T.A.G. at the Library

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The San Lorenzo Library’s first Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) meeting was a success!  We had snacks, came up with some ideas for future Teen events at the library, and discussed the Teen Summer Reading Program.  We chose some new posters for the Teen Area, and we wrapped up by making a few changes to our San Lorenzo Library MySpace page. 

If you are between the ages of 12 and 19, please stop by the next T.A.G. meeting on Wednesday, December 12th at 3:30pm!

Storytelling for Winter Solstice

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

with storytelling

by Mary Ellen Hill

Saturday, December 22 at

               2 p.m.                    


Mary Ellen Hill

For kids of all ages and their families–make this a special event of the season! “Experience the Wisdom, Magic and Power of Storytelling,” says Mary Ellen.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

We will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23. We will be glad to see you again Saturday, November 24, at 10 A.M.

Got the Holiday Blues?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Curing the Holiday Blues at the San Lorenzo Library: An Upcoming Event 

Tuesday, December 11 

7:00 p.m.

Here’s what the therapist in charge of the event writes about this inspirational evening:

Keeping The Blues At Bay:
How To Handle The Holidays

The holiday season each year can be busy and demanding.  
Planning celebrations, re-connecting with friends and family,
balancing family needs with other social demands,
and re-evaluating the events of the year,
it’s easy to feel stressed or overwhelmed.

Come for an informational presentation by members of the
Kaiser Permanente Departments of Psychiatry at Union City and Fremont,
where we’ll be discussing ways to make it through
the holidays with as much fun, and as little stress, as possible.

This program is free and all adults are welcome. Come to the San Lorenzo Library Meeting Room for a dose of mental health.

Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) Meeting – Wed. Nov. 28th @ 4pm

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Attention San Lorenzo Teens:

Do you want to have your voice heard?  Do you want to meet new people?  Do you want to have fun?  Then come to the San Lorenzo Library’s first Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) Meeting on Wednesday, November 28th @ 4pm!

During the T.A.G. meetings we will discuss things like:

-What types of programs and events should the Library offer for Teens?

-Which cds, graphic novels, and books should we order for the Teen Collection?

-How can we make our San Lorenzo Library MySpace page look cool???

If you are between the ages of 12 and 19, please feel free to stop by!  Snacks will be provided.

Homework Central Needs You!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Are you a high schooler in the San Lorenzo area?  If so, the library needs you!  We are looking for volunteers to help with Homework Central. 

What is Homework Central, you ask?  It’s a cooperative program between the San Lorenzo Unified School District and the San Lorenzo Library.  Children in grades K-8 come after school to complete their homework.  We need YOU to help the students with their work.  Homework Central hours are 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Monday thru Thursday.  You can choose one day (or more, if you want!) to volunteer.

Do you have a community service requirement for school?  Volunteering at Homework Central is a great way to complete your requirement.  It also looks great on school and job applications!

If you are interested in volunteering, please stop by the San Lorenzo Library Information Desk for an application. 

Remembering the Dead

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Serenity wanted to observe Day of the Dead, so we invited people to color paper skulls to either remember their dead relatives and friends or simply in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos. Several people participated and Lael put up a Day of the Dead display facing the front door.Day of the Dead

Festive San Lorenzo Library Staff

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Festive San Lorenzo Staff

San Lorenzo Gets Graphic

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How to Draw Your Own Comic

On Wednesday, October 24th, the San Lorenzo library hosted a “How to Draw Your Own Comics” class given by Oliver Chin.  It was wonderful to see people of all ages in attendance.  Mr. Chin began the class by sharing his background and experience as an author and publisher.  He continued with a slide show and discussion on comics, manga, and graphic novels.  Each person was then given a template and Mr. Chin walked them through a character and plot outline and some quick sketches.  Based on these, the artists created larger and more detailed drawings.  At the end of the class, each person had the beginnings of their own comic.  The artists shared their work aloud and Mr. Chin distributed prizes for various categories in addition to a free comic book for all.

Who’s this?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Do you recognize this man?

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