Programs for Adults – January 2016

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year, new you – and new opportunities for programming at the San Lorenzo Library!  Today’s post is all about upcoming programs and events for adults at the library, including computer classes, yoga, art, gardening and more.  Check out this post and consider attending one of these great events.

Computer Classes

All of our computer classes are free. Though we appreciate advance registration, it’s not 100%  necessary.  Stop by the information desk or call the Library at 510-284-0640 for more information.

Have you wanted to learn how to use a computer, but don’t quite know where to start? Sign up for our Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word class on Thursday, January 7th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

We’ll build on your experience with our class focused on Using the Web and Setting Up Email on Thursday, January 14th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Finally, those who need to know how to use a spreadsheet will love our Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets class on Thursday, January 21st from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Special Events

Yoga for Beginners is a great way to get your feet wet! If you’ve always wanted to try yoga, but aren’t quite ready to sign up for a regular class, join us on Saturday, January 9th from 10:30 – 11:45 am. Wear comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one.  All adults and teens are welcomed, regardless of current fitness level.

San Lorenzo Library’s Lawyer in the Library will give you up to fifteen minutes of time to begin solving your problem. Call the Library at 510-284-0640 or drop by starting on Tuesday, January 5th to make an appointment –but don’t worry about calling at the last minutes as appointments often open up. The Lawyer in the Library looks forward to meeting with you on January 12th!

Interested in gardening, but think it’s too expensive a hobby?  Gardening All Year: Gardening on a Budget is geared toward successful projects for gardeners on a budget. Low cost and free resources will be covered.  Topics such as: seed propagation and seed saving, composting, pest control, garden design & construction and reuse in the garden will be featured.  Join Master Gardener Lori Caldwell on Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 pm. This program is free and all are welcome.

Let your creative juices flow – don’t be shy! Join Christie of Christie’s Creative Cupboard and learn to doodle at Let’s Doodle on January 21st at 1:30 pm.

Got Gadgets? Bring them all on January 23rd at 1:00 pm.  Our teen volunteers will be help you learn how to use those pesky gadgets.

 

Community Meetings and Events

Cal-Fresh: Learn about government programs to help you afford food for your family on January 5th at 2:00 pm.

Sign up for health care and update your current coverage with Covered California.  Representatives will be here to help you on January 9th and January 30th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

EALI Governance: The Eden Area Livability Initiative is an integrated partnership between the community, the county and other public sector jurisdictions that have a stake in the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County. The Livability Initiative is the strategic development of a shared vision that plans to build pride for the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County.  The Governance group will meet on January 13th at 6:30 pm.

Congressman Eric Swalwell and the Alameda County Fire Department will present on Preparing for El Niño on January 16th at 10:00 am.

Learn more about upcoming positions with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department at the Deputy Sheriff’s Recruiting Information Event on January 19th at 5:30 pm.

Hayward Area Shoreline Citizens Advisory Committee: Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee advise the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) concerning the public’s interest along the Hayward shoreline, aid in fostering a positive image of the shoreline and help educate the public about park/shoreline issues and activities. The committee will meet on January 21st at 4:00 pm.

League of Women Voters Eden Area:  Grassroots planning on January 23rd at 10:00 am. This is when we set Education and/or Advocacy Priorities for the National and Local Leagues. “Grassroots” means YOU! As a valued member of this League, you have the opportunity and the responsibility to indicate on which important issues you believe the National and Local Leagues should focus their time, talent and money.

The Friends of the Library – San Lorenzo Area is a 501c3 non-profit group dedicated to raising money, advocating for and supporting the San Lorenzo Library.  Join us at the membership meeting on January 25th at 6:00 pm to learn more about how you can help!

Was great aunt Ethyl really a Can Can Dancer? Find out by researching your ancestry! The Hayward Area Genealogical Society will help you get started on January 26th at 6:00 pm.

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A Little Like Netflix, Only Free!

Sunday, December 11, 2011
This month’s DVD Express will come thundering down the track on Thursday, December 15 from 1:30-3pm at the San Lorenzo Library. DVD Express at the San Lorenzo Library offers a special block of time for Library customers to reserve the new DVDs that aren’t on the shelf because they have holds on them.

Branch Manager, Anthony Dos Santos, will be present to make sure that you can place holds on all the brand new movies you would like to see. When your name comes up in the “hold queue,” the San Lorenzo Library will call or email to let you know that you can come down and pick up the movie.

Once notified that the movie is at the Library for you, you have about ten days to pick it up. You can check the movie out for a period of seven days. If there are no remaining holds on the movie, you can renew the film for another seven days. You are able to maintain a list of ten movies on hold at all times. In other words, when you check a movie out, you have the opportunity to place a hold on a new one.

If you are not familiar with how to check your personal account on the Alameda County Library website, www.aclibrary.org, let your librarians know. You can sign up for a computer class at the San Lorenzo Library during which a librarian will work with you one-on-one to help you become confident using this wonderful tool.

Last but not least, drop by the Library on December 24 to enjoy holiday cookies with your favorite librarians. They would love to see you.

 

Wednesday, June 8, 1:30 pm

Thursday, June 4, 2009

California Telephone Access Program


Latin American Music Star Coming to San Lorenzo Library

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rafael Manriquez

A passionate and well-loved composer and performer, Rafael Manriquez, will appear at the San Lorenzo Library on Saturday, June 14  2 p.m. This will be quite a party.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Mariachi music and more! Duo Amaranto, led by Rafael Manriquez, plays many different styles from Latin America. The program is for all ages and includes two voices, two guitars, plus charango, cuatro, quena, zamponas, bombo, maracas, cajon, etc. Rafael has performed throughout the Americas and Europe and has recorded over ten albums.

Come to the Library for estupenda fiesta.

 


Friends of the Library Honor Volunteers/Employees

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Betty Moose and Marilyne Dias

Betty Moose and Billie RolstadPresident Betty Moose awarded a certificate of commendation to each volunteer who attended the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, hosted by the Friends of the Library–San Lorenzo Area, on Monday, January 28. Special recognition went to Friends member of 40 years, Sally Salo, Branch Manager, Anthony Dos Santos, and Reference Librarian, Diana McRae. Here’s are some photographs from that wonderful event.

Sallly Salo Honored

Anthony Dos Santos Honored

Diana McRae Honored

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