Sunday January 21, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Castro Valley Reads Kick Off Event

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

Sunday, January 21

2 pm to 3 pm

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

At the Kick Off you'll:

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

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

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Sunday, January 21

2 pm to 3 pm

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

At the Kick Off you'll:

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

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

 

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday January 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sign Ups Begin for Tax Assistance

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

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

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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 - 8:00 PM
Citizenship Class (Ciudadanía)

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Effective Resumes & Cover Letters

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

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room so you won't miss anything of this valuable program.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room so you won't miss anything of this valuable program.  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group

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

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write To Read

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Wednesday January 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
First Day to pick up a Blind Date with a Book

book dateToday is the first day to pick up your Blind Date with a Book!

Tired of the same old story? Need something new and exciting to spice up your reading life? Then try a Blind Date with a Book.

Come to the library and pick a wrapped book from our adult book display. You won't be able to tell what the book is, but we'll let you know a bit about it.  So whether you're looking for a thrilling suspense, a warm-hearted romance, or something silly for the weekend, you're sure to find something that will catch your eye and, possibly, win your heart.

From today until February 14th, you can choose your blind date at the library. Check out your book, unwrap, and read! If you don't like the book, simply return it and choose another. It's feelings won't be hurt.

Each book comes with a Rate the Date book review card. Turn the card back in to the library's Information Desk by March 7, 2018, and you will be entered in a prize drawing. A tantalizing unnknown read and a chance at some free prizes... exciting things await you at the library. What are you waiting for?

book dateToday is the first day to pick up your Blind Date with a Book!

Tired of the same old story? Need something new and exciting to spice up your reading life? Then try a Blind Date with a Book.

Come to the library and pick a wrapped book from our adult book display. You won't be able to tell what the book is, but we'll let you know a bit about it.  So whether you're looking for a thrilling suspense, a warm-hearted romance, or something silly for the weekend, you're sure to find something that will catch your eye and, possibly, win your heart.

From today until February 14th, you can choose your blind date at the library. Check out your book, unwrap, and read! If you don't like the book, simply return it and choose another. It's feelings won't be hurt.

Each book comes with a Rate the Date book review card. Turn the card back in to the library's Information Desk by March 7, 2018, and you will be entered in a prize drawing. A tantalizing unnknown read and a chance at some free prizes... exciting things await you at the library. What are you waiting for?

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Personal Tax Workshop - Keep More of What You Make

 

Would you like to keep more of the money that you earn?  Come to this free tax workshop and learn how to do so.  CPA, and Certified Tax Planner John Lau will review 2017 Tax Law changes and updates, and how you may jump start your tax savings in 2018.   At this workshop, John will show you 23 of the most overlooked strategies that may save you thousands in taxes. These strategies include tax planning for investments, tax planning for your retirement accounts, tax planning for the self-employed, as well as tax efficiency planning for selling highly appreciated assets.

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 

Would you like to keep more of the money that you earn?  Come to this free tax workshop and learn how to do so.  CPA, and Certified Tax Planner John Lau will review 2017 Tax Law changes and updates, and how you may jump start your tax savings in 2018.   At this workshop, John will show you 23 of the most overlooked strategies that may save you thousands in taxes. These strategies include tax planning for investments, tax planning for your retirement accounts, tax planning for the self-employed, as well as tax efficiency planning for selling highly appreciated assets.

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


Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

Thursday January 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Reading Club

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Write 2 Read

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (Part II)

windows graphicWindows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  Using a library laptop, you'll master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  Participants must be comfortable using a touchpad or trackpoint for navigation instead of a mouse.

This class is the second of a two-part class that began on January 11. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

windows graphicWindows 10 offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience.  Using a library laptop, you'll master the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.  Participants must be comfortable using a touchpad or trackpoint for navigation instead of a mouse.

This class is the second of a two-part class that began on January 11. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Starting a Business Workshop

Join us for this informational workshop on how to start your own business!

Brought to you by the Alameda County Development Agency.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

Join us for this informational workshop on how to start your own business!

Brought to you by the Alameda County Development Agency.

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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

Saturday January 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tame Your Tech

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ebook Help

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Sunday January 28, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking with Noah & Kisa

Noah and Kisa are back with another class!

Join us for a tasty Sunday afternoon in our Cafe.

This class is the first in a series of 6 programs, to teach you what a healthy carbohydrate is and how to cook them easily!

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Noah and Kisa are back with another class!

Join us for a tasty Sunday afternoon in our Cafe.

