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January 2012

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1  New Year's Day
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
11:46 -- 00:27

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

 

2
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:00
Moon:
12:16 -- 01:23

 

3
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:01
Moon:
12:49 -- 02:20

 

4
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:01
Moon:
13:27 -- 03:17

 

5
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:02
Moon:
14:10 -- 04:13

Library Event:
  2012 Job Search Kickoff

    10am-2pm   

6
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:03
Moon:
14:59 -- 05:07

RV and Sports Show
       11:00-7:00

7
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:04
Moon:
15:54 -- 05:58

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

RV and Sports Show
       10:00-7:00

 

Full Moon
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:05
Moon:
16:54 -- 06:45

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

RV and Sports Show
       10:00-6:00

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Library Event:
  Greak Cupcake Challenge!

    2:00-3:30pm

 

9
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:06
Moon:
17:57 -- 07:27

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Pajama Time
7:00pm

RV and Sports Show
       11:00-7:00

10
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:07
Moon:
19:02 -- 08:06

RV and Sports Show
       11:00-7:00 

11
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:08
Moon:
20:08 -- 08:41

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am

RV and Sports Show
       11:00-7:00

 

12
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:09
Moon:
21:14 -- 09:13

RV and Sports Show
       11:00-7:00 

13
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:10
Moon:
22:21 -- 09:45

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Rincon Branch

RV and Sports Show
       11:00-7:00

George Winson 
     8:00pm

14
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:11
Moon:
23:29 -- 10:17

Pls Farmers Market 
     9:00 to 1:00

RV and Sports Show
       10:00-7:00

David Lanz
     8:00pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
     8:00pm

 

15
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:12
Moon:
xx:xx -- 10:51

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

RV and Sports Show
       10:00-6:00

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

 

16  Moon Last Qtr
 
  Martin Luther King Day
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:13
Moon:
00:38 -- 11:28

RV and Sports Show
       10:00-6:00 

17
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:14
Moon:
01:47 -- 12:10

Library Event:
  Baby Storytime

    11:00am 

Library Event:
  ASL Storytime

    7:00pm

18
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:15
Moon:
02:55 -- 12:59

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00pm  

19
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:16
Moon:
04:00 -- 13:54

 

20
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:17
Moon:
05:00 -- 14:55

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Rincon Branch

The Last Five Years
     8:00pm

 

21
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:18
Moon:
05:53 -- 16:00

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Cab-Stravaganza!
   Charles R Vineyards

     noon-4:30pm

Library Event:
  Celebrity Jeep at Library

     12:00-4:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Annie

     8:00pm

The Last Five Years
     8:00pm

 

22  New Moon
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:19
Moon:
06:39 -- 17:07

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Annie

     2:00pm

The Last Five Years
     2:00pm

Library Event:
  Livermore Reads Kickoff
  KQED host Michael Krasny

    2:00pm  

 

23
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:20
Moon:
07:18 -- 18:12

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Pajama Time
7:00pm

 

24
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:22
Moon:
07:52 -- 19:16

Library Event:
  Baby Storytime

    11:00am 

International Guitar Night
     7:30pm 

25
Sun:
07:16 -- 17:23
Moon:
08:23 -- 20:17

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00pm

The Special Consensus
     7:30pm

26
Sun:
07:16 -- 17:24
Moon:
08:51 -- 21:16

Charles R at Swirl
     6:00-8:00pm

Library Event:
  Writing Club for Young
   Adults

    6:30-8:00pmpm   

27
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:25
Moon:
09:19 -- 22:14

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Rincon Branch

Winemaker Night: An Evening
    of Verticals - McGrail Vineyards

     6:00 to 8:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Annie

     8:00pm

The Last Five Years
     8:00pm

 

28
Sun:
07:14 -- 17:26
Moon:
09:47 -- 23:11

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Livermore Valley Opera
   20th Annual Celebration

