March 2015 Calendar

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March 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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HPL’s Second Annual Prom Dress Swap Needs Your Dresses!

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short-prom-dressesMake some extra space in your closet this spring by donating your no-longer-needed formal/bridesmaid/party dresses, shoes, and accessories- AND help a local teen attend her prom! Bring your gently used dresses and accessories to the Weekes Branch or Main Library between Saturday, January 24th – Friday, March 27th. Dresses should be current, recently cleaned and in excellent condition – all sizes and styles are welcome.

For more information about donating at Weekes Branch, call 510-293-5366.

For more information about donating at the Main Library, call 510-881-7945.

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Teen Activity Zone (Grades 7-12)

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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. Request a free copy of Musicophilia (while supplies last) at the Hayward Main Library – registration information below.

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.
By registering for at least one event, you are eligible to obtain a free copy of the featured book Musicophilia (while supplies last). Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/music-memory-2015
Save the Date! “Alive Inside” Free Documentary Film Showing 

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm
Hayward City Hall – 777 B Street 
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!

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Book saleDowntown Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, March 28th & April 11th and 25th
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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Herbal Teas & Dream Pillow-Making Workshop

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Saturday, March 28, 2:00 pm @ Weekes Branch

Herbal Teas and Dream Pillow-making WorkshopBack by popular demand, Viviane DeLeon will identify herbs that you can plant in your own garden that can help reduce anxiety and increase relaxation to help you sleep and dream. Make small herbal dream pillows and sample herbal tea blends that will help you relax. All ages welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by adults. Registration requested — call 510-881-7980 to sign up.

The Seed Lending Library is a community seed exchange. “Check out” vegetable and flower seeds to plant in your garden. In return, harvest some of the seeds from mature plants for your own use and for sharing with the Seed Lending Library. It’s easy to become a member or volunteer-learn more @ http://hayward-ca.gov/seeds. Join the Hayward Seed Lending Library Club’s interactive forum on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/haywardseeds/ . Sponsored by the Friends of the Hayward Public Library.
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Announcing Free Notary Signing Service

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Saturday, April 4 @ 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 2. (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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Lawyer in the Library

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Saturday, April 4,  12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m. (Main Library)

  • Monday, April 6,  6:00-7:45 p.m. (Main Library)
  • Wednesday, April 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.

May Dates:

  • Saturday, May 2, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m. (Main Library)
  • Monday, May 4, 6:00-7:45 p.m. (Main Library)
  • Wednesday, May 20,  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, April 2 to request an appointment.

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Ayurveda Seminar

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Soumya_photoSaturday, April 4, 1:00-2:00 p.m. @  Main Library

“Dr. Soumya Upadhyay is a practitioner of Ayurveda, a system of Indian traditional medicine. Ayurveda is an ancient age-old system of holistic healing and wellness.  During this seminar, she will demonstrate pranayaam or breathing techniques, talk about the principles and philosophy of Ayurveda, show and discuss some common herbs and their usage methods.  She will also talk about some diseases- asthma, diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia and how to treat them naturally. Come join her to enrich your knowledge about this science and to learn more about how Ayurveda can help you for your specific problems.

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Mystery Book Group: Daughter of Time

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Tuesday April 7, 11:30 a.m. @ Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers’ Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of history’s most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel.  Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world’s most heinous villains—a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother’s children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England’s throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower.

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Knitting Circle

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529460_abstract_knitWednesdays, April 8 & May 13, @ 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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Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group: “An Unnecessary Woman” by Rabih Alameddine

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Thursday, April 9, Noon @ Eko Coffee Bar

Monday, April 13, 6:30 pm @ Main Library

Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group Discusses An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih AlameddineA 2014 National Book Award finalist, An Unnecessary Woman is a stirring portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis. Alameddine’s cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, is a character you “can’t help but love” (NPR). Aaliya’s insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left.

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Family Game Night Unplugged!

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familygamenightFriday, April 10

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Weekes Branch

Join us for an evening of board games, puzzles, bowling, and carnival games 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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“The Apple Pushers” Documentary Film Showing & Community Forum

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Saturday, April 11, 2:00 pm @ Main Library

Join us for a public viewing of “The Apple Pushers” (applepushers.com/ ), a powerful documentary film that follows the deeply moving stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who joined a New York City initiative to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in inner-city neighborhoods identified as “food deserts,” where finding a fresh red ripe apple and other fresh produce can be a serious challenge. Listen to their stories and then join students and panelists for a discussion of the film’s themes that community members are grappling with locally, including food access, obesity, immigration, and entry- level entrepreneurship.

Discuss opportunities to increase the availability of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables in our community and learn about current efforts through community gardens and community-supported agriculture. Local high school students will share findings from their research projects about how to improve the health of their school environments.

Sponsored by the Hayward Seed Lending Library & Project EAT

Join the Hayward Seed Lending Library at http://hayward-ca.gov/seeds
  Participate in the interactive forum on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/haywardseeds/

For more information about Project EAT—”Educate. Act. Thrive.” http://projecteat.acoe.org/

For more information call (510) 881-7980 or (510) 670-4156.

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Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group: “An Unnecessary Woman”

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Monday, April 13, 6:30 pm @ Main Library

Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group Discusses An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih AlameddineA 2014 National Book Award finalist, An Unnecessary Woman is a stirring portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis. Alameddine’s cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, is a character you “can’t help but love” (NPR). Aaliya’s insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left.

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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, April 15 @ 6:15-7:45 p.m.
    Saturday, April 25 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6 @ 6:15-7:45 p.m.
  • 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)

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legosWednesdays, April 15 & 29,  May 27

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

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Knit-a-Thon

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Saturday, April 18th, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Main Library)

The Knitting Circle is having their semi-annual Knit-a-Thon. If you have an interest in any form of fiber arts,  drop in to work along with us or watch one of our demonstrations. We will also have on display for a show-and-tell Knitting Circle members’ finished projects, some of which won awards at the Alameda County Fair!  Light refreshments will be served. If you have always wanted to learn how to knit, crochet, needlepoint, tat, etc. this is the place to be.

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Seed Savers’ & Gardeners’ Club Meeting

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Wednesday, April 22

6:30-7:30 pm @ Main Library

Seed Savers & Gardeners' Club Meets on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ Hayward Main LibraryJoin community members who share a love of gardening to share success stories about your garden, get tips on solving problems you have faced, and find out how you can help support the seed lending library as it continues to grow.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hayward Library. This event is presented as part of the Hayward Seed Lending Library program, which operates as a community seed exchange. “Check out” a variety of vegetable and flower seeds to plant in your personal garden. In return, consider harvesting some of the seeds from mature plants for your own use and for sharing with the Seed Lending Library. It’s easy to become a member or volunteer – learn more at: http://hayward-ca.gov/seeds. Join the Hayward Seed Lending Library Club’s interactive forum on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/haywardseeds/

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Cal Fresh Enrollment Clinic

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Wednesdays, April 22nd, & 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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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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Become A Literacy Tutor! Upcoming Orientations in May

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New Tutor Orientations: May 5 or 11, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm
Main Library

Become a Literacy Plus VolunteerLiteracy Plus is accepting applications for volunteer tutors to assist adults improve their basic literacy skills, increase their knowledge, and develop their potential. New tutor orientations will be held on May 5 and May 11  at the Hayward Main Library.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For more information, call (510) 881-7910.

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Renew your library materials using your phone!

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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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