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Tuesday May 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

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 children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   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
 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Come by the Centerville Library and get creative with bricks! Work by yourself or with a friend!

For ages 3-5 with an adult.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Workshop  
   

      JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS @ THE UNION CITY LIBRARY 

       Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center 

Winning Resme -What makes a good resume

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   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  
   

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

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.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 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. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Moana Hour of Code for Beginners  
   

For grades 2-5.

The CoderSchool at Fremont will host an Hour of Code with Moana. This is an entry level class with no coding experience required.

Join Moana and Maui in an adventure game while learning all about loops, conditionals and the fundamentals of code. It is your Hour of Code!

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   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, bring a laptop if you have one.  

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


Location: FREMONT 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 Homework Center  
   

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 late 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. 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Drawing Superheroes Cartooning Workshop  
   

Cartooning Arts Workshop for Teens and Tweens: Drawing Superheroes

 

Superheroes are everywhere! We see them in comic books, movie blockbusters, TV shows, and video games. Come and learn in a 2 hour workshop from artist Brian Kolm of AtomicBearPress on how to draw your own superhero, including their pose, physique, costume and expression.

For ages 9 and up.

For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Area Genealogical Society  
   
 

The Hayward Area Genealogical Society, chaired by Carl Webb, meets at the San Lorenzo Library the 4th Tuesday of each month. Stop by to learn more about genealogical research and spend time with others who have the same interests.

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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
 

 

 

 

   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM Art for Adults  
    Contact: Becky Braselton    510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

In this art class for adults (ages 16+), presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard, we will be decorating mugs. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials will be provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heroes Read: Storytime  
   

HEROES READ!

 

TUESDAY MAY 23 @ 7:00pm @ the Castro Valley Library

Join us for a Heroes Read storytime in the Children's Area of the Castro Valley Library.  

A local law enforcement officer will be here to read a selection of children's books. 

 

Designed for kids 3 and over

Children under 8 must be accompanied a parent at all times while in the library

    Location: Castro Valley
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...Best of the Fest  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Featuring special selections of the very best short films of the 2017 Albany FilmFest!


Wednesday May 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Doodle Animal Art  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-608-1170   
   

Get Your Art On!

Adults, join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard for Doodle Animal Art.

All supplies will be provided. Please arrive 15 minutes before event. Tickets will be available at the reference desk.


Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

Toddler Storytime at Union City Library

for children ages birth to 3 and their adult caregiver

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM

Limited to the first 20 adult/child pairs.  Get a ticket at the Reference Desk when the library opens at 10 AM before the event.

 

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when children can play and adults can visit, play, and observe.

 

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: Union City 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 Family Storytime  
   

 

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: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bilingual Storytime- Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilinual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

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

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON 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

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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 late 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. 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 Fukaya Meeting Room A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kid Power Orientation!  
   

Are you entering grades 6—9?

Volunteer with Kid Power and help younger kids with the Summer Reading Game and the San Lorenzo Library with summer activities!

 

Come to this orientation session to learn more and to sign up for your favorite shifts.

 

Contact: Jesse Nachem, (510) 284-0640 Jnachem@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

*ON GOING -- Registration Closed*

Coding for All - teaches coding to our younger generation! Help generate an interest in Computer Science early on. 

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 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  
   

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

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.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 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. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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  
   

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program designed for children grades 1 to 6 or new English speakers to improve English skills by reading to a teen volunteer. In a group setting, the enrolled children will meet with their assigned teen volunteer at their scheduled time every week from October 11 2016 through May 24 2017 except during school breaks or holidays.

Registration is required and starts September 1 for everyone. Priorty will be given to students who are reading below grade level. A report card or a "Teacher Recommendation" form must be presented at the time of registration. Recommendation forms are available in the library and must be filled out by the childs teacher. 

Contact: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Financial Literacy 101  
   

Join us for the next workshop on Insurance and Building a Solid Financial Foundation on Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30 -7:30.

Come and ask questions and let us know if you are interested in a particular topic to get tailored help.

To RSVP or find out more information call Union City Library's reference desk (510-745-1464, ext 5) or email prubanova@aclibrary.org 


Thursday May 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 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

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime  
   

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

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

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

 

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Bounce  
   

 

 

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 0-16 months and who have strong neck control.  

Contact: Celia  510-284-0682 or cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Playtime  
   

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 25

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 Preschool Storytime  
   

Storytime for 2-5 year olds at Centerville 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!

 



 

 

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Thursday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Afternoon Delight Craft  
   

                                                                                                            Join existing Friends or maybe  make  some new ones here in a fun craft in the Library.

 

Today we will be making Tissue Paper Canvas Painting.

 

Join Christie of Christie's Cupboard for this project.

 

Limited to the first 25 participants.

 

 

 

Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   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  -  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  
   

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

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.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Learning Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Express  
   

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 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. from September 12, 2016 - May 25 2017. 

Homework Express will be using the Newark Unified school calendar and is closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. 

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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
 

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

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 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 Thursday  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: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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 late 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. 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Citizenship Class  
   

No registration necessary! Visit San Lorenzo Library for a chance to have local favorite, Amparo Ramos, guide you toward citizenship. Many San Lorenzo residents have become citizens with the help of this class.

Se habla Español.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Community Room

Friday May 26, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spanish StoryTime - Grupo de Lectura en espanol  
   

This storytime contains stories, rhymes, and songs, all conducted in Spanish for children and their parents.  It is scheduled every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  No registration is required.  Just drop in and enjoy this 1 hour reading fun. 
 

Cantos!  Rimas!! Cuentos!!!
Ven a convivir y mejorar el idioma

 
 
Cuando: Cada Viernes de 4:30 - 5:30 pm, 
Donde:  Teatro de la seccion de ninos de la biblioteca principal de Fremont
Para Mas Informacion, 
carolina.greenhouse@yahoo.com

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Jenny Lin Memorial Service and Candlelight Walk  
   
Join us to remember Jenny Lin at the annual Memorial Service and Candlelight Walk in her honor.
 
For more information visit: http://jennylinfoundation.org/

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday May 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Registration Begins for Father's Day Suncatcher Frame  
   

Create a gift for your Dad - a suncatcher frame with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard.

This free program is for children ages 7 and up. Class will be held on June 3rd at 3:30 PM.

Registration is required in order to participate. Please register at the Children's Information Desk or via phone.

 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement  
   

 

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: Celia Davis at 510-284-0686 or CDavis@aclibrary.org


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Entertain Yourself on the iPad/iPhone  
   

Movies, music, TV and more are available through your iPad or iPhone.  Find out how to access your favorites!  Please bring your device.  This class is free.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Meditation: the Secret of Happiness, Health, and Harmony  
   

Meditation: the Secret of Happiness, Health, and Harmony

Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly in turmoil.  Almost all meditation techniques talk about focusing one's attention on an object, for example a mantra. By focusing one's attention, the goal is to give oneself a break from mind-wandering.  This break from mind-wandering, during meditation, gives our brain some "downtime". In this program, Dr. Manish Saggar, an Asst. Professor in the department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine and long-time meditator, will explore why such a downtime is important not just for the brain, but all the way down to individual cells. He will also discuss the role of downtime in everyday life and its ability to enhance our happiness on an individual level as well as on the level within the community as a whole.

Please join Dr. Manish Saggar, an Asst Professor at Stanford University, for this powerful program.  He is a long-time practitioner of mediation, who speaks nationally on the topic. 

 

Saturday May 27 11-1

Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kirk Waller Storytelling  
   

 

With a lifelong love of story, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been immersed in these art forms for over 20 years.  He summons all of his God-given talents and masterfully fuses them together -  spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience.

He has garnered national recognition for his abilities, including being awarded the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant by the National Storytelling Network, receiving a Parent’s Choice Foundation GOLD award for his latest CD, “But Why? Stories, Music and Songs”, First Place in the Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Speech Championship and was also a Marin Arts Council Community Arts Grant recipient for his work with Fair Housing of Marin, Colors of Diversity Storytelling Project.

Kirk has told at festivals, schools, libraries, churches and special events in the San Francisco Bay Area and across our nation, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tn

 


For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quilting 4 Adults  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0642   Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

   

Join Marion Coleman and make a wall hanging to decorate your wall.

Sign-ups are required and limited. All materials will be provided including sewing machines.

Please come show your creativity.

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM People & Portrait Photography  
   

Explore the principals of photographing people in a free two-hour workshop in the Dublin Library Program Room.  Learn how to create pictures that capture the essence of your subject.  Learn how to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations.  Family, children, group and candid photos will be discussed.  This program is for adult students.  

The instructor, Gerry Mooney, is a professional photographer who taught photography at Ohlone College for over 25 years.

Attendance is limited to 36 students.  Please sign up for this class at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or contact Eugene at EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org .


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

Explore the principals of photographing people in a two hour workshop. See how to create pictures that capture the essence of your subject. Learn to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations. Family, children, group, and candid photos will be discussed.

 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ACMG Series  
   

 

 

 Alameda County Master Gardeners Series

 
@
 
 Union City Library
 
Saturday, May 27, 2017
 
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
 

                                                                                                                                        A Talk on Water Efficient Vegetable Gardening


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                           Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Boppin' at the Bookshelves Swing Dancing  
   

  

Fitness @ Fremont Main

Dance Dance Dance Saturdays

with

Mike Quebec

Line Dance for Fitness
January 7  3:30-4:30 p.m.

March 4  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Boppin’ at the Bookshelves
1950’s Style Swing Dancing 

February 25  2:30-4:30 p.m.

April 22  2:30-4:30 p.m.

May 27  2:30-4:30 p.m.

Join fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec in fun, energetic, music-filled classes that combine line dance steps, aerobic fitness and the rockin’est 50’s and 60’s jump tunes. These classes are for all ages, especially Baby Boomers  and active adults.  Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and towel, and be ready to get your heart rate up!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reverse Mortgage Seminar  
   

Do you own your home? Are you concerned about being able to afford expenses later on in life? Then a reverse mortgage may be for you.  Attend this seminar to learn more about:

  • What a reverse mortgage is.
  • What a reverse mortgage means for your children
  • The new laws governing reverse mortgages

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Sunday May 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN 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 Refresher Math for Adults  
   

 

Looking for a job?  Preparing to change jobs?  Or just need or want to brush up? Fremont Main Library continues its series of monthly math workshops for adults.

Topic: Intro to Algebra

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movie  
   

 Sunday Movies: Hitchcock Hits in May

Rear Window

Seeing something unexpected can change your life forever.    

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Fukaya Room B

Monday May 29, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

      The Library is closed for Memorial Day

We will reopen on May 30 at 12:00 pm.

