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February 2008

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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

2008

Key:
Sun: rise -- set
Moon: rise -- set

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Feb Averages

Ave Hi: 60.9º
Ave Lo: 39.0º
Ave Rain: 2.55"
Weather Page


 

1
Sun:
07:11 -- 17:30
Moon:
03:09 -- 12:22

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Wizard of Oz

 

Groundhog Day
Sun:
07:10 -- 17:32
Moon:
04:06 -- 13:10

Pls Farmers Market

Del Valle Fine Arts:
    Albers Trio

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Wizard of Oz

 

3   Super Bowl Sunday
Sun:
07:10 -- 17:33
Moon:
04:59 -- 14:06

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Wizard of Oz

 

4
Sun:
07:09 -- 17:34
Moon:
05:45 -- 15:09
 

Mardi Gras
Sun:
07:08 -- 17:35
Moon:
06:25 -- 16:15
 

Ash Wednesday
Sun:
07:07 -- 17:36
Moon:
07:00 -- 17:23
 

7  New Moon
Sun:
07:06 -- 17:37
Moon:
07:29 -- 18:31

Truffles, Tidbits and
    Wine Tasting

 

8
Sun:
07:05 -- 17:38
Moon:
07:56 -- 19:39

Pacific Chamber Symphony
  
Mozart & Bartok
 

9
Sun:
07:04 -- 17:39
Moon:
08:22 -- 20:47

Pls Farmers Market

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

LLNL Science on Saturday

New Orleans Bash
 

10
Sun:
07:03 -- 17:40
Moon:
08:48 -- 21:56

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours

Einstein - Practical Bohemian

Wedding Faire

Exotic Bird Expo
 

11
Sun:
07:02 -- 17:42
Moon:
09:15 -- 23:07
 

12  Lincoln's Birthday
Sun:
07:01 -- 17:43
Moon:
09:46 -- xx:xx

Livermore Library -
  Witness to Roswell

 

13
Sun:
06:59 -- 17:44
Moon:
10:22 -- 00:21
 

14   Moon 1st Qtr
 
Valentine's Day
Sun:
06:58 -- 17:45
Moon:
11:06 -- 01:35

Carriage Rides
 

15
Sun:
06:57 -- 17:46
Moon:
12:00 -- 02:46

Pleas Playhouse Studio
  Urinetown

Home & Garden Show
 

16
Sun:
06:56 -- 17:47
Moon:
13:03 -- 03:51

Pls Farmers Market

LLNL Science on Saturday

Moby Dick Rehearsed

Pleas Playhouse Studio
  Urinetown

Home & Garden Show

Livermore Library -
  CIty of Ember

 

17
Sun:
06:55 -- 17:48
Moon:
14:13 -- 04:46

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad

Pleas Playhouse Studio
  Urinetown

Home & Garden Show

Livermore Library -
  The Science of Dune


 

18  President's Day
Sun:
06:54 -- 17:49
Moon:
15:25 -- 05:31
 

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 17:50
Moon:
16:35 -- 06:08
 

20
Sun:
06:51 -- 17:51
Moon:
17:43 -- 06:38

LHG History Forum
  Anne Homan -
  Unique Women in Livermore

 

21  Full Moon
Sun:
06:50 -- 17:52
Moon:
18:49 -- 07:04

Livermore Library -
  Anime in Science Fiction


 

22  Washington's Birthday
Sun:
06:49 -- 17:53
Moon:
19:51 -- 07:28

Pleas Playhouse Studio
  Urinetown

Fly Fishing Show
 

23
Sun:
06:47 -- 17:54
Moon:
20:53 -- 07:51

Pls Farmers Market

LLNL Science on Saturday

Pleas Playhouse Studio
  Urinetown

Fly Fishing Show

Livermore Library -
  Gaming Event &
  Space Music


 

24
Sun:
06:46 -- 17:55
Moon:
21:53 -- 08:14

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Victorian Tea

Pleas Playhouse Studio
  Urinetown

Fly Fishing Show

Livermore Library -
  Exploration of Dune

 

25
Sun:
06:45 -- 17:56
Moon:
22:54 -- 08:39
 

26
Sun:
06:43 -- 17:57
Moon:
23:55 -- 09:07
 

27
Sun:
06:42 -- 17:58
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:39

Livermore Library -
  Beyond Drought


 

