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Saturday February 17, 2018
   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  -  1:00 PM Chinese New Year  
   

    Location: Union City Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tame Your Tech  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a tech volunteer. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if a repair tech will be here if you are bringing a broken device. 

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. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM High School Math Tutorial  
   

 San Lorenzo High School Math Tutorial Program

Brought to you from volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation

This is a 12 course program where students can get free math tutoring in the following subject areas:

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Saturdays 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM


Policy: Students must arrive on time, and sign in and out on the attendence record. Every student must bring his or her own textbook to aid the tutor. If the student cannot attend class, the student or parent must notify the coordinator 24 hours prior to the class. Students may be terminated from this program if they fail to notify the coordinator of absences, have too many absences, or disrupt other students.

Students may register on the first day of class upon arrival (February 10, 2018).

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  2:30 PM Tax Assistance at Dublin Library  
   

Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Group Study Room.

This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.

Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 22, 2018. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.

Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.

There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 17, 2018, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Parent Playgroup  
   

Image result for children playing clipartCommunity Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern. Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

Registration is required and space is limited. 

To register, please sign up at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544adaf2aa1fc1-fremont 

 

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

Location: FREMONT 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  
   

Join us for a FREE yoga class! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.

ALL adults and teens are welcome regardless of their fitness level!


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM STEAM Saturday  
   

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

Easy, fun, hands-on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math) to inspire kids and their parents.
Located 
in the Children's area.  Come anytime between 10:30 - 12:00pm.

All programs in the Children’s area.  No registration required.  Supplies may be limited to first come, first served.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (part 2)  
   

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, February 3 & 17, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust and powerful computing experience.  In this class you'll get to know the expanded Start menu, the desktop, the system settings, how to customize the features system and how to personalize your desktop.  By the time you finish this course, you'll have mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Guitar Intro/Demo  
   

Everyone is welcome to this free performance! 

 

You will get a great opportunity to listen to guitar playing, plus the presenters' talks about how this became their passion.  Basic info about learning guitar and a possible series of lesson plans are inculded.  Come and give us input on the prospective, free classes if you are interested in learning a new music instrument.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet a Scientist: Roeland Nusse  
   

As a principal investigator at Stanford University, Roeland Nusse is at the forefront of research in regenerative medicine.
Learn more about his pioneering work in stem cell biology and tissue repair and what it might mean for the future.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 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 Origami  
   

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

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lunar New Year Celebration  
   

  Join us in celebrating the 2018 Lunar New Year!

The year of the dog!

 The festivities begin at noon! We will have a lantern making class, a live puppet show (2PM), and a parade for the whole family to enjoy. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Asian Art Museum  
   

 Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

Saturday February 17, 2018

@ Union City Library

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for a multimedia talk by the Asian Art Museum

        Look again at the flower and bird on that Chinese painting, robe or vase, Most likely it has a hidden meaning or even a secret message. Learn how to decipher these symbolic images and read the secret messages in Chinese art.

  

For more information call 510-745-1464


              Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty - Book Talk  
   

In his latest endeavor, The Man Who Lit Lady LibertyThe Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis (RSB Books, April 2016, $29.95 HC, Distributed by Heyday Books), author and historian Richard Schwartz delivers the fascinating life story of immigrant actor M.B. Curtis.

As the Statue of Liberty stood unlit and unloved by American politicians in 1886, one of her saviors was creating a theatrical sensation at New York’s Fourteenth Street Theatre. Actor M. B. Curtis, who had achieved overnight success in Sam’l of Posen, a groundbreaking play that transcended the common stereotypes of Jewish characters at the time, was basking in public accolades at every curtain call when he came to Lady Liberty’s aid. Curtis, the immigrant, jumped up to become the only private citizen in our nation’s history to pay for lighting the Statue of Liberty’s torch while Congress dodged the funding issue and international embarrassment.

Curtis’s rise to the top of his profession and his resulting fall from grace is a dramatic arc that rivals anything created for the stage. Actor, producer, real estate developer, promoter, hotelier, benefactor, and murder suspect, M. B. Curtis’s life encompassed the highs of celebrity and fame as well as the lows of failure, illness, and a faltering career.

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty rescues M. B. Curtis’s story from the silent archives of forgotten history and reexamines an actor whose creativity and cultural influence still resonate invisibly today.

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Second floor, Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. 

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax   Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Coalition of the United Way Bay Area. Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for households earning less than $54,000 in 2017.

Taxpayers should bring:  Photo ID; Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received; Voided check for direct deposit; Copy of last year’s tax return, if available. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime  
    Contact:    (510) 745-1421   FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
   

Venga y comparta la maravilla de la lectura con sus hijos! Come and share the marvel of literature with your children!

Este programa consistira de cuentos, canciones, baile y mucha diversion para toda la familia! This program will consist of stories, songs, dance and lots of fun for the whole family!

Tiempo de cuentos sera de 30 minutos cada primer y tercer sabado del mes. This storytime will be every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Google & Beyond  
   

Google & Beyond
Saturday, February 7, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features such as maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps.

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM ACT Practice Test  
   

 

ACT Practice Test

Limited  Space

  Please reserve by emailing ebuchanan@aclibrary.org  or  calling : Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401



Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lunar New Year Puppet Show  
   

    Join us this Saturday afternoon for a Puppet Show!

    In Celebration of the Lunar New Year!

    We will also have a noise-maker craft and a parade for the whole family to enjoy!

    Perfect for kids! Find us in our Greenhouse Community Room.


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

     Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CANCELLED FTC Robotics Workshop: Team Intersect  
   

Image result for first tech challengeUnfortunately this event is cancelled due to Team Intersect making it to the next level of competition for their robot. 

First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 8865 Intersect will be hosting this Robotics Workshop for kids in grades 3-8. They are returning with their robot 100% finished. This presentation will be on robotics and participants will be able to drive the finished robot, plus enjoy other hands on activities. 

Space is limited for this workshop. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins. The child must be present to receive the ticket.  

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

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 2018 Chinese Parenting Class Series #1  
   

A series of Parenting Classes conducted in Mandarin will be offered in 2017.  These classes will be presented by the Director/teachers of the Herald Family Rebuilding Center of the Fremont Family Resouce Center, as well as special guest speakers.

Today's topic is "Emotions 1-2-3".

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Digital Photography  
   

Would you like to know how to take better digital photographs?  If so, then come to this free class and learn how to go beyond point-and-shoot photography!  Learn basic digital camera operation, custom settings, and how to edit and store digital photographs.  Instructor Gerry Mooney is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years.  

Students are requested to bring their own digital camera and instruction manual for hands-on practice.  

This class is aimed at adults and there is a maximum of 36 students.  Registration is required.  To register, go to the Information Desk or call 925-803-7252.  For more information, call Eugene at (510) 608-1117 or e-mail emarangoni@aclibrary.org. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Tutoring for Grades K-12 - REGISTRATION FULL  
   

 

Reading River is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to English reading support for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The meetings consist of trained volunteers reading alongside students to improve literacy and boost confidence. For more information visit www.reading-river.org 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

Contact: storytime.jp.albany@gmail.com.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


Sunday February 18, 2018
   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  -  3:30 PM Lab Girl Discussion Group  
   

Be a part of Castro Valley Reads and Join the Discussion!

Sunday, February, 18, 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Join this group or one of five others to discuss Lab Girl by award-winning scientist Hope Jahren.

Sign up by visiting the Information Desk or by calling 510-667-7900.

Free copies of Lab Girl are available while supplies last. Attendees of this and other discussion groups will receive a special invitation to meet the author in April. For more information about Castro Valley Reads, the book and the author please visit the Castro Valley Library.

Castro Valley Reads is generously funded by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

(2016)       PG-13      2 hours 14 min.

Jesse Owens' quest to bcome the greatest track and field

athlete in history thrusts him into the world stage of the

1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's

vision of Aryan supremacy. 

* Winner of 6 awards.

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM IDD Movie Club  
   

 

 

This is a free movie screening and discussion group created for children ages 8-12 with IDD's (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).  It is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   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 week, in addition to English!

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Competition Math Club  
   

Math problems  This weekly program is lead by Kaushal, a local high school student and competitive math participant.  

  The Math Club is intended for 5th and 6th grade students and is focused on introducing them to a variety of math competitions and competition strategies.

  For more information, contact:

  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager

   jstoner@aclibrary.org


Monday February 19, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Washington's Birthday Library Closed  
     Library Closed: George Washington's Birthday  
   

Library Closed: George Washington's Birthday

     President's Day - Library Closed  
   12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CLOSED for Washington's Birthday  
   

 

  The San Lorenzo Library will be closed Monday, February 19th for Washington's Birthday!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

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

Location: ALBANY 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  -  3:00 PM One-on-One Resume Critique  
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on how to improve your resume to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  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 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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.

    February 20,  March 20, and April 17

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

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 45 minute programs are designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Readers' Round Table followed by Silent Book Club  
   

Looking for something good to read? Welcome to Readers' Round Table, a monthly meeting for book lovers. Here's a chance to share a bit about the books you read and fill up your "to-be-read" list with recommendations by your peers.

