Monday January 1, 2018
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Library Closed: Happy New Year!

Tuesday January 2, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Craft

WINTER BREAK @ the Castro Valley Library!

Holiday Craft

Tuesday, January 2

1:00 - 2:00pm

Create a holiday tin art craft with artist Rachel-Anne Palacios.

Designed for five years and older.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

WINTER BREAK @ the Castro Valley Library!

Holiday Craft

Tuesday, January 2

1:00 - 2:00pm

Create a holiday tin art craft with artist Rachel-Anne Palacios.

Designed for five years and older.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Club

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

 

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

 

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

 

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

 

Wednesday January 3, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Game Day

 

WINTER BREAK!

GAME DAY

Wednesday, January 3

1:00 - 3:00pm

Come have some old-fashioned fun at the library. We'll provide Monopoly, checkers, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders and other classic board games.

Free and drop-in. Bring a friend!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

WINTER BREAK!

GAME DAY

Wednesday, January 3

1:00 - 3:00pm

Come have some old-fashioned fun at the library. We'll provide Monopoly, checkers, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders and other classic board games.

Free and drop-in. Bring a friend!

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Homework Center Volunteer Orientation

 

The Castro Valley Library is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic High School student volunteers, just a few hours a week, for its after-school Homework Assistance Center. Are you looking for community service hours or need some job experience for your resume? Sign up for hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm and help students tackle their homework, gain valuable experience, and have fun.


Call Nathan Silva, Librarian II, 510-608-1141 for more information or stop by the Castro Valley library. Please be sure to bring a completed and signed Homework Center Volunteer application to the orientation

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

The Castro Valley Library is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic High School student volunteers, just a few hours a week, for its after-school Homework Assistance Center. Are you looking for community service hours or need some job experience for your resume? Sign up for hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm and help students tackle their homework, gain valuable experience, and have fun.


Call Nathan Silva, Librarian II, 510-608-1141 for more information or stop by the Castro Valley library. Please be sure to bring a completed and signed Homework Center Volunteer application to the orientation

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Thursday January 4, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Thursday Movie: Despicable Me 3

Winter Break @ the Castro Valley Library

Despicable Me 3

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Winter Break @ the Castro Valley Library

Despicable Me 3

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Saturday January 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 1)

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 6 & 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Do you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn more about it? This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device. Learn how to use screen
gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps and how to surf the web.
 

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 6 & 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Do you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn more about it? This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device. Learn how to use screen
gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps and how to surf the web.
 

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Photography

iPhone / iPad Photography
Saturday, January 6, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Learn how to capture and share stunning photos with your iPhone or  iPad. This is a hands-on class that will show you how to compose
a shot, edit with the Photos app, share your snaps, and manage your digital photo library...with time for Q & A.

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

iPhone / iPad Photography
Saturday, January 6, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Learn how to capture and share stunning photos with your iPhone or  iPad. This is a hands-on class that will show you how to compose
a shot, edit with the Photos app, share your snaps, and manage your digital photo library...with time for Q & A.

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Monday January 8, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Tuesday January 9, 2018
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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
TUFF TUMBLERS
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  January 9 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams.
Parental participation is not necessary, but parents must be present at all times.
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students.
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

 

 

 
LOCATION: Castro Valley
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  January 9 @ 12:15pm
 
Tuff Tumblers is a non-competitive gymnastic program for preschoolers.
Your child will have fun maneuvering through a variety of equipment, including tunnels & balance beams.
Parental participation is not necessary, but parents must be present at all times.
 
No Registration Necessary, First Come First Served.  Class size is limited to first 24 students.
 
CALL THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR MORE INFORMATION (510) 667-7900

 

 

 
LOCATION: Castro Valley

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

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

 Advance registration required.

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

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

 Advance registration required.

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

Wednesday January 10, 2018
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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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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
Thursday January 11, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oakland ZooMobile

Meet animals from the Oakland ZooMobile

@ the Castro Valley Library

An education specialist will present the Oakland ZooMobile’s education animals and explain how they adapt to their environment.

