|“Beautifully and eloquently written…Thomas Moore convinces us that we age best when we embrace our age, live agelessly, and remember every day to find the endless joy nestled inside our soul.”
– Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, New York Times b
Bestselling author of Super Brain and Super Genes
Thomas Moore is the renowned author of Care of the Soul, the classic #1 New York Times bestseller. In Ageless Soul, Moore reveals a fresh, uplifting, and inspiring path toward aging, one
that need not be feared, but rather embraced and cherished. In Moore’s view, aging is the process by which one becomes a more distinctive, complex, fulfilled, loving, and connected person.Using examples from his practice as a psychotherapist and teacher who lectures widely on the soul of medicine and spirituality, Moore argues for a new vision of aging: as a dramatic series of initiations, rather than a diminishing experience, one that each of us has the tools—experience, maturity, fulfillment—to live out. Subjects include:*Why melancholy is a natural part of aging, and how to accept it, rather than confuse it with depression
*The vital role of the elder and mentor in the lives of younger people *The many paths of spiritual growth and learning that open later in life *Sex and sensuality *Building new communities and leaving a legacy
Ageless Soul teaches readers how to embrace the richness of experience and how to take life on, accept invitations to new vitality, and feel fulfilled as they get older.
NEVER TOO LATE
Thursday, May 31, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join us for Never Too Late, a musical revue featuring songs, outrageous skits, and hilarious strolls down memory lane. Stagebridge showcases the rich and varied experiences of older adults to a multigenerational audience. The program is led by Artistic Director Joanne Grimm and Musical Director Scrumbly Koldwyn on the piano.
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.