NEA 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 Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett

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Events

Film Noir Poster Exhibit

Noir films may have been dark and shadowy, but their posters were quite the opposite. Visit the Library to view a display of film noir posters. Let the posters help you get into the mood for "The Maltese Falcon". The exhibit is on display during regular operating hours in the Library atrium.

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

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 – Tue, May 10, 2016

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Kids Big Read

"Book Scavenger" by Jennifer Chambliss Copies available for checkout between February 27 and April 15 with your San Leandro Library card. Best for children ages 8-12/grades 3 to 7. Emily learns that her literary idol Garrison Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. She finds a clue hidden in a copy of The Maltese Falcon. Emily is desperate to find the secret of Griswold’s new game-before those who attacked Griswold come after her. After reading Book Scavenger use your skills at the Scavenger Hunt on Thursday, April 14 @ 3:45pm. Winners will receive prizes!

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

Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2016 – Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Kickoff: Big Read 2016

Kick off the 2016 San Leandro Big Read with a documentary about this year's Big Read author Dashiell Hammett. Following the documentary you can register for a book group and pick up your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon". Free event, no prior registration required.

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

Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Kickoff @ Manor Branch - "The Lineup"

Experience the dark side--join us to watch "The Lineup" (1958), a classic film noir with stunning views of 1950s San Francisco. Filmed on location with scenes of the Sutro Baths, Playland, Russian Hill and Pier 41. Following the film sign-up for a book discussion group to receive your free copy of The Maltese Falcon while supplies last. Refreshments served. To register, call 577-7971.

Event Location: Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94579

Date: Mon, Feb 29, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Film Noir: "Double Indemnity"

Delve into the noir genre with the 1944 film that established the classic shadowy look of film noir. The film will be introduced by Carl Steward with the local Film Noir Foundation. (1944, NR, 1:47)

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

Date: Fri, Mar 4, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Film Noir @ The Museum

"Double Indemnity" and "Out of the Past" "Double Indemnity", the 1944 film that established the classic shadowy look of film noir showing at 11:15am. (1944, NR, 1:47) Follow that up with "Out of the Past", the black as pitch template for film noir showing at 2:00pm. (1947, NR, 1:34) Free, no prior registration required.

Event Location: San Leandro Museum, 320 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577

Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2016
Time: 11:15am – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Literary Gathering with Hammett Scholar Julie M. Rivett

Julie M. Rivett brings a unique personal and professional perspective to the study of Dashiell Hammett. She is one of four Hammett grandchildren, a Hammett scholar, and a trustee for the Hammett estate. She curates Hammett and Falcon exhibits, writes about Hammett and Sam Spade, and lectures throughout the U.S. on her grandfather and The Maltese Falcon. Join us to hear this favorite Big Read speaker share her passion about The Maltese Falcon. No prior registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Color Me Calm (Adults)

Toss away your cares at Manor Library’s Maltese Falcon coloring book event for grown-ups! We provide the coloring pages, pencils and gel pens while you relax and unwind by coloring San Francisco city views, Maltese Falcon imagery. Free, no registration required - drop-ins welcome. Includes refreshments.

Event Location: Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94579

Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Noir Fest

"Detour" • As bleak as the sun scorched desert. (1945, NR, 1:07) "Odd Man Out" • A thing of grimy menace. (1947,NR, 1:56) "The Big Heat" • A hard cop and a soft dame. (1953, NR, 1:30) "The Long Goodbye" • Nothing says goodbye like a bullet. (1973, NR, 1:52)

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

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Secret Codes and Ciphers Workshop for Kids

Learn all about secret codes and ciphers, then try your hand at making your own ciphers and breaking codes. Best for children ages 8-12.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Museum

Book discussion at San Leandro Museum. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

Event Location: San Leandro Museum, 320 W. Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, ca 94577

Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Animal Close Up: Falcons and Other Birds of Prey

Learn about birds of prey like falcons, and meet animals in their food chain such as doves, rats and mice. This program is presented by Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Best for ages 5 and up.

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

Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Animal Close Up: Falcons and Other Birds of Prey

Learn about birds of prey like falcons, and meet animals in their food chain such as doves, rats and mice. This program is presented by Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Best for ages 5 and up.

Event Location: Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, 94579

Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Get a Clue! (Grades 6-12)

Join us at the Main Library for an afternoon of all things "Clue". Watch the movie and play the board game in addition to other games. For more information, call 577-3960. (Grades 6-12)

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

Date: Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Cafe Sorriso

Book discussion at Cafe Sorriso. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

Event Location: Cafe Sorriso, 1501 Washington Avenue, San Leandro, ca 94577

Date: Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon Films @ Museum

Now that you have had a chance to read the book it is time to compare the two film versions of The Maltese Falcon. We'll start with the 1931 version at 11:15am and follow that with the 1941 version at 1:00pm. See one or both! Free admission, no prior registration required.

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

Date: Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Time: 11:15am – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon Films @ Main Library

Now that you have had a chance to read the book it is time to compare the two film versions of The Maltese Falcon. We'll start with the 1931 version at 2:00pm and follow that with the 1941 version at 3:30pm. See one or both! Free admission, no prior registration required.

Event Location: San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577

Date: Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 5:15pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Manor Branch Library

Book discussion at Manor Branch Library. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

Event Location: Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, ca 94579

Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Panel Discussion with Hammett Lovers

Join us for what is sure to be an engaging and thought provoking discussion of "The Maltese Falcon". Hammett scholar and granddaughter, Julie M. Rivett, will return to moderate the discussion with a panel of local librarians. Audience participation is highly encouraged. Attendance at the panel discussion counts towards the invitation only finale event. Free event, no prior registration required.

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

Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Senior Community Center

Book discussion at Senior Community Center. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

Event Location: San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, ca 94577

Date: Wed, Apr 13, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Main Library

Book discussion at Main Library. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

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

Date: Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Field Trip: The Mean Streets

$20 per person ? Includes transportation and tour. Walk the fog-shrouded hills stalked by Sam Spade and other hard-boiled characters of Hammett’s San Francisco with expert tour guide Don Herron. You’ll see the buildings where Hammett wrote his stories and many locales from The Maltese Falcon. Lunch on your own. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 27 at the Main Library Information Desk.

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

Date: Sat, Apr 16, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ South Branch Library

Book discussion at South Branch Library. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

Event Location: South Branch Library, 14799 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, ca 94577

Date: Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Mulford Branch Library

Book discussion at Mulford Branch Library. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

Event Location: Mulford-Marina Branch Library, 13699 Aurora Drive, San Leandro, ca 94577

Date: Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Live Clue in the Library (Grades 6-12)

Join us at the Main Library after hours for a night of live Clue. Form teams with other teens, and try to solve the mystery before it’s too late! For more information, call 577-3960.

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

Date: Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Main Library in Spanish

Spanish book discussion at Main Library. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon". (Limited quantity of Spanish versions available.)

Event Location: San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577

Date: Sat, Apr 30, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion @ Main Library

Book discussion at Main Library. Register in advance to receive your free copy of "The Maltese Falcon".

Event Location: San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, ca 94577

Date: Sat, Apr 30, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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