San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
     Library Closed for Memorial Day  
   

The Library is closed today in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

     Memorial Day - Library Closed  
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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 late 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. 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Find Your Voice Workshops  
   

 Find Your Voice Club was founded by a local high school student, who will be offering these free workshops on public speaking. Find Your Voice focuses on helping middle school students overcome a fear of public  speaking. In these free workshops, students entering grades 6-8 in the fall will gain confidence in speaking in front of an audience and build skills to use for future public speaking opportunities. These workshops will  encourage students through participating in speaking activities, preparing and giving practice speeches, and playing games related to speech.   

 Registration for these workshops is required. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th; register in person or call the library at the number below.

 Your middle school student must be available for the entire series of workshops. The dates are Mondays, June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd. Workshops are 4-  5:30 pm at the Dublin Library. Space is limited!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM S.M.A.R.T Baby  
   

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 children 14 months and under who are not yet walking and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: La La Land (2016)  
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of La La Land (2016)

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling)  PG-13; 2 hrs 8 mins.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime  
   

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Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Family Storytime with Miss Vivien  

 


For more information contact: Celia Davis 510-284-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Center  
   

Homework Center for students in grades K through 8. A tutor and volunteer assistants will help you with your school assignments.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Love to build? Join us to get creative with bricks! For ages 6+.

Questions call 510-795-2629

 

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  
   

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

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.

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

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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 late 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. 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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

Contact: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Wednesday May 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

50% off everything in the store!

Best bargains in town! This sale benefits the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area. The Friends use the funds that they raise to support the Library in many ways. Some of the Library's spectacular programs are sponsored by the Friends. This would be a good chance to join the Friends of the Library (very low dues).


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Find Your Voice Workshops  
   

 Find Your Voice Club was founded by a local high school student, who will be offering these free workshops on public speaking. Find Your Voice focuses on helping middle school students overcome a fear of public  speaking. In these free workshops, students entering grades 6-8 in the fall will gain confidence in speaking in front of an audience and build skills to use for future public speaking opportunities. These workshops will  encourage students through participating in speaking activities, preparing and giving practice speeches, and playing games related to speech.   

 Registration for these workshops is required. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th; register in person or call the library at the number below.

 Your middle school student must be available for the entire series of workshops. The dates are Mondays, June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd. Workshops are 4-  5:30 pm at the Dublin Library. Space is limited!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Teen Summer Volunteers:

High school students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall, may pick up volunteer applications from May15th - May 31st at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due back before June 1st at 8 pm. No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. New for this summer, we will be holding interviews for all potential volunteers on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. Teens may select an interview time when they return their completed application. Time slots are subject to availability. Most of our shifts are morning and daytime shifts; afternoon and evening shifts are limited.

For more information, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    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 Family Storytime  
   

 

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: Celia (510)248-0686 cdavis@aclibrary.org 

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - 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: Celia Davis (510) 284-0686 or email cdavis@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

TODAY'S CLASS IS CANCELLED.

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
 

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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 late 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. 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game On!  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

Video games are back at the San Lorenzo Library! Stop by the Teen Zone on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to play!

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Play Chess  
   

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

Join us after school and learn to play chess!

Commitment to attending all sessions is necessary.

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding For All  
   

*ON GOING -- Registration Closed*

Coding for All - teaches coding to our younger generation! Help generate an interest in Computer Science early on. 

For ages 8-13 only!

Laptops will be provided.


Contact: IRVINGTON BRANCH: 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  
   

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

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.

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

   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Circle Time  
   

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

This program is for children ages 1 - 4 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Financial Literacy 101  
   

Join us for the next workshop on Investment and Asset Accumulation on Wednesday, May 31st, 6:30 -7:30.

Come and ask questions and let us know if you are interested in a particular topic to get tailored help.

To RSVP or find out more information call Union City Library's reference desk (510-745-1464, ext 5) or email prubanova@aclibrary.org 


Thursday June 1, 2017
     Kid Power Volunteers Needed!  
   

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

Help children play the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library programming events. It's a fun way to earn work experience and help your community too! The volunteer program runs from June 19th - August 19th, 2017. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation meeting and to complete at least 6 hours of volunteers service.

Applications are now available at the Children's Information Desk, or from this link: Kid Power Volunteer Application

Please turn in a completed application to the Children's Information Desk as soon as possible. Space is limited.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Find Your Voice Workshops  
   

 Find Your Voice Club was founded by a local high school student, who will be offering these free workshops on public speaking. Find Your Voice focuses on helping middle school students overcome a fear of public  speaking. In these free workshops, students entering grades 6-8 in the fall will gain confidence in speaking in front of an audience and build skills to use for future public speaking opportunities. These workshops will  encourage students through participating in speaking activities, preparing and giving practice speeches, and playing games related to speech.   

 Registration for these workshops is required. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th; register in person or call the library at the number below.

 Your middle school student must be available for the entire series of workshops. The dates are Mondays, June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd. Workshops are 4-  5:30 pm at the Dublin Library. Space is limited!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteers  
   

Today is the last day for teens to turn in their completed volunteer applications for summer. Interviews for volunteer positions will take place on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th. 

No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   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
 

   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 Screening of Monterey Pop concert film  
   

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Join us for a free screening of the iconic concert film, Monterey Pop!

The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival featured performances by Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel, and more. This incredible film captures it all, including Jimi Hendrix infamously setting his guitar on fire.

This event kicks off Dublin Library's Summer of Love series of events, which also include an art talk, tie-dye T-shirt making, and more.

 

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Art Class  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

This fun art class is for kids ages 6+. Create a unique and original art project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

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  
   

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

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.

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

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

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 Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 1 and 2)  
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 1st Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 1 and 2.

This month's book: Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Teens!

Bring your friends who are interested in helping direct library services for teens. This is a wonderful way to earn community service hours or get a recommendation for college. No signing up before the group meeting is necessary. Just join everyone in the Library's Teen Room. Led by Teen Librarian, Tamecca Brewer. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information.

Contact: Tamecca Brewer, Teen Librarian (510) 284-0640 TBrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Center  
   

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 late 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. 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Friday June 2, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art with Ms. Chris  
   

Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy in during this free art program for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5 ONLY). Due to space limitations, free tickets will be available at 1:45 p.m.. at the Children's Information Desk. YOU MAY ONLY PICK-UP TICKETS FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN, who need to be present.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ARTTAIN - Art for Kids  
   

These classes are free and will feature different crafts each week. They are intended for children in grades 2-6. They are taught by high school volunteers. Free tickets will be available at 3:45 p.m. at the Children's Information Desk.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Phun with Physics  
   

If you love science and are between the 3rd and 5th grades, come learn physics with lots of fun in this free 5-day after school program!

This course is a continuous class, students must be able to attend all 5 classes.  The class dates are May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2017, all at 4-5 pm.

Students who have attended the course in January should not sign up again as this is a repeat program.

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., May 1, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in 15 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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Saturday June 3, 2017
   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, starting May 20, 2017.

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 Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book & Bake Sale  
   

Bargains galore at the Newark Library League book sale.  Sale includes  paperback, soft cover and hardback books, DVDs, and tote bags.

Baked goods will also be on sale. Pick up some treats for the whole family.

Questions? Email Judy at jkktokubo@att.net.

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Find Your Voice Workshops  
   

 Find Your Voice Club was founded by a local high school student, who will be offering these free workshops on public speaking. Find Your Voice focuses on helping middle school students overcome a fear of public  speaking. In these free workshops, students entering grades 6-8 in the fall will gain confidence in speaking in front of an audience and build skills to use for future public speaking opportunities. These workshops will  encourage students through participating in speaking activities, preparing and giving practice speeches, and playing games related to speech.   

 Registration for these workshops is required. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th; register in person or call the library at the number below.

 Your middle school student must be available for the entire series of workshops. The dates are Mondays, June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd. Workshops are 4-  5:30 pm at the Dublin Library. Space is limited!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Let's read fun books, sing songs, and do fingerplays together. Meets in the Children's room.  

 

Recommended for children 2-5 years. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Hey! Children should not miss Storytime with Ms. Lenora at the San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Google & Beyond  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of June:

Google & Beyond
Saturday, June 3,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, translate, video and the Google App. 

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Tuesdays, June 6 & 13, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful,and completely unique computing experience. Using a library laptop, you'll  master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play. Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.  

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kid Power Orientation  
   

KID POWER ORIENTATION  for SUMMER READING GAME VOLUNTEERS

For those entering grades 5-8 in the Fall

Come and have fun!     Help the Library with Summer Reading Game Activities!      Earn Community Service Hours!

Attend one of the three orientation meetings: June 3, June 8, or June 17.  Learn how you can help the library!

Applications available at the meeting.  Parent's signature required.

 

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fixit Clinic  
   

Bring and fix your broken small electronics, appliances, bikes, and toys (or at least learn more about them) with the help of fixit coaches. A textile/clothing coach will also be available. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event. 

HOW: Register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J  then
- Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
- Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited! 
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!

More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org

We also need coaches! Jacks & Jills of all trades, tinkerers, and sewers are invited to become fixit coaches; all you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it. The library has tools, sewing machines and supplies. 

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle  
   

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically  
   

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Musical Robot  
   

 

Musical Robot performs their newest show: "WAKE UP ROBOT!" All ages are sure to enjoy this great show featuring songs, stories and more!

 

Want a sneak peak of their show? Check out: https://musicalrobotlovesyou.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/videos/


For more information contact: (510) 284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Tarot Board Game  
   

 
 
TAROT, ANYONE?  Might you have a nagging question or issue? Join practical-mystic, Amber Jayanti to play this fun-filled, educational tarot board game designed to open participants both to problem solving and learning the basics of the Qabalistic Tarot's Ageless Wisdom.  Beginners only, group size limited to 9.
 
Amber is the author of "Tarot for Dummies, "Living the Qabalistic Tarot," and "Principles of Qabalah" and founder of the International School for Tarot & Qabalah Study in 1975.
 
 

 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Read to Thrive Program)  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kaitlin's Book Club for 3rd and 4th graders!

Help your child develop as a reader! Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk and you will receive the book of the month. This event is free and is sponsored by the Read to Thrive Program. The group meets in the Library's Learning Center.

For questions contact Jesse Nachem at 510-284-0640.

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Two Violins & One Cello Trio  
   

The "Two Violins and One Trio" is in its third year of giving free performances around the bay area.  They play classic ensembles and contemporary pieces in order to share their love of music and caring hearts with the community.

Come listen to three talented young musicians and enjoy a pleasant musical afternoon with us!


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Father's Day Suncatcher Frame  
   

Create a gift for your Dad - a suncatcher frame with Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard. 

                                                                                       This is a free program is for children ages 7 and up.

