is sure to win everyone’s hearts!

Join us to hear Iha give a book presentation. Hear the story behind her exciting book and her source of inspiration.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Basic Hindi Class For Kids  
   

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

NO classes on 11/15 and 12/13.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM Accent Reduction Workshop  
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Mom  
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors sweat 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.

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on Wednesday, October 18th, 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 October 11th, 2017.   Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.


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

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



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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 Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

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

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

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

 


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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

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

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group  
   

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

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

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: Google Basics & Beyond  
   

There's more to Google than just search. Come find out about all things Google. From maps to translations, Google Docs and Google Drive, we'll touch on it all, plus advanced search tips. There will be time for Q & A.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Zone for ages 5-8  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

Related image Join us for this arts & crafts class for kids ages 5-8! Space is limited, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

 


Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Board Game Night  
   

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday October 20, 2017
     Fremont Main Library is Closed for Staff Training  
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO Club  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth     bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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


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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BioReach  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510-284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

ATTENTION: 3rd through 8th Graders

Are you fascinated by living organisms?

Do you want to delve into the subject of BIOLOGY on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00PM?

Then join us in the Union City Library Meeting Room and learn about:

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No Sign-up required

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to learn how to do counted cross stitch with Linda. Materials will be supplied. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime + Art (Ages 3+)  
   

Storytime for ages 3+ at Centerville Library! Join us for stories and a craft. 

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

 


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

Join us in the Children's Room for a slightly scary Spanglish storytime (featuring English-language stories with a bit of Spanish mixed in).

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

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 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 3D Modeling and Printing Introduction Class (Session 1)  
   

For grades 5-8.  In this class students will learn:

  • What a 3D printer is
  • How a 3D printer works
  • Basics of 3D modeling 

This class will be offered on two Saturdays: October 21 and 28, 2017.  Choose one that fits your schedule better.

Onine registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Word 2013 (part 2)  
   

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

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

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 Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/senior Computer  Gadget  Connection 

Saturday  Mornings 

October 7- November 18

10:30-12:30 pm

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

   Bring your gadgets too!

Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

For more information, ask at the

      Information Desk, or call 510-745-1401

      LOCATION: FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
 
 
     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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30-minute program that requires no registration.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Challenge Island Team Building Workshop  
   

For ages 5-14. 

What is my child is going to participate in?

According to ancient mythology, the bully King Minos in Crete had a pet Minotaur that he kept in a labyrinth. A labyrinth is life-size maze made up of confusing paths and passages. It has only one way in and one way out.  During Minotaur's Labyrinth Challenge, you and your Tribe will create your own twisting, turning maze. Then dare to enter the other mazes and compete for Greek Coins in the Labyrinth Tournament!

Online registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book Help  
   

  Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just      drop in! Questions are always welcome.

  During the program, you can learn how to:

 *Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

 *Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

 *Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

 *Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SAT Practice Test  
   

SAT Practice Test 

Start time: 11:00 Sharp!

Call: Fremont Main Library Information Desk to register  (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Math Trix  
   

Young Intellects logoFor grades 1 – 6.

Math Trix uses mental calculation techniques to teach the basics of math in a more enjoyable way.

These techniques helps kids learn and enhance their math skills outside the school curriculum.

In each session, we have a structured system to teach essential mathematical and polynomial calculations in simpler and more interesting ways.

We also provide worksheets aimed above a students grade level to stretch them to higher level thinking.

Math Trix will meet each Saturday until December 16, except for November 11 & 25.  

Registration required.  Contact:  510-284-0677

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help & Repair  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a teen tech. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if the teen tech will be here before you come. 

Registration is required because the teen is coming from outside the Tri-City area. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego & Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For kids ages 8+

 

Dream it and build it with Legos, tinker with digital technology, and more! Bring a friend and leave your Legos at home. No need to register for this free event
 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Muvafika's Cursive Writing  
   

Muvafika's Cursive Writing

In today’s technologically advanced world where the computer is an integral part of one’s life, the role of handwriting seems to lose its significance. We are here to stress the importance of handwriting which in fact, reflects one’s personality. Any vital document can be validated only through a person’s own handwriting so it has to be legible and neat. Good handwriting can never be replaced by any kind of technology so ‘Muvafika's Cursive Writing’ gives the child extensive practice in Cursive writing, which is beautiful in its own way.

This is a level 1 class for children ages 6 to 10 years old.  Advanced online registration is required for this FREE class.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (part 2)  
   

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

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

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 How to Write Your Novel  
   

 

Celebrate the kick off of National Novel Writing Month by joining author Tim Floreen for a workshop that will teach you the tips and tricks of what you need to your write your novel.  Teens and tweens are invited to join Tim as you brainstorm and craft the beginning of your novel's plot.

 

Tim Floreen is the author of the young adult thrillers WILLFUL MACHINES, named one of the best teen books of 2015 by the New York Public Library, and TATTOO ATLAS, which Booklist calls "incisive, startling, and intense."


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 2017 Chinese Parenting Class Series #5 - Money Management for Kids  
   

A series of Parenting Classes conducted in Mandarin will be offered in 2017.  These classes will be presented by the Director/teachers of the Herald Family Rebuilding Center of the Fremont Family Resouce Center, as well as special guest speakers.

Today's topic is Money Management - For Kids.  It is scheduled from 2 to 4 pm and presented by Ms. Julia Liang, HFRC volunteer.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Movie: Hocus Pocus  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

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

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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  -  4:00 PM Reading Tutoring for Grades K-12 - REGISTRATION FULL  
   

 

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Xtreme SCIENCE FUN  
   

 

Xtreme SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW,  Saturday October 21st at 3 PM

with DON O'BRIEN

 

Great FAMILY FUN for ALL AGES.   Come learn about SCIENCE and have a lot of FUN!!!

