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Thursday August 17, 2017
   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
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad 101 (part 1)  
   

 

This iPad / iPhone class is a two-part class (also on August 24) that gives the student a complete and comprehensive understanding of what these amazing devices can do. This informative class explores basic functionality, settings, apps, as well as introducing tips and tricks. 

No registration necessary. Classes are free. Bring your fully charged device and let the fun begin. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic  
   

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

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, starting May 20, 2017.

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 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
   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.

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


Sunday August 20, 2017
   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 Orchids 101 with Sung Lee  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Local favorite and orchid expert, Sung Lee, will be at the Library on August 20 at 2:00 pm to walk you through the basics of growing beautiful orchids. 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Monday August 21, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Job Readiness Workshop: Resumes  
   

Eden Area One Stop Presents a 3 week workshop on how to get a Great Job!

Monday August 14th Master Application Workshop

Monday August 21st Resume Workshop

Monday August 28th Interview Techniques/Questions Workshop


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0642 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Tuesday August 22, 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

 
 

   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 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 August 23, 2017
   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


Thursday August 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad 101 (part 2)  
   

 

This iPad / iPhone class is the second half of a two-part class (with August 17) that gives the student a complete and comprehensive understanding of what these amazing devices can do. This informative class explores basic functionality, settings, apps, as well as introducing tips and tricks. 

No registration necessary. Classes are free. Bring your fully charged device and let the fun begin. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Saturday August 26, 2017
   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.

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


Sunday August 27, 2017
   2:00 AM Sunday Movies @ the Library: Dog Day Afternoon  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

HEISTS!

 

 

 

Dog Day Afternoon  (R)  Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen                Runtime:  2 Hr. 5 Min.     

"Al Pacino and John Cazale play hapless would-be bankrobbers (Sonny and Sal respectively), who are forced through circumstances into an impossible situation... Dog Day Afternoon moves between moments of hyperbolic absurdity and scenes of real tragedy.  The film captures the swirling passions of a moment in its characters' lives and in history, with a brilliant immediacy." 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Release Date: 1975

Director:  Sidney Lumet

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: Going in Style (2017)  
   

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

Join us for a showing of Going in Style (2017)

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.  Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.    PG-13 ; 97 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


Monday August 28, 2017
   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Job Readiness Workshop: Interview Techniques  
   

Eden Area One Stop Presents a 3 week workshop on how to get a Great Job!

Monday August 14th Master Application Workshop

Monday August 28th Interview Techniques/Questions Workshop


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0642 DWilson@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Tuesday August 29, 2017
   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

 

 

 

   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

Thursday August 31, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Power of Flower  
   

 

 

 Asian Art Museum

@

Union City Library

 

                                       

 

 

 Flower Power

This Multimedia Presetation Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of 

Summer Of Love

From the refined to the revolutionary, find meaning in every bloom.

During the Summer of Love, flowers became powerful symbols of peace, a concept plucked from Buddhist art. More than merely decorative, floral imagery has helped convey ideas from the refined to the revolutionary for thousands of years.

In Asian art, flowers speak a language all their own. Where a lotus blooms, a rosebud is clasped, or cherry blossoms flutter to the ground, a story is told — if you know how to read it. 

This summer, uncover the hidden meanings of flowers in Asian art. Delve into the symbolism of six significant blooms: the lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose. The enduring importance of these flowers is shared through gloriously gilded screens, sleek lacquers, rare porcelains, striking sculptures, pop art, and sensory-igniting, participatory contemporary installations that speak to today’s issues, from climate change to social activism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

 

 THE KITCHEN BOY

by

 

Robert Alexander

 

 

                                                          

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
   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
 

 


Wednesday September 6, 2017
   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

Thursday September 7, 2017
   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
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paint Along for Adults - CLASS FULL!  
   

painting sample

Beginner and experienced painters are invited to join teaching artist Karen Wardell to make a beautiful piece of art. All the supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is your creating spirit!

Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 925-803-7252 or come by the Information Desk to register.

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month at the Dublin Library.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM EALI Governance  
   

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One, Purl Two  
    Contact: Pam Blades   510-608-1109   pblades@aclibrary.org
   

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact: Eugene Marangoni   510-608-1117   emarangoni@aclibrary.org
   

 

Social Security is more complicated than most people realize.  The decisions you make now can affect the amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.  You've paid into the Social Security program for over 30 years and you should learn how to get the maximum benefits  to which you are entitled.  Discover your benefits options by attending this free no-obligation workshop presented by financial planner Kinley Wong of the Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation.  This program will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room.  


