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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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Mandarin Storytime  
   

Children's Faces

 

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms. Vivien!

 This Storytime meets every 4th Saturday of the month at the Newark Library.  

 

Contact: Reference Desk 510-284-0677

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

 Cuentos En Español  

  Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Jenny's Eco Bead Jewelry--Donate Your Time!  
   

Jenny's Eco Bead Jewelry

Saturday, June 23

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Donate your time to help make jewelry that will later be sold to raise money for the Jenny Lin Summer Music Program. All ages are welcome! You'll construct necklaces and bracelets from paper beads, glass beads, and other decorative beads.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-284-0682   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Custom Help
Local teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!

Technology Solutions
We can help solve most problems that you might encounter with most consumer technology products.

Personal Help
Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your devce.

30 minute appointments every Saturday 12pm-2pm

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CVSan Fixit Clinic  
   

The Castro Valley Sanitary District presents the Fixit Clinic

Saturday, June 23

1 pm to 4 pm

Register by clicking here.

Priority is given to people who register in advance.

Fixit Clinic is a troubleshooting and discovery workshop where everyone's helping everyone else fix their stuff: you are expected to actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item so that you leave fully empowered to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large.

- Bring the broken item with all parts necessary to recreate the symptoms (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring any parts and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. hand tools, sewing supplies)
- Come ready to clearly describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come eager to learn and to share your skills and knowledge with others

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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  -  3:30 PM Fitness @ Fremont Main--Fitness, Nutrition And Trigger Points  
   

Learn fitness, nutrition and trigger points in one class with Dr. Chris Randle.  Besides nutrition, and whole body fitness, Dr. Randle will explore trigger points.

Trigger Points, or muscle "knots", are a common cause of stubborn and strange aches and pains. In this session, you will learn from expert professional sport medicine acupuncturist about some common trigger poitns that you can self-care with manual therapy to improve physical function, e.g., headache, eye strain, TMJ, and other common symptoms. The five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be introduced to enhance your knowledge about how to sustain health with TCM.   

Chris Randle, MS, L.Ac, C.SMA Team Acupuncturist, Golden State Warriors Basketball 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Origami for Families  
   

Learn origami with Colter Cook. Adults, teens and children are welcome. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Klassixx Free Concert  
    Contact: Molly Hitchings   510-284-0643   mhitchings@aclibrary.org
   

Come to the library for an hour of Oldies & Motown hits, courtesy of The Klassixx. So come bop along, boogie down, and cut a rug! All ages are welcome.
 
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Afternoon Movie for Adults  
   

 

 My Life in Ruins

 

A tour guide (Nia Vardalos) leads a ragtag group through her native Greece in this sun-soaked comedy.
Along the way, she opens their eyes to the wonders of her country and begins to see the world in a new light. Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch.

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
for more information contact Library 510-7945-1464
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 

Sunday June 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Books and Brunch Book Club  
   

Read. Reflect. Connect. Brunch!  Union City Library will provide the brunch, you provide the conversation.  Discuss books that make an impact in a fun, welcoming atmosphere in our three-part book club series on     American identities.  All books are available through the Union City Library.  To sign up for the book club or find out more info, please email prubanova@aclibrary.org.

Please note the book club meets at Break Your Fast (near the Union City BART)

 

 

    Location: Break Your Fast, 1688 Decoto Rd., Union City California
   1:30 PM  -  3:45 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: Black Panther (2018)  
   

SUNDAY CINEMA

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of BLACK PANTHER (2018)

A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world.  Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising!
Rated PG-13, Run time 135 minutes. 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

Sunday, June 24, 2018

ARMCHAIR TRAVELING

 

Title: "The Bucket List "   (2007)  

Runtime:  97 min.         Rated: PG-13

Director:  Rob Reiner

Actors:  Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman

Summary:  Action & Adventure/Comedy/Drama.   Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Against their doctor's advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Language Journey Story Time  
   

   Join us for a multi-lingual story time, Sunday afternoons. 

   We will incorporate a new language every session, in addition to English!

   3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in our Greenhouse Community Room

   This month's language: Vietnamese

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Monday June 25, 2018
     Computer Basics  
    Contact: Ouida Charles   510-284-0604   ocharles@aclibrary.org
   

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time  
   

Preschoolers and their adults are invited to join teen volunteers in the Bennett Room for free play! Toys, coloring sheets, stories, and music will be available. 

Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 10:25 am the day of the program. Limited to the first 50 children 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
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This is a 1-day workshop for students going into 6th grade. 

This workshop focuses on the science, math and English skills needed to be successful during the upcoming school year. 

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register by phone, email or in person at the reference desk, 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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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   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday  afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

   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 Basic English for Adults  
   

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

 These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

 Registration is required. For more information please contact the instructor, John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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 MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Night  
   

Anime Night- Ancient Magus' Bride

Monday June 25th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fukaya Room B

This event is FREE - No signup required

Fremont Main Library    2400 Stevenson Blvd     Fremont 94538   (510) 745- 1401

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Bounce  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for signing, stories, and fun with rhythm and play!

This lapsit program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and a participating adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Free tickets will be handed out starting at 11:45 outside the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Chinese-English Storytime  
   

      This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese (Mandarin), and followed by crafts. 

    Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo 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  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 2nd Tuesdays.

June 26 A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engel

July 24 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

August 28 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Bendict

September 25 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

October 23 The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

November 27 From Under the Russian Snow by Michelle Carter. The author will attend this meeting.

December 25 No meeting

January 22 The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Movies at 2:00  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

Four teenagers are sucked into a jungle-themed video game.

Rating

PG-13

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   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 5th/6th Grade Book Club  
   

Incoming 5th and 6th grade students are invited to join us for our summer book club. In June, we will be reading Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Pick up a copy and register at the Information Desk, and be ready to discuss the book at our first meeting. 

Contact: 510-795-2629
Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

Join us for The Page Turners, Teen Book Club at the Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Tara on the 4th Tuesday  of the month to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For TEENS in grades 7 and up. 

This month's book: The Swap by Megan Shull

Contact us at 510-284-0677 for more information.

Location: NEWARK 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 eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN 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
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Genealogy Society  
   

The Hayward Genealogy Society is a non-profit Genealogical Society that serves Southern Alameda County, California.

They host General Meetings, Board Meetings, and Informal Q&A meetings each month that are open to all.

Drop into our Greenhouse Community Room every 4th Tuesday of the Month from 6 to 8 PM to join them!

To contact them directly, please e-mail, hags754@gmail.com.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM.   Please call or come into the library on the day of the program to reserve a seat.

The lawyer handles family, estate, criminal, and immigration law. This program is presented in partnership with the Alameda County Law Library.

For more information call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5

This session is CANCELLED, and Lawyer in the Library will resume on July 24th.

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

This program offers a free appointment with an attorney who will help define your problem, get you started on a solution and make a referral when needed. Each time slot is 15 minutes. Sign up in person between 5-5:45 pm at the Information Desk on the evening of the program. A lottery is held at 5:50 to award slots. Persons wishing an appointment must be present at the time of the lottery.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

Write to Read

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write To Read  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...Three to Infinity  
   


Wednesday June 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Half Price Book Sale  
   

 The San Lorenzo Friends of the Library Bookstore will be having a sale ALL DAY long. 

