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Wednesday June 20, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drummm One Beat  
   

Join us for an all-ages, interactive drummm program. There will be drums and percussion instruments for everyone in the audience to play. It's as entertaining as it is educational.

Due to limited space, ticktes will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.


Contact: Reference Desk (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Bubble Lady  
   

Join us for an afternoon of bubble magic with The Bubble Lady!

Prepare to experience bubbles like you’ve never seen! Everything from dancing bubbles, trick bubbles, spaceship bubbles, love bubbles, bubble haircuts, bubble brains, dragon and whale bubbles, universe bubbles and people in bubbles, to name a few.

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Andy Zandy Jedi Show  
   

 ANDY ZANDY JEDI SHOW 

Join us in learning the ways of the Force!

The show will include:

  • Age-appropriate Jedi meditation exercises that help kids learn about mindfulness. 
  • A high-energy lightsaber training session, where kids learn real fight choreography and funnel their athleticism toward ultimate good.
  • Magic tricks
  • and much more!

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Summer Reading Magic Show  
   

 

    Location: Albany Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Puppet Art Theater  
   

This show is mainly done in the dark, and is appropriate for older children. 

"Using the magic of blacklight, Puppet Art Theater transports the audience deep into an ocean environment where they join Goldilocks the Mermaid under the sea as she looks for adventure and finds nothing but trouble. Fish hooks, crazy clams, silly sea horses, giant octopus, and a family of man-eating sharks! Will Goldilocks escape? Will she stop looking for adventure and go back to school? Find out in “Goldilocks and the Three Sharks.” http://puppetarts.com/live-touring-shows/#goldilocks

Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 6 pm the day of the program. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. No exceptions will be made.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Thursday June 21, 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  
   

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: Sandra (510)248-0678 sstewart@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

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Yoga  
   

This Yoga class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 pm.  It is a 45-minute class for 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver.  Come join us to build a bond between your preschool age kid and you while doing fun yoga poses together.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Sulphur Creek: Mammal Menagerie  
    Contact: Wenny Wallace   (510)280-0648   wwallace@aclibrary.org
   

     

 

What do Coyotes, whales, bats and people have in common? They are all mammals!

Learn all about these amaziing animals!

Presented by Sulphur Creek Nature Center

Good for kids 3-12 years old.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Movie: Paddington 2  
   

Image result for paddington 2Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration. (PG 1 hour 43 minutes)

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday June 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Art Workshop: Make a Super Reader Cape  
   

 

Everyone is a Super Reader! Make a cape and costume to celebrate Summer Reading Game and your adventures as a reader. During this workshop, family members will use fabric and fun materials to make personalized capes, medallions, and masks. All ages. 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Grades  
   

Expanding Learning Frontiers presents an English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Graders. Work on English and writing skills including grammar and vocabulary. Practice and improve skills through writing different forms of poetry.

The English Skills Workshop is a 6-week course on the following dates:

  •   - June 22 & 29
  •   - July 6 & 20
  •   - August 3 & 24

Each session meets from 2:30-5:00 PM.

Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Geronimo Day  
   

 Geronimo & Thea are coming to Fremont Main Library! Help us welcome these these litrary superstars by joining us on this exciting day!

 You will have an an opportunity to participate in a game, a craft, and a photo session with Geronimo and Thea. So don't miss out on this event.

 This celebration will take place in the children's area of the library.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Come by the Niles Library and get creative with our bricks! 

 


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

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 23, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Public Speaking for Grades 4-6  
   

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Want to learn to be a better Public Speaker? This course is geared to teach kids going into grades 4-6 about public speaking and get them comfortable with speaking in front of groups. 

This is a 6 week course on Saturdays (June 23 through July 28) and space is limited. Registration begins on June 7th at 11 am. Please come in person, or call to register. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CodingForAll: Scratch  
   

Introduction to Scratch class for ages 7-9. 

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CodingForAll: Python  
   

Introduction to Python class for ages 9-14.

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday June 25, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GSK Science in the Summer--Science of Space  
   

Presented by Lawrence Hall of Science: invites childeren to see the sky above them. Through active, hands-on activities, students explore the sun's energy, the phases of the moon, human suvival in space, and how reckets overcome Earth's gravity. 

Good for kids 5-12 years old. This is a two-day's event, 3:30-5:30, June 25th AND 26th, two hours each day (Monday AND Tuesday). 

Registration required. contact Wenny Wallace, (510)280-0648, WWallace@aclibrary.org.   

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday June 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 PM Magic Dan  
   

Magic Dan returns to the Dublin Library! Magic Dan will wow us with his captivating magical performance  and show us how to put our reading skills to use in our magical end

Free tickets for the program will be handed out in front of the library at 10:30 am the day of the program. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. No exceptions will be made.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drummm One Beat  
   

Join us for an all-ages, interactive drummm program. There will be drums and percussion instruments for everyone in the audience to play. It's as entertaining as it is educational.

Due to limited space, ticktes will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.


Contact:  (510)795-2629 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - Wonder Woman  
   

Let's lasso a great hero with Wonder Woman!

Bring popcorn and a friend to enjoy this PG-13-rated movie. Please note, this movie may contain scenes or language that is not appropriate for all ages. Please use your discretion to decide what is best for you and your family.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Bring the whole family to enjoy a free, fun-filled evening playing board games! The library will provide a variety of board games for families to play (including Connect 4!, Monopoly Jr., Uno, Candyland, and more!) Teen volunteers will be available to show you how to play any of the board games, and can join in the games if extra players are needed. No registration necessary, but limited to the first 40 people in attendance. Free tickets may be handed out in front of the Bennett Room at 5:50 pm the night of the program.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  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


Wednesday June 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Art Workshop: Make a Super Reader Cape  
   

 

 

Everyone is a Super Reader! Make a cape and costume to celebrate Summer Reading Game and your adventures as a reader. During this workshop, family members will use fabric and fun materials to make personalized capes, medallions, and masks. All ages. 

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

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   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
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater  
   

Join us for an adventure beneath the sea with Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater!

In this family-friendly improv comedy, audience members make all the sound effects, become the scenery, create the plot, and jump on stage to become the main characters! You won't want to miss this interactive theater adventure.

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

 

Love to build? Come by the Irvington Library and get creative with our bricks! 

 


Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172  

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   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
   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show  
   

Learn all about the life of worker bees! There will be puppets, a multimedia slide show, honey samples, an observation hive with live bees, and MORE!

    Location: Albany Library

Thursday June 28, 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  
   

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: Sandra (510)248-0678 sstewart@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Come by the Centerville Library and get creative with our bricks! 

 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday June 29, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppet Art Theater: The 3 Little Pigs Puppet Show  
   

Three pigs strike out on their own looking to have fun and adventures. But first, they must build houses for themselves. Straw, sticks, bricks, and a huffing and puffing Big Bad Wolf add up to hilarity and mayhem in this adaptation of the classic story, “The Three Little Pigs.”

 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 4th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Grades  
   

Expanding Learning Frontiers presents an English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Graders. Work on English and writing skills including grammar and vocabulary. Practice and improve skills through writing different forms of poetry.

The English Skills Workshop is a 6-week course on the following dates:

  •   - June 22 & 29
  •   - July 6 & 20
  •   - August 3 & 24

Each session meets from 2:30-5:00 PM.

Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 5th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Math Enrichment Classes: 6th Graders  
   

Summer Math Enrichment classes for incoming 4th-6th graders.  Learn early and be prepared!

4th graders: 2:30-3:20 PM

5th graders: 3:30-4:20 PM

6th graders: 4:30-5:20 PM

Limited to 15 seats.  Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 30, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Origami  
   

This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Public Speaking for Grades 4-6  
   

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Want to learn to be a better Public Speaker? This course is geared to teach kids going into grades 4-6 about public speaking and get them comfortable with speaking in front of groups. 

This is a 6 week course on Saturdays (June 23 through July 28) and space is limited. Registration begins on June 7th at 11 am. Please come in person, or call to register. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CodingForAll: Scratch  
   

Introduction to Scratch class for ages 7-9. 

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CodingForAll: Python  
   

Introduction to Python class for ages 9-14.

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kid Power Make Up Orientation  
   

Kid Power Make-Up Orientation

Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next fall? Sign up to be a Kid Power Volunteer this summer at the Castro Valley Library!

The Kid Power program is a good way for you to serve the public and to fulfill volunteering hours for school.  At the same time you will develop work skills and experience. A Kid Power Volunteer’s primary duty is to help kids play the Summer Reading Game.  Volunteers may also help with special programs and perform other duties as time and interest allow. Volunteers who complete 8 hours will receive a reward at the end of the summer!

This make-up session is required if you would like to be a Kid Power volunteer but have not yet attended an orientation:

Saturday, June 2nd, 3:30-4:00

At these orientations, volunteers will learn the rules of the Summer Reading Game, volunteering expectations, and hand in their complete Kid Power forms.

Registration required. Visit the children's desk at the Castro Valley Library to register, or call for more information. Be sure to pick up your Kid Power application packet when you register - it must be handed in with a parent's signature at orientation!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday July 2, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM Online Registration for Children's Programs Starts  
   

More summer camps have been added! Online registrations start today: 

  • The MissionEdu Microsoft Workshops for Grades 5-8

WORD:  August 6, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM 

POWERPOINT:  August 7, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM

EXCEL: August 8, 2018 1:00-3:00 PM 

Seats are limited and fill up very quickly.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 6th-grade session is from 1:00-2:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 7th-grade session is from 3:00-4:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT 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

 


Tuesday July 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Scholastic's Summer Reading Road Trip  
   

The Scholastic Bus is taking a road trip this summer,touring the country and connecting young readers with books they're sure to love! The Scholastic Bus will be at the Dublin Library (courtesy of Towne Center Books in Pleasanton) on Tuesday, July 3rd from 11 am - 1 pm. There will be craft activities, visits from authors, meet-and-greets with some of your favorite book characters, and more! This is a free event for readers of all ages.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 6th-grade session is from 1:00-2:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gadgets and Gizmos  
   

Come play with different gadgets and gizmos while you learn about different STEM princples.

Ages 7+. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - Ferdinand  
   

Join us for a movie on Tuesdays this summer!

Grab this summer by the horns and check out the animated adventures of Ferdinand with us! Bring popcorn and a friend to enjoy a movie.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 7th-grade session is from 3:00-4:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM NorCal Bats!  
   

    Location: Albany Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books and songs.

Wear your jammies, slippers, or bring your favorite stuffie if you like!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Thursday July 5, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 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

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers! - DNA and Chromosomes  
   

Join students from Irvington High School and explore about science during this summer! You may sign up for any number of classes. These classes are recommended for 4th-6th graders.

  • Week 1, July 5: DNA and Chromosomes
  • Week 2, July 12: Chemical Reactions
  • Week 3, July 19: Mass, Volume and Density
  • Week 4, July 26: Polymers
  • Week 5, August 2: Newton's Laws
  • Week 6, August 9: Light Waves and Diffraction

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday July 6, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Board Games for all  
   

Image result for board gamesDrop in to the library to challenge your friends to board games! Lots of board games to choose from, provided by the library. 

This program is for all ages.

 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 6th-grade session is from 1:00-2:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom Show  
   

 

 

Meet reptiles of all kinds from snakes and lizards to tortoises. Fun for the whole family!

