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Archive for September, 2008

Thursday, September 18th

8:15-10:00 Dolores Huerta Civil Rights Leader Unit 7, Unit 9/Multipurpose Room

10:30-12:15 Dolores Huerta Civil Rights Leader Unit 4/Multipurpose Room

 

We are honored to once again have Dolores Huerta -Civil Rights leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (with Cesar E. Chavez) – here to speak to our youth.

 

Dolores is mother to 11 children, grandmother to 14 and great-grandmother of 5. She has been arrested 22 times for peaceful union activities, and her work in protesting police brutality changed the laws in SF.

 

Last year after her visit youth in the MAX unit were so inspired that books on Gandhi became a hot topic. Here are a few comments from the youth from last year:

 

Thank you for coming here to Juvenile Hall to see all of us. I’m White and I’m Mexican, and you taught me a lot about my cultures. I’m so honored to have been able to meet such a special person. I’m thankful for all the things you did and for all your hard work. I still can’t believe I was able to meet you! You’re a very sweet lady, and a great person. Thank you so much!! VIVA! Bye, Sincerely, Jake

 

I soaked up a lot of wisdom and found out about information I never knew like how we are all from Africa. I will carrie it with me on my life journying when I get out. ~Donte

 

Si se puede! Yes I can! You are a powerful, wonderful Latina woman! I appreciate everything you’ve done for families and just the whole society! Thank you! ~ Alexis

 

I think about my country in a whole different way. I highly respect you for your courage to stand up for the farmworkers. ~Tayara

 

Before you came I was a little on the down side, but you started telling us about how back a while ago all the things that weren’t true. I appreciate you a lot. ~Natay

 

I am truly grateful that you were one of the people who helped make my future brighter. I honor you, and I appreciate you. Thank you for shedding light on the youth of the future. You have 1000% of my support! ~Arillian

 

I want to thank you for the delicious fresh picked strawberries! ~Kenyon

 

www.cesarchavezfoundation.org

 

www.doloreshuerta.org

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New Reading, Writing and Spelling classes

Fall 2008 Basic Adult Reading, Writing and Spelling classes & the New Student Class

From September 15 to December 19

 

Basic Adult participants must register before attending any classes at the branch libraries. Call Rachel to sign-up at (510) 745-1480.

All Basic Adult classes are free of charge.

 

 

Fremont County Library Administration Blg.

2450 Stevenson Blvd

(Far right of the building and around the corner)

 

New Student Class

Introduction to phonics, reading and reading comprehension, writing and spelling, and peer tutoring.

Thursdays, 6-8 PM

Sept. 18 – Dec. 4

Amy Prevedel, teacher

 

Writing and Spelling Class

Enjoy learning about pre-writing, and writing strategies to improve your writing and spelling skills. Write better.

Wed. 6-8 PM

Sept. 16 – Dec. 2

Teacher to be announced 

 

 

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado Niles

 

Reading Class

Learn to read better and comprehend what you read. This class follows the New Student Class to help you practice what you’ve learn.

Thurs. 6-8 PM

Sept. 17 – Dec. 3

Amy Prevedel, teacher

                                                                          

 

 

Call Today to sign-up for an orientation at (510) 745-1480. After the orientation, learners will meet with a teacher and then be registered for a basic new student class or one-on-one tutoring.

 

 

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Fall 2008 Reading Clubs

September 15 – December 19

 

Reading Club participants must register before attending any groups at the branch libraries. Call Rachel to sign-up at (510) 745-1480.

All Reading Clubs are free of charge.

 

 

Dublin Library

200 Civic Plaza

 

Patrice’s Reading Club

Thurs. 6-8 PM

Sept. 11 – Dec. 11

 

Fremont Main Library & Administration Blg.

2400/2450 Stevenson Blvd

 

Mariannes’ Reading Club

Mondays, 9-11 AM

Sept. 15 – Dec. 8

 

Susan’s Reading Club

Wed. 10 – 12 PM

Sept. 17 – Dec. 10

 

Pat’s Reading Club

Wed. 6-8 PM

Sept. 24 – Dec. 17

 

Kathleen’s Reading Club

Thurs. 10 – 12 PM

Sept. 18 – Dec. 11

 

Newark Library

6300 Civic Terrace Ave.

 

Linda’s Reading Club

Thurs. 7 – 8:30 PM

Sept. 18 – Dec. 11

 

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado Niles

 

Irene’s Reading Club

Tues. 10 – 12 PM

Sept. 16 – Dec. 9

 

 

Call Today to sign-up at (510) 745-1480. Groups are starting soon.

All Reading Clubs are free of charge. Additional Reading Clubs will begin in October.

 

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