     5:00pm

Grapes, Guitars, and Guatemala
   McGrail Vineyards

     5:00 to 9:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Annie

     8:00pm

The Last Five Years
     8:00pm

 

29
Sun:
07:14 -- 17:27
Moon:
10:16 -- xx:xx

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Annie

     2:00pm

The Last Five Years
     2:00pm

 

30  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:13 -- 17:28
Moon:
10:48 -- 00:08

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Pajama Time
7:00pm

 

 

31
Sun:
07:12 -- 17:29
Moon:
11:24 -- 01:05

Library Event:
  Baby Storytime

    11:00am  

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2012 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
   
Other Months
        November 2011 December 2011
January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012
July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2011-2012 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 2012 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

 

   
RV and Sports Show


At the Fairgrounds


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Jan 6-16
Friday
- full week -
Monday

 

 

 

24rd Annual Manufacturer's RV and Sports Show
RV's Gas & Diesel, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Truck Campers, Teardrops, Pontoon Boats, Ski Boats, Wakeboard Boats, Family Boats, Houseboats, ALL Sizes!! ALL Budgets!!

Vendors with Parts and Accessories, Local Campground Memberships, Scooters, ATV's, Zero electric motorcycles, RV Rentals, Diesel Motors & Accessories, RV Restore & Repair, and MANY MANY MORE!!!

The ONLY Multi-Dealer Show in the Bay-Area!
Sponsor: GoodTimes Promotions
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds
Times:  Mon - Fri 11am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 6pm, MLK Day 10am-6pm
Admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors (65+); children under 16 Free;  $8 parking.   Discount Admission coupons available at RVshow site
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site,   RVshow site or 925-931-1890.
 

George Winston


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 13
Fri

 

 

 

George Winston
Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston is known as a pioneer of melodic folk-style music. His soothing piano tunes and deeply interpretive playing style readily translate mood and feeling. Winston’s latest album, Love Will Come, is a tribute to the late Vince Guaraldi, beloved by generations for the music he wrote for the Charlie Brown television specials. Described as “innovative, celebrated and accomplished,” George Winston creates an unforgettable show, leaving audiences with a soul-satisfying sense of musical enchantment.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $29/$40/$51  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 14
Sat

 

 

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
BBVD returns to the Bankhead with their irresistible live show and the aggressive, musically-perceptive approach that has made them a singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. With a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, they have built their own songbook of original dance tunes. Their latest album is a tribute to Cab Calloway that captures the essence of an American icon in a wild celebration of musicianship, mischief, street smarts and fun.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $39/$51/$62   Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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David Lanz


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 14
Saturday

 

 

 

David Lanz
Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording pianist David Lanz has enthralled music lovers around the world for decades with his engaging style and original compositions. Hear selections from his latest album, Liverpool: Re-Imagining the Beatles, in which he spotlights two of his greatest songwriting role models, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, in an exciting new way.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $27/$22;  Child: $12; Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Last Five Years


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 20-22
Jan 27-29
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

The Last Five Years
The critically acclaimed professional actors from the recent Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre production of 'Chicago' Joy Sherratt (Roxy) and David Judson (Billy Flynn) return to the Firehouse with a professional orchestra led by Pat Parr (Bay Area Critics Award) for a thought-provoking night of musical theatre in Jason Robert Brown's sizzling The Last Five Years. Don't miss this special two week engagement. PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS, A SMALL ACCOMPANYING STRING ORCHESTRA WILL BE POSITIONED IN ROWS A and B.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri, Sat: 8:00pm;  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission:   Adult: $33/$29/$18;  Child: $29/$24/$17;  Senior: $29/$24/$17
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Cab-Stravaganza! - Charles R Vineyards
 

 

 

 


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Jan 21
Sat

 

 

 

