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happy_valentines_day The last day of January is here (already!) and February, the shortest month of the year, is about to make it’s entrance. February may be short but it’s an important time of  year. Lest you need to be reminded, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. It is the one day of the year that is specially set aside to let those we care about, whether in a friendly or romantic way, know just how much they mean to us.

And, of course, the libraries want to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Two of our lovely smaller libraries, Niles Library and Irvington Library, will be having programs in which the whole family is invited to participate. Both programs will be led by Christie of Christie’s Creative Cupboard.

Niles Library program will be on Tuesday, February 10 at 3:30 PM. Families will have the opportunity to work together on Valentine greetings. All supplies will be provided for this free program.  Due to space limitations, participation is available upon a first-come basis. So arrive a little early and be prepared to have fun!

Irvington Library will have a program the following day, Wednesday, February 11 at 3:30 PM.  This program will be a little different. Families will have the fun of working together to make a beautiful, tissue-decorated cardboard heart.  This will be fun to keep as a decoration for your home or to give as a gift. Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes prior to the program, so please be on time to get your place! This program is also free, and all materials are provided.

Hope you can make it to one or both of these fun programs.  Happy, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


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We have lots of upcoming family programs at the Fremont Library this summer! And the best part? They’re all free to attend! Check out a few of our programs coming up in the next couple of weeks below (check our website at www.aclibrary.org for a complete list of events).

Thursday, July 23rd: Cool, Crazy Critters with ventriloquist TONY BORDERS. For preschoolers and older. Due to seating limitations, free tickets will be vailable 15 minutes before the program at the Children’s Information Desk. Shows at 11:30 and 12:45.


Saturday, June 25th: Music Together. Free tickets for each session will be available at 1:15 p.m to attend this sample music class for newborns to age 5 years of age and a parent. The class is presented by Music Together and includes songs, chants, music and dance. Program at 1:30 pm.


Science for Youth. Join members of the Science for Youth Team, local high school students passionate about science. The program is intended for students in grades 4-5-6 but younger and older children are welcome too. Program at 4 pm.

Monday, June 27th: Registration begins for Lapsit (at 1 pm). Lapsit is designed for babies who are not yet able to walk.  It consists of a 20 minute storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces, followed by an informal “Stay and Play” for 20 minutes. 

Tuesday, June 28th: Preschool Crafts. Preschool Crafts for the summertime! Children ages 3-5 years old and a parent/caregiver are invited to attend this free program. We will have a new craft at each program. We will pass out free tickets to the first 50 children at the Children’s Desk beginning at 1:15 pm the day of the program. All supplies will be provided for the crafts. Program begins at 1:30 pm.


Read to a Dog Program. Volunteers from the Ohlone Humane Society will be bringning trained assisted therapy dogs for children to read to or just hug and pet. This is a free drop-in program. Program begins at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 29th: Magic Dan! Magic and fun with MAGIC DAN. For elementary aged children. Due to seating limitations, free tickets will be vailable 15 minutes before the program at the Children’s Information Desk. Programs are at 2 pm and 3:30 pm.


Friday, July 1st: Baby Bounce Storytime for Walkers under 2 Years of Age. This volunteer-led storytime is designed for babies who can walk. It consists of stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and lapjogs or bounces. Program begins at 11:30 am.


Music for Minors (program also begins at 11:30 am). Join Ms. Patricia for 30 minutes of songs and stretches in English, Spanish and French. For children preschool through grade 2. This free program is in partnership with Music For Minors.


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