Archive for September, 2016

Government Grants


For Small Business & Nonprofit Research Institutions

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are the federal government’s largest R&D grant programs, aimed at joint venture opportunities of public/private sector partnerships for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions.

This seminar will provide an overview of the programs, qualifications and eligibility requirements for funding, how to search for solicitations, steps to preparing a proposal, and tips for improving your chances of receiving funding. Presented by Charles Eason, SBIR/STTR Specialist with Norcal Small Business Development Center Tech Futures Group, and President of OPTEMA Development Corporation.

Registration is required, please register at http://acsbdc.org/node/21560.

Sponsored by the City of Fremont, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC) and the Fremont Main Library, a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center.

The Fremont Main Library is now a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center. Our Grant Center is located on the 2nd Floor of the Fremont Main Library.

As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases:

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
  • Philanthropy Insight/Foundation Maps

The fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an  extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders.

To learn more about Foundation Center resources available at this location, please talk with a staff member.

Connect with the Grant Resource Center: (510)745-1444

Gertrude RooshanGrant Center Librarian: grooshan@aclibrary.org

Foundation Center: http://www.foundationcenter.org




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bioprinterSaturday October 8th, 2016

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m 

Fremont Main Library

Fukaya Room A

2400 Stevenson Blvd.

Fremont, CA 94538


3D Bioprinter is a tool that enables printing of biological materials in 3D. This means we can print proteins, cell and DNA onto a physical structure. Much like a 3D printer, the model generated on a computer defines what will be printed on the bioprinter.


         How a bioprinter works and see it in action!


        How bioprinters can be used at home, in classrooms and in industry.

Print logos

       See how a bioprinter allows you to print any logo in soft gel materials.

Great Fun + Great Science



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rewired to inspireThis is a pretty new program involved students 7-18 years old and adults aged 55 and up. The fun and successful kick-off event took place on May 20th.  After several months off, they are coming back to resume the program on September 16th, with a plan to have it regularly on every 3rd Friday of the month.

Sponsored by FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store), this student initiated Care Project helps build a bridge between older adults and students.  Through this program, adults can act as role models by sharing their cultural heritage and wisdom while students can increase their communication and leadership skills as well as enhance their emotional intelligence (EQ).

For more information, check their website, or contact rewiredtoinspire@gmail.com


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marc-blackDon’t be a square this Saturday.  Instead jump into your hot-rod and burn rubber over to the Fremont Main Library for Marc Black’s concert “A History of the 1950’s & 60’s Through Popular Song”.  The songs range from doo-wop to folk to pop, with tunes by artists as varied as Dean Martin and George Harrison.  Many of the songs will be familiar and folks can sing along.

Marc has performed in the past with Art Garfunkel and folk legend Pete Seeger, recorded with John Sebastian (the Lovin’ Spoonful) and Eric Weissberg (of Dueling Banjos fame), and played at the Sundance Film Festival.

You know that this concert will be boss, so you won’t want to miss it.

Where:  Fremont Main Library
When:  Saturday September 10, 2016
Time:  2:00 p.m.

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