28
Sun:
06:41 -- 17:59
Moon:
00:56 -- 10:16

Livermore Library -
  Dental Health for Pre-
  schoolers (Springdown)


 

29  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:39 -- 18:00
Moon:
01:54 -- 11:01

Pleas Playhouse Studio
  Urinetown

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

  

Other Months
        November 2007 December 2007
January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008
July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008
Other Calendar Information
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The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

February 2008 Details

The details for the following reoccurring events are on a separate page, common to all calendar months.  This saves download time.  Click the item for the details.
   
Livermore History Center Highway Garage Open
Museum on Main St  
Pleasanton Farmer's Market  
Niles Canyon Railway Ravenswood Docent Tours
  Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Pleasanton Playhouse - The Wizard of Oz

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 18-20
Jan 25-27
Feb 1-3
Fri-Sun
Pleasanton Playhouse - The Wizard of Oz
 
Sponsor: Pleasanton Playhouse
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $31.00; Seniors over 60 $29; Juniors under 18: $21.  Substantial Discounts for group sales over 20. 
More info: Pleasanton Playhouse
 
Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Albers Trio

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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February 2
Saturday

 

 

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Albers Trio
Sisters Laura, Rebecca, and Julie Albers (violin, viola, cello), each with notable solo, chamber, and orchestral careers, have recently come together to form a unique family string trio, playing a wide-ranging repertoire from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Kodaly, Martinu, and Schnittke.  Based between San Francisco and New York City, the Albers Trio is dedicated to fresh and innovative programming and is deeply committed to expanding and developing audiences for classical music worldwide.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $18, $23, $28.  Children and students through high school: free.  Day of concert tickets for  college students:  ~$10.  Season Tickets available until September 30.  Tickets are sold through the Bankhead Theater Ticket Office.
More info: 925-447-2752 or www.delvallefinearts.orgAlbers Trio web site.
 
Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting
 

 

 

 


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February 7
Thursday

 

 

 

Truffles, Tidbits, and Wine Tasting - Pleasanton Downtown Association.
The Truffles, Tidbits & Wine Tasting event will kick off at The Rose Hotel, 807 Main Street, Pleasanton. Participants will receive a commemorative wine glass, map, and of course, enjoy “Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting.”

Wineries of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association will be pouring red and white wines, ports, dessert wines and champagnes. Each participating business will feature sweet treats and/or hors d’oeuvres to pair with the selections being poured.

Only eight hundred (800) tickets will be offered for this event and will be available for advance purchase beginning Monday, January 7, 2008, for $25.00 at Clover Creek (670 Main Street), Studio 7 Fine Arts (400 Main Street), The Rose Hotel (807 Main Street) and the Pleasanton Downtown Association offices (830 Main Street, Suite A - behind the Cheese Factory building.)

This event has been a sell out every year so don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets. If there are any remaining tickets available, they will be sold the evening of the event at the Rose Hotel for $30.00 beginning at 5:45 p.m. All tickets must be redeemed for glasses by 7:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Rose Hotel, 807 Main Street, and other businesses
Times:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: $25.00 advance sale.  $30.00 day of event (if any tickets remain)
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - Mozart & Bartok

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 

 


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Feb 8
Friday

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - Mozart & Bartok
Four of our principal winds display their virtuosic talents in W. A. Mozart’s joyous Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and french horn and orchestra. With this work Mozart takes the Baroque concerto grosso and brings it into the Classical period and style.

Bela Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste was a ground breaking work, breathtaking in its beauty and imaginative use of colors in rendering the gypsy flair in music. Bartok’s work is a 20th Century take on an approach similar to the concerto grosso in which the strings have evolved to become equal partners with the solo instruments. Bartok emphasizes this by listing the strings first in the title.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Section 1 - $38; Section 2 - $32;  Section 3 - $26;  Fulltime Student (through college ($7).  Season tickets (3 performances) are also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office, or the link below.
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony or 510-352-3945

 

