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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sewing Circle

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tame Your Tech

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

 San Lorenzo High School Math Tutorial Program

Brought to you from volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation

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

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Saturdays 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM


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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 San Lorenzo High School Math Tutorial Program

Brought to you from volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation

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

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Saturdays 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM


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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms. Vivien  
 

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms. Vivien  
 

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

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime

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

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

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

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

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

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

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

For grades K-3. 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

For grades K-3. 

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

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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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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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Teen/Senior Computer & Gadget Help

Teen/Senior Computer & 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. 

Saturdays 10:30-12:30
January 27- March 31
Fremont Main Library, 2nd floor

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

Teen/Senior Computer & 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. 

Saturdays 10:30-12:30
January 27- March 31
Fremont Main Library, 2nd floor

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ebook Help

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

For grades 4-6. 

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

For grades 4-6. 

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Origami

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

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

This program is for ages 9 and up. 

Contact: 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Stitch 'n Inch

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

        LEGO + DIGITAL MAKERSPACE     

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

    This program will be in our Greenhouse Community Room.

 

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

        LEGO + DIGITAL MAKERSPACE     

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

    This program will be in our Greenhouse Community Room.

 

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
International Mother Language Day

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Children's Art for Chinese New Year

Children's Art for Chinese New Year!

 

 

Come join us in the meeting room on Saturday, February 24th from 1 PM - 2:30 PM

Our expert guest crafter Sabrina will help us make origami dogs to welcome in the Chinese New Year "Year of the Dog"

For ages 5-12.  Those 8 and younger should have an adult caregiver.  All are welcome!

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

510-745-1464

Children's Art for Chinese New Year!

 

 

Come join us in the meeting room on Saturday, February 24th from 1 PM - 2:30 PM

Our expert guest crafter Sabrina will help us make origami dogs to welcome in the Chinese New Year "Year of the Dog"

For ages 5-12.  Those 8 and younger should have an adult caregiver.  All are welcome!

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

510-745-1464

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

 

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

FILM SCREENING

A CASTRO VALLEY READS EVENT 

Join us for a showing of Intelligent Trees (2016)

 

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

 

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

FILM SCREENING

A CASTRO VALLEY READS EVENT 

Join us for a showing of Intelligent Trees (2016)

 

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

 

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

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
New Plants from Old

Learn how to create new plants from cuttings, seeds, and food scraps. Also plant an upcycled mini greenhouse with seeds for spring. There will also be a seed & cutting exchange so please bring seeds & cuttings to share if you can. 

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

Learn how to create new plants from cuttings, seeds, and food scraps. Also plant an upcycled mini greenhouse with seeds for spring. There will also be a seed & cutting exchange so please bring seeds & cuttings to share if you can. 

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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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CANCELLED - Arttain

 

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Art for Kids!!

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

CONTACT:    (510) 745-1421  FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org

 

SORRY, CLASS IS CANCELLED  sad

Art for Kids!!

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

CONTACT:
  
  (510) 745.1421
  FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
College Planning

What you need do know.

Who can help.

How to prepare financially and academically.

Students & Parents are welcome.

RSVP ASAP 

toni.mohr@hife-usa.org

(650)704-4000

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth  (510) 284-0628  bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

What you need do know.

Who can help.

How to prepare financially and academically.

Students & Parents are welcome.

RSVP ASAP 

toni.mohr@hife-usa.org

(650)704-4000

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  (510) 284.0628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Scratch Coding

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

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

Saturdays, February 24-March 31

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

Registration required:  510-284-0677

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

CONTACT:  Joe Stoner  510-284-0677  jstoner@aclibrary.org

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

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

Saturdays, February 24-March 31

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

Registration required:  510-284-0677

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

CONTACT:
  Joe Stoner
  510.284.0677
  jstoner@aclibrary.org

Sunday February 25, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
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1:30 PM
Sunday Baby Bounce for Walkers Under 2 Years Old

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Movie

(2017)      PG-13     1 hour 58 min.