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Grades  
   

Expanding Learning Frontiers presents an English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Graders. Work on English and writing skills including grammar and vocabulary. Practice and improve skills through writing different forms of poetry.

The English Skills Workshop is a 6-week course on the following dates:

  •   - June 22 & 29
  •   - July 6 & 20
  •   - August 3 & 24

Each session meets from 2:30-5:00 PM.

Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 7th-grade session is from 3:00-4:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday July 7, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Origami  
   

This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM The Bubble Lady  
   

Bubble Fun for Everyone!

Join us for a fabulous show that really pops! It’s crazy, zany, super silly and tons of fun for the whole family. Prepare to experience bubbles like you've never seen.

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

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Public Speaking for Grades 4-6  
   

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Want to learn to be a better Public Speaker? This course is geared to teach kids going into grades 4-6 about public speaking and get them comfortable with speaking in front of groups. 

This is a 6 week course on Saturdays (June 23 through July 28) and space is limited. Registration begins on June 7th at 11 am. Please come in person, or call to register. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CodingForAll: Scratch  
   

Introduction to Scratch class for ages 7-9. 

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Super Reader Cape Workshop for Families  
   
  • Fun for all ages!

  • Great for the WHOLE family!

  • Space is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gr. 3-4 Kid's Book Club  
   


    Kid's Book Club at San Lorenzo meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

    Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 3:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CodingForAll: Python  
   

Introduction to Python class for ages 9-14.

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Sunday July 8, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Dance Party  
   

Join us for a live Rock & Roll dance party at the library!   The show will include classics by Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and Bo Diddley, as well as favorites like the Chicken Dance.  Great for the whole family!  No registration required.

 


Monday July 9, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 6th-grade session is from 1:00-2:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 7th-grade session is from 3:00-4:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday July 10, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CSI for Kids  
   

Join us for this class on fingerprinting and handwriting analysis. For ages 7+. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.

Questions call (510)795-2629 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - Jumanji (2017)  
   

Join us for a movie on Tuesdays this summer!

Are you game for the action-adventure film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle? Check out this update on the original film. Bring popcorn and a friend to enjoy this PG-13-rated movie. 

Please note, this movie may contain scenes or language that is not appropriate for all ages. Please use your discretion to decide what is best for you and your family.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Reading Game Family Art Workshop  
   

SRG 2018 Family Art Workshop Project: Super Reader Cape Workshop for Families


Everyone is a Super Reader! Make a cape and costume to celebrate Summer Reading Game and your adventures as a reader. During this workshop, family members will use fabric and fun materials to make personalized capes, medallions, and masks. All ages.

Space is limited, and attendance will be capped at 45 people.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Duct Tape Creations Craft  
   

Make a fun, unique creation out of colorful duct tape. This activity is for ages 7+. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the event begins.

Questions call (510)795-2629 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday July 11, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 6th-grade session is from 1:00-2:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magician Dan Chan & Son  
   

Join us for an afternoon of spell-binding magic with Magician Dan Chan & Son!

Get ready for magic tricks and mystifying illusions in this special performance.

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gadgets and Gizmos  
   

Come lay with different gadgets and gizmos while you learn about different STEM princples.

Ages 7+. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 7th-grade session is from 3:00-4:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Alan the Amazing  
   

Alan the Amazing is back with his popular STEM show!  Now... we all know what STEM stands for, right?

Science

Technology

Engineering

MAGIC!

 

Stop by the library for another fun and funny Summer program - we'll see you there!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library — San Lorenzo Area. 

This program will be held in our Greenhouse Community Room. 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tommy's Space Adventure Puppet Show  
   

    Location: Albany Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Thursday July 12, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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    Location: Newark Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Art Workshop: Make a Super Reader Cape  
   

 

Everyone is a Super Reader! Make a cape and costume to celebrate Summer Reading Game and your adventures as a reader. During this workshop, family members will use fabric and fun materials to make personalized capes, medallions, and masks. All ages. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers! - Chemical Reactions  
   

Join students from Irvington High School and explore about science during this summer! You may sign up for any number of classes. These classes are recommended for 4th-6th graders.

  • Week 1, July 5: DNA and Chromosomes
  • Week 2, July 12: Chemical Reactions
  • Week 3, July 19: Mass, Volume and Density
  • Week 4, July 26: Polymers
  • Week 5, August 2: Newton's Laws
  • Week 6, August 9: Light Waves and Diffraction

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday July 13, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Let's Dye  
   
Let's Dye with Peopleologie!
Learn about the world's most ancient technique used to transform white fabric into colored, using plants, foods, spices, and even insect dyes!
Then, we’ll  DYE! Whether you go random or planned, you’ll use simple everyday tools blending history, science, math, and folk art,
AND make your own wall hanging to take home.
Best for participants 5 and older. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

** Two workshops are offered to accommodate more guests: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Guests may only attend one of the two.

Space and supples are limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 6th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 6th-grade session is from 1:00-2:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Charlie Chaplin CraftZone  
   

Image result for charlie chaplinCharlie Chaplin CraftZone! A fun craft to celebrate Charlie Chaplin Days. 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Let's Dye  
   
LET’S DYE with Peopleologie!

Learn about the world's most ancient technique used to transform white fabric into colored, using plants, foods, spices, and even insect dyes! 
Then, we’ll  DYE! Whether you go random or planned, you’ll use simple everyday tools blending history, science, math, and folk art, 
AND make your own wall hanging to take home.
Best for participants 5 and older. Children under 7 must accompanied by an adult.

 

 

** Two workshops are offered to accommodate more guests: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Guests may only attend one of the two.

