Sunday October 1, 2017
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
What Hollywood Can Learn From French Actresses

What Hollywood Can Learn From French Actresses

Sunday, October 1

2 pm to 4 pm

San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle wants you to love French film. He argues that French filmmakers offer actresses more complex and mature roles than American actresses find in Hollywood. In France, he writes, actresses are valued as women, and their roles portray emotional truth, personal freedom, and dignity. Join us as LaSalle discusses his book The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn From Contemporary French Actresses.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

What Hollywood Can Learn From French Actresses

Sunday, October 1

2 pm to 4 pm

San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle wants you to love French film. He argues that French filmmakers offer actresses more complex and mature roles than American actresses find in Hollywood. In France, he writes, actresses are valued as women, and their roles portray emotional truth, personal freedom, and dignity. Join us as LaSalle discusses his book The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn From Contemporary French Actresses.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

Monday October 2, 2017
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Lab

  JOB LAB IS CANCELLED TODAY

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

 

  JOB LAB IS CANCELLED TODAY

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

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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6:00 PM - 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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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Paws to Read


Get ready for a howl of a good time as children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program. Read to a certified pet therapy dog and their owner as Paws to Read programs are designed to help young readers gain self confidence and improve their reading skills.

Registration is required.

There are a limited number of spots available. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Get ready for a howl of a good time as children grades K-6 are invited to our Paws to Read program. Read to a certified pet therapy dog and their owner as Paws to Read programs are designed to help young readers gain self confidence and improve their reading skills.

Registration is required.

There are a limited number of spots available. Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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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, songs, and rhymes 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
 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books, songs, and rhymes 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
 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Tuesday October 3, 2017
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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
TUFF TUMBLERS
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  October 3 @ 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
 
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

Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

 
LOCATION: Castro Valley
TUFF TUMBLERS @ the Castro Valley Library!
 
WHO:  3 - 5 year olds
WHEN:  October 3 @ 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
 
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

Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

 

 
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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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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6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Yoga for Preschoolers

Yoga for Preschoolers @

the Castro Valley Library

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.  

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and body.  

This class is best suited for children 3 - 7 year olds.  A towel or mat is recommended.  

Class size is limited.  First come, first served.

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Yoga for Preschoolers @

the Castro Valley Library

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.  

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and body.  

This class is best suited for children 3 - 7 year olds.  A towel or mat is recommended.  

Class size is limited.  First come, first served.

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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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 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King

March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter

April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr

May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood

June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

July 18               Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder

August 1            Rose by Martin Cruz Smith

September 5    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

October 3          The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

November 7      The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block

December 5      In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper edited by Lawrence Block

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 3          The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

February 7        11/22/63 by Stephen King

March 7             Knock Out by Catherine Coulter

April 4                The Alienist by Caleb Carr

May 2                 Deceptive Practices by Simon Wood

June 6               A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

July 18               Paranoia and Company Man by Joseph Finder

August 1            Rose by Martin Cruz Smith

September 5    Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

October 3          The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

November 7      The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block

December 5      In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper edited by Lawrence Block

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

 

Wednesday October 4, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.  

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and body.  

This class is best suited for children 3 - 7 year olds.  A towel or mat is recommended.  

Class size is limited.  First come, first served.

LOCATION: Castro Valley

CANCELLED

Join Instructor Spencer Nichols for a preschool yoga class.  

Bring your favorite adult and enjoy this healthy activity for mind and body.  

This class is best suited for children 3 - 7 year olds.  A towel or mat is recommended.  

Class size is limited.  First come, first served.

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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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 October 5, 2017
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

November 2

November 9

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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10:30 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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10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

November 2

November 9

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

November 2

November 9

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Playtime

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

November 2

November 9

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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1:00 PM - 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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 October 7, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
YOGA for beginners


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat 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. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.

To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event

*No children under 12 years of age are allowed in the room during Yoga. Children and teens 12 years of age and up may attend. They must participate in class and may not bring distracting items such as video games or coloring books inside the room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 


Curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class?  This class is just for you! Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat 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. Joe can be contacted at  jdsapena@aol.com.

To be held in the Chabot Room. No reservations are required for this FREE event

*No children under 12 years of age are allowed in the room during Yoga. Children and teens 12 years of age and up may attend. They must participate in class and may not bring distracting items such as video games or coloring books inside the room.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900   

           


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 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
 

 
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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

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Robotics for Kids

Local teenagers from RoboAvatars will provide an introduction to robotics and engineering geared to young people ages 8 through 13. Come see a robot and try some fun hands-on STEM and robotics activities.

Free! No previous robotics experience necessary.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Local teenagers from RoboAvatars will provide an introduction to robotics and engineering geared to young people ages 8 through 13. Come see a robot and try some fun hands-on STEM and robotics activities.

