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January 2009

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Colors:  Livermore - Pleasanton - Dublin - Bankhead Theater - Other or multiple

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2009 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Jan Averages

Ave Hi: 56.6º
Ave Lo: 36.3º
Ave Rain: 2.93"
Weather Page 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

New Year's Day
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:00
Moon:
10:18 -- 22:11

 

2
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:00
Moon:
10:42 -- 23:12

 

 

3
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:01
Moon:
11:07 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market 

4   Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:02
Moon:
11:33 -- 00:16

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad

Lvr Library Event -
   Job Fair Essentials

5
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:03
Moon:
12:04 -- 01:24

 

 

6
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:04
Moon:
12:41 -- 02:35

Lvr Library Event -
  
Employer Meet & Greet

 

 

7
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:05
Moon:
13:27 -- 03:49

Lvr Library Event -
   Intro to Internet

 

 

8
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:06
Moon:
14:25 -- 05:02

Lvr Library Event -
   Armchair Travelers

 

9
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:07
Moon:
15:34 -- 06:10

Dell Valle Fine Arts - 
  Kai Gleusteen & Catherine
  Ordronneau, violin-piano

 

10   Full Moon
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:08
Moon:
16:51 -- 07:08

Pls Farmers Market 

Orchids under the Oaks

Lvr Library Event -
  
Searching the Internet

Lvr Library Event -
   SAT Practice Test

DOMA protest

 

 

11
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:09
Moon:
18:09 -- 07:56

Orchids under the Oaks

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours 

Lvr Library Event -
   Preparing for Retirement

Masked Marvels &
  Wondertales

12
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:10
Moon:
19:26 -- 08:35

 

 

13
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:11
Moon:
20:38 -- 09:07

Keyboard Conversations

 

 

14
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:12
Moon:
21:47 -- 09:35

Lvr Library Event -
   Mastering Online
   Job Boards

 

 

15
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:13
Moon:
22:53 -- 10:02

Power of Flight

Museum on Main Lecture
  -  Collectors

 

 

16
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:14
Moon:
23:57 -- 10:27

 

 

 

17   Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:15
Moon:
xx:xx -- 10:54

Pls Farmers Market 

Dell Valle Fine Arts - 
  Stanford Woodwind Quintet

Lvr Library Event -
  
email basics

 

18
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:16
Moon:
01:00 -- 11:23

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad 

 

19   Martin Luther King Day
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:17
Moon:
02:02 -- 11:55

 

 

20
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:18
Moon:
03:02 -- 12:33

 

 

21
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:19
Moon:
04:01 -- 13:16

LHG Forum -
    Livermore Light Bulb

 

 

22
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:20
Moon:
04:54 -- 14:06

 

 

23
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:21
Moon:
05:42 -- 15:01

Guys and Dolls 

 

24
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:22
Moon:
06:24 -- 16:00

Pls Farmers Market 

Guys and Dolls

Lvr Library Event -
   Microsoft Word

 

25   New Moon
Sun:
07:16 -- 17:23
Moon:
07:00 -- 17:01

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours 

Guys and Dolls

Lvr Library Event -
  
Create perfect Resume

26
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:25
Moon:
07:31 -- 18:02

 

 

27
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:26
Moon:
07:58 -- 19:04

 

 

28
Sun:
07:14 -- 17:27
Moon:
08:23 -- 20:05

Lvr Library Event -
   Job Interview Essentials

 

 

29
Sun:
07:13 -- 17:28
Moon:
08:47 -- 21:06

Best of Doo Wop

Solar Workshop

 

 

30
Sun:
07:12 -- 17:29
Moon:
09:11 -- 22:09

Guys and Dolls

 

 

31
Sun:
07:11 -- 17:30
Moon:
09:37 -- 23:14

Pls Farmers Market 

Guys and Dolls

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Aerogels

Other Months
        November 2008 December 2008
January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009
July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2008-2009 Holiday Dates & Descriptions
Add or Correct Event Yearly Calendars List of Recurring Events

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.

January 2009 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

 

   
Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau, violin-piano

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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January 9
Friday

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau, violin-piano
Since 1999 when they first began to work together, Kai and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves as one of the most important duos in the interpretation of sonatas for violin and piano. Having performed more than 100 recitals in Europe, Canada and USA, they are praised for their unique partnership, playing under the control of a single intelligence, and for the emotional power of their interpretations.