 Space and supples are limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

Summer enrichment classes for students going into 7th grade. This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and English skills needed to be successful students during the upcoming school year. For more information about the program visit: gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

The 7th-grade session is from 3:00-4:30 pm on the following dates:

Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Friday, July 6, Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, & Friday, July 13.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration begins on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

For further assistance, ask at the Children's Information Desk.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday July 14, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Origami  
   

This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Public Speaking for Grades 4-6  
   

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Want to learn to be a better Public Speaker? This course is geared to teach kids going into grades 4-6 about public speaking and get them comfortable with speaking in front of groups. 

This is a 6 week course on Saturdays (June 23 through July 28) and space is limited. Registration begins on June 7th at 11 am. Please come in person, or call to register. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CodingForAll: Scratch  
   

Introduction to Scratch class for ages 7-9. 

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

Love to build? Come by the Centerville Library and get creative with our bricks! 

 

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CodingForAll: Python  
   

Introduction to Python class for ages 9-14.

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Sunday July 15, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Little Trumpet Mandarin Storytime  
   

Please join us for a fun and interactive story time as we bend, stretch, sing & play - ALL in Mandarin! Exclusive stories with animations are handpicked from the cross-generation renown story series “Little Trumpet".

For children, ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program begins.

 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday July 16, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Art with Ms. Christie- 5-8 year olds  
   

 

Come to Union City Library and paint a wooden snake and create a habitat for it!

Join Ms. Christie on Monday, July 16th 1-2 PM for this fun class for 5-8 year olds.

Limited to 24 persons.  Sign up at the reference desk or by calling 510-745-1464 ext. 5

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City, CA

510-745-1464

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:20 PM Kung Fu Camp  
   

For ages 6-12.

Join Master Li and learn basic Chinese Kung Fu techniques to keep young minds sharp and bodies strong.  This camp is for kids with little or no martial arts experience. 

Spaces are limited.  Registration is required and starts 1 PM., May 7, 2018 at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   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

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday July 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Art Program  
   

Families are invited to a special art program, put together by artists from the Alameda County Arts Commission. Children will be making a super hero cape, medallion, and mask to help them become a "Super Reader"! 

Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 10 am the morning of the program. Limited to the first 40 people in line. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:20 PM Kung Fu Camp  
   

For ages 6-12.

Join Master Li and learn basic Chinese Kung Fu techniques to keep young minds sharp and bodies strong.  This camp is for kids with little or no martial arts experience. 

Spaces are limited.  Registration is required and starts 1 PM., May 7, 2018 at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - Lego Ninjago  
   

No need to be stealthy - everyone's invited to this showing of The Lego Ninjago Movie!

See this fan-favorite brought to the big screen. Bring popcorn and a friend to enjoy this movie!

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Paint like Wayne Thiebaud  
   

Lets dive into color like American artist, Wayne Thiebaud!

Students will be introduced to this widely known American painter, and a few of his famous art pieces. Then students will have an opportunity practice color blending and drawing in 3D while using acrylic paints like Wayne Thiebaud.

This class is for children going into 3rd - 8th grade.

Space & supplies are limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books and songs.

Wear your jammies, slippers, or bring your favorite stuffie if you like!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday July 18, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Your Own Button!  
   

Come draw and color your own artwork that we will turn into your very own button! For ages 7+.

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

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:20 PM Kung Fu Camp  
   

For ages 6-12.

Join Master Li and learn basic Chinese Kung Fu techniques to keep young minds sharp and bodies strong.  This camp is for kids with little or no martial arts experience. 

Spaces are limited.  Registration is required and starts 1 PM., May 7, 2018 at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20, 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM House of Samba  
   

Let's groove to the music with House of Samba!

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Build It!  
   

Love to build? Come by the Irvingto Library and get creative with our bricks! 

Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Olga Loya  
   

Join us for stories in English and Spanish by Olga Loya!

Storyteller Olga Loya was captivated by the vivid stories her Mexican grandmother and father would tell. Absorbing all of their secrets and following the tendrils of memory that bind people and families, Olga fashioned and invented for herself, out of her own substance and imagination, a stirring universe of creation. With her poetic eloquence Olga's stories are an impassioned quest to keep alive not only the fabric of her family but the larger Latino culture, richly robed in folktales, ancient myths, and history. There are personal tales, short stories inspired from a mix of newspaper and dream, healing stories, tales of extraordinary women, of myriad voices and inflections, and sometimes music and dance. 

 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library — San Lorenzo Area. 

This program will be held in our Greenhouse Community Room. 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Hop Aboard a Song  
   

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   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Thursday July 19, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:20 PM Kung Fu Camp  
   

For ages 6-12.

Join Master Li and learn basic Chinese Kung Fu techniques to keep young minds sharp and bodies strong.  This camp is for kids with little or no martial arts experience. 

Spaces are limited.  Registration is required and starts 1 PM., May 7, 2018 at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Camp for ages 9 - 12  
   

acrylic paints

 

Kids ages 9 - 12 will learn how to paint with acrylics. Supplies will be provided. 

This is a 2-day class. July 19 and July 26. You must attend both days.

Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out on July 19 at 2:15. Kids who attend the first class will be automatically signed up for the second class.


Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Me!  
    Contact: Wenny Wallace     WWallace@aclibrary.org
   

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Therapy dogs specially trained to listen to kids age 6-10 reada aloud. 

15 minutes sessions, sign up at the information desk. 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers! - Mass, Volume and Density  
   

Join students from Irvington High School and explore about science during this summer! You may sign up for any number of classes. These classes are recommended for 4th-6th graders.

  • Week 1, July 5: DNA and Chromosomes
  • Week 2, July 12: Chemical Reactions
  • Week 3, July 19: Mass, Volume and Density
  • Week 4, July 26: Polymers
  • Week 5, August 2: Newton's Laws
  • Week 6, August 9: Light Waves and Diffraction

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday July 20, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:20 PM Kung Fu Camp  
   

For ages 6-12.

