Filipino American History:  A Celebration

at Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Come and celebrate Filipino American History Month with the East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society. Come, beyond lumpiabe entertained and enlightened by:

  • Teri Bautista’s review of a 400-year timeline of the Filipino American experience.
  • Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild authors reading and book signing.
  • Manang Connie Santos on her 1929 ocean crossing from Manila to Seattle.
  • Brian Villa Connor performing his guitar compositions.
  • Harana, the Movie, with introduction by co-producer Fides Enriquez, on the lost art of serenade.
  • Senkotiros International demonstrating arnis (stick fighting).
  • The American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA) Rondalla (string ensemble).
  • Camille Canlas LaFlam narrating in English children’s stories by Filipino authors.

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.


Mindfulness Apps



The app requires Android or iOS

Headspace is meditation made simple. Starting with the free Take10 program.  They’ll teach you the basics of meditation in just 10 minutes a day.

If you enjoy Take10 and want to learn more, then you can choose to continue and get access to hundreds of hours of original meditations, including guided and unguided, ranging from 2 to 60 minutes.

Insight Timer

The app requires Android or iOS

With beautiful Tibetan singing bowls and a dynamic worldwide meditation community, Insight Timer is the fun, connected way to support your meditation practice.

Now with free guided meditations by your favorite teachers: Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn and many more.

Mindfulness Bell

The app requires Android

The Mindfulness Bell rings periodically during the day, to give you the opportunity to hold on for a moment and consider what you are currently doing, and in what state of mind you are while you are doing it. According to the Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, this is an effective means of developing mindfulness.


The app requires Android 4.0 and up

Menthal provides feedback on your mobile phone usage, and thus allows you to maintain a sustainable digital lifestyle. To this end, it tracks the full range of interaction between you and your phone. Running in the background, it records, for example every time you unlock your phone, every time you start an app, and every time you receive a call. The data is sent to our data vault once a day. There we extract the most interesting indicators, such as the total time you spent with your phone or the number of times you used a particular app. On your phone, you can then browse this aggregated information, and interpret it in the context of your lifestyle.

Read more  Plum Village Meditation Center

Materials on Meditation @ Library

October pumpkinI hope October will bring us cooler weather than we have been experiencing!  October is just such a wonderful time of year to get outside and enjoy the scenery. While the East Coast may have a lock on the most spectacular Fall Foliage, we don’t do too bad here!  Take a walk around your neighborhood or one of the local parks, and you’ll see beautiful golden, and rust color leaves on the trees.  The air feels crisper, with a slight chill, yet no too cold.

Visit one of my favorite places in Fremont, Ardenwood Farm and enjoy the Harvest Festival and the Spooky Railroad during the month.  Here’s a link to their events page: http://www.fremont.gov/2054/2015-Ardenwood-Historic-Farm-Events.  It’s worth the nominal fee to enjoy all that the farm has to offer.

Visit Coyote HIlls Regional Park on October 4, and learn about the Ohlone Tribes that once lived here by attending the “Gathering of the Ohlone People”. On October 30, there will be a “Halloween Twilight Hike”.  Link to Coyote HIlls Events, http://www.ebparks.org/parks/coyote_hills.

You can celebrate Oktoberfest this weekend at Oktoberfest by the Bay, http://www.oktoberfestbythebay.com/, in San Francisco. And for more local Oktoberfest celebrations visit, http://www.funtober.com/oktoberfest/california/,, for a listing of Oktoberfests as far as Sacramento.

Last, but certainly not least, Halloween is coming! Dress up and have your own party or attend one of the many events around the Bay Area  http://www.nbcbayarea.com/brchannel/San-Francisco-San-Jose-Oakland-Bay-Area-Halloween-Events-Guide-228702571.html . And, of special note, is the Candle Lighters Ghost House at the Fremont Hub, which is guaranteed to give you a scare or two! Scaryland, as it is called this year, is the Candle Lighters, sole fundraiser, and all money received goes to the Tri-City Community (Fremont, Newark and Union City)for non-profit groups, and community causes.  So end this wonderful month by scaring yourself a little, and doing a lot for folks in our area.

Enjoy the beautiful weather, the nip in the air, and get outside and have FUN! Happy October everyone!

DIY Glow Jars – A Craft for Teens

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Sign up for this free program by calling the Info Desk: (510) 745-1401

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It’s a combo of movie under the stars and street eats with lots of food trucks!!

Join City of Fremont’s Recreation Service Division for the Downtown Date Night! This event will be on this coming Friday, September 18 at 4:30 pm located near Capitol Avenue and Liberty Street.

The movie Remember the Titans (PG)starts in the evening after the sun sets, so bring your low beach chairs and a blanket for a fun night! This event is FREE and open to the public. Fremont Street Eats has the Food Truck Mafia featuring delicious food for purchase!

Come join everybody and have a fun night before the autumn creeps in!


  • ROAD CLOSURE due to this event:  Liberty St. (between Capital Ave. and Beacon Ave.) will be closed from Friday, 9/18 at 11 a.m. to Saturday, 9/19 at 2 a.m.
  • Questions?  Contact Alina Kwok, City Manager’s Office, at 510-284-4014 or akwok@fremont.gov.



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Get your resume read by the right person!


Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room A

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Mark Jennings is a staffing consultant, resume writer and career coach with more than 20 years’ cartoon-resume-20947448experience in all aspects of recruiting. He has advised HR Executives at Cisco Systems, Google, Yahoo, Kaiser and Microsoft on candidate selection and retention, providing him with a unique perspective on what companies look for when hiring. Come and learn from Mark:

  • How to get your resume into the hands of the decision maker.
  • Which resumes get read and which don’t.
  • Which email and voice mail messages elicit a response.
  • How to use registered letters to announce your availability.
  • How to utilize the reverse resume.
  • How utilizing the 7 P’s will change your job hunt results.
  • The four key (and only) things that companies are interested in.

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.


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