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Moffett Field - Past, Present and Future

On Monday, August 31, 2015, John Mascali of the Moffett Field Historic Society gave a presentation on the history of Moffett Field.

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Flash Fiction - The Art of the Very Short Story

Learn flash fiction in a snap! In this workshop held at the Library on Monday, April 20, 2015 MFA Creative Writing Instructor Ben Black revealed techniques for building conflict, resolution, and tension in short-short story style.

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How to Eat to Active Your Fat Burning Genes [Mandarin Program] – 如何吃出天生燒油好體質 / 賴宇凡演講

Local author Sara Tang, a certified nutritional therapy practitioner, discussed her 3rd book “How to Eat to Activate Your Fat Burning Genes”. This was a Mandarin spoken program held at the Library on March 22, 2015.

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Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs

On Monday, February 23, 2015 naturopath Lena Kian presented what you need to know about taking nutritional supplements.

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eBook Self-Publishing with Smashwords - The Secrets to ePublishing Success (Part 2)

Tuesday, January 27th, 6:30pm
During this session Smashwords CEO Mark Coker identifies the best practices of the most commercially successful self-published ebook authors. What are these authors doing to make their books stand out to readers? What can you do as a self-published author to take your ebook to the next level of success? Listen to find out!

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eBook Self-Publishing with Smashwords - How to do it Fast, Free and Easy (Part 1)

Monday, January 26th, 6:30 p.m.
In this introduction to ebook self-publishing Smashwords CEO Mark Coker teaches listeners how to publish like a professional and reach a global market with their words. Attendees learned the top trends in e-publishing, followed by a step-by-step checklist of what's involved to produce, publish, price, distribute, and market an ebook. This fast-paced session provides the foundational knowledge needed to become a more professional, more successful author, regardless of prior publishing experience.

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Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Words - How to Sculpt What You Really Want to Say

The second in a series of grant funded creative writing workshops took place at the Library on Monday, October 27. In this presentation and workshop, local author Doug Rees provided some of the tools you need to do the hard work of revising your own writing. Guaranteed to be practical and applicable to any kind of fiction or non-fiction.

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Psychology in Space - Science Fiction/Science Fact

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 UCSF Professor Emeritus, Nick Kanas discussed his recent works: New Martians and The Protos Mandate.

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State Ballot Measures Pro-Con

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Susan Hough of the Cupertino-Sunnyvale chapter of the League of Women Voters presented objective, nonpartisan explanations of the State ballot measures.

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Plot a Powerful Story - One Scene at a Time

The first in a series of grant funded creative writing workshops took place at the Library on Tuesday, August 26.  In this workshop, Jordan Rosenfeld, a local writing coach and author, took the guess-work out of plotting by teaching the key scenes that build plot backbone, providing a refresher on the elements of a scene, and breaking down what sorts of scenes are needed in a story. Additional workshops in the fall and winter will also cover drafting and revising as well as marketing your self-published work.

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