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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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Do you have questions? The Fremont Library is the place to come for answers for those perplexing smart phones, Kindles, tablets, and more.

Local high school teens will provide one-on-one tutoring beginning this coming Saturday, January 31, from 10:30 -12:30 p.m. This program, the Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Help Program, will continue through April 11, 2015, so you can return for follow-up questions or more help.

In past sessions, teens have helped set up email accounts; tutored folks in Excel or Word; answered questions about the Internet; and much, much more.

No need to register in advance; just come with your questions; we have answers.

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Macbeth and Lady Macbeth photo from Shakespeare On TourToday at 2 p.m. young people age 7 and up will have the chance to experience the drama of Shakespeare’s Macbeth presented by The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.  You will need to get a free ticket in the Children’s Department beginning at 1:45 p.m. if you wish to attend.  This is a great opportunity to learn about this play in a shorter format.  The play is performed by professional actors.

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival performs free Shakespeare plays around the Bay Area during the summer.  This coming summer they will be performing HenryV.  They also offer Shakespeare Camps for kids in different locations, and tour schools presenting Shakespeare and providing lesson plans for teachers.  Check their website www.sfshakes.org for  more information about these educational programs. 

We thank the Alameda County Library Foundation for their generous funding which helped the Alameda County Library provide this wonderful opportunity for young people in the Fremont area!

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Soon there will be a real need to go on treasure hunts in the Fremont area just to find, of all things–books!

Recently, Fremont lost my favorite bookstore to the economy when Barnes and Noble closed its store on Mowry. I packed up my discount cards and trudged across the street to join my new favorite Borders at the Hub. Well just as I learned the lay of the land and found my number one pick for hot drinks at Borders here comes the announcement that Borders will be closing 30% of their stores including, can you believe it, both Fremont’s Hub location and Union City’s location near the theatres.

I’m lucky I work at the Library I know where I can  borrow good books while others will be searching high and low.  We are a GREAT asset to find many many of the books you want and need. I only hope that people begin to contribute to the Libraries as a powerful way to keep access to the wide variety of books we all want in our neighborhood. Contributions could be as easy as dropping off books in good condition after you have read them, or donating cash gifts to your favorite department or area in the Library.

I don’t think Borders is being fair by closing the stores based solely on profits, we should let them know that they should look to the future and keep bookstores within a reasonable distance of major cities. The closest Borders will be at 456 University Avuenue in Palo Alto, while the closest Barnes and Noble will be 3600 Stevens Creek in San Jose. That’s a  bit far for me. I’ll have to open an account with Amazon to order books that I just can’t live without, but beware everyone wherever I go the economy soon strikes. Good luck to Amazon here I come…

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Are you ready for some football?

ACLF and the Oakland Raiders


The Alameda County Library Foundation has teamed up with the Oakland Raiders! You may purchased substantially discounted game tickets and benefit the Library at the same time!

For more information and tickets please use this link:


Thank you!

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