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Donation Campaign for San Leandro Hospital

March 8, 2021 

Over the past decade, San Leandro's population has grown significantly and will continue to grow in the coming years. With this comes an increased need for hospital services and modern equipment. There is an urgent need to expand and upgrade the hospital's imaging and diagnostic services to meet the community's needs.


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Saturday April 17, 2021
10:30 AMFamily Music Show with José-Luis Orozco (Virtual Program)

Bilingual Concert with José-Luis Orozco!

World famous children's educator, author and recording artist José-Luis Orozco will present a bilingual music show! All ages welcome to attend this virtual concert. This event is sponsored by First 5 Alameda County.

Join the Zoom webinar at 10:30am on April 17:


11:00 AMBook to Action: Global Fix It Clinic

Join us as fixers and people needing repairs are joining us live around the globe as we collaborate to help you fix items. From faulty toasters to CD players that don't work anymore or smart phones unable to charge, we'll collaborate as we help try to find a solution. Guest speaker Hoi-Fei Mok will preface this green event with an overview on conservation and sustainability.

Required: Register for this virtual sustainability program here.

Explore more sustainability programs and resources related to Drawdown here

11:00 AMSewable Circuitry (Design Thinking, Project Teen Lounge)

Design Thinking

Pick up a kit from the library and then join us on Zoom as we make sewable circuitry with rogue maker Tenaya Conklin. Please note this is a 2-session workshop

Saturday, April 17th, 11am-1pm

Saturday, May 15th, 11am-1pm

This program is funded in part by a grant from the California State Library

Register here

1:00 PMTake & Make Kits For Kids Available

Pick up our free Grab & Go art kits, available for ages 3-6 and ages 7-11! April's theme is creative reuse.

Kits will be available for pickup on Saturdays in April, starting April 10, between 1:00pm-4:00pm from the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., while supplies last. Picking up a hold? You can also request a kit when making your pickup appointment (use the notes field to request a Creative Reuse Kit for ages 3-6 or 7-11).

More information

Monday April 19, 2021
All Day EventTeen Poetry Contest Ends

Eco-Poetry is poetry that address or explore our relationship to nature – ecology is the study of how organisms are connected to one another, and eco-poetry uses language (and image and metaphor) to explore what it means to be a person in relationship to the natural world – what are our responsibilities? How are we dependent on one another?

But eco-poetry doesn’t have to focus on nice, beautiful fields – it could be about the crows that circle your corner, about your neighbor’s overgrown yard, about the smell of Lake Merritt when the geese are in residence – it’s up to you and your creative eye to notice the ways we relate to nature!

• We will accept submissions from Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Monday, April 19, 2021.
• You are welcome to submit up to three entries. Please include ONE POEM per entry.
• Poems may be up to 30 lines and should in some way connect to our theme (ecology and nature).
• Open to teens in grades 6-12; teens do not need to be San Leandro residents, but do need to be able to come to the library to claim their prize.
• Finalists will be published on our Instagram (@TeenCornerSLPL) and we will invite public voting on the final winner. The winner will receive a Sustainability Starter Pack. All finalists will receive a certificate of recognition.
• We will have a virtual Poetry Reception on Thursday, April 29th

10:30 AMRead with Me storytime (recorded program)

Read with Me Storytime: books and songs to share!

Each week, we'll post a new, pre-recorded video with a book and a song. Videos will be available for one week after posting, so you can watch when it works best for your family! Find the videos on our IGTV and Facebook pages.

Tuesday April 20, 2021
8:30 AMCoffee with the Cops

Join San Leandro Police Department for Coffee with the Cops.
Tuesday, April 20th
San Leandro Police Department
901 E. 14th Street (Front Courtyard)

Acting Chief Torres and staff are excited to reengage with our community in a safe and socially distant capacity.
Hope to see you all there for coffee and conversation.

3:30 PMVirtual Reading Buddies for Gr. 1-5

In Reading Buddies, kids in grades 1 to 5 read aloud with a friendly teen volunteer on Zoom! Available reading times are 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 or 5:00pm

Registration opens March 30. Register using our online form, or call 510-577-3971 during virtual reference hours.

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom session once you have registered.

4:00 PMChanging a Bike Tire (Level Up Life Skills, Project Teen Lounge)

Level Up Life Skills:

Like biking but hate getting a flat? The Alameda County BikeMobile is hosting a virtual presentation on how to change a flat tire like a pro. A U-lock bike lock, floor pump, patch kit, and light set ($70 value) will be raffled off at this program!

Tuesday, April 20th, 4-5pm

This program is funded in part by a grant from the California State Library

Register here

Wednesday April 21, 2021
10:30 AMStorytime Live! on Zoom (Virtual Program)

We'll bring the books, you choose what you want us to read! Join us on Zoom for this live, interactive session just right for toddlers and preschoolers.

Register by filling out the short form here: http://bit.ly/SLPLstorytime

(Please note: you only have to register once to receive the weekly invitation, which we'll send out the evening before each storytime. Register by Tuesday at 4pm to receive that week's link).

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