Each month you'll get a short list of themed books for inspiration, but the following month you can talk about any great book you have read. Very briefly say what the book is about and why folks might like it. Remember, don't give away the ending!

We're meant to be an informal, fun, and friendly setting. All types and categories of reading are welcome. No registration and no commitment required, just drop by and come share your latest book crush with us.

After the Round Table discussion from 2:00-3:00 pm, you can stick around from 3:00-4:00 pm for our Silent Book Club. It's basicaly a silent reading hour, and you don't need to attend the Round Table to participate. Sometimes it's hard to make the time to read. Now you can schedule it and join others, too! Don't you deserve an hour of quiet, uninterrupted reading?

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's Tween Book Club  
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Tween Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 3rd Tuesday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 5, 6 and 7. 

This month's book: Stir it up! a novel by Ramin Ganeshram

Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ProjectileX (Grades 5-8)  
   

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship!

Topics Covered: Marketing Finance Design Presentation Management Research Analysis And More!

This class is taught by teen volunteers. Students must come to all 8 classes: February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 4:00-5:30.

This program is for grades 5-8. Space is limited to 25 students & registration will open on January 25th.

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

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Robotics Workshop for Kids  
   

Come and learn about robotics, build a mini catapult, and test drive a robot!  For Ages 6-14

Choose from one of these dates-

  • January 16th, 2018     (Registration starts 1/1/18)
  • February 20th, 2018  (Registration starts 2/5/18)
  • March 20th, 2018       (Registration starts 3/5/18)

Online registration is required. Registration starts on January 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before the program 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

Location: FREMONT 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: Learning Center
   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
 

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Art for Adults  
   

Learn to paint like Horace Pippin!  No experience necessary and all supplies provided; just bring your imagination!  For ages 18 and up.  Space is limited and registration is required.  To register or find out more information, please email prubanova@aclibrary.org or phone the Union City Library's reference desk at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
   

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books, rhymes, and a craft for kids ages 3 to 6 and their families.

Wear your jammies 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 February 21, 2018
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

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Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2017 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2017
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 9th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Tax Prep  
   

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

Every Wednesday, beginning February 7th until March 28th, in our Learning Center. 

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

    Location: Learning Center
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Storytime 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  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Are you concerned about identity theft?  
   

Are you concerned about identity theft? Do you know how to protect yourself from being a victim. Are you interested in learning how to protect yourself from identity theft? Come and join us on February 21, 2018 to learn from Better Business Bureau how NOT TO BE A VICTIM. Where: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room. Day: Wednesday. Time: 11-12 noon.

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
   

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Wednesday from 11 - 12.   For ages 18 months to 35 months.

 

We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

We will have 30 minutes of songs and stories and 30 minutes of play time.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   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

   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  -  3:00 PM Embroidery for Adults  
   

Learn how to do counted cross stitch, embroidery, crewel and other needle arts with Monica. The current project is an embroidery sampler. Materials for the current project will be supplied.

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

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes 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  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in learning how to play chess?

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Earth Dog Luck Tendency Outlook  
   

FENG SHUI FOR THE YEAR OF THE EARTH DOG

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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The Year of the Dog of the Chinese zodiac begins on February 16. Feng shui master and author Woody Chan will share insights into the characteristics of the earth dog and what the new year has to offer. Learn feng shui steps for your home and environment.  

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

Location: FREMONT 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 Coding: Python (ages 7+)  
   

This coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Python programming. Students must come to all 7 classes: January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21 from 3:30-4:30.

This program is for ages 7 and up. Space is limited to 12 students & registration will open on January 3rd.

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting January 10, 2018.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Spring Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting January 3 through March 28, except for January 10, February 14, and March 14. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them **

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Adults- Spring Session  
   

Learn the art of Chinese writing with pen brushes with Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.

 

Online registration starts on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM  at https://tinyurl.com/y95tnegf.  

 

After registration, present the printed ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class or your seat may be released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own brush, paper and ink if you have them ** 

 

Contact Professor Wang at qiwuwang37@bellsouth.net if you have any questions. 


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

For questions about this event, please contact Daniel Wilson, Branch Manager

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Meeting on Immigrant & Refugee Rights  
   

Alameda County Supervisors Richard Valle and Scott Haggerty invite you to an Immigration Know Your Rights Training

Rescheduled for March 1st at 6 p.m.

Alameda County continues to stand strong in our commitment to uphold the rights of all members of our community irrespective of immigration status.
We hope to hear from you about what Alameda County can do to become the "Welcoming County" we aspire to be.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Dublin Library will start taking sign-ups one week before the lawyer's appearance on February 14th, 2018.   Sign up at the reference desk or call 925-803-7252.


Here is the Alameda County Library Legal information Libguide that contains a list of law resources.

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed. PLEASE NOTE: 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.  Please bring any paperwork pertaining to your case when you come to see the lawyer.  



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Thursday February 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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 English Forward  
   

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL Reading Club  
   

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Join the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

The Reading Club is for adult second language students who can speak basic English and want to improve their English conversation and reading skills.

The group meets every Thursday, 10 am-12 pm in the library conference room, January 18-May 3, 2018.

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2017 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2017
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 9th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

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
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays! All ages welcome.  

This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 


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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 24 - 35 months!

These storytime programs consist of 20 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities! Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play. Toddler storytime is designed for children who can sit for a longer time but still need to be next to or in the lap of a parent/caregiver. Children and grownups are encouraged to engage and participate.

Join in on the fun every Thursday in the Storytime Theater!

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Reading Club  
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM KinderDance  
   

      

Kinderdance blends a variety of physical skills with educational concepts.  Boost your child's confidence through DANCE by focusing on different dance moves and concepts.

This is a 45 minutes class by a certified Kinderdance teacher, Namrata Dodeja.  Ballet and Dance K Rang will be included.  This special introductory class is for 3 to 5 years old.

Due to the limited space, free tickets are available at 12:15 pm at the Children's Desk.

For more information, contact Namrata Dodeja at (510) 332-4927.  https://www.facebook.com/kinderdance.ca.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 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.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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   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

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AGE WELL/DRIVE SMART  
   

SENIOR DRIVER TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR

 

 

STAY SAFE...AND SAVE MONEY!

 

 

Conducted by the California Highway Patrol, this seminar will include compensating for age-related changes, tuning up your driving skills, rules of the road, safe driving tips...and more!  Upon completion of the seminar, patricipants will receive a certificate which may entitle them to an automobile insurance discount!

Registration is required.  To enroll, contact the Castro Valley Library @ (510) 667-7900.
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City 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 Coding: Python (ages 7+)  
   

This coding class is taught by teen volunteers. They will be teaching Python programming. Students must come to all 7 classes: January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 from 4:00-5:00. 

This program is for ages 7 and up. Space is limited to 12 students & registration will open on January 2nd.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Maximizing your Social Security  
   

Join us for the first session of a two part series on how to maximize your social security.

This session: WHEN TO START YOUR BENEFITS

Program will begin after library hours (6pm), in our Greenhouse Community Room. 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org   Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday February 23, 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!

This program is every week except for the first friday of the month. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 45 minute programs are designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Fun with Science  
   

FUN WITH SCIENCE!!

Join us for Fun with Science!!! We will be doing fun and interesting science experiments. For kids of all ages. 

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read With Me  
   

Read-With-Me is a  one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 to improve English with a teen volunteer on weekly basis.  

Priorities are given to children performing below grade level.  Registration starts January 1, 2018.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so sign up as early as possible.  

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 1st - 4th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Projectile X  
   

Fridays, 1/12–3/2, 2018 4:00-5:30 P.M.  For Grades 5-8.

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship! 

Topics Covered: Marketing Finance Design Presentation Management Research Analysis And More!

Online registration is required. Registration starts on January 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before the program 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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Biology for Kids Ages 6-13  
   

The Junior Medical Association teaches children ages 6–13 topics in biology such as cells, photosynthesis, respiration and genetics. No class on February 2.

Sign up here: TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

Presented by Agents of Change

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager 510-284-0565

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Counted Cross Stitch for Adults & Teens  
   

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tame Your Tech  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a tech volunteer. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if a repair tech will be here if you are bringing a broken device. 

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. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM High School Math Tutorial  
   

 San Lorenzo High School Math Tutorial Program

Brought to you from volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation

This is a 12 course program where students can get free math tutoring in the following subject areas:

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Saturdays 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM


Policy: Students must arrive on time, and sign in and out on the attendence record. Every student must bring his or her own textbook to aid the tutor. If the student cannot attend class, the student or parent must notify the coordinator 24 hours prior to the class. Students may be terminated from this program if they fail to notify the coordinator of absences, have too many absences, or disrupt other students.

Students may register on the first day of class upon arrival (February 10, 2018).

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  2:30 PM Tax Assistance at Dublin Library  
   

Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Group Study Room.

This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.

Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 22, 2018. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.

Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.

There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 17, 2018, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms. Vivien  
 

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  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
   

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

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

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Young Engineers: Grades K-3  
   

For grades K-3. 

Sign up your child for a fun program that kids will learn sciency by building Lego models of amusement park rides, racecars, robots, and more!

