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Free -- Tech Drop In Lab

Did you have a tech device and need help using it? The next Tech Drop In Lab, the Library's free technology help program, is scheduled on Thursday, March 5, 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.

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Teen Big Read Event - Author Workshop with Mitali Perkins

Calling all teens grades 6 to 12! Join us at the San Leandro Main Library on Thursday, March 5 from 3:45-4:45 pm for a workshop with teen author Mitali Perkins! Register today at the Main Library Children's Desk or call 577-3960.

Writing well about place intensifies plot and brings characters to life. In this workshop, teens consider how good writing engages all five senses, underlines a literary theme, and takes readers on journeys to other places. A directed exercise allows participants to apply and demonstrate what they've gained from the workshop.

This is a free event and part of the Big Read program. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

( For more information, click here! )

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Conversacion con Luis Alberto Urrea

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 North author 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.

Do not miss this dynamic, interesting and gifted speaker. RSVP by March 2 to

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

( Conversacion con Luis Alberto Urrea flyer )

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FREE - A Dance Tribute to Isadora Duncan

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.

( A Dance Tribute to Isadora Duncan flyer )

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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.

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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.

( The 800 Mile Wall flyer )