 All items will be half off, no exclusions! Be sure to check out the FREE bin as well!


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story time with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Story time with Ms. Wenny

   Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and some playtime with Ms. Wenny!

    In our Greenhouse Community Room (San Lorenzo Library) No registration needed. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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
 

 

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego  
   

Esta Sesión de Cuentos es conducida en Español. Los niños disfrutaran 30 minutos de cuentos,  juegos de dedos, canciones y movimientos, seguidos por 30 minutos de tiempo de juego.

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

Contact: Joe Stoner (510) 284-0685 or email jstoner@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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 Great Books Discussion Group  
   

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic English for Adults  
   

 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can join our literacy class.

The Literacy class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

 These classes are offered by the Alameda County Library’s Learning Group Literacy Services. 

 Registration is required. For more information please contact the instructor, John Miller, 510-745-1473 or at jmiller@aclibrary.org 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sensory Seekers Playgroup  
   

An hour of sensory play for children ages 4-7.  Play will include water beads, kinetic sand, sensory bins and other sensory toys for developing fine motor skills and relieving stress.  For more information please contact prubanova@aclibrary.org

   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
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gardening Series with Lori Caldwell  
   

 

 Gardening Workshop Series

with Lori Caldwell

Big gardens in small spaces: The adventures of container gardening

Wednesday June 27, 2018 @ 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

This workshop is geared toward people who don’t have a lot of space and want to grow their own food.  Topics such as: maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens & crop rotation will be covered.  Growing in containers is a great way to start a garden or add on to maximize your already existing garden possibilities!!

Join Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional & Garden Educator Lori Caldwell to learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener.  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 
Library Contact Lili Khalili 510-745-1464
  Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
 


  

Free legal assistance is provided by a volunteer lawyer from the Alameda County Bar Association. The attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed. 

The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups for the Lawyer in the Library one week before the lawyer's appearance. Advance registration is required.

In registering for an appointment, you agree to the following limitations and conditions:

  • Your appointment must be used to talk about your own legal issues.
  • Your appointment is for a maximum 15 minutes. 
  • You must arrive 5 minutes early to check in at the Reference Desk to secure your appointment. Latecomers forfeit their appointment.
  • You have not had an appointment within the past six months. A no-show is considered an appointment.
  • You will bring any paperwork pertaining to your case when you come to see the lawyer.
  • This free consultation is not intended to, and does not establish, a continuing attorney/client relationship.  The volunteer attorney can only provide brief consultation and referrals (as necessary). The volunteer will not represent you in any matter.   

If you understand and agree to these terms, you may ask to sign up for a 15-minute appointment at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 925-803-7252.

If you need further help, here is a Legal Information Guide that contains a list of legal resources.



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


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
 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Adult School Knitting Club  
   

Looking for a place to knit? Want to make new knitting pals?

Join adult students from the San Lorenzo Adult School for a knitting session. 

All are welcome to come in and knit with new friends. Bring your own projects to work on, or start new ones with this group. 

They will be meeting every Thursday this summer in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
   

 

Join us for music, movement and play. This program is designed for baby and caregiver to enjoy together. 

For pre-walking infants under 12 months old.

***Please note: The library opens at 11:00 am, but the lobby will be open at 10:30 am.


Contact: (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play  
   

Stay and Play

After storytime, stay to play with us.
Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY 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

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Summer Family Storytime and Crafts  
   

Session length: 8 weeks, June 21, 2018-August 9, 2018.  
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.  
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th & 8th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk after June 1st.  

There are 8 sessions in this class that occur every Thursday from June 28 through August 16 from 11:30-1:30 pm.  Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

If you have questions, please call 510-79-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Adult Computer Class: iPhone/iPad Photography  
   

iPhone photo

 

Learn how to capture and share stunning photos with your iPhone or iPad. This hands-on class will show you how to compose a shot, edit it with an app, share it and manage your digital photo library. Bring your fully charged device and let the fun begin!

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Story Time  
   

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

at the Union City Library -- every Thursday from 1:30-2:30

This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.  The children have 60 minutes of stories, crafts, and activities.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   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

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Pressed Flower Time for Adults  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
   

 

 

Teens are welcome to come enjoy THE LION KING in our Learning Center. 

Due to room size, seating is limited to 30 on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


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

Noelle Cruz, Teen Librarian, (510) 284-0650 ncruz@aclibrary.org

 


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.    

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY 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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 


Friday June 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Investigate! Color  
   

Join us for a color-themed playtime with activities exploring the art and science of color.

For children age 3 - 5.

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget connection

New Phone? New  computer?  Need  how to  learn use Word or Facebook?  

Come on in for some one-on-one help


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids Cardboard Box Car Race  
   

  Attention all little race car drivers!! 

 Join us for a cardboard box car race. Little race car drivers and their parents will work together to create a race car out of a cardboard box which will then be used for a race!

 This event is for children ages  3 - 6 years old. Space and supplies 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 FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

 Cuentos En Español  

  Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Math and Physics Enrichment  
   

Math  and physics enrichment  

 

Adlut-led  and teen  supported 

6,7, and 8th grades will meet:

 june 30, july 14and 28th,  August 11th

9th and  19th grades  will  meet:

July 7and  21; and August 4th and 18th

 

Please  call the Fremont Information desk  for  more  information  745-1401

 

 

   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

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tech Help  
    Contact: Patrick Brogan   510-284-0682   pbrogan@aclibrary.org
   

Custom Help
Local teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!

Technology Solutions
We can help solve most problems that you might encounter with most consumer technology products.

Personal Help
Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your devce.

30 minute appointments every Saturday 12pm-2pm

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Job Workshop for Teens & Young Adults  
   

This dynamic workshop, led by a career specialist, will address all aspects of a successful job search, including setting goals, resume and interview preparation, and the best job search techniques.

The workshop will be interactive and creative, and is designed to answer questions that participants may have about the challenges of job searching. Workshop participants will complete the session with a plentiful toolkit of proactive job search strategies and methods.


Contact: Vivian Jaquette, phone: (510) 284-0605; email: vjaquette@aclibrary.org
Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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 Karen the Cowgirl  
    Contact:    510.667.7000   
   

HOLD YOUR HORSES!

Cowgirl Tricks is a tongue-in-cheek vaudeville style comedic bonanza of trick roping, whip cracking, music, magic, audience participation and lots of kooky cowgirl shenanigans, perfect for the whole family!

Chabot/Canyon Room
No Registration Required

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM John Weaver, Storyteller  
   

 

 

 

Join us at Union City Library for Storytelling!

 

John Weaver, Storyteller, will weave tales for families on the main floor of the Union City Library on Saturday, June 30th at 3 PM

 

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

510-745-1464

 

   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
 


Sunday July 1, 2018
     Kid Power Volunteers Needed!  
   

Summer volunteering opportunity for incoming 7th - 9th graders! 

The Fremont Main Library Children's Department is looking for Kid Power volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Game and special summer events. This volunteer opportunity is open to kids going into 7th-9th grades next school year. Have fun and earn service hours too! 

The Kid Power Volunteer program runs from June 11 - August 19, 2018. Kid Power Volunteers who work at least 10 hours during the summer are invited to an end of the summer volunteer party.

