Museum Movie - "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America"
The San Leandro History Museum will show Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America on Saturday, January 2 at 11:15 AM and 2:00 PM. Nineteenth-century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed some of America's most well-known green spaces, including Central Park in New York. Locally he is known for his design of the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland and much of the landscaping at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. This PBS documentary shows how Olmsted not only designed city parks, but influenced the way America looks at urban planning, sustainability and the need for public greenspaces. The film is not rated and runs 60 minutes. Free admission. The San Leandro History Museum is located at 320 W. Estudillo Avenue.
San Leandro's Got Talent Performer and Judge Applications open!
All interested San Leandro teens are encouraged to apply to be a part of the 2015 San Leandro’s Got Talent teen talent show! San Leandro teens ages 13-18 need to apply by Tuesday, January 6, 2015 to qualify for an audition. Applications are available at the Main Library and online here.
Energetic, positive, and talented San Leandro and Bay Area residents can also apply to participate in this year’s show as celebrity guest judges. Previous judges have included radio DJs, authors, teachers, and council members. If you believe you qualify, please fill out an application and return it to the San Leandro Main Library in person or by mail (Attn. Loryn Aman, 300 Estudillo Avenue) or by fax (510-577-3987) by Saturday, December 20, 2014.
This event is organized by The San Leandro Youth Advisory Commission and the San Leandro Library Teen Advisory Group. This year's San Leandro's Got Talent will be at the San Leandro Senior Center on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 7 to 10 pm.
FREE -- Mystery Author Event
This Murder Most Foul Form, Myster Author event is for those who love to read mysteries! On Saturday, January 24, from 2 pm to 4 pm, local mystery authors Martha Cooley, Elin Barnes, Emily Brightwell and William Wallace, all members of the Northern California chapter of “Sisters in Crime,” will discuss their writing experiences and their most recent publications followed by a book-signing session for each author.