December 12 @ Mocama’s Deli & Ice Cream Shop, located at 925 B Street, above Mission in Downtown Hayward – noon
264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie’s Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the netsuke, they unlocked a far more dramatic story than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siècle Paris, from occupied Vienna to postwar Tokyo, de Waal traces the netsukes’ journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.
Friday, December 13
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Main Library and Weekes Branch
Try out to be an elf in Santa’s workshop and take home what you make!
Downtown Farmer’s Market
December 14 and 28
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.
Wednesdays, January 8th & February 5th 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Saturdays December 14th, January 4th, & Feburary 8th, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Students age 13-17, do you need school community service hours? You can earn up to 1 hour of service time per week at Weekes Branch Library. Have your parent complete a youth volunteer application and attend one required orientation session.
Get feedback on your original writing in a peer-supported writers’ group facilitated by Bay Area writer Christine Baniewicz. 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.
For more information call 510-881-7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hayward Public Library.
January 15 & 29
Challenge your friends and family! XBOX 360, Kinect & Wii games on the big screen!
Wednesday, December 18th, 6:00-7:45pm (Weekes Branch)
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.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library
Saturday, January 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.
Tuesday, January 7, 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)
Colin Cotterill’s whimsical mystery set in southern Thailand is the first in a new series featuring the “almost award-winning” female crime reporter, Jimm Juree. Jimm’s eccentric mother Mair has suddenly decided to buy a run down beach resort and has moved her incredibly dysfunctunal family, including her father, a retired police detective, to the Gulf Bay Lovely Resort on the Gulf of Thailand. Jimm’s only escape from this boring rural life style is the discovery of a buried 1970′s era VW van with two hippie passengers inside, followed shortly by the stabbing death of an elderly revered monk in the local monastery. Can she solve both these murders and actually get her reporting job back?
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at Weekes Branch
January 8, February 5 & 19
Show off your skills and build, build, build. We’ll provide the Legos, you provide the creativity!
Welcome knitters of all skill levels! The Circle meets on the 2nd Wednesday every 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. Bring your project and knit (or tat or crochet) with us!
Check out the “for kids” page for a schedule of weekly events for children.
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 email@example.com
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.