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Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Alaska Teen Wins Rotten Sneaker Contest

Japan Appoints Anime Ambassador

More On the Muses

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More of the MusesSt. Patrick’s Day came early to the San Lorenzo Library with a foot stomping toe tapping Celtic trio from Colorado. Everywhere you looked, people were peering around their computer screens and wandering over from doing their homework to listen in. Several people also sang along to, “You take the high road and I’ll take the low road…” The Muses played many instruments, full sized harp, several guitars, Celtic drum, an electric violin and Celtic instruments. The crowd was made up of old and young and every nationality, which is San Lorenzo’s trademark. Be sure to come to the next celebration: Saturday, March 29th at 12 o’clock for the Filipino American Cultural Arts Festival.

Two Excellent Library Programs

Monday, March 17, 2008

High School MusicalMuses 

The San Lorenzo Library hosted The Muses, Celtic Music with a Zing, to the delight of an enthusiastic audience on Monday, March 10, 2008. On Saturday, March 15, 2008, the Library held a community sing-along featuring the songs from High School Musical. Led by local performer, Shauna Shoptaw, the audience sang their way through the entire movie.

Be sure to join us at the Library for the upcoming Filipino American Cultural Arts Festival. Filipino American authors, musicians, film-makers and historians will celebrate Filipino American culture. Food will be served. An exciting event for everybody, March 29, 2008, 12-3 p.m. See you there!

Library Staff Gets Inked

Thursday, March 6, 2008

February was Library Lover’s Month.  To celebrate, the San Lorenzo staff picked a day to wear library theme tattoos.

I Love Dewey
Staff Tattoos

                 Read or DieBook Lust


We also asked our patrons to tell us what they love about the library.  We received lots of answers; here are some of them:

  • “The books.” 
  • “The place is really nice and the Librarians are excellent!  The library is always busy.”
  • “It has a lot of good books and friendly people.”
  • “I love that it has lots and lots of different items to look at and lots to learn about and see!  And the computers.”
  • “Madeline – always so friendly and helpful.”
  • “I love that they have great books that come in my interest.”
  • “Because of the books, and it’s quiet, and it’s a good place.”
  • “I love the computers and the graphic novels as well as the playground.”
  • “The friendly people that help you find a book.”
  • “…It is a good big place.”
  • “The helpers.”

Search the Library Catalog While Browsing

Monday, March 3, 2008

pulldown1.gifIf you have Internet Explorer (IE) 7 or Firefox 2.x as your browser, you can add the ability to instantly search the Library catalog with a one-click installation.

A link to the “Catalog Search Plug-in” and installation instructions can be found on the Alameda County Library website under “Using Your Library”.

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