Archive for June, 2016

A very rare opportunity

To meet the Chinese emperors and empresses and


to see a prized collection of Chinese art from thousands of miles away.


On exhibit at Asian Art Museum is:


JUN 17 — SEPT 18, 2016


This exhibit features

“more than 150 objects from one of the world’s greatest collections of Chinese art, more than half of which will be on view in the U.S. for the first time. Rarely seen outside the court at the time of their creation, these artworks inherited an aura of mystery that has fueled an enduring fascination. Characterized by their extraordinary splendor, beauty and richness, these objects represent the highlights of China’s artistic accomplishments.”


These masterpieces, spanning 800 years, come from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.  They survive wars, fires and a turbulent 20th century.  They have indeed come a very long way to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.


Now get the Discover & Go pass ready, set and GO!


More information:


Emperors’ Treasures: Exploring Taiwan (by ABC News, in English, 23 minutes)



From Taipei, a Feast for the Eyes for a Time Before Instagram (New York Times article, 5/27/2016)
From Taipei, a Feast for the Eyes for a Time Before Instagram


World-famous pork belly stone arrives in SF


Asian Art Museum


In Chinese:
故宮精品展「皇帝品味」 舊金山登場(新唐人, 中文報導,包含了兩分鐘的video)


故宮國寶 金山露臉


Asian Art Museum | 歡迎光臨亞洲藝術博物館



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Healthy Mind Platter

Seven daily essential mental activities to optimize brain matter and create well-being

Focus Time When we closely focus on tasks in a goal-oriented way, we take on challenges that make deep connections in the brain.

Play Time When we allow ourselves to be spontaneous or creative, playfully enjoying novel experiences, we help make new connections in the brain.

Connecting Time When we connect with other people, ideally in person, and when we take time to appreciate our connection to the natural world around us, we activate and reinforce the brain’s relational circuitry.

Physical Time When we move our bodies, aerobically if medically possible, we strengthen the brain in many ways.

Time In When we quietly reflect internally, focusing on sensations, images, feelings and thoughts, we help to better integrate the brain.

Down Time When we are non-focused, without any specific goal, and let our mind wander or simply relax, we help the brain recharge.

Sleep Time When we give the brain the rest it needs, we consolidate learning and recover from the experiences of the day.

excerpt from Healthy mind platter

Books by Dan Siegel @ Library

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The ever very popular Summer Reading Game officially starts today, Monday, June 13 and will run through Saturday, August 13.  Other than a bingo game to play on the game board, this year we have an online game for you as well.  Everybody from the newborn to centenarians can play.

For the bingo game, you can sign up at your library any time during open hours starting June 13 and choose one game board depending upon your age.

Pre-readers Game Board







Kids Game Board


Teens Game Board


Adults Game Board












































Spinning starts June 20, a week after the start day,  and ends Wednesday, August 31.

For the online game, you can sign up yourself online at http://summer.aclibrary.org.

First Prizes are :

  • Pre-readers:  Inflatable mini beach ball and museum passes
  • Kids: smencil and museum passes
  • Teens: smencil
  • Adults:  book bag

Final prize for all age groups will be a book.

There will also be a raffle for Teens (a GoPro camera) and Adults (Fitbit Fitness band) when you sign up.

You can check here for detailed information on the Summer Reading Game.

We are also hosting a variety of summer programs this year.  Check here to see the whole list.

Come one and all!  Summer will not be complete without a lot of reading, prizes, and shows in your library!!


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bikeeastbayGain strategies and skills for bike security at this FREE and Fun Class!

Saturday, June 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Fremont Main Library Fukaya A Meeting Room

Learn more and register online at BikeEastBay.org/education.

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

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Fremont Main Library – Fukaya A Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Life’s challenges–health emergencies, sudden loss of a job, retirement, natural alan olsendisasters–can come when you’re least prepared. Let CPA Alan Olsen teach you how to prepare for any unexpected financial burden. Learn skills that can help your career, family and your future.

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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