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Tuesday February 21, 2017
   2:30 PM Mr. Shap Balloon Artist & Magician  
   




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday February 22, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday February 25, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic  
   

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

HOW: Register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J  then
- Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
- Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited! 
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!

More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

This event is part of Fixit and new students will be admitted only if there are enough volunteers. Learn to sew using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied for your first project, a drawstring bag. After that, you may work on a project of your own. The library has some fabric available for students. 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tales of the Amazing Dr. Seuss  
   

Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming soon! Celebrate the work of this creative genius at a free event featuring performer Bob Kann, who will tell tales about Dr. Seuss, discuss the author's delight in playing with and creating words, and share the inspiration for many of his stories.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday February 27, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday February 28, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 1, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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

 

 

 


Saturday March 4, 2017
   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Kids Yoga  
   

For ages 5 and up.  Parents are welcome, too!

Join certified RYT instructor Carla Rodriguez to learn fundamentals of Yoga and do fun activities .  A yoga mat is recommended but not required. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-284-0682 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Puppet Show! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Tony Borders, Magical Ventrilogist

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

 

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Sunday March 5, 2017
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM The Anthem Quartet - Jazz Concert  
   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday March 6, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

For children of all ages.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday March 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal-Fresh Enrollment  
   

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 8, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Butterfly Tree Drop-in Workshop  
   

 

For children of all ages.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday March 11, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Organizing Made Simple  
   

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

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday March 13, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday March 14, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 15, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Make a Family House!

An art event for the whole family. No registration necessary. Free! Bring your friends and neighbors too. Sponsored by the Alameda County Arts Commission.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday March 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM St. Patrick's Festival  
   

It's Dublin's 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival, planned for March 18 and 19.  Check out the Festival website for full details on all the events at http://dublinca.gov/293/St-Patricks-Day-Celebration.

The Festival takes place in the Civic Center complex that includes City Hall and the Library.  Dublin Library is open normal hours, 10:00-5:00 on Saturday and 1:00-5:00 on Sunday.  However, the Civic Center parking area is completely closed off for festival vendors, so people will need to follow the "Festival Parking" signs and walk to the Library.  

Materials will not be due over this weekend. However, there will be a drop off for library materials in the sports grounds parking area. 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 'Make a Family House' Family Art Workshop  
   

Families are invited to attend this art workshop where they can create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, all materials provided. Families can also contribute to a community artwork display at the library! 

This program is drop in. No registration is required.

This program will take place in the Edith Stone Room.



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Saturday, March 18 

2 - 3:00pm

Come join the free play fun with Legos and other building materials!  

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley

Sunday March 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM St. Patrick's Festival  
   

It's Dublin's 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival, planned for March 18 and 19.  Check out the Festival website for full details on all the events at http://dublinca.gov/293/St-Patricks-Day-Celebration.

The Festival takes place in the Civic Center complex that includes City Hall and the Library.  Dublin Library is open normal hours, 10:00-5:00 on Saturday and 1:00-5:00 on Sunday.  However, the Civic Center parking area is completely closed off for festival vendors, so people will need to follow the "Festival Parking" signs and walk to the Library.  

Materials will not be due over this weekend. However, there will be a drop off for library materials in the sports grounds parking area. 


Monday March 20, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Painted Flower Pots for Spring  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Celebrate the first day of Spring as a family by painting a flower pot together! This is a great all-ages event. All supplies are provided.

 

This program is part of our Art IS Education programming.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday March 21, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 22, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday March 25, 2017
   11:00 AM Join the Jam! with Musician Charity Kahn  
   



Location: ALBANY 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  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sew a Zippered Pouch for Adults  
   

Make a Zippered Pouch using a sewing machine. All materials and equipment are supplied. Prerequisites: You must be able to make a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, and do straight stitching.

Registration is required. Space is limited because the library has only 8 sewing machines. Email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call Barbara at (510) 284-0684.  When you register, please include whether you are bringing your own sewing machine. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday March 27, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday March 28, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Becky (510)248-0682 Rmachetta@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 29, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bookmobile Presents: Make a Family House!  
    Contact: Christina Grove   510-745-1477   cgrove@aclibrary.org
   

Art is Ed logo

 

 

Bookmobile Presents -- Family Art Workshop: Make a Family House!

Create a family house together using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials provided! Families can also contribute to a community artwork.

Registration required; call 510-745-1477.

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

 

    Location: Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont, CA

Monday April 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Art is Education Family Art Workshop  
   

Join us for a free family art workshop! You will create a family house project together, using collage, fabric, stories and instant photographs. Fun for all ages, and all materials will be provided. You may also contribute artwork to a community work that will be displayed at the library.

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday April 4, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal-Fresh Enrollment  
   

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Wednesday April 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday April 8, 2017
   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

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Monday April 10, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday April 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday April 16, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mammal Menagerie  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Sulphur Creek Nature Center presents Mammal Menagerie!

What do coyotes, whales, bats, and people have in common? Learn all about this amazing group of animals and how they have adapted to live in every environment. Discover their tremendous diversity, communication strategies, brain development, and sensory adaptations.

This program is great for kids in grades K-6, and space is limited to 30 children. Free tickets will be handed out at 1:30 - ask for them at the information desk.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Monday April 17, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday April 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday April 22, 2017
   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


Monday April 24, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday April 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday May 1, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday May 2, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal-Fresh Enrollment  
   

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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Saturday May 6, 2017
   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


Monday May 8, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday May 13, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Monday May 15, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday May 20, 2017
   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


Monday May 22, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday June 3, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Stitch 'n Inch  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic  
   

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

HOW: Register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J  then
- Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
- Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited! 
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!

More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 


Monday June 5, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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
 


Wednesday June 7, 2017
   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

 

 

 


Monday June 12, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday June 17, 2017
   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


Monday June 19, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday June 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Monday June 26, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday July 3, 2017
   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
 


Wednesday July 5, 2017
   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

 

 

 


Wednesday August 2, 2017
   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

 

 

 


Monday August 7, 2017
   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
 


Wednesday September 6, 2017
   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

 

 

 


Monday October 2, 2017
   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
 


Wednesday October 4, 2017
   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

 

 

 


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   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

 

 

 


Monday November 6, 2017
   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
 


Monday December 4, 2017
   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
 


Wednesday December 6, 2017
   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

 

 

 


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