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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…Alen Alda’s quest for a better communication

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? : My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor.

Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us.

In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, looking for clues in another’s face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become “in sync” with them, and know what they are thinking and feeling—especially when you’re talking about the hard stuff.

Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Exploring empathy-boosting games and exercises, If I Understood You is a funny, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our lives—with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond.

“Alda uses his trademark humor and a well-honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us.”—Forbes

“Communicating is at the heart of connectedness. Alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.”—Charlie Rose

“Sit back and enjoy Alan Alda’s scientific journey of communication.”—Barbara Walters

Write Your Story @ Union City Library

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.

Third Tuesday of the Month: July 18 , August 15, & September 19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 p.m. — 3 p.m.

 

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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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Master Gardeners Series @ Union City Library

 A Talk on Vegetable Gardening Basics

Saturday

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!

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Book Club @ Union City Library

Every Woman’s Dream
by
Mary Monroe

Two best friends embark on online
dating adventures trying to make up for lost time and failed marriages, only to become
involved in a deadly game.

For more information contact
the community contact  Joan Grower 510-792-7512
or Union City Library 510-745-1464

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Man Woman Relationships

Succulent wild love : six powerful habits for feeling more love more often / by SARK and Dr. John Waddell

Succulent Wild Love by SARK and Dr. John Waddell is a truly revolutionary book about expanding the love in your life and having the skills and tools to keep love flowing. Everyone wants to feel more love more often. This book shows you exactly how to do that and keesucculent-wild-lovep doing it.

For years SARK has filled her cup of self-love and shared the overflow with others. Through SARK’s vulnerability, insight and colorful out-of-any-box explorations in books such asSucculent Wild Woman, Transformation Soup and Eat Mangoes Naked, readers have been inspired to accept and love themselves.

From that foundation, SARK is now expanding her self-love capacities to include a deep, intimate relationship with another. This book shares her transformative journey and shows readers how they can do the same with the significant others in their lives.

For much of her life SARK feared committing to a life partnership, even as she was looking for ever more expansive ways to share her love. In this book, with delightful art and sharing intimate experiences, SARK illuminates the fears and obstacles that kept her—and keep many others—from living happily in intimate partnerships.

Using stories of transformation and practical advice, SARK and her partner, clinical psychologist and spiritual teacher Dr. John Waddell, present six simple but profound habits that will empower readers to keep their relationships harmonious—and from that foundation, help them experience more love more often.

Rather than emphasizing finding the right partner, Succulent Wild Love focuses onbeing the right partner. If you are looking for someone to make you happy, they will always fall short. If you are looking for someone with whom to share your happiness, you will always have enough.

Succulent Wild Love is an inviting book that is both practical and magical, filled with effective guidelines and SARK creativity. There are real-life, insightful stories and innovative ways for the reader to play and practice, SARK’s trademark poetry and art, along with the logical psychological principles that Dr. Waddell provides. This combination reminds readers that they already are Succulent, Wild and Loving — and can experience feeling that way more often.

 Check the library catalog for more title under the same subject Man Woman Relationships

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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 6, 2017

dark-dark-caveA Dark, Dark Cave by Eric Hoffman

“On a cold night, under a pale moon, a brother and sister explore a dark, dark cave. Strange creatures skitter along the walls while bats brush past. A wild howl makes the cave feel just a teensy bit darker. But readers are in for a delightful surprise when a beam of light reveals a softer side of the cave.”                    [JPB HOFFMAN]

my-dad-at-the-zooMy Dad at the Zoo by Coralie Saudo

“The long-awaited follow up to My Dad Is Big and Strong, My Dad at the Zoo, is another tale of role reversal in which dad reverts to the unsocialized, wild ways of childhood. Probably tired from all of his wearying antics around bedtime, here Dad heads off to the zoo with his son and goes completely zany.”             [JPB SAUDO]

my-dogs-a-chickenMy Dog’s a Chicken by Susan McElroy Montanari

“Lula Mae wants a puppy, but times are hard and she’ll just have to make do. Her family has plenty of chickens, so she decides maybe a chicken can be a dog.

“Pookie, as Lula Mae names her, is an ordinary chicken, but Lula Mae thinks she is very doglike indeed. With a bow in Pookie’s hair, Lula Mae declares her a show dog. When she runs circles around the other chickens, Pookie is a shepherd dog. And when Cousin Tater sneaks up with a snake and Pookie starts bawk, bawk, bawking, well, she’s a guard dog, too. Then Lula Mae’s brother, Baby Berry, wanders away, and who do you think comes to the rescue?”                         [JPB MONTANARI]

dipper-and-mabelDipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates Treasure by Jeffrey Rowe

“Once upon a time . . . travel, Blendin Blandin searches for the legendary Time Pirates’ Treasure, and he needs Dipper and Mabel’s help! They journey through time, exploring the dragon-infested medieval era, the weird-and-wild west, and the laser-and-giant-baby-filled future. Will they make the right choices to find the greatest treasure ever known? Or is it only a matter of time before the twins and Blendin are clutched by the hands of time?! This book features 272 pages of hilarious and thrilling adventures and original artwork!”                                    [J ROWE]

ticket-to-indiaTicket to India by N. H. Senzai

“A trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author of Saving Kabul Corner and Shooting Kabul.

“A map, two train tickets, and a mission. These are things twelve-year-old Maya and her big sister Zara have when they set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother’s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India. Their goal is to find a chest of family treasures that their grandmother’s family left behind when they fled from India to Pakistan during the Great Partition. But soon the sisters become separated, and Maya is alone. Determined to find her grandmother’s lost chest, she continues her trip, on the way enlisting help from an orphan by named Jai.”               [J SENZAI,N]

emergency-vehiclesEmergency Vehicles by Rod Green

“Lift the flaps and look inside to learn all about amazing emergency vehicles!

“Look inside an ambulance, police car, fire engine, rescue helicopter, lifeboat, and more to discover their inner workings. With more than forty flaps to lift, Stephen Biesty’s award-winning and best-selling artwork brings these rescue vehicles to life in a whole new way.”                    [J629.225 GREEN]

This is my last Monday Children’s Book Reviews blog entry. I have enjoyed sharing them, and I hope you have enjoyed reading them!

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