Registration is necessary and begins May 27th at 10:00 am.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Sunday June 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Find Your Voice Workshops  
   

 Find Your Voice Club was founded by a local high school student, who will be offering these free workshops on public speaking. Find Your Voice focuses on helping middle school students overcome a fear of public  speaking. In these free workshops, students entering grades 6-8 in the fall will gain confidence in speaking in front of an audience and build skills to use for future public speaking opportunities. These workshops will  encourage students through participating in speaking activities, preparing and giving practice speeches, and playing games related to speech.   

 Registration for these workshops is required. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th; register in person or call the library at the number below.

 Your middle school student must be available for the entire series of workshops. The dates are Mondays, June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd. Workshops are 4-  5:30 pm at the Dublin Library. Space is limited!


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NO MOVIE THIS SUNDAY.  
   

NO MOVIE THIS SUNDAY. Come to a free acoustic concert instead featuring the Moon and You!

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kid Power Orientation!  
   

Are you entering grades 6—9?

Volunteer with Kid Power and help younger kids with the Summer Reading Game and the San Lorenzo Library with summer activities!

 

Come to this orientation session to learn more and to sign up for your favorite shifts.

 

Contact: Jesse Nachem, (510) 284-0640 Jnachem@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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 The Moon and You  
   

The Moon and You

Sunday
June 4, 2016
2:00 p.m. at the Fremont Main Library

 

The Moon and You is a charismatic husband-and-wife duo. Melissa Hyman plays cello, Ryan Furstenberg plays guitar and banjo, and both sing in “voices that sound like they were made for one another” (Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah). At once excitingly inventive and cozily familiar, the Moon & You crafts a compelling, acoustic Americana sound.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 


Monday June 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

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.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

 

   1:00 PM Online Registration for Kids Programs Starts  
   

Online registration starts for these programs: 

  • MissionEdu Android Public Speaking 2 for grades K-8, Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • FIRST Robotics Workshop for ages 6-10, Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • "Make a Family Summer Reading Game" Art Workshop for all ages, Friday, June 23, 2017, 2-4 PM
  • Read, Write, Discover Summer English Tutoring (Regular Registration, only available only if enough seats after Priority Registration) for incoming grades 1-6, Mondays and Thursdays, June 26-August 17, 2017, Sesion A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4-5:30 PM

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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.

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

   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 Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. 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  -  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  -  7:30 PM Open Craft Time (Adults)  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Adults! Are you looking for space to work on crafts, away from the hustle and bustle of home?  Stop by the Library the first Monday of each month for space and time to talk, relax and be crafty. Bring whatever you're working on!  No need to register, just drop-in!  

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area!

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Oils for Health  
   

Essential Oil Education Classes -- 3 class series.     

Mondays  6-8 pm     May 15th  Intro to Oils -- Mood, mind and Sleep

                               June 5th    Hormones, Pain and Inflammation

                               June 19th   Pregnancy, and all things kids.

                                                           Take control of you health and learn how Essential Oils can help you empower and guide you on ways to better take care of YOU in a natural way.

                  Classes taught by Karen Trepte, MBA  and Wellness Advocate, International Business Coach   and

                                             Jasmine Zartman, PsyD  and Aromatherapist and Educational Psychologist.

             For more information email aoil2heal@gmail.com.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH
- Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws to Read  
   


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

Registration is required.

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM LED Power Cuffs Craft  
   

June 5   LED Power Cuffs

 Sewable soft circuits with LEDs!

 Students will sew felt wristbands that light up.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Art for Teens: LED Power Cuffs  
   

Sewable soft circuits with LEDs!

 Teaching artist Angie Wilson returns to show us how to sew felt wristbands that light up.

This free program is for teenagers 13 and older.

    Location: Fukaya Room B
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday June 6, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


Kids ages 3 to 5, join us for art class with Ms. Chris and unleash your creativity! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy. Please arrive early to secure your spot. 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM TUFF TUMBLERS  
   
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  June 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
 
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

Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

 
    Location: Castro Valley
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (part 1)  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of June:

Google & Beyond
Saturday, June 3,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, translate, video and the Google App. 

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Tuesdays, June 6 & 13, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful,and completely unique computing experience. Using a library laptop, you'll  master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play. Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.  

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Club  
   

 

 

 The Marriage Bureau 

 for Rich people

 
by
 
 Farahad Zama
 

 

                                                          

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY 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
   1:00 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 so you won't miss anything of this valuable program.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cal Fresh  
   

Cal Fresh (food stamps) sign-ups at the San Lorenzo Library

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) registrarse en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo  

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh. Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.  

The Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe at 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. 

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

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CHRISTIE'S CUPBOARD CRAFT  
   

Kids!  Please join Christie of Christie's Cupboard to make a mousepad for Dad.  Please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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.

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

   6:15 PM  -  6:45 PM Yoga for Kids  
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Tuesday, June 6 @ 6:15pm

It's never too early to practice yoga!

Join instructor Spencer Nichols for a 30-minute preschool yoga class. 

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

This class is best for children 3 to 7 years old.  

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pressed Flower Craft for Adults  
   

Use pressed flowers to make a gift or note card, bookmark or box. (If you want to decorate a box, please bring your own, sturdy and no larger than 8 by 8 inches.) All materials except boxes will be supplied. 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart
February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King
March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter
April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr
May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood
June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard


In the Learning Center.  Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Wednesday June 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Yoga for Kids  
   

Yoga for Kids @ the Castro Valley Library

Wednesday, June 7 @ 10:15am

It's never too early to practice Yoga!

Join instructor Spencer Nichols for a 30-minute Preschool Yoga Class. 

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this mindful activity.

This class is best for children 3-7 years old.  

First come, first served.  Class size is limited.

Bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   

Join us for an art class and unleash your creativity. Be sure to wear clothes you dont mind getting messy. For ages 3-5.

 

 Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Lab  
   

 

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

JOB LAB OPENS LATE TODAY AT 12:30 PM.  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  -  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
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making with Yu Lan  
   

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 2-3 p.m. and Tweens: 3-4 pm.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 EXT 5.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

  Location: Edith Stone Room

Yu Lan Deng leads a Jewelry Making workshop for Adults: 2-3 p.m. and Tweens: 3-4 pm.

Contact: Reference Desk (510) 526-3720 EXT 5.

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 Fukaya Meeting Room B today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Job Search: Hidden Job Market  
   

 

 

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Centers

Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont

(510-745-1440)

 

Job Search Strategies – Learn about the hidden job market

Wednesday, June 7 @ Fremont Main Library, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

All library programs are FREE


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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.

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

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Basic Hindi Class For Kids  
   

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This class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.  It is a 30-minute free class for 6 to 12 years old.  Come to learn some basic Hindi and improve conversation skills.  This class will covers:

  • Recognize the Hindi alphabet
  • Count in Hindi
  • Name various animals, birds ... etc.
  • Addresspeople in your family like uncles, aunts and cousins in Hindi

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


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  -  8:30 PM TriValley Coderdojo  
   

TriValley CoderDojo is a part of the larger CoderDojo global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people ages 8-17 years old. TriValley CoderDojo, or TriV for short, is based in Dublin but open to youth in the surrounding TriValley area and beyond. Monthly sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meetings are in the Community Room at the Dublin Library.  The coding session begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm for set up so we can start promptly. Sessions are free, but tickets are required due to limited capacity. Register at http://trivalley.coderdojosv.org/addmember.

More information is at http://trivalleycoderdojo.wordpress.com/.

Contact: trivalleycoderdojo@gmail.com
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Financial Literacy 101  
   

Join us for the next workshop on Estate Planning and Retirement on Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30 -7:30.

Come and ask questions and let us know if you are interested in a particular topic to get tailored help.

To RSVP or find out more information call Union City Library's reference desk (510-745-1464, ext 5) or email prubanova@aclibrary.org 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Christina Hutchins  
   

Christina Hutchins, Albany poet and author of The Stranger Dissolves, facilitates this writing workshop.

Drop in and work on your poetry with a group of supportive writers.

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Thursday June 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Music Together  
   

Music Together @ the Castro Valley Library

Thursday, June 8 

Two Sessions

10:00 & 10:45 am

Get ready to sing & dance at the Library!.

Ms. Vita, Director/Owner of Early Start Music

will share some songs from the Music Together Collection.

Come and join the fun with your little one!

    Location: Castro Valley
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   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  -  5:30 PM Homework Central  
   

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

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.

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

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

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 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 Kid Power Orientation  
   

KID POWER ORIENTATION  for SUMMER READING GAME VOLUNTEERS

For those entering grades 5-8 in the Fall

Come and have fun!     Help the Library with Summer Reading Game Activities!      Earn Community Service Hours!

Attend one of the three orientation meetings: June 3, June 8, or June 17.  Learn how you can help the library!

Applications available at the meeting.  Parent's signature required.

 

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club (Grades 3 and 4)  
   

Join us for Ms. Tara's Kids Book Club at Newark Library!   Read the monthly book selection and meet with Ms. Tara on the 2nd Thursday to talk about it.  Sign up and pick up your copy of this month's book at the Information Desk.  For grades 3 and 4.

This month's book: My Dong is Better than Your Tog by Tommy Greenwald

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

Contact: (510) 284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Magic Dan  
   

Magic Dan has 20 years of experience as a magician reaching thousands of children with his fun and educational magic show.  This performance is in the Virginia S. Bennett Room.  Seating is limited to the first 90 people in line. Free tickets are required.  Tickets will be handed out in front of the Library 30 minutes prior to the show.  All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket.

Magic Dan


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Friday June 9, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

  

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

   Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH
   3:50 PM  -  4:35 PM Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime  
   

Chinese Immersion Preschool Storytime is scheduled the 2nd Friday of the month at 3:50 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
 

   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Lock-In  
   

Want to have fun while meeting new people? Come to our Teen Lock-In: Escape Room! You and your team will solve a series of clues and complete a variety of tasks to beat the clock and escape the Library. Teens only! 

 

This special after hours event is sponsored by the Friends of the San Lorenzo Library and the Teen Advisory Group.

 

Contact: Tamecca Brewer, (510) 284-0640 TBrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday June 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

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

Our monthly drop-in knitting group is back! Bring your current project and join other knitters for conversation and snacks. All skill levels are welcome, however, this is not a class. Any yarn you wish to donate is appreciated. We will meet in the Library Learning Center.

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego© Makerspace  
   

Kids 8+ are invited to the San Lorenzo Library's Lego© Makerspace! This will be a great time to be creative, have fun, and hang out with other Lego© enthusiasts.