 

About Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme

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

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

(2017)      PG-13     1 hour 58 min.

 

About Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme

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

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

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

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
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3:00 PM
Young Author Event

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

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

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Language Journey Story Time

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Competition Math Club

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

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

  For more information, contact:

  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager

   jstoner@aclibrary.org

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

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

  For more information, contact:

  Joe Stoner, Branch Manager

   jstoner@aclibrary.org

 
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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
My Time My Voice

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

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth  (510) 284-0628  bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

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

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  (510) 284.0628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

Monday February 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

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

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

CONTACT:  Kristine Sandoe  510-745-1464  ksandoe@aclibrary.org

 

Preschool Story Time at Union City Library

Mondays 10:30-11;30

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

No sign ups required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

CONTACT:
  Kristine Sandoe
  510.745.1464
  ksandoe@aclibrary.org

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Monday February 26, 2018 - Monday July 30, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Basic Computer Skills Lab

Refresh and Update your Basic Computer Skills 

MONDAYS,  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Fremont Main Library – Ask for the new location

You can learn how to:

  • Use a Computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Set-up your Email for resumes and job seeking
  • Search the Internet, and complete job applications
  • Practice for the citizenship test and improve your English
  • Search the many library Online programs, including high School diploma completion, career search
  • Download EBooks, search and place a hold on a book and much MORE

Volunteer tutors are available to help you improve your basic computer skills. 

The Monday computer lab is open to the public. Please, sign-in at the information desk.

For more information call the Adult Education and Literacy Services at (510) 745-1480 or the Fremont Library information desk (510) 745-1401

 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

Refresh and Update your Basic Computer Skills 

MONDAYS,  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Fremont Main Library – Ask for the new location

You can learn how to:

  • Use a Computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Set-up your Email for resumes and job seeking
  • Search the Internet, and complete job applications
  • Practice for the citizenship test and improve your English
  • Search the many library Online programs, including high School diploma completion, career search
  • Download EBooks, search and place a hold on a book and much MORE

Volunteer tutors are available to help you improve your basic computer skills. 

The Monday computer lab is open to the public. Please, sign-in at the information desk.

For more information call the Adult Education and Literacy Services at (510) 745-1480 or the Fremont Library information desk (510) 745-1401

 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

Monday February 26, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Basic English for Adults

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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


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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Homework Center

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth  (510) 284-0628  bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: Union City Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  (510) 284.0628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: Union City Library

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Chinese/English Bilingual Preschool Storytime

 

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

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

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 

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

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

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                               

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 
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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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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga For Kids

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



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

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

For children four to six years old.

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


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

For children four to six years old.

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


Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lab Girl Discussion Group

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

Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Family Storytime

Session length: January 22, 2018-March 12, 2018.  No classes on February 12 and 19 (library closed for holidays)
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Session length: January 22, 2018-March 12, 2018.  No classes on February 12 and 19 (library closed for holidays)
Join us for fun stories, songs, and movement, and discover the joy of reading! Stories are geared toward preschool-age children, 3-5 years, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Due to limited seating, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are handed out starting 15 minutes prior to program.

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

will be presenting a workshop at Fremont Main Library

 

Monday, February 26th from 7 to 8 pm

Fukaya A Conference Room

 

Bulbs for Brisk Days

Learn all about growing onions and garlic.

                          FREE onlion slips and garlic bulbs for all who attend!

 

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

CONTACT:      

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

will be presenting a workshop at Fremont Main Library

 

Monday, February 26th from 7 to 8 pm

Fukaya A Conference Room

 

Bulbs for Brisk Days

Learn all about growing onions and garlic.

                          FREE onlion slips and garlic bulbs for all who attend!

 

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

 

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

will be presenting a workshop at Fremont Main Library 

 

Monday, February 26th from 7 to 8 pm

Fukaya A Conference Room

 

Bulbs for Brisk Days

Learn all about growing onions and garlic.

                           FREE onion slips and garlic bulbs for all who attend!