The presentation is geared toward preschool children. Space is limited. No registration required. Meets in the Chabot/Canyon room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Meet animals from the Oakland ZooMobile

@ the Castro Valley Library

An education specialist will present the Oakland ZooMobile’s education animals and explain how they adapt to their environment.

The presentation is geared toward preschool children. Space is limited. No registration required. Meets in the Chabot/Canyon room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 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
Saturday January 13, 2018
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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 - 11:45 AM
YOGA for beginners & beyond

YOGA for beginners & beyond

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

YOGA for beginners & beyond

 

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

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


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Meditation and the Brain

Meditation and the Brain

Do you wonder what meditation is all about and how it works?  Join us for this FREE workshop with Dr. Manish Saggar.  Dr. Saggar will explore both psychological and traditional views of meditation’s many benefits, share studies that show how meditation enhances brain function, and lead a meditation sitting. Join Dr. Saggar for this powerful workshop!

Dr. Saggar is an Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at  Stanford University School of  Medicine. His research focuses on the intersections of cognitive science, neuroimaging and computational modeling. Dr. Saggar loves to meditate - and to talk about it. In line with his passion for meditation, and as part of his computer science doctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin, he developed a computational model of brain processes underlying meditation training.  A meditator for 20 years, Dr. Saggar has presented his research and experiences to both public and professional audiences around the country.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Meditation and the Brain

Do you wonder what meditation is all about and how it works?  Join us for this FREE workshop with Dr. Manish Saggar.  Dr. Saggar will explore both psychological and traditional views of meditation’s many benefits, share studies that show how meditation enhances brain function, and lead a meditation sitting. Join Dr. Saggar for this powerful workshop!

Dr. Saggar is an Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at  Stanford University School of  Medicine. His research focuses on the intersections of cognitive science, neuroimaging and computational modeling. Dr. Saggar loves to meditate - and to talk about it. In line with his passion for meditation, and as part of his computer science doctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin, he developed a computational model of brain processes underlying meditation training.  A meditator for 20 years, Dr. Saggar has presented his research and experiences to both public and professional audiences around the country.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Introduction to Tarot Board Game

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

 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

Sunday January 14, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Castro Valley Community Alliance: Civil Rights Film and Discussion

The Castro Valley Community Alliance proudly presents a Social Justice Film and Panel Discussion

Sunday, January 14

2 pm to 4 pm

In this first installment of the film series we will show A Time for Justice, which captures the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement through historical footage and the voices of those who participated in the struggle.

A discussion featuring Michael Roosevelt and Tunisia M. Owens follows the 38-minute film.

Mr. Roosevelt has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and has taught extensively on the topic of racial disparities in the justice system. He also teaches for the National Judicial College on bias, fairness and access to justice.

Ms. Owens works at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland and is a passionate advocate for black economic empowerment, diversity and inclusion, criminal justice reform, and other issues  She returned to Oakland after proudly representing the U.S. as a diplomat in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. 

We welcome a frank, honest, and respectful discussion among community members ages 11 and up about the Civil Rights Movement and how these issues continue to affect members of our community today.

For more information on the Community Alliance, please click here.

 

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

The Castro Valley Community Alliance proudly presents a Social Justice Film and Panel Discussion

Sunday, January 14

2 pm to 4 pm

In this first installment of the film series we will show A Time for Justice, which captures the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement through historical footage and the voices of those who participated in the struggle.

A discussion featuring Michael Roosevelt and Tunisia M. Owens follows the 38-minute film.

Mr. Roosevelt has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and has taught extensively on the topic of racial disparities in the justice system. He also teaches for the National Judicial College on bias, fairness and access to justice.

Ms. Owens works at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland and is a passionate advocate for black economic empowerment, diversity and inclusion, criminal justice reform, and other issues  She returned to Oakland after proudly representing the U.S. as a diplomat in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. 

We welcome a frank, honest, and respectful discussion among community members ages 11 and up about the Civil Rights Movement and how these issues continue to affect members of our community today.

For more information on the Community Alliance, please click here.