Event will be held in the Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: (510) 284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Read In  
   

Dublin Library is holding a Teen Read In on Saturday, June 10th from 1-3 pm. Join us for an hour of free reading time, or spend your hour talking about books via social media using one of the library's laptops. The read in is part of a larger project, the #48HBC (48 Hour Book Challenge) that has been an annual event in year's past. The goal of the #48HBC is to read or talk about books via social media for as much time as possible, within a 48-hour window. It is usually in June, so this year, Dublin Library will be challenging teens to read and discuss books as much as possible from June 9th (8 pm) - June 11th (8 pm). All the time spent reading will count towards your summer reading program totals also, so make sure you log those hours. The teen that logs the most time reading during this 48-hour time period will win a prize!

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bikemobile: Fix-a-Flat  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0640   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

We want to see more people riding their bikes to the library! We know bikes need a lot of maintenance and that’s why we’ve invited The Safe Routes to Schools new BikeMobile to provide Free Tune Ups for everyone at the library!

If your bike is making one of those mystery sounds or collecting dust because it has a flat tire, bring it to the library.  The BikeMobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, seats, and tires. The only thing it can’t do is replace missing wheels or gears. While the mechanics work on your bike they’ll explain how it works and how to keep it running smoothly.  In addition to getting a tune up, children can add some style to their ride by adding colored tape to the frame at the decoration station.   Bike or no bike, everyone is welcome to attend to learn about maintenance, safety, and more!  

 


Contact: (510) 284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM Crafts with Margo  
   
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
We will be starting off the new year celebrating not only our national new year, but also Chinese New Year, with paper dragons and paper cuts! The "Ten-Sided Yin-Yang Globe" looks more complicated than it is, requiring only a steady scissor hand!
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Book Chat  
   

After a brief hiatus, Teen Book Chat is back, and we're ready to discuss new teen books! High school students are encouraged to join us for our monthly book chat meetings, which are held one Saturday a month. For Teen Book Chat, register at the Information Desk and select a title you'd like to read from the books available (selection varies month to month). Read your selected title (each person reads a different title each month), and prepare a short book talk for the group. Attend the monthly meeting, and talk about new teen books! Each person will present their book, and the group can ask questions while learning about great new titles from their peers. Instructions for the book talk are given when you pick up a title. After the meeting, the book is yours to keep!

Generously sponsored by the Dublin Friends of the Library. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Henna Art Workshop  
   

Henna Art Workshop

Saturday, June 10

2 pm to 4 pm

Join multicultural artist Rachel-Anne Palacios to learn the art of henna. She'll explain application techniques, basic designs, and how to buy and prepare supplies. This class is for adults only. Space is limited. Register at the Information Desk.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Sunday June 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kid Power MAKEUP!  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Did you miss out on our regular Kid Power orientation? You're in luck - we have a makeup session scheduled just for you!

Are you entering grades 6—9?

Volunteer with Kid Power and help younger kids with the Summer Reading Game and the San Lorenzo Library with summer activities!

 

Come to this makeup orientation session to learn more and to sign up for your favorite shifts.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Chat: Practice Your English  
   

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Dystopian Societies

 

"In Time" (PG-13)  Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake

In a future where time is money and the wealthy can live forever, Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) is a poor man who rarely has more than a day's worth of life on his time clock. When he saves Henry Hamilton (Matt Bomer) from time thieves, Will receives the gift of a century. However, such a large transaction attracts the attention of the authorities, and when Will is falsely accused of murder, he must go on the run, taking the daughter (Amanda Seyfried) of an incredibly wealthy man with him.

Release date: October 20, 2011 (USA)

DirectorAndrew Niccol

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

     Dr. Zaslove - Meditation For Stress Reduction  
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 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
 


Monday June 12, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

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.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, June 12

1 - 3:00pm

Come join the free play fun with Legos and other building materials!  

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 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 Between the Lines: 4th-5th 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  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Hindi/English Preschool Storytime  
   

                                                      

Hindi/English Preschool storytime is scheduled every 2nd Mondays of each month from 5 to 5:30 in the afternoon.  This storytime is for 3 to 6 years old, and will introduce Hindi alphabets, rhymes/finger plays, short stories, children's songs in Hind/English.  

Want to teach your child Hindi?  Come join us to learn the beauty of a foreign language.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writer's Group for Adults  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Writer's Group for Adults!

If you are currently writing any kind of prose or poetry or feel inspired to try, join the group at San Lorenzo Library. This experience is free. The group is led by author and news personality, Rosa del Duca. You will learn a new aspect of writing each session and share what you are working on. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information or stop by the Information Desk. The group will meet in the Library's Learning Center.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, librarian, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Storytime  
   

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.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Tuesday June 13, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

     FRM Adult/Teen Event Template  
   

CLOUD COMPUTING
APPLICATIONS
&
USES

Cloud computing reimages your business through the integration of platforms which deliver a complete customer experience and a unified sales and service point. Businesses can increase sales and service efficiency, boost performance without delay, increase profitability, enable reporting and analytical methods. Customers will experience a quick turn around

Nishi Deokule is an independent consultant and executive at GetResource Inc., a partner with Oracle and Amazon in implementing cloud solutions worldwide. As an Enterprise Solution Architect with a twenty-three year work experience in Silicon Valley, including Sun Microsystems, Oracle, BEA and SeeBeyond, he specializes across various industries.

This free seminar is sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Fremont Main Library.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM CHRISTIE'S CUPBOARD ADULT CRAFT  
   

Adults only!  Please join Christie of Christie's Cupboard to make quilling earrings.  Space is limited, so please arrive early to secure your spot.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of June:

Google & Beyond
Saturday, June 3,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features like maps, news, translate, video and the Google App. 

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Tuesdays, June 6 & 13, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Windows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful,and completely unique computing experience. Using a library laptop, you'll  master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play. Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.  

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   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.

April 11: 1984 by George Orwell

May 9: What She Left Behind by Ellen Wiseman

June 13: The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende

July 11: Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller

August 8: Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Effective Interview Skills  
   

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

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM so you won't miss anything of this valuable program..  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stamp Carving for Teens  
   

 Local art instructor Karen Wardell will be teaching teens how to make hand-carved rubber stamps! All supplies for the class will be provided. Teens will learn basic saftey precautions for carving stamps, and will get to design and carve a stamp of their own. Registration is not required, but free tickets will be handed out at 12:45 pm the day of the program. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Search Workshop  
   

      JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS @ THE UNION CITY LIBRARY 

       Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center 

Successful Interviews - Learn and practice interview skills

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

 

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

 

Moana (PG)

Tuesday, June 13 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer (June 13 - August 8)

Designed for children 4 and over

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job? Need help finding one?

¿Busca trabajo? ¿Necesita ayuda?

Trae su résume y consigue ayuda de un representante de EastBay Works (Trabajas) 

Bring your resume and meet with a representative from EastBay Works.

 

For more information: Lael Takiguchi  Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org  510-284-0642

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 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
 

 

   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
 

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

Sign-up for an appointment with our Lawyer in the Library. The lawyer will get you started on your problem. San Lorenzo Library's lawyer specializes in family law, criminal law, and estate planning.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese  
   

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Miss Vivien  
 

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cloud Computing Applications and Uses  
   

 

 

 

 

                 

 
 

CLOUD COMPUTING

 

APPLICATIONS

&

USES

                                          

           Fremont Main Library , 2400 Stevenson Blvd.

                              Tuesday, June 23, 2017

                                     6:30- 8:30 p.m.

 

Cloud computing allows your business to deliver a complete customer experience and a unified sales and service point. Businesses can increase sales and service efficiency, boost performance without delay and increase profitability. The Cloud facilitates reporting and analysis. Customers will experience a quick turn-around.

Gain an understanding of the Cloud, its building blocks, and how these building blocks can be used to solve problems and meet business objectives.

Nishi Deokule is an independent consultant and executive at GetResource Inc., a partner with Oracle and Amazon in implementing cloud solutions worldwide. As an Enterprise Solution Architect with a twenty-three year work experience in Silicon Valley, including Sun Microsystems, Oracle, BEA and SeeBeyond, he specializes across various industries.

This free seminar is sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Fremont Main Library.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 Advance registration required.

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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Second Tuesdays Poetry  
   
Featured poets to be announced.
Followed by open mic.
 
Contact Reference Desk at 526-3720.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: Edith Stone Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Steven Campbell - Making Your Mind Magnificent  
    Contact:      seigenman@aclibrary.org
   

  What would you like to change about your life? 

 

Steve Campbell teaches how to use the new brain science to transform your life: end negative thinking, improve focus and clarity, enhance problem solving, and simply be happier.

 

In the last 25 years the scientific community has discovered amazing things about the mind and how it works. Steve has compiled their most useful discoveries about the brain to help you become that person you have always wanted to be.

 

It’s not magic – it’s science!

 

http://www.stevenrcampbell.com/about-steven-campbell/

 

June 13th @  7-9 pm.

In the Fukaya room

Fremont main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd.

 

 

 

    Location: Fremont Main Library

Wednesday June 14, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    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 Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom  
   

Python Ron is back with his amazing reptile show!  This performance is in the Virginia S. Bennett Room.  This program is best suited for children ages 5 & up.  Seating is limited to the first 90 people in line. Free tickets are required.  Tickets will be handed out in front of the Library 30 minutes prior to the show.  All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket.

Python Ron

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   12:15 PM  -  12:50 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

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

Location: FREMONT 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
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Rock Steady Juggling  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

ROCK STEADY JUGGLING

Wednesday, June 14 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Father's Day Craft  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-608-1170   
   

 

Today is a good day for a FAMILY craft!

Join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard to learn how to make this Super Hero Bank Painting for dad!

This is a FREE, yes FREE, family event. All supplies and instructions will be provided. Tickets available at the reference desk.



Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hooked on Books: 3rd Grade Book Club  
   

Are you a 3rd 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 Wednesday of each month, September through June. Space is limited.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Financial Literacy 101  
   

Join us for the next workshop on TBA on Wednesday, June 14th, 6:30 -7:30.

Come and ask questions and let us know if you are interested in a particular topic to get tailored help.

To RSVP or find out more information call Union City Library's reference desk (510-745-1464, ext 5) or email prubanova@aclibrary.org 


Thursday June 15, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   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
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Play Day  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Xbox and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Art Class  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

This fun preschool art class is for kids ages 3 - 5. Create a unique and original art project with art teacher Christine Kita. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Winning Resumes  
   

Learn how to write an effective resume with Shirley Calvert of the Tri-City One-Stop Career Center, Newark Ohlone Campus.  

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

   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 Hayward Shoreline Advisory Committee  
   

Hayward Shoreline Advisory Committee

All welcome. Join this public-spirited group in the Greenhouse Community Room.

