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poetryInteractive Poetry!
Celebrate National Poetry Month by creative live poetry with interactive kiosks. Take home free zines with writing prompts and activities to bring out your inner poet. 

April 1 - 30

Bayview Branch
Excelsior Branch
Glen Park Branch
Ortega Branch
West Portal Branch
girls who code logoGirls Who Code
Girls learn to code with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. 6th-12th grade female students. Registration required.
Fridays, Apr 10, 17, 24; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Richmond Branch
Saturdays, Apr 11, 18, 25; 2 - 4 p.m.
Chinatown Branch
lego mindstorm robotLEGO Mindstorm
Work in small groups to build and program a robot to do tasks such as move, avoid obstacles, follow a line, or shoot a basketball. Build your robotics skills by attending more than one successive session at the library. For grades 3rd and up. Space is limited.
Saturdays, Apr 18, 25, 2 - 4 p.m.
Parkside Branch
movieTeen Movies
Watch movies on the big screen. Invite a friend.
Tale of Princess Kaguya (PG, 138 min)
Fri, Apr 17, 3:30p.m.
Ortega Branch
Hugo (PG-13, 127 min)
Tue, Apr 28, 3p.m.
North Beach Branch
bire tire craftTreading: Bike Tire Craft
Re-purpose old bicycle inner tubes into a wristband, wallet, or pencil holder. Bicycle inner tubes provided or bring your own. Ages 10-18. Space is limited, registration is recommended. Led by Amelia from GoGo Craft.
Thur, Apr 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Glen Park Branch Library.
Contact Marla at to register.

Thursday, Apr 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Potrero Branch Library
Contact Jenny at to register.
lego mindstorm robotProm & Pride
Celebrate the opening of The Hayward Gay Prom exhibition with photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover. This is one of the oldest continually running gay proms in the United States. The prom is sponsored by Project Eden, and has taken place in Hayward, California every year since 1995. Teens who attended the prom in various past years will be speaking. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet some of the most creative, courageous, and best-dressed young people around.
Sat, Apr 25, 2 - 4:30p.m.
Main Library, Gay & Lesbian Center
video gameGame On!
Get your game on at our gaming sessions for teens and tweens! Bring a friend to challenge on our big screen. We will have video games here, but feel free to bring your own Wii, PS3 or Xbox Kinect games (rated E or T only please). For ages 11 - 18.

Tuesdays, Apr 21 & 28, 4-6p.m.
Potrero Branch
Thursday, Apr 23, 3-4:30p.m.
Portola Branch
Friday, Apr 24, 3:30-5p.m.
Ortega Branch
Wednesday, Apr 29, 3:30-5:30p.m.
Bayview Branch