Summer Newsletter 2014

Adults, Families, Kids, News, Teens, Volunteers

Click the image to read our Summer newsletter, courtesy of Friends of the Hayward Public Library:


Summer 2014 Newsletter


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Book Buddies

Kids, News, Teens, Volunteers

A reading program that pairs teen volunteers with struggling readers entering grades 1-3. Book Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes to read together and do literacy activities.

If you interested in being a BIG BUDDY (grades 7-12) or a LITTLE BUDDY, please call Cheryl at 510-881-7953 or email cheryl.penick@hayward-ca.gov

Big Buddies are teen volunteers entering grades 7-12 who want to help young children read better. You and your Little Buddy will decide on a time and meet once a week at the library for 45 minutes to read and practice literacy skills. Your Little Buddy will be in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade.

  • Big buddies must commit to one 6-week session
  • Please complete the Hayward youth Volunteer application including parent signature.
  • Attend the mandatory training
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Help Support the Literacy Plus Program!

News

Everyone knows recycling is good for the environment, but did you know that recycling is also good forLiteracy Plus?We have just partnered with Planet Green, a printer cartridge and cell phone remanufacturing and recycling company, to start an exciting new fundraiser that recycles mobile phones and used printer cartridges – and we want you to be part of it!

If you use a printer, each spent cartridge could earn the Literacy Plus program up to five dollars! Any old cell phones in your drawer? Those can make up to $40. One phone may not seem like much, but if you get your co-workers and family involved – recycling is a great way for everyone to go green, while raising money for a cause!

Taking part is easy – simply drop off your used inkjet cartridges (inkjet ONLY) and old cell phones with us – you can include cell phone batteries and even cell phone chargers. The drop-off location is Literacy Plus/Hayward Public Library 835 C Street, Hayward, CA  94541.

Your participation in this recycling campaign will raise greatly needed funds for the Literacy Plus program.Let’s work together, one cartridge and cell phone at a time, to clean up the planet and raise money for a worthwhile cause!

Thank you for your continued support.

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Story Times, Learn & Play, Music & More!

Kids, News

Check out the “for kids” page for a schedule of weekly events for children.

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Renew your library materials using your phone!

News

ShoutBomb

Stay up-to-date on all your Library account activity! Sign up for this free service and be notified when your checked out items are almost due.  Reply with a simple text and your items are renewed!  You will also receive a text when on items on hold for you are ready to be picked up.

Sign up by texting the message SIGNUP to hpl@shoutbomb.com.  The service will contact you back with further instructions to send your library card and PIN numbers. It’s that easy!

See the FAQ for more details.

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California Reads – War Comes Home: Our Veterans, Our Communities

Adults, News, Teens

California Reads - What It Is Like to Go to War: Our Veterans, Our CommunitiesWhat do we owe to those whom our country has sent into harm’s way? How can we build bridges of understanding between those who have served and those who have not? California Reads provides an opportunity for civilians and veterans to explore how California is welcoming its veterans home, in the aftermath of over a dozen years of war.

Register online for at least one of the California Reads events for an opportunity to request a free copy of the featured book What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes, while supplies last.

Save the Date! Monday, October 6 @ 7 pm: Keynote event with author Karl Marlantes at Chabot College, Buffington Performing Arts Center

Sponsored by Cal Humanities, California Center for the Book, Hayward Public Library, the Friends of the Hayward Library, Chabot- Las Positas Community College District Office of the Chancellor, Chabot College Office of the President, Chabot College Student Veterans Organization, and the American Association of University Women Hayward-Castro Valley Branch.

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Lawyer in the Library

Adults, News
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014,  12:00 – 2:00pm ( Main Library)
  • Monday, September 8, 2014,  6:00-7:45 p.m ( Main Library)
  • Wednesday, September 17,  6:00-7:45 p.m. (Weekes Branch Library)

Do you need free legal advice? Don’t know where to begin? Get 15 minutes of free legal advice at the Hayward Public Library with a licensed attorney. Onsite registration required.  Space is limited. Consultation is assigned by lottery. Lawyer in the Library is sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association. Call (510)881-7980 for more information. Registration for the sessions begins 30 minutes before the first session.