President, Betty Moose 510-278-2094


Contact: (510) 284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kid Power Orientation  
   

KID POWER ORIENTATION  for SUMMER READING GAME VOLUNTEERS

For those entering grades 5-8 in the Fall

Come and have fun!     Help the Library with Summer Reading Game Activities!      Earn Community Service Hours!

Attend one of the three orientation meetings: June 3, June 8, or June 17.  Learn how you can help the library!

Applications available at the meeting.  Parent's signature required.

 

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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Father's Day Craft for 5+  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

Father's Day Craft 

 

Children ages 5+ will create a special Father's Day gift with Ms. Christie. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the start time. All materials will be provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Books & pillows provided.  

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 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 Thursday 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: Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday June 16, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

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Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Toddler Storytime plus Stay And Play, for 2 year old and a Parent  
   

This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent. Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime. NO CLASS FRIDAY NOV. 25- HOLIDAY

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday June 17, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   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, starting May 20, 2017.

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 Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Gentle Yoga  
   

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga @ Union City Library

 

Join us for an introduction to yoga, taught by certified yoga instructor, Dolian Wilson. 

Gentle and low-impact, this is a great way to promote flexibility and relaxation. 

Ages 12 and up. 

Bring your own yoga mat or towel. 

To find out more information or reserve your spot, call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) or email  prubanova@aclibrary.org.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rainbow Family Storytime  
   

Everyone is welcome at this special storytime celebrating all types of families.

This is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ families and parents to meet and socialize. 

Meets in the Children's room.  

 

Recommended for children 2-5 years. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat 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. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.

To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event

*No children under 12 years of age are allowed in the room during Yoga. Children and teens 12 years of age and up may attend. They must participate in class and may not bring distracting items such as video games or coloring books inside the room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM FIRST Robotics Workshop for Kids  
   

Recommended for ages 6-10.

Join us for an introductory session to robotics and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international youth organization that holds Lego, tech, and robotics-related competitions for students in grades K-12. In this three-hour session, we will be exhibiting a robot prototype and hosting many fun and educational activities, including a robot "maze" game and a simple engineering tutorial and workshop. Students will get the opportunity to navigate a robot car and construct a simple engineering project. No prior experience or materials are required for this workshop. We hope to see you there! 

Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., June 5, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents   You must present the ticket and check in by 10:20 am on the program day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM MissionEdu Public Speaking 2  
   

For grades 3-8.

MissionEDU will be hosting a continuation of the first Public Speaking workshop for grades 3-8 on June 17, 2017. Attendees will be taught essential elements of public speaking, such as body language and hand motions. Students will give speeches and debate each other to demonstrate their learning. This workshop is for students who attended the first Public Speaking workshop and want to expand on the skills they learned. We hope to see you there!
 
Online registration is highly recommended and start 1 p.m., June 5, 2017.   To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents   You must present the ticket and check in by 10:20 am on the program day or your spot may be cancelled and released to the stand-by students waiting in the library.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime with the Kiwanis  
   

Please join volunteers from the Kiwanis Club for 30 minutes of stories especially for children preschool - kindergarten. This is a free, 30 minute prgraam that requires no registration.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Point, Click & Navigate  
   

 

 

Are you a true computer newbie? Do you know how to use a mouse to navigate a computer?  Learn the skills you need in this FREE computer class at the library, designed to increase your confidence when using a computer.

Registration isn't required, but is appreciated so that we know how many handouts to make.

 

 

Contact: (510) 284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bike Mobile Repair Clinic  
   

 

Is your bike making mystery sounds?  Is it in your garage collecting dust because it has a flat tire?  If so, join us for this FREE Mobile Bike Repair Clinic.  The BikeMobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace worn out parts (The only thing it can't do is replace missing wheels or gears)

While the mechanics work on your bike they'll explain how your bike works and how to keep it running smooth.

Bikes will be repaired on a first come,first serve basis.  This program is open to all ages

The BikeMobile (BMB) is a mobile bicycle repair clinic that offers schools, community organizations, and public events in Alameda County free bike repair services, and bike mechanics & safety education

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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  -  3:00 PM Facebook 101  
   

This hands-on class covers how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page, including understanding Facebook privacy policies and settings, how to upload photos, add friends and much more...with time for Q & A!  Bring your own tablet or smartphone with you.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Castro Valley Sanitary District's Fixit Clinic

Saturday, June 17

1 pm to 4 pm

 

Coaches will be on hand to offer guidance on how to repair broken electronics, small appliances, computers, toys, etc. Workspace, specialty tools and guidance will be provided to help you troubleshoot.

Priority is given to participants who sign-up online in advance. Go to fixitclinic.org and select the Castro Valley event.

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Ahead Academically (Canceled)  
   

Today's class is canceled.

For grades 1-6.

"Get Ahead Academically" program provides a way for elementary grade children to learn and enhance their math and language art skills outside of their school curriculum. The program makes use of work books commensurate with the grade level and techniques that are not commonly taught in the school. 

The classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February 18 through June 17, 2017.  Although one-time drop-in seats may be available, students attending this program regularly will benefit the most.

Online registration is highly recommended and starts at 1 pm, February 6, 2017. 

To register, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

You must present the ticket and check in 10 minutes before the class starts or your seat may be cancelled and released to the drop-in students.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 2017 Chinese Parenting Class Series #3  
   

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 The Impact of Parents' Emotional State on Children.  It is scheduled from 2 to 4 pm and presented by Ms. Annie Chu, HFRC Lay Counselor.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sewing Circle Canceled  
   

Because there are no instructors available today, there will be no sewing circle. 

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ACMG Series  
   

Alameda County Master Gardeners Series 

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                                           Union City Library
 
                                               Saturday, June 17, 2017
 
                                                 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
 
 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                  A Talk on Container Vegetable Gardening

 

 

For more information contact: Union City Library Reference Desk, (510) 745-1464 (ext. 5)

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Charged Particles  
   

A jazz concert for kids? YES!  This music is sure to get everyone on their feet, moving and grooving. Stop by and enjoy the fun.


More Information: (510) 284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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.


Sunday June 18, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   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 Livermore Shakespeare Festival Preview  
   

Preview of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival

Sunday, June 18

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Actors from the Livermore Shakespeare Festival will give you an inside look at the preparations for the outdoor productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Scenes, insights and a Q&A will prepare you for the shows at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room in Livermore running June 29 to July 30.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Dystopian Societies

 

 

"Logan's Run" (PG)  Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Brown, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Peter Ustinov

In the year 2274, young residents enjoy an idyllic, hedonistic lifestyle within the protective confines of a domed city. The general belief is that when each person turns 30, they are reincarnated for another blissful life cycle. Those who know the much darker truth become "runners" and flee to a hidden sanctuary. When law enforcement officer Logan (Michael York) goes undercover to locate the refuge, he winds up instead trying to initiate a revolution with runner Jessica (Jenny Agutter).

Release date: June 23, 1976 (USA)
 
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM English/Chinese Storytime  
   

Let's learn English and Chinese together with David and Ashley!!  

This is a storytime for 3 to 5 years old, followed by 15 minutes of fun activities, music, games, crafts and more.  Due to limited space, free tickets are availabel at 3:15 pm at the Children's Desk.  

Please be on time.  Late comers will not be admitted!!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Monday June 19, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   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

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Children's Art Around the World-Russia  
   

Children's Art Around the World -- RUSSIA

with Christie's CreImage result for faberge egg craftsative Cupboard

Monday, June 19th

1:00 - 2:30 PM

For ages 6-12

Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 510-745-1464

Limited to 24 Children

Come and learn about RUSSIA and make Russian Faberge-type Decorative Eggs!

 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, June 19

1 - 3:00pm

Come join the free play fun with Legos and other building materials!  

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
   6:00 PM MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room  
   

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Oils for Health  
   

Essential Oil Education Classes -- 3 class series.     

Mondays  6-8 pm     May 15th  Intro to Oils -- Mood, mind and Sleep

                               June 5th    Hormones, Pain and Inflammation

                               June 19th   Pregnancy, and all things kids.

                                                           Take control of you health and learn how Essential Oils can help you empower and guide you on ways to better take care of YOU in a natural way.

                  Classes taught by Karen Trepte, MBA  and Wellness Advocate, International Business Coach   and

                                             Jasmine Zartman, PsyD  and Aromatherapist and Educational Psychologist.

             For more information email aoil2heal@gmail.com.  

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH
- Get Directions
 


Tuesday June 20, 2017
     Albany FilmFest Presents...From the Ashes  
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   


Kids ages 3 to 5, join us for art class with Ms. Chris and unleash your creativity! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy. Please arrive early to secure your spot. 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.org

Location: NILES 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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Restyled T-shirts  
   

Local artist Marion Coleman will be at the Dublin Library to show teens how to restyle their old t-shirts! Teens can bring in an old t-shirt that fits well for the program. Using fabric scraps and fabric markers, Marion will guide teens through a creative process to restyle those old shirts into something new and unique. No registration required; free tickets will be handed out at 12:45 pm the day of the program. Teens should bring an old shirt with them to the workshop.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write Your Story  
   

 Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hass, for aninformal 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

    June 20, July 18, and August 15

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Art for Adults  
    Contact: Becky Braselton    510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

In this art class for adults (ages 16+), presented by Christie's Creative Cupboard, we will be painting summer poppies. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the class start time. All materials will be provided.

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magical Nathaniel  
   

Girls and boys!  Mom and Dad!  Join Magical Nathaniel for magic and fun!!

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday: Dr. Strange  
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

 

Dr. Strange (PG-13)

Tuesday, June 20 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer through August 8

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

 

Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area

Join the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area at the door! Meets in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room. Be a part of San Lorenzo Library events and book sales or work in the wonderful Friends Bookstore.

The Friends are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for library services in the San Lorenzo Area.  For more information about the Friends, contact President Carl Webb at 510-351-3335 or carlwebb3@gmail.com.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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 (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:15 PM Real Boy Movie Screening  
   

REAL BOY Film Screening

Tuesday, June 20

7 pm to 9:15 pm

The Castro Valley Library celebrates Pride Month with a showing of Real Boy, the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    Location: The Castro Valley Library

Wednesday June 21, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Art  
   

Join us for an art class and unleash your creativity. Be sure to wear clothes you dont mind getting messy. For ages 3-5.

 

 Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

        Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Snap Circuit Fun  
   

Curious about how electrical circuits work?

Join us in learning a fun and easy way to understand electronics with SNAP CIRCUIT!

This FREE program is for children ages 8 and up. Please arrive 15 minutes early for a ticket.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK - (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   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

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  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
 

   2:00 PM Coventry & Kaluza - Juggling and Comedy for Kids  
   

Coventry & Kaluza bring a variety of skills and thrills to their show which features juggling, acrobatics, music, high-numbers hula hooping and plenty of the ridiculous. They were winners of the Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row and have traveled the world entertaining audiences of all ages. This program is fun for the whole family!

