Archive for March, 2012

Bravo! Bravo! For the Big Read Dinner and Panel

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

If you made it to the dinner/fundraiser and Big Read Panel at the San Leandro Public Library on Saturday March 24th, then you were treated to a wonderful night of dinner with friends, and an intelligent panel discussion.  A big round of thanks to the San Leandro Library staff and to BPLG member Armando Rivera for putting this all together.  The dinner was great, the company was enjoyable and the panel discussion with editor Jorge Hernández was enlightening.  We’re proud of our BPLG members who participated alongside Jorge, in the discussion of Sun, Stone and Shadows, a collection of some of the finest 20th century Mexican short stories.

Cheers to panel members (from left to right): Armando Rivera, Elizabeth Muñoz Rosas, editor Jorge Hernández, Marti Krow-Lucal and Ricardo Antoni.  Your discussion was eloquent, insightful and entertaining.  I’ve already put in my order for the book based on your discussion!

SJSU AB540 2012 Symposium Saturday April 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Thanks to Peggy Cabrera for forwarding the information on this event to hear updates on serving AB540 students.  The event is sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association and the Mexican American Studies Department. 

Due to their immigration status thousands of students encounter barriers to their higher education dreams in California.  The symposium will provide information to students, parents and adminstrators on AB540, AB130 and AB131.  The symposium includes admissions advising and alternative financial aid opportunities.  In addition, current AB540 students will share their experiences during and after attending University.

Date:  Saturday April 21
Registration:  Begins at 9:30 a.m. or register online
Symposium :  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location:  SJSU Campus, Martin Luther King Jr., Library Room 225/229

Free and Open to the public

BPLG Meeting, Fundraiser and the Big Read Panel Discussion: Saturday March 24th – San Leandro Public Library

Monday, March 19th, 2012

A Saturday event?  Yes, you read it right, so break away from your usual routine and join us for a short meeting, a dinner/fundraiser and the Big Read Panel Discussion at the San Leandro Public library.  Even if you can’t make it for the entire list of events, we’d love to see you for any portion of the day so mark the date and time on your calendar and make plans to join us for a little something different.

The BPLG meeting starts at 4:00, at 5:00 BPLG Members and supporters are invited to participate in a dinner fundraiser (see details below for RSVP information and cost).  Then the Big Read begins at 7:00 so stay for a panel discussion of Sun, Stone and Shadows, a superb collection of some of the finest 20th century Mexican short stories, edited by Jorge Hernández. The panel will be comprised of BPLG members and the discussion will be lead by Jorge Hernández himself.  It looks to be a an interesting evening and a great opportunity for BPLG.

Date:  Saturday, March 24th

4:00 BPLG Meeting (BPLG Members)

5:00-7:00 Dinner/FundRaiser (Enchilades, Tamales, Rice, Beans, Salad, Dessert and Beverage)
$15/person
RSVP by March 14th to:
beeplg@yahoo.com
Send checks to:
Bibliotecas Para La Gente

81 Glen Avenue #308
Oakland, CA 94611

7:00-9:00 The Big Read

Location:  San Leandro Public Library
300 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-577-3947