 

Come join us at Union City Library for an XTREME SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

510-745-1464

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

Contact: storytime.jp.albany@gmail.com.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday October 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Horns a Plenty  
   

Join us for another great Sunday Concert at the San Lorenzo Library. This time we're featuring Horns a Plenty!

From their website:

"Horns a Plenty is a 6 piece brass ensemble that is re-defining what it is to be a brass quintet. We're all organic. Nothing electric. Who could ask for anything more?!

We play ballroom dance music, swing, jazz, rhumba, cha-cha, Dixieland, classical music, fanfares, 19th century Americana, wedding favorites, love songs and ballads. We have one foot in JS Bach and the other in Duke Ellington, with plenty of brass in between. We want to squeeze as much music as we can out of each and every note.

We play our music for the love of it and invite you, the audience, to join us in this journey of musical discovery."

Check out Horns a Plenty at their website http://hornsaplenty.org/


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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 On Dying Well Series: Leaving a Legacy of Love with John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator  
   

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library: Godzilla  
   

 

Godzilla (1998)

Nuclear testing resurrects Godzilla and it's up to a select group of people to stop him before he completely destroys New York City and perhaps the world.

 

 

 

 

PG-13

Runtime 139 minutes

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

A vampire terrorizes the countryside in his search for human blood
Nuclear testing resurrects Godzilla and it's up to a select group of people to stop him before he completely destroys New York City and perhaps the world
   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 October 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship  
   

   

Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens.

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computación para adultos  
   

 Clases de Computación

 

¿Quiere aprender cómo usar la computadora mejor?                                                                                           ¿Quiere saber cómo usar el sitio web (internet), obtener un dirección de correo electrónico o como usar Microsoft Word para escribir una carta?

Comenzando el lunes, 11 de septiembre tendremos sesiones de media hora, uno a uno, maestro y estudiante, en la biblioteca de San Lorenzo.

 

6:00pm a 8:00pm

Llamará a 510-284-0642 para registrarse por una cita.

Pregunta le por Lael, Fili o Melinda.

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Session length: 10 weeks, September 11-November 13, 2017.
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday October 24, 2017
   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.

June 27: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

July 25: Hissing Cousins by Mark Peyser

August 22: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

September 26: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

October 24: Memory Man by David Baldacci

November 28: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

December 26: Winter Break. No Meeting.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for Kids  
   

Recommended for grades 4-8. Session length: 8 weeks on Tuesdays October 10, 2017 to November 28, 2017.

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 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.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

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

This month's book: Hyperbole and a Half: unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem and other things that happenned by Allie Brosh 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Olympiad for grades 3-5  
   

Image result for math olympiadStudents entering grades 3-5 can join us for this 10 week math course. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before class.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Lawyer in the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 2017 Tax Strategies: Avoiding Common Tax Pitfalls  
   

2017 Tax Strategies:  Avoiding Common Tax Pitfalls

Tuesday, October 24     7-8:30 p.m.

Alan L. Olsen, CPA and host of "American Dreams" radio show, KDOW 1220AM, will share tax strategies for 2017, new tax laws you should know about and how to

avoid common tax pitfalls along with his recipes for success and leadership for entrepreneurs.  Alan is a certified public accountant (CPA) and Managing Partner of Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP (GROCO), a leading CPA firm based in Fremont.

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Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA (Tax)

GROCO Managing Partner


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A  
   

Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

Good news for would-be scary film directors: Bay Area filmmakers Timothy Plain ("The Spirit Machine") and Hannah Scharlin-Pettee ("Orientation") are here to tell you how independent filmmakers do it. According to Hannah, "Horror films are some of the cheapest to make!"

After the films, the filmmakers will discuss their films, the challenges they faced and the resourceful DIY special effects tricks they used, share some pre-production photography and drawings, and take audience questions.

"Orientation" (12 minutes): A new transfer student finds herself living in a haunted dorm room.

"The Spirit Machine" (22 minutes): A desperate, out of touch father and his teenage daughter must work together to solve a series of puzzles and traps built to prevent Edison's last invention, the "spirit machine," from being found.

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library, and Albany Parks and Recreation. Films not rated*** Parents please note: This is a spooky pre-Halloween event, so expect a few jump scares and ghostly images, as well as an allusion to suicide. May not be suitable for young children.

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

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

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

  Join us for Family Storytime every Wednesday morning!  

  Not only will there be stories, we will also have singing, music and dancing followed by 15 minutes of

  stay n' play.

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE, so don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

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

Come and get a ticket at the Reference Desk on the day of the program.

Limited to 20 adult-child pairs.  We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

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

   Art with Ms. Chris

 

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

 

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


 

Contact:  Information Desk (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

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

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie Night - Hocus Pocus  
   

 

 HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT

 Join us for a showing of HOCUS POCUS

  After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw).   After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the    house. Now, with the  help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

 PG 1993 ? Fantasy/Fantasy ? 1h 36m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact: REFERENCE DESK - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Art with Ms. Chris  
   

   Art with Ms. Chris

 

 Join Ms. Chris for some art filled fun! This event is for children of all ages.

 

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


 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting September 13 through December 13, 2017.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

NO classes on 11/15 and 12/13.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM Reclaiming Childhood in the Digital Age - Dr. Richard Freed  
   

   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Unincorporated Services Committee  
   

The Unincorporated Services Committee meeting is held every fourth Wednesday of the month and rotates back and forth between the San Lorenzo and Castro Valley Libraries. This meeting provides a forum for residents of the unincorporated areas to voice issues and areas of concerns to Supervisors Chan and Miley who sit on the committee. 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Halloween Storytime & Parade  
   

Join us for a Halloween Storytime & Parade with Ms. Vanessa!