Online registration is required. Registration starts on February 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

The projects in these classes are repeats from previous sessions.  Children who have attended this class before are not recommended to register.

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before the program 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

Location: FREMONT 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
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM Young Engineers: Robo Bricks (Grades 4-6)  
   

For grades 4-6. 

Robo Bricks enrichment program teaches practical software and mechanical engineering principles such as: algorithm planning, formulation of pseudo code, flow charts, We-Do Programming, loops, multi-threads, sensor applications & calculation commands.

Online registration is required. Registration starts on February 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before the program 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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Origami  
   

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

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego + Digital Makerspace  
   

        LEGO + DIGITAL MAKERSPACE     

    Drop in and discover what you can create at this month's makerspace session! 

    This program will be in our Greenhouse Community Room.

 

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

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM International Mother Language Day  
   

International Mother Language DayThe United Nations has observed International Mother Language Day on Februrary 21st, every year since 2000, to promote linguistic and cultural diversity around the world. Today's Speaker, Dr. Mohammod T. Irfan will talk about the diversity of human languages and the importance of preserving "Mother Languages."  This program is free and takes place in the Virginia S. Bennett Room.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese New Year Celebration  
   

 

 

Celebrate the Year of the Dog. The program begins at 1 pm and will feature dance, music, instruments, songs, a kung-fu demonstration and much more. Following the program, around 2 pm, will be crafts for children in the Children's Area and Storytime Theatre. This free event is sponsored by the Citizens for a Better Community, the South Bay Chinese Club, and the Fremont Main Library Children's Department.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Second floor, Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. 

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax   Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Coalition of the United Way Bay Area. Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for households earning less than $54,000 in 2017.

Taxpayers should bring:  Photo ID; Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received; Voided check for direct deposit; Copy of last year’s tax return, if available. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM FILM SCREENING: Intelligent Trees (2016)  
   

FILM SCREENING

A CASTRO VALLEY READS EVENT 

Join us for a showing of Intelligent Trees (2016)

 

Trees talk, know family ties and care for their young? Is this too fantastic to be true? German forester Peter Wohlleben ('The Hidden Life of Trees') and scientist Suzanne Simard (The University of British Columbia, Canada) have been observing and investigating the communication between trees over decades. And their findings are most astounding. 'Intelligent Trees' features the main observations that are covered in Peter Wohlleben's book such as the stump that has been kept alive by it's neighboring trees, the old tree-couple that looks after each other, the Mother Trees that suckle their offspring, etc... Special about this film is, however, that it goes beyond observations and claims, but match them with the latest underlying Forest Science Research.  Run Time:  45 mins.

 

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

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CANCELLED - Arttain  
    Contact:    (510) 745-1421   FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
   

 

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Art for Kids!!

 It's Saturday and it's time to give the TV a rest, join us for FREE classes with different crafts each  week!!

 This program is for grades 2 - 6.  All supplies are provided, but you provide the creativity!

 

 Space is limited; please arrive 15 minutes before for tickets at the children's information desk.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Under the Spell of Succulents  
   

   3:00 PM  -  4:50 PM College Planning  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

What you need do know.

Who can help.

How to prepare financially and academically.

Students & Parents are welcome.

RSVP ASAP 

toni.mohr@hife-usa.org

(650)704-4000

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scratch Coding  
    Contact: Joe Stoner   510-284-0677   jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Scratch coding sampleVolunteer high school students from www.codingforall.org will teach basic computer programming concepts using the online Scratch platform.  Scratch was created by the MIT Media Lab and is available for free for anyone to use.  Scratch can be used to program animations, games, and stories.  

The Coding for All organization focuses on teaching young students, grades 1-5, who do not have any other opportunity to learn about coding.  

Saturdays, February 24-March 31

3:30-4:30 pm in the Newark Library Conference Room

Registration required:  510-284-0677

Limited to 15 participants, grades 1-5.  Computers provided, but bring your own laptop if possible.  


Sunday February 25, 2018
   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.

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:30 PM Sunday 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

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SUNDAY CINEMA: Victoria & Abdul (2017)  
   

SUNDAY CINEMA
FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of Victoria & Abdul (2017)

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.  PG-13; 1 hour 51 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  
   

(2017)      PG-13     1 hour 58 min.

 

About Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme

Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. 

*Won the 2017 African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Award.

   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Excerpts from Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera  
   

Dublin Library is pleased to host a program of excerpts of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Un Ballo in Maschera, presented by singers of the Livermore Valley Opera.   This free program will be presented in the Dublin Library Community Room on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  The program would be from 2:00  -  4:30 pm.  Featured singers will be Christopher Bengochea, tenor, who will sing the role of "Riccardo," and Sarah Cambridge, soprano, who will sing the role of "Amelia" in Un Ballo in Maschera. 

The entire opera will be performed in the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on March 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2018.  


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   3:00 PM Young Author Event  
   

Kids and parents are welcome to join us in the Storytime Theater room for a special local young author event!

Local young author Nyla, a second grader at Brookvale Elementary School, will talk about her book of short stories, Tales of the Champs. Come meet Nyla and learn about her writing, how she became a published author, and what she is working on next. 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 week, in addition to English!

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

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Competition Math Club  
   

Math problems  This weekly program is lead by Kaushal, a local high school student and competitive math participant.  

  The Math Club is intended for 5th and 6th grade students and is focused on introducing them to a variety of math competitions and competition strategies.

  For more information, contact:

  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager

   jstoner@aclibrary.org

   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 5th - 8th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes 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
   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  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Chinese/English Bilingual Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading in both English and Mandarin with your children under 5 years old!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities together.  This storytime encourages children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in both English and Mandarin Chineses. This 45 minute program is designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main 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 Yoga For Kids  
   

 

Feel like to reduce some stress, calm your mind, and rejuvenate your body during the school year?  Come join us for a fun 60-minute Yoga practice at the library.  

This drop-in class is designed for 1st thur 6th graders.  It includes breathwork, kid-friendly yogic principles, stories, yoga poses, guided meditation, cooperative group activities, games, and more!!

Come with your comfortable clothes and take off your shoes -- we are going to have a lot of fun on the floor!!

** A yoga mat or a bath towel is required!

 

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk. 

** Please arrive on time,  No late comers will be admitted.**

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY 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  -  6:30 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

Image result for storytime images Come have fun listening to great stories and songs with Ms. Cheryl.

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class (Ciudadanía)  
   

   

   

 Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at 6 at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens. 

 Clases de ciudadanía GRATIS En Inglés y Español también! Los lunes at a las seis.

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lab Girl Discussion Group  
   

Be a part of Castro Valley Reads and Join the Discussion!

Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Join this group or one of five others to discuss Lab Girl by award-winning scientist Hope Jahren.

Sign up by visiting the Information Desk or by calling 510-667-7900.

Free copies of Lab Girl are available while supplies last. Attendees of this and other discussion groups will receive a special invitation to meet the author in April. For more information about Castro Valley Reads, the book and the author please visit the Castro Valley Library.

Castro Valley Reads is generously funded by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

Session length: January 22, 2018-March 12, 2018.  No classes on February 12 and 19 (library closed for holidays)
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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bulbs for Brisk Days  
    Contact:      
   

LEAF (Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont) and the Fremont Seed Library

will be presenting a workshop at Fremont Main Library

 

Monday, February 26th from 7 to 8 pm

Fukaya A Conference Room

 

Bulbs for Brisk Days

Learn all about growing onions and garlic.

                          FREE onlion slips and garlic bulbs for all who attend!

 

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bulbs for Brisk Days  
   

 

LEAF (Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont) with the Fremont Seed Library

will be presenting a workshop at Fremont Main Library 

 

Monday, February 26th from 7 to 8 pm

Fukaya A Conference Room

 

Bulbs for Brisk Days

Learn all about growing onions and garlic.

                           FREE onion slips and garlic bulbs for all who attend!

 

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for walkers ages 12 to 23 months and an adult caregiver.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby for Pre-Walkers  
   

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

The S.M.A.R.T (Sing, Move and Read Together) program is designed for pre-walkers under 12 months and an adult caregiver.

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

Location: ALBANY 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  -  2:30 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 4nd Tuesdays.

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

April 24: An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King (author will attend)

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM First 5 Express  
   

 

Bring your little ones and join us for an hour of storytelling, fun activities and free prizes!!

 The First 5 Express is a children's activity center that travels across California to inspire families with children ages 5 and younger to make healthy choices and to understand the importance of a child's earliest years.

 ** A ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out starting15 minutes prior to the program.

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Zone for ages 5-8  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

Related image Join us for this arts & crafts class for kids ages 5-8! Space is limited, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program starts. 

 


Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Page Turners: Teen Book Club  
   

Join us for The Page Turners, Teen Book Blub 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 Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ProjectileX (Grades 5-8)  
   

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship!

Topics Covered: Marketing Finance Design Presentation Management Research Analysis And More!

This class is taught by teen volunteers. Students must come to all 8 classes: February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 4:00-5:30.

This program is for grades 5-8. Space is limited to 25 students & registration will open on January 25th.

