Art IS Education

March is a highly anticipated month at the Alameda County Library. Though we have creative and artistic programming every month, March is different.  It’s a month filled with opportunities for library patrons to be creative, learn about the arts, and enjoy special programming.  This month is meant for everyone to know that Art IS Education.

There’s a great lineup of programming at the San Lorenzo Library in the coming months. We encourage you to like us on Facebook ( if you haven’t already, and follow our events.  We post just about everything that’s going on at the Library there, so it’s a great way to learn about upcoming programming.

In March we’ll have a lot of fun programs:

Chess Club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  All ages are welcomed to learn and play!

Family Art Workshop: Make a Family Book: Families are invited to stop by the Library on Saturday, March 5th at 2:30 pm to make a book about their family.  All materials are provided in this workshop sponsored by the Alameda County Arts Commission.

Tidying Up!: A program on managing clutter: If clutter is taking over your life and causing a chaos where there should be order, this workshop is for you! Professional organizer Susan Abplanalp will be at the library Saturday, March 5th at 10:30 am to show you how to declutter and organizer your life.


Creative Sidekicks: In this program for tweens and teens (ages 10+), you’ll learn how to sew a stuffed creature from colorful felt – and take home a sewing kit too! All materials are provided in this workshop sponsored by the Alameda County Arts Commission on Wednesday, March 9th at 3:00 pm.

Decorative Painting for Families: On Saturday, March 12th at noon, families are invited to learn the folk art style of painting known as Tole and create something beautiful to take home.

Needle Felting is a craft technique that allows you to create colorful wooly sculptures with a barbed needle and felt. Sharp needles will be used during this program on Mondays, March 14th and 21st at 3:30 pm. This program is for kids ages 6-10, with parental supervision HIGHLY recommended.


Writers Group: Aspiring writers are welcomed to this ongoing workshop at the San Lorenzo Library facilitated by Rosa del Duca on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm.  Bring a piece of writing to share with the group. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 15th – See you there!

Quilling is the art of twisting, curling  and rolling paper to create a beautiful picture. Ms. Chris of Christie’s Creative Cupboard will be here to show teens how to use this technique to make a beautiful card on Wednesday, March 16th at 3:30 pm.

Gardening All Year: Prepping Your Edible Spring Garden: “Compost Gal” Lori Caldwell will show you tips and tricks to help you prepare your garden to grow spring vegetables.  Let your garden feed you this year. Learn more on Thursday, March 17th at 12:00 pm.


LEGO® Makerspace is the place for kids ages 8-12 to use the Library’s collection of LEGOs® to make interesting things. Join us on Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 am.

Yoga for Beginners is a great way for you to try a yoga class without committing to a full-scale yoga program. Adults and teens are welcomed to join the group, regardless of your current fitness level.  Make sure to wear comfy clothes and bring a mat if you have one on Saturday, March 19th at 10:30 am.

Extended Roots will be at the San Lorenzo Library on Sunday, March 20th at 1:00 pm! This all female musical group performs acoustic Old-Time, Celtic and Bluegrass music.  All are sure to enjoy this toe-tapping event.


Easter Cards: Vinnie is back to show you how to make beautiful cards – this time for Easter! Adults and teens are invited to join the fun on Tuesday, March 22nd at 4:30 pm.

Bricks 4 Kidz will be at the library on Wednesday, March 30th at 3:00 pm to show you how to make a motorized LEGO® model. This program is geared towards kids ages 10-14. Space is limited and tickets are required for entry.  Tickets will be available at 2:30 pm.



Of course, if you have any questions about these events call the San Lorenzo Library at 510-284-0640.

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