This class is the first in a series of 6 programs, to teach you what a healthy carbohydrate is and how to cook them easily!

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
SUNDAY CINEMA: Dunkirk (2017)

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

Join us for a showing of Dunkirk (2017)

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

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

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

Join us for a showing of Dunkirk (2017)

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday January 29, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Basic English for Adults

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday January 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Effective Interview Skills

Job Seekers: Are you experiencing fears or worries about interviewing effectively?  Come and let a job search specialist share strategies and suggestions for success in: phone interviews; one-on-one/ panel/ group/ follow-up in-person interviews; and salary negotiation.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room so you won't miss anything of this valuable program..  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

Job Seekers: Are you experiencing fears or worries about interviewing effectively?  Come and let a job search specialist share strategies and suggestions for success in: phone interviews; one-on-one/ panel/ group/ follow-up in-person interviews; and salary negotiation.  This program is free and presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  

No appointment is necessary to attend.  Please arrive at 1:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room so you won't miss anything of this valuable program..  

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

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

Location: 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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write To Read

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

Wednesday January 31, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Basic English for Adults

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday February 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

 
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10:30 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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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Write 2 Read

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

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

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Henna Class for Adults

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Come learn about henna and its uses, 
practice designs on your own, and have a henna tattoo
applied by Rachel-Anne Palacios
 of Devika’s Palacio.

 

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month at the Dublin Library.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

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Come learn about henna and its uses, 
practice designs on your own, and have a henna tattoo
applied by Rachel-Anne Palacios
 of Devika’s Palacio.

 

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month at the Dublin Library.

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

Saturday February 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Restraining Order Clinic

Need a domestic violence restraining order? Get free help at the library!

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information about the services provided, please call Tri-Valley Haven at 925-449-5847 x2606.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Need a domestic violence restraining order? Get free help at the library!

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information about the services provided, please call Tri-Valley Haven at 925-449-5847 x2606.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tame Your Tech

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (part 1)

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, February 3 & 17, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust and powerful computing experience.  In this class you'll get to know the expanded Start menu, the desktop, the system settings, how to customize the features system and how to personalizeyour desktop.  By the time you finish this course, you'll hae mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, February 3 & 17, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust and powerful computing experience.  In this class you'll get to know the expanded Start menu, the desktop, the system settings, how to customize the features system and how to personalizeyour desktop.  By the time you finish this course, you'll hae mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ebook Help

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Write Your Story

Write Your Story Workshop @ Union City Library

Saturday February 3, 2018 

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.m. 

Join us for a three-hour writing workshop in a safe, comfortable setting with novelist Anita Amirrezvani and poet/editor Persis Karim.

Through a series of writing exercises, you will be assisted in getting your story on the page as fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

This creative writing workshop teaches specific techniques to strengthen your writing and offers supportive feedback.

 

Anita Amirrezvani: Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in 31 languages and waslong-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Equal of the Sun, was published 2012. Anita teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at the California College of the Arts.

 

Persis Karim: She has edited three anthologies of Iranian-American literature  including A World  Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian Americans, Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora . Her poetry has been published in numerous national journals and magazines. She teaches literature and creative writing at San Jose State University.

 

For registration call 510-745-1464 or email lkhalili@aclibrary.org

       Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

Write Your Story Workshop @ Union City Library

Saturday February 3, 2018 

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.m. 

Join us for a three-hour writing workshop in a safe, comfortable setting with novelist Anita Amirrezvani and poet/editor Persis Karim.

Through a series of writing exercises, you will be assisted in getting your story on the page as fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

This creative writing workshop teaches specific techniques to strengthen your writing and offers supportive feedback.

 

Anita Amirrezvani: Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in 31 languages and waslong-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Equal of the Sun, was published 2012. Anita teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at the California College of the Arts.

 

Persis Karim: She has edited three anthologies of Iranian-American literature  including A World  Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian Americans, Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora . Her poetry has been published in numerous national journals and magazines. She teaches literature and creative writing at San Jose State University.

 

For registration call 510-745-1464 or email lkhalili@aclibrary.org

       Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Internet 101

Internet 101
Saturday, February 3, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Feeling left behind on the Information Superhighway?  This hands-on class, using a library computer, is targeted at beginning computer users and will introduce students to the mouse, keyboard, and other basic skills including using a web browser, navigating a web site, and finding information online.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Internet 101
Saturday, February 3, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Feeling left behind on the Information Superhighway?  This hands-on class, using a library computer, is targeted at beginning computer users and will introduce students to the mouse, keyboard, and other basic skills including using a web browser, navigating a web site, and finding information online.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Sunday February 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Monday February 5, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Basic English for Adults

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lawyer in the Library

Moved from February 12 because of the holiday. Attorney Jennifer Synder offers free 15 minute appointments to help define your problem, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed.