Free! No previous robotics experience necessary.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Monday October 9, 2017
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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 October 10, 2017
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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 - 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 October 11, 2017
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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 October 12, 2017
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Playtime

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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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1:00 PM - 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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 October 14, 2017
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
STEAM Saturday

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
September 16 through December 23, 2017

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

Easy, fun, hands-on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math) to inspire kids and their parents.
Located 
in the Children's area.  Come anytime between 10:30 - 12:00pm.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
September 16 through December 23, 2017

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

Easy, fun, hands-on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math) to inspire kids and their parents.
Located 
in the Children's area.  Come anytime between 10:30 - 12:00pm.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Word 2013 (part 1)

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (part 1)

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Faiths in our Community Series: Who are the Unitarian Universalists

Faiths in our Community Series:  Who are the Unitarian Universalists

Come learn about Unitarian Universalism's origins, beliefs, values, and practices from members of Hayward's Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church.  Unitarian Universalism is a progressive faith focused on social justice and grounded in our Seven Principles.

Please join us for this segment of the Eden Area Interfaith Council presentation series describing the beliefs and practices of the people who live in our Eden Area community.  It is increasingly important in these times of religious intolerance, for us to come together and learn from each other.  By learning about each others faith traditions, we replace divisive speculations, fears, and stereotypes with powerful firsthand knowledge that transforms "scary unknown others" into friends and partners with common experience, values, and interests.

Sponsored by the Eden Area Interfaith Council & the Castro Valley Library.  No reservations are required for this FREE event.  For more information, contact Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Faiths in our Community Series:  Who are the Unitarian Universalists

Come learn about Unitarian Universalism's origins, beliefs, values, and practices from members of Hayward's Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church.  Unitarian Universalism is a progressive faith focused on social justice and grounded in our Seven Principles.

Please join us for this segment of the Eden Area Interfaith Council presentation series describing the beliefs and practices of the people who live in our Eden Area community.  It is increasingly important in these times of religious intolerance, for us to come together and learn from each other.  By learning about each others faith traditions, we replace divisive speculations, fears, and stereotypes with powerful firsthand knowledge that transforms "scary unknown others" into friends and partners with common experience, values, and interests.

Sponsored by the Eden Area Interfaith Council & the Castro Valley Library.  No reservations are required for this FREE event.  For more information, contact Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Sunday October 15, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mystery Writers Panel Discussion

The Castro Valley Library and the Mystery Writers of America NorCal Chapter celebrate Mystery Week!

Fact and Fiction in Mysteries

Sunday, October 15

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges of research in mystery writing. The panel features Janet Dawson, Jim Guigli, Judith Overmier, and Ann Parker and will be moderated by Camille Minichino. Bring your questions and stay for a book sale and signing.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

The Castro Valley Library and the Mystery Writers of America NorCal Chapter celebrate Mystery Week!

Fact and Fiction in Mysteries

Sunday, October 15

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges of research in mystery writing. The panel features Janet Dawson, Jim Guigli, Judith Overmier, and Ann Parker and will be moderated by Camille Minichino. Bring your questions and stay for a book sale and signing.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Monday October 16, 2017
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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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Drop-In Technology & Gadget Help

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

♦E-mail     ♦Cell phones     ♦Microsoft operating systems     ♦Backing up and copying files     ♦Internet browsing and searching    ♦eBooks and eBook readers     ♦Digital Cameras and managing digital photographs     ♦Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    ♦Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter     ♦MP3 players, iPods, and digital music
 
Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013. Volunteer instructors are available in the  Learning Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration is necessary.
 
Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900
 
Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
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6:00 PM
MAC (General Purpose) Meeting in the Chabot Room

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 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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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajama Storytime

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books, songs, and rhymes 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
 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Join us in the Children's Room for a fun evening storytime featuring books, songs, and rhymes 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
 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Tuesday October 17, 2017
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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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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ACT vs. SAT: General Review of What To Expect on the Tests

 

 

Teens are invited to join us for this workshop, hosted by Princeton Review to find out about the differences between the SAT and ACT tests, and learn strategies to help you to increase your score in both

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

 

 

Teens are invited to join us for this workshop, hosted by Princeton Review to find out about the differences between the SAT and ACT tests, and learn strategies to help you to increase your score in both

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

Wednesday October 18, 2017
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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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3:00 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 October 19, 2017
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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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10:30 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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10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Musical Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

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

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Playtime

PLAYTIME

All Thursdays

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

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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1:00 PM - 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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 October 21, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime

Join us in the Children's Room for a slightly scary Spanglish storytime (featuring English-language stories with a bit of Spanish mixed in).

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 a slightly scary Spanglish storytime (featuring English-language stories with a bit of Spanish mixed in).

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 - 12:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Word 2013 (part 2)

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (part 2)

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

Join us for these FREE classes during the month of OCTOBER:

Microsoft Word 2013 (2-part class) 
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing by creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing documents.  In the second class you’ll learn more advanced Word skills.  Be ready to be amazed by what you can do! Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (2-part class)
Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. In this course you’ll learn how to create an electronic presentation using slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. Must have basic PC and Microsoft Windows skills.

Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.

 

Register at the library Information Desk or contact the Castro Valley Library at (510) 667-7900    

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions  

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
How to Write Your Novel

 

Celebrate the kick off of National Novel Writing Month by joining author Tim Floreen for a workshop that will teach you the tips and tricks of what you need to your write your novel.  Teens and tweens are invited to join Tim as you brainstorm and craft the beginning of your novel's plot.

