We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, and click on "submit your event." You'll have to register at this point and enter your event, but you don't have to pay. Submitting your event in this way will ensure it is part of our easily searchable online database, as well as a candidate for space in our publications.

Learn to Code. Have fun this summer learning to code at the library's ongoing summer coding series. All ages, skill levels welcome. No experience necessary. 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org.

AHS 40th Reunion. Tickets now available for Alameda High School class of 1974's 40th reunion weekend, held July 25 to 27. $40. Write to: Karen Blom Boswell, 2852 Johnson Ave., Alameda, CA 94501.

Bay Farm Birds and Lagoon Walk. Alameda Walks presents a one-hour walk through Bay Farm's lagoon to discuss bird life, especially the Egret nesting, lead by Evelyn Kennedy. 9 a.m. July 5. Meet at Harbor Bay Community Center parking lot, 3195 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 510-747-7529, alamedaca.gov/recreation.

Blood Drive. To combat the blood shortage that typically occurs in summer, the American Red Cross holds a blood drive. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5. First Baptist Church of Alameda, 1515 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. redcrossblood.org.


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Cuentos y Canciones. Stories and songs and fun for the whole family in Spanish and English. 10:30 a.m. July 5. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Super Summer Cinema. The library's Super Summer Cinema series continues with a free showing of the family friendly blockbuster "Frozen." 2 p.m. July 5. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7705, www.alamedafree.org.

Tween Time. Tweens entering 4th through 8th grade are invited to hang out in a space reserved especially for them with games, crafts, snacks, Legos, and more. 1 to 3 p.m. July 8 and 11. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7705, www.alamedafree.org.

Blood Drive. To combat the blood shortage that typically occurs in summer, the American Red Cross holds a blood drive. Noon to 5 p.m. July 8. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. redcrossblood.org.

Wolves, Beyond the Howl. As part of the Summer Reading for Adults program, members of the California Wolf Center stop by to educate us about the elusive and mysterious wolf. 6 p.m. July 8. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org.

Art at the Library. The library's Art at the Library free Wednesday night program continues with "Gorgeous Beauty Can Be Boring," featuring highlights from an exhibition of the same name at the Asian Art Museum that looks at artwork that some may not consider beautiful. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 9. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7705, www.alamedafree.org.

Crafts at the Library. Kids from 4 to 8 years old can get crafty at with a variety of fun activities at craft day at the library. 3:30 p.m. July 10. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Teen D.I.Y. Workshop. As part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, this two-part, teen-taught D.I.Y. drop-in workshop shows you how to make and do things like modular origami, bookbinding and pop-up paper creations. 3 to 5 p.m. July 10 and July 11. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7780, mconciatori@alamedaca.gov, www.alamedafree.org.

Blood Drive. To combat the blood shortage that typically occurs in summer, the American Red Cross holds a blood drive. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1201 Grand St., Alameda. redcrossblood.org.

Legos in the Library. Designed for kids in grades 2 and up, this program gives out a suggested challenge and the Legos, and kids add their imagination and building skills. 2 to 4 p.m. July 12. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org.