Monthly Archives: February 2018

Nowruz Celebration 2018 @ the Union City Library

Nowruz Celebration @ Union City Library

Saturday March 3, 2018

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nowruz celebration with a dance performance by the Shahrzad Dance Academy, and Persian Music by the Amir School of Music.

Nowruz is celebration of  the New Year

(spring equinox) in Afghanistan, Iran

and Tajikistan.

Shahrzad Dance Company is proud to present an engaging and educational program on Persian Dance, an ancient art form shrouded in mystery!  Elegant and flowing, yet rhythmic and inspiring, this visual journey will showcase the unique body positions, angles, and dynamics that are intrinsic to Persian aesthetics.  A brief informative lecture and audience participation are included.  Created by world-renown choreographer and author of the ground-breaking book The Art of Persian Dance, this program features the exquisite choreographic art of Shahrzad Khorsandi.



This event is part of a series of 300 free Art IS Education events for youth and families presented by Alameda County Library in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education to celebrate arts education and creativity.

All Library programs are free! No reservations are required.


The Union City Library is a branch of the Alameda County Library system located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, and is wheelchair accessible.


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Asian Art Museum @Union City Library

Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

Saturday February 17, 2018

@ Union City Library

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for a multimedia talk by the Asian Art Museum.

Look again at the flower and bird on that Chinese painting, robe or vase, Most likely it has a hidden meaning or even a secret message. Learn how to decipher these symbolic images and read the secret messages in Chinese art.


For more information call 510-745-1464


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Painting Workshop!


Tuesday, February 20th, 6:15-7:45 pm


In celebration of Black History month, come learn to paint like Horace Pippin!  Pippin, a self-taught artist noted for his compositions and use of color,  painted striking images from his everyday life.  No experience necessary and all supplies will be provided; just bring your imagination! 


For ages 18 and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. To register, or find out more  information, please contact the Union City Library reference desk in person, by phone at  510-745-1464 (ext. 5), or by email at


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