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Monday 01/30/2023

San Lorenzo Family Help Center will have free groceries for families in need. 

Date: Every Monday & Saturday 

Time: 10AM – 12PM 

Location: San Lorenzo Family Help Center, 100 Hacienda Ave., San Lorenzo

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Monday 01/30/2023

TVH provides free groceries for families. 

Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry distributes free groceries to low-income Tri-Valley residents. 

Date: Every Monday & Thursday

Time: 1PM – 5PM 

Location: Mar Thomas Church, 418 Junction Ave., Livermore 

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Monday 01/30/2023

This group is facilitated by BANANAS.

The free playgroups will teach children to laugh, explore, and create. Discover the many wonderful ways that play inspires learning. Playgroups offer grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nannies, neighbors, friends, and parents a space to connect with one another and build community.

Date: Every Monday & Wednesday

Time: 10:30AM – 11:15AM

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Monday 01/30/2023

Join Hayward Public Library for a fun storytime. 

Start your morning with rhymes, puppets, and stories. This storytime is intended for children birth to 36 months. All our storytime help children develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing. 

Date: Every Monday

Time: 10:30AM – 11AM 

Location: Weekes Branch Library, 27300 Patrick Ave., Hayward 

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Monday 01/30/2023

Stop by Castro Valley Library for Lunar New Year fun!

The animals from the Chinese Zodiac are loose in Castro Valley's Children's Section! Help find all 12 and receive a small prize. This event will be taking place in the Children's Section daily from January 23rd-February 5th. Children may participate one time.

Date: Everyday

Time: All day

Location: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley

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Tuesday 01/31/2023

Drive-thru food pantry available to Cherryland, Ashland, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Union City families. 

The food pantry is available to families in the listed cities above. Families can bring home a free bag of groceries. 

Date: Every Tuesday & Thursday 

Time: 2PM – 4PM 

Location: South Hayward Parish, 27287 Patrick Ave., Hayward 

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Tuesday 01/31/2023

Family paths offer parenting classes.

All types of parents-mothers, fathers, expecting parents, foster & kinship care providers, adoptive parents, LGBT parents, and others involved in parenting roles are invited to learn about positive parenting, child development, and more including self-care.

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Contact: 800-829-3777

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Tuesday 01/31/2023

Join Berkeley’s Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library in story time! 

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and fun outdoors. This 30-minute story time is geared towards children ages 2-5. 

Date: Every Tuesday 

Time: 10:30AM – 11AM 

Location: Grove Street Park-near toddler play area, 1730 Oregon St, Berkeley 

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Tuesday 01/31/2023

Visit Melrose Library for storytime.

Bring your kids to storytime with books, rhymes, and songs! After, there will be playtime with toys.

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 10:15AM – 11:30AM

Location: Melrose Library, 4805 Foothill Blvd., Oakland

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Tuesday 01/31/2023

Make some art with Oakland Public Library & MOCHA.

Free art lessons are available to children at the library. Each week will have a different theme.

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 3:15PM – 4:45PM

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, 6833 International Blvd., Oakland

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Tuesday 01/31/2023

Sing along with Livermore Public Library.

Babies from birth to 12 months and their caregivers will enjoy songs, action rhymes, and playtime, and share a book together in each lively session.

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 10:15AM

Location: Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore, Livermore

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Tuesday 01/31/2023

Stop by Castro Valley Library for Lunar New Year fun!

The animals from the Chinese Zodiac are loose in Castro Valley's Children's Section! Help find all 12 and receive a small prize. This event will be taking place in the Children's Section daily from January 23rd-February 5th. Children may participate one time.

Date: Everyday

Time: All day

Location: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Join Union City Library for storytime In person! 

Enjoy stories, songs, and coloring activities at the library. 

Date: Every Wednesday 

Time: 10AM – 11AM 

Location: Union City Library, 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City 

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Visit Cherryland Library for a Black History Month storytime.

Read, sing and honor Black resistance with Cherryland Library. This storytime is in English and for all tiny ones who enjoy a good book.

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 11:30AM – 12PM

Location: Cherryland Community Center, 278 Hampton Rd., Hayward

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Alameda County Community Food Bank will distribute groceries. 

Families can pick up free groceries to bring home. Arrive as early as 7:30AM across from Unity Council Senior Center to get a number. Bring a bag. 

Date: Every Wednesday 

Time: 10AM – 12:30PM 

Location: Unity Council, 3301 E12th St., Oakland 

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Stop by for a drive-thru pantry. 

House of Faith Bay Area Church is offering a drive-thru food pantry to households who needs it. 

Date: Every Wednesday 

Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM 

Location: House of Faith Bay Area Church, 1265 B St., Hayward

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Join Berkeley Public Library for a yoga storytime.

Join us for a story time with yoga poses along with books, music, and movement activities.  Please bring yoga mats or exercise mat.

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 3:30PM

Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South branch, 1901 Russell St., Berkeley

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Join 81st Avenue Branch Library for play time!