 

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

Monday January 15, 2018
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Library Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

The Library is closed today in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Library is closed today in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday January 16, 2018
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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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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 January 17, 2018
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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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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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3:00 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 - 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
Thursday January 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group Meeting

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS!   If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us!  It's FREE!  Each meeting will feature a short presentation by our experienced docent or a guest speaker with plenty of time for research and Q & A.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

                         Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Castro Valley Library Creative Writing Group

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

This group is open to adult beginning creative writers for the purpose of offering inspiration and motivation.

  • Meets four (4) consecutive Thursdays, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18 and Feb 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Participants must bring a page of their writing (with copies to share) to each meeting.
  • The written subject matter may be fiction or nonfiction including essays, opinion pieces, memoirs, journals, poetry, or travel writing
  • Advance registration is required.  Register at the library Information Desk or call 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
Saturday January 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: iPad/iPhone 101 (part 2)

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 6 & 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Do you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn more about it? This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device. Learn how to use screen
gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps and how to surf the web.
 

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

iPad/iPhone 101 (2-part class)
Saturdays, January 6 & 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Do you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn more about it? This 2-part class will help you get the most from your device. Learn how to use screen
gestures, customize, use Siri, the virtual keyboard, shortcuts, manage and use apps and how to surf the web.
 

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: There's an App for That!

There’s an App for That!
Saturday, January 20,  1:30pm - 3:30pm

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone or iPad. Learn how to download,
install and use new apps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun.  

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

There’s an App for That!
Saturday, January 20,  1:30pm - 3:30pm

Get to know the most popular and useful apps that come on your iPhone or iPad. Learn how to download,
install and use new apps from the App Store to make your iPhone/iPad experience rewarding and fun.  

Registration is required for this FREE class.  Enroll at the Library Information Desk or call the Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Sunday January 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Castro Valley Reads Kick Off Event

Join us to Kick Off the First Annual Castro Valley Reads!

Sunday, January 21

2 pm to 3 pm

Castro Valley Reads is an exciting new program that celebrates great literature and builds community by asking all of you to read and discuss the same book. The 2018 selection is Lab Girl, a witty and moving memoir by acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren.

At the Kick Off you'll:

  • Learn more about the book at the Castro Valley Reads program
  • Hear dramatic readings from Castro Valley High School students
  • Sign up for a discussion group and get a free copy of Lab Girl
  • Learn how you can get a special invitation to meet Hope Jahren

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

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Join us to Kick Off the First Annual Castro Valley Reads!

Sunday, January 21

2 pm to 3 pm

Castro Valley Reads is an exciting new program that celebrates great literature and builds community by asking all of you to read and discuss the same book. The 2018 selection is Lab Girl, a witty and moving memoir by acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren.

At the Kick Off you'll:

  • Learn more about the book at the Castro Valley Reads program
  • Hear dramatic readings from Castro Valley High School students
  • Sign up for a discussion group and get a free copy of Lab Girl
  • Learn how you can get a special invitation to meet Hope Jahren

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

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Monday January 22, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

Wednesday January 24, 2018
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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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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
Thursday January 25, 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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10:45 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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11:15 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

March 29

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

March 29

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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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
Saturday January 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Free SAT Practice Test

 

Teens are invited to partake in a free SAT practice test administered by The Princeton Review at the Castro Valley Library, SaturdayJanuary 27th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for what might be the most important test of your life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the opportunity to warm and find out how you would score on the new test.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual exam.  You will also receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

Registration is requested. Sign up by phone or in person at the Library Information Desk. 

The Princeton Review has helping students achieve their educational goals for nearly 40 years

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Teens are invited to partake in a free SAT practice test administered by The Princeton Review at the Castro Valley Library, SaturdayJanuary 27th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

In preparation for what might be the most important test of your life, this 4.5 hour workshop will offer teens the opportunity to warm and find out how you would score on the new test.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual exam.  You will also receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

Registration is requested. Sign up by phone or in person at the Library Information Desk. 

The Princeton Review has helping students achieve their educational goals for nearly 40 years

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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10:30 AM
Political Free Speech in Homeowner Associations: Impact of SB407 on the 2018 Elections

"Political Free Speech in Homeowner Associations: Impact of SB407 on the 2018  Elections” with Senator Bob Wieckowski

Alameda and Santa Clara counties together have more than 5000 homeowner associations with countless voters living in them. In the past, however, candidates for public office have had a tough time getting personal access to those voters.  Likewise, homeowners have had a hard time inviting candidates onto association grounds to discuss election issues.