In 2004, they were featured in the television program Classical Now, a nationally broadcast show, as well as a two-hour program on CBC radio in Canada including a live recital. They have received critical acclaim for their first recording for the AVIE records label, which includes a standout performance of the Prokofiev sonata. A second recording features sonatas by Grieg, Dvorak, and Franck.

Their repertoire encompasses most of the great sonatas for violin and piano, as well as a myriad of short pieces representing the countries where they perform. Among recent projects was a tour in the USA with performances with the St Louis Symphony, recitals in Chicago as well as in the San Francisco area and gala concert in the prestigious Hotel de Ville of Paris.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $29, $24, $19.  Children and students through high school: free.  Day of concert tickets for college students:  ~$10.  Season Tickets available until September 15, 2008.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: 925-447-2752 or www.delvallefinearts.org.  www.gleusteen.com/ eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

See the
www.delvallefinearts.org
web site for the seating
chart.

Orchids Under the Oaks
 

 

 

 


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Jan 10-11
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Orchids Under the Oaks
If you've never experienced the Alden Lane Orchid Show you are in for an absolutely delightful experience!
Our "Pathways to Paradise" theme will lead you to a wonderland of exotic orchids - right here in your own Livermore backyard!
Your tropical vacation begins in our Greenhouse filled with beauty unsurpassed by any island getaway, and on to our Orchid Marketplace where vendors from throughout California entice you with a vast array of obtainable orchid treasures.
Don't forget to attend one of the free lectures (they will be posted on our website this month) on various orchid topics, talk with our onsite Orchid Doctor, or enter to win a hobby greenhouse!
It will be an event you will want to attend with friends and family, so mark your calendar TODAY!
Orchids Under the Oaks has FREE ADMISSION and the venue is all our Alden Lane buildings, so you'll be warm and cozy.
Orchid Marketplace
Free Orchid Seminars
Repotting Demos
Expert Orchid Advice
Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery
Location:  981 Alden Lane, Livermore
Times:  10am to 4pm
Admission:  Free
More info: Alden Lane Nursery
 
DOMA protest

 

 

 


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Jan 10
Sat

 

 

 

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Protest
A rally in the heart of downtown Livermore to support JoinTheImpact.com's National DOMA Protest
Sponsor: There's no official sponsor, but support is expected from various LGBT rights groups and activists
Location:  The intersection of South Livermore Ave and First Street
Times:  Starts January 10th at 11 AM. Will last as long as we can make it last
Admission: free
More info: Bring a sign and bring a friend. Questions, comments, and concerns should be emailed to louisruss@gmail.com

 
Masked Marvels & Wondertales

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 11
Sunday

 

 

 

Masked Marvels & Wondertales
Michael Cooper's one-man extravaganza features his original stories of courage and wonder, breathtaking handcrafted masks, outlandish stilt dancing, and a physical repertoire that ranges from the madcap to the sublime. This true Renaissance Man is an eye-popping visual artist and a virtuoso mime whose exquisite performances both dazzle and inspire his audience.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $30/$25/$20.  Students (17 & under): $12.
More info:  eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center,

 
Keyboard Conversations - Chopin for Lovers

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 13
Tuesday

 

 

 

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - The Longevity of the Short Piece
THE LONGEVITY OF THE SHORT PIECE Byte-size musical jewels and gems - masterpieces in miniature. Mendelssohn “Songs Without Words,” Grieg “Lyric Pieces,” Brahms “Rhapsodies,” Schubert “Impromptus,” and Tchaikovsky “Nocturnes.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $45/$40/$35/$30.  Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts CenterKeyboard Conversations web site.
 