Due to space limitations, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the event. Please arrive promptly.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magical Nathaniel  
   

 

Start off the summer break with a magic show from Magical Nathaniel!

This is a FREE event for families.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the show for a ticket; available at the information desk.


Contact: INFORMATION DESK- (510) 608-1172

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Wildlife Associates presents Creepy Critters  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

WILDLIFE ASSOCIATES PRESENTS CREEPY CRAWLERS

Wednesday, June 21 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   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 Coventry & Kaluza - Juggling and Comedy for Kids  
   

Coventry & Kaluza bring a variety of skills and thrills to their show which features juggling, acrobatics, music, high-numbers hula hooping and plenty of the ridiculous. They were winners of the Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row and have traveled the world entertaining audiences of all ages. This program is fun for the whole family!

Due to space limitations, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the event. Please arrive promptly.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Basic Hindi Class For Kids  
   

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This class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.  It is a 30-minute free class for 6 to 12 years old.  Come to learn some basic Hindi and improve conversation skills.  This class will covers:

  • Recognize the Hindi alphabet
  • Count in Hindi
  • Name various animals, birds ... etc.
  • Addresspeople in your family like uncles, aunts and cousins in Hindi

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Board Games  
   

Board Games

Join us for an evening of fun board games including Checkers, Parcheesi, Scrabble Jr., Connect Four and many more.  Just drop by and join in with other families  playing both the familiar games and learning new ones.  

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Maximize Your Social Security  
   

Maximise Your Social Security!

 

 

 

General information on filing for Social Security benefits. Make the most of your personal resources.

After 6:00pm enter from the side of the building.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Maximize You Social Security!  
    Contact: Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org   510-284-0642   
   

Erika James will provide a two night seminar with general informatin on filing Social Security benifits.

Enter at the side of the building if you arrive after 6:00pm.

Call the San Lorenzo Library for information: 510-284-0642

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 


Thursday June 22, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   1:00 PM Puppet Art Theater presents 'The Three Little Pigs'  
   

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

***Seating is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Floor Seating only; strollers must be left outside the room.***

***Free tickets are required and will be handed out in the children’s area 15 minutes before each program begins.***

 



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Things Google  
   

There's more to Google than just search. Come find out about all things Google. From maps to translations, Google Docs and Google Drive, we'll touch on it all, plus advanced search tips. Bring your device with you. There will be time for Q & A.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Play Day  
   

Game Day Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Xbox and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Art Workshop Project  
    Contact: Becky Braselton   510-795-2629   bbraselton@aclibrary.org
   

“Make a Family Summer Reading Game!” Families will use a range of colorful materials to design and create their own reading game

including a game board, game pieces, miniature books, spinner and other game elements. Families can take their game home to enjoy their game throughout the

summer and beyond! Fun for all ages; all materials provided.


Location: Centerville Branch 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


For more Information contact: (510) 284-0640

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

Books & pillows provided.  

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 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 Thursday  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: Book of your choice

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Puppet Art Theater Co. presents Tommy's Space Adventure  
   

Puppet Art TheaterTommy loves books about outer space and space aliens. His greatest wish is to someday meet a real live space alien. Little did Tommy know his wish was about to come true. Zeenon the Alien travels millions of light years to visit earth and to meet interesting earthlings like Tommy. Mad scientist, Dr. Lost N. Space is also interested in Space Aliens…interested in selling them for millions of dollars! Will Tommy be able to save his new found friend from the evil Dr. Lost N. Space? Find out in “Tommy’s Space Adventure!” This program is best suited for children ages 5 & up.  Seating is limited to the first 90 people in line. Free tickets are required.  Tickets will be handed out in front of the Library 30 minutes prior to the show.  All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 


Friday June 23, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Family Summer Reading Game  
   

As a family, design and create a fun game including a game board, game pieces, tiny books, and a game spinner!

Fun for all ages!

Online registration highly recommended.  Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday June 24, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Drop in Tech Help  
   

Come on by the Newark Library on Saturday's to get help with your technology. If you need help with your laptop, windows, microsoft word/excel/powerpoint or even just computer basics, we have the solution for you. We have Teen Technology Assistants available throughout the day!

As a bonus, bring in your tablet, phone or other device and learn how to download apps, use eBooks and more!

For more information contact us at 510-284-0677

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GLEAM with Miss Garima - Preschool Arts & Crafts  
   

Join Miss Garima for Preschool Arts and Crafts. This program is for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to space limitations tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to event. Please arrive promptly.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

A gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. All adults and teens are welcome, regardless of current fitness level. Wear comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.  This class is led by local favorite, Joe Sapena. Join your friends and neighbors in San Lorenzo Library's Greenhouse Community Room.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Librarian (510) 284-0640 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Make a Summer Reading Game  
   

Make a Family Summer Reading Game

 

Saturday, June 24th,  10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Come join an artist-instructor to, as a family, design a fun game, including a game board, game pieces, tiny books, and a game spinner!  All materials provided.

Sign ups at the Reference Desk begin on May 24th!  

Great for the whole family!

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Marathi/English bilingual Storytime  
   

 

 

Let's listen to beautiful stories in Marathi (and English) that are back to the Grandparents era.  This program is for ages 2.5 years to 6 years old.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 7th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 4T Digital Makerspace  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

For ages 9 - Adult!

4T Digital Makerspace

A time and place where you can come with your laptop (or borrow one from the library!) and hang out with others working on your digital projects. We'll focus on Scratch programming, which is perfect for those who are new to programming.  This is a place to work on your own projects and get help when needed.  We can also help with making Minecraft mods, working with iPad apps for art and photo editing, and much more. We welcome more experienced kids and adults who can mentor others as well.  This is a great way to build on your STime projects!

Scratch - perfect for those new to programming
Alice - the next step after Scratch
Minecraft Mods - make your own worlds
Python and Raspberry Pi for anybody who has already mastered Scratch
HTML/CSS to create your own website
Java to create web applications and Android applications

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Fitness @ Fremont Main  
   

Yoga with Azra  

Azra began teaching yoga in 2000 and yoga has helped her live a much more balanced life.  She encourage her students to challenge themselves while respecting and remaining aware of their physical limits. She guides her students to the technique of Vinyasa (flow) yoga which incorporates fluidity, strength and meditation in motion while combining discipline with intention.

Bring water,  towels, and a mat.  Wear comfortable clothes.

All are welcome! 


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Animals as Family Members  
   

Animals as Family Members: Living with, Loving, and Losing Them

Saturday, June 24

2 pm to 4 pm

The unconditional love of an animal friend can bring us so much joy. Animals become part of the family, and we feel their loss keenly. The Reverend Nancy Schluntz is an interfaith minister and animal chaplain with many years of experience serving people and animals. She will discuss how we communicate with our pets, how we can prepare them for changes, and how we can cope with the grief of their loss. Come with your questions. Bring home tips, handouts, and a suggested reading list.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 8th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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


Sunday June 25, 2017
     Fine Forgiveness  
   

From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.

For more information visit this Fine Forgiveness Page.

Reconnect with us and enjoy all the things your library has to offer! 

   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  -  3:00 PM Sunday Music: Sandi Bell  
   

 

 

  Sandi Bell was born to be a singer! Born in the Bay Area she lived in all corners of the U.S. growing up. As an only child she spent her time singing along to the radio and dressing her dolls up to be her background singers. In her 20s she travelled with several top 40 bands, though she's always sought to stand out from the crowd.  Now she's founded her own label, RSVP Records with its first LP coming out soon! Listen in to a sample of her music at https://sandibellmusic.com/music

 

Join us for a FREE live performance of Country and Bluegrass style music on Saturday, June 25th at 2:00 pm

 


Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Adult Services Librarian, (510) 284-0640 ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM When Art Rocked: Rock Posters from the 1960s  
   

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Come see a far-out collection of rock posters, handbills and other art and memorabilia from the 1960s and '70s! Members of The Rock Poster Society will display select items as well as describe some of the more memorable shows and dances they attended.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Refresher Math for Adults  
   

 

Looking for a job?  Preparing to change jobs?  Or just need or want to brush up? Fremont Main Library continues its series of monthly math workshops for adults.

Topic: Solving Equations

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Movies at the Library  
   

Sunday Movies at the Library

Dystopian Societies

 

 

"Gattaca" (PG-13)  Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, and Loren Dean

Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent's plans.

 

Release date: October 24, 1997 (USA)
 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   3:30 PM  -  3:45 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
 


Monday June 26, 2017
   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

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, June 26

1 - 3:00pm

Come join the free play fun with Legos and other building materials!  

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 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
 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Reverse Mortgage Seminar  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   DWilson@aclibrary.org
   

You may have heard about reverse mortgage before and wonder what they are. Come on June 26th to learn more.

   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
 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FunDay Monday  
   

 Funday Monday

On the 4th Monday of the Month

 

After the work is done come to the Library with the family and play some games!

Come to the Library for a rousing game of Scrabble, coloring or board games

Parents are encouraged to play with the kids.

 

Fremont Main Library

 

 


Tuesday June 27, 2017
   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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Art Workshop Project  
   

“Make a Family Summer Reading Game!” Families will use a range of colorful materials to design and create their own reading game

including a game board, game pieces, miniature books, spinner and other game elements. Families can take their game home to enjoy their game throughout the

summer and beyond! Fun for all ages; all materials provided.

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Fratello's Marionettes present Mother Goose Land  
   

Fratello's MarionettesEnter the world of Mother Goose Land where all your beloved characters are brought to life. Follow Mother Goose as she introduces you to her favorite stories. We encounter Mary and her little lamb on their way to school, while Jack and Jill are climbing a hill in search of water. Humpty Dumpty is perched high atop a wall waiting for the kings arrival, while Bo-Peep is searching for her lost sheep. There is no better way to introduce young readers to classic Mother Goose rhymes than this warm and heartfelt production using exquisitely hand crafted marionettes. Seating is limited to the first 90 people in line. Free tickets are required.  Tickets will be handed out in front of the Library 30 minutes prior to the show.  All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   12:00 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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   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 24: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

February 28: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

March 28: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

April 25: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

May 23: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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
 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ventriloquist Steve Chaney  
   

Kids!  Please join Steve Chaney and his puppets for fun and laughs!  

 

Contact: Debbie Radcliffe (510) 284-0695 dradcliffe@aclibrary.orgi

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Tuesday: A Dog's Purpose  
   

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

 

A Dog's Purpose (PG)

Tuesday, June 27 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer through August 8

Designed for children 4 and over

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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
 

   5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM MONTHLY MOVIE MATINEE: Patriots Day (2016)  
   

FREE movies for adults @ the Castro Valley Library!  