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

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 Start Smart: Teen Driving  
   

 

The California Highway Patrol and the Castro Valley Library present Start Smart: Teen Driver Program. CHP officers will discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities, and seatbelt usage. Additionally, testimonies will be provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens, and by family members who have lost love ones in traffic collisions.

The Start Smart program is a driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 - 19 and their parents/guardians.

Please contact the Castro Valley Library or the California Highway Patrol to register
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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: Learning Center
   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  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest - Best of the Fest 2017  
   


Wednesday February 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2017 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2017
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 9th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Half Price Book Sale  
   

      Half Price Book Sale

   Check out our Friends of the Library Bookstore

    where all items will be 50% off!

    Sale is all day during Library Hours. 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Tax Prep  
   

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

Every Wednesday, beginning February 7th until March 28th, in our Learning Center. 

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

    Location: Learning Center
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime  
   

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Storytime 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  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
   

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Wednesday from 11 - 12.   For ages 18 months to 35 months.

 

We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

We will have 30 minutes of songs and stories and 30 minutes of play time.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   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

   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
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   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  
   

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes 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
 

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Are you a 4th, 5th or 6th grader interested in learning how to play chess?

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting January 10, 2018.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Spring Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting January 3 through March 28, except for January 10, February 14, and March 14. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them **

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Adults- Spring Session  
   

Learn the art of Chinese writing with pen brushes with Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.

 

Online registration starts on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM  at https://tinyurl.com/y95tnegf.  

 

After registration, present the printed ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class or your seat may be released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own brush, paper and ink if you have them ** 

 

Contact Professor Wang at qiwuwang37@bellsouth.net if you have any questions. 


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Surviving the Retirement Perfect Storm  
   

With increasing taxes, mounting debts, the tightening of government regulations, and the ever- increasing complexity of our financial system, today’s retirees face more of the financial challenges than ever before. At this free workshop,  CPA and Certified Financial Planner John Lau will show you how to navigate through today’s financial challenges to properly plan for your retirement.

This free workshop will be held in the Virginia S. Bennett Room, near the Children's Library DVD Collection.  Please arrive by 6:00 p.m.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM African American History Month Event-Marshall  
   

MARSHALL-Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty. Please come and join us for this compelling movie. LOCATION: Edith Stone Room, Albany Library. DATE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018.


Thursday March 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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 English Forward  
   

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL Reading Club  
   

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Join the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

The Reading Club is for adult second language students who can speak basic English and want to improve their English conversation and reading skills.

The group meets every Thursday, 10 am-12 pm in the library conference room, January 18-May 3, 2018.

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2017 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2017
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 9th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

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
   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 24 - 35 months!

These storytime programs consist of 20 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities! Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play. Toddler storytime is designed for children who can sit for a longer time but still need to be next to or in the lap of a parent/caregiver. Children and grownups are encouraged to engage and participate.

Join in on the fun every Thursday in the Storytime Theater!

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Yoga Storytime (ages 4+)  
   

Leyna Roget Brabant will guide participants on an imaginative movement journey to experience creative stress release tools, simple body-awareness games, and playful relaxation tips. 

This event is for ages 4+.Space is limited to 20 kids. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before it starts. 

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Reading Club  
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 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.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Yoga  
   

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 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

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Civil War Letters: Two Sides of One Story  
   

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Hear the 150-year-old Civil War story of David Brainard Griffin, a corporal in the 2nd Minnesota Regiment of Volunteers, told through the letters
he wrote to his wife and children from the battlefront while he fought to preserve the Union.

Author Nick K. Adams reads excerpts from his great-grandfather's letters in full period dress.

 

 

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
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Zone for ages 5-8 - Part I  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

Related image Children will create papier-mâché creatures. This is a two-part class; children must attend the March 1 class to finish their projects in the March 8 class.

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Origami  
   

                                O R I G A M I                                

 Drop into our Greenhouse Community Room at any time between the hours of 3:30 to 5:30 PM to create Origami

 Supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend! 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City 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 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.

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TAG (Teen Advisory Group)  
   

Teens, Join TAG, and have a say in what programs you'd like to see the library offer!

For more information please contact our Teen Librarian, Temecca Brewer at tbrewer@aclibrary.org, or 510-284-0646

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Meeting on Immigrant & Refugee Rights  
   

Alameda County Supervisors Richard Valle and Scott Haggerty invite you to a Community Meeting on Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Thursday March 1st 6-8 p.m. @ the Fremont Main Library Get Directions

Alameda County continues to stand strong in our commitment to uphold the rights of all members of our community irrespective of immigration status.
We hope to hear from you about what Alameda County can do to become the "Welcoming County" we aspire to be.

Know Your Rights Training and individual consults with an Immigration Attorney will be available

Light food and refreshments will be provided

Translation available upon request

Please RSVP to: Cinthya at 510-891-8933  Cinthya Muñoz Ramos

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Maximizing your Social Security  
   

Join us for the second session of a two part series on how to maximize your social security. All are welcome, regardless of whether they attended the first session. 

This session: MAXIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY

Program will begin after library hours (6pm), in our Greenhouse Community Room. 


Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager, (510) 284-0640 DWilson@aclibrary.org   Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday March 2, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Angelina and the Smelly Monster - Local Author Reading  
   

Image result for angelina and the smelly monster Come out and support this local author, Smiti Anand, as she reads her children's picture book: "Angelina and the Smelly Monster"!

 

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

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 45 minute programs are designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Author Brown Bag - Nidhi Kaur  
    Contact:      seigenman@aclibrary.org
   

A Journey to Yonder    by Nidhi Kaur

With a compelling use of both poetry and prose the author intimately welcomes readers into a moving story of spiritual rediscovery.

 

 ** These forums take place on the first Friday of nearly each month.  Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

 Fremont Main Library  2400 Stevenson Blvd.,  Fukaya Room A   

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez     FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
   

  Preschool Art with Ms. Chris!!

  Little friends, join Ms. Chris for fun art activities!!

 Put on your 'making art' clothes and join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of   the month! 

 This FREE  program is for children ages 3 - 5 years old only. 

  Due to space limitations, tickets will be available at the children's information desk at 1:45 pm

 

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read With Me  
   

Read-With-Me is a  one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 to improve English with a teen volunteer on weekly basis.  

Priorities are given to children performing below grade level.  Registration starts January 1, 2018.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so sign up as early as possible.  

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 1st - 4th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Projectile X  
   

Fridays, 1/12–3/2, 2018 4:00-5:30 P.M.  For Grades 5-8.

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship! 

Topics Covered: Marketing Finance Design Presentation Management Research Analysis And More!

Online registration is required. Registration starts on January 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Please present your ticket and check in 10 minutes before the program 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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Biology for Kids Ages 6-13  
   

The Junior Medical Association teaches children ages 6–13 topics in biology such as cells, photosynthesis, respiration and genetics. No class on February 2.

Sign up here: TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

Presented by Agents of Change

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager 510-284-0565

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Lbrary 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 March 3, 2018
   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  -  2:00 PM Tame Your Tech  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a tech volunteer. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if a repair tech will be here if you are bringing a broken device. 

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. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

Fremont Friends of the Lbrary Book Sale

Old Main Library/Teen Center

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

Featuring

  • Framed photographs, many of African animals, most 20" x14"
  • Assorted school year books

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

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

   10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM High School Math Tutorial  
   

 San Lorenzo High School Math Tutorial Program

Brought to you from volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation

This is a 12 course program where students can get free math tutoring in the following subject areas:

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Saturdays 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM


Policy: Students must arrive on time, and sign in and out on the attendence record. Every student must bring his or her own textbook to aid the tutor. If the student cannot attend class, the student or parent must notify the coordinator 24 hours prior to the class. Students may be terminated from this program if they fail to notify the coordinator of absences, have too many absences, or disrupt other students.

Students may register on the first day of class upon arrival (February 10, 2018).

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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
 

 

   10:15 AM  -  2:30 PM Tax Assistance at Dublin Library  
   

Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Group Study Room.

This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.

Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 22, 2018. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.

Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.

There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 17, 2018, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN 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  -  11:30 AM Science for Youth  
   

For grades 1-4, registration required and starts February 5, 2018 at 1 PM.

Today's Topic: Paper Chromatogrphy.

Join us to learn about fun science topics while doing fun hands-on science experiments! 

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts 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

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM STEAM Saturday  
   

 

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math

Drop-in between 10:30 to 12 to create a fun STEAM project (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

All programs in the Children’s area.  No registration required.  Supplies may be limited to first come, first served.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: FREE Entertainment with iPad/iPhone  
   

FREE Entertainment with iPad/iPhone
Saturday, March 3rd , 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

More people than ever are turning to the Web for entertainment, including movies, TV shows, videos, and music. Learn the best free resources for finding anything from documentaries to classic TV shows  to action-packed movies. Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials and device passcode to class.

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the 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
 

 

 

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Origami  
   

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

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Oakland ZooMobile for Grades K-2  
   

  The Oakland ZooMobile is coming to Fremont Main Library today!

  The first show for grades K-2 will start at 1 PM with limited seating for adults.

  The second show for grades 3 and up will start at 3 PM and is for children only.