Thursday, October 26 @ 10:00 am

 

First a Halloween Storytime, then we'll parade around the library (and outside, weather permitting)

in our Halloween costumes and trick or treat as well!

 

This program replaces our regular musical storytime

Designed for children 0 - 5 years and their caregivers

No registration.  Space is limited.  First come, first served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

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

 


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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

   12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM Kinderdance  
   

     

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group  
   

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

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

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Delights  
   

Afternoon Delights at the Library

Adult crafts for ages 13+

 

Join Ms. Christie from Christie's Creative Cupboard for a fun project Painting ceramics.

Let your inner artist come out to play.

Teen and Adults only.

 

               Fukaya Room B                 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   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

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Yoga  
   

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

* No classes in Nov.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Monster Bookmarks  
   

Stop by and make a fun (and not so scary) monster bookmark.  All ages are welcomed - kids through adult!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday October 27, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO Club  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth     bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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


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

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

ART FOR KIDS!!

FREE classes with different crafts each week.

Available to children grades 2nd - 6th.

***Please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets, available at the Children's Information Desk.***

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   5:00 PM  -  11:55 PM Parking Lot Closed  
   

The Library's parking lot will be closed from 5:00 pm on Friday, October 27 through 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 28 for San Lorenzo Village Homes Association's 10th Annual Children's Halloween Parade & Fun!

The San Lorenzo Library will be open during our normal business hours on Saturday, October 28 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm). We will also have a booth during the Halloween Parade & Fun. Stop in to say hi at both!

 

For: Youth 18 and under

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Rain or Shine!

Time: Parade to start at 10:00 am, games immediately following the parade until 2:00 pm (costume contest for youth and also for pets at 11:00 am)

Parade: PARADE PARTICIPANTS meet at the San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo
You will travel down Paseo Grande to the San Lorenzo Village HOA parking lot at 377 Paseo Grande, where the games and festivities begin!

Sponsors Include: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Alameda County Library, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, San Lorenzo Unified School District, Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce, California Highway Patrol, Alameda County Fire Department, and others!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday October 28, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Parking Lot Closed  
   

The Library's parking lot will be closed from 5:00 pm on Friday, October 27 through 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 28 for San Lorenzo Village Homes Association's 10th Annual Children's Halloween Parade & Fun!

The San Lorenzo Library will be open during our normal business hours on Saturday, October 28 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm). We will also have a booth during the Halloween Parade & Fun. Stop in to say hi at both!

 

For: Youth 18 and under

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Rain or Shine!

Time: Parade to start at 10:00 am, games immediately following the parade until 2:00 pm (costume contest for youth and also for pets at 11:00 am)

Parade: PARADE PARTICIPANTS meet at the San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo
You will travel down Paseo Grande to the San Lorenzo Village HOA parking lot at 377 Paseo Grande, where the games and festivities begin!

Sponsors Include: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Alameda County Library, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, San Lorenzo Unified School District, Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce, California Highway Patrol, Alameda County Fire Department, and others!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM SAT Diagnostic Test and Seminar  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

 

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Seminar Topic: Trends & Changes in College Admissions

11:10 AM to 3:00 PM - SAT Diagnostic Test

Limited Space - Please sign up at the Reference Desk or by calling (510) 745-1464 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Parent Playgroup  
   

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

Registration is required and space is limited. 

To register, please sign up at the Children's Informatin Desk: (510) 745-1421

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

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  10:15 a.m.. at the Information Desk. 

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

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM STEAM Saturday  
   

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
September 16 through December 23, 2017

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM 3D Modeling and Printing Introduction Class (Session 2)  
   

For grades 5-8.  In this class students will learn:

  • What a 3D printer is
  • How a 3D printer works
  • Basics of 3D modeling 

This class will be offered on two Saturdays: October 21 and 28, 2017.  Choose one that fits your schedule better.

Online registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Parenting Workshop - Understanding Body Talk  
   

Presented by Bay Area South Asian Network of Theropists, this is a mindful parenting seminar on self-esteem and body image in children and teens.  Come join us to learn about influences on body image, what influences self-esteem, influences of social media, interventions that work, praising effort, modeling, and participate some team activities.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/senior Computer  Gadget  Connection 

Saturday  Mornings 

October 7- November 18

10:30-12:30 pm

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

   Bring your gadgets too!

Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

For more information, ask at the

      Information Desk, or call 510-745-1401

      LOCATION: FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
 
 
     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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book Help  
   

  Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just      drop in! Questions are always welcome.

  During the program, you can learn how to:

 *Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

 *Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

 *Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

 *Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Math Trix  
   

Young Intellects logoFor grades 1 – 6.

Math Trix uses mental calculation techniques to teach the basics of math in a more enjoyable way.

These techniques helps kids learn and enhance their math skills outside the school curriculum.

In each session, we have a structured system to teach essential mathematical and polynomial calculations in simpler and more interesting ways.

We also provide worksheets aimed above a students grade level to stretch them to higher level thinking.

Math Trix will meet each Saturday until December 16, except for November 11 & 25.  

Registration required.  Contact:  510-284-0677

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help & Repair  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a teen tech. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if the teen tech will be here before you come. 

