Check out the “for kids” page for a schedule of weekly events for children.
Downtown Farmer’s Market
Saturday, December 20th
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 third Saturdays*. In case of rain, the sale will be in front of the Main Library.
*In December book sales will be held on the second and third Saturdays instead of the second and fourth Saturdays.
Saturday, January 3, 2015, 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.
Tuesday, January 6 @ 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)
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 (2014).
For more information call 510-881-7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hayward Public Library.
Wednesday, January 7
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the Weekes Branch Library
Turn an old t-shirt into a reusable bag.
4:00 p.m. at the Weekes Branch
Want a say in how the library works for you? You can help plan teen events, choose books, music, movies, and more! We also offer community service time for participation in TAG. Open to grades 7-12.
Thursday, January 8 @12 Noon (Eko Coffee Bar, 1075 B Street, Theater Courtyard, Downtown Hayward) – and
Monday, January 12 @ 6:30 pm (Main Library)
From the bestselling author of The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave in the Kansas Territory who joins the legendary abolitionist John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, The Good Lord Bird – winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction – is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival. (Watch for the film adaptation starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith.)
Learn about some of our wild neighbors in this up close encounter with local wildlife. Miranda Britton, a naturalist with the Sulphur Creek Nature Center, will bring common animals that you could see in your very own backyard, including a skunk, opossum, bat and owl! Learn about some of their behaviors and how you can coexist with the animals at this fun and informative program.
Monday, January 12th through Saturday, February 14th
Get set-up with your “blind date” by visiting Main Library or Weekes Branch Library between Monday, January 12th and Saturday, February 14th. Select your special book from the display table of wrapped books in either lobby. Check it out at the self-check machine (no peeking!) and take it to a coffee shop, on a picnic, or even home to meet mom. After you’ve unwrapped it and read it, fill out the “Rate-a-Date with a Book” card and tell us if this was a match or a miss. We want to hear all about those “perfect matches” or “not even if this were the last book on earth.”
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.
Saturday, January 17
11:00 a.m. at the Main Library
1:00 p.m. at Weekes Branch
Watch parrots perform amazing tricks such as, riding a bike, roller skating, playing basketball, opening drinks, skateboarding, talking, singing songs, and much more!
These parrots have appeared on television shows such as Animal Planet’s “Pet Stars,” “The Ellen Show,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Everyone knows recycling is good for the environment, but recycling is also good for Literacy Plus! We are partnering with Planet Green to raise funds for Literacy Plus. You can recycle your outdated mobile phones and used printer cartridges – and support literacy in Hayward. 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.
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 email@example.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.