To make an appointment, please call (510) 284-0677 after 12 p.m. on the day of the event. Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Moved from February 12 because of the holiday. Attorney Jennifer Synder offers free 15 minute appointments to help define your problem, get you started with a solution, and make a referral when needed.

To make an appointment, please call (510) 284-0677 after 12 p.m. on the day of the event. Questions? Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday February 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Club

 

  

 THE STARS ARE FIRE

by

ANITA SHREVE
 

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 

 

  

 THE STARS ARE FIRE

by

ANITA SHREVE
 

 

                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Community Contact Joan Gower  510-792-7512
 
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
 
 
 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Word (Part I)

Word iconLearn 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 laptop PC and Windows skills, including using a touchpad.

This class is the first of a two-part class. Part II is on Tuesday, February 13.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Word iconLearn 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 laptop PC and Windows skills, including using a touchpad.

This class is the first of a two-part class. Part II is on Tuesday, February 13.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)

Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)

A Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe of the San Lorenzo Library for sign-ups, every 1st Tuesday of the month. 

This program is for anyone who qualifies to receive free nutritious food.

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) 

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh para registrarse. 

Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.

For more information please contact: Patty (510) 636-4909 or pfigueroa@accfb.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)

A Cal Fresh representative will be in the cafe of the San Lorenzo Library for sign-ups, every 1st Tuesday of the month. 

This program is for anyone who qualifies to receive free nutritious food.

Cal Fresh (Estampillas de Comida) 

Cada primer martes del mes en la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo en el café, estará un representante de Cal Fresh para registrarse. 

Este programa es para todas personas que se califica para recibir comida nutritiva.

For more information please contact: Patty (510) 636-4909 or pfigueroa@accfb.org

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write To Read

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Club

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

March 6              Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (In celebration of Castro Valley Reads!)

April 3                 A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
 
May 1                   The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
 
June 5                  The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag 
 
July 3                    A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller
 
August 7               The Eight by Katherine Neville
 
September 4        The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
 
October 2              Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
 
November 6         Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller
 
December 4             Face of the Enemy by Joanne Dobson

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

 

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


January 2          Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 6       Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

March 6              Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (In celebration of Castro Valley Reads!)

April 3                 A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
 
May 1                   The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
 
June 5                  The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag 
 
July 3                    A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller
 
August 7               The Eight by Katherine Neville
 
September 4        The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
 
October 2              Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
 
November 6         Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller
 
December 4             Face of the Enemy by Joanne Dobson

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

 

Wednesday February 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FREE AARP Tax Assistance

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Tax Prep

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Learning Center

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Learning Center

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Quilters Meet Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: ALBANY BRANCH - Get Directions

LOCATION: Edith Stone Room

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday February 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

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

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Write 2 Read

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday February 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tame Your Tech

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Knit One Purl Two

Knit One Purl Two, the Dublin Library Adult Knitting Group, will gather today in the Bennette Room. Although this group is not a class, we welcome knitters of all levels. Bring your current project to show off and provide inspiration for others or bring an abandoned or difficult project for advice. Beginning knitters should bring their own supplies. Yarn donations are always welcome!

CONTACT: Pam Blades  510-608-1109  pblades@aclibrary.org

Knit One Purl Two, the Dublin Library Adult Knitting Group, will gather today in the Bennette Room. Although this group is not a class, we welcome knitters of all levels. Bring your current project to show off and provide inspiration for others or bring an abandoned or difficult project for advice. Beginning knitters should bring their own supplies. Yarn donations are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Pam Blades
  510.608.1109
  pblades@aclibrary.org

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ebook Help

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CVSan Fixit Clinic

The Castro Valley Sanitary District presents the Fixit Clinic and Swap-o-Rama

Saturday, February 10

1 pm to 4 pm

Register by clicking here.

Priority is given to people who register in advance.

Fixit Clinic is a troubleshooting and discovery workshop where everyone's helping everyone else fix their stuff: you are expected to actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item so that you leave fully empowered to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large.