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Sunday September 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Taking the Next Step: A Writing Workshop  
   

Taking the Next Step: A Writing Workshop

Sunday, September 10

1 pm to 4:30 pm

Are you stuck in your writing project? Let author Camille Minichino help! No matter your topic, genre, or format, this workshop will help take you to the next step. She’ll lecture on the craft of writing and the publishing process. You’ll engage in writing exercises, discussion and critique. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call or visit the Information Desk to sign up!

Camille Minichino is the author of 25 mysteries in four different series. She has written many short stories and articles, and she is a teacher of writing and science around the Bay Area, including Golden Gate University.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday September 11, 2017
   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
   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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Booklegger Volunteer Orientation  
   

 

If you are interested in becoming a Booklegger volunteer in the Fremont Unified School District, come to our orientation meeting to learn about our volunteer opportunity. For more information, please call the Children's Information Desk at 510-745-1421.

 

What does a Booklegger do?

  • Commit an average of 3-4 hours per week during the school year (you set your own schedule!)
  • Visit elementary schools in the Fremont Unified School District
  • Introduce students to 6-10 books during a 30-minute presentation
  • Promote reading and encourage a lifelong love of reading for fun!?

After you are accepted into the program there will be seven weeks of training at the Fremont Main Library (held on Tuesday mornings from 9:15 am-11:45 am, starting September 19 through October 31). During the training, volunteers will be introduced to booktalking, reading aloud and storytelling skills. You will also have an opportunity to visit several classrooms to see a Booklegger in action and practice your skills.

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Documentary Screening of Guilty Pleasures  
   

 

At the Fremont Main Library in Fukaya room B on Tuesday September 12th at 6:00 p.m.

     Documentary Screening of Guilty Pleasures 

     

Julie Moggan’s documentary offers a much closer and more perceptive look at the world of the romance novel by profiling five people involved in it. Though their roles vary widely, they reveal the deeper personal and social meanings of the genre’s allure.

*This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. 

http://www.pbs.org/pov/guiltypleasures/  

 PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned

No registration is required, please just come and enjoy!

Contact- seigenman@aclibrary.org

 

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

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

 Advance registration required.

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


Wednesday September 13, 2017
   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

Thursday September 14, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad Tips & Tricks  
   

 

Move beyond the basics of using your iPhone / iPad! With this entertaining and informative class you will discover many of the best hidden features you didn't know existed. Easily learn useful tricks to help enhance your iPhone / iPad experience. There will be time for Q & A. 

No registration necessary. Classes are free. Bring your fully charged device and let the fun begin. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Saturday September 16, 2017
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Electronic Medical Record and Why You Should Care  
   

Do you know what an Electronic Medical Record is?  If not, come to this free workshop presented by Connie Berg, RN, MBA, and find out! 

This program is designed for anyone who visits doctors, nurse practitioners, and dentists and for those who work in the healthcare industry (physicians, nurses).  Learn about the HIPAA Compliance law [HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act], which addresses privacy and security of a patient's medical data associated with the EMR. 

At the end of the session, there will be a 30-minute question and answer session,, and an on-the-spot evaluation form to be turned in when each attendee receives their certificate of attendance.

Speaker Connie Berg, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, is Principal of CMB Consulting, which focuses on Information Technology [HCIT], Nursing and Healthcare Informatics projects for Hospitals and Vendors. 

 

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Monday September 18, 2017
   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
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday September 19, 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

September 12, and October 17, and November 21

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM 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  -  3:00 PM Readers' Round Table - a new group for book lovers  
   

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. Choose a title to read and share the following month. 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 who might enjoy it (mystery lovers, history buffs, etc.). Remember, 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.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Starting a Business  
   

EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

Alan L. Olsen, CPA and host of "American Dreams" radio show, KDOW 1220AM, will share recipes for success and leadership for entrepreneurs.  Learn how to start a business, entity structure, work-life balance and exit strategy.  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

 


Wednesday September 20, 2017
   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  -  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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Take Charge in Managing Diabetes  
   

Take Charge in Managing Diabetes 

A free two-part program to create a plan for success

 

Wed, September 20 & 27, 2017 (2-parts)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

San Lorenzo Library

395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo

FREE

 

Learn how you can take control by managing your condition to lower medical costs, reduce health complications, and increase longevity through lifestyle modifications. Presented by Diabetic Educator Evelina McDowall.

Diabetic complications not only affect your blood sugar, but also vital organs such as kidneys, pancreas, skin, eyes and feet. People with diabetes are also two times at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Light refreshments served.

Limited seating. Registration is required. Call (510) 538-2035 to register.   

 

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday September 21, 2017
   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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Monday September 25, 2017
   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
   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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

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

June 27: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

July 25: Hissing Cousins by Mark Peyser

August 22: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

September 26: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

October 24: Memory Man by David Baldacci

November 28: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

December 26: Winter Break. No Meeting.

