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Parents, grandparents, and caregivers – mark your calendar!!

If you would like to plan a fun summer for your child, come to the Summer Program Fair scheduled on Friday, March 10, from 6 to 8 pm at the American High School – Rotunda, 36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, Ca, 94536.

There were more than 70 vendors and around 1,000 people at the fair last year.  Come to see what abundant programs/activities you can find for your child to do this summer.

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The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season will take place from 6-9 pm on Friday, November 27 with the tree lighting at 6 pm at Niles Blvd.

Always the Friday after Thanksgiving, the “Train Of Lights” also lights up the Niles night – a decorated 14-car steam train, glowing in the dark, and rolling away with 500 passengers on a ride through Niles Canyon – a sight must see.

Stores and restaurants in the area will be open for business, and there will be a lot of dressed up characters and fun things to do for children.

 

Come join people line Niles Blvd, live sound/DJ Service, floats, Mexican horses, Santa, giant balloons, old cars, sleds, antique tractors, fire engines, bikers, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, Snoopy and even 20 members of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers (Star Wars). Come early, carpool or take public transportation to avoid parking challenge.

This event is FREE.

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Wimpy Kid Book 11 (GalleyCat)

If you are one of the millions fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, here is the exciting news.  The eleventh installment is going to be out on Nov. 1, 2016.

The waiting list is growing now, so why wait?  Be the first ones to read it.  Click here to reserve your copy.

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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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If you haven’t signed up for this year’s summer reading game – Read For the Win, you’d better hurry.

This Saturday, 8/13, will be the last day to sign up to play.  Once you’ve signed up, you can continue to read and play until 8/31.  This year, other than the paper bingo game, we also have an online game, which means you can win double the prizes.

And for all the adult and teen players — this year we are having a raffle if you entered your email or phone number when you sign up.  The prize will be a Fitbit band for adult and GoPro camera for teen.

Don’t miss your chance!  Read, play, and Win!!

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FUSS & InPlayFremont Unified School District’s Students Store (FUSS) is partnered with InPlay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to help all children and youth engage in out-of-school programs to ignite their individual interests and talents.

They offer Fremont families a free online searchable activity directory of local after-school and summer activities.  Check here if you like to know what activities are offered through out the city.

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Where (not at the Fremont Main Library):

Old Main Library/Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway (take Sailway Drive to Central Park)

 

Fremont Friends of the Library members get to preview 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 8. Membership, available at the door, is $10 per address and runs January to December.

 

Book sale hours are:

Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, July 10, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

 

Books are $1 per inch stacked, while records and maps are 25 cents each.

Children’s books, SPECIAL books, sheet music, CDs, DVD and jigsaw puzzles are individually priced.

Specially featured are books on American railroads, both old and modern trains.

On Sunday only, $5 per paper grocery bag. Bring your own bags, and no boxes!

 

Book sale items are donated from the libraries and private individuals. All proceeds are given to the Fremont library system to purchase equipment, books, children’s programs, etc.

 

For more information, please call Mary at 510-494-1103 or Lois at 510-792-6684.

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