Join Master Li and learn basic Chinese Kung Fu techniques to keep young minds sharp and bodies strong.  This camp is for kids with little or no martial arts experience. 

Spaces are limited.  Registration is required and starts 1 PM., May 7, 2018 at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Code Matrix  
   

For grades 5-8. 

Length of class: 3 weeks, 3 2-hour classes per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 2-20 , 2018.  No class on July 4.

This summer we will be exploring algorithmic thinking, human-machine interaction, and the future of technology in society through discussions, games, activities, and projects. We will be using IBM’s Watson and original curriculum from theCodeMatrix to teach fundamental coding. Our goal is to inspire youth to think like programmers!

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Grades  
   

Expanding Learning Frontiers presents an English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Graders. Work on English and writing skills including grammar and vocabulary. Practice and improve skills through writing different forms of poetry.

The English Skills Workshop is a 6-week course on the following dates:

  •   - June 22 & 29
  •   - July 6 & 20
  •   - August 3 & 24

Each session meets from 2:30-5:00 PM.

Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Build It!  
   

Love to build? Come by the Niles Library and get creative with our bricks! 

 


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

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH

Saturday July 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Circus of Smiles  
   

Please Join us on a comical circus adventure.  These incredible performers defy the very laws of nature as they juggle, flip, compete for your attention, transform into a variety of characters, and make some unbelievable catches.  The action-packed romp into a world of silliness and wonder will leave you in stitches.  

This interactive performance will appeal to audiences of all ages.  Due to limited space, we will hand out free tickets at the Children's Desk at 10:45 am.  Don't miss your chance to see them in action.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Origami  
   

This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tail Wagging Tales  
   

A volunteer from the Ohlone Humane Society will be here with with Bentley, the trained therapy dog. Bentley is very nice and likes to be read all kinds of stories! Check in at the information desk and ask about reading to Bentley. 


Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Public Speaking for Grades 4-6  
   

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Want to learn to be a better Public Speaker? This course is geared to teach kids going into grades 4-6 about public speaking and get them comfortable with speaking in front of groups. 

This is a 6 week course on Saturdays (June 23 through July 28) and space is limited. Registration begins on June 7th at 11 am. Please come in person, or call to register. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Circus of Smiles  
   

Please Join us on a comical circus adventure.  These incredible performers defy the very laws of nature as they juggle, flip, compete for your attention, transform into a variety of characters, and make some unbelievable catches.  The action-packed romp into a world of silliness and wonder will leave you in stitches.  

This interactive performance will appeal to audiences of all ages.  Due to limited space, we will hand out free tickets at the Children's Desk at 1:15 am.  Don't miss your chance to see them in action.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CodingForAll: Scratch  
   

Introduction to Scratch class for ages 7-9. 

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom Show  
   

Meet reptiles of all kinds from snakes and lizards to tortoises. Fun for the whole family!

This event is for all ages. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Art Workshop - Super Reader Cape  
   

Join us for an afternoon of artistic creation for the whole family!

Reading is our superpower! Create your own "Super Reader" cape and mask to show off your own heroic adventures in reading.

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

Registration is required for this program. Please stop by the Children's Desk or call to register. 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CodingForAll: Python  
   

Introduction to Python class for ages 9-14.

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Monday July 23, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session A, Grades 2-3)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session B, Grades 4-6)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday July 24, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab: Squid Dissection  
   

Dive in to anatomy with this squid dissection class presented by the Insect Discovery Lab!

Ages 7+. Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - Justice League  
   

Defend the Earth from villainy with the Justice League!

Bring popcorn and a friend to enjoy this PG-13-rated movie. Please note, this movie may contain scenes or language that is not appropriate for all ages. Please use your discretion to decide what is best for you and your family.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Board Game Night  
   

Bring the whole family to enjoy a free, fun-filled evening playing board games! The library will provide a variety of board games for families to play (including Connect 4!, Monopoly Jr., Uno, Candyland, and more!) Teen volunteers will be available to show you how to play any of the board games, and can join in the games if extra players are needed. No registration necessary, but limited to the first 40 people in attendance. Free tickets may be handed out in front of the Bennett Room at 5:50 pm the night of the program.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  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


Wednesday July 25, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CraftZone  
   

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

 

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

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab: Squid Dissection  
   

Dive in to anatomy with this squid dissection class presented by the Insect Discovery Lab!

Ages 7+. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Python Ron's Reptile Kingom  
   

It's a snakey afternoon at the library with Python Ron!

Let's learn all about snakes, lizards and more with a reptile expert who can really give you something to hiss about!

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Walk with the Animals  
    Contact: Wenny Wallace     WWallace@aclibrary.org
   

Image result for sulphur creek haywardPresented by Sulphur Creek Nature Center: Walk with the Animalstake a walk on the wild side! Touch fur, feathers, scales, and

skin while getting a rare close up look at their similarities and differences.

 

A family fun program good for kids 3-12 years old. 

 

3:30pm-4:30pm. Limited space/First come, first served 

This event is sponsered by the Friends of the the Library - San Lorenzo Area 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM The Fratello Marionettes present: Aladdin  
   

Using traditional music, intricate costumes, and dramatic staging, The Fratello Marionettes perform this magical tale adapted from "The 1,001 Arabian Nights" as it has never been seen before!

 

 

 

    Location: Albany Library

Thursday July 26, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Camp for ages 9 - 12  
   

acrylic paints

***Only kids who attended the first class on July 19 may attend this class.***

Kids ages 9 - 12 will learn how to paint with acrylics. Supplies will be provided. 

This is a 2-day class. July 19 and July 26. You must attend both days.

Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out on July 19 at 2:15. Kids who attend the first class will be automatically signed up for the second class.


Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers! - Polymers  
   

Join students from Irvington High School and explore about science during this summer! You may sign up for any number of classes. These classes are recommended for 4th-6th graders.

