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Surprised to find myself having one of the best summers of my life so far. I’m t
Surprised to find myself having one of the best summers of my life so far. I’m thinking of you, my friends, and wishing you a wonderful summer too. #freedom
22.07.2018 23:41:58
Enjoyed hanging out with my good friend Kari McAllister, chairperson of the Libr
Enjoyed hanging out with my good friend Kari McAllister, chairperson of the Library Commission (right), and my new friend Kirsten Keith, city councilmember from Menlo Park (center) at the new library construction site 😀📚 Hayward's new library is nearly finished and the buzz is electrifying! We're always happy to showcase what we're building in Hayward to help inspire other communities who are contemplating new libraries of their own. #Libraries#transform#community
23.06.2018 14:49:07
SPECIAL EVENT 📚🌳 "Farewell to the Old Main Library"
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 1
SPECIAL EVENT 📚🌳 "Farewell to the Old Main Library" Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. 📕🗓️ A prelude to the GRAND OPENING of Hayward's 21st Century Library 📖 Share memories of the old library 📖 Take a library book on vacation 📖 Donate food for fines 📖 GRAND OPENING date announcement 📖 Get tickets to the GRAND OPENING 📖 Friends of Hayward Library POP-UP SHOP 📖 and more... RSVP at @haywardfriends (link in profile)
20.06.2018 15:21:15
Now here’s a fox I can believe in.
Now here’s a fox I can believe in....más
03.06.2018 02:07:14
Moving stars. Feature item from The Daily Review newspaper, 1980
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One day Mrs
Moving stars. Feature item from The Daily Review newspaper, 1980 --- One day Mrs. Fenton brought a giant bubble to the school. It was a traveling planetarium, inflated by a humming box fan. We were going to learn about the constellations in the night sky, and how explorers used them to navigate their way across the dark and mysterious seas. We all got down on hands and knees and crawled through a tube into the pitch darkness of the bubble. Mrs. Fenton crawled in behind us. Once inside, we all sat around the edge of the bubble, giggling while Mrs. Fenton set up the projector. She told a story about an ancient mariner while she worked the machine. The drone of the box fan enveloped us. Then all at once a burst of light, and the dome above was filled with thousands of scintillating stars. Mrs. Fenton used a special flashlight that made a red arrow to show us where to look. The years flow by and dissolve like so much sea foam along the shore. Later, when I encountered teachers who gave less of themselves to their calling, I realized just how fortunate I had been to find Mrs. Fenton at that seminal moment in my life. She changed the course of my life, of my bubble. She set my dreams aloft and helped me believe that I could fly with them. Even in my darkest moments, and there were many in the years to come, I could look up and see again the lights above that darkened dome, and Mrs. Fenton shining a red arrow to point the way. Born in 1927, Alwine Fenton inspired generations of young people, myself included, to rejoice in learning and find the wonder within us. She taught in Hayward elementary schools for nearly fifty years, from 1949 until her retirement in 1986. After her retirement from teaching, Fenton continued to be a driving force in the local community through her voluminous volunteer work. 📖 Read the rest at Cityliteral.com - Link in profile
28.05.2018 14:06:51
The day the bubble came to school. Feature item from The Daily Review newspaper,
The day the bubble came to school. Feature item from The Daily Review newspaper, 1980 --- I will never forget the day we moved to Hayward, California. It was October 1979. I was seven years old. There was a huge statue of a lumberjack on the side of the highway, leaning forward on a street closely crowded with pavement and buildings and cars. There were no trees anywhere in sight. I thought that the lumberjack had cut all the trees down. His hands were frozen awkwardly out in front of his body, one palm up and the other palm down, as if he was holding something impressive and heavy. But his hands were empty. We pulled into a two-story apartment complex. It had two long rows of apartments, each facing the other through black metal railings. All the doors looked the same. It was like a roadside motel, except it was plainer and had no signs or swimming pool. We drove down into the sunken driveway between the two blocks of buildings. Past the rows of carports on either side. This was where my mother’s sister lived with her boyfriend. We were going to stay with them until we found a house for our family. They lived in a one bedroom apartment over one of the carports. It was only for a few days, my mother said. It will be fun, like when my aunt comes for a visit at Christmas. I loved my aunt. She was fun. We walked up the concrete steps. There were gaps between the steps. I gripped the metal rail tightly, afraid of falling through. 📖 Read the rest at Cityliteral.com - link in profile