Cab-Stravaganza! - Charles R Vineyards
Charles R Vineyards 3rd Annual “Cab-Stravaganza!” – Saturday, January 21st – Noon to 4:30pm – Join us for this red wine lover’s favorite event. What’s better in the middle of winter than a hearty glass of Cab? If you are a fan of this iconic grape, this is the event for you. We will feature lots of Cab-fun – special tastings, opportunities to purchase library wines, warm-your-belly food and much more. Be sure to join us for this special event!
Sponsor: Charles R Vineyards
Location:  8195 Crane Ridge Road, Livermore
Times:  noon-4:30pm
Admission:
More info: www.charlesrvineyards.com - 925 454-3040

 
Annie - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 21, 22
Jan 27, 28, 29
Feb 3, 4, 5

Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

Annie - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
“Annie” is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds a new family and home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Individual tickets: Check Tri-Valley Rep website.  Prices not available as this was written.
     Season tickets (3 shows): Adults (18-59): $97.50;  Seniors 60+: $92;  Juniors under 18 $60.  Please add $7.50 per season ticket.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
International Guitar Night


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 24
Tues

 

 

 

International Guitar Night
International Guitar Night brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists in a unique event as they perform their latest compositions and share musical ideas in a concert setting. Begun in a small club in the Bay Area, audiences have come to cherish the friendly, informal ambiance of this event. Each year, founder and guitarist Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him in an amazing line up. The tour includes Adrian Legg (England), Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), Marco Pereira (Brazil).
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $18/$29/$40  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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The Special Consensus with opening act Them Boys


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 25
Wed

 

 

 

The Special Consensus with opening act Them Boys
THE SPECIAL CONSENSUS formed in 1975 and released their first album in 1979 when the band began touring nationally. As their reputation grew, they appeared on cable TV and National Public Radio programs and toured as part of a musical written by the legendary Harry Chapin. Subsequent international tours to the UK, Canada and South America and performances on the Grand Ole Opry are some of the additional highlights of this traditional, yet modern, bluegrass band. Their fifteenth band recording '35' was released in 2010 by Compass Records in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the formation of the band. A review of the album by Mark S. Tucker describes the band as 'a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass.' Opening for The Special Consensus is Them Boys. As soon as you hear them, you will ask: Who ARE these guys? Why, it's 'Them Boys,' of course . . . Four Bay Area teenagers with dazzling multi-instrumental skills, stirring vocals and absolute musical fearlessness, these guys -- Nate and Max Schwartz of Walnut Creek (17 and 14, respectively), Marty Varner of Boulder Creek (16) and Alex Sharps of Rio Vista (18) -- have been delighting audiences in California for years as part of other bands or the California Bluegrass Association's 'Kids on Bluegrass' program. Very recently, the four friends decided it was time to forge their own musical future, and their Firehouse appearance will be their first professional appearance under their new name. They can play traditional, driving bluegrass like old hands, then switch effortlessly into a complex, boundary-bending, instrumental that they might have written a half hour before their show. Their self-pronounced goal? 'To emulate our influences while at the same time pushing bluegrass and American acoustic music into previously uncharted territory.' Can they do that? Don't bet against Them Boys!
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15;  Child: $12;  Senior: $20
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Visit to Swirl - Charles R Vineyards
 

 

 

 


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Jan 26
Thurs

 

 

 

Visit to Swirl - Charles R Vineyards
Charles R Pays a Visit to Swirl – Thursday, January 26th – 6-8pm – Swirl on the Square, Downtown Livermore – We are very excited to join with Swirl for an exclusive pouring event at Blacksmith Square in downtown Livermore. We’ll be showcasing some of our wines in their cool tasting room and wine bar. Drop by between 6 and 8 pm on Thursday, January 26th to say “hi” to the Charles R team and our friends at Swirl. There is a nominal charge to taste. Swirl is located at 21 S. Livermore Avenue in downtown Livermore at Blacksmith Square. We hope to see you there…
Sponsor: Charles R Vineyards
Location:  Swirl, Blacksmith Square, 21 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore
Times:  6:00 to 8:00pm
Admission: "There is a nominal charge to taste"
More info: www.charlesrvineyards.com - 925 454-3040