  Seats are limited.  Free tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Muvafika's Cursive Writing  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez     ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

  Muvafika's Cursive Writing

   Good handwriting can never be replaced by any kind of technology so 'Muvafika's Cursive Writing' gives      the child extensive practice in cursive writing, which is beautiful in its own way.

   This class is geared for children ages 6 to 10 years old and will be held every Saturday, starting

   March 3 and ending March 31. Class will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Conference Room A.

   ** March 10 - class will be from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm.

Online registration is required for this class; please follow this link https://tinyurl.com/y7nlj4uv

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Second floor, Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. 

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax   Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Coalition of the United Way Bay Area. Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for households earning less than $54,000 in 2017.

Taxpayers should bring:  Photo ID; Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received; Voided check for direct deposit; Copy of last year’s tax return, if available. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime  
    Contact:    (510) 745-1421   FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
   

Venga y comparta la maravilla de la lectura con sus hijos! Come and share the marvel of literature with your children!

Este programa consistira de cuentos, canciones, baile y mucha diversion para toda la familia! This program will consist of stories, songs, dance and lots of fun for the whole family!

Tiempo de cuentos sera de 30 minutos cada primer y tercer sabado del mes. This storytime will be every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Facebook 101  
   

Facebook 101
Saturday, March 3rd , 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Is everyone you know on Facebook, except you?  Don’t miss this chance to learn how to use Facebook!  Connect with old friends, find new friends, share pictures, and more!  Students must have an email account and will  use library laptops.

 

 

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Castro Valley Community Alliance: Bullying Film and Discussion  
   

The Castro Valley Community Alliance proudly presents a Social Justice Film and Panel Discussion Series...

Saturday, March 3, 2 pm to 4 pm

First watch Bullied, a documentary that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today.

A panel discussion follows the 39-minute film.

Panelists:

Rochelle U. Collins, MSW is the Program Director at Project Eden in Hayward. She provides outreach to homeless youth and specializes in work with LGBTQQI2-S children, youth and families.

Rick Oculto, MSW is the Education Coordinator for Our Family Coalition and collaborates with educators and school administrators to create welcoming and safe LGBTQ-inclusive elementary schools.

Jacqueline Regev is the Education Director for the Central-Pacific Region of the Anti-Defamation League and works to engage schools in community building workshops to address bias and identity-based bullying while developing ally strategies.

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Christie's Creative: Paint Like Monet (age 16+)  
   

Join Ms. Christie of Christie’s Creative Cupboard for an art lesson on how to paint like impressionist, Monet. This program is for ADULTS ONLY (Ages 16+).  Registration is required and opens on February 15th at 11 am. Visit or call to register. 

Please be prompt. This free event will begin on time. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Photography Beyond Basics  
   

Take control of your digital camera. Professional photographer Len Cook shares his 25+ years of teaching experience. Learn 

  • basic digital camera operations
  • techniques for taking better photos, &
  • storage tips.

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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Art Workshop: Make a Family Mobile  
   

Bring the whole family to create a fun 3D art mobile. For all ages! Families choose a theme and explore sculpture materials such as fabric, felt, and collage papers. Working together, families will make an intergenerational artwork to take home as well as contribute to a community artwork.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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


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

    All kids grades 1-4 are encouraged to join. Grades 1-2 meet at 2:30 until 3:30PM; Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 4:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Oakland Zoomobile for Grades 3 and Up  
   

  The Oakland Zoombile is coming to Fremont Main Library today!

  The first show for grades K-2 will start at 1 PM with limited seating for adults.

  The second show for grades 3 and up will start at 3 PM and is for children only.

  Seats are limited.  Free tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Nowruz Celebration  
   

 Nowruz Celebration

Saturday March 3, 2018

@ Union City Library

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nowruz celebration with a dance performance by the Shahrzad Dance Academy, and Persian Music by the Amir School of Music.

Nowruz is celebration of  the New Year

(spring equinox) in Afghanistan, Iran

and Tajikistan.

 

 

                      Shahrzad Khorsandi is the author of The Art of Persian

                      Dance and she is the founder of dancepersian.org

 

  

For more information call 510-745-1464


              Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gr. 1-2 Kid's Book Club  
   


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

    All kids grades 1-4 are encouraged to join. Grades 1-2 meet at 2:30 until 3:30PM; Grades 3-4 meet at 2:30 until 4:30 PM. 

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

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scratch Coding  
    Contact: Joe Stoner   510-284-0677   jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Scratch coding sampleVolunteer high school students from www.codingforall.org will teach basic computer programming concepts using the online Scratch platform.  Scratch was created by the MIT Media Lab and is available for free for anyone to use.  Scratch can be used to program animations, games, and stories.  

The Coding for All organization focuses on teaching young students, grades 1-5, who do not have any other opportunity to learn about coding.  

Saturdays, February 24-March 31

3:30-4:30 pm in the Newark Library Conference Room

Registration required:  510-284-0677

Limited to 15 participants, grades 1-5.  Computers provided, but bring your own laptop if possible.  


Sunday March 4, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fremont Friends of the Library Book Sale  
   

Fremont Friends of the Lbrary 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 Beautiful Tin Art  
   

A Castro Valley Reads 2018 Event

Beautiful Tin Art

Sunday, March 4

2 pm to 3 pm

Learn the art of metal embossing and create artwork

using floaral and tree images with crafter artist Rachel-Anne Palacios. 

THIS CLASS IS FULL; A SECOND CLASS HAS BEEN ADDED ON APRIL14

    Location: Castro Valley
   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 Make a Family Art Mobile  
   

  Make a Family Art Mobile                        

  Hosted by the Alameda County Arts Commission. 

  This program has limited seating; first come, first serve. 

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

    Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

Sunday, March 4, 2018

FOODIE MOVIES

 

Title: "Chef" (2014)      Runtime:  1 hr. 54 min.

Rated: R (for language, including some suggestive references)

Director:  Jon Favreau

Actors:  Jon Favreau, Scarlette Johansson, Sofia Vergara,

               Robert Downey, Jr., Dustin Hoffman

 

Summary:   Adventure/comedy/drama.  An out-of-work L.A. chef opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family.

 

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM IDD Movie Club  
   

 

 

This is a free movie screening and discussion group created for children ages 8-12 with IDD's (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).  It is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM History Club - Jacksonian Democracy  
   

History Club at Union City Library

Saturday March 4th, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Come learn about Jacksonian Democracy

History Club is taught by a National History Bee quarterfinalist. Open to all ages, but especially 2nd through 5th graders. Includes a Powerpoint presentation and many interesting facts.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

510-745-1464

 

 

   3:30 PM Telugu & English Storytime  
   

Join us the first Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm for Telugu and English storytime. Learn the Telugu language through fun stories and songs! This program is for children ages 4-6.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Competition Math Club  
   

Math problems  This weekly program is lead by Kaushal, a local high school student and competitive math participant.  

  The Math Club is intended for 5th and 6th grade students and is focused on introducing them to a variety of math competitions and competition strategies.

  For more information, contact:

  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager

   jstoner@aclibrary.org

   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 5th - 8th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Monday March 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Art Contest  
   

 High school students living in Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, or Pleasanton, are invited to submit artwork to the Dublin Library's Teen Art Contest. Contest is open for submissions March 5th - March 26th (whenever the library is open). Students must pick up a submission form, and attach it to the back of their artwork when dropping off art. There are three art categories: Fine Art, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Photography. There will be a community voting period on all of the artwork, and the top vote-getters in each category will win a $50.00 cash prize, donated by the Dublin Friends of the Library. One best in show choice will also be selected, by a three-judge panel (TBD). The cash prize for best in show is $75.00, also donated by the Friends of the Library. Voting will be open March 27th - April 8th, and winners will be contacted on April 9th. Please stop by the library for more information.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Chinese/English Bilingual Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading in both English and Mandarin with your children under 5 years old!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities together.  This storytime encourages children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in both English and Mandarin Chineses. This 45 minute program is designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main 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 Tween Page Turners: 6th-8th Book Club  
   

Join us for the Tween Page Turners Book Club at Fremont Main Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Monday to discuss it and do fun activities.   You must register and pick up your copy of the selected monthly title in advance at the Children's Information Desk.

This month's book: TBA

The Tween Page Turners Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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  -  6:30 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

Image result for storytime images Come have fun listening to great stories and songs with Ms. Cheryl.

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class (Ciudadanía)  
   

   

   

 Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at 6 at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens. 

 Clases de ciudadanía GRATIS En Inglés y Español también! Los lunes at a las seis.

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read  
   


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dr. Seuss Celebration  
   

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a very special storytime!!!

  
Everyone will have an opportunity to enjoy a Green Eggs and Ham sketch, dancing and a Dr. Seuss themed craft.
 
 This is fun for the entire family. Don't miss out!!!
 
