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Privacy Week Movie

Choose Privacy Week

May 1st – 8th is American Library Association’s Choose Privacy Week, an “event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy.”  The theme for 2018 is Big Data is Watching You, a focus on the “growing threat of ‘big data’ analytics, especially in a time when technology, mobile computing, social media, and the growing adoption of ‘big data’ analytics pose new threats to everyone’s right to privacy.”  Please see the full press release from ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom for more information.


To kick off Choose Privacy Week, Union City Library will be showing Citizenfour 5:45-7:45 on Tuesday May 1st:

Filmmaker Laura Poitras and  journalist Glenn Greenwald encounter Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). The film not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them.  After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.

Rating: R (for some language)

Light snacks will be provided. Tickets handed out at the Reference Desk May 1st.



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Line Dancing with Mike Quebec


MQPicJoin 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!

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Art for Adults (Oil Pastels)


March 16th, 2017

Thursday 6:15 -7:45 pm

Learn how to draw and blend with oil pastels! Follow a design or create your own masterpiece. The program is free. No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided. For ages 18 and up.

Registration is required.  Call 510-745-1464 (ext. 5) to reserve your spot, or register in person at the Union City Library reference desk.



This event is part of a series of over 300 free Art IS Education events for youth, families and adults presented by Alameda County Library in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Office of Education to celebrate arts education and creativity.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ Union City Library


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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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KIDS!!! Create and Make TODAY at the Union City Library!

Did you ever make fun creations with play dough? How about adding lights to those play dough shapes and lighting them up? This workshop is all about having fun while building circuits with colorful play dough. Kids will also learn the basics of electricity. Ages 7-12.

Union City LibraryFriday, December 12, at 4 pm. Sign-ups required: Call 510-745-1464 to sign up.

Newark Library, Friday, December 19, at 4 pm. Sign-ups required: Call 510-795-2627 to sign up.

Fremont Library, March 17, at 2 pm. Sign-ups required: Call (510) 745-1421 to sign up.



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WILLY WONKA and the CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Union City Library

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s


@ the Union City Library!

Friday, April 18

4:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room


Rated PG, No Registration Required

Space is Limited

First Come, First Served

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times


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