Join us for a showing of PATRIOTS DAY (2016)

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again.  Kevin Bacon, John Googman.  R; 2 hrs 10 min.
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900  

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hayward Area Genealogical Society  
   
 

The Hayward Area Genealogical Society, chaired by Carl Webb, meets at the San Lorenzo Library the 4th Tuesday of each month. Stop by to learn more about genealogical research and spend time with others who have the same interests.

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


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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 Oils for Health  
   

Essential Oil Education Classes -- 3 class series.     

Mondays  6-8 pm     May 15th  Intro to Oils -- Mood, mind and Sleep

                               June 5th    Hormones, Pain and Inflammation

                               June 19th   Pregnancy, and all things kids.

                                                           Take control of you health and learn how Essential Oils can help you empower and guide you on ways to better take care of YOU in a natural way.

                  Classes taught by Karen Trepte, MBA  and Wellness Advocate, International Business Coach   and

                                             Jasmine Zartman, PsyD  and Aromatherapist and Educational Psychologist.

             For more information email aoil2heal@gmail.com.  

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

Location: FREMONT 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: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to a Dog  
   

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Albany FilmFest Presents...Chicks in White Satin  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Program for this date to be announced.


Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Half-Price Book Sale  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

50% off everything in the store!

Best bargains in town! This sale benefits the Friends of the Library--San Lorenzo Area. The Friends use the funds that they raise to support the Library in many ways. Some of the Library's spectacular programs are sponsored by the Friends. This would be a good chance to join the Friends of the Library (very low dues).


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Shrink Art Charm Bracelets  
    Contact: Reference Desk   510-608-1170   
   

Attention Adults!!

Are you feeling creative?  Would you like to decorate yourself with handmade jewelry?

Join Christie of Christie's Creative Cupboard in this FREE workshop to create your own Shrink Art Charm Barcelets.

All supplies and instruction will be provided by Christie. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at 10:00 pm.

 




Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    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

 

   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

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Free Family Art Workshop  
   

 All materials will be provided.  This program is in the Virginia S. Bennett Room accessible through the children's section.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Books Discussion Group  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney  
   

Did you know laughing is good for the heart?

 

Enjoy FREE family entertainment from The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney.

Please arrive 15 minutes early; tickets are available at the information desk.

 

Contact: Information Desk (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

KENN ADAMS' ADVENTURE THEATER

Wednesday, June 28 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

Designed for Children 4 and over

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   
 


  

Lawyer in the Library will be offered on June 28th, 2017, 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 June 21st, 2017.  Dublin Library will offer Lawyer in the Library again on the third Wednesday of the month in August 2017.  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
 

 

 

   6:30 PM Magic Dan  
   

Join Magic Dan for a fun and funny magic show.

***Seating is limited and cannot exceed room capacity. Floor Seating only; strollers must be left outside the room.***

***Free tickets are required and will be handed out in the children’s area 15 minutes before each program begins.***

 



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions


Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Circle  
   

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 20-minute stay and play time.

This program is designed for children ages 1 - 3 and an adult caregiver.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Make a Family Summer Reading Game  
   

Family Art Workshop Project: “Make a Family Summer Reading Game!” @ The Castro Valley LIbrary

Families will use a range of colorful materials to design and create their own reading game

including a game board, game pieces, miniature books, spinner and other game elements.

Families can take their game home to enjoy their game throughout the summer and beyond!

Fun for all ages; all materials provided. 

No Registration Required

Space is Limited, First Come, First Served

Children under 8 must be with an Adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   11:30 AM Tony Borders - Puppet Show for Kids  
   

photo of ventriloquist Tony Borders and his animal puppets

Talk to the Animals!  Take a walk on the wild side with magician and ventriloquist, Tony Borders!  His beautiful puppet critters include a kooky kangaroo, a zany zebra, a magical monkey, and a baby elephant who thinks he is a butterfly!  Don't miss out on the comedy magic and crazy characters!

Due to space limitations, tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the event. Please arrive promptly.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Play Day  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Xbox and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:00 PM  -  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 Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Alan the Amazing  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan is totally amazing! His STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and MAGIC) show is sure to prove it.  

Stop in and be amazed!

 

 

 

Contact for more Info: (510) 284-0640
Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Around the World-Australia  
   

Art Around the World -- Australia

with Christie's Creative Cupboard

for ages 6-12

Thursday, June 29th from 3 - 4:30 PM

Make Australian Clapsticks and learn about Australia!

Limited to 24 participants.

Sign up at the Reference Desk after May 29th. 

 


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

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read  
   

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

Books & pillows provided.  

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

Please check in 10 minutes before program starts or your seat may be cancelled 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  -  7:30 PM Maximize Your Social Security  
    Contact:    510-284-0642   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Maximise Your Social Security!

 

 

 

General information on filing for Social Security benefits. Make the most of your personal resources.

After 6:00pm enter from the side of the building.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org


Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Friday June 30, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GPA Enrichment for 6th Grade  
   

For 6th Grade

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

 gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 6th-grade session runs for two weeks from June 19-30, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday July 1, 2017
   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, starting May 20, 2017.

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Children should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GLEAM with Miss Garima - Family Music & Dance  
   

Join Miss Garima for a music and dance program especially for families with children ages 0-3. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to space limitations tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to event. Please arrive promptly.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Navigate the Internet  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Designed for folks who are new to computers, this class teaches you how to surf the internet.

Registration isn't required, but is appreciated so that we know how many handouts to make.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Learning Center
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tie-A-Wish Bracelet (Adults)  
   

A sweet jewelry making project that is easy enough for beginners and ends with a great bracelet.  Make a wish as you make the bracelet and then put your bracelet on. Once it wears out, your wish will come true!

Three different dates to choose from:

  • July 1 for Adults
  • July 8 for Teens and Tweens
  • July 15 for Children


Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Adult Librarian (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day  
   

Looking for something fun to do? 

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

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

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Book Club (Read to Thrive Program)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kaitlin's Book Club for 3rd and 4th graders!

Help your child develop as a reader! Sign up at San Lorenzo Library's Information Desk and you will receive the book of the month. This event is free and is sponsored by the Read to Thrive Program. The group meets in the Library's Learning Center.

For questions contact Tamecca Brewer or Danielle Wilson at 510-284-0640.

    Location: Learning Center

Monday July 3, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

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.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact:    510-284-0640   
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

Please check in 10 minutes before program starts or your seat may be cancelled 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  -  7:30 PM Open Craft Time (Adults)  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Adults! Are you looking for space to work on crafts, away from the hustle and bustle of home?  Stop by the Library the first Monday of each month for space and time to talk, relax and be crafty. Bring whatever you're working on!  No need to register, just drop-in!  

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library - San Lorenzo Area!

 

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

    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
 


Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
     Library Closed  
   

The Library is closed for Independence Day. We'll reopen on July 5 at 10:00 am - see you then!

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

     Library Closed for Independence Day  
   

The Library is closed today in observance of Independence Day.


Wednesday July 5, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clases de Diabetes  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

El Programa de Diabetes del Condado de Alameda le invita a nuestras clases de diabetes. Si usted tiene diabetes o pre-diabetes le invitamos a nuestra serie de 8 clases. Algunos de los temas incluyen:

  • Como mantenerse saludable
  • Como disfrutar de sus comidas favoritas ya almismo tiempo controlar su azúcar
  • Qué hacer si su azúcar está muy baja o muy alta
  • Como manejar el "estrés"
  • Como platicar con su medico sobre su diabetes

La proxima serie comienza:

Fecha: miércoles, 17 de mayo (5/17/2017)

Hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lugar: Librería de San Lorenzo (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo)

 

Espacio es limitado, para registrarse llame a Leticia 510-383-5185

http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx

 


Para más información contacta: (510) 284-0640 o Leticia 510-383-5185

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Xtreme Science  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

XTREME SCIENCE

Wednesday, July 5 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

Designed for Children 4 and over

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager   510-284-0640   DWilllllson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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  -  8:30 PM TriValley Coderdojo  
   

TriValley CoderDojo is a part of the larger CoderDojo global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people ages 8-17 years old. TriValley CoderDojo, or TriV for short, is based in Dublin but open to youth in the surrounding TriValley area and beyond. Monthly sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meetings are in the Community Room at the Dublin Library.  The coding session begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm for set up so we can start promptly. Sessions are free, but tickets are required due to limited capacity. Register at http://trivalley.coderdojosv.org/addmember.

More information is at http://trivalleycoderdojo.wordpress.com/.

Contact: trivalleycoderdojo@gmail.com
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Christina Hutchins  
   

Christina Hutchins, Albany poet and author of The Stranger Dissolves, facilitates this writing workshop.

Drop in and work on your poetry with a group of supportive writers.

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

    Location: Edith Stone Room

Thursday July 6, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   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
 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Play Thursday  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Xbox and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Talk: Summer of Love  
   

deYoungSummer

Join us for a 50th anniversary flashback with this lecture about the de Young Museum's exhibit, "The Summer of Love Experience: Art Fashion, and Rock & Roll," featuring an exhilarating display of iconic rock posters, photographs, costumes and textiles, and more.  

Docent Lecturer Jim Kohn gives courses at the Fromm Institute at USF on such topics as art appreciation, the Yiddish language, and post-colonial literature. He has been a docent at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco since 2006. 

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson, Branch Manager   510-284-0640   DWilllllson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Meeting (TAG)  
   

Teens!

Bring your friends who are interested in helping direct library services for teens. This is a wonderful way to earn community service hours or get a recommendation for college. No signing up before the group meeting is necessary. Just join everyone in the Library's Teen Room. Led by Teen Librarian, Tamecca Brewer. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information.

Contact: Tamecca Brewer, Teen Librarian (510) 284-0640 TBrewer@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday July 7, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

     Library Closed  
   

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 1)  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of July:

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 8 &15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have you recently gotten an iPhone or iPad and want to know more about how to use it?  This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device.  Learn how to use screen gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps, and surf the web.  Please bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials and device passcode to class.

There's an App for That!
Saturday, July 8
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to download, install and use new apps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun.  Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials and device passcode to class.

 

Google, Google Tools & Google Apps
Saturday, July 15
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 like maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps. 

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (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
   

Our monthly drop-in knitting group is back! Bring your current project and join other knitters for conversation and snacks. All skill levels are welcome, however, this is not a class. Any yarn you wish to donate is appreciated. We will meet in the Library Learning Center.

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 7th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tie-A-Wish Bracelet (Teens)  
   

A sweet jewelry making project that is easy enough for beginners and ends with a great bracelet.  Make a wish as you make the bracelet and then put your bracelet on. Once it wears out, your wish will come true!

