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msw2 logoMoney Smart Week is a national initiative in its seventh year between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help community members better manage their personal finances. Money Smart Week will be from April 22-29, 2017.  Money smart programs at the Fremont Main Library this month include:

INVEST IN YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE
Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Financial Advisor Chunchi Ma of investment firm Waddell & Reed, will share insights into various college funding options available to parents, from the well-known 529 plan, to the less popular Coverdell Plans, their pros and cons, and other less traditional methods.

FILING BANKRUPTCY: WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW IT HELPS
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Bankruptcy Court is where you go when you need protection from your creditors and a fresh start. Attorney Eric Boeing has represented people in bankruptcy cases since 2009. At this event, Attorney Boeing will discuss and answer your questions about: using income, assets, expenses, and debts to predict your case’s outcome; the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13; what can disqualify you from filing a case; what the Court’s protection covers; what assets you can keep (Spoiler: most of them); when not to file (or wait).

SMART TAX STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Many business owners don’t think about tax planning until it’s time to meet their CPA. Brian Chong, CPA, CFP® will teach strategies to reduce business owners’ taxes. Brian, whose clients are mostly engineers, real estate investors, and business owners, has been doing taxes since 2001. He is a UC Berkeley economics graduate and holds a Master’s degree in taxation from San Jose State. Brian is a licensed CPA and Enrolled Agent.

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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bikeeastbayURBAN CYCLING 101 FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

Fremont Main Library – Fukaya A Meeting Room

Tuesdays, March 14 and April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (women-focused class)

Learn smart cycling skills.  Bikes East Bay will lead these classroom workshops, no bike required, at the Fremont Main Library.  Find details and register at https://bikeeastbay.org/education or call 510-845-7433 ext. 2.  Attendees will receive a free reflective vest.

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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From the library catalog:

With Kill a Watt you can cut down on costs and find out what machines are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect your appliances to the Kill A Watt and it will assess how efficient they really are. Kill a Watt will count consumption by the Killawatt-hour, same as your local utility. With the help of Kill a Watt you can figure out your electrical expenses by the day, week, month or year.

At the Fremont Main Library, ask at the Information Desk, then use your library card to check out a Kill a Watt P4400.

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The monthly Lawyer in the Library program, free 15-minute consultations with an attorney, resumes the scalefourth Tuesday of this month.  Sign up in person at the Information Desk starting at   5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. on the day of the program:

January 24            February 28            March 28

April 25                  May 23                     June 27

July 25                   August 22                September 26

October 24           November 28          December-no program

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The raining season is really upon us.  We have had many wet and windy days this winter already – and with many more to come.  The Warming Center is indeed need some help in order to accommodate the less fortune citizens who don’t have a place to go during this time.

If you would like to make a donation to the Emergency Warming Center, please kindly consider purchasing cots.  50 cots are needed. Coleman Pack-Away Cot can be purchased for $39.99 at Target Store or on Amazon.  You can bring them to the Warming Center at Fremont Senior Center, Wing A, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538, when the Center is open between 6 pm – 8 pm (please call Hotline # (510) 574-2222 to check);  or,  you can drop them off at the Human Services Department, 3300 Capitol Avenue, Bldg. B, Fremont CA 94538.

Human Services also has a donation page on the City of Fremont Web Site.  Human Services will send you thank-you letters with their Tax-Id number so contributions are tax deductible.

 

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The Winter Emergency Warming Center will  be open every time it rains or drops below 40 degrees by the City of Fremont in collaboration with Compassion Network CitySERVE.

Location – Senior Center (Wing A), 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538

Volunteers and food donors are needed when it opens.  Please spread the words to anybody who might be interested in being a donor, volunteer; or be in need of this service.

Let’s all have a warm and safe winter!

 

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In an open letter to the community, the City of Fremont calls diversity its greatest strength and reaffirms its values of being a compassionate city:  http://bit.ly/2fFFRzV

And from the people of Fremont comes a resounding echo!

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Find Bruce Beasley’s “Unity” at the corner of Stevenson Blvd. and Paseo Padre Parkway, just outside the grounds of the Fremont Main Library.

 

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