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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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kite craft 1Let’s go fly a kite…Yes March is a perfect month for flying a kite or making a decorative one! That, and many other art projects, and art-related storytimes will be available at all Alameda County Libraries throughout the month. Every year, in March, the library teams up with the Alameda County Arts Commission  and the Alameda County Office of Education to provide art events to library patrons.  The program is called, “Art is Education”.

This year’s theme is “Inspiring Creative Communities”. You can participate in many fun activities. All you need to do is pick up a book or flyer which lists the events at each library, or go online at http://www.aclibrary.org and check our event calendar. Choose the events you are interested in, and attend. There are programs for adults and seniors, teens, tweens , kids and families.

This is your chance to indulge (or find) the artist within you!  Join us!

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FBI program7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, Fukaya A Room, Fremont Main Library

Here is your chance to find out anything you’ve been curious about the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Come and ask FBI representatives about identity protection, fraud prevention, cyber safety awareness, things you’d like to know about the FBI and how it operates.  The program starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, in the Fukaya A Room of the Fremont Main Library.  The library is wheelchair accessible.  An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least seven days in advance.  Contact voice 510-745-1401 or TDD 888-663-0660.


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Come, enjoy chamber music this Saturday and meet faculty members of the Anna Poklewski Academy of Music, including

Loren Tayerle

Loren Tayerle

Loren Tayerle (horn, viola and conductor), Natachia Li (cello) and Jennifer Ridout (flute). Mr. Tayerle is director of Orchestral Studies at De Anza College where he conducts the De Anza Chamber Orchestra and teaches music history. Arrangements of works by Corelli, Mozart, Bach and Tchaikovsky will showcase violins, violas, cellos, a harpsichord and bass.

 The Anna Poklewski Academy of Music (39660 Mission Blvd. in Fremont) is an alternative music school that inspires and inculcates a love of music in every student. The Academy uses a systematic approach combining technical training, artistry and musicianship, while fostering an understanding

Natachia Li

Natachia Li

of music as a language in communicating emotions and experiences. A chamber music class for student musicians is being offered for the first time at the school.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. this Saturday in the Fukaya Room.

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Jenny Ridout

Jenny Ridout

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Beyond books, CDs and DVDs, library programs bring live music and dance performances that reflect the diversity of our community.

El Ballet Folklórico de James Logan High School

El Ballet Folklórico de James Logan High School

On August 31, Ramana Vieira and Ensemble brought Portuguese fado music to the Fremont Main Library.  Coming up on September 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m, El Ballet Folklorico de James Logan High School  celebrates  Hispanic Heritage Month with the color, rhythm and movement of traditional Mexican dances.  And don’t forget the Indian classical Bharathanatyam recital on Sunday, September 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Come and enjoy these cultural treats, free at your library.

Ramana Vieira and Ensemble

Ramana Vieira and Ensemble

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Portuguese fado is a melancholy and often-mournful music similar to the American blues as it tells stories of heartache and disappointment.  Ramana Vieira is often referred to as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music.”  Ramana Vieira and her ensemble bring this 15th century style into modern times.  At the Fremont Main Library, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, August 31.  Call 510-745-1401 for more information.

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Your brain loves to find something new and special. Maybe it’s traveling somewhere unknown, discovering a new recipe or restaurant, or exploring a new topic. The library is just the place for your explorations: the Summer Reading Game, “Have Book – Will Travel” launched June 10. Reading is an activity for all ages; this year’s game will take you traveling. Do check out our book display; pick up an adult game board, spin the wheel, collect your first prize (maybe a flag pencil) and final prize (a book of course), and enter our branch raffle for a special extra something.

And in addition, check out our upcoming programs. This week our featured programs include “Social and Environmental Investing” at 7 PM today and on Tuesday, at 7 PM, high school students can practice writing an SAT essay and get it immediately evaluated.

Use Event Keeper on the home page to search for programs by date or by keyword. Or, you could scan our branch calendar. Event Keeper also lets you send yourself a reminder email to yourself or to someone else.

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Chiquy Boom saying hi!

Chiquy Boom saying hi! (Photo credit: San José Library)

We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little bit early this year – on May 3rd, we’re having silly magician Chiquy Boom! put on a bilingual silly children’s magic show with music and movement games!

Come celebrate with us at 4PM and be entertained!

This free program will be in the Children’s Area of the Library.

¡Ven a ver el mago tonto Chiquy Boom! se presenta un show bilingue de magia infantil con juegos de movimientos corporales!

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Fremont Main Library – Fukaya Meeting Room

Monday, February 11, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come hear Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA and Host of the American Dreams radio show on KDOW 1220 AM talk about the new tax laws, avoiding common tax pitfalls, the fiscal cliff, starting a company and how the American dream is still possible. An informative and enjoyable evening where you’ll learn from a tax expert and successful business consultant discuss what’s worked for others domestically and abroad.

Alan is the Managing Director of GROCO, the largest CPA firm in Fremont. His firm was recently recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the Best Managed CPA firms in the USA. GROCO was also included on the list of “Fastest Growing Companies” in the Bay Area. A nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, Alan has appeared on Fox News, KPIX and KRON television networks. He has been quoted and published by various media outlets such as CNN Money, Money Magazine, Consumer Reports – Money Advisor and Money Matters.

This free program is sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Alameda County Library. To RSVP, please call Chuck Roberts at (510) 797-8661 x296 or email him at croberts@GROCO.com. For more information, please visit http://www.GROCO.com

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Special Report Released

Over 300 people attended the event releasing Building on Our Assets: Economic Development & Job Creation in the East Bay.  This special report is the culmination of an extensive examination of the dynamics of the East Bay economy in order to provide a basis for identifying the region’s opportunities and challenges for future growth. The project team conducted an in-depth analysis of employment, business, workforce, infrastructure, and land use characteristics, augmented with interviews with business executives. (http://eastbayeda.org/research_facts_figures/building_on_our_assets_2011_Report.htm)

 Join a special workshop to promote cross-sector collaboration to improve the business climate, strengthen innovation clusters, enhance education and workforce training, and upgrade infrastructure and land use.  This Strategic Planning Workshop (http://eastbayeda.org/east_bay_economic_development_alliance/Events/BuildingOnOurAssets12-5-11.html) is scheduled for:

 Monday, December 5, from 8 am – 12 pm

Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord

 Click here (http://eastbayeda.eventbrite.com/) for more information and to register.

 A hardcopy of this report will available soon at the Fremont Main Library. Ask at the Reference Desk.

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