Sunday October 22, 2017
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On Dying Well Series: Leaving a Legacy of Love with John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Monday October 23, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday October 24, 2017
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Albany FilmFest Presents...2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

Good news for would-be scary film directors: Bay Area filmmakers Timothy Plain ("The Spirit Machine") and Hannah Scharlin-Pettee ("Orientation") are here to tell you how independent filmmakers do it. According to Hannah, "Horror films are some of the cheapest to make!"

After the films, the filmmakers will discuss their films, the challenges they faced and the resourceful DIY special effects tricks they used, share some pre-production photography and drawings, and take audience questions.

"Orientation" (12 minutes): A new transfer student finds herself living in a haunted dorm room.

"The Spirit Machine" (22 minutes): A desperate, out of touch father and his teenage daughter must work together to solve a series of puzzles and traps built to prevent Edison's last invention, the "spirit machine," from being found.

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library, and Albany Parks and Recreation. Films not rated*** Parents please note: This is a spooky pre-Halloween event, so expect a few jump scares and ghostly images, as well as an allusion to suicide. May not be suitable for young children.

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

Good news for would-be scary film directors: Bay Area filmmakers Timothy Plain ("The Spirit Machine") and Hannah Scharlin-Pettee ("Orientation") are here to tell you how independent filmmakers do it. According to Hannah, "Horror films are some of the cheapest to make!"

After the films, the filmmakers will discuss their films, the challenges they faced and the resourceful DIY special effects tricks they used, share some pre-production photography and drawings, and take audience questions.

"Orientation" (12 minutes): A new transfer student finds herself living in a haunted dorm room.

"The Spirit Machine" (22 minutes): A desperate, out of touch father and his teenage daughter must work together to solve a series of puzzles and traps built to prevent Edison's last invention, the "spirit machine," from being found.

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library, and Albany Parks and Recreation. Films not rated*** Parents please note: This is a spooky pre-Halloween event, so expect a few jump scares and ghostly images, as well as an allusion to suicide. May not be suitable for young children.

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Wednesday October 25, 2017
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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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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Books Discussion Group

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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6:00 PM
Reclaiming Childhood in the Digital Age - Dr. Richard Freed

Thursday October 26, 2017
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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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3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Homework Center

 
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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

Friday October 27, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday October 28, 2017
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1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jane Austen Club



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

CONTACT: Natalie McCall  nmccall@aclibrary.org



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

CONTACT:
  Natalie McCall
  
  nmccall@aclibrary.org

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jane Austen Club

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Sunday October 29, 2017
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On Dying Well Series: Natural Death Care with Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Monday October 30, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Wednesday November 1, 2017
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lawyer in the Library - Sign up in advance

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

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

 

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

 

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Thursday November 2, 2017
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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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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

Friday November 3, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday November 4, 2017
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Booksale

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE!

Saturday 10 - 4 
Both "Big" room and Edith Stone Room  will be open 
  • Vintage/Rare/Collectible 
  • 50c items of all types 
  • Holiday and gift items 
  • Hundreds of comics  
  • (No library discards in this sale)   
 
Sunday 10 - 1 for the Vintage / Rare/ Collectible items
Sunday 10 - 2:45 for the Holiday / Gift items (These will not be included in the Bag Sale) 
We will close briefly @ 2:45 to prepare for the Bag Sale 
Bag Sale Sunday 3-4 PM 
$3 per bag - FAL sells bags at the door 
 
 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE!

Saturday 10 - 4 
Both "Big" room and Edith Stone Room  will be open 
  • Vintage/Rare/Collectible 
  • 50c items of all types 
  • Holiday and gift items 
  • Hundreds of comics  
  • (No library discards in this sale)   
 
Sunday 10 - 1 for the Vintage / Rare/ Collectible items
Sunday 10 - 2:45 for the Holiday / Gift items (These will not be included in the Bag Sale) 
We will close briefly @ 2:45 to prepare for the Bag Sale 
Bag Sale Sunday 3-4 PM 
$3 per bag - FAL sells bags at the door 
 
 
Sunday November 5, 2017
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Booksale

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE!

Saturday 10 - 4 
Both "Big" room and Edith Stone Room  will be open 
  • Vintage/Rare/Collectible 
  • 50c items of all types 
  • Holiday and gift items 
  • Hundreds of comics  
  • (No library discards in this sale)   
 
Sunday 10 - 1 for the Vintage / Rare/ Collectible items
Sunday 10 - 2:45 for the Holiday / Gift items (These will not be included in the Bag Sale) 
We will close briefly @ 2:45 to prepare for the Bag Sale 
Bag Sale Sunday 3-4 PM 
$3 per bag - FAL sells bags at the door 
 
 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE!

Saturday 10 - 4 
Both "Big" room and Edith Stone Room  will be open 
  • Vintage/Rare/Collectible 
  • 50c items of all types 
  • Holiday and gift items 
  • Hundreds of comics  
  • (No library discards in this sale)   
 
Sunday 10 - 1 for the Vintage / Rare/ Collectible items
Sunday 10 - 2:45 for the Holiday / Gift items (These will not be included in the Bag Sale) 
We will close briefly @ 2:45 to prepare for the Bag Sale 
Bag Sale Sunday 3-4 PM 
$3 per bag - FAL sells bags at the door 
 
 
Monday November 6, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Tuesday November 7, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Quilters Meet Up

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Wednesday November 8, 2017
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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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Workshop for Kids




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Thursday November 9, 2017
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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.

