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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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Happy Art IS Education month!  To celebrate youth arts learning, all the branches of Alameda County Library are presenting a total of more than 50 art events for kids, teens and families.  At Centerville Library, we have two art-making programs, one for kids and one for teens.

Both programs will take place on Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 from 2-6 pm.  Stop by anytime during these hours, no registrations are required.

Hand-in-Hand Paper People

This program is for kids of all ages. Participants will have fun decorating a paper cut-out person with crayons and recycled materials and attaching a message about one thing that’s important to creating a better future. All the paper people will be connected hand-in-hand to make a long, free-turning chain for display in the library. The community is invited to bring drawings and photos about the theme “Creating a Better Future Together” to add to the artwork.

Paper Quilt Collage

This program is for teens. Participants will use recycled materials and art supplies to design a personalized paper quilt square. The quilt squares should reflect the theme of “Creating a Better Future Together”. The quilt squares will be joined together to make a community quilt that will beon display in the Teen area of the library.

For a complete list of Art IS Education events at Alameda County Library, please click HERE.

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Another year has gone by.  I’d like to share a video of the major events at our library in 2011.  It was another busy year with many fun and/or educational family activities.  The happy faces in this video make me feel rewarded and look forward to the coming year.  Enjoy the video and have a wonderful 2012!

*Video quality can be adjusted to HD but the playback may lag on some computers.

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Is Facebook safe?  As Facebook becoming a huge social networking media among teens, even tweens or younger children if they faked their age (yes, sadly more than 7.5 million kids under 13 are on Facebook), more and more parents are concerned about what their children are doing on this website.  To help parents understand Facebook and learn how to use privacy and security settings so they can advise their children in social media safety, the Centerville Library is offering Facebook Basics classes for parents in multi-languages.  Our first session will be offered in Mandarin on Thursday, November 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  If needed, a one-on-one appointment with a teen volunteer can be arranged to assist you through the process of setting up a Facebook account.

怎麼辦? 我家的青少年整天掛在Facebook上, Facebook到底安不安全? 您知道嗎? Facebook的人口數, 已使它成為世界第三大國了, 是個”非識不可”的社交網站. 為了因應許多家長的需求, Centerville圖書館決定推出Facebook入門與安全設定課程, 第一場將以中文進行, 歡迎想讓 “擔心” 變 “放心” 的家長踴躍參加!  日期為11月10日, 1:00-2:00 PM.   如有需要, 課後還可另行安排時間, 由青少年義工輔導您建立Facebook帳號.

Centerville圖書館地址如下, 詳情請洽張小姐(Chien), 510-795-2629, email: cchang@aclibrary.org

The Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536

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