 

Tim Floreen is the author of the young adult thrillers WILLFUL MACHINES, named one of the best teen books of 2015 by the New York Public Library, and TATTOO ATLAS, which Booklist calls "incisive, startling, and intense."


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Celebrate the kick off of National Novel Writing Month by joining author Tim Floreen for a workshop that will teach you the tips and tricks of what you need to your write your novel.  Teens and tweens are invited to join Tim as you brainstorm and craft the beginning of your novel's plot.

 

Tim Floreen is the author of the young adult thrillers WILLFUL MACHINES, named one of the best teen books of 2015 by the New York Public Library, and TATTOO ATLAS, which Booklist calls "incisive, startling, and intense."


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Monday October 23, 2017
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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 October 24, 2017
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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 October 25, 2017
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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 October 26, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Halloween Storytime & Parade

Join us for a Halloween Storytime & Parade with Ms. Vanessa!

Thursday, October 26 @ 10:00 am

 

First a Halloween Storytime, then we'll parade around the library (and outside, weather permitting)

in our Halloween costumes and trick or treat as well!

 

This program replaces our regular musical storytime

Designed for children 0 - 5 years and their caregivers

No registration.  Space is limited.  First come, first served

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

Join us for a Halloween Storytime & Parade with Ms. Vanessa!

Thursday, October 26 @ 10:00 am

 

First a Halloween Storytime, then we'll parade around the library (and outside, weather permitting)

in our Halloween costumes and trick or treat as well!

 

This program replaces our regular musical storytime

Designed for children 0 - 5 years and their caregivers

No registration.  Space is limited.  First come, first served

 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19 & Oct 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 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 October 28, 2017
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
STEAM Saturday

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
September 16 through December 23, 2017

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

Easy, fun, hands-on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math) to inspire kids and their parents.
Located 
in the Children's area.  Come anytime between 10:30 - 12:00pm.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

STEAM SaturdaySTEAM Science, TEch, Engineering, ARt, and Math
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
September 16 through December 23, 2017

Designed for Children Ages 4-8 years

Easy, fun, hands-on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math) to inspire kids and their parents.
Located 
in the Children's area.  Come anytime between 10:30 - 12:00pm.

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
String Quartet Concert

STRING QUARTET CONCERT featuring The Summer Quartet

Join us for this FREE concert!  The Summer Quartet has been performing together since 2015 and the name is derived from the fact that they normally rehearse during the summer.  The concert today refers to the fine memories they have created over the past few summers. The quartet has performed here at the Castro Valley Library and for private events.  The repertoire includes classical and popular music.  

The Summer Quartet includes Myra Chachkin on cello, Chris Cooper and Gary Osias on violin, and Esteban (Steve) Zapiain on viola. 


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

STRING QUARTET CONCERT featuring The Summer Quartet

Join us for this FREE concert!  The Summer Quartet has been performing together since 2015 and the name is derived from the fact that they normally rehearse during the summer.  The concert today refers to the fine memories they have created over the past few summers. The quartet has performed here at the Castro Valley Library and for private events.  The repertoire includes classical and popular music.  

The Summer Quartet includes Myra Chachkin on cello, Chris Cooper and Gary Osias on violin, and Esteban (Steve) Zapiain on viola. 


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

Sunday October 29, 2017
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
SUNDAY CINEMA: The Big Sick (2017)

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

Join us for a showing of The Big Sick (2017)

Kumail, a Pakistan-born comedian, connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets.  What they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, complicating the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.  When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, Kumail is forced to navigate the medical crisis with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war etween his family and his heart.      R ; 119 min.

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 The Big Sick (2017)

Kumail, a Pakistan-born comedian, connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets.  What they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, complicating the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.  When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, Kumail is forced to navigate the medical crisis with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war etween his family and his heart.      R ; 119 min.

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

Monday October 30, 2017
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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 - 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 October 31, 2017
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Anniversary Celebration: Little Explorers Petting Zoo

LITTLE EXPLORERS PETTING ZOO @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY

OCTOBER 31, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Happy Anniversary To Us!

Our beautiful Library opened to the Castro Valley community on this date in 2009.  

Come celebrate our anniversary with a treat for your little ones! 

Little Explorers Petting Zoo will be here with the chance to see and pet a variety of friendly farm animals

Meet in front of the library near the creek 

Free. Space is limited; first come, first to meet a furry friend! 

LOCATION: Castro Valley

LITTLE EXPLORERS PETTING ZOO @ THE CASTRO VALLEY LIBRARY

OCTOBER 31, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Happy Anniversary To Us!

Our beautiful Library opened to the Castro Valley community on this date in 2009.  

Come celebrate our anniversary with a treat for your little ones! 

Little Explorers Petting Zoo will be here with the chance to see and pet a variety of friendly farm animals

Meet in front of the library near the creek 

Free. Space is limited; first come, first to meet a furry friend! 

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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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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