October’s dates are :

  • Saturday,  October 4, 12:00 noon (Main Library)
  • Monday, October 6,  6:00-7:45 p.m. (Main Library)
  • Wednesday, October 15,  6:00-7:45 p.m. (Weekes Branch Library)
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Mystery Book Discussion: Suspect

Adults, News, Teens

Tuesday September 2 @ 11:30 am at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

In Robert Crais’s stand alone mystery, LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Nine months ago, a shocking assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty—until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either.  A German shepherd who survived two tours in Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler, her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance. And they’re about to investigate the one case no one wants them to touch: identifying the men who murdered Stephanie.

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Autumn Wreath Craft (ages 5-11)

Kids, News

fall wreathWednesday, September 3

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at Weekes Branch

Make a decorative autumn wreath to hang on your front or bedroom door.

 

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Laughter Yoga at the Main Library

Adults, Families, Kids, News

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Saturday, September 6, 3:00-4:45 p.m. (Main Library)

A free Laughter Yoga workshop is presented monthly at the Hayward Public Library. Come and join in the laughter, reduce stress and learn that silliness is great for your health.

 

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Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

Adults, News, Teens

Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group: Monday, September 8 (6:30 pm @ Main Library) & Thursday, September 11 (noon @ Eko Coffee Bar, 1075 B St., theater courtyard)

Depicting the men of Alpha Company in Vietnam, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. We will read this classic work of American literature in conjunction with California Reads: War Comes Home.

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Knitting Circle

Adults, News, Teens

Wednesdays September 10, October 8, November 12, 6:00 p.m. Main Library

Welcome knitters of all skill levels! The Circle meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and includes other fiber crafts-crochet, needlepoint, tatting, etc.  Bring size 10 knitting needles and yarn of your choice.  We have extra supplies available if needed.

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Family Game Night Unplugged!

Families, Kids, News

familygamenightFriday, September 12

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Weekes Branch

Join us for an evening of board games, puzzles, and crafts for the whole family! Bring your own games, or play ours. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, call 510-293-5366 or email rob.spitzel@hayward-ca.gov

 

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Get a Great Deal on Books!

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Book saleDowntown Farmer’s Market

Saturday, September 13th and 27th

 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

C Street & Watkins
Friends of the Hayward Library book sales are held at the downtown Farmers Market on the second and fourth Saturdays. In case of rain, the sale will be in front of the Main Library.

 

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Beekeeping 101

Adults, Families, Kids, News, Teens

judyandbeesSaturday September 13, 3:30-4:30 @ Main Library

Join local professional beekeeper Judy Casale as she describes a year in the life of a beehive, what is involved in starting one’s own beehive and how all of us can help local honeybees who are facing increasing threats from pesticides and diseases by creating a bee-friendly garden. Judy carefully tends fifty beehives scattered throughout Castro Valley, Livermore, Fremont, Pleasanton, Hayward and Lafayette, California. (Beehives are like potato chips. You can’t just have one). She keeps her honeybees healthy by using disease resistant queens, and organic treatment protocols. She sells at local farmer markets under her company name Dominique Honeybees ( named for her father).

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Energetic Communication

Adults, News, Teens

Saturday, September 13th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Weekes Branch)

tia turnbullCommunication expert Tia Turnbull will teach you powerful ways to communicate with others in order to succeed in life.