Space is limited. Applications are available now! You may pick up an application from the Children's Information Desk, or download one from the link below.

 

Download an application here: Kid Power Application

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

     Persian Literature Group  
   

Persian Literature

Join is for a discussion of Persian Literature on the 1st Sunday or each month at 2 p.m.

This program is conducted in Farsi

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions


Monday July 2, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Basics - Microsoft Word  
   

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word.

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

This is a 1-day workshop for students going into 7th grade. 

This workshop focuses on the science, math and English skills needed to be successful during the upcoming school year. 

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register by phone, email or in person at the reference desk, 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Learn About E-books and E-audio  
   

Learn how to access the library's collection of electronic books and electronic audio. Please bring your device with you - iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, laptop. For Apple products make sure you have your Apple ID and password to download apps.

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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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   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday  afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

   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

 

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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 Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

 If you need help using a new gadget or improving your computer skills, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:
 

♦Smart phones & tablets     ♦Windows 10     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Word, Excel & PowerPoint    ♦Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players & digital music
 
Bring your own device or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Volunteer instructors are available in the Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Bounce  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for signing, stories, and fun with rhythm and play!

This lapsit program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and a participating adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Free tickets will be handed out starting at 11:45 outside the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Book Club  
   

 

 The Handmaid's Tale

by

Margaret Atwood
 

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese-English Storytime  
   

      This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese (Mandarin), and followed by crafts. 

    Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Quilters Meet Up  
   

   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 Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)  
   

Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)

A Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe of the San Lorenzo Library for sign-ups, every 1st Tuesday of the month. 

This program is for anyone who qualifies to receive free nutritious food.

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) 

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh para registrarse. 

Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.

For more information please contact: Patty (510) 636-4909 or pfigueroa@accfb.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Movies at 2:00  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

An outcast emoji goes on a journey across various apps in this comedy set inside a smartphone.

Rating

PG

    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

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Practice Your English  
   

Improve your spoken English by talking with native speakers about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Fukaya A. This is a drop-in group; no registration is required. 

Questions? Call (510) 745-1467 or email Jui-lan at jliu@aclibrary.org.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write To Read  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

Write to Read

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

March 6              Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (In celebration of Castro Valley Reads!)

April 3                 A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
 
May 1                   The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
 
June 5                  The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag 
 
July 3                    A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller
 
August 7               The Eight by Katherine Neville
 
September 4        The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
 
October 2              Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
 
November 6         Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller
 
December 4          Face of the Enemy by Joanne Dobson

In the Learning Center.  Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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 4, 2018
     Fourth of July - Library Closed  
     Library Closed  
   

The Library is closed for Independence Day.

     Library Closed: Independence Day  
   

The Library is closed today in honor of Independence Day!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions


Thursday July 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime at the Castro Valley Library!

Thursdays in July:

July 5th

July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Adult School Knitting Club  
   

Looking for a place to knit? Want to make new knitting pals?

Join adult students from the San Lorenzo Adult School for a knitting session. 

All are welcome to come in and knit with new friends. Bring your own projects to work on, or start new ones with this group. 

They will be meeting every Thursday this summer in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
   

 

Join us for music, movement and play. This program is designed for baby and caregiver to enjoy together. 

For pre-walking infants under 12 months old.

***Please note: The library opens at 11:00 am, but the lobby will be open at 10:30 am.


Contact: (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting  
   

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Thursdays in July

July 5th

July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Summer Family Storytime and Crafts  
   

Session length: 8 weeks, June 21, 2018-August 9, 2018.  
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.  
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th & 8th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk after June 1st.  

There are 8 sessions in this class that occur every Thursday from June 28 through August 16 from 11:30-1:30 pm.  Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

If you have questions, please call 510-79-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Color Me Calm - Coloring for Adults  
   

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Join us for a relaxing afternoon of adult coloring. We will provide all the supplies, including pencils and fanciful designs for you to color. Feel free to bring your own projects or coloring supplies, too! Soothing music will help set the mood for some calming, creative fun.

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   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  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.    

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY 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 Caterpillar Puppets  
   

Caterpillar Puppets is back by popular demand with two great puppet shows for kids:

Itty-Bitty Variety Show! 
Join the Caterpillar Puppet Club. Audience members learn the club song, complete with finger motions to turn caterpillars into butterflies. The Three Bla-Bla-Blas are joined by Gunniwolf, Amadeus the shy artist mouse, Henry the baby orangutan and many more.

La Tortuga y La Liebre
In this bilingual (Spanish/English) show you'll follow the adventures of the tortoise and the hare!

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
   4:00 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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library 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
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget connection

New Phone? New  computer?  Need  how to  learn use Word or Facebook?  

Come on in for some one-on-one help


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

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

   1:30 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic  
   

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, and increase independence as well as language ability in your child. We'll use rhythm sticks, beanbags, scarves, and other items to move to the music and keep the beat! For ages 6 and under with parents/caregivers.


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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

 Cuentos En Español  

  Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Drop-in eBook & eAudiobook Help  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Math and Physics Enrichment  
   

Math  and physics enrichment  

 

Adlut-led  and teen  supported 

6,7, and 8th grades will meet:

 june 30, july 14and 28th,  August 11th

9th and  19th grades  will  meet:

July 7and  21; and August 4th and 18th

 

Please  call the Fremont Information desk  for  more  information  745-1401

 

 

   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

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM Fur, Scales, & Tails  
   

Tracy Hill presents Fur, Scales, & Tails

Please join us for an engaging, entertaining Animal Show enjoyable for all ages!

No registration required.
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
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Introduction to Coding  
   

 

 

Ever wonder how apps and webpages are made?  It’s made using code!!!  Join us for a 5 session workshop that explores the different coding languages of Python, HTML, and Java.  The Castro Valley Library is offering students the opportunity to learn the basics for different coding languages so that they will be able to go home and start coding on their own. Recommended for ages 11-14 ages. 

Registration is required as space is limited to 20 participants per class. 

Laptops will be provided to attendees

 

Today's Class: Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day  
   

Looking for something fun to do? 

Game players of all ages are invited to come have fun at the library.

  • Build fun stuff with Lego! 
  • Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as:
  • Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble!
  • Bring your friends or come by yourself!

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dave Rocha Jazz Trio  
   

Dave Rocha Jazz Trio

Sunday, July 8

2 pm to 3 pm

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon jazz concert with Dave Rocha’s trio featuring Dave Rocha on trumpet and flugelhorn.

Dave Rocha has been performing with his jazz group for more than 20 years, including performances in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

His band plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, “pop” tunes, and original compositions. This covers a wide variety of styles from up-tempo bebop, “modal” tunes, swing and blues, to Latin jazz, ballads and jazz waltz.

This concert is free. Please join us!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Brown Bag with Gail & Ray Orwig  
   

           

Fremont Main Library @ 2 p.m.

Come join the authors of Where Monsters Walked, Former Fremont Main Children’s Librarian/Booklegger Director Gail Orwig and husband Ray Orwig, as they share their newly-published book on movie locations for science fiction, fantasy and horror films made between 1925-1965.  Gail and Ray will talk about how the book came to be, show some video of some of the locations, have a Q & A session, and sign books!

 

 

   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time  
   

Preschoolers and their adults are invited to join teen volunteers in the Bennett Room for free play! Toys, coloring sheets, stories, and music will be available. 

Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 10:25 am the day of the program. Limited to the first 50 children 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
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Basics - Microsoft Word  
   

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word.

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Learn About E-books and E-audio  
   

Learn how to access the library's collection of electronic books and electronic audio. Please bring your device with you - iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, laptop. For Apple products make sure you have your Apple ID and password to download apps.

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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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   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday  afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

   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
   1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM GSK Science in the Summer--Science of Space  
   
  

Presented by Lawrence Hall of Scienceinvites 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, 1:15-3:15, July 9th AND 10th, two hours each day (Monday AND Tuesday). 

Registration required. contact Wenny Wallace, WWallace@aclibrary.org.   

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Java Camp  
   

For incoming grades 6-9.  Length of camp: 4 weeks (8 classes), every Mondays and Tuesdays, July 9-31, 2018.

Java is one of the most popular and used programming languages. There are many applications for Java, such as coding robots, developing apps, and developing computer software. Not only does Java have many uses, but it also is the language used in AP Computer Science. This camp will introduce Java to starters. Please bring a laptop if possible.

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 on the first day 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

   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
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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 Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages  
   

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Attorney Jennifer Synder offers free 15 minute appointments to help define your problem, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed.

To make an appointment, please call (510) 284-0677 after 12 p.m. on the day of the event. Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   


A lawyer will be available at the Library to consult with you and help you get started on a solution to your problem, making a referral if necessary. Expect about 20 minutes of private consultation. You must make an appointment for this free service offered in partnership with the Alameda County Bar Association.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Peer Writers' Group  
   

 Peer Writers' Group 

at the San Lorenzo Library

All writers are encouraged to join this FREE group or just drop in for a session!

Come share your work, and give feedback to other authors.

This group meets on a monthly basis. 


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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Naturalization Information Session  
   

Monday July 9, 2018  6:30 p.m. Fukaya Room

The Fremont Main Library presents USCIS Community Relations Officer Jennifer LaForce, in an engaging and informative presentation on how to prepare to become a United States citizen. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Fukaya Room with a presentation on the naturalization process and requirements.  There will be a demonstration interview followed by a Q&A session related to the citizenship process. Following the program, free naturalization preparation materials will be given to attendees.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday July 10, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Bounce  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for signing, stories, and fun with rhythm and play!

This lapsit program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and a participating adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Free tickets will be handed out starting at 11:45 outside the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Chinese-English Storytime  
   

      This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese (Mandarin), and followed by crafts. 

    Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo 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  -  2:30 PM Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 2nd Tuesdays.

February 13: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

March 13: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

April 10: Term Limits by Vince Flynn

May 8: Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

June 12: Pope Joan by Donna Wollfolk Cross

July 10: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   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
 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tales for Adults  
   

Tales for Adults

Because adults enjoy storytime too!

20-45 minutes of read aloud content, on the second Tuesday of each month.

At the Fremont Main Library in Conference room A.

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Java Camp  
   

For incoming grades 6-9.  Length of camp: 4 weeks (8 classes), every Mondays and Tuesdays, July 9-31, 2018.

Java is one of the most popular and used programming languages. There are many applications for Java, such as coding robots, developing apps, and developing computer software. Not only does Java have many uses, but it also is the language used in AP Computer Science. This camp will introduce Java to starters.  Please bring a laptop if possible.

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 on the first day 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

   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.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Movies at 2:00  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Rating

PG

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   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

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Practice Your English  
   

Improve your spoken English by talking with native speakers about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Fukaya A. This is a drop-in group; no registration is required. 

Questions? Call (510) 745-1467 or email Jui-lan at jliu@aclibrary.org.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write To Read  
   

Free Adult Tutoring to learn how to read and write (better)!

This program is provided through the Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Program.

An assessment is neccessary before attending class, so please call 510-745-1480 to sign up. 

This program will meet every Tuesday in the San Lorenzo Library Learning Center, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read  
   

Write to Read

The Literacy Reading Club is intended for second language students who can speak basic English and want to continue to improve their English conversation and reading skills.  Anyone interested in joining should call 510-745-1480.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Centerville Book Club for Adults  
   

Image result for booksJoin us for a book discussion for adults. New members always welcome.  This month we are discussing  The Shack by William Young

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-795-2629  or bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


 

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM eBestseller Book Club  
   

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

 Advance registration required.

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Preschool Program with Golden Acorn Music  
   

Just for preschoolers! Golden Acorn Music will be at the library to lead us in their Full-Body Music program: Music, movement, instruments, and stories — all in one! Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 9:55 am the day of the program. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. Limited to the first 50 children in line.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Puppet Art Theater - The Boy who Cried Wolf  
   

An updated zany version of a classic tale. The boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things more exciting by turning on his dad’s wolf alarm, the “Wolf Alert 3000.” Tricking his dad is all fun and games until a real wolf shows up. Will the audience help the boy escape from the wolf? Find out in “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

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

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Castro Valley High School Society of Women Engineers Showcase  
   

 

Every wonder how things work?  Join us as the Castro Valley High School Society of Women Engineers will open up an interactive "petting zoo" that invites people of all ages to examine and play with a variety of activities that explore and celebrate all aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gardening Series with Lori Caldwell  
   

 

 Gardening Workshop Series

with Lori Caldwell

 

Gardening All Year: Prepping Your Garden for Fall

Wednesday July 11, 2018 @ 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

One of the many benefits of our climate is being able to garden year-round!! Fall/Winter is still a

great time to garden. This class will go over some great techniques on how to transition to

your Fall garden : cool-weather edible crops, starting seeds, crop rotation, sheet mulching &

planting natives.

 

Join Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional & Garden Educator Lori Caldwell to learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener.  

 

          Library Contact Lili Khalili 510-745-1464
  Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library - Sign up in advance  
   

Free 15-minute consultation with an attorney who will clarify your situation, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed.

The Lawyers in the Library Program is a countywide service coordinated by the Alameda County Law Library and staffed by volunteer attorneys. Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals on a wide variety of issues including landlord tenant disputes, probate matters, employment problems, and other general consumer issues. These consultations take place at public libraries (including Alameda County Law Library) on a rotating basis throughout the month. The Lawyers in the Library program is an important step in the library’s mission of providing access to justice its community.

Advance registration is required.

Sign up in person at the Reference desk or call 510-526-3720 ext. 5 during library hours.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime at the Castro Valley Library!

Thursdays in July:

July 5th

July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Adult School Knitting Club  
   

Looking for a place to knit? Want to make new knitting pals?

Join adult students from the San Lorenzo Adult School for a knitting session. 

All are welcome to come in and knit with new friends. Bring your own projects to work on, or start new ones with this group. 

They will be meeting every Thursday this summer in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
   

 

Join us for music, movement and play. This program is designed for baby and caregiver to enjoy together. 

For pre-walking infants under 12 months old.

***Please note: The library opens at 11:00 am, but the lobby will be open at 10:30 am.


Contact: (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Thursdays in July

July 5th

July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Summer Family Storytime and Crafts  
   

Session length: 8 weeks, June 21, 2018-August 9, 2018.  
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.  
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th & 8th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk after June 1st.  

There are 8 sessions in this class that occur every Thursday from June 28 through August 16 from 11:30-1:30 pm.  Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

If you have questions, please call 510-79-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces; and 20 minutes stay-n-play.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   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 Adult Computer Class: Amuse & Entertain on iPhone/iPad  
   

 

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Learn the best free resources for finding movies, TV shows, videos, music, and podcasts!  Amuse and entertain yourself using your iPhone or iPad. Bring your fully charged device and let the fun begin! There will be time for Q & A.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN 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
   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
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Summerfest  
   

 

Join our Teen Advisory Group play Mafia, board games, complete a scavenger hunt, and eat food.


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

Noelle Cruz, Teen Librarian, (510) 284-0650 ncruz@aclibrary.org



Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.    

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY 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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 


Friday July 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

There is no storytime the first friday of the month. 

Contact: Rebecca Maher 510-284-0695 or Rmaher@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget connection

New Phone? New  computer?  Need  how to  learn use Word or Facebook?  

Come on in for some one-on-one help


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Old Main Library/Teen Center

39770 Paseo Padre Parkway at Lake Elizabeth; enter Central Park at Sailway Drive.

 

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email: 2016ffol@gmail.com

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Stories & Steam with the Fun Mothers Club  
   

Join us for Stories & STEAM with the Fun Mothers' Club! 

This program is volunteer lead by a local Mom's Group. They will hold storytime and have a corresponding STEAM activity to go with it. This program is for ages 3+ and is limited to 20 children. 

To learn more about the Fun Mothers' Club, visit www.funmothersclub.org

 


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

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

 Cuentos En Español  

  Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners & beyond  
   

YOGA for beginners & beyond

 

Join us for a FREE yoga class every 2nd Saturday monthly.  Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise matt if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level. 
 

Instructor Joe Sapena completed the teaching program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley. Because of the profound influence the practice of yoga has had in his life, he hopes to inspire and guide students in their own journey of discovery. To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Drop-in eBook & eAudibook Help  
   

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Knit One Purl Two, the Dublin Library Adult Knitting Group, will gather today in the Bennette Room. Our group welcomes knitters of all levels. Although this group is not a class, we welcome knitters of all levels. Bring your current project to show off and provide inspiration for others or bring an abandoned or difficult project for advice. Beginning knitters should bring their own supplies. Yarn donations are always welcome!

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Math and Physics Enrichment  
   

Math  and physics enrichment  

 

Adlut-led  and teen  supported 

6,7, and 8th grades will meet:

 june 30, july 14and 28th,  August 11th

9th and  19th grades  will  meet:

July 7and  21; and August 4th and 18th

 

Please  call the Fremont Information desk  for  more  information  745-1401

 

 

   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

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Jenny's Eco Bead Jewelry--Donate Your Time!  
   

Jenny's Eco Bead Jewelry

Saturday, July 14

12 pm to 4:30 pm

Donate your time to help make jewelry that will later be sold to raise money for the Jenny Lin Summer Music Program. All ages are welcome! You'll construct necklaces and bracelets from paper beads, glass beads, and other decorative beads.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Introduction to Coding  
   

 

Ever wonder how apps and webpages are made?  It’s made using code!!!  Join us for a 5 session workshop that explores the different coding languages of Python, HTML, and Java.  The Castro Valley Library is offering students the opportunity to learn the basics for different coding languages so that they will be able to go home and start coding on their own. Recommended for ages 11-14 ages. 

Registration is required as space is limited to 20 participants per class. 

Laptops will be provided to attendees

 

Today's Class: Programming with Karel (Java)

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Science Magic with Alan Kahn  
    Contact: Joe Stoner   510-284-0685   jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

It's more than magic...its SCIENCE!  Some of the magical science attendees can expect to see includes air pressure strength, the Bernoulli Principle, Newton's 1st Law of Motion and more.  

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Art Workshop-Make Cape  
    Contact: Kris Sandoe   510-745-2464 ext 5   
   

 

Family Art Workshop for the Summer Reading Game

Saturday, July 14th 1 PM - 3 PM

Come make a Super Reader Cape and Mask!  This Family Workshop is fun for all ages and great for the whole family! 

Come 15 minutes beforehand to get tickets at the reference desk. Limited to 40 persons.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

510-745-1464

   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 Crafts with Margo  
   

 

Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop. 

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
Location: ALBANY 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

   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Concert: The Jones Gang  
   

The Jones Gang

Saturday, July 14   @2 p.m.

Home

 

The Jones Gang (formerly Houston Jones) is still trucking. A collection of misfits and malcontents who, like a hippy transformer, assemble into something much greater than the sum of its parts. An insane collection of rock, funk (Motown and Louisiana), gospel, blues, folk and country. The band covers a musical history the size of the USA, in a tight and soulful style. The gang can move seamlessly from a murder ballad to a New Orleans rumba, first breaking your heart and then making you glad you’re alive.

 

Check them out at:    https://www.thejonesgang.com/

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The History & Mystery of Tarot  
    Contact: Molly Hitchings   510-284-0643   mhitchings@aclibrary.org
   


 

The History & Mystery of Tarot

 

Join Amber for a fascinating and educational slide show and narrated journey throught the tarot's long and mysterious history. Visti places such as Rome, Egypt, Palestine, Greece, Europe, and the United States. Discover the tarot's links with numerous academic, social, cultural, political, and spiritual movements and events.

With Amber Jayanti: practical-mystic, founder of the International for Tarot & Qabalah Study (1975), and author of "Living the Qabalistic Tarot", "Tarot for Dummies", and "Principles of Qabalah".

   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
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Charlie Chaplin Days @ Niles Library  
   

Image result for charlie chaplinCelebrate Charlie Chaplin Days at Niles Library! We are opening for this special event on a SUNDAY. Stop by and visit our branch if you've never been. We will have a craft available for kids - so drop in during our open hours! 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Prepping Your Garden for Fall  
   

Gardening All Year...

Prepping Your Garden for Fall

Sunday, July 15

2 pm to 4 pm

One of the many benefits of our climate is being able to garden year-round! Fall is a great time to garden. Taught by The Compost Gal, Lori Caldwell, the class will cover techniques for transitioning to a fall garden. You'll learn about cool-weather crops, seed starting, crop rotation, sheet mulching, and planting natives. Please join us!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies: Foreign Places via Foreign Films - Tsotsi  
   

Sunday Movies: Foreign Places via Foreign Films - Tsotsi

1h 34min.

Rated R  

Award winning movie  

2005

Subtitled

Based on the 2006 novel Tsotsi by Athol Fugard.

A young delinquent supports himself through a life of crime on the tough streets of Johannesburg. 

 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies: Foreign Places via Foreign Films - Tsotsi  
   

Sunday Movies: Foreign Places via Foreign Films - Tsotsi

1h 34min.

Rated R

2005

Award winning film

Subtitled

Based on the novel Tsotsi by Athol Fugard.

A young delinquent who supports himself through a life of crime on the tough streets of Johannesburg.

 


Monday July 16, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Basics - Microsoft Word  
   

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word.

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Learn About E-books and E-audio  
   

Learn how to access the library's collection of electronic books and electronic audio. Please bring your device with you - iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, laptop. For Apple products make sure you have your Apple ID and password to download apps.

