This Sunday, July 8th, 3 – 4 pm there will be music and dancing in the library!
Rock ‘n’ Roll dance classics will be performed live by Bay Area musicians, Along Came Jones! Come and listen! Come and dance! Come and browse books while infectious rock ‘n’ roll dance grooves play! No registration required. Event will be on the main library floor. Bring the whole family!
Enjoy some great 50s and 60s dance classics in anticipation of the event:
Browse our catalog for more Rock ‘n’ Roll and rockabilly CDs to check out! Get started here.
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!
Library Day by Anne Rockwell
“One day, a young boy visits the library for the very first time. While he’s there he listens to stories, reads books and magazines, and learns that there are also movies, crafts, chess, and puppet shows—something for everyone! With simple, lyrical text and bright illustrations that jump off the page, Library Day brings the joys of reading vividly to life.” [JPB ROCKWELL]
Bounders by Monica Tesler
“In the first book of a brand-new adventure series, 12-year-old Jasper and his friends are the first team of cadets—Bounders—to be trained as high-level astronauts, but they soon learn that Earth Force, the space-military agency that trained them, has an ulterior motive for sending them into space and they must decide whether to rebel against the organization that brought them together, or fulfill their duty and protect the planet at all costs.” [J TESLER,M]
It Can’t Be True! 2 by Margaret Parrish
“How many bees does it take to make a jar of honey? Did you know sharks are so sensitive that they can detect the current from batteries 1,000 miles apart? Believe it or not, it’s true!
“Discover more amazing and seemingly impossible facts in It Can’t Be True 2! By combining hard to believe facts with CGI renderings and photographs, this book places information with visual aids that puts everything to scale. Kids will love the weird, out-of-this-world facts for just about anything, and they will be excited to share them with everyone!” [J031.02 IT]