Museum on Main Lecture - Collectors
 

 

 

 


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Jan 15
Thursday

 

 

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Collectors
Collectors from the area will discuss how they got started and what they’ve learned from their hobbies.
“Collectors and What They Collect” is the lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 15 presented by Pleasanton’s Museum On Main and will be held at the Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton. The lecture is one in the Ed Kinney Lecture Series.
John April, who collects trains, will talk about many different types of collectible trains and how Boy Scouts can earn a train merit badge. Charles Huff will talk about his vintage license plate collection.
Items from both collections will be on display at the museum, 603 Main Street, beginning January 16.
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $10 donation ($5 for ALVHS members)
More info: Museum on Main

 
The Power of Flight - Morton Grosser

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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January 15
Thursday

 

The Power of Flight - Morton Grosser
Part of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series

Learning to fly at 16 was only the beginning for a man who later joined the team receiving the two largest prizes in the history of aviation. Dr. Grosser helped design and build components for three human-powered airplanes including the “Gossamer Albatross” which flew successfully across the English Channel. This versatile engineer wrote eight books, served as editor of the Boeing Scientific Laboratories Review, co-designed a laser interferometer, and engineered a system to cut the wing skins and integral spars of the Boeing B-47.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adults: $40/$30; Students, 21 & under: $20/$15.  15% discount if you buy all 5 in the series (starts Oct 2008)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - The Stanford Woodwind Quintet

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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January 17
Saturday

 

 

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - The Stanford Woodwind Quintet
One of America's most distinguished ensembles, the Stanford Woodwind Quintet unites five virtuoso performers, each renowned for solo work and chamber music collaboration. The group includes principal musicians from the San Francisco and San Jose Opera Orchestras and outstanding Stanford University faculty members. Reviewers have cited the palpable enthusiasm of these versatile players and the warm audience rapport established by their informative commentary on the music. Quintet members are Alexandra Hawley, flute, James Matheson, oboe, Mark Brandenburg, clarinet, Rufus Olivier, bassoon and Lawrence Ragent, horn.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $29, $24, $19.  Children and students through high school: free.  Day of concert tickets for college students:  ~$10.  Season Tickets available until September 15, 2008.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: 925-447-2752 or www.delvallefinearts.org.  www.avedisconcerts.org,   eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

See the
www.delvallefinearts.org
web site for the seating
chart.

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - The Livermore Lightbulb
 

 

 


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January 18
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - The Livermore LIghtbulb
Juliette Goodrich, the weekday noon news anchor for Channel 5 will be one the speakers.  She has written a children's book about the Livermore Light Blub.
Joining her will be Lynn Owens and Dick Jones.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
Times:  7:30pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm
Admission: Donations Appreciated.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild
 
Guys and Dolls

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Jan 23-25
Jan 30-31, Feb 1
Feb 6-8

Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Guys and Dolls
GUYS AND DOLLS is set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon.

GUYS AND DOLLS is directed and produced by Kathleen Breedveld. The production staff includes Jo Anne Fosselman (Musical Director), Pamela Hicks (Vocal Director), Morgan Breedveld (Choreographer), and Christopher Olson (Choreographer).
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $36, Seniors (60+): $34, Juniors (under 18): $26.  Season Tickets:  Adults: $115;  Seniors Over 60: $105;  Juniors under 18: $75
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse), eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

The Best of Doo Wop

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 29
Thursday

 

 

 

The Best of Doo Wop
It’s a blast from the past with music of Doo Wop legends and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. The Best of Doo Wop with original Coaster Leon Hughes, the Vibrations and tribute groups playing the hits of the Drifters and Del Vikings is a musical extravaganza of swing, rhythm and blues of the 50’s and 60’s. Get ready to tap your toes and snap your fingers to favorites “Under The Boardwalk,” “Poison Ivy,” “The Watusi” and “Come Go With Me.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $55/$40/$35/$30.  Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Solar Cities Workshop
 

 

 

 


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January 29
Thursday

 

 

 

Solar Cities Workshop
The purpose of the workshops is to educate consumers about solar energy systems, the incentive and rebate programs offered through the California Solar Initiative Program and federal tax credits, and provide them with an opportunity to meet professionals working in the industry. Other Solar Cities resources include website links to a consumer’s guide, information about qualified solar installers, solar calculators, and much more.
Sponsor: Cities of Livermore and Pleasanton.
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave.  Livermore.  Larkspur Room
Times:  7:00-9:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Solar Cities Web Site

 
LLNL Science on Saturday - Aerogels: The Materials Science of Empty Space

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 31
Feb 7
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28

Saturday

 

 

 

