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City Council Completed Its Legislative Session, Next City Council Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday September 6th

July 26, 2016 

The City Council completed its legislative session on Monday July 25th. The Council will be in recess and will reconvene on Tuesday September 6th due to the Labor Day Holiday.


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Saturday August 27, 2016
3:00 PM"Wherever There's A Fight" - Exhibit Opening at Main Library

Join the conversation with Wherever There’ A Fight authors and exhibit curators Stan Yogi and Elaine Elinson on Saturday, August 27, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Main Library. The authors will discuss this first-ever account of the struggles to develop and protect civil rights in California, showing slides from political and social movements that occurred right here in the Bay Area.

Wherever There’s A Fight, on display in the Main Library atrium August 21 through October 16, captures the sweeping story of how freedom and equality have grown in California, from the gold rush right up to the precarious post-9/11 era. Elinson and Yogi tell the stories of the brave individuals who have stood up for their rights in the face of social hostility, physical violence, economic hardship, and political stonewalling.

Free admission, no prior registration required. Click below for a full event listing.


Sunday August 28, 2016
1:30 PMNeedle Crafters

Join our Library program assistants and work on your needle craft project (knitting, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, cross stitching, etc.) while discussing books, travel and movies! The Needle Crafters, sponsored by the San Leandro Library, is an informal, fun gathering to meet and make new friends and relax at the Library. So if you are a beginner and want to learn, this club is just for you! This group meets year round, except on holidays.


Monday August 29, 2016
4:00 PMMeditation for Families Info Session (Main Library)

Information Session for Meditation for Families

This Fall, Dasen American Academy will offer free meditation classes for children ages 5 to 11 and a caregiver. Come learn more about it at the Information session on Monday, Aug. 29 from 4:00-4:55pm.

· Class dates: Mondays, Sept. 19. Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 4:00-4:55pm

Dasen American Academy will teach children and a caregiver mediation practices to make them feel calmer, more peaceful, and more empathetic. Register for the class starting Sept. 12 (no registration for 8/29 class).

6:00 PMSelecting the Right College

Monday, August 29 –Selecting the Right College

6:00-8:00 pm

Registration opens July 18

Selecting the Right College Workshop topics covered:

-Factors to consider when selecting colleges to apply to & application strategies

-Factors to consider when determining which college to attend after receiving your acceptance

-The importance of personal fit in regards to forging an academic pathway for yourself


Come to the workshop with:

-Pen and paper to take notes

- Any questions you may have

- Parents are welcome


Tuesday August 30, 2016
9:30 AMBaby Time (Main Library)

Rhymes, songs and books for ages 0 to 12 months

*space is limited to 15 families
Enjoy focused time with your baby (pre-walkers ages 0 to 12 months) during this short session. We’ll sing songs, learn easy movement activities, and explore board books, followed by time to play/bond with your baby and talk with other parents and caregivers. Bring a blanket if you’d like. If you have a baby and a toddler/preschooler, please attend our toddler storytime or preschool storytime instead. This program is funded by First 5 Alameda County through a neighborhood partnership grant.

10:30 AMTiempo de Bebe (Main Library)

Tiempo de Bebe - edades 0-12 meses
Martes 10:30am

Disfruta un tiempo enfocado en Ud. y su bebé (edades 0-12 meses y pre-caminante) durante esta sesión corto. Cantaremos canciones, aprenderemos actividades de movimiento fáciles y exploraremos libritos antes de un tiempo de jugar y aumentar vínculo con su bebé mientras conocer otros padres y proveedores de cuidado infantil. Si tienes un bebe y un niñito/preescolar (de 1 año ), por favor en vez asistir nuestro programa de Canciones y Cuentos el jueves. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.

6:00 PMCollege Application

Tuesday August 30 –College Application

6:00-8:00 pm

Registration opens July 18

College Application Workshop topics covered

-Overview of the different college application platforms for the UCs, CSUs, and private institutions

-Helpful tips and tricks on how to complete your applications in an efficient manner

-Overview of the information needed to complete a college application


Come to the workshop with:

-Pen and paper to take notes

-Any questions you may have

-Parents are welcome


Wednesday August 31, 2016
9:30 AMToddler Storytime (Main Library)

TODDLER STORYTIME: Stories, rhymes and romps for ages 1-3

Just the right pace for you and your totally nonstop toddler up to age 3, we’ll enjoy stories, songs and active rhymes, followed by a play time. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am, so please choose just one to attend.


10:30 AMToddler Storytime (Main Library)

TODDLER STORYTIME: Stories, rhymes and romps for ages 1-3

Just the right pace for you and your totally nonstop toddler up to age 3, we’ll enjoy stories, songs and active rhymes, followed by a play time. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am, so please choose just one to attend.


1:30 PMPreschool Storytime (Main Library)

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Stories, songs and play for preschoolers (and up)

Designed for children ages 3-6, our preschool storytime features longer picture books, plus plenty of flannel boards, puppets and songs. We explore a different theme each week with books and crafts to help with emerging literacy and fine motor skills, followed by a play time. The Manor Branch offers a duplicate preschool storytime at 10:30am on Thursdays

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