Big Read-A-Thon

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Saturday, April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, & April 23rd (City Hall Plaza)

In the Time of the ButterfliesJoin us for a community read of In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  Community members will read the book out loud from cover to cover at City Hall Plaza during four Saturday Farmer’s Markets.   Interested in being one of the readers?  You can participate by reading a short passage from the book.  Contact or call 510-293-5239 for more information or to sign up.


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Multigenerational Poetry Slam Workshops

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Pick up your official Big Read Hayward event brochure today! Available at many locations around town.
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Multigenerational Poetry Slam

Saturday, May 7, 1-5pm

Attend a workshop to get help preparing your poem.
Saturday, Mar 19 @ 1:00-3:30pm
Saturday, April 9 @ 1:00-3:30pm
Saturday, April 16 @ 1:00-3:30pm
Main Library
Registration is required. Call 510-881-7700.

What is The Big Read?

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. Its goal is to revive the love of reading for fun and enjoyment across America. The community of Hayward is honored to be a Big Read participant in April 2011. Learn more.

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