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-One Job Counseling  
   

Are you currently thinking of changing careers?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on which jobs would be suitable for you.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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 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 Paranormal Investigation & Historic Houses  
   

Is Meek Mansion haunted? How about McConaghy House?

Come find out!

Tuesday, September 26

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Paranormal research groups have investigated Meek Mansion in Meek Park and the McConaghy House in Kennedy Park and found them to be very active sites for paranormal activity. Data collected previously includes electronic voice phenomena, cold spots, touches, apparitions and much more. Gretta Stimson, Collections and Properties Manager for the Hayward Area Historical Society, will share evidence collected by investigators and provide information about how you can get involved.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday September 27, 2017
   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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Take Charge in Managing Diabetes  
   

Take Charge in Managing Diabetes 

A free two-part program to create a plan for success

 

Wed, September 20 & 27, 2017 (2-parts)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

San Lorenzo Library

395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo

FREE

 

Learn how you can take control by managing your condition to lower medical costs, reduce health complications, and increase longevity through lifestyle modifications. Presented by Diabetic Educator Evelina McDowall.

Diabetic complications not only affect your blood sugar, but also vital organs such as kidneys, pancreas, skin, eyes and feet. People with diabetes are also two times at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Light refreshments served.

Limited seating. Registration is required. Call (510) 538-2035 to register.   

 

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday September 28, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Saturday September 30, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Naturalization Information Session  
   

USCIS Naturalization Information Session - Saturday September 30th  12:30-2:30 p.m.

Representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in San Francisco will present information on how to prepare to become a United States Citizen.  

Program Highlights

Overview of naturalization eligibility requirements.

Step-by-step description of the naturalization process with a demonstration interview.

Question &  Answer session.

Free naturalization test preparation materials!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday October 2, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

January 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King

March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter

April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr

May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood

June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

July 18               Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder

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
 

 


Thursday October 5, 2017
   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
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Travel Spain: A First Thursdays Event  
   

Local author and photographer Karin Welss would like to take you on a photographic tour of Spain. Whether you're planning a trip to Spain, or you're just an armchair traveler, join us for photos, stories, and tips about visiting this friendly, colorful, fascinating country.

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month at the Dublin Library.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Monday October 9, 2017
   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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

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

 Advance registration required.

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


Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Monday October 16, 2017
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Developing Your Own Food Business  
   

Developing Your Own Food Business 

A 10-part Seminar Series Offered by The Alameda County SBDC and The Alameda County Community Development Agency

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! 

Space is Limited - No Cost to Attend 

 

9/11/17 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values) 

9/14/17 Class 2: Operating Models 

9/18/17 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models 

9/21/17 Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) 

9/25/17 Class 5: Operations 

9/28/17 Class 6: Marketing Communications 

10/02/17 Class 7: Financial Projections 

10/09/17 Class 8: Legalities & Resources 

10/12/17 Class 9: Funding your Company 

10/16/17 Class 10: Your Business Plan 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE for CENTRAL COUNTY 

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, September 11th to October 16th 

San Lorenzo Library Greenhouse Community Room, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

 

to register: http://tiny.cc/FBETA

For more information: seminars@acsbdc.org

 

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Readers' Round Table - a group for book lovers  
   

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. Choose a title to read and share the following month. 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 who might enjoy it (mystery lovers, history buffs, etc.). Remember, 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.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN 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

Thursday October 19, 2017
   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
 


Saturday October 21, 2017
   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

Monday October 23, 2017
   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
 


Tuesday October 24, 2017
   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

 
 

   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

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   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

Thursday November 2, 2017
   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
 


Tuesday November 7, 2017
   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
   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
 

 


Monday November 13, 2017
   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
 


Tuesday November 14, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

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

 Advance registration required.

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


Thursday November 16, 2017
   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
 


Saturday November 18, 2017
   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

Monday November 20, 2017
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday November 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Readers' Round Table - a group for book lovers  
   

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. Choose a title to read and share the following month. 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 who might enjoy it (mystery lovers, history buffs, etc.). Remember, 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.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Monday November 27, 2017
   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
 


Tuesday November 28, 2017
   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

 
 


Tuesday December 5, 2017
   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
   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
 

 


Thursday December 7, 2017
   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
 


Monday December 11, 2017
   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
 


Tuesday December 12, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

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

 Advance registration required.

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


Saturday December 16, 2017
   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

Monday December 18, 2017
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday December 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Readers' Round Table - a group for book lovers  
   

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. Choose a title to read and share the following month. 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 who might enjoy it (mystery lovers, history buffs, etc.). Remember, 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.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Thursday December 21, 2017
   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
 


Tuesday December 26, 2017
   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

 
 


Tuesday January 9, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

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

 Advance registration required.

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


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