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Parents, grandparents, and caregivers – mark your calendar!!

If you would like to plan a fun summer for your child, come to the Summer Program Fair scheduled on Friday, March 10, from 6 to 8 pm at the American High School – Rotunda, 36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, Ca, 94536.

There were more than 70 vendors and around 1,000 people at the fair last year.  Come to see what abundant programs/activities you can find for your child to do this summer.

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FUSS & InPlayFremont Unified School District’s Students Store (FUSS) is partnered with InPlay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to help all children and youth engage in out-of-school programs to ignite their individual interests and talents.

They offer Fremont families a free online searchable activity directory of local after-school and summer activities.  Check here if you like to know what activities are offered through out the city.

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The long waited summer reading game is finally here.  This year’s theme is Read to the Rhythm.   Anyone aged 0 to 99+ can play.  We have different games for adults, teens, children, and pre-readers.  So come one and come all, come to any library branch to sign up for the game, start to read and keep track how much time you spend reading.  Beginning on 6/15, any time you come back to the library, just bring the game board with you and you can spin, and maybe win some prizes.

We have also planned and invited various performers to come this summer.  Magic, storytelling, music concert, puppet show… you name it.  Please check our calendar to find out what, where and when.

We hope that you will have a wonderful summer ahead!!

 

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Thursday, June 20, 2:00-3:00 P.M.
Daffy Dave
Come and enjoy magic, juggling, and comedy all in one with hilarious Daffy Dave.  Fun for the entire family!This show will be held outdoors in the library’s back patio.  Some seating areas may not have shade.  Please wear a hat to shield the sun.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 1-5:30P.M.
Thursday, June 27, 10:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Kids Library Camp

For incoming 4th – 7th graders.
Learn about what library workers do, how to get homework help, online databases, how things are arranged at the library, and library resources in traditional and electronic formats.  Play outdoor activities, Jeopardy game, I Spy game, and make a craft project to take home!  Registration is full.
Check out the fun we had in this camp video.

Tuesday, July 2, 2-4 P.M.
Family Movie Time: Hotel Transylvania

Rated PG, 91 minutes.
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.Seats are limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Tickets are free and will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the movie show time. 

Tuesday, July 9 – August 20 except July 16 and August 6
Violin Classes for Kids
Lesson for Beginners: 6:30-7:00 P.M.
Skill Polishing for Intermediate Violinists: 7:30-8:00 P.M.

For ages 6-12.  Little to no experience needed.
Learn to play violin or polish your violin skills with violinist Sharon Zhen.  Sharon has earned the highest certificates from ABRSM and MTAC. She has also performed in many orchestras as first violin.Registration is required.  Click HERE to download the registration form.
 
Thursday, July 11, 2-3 P.M.
Red Panda Acrobats

Amazing juggling, balancing, contortion, and acrobats for all ages!
Wayne Huey was professionally trained with the Fu Hsing Acrobatic Academy in Taiwan, the Tai Yuan Acrobatic Troupe, and Shanghai Circus Schools in China. He spent seven years training at the three acrobatic schools, learning and perfecting his craft while pursuing his passions in the Chinese performance arts.Seats are limited.  A ticket is required to attend.  Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Tuesday, July 16, 7-8:30 P.M.
Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Astronomy program for the entire family.
Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you!  During the 1½ hours of program, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.This evening program will run past the library’s open hours so the audience can watch the night sky.  No library services will be available after it’s closed at 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, July 23, 2-4 P.M.
Comic Strips 101 for Tweens and Teens

Come join artist Brian Kolm for a cartooning workshop and learn how to create your own comic strip. This free program is for Tweens and Teens, ages 10 and up. Due to space limitations free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program starts. You must have a ticket and be 10 years of age or older to attend. All materials will be provided.Brian Kolm is an artist and designer living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, and performer most of his life. He has a BFA in illustration and film from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts).

Thursday, July 25 , 2-3 P.M.
Compost DIY for Kids

Saving the environment starting from home.
Learn how to compost and make an edible “compost cake” with chocolate and gummy worms.
For grades K to 6.  Kids grades 1 and under please bring an adult to help.This is a Girl Scout Silver Award program.  For details about the program, please contact Phoebe and Christina at silver.award60852@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2:00-3:30 P.M.
Family Game Day

Indoor and outdoor games.  Come one, come all, let’s have fun!
Some of the games will be held outdoors in the library’s back patio.  Please wear a hat to shield the sun.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, August 1 – 28, 1:30-3:30 P.M.
Intro to Algebra, 1:30-3:30 P.M.
Intro to Geometry, 3:45-5:45 P.M.