 
Winemaker Night: An Evening of Verticals - McGrail Vineyards
 

 

 

 


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Jan 27
Friday

 

 

 

McGrail Vineyards
For the first time, we will open up our library of wine and taste 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Reserve Cabernet and James Vincent Cabernet. Light appetizers will be paired with the wines. Open to wine club members only and advanced reservations are required. Tickets are: $35/person. Reply to this email for tickets.
Sponsor: McGrail Vineyards
Location:  5000 Greenville Rd, Livermore
Times:  6-8pm
Admission: $35/person
More info: http://www.mcgrailvineyards.com/

 
Grapes, Guitars, and Guatemala - McGrail Vineyards
 

 

 

 


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Jan 28
Sat

 

 

 

Grapes, Guitars, and Guatemala - McGrail Vineyards
Join us to help those that help others! Grapes, Guitars, and Guatemala is a fun evening to raise awareness and funds for medical professionals who travel to Guatemala to perform free operations and healthcare. The event will showcase eight musical performers throughout the evening including Grammy nominated Ron & Maryann and local stars such as TankHalfFull and the Bacchus Brothers. Open to the public. $10 entrance fee. Food and wine will be available for purchase.
Sponsor: McGrail Vineyards
Location:  5000 Greenville Rd, Livermore
Times:  5-9pm
Admission: $10
More info: http://www.mcgrailvineyards.com/

 
Livermore Valley Opera - Anniversary Celebration


At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 28
Sat

Livermore Valley Opera - Anniversary Celebration
Our Grandest Celebration Ever - with a trio of divas and dinner!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Ruby Hill Golf Club
Times:  5:00pm
Admission: Reserve a table of any size at $140 per person.  Open seating at $130 per person.
More info: Livermore Valley Opera

 
     
Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Locations: See specific event for its location.
    Main (Civic Center) Library: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
    Rincon Branch: 725 Rincon Ave.
    Springtown Branch: 998 Bluebell Dr
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library, 925 373-5500

Photo by Bill Nale
This photo also appears on Google Earth.

 

 

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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Storytimes Jan 9 through
Feb
March
April
May 7
Visit the Livermore Public Library for Spring storytimes, beginning Monday, January 9, and continuing through the week of May 7th 2012. A variety of storytimes will be held at the Civic Center Library and Rincon Branch Library:
Civic Center Library –
  • Baby/Toddler: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
  • “Pajama-time” Family Storytimes: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Rincon Branch Library (Hora del Cuento Bilingüe) –
  • Baby/Toddler: Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information, pick up a storytime schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries, or consult the website: www.livermorelibrary.net.
2012 Job Search Kick-Off Jan 5
Thursday

10:00am-2:00pm

Main Library

The Free2 Succeed Job Center is hosting a workshop for job seekers on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms. Sponsored by Peninsula Works T.O.O.L.S. (Transition * Options * Opportunities * Learning * Services) and the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, this program consists of two exciting components:
  • One-on-one focused assistance in the areas of resume critique, interviewing skills, and labor market information in Community Room A.
  • Careers in Clean Energy Discussion in Community Room B - Moderated by Raya Zion of the Alameda Workforce Investment Board, a panel of experts from local clean energy companies will discuss employment strategies and job trends in the Clean Energy industry for 2012 and beyond.

For more information, please contact David Dias at ddias@smchsa.org or (650) 802-3343.

The Great Cupcake Challenge! Jan 8
Sunday

2:00-3:30pm

Main Library

Calling all teens in middle school and high school! Find your favorite teen book and cupcake recipe and get ready to enter “The Great Cupcake Challenge!” at the Livermore Public Library on Sunday, January 8, 2012, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, in the Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore.