LLNL Science on Saturday -

Aerogels: The Materials of Science - January 31
Aerogels are a class of materials with fascinating properties but they are hardly materials at all as they can be composed of up to 99.8% empty space. Aerogels are extreme materials in structure as well as properties. They exhibit the lowest density, thermal conductivity, refractive index, and sound velocity of any bulk solid. Aerogels are among the most versatile materials available for technical applications due to their wide variety of exceptional properties. This material has chemists, physicists, astronomers, and materials scientists utilizing its properties in a myriad of applications. In this lecture Dr. Gash and Mr. Dean Reese will describe and demonstrate the structure, properties, and advanced applications of aerogels, and even synthesize one.
Presenter: Alex Gash, Teacher: Dean Reese (Tracy High School)

Order from Chaos: The Birth of the solar System - Feb 7
The solar system formed from a cloud of interstellar gas and dust cloud about 4.6 billion years ago. Life began on earth about 3.5 billion years ago following a period of intense bombardment by asteroid fragments and comets, intense volcanism and finally development of a stable crust and a hospitable atmosphere. Thanks to ever more powerful telescopes and other state-of-the-art observational methods we are now able to directly see "stellar nurseries" and young stars at various stages of formation. In this talk we will learn about what triggers star formation in clouds, circumstellar disks and planet formation within the disks. Finally, we will discuss early life on earth.
Presenter: John Bradley, Teacher: Dan Burns (Los Gatos High School)

Avoiding Armageddon: Diverting Asteroids with Nuclear Explosions - Feb 14
Every couple of years, the earth is hit by a body with energy near that of the Hiroshima bomb. Deposited high in the atmosphere these events causes little or no damage. On longer timescales, impacts occur with the potential to destroy regions, or whole civilizations. This lecture presents an overview of the impact threat, followed by a systematic development of the requirements to divert such an object. Nuclear explosives are presented as a mature, well-characterized technology able to reduce or eliminate this threat. With decades of warning, a standoff burst can then ablate surface material and nudge the body to a safer orbit without fragmenting. For shorter times, 1000 days before impact, a direct surface burst can shatter the body dispersing the material so much that only about 1/100,000th of the original body, still threatens.
Presenter: Dave Dearborn, Teacher: Tom Shefler (Granada High School)

Star Power on Earth: The Path to a Limitless Clean Energy Future - Feb 21
Creating a star on Earth is the goal of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest laser. When completed in 2009, NIF will focus 192 giant laser beams on a BB-sized target filled with hydrogen fuel - fusing, or igniting, the hydrogen atoms' nuclei. This is the same fusion energy process that provides the life-giving energy from the sun. NIF Director, Ed Moses, will describe how NIF works and its potential to provide a limitless supply of clean, safe energy.
Presenter: Ed Moses

It's a Breeze: Using the Wind to Power Our Future - Feb 28
Those windmills spinning away in California's hills and mountain passes provide clean and renewable energy to our power grids. Today, the possibilities are even greater. As we face energy shortages and the effects of climate change, the wind � an inexpensive, inexhaustible, and nonpolluting source � is becoming an important part of our energy future. Dr. Lundquist will explain how wind turbines convert the forces of the atmosphere into electricity for our homes, businesses, and even cars. We will explore how much power could be collected from the wind, how that amount compares to our demands, and how weather forecasts help wind turbines provide even more clean, renewable, and reliable energy.
Presenter: Julie Lundquist, Teacher: Bret States (Tracy High School)

About Science on Saturdays:
Free Lecture Series for Middle and High School Students

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures targeted at middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers. Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance.

Students receive a "Student Notes" worksheet to record key information from the talk. The worksheet will be marked with the official SOS stamp at the end of the presentation. Many teachers use the worksheet to award "extra credit." Students should check with their teacher in advance to determine if they will receive credit for attending SOS.

Teachers who attend the SOS presentations can receive a CD with the presentation slides. If the talk is video recorded, they can receive a DVD of the recorded talk as well. These CDs and DVDs are offered free of charge and are sent by mail after the completion of the lecture series for the year. Be sure to register when you attend to receive your copy of these valuable teaching resources.
Sponsor: LLNL
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  9:30am and 11:15am
Admission: Free - seats are first come first served.
More info: LLNLScience on Saturday web page

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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
Free2 Succeed Job Center programs Jan 4
Sun  1-3pm