- Bring the broken item with all parts necessary to recreate the symptoms (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring any parts and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. hand tools, sewing supplies)
- Come ready to clearly describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come eager to learn and to share your skills and knowledge with others

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

The Castro Valley Sanitary District presents the Fixit Clinic and Swap-o-Rama

Saturday, February 10

1 pm to 4 pm

Register by clicking here.

Priority is given to people who register in advance.

Fixit Clinic is a troubleshooting and discovery workshop where everyone's helping everyone else fix their stuff: you are expected to actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item so that you leave fully empowered to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large.

- Bring the broken item with all parts necessary to recreate the symptoms (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring any parts and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. hand tools, sewing supplies)
- Come ready to clearly describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come eager to learn and to share your skills and knowledge with others

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

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

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Sunday February 11, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cover to Cover Adult Book Discussion Group

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Computer Class: Microsoft Word (Part II)

Word iconLearn 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 laptop PC and Windows skills, including using a touchpad.

This class is the second of a two-part class which began on Tuesday, February 6.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Word iconLearn 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 laptop PC and Windows skills, including using a touchpad.

This class is the second of a two-part class which began on Tuesday, February 6.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write To Read

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

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 - 7:30 PM
Centerville Book Club for Adults

Image result for booksJoin us for a book discussion for adults. New members always welcome.  This month we are discussing  One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-795-2629  or bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


 

 

Image result for booksJoin us for a book discussion for adults. New members always welcome.  This month we are discussing  One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

Contact: Becky Braselton at 510-795-2629  or bbraselton@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions


 

 

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
eBestseller Book Club

eBestseller Book Club meets in the Learning Center from 6:30 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 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

 Advance registration required.

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

Wednesday February 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FREE AARP Tax Assistance

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Last Day to pick up a Blind Date with a Book

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Today is the last day to pick up your Blind Date with a Book!

Tired of the same old story? Need something new and exciting to spice up your reading life? Then try a Blind Date with a Book.

Come to the library and pick a wrapped book from our adult book display. You won't be able to tell what the book is, but we'll let you know a bit about it.  So whether you're looking for a thrilling suspense, a warm-hearted romance, or something silly for the weekend, you're sure to find something that will catch your eye and, possibly, win your heart.

Each book comes with a Rate the Date book review card. Turn the card back in to the library's Information Desk by March 7, 2018, and you will be entered in a prize drawing. A tantalizing unknown read and a chance at some free prizes... exciting things await you at the library. What are you waiting for?

book date

 

Today is the last day to pick up your Blind Date with a Book!

Tired of the same old story? Need something new and exciting to spice up your reading life? Then try a Blind Date with a Book.

Come to the library and pick a wrapped book from our adult book display. You won't be able to tell what the book is, but we'll let you know a bit about it.  So whether you're looking for a thrilling suspense, a warm-hearted romance, or something silly for the weekend, you're sure to find something that will catch your eye and, possibly, win your heart.

Each book comes with a Rate the Date book review card. Turn the card back in to the library's Information Desk by March 7, 2018, and you will be entered in a prize drawing. A tantalizing unknown read and a chance at some free prizes... exciting things await you at the library. What are you waiting for?

 
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10:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Tax Prep

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Learning Center

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Thursday February 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

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

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:30 AM - 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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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Write 2 Read

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday February 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Restraining Order Clinic

Need a domestic violence restraining order? Get free help at the library!

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information about the services provided, please call Tri-Valley Haven at 925-449-5847 x2606.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Need a domestic violence restraining order? Get free help at the library!

Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers will assist you in completing the forms and documentation needed to petition the family court for a protective order. No appointments necessary, just drop-in. This free, confidential service will be held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information about the services provided, please call Tri-Valley Haven at 925-449-5847 x2606.

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tame Your Tech

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Windows 10 (part 2)

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, February 3 & 17, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust and powerful computing experience.  In this class you'll get to know the expanded Start menu, the desktop, the system settings, how to customize the features system and how to personalizeyour desktop.  By the time you finish this course, you'll hae mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Windows 10 (2-part class)
Saturdays, February 3 & 17, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Windows 10 offers a more robust and powerful computing experience.  In this class you'll get to know the expanded Start menu, the desktop, the system settings, how to customize the features system and how to personalizeyour desktop.  By the time you finish this course, you'll hae mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet a Scientist: Roeland Nusse

As a principal investigator at Stanford University, Roeland Nusse is at the forefront of research in regenerative medicine.
Learn more about his pioneering work in stem cell biology and tissue repair and what it might mean for the future.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

As a principal investigator at Stanford University, Roeland Nusse is at the forefront of research in regenerative medicine.
Learn more about his pioneering work in stem cell biology and tissue repair and what it might mean for the future.


Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Asian Art Museum

 Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

Saturday February 17, 2018

@ Union City Library

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for a multimedia talk by the Asian Art Museum

        Look again at the flower and bird on that Chinese painting, robe or vase, Most likely it has a hidden meaning or even a secret message. Learn how to decipher these symbolic images and read the secret messages in Chinese art.

  

For more information call 510-745-1464


              Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

 Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

Saturday February 17, 2018

@ Union City Library

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for a multimedia talk by the Asian Art Museum

        Look again at the flower and bird on that Chinese painting, robe or vase, Most likely it has a hidden meaning or even a secret message. Learn how to decipher these symbolic images and read the secret messages in Chinese art.

  

For more information call 510-745-1464


              Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions

 

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

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult Computer Class: Google & Beyond

Google & Beyond
Saturday, February 7, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features such as maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

Google & Beyond
Saturday, February 7, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

There is more to Google than just a great search engine.  Learn more advanced searching techniques and other cool Google features such as maps, news, translate, video and the Google Apps.

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


Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Introduction to Digital Photography

Would you like to know how to take better digital photographs?  If so, then come to this free class and learn how to go beyond point-and-shoot photography!  Learn basic digital camera operation, custom settings, and how to edit and store digital photographs.  Instructor Gerry Mooney is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years.  

Students are requested to bring their own digital camera and instruction manual for hands-on practice.  

This class is aimed at adults and there is a maximum of 36 students.  Registration is required.  To register, go to the Information Desk or call 925-803-7275.  For more information, call Eugene at (510) 608-1117 or e-mail emarangoni@aclibrary.org. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Would you like to know how to take better digital photographs?  If so, then come to this free class and learn how to go beyond point-and-shoot photography!  Learn basic digital camera operation, custom settings, and how to edit and store digital photographs.  Instructor Gerry Mooney is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years.  

Students are requested to bring their own digital camera and instruction manual for hands-on practice.  

This class is aimed at adults and there is a maximum of 36 students.  Registration is required.  To register, go to the Information Desk or call 925-803-7275.  For more information, call Eugene at (510) 608-1117 or e-mail emarangoni@aclibrary.org. 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
One-on-One Resume Critique

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

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write Your Story

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

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month.

    February 20,  March 20, and April 17

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

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

        Meetings take place the third Tuesday of the Month.

    February 20,  March 20, and April 17

1 — 3 p.m. 

  Please bring your pen & paper, or laptop

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write To Read

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Learning Center

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write to Read

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 February 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FREE AARP Tax Assistance

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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10:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Tax Prep

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Learning Center

                            TAX PREP                           

Stop by to receive free assistance on filing your taxes. 

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


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

Location: SAN LORENZO BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

LOCATION: Learning Center

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

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

FENG SHUI FOR THE YEAR OF THE EARTH DOG

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

FENG SHUI FOR THE YEAR OF THE EARTH DOG

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions

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


  

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


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

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



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 


  

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


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

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



Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

Thursday February 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  

Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. 

Space is limited.
 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

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

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

Write 2 ReadJoin the Reading Club at Newark Library from the Write to Read program!

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

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

Call 510-745-1480 to register.  

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

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

FREE AARP Tax Assistance

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

What to bring to your appointment:

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

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH - Get Directions

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Write 2 Read

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

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

Questions call 510-795-2629

Location: CENTERVILLE BRANCH - Get Directions

Saturday February 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tame Your Tech

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ebook Help

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

During the program, you can learn how to:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Saturdays February 3 through April 14, 2018

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Walk in only; no appointments.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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

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

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions
 

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

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

January 9: Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

February 13: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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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 - 8:00 PM
Citizenship Class (Ciudadanía)

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

   

   

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Forward
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library
 

English Forward is a small learning group for beginning English speakers. 
A tutor helps adult English language learners improve English listening and speaking skills in topics such as introductions, daily activities, and giving directions.  
 

The class meets twice a week from January 30 - May 8.  Call (510) 745-1480 for an assessment and registration. Space is limited.

 
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Undercover Adult Book Discussion Group

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

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

January 23: Matilda by Roald Dahl

February 27: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

March 27: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

May 22: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Location: Newark Library Get Directions

 
 

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

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

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH - Get Directions
 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Greenhouse Community Room