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Nowruz Celebration @ Fremont Library

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Last Saturday Fremont Library hosted the annual Nowruz Celebration. The audience enjoyed dance performance by Shahrzad Dance Academy and music by Amir School of Music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages reading of popular literature among the young people. Since 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

Young readers recommend the titles of their favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these titles are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. The committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.  Then students from all over California are encouraged to read the nominees and vote for their favorite.

There are five categories: primary (Grades K-3), intermediate (Grades 3-6), middle school/junior high (Grades 6-9), young adult (Grades 9-12), and picture books for older readers (4th Grade and up).  If you are a young reader fall into any of these categories, you can vote your favorite nominees online or submit the ballot postmarked by April 1, 2017.  Winners will be announced on May 1, 2017.

check here and scroll down for the 2016 – 2017 nominees for each category.

Have fun reading and voting, and wait and see if your favorite title will be the next winner!

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Chinese Medicine Day

Chinese Medicine Day was first celebrated in 1929 in mainland China in the month of March and has since become a yearly tradition.  The Chinese medical community of Northern California has observed this important day for many decades.

 

For this year’s celebration, the Fremont Main Library is co-sponsoring a FREE health evaluation event with American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (AACMA) and Citizens For Better Community (CBC) in the Fukaya Room, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  

All are welcome!

 

Additionally, there will be two bilingual (Mandarin and English) health seminars on the causes and treatment of the following two conditions:

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Vertigo by Jia Yang, L.Ac.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Menopause by Candace Luo, L.Ac, MHA 

 

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


Location: FREMONT BRANCH – Get Directions

Free Bicycle Skills Class

bikeeastbayURBAN CYCLING 101 FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya A Meeting Room

Tuesdays, March 14 and April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (women-focused class)

Learn smart cycling skills.  Bikes East Bay will lead these classroom workshops, no bike required, at the Fremont Main Library.  Find details and register at https://bikeeastbay.org/education or call 510-845-7433 ext. 2.  Attendees will receive a free reflective vest.

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.

Swing Dancing at the Library

 

Boppin’ at the Bookshelves!

This Saturday, February 25, at 2:30-4:30 p.m., fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec leads a fun, energetic, music-filled class that combines swing dancing, aerobic fitness and the rockin’est 50’s and 60’s jump tunes. The class is for all ages, especially Baby Boomers  and active adults.  Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and towel, and be ready to get your heart rate up!

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

Location: FREMONT BRANCH – Get Directions

2017 Summer Programs Fair

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Parents, grandparents, and caregivers – mark your calendar!!

If you would like to plan a fun summer for your child, come to the Summer Program Fair scheduled on Friday, March 10, from 6 to 8 pm at the American High School – Rotunda, 36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, Ca, 94536.

There were more than 70 vendors and around 1,000 people at the fair last year.  Come to see what abundant programs/activities you can find for your child to do this summer.

Monitor the Energy Eaters in Your Home

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From the library catalog:

With Kill a Watt you can cut down on costs and find out what machines are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect your appliances to the Kill A Watt and it will assess how efficient they really are. Kill a Watt will count consumption by the Killawatt-hour, same as your local utility. With the help of Kill a Watt you can figure out your electrical expenses by the day, week, month or year.

At the Fremont Main Library, ask at the Information Desk, then use your library card to check out a Kill a Watt P4400.