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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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   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday  afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

   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 Intro to Java Camp  
   

For incoming grades 6-9.  Length of camp: 4 weeks (8 classes), every Mondays and Tuesdays, July 9-31, 2018.

Java is one of the most popular and used programming languages. There are many applications for Java, such as coding robots, developing apps, and developing computer software. Not only does Java have many uses, but it also is the language used in AP Computer Science. This camp will introduce Java to starters.  Please bring a laptop if possible.

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 on the first day 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

   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
   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Math Boot Camp: Algebra I  
   

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I - grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II - grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry - grades eligible: 7-10

Due to the limited space, diagnostic tests are required for each program and will be held on May 19 at 1-2:30 PM, and May 21 at 7-8:30 PM.  Each test wil be 30 minutes.  Students may take up to two tests and on only one date.  A lottery may be held if the number of qualified students exceeds the capacity of the program.

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

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks of the diagnotic tests.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help  
   

 If you need help using a new gadget or improving your computer skills, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.  Help is available for the following topics and more:
 

♦Smart phones & tablets     ♦Windows 10     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Word, Excel & PowerPoint    ♦Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players & digital music
 
Bring your own device or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Volunteer instructors are available in the Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library  
   

The Friends of the Library for the San Lorenzo Branch will be hosting their monthly meeting. 

Inquire if you're interesting in finding out what programs they have to offer, or if you're interested in become a Friend. 


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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo 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
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Bounce  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for signing, stories, and fun with rhythm and play!

This lapsit program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and a participating adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Free tickets will be handed out starting at 11:45 outside the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Chinese-English Storytime  
   

      This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese (Mandarin), and followed by crafts. 

    Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo 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 Write Your Story  
   

 Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hass, for an informal gathering of aspiring writers of all types of
genres. Your writing can be memoirs, creative nonfiction, poetry, song lyrics, science fiction, plays,
essays - you name it - we just want to hear what you have written and support each other as we grow as writers.
Sharing is optional.

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month.

         July  17, August 21, and September 18

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

   1:30 PM  -  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 Intro to Java Camp  
   

For incoming grades 6-9.  Length of camp: 4 weeks (8 classes), every Mondays and Tuesdays, July 9-31, 2018.

Java is one of the most popular and used programming languages. There are many applications for Java, such as coding robots, developing apps, and developing computer software. Not only does Java have many uses, but it also is the language used in AP Computer Science. This camp will introduce Java to starters.  Please bring a laptop if possible.

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 on the first day 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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppet Art Theatre - Tommy's Pirate Adventure  
   

Tommy’s back and he and his dog Fifi are enjoying living on Alligator Island, at least until the pirates show up. Pirate’s X’s and mixed up treasure land Tommy and his dog in big trouble with Barnacle Billy and the evil Captain Rigatoni. Confusion and mayhem lead to fun as Tommy ends up playing pirates for real in “Tommy’s Pirate Adventure.”

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  -  3:30 PM Effective Interview Skills  
   

business people

 

Job Seekers: Are you experiencing fears or worries about interviewing effectively?  Come and let a job search specialist share strategies and suggestions for success in: phone interviews; one-on-one/ panel/ group/ follow-up in-person interviews; and salary negotiation.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 2:00 PM in the Bennett Room so you won't miss anything of this valuable program. 

Location: DUBLIN 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Movies at 2:00  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Math Boot Camp: Algebra I  
   

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I - grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II - grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry - grades eligible: 7-10

Due to the limited space, diagnostic tests are required for each program and will be held on May 19 at 1-2:30 PM, and May 21 at 7-8:30 PM.  Each test wil be 30 minutes.  Students may take up to two tests and on only one date.  A lottery may be held if the number of qualified students exceeds the capacity of the program.

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

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks of the diagnotic tests.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Practice Your English  
   

Improve your spoken English by talking with native speakers about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Fukaya A. This is a drop-in group; no registration is required. 

Questions? Call (510) 745-1467 or email Jui-lan at jliu@aclibrary.org.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   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
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Real Reads: New Nonfiction Book Club  
   

REAL READS: A NEW NONFICTION BOOK CLUB

Tuesday, July 17

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Hungry for a place to discuss great nonfiction books? Welcome to Real Reads, the Library’s new nonfiction book club. Real Reads will meet on the 3rd Tuesday night of each month beginning June 19. The first two selections have been made by the Library. Thereafter, club members will suggest books to read each month, and a club member will facilitate the discussion. Club members are responsible for getting their own copy of the book, although we will try to choose books that are available in the library collection for check out. Join us for the inaugural meeting to discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCullough and to learn more about the club.

July 17: Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich

Sign up by visiting the reference desk or calling 510-667-7900

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Preschool Program with Caterpillar Puppets  
   

Just for preschoolers! "The Itty-Bitty Variety Show, featuring "The Three Little Bla-Bla-Blas." During this 30 minute hand puppet show, audience members get to join the Caterpillar Puppet Club. They learn the club song, complete with finger motions to turn caterpillars into butterflies. The Three Bla-Bla-Blas are joined by Gunniwolf, Amadeus the shy artist mouse, Henry the baby orangutan and many more." 

Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 9:55 am the day of the program. All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket. Limited to the first 50 children in line.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Computer Tutor by Appointment  
   

Confused by computers? A computer docent wil provide one-on-one tutoring to help you learn to use your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also learn to log on to the library's computers, get on the Internet, and find what you are looking for.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays at noon and 12:30pm. 

Call the reference desk at 510-526-3720, extension 5


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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
   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Math Boot Camp: Algebra I  
   

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I - grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II - grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry - grades eligible: 7-10

Due to the limited space, diagnostic tests are required for each program and will be held on May 19 at 1-2:30 PM, and May 21 at 7-8:30 PM.  Each test wil be 30 minutes.  Students may take up to two tests and on only one date.  A lottery may be held if the number of qualified students exceeds the capacity of the program.

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

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks of the diagnotic tests.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   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

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM State Senator Wieckowski Office Hours  
   

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

A representative from the office of California State Senator Bob Wieckowski will be available at the Library on the third Wednesday of every month from 3 pm to 5 pm to meet with constituents.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Job Search Strategies  
   

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by

Ohlone College/Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

                                     Connecting people with employment and training opportunities that empower the individual and strengthen the local economy

 

Workshop Location
Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA

 

Dynamic Resumes - What makes a good resume

 Wednesday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Please visit Ohlone College/ Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center website for more information about FREE programs and available workshops at www.tricitiesonestop.com.

 

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

Location: FREMONT 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  
   

    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
 


  

Free legal assistance is provided by a volunteer lawyer from the Alameda County Bar Association. The attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed. 

The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups for the Lawyer in the Library one week before the lawyer's appearance. Advance registration is required.

In registering for an appointment, you agree to the following limitations and conditions:

  • Your appointment must be used to talk about your own legal issues.
  • Your appointment is for a maximum 15 minutes. 
  • You must arrive 5 minutes early to check in at the Reference Desk to secure your appointment. Latecomers forfeit their appointment.
  • You have not had an appointment within the past six months. A no-show is considered an appointment.
  • You will bring any paperwork pertaining to your case when you come to see the lawyer.
  • This free consultation is not intended to, and does not establish, a continuing attorney/client relationship.  The volunteer attorney can only provide brief consultation and referrals (as necessary). The volunteer will not represent you in any matter.   

