Healthy Mind Platter

Seven daily essential mental activities to optimize brain matter and create well-being

Focus Time When we closely focus on tasks in a goal-oriented way, we take on challenges that make deep connections in the brain.

Play Time When we allow ourselves to be spontaneous or creative, playfully enjoying novel experiences, we help make new connections in the brain.

Connecting Time When we connect with other people, ideally in person, and when we take time to appreciate our connection to the natural world around us, we activate and reinforce the brain’s relational circuitry.

Physical Time When we move our bodies, aerobically if medically possible, we strengthen the brain in many ways.

Time In When we quietly reflect internally, focusing on sensations, images, feelings and thoughts, we help to better integrate the brain.

Down Time When we are non-focused, without any specific goal, and let our mind wander or simply relax, we help the brain recharge.

Sleep Time When we give the brain the rest it needs, we consolidate learning and recover from the experiences of the day.

excerpt from Healthy mind platter

Books by Dan Siegel @ Library

The ever very popular Summer Reading Game officially starts today, Monday, June 13 and will run through Saturday, August 13.  Other than a bingo game to play on the game board, this year we have an online game for you as well.  Everybody from the newborn to centenarians can play.

For the bingo game, you can sign up at your library any time during open hours starting June 13 and choose one game board depending upon your age.

Pre-readers Game Board







Kids Game Board


Teens Game Board


Adults Game Board












































Spinning starts June 20, a week after the start day,  and ends Wednesday, August 31.

For the online game, you can sign up yourself online at http://summer.aclibrary.org.

First Prizes are :

  • Pre-readers:  Inflatable mini beach ball and museum passes
  • Kids: smencil and museum passes
  • Teens: smencil
  • Adults:  book bag

Final prize for all age groups will be a book.

There will also be a raffle for Teens (a GoPro camera) and Adults (Fitbit Fitness band) when you sign up.

You can check here for detailed information on the Summer Reading Game.

We are also hosting a variety of summer programs this year.  Check here to see the whole list.

Come one and all!  Summer will not be complete without a lot of reading, prizes, and shows in your library!!


Bicycle Theft Prevention Workshop


bikeeastbayGain strategies and skills for bike security at this FREE and Fun Class!

Saturday, June 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Fremont Main Library Fukaya A Meeting Room

Learn more and register online at BikeEastBay.org/education.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Financial Self Reliance


Fremont Main Library – Fukaya A Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Life’s challenges–health emergencies, sudden loss of a job, retirement, natural alan olsendisasters–can come when you’re least prepared. Let CPA Alan Olsen teach you how to prepare for any unexpected financial burden. Learn skills that can help your career, family and your future.

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.



Pronunciation: /ˈbīəs

Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair  Oxford Dictionary

How do we learn prejudice? Social scientists believe children begin to acquire prejudices and stereotypes as toddlers. Many studies have shown that as early as age 3, children pick up terms of racial prejudice without really understanding their significance.

Soon, they begin to form attachments to their own group and develop negative attitudes about other racial or ethnic groups, or the “out-group”. Early in life, most children acquire a full set of biases that can be observed in verbal slurs, ethnic jokes and acts of discrimination.

Test Yourself for Hidden Bias. Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington created “Project Implicit” to develop Hidden Bias Tests — called Implicit Association Tests, or IATs, in the academic world — to measure unconscious bias. Read more Teaching Tolerance

Materials on prejudice @ library


Bike with confidence.  Bike for the future.  Bike for fun!

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. or

Saturday, June 4, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (women-focused class)

Free classroom workshops.  No bike required.  Free reflective vests for participants. Details and registration at:

BikeEastBay.org/education or 510-845-7433 ext. 2.

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Kids & Kites & Splash !!!



The annual Kids ‘n Kites Festival is just around the corner.  It is scheduled this coming Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 3 pm, and locates within Central Park next to Aqua Adventure Waterpark.

This is a free event to the public, and even free kites for the first 3,000 children.  Other than the live entertainment on the stage, there will be interactive booths with information on summer activities, a play area, food and more.

Kite festival goers can also make their way next door to get a look at Fremont’s Aqua Adventure Waterpark.  It will offer a pre-season Splash if weather permitted from 2 to 5 pm with a special one-time entrance minimal fee.

As you can tell, spring is here now and summer is next.  Put down your electronic devices, go outdoors to play and enjoy the warm weather, fresh air and sun!



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