Four-week math preparation classes for incoming 7th-9th graders.
Prepare or sharpen your math skills for the next school year.  Learn algebra or geometry concepts with Jonathan Lu, a USA Junior Math Olympiad qualifier from MSJ High School.Registration is required. Limit to 20 seats for each class.  Click HERE to download the registration form.

Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536
For more information, please call 510-795-2629 or email cchang@aclibrary.org or egamell@aclibrary.org

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In honor of the Art IS Education month, all the Alameda County Library branches are offering more than 100 free art events for youths of all ages and their family to explore their creativity and to learn how art can bring positive changes to ourselves, our community and our world.  At Centerville Library, we have planned a busy month full of fun activities and here is the listing of them:

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, during open Hours
Thursday, March 7, 16, 23, during open hours
Seasons Kirigami Art Project
Kids and teens of all ages are invited to participate in making scenes of the seasons with kirigami paper cutting art. From flowers and butterflies to pine trees and snowflakes, there are countless patterns you can create. All materials are provided, so just bring your creativity and imagination and stop by anytime during library open hours. The project will be put on display in the Children’s Area after completion.
Thursday, March 7, 3:30-5:30 P.M.
Mandala Paper Quilt Workshop

This fun workshop for families will be led by Teaching Artist Lilli Lanier. This project uses basic traditional kirigami paper cutting techniques to create colorful, layered, mandala paper quilt squares. All ages welcome, and all materials will be provided.
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00-2:30 P.M.
Bollywood Babies

Join instructor Sunita Raj in this fun Bollywood dance learning program for children 18 to 48 months old and their parent. Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program.
  Thursday, March 28, 4:00-4:30 P.M.
Read-To-Me Storytime Special Session

In this special story time session, children aged 2 to 6 years old will enjoy art-themed stories and receive a coloring or activity sheet. No registration is required..

For more information, please call (510) 795-2629 or email Chien-Chun Chang at cchang@aclibrary.org.
Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave.,Fremont, CA 94536 MAP

For a complete listing of all the events at Alameda County Libraries, please click HERE

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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community, we have an excellent opportunity for you!

Every Tuesday and Thursday from October through May, more than 50 children are meeting with their teen volunteers at Centerivlle Library to improve reading.  This highly appreciated popular program has helped hundreds of kids in the past 5 years.  It is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity many teens are looking for.  Applications are now open, for details and to apply, please download the application form and turn it in to the library as soon as possible.  Positions are open until filled.

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Tuesday, June 19, 1:00-5:30 P.M.
Thursday, June 21, 10:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Kids Library Camp

Learn  about how library works, how to find homework help, play games, and lots of fun activities.  For grades 4-7.  Registration is required and is already full.
Check out how much fun we had in this 2011 camp video.
Thursday, June 28, 2-3 P.M.
Storyteller Michael Katz

Animated and interactive stories for kids of all ages.
This program will be held in the library’s meeting room. Seats are  limited.  A free ticket is required to attend. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to program start time.
Thursday, July 5, 2-4 P.M.
Family Movie Time: The Adventures of Tintin

Based on a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi).  Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Rated PG.
Thursday, July 12, 2-3 P.M.
Reading Is Delicious with Singer Patricia Shih

Join Patricia Shih, a multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter, for a fun-filled family concert full of laughter and joy!
This program will be held in the library’s meeting room. Seats are  limited.   A free ticket is required to attend. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to program start time
Thursday, July 19, 2-3 P.M.
Mr. SHAP

Join Mr. Shap, a magician and balloon twister for his amazing ” Super Happenings Always Possible” show with us!
This program will be held outdoors in the library’s patio. Some sitting areas may not have shade. Please wear a hat to shield the sun.
Thursday, July 26, 2-3 P.M.
The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney

Don’t miss Steve Chaney’s hilarious show with Corny Crow!  It’s so funny that you can’t stop laughing.
This program will be held outdoors in the library’s patio.  Some sitting areas may not have shade.  Please wear a hat to shield the sun.
Tuesday, August 2 , 2-3 P.M.
Card Making Crafts for Teens and Tweens

Participants will use some simple scrapbook and stamping techniques to create their cards. All materials will be supplied you just need to bring your creativity!
For kids ages 10 and up. Space will be limited and tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, August 7 – 30, 1:30-3:30 P.M.
Intro to Algebra
A 4-week math preparation class for incoming 7th graders only. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of August.
Get ready for junior high math. Learn basic algebra concepts with Jonathan Lu, a USA Junior Math Olympiad qualifier from MSJ High School.  Registration is required. Limit to 20 seats.

Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536
For more information, please call 510-795-2629 or email cchang@aclibrary.org or egamell@aclibrary.org

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