  • Week 1, July 5: DNA and Chromosomes
  • Week 2, July 12: Chemical Reactions
  • Week 3, July 19: Mass, Volume and Density
  • Week 4, July 26: Polymers
  • Week 5, August 2: Newton's Laws
  • Week 6, August 9: Light Waves and Diffraction

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday July 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Randel McGee & Groark  
   

 

Randel McGee, an internationally recognized puppeteer/ventriloquist/storyteller, is bringing his partner Groark the Dragon to visit us today.  His comedy act has been popular around the U.S.A. and many countries in Asia for nearly 40 years.

Please join us for this fast-paced, high-energy blend of stand-up comedy, witty banter, original songs and hilarious storytelling show that will appeal to young and old alike.

Due to limited space, we will hand out free tickets at the Children's Desk at 1:45 pm.  Don't miss your chance to see them in action.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab: Squid Dissection  
   

Dive in to anatomy with this squid dissection class presented by the Insect Discovery Lab! Ages 7+. Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Randel McGee & Groark  
   

 

Randel McGee, an internationally recognized puppeteer/ventriloquist/storyteller, is bringing his partner Groark the Dragon to visit us today.  His comedy act has been popular around the U.S.A. and many countries in Asia for nearly 40 years.

Please join us for this fast-paced, high-energy blend of stand-up comedy, witty banter, original songs and hilarious storytelling show that will appeal to young and old alike.

Due to limited space, we will hand out free tickets at the Children's Desk at 3:15 pm.  Don't miss your chance to see them in action.

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Saturday July 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Origami  
   

This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Public Speaking for Grades 4-6  
   

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Want to learn to be a better Public Speaker? This course is geared to teach kids going into grades 4-6 about public speaking and get them comfortable with speaking in front of groups. 

This is a 6 week course on Saturdays (June 23 through July 28) and space is limited. Registration begins on June 7th at 11 am. Please come in person, or call to register. 

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CodingForAll: Scratch  
   

Introduction to Scratch class for ages 7-9. 

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CodingForAll: Python  
   

Introduction to Python class for ages 9-14.

Length of class: 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, June 23-July 28.

Please bring a laptop to save your code.

Seats are limited. Registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Monday July 30, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session A, Grades 2-3)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session B, Grades 4-6)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Family Movie: Coco  
   

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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


Tuesday July 31, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CraftZone for ages 5-8  
   

Related imageThis program is for ages 5-8. Children will create a craft project on their own. Parents must attend if their child is under age 7. 

Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials are provided.

For questions, please contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - Peter Rabbit  
   

Hop on into the library for an adventure with Peter Rabbit!

Rascly Peter is hopping high to outwit Mr. McGregor. Bring popcorn and a friend to enjoy this movie. 

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Collage Like Joseph Cornell  
   

 Lets cut, paste, and create magical little worlds like American artist, Joseph Cornell!

 Students will be introduced to Joseph Cornell, and his widely known art pieces.  Then students will have an opportunity to create their own collage, shadow box piece to take home.

 This class is fochildren going into 3rd - 8th grade.

 ** Please bring an empty shobox to the class.

 Space & supplies are limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets at the Children's Info Desk.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Movie: A Wrinkle in Time  
   

Image result for wrinkle in timeMeg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

(PG 1 hour 50 minutes)

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Storytelling Performance with Muriel Johnson  
   

Muriel Johnson, breathes fresh new life into old tales! As a storyteller, Muriel shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages, in an interactive style that keeps everyone captivated. 

    Location: Albany Library

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drea Lusion's Curious Circus  
   

 

Join us for a hliarious circus show presented by Drea Lusion. Her Curious Circus show is at the crossroads of dance, mime, clown, and puppetry.

This event is all ages. Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab: Edible Adventures  
   

Prepare rainforest ice cream in this workshop presented by the Insect Discovery Lab!

Ages 5+. Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppet Art Theater Company  
   

Join us for a wonderful puppet show with the Puppet Art Theater Company!

Enjoy this adventure told through the art of these amazing puppeteers.

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Thursday August 2, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This program will be taking place outside of the Union City Library in the quartyard.

It is for anyone that is 18 years old or younger.

 

    Location: Union City Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab: Edible Adventures  
   

Prepare rainforest ice cream in this workshop presented by the Insect Discovery Lab!

Ages 5+. Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers! - Newton's Laws  
   

Join students from Irvington High School and explore about science during this summer! You may sign up for any number of classes. These classes are recommended for 4th-6th graders.

  • Week 1, July 5: DNA and Chromosomes
  • Week 2, July 12: Chemical Reactions
  • Week 3, July 19: Mass, Volume and Density
  • Week 4, July 26: Polymers
  • Week 5, August 2: Newton's Laws
  • Week 6, August 9: Light Waves and Diffraction

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday August 3, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drea Lusion's Curious Circus  
   

 

Join us for a hliarious circus show presented by Drea Lusion. Her Curious Circus show is at the crossroads of dance, mime, clown, and puppetry.

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Grades  
   

Expanding Learning Frontiers presents an English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Graders. Work on English and writing skills including grammar and vocabulary. Practice and improve skills through writing different forms of poetry.

The English Skills Workshop is a 6-week course on the following dates:

  •   - June 22 & 29
  •   - July 6 & 20
  •   - August 3 & 24

Each session meets from 2:30-5:00 PM.

Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH

Saturday August 4, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Origami  
   

This origami class will be taught by Arvind, a local teenager. He will teach a different project each Saturday. Space is limited for this event, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drea Lusion's Curious Circus  
   

 

Join us for a hliarious circus show presented by Drea Lusion. Her Curious Circus show is at the crossroads of dance, mime, clown, and puppetry.

