Tag Archives: Shahrzad Dance Academy

Spring Celebration 2013 in Pictures

Linda 2013 047Linda 2013 046

Shahrzad Dance Academy and Ebrahimi Brothers Performed Many different dances and Music ..

Shahrzad Dance Academy and Ebrahimi Brothers Performed Many different dances and Music ..

Linda 2013 036S. Noroozi & his son set the table for celebration of Nowruz.

Long time Library member, S. Noroozi & her son set the table for celebration of Nowruz.
Tea and Pastry was served to the public by volunteers. (it was provided by S. Noroozi)

Tea and Pastry was served to the public by volunteers. (it was provided by S. Noroozi)

volunteers help serving tea.

volunteers helped serving tea.


Leave a comment

Filed under Events, Teens, Uncategorized, Union City Library

Haft Sin @ the Library

Sunday March 18  –2;30 to 4 p.m. Please join us to celebrate Nowruz with  dance.
Shahrzad Dance Academy.   

This event is free.  No reservations are required.

Haft Sīn (هفت سین) or the seven ‘S’s is a major tradition of Norooz. The haft sin table includes seven specific items starting with the letter ‘S’ or Sīn (س) in the Persian alphabet.

Then again @ the library the seven items of the our collection related to Persian culture can be listed as :



Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian Book of Kings, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre- Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century.

3.Shahram Nazeri 

is a contemporary Iranian tenor of Kurdish ancestry who sings classical Persian music from Kermanshah. He was the first vocalist to set Rumi’s poetry to Iranian music thirty-five years ago, thus establishing a tradition of Sufi music within both Iranian classical music and his music was instrumental in introducing Western musical audiences to both Sufism and to the poetry of Rumi. The New York Times has dubbed him the Persian Nightingale and the Christian Science Monitor has called him Iran’s Pavarotti.

4. Shiva  science fiction novel [perhaps the first –and only- one of its kind in the Iranian literature]

5.Sima Bina 

(born 1944 in Birjand, Iran) is notable Persian classical musician and Iran’s researcher, composer, singer and song-writer of Iranian folk music.

6. Shar-i Ishq 

Hossein Omoumi (born 1944) is a scholar and teacher of Persian music, who is Professor in Persian Performing Arts of music at the University of California, Irvine. He has performed at many concerts and music festivals as a player of the ney, the traditional reed flute of Iran.

7.Saved by beauty : adventures of an American romantic in Iran The author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life challenges popular misconceptions about Iran’s youth culture, describing his visits to regions that inspired Rumi and Hafez, where he learned about the rich histories, cuisines and arts that comprise everyday life.


1 Comment

Filed under Events, Friends of the Library, Uncategorized

Celebrate the Power of Arts

Last Saturday the Art is Education month  was started at Union City Library with performance by the Bharatanatyam Classical Indian Dance. Other programs are :

Friday, March 9, 3:30 – 5 PM Paper Quilt Collage Workshop

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


School-age kids and parents are invited to make a paper quilt collage on the theme “Creating A Better Future Together” in the Library. Join us to explore how you can express yourself with colorful and recycled paper. The resulting quilt will be on display in the Library.


Saturday, March 10, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm Family Quilting Project Workshops

 Kids and parents will learn about fabric art and the quilting process in these free quilting workshops with noted local artist Marion Coleman. Each person will make a self-portrait on a fabric quilt square which will become part of the community quilt art piece “We Are The Future” at the Library. This artwork will be displayed permanently in the children’s area.  

Sunday, March 18, 3 – 4:30 pm Persian New Year Dance Performance Enjoy the graceful flowing movements and swirling skirts as Shahrzad Dance Academy shares the Persian culture of dance. These dances will celebrate Nowruz, the festival of the New Year, which marks the first day of Spring and the beginning of the year. In Persian culture, Nowruz is celebrated on the Vernal Equinox each year.  

Saturday, March 24, 2 – 3:30 PM Tween Duct Tape Art Workshop


Tweens ages 8 – 12 years are invited to learn how to make objects out of duct tape of various colors. Come have fun and learn new art skills!


Leave a comment

Filed under Children, Events, Friends of the Library, Links, Uncategorized, Union City Library