Registration is required because the teen is coming from outside the Tri-City area. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Jane Austen Club  
    Contact: Natalie McCall     nmccall@aclibrary.org
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Jane Austen Club  
   

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Muvafika's Cursive Writing  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez     ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

Muvafika's Cursive Writing

In today’s technologically advanced world where the computer is an integral part of one’s life, the role of handwriting seems to lose its significance. We are here to stress the importance of handwriting which in fact, reflects one’s personality. Any vital document can be validated only through a person’s own handwriting so it has to be legible and neat. Good handwriting can never be replaced by any kind of technology so ‘Muvafika's Cursive Writing’ gives the child extensive practice in Cursive writing, which is beautiful in its own way.

This is a level 1 class for children ages 6 to 10 years old.  Advanced registration is required for this FREE class.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad Apps  
   

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone/iPad. Learn how to download, install and use new pps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun. Bring your device with you. There will be time for Q & A.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime  
   

  Venga y comparta la maravilla de la lectura con sus hijos!

    Come and share the marvel of literature with your children!

 Este programa consistira de cuentos, canciones, baile y mucha diversion para  toda la familia!

                                                           This program will consist of stories, songs, dance and lots of fun for the whole family!

                            Tiempo de cuentos sera cada segundo y cuarto sabado del mes.

                                                            This storytime will be every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Fitness @ Fremont Main  
   

Shaolin (Chinese) Kung Fu and Wellness Qigong with Shaolin Temple USA

Shaolin Temple USA is the first official North American branch of the world renowned Songshan Shaolin Temple in Henan Province of China.  The Songshan Shaolin Temple was established in AD 495 and is the birthplace of Chan (Zen) Buddhism and Shaolin kung fu.  They hence practice this unique integration of Chan (Zen) and kung fu--meditation in motion.  

Come enjoy a stellar kung fu demonstraion, learn some wellness qigong basics and join in a meditation session.

Bring water as well as towels, and wear comfortable clothes.

All are welcome! 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM String Quartet Concert  
   

STRING QUARTET CONCERT featuring The Summer Quartet

Join us for this FREE concert!  The Summer Quartet has been performing together since 2015 and the name is derived from the fact that they normally rehearse during the summer.  The concert today refers to the fine memories they have created over the past few summers. The quartet has performed here at the Castro Valley Library and for private events.  The repertoire includes classical and popular music.  

The Summer Quartet includes Myra Chachkin on cello, Chris Cooper and Gary Osias on violin, and Esteban (Steve) Zapiain on viola. 


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday October 29, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: The Big Sick (2017)  
   

SUNDAY CINEMA
FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of The Big Sick (2017)

Kumail, a Pakistan-born comedian, connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets.  What they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, complicating the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.  When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, Kumail is forced to navigate the medical crisis with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war etween his family and his heart.      R ; 119 min.

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

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM On Dying Well Series: Natural Death Care with Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages  
   

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library: Ghostbusters  
   

 

Ghostbusters (1984)

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

 

 

PG

Runtime 105 minutes

Starring:  Bill Muray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Monday October 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship  
   

   

Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens.

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computación para adultos  
   

 Clases de Computación

 

¿Quiere aprender cómo usar la computadora mejor?                                                                                           ¿Quiere saber cómo usar el sitio web (internet), obtener un dirección de correo electrónico o como usar Microsoft Word para escribir una carta?

Comenzando el lunes, 11 de septiembre tendremos sesiones de media hora, uno a uno, maestro y estudiante, en la biblioteca de San Lorenzo.

 

6:00pm a 8:00pm

Llamará a 510-284-0642 para registrarse por una cita.

Pregunta le por Lael, Fili o Melinda.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Skills For Well-being Talk Series  
   

Skills For Well-being

Talk Series

 Menopause, Pre-Diabetes and Mood Issues

 An evening of women helping women with humor, science and female wisdom. 

 G. Katie Dashtban, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder of

 Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center

 

 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Session length: 10 weeks, September 11-November 13, 2017.
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday October 31, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Anniversary Celebration: Little Explorers Petting Zoo  
   

LITTLE EXPLORERS PETTING ZOO @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY

OCTOBER 31, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Happy Anniversary To Us!

Our beautiful Library opened to the Castro Valley community on this date in 2009.  

Come celebrate our anniversary with a treat for your little ones! 

Little Explorers Petting Zoo will be here with the chance to see and pet a variety of friendly farm animals

Meet in front of the library near the creek 

Free. Space is limited; first come, first to meet a furry friend! 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Interview Skills  
   

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

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

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Halloween Storytime  
   

 

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

Have your children wear their spookiest costumes for a Halloween Parade!

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Halloween Costume Parade  
    Contact:    510-795-2628   
   

Wear your Halloween costume, join the parade around the library, and get your trick or treating started! All ages welcome. 

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for Kids  
   

Recommended for grades 4-8. Session length: 8 weeks on Tuesdays October 10, 2017 to November 28, 2017.

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 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.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  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

Wednesday November 1, 2017
     No Homework Central  
   

Homework Central is not in session today due to the San Lorenzo School District Holiday.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

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

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, abd 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: Joe Stoner  510-284-0685 or jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

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

Come and get a ticket at the Reference Desk on the day of the program.

Limited to 20 adult-child pairs.  We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Games for All  
   

Join us for a fun afternoon of Board Games in honor of International Games Day!

The Teen Zone will be open to all with board games galore.  Have fun and play!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Job Search Workshop  
   

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by

Ohlone College/Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

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

 

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

 

Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Job Search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 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 Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting September 13 through December 13, 2017.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

NO classes on 11/15 and 12/13.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

NO classes on 11/15 and 12/13.