If you understand and agree to these terms, you may ask to sign up for a 15-minute appointment at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 925-803-7252.

If you need further help, here is a Legal Information Guide that contains a list of legal resources.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:50 PM Story Jam  
    Contact: Nissa Nack   (510) 745-1464   nnack@aclibrary.org
   

Story Jam

at

Union City Library

Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours! 

Master Storyteller and improv artist
Joey Richards will kick off the evening 

with a demonstration of the art of storytelling, including tips and tricks. 

Theme: Firsts

Listeners welcome. 
Registration encouraged.

    Location: Union City Library
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime at the Castro Valley Library!

Thursdays in July:

July 5th

July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SLZ Adult School Knitting Club  
   

Looking for a place to knit? Want to make new knitting pals?

Join adult students from the San Lorenzo Adult School for a knitting session. 

All are welcome to come in and knit with new friends. Bring your own projects to work on, or start new ones with this group. 

They will be meeting every Thursday this summer in our Greenhouse Community Room

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
   

 

Join us for music, movement and play. This program is designed for baby and caregiver to enjoy together. 

For pre-walking infants under 12 months old.

***Please note: The library opens at 11:00 am, but the lobby will be open at 10:30 am.


Contact: (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for stories, fingerplays and action rhymes, followed by a 15-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 23 months - 3 years and an adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting  
   

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

Thursdays in July

July 5th

July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

Musical Storytime is a fun interactive experience with stories and music.

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

No Registration.  Class size is limited.  First Come, First Served

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Summer Family Storytime and Crafts  
   

Session length: 8 weeks, June 21, 2018-August 9, 2018.  
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.  
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Algebra Class  
   

This introductory Algebra class is for incoming 7th & 8th grade students with a genuine interest in learning math. Space is limited; please fill out an application for the course, available at the Reference Desk after June 1st.  

There are 8 sessions in this class that occur every Thursday from June 28 through August 16 from 11:30-1:30 pm.  Please commit to attending all sessions of the course. 

If you have questions, please call 510-79-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

Baby Bounce is designed for walking baby under 2 years old. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces; and 20 minutes stay-n-play.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   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
 

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Math Boot Camp: Algebra I  
   

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I - grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II - grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry - grades eligible: 7-10

Due to the limited space, diagnostic tests are required for each program and will be held on May 19 at 1-2:30 PM, and May 21 at 7-8:30 PM.  Each test wil be 30 minutes.  Students may take up to two tests and on only one date.  A lottery may be held if the number of qualified students exceeds the capacity of the program.

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

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks of the diagnotic tests.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 Image result for therapy dog  One-on-one reading time with Charlie's Pals.

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  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

Come read stories to a friendly dog, Jake the Majestic Hound.    

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY 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! - 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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 


Friday July 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Niles Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!  This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

There is no storytime the first friday of the month. 

Contact: Rebecca Maher 510-284-0695 or Rmaher@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection  
   

Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget connection

New Phone? New  computer?  Need  how to  learn use Word or Facebook?  

Come on in for some one-on-one help


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Afternoon Delights  
   

Older Adult Event:

 

Jewelry making for Adults 18+.

All supplies will be furnished, just bring your "can do" attitude. 

Join old and new friends in a great project with Christie from Christie's Cupboard

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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

   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Math Boot Camp: Algebra I  
   

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I - grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II - grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry - grades eligible: 7-10

Due to the limited space, diagnostic tests are required for each program and will be held on May 19 at 1-2:30 PM, and May 21 at 7-8:30 PM.  Each test wil be 30 minutes.  Students may take up to two tests and on only one date.  A lottery may be held if the number of qualified students exceeds the capacity of the program.

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

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks of the diagnotic tests.

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

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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Old Main Library/Teen Center

39770 Paseo Padre Parkway at Lake Elizabeth; enter Central Park at Sailway Drive.

  • Advance Sale for Paid Members Only
  • Memberships available at the Door
  • $10 per Individual or Family

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email: 2016ffol@gmail.com


Saturday July 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Learning about your iPad  
   

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free Restraining Order Clinic  
   

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Old Main Library/Teen Center

39770 Paseo Padre Parkway at Lake Elizabeth; enter Central Park at Sailway Drive.

 

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email: 2016ffol@gmail.com

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Image result for storytime bilingualCome and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime.  
 

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cuentos En Español  
   

 

 Cuentos En Español  

  Cada Sábado, para las edades: 0 hasta 5 años!

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  2:30 PM SAT Diagnostic Test  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30-minute program that requires no registration.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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 eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Math and Physics Enrichment  
   

Math  and physics enrichment  

 

Adlut-led  and teen  supported 

6,7, and 8th grades will meet:

 june 30, july 14and 28th,  August 11th

9th and  19th grades  will  meet:

July 7and  21; and August 4th and 18th

 

Please  call the Fremont Information desk  for  more  information  745-1401

 

 

   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

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Introduction to Coding  
   

 

 

Ever wonder how apps and webpages are made?  It’s made using code!!!  Join us for a 5 session workshop that explores the different coding languages of Python, HTML, and Java.  The Castro Valley Library is offering students the opportunity to learn the basics for different coding languages so that they will be able to go home and start coding on their own. Recommended for ages 11-14 ages. 

Registration is required as space is limited to 20 participants per class. 

Laptops will be provided to attendees

 

Today's Class: Web Design with Code High School (HTML)

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Afternoon Movie for Adults  
   

 

 THE TOURIST

An American tourist named Frank is dragged into a dangerous world of intrigue and espionage after crossing paths with mysterious beauty Elise while traveling Europe by rail. The faster they run, the more intense their romance grows.

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
for more information contact Library 510-7945-1464
 
Location: UNION CITY 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


Sunday July 22, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Old Main Library/Teen Center

39770 Paseo Padre Parkway at Lake Elizabeth; enter Central Park at Sailway Drive.

Clearance Sunday:

Only $5 per 14 inch high paper grocery bag!

For more information call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684 or email: 2016ffol@gmail.com

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free. 

Questions?  Phone Barbara at (510) 284-0684 or email btelford-ishida@ aclibrary.org

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies: Foreign Places via Foreign Films - Amelie  
   

Sunday Movies: Foreign Places via Foreign Films - Amelie

2h 2min.

Rated R

Award nominated film

2001

Subtitled

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

 

 

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Monday July 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time  
   

Preschoolers and their adults are invited to join teen volunteers in the Bennett Room for free play! Toys, coloring sheets, stories, and music will be available. 

Free tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 10:25 am the day of the program. Limited to the first 50 children 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
 

 

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Basics - Microsoft Word  
   

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word.

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Learn About E-books and E-audio  
   

Learn how to access the library's collection of electronic books and electronic audio. Please bring your device with you - iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, laptop. For Apple products make sure you have your Apple ID and password to download apps.

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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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   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

  Open Monday  afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to:

  •    Update or create a results oriented resume          
  •    Improve your interview skills   
  •    Explore a new career                                                
  •    Research competitive salary information        
  •    Search for jobs online & through agencies            
  •    Learn about LinkedIn  
  •    Take practice tests for professional exams            
  •    Use the computers for other employment-related needs                     

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

   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

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Java Camp  
   

For incoming grades 6-9.  Length of camp: 4 weeks (8 classes), every Mondays and Tuesdays, July 9-31, 2018.

