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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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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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safe kids dayThis is a community event that provides free new booster car seats to families across Alameda county.  500 free new booster car seats will be distributed in conjuction with Safe Kids Day.  The family must live in Alameda County, and meet the applicable income threshold.  Both the child and vehicle must be present for installation of the booster car seat.

  • Date: Saturday, March 19
  • Time: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Location: Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum Parking Lot, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, Ca 94621

For more information, email info@Seats4Safety.org, or visit http://www.Seats4Safety.org.

 

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  1. A day-long event educating students, specifically girls, in the 6th to 8th grade about the fundamentals of leadership and entrepreneurship. Students who are interested in the field of business and curious about entrepreneurship will be exposed to characteristics of a great leader and to marketing, finance, business management and administration through various activities. They will then use what they learn to simulate their own business and compete with other students at the workshop.
  • Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Fremont Adult School, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, Ca 94538
  • Cost: suggested donation $10
  • For registration, click here.

 

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2.   TiE  is world’s largest entrepreneurship forum and is a nonprofit organization with yearly events like TieCon. The TiE organization is organizing a series of workshops for 9th – 12th graders on entrepreneurship. Students will learn how successful entrepreneurs start companies and get a chance to interact with them directly. Classes are open to all students who are highly motivated to start their own companies; and there are no prerequisites.

  • Date: December 18th, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location: TiE SV Conference Center, 415 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
  • Cost: Student members are free; and non-members are $10
  • For Registration, check here.

 

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Chinese New Year is just 10 days away; have you been wondering which animal’s turn it is this year?  It will be the Year of Goat – bah, bah, bah …… 🙂

Our annual celebration is scheduled on Saturday, Feb 21st from 1 to 4 pm.  It is usually a full blast at the library with thousands, yes, thousands, of people enjoying abundant beautiful performances, and cultural craft booths.  If you haven’t experienced this big event in the past, make sure you do not miss it again this year!

Mark your calendar and we’ll see you there!

For more info about Chinese New Year, click here.

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NLW

National Library Week will be observed April 13-19 with the theme “Lives change @ your library®” this year.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

In honor of National Library Week, CNN wants to hear from people who love to tour and photograph libraries around the world. Share your original photos of the libraries you love the best and what makes them so special, and you could be featured in a story on CNN Travel. For more info, click here.

Here are some awesome photos on Fodor’sTravel to share with you!!

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untitledHave you ever wonder how smart today’s youngsters are?  Come to the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair which is scheduled on the weekend of March 22 and March 23 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

You will be amazed how much effort and how deep and thorough the research these participants put into their projects and how well their projects are presented.  It will be an eye opener to all of us.  If you were looking for ideas for your own science projects, make sure that you don’t miss this opportunity!

Sponsors of the science fair include some of the largest science and technology companies and organizations in the Bay Area such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Intel, Oracle, and Cisco to name a few.

Check here for more info.

 

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