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


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  
   

 

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

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

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

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

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

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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 Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

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

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 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
 

 

 

   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Supervisor Chan's County Update  
   

Supervisor Wilma Chan invites you to a County Update on Thursday, November 2 from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM to learn more about projects and initiatives happening in the community!  This event gives you a chance to ask questions and share your concerns on upcoming economic development initiatives, public works and public art projects, and ongoing public safety efforts. 

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Leading with Kinditude: Experiments in Grateful Living and Giving  
   

 

Gratitude has been shown to improve our happiness, health, and relationships. Sages and scientists tell us that each act of kindness, no matter how small, helps quiet the mind and foster interconnectedness.

In this talk, ServiceSpace Coordinators Audrey Lin and Anne Veh will dive into the expansive nature of gratitude, share personal and collective experiments in kindness, and ultimately unleash a worldview in which priceless gifts— like gratitude, generosity, and compassion —can be put into greater circulation.

ServiceSpace is an incubator of generosity-driven projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy. To learn more, visit www.servicespace.org

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday November 3, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

 

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

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   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  -  5:45 PM GO Club  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth     bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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


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

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

ART FOR KIDS!!

FREE classes with different crafts each week.

Available to children grades 2nd - 6th.

***Please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets, available at the Children's Information Desk.***

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   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.

 

 


Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to learn how to do counted cross stitch with Linda. Materials will be supplied. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 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.

 

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Booksale  
   

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE!

Saturday 10 - 4 
Both "Big" room and Edith Stone Room  will be open 
  • Vintage/Rare/Collectible 
  • 50c items of all types 
  • Holiday and gift items 
  • Hundreds of comics  
  • (No library discards in this sale)   
 
Sunday 10 - 1 for the Vintage / Rare/ Collectible items
Sunday 10 - 2:45 for the Holiday / Gift items (These will not be included in the Bag Sale) 
We will close briefly @ 2:45 to prepare for the Bag Sale 
Bag Sale Sunday 3-4 PM 
$3 per bag - FAL sells bags at the door 
 
 
   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Math Tutoring  
   

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

This program is free. No registration necessary. 

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

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


For more information contact: 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level.* 


Instructor Joe Sapena completed the teaching program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley. Because of the profound influence the practice of yoga has had in his life, he hopes to inspire and guide students in their own journey of discovery. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.

To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event

*No children under 12 years of age are allowed in the room during Yoga. Children and teens 12 years of age and up may attend. They must participate in class and may not bring distracting items such as video games or coloring books inside the room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (part 1)  
   

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

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, November 4 & 18
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  Using a library laptop, you'll master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, November 4 & 18
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

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 Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/senior Computer  Gadget  Connection 

Saturday  Mornings 

October 7- November 18

10:30-12:30 pm

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

   Bring your gadgets too!

Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

For more information, ask at the

      Information Desk, or call 510-745-1401

      LOCATION: FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
 
 
     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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30-minute program that requires no registration.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book Help  
   

  Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just      drop in! Questions are always welcome.

  During the program, you can learn how to:

 *Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

 *Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

 *Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

 *Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Math Trix  
   

Young Intellects logoFor grades 1 – 6.

Math Trix uses mental calculation techniques to teach the basics of math in a more enjoyable way.

These techniques helps kids learn and enhance their math skills outside the school curriculum.

In each session, we have a structured system to teach essential mathematical and polynomial calculations in simpler and more interesting ways.

We also provide worksheets aimed above a students grade level to stretch them to higher level thinking.

Math Trix will meet each Saturday until December 16, except for November 11 & 25.  

Registration required.  Contact:  510-284-0677

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help & Repair  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a teen tech. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if the teen tech will be here before you come. 

Registration is required because the teen is coming from outside the Tri-City area. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Trek: Grades 1 & 2  
   

Four sessions offered on 11/4/17, 11/11/17, 11/18/17, and 11/25/17.  Students can sign up for as many sessions as they want.  There are no requirements to attend prior sessions to attend another. 

  • 1:00-2:00 PM--Grades 1 & 2 
  • 2:15-3:15 PM--Grades 3 & 4
  • 3:30-4:30 PM--Grades 5 & 6 

This series of sessions is designed to give gifted students in grades 1-6 a taste of Competitive Mathematics/Math Contests. The problem sets are inspired from national and international math contests such as AMC 8, Math Kangaroo, Math Olympaid,  MathCounts, Math League, and Maths Bee.

Online registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 1)  
   

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

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, November 4 & 18
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  Using a library laptop, you'll master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, November 4 & 18
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

 

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 T.Hanks for Tom Hanks! BIG  
   

November is the season for Thanksgiving so this November we're saying T.Hanks for Tom Hanks!  Join us for a Tom Hanks Film Festival every Saturday in November. Watch Tom Hanks through the decades as each week we move through the 80's, 90,s and 2000's ending with his 2016 hit SULLY.  Movies will be shown on the library's big screen video wall with surround sound, in the Virginia S. Bennett Room.  Snacks and trivia will add to the fun!   

Today's movie, is BIG, the 1988 breakout comedy starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia.  

This program is free and for all ages.  The film is rated PG.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Making the Most of Your Online Job Applications  
   

Learn how to make the most of your online job applications with Angela!

Angela Montoya has over 12 years of experience in office administration in a multitude of companies, most recently in Human Resources for Fremont Unified School District. She has been on both sides of the table as job applicant, and as application screener/reviewer, interviewer, the selection team, and part of the training team. Throughout these experiences, Angela has picked up many tricks of the trade when it comes to filling out online job applications and profiles on sites like Monster, Indeed, GovernmentJobs, and Edjoin, as well as submitting resumes and application materials to jobs posted on Craigslist and other sites. Her passion for helping people succeed is spilling over into this special workshop focused on helping you fill out online job applications in a way that will help you get an interview.

