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Painting Workshop!


Let your creative energies flow with this abstract art program!  Learn to paint in the style of abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky.  Listen to music to inspire your artwork, or work from a template.  No experience necessary and all supplies will be provided; just bring your imagination! 




For ages 18 and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. To register, or find out more  information, please contact the Union City Library reference desk in person or by phone at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).  Or email prubanova@aclibrary.org to reserve your spot!



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Tai Chi for Health

April 22, 2017      Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30

TaiChiSymbolJoin us on April 22nd, Earth Day, for Tai Chi for Health with Beverley Kane, MD.  The session will provide a gentle introduction to this ancient art, suitable for all fitness levels. It will include a brief meditation, qigong silk-reeling exercises, and Tai Chi for Energy forms adapted from the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

No experience is necessary.  For ages 12 and up.  Space is limited.  Please register at the Union City Library’s reference desk or sign up by phone at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).


Beverley Kane, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford Medical School, where she teaches Medical Tai Chi and qigong, the latter with horses. She is certified as an instructor by the Tai Chi for Health Institute.  You can find more information about her work with equine-assisted learning from her website, http://horsensei.com/.

You can find more information about Tai Chi for Health programs, and the history and benefits of tai chi, from the Tai Chi for Health Institute’s website, http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/what-is-tai-chi/

*This program is part of a monthly exercise series at the Union City Library.  Upcoming sessions include:

– Swing Dancing with Michael Quebec – Saturday May 20th, 3:30 – 4:30

– Gentle Yoga with Dolian Wilson – Saturday, June 17th, 10:15 -11:15


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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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Free Zumba Class


Free Zumba Class, 3:30-4:30 pm this Saturday, January 28th!

Jump-start your New Year’s exercise resolution or just try out something new.  Bring comfortable shoes and water, and get ready to shake away the stress and calories in an afternoon of Latin-inspired fun!

Ages 12 and up.  First come, first served; call 510-745-1464 (ext 5) to reserve your spot.

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Cosmic Ray Planetary Theater Coming to the Union City Library!

chabotThe Portable Planetarium is coming to the Union City Library! 

Saturday, October 15, 2 – 4 p.m.

Step into a world of astronomy, mystery, and education!

Due to space limitations registration is required. 

To register, pick up a ticket at the Reference Desk  the day of the program

Recommended for 2nd grade students through adults

The Union City Library is located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City, CA.  Call 510-745-1464 ext. 5 for more information.


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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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ZUMBA at the Union City Library!

    at the Union City Library!


Come join us for a summer night of Latin-inspired dancing fun! Shake away the stress and calories, and get ready to have a party! Wear comfy clothes and shoes, bring your water, and bring your smiles! 

For all ages (12 and up). All levels welcome.  Limited spots.

Sign Up at the Reference Desk. First Come First Serve.

Call 510-745-1464 ext. 5 for more information

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