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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
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.

1:00 PMMartial Arts Fun & Games (Manor Branch)

Martial Arts Fun & Games @ Manor Branch

Beginning martial arts for 4 to 7 year olds. Dress in comfortable clothing for optimum movement. Call the library at 577-7971 to register for one or more sessions on or after June 1. Parental waiver required.

1:00 PMMartial Arts Fun & Games

Beginning martial arts for 4 to 7 year olds. Dress comfortably for movement. Registration and parental waiver required.

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

2:00 PMMartial Arts & Self Defense (Manor Branch)

Martial Arts & Self Defense@ Manor Branch

Introductory class includes the high block, front snap kick, reverse punch, safety awareness, and defense techniques for 8 to 17 year olds. Parental waiver required. Register for one or more sessions on or after June 1 by calling 577-7971.

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