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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ Union City Library


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by | Wednesday, October, 12, 2016 · 12:58 pm

Better Choices, Better Health Workshop Series


Are you interested in tools to help you or someone you love manage a chronic condition and live a healthier life? Better Choices, Better Health is a free series of health workshops for anyone dealing with a chronic health condition like diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, depression, or high cholesterol. Come to this Stanford University-developed class to learn about mental and physical health in a supportive environment and gain the tools to help you achieve your personal health goals!  More information about the program, its origins and research on its benefits, can be found on Stanford’s website and The Health Trust’s website.

Those who attend these interactive workshop will get a toolbox of skills including:

  • Dealing with pain and fatigue and frustration
  • Weight management
  • How to get a good night’s sleep
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • How to read food labels and improve nutrition
  • Decision making and goal setting
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals

***Refreshments will be provided

The class meets for six weeks staring Oct. 8th, and participants must join by the second week at latest.  All meetings are Saturdays 10:30am-1:00pm. After completing at least four sessions, you will receive a free textbook and relaxation CD as part of the course.

Register online or call 408-961-9877 to register.   You may also register by phone or in person at the Union City Library Reference Desk (510-745-1464, ext. 5).

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A Talk on Feeling Good !


dr-dashtabnA Talk on Feeling Good!

Even When It’s Hard to!


Union City Library

Sunday September 25, 2016 a

3:00 to 4:30 P.m.

The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procastination, low

self-esteem, and other “black holes” of depression can be cured without drugs.

How to find a way to get along with most people.

How to make loving relationships actually loving

How to quiet down self-defeating thoughts

Dr. Dashtban is a licensed health psychologist. Her specialty is in treating persons who suffer with both medical and psychological symptoms. She is the co-founder of Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center in Fremont.

 She is a graduate of California School of Professional Psychology and has completed her pre doctoral internship at UCSF department of Psychosocial Medicine and her Post-Doctoral fellowship at Kaiser Permanente department of Pain Management in San Francisco.


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Summer Reading Game Raffle Prizes Awarded!

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Game Prize raffle winners!   As always, the Summer Reading Game is free to play, and all adults and teens who complete the game’s 25 hours of reading and activities are automatically entered into the raffle.  This year, the Teen Prize was a GoPro Camera and the Adult Prize was a Fitbit.  One winner from the Adult and Teen categories is randomly chosen from all those who complete the game.  Everyone who completes the game gets to claim a free book and fun midway prizes.  Hope to see you next summer when we resume play!


Congratulations to Deborah, our Teen winner, and Vineet, our Adult winner!

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Write Your Story….Secrets!

storytellerThe storyteller’s secret : from TED speakers to business legends, why some ideas catch on and others don’t / Carmine Gallo

Internationally bestselling author Carmine Gallo reveals the secrets to telling powerful, inspiring, and game-changing stories that will help you achieve any goal.

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

  September 20, October 18

and November 15eiffel_tower_blue

1 — 3 p.m.

Please bring your pen & paper.

For more information contact :

Bruce Haase

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NEW! Story Time with Ms. Risa at the Union City Library!

Join Ms. Risa for stories, songs, finger plays and fun, Sunday afternoon at the Union City Library.

story timei2 – 3 p.m. Sunday September 11, 2016

This free program is for children ages 3 – 5 years. No registration is required.

The Union City Library is a branch of the Alameda County Library.

34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City

Call the Reference Desk 510-745-1464 ext. 5, or visit the Library website for more information.

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Feeling Good!

Feeling good : the new mood therapy / David D. Burns

The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other “black holes” of depressionfeeling good can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life: Recognize what causes your mood swings, nip negative feelings in the bud, deal with guilt, handle hostility and criticism, overcome addiction to love and approval, beat “do-nothingism”, avoid the painful downward spiral of depression, build self-esteem, feel good every day!

for more book on Cognitive Therapy, please check here…

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