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top ten fiction books at Fremont

Which  have  you  read?

1
Fifty shades of Grey / (James, E. L)
2
Where we belong / (Giffin, Emily)
3
Fifty shades darker / (James, E. L)
4
Gone girl : (Flynn, Gillian)
5
The tombs / (Cussler, Clive)
6
Winter of the world / (Follett, Ken)
7
The innocent / (Baldacci, David)
8
Fifty shades freed / (James, E. L)
9
Zoo / (Patterson, James)
10
The litigators / (Grisham, John)

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Medicare enrollment cardObamacare or The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is now law.

Medicare has been part of the discussion. So, what’s coming up in 2013?

Every year you have a chance to change your Medicare provider; this year’s open enrollment is from October 15 through December 7, 2012.

The Alameda County Library’s current older adult program will give you the Medicare basics. Presented by HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy), this program will provide an overview of the Medicare program including eligibility, costs, benefits, and recent changes.

The  presenter will also explain the various options for supplementing Medicare such as Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigaps), Medicare Advantage Plans and Medi-Cal, and provide information on Medicare’s prescription drug benefit.

When and Where:
This program will be presented at the Fremont Main Library, Wednesday, November 28 at 1:30 PM. If you miss this program or want to hear it again, it will be repeated at the Union City Library on December 5 at 1:30 PM.

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Happy Holidays!

Well, if you’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, the turkey and the stuffing, and probably the pies, are all gone.  You’ve survived Black Friday, and now you just want to relax and have some fun. Well if you are not glued to the TV watching football, it will be a nice weekend to get out and have some fun.  There are lots of things to do:  The Dickens Fair,  the Harvest Festival, the ice rink at Union Square are all great possibilities.  If you want to stay closer to home, you could go to a movie or eat out.  Or you could visit the library.  Many of the Alameda County libraries are having programs for children and families today.  Check out our Eventkeeper at www.aclibrary.org and find out what’ s happening.  You might find something you and your family will enjoy. While you are visiting our website, you might want to find out how to download books, audiobooks and magazines right to your mobile device. And don’t forget when you come in to the library that  we have books, magazines, cds, dvds and more for you to check out and take home to enjoy.

So when you need a break from the busyness of the holidays your library is here for you to enjoy!

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Looking for an exciting series of books to captivate a reluctant reader? This is not a new series, but it’s new to me. I started reading the Ranger’s Apprentice series (by John Flanagan) recently, and have quickly made it through seven of the eleven titles in the series. Most of the titles are under or around 300 pages (some of the later titles are longer).

I think the series would be especially entertaining for boys, but they are definitely fun for girls as well. The series centers around a young orphan, Will and his apprenticeship and subsequent friendship with the Ranger Halt. The early books focus on Will’s training with Halt and the dangers that accompany being a ranger. The books are full of adventure, sometimes mischief, friendships and most especially, action. The books are generally fast-paced reads, but they are wonderfully descriptive of the landscapes and time period, making you feel like you are a part of the story. I found myself drawn to the characters, and I truly enjoyed the battles as well as the friendships as they developed throughout the series. I’m looking forward to the last three books, and at the same time, wishing that the series wasn’t finished. This is series for action lovers, and for those who like stories similar to Robin Hood tales, without any magic thrown in.

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Soul Nurturing

  • While slight attention to the soul can go a long way, it isn’t enough to maintain the active life and give the soul mere morsels. Thomas Moore

     

  • People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. Plato

 

  • You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce –not in terms of the quality of your life experiences…To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution. Jean Shinoda Bolen

     

  • If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. Rabbi Harold Kushner

 

  • Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you. Julia Cameron 

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Reader’s Digest published online this month an article entitled “America’s 10 Sharpest, Smartest Cities.” The article (by Karen Cicero) praised Fremont for its low amount of smokers (“about half the national average”) and large amount of patent holders, among other things.  Yay, Fremont!

Of the 10 cities listed, two were from California (the other was San Francisco.) The outcome was “based on a formula by leading cognition experts” which included such things as education, diet and exercise habits.  Salt Lake City, Utah was cited for their library circulation rate being “nearly double the national average.”

Read the article here:

www.rd.com/slideshows/americas-10-sharpestsmartestcities/ 

 

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Come and watch FUSD students compete for $1000 and the FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store) trophy for their school!  You and your families are invited to attend the 1st Annual FUSD’s Got Talent Show.  This show is hosted by FUSS to raise money for homeless FUSD students and their families for the holidays.  All proceeds will be given to homeless FUSD students to help with the holidays.

 Location: Fremont Adult School Multi-Purpose Room, 4700 Calaveras Avenue
Date:  November 17, 2012, Saturday
Time: 12 pm – 5:00 pm
Register Online:  http://www.fuss4schools.org/activities/registration/ 
Ticket: $2 online, or $5 at the door (*Deadline to buy tickets by credit card is November 14)
Purchase Video: $20 online (* No pictures or videotaping will be allowed)

Here are the schools who have registered.  Elementary, junior high and high schools will compete separately.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Ardenwood
Azevada
Blacow
Brier
Forest Park
Green
Grimmer
Leitch
Mattos
Mission San Jose
Nile
Parkmont
Warm Springs
Weibel

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

Centerville
Hopkins
Horner
Thornton

HIGH SCHOOLS

Irvington
Kennedy
Mission San Jose High School
Washing

To learn more about FUSS, please click here.   

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