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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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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 13, 2017


Margo Thinks Twice / written and illustrated by Monica Arnaldo by 
Margo is an imaginative, adventurous little girl who has just one problem worry has found its way into her life. She sometimes feels nervous and uncomfortable, especially inside the wild world her imagination creates. Whenever her mom gives instructions, Margo’s mind turns the everyday advice into worst-case scenarios. Luckily, Margo’s mom comes up with an idea to ease her daughter’s anxieties and encourage her inventive spirit in a positive way.”
I’m a Veterinarian  / written and illustrated by Brian Biggs

“In I’m a Veterinarian (a just-released board book), we see what it’s like in a day in the life of a town animal doctor. Tinyville Town’s veterinarian begins her day at home with her two cats, two dogs, and one fish. Once at work, she examines a firefighter’s dalmatian, who is not feeling well at all. Follow along as the vet runs tests and makes a surprising discovery! This book will comfort a child bringing a beloved pet to the vet for the first time, and satisfy an inquisitive child’s curiosity about what an animal doctor does, how they are able to diagnose so many different kinds of pets, and how their office is different from their own doctors.”
A Forever Friend / by Judy Katschke ; illustrated by Serena Geddes
“Misty Inn is up and running, and the Dunlaps have a full house. Willa is thrilled that Kate, her best friend from Chicago, is going to come to Chincoteague for a visit. But it’s been a whole year since they’ve seen each other, and Willa soon realizes their friendship is not as easy as it had once been. Adding to the tension is the fact that aChincoteague friend, Sarah Starling, is away at camp for the week, not to mention the fact that Ben seems to disappear early in the morning and not show up again until dinner. So Willa is on her own to figure out how to start anew with her oldest friend

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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for March 28, 2016

thank you and good nightThank You and Good Night by Patrick McDonnell

“Patrick McDonnell’s first bedtime book captures the magic of a sleepover with friends, and reminds us to cherish life’s simplest pleasures. During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy. Is it time for bed yet? Not before taking the time to say thank you for the day, the night, and good friends.”                     [JPB McDONNELL,P]

case of the girl in greyThe Case of the Girl in Grey by Jordan Stratford

“The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case, all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem.

“Their new case is a puzzle indeed. It involves a horrible hospital, a missing will, a hasty engagement, and a suspiciously slippery servant.

“But Mary’s stumbled onto a mystery of her own. She spotted a ghostly girl in a grey gown dashing through the park. A girl who is the spitting image of their new client.

“The two cases must be linked . . . or else there’s a perfectly supernatural explanation.” Sequel to The Case of the Missing Moonstone                                        [J STRATFORD,J]

cars trains ships & planesCars, Trains, Ships & Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by Clive Gifford

“Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is a visual encyclopedia of every vehicle to zoom, sail, soar, float, or fly across the land, sea, and sky. Displaying more than 1,000 vehicles including classic cars, hybrids, race cars, sail boats, luxury cruise ships, BMX and dirt bikes, military tanks, steam locomotives, mountain trains, hot air balloons, fighter jets, International Space Station manned spacecraft and more, plus a glossary and index, this visual catalog is perfect for young transportation buffs. In addition to the eye-catching images for readers to spot and explore, exciting text covers facts and figures on record breakers and news makers and includes the story of the history of transportation — from the first wheel to the latest hybrids — giving this book a special appeal.”                             [J629.046 GIFFORD,C]


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Attention Book Lovers!


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


We’re here for YOU!

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Saturday November 15 is National Gaming Day @ your library

Sponsored by the American Library Association [ALA], Libraries across the country will participate in the largest tournament ever held! Come to the Union City Library Saturday, November 15 during our open hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We will have available several different games for you and your family to enjoy.

Hasbro Toys has donated Pictureka, a beat-the-clock picture finding game for all ages. Help set a record for the largest number of people playing a board game on the same day!

You don’t have to sign up for this FREE day of fun for the entire family. Check the Library website or call 510-745-1464 ext. 7 for more information.

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