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Book Club @ Union City Library

“took a deep breath, tasting dust and eucalyptus, and moved past the smeary lights of the veranda. In the small park across the road, smooth clay had been spread like a dusting of confectioners’ sugar,”
― Paula McLainCircling the Sun

“Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman–Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. ”

Chicago Sun-Times”–Provided by publisher

The Book Club at the Union City Library will be discussing this book on Tuesday November 7, 2017 –1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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Asian Art Museum Multimedia Presentation @ Union City Library

The Silk Road: Globalization in the Ancient World

Sunday October 8, 2017

at 3 P.M.

Please join us for a multimedia talk  by Asian Art Museum.

Before jet planes and smartphones, merchants and pilgrims spent months traveling over perilous land and sea routes to carry luxury goods and new ideas thousands of miles across lost civilizations. Accompany the travelers over high mountain passes and parched deserts on their voyages of discovery and exchange.

To read more on this subject, check the catalog: here

 

 

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Winning Resume Workshop

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS @ THE UNION CITY LIBRARY

Winning Resume

What makes a good resume

Tuesday August 8, 2017

 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

       Presented by the Tri-cities One-Stop Career Center 

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464

for materials on resume writing check here

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Write Your Story @  the Union City Library….Getting Published


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.

 

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Job Search Workshop @ Union City Library

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

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Summer Reading Game for all ages @ Union City Library

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.

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FIXIT CLINIC @ Union City Library

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. 

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