A Talk on Water Efficient Vegetable Gardening
A Talk on Vegetable Gardening Basics
April 29, 2017
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sherry Dunn from Alameda County Master Gardners will discuss how to start your own vegetable garden!
April 22 – 29 is Money Smart Week, a national education campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Starting April 22nd, Union City Library will be holding a series of free financial literacy workshops offered by World System Builder as part of their national financial literacy campaign. From paying for college to planning retirement, the topics covered touch on the many stages and concerns of financial life. The first session will be an introduction and overview of the series. Open to all ages. See the full workshop schedule below:
April 22nd, Saturday, 12:30 – 1:15 – Introduction
May 17th, Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 – Debt Management
May 24th, Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 – Insurance
May 31, Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 – Investment
June 7th, Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 – Retirement
June 14th, Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 – Estate Planning
Contact the Union City Library’s reference desk for more information at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).
Don’t forget to ask about financial literacy resources provided through your library! Come visit us at the reference desk or call by phone.
- Search our catalog for resources on: personal finances, investments, retirement , paying for college or whatever stage of your financial life you may be in.
- Check out one of our audiobooks from the Great Courses series, such as Financial literacy: finding your way in the financial markets with professor Connel Fullenkamp or Money management skills with professor Michael Finke
- Take a Universal Class on finance offered through the library, such as Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money.
- Access Weiss Financial Ratings through the library – A single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks. Also, Medical Supplemental Insurance ratings. Contains financial literacy tools, articles and calculators.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a free program provided by the nation’s certified public accountants, which breaks down resources by life stages (student, business owner, retired, parent etc.).
My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
“Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes. But all Sami can think of is his pet pigeons–will they escape too? When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But though the children start to play and go to school again, Sami can’t join in. When he is given paper and paint, all he can do is smear his painting with black. He can’t forget his birds and what his family has left behind.One day a canary, a dove, and a rose finch fly into the camp. They flutter around Sami and settle on his outstretched arms. For Sami it is one step in a long healing process at last.”
Beautiful pictures by the author as well: using mixed media, Del Rizzo creates vivid, imaginative illustrations for her book. [JPB D]
Ossiri and the Bala Mengro (2016) by Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby; illustrated by Hannal Tolson
“A Traveler girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practice playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing? Told by a Romani storyteller and a picture book author, this original tale offers a fascinating insight into Travelling lifestyles and cultures.” [JPB O]
Marlo (2017) by Christopher Browne.
“When Marlo’s owner tells him to take a bath, he imagines a wild underwater adventure in which he must find and rescue his friend Duck.” [JPB B]