Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newark Library

Sunday Chat: Practice Your English
A Free Conversation Group @ Newark Library

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. from July 29 to September 30. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free.

Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. It is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, and is wheelchair accessible. For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Newark Library, (510) 284-0677, at least seven working days prior to the event.

8th Annual San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Discovery Meadow
San Jose 

San Jose Renaissance Faire returns for its fifth run to downtown San Jose August 4-5 and in September, you really should join us for the end of our season bash at the Folsom Renaissance Faire, September 22-23.

Join in the fun and experience some of the most fabulous improv, stage acts, music, entertainment, games, arts and crafts and of course food.

For more info on the even please visit www.sanjosefaire.com
Buy tickets now on eventbrite and save: https://bit.ly/2HoI23Y


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newark Library

 Free Workshops at Newark Library

Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.

September 22, October 13 and 27


Do you want to learn or practice sewing? Register to learn with the help of experienced seamstresses. For beginners, Newark Library provides everything you need to get started and sew a drawstring bag.


If you have some basic skills, bring your own project to work on, building your skills while having fun and socializing. Newark Library provides the sewing machines and other equipment or you may bring your own.


Registration is required: Register online or at the Information desk. Call (510)284-0677 when the library is open if registration help needed.


Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. It is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, and is wheelchair accessible.  For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Newark Library at least seven working days prior to the event.

Come and Learn about Covered California

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library
San Francisco 

What is Covered California and who can apply?
What are the plan options and when can I apply?
What is Special enrollment?
If I have Medicare, can I still keep my Covered California?
I received a Form 1095-A from Covered California.
What is Form 1095-A?
What if I choose not to get health insurance?

Presentation is made possible by CCHP Health Plan and will be presented by Jeany Deng in Cantonese, with English and Mandarin translation provided upon request.

For more information about this event


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alameda County Library

Fixit coaches will help mend broken small electronics, bikes, appliances, and toys at this all-age, do-it-together repair event. What are you bringing to be fixed? Let us know at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J. Along with coaches, the library will provide workspace and tools.

Wannabe fixit coaches, handy persons, teens and kids and tinkerers may sign up at goo.gl/xS1MRK.

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library
San Francisco 

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Presentation is made possible by the Alzheimer’s Association and will be in Cantonese. Sign-up is recommended. Please call 415-355-2888 or ask the information desk.

For more information about this event

The 7th Asian Health Symposium

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
San Francisco 

All primary care clinicians, don’t miss this symposium!
Continuing the legacy of work to improve the clinical care and outcomes of Asian patients, the Asian Health Institute presents its 7th annual Asian Health Symposium in the coming October. Many past participants have returned to this Symposium year after year because of the excellent speakers and content that can help primary care clinicians to improve their clinical practice with Asian patients. To encourage participation, we are offering discounts to clinicians in the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, University of Washington Hospitals, the affiliated institutions under Canopy Health and the Dignity Health networks, and the AAMG physicians. Don’t miss this excellent unique learning opportunity!

Date: October 11 – 12, 2018 (Thu and Fri)
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Place: Laurel Heights Conference Center – 3333 California St., SF
Registration: Please click here

DIY Mug Cake!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Library
San Francisco 

Satisfy your sweet tooth instantly with a microwaved cake prepared and baked in a mug. Choose from quick and easy recipes that are ready in minutes!

For ages 10-18. Please be aware of food allergies and let us know. No sign-up necessary.

Bayview Linda Brooks Burton Branch Library

5075 3rd Street

San Francisco, 94124


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM