Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hasse, for an informal gathering of aspiring writers of all types of genres. Your writing can be memoirs, creative non-fiction, poetry, song lyrics, science fiction, plays,essays, you name it! We just want to hear what you have written and support each other as we grow as writers.
Meetings take place
Third Tuesday of the month: June 20 & July 18 and August 15 1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published : How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It Successfully
Presents a guide for aspiring writers on all aspects of getting published, including writing the query letter, getting an agent, signing contracts, working with publishers, assisting in prepub publicity and marketing, and doing book tours.
101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists : Insider Secrets from Top Writers
This title focuses on the behaviors necessary to succeed in the dog-eat-dog world of fiction writing by asking successful authors how they practice their craft. Readers will learn how to adopt those habits on their quest to become novelists. The book will inspire, nourish, and provide the needed kick in the pants to turn the wannabes into doers! The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists is full of “aha” experiences as the reader uncovers the collected wisdom from the cream of today’s fiction writers.
Successful Interviews – Learn and practice interview skills
Tuesday June 13, 2017
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center
For more information contact: (510) 745-1464
Location: UNION CITY BRANCH – Get Directions
Library Resources on Employment Interviewing
The More that you read. the More things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go ! ~Dr Seuss
The Summer Reading Game will starts on June 1 !
Read or do activities to earn points and prizes!
For activities there are many choices. And many adventure .
Go to one of the festivities celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love !
Use the Library passes for Discover & Go !The portal provides instant online access to free and low-cost tickets to museums, science centers, zoos, theatres, and other fun local.
Attend one of the Library events , Check the Event Keeper online for the list!
Attend Bay Area Book Festival! June 3 & 4, Downtown Berkeley.
A Talk on Water Efficient Vegetable Gardening
May 27, 2017
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday May 13
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fix your broken stuff!!
Bring your broken electronic , small appliances, computer, toy, etc.
for assessment, disassemble , and possible repair. Bring and fix your broken small electronics, appliances, bikes, and toys (or at least learn more about them) with the help of fixit coaches. A textile/clothing coach will also be available. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event.
HOW: Register at….
– Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
– Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
– Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
– Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited!
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!
More into on Fixit Clinic check: www.fixitclinic.org
We also need coaches! Jacks & Jills of all trades, tinkerers, and sewers are invited to become fixit coaches; all you need is curiosity and a willingness to encourage & help others open up their broken stuff and try to fix it. The library has tools, sewing machines and supplies.
APRIL 29, 2017
Health and Wellness through Alternative Medicine (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda is an alternative system of medicine and an ancient healing tradition from India. In this workshop, you will learn about the body’s three basic elements. You will also be shown how to balance them with
herbs and rejuvenation therapy
healthy diet and lifestyle choices
techniques for emotional control
Soumya Upadhyay is an award-winning Ayurvedic physician trained in India. She is a health researcher and has a passion for alternative medicine. She has a deep interest in educating people about how to promote health and healthy behaviors by informing them about healthy lifestyle changes.
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!