Choose a favorite book that you have recently read. Make one dozen cupcakes and decorate each one to depict an aspect of your favorite book. Bring the cupcakes to the library on the day of the event. To receive extra points, you may adapt a recipe from a library cookbook. Bring the library’s cookbook and your cupcakes to the competition. In addition, you can receive extra points for adding a special ingredient that relates to your book. Fun prizes and a gift card from a Livermore bakery, Let’em Eat Cake, will be awarded.

For questions or more information, please call Sandy at 925-373-5500 ext. 5583, or visit the library website: www.livermorelibrary.net

Pajama-Time Family Storytime Jan 9
Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 27
Mondays

7:00pm

Main Library

Come join us for “Pajama-Time” Family Storytimes at the Civic Center Library on Monday nights, January 9 through May 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. The themes for the January and February Family Storytimes are as follows. (Please note that the Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, and on Monday, February 20, for Presidents’ Day, so no storytimes will be held on those dates.)
  • Monday, January 9: STORYTIME TO GO! We start off a brand-new year of Family Storytimes by pushing the pedal to the metal, with lots of funny tales of cars and trucks, and other things that go!
  • Monday, January 23: STORYTIME ‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME—it’s another moo-ving experience at Family Storytime, as we gather the herd for stories about silly cows—and we plan to milk them for all they are worth!
  • Monday, January 30: ONCE UPON A STORYTIME—wear some comfortable pajamas and hear some comfortable, familiar stories—but with a nice twist here and there, of course!
  • Monday, February 6: STORYTIME IS A ZOO—it’s zoo-time before bedtime, as we share both straightforward and silly books about zoos and some of the animals who live in them
  • Monday, February 13: A HIGH-FLYING STORYTIME—pajamas and aviator glasses might be just the right attire for a storytime all about planes and flying. Bring plenty of co-pilots!
  • Monday, February 27: FROGGY GOES TO STORYTIME—c’mon, get hoppy, and bring the tadpoles along to share some books about frogs! Watch how you park; we wouldn’t want to see you toad!

These programs will be held in the Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information, pick up a storytime schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries

 

Fjord to Fjell: Visit Norway Jan 12
Thursday

1:30-2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Ellen Bell will show digital photographs of her recent vacation in Norway.

Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. For additional information please call 925 373-5500.

ASL (American Sign Language) Storytimes for Deaf Children Jan 17
Feb 21
March 20
April 17
May 15
Tuesday

7:00pm

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library is offering a new program for the New Year – ASL storytimes for deaf children! Melinda Harrison Jones, a Livermore resident and teacher from the California School for the Deaf, will be presenting these special storytimes. The ASL storytimes will be held at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, January through May, 2012. Specific dates are: January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17, and May 15, 2012.

All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information, or visit the website at www.livermorelibrary.net.

Baby Storytimes Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 7
Feb 14
Feb 21
Tuesdays

11:00am

Main Library

Livermore Public Library presents special story times for “pre-walkers”. These 20-minute programs are for you and your baby to bond through books, songs, and gentle tickles. Be sure to stay after the storytimes and visit with other moms/dads and babies.

These babies-only programs will take place every Tuesday, at 11 a.m., from January 17 through February 21, 2012.

All programs will take place in the Children’s Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, and are free of charge. For further information, please contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504

Paws to Read Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 1
Feb 8
Feb 15
Feb 22
Feb 29
Mar 7
Wednesdays

7:00pm

Main Library

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the Paws to Read program, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, at no charge, might be the solution.

The Paws to Read program matches elementary-aged beginner readers with trained and certified dogs in a non-judgmental environment. For 25 minutes, your child will read to their furry friend with the dog’s owner quietly looking on to help with any tricky words. Programs of this type have been successful across the country, and testimonials from Livermore parents have been extremely positive.

The Spring program for 2012 will start with a series at the Civic Center Library, as follows:
• Wednesdays, January 18-March 7, 7 p.m. (two sessions, 7-7:25 and 7:35-8 p.m.). Registration for this series begins Monday, January 9th.
Children may register for up to three sessions during the Spring series, as space allows. Drop-ins may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets.

