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Loren Tayerle, Conductor

Loren Tayerle, Conductor

Enjoy voice, flute and piano performances by students of the Anna Poklewski Academy of Music, 2 p.m.Saturday, October 11, at the Fremont Main Library. The new Anna Poklewski Academy of Music Chamber Music Orchestra will perform conducted by Loren Tayerle, director of Orchestral Studies at De Anza College.

The library is wheelchair accessible.

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Portuguese fado is a melancholy and often-mournful music similar to the American blues as it tells stories of heartache and disappointment.  Ramana Vieira is often referred to as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music.”  Ramana Vieira and her ensemble bring this 15th century style into modern times.  At the Fremont Main Library, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, August 31.  Call 510-745-1401 for more information.

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Your brain loves to find something new and special. Maybe it’s traveling somewhere unknown, discovering a new recipe or restaurant, or exploring a new topic. The library is just the place for your explorations: the Summer Reading Game, “Have Book – Will Travel” launched June 10. Reading is an activity for all ages; this year’s game will take you traveling. Do check out our book display; pick up an adult game board, spin the wheel, collect your first prize (maybe a flag pencil) and final prize (a book of course), and enter our branch raffle for a special extra something.

And in addition, check out our upcoming programs. This week our featured programs include “Social and Environmental Investing” at 7 PM today and on Tuesday, at 7 PM, high school students can practice writing an SAT essay and get it immediately evaluated.

Use Event Keeper on the home page to search for programs by date or by keyword. Or, you could scan our branch calendar. Event Keeper also lets you send yourself a reminder email to yourself or to someone else.

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We have two art programs returning to the library in February and March. The first is Book Party, which was a successful storytime and craft program that ran last year during the spring, and is returning February 20th. Our first session was actually yesterday, and participants had a great time hearing two of Mo Willem’s pigeon books (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy).Pigeon FingerpuppetAfter the stories, each child made a set of fingerpuppets (a pigeon, duckling and Mad Cow) from the new activity book from the series: http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Pigeon-Finish-This-Activity/dp/1423133102/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358462532&sr=8-1&keywords=dont+let+the+pigeon+finish. The kids had a blast coloring in their puppets and making them as “crazy” looking as they could.

Upcoming dates for future Book Party programs are: February 20th, March 20th, April 17th and May 15th. We meet in Fukaya Room A (with the exception of March, when we will be in the storytime theater). Program meets from 4-5 pm. All ages are welcome, but the stories and crafts are geared towards children ages 5-7 years old. Young children should have an adult helper present.

Our other returning program is Fun with Origami, run by our teen volunteer, Vanessa. Vanessa prepares two-three new origami projects each session and shows the kids how to fold them. Beacuse of the limited supply of paper, classes will be limited to 20 students, ages 8-10 years old. There is no registration for these classes, but you must pick up your free ticket at the Children’s Desk beginning at 3:45 pm the day of each program.

Origami Classes are on Thursdays, February 7th & 21st and March 7th & 21st. Classes are 4-5 pm in Fukaya Room A.

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Schools in Fremont started last Wednesday.  As you are getting ready for another year of learning, don’t forget to visit your local library.  Besides the many books you can check out, there are programs that may be helpful for you, too!

At Centerville Library, we offer different activities and  programs for different age groups.  Due to the limit of seats, some programs require sign-ups and they are all being accepted starting the first day of this month until full. 

🙂 Volunteer opportunities for teens

We are currently recruiting qualified teen volunteers for our 5th year of Read-With-Me and Read-To-Me reading programs.  These programs have been Centerville Library’s most popular on-going ones.  We are looking for responsible teens who are interested in working with children.  Click on this link for details.

🙂 Read-With-Me Reading Program for children grades 1-6

This is an one-on-one reading programs for elementary children.  Children meet with their trained teen helper very week to improve reading.  Up to 57 seats may be available but because it is so popular that 37 sign-ups have alreday been received on September 1, the first day of registration.  If you have a child who needs help in reading, please submit your registration form as soon as possible.

🙂 Preschool Storytime Plus and Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime Plus for ages 3-6.

Both storytimes include stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, and other activities.  The Preschool Storytime Plus is conducted in English on Tuesdays at 1:30-2:10pm.  The Bilingual Storytime Plus is conducted in both Mandarin and English on Thursdays at 11:30am-12:10pm. Sign-ups are recommanded by calling us at 510-795-2629, or email Chien at cchang@aclibrary.org or Elizabeth at egamell@aclibrary.org

🙂 Kids Book Club for grades 4 and up.

The Centerville Kids Book Club will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm.  We will discuss our current book selection as well as any other books we have read recently.  If you have never been to a book club before, this is a great time to check it out!  Sign up at the Information Desk and pick up our current book selection. Our book selection for October is:  Masterpiece  by Elise Broach

For a complete list of Centerville Library’s programs, please take this LINK.

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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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Many of the pictures in this multimedia poster have a link to the video of the event. Click on some of them and enjoy!

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Preschool storytime is starting this week at the Fremont branch. It’s not too late to register, so give us a call at 745-1421 or come in to the library to sign up your child ages 3 – 5 years.

Choose one of the following English-only sessions:

Mondays at 7 p.m.
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays at 12:15 p.m.

OR if you prefer a bilingual session, choose from one of these:

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. English/Spanish
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. English/Hindi
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. English/Mandarin

Remember, you can only register for one session and children need to be at least three years old (and not older than five).

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These are prescheduled weekly or monthly programs.  For special events, please check our current listings on Alameda County Library’s website at http://www.aclibrary.org

Click on program name for more details.

Ages Program Name Dates
Ages 2 – 6 Read-To-Me Drop-in Storytime, Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm except Nov. 26th. Oct. 1st –
Dec. 17th
Ages 3 – 5 Preschool Storytime Plus, Thursdays 11:15 am – 12 pm. Oct. 1st-
Nov. 19th
Ages 3 – 6 English/Mandarin Storytime Plus*, Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:15 pm, no class on Nov. 3rd.  Registration required. Sept. 29th –
Nov. 24th
Gr. 1 – 6 Read-With-Me* Reading Assistance
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons, 3:15-3:45, 4-4:30, or 4:45-5:15, no classes on Nov. 24th and 26th. Registration required.
Oct. 6th-
Dec. 17th
Gr. 4 and up Kids Book Club*
Second Thursdays of the month,  4-5 pm. Registration required.
Oct. 8th,
Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th
Parents Parenting Class for Mandarin-speaking parents, first Thursdays of the month, 12:30 – 2 pm Sept. 10th, Oct. 1st, Nov. 5th, Dec. 3rd

🙂  Centerville Library is located at
 3801 Nicolet Ave, Fremont, CA 94536. Phone: 510-795-2629


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Connect @ the Library – Free Summer Tech Talks

Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Contact the Information Desk for more information – 745-1401

Introducing Genealogy Databases
Saturday, August 15
2:00-3:30 pm Fukaya B
Ever wonder when your early relatives emigrated to the United States? Ned to know what your grandmother’s maiden name was? Join us for a demonstration of two library genealogy resources: Ancestry and Heritage Quest. You will learn how to access Federal Census records, Voter Registration records, Military records and more.

Fun with Flickr
Saturday, August 22
2:00-3:30 pm Fukaya A
Flickr is an innovative and interactive online photo management website that not only allows users to easily share photos but a whole lot more. Flickr is quickly becoming the most popular photo sharing site on the web. We will demonstrate how to set up a Flickr account and show you how you too can “Flickr your photos.”

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