Archive for July, 2014

The two movies lined up for free showings at the Library this month will take viewers to Washington D.C.  Showtime is 2 p.m. movies rotator The movies are:

 July 6      Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine; PG)

July 20     National Treasure (Nicolas Cage; PG)

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible.  Please call 510-745-1401 for more information.


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Munchies for a Makeover

We can certainly eat our way into beauty, according to Eat pretty by Jolene Hart:



“At the molecular level, fruit and veggies break down to repair and rebuild skin, hair and nails.”  Stocking the following four summer must-haves is recommended:


1 Bell Pepper


Goal: Slow the aging process

Perk: Score up to 600 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C, which fights collagen depletion


1/2 Cucumber



Goal: Reduce your fluid retention

Perk: This water-rich food rebalances and rehydrates your body, so your release extra water.



1 Cup Pineapple

Goal: Get gorgeous hair

Perk: The nutrient vitamin B6, which supports hair growth and natural hair color, is found in this tropical treat.


1 Cup Watermelon




Goal: Guard against the sun’s rays

Perk: The melon contains lycopene, an antioxident pigment that helps defend against UV damage


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Happy Birthday, Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos was born on this day in 1951.  Gantos is an award winning author who has written a variety of children’s books covering different genres – adventure, realistic fiction, mysteries, and more.  Gantos won the Newbery award in 2011 for Dead End in Norvelt, but was recognized before then as an outstanding author.

Jack Gantos

Come check out his books, or even his biography…and find out why this children’s author went to jail!

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