 
 
** 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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Forward  
   
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning February 20th.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Art Contest  
   

 High school students living in Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, or Pleasanton, are invited to submit artwork to the Dublin Library's Teen Art Contest. Contest is open for submissions March 5th - March 26th (whenever the library is open). Students must pick up a submission form, and attach it to the back of their artwork when dropping off art. There are three art categories: Fine Art, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Photography. There will be a community voting period on all of the artwork, and the top vote-getters in each category will win a $50.00 cash prize, donated by the Dublin Friends of the Library. One best in show choice will also be selected, by a three-judge panel (TBD). The cash prize for best in show is $75.00, also donated by the Friends of the Library. Voting will be open March 27th - April 8th, and winners will be contacted on April 9th. Please stop by the library for more information.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  March 6 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams.
Parental participation is not necessary, but parents must be present at all times.
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students.
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

 

 

 
    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

  

 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

by

Elizabeth Strout
 

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
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  -  2:30 PM Effective Resumes & Cover Letters  
   

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist on how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you more interviews with potential employers and get you a suitable job faster.  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 1:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room so you won't miss anything of this valuable program.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Art IS Education Edition Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

This Storytime will be a special one that celebrates art in honor of Art IS Education! Children and parents/caregivers  will enjoy stories, songs, and a fun art activity to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. The program is designed to improve  language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   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
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms Tara's 1st/2nd Grade Book Club  
   

Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Tuesday to talk about it. 

Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For those in grades 1 and 2. 

This month's book: Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit by Joan Carris

Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club is sponsored by Read to Thrive.

Contact: (510)284-0686

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ProjectileX (Grades 5-8)  
   

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship!

Topics Covered: Marketing Finance Design Presentation Management Research Analysis And More!

This class is taught by teen volunteers. Students must come to all 8 classes: February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 4:00-5:30.

This program is for grades 5-8. Space is limited to 25 students & registration will open on January 25th.

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

   5:45 PM  -  6:45 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

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Interfaith for Youth  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Interfaith for Youth Tri-City

    Location: Union City Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CLASS IS FULL: Personal Emergency Preparedness Training  
   

CLASS IS FULL

FREE CLASS!

The Castro Valley Library and Alameda County Fire Department invites you to attend a Personal Emergency Preparedness Disaster Training.

During this training you will learn how to:

1. Prepare your home for an emergency

2. Make an emergency response kit

3. Manage your utilities after an earthquake

This training is open to anyone who would like to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

REGISTER BELOW

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-emergency-preparedness-training-tickets-42657067437

    Location: The Castro Valley 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: Learning Center
   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  -  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, rhymes, and a craft for kids ages 3 to 6 and their families.

Wear your jammies 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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
   

A New  Non-Fiction Book Club

A new book club is coming to Fremont Main library. Janet Perry, founder of nonfiction4life, will be our moderator

Our first  book  will be :  When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

For podcast and blogs about nonfiction books  you  can go to  nonfiction4life.com

Please join us March 6, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Conference Room A

Fremont Main Library

2400 Stevenson Blvd.

Fremont, CA

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM S.M.A.R.T: Sing, Move and Read Together  
   

As your child’s first and best teacher, we invite you to come and participate in activities with your child.

Join us for singing, stories, fun with rhythm and creative play.

This program is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and will take place in the Community Room.

Caterpillar

Free tickets will be given out 5 minutes before the program starts. There is a limit of 50 children.

 

S.M.A.R.T. is a cellphone free zone.

For the safety of all children, please do not bring food to the program.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2017 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2017
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 9th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Art Contest  
   

 High school students living in Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, or Pleasanton, are invited to submit artwork to the Dublin Library's Teen Art Contest. Contest is open for submissions March 5th - March 26th (whenever the library is open). Students must pick up a submission form, and attach it to the back of their artwork when dropping off art. There are three art categories: Fine Art, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Photography. There will be a community voting period on all of the artwork, and the top vote-getters in each category will win a $50.00 cash prize, donated by the Dublin Friends of the Library. One best in show choice will also be selected, by a three-judge panel (TBD). The cash prize for best in show is $75.00, also donated by the Friends of the Library. Voting will be open March 27th - April 8th, and winners will be contacted on April 9th. Please stop by the library for more information.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM Tax Prep  
   

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

Every Wednesday, beginning February 7th until March 28th, in our Learning Center. 

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

    Location: Learning Center
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Bounce  
   

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

For Babies (0-walking or 18 months) and their caregivers.

We will have story time and songs for about 15 minutes and then play time until 10:45 AM.

No sign-ups required.  Lap sit activities.  We will sit on the floor. Bring a small blanket if you wish.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Wenny  
   

   Storytime 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  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

With Ms. Claire, and combining singing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce is a great way to bond and learn with your baby. Meet and connect with families from the community. This program is designed for babies 0-18 months and who have strong neck control.  

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
   

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Wednesday from 11 - 12.   For ages 18 months to 35 months.

 

We will sit on the floor. Please bring a small blanket if you wish. 

We will have 30 minutes of songs and stories and 30 minutes of play time.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

   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

   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 Quilters Meet Up  
   

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM It's Storytime  
   

This is a storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old. It consists of stories and songs. It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes 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  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 'Selfies' Workshop (ages 10+  
   

Teens and tweens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson and learn to sew a stuffed self-portrait or their alter egos. Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures.

 

All materials are provided. For ages 10 and up.

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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

 

Job Search Strategies - Learn about the hidden job market

 Wednesday, March 7 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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Japanese Storytime  
   

                                                                                   

This Japanese Storytime is scheduled on every Wednesday, 4 to 4:30 pm starting January 10, 2018.  It is designed for children 3 to 5 years old and their grown ups.  It is conducted in Japanese only.   Please come to join us to learn some Japanese, and have some fun.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Kids - Spring Session  
   

This free Chinese calligraphy class introduces the art of ink-brushes writing to students 8 -12 years old, and is taught by Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Classes will be hold every Wednesday 4-5 pm, starting January 3 through March 28, except for January 10, February 14, and March 14. Consistent attendance is highly recommended.  

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents, with limited space.

After registration, you need to print out a ticket, and present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class, or your seat may be cancelled and released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own pen brush, paper and ink if you have them **

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   5:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Chinese Calligraphy For Adults- Spring Session  
   

Learn the art of Chinese writing with pen brushes with Professor Wang from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Learning Center.  Consistent attendance is highly recommended.

 

Online registration starts on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM  at https://tinyurl.com/y95tnegf.  

 

After registration, present the printed ticket and check in 10 minutes before program starts on the first day of the class or your seat may be released to stand-by students waiting at the library.

**Bring your own brush, paper and ink if you have them ** 

 

Contact Professor Wang at qiwuwang37@bellsouth.net if you have any questions. 


Location: FREMONT 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Christina Hutchins  
   

 

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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 English Forward  
   

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL Reading Club  
   

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Join the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

The Reading Club is for adult second language students who can speak basic English and want to improve their English conversation and reading skills.

The group meets every Thursday, 10 am-12 pm in the library conference room, January 18-May 3, 2018.

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM FREE AARP Tax Assistance  
   

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will again prepare taxes at the Castro Valley Library for people of all ages.  These tax returns are prepared on computers and are electronically filed at no charge. 

What to bring to your appointment:

•A Photo ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself & dependents
•Copy of last year's income tax returns
•All 2017 tax documents (1099, W-2, etc.)
•Child care provider information (name, employer ID, SSN)
•Records of any estimated tax payments made during 2017
•Summary of receipts or checks for deductible items if itemizing
 
Appointments can be made starting January 9th by calling (510) 667-7900 or in-person at the library’s Information Desk.   

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Art Contest  
   

 High school students living in Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, or Pleasanton, are invited to submit artwork to the Dublin Library's Teen Art Contest. Contest is open for submissions March 5th - March 26th (whenever the library is open). Students must pick up a submission form, and attach it to the back of their artwork when dropping off art. There are three art categories: Fine Art, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Photography. There will be a community voting period on all of the artwork, and the top vote-getters in each category will win a $50.00 cash prize, donated by the Dublin Friends of the Library. One best in show choice will also be selected, by a three-judge panel (TBD). The cash prize for best in show is $75.00, also donated by the Friends of the Library. Voting will be open March 27th - April 8th, and winners will be contacted on April 9th. Please stop by the library for more information.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

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

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

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
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

Storytime for families at Centerville Library! Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays! All ages welcome.  

This drop-in program is free and each program will last about 30 minutes. Come have fun!

 


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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime  
   

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 24 - 35 months!

These storytime programs consist of 20 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities! Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play. Toddler storytime is designed for children who can sit for a longer time but still need to be next to or in the lap of a parent/caregiver. Children and grownups are encouraged to engage and participate.

Join in on the fun every Thursday in the Storytime Theater!

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Reading Club  
   

The Albany library is offering a free Reading Club for intermediate level second language learners. Group participants have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills, read high interest books, and meet other learners while practicing their English. The reading group is open to new students. Our volunteer tutor has facilitated this group for the past 4 years. She is very good at encouraging reading, comprehension, pronunciation  and dialogue with adult learners (18 and older).

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM KinderDance  
   

      

Kinderdance blends a variety of physical skills with educational concepts.  Boost your child's confidence through DANCE by focusing on different dance moves and concepts.

This is a 45 minutes class by a certified Kinderdance teacher, Namrata Dodeja.  Ballet and Dance K Rang will be included.  This special introductory class is for 3 to 5 years old.

Due to the limited space, free tickets are available at 12:15 pm at the Children's Desk.