28.05.2018 14:04:11
"Through a bubble, darkly"
In memory of my teacher, Mrs. Fenton
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I live in a bu
"Through a bubble, darkly" In memory of my teacher, Mrs. Fenton 📖 I live in a bubble. Always have, in one form or another. I think we all do. It’s essential. Without our bubbles to protect us, we all would blow apart. Life is a fragile and temporary sphere, destined to burst and dissolve. And in the fleeting moment while our mortal bubble is aloft, it is a fraught and wondrous work of magic. Pop. 📖 The year was 1979. I didn’t want to leave again. Even though we didn’t belong in this place, at least it was familiar. I hated moving. We moved too often. I’d make friends, then we’d move and they’d be gone. I’d be on the outside looking in, the new kid, once again. But this time, my mother said, we were finally moving back home! I still cried. We drove all the way across the country, east to west, the four of us. The journey lasted eight days and eight nights. My brother and I were stretched out in the cargo area of the station wagon, nestled among blankets. There were no seat belts in those days. My brother played with his toy cars and I mostly read my books, drifting in and out of wakefulness and dreams. It was late in the summer, the hot sun angling into the broad windows of the rust-red Pinto. Sometimes we drove on through the night, accompanied by the strobe of passing headlights. I loved the road. No matter where we moved to next, the road was always there, familiar, constant. The station wagon was our world. The road was thrumming and vibrating all around us, my parents confident and in control in the front seats. We were all here, tucked in close, together and safe. Moving. The desert stretched out into the world beyond as far as my eye could see, out there through the window. I wanted to live on the road forever. 📖 Read the rest at Cityliteral.com - Link in profile
28.05.2018 13:58:39
My “library tree” is thriving these days. 🌱🍃 I received the oak sapling as a dig
My “library tree” is thriving these days. 🌱🍃 I received the oak sapling as a dignitary gift at the library groundbreaking. Hard to believe that was two-and-half years ago! This winter when the tree was dormant, I gave it a nice new pot and moved it to a prominent, sunny spot in the front yard. I was thrilled to see it show a burst of beautiful new spring growth. 🌳📚
05.05.2018 00:50:10
New kid on the block. 📚 Here’s an exciting new street scene. Hayward’s 21st Cent
New kid on the block. 📚 Here’s an exciting new street scene. Hayward’s 21st Century Library is entering the home stretch of construction. The glass and terra-cotta work is nearly complete. The green and yellow areas are weatherproofing that soon will be covered with a sleek metal finish. 😎 #Hayward#Library
30.04.2018 02:02:34
Tools of the trade 📚😀
Cleaning out the old library's closets in preparation for
Tools of the trade 📚😀 Cleaning out the old library's closets in preparation for the big move this summer, we found this nifty vintage "library fine calculator.” It’s complete with a kickstand and slide-out drawer for storing the date tiles. Analog computer FTW!💡 📖 How it works: The librarian updated the calculator each day by taking the tile with the current date out of the sliding drawer, then inserting it at the bottom of the column of tiles on the right. This would push all the other tiles up to align with the typewritten chart of overdue fines. 📖 The oldest tile popped out from the top of the column, and was replaced in the drawer for safekeeping. 📖 Hayward's 21st Century Library and Heritage Plaza will bring past, present, and future together like never before. 🌲🍂 📚 📖 This artifact, along with dozens of others we’ve unearthed will be displayed in the new library’s Hayward Heritage Center on the top floor. #Hayward#library#forward
21.04.2018 13:49:39
Hayward is soaring to new heights. 😀📚 Here's a view of the stunning three-storie
