The 2014 San Leandro Public Library Big Read program features Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake—a story shared by many about being an immigrant to America, the perplexities of the immigrant experience and the search for identity.
The Big Read 2014 Event Listing )
Participate in the 4th San Leandro Library Big Read by joining one of the many book discussion groups throughout the City of San Leandro or by creating your own book group to discuss The Namesake. Get together with three friends over dinner or coffee to discuss Lahiri’s intimate novel. You might even start a book group at work and discuss the novel during lunch.
Click "MORE..." below for additional information about joining or registering a book discussion group.
Saturday, March 22, 9:00am to 4:00pm (Meet at Main Library)
Spend the day at the Asian Art Museum and tour “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”. The special exhibition visually illuminates yoga's central principles as well as its obscured histories. Lunch is on your own. $30 per person - includes transportation, museum admission and tour. Tickets (limit 2 per person) go on sale at 12:00 pm on February 18 at the Main Library Information Desk. For more information call 510-577-3971.
Click here for additional Big Read events and information.
he Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. www.NEABigRead.org.
View PDF )
Whale-watching season is just around the corner! Join author Bryant Austin on Saturday, March 22, from 2 PM to 3 PM in the Main Library's Estudillo Room as he discusses his amazing book Beautiful Whale which represents his 9-year body of work photographing whales with a 50-megapixel Hasselblad studio camera. The program will include a book-signing session. Copies of his book will be sold for $50.00 each.
View PDF )
The Friends of the San Leandro Library are proud to present their Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 5 at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. The sale will be huge, offering a fantastic selection of over 10,000 quality books at bargain prices.
By joining the Friends of the Library, you may attend the "Members Preview" during the first two hours of the book sale, 9:00 AM to 11 AM, and get the best pick of the books. The sale opens to the general public at 11 AM and continues until 4 PM.
Join the Friends of the Library by applying for either an individual membership ($10) or a family membership ($15). You may register or renew your membership at the door on the day of the sale or you can pick up a membership application at the Main Library. Call the Main Library Information Desk at 510-577-3971 for more information.
Spring Book Sale flyer )