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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February 9
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert
Arnold: A Grand, Grand Overture
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody #1
Grieg: Lyric Suite
Bernstein: "On The Town": Three Dance Episodes
Gliere: "Russian Sailor's Dance", from The Red Poppy

plus the 2007-2008 youth soloist competition winner(s)
Sponsor: Livermore-Amador Symphony
Location: Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Time:
  8:00pm
Admission:  Adult: $30; Seniors: $26, Youth (through high school): Free.  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info: Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824

LLNL Science on Saturday

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 9, 16, 23
Mar 1
Saturday

 

 

 

LLNL Science on Saturday
Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of free lectures and demonstrations targeted at middle and high school students. Presentations are aligned with the California Science Standards. Topics are selected from the forefront of science and technology research in a variety of disciplines.
Sponsor: LLNL
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  9:30am and 11:00am
Admission: Free
More info: LLNLScience on Saturday web page
New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell

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Feb 9
Saturday

 

 

 

New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell
Can’t get enough Mardi Gras? Join the revelry in a “French Quarter” atmosphere at The Bothwell Arts Center’s first annual New Orleans Bash, on Saturday, February 9, 2008. The party begins at 6:00 p.m. Party on “Bourbon Street” with Louisiana-style cooking, including gumbo, jambalaya, pralines and desserts. Sip on a Hurricane, Mint Julep, chicory coffee or local wine and beer.

Shop for Mardi Gras trinkets, masks, and beads, while strolling along “Royal Street”, where you will also find Collector’s Masks, artists, street vendors and Fortune Telling. Enjoy Bistro café-seating at a “Jackson Square” Street Party with New Orleans party music and dancing. Wear a mask and enter the Mask Contest, or make your own mask at “Pirate’s Alley”. Enjoy a “Preservation Hall” experience featuring Big Money in Gumbo at 7:00 p.m., with limited seating and advance tickets required.

On Thursday, February 7, 4:00 p.m., there will be a Mask-Making Workshop at the Bothwell Arts Center, where you can make your own party Mask.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Center
Times:  6:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission: Party cover charge and one free drink ticket - $10 advance purchase, $15 at the door.  $5 discount for Charter Members.
  “Preservation Hall” Experience with the Gumbo Band 7:00 p.m., includes party cover charge and one free drink ticket - $20. Advance ticketing suggested due to extremely limited seating,
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Einstein - The Practical Bohemian

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Feb 10
Sunday

 

 

 

Einstein - The Practical Bohemian
Einstein as the cosmic comedian.
ED METZGER portrays the original absent-minded professor, confused and troubled father, ardent pacifist, womanizer, philosopher and humorist.
Successfully touring since 1978 from Walla Walla to New York's Off-Broadway and theaters throughout the United States including The Kennedy Center.
Einstein is performed in 2 Acts with an intermission.
It's a full evening in the theater appealing to a universal audience.
Sponsor:
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  2pm
Admission: $31, $26, $21 based on seating section.  Students (17 & under): $11
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Show web site
Brocade Wedding Faire
 

 

 

 


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February 10
Sunday

 

 

 

Brocade Wedding Faire
Northern California's truly original bridal show. Meet top wedding professionals to plan your perfect wedding. Don't miss the professionally-choreographed fashion presentation (12:30 & 2:30) showcasing the latest trends in bridal gowns. First 25 pre-registered brides get $20 Macy's gift card. Many door prizes!
Sponsor: Brocade Weddings, LLC.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  11am to 4pm
Admission: $10 general admission, $8 parking.  Discount: $2 discount available from website.
More info: www.brocadeweddings.com  510-825-6132 or Fairgrounds Web Site,

 
Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
 

 

 


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February 10
Sun

 

 

 

Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
Exotic Bird & Pet Supply Expo - Wholesale prices to the public. Exotic Birds, Pets, Reptiles and related pet supplies. Play Stands, bird feed, feeders, cages, books, and a large selection fo accessories.
Sponsor: Jim and Laurene Pappas.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 4pm
Admission: $6 general admission, children 12 and under free; $8 parking
More info: www.ncabird.com; 510-785-6647 or Fairgrounds Web Site,
 
Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
 

 

 

 


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Feb 14
Thurs

 

 

 

Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Take your sweetie on a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through downtown Livermore. Rides are $60.00 per couple - this includes a private 20 minute ride, a box of See's chocolates, a red rose compliments of Livermore Valley Florist and a split of La Demoiselle Empernay Brut Grand Cuvee Rose Champagne chosen by Sommelier Nick Liang of Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard as the perfect compliment to your romantic evening.

