All Libraries are Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.
Regular Library Business Hours resume on Monday, January 21, 2020.
Join us for a community event honoring a great American leader.
Oratorical Festival and Poetry Slam
Student contestants will perform and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of peace, tolerance, and social justice through essay, speech, and poem.
ENTERTAINMENT • CRAFTS • LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
City Council meetings generally occur on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. City Council meetings that fall on a holiday are generally held the next day (Tuesday). To view the agenda for tonight's meeting or an archive of prior meetings, please click here.
Note: August is considered a "recess month" in which no City Council meetings typically occur.
Baby Time: Rhymes, songs and books for pre-walkers ages 0 to 12 months
Enjoy focused time with your baby (pre-walkers ages 0 to 12 months) during this short session. We’ll sing songs, learn easy movement activities, and explore board books, followed by time to play/bond with your baby and talk with other parents and caregivers. If you have a baby and a toddler/preschooler, please attend our toddler storytime or preschool storytime instead. For the months of January and February this storytime will take place inside the children's library.
Cuentacuentos: Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años
Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento.
Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to grab a snack, watch a movie, play games on the Chromebooks, play boardgames, do homework, and hang out in Teen Lounge!
Paws to Read for grades 1 to 5
Kids in grades 1 through 5 can read aloud to certified therapy dogs in this library program. Register starting Thursday, January 2 and choose your reading time: 3:30pm, 4:05pm or 4:35pm. Call the Library to sign up: 510-577-3960
Children in grades 1 to 5 can come to Manor Branch Library to practice their reading skills by reading to a teen volunteer. Call 510-577-7971 to sign up.
Toddler Storytime: Just the right pace for you and your totally nonstop toddler up to age 3, we’ll enjoy stories, songs and active rhymes! For the months of January and February, toddler time takes place at 10:15am in the children's library.
Preschool Storytime: Designed for children ages 3-6, our preschool storytime features longer picture books, plus plenty of flannel boards, puppets and songs. For the months of January and February, preschool storytime will take place inside the children's library.