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July 19, 2011 > Alameda County Library News: Lifelong Learning

Alameda County Library News: Lifelong Learning

In person and online, Tri-City libraries have all you need for a lifetime of learning and lots of free fun. Check out events for job seekers, computer learners, aspiring writers, and book lovers or explore more than 500 free online classes available through Universal Class at

Ace your next interview with skills taught at How to Empower Yourself on Your Next Job Interview with Jane Malmgren, communications coach, at Fremont Main Library on Monday, August 8 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to make attitude your #1 sales tool and turn your age into an advantage when job hunting at Job Seeking for the Feisty Side of 50 at Newark Library on Saturday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration is required. Call Barbara at 510 795-2627 x20 or email

Aspiring writers and book lovers will enjoy Newark Library's first Online Book Launch. Author Eve Evangelista launches Rise of Sea-Landers on Tuesday, July 26 from 7 - 8 p.m. See the launch in action and talk to authors about effective marketing techniques. Registration is required. See above.

Fremont Main Library offers Computer and Gadget Help on Wednesdays from 2 - 4 p.m. Computer Tutoring is available at Union City Library on Tuesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 - 6 p.m. and at Newark Library by appointment when the library is open.

Union City Library's Computer Skill Building Classes (Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; email; and Internet searching) are held on Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30. Registration is required. Call 745-1464 x7.

Universal Class fosters online lifelong learning 24/7 at Each class has a live instructor with whom you can communicate via email, personal assessments, and certificates of completion. Take up to five classes at a time for free because Alameda County Library pays the subscription costs. You have up to six months to complete each class at your convenience.

Classes cover an amazing array of topics, from business and finance to homeschooling and hobbies. Build your business by learning about Internet marketing, accounting, and home-based or other businesses. Develop career competencies by taking public speaking, project management or effective presentations or acquire new skills like medical billing. New Age topics include angels, chakras, feng shui, reiki and tarot. Hone your parental skills with classes on sports coaching, childhood obesity, and anger management. Explore hobbies from digital photography and cooking to crafts and bird watching. Universal class truly has universal appeal!

Barbara Telford-Ishida
Adult Services Librarian
Newark Library

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