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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
Monday July 25, 2016
8:30 AMRules Committee

The Rules Committee will occur on the 4th Monday of each month. To view the agenda for tonight's meeting, please click here.

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.

6:00 PMDrop-In Art at Mulford Branch Library

FREE Drop-In Art Project for Families at the Mulford Branch Library!

Families are invited to a free, drop-in art workshop on Monday, June 27 and July 25 from 6pm-7pm. Alison from the Art School at Mulford Gardens will lead some special crafts; kids of all ages are welcome. No registration required, just drop in and get creative! Questions? Please call 577-7976.

7:00 PMCity Council Work Session

City Council Work Sessions typically occur on the 2nd Monday of each month and 4th Monday, if needed. To view the agenda for tonight's meeting, please click here.


Tuesday July 26, 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.

10:30 AMToddler Program: Circus of Motion

Summer Fun For Little Ones: Circus of Motion!

For ages 2 to 5 and their grown-up · Tuesday, July 26 · 10:30-11:30am

Skip, leap and hop at this active program! No registration required.


Wednesday July 27, 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.


1:00 PMTeen movie afternoon @ the Library

Join us at the Main Library, from 1:00-3:00 pm, for a teen movie afternoon! We will be watching "Space Jam" (PG, 1:40).

No registration needed, for teens going into grades 6-12. For more information, please call 577-3960 or visit the Teen Summer Reading Challenge website.

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