Archive for September, 2011
Each month we will have a book party right here at the Fremont Library! We will read a story or two, and then do a craft or have a snack related to our books/theme for the day. We want to show you how much fun you can have with books and stories. Crafts and related snacks help children remember the story and remember it fondly.
Our book party will meet in the Storytime Theater in the children’s area of the library. We are meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 5:30 pm. Please be right on time if you are attending, as we have another group in the room right at 6 pm. We hope to see you there as we share a Halloween story and craft!
For more information, contact Mary Ayers at (510) 745-1408 or email at email@example.com.
John Stanley has been sharing his love of films with Bay Area folks for years. Whether it was an actor interview in his capacity as entertainment writer for 33 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, as the host of KTVU TV’s Channel 2 program Creature Features from 1978-1984, or as a lecturer at Elderhostel/Bay Area Classic Learning events, John is always out there, enthusiastically talking about films and the folks who make them.Luckily, John has preserved some of the material from Creature Features on DVD, and has written film books (notably, his Creature Features Movie Guides) some of which are available to the public on John Stanley’s website. Those of us who grew up with Creature Features are very grateful that John has made these available!
John’s newest book is The Gang That Shot up Hollywood. Packed with over 750 photos, the book contains cameos of stars John has interviewed over the years while at the San Francisco Chronicle such as James Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, and Jane Russell. Some of John Stanley’s books are also available here in Alameda County Library: check your local library catalog.
At the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum (37417 Niles Blvd. in Fremont, California), John Stanley will be hosting Tom Wyrsch’s documentary, Back to Space-Con on Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 pm. For more info: http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/halloween-30-11.htm
For The Gang That Shot Up Hollywood: www.stanleybooks.net
For information on John Stanley’s work with Elderhostel/Bay Area Classic Learning: http://www.stanleybooks.net/elderhostel.html
Despite the warm temperatures – Fall arrived today. Today is known as the autumnal equinox. It is one of the times of the year when day light and night-time are almost equal. You can read more about it here.
And fall means it is time for soups , stews, and other things that go in the slow cooker.
Find strategies to improve your resume so that employers can find you. Learn how to effectively search for a job and which online source you need to use. Where can you find those hidden jobs and when to use the classifieds effectively? Find out how library materials and databases can help you with tests and skill building; and with company and industry research. How can support groups help you and where can you find them?
Find the answers by joining us at the Fremont Main Library for the LINK TO JOBS classes.
LINK TO JOBS WORKSHOPS
Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room
Monday Evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Link up with the Fremont Main Library for FREE job help and training! These classes will teach you library and online resources you can use to effectively target your job search. You can attend individual classes or all of the sessions. Knowledge of the Internet will be helpful.
- October 3: Career Strategies
- October 10: Networking
- October 17: Hidden Jobs vs. Advertised Jobs
- October 24: Researching Companies and Industries
- October 31: Salary Search/Support Groups
To register, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 745-1440.
Almost without fail, I read the newspaper in the morning. I start with the front page and work my way through the different sections, at least skimming the articles beneath the headlines and always saving the comics page for last. I never skip the comics page because there I find profound truths and observations.
Uncover profundities in the library by browsing where the call numbers start with 741.5.
Enjoy working with kids? Love reading kids’ books? You might like to become a Booklegger. The Bookleggers are volunteers from our community that visit students in grades K-8 in the Fremont Unified School District, presenting book programs. There will be an orientation at the Fremont Main Library on Tuesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, in Conference Room A. Training will be at the Fremont Main Library on Tuesdays, September 27-November 15, 9:15-11:45 am, also in Conference Room A. For more information about the training, please visit our Booklegger link:
For more information about the Bookleggers:
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael M. Lewis is another book that has been turned into a movie. The movie, rated PG-13, stars Brad Pitt as Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane and comes out in theaters beginning September 23rd. Moneyball follows the Oakland Athletics and General Manager Billy Beane as he builds one of the lowest paid teams in baseball into a success. His budget constraints and his own personal style have Beane following a new set of rules in order to build a winning team.
You’ll also find other books by Michael M. Lewis at the library including: Liar’s Poker : Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street , The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game , and The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine .
You can also catch up on your Oakland A’s history by checking out DVDs and books available at the library or just head out to the ballpark. GO A’s!!