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Saturday Chess Club for Kids at Union City Library

Kids ages 8 and up are becoming dedicated chess players here each Saturday afternoon from 3:30-5 PM. They are learning techniques and strategies that will help them learn how to use logic and sharpen their cognitive skills while having fun. If you know someone who would like to join the fun tell them about our Library Chess Club.


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Paddy’s Coffee says good bye for now to the Union City Community

Paddy behind the counter on the last day of business at Paddy's Coffee



Paddy was there this morning on the last day for Paddy’s Coffee. He told me and other loyal fans of his shop that this is just a brief rest. He will be back soon with a new location and a new place for the Union City community to go for a relaxed atmosphere to hang out and enjoy refreshments and conversation. We will miss Paddy’s Coffee and look forward to it’s new incarnation wherever it may be. I hope it is closer to the Library so we can maybe have a book club there?

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Bollywood Music Performance this Saturday at Union City Library

  Don’t miss the performance this Saturday afternoon of the Indian Bollywood style muscial group Jhankar Live! They will perform a variety of musical styles both lively and melodious with dance moves to match the music. There are no tickets needed for the FREE performance but come early to get a good seat.  For more information call the Union City Library at 510-745-1464 X 7.

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Union City Library Summer 2012

Fun for everyone in the family this Summer at your Library!

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by | Monday, June, 4, 2012 · 12:55 pm

Student Dancers Perform for Art Is Education Month

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Students of the Natanjali Dance Academy under the direction of Kalpana Kamalanathan performed Bharatanatyam style dance at Union City Library on Saturday March 3rd for Art Is Education Month. Bharatanatyam is an ancient Indian classical dance form from South India that originated over 4,000 years ago.  Along with the performance Ms. Kamalanathan explained what the students are learning about music and dance including rhythm, and melody, as well as yoga and discipline. Art Is Education Month presents a showcase of youth arts learning in Alameda County during the month of March each year. For more information go to

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Community Quilt Project for Art Is Education Month

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Last Saturday artist Marion Coleman demonstrated the art of quilting and encouraged kids, teens, and parents  to draw  self portraits for our community quilting project. The drawings were colored with special fabric crayons and the artists selected background papers to compliment their self portraits. Next Marion will transfer the drawings to fabric with her iron. She will design borders and put the art together and stitch the quilt. We can’t wait to see how it will look. To see a sample quilt come to the children’s area of the Library. We have one in the display case. The finished quilt will be hung in the children’s picture book area of the Library.

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New Citizenship Classes at the Union City Library Forming Now

Are you ready to become a citizen? The New Haven Adult School will be hosting a series of 8 classes at the Library starting on Tuesday January 10th 2012 and continuing through Thursday February 2nd. They will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 PM in the ommunity room at the Library. The classes will prepare you for everything you need to pass the test to become a citizen. For more information about the classes and to register call 510-489-2185 or go to the New Haven Adult School at 600 G Street in Union City.

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