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Monday December 11, 2017
   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 December 12, 2017
   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 December 13, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Hanukkah Sing-Along  
   

Hanukkah Sing-Along

Wednesday, December 13

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Sing-along to classic Hanukkah songs with Mikel Estrin on mandolin and clarinet, Josh Cohen on violin and vocals, Martin Gross on guitar and vocals, and Ralph Sklar on vocals and guitar. A lovely event for the whole family!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime & Santa  
   

Ho Ho Ho......SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO THE LIBRARY

Stoytime and Santa

Come Meet Santa and don't forget your Camera!

 

Thursday, December 14 @ 10am

 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: Chabot/Canyon Room CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday December 15, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO Club  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth     bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

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


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

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 Paper Ball Ornaments  
   

Join us in the Community Room to make ornaments out of paper with two simple templates, holiday paper (or cardstock), and glue!  All ages (kids, teens and adults) are welcomed, though you should be able to use scissors, glue and a pencil.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter Movie: Home Alone  
   

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Join us for this showing of the winter classic Home Alone! 

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday December 17, 2017
   2:00 PM Nutcracker  
   

The whole family is invited to watch a holiday classic:

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerGeorge Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER

Presented on the video wall with surround sound in the Bennett Room

Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievious mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine's stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet. The New York City Ballet's beloved production has been performed in New York City every year since its premiere on February 2, 1954.

This film is not rated and runs 110 minutes.

This film will show again on December 27 at 2:00 PM.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Monday December 18, 2017
   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 December 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Winter Magic Show with Magician Mike Della Penna  
   

 

The Winter Magic Show!

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and 

annual celebration of light. 

Come warm yourself this season with a little fun and a whole lot of wonder!
All ages are welcome to come laugh, smile, and participate in this very special seasonal magic show.

  *** Please arrive 15 minutes prior to event for tickets; available at the information desk.

 

 

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday December 21, 2017
   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

 


Saturday December 23, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Holidays Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime  
   


 Holidays Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

 

 You are all invited to join us for holiday stories, finger plays, songs, dancing and crafts!

  ¡Son todos invitados a unirse a la hora cuentos festivos, juego de dedos, canto, baile y manualidades!

 

 Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all are welcome to attend1

  Los cuentos son enfocados a niños/as de edades preescolar - 3 a 5 años. ¡Pero todos son bienvenidos!

 

Seats are limited. Free tickets are available 15 minutes before the program and doors will close 5 minutes after the program so that latercomers do not disturb the program in session.

Los asientos son limitados. Entradas seran disponibles 15 minutos antes del programa y las puertas se cierran 5 minutos despues del programa para que los que llegan tarde no interrumpan la sesion. 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas  
   

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Join us for this showing of the winter classic The Nightmare Before Christmas

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday December 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tuesday Movie: Cars 3  
   

 

Winter Break @ the Castro Valley Library!

Tuesday Movie 

CARS 3 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Board Games for all  
   

Image result for board gamesDrop in the library between 3:30 and 4:30 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.

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


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Holiday Family Movie - Home Alone  
   

 

                                                                                                  Holiday Family Movie

Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

 

 PG/ 1h 43min/ Comedy, Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Information Desk(510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM Nutcracker  
   

The whole family is invited to watch a holiday classic:

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerGeorge Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER

Presented on the video wall with surround sound in the Bennett Room

Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievious mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine's stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet. The New York City Ballet's beloved production has been performed in New York City every year since its premiere on February 2, 1954.

This film is not rated and runs 110 minutes.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM The Nutcracker by Symphonics  
   

Symphonics Presents The Nutcracker

A story-time program that incorporates story-telling and music performed by live musicians.

Paired with Tchaikovsky's score for the ballet of the same name, Hoffman's story of The Nutcracker outlines young girl Clara's Christmas dream of her adventures with a nutcracker prince 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: Chabot Room CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday December 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Build It Day  
   

Winter Break @ the Castro Valley Library!

Thursday, December 28

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Come use your imagination and create Lego structures and art of all kinds. Learn to make a Lego box!

Free and drop in. Bring a friend!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley

Friday December 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Owl Pellet Discovery  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-284-0695   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

Owl Pellet Discovery

Join us for this exciting class about owl diets.

For grades kindergarten through 12th.

*** Space is limited, please arrive promptly. ***

 

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

 

 


Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Noon Years Eve Party  
   

Image result for noon years eveJoin us to party till its 12 PM! We'll have crafts, refreshments, and count down till 12 PM! 

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


Tuesday January 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Holiday Craft  
   

WINTER BREAK @ the Castro Valley Library!

Holiday Craft

Tuesday, January 2

1:00 - 2:00pm

Create a holiday tin art craft with artist Rachel-Anne Palacios.

Designed for five years and older.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Board Game Afternoon  
   

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Wednesday January 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

 

WINTER BREAK!

GAME DAY

Wednesday, January 3

1:00 - 3:00pm

Come have some old-fashioned fun at the library. We'll provide Monopoly, checkers, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders and other classic board games.

Free and drop-in. Bring a friend!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Snow Day  
   

Families with kids ages 3 and up are invited to join us for Snow Day! Teen volunteers will help us do some fun snow crafts, play snow games, have snow snacks and make snowflakes to decorate the library. We'll also have short movies playing while we have fun.

This is a free program, and no registration is necessary. Drop in any time between 2 and 3 pm.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dublin Library.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Saturday January 6, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Winter Magic Show with Magician Mike Della Penna  
   

 

 

The Winter Magic Show!

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and 

annual celebration of light. 

Come warm yourself this season with a little fun and a whole lot of wonder!
All ages are welcome to come laugh, smile, and participate in this very special seasonal magic show.

  *** Please arrive 15 minutes prior to event for tickets; available at the information desk.

 

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


Wednesday January 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM San Lorenzo ROCKS!  
   

                   San Lorenzo ROCKS!                       

Come join in on the rock painting fun that is sweeping San Lorenzo!

All materials will be provided and this event is open to all ages!

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday January 11, 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


Saturday January 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NorCal Bat Show  
   

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Learn about Bats that live in Northern California. We will discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals and you will learn the importance of bats in our environment. 

This program is for all ages. Space is limited, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before it starts. 

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


Thursday January 18, 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

 


Saturday January 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Oakland Zoomobile  
   

Oakland Zoo Zoomobile


Thursday January 25, 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


Thursday February 1, 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


Thursday February 8, 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


Thursday February 15, 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

 


Thursday February 22, 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


Thursday March 1, 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


Thursday March 8, 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


Thursday March 15, 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

 


Thursday March 22, 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


Thursday March 29, 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


Thursday April 19, 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

 


Thursday May 17, 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

 


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

 


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