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. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org

Tween Time. Tweens entering fourth through eighth 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 18, 22 and 25. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7705, www.alamedafree.org

Alameda Point Cleanup. The City of Alameda Public Works Department's Clean Water Program needs volunteers to help cleanup litter at Alameda Point. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring reusable bucket or bag and work gloves. 8:30 a.m. to noon. July 19. Meet at Shoreline parking lot, 2900 Navy Way, Alameda. 510-747-7951, alamedaca.gov.


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Cuentos y Canciones. Stories and songs for the whole family in Spanish and English. 10:30 a.m. July 19. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov

Summer Beats Concert Series. The Summer Beats Concert Series kicks off with "Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys," a tribute to "The Beach Boys." Also included; face painting, raffles, adult beverages and more. Equipped 4 Success school supply drive will be on hand to collect backpacks and school supplies for students in need. 5 to 7 p.m. July 19. Free. South Shore Center, Park Street and Otis Drive, Alameda. www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com

Meals on Wheels Fundraiser. The 18th annual Alameda Meals on Wheels Community Faire and Wine Tasting fundraiser honoring the memory of tireless volunteer and board member Janice Lee includes a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, music, fun, community and more. 1 to 5 p.m. July 20. Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St., Alameda. $20. 510-865-6131, www.alamedamealsonwheels.org

Lawyers in the Library. Talk one-on-one with a volunteer attorney on how to solve a legal issue. Sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. 6 to 8 p.m. July 21. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov

Muttville Seniors for Seniors. The Muttville Senior Dog Rescue group stops by the library to discuss their senior pets with seasoned people program, and how seniors can get adoption fees waived and free supplies when adopting a senior pet. 6:30 p.m. July 22. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedafree.org

Kiwanis Club. Jennifer Wu, Alameda Family Services' Program Director of Clinical Services, speaks about the programs her organization provides, with a focus on their counseling services. Noon. July 23. Elk Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. www.alamedakiwanis.org.

Author Maggie Stiefvater. New York Times bestselling author of "The Shiver Trilogy," "The Raven Cycle," and "The Scorpio Races," Maggie Stiefvater stops by the library to discuss and read from her newest book, "Sinner," a return to the Shiver world with a few new twists. Only books purchased through Books Inc., which will be on hand to sell copies of her work, will be signed by the author. 7:30 p.m. July 23. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedafree.org

Teen Book Swap and DIY Smoothies. As part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, teens are encouraged to bring a few books they no longer want to swap them for some new-to-you favorites. Plus, make your own delicious smoothies. 1 to 5 p.m. July 24. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7780, mconciatori@alamedaca.gov, www.alamedafree.org

Congressmember Barbara Lee. Congressmember Barbara Lee holds satellite office hours. 3 to 5 p.m. July 24. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.