Like all Library programs, this workshop is FREE. There is no registration necessary.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Math Trek: Grades 3 & 4  
   

Four sessions offered on 11/4/17, 11/11/17, 11/18/17, and 11/25/17.  Students can sign up for as many sessions as they want.  There are no requirements to attend prior sessions to attend another. 

  • 1:00-2:00 PM--Grades 1 & 2 
  • 2:15-3:15 PM--Grades 3 & 4
  • 3:30-4:30 PM--Grades 5 & 6 

This series of sessions is designed to give gifted students in grades 1-6 a taste of Competitive Mathematics/Math Contests. The problem sets are inspired from national and international math contests such as AMC 8, Math Kangaroo, Math Olympaid,  MathCounts, Math League, and Maths Bee.

Online registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Grades 3-4)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Join a great Book Club for 3rd and 4th graders!

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

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

    Location: Learning Center
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rewired to Inspire  
   

Rewired to Inspire conducts interactive workshops to allow different age groups to come together. This produces these benefits:

  • encourages cultural exchange
  • enhances emotional intelligence
  • develops communication and leadership skills
  • boosts critical thinking, focus and concentraion.

Activities include games, discussions, and crafts. Designed for kids 5 to 18 years of age and adults 55 and older.

Adult and high school* volunteers welcome. Apply at rewiredtoinspire.weebly.com/get-involved . *Earn service hours!

 


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Grades 1-2)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Join a great Book Club for 1st and 2nd graders!

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

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

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Trek: Grades 5 & 6  
   

Four sessions offered on 11/4/17, 11/11/17, 11/18/17, and 11/25/17.  Students can sign up for as many sessions as they want.  There are no requirements to attend prior sessions to attend another. 

  • 1:00-2:00 PM--Grades 1 & 2 
  • 2:15-3:15 PM--Grades 3 & 4
  • 3:30-4:30 PM--Grades 5 & 6 

This series of sessions is designed to give gifted students in grades 1-6 a taste of Competitive Mathematics/Math Contests. The problem sets are inspired from national and international math contests such as AMC 8, Math Kangaroo, Math Olympaid,  MathCounts, Math League, and Maths Bee.

Online registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday November 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Booksale  
   

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE!

Saturday 10 - 4 
Both "Big" room and Edith Stone Room  will be open 
  • Vintage/Rare/Collectible 
  • 50c items of all types 
  • Holiday and gift items 
  • Hundreds of comics  
  • (No library discards in this sale)   
 
Sunday 10 - 1 for the Vintage / Rare/ Collectible items
Sunday 10 - 2:45 for the Holiday / Gift items (These will not be included in the Bag Sale) 
We will close briefly @ 2:45 to prepare for the Bag Sale 
Bag Sale Sunday 3-4 PM 
$3 per bag - FAL sells bags at the door 
 
 
   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.

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Proud Penguin  
   

Join us for a special afternoon with educator and award-winning songwriter, Jamie Purnell! Over the past 25 years, Jamie has delighted audiences with his story-driven, acoustic folk-pop, and classrooms with his intelligent, student-centered instruction. Now, he's turned his talents to writing children's books. 

This debut children's book, Proud Penguin by Jamie Purnell, tells the feel-good tale of a penguin whose spirits are lifted from building a new friendship with a seagull. The storybook comes alive with sheet music and a downloadable recording and is made to delight and entertain families as they read and sing along.

At this event, Jamie will: 

• Discuss well-known (and some not so well-known) facts about penguins, seagulls and their habitat.

• Read his heartwarming tale Proud Penguin

• Bring his guitar, dance and sing the "Proud Penguin" song. There will be dancing, singing and lots of audience participation.

 

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Chakra Balancing  
   

Chakra Balancing for the Holidays

Sunday

November 5

2 pm to 3:30 pm

In the yoga tradition, there are seven key points in the subtle body that are thought to be vortexes of energy, known as chakras. According to practitioners, when your chakras are open, your physical body and life are healthy, happy and balanced. When there is an imbalance or blockage, there will be a disturbance in your body or life. By healing the energetic centers of your body, your overall healthy will improve.

Please join presenter Marion Oldenhage to learn about the benefits of chakra balancing. Marion is a Clinically Certified Hypnotherapist, Hypnosis Birth Educator, Shamanic Healer, and Reiki Master Teacher.

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Sunday Movies @ the Library  
   

   

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  Synopsis

 "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander  has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array  of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come  and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) names  Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic  beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

 Directors: David Yates

 Production year:2016

 Rating: PG-13

 Runtime: 133 Minutes

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Zone Open House  
   

The Teen Zone is open for visitors! Stop by to check out the awesome art created by San Lorenzo Teens and learn about teen programming at the Library.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM Telugu & English Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday November 6, 2017
   7:00 AM  -  8:30 PM Fall Jewelry Making craft  
   

 Fall Jewelry making- a class for teens and adults.  Christie's Creative Cupboard will provide materials and instruction.  

Space is limited for this free class, first come first served.  For more information please call the Info Desk at (510) 745-1401

 

Fukaya Room B, 7-8:30 pm

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Covered California Presentation  
   

Jorge Rodriguez from Tri-City Health discusses the current opportunities for health coverage through Covered California.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job in the Bay Area? Bring your resume and come talk to a representative of EastBay Works.

If you're struggling with a Resume, Cover Letter or how to apply for a job online in this new high tech world

come talk to Gwen.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This month's book: TBA

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship  
   

   

Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens.

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computación para adultos  
   

 Clases de Computación

 

¿Quiere aprender cómo usar la computadora mejor?                                                                                           ¿Quiere saber cómo usar el sitio web (internet), obtener un dirección de correo electrónico o como usar Microsoft Word para escribir una carta?