Java is one of the most popular and used programming languages. There are many applications for Java, such as coding robots, developing apps, and developing computer software. Not only does Java have many uses, but it also is the language used in AP Computer Science. This camp will introduce Java to starters.  Please bring a laptop if possible.

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 on the first day 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

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

    Location: Union City Library
   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Math Boot Camp: Algebra 1.5  
   

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I - grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II - grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry - grades eligible: 7-10

Due to the limited space, diagnostic tests are required for each program and will be held on May 19 at 1-2:30 PM, and May 21 at 7-8:30 PM.  Each test wil be 30 minutes.  Students may take up to two tests and on only one date.  A lottery may be held if the number of qualified students exceeds the capacity of the program.

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

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks of the diagnotic tests.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone  
   

Join East Bay children's musician Stephanie Pepitone for some singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Fun for all ages; specializing in early childhood development. Featuring a mix of original children's music, multilingual nursery rhymes and family-friendly rock 'n roll favorites.


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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

 

   6:00 PM MAC (County Planning) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments available 6-8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. 

Make an appointment by phone, 510-284-0640, or in person at the information desk. 

¿NECESITAS AYUDA CON LA COMPUTADORA?

¡Registrarse para una cita con Fernando!

Ayuda con la computadora GRATIS en inglés y español para:

  • · solicitudes de empleo en línea
  • · Procesadora de Microsoft Word y crear currículum para trabajo
  • · Email
  • · Facebook
  • · Y mucho mas!

Citas de una hora disponible: Los Lunes y Martes a las 6 - 8 p.m. y los Sabados a las 11 - 4 p.m.

Haga una cita por teléfono, 510-284-0640, o en persona en el escritorio de información.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Launch: Guide to Mormon Historical Sites in Washington Township  
   

The Washington Township Museum of Local History and the Washington Township Historical Society invite you to the launch of Lorin Hansen's latest work: GUIDE TO MORMON HISTORICAL SITES IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, ALAMEDA COUNTY.  

Monday July 23 at 7 p.m.  at the Fremont Main LIbrary

The landing of the ship Brooklyn at Yerba Buena, San Francisco Bay, in July 1846 was the beginning of the Mormon settlement story in Washington Township. Several passengers on the ship settled in what is now the Tri-City area of Fremont, Newark and Union City. Many historic markers and sites relating to the early Mormon settlers are highlighted and discussed in this booklet. Lorin Hansen is an historian with a deep knowledge of the early Mormons who settled in California and they contributions they made.

Books will be available for purchase. 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday July 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Lunch at the Library Volunteers  
   

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for adults and teen volunteers between June 18-August 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Bounce  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in early literacy activities with your child. Join us for signing, stories, and fun with rhythm and play!

This lapsit program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and a participating adult caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Free tickets will be handed out starting at 11:45 outside the library.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch at the Library  
   

Youth, ages 2 to 18, are invited to have a FREE lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and stay for a fun program at the library.  

Programs will range from maker space activities to games, movies and more!  

This program series runs Mondays-Thursdays from June 18 to August 9 and 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
   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 Chinese-English Storytime  
   

      This special bilingual afternoon storytime features stories read in English and Chinese (Mandarin), and followed by crafts. 

    Join us in the children's area for a fun Tuesday afternoon.

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

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo 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  -  2:30 PM Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 2nd Tuesdays.

June 26 A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engel

July 24 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

August 28 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Bendict

September 25 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

October 23 The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

November 27 From Under the Russian Snow by Michelle Carter. The author will attend this meeting.

December 25 No meeting

January 22 The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 'Tween Art Programs  
   

Join art teacher Karen Wardell for two fun art programs, for 'tweens, ages 10-13. We will be doing a paint along on July 24th, and another project, TBD, on July 31st. Space is limited to 20 participants. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the program. Please arrive early, and plan to stay for the entire program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Java Camp  
   

For incoming grades 6-9.  Length of camp: 4 weeks (8 classes), every Mondays and Tuesdays, July 9-31, 2018.

Java is one of the most popular and used programming languages. There are many applications for Java, such as coding robots, developing apps, and developing computer software. Not only does Java have many uses, but it also is the language used in AP Computer Science. This camp will introduce Java to starters.  Please bring a laptop if possible.

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 on the first day 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

   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Movies at 2:00  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Synopsis

A prehistoric tribe clash with foreign invaders, which leads to a monumental game of soccer.

Rating

PG

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Math Boot Camp: Algebra 1.5  
   

These 3 math porgrams are for students looking for something more in their mathematics careet, those wanting to get ahead and learn something new.  The are also suitable as review courses for students looking for a brief summary before they start the following school year.  Students will improve their mathematical and problem-solving abilities in these rigorous courses.

  • Algebra I - grades eligible: 5-9
  • Algebra II - grades eligible: 6-10
  • Trigonometry - grades eligible: 7-10

Due to the limited space, diagnostic tests are required for each program and will be held on May 19 at 1-2:30 PM, and May 21 at 7-8:30 PM.  Each test wil be 30 minutes.  Students may take up to two tests and on only one date.  A lottery may be held if the number of qualified students exceeds the capacity of the program.

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

Participantion of the diagnotic tests does not quarantee a spot in the program.  You will be notified if you are officially enrolled in the program within 2 weeks of the diagnotic tests.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Practice Your English  
   

Improve your spoken English by talking with native speakers about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Fukaya A. This is a drop-in group; no registration is required. 

Questions? Call (510) 745-1467 or email Jui-lan at jliu@aclibrary.org.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM eBook Help  
   

Friendly teen volunteers will be available most Saturdays from 11 am -12 pm to answer questions about the library's e-book collections. No registration required - please just drop in! Questions are always welcome.

During the program, you can learn how to:

*Download e-books from the library's catalog onto an e-reader, tablet, laptop, etc.

*Download the app (if necessary) for any of the library's e-book collections (Overdrive, Libby, Cloud Library, etc.)

*Help you create and set up your account with your Alameda County Library card for any of the e-book databases

*Check out, access, and return e-books and e-audiobooks through any of the databases

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN 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
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Lawyer in the Library

 

 

This program offers a free appointment with an attorney who will help define your problem, get you started on a solution and make a referral when needed. Each time slot is 15 minutes. Sign up in person between 5-5:45 pm at the Information Desk on the evening of the program. A lottery is held at 5:50 to award slots. Persons wishing an appointment must be present at the time of the lottery.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM.   Please call or come into the library on the day of the program to reserve a seat.

The lawyer handles family, estate, criminal, and immigration law. This program is presented in partnership with the Alameda County Law Library.

For more information call (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn English for Work/Aprenda Ingles  
   

This class is for second language learners who want to improve their English to find work and/or speak better at your job. It teaches workplace vocabulary. 

Questions? Email Joe at jstoner@aclibrary.org. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Need Computer Help? / ¿Necesitas Ayuda Con La Computadora  
   

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Make an appointment with Fernando!

FREE computer help in English & Spanish including:

  • Online Job Applications
  • Word Processing and resume creation
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • And more!

One hour appointments