Jan 6
Tues  4-6pm

Jan 14
Wed  5-7pm

Jan 25
Sun  1-3pm

Jan 28
Wed  5-7pm

Main Library

The Free2 Succeed Job Center is offering five free informative programs in January at the Civic Center Library:
• Job Fair Essentials, Sunday, January 4, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Participants will learn what to wear, what to do, and what to say to make Job Fairs a successful part of their job searching efforts.
• Employer Meet & Greet, Tuesday, January 6, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
At this monthly event, attendees can connect with local employers who are looking to hire.
• Mastering Online Job Boards, Wednesday, January 14, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
In this hands-on class, participants will learn how to register and post their resumes on major job boards, search and apply for jobs, set job alerts, and more! Participants must have a web-based e-mail account and an accessible electronic resume.
• Create the Perfect Electronic Resume, Sunday, January 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
In this hands-on class, participants will create an electronic resume and have it reviewed by a career advisor to ensure that it is ready for employers! Participants must have a web-based e-mail account and be comfortable using a computer.
• Job Interviewing Essentials, Wednesday, January 28, 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Participants will build their interviewing skills and learn what to do before, during, and after an interview. They will also become familiar with frequently asked questions and how to best answer them. Attendees will receive tips through lecture, discussion, class activities, and handouts.

 

Free Computer Classes Jan 7   Wed
6:15p-8:15p

Jan 10  Sat
10:15a-12:15p

Jan 17  Sat
10:15a-12:15p

Jan 24  Sat
10:15a-12:15p

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library will offer several free computer classes in January.
Introduction to the Internet, Wednesday, January 7, 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Learn how to use a mouse, keyboard and basic skills for using the internet and navigating websites using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
Searching the Internet, Saturday, January 10, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Follow up with a review of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and learn how to find the information on the Internet using the Google search engine and directory. Participants must have basic internet skills.
E-mail Basics, Saturday, January 17, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Learn how to set up an e-mail account in Google Mail. Participants must have basic keyboarding skills and be proficient using a mouse.
Introduction to Microsoft Word, Saturday, January 24, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Learn Microsoft Word basics by creating and editing a simple document. Participants must be comfortable using a computer.
Classes are held in Community Room B and are first come, first served.
Across the Atlantic and on the Baltic Sea January 8
Thursday
1:30-2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, JANUARY 8TH, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. John Wilson and Mary Schrot will share digital photographs of their adventures in England and Wales. John Wilson hates long plane rides but loves riding old steam trains. His wife Mary Schrot, who also likes train rides, wanted to see the Hermitage. Mary found a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale that would take them to St. Petersburg by way of stops in eight European countries. They left the ship at Dover, England and drove to Wales, where they rode on famous old narrow gauge railways. John and Mary will talk about their trip and share some pointers about making travel arrangements.
SAT Practice Test Jan 10
Sat
1:00p

Main Library

On Saturday, January 10, 2009, the Livermore Public Library will sponsor a free Princeton Review practice SAT test. Students who plan to take the March SAT test are invited to participate in this important college preparatory event. This proctored exam will begin promptly at 1:00 pm in the Community Room of the Livermore Public Library Civic Center. Parents and students are invited to return for the SAT Strategy Session on Friday, January 30, 2009 from 4:00-6:00 pm to view scores, get feedback, and ask questions about standardized tests for college. To register for the practice test and the strategy session, please visit the Princeton Review’s website at www.princtonreview.com
"Preparing for Retirement:
Achieving your Dreams"
January 11
Sunday
2pm

Main Library

Amy Hittner, Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University, will speak on retirement issues at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 2pm on Sunday, January 11, 2009. There is no charge for this event.
Dr. Hittner will be your guide to the life transition known as ‘retirement.’ Revisit life experiences that shaped your life and career, examine your present lifestyle, and explore your options for the future.
Dr. Amy Hittner took Emerita faculty status in the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University after almost 30 years as professor and chair. In the early 1990’s she developed and implemented the Gerontology Specialization in the Department of Counseling. She presently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Gerontology Master’s Degree Program at San Francisco State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Teen Stress Workshop Jan 24
Saturday
2-4pm

Main Library

Teens; do deadlines, relationships, and homework have you “stressed- out”? Learn skills that can change your life in a two hour workshop with family therapist, Laura Melgosa. Ms. Melgosa has over seventeen years of experience providing teen therapy in Livermore and Pleasanton. This free event will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Craft Room of the Livermore Public Library Civic Center.