Events

Wednesday, March 29

Art Exhibition by Bay Area Artist David Lew

We are pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings from 2016-2017 by Bay Area artist David Lew. The show features the artist’s abstract work, including a...

Kindness Letter Writing Station

As part of Silicon Valley Reads, Bascom is encouraging the expression of appreciation for kindness, sharing positivity, and thanking people for friendship....

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences. Enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds, movement, and interaction with...

ESL Conversation Club - Intermediate

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Toddlers start building skills needed to learn and succeed in school in a fun way. Through music and movement activities and the fun of books, they discover...

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Babies learn and grow with new experiences. Engage your litle one with new sights, sounds and movement through books, songs, rhymes, and interaction with...

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences. Enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds, movement, and interaction with...

Citizenship Class

Prepare for the United States Citizenship test and interview by going through the 100 questions provided by the USCIS. Our volunteers will lead you through...

ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play

All children ages 3-8 and their families are invited to participate in this lively and interactive monthly story time. Children with varying learning styles...

Japanese/English Storytelling

Join us for a fun bilingual storytelling session!

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

This is a lively storytime with music and fingerplays, and rhymes for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. We have a half hour of storytime followed by a...

Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

There will be a storytime break on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Toddlers start building skills needed to learn and succeed in school in a fun way.Through music and...

Reading to Children with Ms. Carol

Join us on Wednesday mornings at 11:30 in the Children's Area/ Family Place for stories and songs with our volunteer Ms. Carol. Practice your Alphabet song;...

ESL Writing Class for Citizenship Exam

Writing class for English Language Learners preparing for the Citizenship/Naturalization test/interview; however, all learners are welcome. No...

Reading to Children

Our trained volunteer reads to children in the Children’s Area! Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with the reader, and they can choose the stories they...

Reading to Children

Miss Stephanie reads to children in the Doris Dillon Reading Room. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with her, and they can choose the stories they wish...

ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Homework Center

Free homework tutoring is offered in English and Spanish for grades K-12. Parent must register the child at first session.

Migration Map (Mapa de Migración)

At the Alum Rock library, we celebrate our diverse experiences and cultures! Come to the library and add your migration path to our map. While you're here,...

Conversation Cafe: Korean

Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six-week class series.

Wii Wednesdays

Get your game on every Wednesday after school in the teen room! Come hang out, meet people, play board games and wii games, or challenge the librarian to a...

ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Citizenship Information from CET

Come and learn how to become a U.S. Citizen! An Immigration Specialist from Center for Employment Training’s Immigration and Citizenship Program will be here...

Game On! Board Game Fun

Kids and teens, come by after school to play fun board games. Bring your friends or meet new ones!

LEGO® Fun

Please join us at 3:00 pm for our LEGO® Fun meeting. We will have lots of LEGO® blocks for children, ages 5-8. Building solo, or building as a team, there...

Make with Holly! Peer Sessions in the Makerspace

Are you interested in using the Makerspace but aren't quite sure what projects you can do there? Have you been to a training (or four) but still want to...

Norma Reads to Children (English or Spanish)

Norma will read stories in English and Spanish. Children can practice their reading skills by reading to Norma. For kids of all ages.

Homework Club for Grades K-8

NOTE: Wednesday, April 18th's Homework Club has been cancelled. The club will begin again on April 25th! Having homework trouble? Join us for our weekly...

Phun with Physics!

Learn about science through exciting hands-on projects! This is a FREE 5-week after-school program offered for 3rd - 6th grade students in the Hillview...

Senior Peer Advocates

Senior Peer Advocate volunteers can provide one-on-one information and assistance, tailored specifically to older adults and their family members needing...

Conversation Café - Arabic

Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six-week class series. FREE - Beginning, Basic Conversational Language Instruction Learn Simple Words &...

Homework Center for Grades K-6

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K-6 students with homework assignments on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday....

MathBuddy Homework Help

A drop-in Math homework help session for students in grades 1-4.

MathMatters!

This program helps K-8 grade students master foundational math concepts from the common core standards. It then builds on those foundations to help students...

Medical Science for Middle Schoolers

(No Class on April 12) Come join us every week and learn about diseases, organs, medicine, and human biology. Each month, we explore a new...

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Twelve Angry Men

Join us to view the movie “Twelve Angry Men.” A jury argues a case in a stuffy room on a hot summer's day. Eleven say "guilty!" But one holdout is convinced...

Wii for Teens

Get your game on every Wednesday afternoon in the teen room. Come hang out, meet people, and play video games. Bring your friends!

Reading to Furry Friends

Children are invited to practice reading to gentle and trained assistance dogs just longing for kids to read to them. Share your favorite story and make a...

Science for Youth!

The March Program showcases the basics of chemistry such as the periodic table, bonding, acids and bases, and more! Students from Harker Academy host a...

9 Week Basic Entrepreneur Workshop / Programa Incubador de Negocios

Create a plan to grow your small business. 9 consecutive weeks. Mondays in English - March 13 through May 8 9 semanas consecutivas. Miércoles en español -...

Citizenship Class

Learn citizenship vocabulary, Civics, U.S History and Government while practicing for your citizenship interview. If your citizenship interview is coming up,...

One in Math

OneInMath is a free, self-paced program that enables young students (K-3) to master basic arithmetic skills. The program is designed to help students...

ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

ESL Conversation Club / El Club de Conversación de ESL

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Scottsboro-An American Tragedy

Join us to view the documentary “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy.” In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a...

Author Talk with Colin Eldred-Cohen

Join us for a special conversation with local children’s book author, Colin Eldred-Cohen. Colin will be discussing his first published book, The Fire Tuck...

Bilingual Family Storytime Vietnamese/English Resumes May 31- Family Storytime only on April 26.

Familiy Storytime on 4/26 will not include Vietnamese. However, we invite everyone to come hear Stories from Around the World Shared in English as we...

Family Storytime  Cancelled August 16- September 27, 2017

Check back for the new schedule. Bring your whole family out to Bascom Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early...

Family Storytime and Stay & Play

Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster a love of books and...

Financial Empowerment

In this series of workshops you will learn about financial basics, including topics such as: · Anti-Payday Lending - 6/7 · Banking Basics - 6/14 ·...

Conversation Café - Mandarin

Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six-week class series.

Wednesday, March 29


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