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This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Older Teens (15-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Teens (13-18), Older Teens (15-18), Adults (18+)
Program Type: Book to Action
Event Details:
Join us for Book-to-Action 2021: a community-wide reading of the award-winning book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, the widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL Express: Downtown Library

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL Express
Event Details:
  Please note: A total of 125 patrons will be allowed in the building during each 2-hour HPL Express session.   AVAILABLE SERVICES: Self-service check-out of materials and hold pick-ups  New library cards and payment o...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Seniors (55+)" group.

Online English Conversation Circles

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Adults (18+), Seniors (55+)
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Community Education, English Conversation Circles
Event Details:
Online English Conversation Circles are designed for adults who are looking for a supportive and fun environment to practice their English speaking skills. The goal is to strengthen conversational skills, while building confidence and community ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL To Go: Weekes Branch

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Weekes Branch
Event Location: Weekes Branch
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL To Go
Event Details:
Here’s how HPL to Go works: Place items on hold using our online catalog. You can also call us at 510-881-7980 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You will be notified by phone once your items are ready for pickup. Please wait ...
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.

Just Mercy Teen Book Discussion

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online
Registration
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Teens (13-18)
Program Type: Book Discussion, Book to Action
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend a virtual book discussion of Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults by Bryan Stevenson, led by Teen Librarian Ari. Register for a free copy of the book here! The 2021 Book to Action program is a co...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
The Lawyer in the Library program is a free legal information and referral program hosted by the Hayward Public Library and staffed by a volunteer lawyer. In a one-on-one appointment, the lawyer can answer questions on most legal topics. If lega...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL To Go: Downtown Library

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL To Go
Event Details:
Here’s how HPL to Go works: Place items on hold using our online catalog. You can also call us at 510-881-7980 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You will be notified by phone once your items are ready for pickup. Please wait ...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.

Online English Conversation Circles

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Online
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Community Education, English Conversation Circles
Event Details:
Online English Conversation Circles are designed for adults who are looking for a supportive and fun environment to practice their English speaking skills. The goal is to strengthen conversational skills, while building confidence and community ...
This event is in the "Gradeschooler (Grade K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Virtual Reading Circles

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Gradeschooler (Grade K-6), Grades K-2
Event Details:
Virtual Reading Circles is a program where students receive reading experiences that promote literacy development. Participating students and families will receive an engaging, 1-hour reading experience with a trained read-aloud volunteer, includi...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.

Online English Conversation Circles

10:00am - 11:00am
Online
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Community Education, English Conversation Circles
Event Details:
Online English Conversation Circles are designed for adults who are looking for a supportive and fun environment to practice their English speaking skills. The goal is to strengthen conversational skills, while building confidence and community ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL To Go: Weekes Branch

10:00am - 12:00pm
Weekes Branch
Event Location: Weekes Branch
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL To Go
Event Details:
Here’s how HPL to Go works: Place items on hold using our online catalog. You can also call us at 510-881-7980 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You will be notified by phone once your items are ready for pickup. Please wait ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL To Go: Downtown Library

10:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL To Go
Event Details:
Here’s how HPL to Go works: Place items on hold using our online catalog. You can also call us at 510-881-7980 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You will be notified by phone once your items are ready for pickup. Please wait ...
This event is in the "Young Children (1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Babies (0-12mo)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (12mo-36mo)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5)" group.

Little Ones Storytime via Zoom

10:30am - 11:00am
Online
Registration
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Young Children (1-6), Babies (0-12mo), Toddlers (12mo-36mo), Preschool (3-5)
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Ms. Martha and Ms. Kavita for storytime on Friday mornings from the comfort of your home. We'll read books, sing songs, and learn some new rhymes.  Prior signup required. Once you register, you'll be emailed a Wufoo link. Al...
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Older Teens (15-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "New Adult (18-24)" group.
This event is in the "Seniors (55+)" group.

Sticks & String on Zoom

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Teens (13-18), Older Teens (15-18), Adults (18+), New Adult (18-24), Seniors (55+)
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Do you knit or crochet or spin or tat or weave or do anything else with sticks & string? Would you like some good conversation, encouragement, and/or advice while you work on your projects? Come join us at Sticks & String! Click this link ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL To Go: Downtown Library

10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL To Go
Event Details:
Here’s how HPL to Go works: Place items on hold using our online catalog. You can also call us at 510-881-7980 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You will be notified by phone once your items are ready for pickup. Please wait ...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
The Lawyer in the Library program is a free legal information and referral program hosted by the Hayward Public Library and staffed by a volunteer lawyer. In a one-on-one appointment, the lawyer can answer questions on most legal topics. If lega...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
The Lawyer in the Library program is a free legal information and referral program hosted by the Hayward Public Library and staffed by a volunteer lawyer. In a one-on-one appointment, the lawyer can answer questions on most legal topics. If lega...
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Registration
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Teens (13-18), Adults (18+)
Program Type: Book to Action
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 486
Event Details:
Performer, teacher, director Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed, performance company Cultural Odyssey.  Jones founded and directs The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, an award-winning performance wor...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL Express: Downtown Library

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL Express
Event Details:
  Please note: A total of 125 patrons will be allowed in the building during each 2-hour HPL Express session.   AVAILABLE SERVICES: Self-service check-out of materials and hold pick-ups  New library cards and payment o...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL To Go: Weekes Branch

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Weekes Branch
Event Location: Weekes Branch
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL To Go
Event Details:
Here’s how HPL to Go works: Place items on hold using our online catalog. You can also call us at 510-881-7980 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You will be notified by phone once your items are ready for pickup. Please wait ...
This event is in the "Babies (0-12mo)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (12mo-36mo)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

Chinese Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Online
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Babies (0-12mo), Toddlers (12mo-36mo), Preschool (3-5), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Join Ms. Wenny on Facebook Live for books, rhymes, and songs in Mandarin Chinese! Just go to our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and we'll see you there. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL Express: Downtown Library

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL Express
Event Details:
  Please note: A total of 125 patrons will be allowed in the building during each 2-hour HPL Express session.   AVAILABLE SERVICES: Self-service check-out of materials and hold pick-ups  New library cards and payment o...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13-18)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Family/All Ages" group.

HPL Express: Downtown Library

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library
Event Location: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Teens (13-18), Adults (18+), Family/All Ages
Program Type: Hold Pick-ups, HPL Express
Event Details:
  Please note: A total of 125 patrons will be allowed in the building during each 2-hour HPL Express session.   AVAILABLE SERVICES: Self-service check-out of materials and hold pick-ups  New library cards and payment o...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.

Library Commission Meeting

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online
Event Location: Online
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Boards and Commissions
Event Details:
Monthly meeting of the Hayward Library Commission.  Meetings will be held online via Zoom until in-person meetings can resume.  Zoom meeting details will be included in the meeting agendas. ...