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Alameda County Library | Community Survey

library logoAlameda County Library is developing a master plan for library services and facilities over the next 10-20 years.

Take our community survey and let us know what library services are important to you. The survey only takes 5 minutes to complete. We are committed to incorporating the voice of the community and value your input to help us shape the future vision of Alameda County Library.

Click HERE to give us your opinions, experiences, and ideas!

Click the appropriate link below if you would prefer to take this survey in: 

For more information on opportunities to participate in the development of the plan, please visit www.aclibrary.org

 

Thank you for your input!

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LEGOs at the Union City Library

LEGO PLAYDATE
Friday, March 25 @ 3:30 – 5:30 pm
                                                      
 LEGO             Come play and create with the Library’s collection of LEGOs.  Invite your friends for a playdate at the library!
Age 5 and up. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please leave your own LEGOs at home. We have enough for everyone!
No registration is necessary

For more information contact:  (510) 745-1464 Ext. 5

Location: UNION CITY BRANCH – Get Directions

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Attention Book Lovers!

HEY KIDS!!

kids readingLike to read? Like to talk about what you read?
For kids in grades 1 – 6

We are starting book discussion groups JUST FOR YOU!!! We are still planning, so come in or email, let us know what you want!

Friday, March 11, 3:30 p.m.

zohra.karimi@gmail.com or pryan@aclibrary.org

FREE! FUN! NO REGISTRATION!

We’re here for YOU!

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Community Survey

The Alameda County Library is developing a master plan for library services and facilities over the next 10-20 years. We are inviting the community to participate in the development of the plan in a variety of ways.

aclogoWhat do you want from your County Library? What are we doing right? What can we do better?

Give us your input! It simple and fast, and very important!

Click here and be heard!

 

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Write Your Story…Publishing, A Writer’s Memoir

publishingPublishing is a memoir that follows a writer’s journey from aspiring novelist to established author. Gail Godwin was once a little girl who dreamed of following in her mother’s footsteps and is now considered one of the best contemporary fiction writers. She has written fourteen novels, two story collections, two non-fiction books, and now one memoir. While Godwin captures some of the history of American publishing through her own perspective, she acknowledges that her viewpoint is very personal. Publishing is about one writer’s hunger to enter the world of publishing, and her experience once she was in it. This book includes beautiful illustrations by artist Frances Halsband.

Write Your Story @ the Union City Library

Join our senior library member Bruce Haase and write your memoir. Bruce is a life long reader, he now writes memoire-based, creative non-fiction. These are informal meetings to support each other and organize your thoughts for writing. Sharing is optional.

  Meetings take place  March 15 , April 19, and May 17

1 — 3 p.m. Please bring your pen & paper.

For more information contact : Bruce Haase                                       Email:ohnjca@comcast.net

 

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Attention Book Lovers!

HEY KIDS!!

kids readingLike to read? Like to talk about what you read?
For kids in grades 1 – 6

We are starting book discussion groups JUST FOR YOU!!! We are still planning, so come in or email, let us know what you want!

Email for more information

zohra.karimi@gmail.com or pryan@aclibrary.org

FREE! FUN! NO REGISTRATION!

We’re here for YOU!

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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 8, 2016

1-2-3 zooborns1-2-3 Zooborns! by Andrew Bleiman

“Combines endearing animal photos with bouncy text and a fact-filled glossary in a number-themed primer that encourages young children to practice early counting skills.”                    [JPB BLEIMAN]

book of beastsThe Book of Beasts by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman

“Matt and Emily Calder’s travels through time come to a thrilling conclusion in the third book of the Hollow Earth trilogy as the siblings struggle to close Hollow Earth—and keep the monsters inside.

“Twins Matt and Emily Calder may be divided by time, but they are united in their mission to close Hollow Earth before the monsters inside can destroy the world. The key to success lies with their Animare talents: they can draw things into life and travel in time through art. But there are monsters outside Hollow Earth as well. Monsters intent on taking control of the beasts for themselves. And the worst monster of all is their own father…”                              [J BARROWMAN]

iron railsIron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad by Martin W. Sandler

“Experience the race of rails to link the country—and meet the men behind this incredible feat—in a riveting story about the building of the transcontinental railroad, brought to life with archival photos.

“In the 1850s, gold fever swept the West, but people had to walk, sail, or ride horses for months on end to seek their fortune. The question of faster, safer transportation was posed by national leaders. But with 1,800 miles of seemingly impenetrable mountains, searing deserts, and endless plains between the Missouri River and San Francisco, could a transcontinental railroad be built? It seemed impossible. Eventually, two railroad companies, the Central Pacific, which laid the tracks eastward, and the Union Pacific, which moved west, began the job. In one great race between iron men with iron wills, tens of thousands of workers blasted the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, built the highest bridges that had ever been created, and finally linked the nation by two bands of steel, changing America forever.”                     [J385.0978 SANDLER]

 

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