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Privacy Week Movie

Choose Privacy Week

May 1st – 8th is American Library Association’s Choose Privacy Week, an “event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy.”  The theme for 2018 is Big Data is Watching You, a focus on the “growing threat of ‘big data’ analytics, especially in a time when technology, mobile computing, social media, and the growing adoption of ‘big data’ analytics pose new threats to everyone’s right to privacy.”  Please see the full press release from ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom for more information.

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To kick off Choose Privacy Week, Union City Library will be showing Citizenfour 5:45-7:45 on Tuesday May 1st:

Filmmaker Laura Poitras and  journalist Glenn Greenwald encounter Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). The film not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them.  After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.

Rating: R (for some language)

Light snacks will be provided. Tickets handed out at the Reference Desk May 1st.

 

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Diabetes Self-Management Class

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The Union City Library is hosting a 6-week Diabetes Self-Management course, led by Alameda County’s Public Health Department.   The series provides a supportive environment for those seeking to understand diabetes or pre-diabetes, and will cover the following:

  • Gaining a better understanding of diabetes and how it is diagnosed.
  • Learning how to eat foods you enjoy while managing your diabetes.
  • Learning how your medications work.
  • Learning the 7 self-care behaviors: healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring blood glucose, taking prescribed medications, solving problems in unusual situations, reducing the risk of complications, coping with stress and emotional issues.

This 6 week program consisting of all Thursdays in April (5, 12, 19, 26) 1-3 pm. and two Fridays in May (4, 11), 2-3:30 pm.  Please plan to attend all 6 classes.

This program is open to all Alameda County Residents 18 or older who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type II diabetes.  To register or find out more information, please call 510-383-5185 or 510-593-7690.  

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Art for Adults: Matisse Collages

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Tuesday, March 20th – 6:15 – 7:45 pm

Come learn the technique of “painting with scissors,” and create collages in the style of Henri Matisse. No experience necessary and all supplies are provided; just bring your imagination! 

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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).

 

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Painting Workshop!

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

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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! 

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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 prubanova@aclibrary.org.

 

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Painting Workshop!

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Let your creative energies flow with this abstract art program!  Learn to paint in the style of abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky.  Listen to music to inspire your artwork, or work from a template.  No experience necessary and all supplies will be provided; just bring your imagination! 

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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).  Or email prubanova@aclibrary.org to reserve your spot!

 

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Seed Saving Workshop

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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.

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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.

 

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Mexican Tin Art

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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! 

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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)

 

 

 

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