Participants will learn:

  • How to use communication in order to create uplifting environments.
  • Dealing with difficult people.
  • The causes of anger and blame that breakdown peaceful interactions.
  • The four ways we uplift or drain each other’s energy.
  • Understanding ourselves in conflict situations.
  • How to identity affects the way we treat each other.
  • Finding happiness regardless of circumstances.
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Writers’ Group at the Main Library

Adults, News, Teens

Peer Writers' Group @ Hayward Public LibraryUpcoming Peer Writers’ Group Meetings:

  • Wednesday, September 17 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 29 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 25 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 15 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Get feedback on your original writing in a peer-supported writers’ group facilitated by Bay Area writer Ali Eteraz.  Get the support you need to help you stay on track with your writing, whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Bring 5-10 copies of the piece you wish to share with the group.

Ali Eteraz is the author of Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man (2009) and Falsipedies and Fibsiennes: Short Stories (forthcoming September 2014).

For more information call 510-881-7700 or email sally.thomas@hayward-ca.gov

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hayward Public Library.

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California Reads – Meet Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, author of bilingual children’s book Goodnight Captain Mama/Buenos Noches Capitán Mamá

Adults, Families, Kids, News, Spanish, Teens

Meet Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, Author of Good Night Captain MamaSaturday, September 20, 2:00 p.m. (Weekes Branch)

A little boy’s curiosity about his mother’s uniform evolves into a sweet, reassuring bedtime conversation between a military mother and her child about why she serves. Local author Tiscareño-Sato is a decorated veteran and mother of three, honored this year by The White House as a Woman Military Veteran Leader Champion of Change. Children can learn about careers in aviation, and have a chance to see the author’s military flight suit and global aviation charts. Enlisted families and veterans with children encouraged to attend.

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Hayward Public Library.

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California Reads – Meet Operation Freedom Paws

Adults, Families, Kids, News, Teens

Meet Operation Freedom PawsTuesday September 23, 6:00-7:45 p.m. @ Main Library

Meet some special veterans and their very special canine partners who came together as a result of Operation Freedom Paws, a local nonprofit group based in San Jose.  Operation Freedom Paws was founded in 2010 by Mary Cortani, a former Vietnam vet  and Certified  Army Master of Canine Education, who saw both a need for service dogs to help returning vets began to heal from PTSD and other mental and physical issues  and a need to rescue dogs from local shelters who had the right temperament to become effective canine partners. Operation Freedom Paws empowers veterans to live a quality life by teaching them to train their own dogs and certifying them as service dog teams. The program is free, wholly funded by grants and donations, all they ask is a commitment to complete the 48-week training program.  Come hear their stories and understand their motto “four paws, two feet, one team”.

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California Reads – Film Showing: “The Invisible War”

Adults, News, Teens

Film Showing: Tuesday, September 30 @ 6:00 p.m. (Main Library)

Nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature, this 2012 investigative documentary uncovers the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. The New York Times called it “a movie that cannot be ignored.”

After the film, stay for a legislative update and discussion.

For more information about the film, visit http://invisiblewarmovie.com/

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Hayward/Castro Valley Branch.

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Laughter Yoga at the Main Library

Adults, Families, Kids, News

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Saturday, October 4, 3:00-4:45 p.m. ( Main Library)

A free Laughter Yoga workshop is presented monthly at the Hayward Public Library. Come and join in the laughter, reduce stress and learn that silliness is great for your health.

 

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Lawyer in the Library

Adults, News

Saturday, October 4, 2014,  12:00 – 2:00pm ( Main Library)

Monday, October 6, 2014,  6:00-7:45 p.m ( Main Library)

Wednesday, October 15,  6:00-7:45 p.m. (Weekes Branch Library)

Do you need free legal advice? Don’t know where to begin? Get 15 minutes of free legal advice at the Hayward Public Library with a licensed attorney. Onsite registration required.  Space is limited. Consultation is assigned by lottery. Lawyer in the Library is sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association. Call (510)881-7980 for more information. Registration for the sessions begins 30 minutes before the first session.

November’s dates are :

Saturday, November 1, 12:00 noon ( Main Library)

Monday, November 3,  6:00-7:45 p.m. (Main Library)

Wednesday, November 19,  6:00-7:45 p.m.(Weekes Branch Library)

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