Hayward is soaring to new heights. 😀📚 Here's a view of the stunning three-stories-tall picture window at Hayward's 21st Century Library. The window features striking "fins" that add dimension and essential light filtration to the aperture. These beautiful windows provide the backdrop for library reading lounges with spectacular views of the lush, tree-filled Heritage Plaza across the street. 🌲🌳🍂
15.04.2018 00:15:06
Overcast days are the best for reading. 📚😀 Here's a close-up of the big picture
Overcast days are the best for reading. 📚😀 Here's a close-up of the big picture windows in the 21st Century Library community meeting room. The UV-filtered, double-paned windows feature beautiful custom lettering baked into the glass using a ceramic application known as “frit.” The application is designed to provide a shade screen on the glass, useful for deflecting the sun’s heat and reducing the building’s energy consumption. But in addition to function, these windows have style! They are covered with elegant lettering on a literary theme, with a special message between the lines. Complete information and updates about Hayward’s 21st Century Library, including the building’s advanced “green” features can be found at www.HaywardLibrary.org #Hayward#library#forward
06.03.2018 14:22:37
This is my favorite charitable fundraising event. Hayward Rotary Club members pr
This is my favorite charitable fundraising event. Hayward Rotary Club members prep and serve delicious Sunday brunch for 600 people, and use the proceeds to buy high-quality books for Hayward third graders. I've volunteered at every Champagne Omelet Brunch since the event began. I three times served as the event organizer. This year I will be working the champagne bar. I look forward to it every year. 🥂 10th Annual Champagne Omelet Brunch Sunday, March 11, 2018 · 8 AM to 12 PM Moreau High School · Hayward #hayward#rotary#serviceaboveself
30.01.2018 14:20:10
This week the workers are installing huge glass panels for the floor-to-ceiling
This week the workers are installing huge glass panels for the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 21st Century Library community meeting room. The UV-filtered, double-paned windows feature beautiful custom lettering baked into the glass using a ceramic application known as “frit.” The application is designed to provide a shade screen on the glass, useful for deflecting the sun’s heat and reducing the building’s energy consumption. But in addition to function, these windows have style. The lettering has a literary theme, and includes a special message between the lines. Complete information and updates about Hayward’s 21st Century Library, including the building’s advanced “green” features can be found at www.HaywardLibrary.org #Hayward#library#forward
15.01.2018 03:15:49
Santa Claus sent his advance security team to prepare for his arrival! Being a w
Santa Claus sent his advance security team to prepare for his arrival! Being a world-famous, infinitely wealthy celebrity who carries all his worldly treasures around in a sack, he takes no chances with security.
24.12.2017 18:34:37
I love working in downtown Hayward. I feel very fortunate and thankful to be a p
I love working in downtown Hayward. I feel very fortunate and thankful to be a part of my hometown’s progress and future. The new library is being built right across the street from my office in the old library. I can look out my window and see the construction proceeding nicely. (I even get a chance to go inside from time to time.) Library staff and city coworkers often drop by my office with questions or business that needs my attention. Just this morning, a respected local community member dropped in unannounced to let me know that his organization would be making a generous donation toward books for the new library. I was very happy to receive his message, as you can imagine. The kindness and generosity of people in the Hayward community truly knows no bounds. I take a walk for lunch. The world’s best hot dogs are one block away at Casper’s on C Street. The world’s best little bookstore is right around the corner at Books on B. Best of all, it’s Friday, the sun is shining, and the holidays are right around the corner. It doesn’t get much better than that. #Hayward#hometown#library
08.12.2017 22:08:14
Checking out the rooftop of the 21st Century Library. An interesting new perspec
Checking out the rooftop of the 21st Century Library. An interesting new perspective on Old City Hall and Mission Boulevard. #Hayward#forward
18.11.2017 01:08:50
We’ve been having a real problem lately with the wildlife raiding our goods. #po
We’ve been having a real problem lately with the wildlife raiding our goods. #polarbear...más
29.10.2017 18:47:04
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