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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.


Downtown Musical Exhibit Ribbon Cutting Set for Wednesday August 3rd

July 25, 2016 

Exciting news! The ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of a new downtown interactive musical exhibit will be held on Wed. August. 3rd at 5:30 PM in Joaquin Plaza (west side of E.14th & Joaquin Ave).

This unique partnership between the City and the Exploratorium will enhance the plaza, create an educational experience for users and provide seating for visitors.


Additional News
Thursday July 28, 2016
10:00 AMCanciones y cuentos en Español (Main Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años

Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.


Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3

Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

10:30 AMPRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Manor Branch Library

Designed for children ages 2-5 and a caregiver, our preschool storytimes feature the best in children’s books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. No registration required, just drop in!


Friday July 29, 2016
11:00 AMFree Family Movie Matinee (Main Library)

FREE Friday Family Movies!

Showtime:11:00am (doors open at 10:45am).

Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen in our lecture hall! Seats are first-come, first-served.

* Friday, June 24: Finding Nemo

* Friday, July 8: Surf’s Up

* Friday, July 15: Zootopia

* Friday, July 22: The Peanuts Movie

* Friday, July 29: Cars

* Friday, August 5: Kung Fu Panda 3


Monday August 1, 2016
3:30 PMSummer Reading Buddies for Grades 1 to 6 (Main Library)

Kids in grades 1 to 6 can practice their reading with a friendly teen volunteer. This program takes place in the Children's Library.

Please call 577-3960 to sign up for a 25 minute time slot one week in advance of each date. Please note that children under age 10 must be accompanied at the library by a caregiver.

7:00 PMCity Council Meeting

City Council Meetings occur on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. To view the agenda for tonight's meeting, please click here.


Tuesday August 2, 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.

5:00 PMCity Council Finance Committee

The Finance Committee will occur on the 1st Tuesday of each month. To view the agenda for tonight's meeting, please click here.


Wednesday August 3, 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.


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