Wednesday August 15, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Food and Fun!

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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CONTACT:  Reference Desk  510-284-0677  

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  510.284.0677
  

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hop Speech Summer Workshop: Speech

For grades 4-6.

The transition between elementary and middle school is tough in all aspects. One specific part is the constant presentations, both on the spot or memorized. We are aware that public speaking is difficult for many kids; We’ve been through it ourselves. Our goal is to make things easier for the kids. Speech is an aspect that will stay with children throughout their lives! In addition to public speaking in general, we will be covering how to write a speech and basic debate structure. 

What's covered in Speech Workshop:

  • teach the basic structure to writing a speech
  • practice speaking skills (clarity, volume, eye contact)
  • games involving impromptu (on the spot) speaking

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

For grades 4-6.

The transition between elementary and middle school is tough in all aspects. One specific part is the constant presentations, both on the spot or memorized. We are aware that public speaking is difficult for many kids; We’ve been through it ourselves. Our goal is to make things easier for the kids. Speech is an aspect that will stay with children throughout their lives! In addition to public speaking in general, we will be covering how to write a speech and basic debate structure. 

What's covered in Speech Workshop:

  • teach the basic structure to writing a speech
  • practice speaking skills (clarity, volume, eye contact)
  • games involving impromptu (on the spot) speaking

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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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
 

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
 

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
METTA

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fukaya Room B

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fukaya Room B

 
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Group

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Thursday August 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SLZ Adult School Knitting Club

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Time

 

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

For pre-walking infants under 12 months old.

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


Contact: (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

For pre-walking infants under 12 months old.

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


Contact: (510)795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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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
 

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
 

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Algebra Class

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

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Food and Fun!

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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CONTACT:  Reference Desk  510-284-0677  

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  510.284.0677
  

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hop Speech Summer Workshop: Debate

For grades 4-6.

The transition between elementary and middle school is tough in all aspects. One specific part is the constant presentations, both on the spot or memorized. We are aware that public speaking is difficult for many kids; We’ve been through it ourselves. Our goal is to make things easier for the kids. Speech is an aspect that will stay with children throughout their lives! In addition to public speaking in general, we will be covering how to write a speech and basic debate structure. 

What's covered in Debate Workshop:

  • teach debate structure
  • have students analyze articles and write a debate
  • Debate!?

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

For grades 4-6.

The transition between elementary and middle school is tough in all aspects. One specific part is the constant presentations, both on the spot or memorized. We are aware that public speaking is difficult for many kids; We’ve been through it ourselves. Our goal is to make things easier for the kids. Speech is an aspect that will stay with children throughout their lives! In addition to public speaking in general, we will be covering how to write a speech and basic debate structure. 

What's covered in Debate Workshop:

  • teach debate structure
  • have students analyze articles and write a debate
  • Debate!?

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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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
 

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Friday August 17, 2018
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Connection

Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget connection

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

Come on in for some one-on-one help


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget connection

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

Come on in for some one-on-one help


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Delights

Older Adult Event:

 

Rent Review Board Overview

 

Learn the new regulations and limits affecting

some rental units in Fremont. 

The Program Manager will be here to answer questions for you.

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Older Adult Event:

 

Rent Review Board Overview

 

Learn the new regulations and limits affecting

some rental units in Fremont. 

The Program Manager will be here to answer questions for you.

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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3:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Go The Game

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

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth    bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

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

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale--Friday Night Member Preview

Friends of the Library Book Sale--Friday Night Member Preview

Friday, 6 pm to 8 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Friends of the Library Book Sale--Friday Night Member Preview

Friday, 6 pm to 8 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Saturday August 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning about your iPad

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Math  and Physics enrichment  

 

Adlut-led  and teen  supported 

6,7, and 8th grades will meet:

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

9th and  10th grades  will  meet:

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

 

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

 

 

Math  and Physics enrichment  

 

Adlut-led  and teen  supported 

6,7, and 8th grades will meet:

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

9th and  10th grades  will  meet:

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

 

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

 

 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Having Fun with Python

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth  5102840628  bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  5102840628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fixit Clinic

Bring your broken appliances, electronics, sewing machines, textiles, bikes and other portable busted items to a free Fixit Clinic cosponsored by Republic Services. Volunteer coaches will help you take them apart, explore inside and attempt repairs. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together repair event.

We also need coaches! All you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it.  Interested volunteers should sign up at goo.gl/kwVNlv.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

Bring your broken appliances, electronics, sewing machines, textiles, bikes and other portable busted items to a free Fixit Clinic cosponsored by Republic Services. Volunteer coaches will help you take them apart, explore inside and attempt repairs. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together repair event.

We also need coaches! All you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it.  Interested volunteers should sign up at goo.gl/kwVNlv.