For more information, contact Namrata Dodeja at (510) 332-4927.  https://www.facebook.com/kinderdance.ca.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Write 2 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.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - 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

 

   1:30 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

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Thursday Lapsit for Prewalkers  
   

Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk. It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal "Stay and Play" for 20 minutes.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Zone for ages 5-8 - Part 2  
    Contact:    510-795-2629   
   

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Children will create papier-mâché creatures. This is a two-part class; children must attend the March 1 class to finish their projects in the March 8 class. 

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

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Art is Education: Family Art Mobile  
   

MARCH IS ART IS EDUCATION MONTH!

Make a Family Art Mobile

Bring the whole family to create a fun 3D art mobile. Families choose a theme and explore sculpture materials such as

fabric, felt, yarn, feathers and collage papers. Working together, families will make an intergenerational artwork to take home

as well as contribute to a community artwork.

Space is limited; sign up in advance at the information desk. 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express / Taller de Tarea Express  
   

Homework Express for Grades K - 12 / Taller de Tarea Express para grados K - 12

Drop-in homework help provided by high school students / Estudiantes voluntarios de High School proveeran la ayuda gratis y sin cita previa

3:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays during school year except school breaks and holidays / 3:30 - :30 Lunes a Jueves durante el ano escolar excepto dias festivos y descanso escolar.

Located: Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA

510-284-0675

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading Buddies/Companeros de Lectura  
   

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A one-on-one weekly reading program for grades 1 to 6 or English Language Learners up to 8th grade to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer on a weekly basis. 

Registration is required. Priority will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or the "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at time of registration.

6 sessions to choose from: Wednesday or Thursday 3:30-5, 4:15-4:45 or 5-5:30.

at Newark Library: 6300 Civic Terrace Ave, Newark, CA 94560. 510-284-0675

For more information please call the above number or contact Joe Stoner jstoner@aclibrary.org

 

 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City 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 2nd & 3rd Grade Kids Book Club  
   

Read the monthly book selection and meet with a Teen Volunteer on the 2nd Thursday of the Month to discuss it. 

Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  

For students in 2nd & 3rd grade. 

 

 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Busters: 2nd Grade Book Club  
   

Are you a 2nd grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Storytime Theater today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bedtime Story Time  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (510) 745-1464   
   

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464


Friday March 9, 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!

This program is every week except for the first friday of the month. 

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-608-1191 or Bbraselton@aclibrary.org


Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 5 years!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 45 minute programs are designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Art with Ms. Chris  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-284-0695   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

  Kids Art with Ms. Chris. This program is kids 5 years and older.

Space is limited, please arrive promptly.

 

 

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read With Me  
   

Read-With-Me is a  one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 to improve English with a teen volunteer on weekly basis.  

Priorities are given to children performing below grade level.  Registration starts January 1, 2018.  Seats are limited and fill up very quickly so sign up as early as possible.  

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime  
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 3:45 pm.  This storytime is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese followed by a small craft at the end and lasts about 45 minutes.  This program is sponsored by the Chinese Immersion Parent Council of Fremont.

This is a parent-child activity, please stay with your child for the whole program!!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 1st - 4th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Biology for Kids Ages 6-13  
   

The Junior Medical Association teaches children ages 6–13 topics in biology such as cells, photosynthesis, respiration and genetics. No class on February 2.

Sign up here: TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

Presented by Agents of Change

For more information, contact:  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager 510-284-0565

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chess: Learn to Play  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   510 284 0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

Do you want to get better at logical thinking and problem solving?

Chess is a great way to develop creativity and problem solving.

In this club, we will help young children understand the basics of chess.

For: Kids Grades 1-4

    Location: Union City Library

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tame Your Tech  
   

Learn how to use or repair your electronics (laptop, tablet, phone...) with a tech volunteer. Please call (510) 284-0677 to find out if a repair tech will be here if you are bringing a broken device. 

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. Please specify what help you need. 

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale  
   

                           B O O K S A L E                         

  Join us for HUGE two day Friends of the Library sale

  in our Greenhouse Community Room.

  We will have books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, and VHSs as low prices!

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Teen Art Contest  
   

 High school students living in Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, or Pleasanton, are invited to submit artwork to the Dublin Library's Teen Art Contest. Contest is open for submissions March 5th - March 26th (whenever the library is open). Students must pick up a submission form, and attach it to the back of their artwork when dropping off art. There are three art categories: Fine Art, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Photography. There will be a community voting period on all of the artwork, and the top vote-getters in each category will win a $50.00 cash prize, donated by the Dublin Friends of the Library. One best in show choice will also be selected, by a three-judge panel (TBD). The cash prize for best in show is $75.00, also donated by the Friends of the Library. Voting will be open March 27th - April 8th, and winners will be contacted on April 9th. Please stop by the library for more information.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:10 AM  -  12:10 PM High School Math Tutorial  
   

 San Lorenzo High School Math Tutorial Program

Brought to you from volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation

This is a 12 course program where students can get free math tutoring in the following subject areas:

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Saturdays 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM


Policy: Students must arrive on time, and sign in and out on the attendence record. Every student must bring his or her own textbook to aid the tutor. If the student cannot attend class, the student or parent must notify the coordinator 24 hours prior to the class. Students may be terminated from this program if they fail to notify the coordinator of absences, have too many absences, or disrupt other students.

Students may register on the first day of class upon arrival (February 10, 2018).

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Muvafika's Cursive Writing  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez     ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

  Muvafika's Cursive Writing

   Good handwriting can never be replaced by any kind of technology so 'Muvafika's Cursive Writing' gives     the child extensive practice in cursive writing, which is beautiful in its own way.

   This class is geared for children ages 6 to 10 years old and will be held every Saturday, starting

   March 3 and ending March 31. Class will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Conference Room A.

   ** March 10 - class will be held from 10:15 am - 12:15pm.

Online registration is required for this class; please follow this link https://tinyurl.com/y7nlj4uv

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:15 AM  -  2:30 PM Tax Assistance at Dublin Library  
   

Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Group Study Room.

This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Trained volunteers assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.

Various appointment time slots are available starting at 10:15 a.m., with the last available time slots starting at 2:30 p.m.  The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 22, 2018. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.

Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.

There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 17, 2018, due to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center.

 

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  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
   

Join us in the Children's Room for stories and songs on the theme of Creative Connections, in honor of Art IS Education month.

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

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Castro Valley
   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  -  11:30 AM Newark Community Parent Playgroup  
   

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area. We welcome all Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5,  who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern.  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

To register contact:  Gomathi Ramesh at 510-547-7322; gomathir@familyresourcenavigators.org

or

Newark Library Branch Manager Joe Stoner; jstoner@acibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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  -  12:00 PM Lab Girl Discussion Group  
   

Be a part of Castro Valley Reads and Join the Discussion!

Saturday, March 10, 10:30 am to 12 pm

Join this group or one of five others to discuss Lab Girl by award-winning scientist Hope Jahren.

Sign up by visiting the Information Desk or by calling 510-667-7900.

Free copies of Lab Girl are available while supplies last. Attendees of this and other discussion groups will receive a special invitation to meet the author in April. For more information about Castro Valley Reads, the book and the author please visit the Castro Valley Library.

Castro Valley Reads is generously funded by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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. 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
 

 

 

   12:00 PM Local Author Event  
   

Kids and parents are welcome to join us in the Storytime Theater room for a special local author event!

Local author Onyeka Opara will talk about her book, Lost in the African Forest of Zuki. Come meet Onyeka and learn about her writing, how she became a published author, and what she is working on next. 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM R.eading A.nd D.reaming  
   

A hands-on reading program for elementary students from 1st-6th grade designed to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Teen volunteers will work directly with your students on a weekly basis.

Registration and teacher's signature is required. Pick up registration forms from the information desk. Registration begins 12/7/17.

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

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Children's Art Class with Miss Christie  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe     ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Children's Art Class with Miss Christie

For Children Ages 8-12

Saturday, March 10th 1 - 2 PM

Sign up at the reference desk beginning Feb. 18th or call 510-745-1464.

Limited to 24 participants.

 

As part of Art IS Education month, come and learn about the artist Alexander Calder and create some art!

Union City Library 

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

Union City, CA 

510-745-1464

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Meet a Scientist: Dr. Andrew Gunther  
   

 

 

As the Executive Coordinator of the Bay Area Ecosystems Clmate Change Consortium, join Dr. Andrew Gunther as we assess the impact of climate change on Bay Area ecosystems, and identify actions that will preserve the benefits we derive from these ecosystems


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Tax Preparation  
   

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Second floor, Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. 

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

Tax preparation is provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax   Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Coalition of the United Way Bay Area. Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for households earning less than $54,000 in 2017.

Taxpayers should bring:  Photo ID; Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received; Voided check for direct deposit; Copy of last year’s tax return, if available. 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Author Visit with Mitali Perkins  
   

Local author Mitali Perkins will be at the Dublin Library to share a talk "Books Between Cultures", followed by a book signing. We are encouraging eveyone to read one of Mitali's books before attending the event. Extra copies of her two newest titles, You Bring the Distant Near (teen), and Tiger Boy (middle grade readers) will be available for check out prior to the event. Copies of Mitali's books will be available for purchase the day of the event, courtesy of Towne Center Books in Pleasanton. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN 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  -  4:00 PM 'Selfies' Workshop (ages 10+  
   

Teens and tweens, join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson and learn to sew a stuffed self-portrait or their alter egos. Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures.

