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Sunday April 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pressed Flower Time for Adults  
   

Use pressed flowers to make a gift or note card, bookmark, picture, mason jar lid or box. (If you want to decorate a box or something else, please bring your own, sturdy and no larger than 8 by 8 inches.) All materials except boxes will be supplied. This is not a class, but an opportunity to practice what you have learned at earlier classes at the library or elsewhere. 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday April 23, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday April 25, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

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

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Thursday April 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Association of Tao Development  
   

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

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Insects Rock  
   

Earth Day is April 22nd, but we're celebrating all month long! Join us for one of our special programs this month at the Dublin Library!

 Thursday, April 26th: Insects Rock! Join us for a highly interactive presentation on insects! Kids get to polish (and keep) a piece of real amber, which might have an insect inside!

 Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 5:45 pm.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Friday April 27, 2018
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Board Games for all  
   

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Drop in the library between 3:15 and 4:15 pm and challenge your friends to board games! Lots of board games to choose from, provided by the library. 

This program is for all ages.

Contact: Information Desk (510) 284-0695
 

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday April 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Union City's Got Talent!  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Talent Show Flyer

    Location: Union City Library

Sunday April 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dublin Pride: Fix-It Clinic  
   

Dublin PrideLearn how to fix that broken item that sits in the corner of your garage. The fix-it clinic will be staffed by volunteer coaches who will help you actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item so that you leave fully empowered to share your newfound confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large.  Tools provided, all ages welcome!  This event is in the Community Room at the Dublin Library.

Contact  www.dublinprideweek.com,  925-833-6630

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Monday April 30, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday May 1, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Games for all  
   

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Drop in the library and challenge your friends to board games! Lots of board games to choose from, provided by the library. 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heroes Read  
   

Heroes Read!

Join us for a very special storytime with a local police officer, firefighter, or paramedic! 

These men and women work hard to save lives - and they love to read, too!

This family storytime is for all ages. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

 Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday May 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday May 4, 2018
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Are we alone in the Universe?  
   

Presented by retired atomic scientist Srinivasan T.

Recommended for grades 6 and up, and curious adults.

Our universe is vast. Our parent star sun occupies a small place in our galaxy Milky Way.  Billions of galaxies exist in the Universe. Galaxies have billions of stars. Is there life elsewhere?  Are they more advanced? Will they annihilate us?  Curious to know? Join us to explore all about this interesting topic.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday May 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM eBook Help Desk  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Girl Scouts Present: Healthy Eating  
   

Image result for girl scouts of northern californiaGirl Scout of Northern California Troop 33725 will be presenting on Healthy Eating for all ages. They will be discussing the impacts of eating fast food and sharing healthy eating tips and recipes. This program is for all ages. 

 

 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Star Wars Day  
   

                                            Star Wars Day!

The Star Wars fleet is coming to the library! Bring the entire family for this EPIC day.

Come picture ready in your favorite Star Wars costume. This is the perfect opportunity for a photo session!

There will also be Star Wars themed crafts for children while supplies last!

 

 SO DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS EPIC EVENT!!!!

 

 

 

 

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


Monday May 7, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 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 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM ASL Storytime  
   

Please join staff from the California School for the Deaf during this event for deaf children. Stories for preschool - 2nd graders will be from 6:30 - 7 p.m and 2nd - 5th graders from 7 - 7:30 p.m. This is a free program and will take place in the Storytime Theatre.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday May 9, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Make a Mother's Day Card  
   

 MOTHER'S DAY IS SUNDAY, MAY 13TH 

Drop into our Greenhouse Community Room on Wednesday May 9th, where supplies will be provided for children to make a card for a special someone!


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Moms  
   

All mothers and children (optional) are welcome! This event will be hosted in our Greenhouse Community Room. 

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

For more information on the nonprofit, no excuse moms, please visit their website at noexcusemom.com

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager. (San Lorenzo Library)

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday May 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Association of Tao Development  
   

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

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday May 11, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Go The Game  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday May 12, 2018
     eBook & eAudiobook Help Desk  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Nature Photography  
   

Learn the principles and practices of taking better people pics with Gerry Mooney, professional photographer and photojournalist with over 25 years of experience.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday May 14, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday May 15, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heroes Read  
   

Heroes Read!

Join us for a very special storytime with a local police officer, firefighter, or paramedic! 

These men and women work hard to save lives - and they love to read, too!

This family storytime is for all ages. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

 Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday May 16, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Supervisor Chan’s Community Update  
   

Supervisor Wilma Chan’s Community Update

5:30 PM - Meet & Greet

6:00 PM - County Agency Updates

Learn about community development initiatives, public works and public art projects, and ongoing public safety efforts. 

Asl Questions, share your concerns, and have your issues addressed!

Light food and refreshments will be served. 

Two tickets will be raffled off to see the Oakland A's! 

