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San Leandro: Cultivating Art!

May 19, 2015 

The City of San Leandro recently produced this new video celebrating the wave of public art that is currently spreading throughout the city. With an incredible new mural from acclaimed artist Rigo 23, one the region’s largest murals on the Preferred Freezer building, a fast-growing utility box art program, and an artist community growing at The Gate, San Leandro has taken great strides in promoting arts and culture.

This is just the beginning - please keep an eye on San Leandro Next for news on additional art projects in the near future.


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Summer Activities Guide is Here!

April 30, 2015 

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2015 Summer Activities Guide! Summer Camps – Chabot Day Camp, Summer Adventures; Special Events – Family Movie Nights, Family Fun Recreational Swim, Cherry Festival; Classes; Senior Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Online Registration System or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.


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2015 City of San Leandro Summer Blood Drive

April 28, 2015 

The City's annual summer blood drive is scheduled for Monday, June 8th, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue (Karp Room). Please spread the word to friends, family and neighbors regarding this important event. Donors are needed every day. Don't wait to help save a life.

To schedule your appointment, please sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the Sponsor Code of CSL, or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Wednesday June 3, 2015
9:30 AMBabies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
10:30 AMBabies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
1:30 PMPreschool Storytime (Main Library)
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Designed for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. Each week we offer a different theme. This drop-in program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun!
7:00 PMRecreation and Human Services Commission
The Recreation and Parks Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding policies for the management and improvement of all properties used for leisure purposes by the City, plans for the future development of recreation and cultural programs in the City, and reviews and recommends user fees for recreation services. The Commission has nine members who serve four-year terms.
7:00 PMFAMILY/PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Main Library)
FAMILY/PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Designed for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. This drop-in program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun!

Thursday June 4, 2015
10:00 AMCanciones y cuentos en Español (Main Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años

Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

10:30 AMPRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Manor Branch Library
Designed for children ages 3-8, our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. This program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun! No registration required, just drop in!
5:00 PMTech Drop In Lab (Main Library)

Do you have a tech device and need help using it?


The Tech Drop In Lab, the Library's free technology help program, is scheduled today, 5 PM to 8 PM on the first floor of the Main Library. It's designed for all ages and offers assistance using cell phones, digital cameras, tablets, laptop computers, other mobile devices, operating systems, and OverDrive, the Library's ebook service.


The library has trained volunteers ready to offer one-on-one assistance. All sessions are drop-in with no reservations necessary. Those seeking assistance are asked to bring in their tech device, power cords, account usernames, account passwords, and user manuals, if available. For more information, please call the Main Library Information Desk at (510) 577-3971.

7:00 PMBoard of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

The Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers.

Agendas and minutes can be found at www.sanleandro.org > About the City > Agendas/Meeting Central.

The BZA hears and decides upon:

  • Applications for zoning matters
  • Makes recommendations to the City Council on planned unit developments
  • Considers modification of requirements and restrictions for fences, walls and hedges
  • Makes recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding amendments to the Zoning Code.

For more information contact Elmer Penaranda at (510) 577-3314.


Saturday June 6, 2015
All Day EventRegister for Unmask! - Teen Summer Events!

Register starting TODAY for the Unmask! 2015 Teen Summer Events!

Programs are for teens going into 6th grade to 12th grade (unless otherwise noted) and include movie afternoons, the Geek Squad Academy, D.I.Y. workshop, and more!

For more information, go to the Summer 2015 events webpage! Register at the Main Library Children's Desk, for questions please call 510-577-3960.

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