Sunday February 18, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Lab Girl Discussion Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Movie

(2016)       PG-13      2 hours 14 min.

Jesse Owens' quest to bcome the greatest track and field

athlete in history thrusts him into the world stage of the

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

vision of Aryan supremacy. 

* Winner of 6 awards.

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

(2016)       PG-13      2 hours 14 min.

Jesse Owens' quest to bcome the greatest track and field

athlete in history thrusts him into the world stage of the

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

vision of Aryan supremacy. 

* Winner of 6 awards.

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
IDD Movie Club

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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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

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

Library Closed: George Washington's Birthday

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday February 20, 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 - 3:00 PM
One-on-One Resume Critique

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on how to improve your resume to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Are you currently looking for a job and not having much success?  Then come and get expert advice for a job search specialist in a 20-minute session on how to improve your resume to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write Your Story

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

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month.

    February 20,  March 20, and April 17

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

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

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month.

    February 20,  March 20, and April 17

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Preschool Storytime

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Readers' Round Table followed by Silent Book Club

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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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 - 5:00 PM
Ms Tara's Tween Book Club

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

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

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

Contact: (510)284-0675

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Choose from one of these dates-

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Choose from one of these dates-

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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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: Learning Center

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

 
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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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6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Art for Adults

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

 

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

 

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajama Storytime

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

Wear your jammies if you like!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Wear your jammies if you like!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 
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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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10:10 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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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Storytime

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

   Join us for Family Storytime!  

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

  This FREE program is for EVERYONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Reference Desk  (510) 608-1172            

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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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
Are you concerned about identity theft?

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

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions 

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

Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions 

 
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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
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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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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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Embroidery for Adults

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
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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 - 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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2:30 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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Earth Dog Luck Tendency Outlook

FENG SHUI FOR THE YEAR OF THE EARTH DOG

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

FENG SHUI FOR THE YEAR OF THE EARTH DOG

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
State Senator Wieckowski Office Hours

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

A representative from the office of California State Senator Bob Wieckowski will be available at the Library on the third Wednesday of every month from 3 pm to 5 pm to meet with constituents.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Office Hours

A representative from the office of California State Senator Bob Wieckowski will be available at the Library on the third Wednesday of every month from 3 pm to 5 pm to meet with constituents.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Coding: Python (ages 7+)

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

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

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Contact: Irvington Library (510) 608-1170

Location: IRVINGTON BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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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 - 7:00 PM
No Excuse Moms

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

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

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

Rescheduled for March 1st at 6 p.m.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Rescheduled for March 1st at 6 p.m.

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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


  

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


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

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed. PLEASE NOTE: This free consultation is not intended to, and does not, establish a continuing attorney/client relationship.  The volunteer attorney can only provide brief consultation and referrals (as necessary). The volunteer will not represent you in any matter.  Please bring any paperwork pertaining to your case when you come to see the lawyer.  



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 


  

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


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

Free legal assistance is provided by volunteer lawyers from the Alameda County Bar Association. An attorney will consult to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution and make a referral when needed. PLEASE NOTE: This free consultation is not intended to, and does not, establish a continuing attorney/client relationship.  The volunteer attorney can only provide brief consultation and referrals (as necessary). The volunteer will not represent you in any matter.  Please bring any paperwork pertaining to your case when you come to see the lawyer.  



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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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
 

 

 

Thursday February 22, 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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10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

TWO SESSIONS

10:00 am & 10:45 am

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

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

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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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Storytime

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

CONTACT:  Joe Stoner    jstoner@aclibrary.org

Family Story Time

 

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

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

CONTACT:
  Joe Stoner
  
  jstoner@aclibrary.org

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Playtime

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

Join us after Musical Storytime for Playtime. 

Meet other families and make a friend!

Designed for Children 0 - 5 years

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Storytime

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

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

 


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

 

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

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

 


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

 

 
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11:30 AM - 12:05 PM
Toddler Storytime

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Reading Club

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

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

To sign-up call 510-745-1480

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
KinderDance

      

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

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

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

      

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

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

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

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


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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Write 2 Read

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

Stories in Spanish and Time to Play

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

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

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road

(510) 745-1464

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

SENIOR DRIVER TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR

 

 

STAY SAFE...AND SAVE MONEY!

 

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

SENIOR DRIVER TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR

 

 

STAY SAFE...AND SAVE MONEY!

 

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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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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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 - 4:30 PM
Paws to Read

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

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Jake is a registered, "Good Citizen!"

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Coding: Python (ages 7+)

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

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Japanese For Kids

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class is held at the Conference A today.

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


 Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

This session: WHEN TO START YOUR BENEFITS

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


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

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

This session: WHEN TO START YOUR BENEFITS

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


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

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bedtime Story Time

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  (510) 745-1464  

 

Bedtime Story Time at the Union City Library

Every Thursday at 7 PM starting September 7, 2017

All ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

No sign up required.

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

(510) 745-1464

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  (510) 745.1464
  

Friday February 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

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

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

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


Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

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


Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Preschool Storytime

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 

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

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

 

 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Fremont Main Library

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Fun with Science

FUN WITH SCIENCE!!

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

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

FUN WITH SCIENCE!!

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

Contact: Information Desk - (510) 284-0695

Location: NILES BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Read With Me

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

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

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents 

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Go The Game

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

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

Go is an ancient game of strategy.  

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

All ages and levels are welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

 
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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
My Time My Voice

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

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

LOCATION: UNION CITY BRANCH

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Projectile X

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

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship! 

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Learn skills essential for a prosperous future in entrepreneurship! 

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

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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

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

Sign up here: TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

Presented by Agents of Change

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Sign up here: TINYURL.COM/BIOREACH

Presented by Agents of Change

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

Location: NEWARK BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chess: Learn to Play

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

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

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

For: Kids Grades 1-4

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

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

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

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

For: Kids Grades 1-4

CONTACT:
  Blaine Wentworth
  510 284 0628
  bwentworth@aclibrary.org

LOCATION: Union City Library

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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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 - 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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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