Senator Bob Wieckowski’s legislation SB407 aims to change that.

Now law as of January 1, 2018 declares that

 “It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that members and residents of common interest developments have the ability to exercise their rights under law to peacefully assemble and freely communicate with one another and with others with respect to common interest development living or for social, political, or educational purposes,” begins SB407.

Come hear Senator Wieckowski talk about what the new law means for association homeowners.

  • Will they now be able to invite candidates for public office onto association grounds?
  • Will candidates for public office have an easier time reaching the thousands of voters living in Alameda and Contra Costa associations?
  • Also hear from the courageous homeowners whose stories inspired SB407.
  • Homeowners can learn how to enforce their SB407 rights in small claims court.
  • Win one of the CCHAL Contributing Memberships to be given away on the 27th.  (Have to be present to win.)


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

"Political Free Speech in Homeowner Associations: Impact of SB407 on the 2018  Elections” with Senator Bob Wieckowski

Alameda and Santa Clara counties together have more than 5000 homeowner associations with countless voters living in them. In the past, however, candidates for public office have had a tough time getting personal access to those voters.  Likewise, homeowners have had a hard time inviting candidates onto association grounds to discuss election issues.

Senator Bob Wieckowski’s legislation SB407 aims to change that.

Now law as of January 1, 2018 declares that

 “It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that members and residents of common interest developments have the ability to exercise their rights under law to peacefully assemble and freely communicate with one another and with others with respect to common interest development living or for social, political, or educational purposes,” begins SB407.

Come hear Senator Wieckowski talk about what the new law means for association homeowners.

  • Will they now be able to invite candidates for public office onto association grounds?
  • Will candidates for public office have an easier time reaching the thousands of voters living in Alameda and Contra Costa associations?
  • Also hear from the courageous homeowners whose stories inspired SB407.
  • Homeowners can learn how to enforce their SB407 rights in small claims court.
  • Win one of the CCHAL Contributing Memberships to be given away on the 27th.  (Have to be present to win.)


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY 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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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meet a Scientist: Katryn Wiese

 

As part of the Castro Valley Library’s Community Reads Lab Girl program, please join us for the first in our Meet a Scientist series.  Celebrating the accomplishments and work of a multitude of scientists, all from different disciplines, this month you’re invited to learn about the life experiences of professor Katryn Wiese.

Katryn Wiese is a professor of Geology and Oceanography at City College of San Francisco where she has taught since 1995.  She has journeyed worldwide as a scientist and her extensive research that has taken her across 4 continents.  From the sweltering sapphire mines in Australia to the frigid Icelandic volcanic system of Eyjafjoll, Katryn’s experiences in her field will fascinate and enthrall
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

As part of the Castro Valley Library’s Community Reads Lab Girl program, please join us for the first in our Meet a Scientist series.  Celebrating the accomplishments and work of a multitude of scientists, all from different disciplines, this month you’re invited to learn about the life experiences of professor Katryn Wiese.

Katryn Wiese is a professor of Geology and Oceanography at City College of San Francisco where she has taught since 1995.  She has journeyed worldwide as a scientist and her extensive research that has taken her across 4 continents.  From the sweltering sapphire mines in Australia to the frigid Icelandic volcanic system of Eyjafjoll, Katryn’s experiences in her field will fascinate and enthrall
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

Sunday January 28, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
SUNDAY CINEMA: Dunkirk (2017)

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

Join us for a showing of Dunkirk (2017)

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.  Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan Collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.  PG-13; 107 minutes.

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

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

Join us for a showing of Dunkirk (2017)

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.  Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan Collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.  PG-13; 107 minutes.

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

Monday January 29, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

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

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 
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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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6:00 PM
MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room

Special date for MAC General Purpose Meeting January 29, 2018 at 6 pm

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Special date for MAC General Purpose Meeting January 29, 2018 at 6 pm

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday January 30, 2018
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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
 

Wednesday January 31, 2018
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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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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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