April 2015 Calendar

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April 2015 calendar:


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Story Times, Learn & Play, Music & More!

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

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Teen Activity Zone (Grades 7-12)


Wednesdays from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

at the Main Library

Gaming, Crafts, & Snacks!

Presented in partnership with the Hayward Are Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.)

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Music & Memory Book-to-Action Program

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Music and Memory BtoA Proposal Flyer_jpgRead Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks – and Help Enrich the Lives of Local Seniors with Music!
Community Reading and Civic Engagement Program

Listen to Your Heart! Gain knowledge about and promote programs that bring the healing power of music to local seniors and others who suffer from dementia and other medical conditions that isolate them from society and disconnect them from their memories, identities, and sense of purpose. Thanks to the generosity of CSU East Bay, 150 free copies of Musicophilia have been distributed to community members participating in this program. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/music-memory-2015 to get involved in upcoming events and music-sharing activities!

The idea of Book-to-Action is to encourage community members to read this fascinating book, which explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. Then, expand your awareness of music’s impact on the brain by watching the moving and illuminating documentary “Alive Inside.” Finally, engage in a civic engagement activity related to the subject of the book and film. Both the book and film address the significant role of music in our culture, ranging from the community-building aspects of making music in social environments, to the healing power of music to help people with dementia access their memories and identities. The film also addresses how seniors in modern American culture – which places a premium value on all aspects of being young – often lose their authority and sense of purpose in their later years. Bringing these ideas together, we invite members of the Hayward community to participate in community sing-alongs and other musical events with seniors at places where they live and gather.
This program is sponsored by the Hayward Public Library, the Friends of the Hayward Public Library, California State University East Bay (Center for Community Engagement and Leadership and Employment Enrichment Program – LEEP), the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB), among other participating agencies and organizations.
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Get a Great Deal on Books!


Book saleDowntown Farmer’s Market
Saturday, May 23rd* and June 13th, 20th, & 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, third, and fourth Saturdays. In case of rain, the sale will be in front of the Main Library.

*The May 23rd Book Sale will feature Collectible, Vintage, and Rare items!


Lawyer in the Library

Adults, News


Monday, June 1st, 6:00 pm 7:45 p.m. (Main Library)

Saturday, June 6th, 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. (Main Library)

Wednesday, June 17th, 6:00 p.m. – 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.

July Dates:

  • Monday, July 6th , 6:00  pm – 7:45  p.m. (Main Library)
  • Wednesday, July 15th,  6:00-7:45 p.m. (Weekes Branch Library)

Need notary signing services? The Main Library now offers free notary services on the first Saturday of the month, Noon to 1:45 pm. Advance registration required – call (510) 881-7980 to request a 15-minute appointment and to get details about required documents you must bring to the appointment. Call by Thursday, June 4th to request an appointment.

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Writers’ Group at the Main Library

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Peer Writers' Group Led by Writer Dani ClarkUpcoming Peer Writers’ Group Meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 27 @ 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Get feedback on your original writing in a peer-supported writers’ group.  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.

Facilitator Dani Clark has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from UC Davis. She is a past recipient of the Leonard Michaels award for Literary Excellence and the Jeanine Cooney Award for Fiction. Excerpts from her forthcoming debut novel have appeared in Pure Coincidence Magazine, and Misplaced Book. Her writing has also recently been published in Crack the Spine Literary Journal and Etches in Time. She works as a journalist for the San Francisco publication The Western Edition, and teaches for the East-Bay based nonprofit Reading Partners. Her favorite authors include Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood, NoViolet Bulawayo, Kathryn Ma, and Jesmyn Ward. She lives in Oakland with her pet snake, Goliath.

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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Legos in the Library (for ages 5 and up)

Families, Kids, News, Teens

legosWednesday, May 27

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

at the Weekes Branch Library





Show off your skills and build, build, build. We’ll provide the LEGOS, you provide the creativity!

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Cal Fresh Enrollment Clinic

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Wednesdays, May 27th, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm (Weekes Branch)

clip_image001Alameda County Community Food Bank will have staff available to help you find out if you qualify for assistance from Cal Fresh nutrition program and answer your questions.


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Mystery Book Discussion: City of Dragons

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

The first novel in Kelli Stanley’s  Miranda Corbie mystery series, City of Dragons is set in 1940 San Francisco, particularly Chinatown, and tackles issues relating to the Second Sino-Japanese War. The protagonist, Miranda Corbie, is a private investigator, former Spanish Civil War nurse and ex-escort.  Stanley has said that she wanted to create a femme fatale as a hero, playing tribute to noir conventions while at the same time challenging them.

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Free Notary Signing Service

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Saturday, June 6 @ Noon-1:45 pm

Main Library 

Free Notary Signing Service @ Hayward Main LibraryObtain a free 15-minute appointment with a Notary Public on the first Saturday of each month.
Appointments are available between 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. If you have more than three documents, please request two consecutive time slots. Call (510) 881-7980 to request an appointment or more information by Thursday, April 30. (Same day appointments are not available.)

Please bring a valid photo ID. Documents must be signed in front of the Notary. Fill in your document, except for your signature, and bring all pages to the Library. Incomplete documents cannot be notarized, if the required information has not been provided and/or pages are missing.

You must bring your own witnesses, if required; Library staff cannot witness documents. All signers must be present. The Notary does not provide legal advice or guidance on how to complete the document.

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Recycle Your Old Printer Cartridges & Cell Phones – and Support the Literacy Plus Program!

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Planet Green logoEveryone 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.

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Renew your library materials using your phone!

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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.


Knitting Circle

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529460_abstract_knitWednesdays, June 10, July 8 and August 12 @ 6:30 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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Enjoy a Performance by Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward

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Saturday June 20, 2:30-3:30 @ Main Library

Please join us for a performance by the local children’s mariachi group, Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward.  Established in 2007, the group offers beginning, intermediate and advanced level Mariachi music classes to over 50 students who range in age from 7-18 years.  Students of all cultural and language backgrounds participate in learning and performing this music while creating a healthy, safe and creative learning environment and activity.  Recently MJH became a branch to a new non-profit organization “Mariachi Education for Tradition and Advancement (M.E.T.A.)”, whose mission is to provide mariachi music education to under-served youth.

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Energetic Communication


Saturday, June 20th, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm (Weekes Branch)

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

Participants will learn:

  • How to use communication to create uplifting environments.
  • Dealing with difficult people.
  • The causes of anger and blame that break down peaceful interactions.
  • The four ways we uplift and drain each other’s energy.
  • How identity affects the way we treat each other.
  • Finding happiness regardless of circumstances.


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