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Mr. SHAP Balloon Artist and Magician

Mr. SHAP (Super Happenings Always Possible) is multi-year Bay Area Parent Family Favorite winner. Join us for the amazing combination show of balloons and magic! 

Fun for the whole family!

Two shows are offered to accommondate more guests: 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
 
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Mr. SHAP (Super Happenings Always Possible) is multi-year Bay Area Parent Family Favorite winner. Join us for the amazing combination show of balloons and magic! 

Fun for the whole family!

Two shows are offered to accommondate more guests: 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
 
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bay Area Discovery Museum Try-It Truck

Children will take risks, try new ideas, and build creative problem-solving skills as they explore engineering. Engineers get a taste of the engineering design process as they solve challenges using diverse materials and several key tools, including a hand tool and the laser cutter.

For ages 5+.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Children will take risks, try new ideas, and build creative problem-solving skills as they explore engineering. Engineers get a taste of the engineering design process as they solve challenges using diverse materials and several key tools, including a hand tool and the laser cutter.

For ages 5+.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Mr. SHAP Balloon Artist and Magician

Mr. SHAP (Super Happenings Always Possible) is multi-year Bay Area Parent Family Favorite winner. Join us for the amazing combination show of balloons and magic! 

Fun for the whole family!

Two shows are offered to accommondate more guests: 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
 
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Mr. SHAP (Super Happenings Always Possible) is multi-year Bay Area Parent Family Favorite winner. Join us for the amazing combination show of balloons and magic! 

Fun for the whole family!

Two shows are offered to accommondate more guests: 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
 
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each show.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Sunday August 19, 2018
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale—Special Sunday Bag Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Special Sunday Bag Sale—Take away bags of books for $4 each

Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Special Sunday Bag Sale—Take away bags of books for $4 each

Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm

Friends of the Castro Valley Library Book Sales support the many wonderful Library programs and events for all ages. Sales includes our usual large selection of fiction and mystery books, many categories of nonfiction, and antiquarian and special price books. At least 300 cartons of books will be available at each sale. You will be glad you came!


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Little Trumpet Mandarin Storytime

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

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

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

 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday August 20, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Wednesday August 22, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Books Discussion Group

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Magical Nathaniel

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172   

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
METTA

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fukaya Room B

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fukaya Room B

Thursday August 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Friday August 24, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Magical Nathaniel

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Contact: (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Go The Game

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

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth    bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

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

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday August 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning about your iPad

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

Children's Faces

 

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

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk 510-284-0677

Children's Faces

 

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

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk 510-284-0677

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

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

 

 Cuentos En Español  

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

   Acompañarnos en el Greenhouse Community Room


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Having Fun with Python

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth  5102840628  bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  5102840628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Taiko Drumming

Enjoy the rhythm and energy of taiko music performed by Wadaiko Newark.

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

Enjoy the rhythm and energy of taiko music performed by Wadaiko Newark.

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

 
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3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Magical Nathaniel

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

Join us for a magic show for the whole family! 

Space is limited. Free tickets will be passed out 15 mintues before the program begins.

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Sunday August 26, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Books and Brunch Book Club

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Break Your Fast, 1688 Decoto Rd., Union City California

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Break Your Fast, 1688 Decoto Rd., Union City California

 
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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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday August 27, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

 
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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
 

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
 

Tuesday August 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group

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

June 26 A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engel

July 24 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

August 28 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Bendict

September 25 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

October 23 The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

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

December 25 No meeting

January 22 The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

June 26 A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engel

July 24 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

August 28 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Bendict

September 25 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

October 23 The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

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

December 25 No meeting

January 22 The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
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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
 

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM.   Please call or come into the library on the day of the program to reserve a seat.

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

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

 

 

 
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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
 

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
 

Thursday August 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Friday August 31, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Go The Game

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

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth    bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

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

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

Saturday September 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Restraining Order Clinic

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & 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 us at: (510) 795-2629 

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

CONTACT:    510-795-2629  

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


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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

CONTACT:
  
  510.795.2629
  

 
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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

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

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


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

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

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

LOCATION: Learning Center


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

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

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

Sunday September 2, 2018
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Persian Literature Group

Persian Literature

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

This program is conducted in Farsi

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

Persian Literature

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

This program is conducted in Farsi

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday September 3, 2018
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Labor Day - Library Closed
 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop-in Knitting Group for All Ages

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday September 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Quilters Meet Up

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Club

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

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

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

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

 

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

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

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

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

 

Wednesday September 5, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Job Search Strategies

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by

Ohlone College/Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

                                     Connecting people with employment and training opportunities that empower the individual and strengthen the local economy

 

Workshop Location
Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA

 

Job Search Strategies - Learn about the hidden job market

 Wednesday, September 5 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Please visit Ohlone College/ Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center website for more information about FREE programs and available workshops at www.tricitiesonestop.com.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Job Search Workshops

 

Presented by

Ohlone College/Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

                                     Connecting people with employment and training opportunities that empower the individual and strengthen the local economy

 

Workshop Location
Fremont Main Library – 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA

 

Job Search Strategies - Learn about the hidden job market

 Wednesday, September 5 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Please visit Ohlone College/ Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center website for more information about FREE programs and available workshops at www.tricitiesonestop.com.

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Thursday September 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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
 

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
 

Saturday September 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
YOGA for beginners & beyond

YOGA for beginners & beyond

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

YOGA for beginners & beyond

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Knit One Purl Two

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

CONTACT:  Pam Blades  510-608-1109  pblades@aclibrary.org

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

CONTACT:
  Pam Blades
  510.608.1109
  pblades@aclibrary.org

Sunday September 9, 2018
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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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday September 10, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
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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
 

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
 

 
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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
 


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 September 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
TUFF TUMBLERS
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  September 11 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams.
Parental participation is not necessary, but parents must be present at all times.
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students.
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

 

 

 
LOCATION: Castro Valley
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  September 11 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams.
Parental participation is not necessary, but parents must be present at all times.
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students.
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

 

 

 
LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Tales for Adults

Tales for Adults

Because adults enjoy storytime too!

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

At the Fremont Main Library in Conference room A.

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

Tales for Adults

Because adults enjoy storytime too!

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

At the Fremont Main Library in Conference room A.

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

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

Image result for booksJoin us for a book discussion for adults. New members always welcome.  This month we are discussing  TBD

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


 

 

Image result for booksJoin us for a book discussion for adults. New members always welcome.  This month we are discussing  TBD

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

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


 

 

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Poetry at the Albany Library
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Albany Library Board Meeting
Thursday September 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday September 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Restraining Order Clinic

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Sunday September 16, 2018
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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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday September 17, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday September 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write To Read

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Wednesday September 19, 2018
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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
 

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
 

 
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Group

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Thursday September 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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
 

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
 

Friday September 21, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Delights

Older Adult Event:

 

Make an art project to take home.

 

This program is for Adults 18+.

All materials needed will be supplied for you.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Older Adult Event:

 

Make an art project to take home.

 

This program is for Adults 18+.

All materials needed will be supplied for you.

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Saturday September 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bilingual Mandarin Storytime

Children's Faces

 

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

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk 510-284-0677

Children's Faces

 

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

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk 510-284-0677

Sunday September 23, 2018
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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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday September 24, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

 
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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
 

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
 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Albany Library Advisory Board Meeting

Board Purpose
Advises the City Council on matters relating to the Albany branch of the Alameda County Library system.

Board Composition:
Members/Term: 5 Council Appointees - Members serve for two years, until the next Municipal Election.

Meetings

Bi-monthly (odd numbered months beginning in January of each year), Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
Albany Public Library, Edith Stone Meeting Room
1247 Marin Avenue

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Board Purpose
Advises the City Council on matters relating to the Albany branch of the Alameda County Library system.

Board Composition:
Members/Term: 5 Council Appointees - Members serve for two years, until the next Municipal Election.

Meetings

Bi-monthly (odd numbered months beginning in January of each year), Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
Albany Public Library, Edith Stone Meeting Room
1247 Marin Avenue

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group

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

June 26 A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engel

July 24 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

August 28 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Bendict

September 25 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

October 23 The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

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

December 25 No meeting

January 22 The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

June 26 A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engel

July 24 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

August 28 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Bendict

September 25 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

October 23 The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

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

December 25 No meeting

January 22 The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

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

 

 

Free consultation with a lawyer on the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM.   Please call or come into the library on the day of the program to reserve a seat.

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

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

 

 

 
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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
 

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write To Read

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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
 

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
 

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Books Discussion Group

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Thursday September 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Saturday September 29, 2018
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FIX IT CLINIC

 

Fixit Clinic

FIX IT CLINIC at the FREMONT MAIN Library

Saturday, September 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fixit coaches will help mend broken small electronics, bikes, appliances, and toys at this all-age, do-it-together repair event.  Along with coaches, the library will provide workspace and tools.  Wannabe fixit coaches, handy persons, teens and kids and tinkerers may sign up at goo.gl/kwVNlv.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Fixit Clinic

FIX IT CLINIC at the FREMONT MAIN Library

Saturday, September 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fixit coaches will help mend broken small electronics, bikes, appliances, and toys at this all-age, do-it-together repair event.  Along with coaches, the library will provide workspace and tools.  Wannabe fixit coaches, handy persons, teens and kids and tinkerers may sign up at goo.gl/kwVNlv.


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Sunday September 30, 2018
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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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday October 1, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

  LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

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

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

   Volunteers will be on hand to help!                                         

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


 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

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


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 October 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
E N G L I S H   F O R W A R D 
English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
The class meets twice a week beginning August 21st.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
TUFF TUMBLERS
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  October 2 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment,