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Big Gardens in small spaces

The Adventures of Container Gardening

@  Union City Library

Saturday May 28, 2016

2:30 to 4 p.m.

Join BaGardening workshop Loriy – Friendly Landscape

Professional & Garden Educator
Gardening workshop

Lori Caldwell to learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener.

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May is Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month

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 Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States is a rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

 The Asian Pacific American Heritage : A Companion to Literature and Arts /Editor: George J. Leonard, editor

Asian Pacific American Heritage bookMeeting the challenge of teaching multiculturalism Students-and their teachers-encountering literature and arts from unfamiliar cultures will welcome the special help this book provides. Instructors who are unfamiliar with Asian Pacific cultures are now being asked to explain a reference to the Year of the Rat, Obon Season, or to interpret a haiku. When Amy Tan refers to the Moon Lady or the Kitchen God, what does she mean? Is Confucianism actually a religion? This book answers these and many o
ther questions, for students, teachers, and the librarians to whom they turn for help.

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More Changes at the Union City Library!

confusedA while back I posted that big changes had arrived at the Union City Library, especially in the Children’s Area. I hope you had a chance to check things out.

Well, it’s time to come back in because we’ve had more changes, and it’s looking GREAT!

New Children’s Books can be found right when you enter the Library – where you used to find series paperbacks.

successAll the paperbacks have moved around the corner from the Children’s magazines – and the Children’s Graphic Novels have moved also! They are now where the New Books used to be.

Sound confusing? It actually makes a lot of sense and will make finding what you want a lot easier!


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Write Your Story….Creative Writing

Over the course of her career, Ursula K. Le Guin has published more than sixty books of fiction, fantasy, children’s literature, poetry, drama, criticism, and translation. She is the winner of many awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

For other titles on this subject check here…Creative writing — Problems, exercises, etc

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  May 17, June 21, and July 19

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

For more information contact : Bruce Haase                             

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Book Club @ the Union City Library

The Burgess Boys the burgess boysby Elizabeth Strout

 This  is second book by Strout that has been

selected by the book club. Through the novel

we experience the life of a family in a small town.

Please join us for discussion of this very emotional story. 

 The book club community contact is:

 Martha Brown 510-475-7531,


   The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month.

The selected title for the month of June is All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr

 Location: UNION CITY BRANCH – Get Directions

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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 25, 2016

when i grow upWhen I Grow Up… by Gill McLean

“Fergus is only a little pup, but what should he be when he grows up? His friends all have different ideas and it seems there’s a lot more to being a dog than he first thought! Who will help him decide what to be?”         [JPB McLEAN,G]

black dragonThe Black Dragon by Julian Sedgwick

“Talented magician Danny, who is half-Chinese, half-British, and dwarf strongman Zamora try to find the connection between the disastrous end of the circus Mysterium, where Danny’s performer parents were killed, and the disappearance of his guardian aunt,who is investigating sinister gangs in Hong Kong.”                          [J SEDGWICK,J]

little girls little bookThe Little Girl’s Little Book of Art by Kathryn Dixon

“Paintings by thirty of the most talented and renowned artists the world has produced. Beginning with Leonardo da Vinci and ending with Paul Klee, the paintings in this book have been specially selected to appeal to a little girl. Your little girl can explore the pages of this book and see artworks with colors, subjects and scenes that she can relate to and enjoy. Every painting has the potential to engage her imagination, spark her curiosity, and encourage her to want to learn to know more about art, artists, and the creative process.”                                [J709 DIXON,K]

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Union City Needs Your Input!


Would you like to complete this survey in 

Chinese? click HERE

Spanish? click HERE

Tagalog? click HERE


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