This event is all ages. Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gr. 3-4 Kid's Book Club  
   


    Kid's Book Club at San Lorenzo meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

    Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 3:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center

Monday August 6, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build It Day  
   

Come build with us!

Use your imagination to construct fantastic creations out of blocks, legos, and more!

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of building.

This family program is best suited for children three and up.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session A, Grades 2-3)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session B, Grades 4-6)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

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
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM MissionEdu Microsoft Office Workshops: Word  
   

For grades 5-8. 

MissionEDU will be holding a series of workshops on the Microsoft Office applications–Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. We will teach some basic skills and shortcuts to help students create professional and aesthetically pleasing documents and presentations. We will also go over ways to make rapid computations and manage data sets in Excel.

Word: August 6, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, PowerPoint: August 7, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, Excel: August 8, 2018, 1:00-3:00 PM

Students are required to bring laptops preloaded with Microsoft Office.

Online registration required and starts July 2, 2018 at 1 PM. Events are separate. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must check in 10 minutes before the camp starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to waitlisted students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday August 7, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session A, Grades 2-3)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday - A Wrinkle in Time  
   

Tesser into the library for a showing of A Wrinkle in Time! 

Join Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace as they journey through strange new planets to save their father. Bring popcorn and a friend to enjoy this movie!

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM GSK Science in the Summer Camp (Session B, Grades 4-6)  
   

Give Your Child a Summer That’s Out of This World with the Science of Space!

GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and 100% free science education program for elementary school students entering second through sixth grades. The Fremont Main Library's programs are sponsored by GSK and offered through Lawrence Hall of Science.

Led by certified teachers, students will experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach them about Earth’s moon, the sun, the stars, space travel and more.  Each camp consists two 2-hour classes.

  • Level 1 classes are perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
  • Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Multiple sessions of the same content are available to accommodate more students. 

  • Session A: July 23 & 30, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session B: July 23 & 30, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)
  • Session C: August 6 & 7, 1:30-3:30 PM (grades 2-3)
  • Session D: August 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00 PM (grades 4-6)

Registration is required and starts 1 PM., June 4, 2018. To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please register only ONE session.  Duplicate registration will be removed. 

You must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the students waiting in the library.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM MissionEdu Microsoft Office Workshops: PowerPoint  
   

For grades 5-8. 

MissionEDU will be holding a series of workshops on the Microsoft Office applications–Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. We will teach some basic skills and shortcuts to help students create professional and aesthetically pleasing documents and presentations. We will also go over ways to make rapid computations and manage data sets in Excel.

Word: August 6, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, PowerPoint: August 7, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, Excel: August 8, 2018, 1:00-3:00 PM

Students are required to bring laptops preloaded with Microsoft Office.

Online registration required and starts July 2, 2018 at 1 PM. Events are separate. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must check in 10 minutes before the camp starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to waitlisted students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Wednesday August 8, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MissionEdu Microsoft Office Workshops: Word  
   

For grades 5-8. 

MissionEDU will be holding a series of workshops on the Microsoft Office applications–Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. We will teach some basic skills and shortcuts to help students create professional and aesthetically pleasing documents and presentations. We will also go over ways to make rapid computations and manage data sets in Excel.

Word: August 6, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, PowerPoint: August 7, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, Excel: August 8, 2018, 1:00-3:00 PM

Students are required to bring laptops preloaded with Microsoft Office.

Online registration required and starts July 2, 2018 at 1 PM. Events are separate. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must check in 10 minutes before the camp starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to waitlisted students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jeremy the Juggler  
   

Throw your hands (and other things!) in the air for this juggler extraordinaire!

Join us for an amazing performance by Jeremy the Juggler.

Find us in the Chabot/Canyon Room.

This family program is suitable for all ages.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom Show  
   

Meet reptiles of all kinds from snakes and lizards to tortoises. Fun for the whole family!

This event is for all ages. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MATH CAMP  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: Union City Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale: Shadow Puppet Workshop  
   

Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of THE  SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP.

After first introducing audience members to the art of shadow puppetry (including numerous puppets from  Southeast Asia), Daniel will then perform shadow puppetry versions of best-loved folktales from around the world.

 The audience will be encouraged to participate throughout the program, and volunteers will be invited up to the shadow screen to help  perform the shows. See you in the land of shadows!

    Location: Albany Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Thursday August 9, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Day  
   

Let's play games!

Bring a friend and spend the afternoon at the library playing board games, card games, and video games.

Join us in the Chabot/Canyon Room for two hours of gaming.

This family program is best suited for children who are old enough to take turns and follow game instructions.

No Registration Necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

    Location: Castro Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers! - Light Waves and Diffraction  
   

Join students from Irvington High School and explore about science during this summer! You may sign up for any number of classes. These classes are recommended for 4th-6th graders.

  • Week 1, July 5: DNA and Chromosomes
  • Week 2, July 12: Chemical Reactions
  • Week 3, July 19: Mass, Volume and Density
  • Week 4, July 26: Polymers
  • Week 5, August 2: Newton's Laws
  • Week 6, August 9: Light Waves and Diffraction

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday August 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Insect Discovery Lab: Edible Adventures  
   

Prepare rainforest ice cream in this workshop presented by the Insect Discovery Lab! Ages 5+. Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Line Dance  
   

Recommended for kids ages 8 and up, and adults.

Join members of California Line Dance Association of America (CLDAA) and learn how to do basic line dance. No partners required, just dance side by side in a line, and have GREAT FUN!  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your own water bottle.

 A short performance will be presented at the beginning of the program.

Due to limited space, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to the program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH

Saturday August 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Bubble Lady Show  
    Contact: Joe Stoner   510-284-0685   jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

This fabulous show really pops! It’s crazy, zany, super silly and tons of fun. Parents and children alike will be wowed as we follow “The Bubble Lady” to “Bubble Land” and participate in incredible musically enhanced bubble adventures.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions


Monday August 13, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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    Location: Newark Library
   1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Library Camp  
   

For grades 4-8. 