Contact Jared Savas at jared.savas@acgov.org or (510) 278-0367 to RSVP or for more information. 


 

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday May 17, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mandarin Parenting Class with Dr. Shu-Ling Chen  
   

 
This class is conducted in Mandarin.  It's okay to bring your child with you, toys are provided to keep them busy.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Board Game Night  
   

 

Families are invited to join us for our monthly board game night! Friendly teen volunteers are available to teach you how to play one of our many games, and to join in if more players are needed! We have a variety of games, including Memory, Uno!, Connect 4, Candyland, and many more. No registration needed - just drop in!

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Friday May 18, 2018
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Board Games for all  
   

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Drop in the library between 3:15 and 4:15 pm and challenge your friends to board games! Lots of board games to choose from, provided by the library. 

This program is for all ages.

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

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 your broken appliances, electronics, sewing machines, textiles, bikes and other portable busted items to a free Fixit Clinic cosponsored by Republic Services. Volunteer coaches will help you take them apart, explore inside and attempt repairs. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together repair event.

We also need coaches! All you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it.  Interested volunteers should sign up at goo.gl/kwVNlv.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

Circle is combined with Fixit Clinic today. 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


Sunday May 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pet Wellness and Welfare  
   

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

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

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

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


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

 

 


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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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


     Math Science Nucleus Presents:   The Ice age in California

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

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

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Lick Your Eyeballs Reptile & Amphibian Show

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

All ages are welcome.


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday May 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Storytime  
   

Family Storytime

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

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

No registration necessary, just drop in!

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Joe Stoner     jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday May 25, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Go The Game  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday May 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

Family Storytime

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

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

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie: Despicable Me 3  
   

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday May 30, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


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

Family Storytime

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

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

No registration necessary, just drop in!

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Drop-in eBook & eAudiobook Help  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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 4, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 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 6, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Make a Father's Day Card  
   

 FATHER'S DAY IS SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH 

Drop into our Greenhouse Community Room on Wednesday June 6th, where supplies will be provided for children to make a card for a special someone!


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Moms  
   

All mothers and children (optional) are welcome! This event will be hosted in our Greenhouse Community Room. 

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

For more information on the nonprofit, no excuse moms, please visit their website at noexcusemom.com

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager. (San Lorenzo Library)

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday June 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Drop-in eBook & eAudiobook Help  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday June 11, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday June 13, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM No Excuse Moms  
   

All mothers and children (optional) are welcome! This event will be hosted in our Greenhouse Community Room. 

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

For more information on the nonprofit, no excuse moms, please visit their website at noexcusemom.com

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager. (San Lorenzo Library)

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday June 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday June 18, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Thursday June 21, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mandarin Parenting Class with Dr. Shu-Ling Chen  
   

 
This class is conducted in Mandarin.  It's okay to bring your child with you, toys are provided to keep them busy.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday June 25, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday June 27, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dave Rocha Jazz For Kids  
   

Join us for an educational jazz performace intended for children of all ages!

Hosted by the Dave Rocha Jazz Trio!

From 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

We hope to see you there!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday June 28, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Pressed Flower Time for Adults  
   

Use pressed flowers to make a gift or note card, bookmark, picture, mason jar lid or box. (If you want to decorate a boxor something else, please bring your own, sturdy and no larger than 8 by 8 inches.) All materials except boxes will be supplied. This is not a class, but an opportunity to practice what you have learned at earlier classes at the library or elsewhere. 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday July 2, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read  
   


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Family movie: Finding Dory  
   

 

Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of her pals Nemo and Martin.  She eventually heads to California, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place to call home.  (Rated PG - 103 minutes)

Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend.  Free tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes before the show time.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday July 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Family movie - Kung Fu Panda 3  
   

 

Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats:  one supernatural and the other closer to his home.  (Rated PG - l hr. and 35 mins.)

Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend.  Free tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes before the show time.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 

 


Monday July 30, 2018
   6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Family Movie: Coco  
   

Coco Poster

 

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. (Rated PG - 1 hr. & 45 mins.)

Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend.  Free tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes before the show time.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday August 6, 2018
   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
 


Saturday August 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic  
   

Bring your broken appliances, electronics, sewing machines, textiles, bikes and other portable busted items to a free Fixit Clinic cosponsored by Republic Services. Volunteer coaches will help you take them apart, explore inside and attempt repairs. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together repair event.

We also need coaches! All you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it.  Interested volunteers should sign up at goo.gl/kwVNlv.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday October 1, 2018
   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
 


Saturday November 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic  
   

Bring your broken appliances, electronics, sewing machines, textiles, bikes and other portable busted items to a free Fixit Clinic cosponsored by Republic Services. Volunteer coaches will help you take them apart, explore inside and attempt repairs. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together repair event.

We also need coaches! All you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it.  Interested volunteers should sign up at goo.gl/kwVNlv.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday November 5, 2018
   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 3, 2018
   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
 


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