The Library will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of the Veteran's Day Holiday.
Adjusted Library Hours for
Wednesday, November 16
Please note: On Wednesday, November 16th, all San Leandro Public Library branches will have adjusted hours to conduct all-staff safety and operational training. Main and Manor branch libraries will be open from 12:00-5:00pm. Mulford and South branches will remain closed. Storytimes at the Main Library will also be canceled for the day. Thank you for your understanding!
Thanksgiving Holiday Closure
All San Leandro Public Library Branches will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., will be a voting center on the following dates/times:
November 5th - November 7th, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm
November 8th, 2022 (Election Day) 7:00am to 8:00pm
The Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Blvd, is a Vote by Mail Drop Box Site. Ballots can be dropped off in the box outside the Library.
For Youth and Families
Storytime Vacation Days
There will be No Storytime on Wednesday, November 16, Tuesday, November and Wednesday, November 23.
Events at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave
Visit with Children's Author Victoria Smith
Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:45pm
Meet local author Victoria Smith and hear her new children's book, Tuxedo Baby, a fun, sweet story about family love and acceptance. Best for Kids in grades 2-5, but all ages welcome.
World of Rainbow
Persian Dance Performance
Tuesday, November 22, 1:30pm
Enjoy Persian music & dance with Shahrzad Dance Academy’s The World of Rainbow, a story about Peace.
Best for ages 5+, but all ages welcome.
New and Notable Collections
Brainfuse VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals. VetNow has access to live help and links for Navigating the Veterans Affairs system. Navigators help veterans and their families understand and apply for benefits they are eligible for from local, state, or federal programs.
November is Native American
Beyond Recognition: Film Screening and Discussion with Corrina Gould of Sogorea Te' Land Trust
Saturday, November 5, 4:00-5:00pm
Join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a screening of the documentary Beyond Recognition (24 minutes, Not Rated). 'Beyond Recognition' tells the inspiring story of women creating opportunities to preserve Native culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them. Following the film, one of the subjects of the film, Corrina Gould of Sogorea Te' Land Trust, will join us for a discussion.
Fry Bread: StoryWalk
at the Main Library
From Nov. 5 - Nov. 30, 2022
Enjoy a StoryWalk of the children's book Fry Bread by Kevin Maillard, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
Wednesday November 9, 1:00-2:30pm
Manor Branch Library
Drop in, play games and make art. We’ll learn how to create a loom from cardboard and design our own bead weave in honor of native American Heritage Month.
Native American Heritage Month Crafts
Wednesday, November 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Manor Branch Library
Join us as we celebrate Native American heritage Month with craft activities. Children in grades K-5 are welcome to join us.
November Programs & Events
Find our schedule of events for all ages on ourwebsite calendar and social media!
Matinees at the
SL History Museum
320 W. Estudillo Ave.
Saturday, November 5: Incredible Journey of Butterflies
11:30am- 12:30pm: Watch the Incredible Journey of Butterflies.
1:30pm- 3:30pm: Make Butterfly tin art and Milkweed seeds.
Saturday, Dec. 3: Winter Crafts
Make a Snow Owl & a Marshmallow Snowflake
11:30am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-3:30pm
At the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave
African Americans in the Military
African Americans in the Military from the Revolutionary War to World War II Exhibit/Presentation
November 12, 2022, 2:00pm - 5:00pm at the Main Library
Join us for this community celebration, discussion, and acknowledgment. The exhibit will feature displays highlighting the San Francisco Bay Area's historical participation and contribution during WWII. A visual history of photographs, posters and memorabilia telling the stories and honoring the millions of forgotten African American men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
DIY Memory Lab Orientation Thursday, November 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Attending this orientation will allow you to book an appointment to use the DIY Memory Lab at the San Leandro Main Library to digitize your photos, slides, and negatives. You can also complete the orientation online starting in late July. Register for a spot at sanleandro.libcal.com or call 510-577-3971 for more information.
World Cup Watch Party Monday, Nov. 21, 11:00am-1:30pm
Watch the USMNT take on Wales in their opening match of the FIFA 2022 World Cup. We'll have soccer-themed crafts and fun, too! For all ages. Check the library website for more game dates.
At the Manor Branch, 1241 Manor Blvd.
Monday November 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
Manor Branch Library
Are you a Wrimo trying to meet the 50,000-word challenge but need time and space? We've got you covered. A room will be open for focused writing. Come build community and your word count. Sign up for the challenge at nanowrimo.org/sign-up.
At the Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th Street
The Book Bunch is Back!
The San Leandro Public Library is excited to announce that we're partnering with the Senior Community Center to restart The Book Bunch, a book club for 55+! We will meet the first Tuesday of the month and each book club session will focus on a different theme with members selecting a book of their choice. Need some inspiration on what to read? Library staff will pull a small collection based on the upcoming month's theme and they will be available to browse and checkout at the Senior Community Center.
Visit the Senior Community Center to sign up and join today! The next book club meeting will be held at the Senior Community Center on Tuesday, December 6 from 1:00-3:00pm. The theme for December is Winter so make sure to stop by the Senior Community Center to browse the books library staff have pulled.
Tuesday, Jan. 4
Tuesday, Feb. 1
Tuesday, March 11
Tuesday, April 5
Tuesday, May 3
Tuesday, June 7
Did you know that one in five adults in Alameda County struggles with reading and writing?
Project Literacy helps adults improve their basic reading and writing skills for FREE. Work with a tutor at your pace.
Join Project Literacy today! Call 510-577-3944 to get started.
In-person events are subject to change based on current public health guidelines.