Eden Area Livability Initiative

Monday, April 28, 2008

Eden Area Livability Initiative

Above, Dorothy Partridge, Chairperson of the San Lorenzo Library Advisory Committee, and Anthony Dos Santos, Branch Manager of the San Lorenzo Library, distribute information about the Library’s renovation project at a community “charrette,” a process in which citizens from various neighborhoods throughout the unincorporated area came together and voted for five improvement projects out of a list of twenty four.

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley sponsored the charrette on April 5 to assess priorities for the Eden Area Livability Initiative, an action plan that he calls an “integrated strategic vision” for improving the unincorporated communities. The Library’s project placed eighth in the priority lists.

Earth Day -think green

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bay Area Green Spaces

Here are a couple of nearby events and a useful link to Alameda County resources.

Castro Valley, Ca

Festival – SAT – April 19 – 11 AM TO 3 PM
   Hayward City Hall & Plaza
San Lorenzo Creek Clean-up
   April 19 – 8:30 AM to NOON
   Sign-up by Thursday, April 17 http://www.hayward-ca.gov/citygov/meetings/tf/khcg/documents/Registration_Jackson.pdf
Alameda County Waste Management


Cartoonist Joe Wos

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cartoonist Joe Wos presented an outstanding program at the San Lorenzo Library on Saturday the 5th of April.  Patrons were heard commenting afterward “I didn’t think I knew how to draw but this looks pretty good”.  They especially enjoyed how the presentation appealed to all ages, “He was funny and lively.” “He was one of the best programs you’ve ever had.”  There was also the question, “When is the next program?”

The answer is; April is National Poetry Month so San Lorenzo Library is celebrating with a Teen Poetry Slam. Come join the fun!


Check out some of the great drawing books at the San Lorenzo Library and discover your hidden talents.


How to Draw Comic Book Heroes and VilliansHow to Draw Comic Book Heroes and Villains / Christopher Hart

How to create your own original comic book characters, draw fight scenes, design special powers, and invent imaginary creatures, with a section on how the comic business works.



Comic Book MagicCartoon magic / American Editor, Diane Ridley Schmitz

Includes instructions on cartooning people, animals, and objects as well as information about creating a comic strip and posters.





Anime ManiaAnime Mania: How to Draw Characters for Japanese Animation / Christopher Hart








Draw InsectsDraw insects / by Doug DuBosque                                 

Try this book out during the summer for the Alameda County Library Summer Reading Game: Catch the Reading Bug starting on June 16th.


Teen Poetry Slam – April 22nd at 6pm

Friday, April 4, 2008

Teen Poetry Slam – Tuesday evening, April 22nd at 6pm.  Middle School and High School Students are invited to present a poem at this open mic evening. Those who participate will be entered in a raffle to win one of three iPod shuffles! (Must be present to win.)

To participate, please register at the library by April 21st. No offensive language, please.

iPod Shuffle

Contact: Serenity Dean (510) 670-6283  sdean@aclibrary.org

395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA 94580

One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

White ElephantBring small items that have lost your affection to San Lorenzo Library for the White Elephant Sale Saturday, May 10, 2-4 p.m.

You will find bargains galore at the sale and perhaps you will buy the treasure of your dreams. All proceeds will benefit the Library.

Donate knickknacks, tools and/or kitchenware, etc. No large items or non-working electronics please. Books and DVDs may be donated to the Friends’ book sale.

Filipino American Cultural Arts Festival Huge Success

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

audience 3-29Oscar PenarandaThe Filipino American Cultural Arts Festival at the San Lorenzo Library drew over sixty-five people from many different cultures. The program featured many authors reading from their work, a filmmaker, a performance group, a live band, wonderful Filipino finger food, and an exciting sense of community. Music was provided by the band, Little Brown Brother, a jazz/blues/kundiman group. Ben Luis played bass, Chris Planas the guitar, Mike Fernando the drums, and Carlos Zialzita provided vocals and mouth organ.

The gallery of participants was introduced by Oscar Penaranda, a high school teacher and president of the East Bay chapter of The Filipino American National Historical Society. Mr. Penaranda is also an author of prose and poetry. Other presenters included Mil Orpilla, Jeannie Barroga, Gemma Nemenzo, Evangeline Canonizado Buell, Abe Ignacio, Eli Africa, Baylan Megino, the Bindlestiff Players, Gloria Bachrach, and Victoria Santos.

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