It's end of summer and school is starting soon, let's get ready and learn how library can help you succeed at school while having FUN at the same time!

Major topics/activities in this special camp include:

-Behind the Scene Library Tour 
-Homework Help
-Internet and Electronic Resources
-Volunteering at the library
-Treasure Hunt
-Crafts
-Jeopardy Game
-and more!

Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must check in 10 minutes before the camp starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to waitlisted students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday August 14, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Lunch at the Library logonewark unified school district logo

   1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Library Camp  
   

For grades 4-8. 

It's end of summer and school is starting soon, let's get ready and learn how library can help you succeed at school while having FUN at the same time!

Major topics/activities in this special camp include:

-Behind the Scene Library Tour 
-Homework Help
-Internet and Electronic Resources
-Volunteering at the library
-Treasure Hunt
-Crafts
-Jeopardy Game
-and more!

Registration is required and starts June 4, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must check in 10 minutes before the camp starts or your spot may be cancelled and released to waitlisted students.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drawing in 3D for Beginners  
   

 Come and learn the beginner basics of 3D drawing.  Students will learn how to convert 2D forms into 3D forms. They will learn about perspective and shading, and how to use these techniques to create three dimensional drawings of their own.

 This class is for children going into 3rd - 8th grade.

 Space is limited.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets at Children's Information Desk.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Wednesday August 15, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hop Speech Summer Workshop: Speech  
   

For grades 4-6.

The transition between elementary and middle school is tough in all aspects. One specific part is the constant presentations, both on the spot or memorized. We are aware that public speaking is difficult for many kids; We’ve been through it ourselves. Our goal is to make things easier for the kids. Speech is an aspect that will stay with children throughout their lives! In addition to public speaking in general, we will be covering how to write a speech and basic debate structure. 

What's covered in Speech Workshop:

  • teach the basic structure to writing a speech
  • practice speaking skills (clarity, volume, eye contact)
  • games involving impromptu (on the spot) speaking

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Thursday August 16, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Food and Fun!  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-284-0677   
   

Youth 18 and under are invited to have a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and stay for a fun program at the library.  Programs will range from engineering challenges and maker activities to games and movies.  This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 16.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hop Speech Summer Workshop: Debate  
   

For grades 4-6.

The transition between elementary and middle school is tough in all aspects. One specific part is the constant presentations, both on the spot or memorized. We are aware that public speaking is difficult for many kids; We’ve been through it ourselves. Our goal is to make things easier for the kids. Speech is an aspect that will stay with children throughout their lives! In addition to public speaking in general, we will be covering how to write a speech and basic debate structure. 

What's covered in Debate Workshop:

  • teach debate structure
  • have students analyze articles and write a debate
  • Debate!?

Online registration is required and begins Monday, May 7, at 1:00 PM.  To register, go to  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Russian Storytime  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Friday August 17, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH

Saturday August 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Mr. SHAP Balloon Artist and Magician  
   

Mr. SHAP (Super Happenings Always Possible) is multi-year Bay Area Parent Family Favorite winner. Join us for the amazing combination show of balloons and magic! 

Fun for the whole family!

Two shows are offered to accommondate more guests: 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
 
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bay Area Discovery Museum Try-It Truck  
   

Children will take risks, try new ideas, and build creative problem-solving skills as they explore engineering. Engineers get a taste of the engineering design process as they solve challenges using diverse materials and several key tools, including a hand tool and the laser cutter.

For ages 5+.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Mr. SHAP Balloon Artist and Magician  
   

Mr. SHAP (Super Happenings Always Possible) is multi-year Bay Area Parent Family Favorite winner. Join us for the amazing combination show of balloons and magic! 

Fun for the whole family!

Two shows are offered to accommondate more guests: 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
 
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Sunday August 19, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Little Trumpet Mandarin Storytime  
   

Please join us for a fun and interactive story time as we bend, stretch, sing & play - ALL in Mandarin! Exclusive stories with animations are handpicked from the cross-generation renown story series “Little Trumpet".

For children, ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program begins.

 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday August 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magical Nathaniel  
   

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM METTA  
   

 

 Metta,"Loving-kindness" - meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.

 This program will teach children how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing stress, peer pressure, and academics. Metta   will consist of fun, engaging mind and body classes that will incorporate yoga as well as group discussions and activities.

 Target age for this program is 7 to 12 years old.

 Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior for tickets available at the Children's Information Desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Friday August 24, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magical Nathaniel  
   

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Grades  
   

Expanding Learning Frontiers presents an English Skills Workshop for 5th and 6th Graders. Work on English and writing skills including grammar and vocabulary. Practice and improve skills through writing different forms of poetry.

The English Skills Workshop is a 6-week course on the following dates:

  •   - June 22 & 29
  •   - July 6 & 20
  •   - August 3 & 24

Each session meets from 2:30-5:00 PM.

Online registration is required and starts May 7, 2018 at 1 PM.  To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH

Saturday August 25, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magical Nathaniel  
   

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Friday August 31, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Go The Game  
    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 BRANCH

Saturday September 1, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gr. 3-4 Kid's Book Club  
   


    Kid's Book Club at San Lorenzo meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

    Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 3:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center

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 October 6, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gr. 3-4 Kid's Book Club  
   


    Kid's Book Club at San Lorenzo meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

    Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 3:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center

Saturday November 3, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gr. 3-4 Kid's Book Club  
   


    Kid's Book Club at San Lorenzo meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

    Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 3:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center

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
 


Saturday December 1, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gr. 3-4 Kid's Book Club  
   


    Kid's Book Club at San Lorenzo meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

    Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 3:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center

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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