Comenzando el lunes, 11 de septiembre tendremos sesiones de media hora, uno a uno, maestro y estudiante, en la biblioteca de San Lorenzo.

 

6:00pm a 8:00pm

Llamará a 510-284-0642 para registrarse por una cita.

Pregunta le por Lael, Fili o Melinda.

   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  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books, songs, and rhymes for kids ages 3 to 6 and their families.

Wear your jammies if you like!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Session length: 10 weeks, September 11-November 13, 2017.
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  November 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

  

 Circling the SUN

by

Paula McLain

 

 

                                                          

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  -  2:00 PM Quilters Meet Up  
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM One-on-One Resume Critique  
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on how to improve your resume to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal Fresh  
   

Cal Fresh (food stamps) sign-ups at the San Lorenzo Library

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) registrarse en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo  

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh. Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.  

The Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe at the San Lorenzo Library for sign-ups every 1st Tuesday of the month. This program is for anyone who qualifies to receive free nutritious food. 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego EV3 (FLL) Robotics Programming Workshop for Kids  
   

Recommended for grades 4-8. Session length: 8 weeks on Tuesdays October 10, 2017 to November 28, 2017.

This hands-on LEGO EV3 programming workshop is 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.

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

This month's book: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

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

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Job Readiness Workshop  
   

Rubicon, Eden Area One Stop, and Alameda County Library are pleased to present an all-in-one Job Readiness Workshop!

Topics covered will include:

  • Master Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Interviewing Techniques

Please be on time - there's lots of material to go over!

 


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 Interfaith for Youth  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Interfaith for Youth Tri-City

    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: Danielle Wilson 510-284-0645 dwilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

January 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King

March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter

April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr

May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood

June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

July 18               Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder

August 1            Rose by Martin Cruz Smith

September 5    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

October 3          The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

November 7      The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block

December 5      In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper edited by Lawrence Block

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

 

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

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LEARN SMART CYCLING SKILLS

Urban Cycling 101 for Adults and Teens

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

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

No bike required.  Details and registration at:

BikeEastBay.org/education

Free reflective gear for participants!

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday November 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.

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

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

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

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

   10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, abd 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: Joe Stoner  510-284-0685 or jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

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

Come and get a ticket at the Reference Desk on the day of the program.

Limited to 20 adult-child pairs.  We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday (Summer) and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

Registration is required. For more information please contact John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org.   

 

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun with Science  
   

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Join us for Fun with Science!!! We will be doing fun and interesting science experiments for kids ages 5-8. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art Workshop for Kids  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

 

 

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting September 13 through December 13, 2017.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Fall Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting September 20 through December 27, except for October 11, November 15, and December 13. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them **

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Adults- Fall Session  
   

Learn the art of Chinese writing with pen brushes with Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.

 

Online registration starts on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at https://tinyurl.com/y95tnegf.  

 

After registration, present the printed ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class or your seat may be released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own brush, paper and ink if you have them ** 

 

Contact Professor Wang at qiwuwang37@bellsouth.net if you have any questions. 


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Adults- Fall Session  
   

Learn the art of Chinese writing with pen brushes with Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.

 

Online registration starts on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at https://tinyurl.com/y95tnegf.  

 

After registration, present the printed ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class or your seat may be released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own brush, paper and ink if you have them ** 

NO classes on 11/15 and 12/13.

Contact Professor Wang at qiwuwang37@bellsouth.net if you have any questions. 


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Mom  
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors sweat 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.

 

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ECHO Housing Table  
   

Angie from ECHO housing answers questions about fair housing and landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities. 

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida (510) 284-0684 btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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 Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime. Laugh along as we read silly stories, sing songs, and discover the joys of reading. Play time afterwards. 

Contact: Joe (510)248-0677 jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 24 - 35 months!

These storytime programs consist of 20 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities! Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play. Toddler storytime is designed for children who can sit for a longer time but still need to be next to or in the lap of a parent/caregiver. Children and grownups are encouraged to engage and participate.

Join in on the fun every Thursday in the Storytime Theater!

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 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

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 Read  
   

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Tutoring with Laura  
   

Do you have tech questions? Laura has answers!

Sign up for a FREE 30 minute appointment with Laura at the Library. Get help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop, basic computer use, and more!

 

To make an appointment call 510-284-0640 or stop by the information desk.

 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

at the Union City Library -- every Thursday from 1:30-2:30

This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.  The children have 60 minutes of stories, crafts, and activities.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

 

 

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center.        

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer. Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   3:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese For Kids  
   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIUEO Club is offering a free Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old.  We aill practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets   by singing songs and making crafts.  Please come join us and have some fun.

Class is held at the Conference A today.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday November 10, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM County Holiday Library Closed  
   

Newark Library is always closed on Fridays. Other County libraries will also be closed.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 45 minute programs are designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

 

 

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Veteran's Day - Library Closed  
   10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM SAT Practice Test Hosted by Princeton Review  
   

 

Teens are invited to partake in a free New SAT practice test administered by The Princeton Review at the Castro Valley Library, Saturday November 11th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for what might be the most important test of your life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the opportunity to warm and find out how you would score on the new test.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual exam.  You will also receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

Registration is requested. Sign up by phone or in person at the Library Information Desk. 

Registration is also available online at www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/310525

   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Veterans Day Library Open  
   

County Libraries are closed for Thanksgiving.