Rides will take place every half hour from 5pm - 9pm.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times: Every half hour from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: $60
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
 

Pleasanton Playhouse - Urinetown
 

 

 


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Feb 15-17
Feb 22-24
Feb 29, Mar1-2
Mar 7-9

Fri-Sun

Pleasanton Playhouse - Urinetown
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero, Bobby Strong (Danny Cozart) decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter. Also starring Steve Yates as Caldwell B. Cladwell , Allison Ward as Little Sally and Liz Caffrey as Hope Cladwell.

The show is produced by Kathleen Breedveld and directed by Eric Neiman, with musical direction by Min Kahng, and choreography by Liz Caffrey.

Sponsor: Pleasanton Playhouse
Location:  1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 309 Pleasanton, CA 94566 
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $20; Seniors over 60: $18; Juniors under 18: $18.  Season Tickets: Adults: $60.00;  Over 60 or Under 18: $50
More info: Pleasanton Playhouse
 

Spring Home & Garden Show
 

 

 

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February 15-17
Friday to Sunday

 

 

Alameda County Spring Home & Garden Show
All the latest in home improvement and decor. Show prices are the best prices - shop, compare and save!
Sponsor: Capital Showcase.
Location:   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Fri.); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sat); 10am to 6pm (Sun).
Admission: $6 adults; free to children under 12; Seniors Fri only $2.00; $8 parking.  VIP tickets available from exhibiting companies. $2 discounts in various newspapers as well as Diablo Magazine and the website.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site www.capitalshowcase.com or 800-222-9351.
The Acting Company - Moby Dick Rehearsed

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 16
Saturday

 

 

 

The Acting Company - Moby Dick Rehearsed
Orson Welles' stage adaptation of the classic novel by Herman Melville.
Theater enthusiasts will love what Orson Welles created out of Moby Dick, presented by one of the most respected repertory companies in America . A troupe of actors abandons rehearsal of a play about one unforgiving, vengeance-obsessed man, Shakespeare’s King Lear, to recreate another, Melville’s Captain Ahab.
Sponsor: The Acting Company
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $36, $31, $28 based on seating section.  Students (17 & under): $11
More info: The Acting Company web site
 
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Anne Homan - Unique Women in Livermore
 

 



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February 20
Wednesday
Anne Homan - Unique Women in Livermore

Sponsor:
The Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Livermore main library, community room.
Times:  Talk begins at 7:30pm  Doors open at 7:00
Admission: Suggested donation:  $2.00. 
More info: LHG web site
Fly Fishing Show
 

 

 


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Feb 22, 23, 24
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Fly Fishing Show
100% Dedicated to Fly fishing. More gear, accessories, trips, and celebrities under on roof then any website or catalog. Celebrity and author talks. Tying & casting demos.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 6pm (Fri); 9am to 5:30pm (Sat); 9am to 4:30pm (Sun)
Admission: $15 adults ($25 2-day pass, $34 3-day pass); $2 children under 12 ; $8 parking.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site http://www.flyfishingshowwest.com/

 
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Location: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library

Photo by Bill Nale
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Event Date / Time / Location Description
"Witness to Roswell"
Author
Tuesday
2/12/08
7:00pm

Main Library

Find out what really happened, when Donald R. Schmitt, author of Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the 60 Year Cover-Up presents his discussion about the Roswell, New Mexico mystery at the Livermore Public Library. Mr. Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, and is considered one of the best investigators in his field.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books (see below).
City of Ember Saturday
2/16/08
1:00pm

 

Main Library

 

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau is the book chosen for kids to read this year during February's Livermore Reads Together month. Set in the future, Ember is a city located deep underground. It was designed by the Planners, who built the city knowing there was the possibility of a catastrophe on earth. The Planners were convinced that survival would be unlikely on the surface of the planet. Two hundred years later, the electricity in the City of Ember is failing - the lights are going out. Lina and her friend Doon are afraid that the darkness will be forever. Can they follow clues to find a way out for themselves and their town?
On Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 PM children in grades 4-6 are invited to visit the City of Ember at the Civic Center Library to explore the city, finish the word puzzle begun in the book, and search for a hidden notebook in the library. Flashlights are recommended.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books (see below).
Explore "The Science of Dune" Sunday
2/17/08
2:00pm