 

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 

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

will be presenting a workshop at Fremont Main Library 

 

Monday, February 26th from 7 to 8 pm

Fukaya A Conference Room

 

Bulbs for Brisk Days

Learn all about growing onions and garlic.

                           FREE onion slips and garlic bulbs for all who attend!

 

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
S.M.A.R.T Baby for Walkers

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chinese-English Storytime

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

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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 4nd Tuesdays.

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

Do you like reading and talking about books? Read each month's title and come for a lively discussion on 4nd Tuesdays.

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

An appointment is necessary to attend.  Please sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or send email to EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org.


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
First 5 Express

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

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



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Homework Central

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

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

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


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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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


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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Homework Center

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth  (510) 284-0628  bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: Union City Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  (510) 284.0628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: Union City Library

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

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

This month's book: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

This month's book: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

This event has been cancelled at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

 

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship!

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

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

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

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

This event has been cancelled at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

 

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Start Smart: Teen Driving

 

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

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

Write to Read

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Write to Read

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

      Half Price Book Sale

   Check out our Friends of the Library Bookstore

    where all items will be 50% off!

    Sale is all day during Library Hours. 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

      Half Price Book Sale

   Check out our Friends of the Library Bookstore

    where all items will be 50% off!

    Sale is all day during Library Hours. 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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10:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Tax Prep

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Bounce

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

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

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

Come join us at Union City Library for Baby Bounce!

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

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

510-745-1464.

 

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

   Storytime with Ms. Wenny

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

   Storytime with Ms. Wenny

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

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Bounce

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

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

 

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

 

Toddler Story Time at the Union City Library

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

 

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION

ORIENTATION MEETING ONLY (required to enroll)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Fremont Main Library - Ask the Information Desk for the room location

 

Learn Civics: History, Government, Improve your English, Prepare for the Naturalization Test.

Eight sessions, once per week for 2.5 hours. Every Wednesday from March 7 - April 25 from 12:00 - 2:30 PM

 

For more information call the Adult Education and Literacy Services (510) 745-1480

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

ORIENTATION MEETING ONLY (required to enroll)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Fremont Main Library - Ask the Information Desk for the room location

 

Learn Civics: History, Government, Improve your English, Prepare for the Naturalization Test.

Eight sessions, once per week for 2.5 hours. Every Wednesday from March 7 - April 25 from 12:00 - 2:30 PM

 

For more information call the Adult Education and Literacy Services (510) 745-1480

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

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

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

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

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

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


Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Yoga of Breath for Stress Reduction

Join us for this Yoga/Meditation program to reduce stress, improve mental clarity, and get rid of negative emotions. This will help facilitate a happier, healthier lifestyle! 

This program is brought to you by artofliving.org 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Join us for this Yoga/Meditation program to reduce stress, improve mental clarity, and get rid of negative emotions. This will help facilitate a happier, healthier lifestyle! 

This program is brought to you by artofliving.org 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cuentos en Español y Tiempo de Juego

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Para las edades de 0 a 5 años

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
It's Storytime

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Books Discussion Group

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

 If you would like to improve your basic English, conversation or reading and writing skills you can take the Monday and Wednesday classes from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  

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

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


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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms.Sarah.

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms.Sarah.

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin Chinese

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms.Sarah.

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Come and enjoy bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime with Ms.Sarah.

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

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Homework Center

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Blaine Wentworth  (510) 284-0628  bwentworth@aclibrary.org
LOCATION: Union City Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  (510) 284.0628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: Union City Library

 
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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chess Club

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

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

Drop-in after school and learn to play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

For more information and to find out about how you may volunteer to help, please call the Library, 510-667-7900.  Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
  • Need help with math?
  • Want to practice your spelling words?
  • Get help writing a report 
  • Practice your Spanish vocabulary words

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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


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

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

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

510-284-0675

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Japanese Storytime

                                                                                   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

                                                                                   

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

 

 

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 

 

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward

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

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Reading Club

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

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

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

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

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

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Time

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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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