Participate

Pick up your official Big Read Hayward event brochure today! Available at Hayward Library, Chabot College, Cal State East Bay, high schools, bookshops, cafes, and many other locations around town.

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Attend an event. Join a book discussion. Meet the author. Read a chapter out loud. The Big Read is coming to Hayward and it’s going to be big! Tell a friend – bring your family. Reading is on the rise.

  • Do you have good voice for reading? Readers wanted for the two day “Read-A-Thon: 2010” public reading of Bless Me, Ultima on March 31 and April 1. Join the excitement of this unique kickoff event! Contact Shawna to reserve your spot on the microphone.
  • Do you love to read and talk about books? Join in one of the book discussion groups, or start your own. Contact Sally to learn more.
  • Are you a middle school or high school student? Get a free copy of Rudolfo Anaya’s modern classic novel, Bless, Me Ultima. Contact Shawna to find out about The Big Read and what’s in it for teens.
  • Want tickets to the Ultima! theatrical performance at Chabot College on April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, and 25. Contact Sean to get your tickets today!
  • How about being there for the keynote event with Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima, live via web from his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Cal State East Bay, on April 27.  Contact Sean to reserve your seat now.
  • Want to help get the word out? Become a Big Read town crier! We have flyers, calendars, signs and more for you to spread around town. Big and small, we have it all. Contact us to learn how to lend a hand.
  • Want to support The Big Read in a big way? Donate.

And last but certainly not least… read the book! You’ll be glad you did.

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