 

All materials are provided. For ages 10 and up.

 

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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Map Crafts  
   

                                    M A P   C R A F T S                              

   Find out what amazing crafts you can make from recycling old maps. 

   Join us in the Learning Center!

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

    Location: Learning Center
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Nowruz Celebration @ Fremont Library  
   

 

 

Nowruz celebration with a dance performance by the Shahrzad Dance Academy and  Persian music by the Amir School of Music.

 Nowruz is the celebration of the New Year (Spring Equinox) in Afghanistan, Iran and  Tajikistan.

 


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

 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scratch Coding  
    Contact: Joe Stoner   510-284-0677   jstoner@aclibrary.org
   

Scratch coding sampleVolunteer high school students from www.codingforall.org will teach basic computer programming concepts using the online Scratch platform.  Scratch was created by the MIT Media Lab and is available for free for anyone to use.  Scratch can be used to program animations, games, and stories.  

The Coding for All organization focuses on teaching young students, grades 1-5, who do not have any other opportunity to learn about coding.  

Saturdays, February 24-March 31

3:30-4:30 pm in the Newark Library Conference Room

Registration required:  510-284-0677

Limited to 15 participants, grades 1-5.  Computers provided, but bring your own laptop if possible.  


Sunday March 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale  
   

                           B O O K S A L E                         

  Join us for HUGE two day Friends of the Library sale

  in our Greenhouse Community Room.

  We will have books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, and VHSs as low prices!

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Art Contest  
   

 High school students living in Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, or Pleasanton, are invited to submit artwork to the Dublin Library's Teen Art Contest. Contest is open for submissions March 5th - March 26th (whenever the library is open). Students must pick up a submission form, and attach it to the back of their artwork when dropping off art. There are three art categories: Fine Art, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Photography. There will be a community voting period on all of the artwork, and the top vote-getters in each category will win a $50.00 cash prize, donated by the Dublin Friends of the Library. One best in show choice will also be selected, by a three-judge panel (TBD). The cash prize for best in show is $75.00, also donated by the Friends of the Library. Voting will be open March 27th - April 8th, and winners will be contacted on April 9th. Please stop by the library for more information.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:30 PM Sunday 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

   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  -  3:40 PM FILM SCREENING:An Inconvenient Truth (2006)  
   

FILM SCREENING

A CASTRO VALLEY READS EVENT 

Join us for a showing of An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Al Gore makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now. Often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. It will leave you shaken, involved and inspired.

 

Run Time: 1 hour, 36 mins.

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

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

Sunday, March 11, 2018

FOODIE MOVIES

 

Title: "The Lunchbox"   (2014)  

Runtime:  1 hr. 45 min.         Rated: PG

Director:  Ritesh Batra

Actors: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lilete Dubey

 

Summary:  Drama/romance.   A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.  

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Arts & Crafts with Mrs. Aradhana  
   

Mrs. Aradhana offers different arts & crafts for children in Grades K-5. Tickets will be given 15 minutes before the event. No registration is required.

February 11: Valentine's

March 11: Spring or St. Patrick's

April 15: Earth Day or Spring

May 6: Mother's Day

June 3: Father's Day

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Competition Math Club  
   

Math problems  This weekly program is lead by Kaushal, a local high school student and competitive math participant.  

  The Math Club is intended for 5th and 6th grade students and is focused on introducing them to a variety of math competitions and competition strategies.

  For more information, contact:

  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager

   jstoner@aclibrary.org

   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM My Time My Voice  
    Contact: Blaine Wentworth   (510) 284-0628   bwentworth@aclibrary.org
   

My Time My Voice: A program that teaches students in 5th - 8th Grade the art of public speaking and on-the-spot thinking.

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Art Contest  
   

 High school students living in Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, or Pleasanton, are invited to submit artwork to the Dublin Library's Teen Art Contest. Contest is open for submissions March 5th - March 26th (whenever the library is open). Students must pick up a submission form, and attach it to the back of their artwork when dropping off art. There are three art categories: Fine Art, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Photography. There will be a community voting period on all of the artwork, and the top vote-getters in each category will win a $50.00 cash prize, donated by the Dublin Friends of the Library. One best in show choice will also be selected, by a three-judge panel (TBD). The cash prize for best in show is $75.00, also donated by the Friends of the Library. Voting will be open March 27th - April 8th, and winners will be contacted on April 9th. Please stop by the library for more information.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kristine Sandoe   510-745-1464   ksandoe@aclibrary.org
   

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

30 Minutes of Story Time and 30 Minutes of Play Time for Ages 3-5 years

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Children's ART with Ms. Chris for 3-5 year olds  
   

 

Children's ART with Ms. Chris for 3-5 year olds 

March 12th 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM.  Limited to 26 participants. For child and adult caregiver.

To celebrate Art IS Education month, come join art teacher Ms. Chris as she presents a program for 3-5 year olds and their adult caregivers.  Call or sign up at the Union City reference desk starting Feb. 20th. Come prepared to get a bit messy!

Union City Library   

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. 

510-745-1464

 

 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

 LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Open Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, the drop-in Job Lab provides a quiet space for job seekers to use the library's laptops to work on employment-related tasks. During this open lab time, you can use the computers to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or build new work skills.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with resumes, job searches, online applications and a wide range of other employment related activities. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes 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
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help: every day after school Monday through Thursday!  
   
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

Teen volunteers working with an Adult Coordinator will be here to offer Homework Help in all subjects,  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.  No pre-registration is required; just bring your assignments. Library  computers will be available for writing and research. 

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

Homework Central takes place in the San Lorenzo Library's Learning Center. 

Elementary School students are invited to Homework Central where they will be assisted with homework by high school-age volunteers.  This program, like all Library programs, is free. No registration necessary.

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


Do you need volunteer service hours? Are you a high school aged student who would like to help younger kids with their homework? Stop by the Library and ask for Tamecca Brewer.

 Tamecca can be reached at 510-284-0640 or tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Help Center  
   

The Homework Help Center is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 6 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers. Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Closded on school holidays and teacher workdays.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Students in grades K-12 are invited to get homework help from teen volunteers at the Union City Library in our after-school Homework Center program. Help is available for all subject areas. Homework Center is open Monday - Thursdays from mid September through early June. The program is closed on school holidays (as per the New Haven Unified School District Schedule) and on County holidays. 

Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator and the program allows high school students to earn Community Service Credit while helping other students. 

A completed registration is REQUIRED before students can attend Homework Center. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk. Students can sign up for help starting at 3:45 and our volunteers can assist 3 students at a time. 

    Location: Union City Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Chinese/English Bilingual Preschool Storytime  
   

 

Share the fun of reading in both English and Mandarin with your children under 5 years old!

Children and grownups will enjoy stories, songs and fun activities together.  This storytime encourages children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in both English and Mandarin Chineses. This 45 minute program is designed to improve language, promote early literacy, imagination, and build friendships. Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play in the Storytime Theater.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Fremont Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Between the Lines: 4th-5th Grade Book Club  
   

Are you a 4th-5th grader who likes to read and discuss books? If so, join our monthly book club! Each month we read a selected title and then discuss the book and complete a related activity at the meeting. You must register in advance at the Children's Information Desk. This group meets on the second Monday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

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
 

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

 

Feel like to reduce some stress, calm your mind, and rejuvenate your body during the school year?  Come join us for a fun 60-minute Yoga practice at the library.  

This drop-in class is designed for 1st thur 6th graders.  It includes breathwork, kid-friendly yogic principles, stories, yoga poses, guided meditation, cooperative group activities, games, and more!!

Come with your comfortable clothes and take off your shoes -- we are going to have a lot of fun on the floor!!

** A yoga mat or a bath towel is required!

 

** Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 3:45 pm at the Children's Desk. 

** Please arrive on time,  No late comers will be admitted.**

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM After School Zone  
   



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - 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  -  6:30 PM Stories & Songs for 4 to 6 year olds  
   

Image result for storytime images Come have fun listening to great stories and songs with Ms. Cheryl.

For children four to six years old.

For more information contact: Joe Stoner 510-284-0685 jstoner@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Advanced Math & Science Tutoring  
   

   
  
Looking for help with some REALLY  hard homework?
   The Castro Valley library and two post-Graduate Science and Engineering Students are offering free High School
   and College-Level tutoring in Math, Physics, and Chemistry every Monday.  Subjects that will be covered include:

   Math: Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations
   Physics: All High School and College Physics
   Chemistry: High school chemistry
 

No Registration or appointment necessary, however participants must be high school aged or older.
 

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizenship Class (Ciudadanía)  
   

   

   

 Free Citizenship classes Monday nights at 6 at the San Lorenzo Library. 

          Open to all who want to become U.S. Citizens. 

 Clases de ciudadanía GRATIS En Inglés y Español también! Los lunes at a las seis.

 

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo 510-284-6742 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library