Three different dates to choose from:

  • July 1 for Adults
  • July 8 for Teens and Tweens
  • July 15 for Children


Contact: Lael Takiguchi, Adult Librarian (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Computer Class: There's an App for That!  
   

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of July:

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, July 8 &15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have you recently gotten an iPhone or iPad and want to know more about how to use it?  This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device.  Learn how to use screen gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps, and surf the web.  Please bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials and device passcode to class.

There's an App for That!
Saturday, July 8
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to download, install and use new apps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun.  Bring your fully charged device, iTunes credentials and device passcode to class.

 

Google, Google Tools & Google Apps
Saturday, July 15
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 like maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps. 

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Book Chat  
   

After a brief hiatus, Teen Book Chat is back, and we're ready to discuss new teen books! High school students are encouraged to join us for our monthly book chat meetings, which are held one Saturday a month. For Teen Book Chat, register at the Information Desk and select a title you'd like to read from the books available (selection varies month to month). Read your selected title (each person reads a different title each month), and prepare a short book talk for the group. Attend the monthly meeting, and talk about new teen books! Each person will present their book, and the group can ask questions while learning about great new titles from their peers. Instructions for the book talk are given when you pick up a title. After the meeting, the book is yours to keep!

Generously sponsored by the Dublin Friends of the Library. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Quilt Project  
    Contact: Tamecca Brewer   510-284-0646   tbrewer@aclibrary.org
   

This is the first of two workshops, this Saturday and next, to complete a beautiful quilt project that will be hung in the Teen Zone of the library.  Ages 12+ welcome to attend.  All materials are provided but there is limited space.  Please sign up at the front desk or call 510-284-0640.

   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM MissionEdu Summer Enrichment Class: 8th Grade Math  
   

This summer, MissionEDU will be holding Summer Enrichment Classes. The classes will give incoming grades 7-8 students a head start in math and science to give them the edge they need to succeed.  Classes will be every Saturday from June 24-July 22 for Math, and July 29-August 19 for Science.  No class on July 1.

Classes for 7th graders will be from 1-2 PM, and 8th graders will be from 2:15-3:15 PM. 

Online registration highly recommended. Registration starts on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents

Registered students must check in 10 minutes before the class starts on the first day or their 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


Sunday July 9, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lariat Larry  
   

Trick roper and cowboy storyteller Lariat Larry will be at the San Lorenzo Library on Sunday, July 9 at 3:00pm.  Be transported back in time to the Wild West with tall (and true!) tales told by Lariat Larry as he performs rope tricks.  All ages are welcomed to enjoy this show sponsored by the Friends of the San Lorenzo Library.

 


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Monday July 10, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM No Excuse Mom  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0645   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Exercise with the San Lorenzo/San Leandro Chapter of the No Excuse Moms! Enter through the Library's Community Room Doors and start your week of right - by sweating your cares away! 

 

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.

No Excuse Mom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit program throughFitness without Borders. No Excuse Mom offers thousands of members online support and encouragement and boasts over 350 free workout groups in over 25 countries worldwide.

For more information visit www.noexcusemom.com

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Speakers Forum  
   

Speaker for this date to be announced.

The Brown Bag Speakers Forum is a recurring monthly co-production with the Albany YMCA that features a diverse range of speakers.  These free talks always have an educational component and are particularly relevant to the local community.  Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and share an enriching hour of learning with friends and neighbors! 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   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

 

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

Build It Day @ the Castro Valley Library!

Monday, July 10

1 - 3:00pm

Come join the free play fun with Legos and other building materials!  

Invite a friend and leave your Legos at home

No registration required.  First come, first served.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Find Your Voice  
   

“Find Your Voice” is a workshop where middle school students (entering grades 6-8 in the fall) with a fear of public speaking are coached and encouraged to:

  • Participate in speaking activities
  • Prepare and give practice speeches
  • Play games related to speaking

"Find Your Voice" workshop will help the participants:

  • Gain confidence in front of an audience
  • Build skills they will use in future school speeches

These workshops require registration. Registration is open May 30th - June 4th. Participants must attend all weeks of the workshop (June 5th - July 24th, with no class on July 3rd).

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

Please check in 10 minutes before program starts or your seat may be cancelled 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 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  -  7:30 PM Writer's Group for Adults  
    Contact: Lael Takiguchi   510-284-0640   ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org
   

Writer's Group for Adults!

If you are currently writing any kind of prose or poetry or feel inspired to try, join the group at San Lorenzo Library. This experience is free. The group is led by author and news personality, Rosa del Duca. You will learn a new aspect of writing each session and share what you are working on. Call San Lorenzo Library for further information or stop by the Information Desk. The group will meet in the Library's Learning Center.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi, librarian, San Lorenzo Library (510) 284-0640; 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Tuesday July 11, 2017
   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
   1:00 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.

April 11: 1984 by George Orwell

May 9: What She Left Behind by Ellen Wiseman

June 13: The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende

July 11: Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller

August 8: Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Henna Candles  
   

 Local artist Rachel-Anne Palacios, proprietess of Devika's Palacio, will be returning to the Dublin Library! Teens (ages 13-19) will be making beautifully decorated henna candles, which will go home with  each teen after the workshop. Registration is not required. Free tickets will be handed out at 12:45 pm the day of the program.  

 Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

 Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

MOVIE TUESDAY @ the CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY!

 

Sing (PG)

Tuesday, July 11 @ 2pm

 

Join us for a movie every Tuesday during the summer through August 8

Designed for children 4 and over

No registration required

Children under 8 must be with an adult at all times

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM EastBay Works  
   

Looking for a Job? Need help finding one?

¿Busca trabajo? ¿Necesita ayuda?

Trae su résume y consigue ayuda de un representante de EastBay Works (Trabajas) 

Bring your resume and meet with a representative from EastBay Works.

 

For more information: Lael Takiguchi Ltakiguchi@aclibrary.org 510-284-0642

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lawyer in the Library  
   

Sign-up for an appointment with our Lawyer in the Library. The lawyer will get you started on your problem. San Lorenzo Library's lawyer specializes in family law, criminal law, and estate planning.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   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: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Write to Read (Adult Literacy)  
   

Read and write better! Call (510) 745-1480 to speak with a library staff member about the program.

Contact: Lael Takiguchi (510) 284-0640 LTakiguchi@aclibrary.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

January 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King

March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter

April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr

May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood

June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

July 11               Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder

August 1            Rose by Martin Cruz Smith

September 5    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

October 3          The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

November 7      The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block

December 5      In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper edited by Lawrence Block

In the Learning Center.  Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 


Wednesday July 12, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    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

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Nidya Gonzalez   510-745-1451   ngonzalez@aclibrary.org
   

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

This storytime is for ages 3-5 years old.


Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1172
Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drummm  
   

drummm

drummm"Connecting the world in rhythm…one beat at a time!"  Seating is limited to the first 90 people in line. Free tickets are required.  Tickets will be handed out in front of the Library 30 minutes prior to the show.  All members of your party must be in line to receive a ticket.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Wednesday: Python Ron  
   

Wild Wednesdays @ the Castro Valley Library!

 

PYTHON RON

Wednesday, July 12 @ 2pm

 

No registration required

Space is limited

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kate and the Beanstalk  
   

The beloved tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is reimagined on July 12 at 3:00 pm.  Join Nikki Borodi at the Library as she tells the story with an acrobatic and musical twist. This is a show you won't want to miss!

This all-ages show is sponsored by the Friends of the San Lorenzo Library.

 


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 GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday July 13, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time  
   

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The San Lorenzo Library Baby and Toddler Time program is for children ages 0-3 years and is held on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This fun introduction to books, songs and games for our youngest Library patrons is also an opportunity for the parent to make new friends and socialize.

The first half hour is a parent/child participation lap program, and the second half is a free play period when adults can visit, play and observe.

    Location: Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game Play Day  
   

Game Play Thursdays @ the Castro Valley Library

 

Come get your game on at the library!

We'll have a variety of fun board games, Xbox and Wii ready to play.

 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Free! Bring a friend. No registration required.

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

    Location: Castro Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make a Tie Dye T-shirt  
   

TieDye

Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt and we’ll provide everything else you’ll need to make your own tie-dye creation. Be prepared to get a little messy and have a lot of fun! For adults only. Sign-ups start June 13.


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session A)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM GPA Enrichment  
    Contact: Danielle Wilson   510-284-0640   dwilson@aclibrary.org
   

Students in the 6th and 7th grades are invited to sign up for GPA Enrichment! This tutoring course focuses on the science, math, and english skills you'll need to succeed in the coming school year. Space is limited and registration is required.

To enroll as a student, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

 

To apply as a tutor for volunteer hours, go to https://tinyurl.com/gpatutors


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

For kids in grades 6 & 7 - tutoring program to get them ready for next yea
    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read, Write, Discover (Session B)  
   

For grades 1-8.  This is a continuous course of 8 weeks, 2 classes every week on Monday and Thursday, June 26-August 16, 2017.  

Two sessions are offered: Session A: 2:00-3:30 PM, Session B: 4:00-5:30 PM.  Each student should sign up for one session only.  If you are registered in both, one of your spots will be removed.

Class description:

Read Write Discover is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. This program targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place during the summertime, this program provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and some families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs.

Priority Registration starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Children's Infromation Desk. The Priority registration is for students whose achievement is below grade level standards. A most recent progress report or a teacher's note or Recommendation Form is required. 

Online Registration starts Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1 pm at http://www.tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  and is for students who are performing at or above grade level.  

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions


Friday July 14, 2017
     GPA Enrichment for 7th Grade  
   

For 7th Grade

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

gpa-enrichment.weebly.com 

 

The 7th-grade session runs for two weeks from July 3-14, 2017. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is necessary. Online registration is open now.

 

To enroll as a student, go to:  https://tinyurl.com/gpastudents

To enroll as a tutor, go to:  https:/tinyurl.com/gpatutors

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

   3:30 PM  -  5:45 PM GO  
    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 - Get Directions
 

 

    Location: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday July 15, 2017
   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, starting May 20, 2017.

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lenora  
    Contact: Jesse Nachem   510-284-0640   jnachem@aclibrary.org
   

Hey! Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age should not miss Preschool Storytime at San Lorenzo Library. A wonderful mix of picture books, games and songs. No registration necessary! See you there.

 

    Location: San Lorenzo Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM GLEAM with Miss Garima - Origami for Kids  
   

Join Miss Garima for an origami program. This program is for kids ages 8-12. 

Due to space limitations tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to event. Please arrive promptly.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM YOGA for beginners  
   


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one!  All adults and teens are welcom