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 to display.
The children’s room at the Main Library features student artwork from Garfield, Jefferson, McKinley, Roosevelt, Washington and Wilson elementary schools. The Manor Branch has artwork on display from Monroe and Madison elementary schools.
Artwork will be on display to enjoy through March 31, 2017.
Visit the History Room of the San Leandro Main Library on Saturday, March 11 from 1 pm to 3 pm and learn about the California Rancho Era, which spanned from 1784 to 1846. The City of San Leandro was once Rancho San Leandro, established by José Joaquin Estudillo with the receipt of a 7,000-acre land grant in 1842. The theme this year will focus on the life of Californio women, with a discussion given by a living history actress. Ladies, young and older, will have a fun opportunity to dress as a Californio senorita.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the San Leandro Main Library will host an author event on Saturday, March 25 from 2 pm to 3 pm with Aleta George. Ms. George will discuss her award-winning biography on Ina Coolbrith, Oakland's first public librarian, California’s first poet laureate and the most popular literary ambassador in the early American West. For more information, please call the Information Desk at (510) 577-3971.
FREE - Family Fun Night: Cowgirl Tricks
Join us at the Main Library on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00pm for Cowgirl Tricks with Karen Quest!
In honor of Women‘s History Month, America’s funniest cowgirl Karen Quest will share her best tricks and stories. Wear your cowgirl and cowboy duds and get ready for some rootin’, tootin’ fun! All ages welcome at this Family Fun Night. Doors open at 6:50pm and the show starts at 7:00pm. Questions? Please call 577-3960.
Save the Date: Trivia Bee is Springing Forward to Saturday, April 8, 2017!
The San Leandro Project Literacy Trivia Bee is moving to the spring! We're looking forward to seeing you at the Main Library on our new day. Stay tuned for the latest buzz. For more information, please contact Project Literacy coordinator Cinda Mariscal at 510-577-3944