For more information about the Civic Center series or to register, please call the Livermore Public Library’s Children’s Desk at 925-373-5504.

Celebrity Jeep Jan 21
Sat

12-4pm

Main Library

A “celebrity” jeep will make an appearance at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 12-4pm in the library plaza. This 1944 GPW Ford Jeep is owned by Dave Miller from San Ramon, and has starred in the TV series M*A*S*H, and the movies Patton and Tora! Tora! Tora! Dave, a retired Oakland firefighter, will be available to answer questions about his famous jeep, to chat about its history and discuss the role of jeeps in World War II. This event is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring John Hersey’s book A Bell for Adano, which takes place in Italy during World War II. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2012. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.
Kick Off Livermore Reads Together 212 with KQED host Michael Krasny Jan 22
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

A special Kick-Off Event for Livermore Reads Together 2012: A Bell for Adano will take place at 2pm on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Michael Krasney, host of KQED’s popular talk show Forum, will present his musings on John Hersey’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Bell for Adano. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and seating opportunities, as space within the room is limited and not guaranteed.

In 1942 reporter Hersey was sent to the Mediterranean theater of war, where he filed a story for Life on the American military government in Licata, Sicily. A year later he transformed his magazine article into a debut novel. Each person mentioned in the article became a character in the novel, and each incident he reported became a plot point. Hersey added a character based on General Patton, changed the name of the town, and created the central motif of the village bell. A Bell for Adano was published on February 7, 1944.

Before coming to KQED Public Radio in 1993, Dr. Krasny hosted a night-time talk program for KGO Radio and co-anchored the weekly KGO television show Nightfocus. He hosted Bay TV's Take Issue, a nightly news analysis show, programs for KQED Public Television, KRON television, and NPR, and did news commentary for KTVU television. He has also served as host of NPR's Talk of the Nation.

Since 1970, he has been a professor of English at San Francisco State University and has taught at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest, and Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life, coauthor of the textbook Sound Ideas, and creator of the DVD presentation Masterpieces of Short Fiction. He is a widely published scholar and literary critic, a fiction writer, and a guest and frequent interviewer on the City Arts & Lectures stage. He has worked widely as a facilitator and host in the corporate sector and as moderator for a host of major nonprofit events.

Dr. Krasny has interviewed many of the leading newsmakers and cultural icons of our time, including former President Jimmy Carter, Cesar Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Francis Ford Coppola, Don DeLillo, Newt Gingrich, Vice President Al Gore, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, President Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Redford, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Updike, and countless others. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including The S.Y. Agnon Gold Medal for Intellectual Distinction, The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism, The Inclusiveness in Media Award from The National Conference for Community and Justice, and a Koret Foundation Fellowship. He has also been named best talk show host by Focus magazine, a number of Bay Area newspapers, The San Francisco Publicity Club, and Citysearch. Dr. Krasny received his B.A. (Cum Laude) and M.A. degrees from Ohio University,where he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his Ph.D. degree from The University of Wisconsin.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring John Hersey’s book A Bell for Adano, which takes place in Italy during World War II. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2012. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Writing Club for Young Adults Jan 26
Feb 23
Mar 29
April 26
Thursdays

6:30-8:00pm

Main Library

Have you ever written--or wanted to write--a story, novel, song, poem, or play? Young adults, ages 12- 21, are invited to join The Writing Club at the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center. The Writing Club will meet once a month on Thursdays, January 26, February 23, March 29, and April 26, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, for a fun-filled evening of writing with author J.L. Powers! This free event will take place in the Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore.

Take your writing a step further as you learn about publishing your works and how to expand your writing horizons. Write and edit each other’s work while making friends and having fun!

For more information, please visit TEEN SPACE on the library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net, or contact Sandy at 925-373-5500, extension 5583.

 

 

 

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