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.
The Union City Library is hosting a 6-week Diabetes Self-Management course, led by Alameda County’s Public Health Department. The series provides a supportive environment for those seeking to understand diabetes or pre-diabetes, and will cover the following:
- Gaining a better understanding of diabetes and how it is diagnosed.
- Learning how to eat foods you enjoy while managing your diabetes.
- Learning how your medications work.
- Learning the 7 self-care behaviors: healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring blood glucose, taking prescribed medications, solving problems in unusual situations, reducing the risk of complications, coping with stress and emotional issues.
This 6 week program consisting of all Thursdays in April (5, 12, 19, 26) 1-3 pm. and two Fridays in May (4, 11), 2-3:30 pm. Please plan to attend all 6 classes.
This program is open to all Alameda County Residents 18 or older who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type II diabetes. To register or find out more information, please call 510-383-5185 or 510-593-7690.
Tuesday, March 20th – 6:15 – 7:45 pm
Come learn the technique of “painting with scissors,” and create collages in the style of Henri Matisse. No experience necessary and all supplies are 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
April 22, 2017 Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30
Join 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
Join 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!
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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