Join us on Saturday, September 23rd, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, for a Seed Saving Workshop presented by Master Gardener, Irene Beebe!
As summer is coming to an end, it’s time to move your gardening to the next level by saving the seeds of your bounty for next year! Learn about the importance of saving seeds, which seeds are the easiest to save, and techniques for collecting, processing, and storing seeds. We’ll demonstrate how to save seeds from beans, lettuce, and tomatoes, and you’ll receive detailed instructions and resources to further your seed-saving adventures. This free program is for gardeners of all levels! No registration required.
Ms. Beebe has been an Alameda County Master Gardener since 2014, volunteering at the Quarry Lakes and Lakeside demonstration gardens, answering questions at the Help Desk, and doing outreach through the speakers’ bureau. She also has a certificate in Landscape Horticulture from Merritt College.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, create an art piece inspired by Mexican tin art! Use beads, tin, wire, and an embossing, or stamping, technique to create your own colorful craft. 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 or by phone at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5)
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.
MyMoney.gov is website guide developed by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, focusing on resources for earning, spending, investing, protecting and borrowing money.
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.).
April 22, 2017 Saturday 3 – 4pm
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and we invite you for a special celebration at the Union City Library! Master horn and trumpet player Dave Rocha and his jazz trio will perform jazz standards, pop and show tunes, and original compositions. The program is free and open to all, no registration required!
Enjoy some sample tracks below:
A Portrait of Jennie – A beautiful ballad with flugelhorn, piano, drums and bass.
Let’s Cool One – This unique arrangement alternates between 5/4 and 4/4 time every four measures. It features flugelhorn, piano, drums, and bass.
Sombrero Sam – Some Latin jazz, including trumpet, small Hammond organ, bass and Latin percussion.
You can find the full page of available CD/Audio Samples here.
April 22, 2017 Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30
Join us on April 22nd, Earth Day, for Tai Chi for Health with Beverley Kane, MD. The session will provide a gentle introduction to this ancient art, suitable for all fitness levels. It will include a brief meditation, qigong silk-reeling exercises, and Tai Chi for Energy forms adapted from the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
No experience is necessary. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited. Please register at the Union City Library’s reference desk or sign up by phone at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).
Beverley Kane, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford Medical School, where she teaches Medical Tai Chi and qigong, the latter with horses. She is certified as an instructor by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. You can find more information about her work with equine-assisted learning from her website, http://horsensei.com/.
You can find more information about Tai Chi for Health programs, and the history and benefits of tai chi, from the Tai Chi for Health Institute’s website, http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/what-is-tai-chi/
*This program is part of a monthly exercise series at the Union City Library. Upcoming sessions include:
– Swing Dancing with Michael Quebec – Saturday May 20th, 3:30 – 4:30
– Gentle Yoga with Dolian Wilson – Saturday, June 17th, 10:15 -11:15
Join us on Saturday March 25th, 3:30 – 4:30 for Line Dancing with Mike Quebec. Get your heart rate pumping with a mix of country, Hip Hop, and 50’s and 60’s Rock n’Roll line dances! No experience necessary for this free Fun and Fitness program. Be sure to bring water and a towel.
For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so make sure you register. Call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) to reserve your spot or sign up at the Union City Library reference desk.
*** This program is part of Union City Library’s monthly Fun and Fitness series***
Checkout a video of previous line dancing fun at Fremont Library!
March 16th, 2017
Thursday 6:15 -7:45 pm
Learn how to draw and blend with oil pastels! Follow a design or create your own masterpiece. The program is free. No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided. For ages 18 and up.
Registration is required. Call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) to reserve your spot, or register in person at the Union City Library reference desk.
This event is part of a series of over 300 free Art IS Education events for youth, families and adults 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.