Posts Tagged ‘Alameda County’

Filipino American History:  A Celebration

at Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Come and celebrate Filipino American History Month with the East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society. Come, beyond lumpiabe entertained and enlightened by:

  • Teri Bautista’s review of a 400-year timeline of the Filipino American experience.
  • Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild authors reading and book signing.
  • Manang Connie Santos on her 1929 ocean crossing from Manila to Seattle.
  • Brian Villa Connor performing his guitar compositions.
  • Harana, the Movie, with introduction by co-producer Fides Enriquez, on the lost art of serenade.
  • Senkotiros International demonstrating arnis (stick fighting).
  • The American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA) Rondalla (string ensemble).
  • Camille Canlas LaFlam narrating in English children’s stories by Filipino authors.

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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“Tis The Season!


                                     Yes, the season of unrelenting “busyness” is upon us again.  So much to do: cookies to bake, gifts to buy and wrap, kids to entertain once they are out of school, parties to host or to attend. It can all make you a little crazy thinking about it.  Where is the fun, you ask?   Well, the library has some great things planned for December, that just may help you and your family capture a little of that holiday magic.  Fremont Main Library will be offering some holiday classic movies on Sundays during December, as well as their normal spate of storytimes, and crafts,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Niles Library will be offering a time for your 4 year old and up to make a special Snowglobe out of fingerprints.  Perfect for your child to give as a gift or to keep.  This free craft time will be held on Tuesday, December 16 at 3:30 PM.  The Niles Library is located at 150 “I” Street in the heart of the Niles antique district.  Why not make an afternoon of it?  Niles is a quaint little area, and many people around there like to dress up their homes and businesses for the holidays.

Irvington Library will having two opportunities for fun crafts.  One will be on Wednesday, December 10 at 3:30 P M when kids 4 and up are invited to craft a snowman necklace.  This is also a free class, and we will be handing out tickets 15 minutes prior to the program. The next week, December 17 at 1:30 PM, adults and seniors will have the opportunity to make a beautiful coaster they can keep or give as a gift.  It will be a fun time to use your creativity and get away from the holiday stress. All supplies will also be provided for this free class.  We will hand out free tickets, due to seating limitations,   15 minutes prior to the program.   Please, no kids, in adult classes.  Be sure to arrive for all programs on time, as latecomers may not be seated, Irvington Library is located at 41825 Greenpark Dr., Fremont.  It is across the street from Irvington High School.

Check our events calendar to discover programs  occurring at the Alameda County Library nearest 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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Fresh produce is indeed now available at the Fremont Main parking lot on Wednesdays, from noon to 4 p.m.  This started on June 5.

One day in the not so distant future, you’ll be visiting the Fremont Main Library and leaving with a bag full of library items and another bag of fresh produce.  Fremont Main is entering into a partnership with Dig Deep Farms and Produce, a social enterprise and a project of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League.  The Dig Deep Farms website describes a weekly delivery service of fresh produce; the partnership with Fremont Main Library is a pilot project that will bring Dig Deep produce stands once a week to consumers for the first time.  That those first produce stands will be on library grounds certainly says something of Fremont Main’s role in our community.  So how about that?  With one trip to the library, you will be taking home food for the mind as well as food for the body.  It certainly is a good deal to look forward to.  You’ll know when it’s here.

Dig Deep Farms & Produce

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At the Fremont Main Library, the “Legal Reference” sign, if it is still there, will be gone soon as legal reference items are now filed in the call number 340 section of the General Reference area.  The Legal Reference section has shifted, and legal material remains available on the shelves and online.

Nolo books are popular legal reference items.  Since 1971, Nolo’s mission has been to help consumers and small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions. The most popular chapters of Nolo books are free online.  Also, a search of the Alameda County Library catalog at www.aclibrary.org will produce Nolo titles.   More legal help is available under the Research tab of the library’s home page.  There the Legal Information guide includes a Legal Assistance section where there is a link to the Superior Court of California, Alameda County Self-help site.  Also under the Research tab is a listing for A-Z Resources, in particular the Legal Information Resource Center under the letter “L”.   Select an item under “Browse by Category” and two or three clicks later you’ll find a complete Nolo book, with each chapter conveniently shown as a search result.

Speaking of things legal, a while back I inherited a ruler, a Nolo promo item, from a colleague and just recently read the writing on it.  Here’s what my Nolo ruler says, tweaked to show titles in the Alameda County Library catalog.

Favorite Rules from NOLO

Be nice to your kids.  They’ll choose your nursing home.

Or read Long-term Care before you disown them!

Improve your memory:  Loan money to a student.

Or give the graduate in your life a hand with Solve your money troubles.

HR doesn’t need to know all the answers, just where to find them.

Employment law is the place to start.

Marriage is about love.  Divorce is about money.

Help a friend get a fair deal with Divorce & Money.

Life isn’t fair.  It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.

-William Goldman, “The Princess Bride”

Plan your estate can help even things out.

Treat others as you would have them treat you.

Dealing with problem employees provides fair ways to cope with office challenges.

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Art is Education graphic

In honor of Art IS Education 2011, Alameda County Library presented  Art IS Education events for youth and families at ten branches. 

Art IS Education is an annual showcase of arts learning in Alameda County schools in March during national Arts Education Month. 

The Library worked in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership to expand the reach of Art IS Education to library patrons.

Watch for more exciting arts-oriented library programs in the coming months.

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Hello World!


Welcome to the new blog for the Fremont Libraries!

This blog will cover the Fremont Main Library, the Centerville Library, the Irvington Library, and the Niles Library. Here you will find event information, reviews, useful links, interactive games, general silliness, and whatever else we come up with. We will be updating at least five times a week, so be sure to stop by often.

Thank you for joining us on this journey!

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