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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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Last Saturday Fremont Library hosted the annual Nowruz Celebration. The audience enjoyed dance performance by Shahrzad Dance Academy and music by Amir School of Music.

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The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages reading of popular literature among the young people. Since 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

Young readers recommend the titles of their favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these titles are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. The committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.  Then students from all over California are encouraged to read the nominees and vote for their favorite.

There are five categories: primary (Grades K-3), intermediate (Grades 3-6), middle school/junior high (Grades 6-9), young adult (Grades 9-12), and picture books for older readers (4th Grade and up).  If you are a young reader fall into any of these categories, you can vote your favorite nominees online or submit the ballot postmarked by April 1, 2017.  Winners will be announced on May 1, 2017.

check here and scroll down for the 2016 – 2017 nominees for each category.

Have fun reading and voting, and wait and see if your favorite title will be the next winner!

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Chinese Medicine Day

Chinese Medicine Day was first celebrated in 1929 in mainland China in the month of March and has since become a yearly tradition.  The Chinese medical community of Northern California has observed this important day for many decades.

 

For this year’s celebration, the Fremont Main Library is co-sponsoring a FREE health evaluation event with American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (AACMA) and Citizens For Better Community (CBC) in the Fukaya Room, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  

All are welcome!

 

Additionally, there will be two bilingual (Mandarin and English) health seminars on the causes and treatment of the following two conditions:

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Vertigo by Jia Yang, L.Ac.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Menopause by Candace Luo, L.Ac, MHA 

 

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401


Location: FREMONT BRANCH – Get Directions

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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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Boppin’ at the Bookshelves!

This Saturday, February 25, at 2:30-4:30 p.m., fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec leads a fun, energetic, music-filled class that combines swing dancing, aerobic fitness and the rockin’est 50’s and 60’s jump tunes. The class is for all ages, especially Baby Boomers  and active adults.  Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and towel, and be ready to get your heart rate up!

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

Location: FREMONT BRANCH – Get Directions

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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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