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.

Location: ALBANY 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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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

Friday November 10, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday November 11, 2017
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Veteran's Day - Library Closed
Sunday November 12, 2017
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series: Facing Death

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/1: Facing Death

Screening the film Facing Death . . . with open eyes. Beliefs, feelings, and concerns about dying -- our worst and best-case scenarios

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

10/8: Life Review

A playful and illuminating exercise of self-reflection. An opportunity to appreciate the unfolding of one’s journey as a story of self.

Guest Presenter: Nancy Isaacs, Collage Artist

 

10/15: The Art of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and forgiving – how to release unfulfilled dreams, old wounds and past mistakes.

Guest Presenter: Carolyn CJ Jones, Forgiveness Specialist

 

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

On Dying Well – 6-Week Workshop Series

With Michelle Peticolas, Ph.D., Sociologist, Filmmaker, Death & Loss Expert. With special guest presenters.

Death is one of life’s major passages. Since few of us know when it will happen, this series is for all of us. Sessions include film, discussion, thought-inspiring activities and practical suggestion to help us acknowledge our fears, take stock of life, plan for the future, celebrate our journey and embrace the mystery.

10/1: Facing Death

Screening the film Facing Death . . . with open eyes. Beliefs, feelings, and concerns about dying -- our worst and best-case scenarios

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

10/8: Life Review

A playful and illuminating exercise of self-reflection. An opportunity to appreciate the unfolding of one’s journey as a story of self.

Guest Presenter: Nancy Isaacs, Collage Artist

 

10/15: The Art of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and forgiving – how to release unfulfilled dreams, old wounds and past mistakes.

Guest Presenter: Carolyn CJ Jones, Forgiveness Specialist

 

10/22: Leaving a Legacy of Love

Whether it is property, keepsakes or wisdom, learn the rules of legacy with legal documents such as a living trust toreduce conflict and promote appreciation among those you leave behind.

Guest Presenter: John O’Grady, Esq., Estate Attorney & Mediator

 

10/29: Natural Death Care

Discover benefits of personalizing death through natural death care, home vigils, green cremation and burial options.

Guest Presenter: Jerrigrace Lyons, Final Passages

 

11/12: Getting Curious

Screening the film The Heart of Grieving. Exploring the mystery, magic and the mundane of death and its aftermath.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Peticolas, Grief and Loss Expert

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH EDITH STONE ROOM - Get Directions

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AT 510-526-3720 EX. 5

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Monday November 13, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Tuesday November 14, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Wednesday November 15, 2017
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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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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Thursday November 16, 2017
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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.

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.

Location: ALBANY 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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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

Friday November 17, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday November 18, 2017
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Japanese Storytime

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Monday November 20, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Tuesday November 21, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Wednesday November 22, 2017
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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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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Books Discussion Group

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Thursday November 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving - LIbrary Closed
 
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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

Friday November 24, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Monday November 27, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Tuesday November 28, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Albany FilmFest Presents...

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Program for this date to be announced.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Program for this date to be announced.

Wednesday November 29, 2017
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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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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
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6:00 PM
Shadow of Athena - Book Talk

Thursday November 30, 2017
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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.

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.

Location: ALBANY 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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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

Friday December 1, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday December 2, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Game Day

Looking for something fun to do? 

Game players of all ages are invited to come have fun at the library.

  • Build fun stuff with Lego! 
  • Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble!
  • Bring your friends or come by yourself!

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Looking for something fun to do? 

Game players of all ages are invited to come have fun at the library.

  • Build fun stuff with Lego! 
  • Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble!
  • Bring your friends or come by yourself!

Free and drop in; no registration required.

Contact Reference Desk at 510-526-3720


Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Monday December 4, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Tuesday December 5, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Quilters Meet Up

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting. Explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting!

  • Learn new skills.
  • Share your work.
  • Or just come for the inspiration!

The class will be led by Angie Woolman, Bay Area quilt artist and instructor.

All are welcome. Free. Drop-in. No Registration required.

The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 925-828-1315 or TDD (888)663-0660

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Wednesday December 6, 2017
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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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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lawyer in the Library - Sign up in advance

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

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

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

Advance registration is required.

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

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

 

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

 

Free. No registration required. 

Contact: (510) 526-3720 x5

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
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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.

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.

Location: ALBANY 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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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

Friday December 8, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday December 9, 2017
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2:00 PM
Crafts with Margo
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
Let your imagination soar at Margo's Craft Workshop

Free. No registration required. Drop-in's welcome! 
 
Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
Monday December 11, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Tuesday December 12, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Zone



Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

Wednesday December 13, 2017
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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

Thursday December 14, 2017
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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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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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

Friday December 15, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday December 16, 2017
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Japanese Storytime

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Stories in Japanese!  

We will read Japanese picture books and sing Japanese songs. 

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Monday December 18, 2017
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rockin' Kids Sing-Along with Stephanie Pepitone




Location: ALBANY LIBRARY - Get Directions
 

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

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Yarn and needles provided for charity projects.

No registration necessary.  

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Wednesday December 20, 2017
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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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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Group

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Thursday December 21, 2017
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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.

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.

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 
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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

Friday December 22, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Monday December 25, 2017
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Christmas - Library Closed
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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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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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Books Discussion Group

 

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

Thursday December 28, 2017
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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

Friday December 29, 2017

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions


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