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3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Meeting Room

2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA

Fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec leads a fun and energetic session of easy-to-follow line dance routines. Dance to the rockin’est 50’s and 60’s rock n’ roll music and get your heart rate up. This low-impact class is for all ages, especially mature adults.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and towel, and be ready to be   energized!

line dancers

 

 

Still time for Summer Reading

The library’s summer reading game signups are over but that doesn’t mean you need to quit reading just because summer is almost over.  There’s nothing like turning off the TV and picking up your book, or in the case of eBooks your eReader, tablet or laptop and kicking back and escaping with a good long read before the summer ends and fall begins.  In case you haven’t created a summer reading list, here are a few editor recommended summer thrillers with comments from the New York Review of Books:

  • All the Missing Girls  by Megan Miranda, “Another Thriller that falls into the where-did-she-go category. A woman returns to her hometown in search of a friend who has disappeared in Miranda’s intriguingly narrated thriller.”
  • Under the Harrow (eBook) by Flynn Berry, “A woman seeks her sister’s brutal murderer in Berry’s compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense, narrated in a striking, original voice.”
  • The Death of Rex Nhongo, by C.B. George  “This gifted storyteller’s first novel explores intricately intertwined lives in contemporary Zimbabwe.”
  • Missing, Presumed, by Susie Steiner “Steiner’s smart, stylish detective novel features a convincing ensemble cast.  The Book Review’s own discriminating reader, Alida Becker, liked it so much she decided to review it herself.”

 

All the Missing Girls Under the Harrow The Death of Rex Nhongo Missing Presumed

3D bioprinting

3D bioprinting is the process of creating cell patterns in a confined space using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability are preserved within the printed construct. Generally, 3D bioprinting utilizes the layer-by-layer method to create tissue-like structures that are later used in medical and tissue engineering fields. Bioprinting covers a broad range of materials. Currently, bioprinting can be used to print tissues and organs to help research drugs and pills. In addition, 3D bioprinting has begun to incorporate the printing of scaffolds. These scaffolds can be used to regenerate joints and ligaments. The first patent related to this technology was filed in the United States in 2003 and granted in 2006. Excerpt from Wikipedia

Journal Articles on bioprinting @ Library

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If you haven’t signed up for this year’s summer reading game – Read For the Win, you’d better hurry.

This Saturday, 8/13, will be the last day to sign up to play.  Once you’ve signed up, you can continue to read and play until 8/31.  This year, other than the paper bingo game, we also have an online game, which means you can win double the prizes.

And for all the adult and teen players — this year we are having a raffle if you entered your email or phone number when you sign up.  The prize will be a Fitbit band for adult and GoPro camera for teen.

Don’t miss your chance!  Read, play, and Win!!

Naturalization Ceremony

Fremont Naturalization CeremonyOn Tuesday August 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  The Fremont Main Library will host its first naturalization ceremony.  24 individuals will become new citizens on that day and members of the community are welcome to witness the event and congratulate the recipients.  The doors open at 12:00 and the ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Student Loan Law Basics

STUDENT LOAN LAW  BASICS  Tuesday, July 26, 7–8:30 p.m.

Boeing

Eric M Boeing

 

Eric M. Boeing, consumer debt attorney, will introduce ways borrowers may choose to address their student loan situation, including:  the four government-sponsored payment reduction programs (IBR, ICR, PAYE, and REPAYE); consolidation and rehabilitation of defaulted loans; hardship deferments and disability discharges; suing schools and debt collectors;  how Bankruptcy Court can and can’t help.  Eric M. Boeing’s (www.boeinglaw.com) law practice is devoted to helping people protect themselves from their creditors. He is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2006.

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.

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak remarks about the power of fiction on Ted talk:

“We tend to form clusters based on similarity, and then we produce stereotypes about other clusters of people. In my opinion, one way of transcending these cultural ghettos is through the art of storytelling. Stories cannot demolish frontiers, but they can punch holes in our mental walls. And through those holes, we can get a glimpse of the other, and sometimes even like what we see.”

Books by Elif Shafak @ Library

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