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.

Fun for the Whole Family! Programs at San Lorenzo Library, December 28-31

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Roamin' Reptiles 12-2013Wakefield Quartet 12-31-13Roy the Magician 12-28-13Balloon Star 12-30-13

Saturday, December 28


Ms. Sally Face Painting


Roy the Magician

Comedy & Magic


Monday, December 30


Roamin’ Reptiles

Make a reptile & its home!

Craft Program for Schoolage Children


Balloon Twisting!

Melissa will make you a fabulous balloon sculpture!


Tuesday, December 31


Wakefield Quartet, Jazz in the Library


Enter the San Lorenzo Library’s Raffle for Cool Prizes!

You may enter one time each day per library card holder. Prizes are a $75, $50, and $25 Target card in each category, Adult, Teen, and Child. Visit the Library to learn the details and enter every day!


Extended Roots Plays San Lorenzo Library

Monday, July 21, 2008

Delightful entertainment was provided Saturday afternoon by the all-women’s string band Extended Roots.


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!

Spelling Bee

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The First Annual San Lorenzo Library Community Spelling Bee will take place on Saturday, October 13 at 1 p.m. No pre-registration is necessary. You may enter as a beginner or an expert, depending upon your level of spelling expertise. Prizes are two $50 Borders gift certificates donated by the Friends of the Library–San Lorenzo Area. For more information about the Bee, call the Library’s Information Desk at 510-670-6263.

You might also want to warm up for the bee by watching “spelling bee” movies with your friends and neighbors. The San Lorenzo Library will be showing Spellbound on Saturday, September 29 at 2 p.m. and Akeelah and the Bee Spellboundon Satuday, October 6 at 2 p.m. Spellbound chronicles the story of entrants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Akeelah is a charming and inspiring story of a Akeelah and the Beeyoung woman who uses her talent to rise above her circumstances.

 These programs are free. All are welcome.

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