Bring your kids to Play Café, where we have a story time with books, rhymes, and songs! After, there will be playtime and snacks.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 10:15AM – 11:30AM

Location: 81st Avenue Branch Library, 1021 81st Ave., Oakland

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Make some art with Oakland Public Library & MOCHA.

Free art lessons are available to children at the library. Each week will have a different theme.

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: Main Library Children’s Room, 125 14th St., Oakland

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Make some art with Oakland Public Library & MOCHA.

Free art lessons are available to children at the library. Each week will have a different theme.

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: 81st Avenue Branch, 1021 81st Ave., Oakland

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Join Livermore Public Library for a scavenger hunt. 

Patrons of all ages may obtain the clue to Waldo’s whereabouts from the Information Desk at the Springtown Library. Participants who find Waldo earn one raffle ticket per week. The raffle ticket enters participants into a drawing for prizes like Squishmallows, mini Lego kits, and craft kits. Two winners will be chosen at the end of each month. 

Date: Every Tuesday 

Time: All day 

Location: Springtown Library, 998 Bluebell Dr., Livermore 

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Enjoy a movie with Hayward Public Library. 

Come on in, sit back, and relax after a long day at school. We'll be playing popular movies for kids of all ages. 

Date: Every Tuesday 

Time: 3:30PM – 5PM 

Location: Hayward Public Library-Storytime Room, 888 C St., Hayward 

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

This group is facilitated by BANANAS.

The free playgroups will teach children to laugh, explore, and create. Discover the many wonderful ways that play inspires learning. Playgroups offer grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nannies, neighbors, friends, and parents a space to connect with one another and build community.

Date: Every Monday & Wednesday

Time: 10:30AM – 11:15AM

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Family paths offer parenting classes.

All types of parents-mothers, fathers, expecting parents, foster & kinship care providers, adoptive parents, LGBT parents, and others involved in parenting roles are invited to learn about positive parenting, child development, and more including self-care.

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Contact: 800-829-3777

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Wednesday 02/01/2023

Stop by Castro Valley Library for Lunar New Year fun!

The animals from the Chinese Zodiac are loose in Castro Valley's Children's Section! Help find all 12 and receive a small prize. This event will be taking place in the Children's Section daily from January 23rd-February 5th. Children may participate one time.

Date: Everyday

Time: All day

Location: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Join FERC (Family Education and Resource Center) for their Caregiver Support Group.

Families/caregivers of those who have loved ones with mental health challenges in Alameda County are invited to join the support group to share experiences. The group currently meets on Zoom.  For questions, email bettye@mhaac.org.

Date: Thursday, February 02, 2023

Time: 5PM – 6:30PM

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Make a wreath with Dublin Library.

Kids are invited to join us in making a folded paper heart wreath for Valentine's Day. Craft is suitable for ages 5+, but younger children may need an adult helper. All supplies will be provided.

Date: Thursday, February 02, 2023

Time: 4PM – 5PM

Location: Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Join Dublin Library for family game night! 

A variety of board games, including checkers, Candyland, Uno, Connect Four, and many more. Friendly teen volunteers will be available to teach you a new game, or to join in the fun if you need an extra player.

Date: Thursday, February 02, 2023

Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin

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Thursday 02/02/2023

4Cs of Alameda County will be giving away groceries.

A variety of canned and dry goods will be available for families in need. Registration required.

Date: Thursday, February 02, 2023

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Location: Hayward Office Garage, 22351 City Center Dr., Hayward

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Join 81st Avenue Branch Library for play time!

Bring your kids to Play Café, where we have a story time with books, rhymes, and songs! After, there will be playtime and snacks.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 10:15AM – 11:30AM

Location: 81st Avenue Branch Library, 1021 81st Ave., Oakland

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Make some art with Oakland Public Library & MOCHA.

Free art lessons are available to children at the library. Each week will have a different theme.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Ave., Oakland

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Thursday 02/02/2023

TVH provides free groceries for families. 

Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry distributes free groceries to low-income Tri-Valley residents. 

Date: Every Monday & Thursday

Time: 1PM – 5PM 

Location: Mar Thomas Church, 418 Junction Ave., Livermore 

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Drive-thru food pantry available to Cherryland, Ashland, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Union City families. 

The food pantry is available to families in the listed cities above. Families can bring home a free bag of groceries. 

Date: Every Tuesday & Thursday 

Time: 2PM – 4PM 

Location: South Hayward Parish, 27287 Patrick Ave., Hayward 

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Join Berkeley Public Library for a special storytime.

This special musical storytime takes place at one of Berkeley’s oldest and most beloved music venues. Each session will feature live music, movement activities, and read-aloud stories for children ages 2-6.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 10:30AM

Location: The Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley

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Thursday 02/02/2023

Stop by Castro Valley Library for Lunar New Year fun!

The animals from the Chinese Zodiac are loose in Castro Valley's Children's Section! Help find all 12 and receive a small prize. This event will be taking place in the Children's Section daily from January 23rd-February 5th. Children may participate one time.

Date: Everyday

Time: All day

Location: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley

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Thursday 02/02/2023

This group is facilitated by BANANAS.

