National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

San Leandro Public Library


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300 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Tel: 510/577-3947
Fax: 510/577-3967
http://www.sanleandrolibrary.org

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri

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Events

Exhibit of Traditional Indian Clothing

Enjoy an exhibit of traditional Indian clothing on display in the San Leandro Main Library atrium. The clothing can be seen during regular library operating hours. Visit www.sanleandrolibrary.org for hours.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2014 – Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Book: The Namesake

Kickoff: Passport to India

Kalpana Desai will give a presentation based on the Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Art of the Maharaja”. She will address aspects of the Maharajas' cultural patronage and its impact on Indian art and politics. Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to taste and learn about Indian spices and sweets, decorate yourself with henna, learn to drape a saree, and find out about the country where Jhumpa Lahiri’s book begins. This is also your opportunity to sign-up for book discussion groups. Free copies of the book will be available to those who sign-up while supplies last. Free event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Manor Big Read Kickoff

Join popular Bay Area fitness teacher Satish Panchal for a Bollywood dance class. After the class you can sign up for a library or patron-sponsored discussion group of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and receive a free copy of the book, while supplies last. Refreshments served! Limited free tickets available beginning January 13.

Event Location: 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94579-1615

Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at Main Library

Book discussion at the Main Library.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Feb 1, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Bollywood Film

Experience "Devdas" a Bollywood film with dancing and color that only India can produce. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest in the world. The films are famous for music, dance, and big scenes. This film runs 3 hours. We will have an intermission for Chai and snacks. This film is not rated. English subtitles. Free event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sun, Feb 2, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Stories Between Cultures - Literary Gathering

Join us for dinner and discussion with local author Mitali Perkins. Perkins, born in Calcutta, India, will share her experience of growing up between two cultures – India and the U.S. She will explore tensions immigrants face, and introduce some of the richness of Bengali culture through a personal slideshow. Her books written for young adults have received many awards. This gathering is appropriate for teens. Free tickets available starting at 12:00pm on December 16th at the Main Library Information Desk. Tickets available on a first come, first served basis. Free event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Storytime at Main Library

Preschool storytime for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), will feature children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities geared towards themes in "The Namesake". Free.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Storytime at Manor Branch

Preschool storytime for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), will feature children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities geared towards themes in "The Namesake". Free.

Event Location: 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94579-1615

Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at San Leandro History Museum

Book discussion at the San Leandro History Museum.

Event Location: 320 W. Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-3608

Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Precita Eyes Mural Workshop for Teens

Join us as together we create a large portable mural at the San Leandro Main Library! With the help of Precita Eyes Muralists from San Francisco, you will spend an afternoon sketching out ideas, transferring the images, then finish it all off with paint! The topic of our mural will reflect the theme of immigration in "The Namesake". For students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; sign up at the Children’s Desk today! Free.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Manor Screening of "The Namesake"

View the 2006 film adaptation starring Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, and Tabu. This film is rated PG-13 (parents strongly cautioned) with a running time of 122 minutes. Limited free tickets available beginning February 7.

Event Location: 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94579-1615

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at Main Library

Book discussion at the Main Library.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sun, Feb 23, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Indian Book Making Workshop for Children

Did you know ancient books in India were made from palm leaves? Come explore the ancient history and importance of palm leaf books, along with a look at contemporary life in India. Create a multi-paged book to keep as a journal, or for writing and illustrating your own story later. For children in grades 1-5. Registration opens on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Book discussion at Manor Branch

Book discussion at Manor Branch.

Event Location: 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94579-1615

Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Amazing Race: India for Teens

Compete in a fun and friendly competition based on the popular TV show The Amazing Race to win great prizes. Form teams with your friends and complete challenges based on Indian culture. For students in grades 6-12. Refreshments will be served; space is limited so register at the Children’s Desk today! Free.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Manor Stories from India

Children ages 3 to 8 and their families will be transported to India listening to visiting storytellers from San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. Limited free tickets available beginning February 14.

Event Location: 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94579-1615

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Namesake

Stories of India with the Asian Art Museum

Storytellers from the Asian Art Museum will mesmerize families with stories from India and Southeast Asia. Though the stories are ideal for kids age 6-10, all ages are welcome at this free storytelling event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake Panel Discussion

Author Mitali Perkins returns to moderate a discussion with local librarians about The Namesake and immigrants living between two worlds. Join us and listen to the discussion, ask questions you may have, and share your opinions. This interactive session qualifies as a book discussion group and counts for admission to the Anandamela Finale. Free event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at Main Library

Book discussion at Main Library.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Indian Film Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of immersion in Indian Culture through film. View the 2006 film adaptation of "The Namesake". The film is rated PG 13 (parents strongly cautioned). Two documentaries will also be shown. Refreshments will be served. Free event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Book discussion at South Branch

Book discussion at South Branch.

Event Location: 14799 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578-2818

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at Mulford Branch

Book discussion at Mulford Branch.

Event Location: 13699 Aurora Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577-4036

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Family Board Game Challenge - Featuring Parcheesi

Drop in to learn Parcheesi, a classic game enjoyed by players of all ages. Based on the ancient game of pachisi, considered the national game of India, it's an exciting game of chase, race, and capture. We’ll also have more than 25 other board games to try. All ages welcome. Free event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at Main Library

Book discussion at Main Library. School age children (kindergarten and older) can learn to play Parcheesi at the Family Board Game Challenge (1:30 to 3:30 pm) while you attend the book discussion. Events will take place next door to one another.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Family Fun Night with Ushanjali School of Dance

Enjoy Indian Folk, Classical, Semi-Classical, and Bollywood-style dance with a special performance by the young members of the Ushanjali School of Dance. Free event.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at San Leandro Senior Community Center

Book discussion at the San Leandro Senior Community Center.

Event Location: 13909 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578-2613

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Asian Art Museum Field Trip

Spend the day at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and tour “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”. The special exhibition visually illuminates yoga's central principles as well as its obscured histories. Lunch is on your own. $30 per person; includes transportation, museum admission and tour. Tickets (limit 2 per person) go on sale at 12:00 pm on February 17 at the Main Library Information Desk. Meet at the Main Library

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion at Cafe Sorriso

Book discussion at Cafe Sorriso.

Event Location: 1501 Washington Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4407

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Anandamela Finale

Invitation Only - For anyone who participates in a book discussion group. Celebrate the end of the Big Read with us! Enjoy an evening of entertainment and delicious Indian food. Attendance at a book discussion group or the panel discussion is required for attendance at this fun culminating event. Don’t miss out on the festivities! Join a BIG READ discussion group.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Namesake

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