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Join us for a wild Americana ride with The Jones Gang.

2 p.m. Saturday July 14 at the Fremont Main Library


Jones Gang Travis

Like a VW van with 310,000 miles rolling out of the shop, The Jones Gang (formerly Houston Jones) is still trucking. A collection of misfits and malcontents who, like a hippy transformer, assemble into something much greater than the sum of its parts. An insane collection of rock, funk (Motown and Louisiana), gospel, blues, folk and country. The band covers a musical history the size of the USA, in a tight and soulful style. The gang can move seamlessly from a murder ballad to a New Orleans rumba, first breaking your heart and then making you glad you’re alive.

Travis Jones, the soul mountain, is the lead singer with a voice for the ages. Henry Salvia ‘motor city misfit’ plays more notes than exist on the piano. Josh Zucker is the strong and solid base and bass of the band, and Peter Tucker, is of course the best peter-tucker-style drummer in the world, and the only drummer officially approved by the northern California bluegrass society.


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Saturday, January 20, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fixit coaches will help mend broken small electronics, bikes, appliances, and toys at this all-age, do-it-together repair event.  Along with coaches, the library will provide workspace and tools.  Wannabe fixit coaches, handy persons, teens and kids and tinkerers may sign up at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J .

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

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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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One of my favorite places to head for on a day off is Santa Cruz, CA. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get there from Hayward. It is a great place to take kids, especially during the summer break when it’s hot outside and there’s nothing going on closer to home.


The Boardwalk (http://beachboardwalk.com/) is open daily after Memorial Day and through Labor Day Weekend. The beach is usually very crowded during the summer months, but never to the point that you can’t find a spot of your own. There are mini showers to wash of the sand once you’re ready to hit the boardwalk for some rides, food and arcade games.

Think old-fashioned fun like a ferris wheel, haunted house, deep fried Twinkies and corn dogs, and a dime toss. The best ride of all? The merry-go-round (and make sure to grab a horse on the outer rim). If you manage to snag the coveted outer-ring horses, you’ll have a shot at grabbing the metal rings that slide down a chute. Once you have a ring, throw it at the clown on the back wall and try to make it in the clown’s mouth. You’ll set off the ringer if you do and you’ll have bragging rights all day long.

If you’re tired of being out in the sun, or are looking for a little more upscale entertainment, head towards downtown (http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/index.php) for shopping, an amazing bookstore, Bookshop Santa Cruz (http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/) and coffee shops, restaurants and a movie theater. For those looking for live music, check out the Catalyst Night club right in downtown on Pacific Avenue (catalystclub.com).

(photos by Mary Ayers)

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One  of  the  things I love about living in  this area is that there is so much  to do. I  came  from  a  very  small, quiet  town on  the east coast  and now,sometimes there are too  many  choices.

Tonight, you could go to  the  local  silent film  Museum – where they  are  showing a  Talking Picture!

This Sunday in Niles you can hear a great , free concert and this time around there will be some fabulous food trucks including The Sweet Bakery and the fiveten burger .

This lecture on Monday at the library Looks interesting

for other ideas:

how about a link to  the local  theater  company Broadway West.

Fremont Coffee Roasting often has music.
Here is a link to some of the programs put on by East Bay regional parks
For more ideas look at the Tri City Voice .

Enjoy your city!

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 Happy Birthday Donald Duck!

My favorite short-tempered duck made his debut on this day in 1934 in the Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon called The Wise Little Hen. According to Disney cannon June 9th is Donald’s official birthday. So let’s celebrate Donald Duck by watching his first movie below.

If you would like to learn more about Donald Duck check out the Disney Wiki page about him here.

Be sure to check out the Library’s collection of Donald Duck books and movies here.

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