Fall 2014 Calendar

Adults, Families, Kids, News, Teens, Volunteers

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Fall 2014 Calendar


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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!

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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

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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.

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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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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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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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Nonprofit Sustainability Webinar

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014  6:00-8:00pm Main Library

Building blocks to organizational success (Foundation Center webinar)
For more information call or email Trudy at (510) 881-7974 or at trudy.toll@hayward-ca.gov

Sponsored by the Hayward Nonprofit Resource Center.

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Singer & Storyteller Mariela Herrera

Families, Kids, News, Spanish, Teens

mariela herreraSaturday, September 27

1:00 p.m. at the Weekes Branch

3:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Celebebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the Hayward Public Library and Mariela Herrera. Join Mariela for an exciting, energetic, interactive performance with songs in English and Spanish.

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Writers’ Group at the Main Library

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

  • 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 (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 – 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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Your Nonprofit Board and Fundraising

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm – Main Library

Learn how your nonprofit board should be involved in fundraising and everything else.

For more information call or email Trudy at (510)881-7974 or email her at trudy.toll@hayward-ca.gov

Sponsored by the Hayward Nonprofit Resource Center.

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California Reads – Veteran Documentary Corps Film Showing

Adults, News, Teens

California Reads - Veteran Documentary Corp  Film Showing & DiscussionThursday, October 2, Noon (Chabot College, Room 804) & Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. (Main Library)

Produced by San Francisco State DocFilm Institute, each VDC documentary features one veteran’s honest reflections of the war experience and aftermath. As a collection the films portray different areas of service, wars, and nations. VDC documentaries provide truthful accounts that engage viewers in meaningful ways. Each film showing will feature a different set of stories. Stay after the films for a discussion with veterans.

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Laughter Yoga at the Main Library

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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

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  • 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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California Reads – Keynote Event: Meet Karl Marlantes, Author of “What It Is Like to Go to War”

Adults, News, Teens

California Reads - Meet Karl Marlantes, Author of What It Is Like to Go to WarKarl Marlantes, in conversation with Mary Menzel, Director of California Center for the Book

Monday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. – Chabot College, Buffington Performing Arts Center, Building 1300 – $2 parking permit required, available for purchase in any of the Chabot College parking lots

Publishers Weekly, in its starred review of What It Is Like to Go to War, said, “Digging as deeply into his own life as he does into the larger sociological and moral issues, Marlantes presents a riveting, powerfully written account of how, after being taught to kill, he learned to deal with the aftermath.” A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes

Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals. He is the author of the widely acclaimed and prize-winning novel Matterhorn.

Arrive early for special performance by Saidiana Veterans Memorial Choir, which will start at 6:45 p.m. Book signing by the author will take place after the event.

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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Mystery Book Discussion: Good Night Mr. Holmes

Adults, News, Teens

Good Night Mr HolmesTuesday October 7 @ 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

Setting herself the task of creating a heroine worthy of Sherlock Holmes, Carole Nelson Douglas succeeds by providing an inventive, believable past for Irene Adler, the one woman (and an American at that) who ever duped Holmes. Narrated with credible Victorian style and sensibility by Penelope “Nell” Huxleigh, a parson’s daughter, this lively caper establishes Adler’s sleuthing skills as she solves cases that involve Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker, among others. The novel has more going for it than the usual Holmesian pastiche, presenting a truly original perspective of the one whom the great detective himself dubbed “the woman.”

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Knitting Circle

Adults, News, Teens

Wednesdays – 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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Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group: “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra

Adults, News, Teens

Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group: Thursday, October 9 @ noon – Eko Coffee Bar, 1075 B St., theater courtyard

Note: No evening meeting in October

In the final days of December 2004, in a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa seeks refuge with her neighbor Akhmed at a bombed-out hospital after her father is abducted by Russian forces. Sonja, the one remaining doctor, reluctantly takes them in.

 

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California Reads – Book Discussion of “What It Is Like to Go to War” by Karl Marlantes

Adults, Teens

California Reads - Discuss Wednesday, October 15 (Weekes Branch) & Tuesday, October 28 (Main Library) @ 6:00 p.m.

Discuss your thoughts about the featured book with local civilians and veterans alike.

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What a Nonprofit Executive Board Does and Who Should be on Your Board

Adults, News

 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014    6:00-8:00 pm – Main Library

Having the right board of directors is key. Learn how to recruit for the right mix of experience and connections.

For more information email or call Trudy at (510)881-7974 or email her at trudy.toll@hayward-ca.gov

Presented by the Hayward Nonprofit Resource Center

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California Reads – Meet Novella Carpenter, Author of “Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild”

Adults, News, Teens

Meet Novella Carpenter, Author of Saturday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. (Main Library)

Carpenter’s father, George—a back-to-the-land homesteader and troubled Korean War veteran—has spent decades battling his inner demons while largely absenting himself from his children’s lives. Carpenter is forced to confront the truth: her time with her dad—now 73 years old—is limited, and the moment to restore their relationship is now.

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

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California Reads – Veteran Documentary Corps Film Showing & Discussion

Adults, News, Teens

Veteran Documentary Corps Film Showing & DiscussionTuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. (Main Library)

Produced by San Francisco State DocFilm Institute, each VDC documentary features one veteran’s honest reflections of the war experience and aftermath. As a collection the films portray different areas of service, wars, and nations. VDC documentaries provide truthful accounts that engage viewers in meaningful ways. Each film showing will feature a different set of stories. Stay after the films for a discussion with veterans.

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