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City Council Completed Its Legislative Session, Next City Council Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday September 6th

July 26, 2016 

The City Council completed its legislative session on Monday July 25th. The Council will be in recess and will reconvene on Tuesday September 6th due to the Labor Day Holiday.


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Monday August 29, 2016
4:00 PMMeditation for Families Info Session (Main Library)

Information Session for Meditation for Families

This Fall, Dasen American Academy will offer free meditation classes for children ages 5 to 11 and a caregiver. Come learn more about it at the Information session on Monday, Aug. 29 from 4:00-4:55pm.

· Class dates: Mondays, Sept. 19. Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 4:00-4:55pm

Dasen American Academy will teach children and a caregiver mediation practices to make them feel calmer, more peaceful, and more empathetic. Register for the class starting Sept. 12 (no registration for 8/29 class).

6:00 PMSelecting the Right College

Monday, August 29 –Selecting the Right College

6:00-8:00 pm

Registration opens July 18

Selecting the Right College Workshop topics covered:

-Factors to consider when selecting colleges to apply to & application strategies

-Factors to consider when determining which college to attend after receiving your acceptance

-The importance of personal fit in regards to forging an academic pathway for yourself


Come to the workshop with:

-Pen and paper to take notes

- Any questions you may have

- Parents are welcome


Tuesday August 30, 2016
9:30 AMBaby Time (Main Library)

Rhymes, songs and books for ages 0 to 12 months

*space is limited to 15 families
Enjoy focused time with your baby (pre-walkers ages 0 to 12 months) during this short session. We’ll sing songs, learn easy movement activities, and explore board books, followed by time to play/bond with your baby and talk with other parents and caregivers. Bring a blanket if you’d like. If you have a baby and a toddler/preschooler, please attend our toddler storytime or preschool storytime instead. This program is funded by First 5 Alameda County through a neighborhood partnership grant.

10:30 AMTiempo de Bebe (Main Library)

Tiempo de Bebe - edades 0-12 meses
Martes 10:30am

Disfruta un tiempo enfocado en Ud. y su bebé (edades 0-12 meses y pre-caminante) durante esta sesión corto. Cantaremos canciones, aprenderemos actividades de movimiento fáciles y exploraremos libritos antes de un tiempo de jugar y aumentar vínculo con su bebé mientras conocer otros padres y proveedores de cuidado infantil. Si tienes un bebe y un niñito/preescolar (de 1 año ), por favor en vez asistir nuestro programa de Canciones y Cuentos el jueves. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.

6:00 PMCollege Application

Tuesday August 30 –College Application

6:00-8:00 pm

Registration opens July 18

College Application Workshop topics covered

-Overview of the different college application platforms for the UCs, CSUs, and private institutions

-Helpful tips and tricks on how to complete your applications in an efficient manner

-Overview of the information needed to complete a college application


Come to the workshop with:

-Pen and paper to take notes

-Any questions you may have

-Parents are welcome


Wednesday August 31, 2016
9:30 AMToddler Storytime (Main Library)

TODDLER STORYTIME: Stories, rhymes and romps for ages 1-3

Just the right pace for you and your totally nonstop toddler up to age 3, we’ll enjoy stories, songs and active rhymes, followed by a play time. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am, so please choose just one to attend.


10:30 AMToddler Storytime (Main Library)

TODDLER STORYTIME: Stories, rhymes and romps for ages 1-3

Just the right pace for you and your totally nonstop toddler up to age 3, we’ll enjoy stories, songs and active rhymes, followed by a play time. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am, so please choose just one to attend.


1:30 PMPreschool Storytime (Main Library)

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Stories, songs and play for preschoolers (and up)

Designed for children ages 3-6, our preschool storytime features longer picture books, plus plenty of flannel boards, puppets and songs. We explore a different theme each week with books and crafts to help with emerging literacy and fine motor skills, followed by a play time. The Manor Branch offers a duplicate preschool storytime at 10:30am on Thursdays

2:30 PMDub Club

Teens in grades 6-12, join us at the Main Library every Wednesday that school is in session for Dub Club!

Dub Club is from 2:30-4:30 pm and is a place where you can hang with your friends, have a snack, and play video games! Free event, new teens must sign our behavior guidelines to attend.

For more information please contact the Children's Desk at 577-3960.

7:00 PMFamily Fun Night: Wild Things Inc!

Live Animal Show! • Wednesday, August 31, 7:00pm

Our friends from Wild Things Inc. are back and ready to show us some new animals. All ages welcome at the free Family Fun Night. Doors open at 6:50pm. Questions? Please call 577-3960

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