The free playgroups will teach children to laugh, explore, and create. Discover the many wonderful ways that play inspires learning. Playgroups offer grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nannies, neighbors, friends, and parents a space to connect with one another and build community.

Date: Every Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 10:30AM – 11:15AM

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Friday 02/03/2023

Tri-Valley Volunteers will be at the library to distribute food. 

The TCV (Tri City Volunteers) Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Fremont Main Library from 10:30am-11:30am. Food is available for the first 80 families in attendance. 

Date: Every other Friday

Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM 

Location: Fremont Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont 

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Friday 02/03/2023

Make some art with Oakland Public Library & MOCHA.

Free art lessons are available to children at the library. Each week will have a different theme.

Date: Every Friday

Time: 3:30PM - 5PM

Location: West Oakland Branch, 1801 Adeline St., Oakland 

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Friday 02/03/2023

Join Central Library for weekly drop-in sessions with MOCHA.

Make art with Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) at the library on the 4th floor.

Date: Every Friday

Time: 3:30PM – 5PM

Location: Central Library-4th floor, 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley

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Friday 02/03/2023

Stop by Castro Valley Library for Lunar New Year fun!

The animals from the Chinese Zodiac are loose in Castro Valley's Children's Section! Help find all 12 and receive a small prize. This event will be taking place in the Children's Section daily from January 23rd-February 5th. Children may participate one time.

Date: Everyday

Time: All day

Location: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley

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Saturday 02/04/2023

San Lorenzo Family Help Center will have free groceries for families in need. 

Date: Every Monday & Saturday 

Time: 10AM – 12PM 

Location: San Lorenzo Family Help Center, 100 Hacienda Ave., San Lorenzo

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Stop by Newark Library for music time.

Families are invited to join for an hour of music performed by local musicians, featuring the library’s piano and other musical instruments. All ages are welcome.

Date: Saturday, February 04, 2023

Time: 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Location: Newark Library-Newark Room, 37055 Newark Blvd., Newark

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Celebrate Black History Month with Oakland Public Library.

Celebrate Black History Month with an all-ages family storytime! Children's Librarian Lolade will share songs & stories from the Black diaspora. Enjoy light refreshments and playtime afterwards!

Date: Every other Saturday

Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Location: Main Library Children’s Room, 25 14th St., Oakland

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Enjoy a magic show with Oakland Public Library.

The Bay Area's beloved Unique Derique teaches the African roots and rhythms of Hambone body percussion and its evolution in America in this lively presentation and performance.

Date: Saturday, February 04, 2023

Time: 11AM – 11:45AM

Location: Asian Branch, 388 Ninth St., Oakland

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Enjoy a magic show with Oakland Public Library.

The Bay Area's beloved Unique Derique teaches the African roots and rhythms of Hambone body percussion and its evolution in America in this lively presentation and performance.

Date: Saturday, February 04, 2023

Time: 2PM - 2:45PM

Location: Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Livermore Public Library invited birds to the library.

A Ranger will share tips with the audience then take the group outside to look and listen for signs of local birds. In Community Rooms A and B at Civic Center Library.

Date: Saturday, February 04, 2023

Time: 10AM

Location: Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Celebrate Lunar New Year at San Leandro Main Library.

Enjoy an afternoon of Lunar New Year Events with VOVINAM San Jose - A Lion Dance, Martial Arts, and Singing will get you starting the New Year. The Asian Community Cultural Association will offer paper crafting for all ages. Free refreshments while supplies last.

Date: Saturday, February 04, 2023

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Location: San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Visit Oakland's Laurel District to celebrate Lunar New Year.

The Laurel District Lion Dance Parade and Blessing of Local Businesses begins at the Heroes Ceremony and moves along MacArthur Blvd. Sifu “Master” Lacey leads the Buk Sing Kung Fu Academy of Fremont in Traditional Lion Dance and unleashes two lions with music and firecrackers, and of course, offerings to bring luck and welcome the year of the Rabbit.

Date: Saturday, February 04, 2023

Time: 11AM - 2PM

Location: Laurel District, 4222 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Watch sea creatures live on their cams.

Monterey Bay Aquarium shares their cams from their animal exhibits. Check out tropical fishes swimming about, penguins waddle around, and much more. 

Date: Everyday 

Time: All day 

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Visit West Branch and make art with MOCHA.

Make art with Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA).

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 11AM – 12:30PM

Location: West Branch Library, 1125 University Ave., Berkeley

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Join Berkeley Public Library for storytime at the park.

Bring a blanket for a storytime at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market. Stories and songs will be shared.

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 10:30AM

Location: Downtown Berkeley Farmer’s Market, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Join Livermore Public Library for Music and Movement time. 

 Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills. This activity is perfect for children ages 1-5. 

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 10:15AM 

Location: Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore, Livermore 

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Saturday 02/04/2023

Stop by Castro Valley Library for Lunar New Year fun!

The animals from the Chinese Zodiac are loose in Castro Valley's Children's Section! Help find all 12 and receive a small prize. This event will be taking place in the Children's Section daily from January 23rd-February 5th. Children may participate one time.

Date: Everyday

Time: All day

Location: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley

Link: Click here for more information.

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