From the San Leandro Library -
The goal of the Big Read, which is the largest reading program in the U.S, is to bring together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.
The San Leandro Public Library has selected Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. The Big Read San Leandro Program will run from February through March 2013.
A four-session art workshop for youth in grades six through twelve based upon the book will be held in January and February. Other events are also planned.
On February 1 (in connection with The Big Read) creations from the Oakland Quilt Guild will go on display at the San Leandro Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue, in an exhibit called "Ancestral Themes". That evening there will also be a presentation of live gospel music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. that will be free and open to the public.