Literary Gathering with Big Read Author Luis Alberto Urrea
Join us Saturday, March 7 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Main Library for a literary gathering with Into the Beautiful Northauthor Luis Alberto Urrea. A prolific and award-winning writer, Urrea has focused his writing career on life along the U.S.-Mexican border and the lives of those who cross it. Urrea is the author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist in non-fiction for The Devil’s Highway. Don't miss this dynamic, interesting and gifted speaker.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. www.NEABigRead.org
On Thursday, March 12, from 7 pm to 8 pm, join us at the Main Library for A Dance Tribute to Isadora Duncan in celebration of Women's History Month.
Solo dancer Lois Ann Flood will bring life to Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), considered to be the “mother of modern dance.” Born in San Francisco and influenced by the natural beauty of California, Duncan liberated dance from the confines of ballet and elevated it to a new art form. Ms. Flood studied with the second generation of Duncan exponents and has performed throughout the Bay Area. The event is open seating with no tickets or registration required. For more information, please contact the Information Desk at (510) 577-3971.
Local School Artwork on Display for Art Is Education Month
March is Art Is Education month and the San Leandro Public Library is proud to display artwork from our local elementary school students! Art Specialists from the San Leandro Unified School District have selected artwork from all eight elementary schools for display. The children’s room at the Main Library (300 Estudillo Ave.) features student artwork from Jefferson, McKinley, Roosevelt, Washington and Wilson elementary schools, as well as Bancroft Middle School. The Manor Branch (1241 Manor Blvd). will display artwork from Garfield, Monroe and Madison elementary schools. Stop by anytime the Library is open during the month of March to enjoy. Questions? Please call 577-3960.
Big Read Film: "The 800 Mile Wall"
Join us on Friday, March 13 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Main Library for the film The 800 Mile Wall, which highlights the construction of the walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and the effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. Come and hear both sides of this immigration issue. The film is NR (not rated) and 90 minutes in length. Admission is free and no prior registration is required.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. http://www.neabigread.org/
FREE Family Fun Night: Mexican Music and Dance with Cascada De Flores
Join us at the Main Library on Wedneday, March 25 at 7:00 PM for a FREE Family Fun Night featuring the beautiful music, dance and storytelling of Cascada de Flores. Jorge and Arwen will take children of all ages through the world of Mexican folk music, which explodes with rhyme, fun musical instruments and sweet characters. You may meet the donkey and its jawbone, the abuelito and the vulture, the accordion, the dance box, and the little "mosquito" guitar. This program is bilingual. Refreshments served, and all ages are welcome. Doors open at 6:50pm. Questions? Please call 577-3960.
Calling all teens grades 6 to 12! Join us at the San Leandro Main Library on Friday, March 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for the Amazing Race: Mexico! Register today at the Children's Desk or by calling 577-3960.
Compete in a fun and friendly competition based on the popular TV show The Amazing Race to win great prizes! You’ll form a team with your friends and complete challenges based on Mexican culture. Mexican snacks will be served.
This program is part of the Big Read. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.