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City Services Adapting to Serve the Community – Public Library

September 11, 2020 

Despite the City’s buildings being closed to the public for health and safety reasons during the pandemic, City departments are working hard to provide services to the community. City employees are considered essential workers and while much of the City’s staff is working remotely, departments are finding safe and creative ways to extend services to residents and businesses in San Leandro.

Though all of the City’s library locations remain closed during the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place, the Library staff is available to serve your information needs. The Library staff is available six days a week to answer your questions, help you find books and DVDs, and place items on hold for you.


San Leandro Launches New Hub for Community Volunteers

April 2, 2020 

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter announced today that the City of San Leandro has launched a new online volunteer hub where community residents may register to serve as a volunteer to assist others in need. Currently, volunteer opportunities will be focused on local food banks or organizations dedicated to helping the community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new hub is accessible by visiting: www.SLKindness.net.


City Suspends All Non Essential Services

March 17, 2020 

Libraries, Community Centers & Most City Facilities Temporarily Closed

Click on the COVID-19 response image at the top of this webpage or visit www.sanleandro.org/C19 for the latest information.

In accordance with the Alameda County Public Health Officer’s March 16 Order, all non-essential City-operated facilities will be temporarily closed to the public. Closures will include all City-operated libraries, community centers, aquatics facilities, and City Hall. Other functions such as the Permit Center, Business Licenses and the Public Works Services Center will be extremely limited. This action is expected to remain in effect through April 7th.

Essential services such as Police, Fire protection, and infrastructure maintenance will continue uninterrupted. The City will also be working hard with our partners in the non-profit sector to provide services to those who are in need.

Per the Public Health Officer’s order, the public is directed to shelter-in-place except when seeking to receive certain essential services, such as accessing healthcare, or acquiring food or other critical supplies. City leadership including the Mayor and City Council strongly encourage San Leandrans to adhere to the County’s directives to slow the spread of coronavirus and protect public health.

Additional News
Wednesday September 30, 2020
10:30 AMStorytime Live! on Zoom (Virtual Program)

Storytime Live! on Zoom

We'll bring the books, you choose what you want us to read! Join us on Zoom for this live, interactive session.

Register by filling out the short form here: http://bit.ly/SLPLstorytime

3:00 PMLearn to Make Ojos de Dios (Virtual Program)

Ojos De Dios with Rachel Palacios - For kids in grades K-5

Join us for a special virtual craft workshop! Ms. Rachel will talk about Ojos de Dios, and show you how to make your own during this hands-on Zoom session! raft materials will be provided for pick up at the Main Library. Register by filling out this form: http://bit.ly/Sept16workshop

(Note: this workshop was originally scheduled for 9/16 but has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept. 30)

Thursday October 1, 2020
9:00 AMBabytime on Zoom! (Virtual Program)

Join us on Zoom for Babytime with Ms. Molly, just right for parents/caregivers with babies up to age 1. During each session, we'll sing songs and look at a board book, then have time for you to connect with each other. Register by filling out the short form here: http://bit.ly/SLPLstorytime

6:00 PM#Ownvoices Book Club

#Ownvoices is a hashtag that started in 2015 to promote diverse authors and books. #Ownvoices specifically refers to books where the author and protagonist share a marginalized identity. It’s a usfeul tool to diversify your reading list, learn about new perspectives and perhaps find aspects of your own experiences in the pages of a book. Come and chat about any #ownvoices books you've read (any genre! any format!) or drop by and get some inspiration for your next read! And, since we're in the midst of Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, might we suggest a Latinx #ownvoices book? Snacks encouraged!

This event is free. Registration is required. Please register here!

Email apena@sanleandro.org with any questions.

Saturday October 3, 2020
10:30 AMMusic Show with 123 Andres! (Virtual Performance)

Enjoy a Family Concert with 123 Andrés!

Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés and their songs and concerts get the whole family singing and learning, in Spanish and English. All ages are invited to join us for this virtual program.

Please join the zoom meeting at 10:30am on Saturday, October 3 by clicking the link (Name and email will be required):


Monday October 5, 2020
10:30 AMRead with Me storytime (recorded program)

Read with Me Storytime: books and songs to share!

Each week, we'll post a new, pre-recorded video with a book and a song. Videos will be available for one week after posting, so you can watch when it works best for your family! Find the videos on our IGTV and Facebook pages.

7:00 PMCity Council Meeting

City Council meetings generally occur on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. City Council meetings that fall on a holiday are generally held the next day (Tuesday). To view the agenda for tonight's meeting or an archive of prior meetings, please click here.

Note: August is considered a "recess month" in which no City Council meetings typically occur.

Tuesday October 6, 2020
10:30 AMPlay with Me Storytime (Pre-recorded program)

Play with Me Storytime: Flannel stories, songs and fingerplays to share!

Each week, we'll post a new, pre-recorded video with flannel stories, rhymes and more. Videos will be available for one week after posting, so you can watch when it works best for your family! Find the videos on our IGTV and Facebook pages.

3:00 PMVirtual Reading Buddies for Gr. 1-5

Reading Buddies Online for Grades 1-5

Tuesdays, October 6, 13 & 20, 3:00pm-5:00pm

In Reading Buddies, kids in grades 1 to 5 read aloud with a friendly teen volunteer on Zoom! Available reading times are 3:00, 3:30, 4:00 or 4:30pm

Register for a reading time using this form: http://bit.ly/ReadingBuddiesform

You can also call the Library at 510-577-3971 from 10am-8pm Monday-Thursday, and 10am-5pm Friday & Saturday.

6:00 PMChat with Local Coffee Roasters, Proyecto Diaz

The San Leandro Public Library invites the community to join us for a virtual chat with local coffee roasters and family run business, Proyecto Diaz. Learn about the family’s history in growing coffee in their Oaxaca, Mexico farm and how they’ve built a coffee roasting business out of their passion. Learn some background on how coffee is grown and turned into one of the most popular beverages in the world. The folks at Proyecto Diaz will also be demoing how to use the pour-over method to brew coffee, as well as share tips for brewing a consistently good cup of coffee at home. Join us and take your caffeine game up a notch!

This event is free and will be held on Zoom. Registration is required. Please register here!

About Proyecto Diaz

Proyecto Diaz is a family run coffee roasting business located in the Gate510 business center here in San Leandro. El Carmen, their family farm, started in the early 1900’s and in 2014, Proyecto Diaz began roasting with beans grown from there and reinvesting a portion of their profits back into the farm. The award winning roasters now work with a number of small coffee producersliving up to their slogan - “caffeinate with purpose.” You can find them selling coffee at San Francisco’s Ferry Building every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday or find out where to buy their beans by visiting their website at proyectodiazcoffee.com

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