Location: NEWARK 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  -  11:30 AM Newark Community Parent Playgroup  
   

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

To register contact:  Gomathi Ramesh at 510-547-7322; gomathir@familyresourcenavigators.org

or

Newark Library Branch Manager Joe Stoner; jstoner@acibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM STEAM Saturday  
   

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
September 16 through December 23, 2017

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

Easy, fun, hands-on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math) to inspire kids and their parents.
Located 
in the Children's area.  Come anytime between 10:30 - 12:00pm.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/senior Computer  Gadget  Connection 

Saturday  Mornings 

October 7- November 18

10:30-12:30 pm

The library will provide teen volunteers to help you learn to use the Internet, word processing and more. You may drop in with your questions or take a structured lesson.

   Bring your gadgets too!

Teen volunteers will help you with your cellphones, digital cameras, iPads, etc.

No registration required; just drop in.

For more information, ask at the

      Information Desk, or call 510-745-1401

      LOCATION: FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   
 
 
     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: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Post-Cancer Healing  
   

Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story; Paperback; Author - Cheryl Krauter

Cheryl Krauter, a Bay Area psychotherapist, survived breast cancer, and found a need that wasn’t being addressed.  Patients can get treatments, drugs and the like. But what about the patient’s emotional state?

 

In a bid to address the issue, she authored the book “Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story,” where she offers a way to help people deal with the emotional roller coaster of surviving cancer.

 

All are welcome to this author program!

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Write Your Story Workshop  
   

 

 

 WRITE YOUR STORY WORKSHOP 

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Union City Library

Saturday November 11, 2017 

11a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 
 

                  Join us for a three-hour writing workshop in a safe, comfortable setting with novelist Anita Amirrezvani and poet/editor Persis Karim. Through a series of writing exercises, you will be assisted in getting your story on the page as fiction,

non-fiction, or poetry. The workshop includes craft techniques and supportive feedback, as well as goal setting.

fiction or poetry.

 

Anita Amirrezvani: Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in 25 languages and was long-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Equal of the Sun, was published 2012. Anita teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at the California College of the Arts.

Persis Karim: She has edited three anthologies of Iranian-American literature including A World Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian Americans (1999), Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora (2006) Her poetry has been published in numerous national journals and magazines. She teaches literature and creative writing at San Jose State University.

           For Registration call 510-0745-1464                  

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
 
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help & Repair  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a teen tech. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if the teen tech will be here before you come. 

Registration is required because the teen is coming from outside the Tri-City area. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Trek: Grades 1 & 2  
   

Four sessions offered on 11/4/17, 11/11/17, 11/18/17, and 11/25/17.  Students can sign up for as many sessions as they want.  There are no requirements to attend prior sessions to attend another. 

  • 1:00-2:00 PM--Grades 1 & 2 
  • 2:15-3:15 PM--Grades 3 & 4
  • 3:30-4:30 PM--Grades 5 & 6 

This series of sessions is designed to give gifted students in grades 1-6 a taste of Competitive Mathematics/Math Contests. The problem sets are inspired from national and international math contests such as AMC 8, Math Kangaroo, Math Olympaid,  MathCounts, Math League, and Maths Bee.

Online registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be canceled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad Photography  
   

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Learn how to capture and share stunning photos with your iPhone or iPad. This hands-on class will show you how to compose a shot, edit it with an app, share it and manage your digital photo library. Bring your device!

 

There will be time for Q & A.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime  
   

  Venga y comparta la maravilla de la lectura con sus hijos!

    Come and share the marvel of literature with your children!

 Este programa consistira de cuentos, canciones, baile y mucha diversion para  toda la familia!

                                                           This program will consist of stories, songs, dance and lots of fun for the whole family!

                            Tiempo de cuentos sera cada segundo y cuarto sabado del mes.

                                                            This storytime will be every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM T.Hanks for Tom Hanks! Sleepless in Seattle  
   

Sleepless in SeattleNovember is the season for Thanksgiving so this November we're saying T.Hanks for Tom Hanks!  Join us for a Tom Hanks Film Festival every Saturday in November. Watch Tom Hanks through the decades as each week we move through the 80's, 90,s and 2000's ending with his 2016 hit SULLY.  Movies will be shown on the library's big screen video wall with surround sound, in the Virginia S. Bennett Room.  Snacks and trivia will add to the fun!   

Today's movie, is Sleepless in Seattle (1993). 

This program is free and for all ages.  The film is rated PG.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos  
   

What would you do if immigration officers were at your door? 

San Lorenzo Library and Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) invite you to a FREE Community Presentation on Immigrant and Refugee Rights

This presentation will be offered in English and Spanish, with materials available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

 

¿Qué haría si Oficiales de Inmigración estarían en su puerta?

La biblioteca de San Lorenzo y Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) los invita a una

Presentación comunitaria GRATIS sobre los derechos de inmigrantes y refugiados

11 de noviembre, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA, 94580

 The Greenhouse Community Room

Esta presentación será ofrecida en inglés y español con material disponible en inglés, español, chino, y vietnamita


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Math Trek: Grades 3 & 4  
   

Four sessions offered on 11/4/17, 11/11/17, 11/18/17, and 11/25/17.  Students can sign up for as many sessions as they want.  There are no requirements to attend prior sessions to attend another. 

  • 1:00-2:00 PM--Grades 1 & 2 
  • 2:15-3:15 PM--Grades 3 & 4
  • 3:30-4:30 PM--Grades 5 & 6 

This series of sessions is designed to give gifted students in grades 1-6 a taste of Competitive Mathematics/Math Contests. The problem sets are inspired from national and international math contests such as AMC 8, Math Kangaroo, Math Olympaid,  MathCounts, Math League, and Maths Bee.

Online registration is required. Registration starts on October 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be canceled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

Contact: Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Dir