Castro Valley Library

Covered California Open Enrollment by crselig2014
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10:58 am
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CoveredCaliforniaLogoThe Alameda County Library will once again be offering an opportunity for people to enroll in a health insurance program with the help of representatives from Covered California.

Covered California helps Californians get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you buy private insurance. You may qualify for a discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program.

Castro Valley Library will host representatives on the following Saturdays:

–November 21, 11 am to 2 pm

–December 5, 11 am to 2 pm

–December 19, 11 am to 2 pm

–January 16, 11 am to 2 pm

All are welcome on a first come, first served basis.

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

–Proof of citizenship (naturalization certificate or green card if applicable)

–Proof of address (ID card or utility bill)

–Proof of household income (tax form or pay stubs)

–Social Security numbers

Assistance will be available at other library branches as well. Contact each branch individually for specific dates and times.

Click here for more information about Covered California.

Price Your Antiques for Free Online! by crselig2014
Monday, October 5, 2015, 5:59 pm
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The Alameda County Library has added a valuable new resource for our patrons. It’s called Price It! Antiques and Collectibles. It’s the ultimate online resource for pricing antiques and collectibles, and it’s free with with your library card.

Price It! is a comprehensive database for identifying, researching, and pricing art, jewelry, antiques and collectibles of all kinds. It contains more than 23 million records and more than 10 million images. It’s updated regularly, with new sales records added each month. Sources include online auctions such as eBay, online retail sites such as GoAntiques and TIAS, and information from auction houses.

It’s easy to use. All you need are search terms that describe your item. You can limit your search criteria as desired.

There also are hundreds of articles on topics related to the field as well as a directory of collecting clubs based around the world. It’s an excellent resource for collectors.

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