Main Library

Dr. Kevin R. Grazier, author of The Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert’s Fictional Universe, will offer some fascinating scientific speculation related to Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune. Is the ecology of Dune realistic? Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? Which of Herbert’s inventions have already come to life? – These are some of the questions Dr. Grazier will explore. Dr. Kevin R. Grazier is the science advisor for the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica and Eureka, and also works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books (see below).
"Anime in Science Fiction" Thursday
2/21/08
7:00pm

Main Library

Author and anime expert Gilles Poitras will discuss anime, one of Japan’s hottest cultural exports. Anime, or Japanese animation, is an artistic medium and a cultural phenomenon with millions of fans, a genre that knows no age boundaries. Mr. Poitras, a librarian at Golden Gate University, has spent 20 years studying this art form and is a frequent guest speaker at anime conventions. Joining him will be Bob Bordon, owner of Fantasy Book and Games in Livermore, who will show some of his best manga graphic novels. This free event will take place at 7pm on Thursday, February 21 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
Gaming Event
“Dune-Scape”, a RuneScape®
Saturday
2/23/08
10 to 4

Main Library

“Dune-Scape”, a RuneScape® gaming event, will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2008, from 10:00 am to 4:00pm, in Community Room A of the Livermore Public Library. Young gamers are invited to play in a competitive RuneScape® contest as a part of the Dune celebration. Space is limited. Please visit the Youth Services Information Desk at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center to reserve a time slot.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books (see below).
Space Music by Robert Rich Saturday
2/23/08
2:00pm

Main Library

Experience the multimedia event, Space Music, by ambient electronic musician Robert Rich. Rich has performed in caves, cathedrals, planetaria, art galleries and concert halls throughout Europe and North America. His all-night Sleep Concerts, first performed in 1982, became legendary in the San Francisco area. In 1996 he revived his all-night concert format, playing Sleep Concerts for live and radio audiences across the U.S. during a three month tour. Robert Rich has designed sounds for television and film scores, including the films Pitch Black, Crazy Beautiful, Behind Enemy Lines and others.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books (see below).
"An Exploration of Dune" Sunday
2/24/08
2:00pm
Join author Kevin J. Anderson and your neighbors in exploring the themes and issues in the Dune series books, written by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson. The stories in the Dune series reflect the major events that shape the world today: a civilization dependant on the sparse resources in a remote region controlled by religious fanatics. Like all great literature, the stories in the series encourage discussion on weighty issues such as the role of family in politics, man’s relationship with God, and what it means to be human. This free event will take place at 2pm on Sunday, February 24 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books (see below).
“Beyond Drought” Wednesday
2/27/08
7:00pm

Main Library

Documentary Screened at the Livermore Public Library.  The documentary film “Beyond Drought: Factors Affecting California’s Water Supply” will be shown at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center.  This film is part of “California’s Water,” a multi-part series produced for public television by Huell Howser. “Beyond Drought” examines the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the hub of the state’s water supply system and home to a unique ecosystem. Karla Nemeth and Boni Brewer from the Zone 7 Water Agency will be on hand to facilitate discussion of this important issue.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books (see below).
Dental Health for Pre-schoolers Thursday
2/28/08
10:30am

Springtown Library

Dr. Jennifer Chen, DDS, will talk with preschoolers and their parents about good dental habits on Thursday, February 28th, at 10:30 a.m., in the Springtown Public Library, in observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Following Dr. Chen’s presentation, John Weaver will entertain the children with a “Toothy Grin” storytime! Coloring pictures about the storytime will round out the morning.
Springtown Public Library, part of Livermore Public Library, is located at 998 Bluebell Drive, right off the I-580 Springtown exit, next to the duck pond. (925) 373-5517.

Many of the programs are part of the Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books, a community-wide reading program, featuring Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction series Dune as well as related series titles by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together book discussions and free events for children and adults during the month of February 2008.  Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations.