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January 2013

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2013 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

1  New Year's Day
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:00
Moon:
21:31 -- 09:42

 

2
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:00
Moon:
22:31 -- 10:13

Frosty's Magic Hat
   Puppet Show

    10:30am 

3
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:01
Moon:
23:34 -- 10:44

Rhonda Vincent
     7:30pm

 

4  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:02
Moon:
xx:xx -- 11:17

 

5
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:03
Moon:
00:38 -- 11:52

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Art Meets Poetry,
  East Meets West Reception

    12:30-4:00pm

Happy Birthday Elvis
     8:00pm

 

6
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:04
Moon:
01:45 -- 12:32

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Happy Birthday Elvis
     2:00pm

 

7
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:05
Moon:
02:53 -- 13:18

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am
Baby Story Time
    11:30am 
Pajamatime Story Time
    7:00pm 
 

 

8
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:06
Moon:
04:01 -- 14:12

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am

 

9
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:07
Moon:
05:07 -- 15:13

Preschool Story Time
    10:30am

Children's Book Club
  2nd & 3rd Grades
    4:00pm to 5:00pm 

eBook Assistance
  iPad & iPohone

    1:00-3:00pm

10
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:08
Moon:
06:07 -- 16:21

Library Event:
  Travels to Peru

    1:30-2:30pm 

11  New Moon
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:09
Moon:
07:00 -- 17:32

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Baby/Toddler Story Time
    10:30am Rincon
Preschool Story Time
    11:00am Rincon

Children's Book Club
  4th & 5th Grade
 
    4:00-5:00pm

 

12
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:10
Moon:
07:46 -- 18:43

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-7:00

Tom Wopat
     8:00pm

 

 

13
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:11
Moon:
08:27 -- 19:52

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-6:00

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

 

 

14
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:12
Moon:
09:02 -- 20:58

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am
Baby Story Time
    11:30am 
Pajamatime Story Time
    7:00pm 
 

 

15
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:13
Moon:
09:35 -- 22:02

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am

 

16
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:14
Moon:
10:07 -- 23:03

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Preschool Story Time
    10:30am
eBook Assistance
  Nook

    1:00-3:00pm 
Paws to Read
    3:00 or 3:35pm

17
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:15
Moon:
10:38 -- xx:xx

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Writing Club for Young Adults
    6:30-8:00pm 

 

18  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:16
Moon:
11:11 -- 00:02

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Baby/Toddler Story Time
    10:30am Rincon
Preschool Story Time
    11:00am Rincon

Fall Craft Programs
    3:30-4:30 Rincon

 

19
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:17
Moon:
11:45 -- 01:00

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-7:00

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

The Full Monte
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

 

 

20
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:18
Moon:
12:22 -- 01:56

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-6:00

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

The Full Monte
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

 

21   Martin Luther King Day
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:19
Moon:
13:03 -- 02:51

 

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-6:00

Baby Story Time
    11:30am 
Pajamatime Story Time
    7:00pm 
 

 

22
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:20
Moon:
13:48 -- 03:43

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am

Computer Training
  Internet for Beginners

    6:00-8:00pm

Gary Mule Deer
     7:30pm

 

23
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:21
Moon:
14:37 -- 04:32

Preschool Story Time
    10:30am

eBook Assistance
  Kindle

    1:00-3:00pm
Paws to Read
    3:00 or 3:35pm

Cash Mob - Lvr DwnTwn
     6:00pm

International Guitar Night
     7:30pm 

24
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:22
Moon:
15:30 -- 05:17

 

25
Sun:
07:16 -- 17:24
Moon:
16:26 -- 05:59

Baby/Toddler Story Time
    10:30am Rincon
Preschool Story Time
    11:00am Rincon

Spa & Outdoor Patio Show
     12:00 to 8:00

The Full Monte
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep
   RENT

     8:00pm

 

26  Full Moon
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:25
Moon:
17:24 -- 06:37

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Spa & Outdoor Patio Show
     10:00 to 8:00

Science on Saturday
   Detecting Pathogen DNA

     9:30 & 11:15am

The Full Monte
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep
   RENT

     8:00pm

 

27
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:26
Moon:
18:24 -- 07:13

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Spa & Outdoor Patio Show
     12:00 to 6:00

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

The Full Monte
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep
   RENT

     2:00pm

Mary Roach -
   Packing for Mars

     2:00pm

 

28
Sun:
07:14 -- 17:27
Moon:
19:24 -- 07:45

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am
Baby Story Time
    11:30am 
Pajamatime Story Time
    7:00pm 
 

 

29
Sun:
07:13 -- 17:28
Moon:
20:25 -- 08:17

Lapsit Story Time
    10:30am

Computer Training
  Searching the Internet

    6:00-8:00pm

Avner the Eccentric
     7:00pm

 

30
Sun:
07:12 -- 17:29
Moon:
21:27 -- 08:48

Preschool Story Time
    10:30am

eBook Assistance
  all types

    1:00-3:00pm 
Paws to Read
    3:00 or 3:35pm

31
Sun:
07:11 -- 17:30
Moon:
22:31 -- 09:20

 

All Month:

Art Meets Poetry,
  East Meets West
  Artwork at the Livermore Library

 
Other Months
        November 2012 December 2012
January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2012-2013 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 2013 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 Ravenswood Docent Tours
Niles Canyon Railway Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Rhonda Vincent


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 3
Thursday

 

 

 

Rhonda Vincent
Crowned the “new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, Rhonda Vincent captivates audiences as much with her engaging personality that blends downhome sincerity with big city style, as with her stellar musicianship and vocals. Playing a range of instruments from fiddle to mandolin, Vincent’s contemporary approach to the classic bluegrass sound has earned her five Grammy nominations and dozens of other awards. Joined by her band The Rage, Vincent’s hard-driving, high-energy shows are a favorite at hundreds of bluegrass festivals every year.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $54/$43/$34  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  - Rhonda Vincent Website   -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Happy Birthday Elvis!  With Jim Anderson & the Rebels


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 5-6
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Elvis! With Jim Anderson & the Rebels
Jim Anderson and the Rebels return with the early (1954-1966) hits of Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock and more. Jim’s appearance last year at the Firehouse sold out in record-breaking time, so get your tickets early to make sure you’ve got a seat for the Birthday festivities.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Saturday:  8:00pm.  Sunday:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15;  Child: $12;  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
RV and Boat Show
 

 

 


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Jan 11-21
Friday
- full week -
Monday

 

 

 

23rd Annual Manufacturer's RV and Boat Show
RV's Gas and Diesel, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Truck Campers, Teardrops, Boats! FIT ALL budgets!
Vendors with Parts and Accessories, Local Campground Memberships, Scooters, RV Rentals, Diesel Motors and Accessories, RV Restore and 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, Mon Jan 21 11am-6pm , Senior Wed 2 for 1
Admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors (65+); children 16 & under;  $8 parking. Discounts of RVshow site
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, RVshow site or 925-931-1890.
 
Tom Wopat


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 12
Saturday

 

 

 

Tom Wopat
Tom Wopat has been acclaimed as the keeper of the flame of the Sinatra tradition. His relaxed and luminous vocals lend a crooner’s touch to music from jazz classics to popular songs. Although known for his starring role in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard and twice nominated for a Tony Award for his work on Broadway, Wopat calls jazz his first love. His rich baritone and natural sense of swing are a perfect fit for such popular favorites as But Not for Me and Over the Rainbow. Wopat is so charismatic and versatile he can lock in a lyric and lasso an audience at the same time.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $54/$43/$34  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Tom Wopat Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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The Full Monty - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater Main Stage

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 19,20
Jan 25,26,27
Feb 1,2,3
Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

The Full Monte - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater - Main Stage
Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their “Girls’ Night Out,” unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship, and the ability to have fun.

As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, and feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the courage to face their demons and overcome them.
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: $38 Regular, $36 Seniors (60+), $28 Juniors (under 18).
   Season Tickets for Main Stage (West Side Story, The Full Monty, Oliver!):  adults 18-59 $97.50; seniors 60+ $92.00; juniors 0-17 $60.00
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Gary Mule Deer


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 22
Tuesday

 

 

 

Gary Mule Deer
With his unique blend of music and humor, Gary Mule Deer’s performance has been described as “like watching Johnny Cash and Keith Richards getting drunk with Jack Benny.” It’s an experience that has kept audiences laughing, filling venues from the Grand Ole Opry to London’s Royal Albert Hall. Gary Mule Deer claims he only started telling jokes one night when he ran out of music, but whether fans turn up for his amiable style of country music or his hilarious offbeat commentary, they’ve been coming back for decades and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $54/$43/$34  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Gary Mule Deer Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Cash Mob - Livermore Downtown

 


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Jan 23
Wednesday

4th Wed of each month

 

Cash Mob - Livermore Downtown
Join us the 4th Wednesday of every month for our Livermore Downtown Cash Mobs!

Meet at the Livermore Downtown Association our office, 22 S. L Street, in the Historic Railroad Depot building, by 6:00PM. We draw the name of the lucky shopping location at that time and then we descend upon them and SHOP!!

Come prepared to spend at least $20.00 to show our appreciation for our businesses bringing their talents to our downtown. It's fun seeing how this National Movement makes a difference in strengthening locally owned, independent businesses!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6:00pm
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

International Guitar Night


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 23
Wednesday

 

 

 

International Guitar Night
For more than 15 years, guitarist Brian Gore has united some of the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists in a unique and intimate event that highlights collaboration and creativity. Each year, Gore invites three guitarists to present their latest works, then perform together sharing musical ideas and exploring the diversity of the acoustic guitar world. Joining Gore in 2013 are Scotland’s Martin Taylor, known for his smooth chord-melody style, rhythmic master Solorazaf from Madagascar, and Brazilian guitarist Guinga, whose fluid style complements his lyrical songs.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $43/$34/$23  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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Spa and Outdoor Patio Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Jan 25-27
Fri-Sun

 

Spa and Outdoor Patio Show
Spas, Swim Spa, Patio Furniture, BBQ Island, Outdoor Kitchen, And Sauna Show

Spas, Swim Spas, Patio Furniture, Barbeque Islands, and Saunas,
With hundreds and hundreds of models to choose from you'll be certain to find exactly what your looking for.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri 12pm - 8pm, Sat 10am - 8pm, Sun 10am - 6pm
Admission:   Free.   Parking $8.00
More info:  http://www.spapoolandbbqshow.com/     or Fairgrounds web site
 

Pacific Coast Repertory Theater Presents RENT


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 25,26,27
Feb 1,2,3
Feb10,11,12
Fri-Fun

 

 

 

Pacific Coast Repertory Theater Presents RENT
BROADWAY’S SMASH HIT! Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Sponsor: Pacific Coast Repertory Theater
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri & Sat:  8:00pm.  Sunday: 2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $33/$29/$18;  Senior & Child: $29/$24/$17
More info: www.firehousearts.org - Pacific Coast Repertory Theater
 
LLNL Science on Saturday - Detecting Pathogen DNA: Making Medical Diagnostics Fast, Accurate, & Cheap

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 26
Feb 2
Feb 16
Feb 23

Saturday

 

 

 

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

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures for 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. These presentations are offered in several locations. See the schedule below to find locations nearest to you.

Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance. See the schedule for the starting times of each presentation, and a map to the venue. Seating is limited. Please come early to ensure that you will find a seat.

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.

LLNL Science on Saturday -
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Detecting Pathogen DNA:  Making Medical Diagnostics Fast, Accurate, & Cheap  - January 26
Presenter: Reg Beer, Teacher: Erin McKay (Tracy High School)

When a killer infection spreads in the movies, the Doctors triage and isolate the patients while a medical biologist races to diagnose the illness and find a cure. Inevitably a national emergency follows as the virus or bacteria wipe out an unsuspecting population. While this may be Hollywood's vision, at LLNL we are developing tools to identify the organism in a few minutes so that Doctors can be certain of the need for antibiotics, patient isolation, or additional intervention.
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The Extreme X-ray Universe: Discover Science with NASA's NuSTAR Mission  - Feb 2
Presenter: Michael Pivovaroff, William Craig, Teacher: Tom Shefler (Granada High School)

NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft, launched in June of 2012, uses technology developed in part by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to take pictures of the sky in the most energetic X-rays ever to be focused. NuSTAR is performing ground-breaking observations of some of the most energetic and enigmatic objects including black holes and the remnants of stellar explosions. We will talk about the innovative technology at the heart of NuSTAR as well as discuss some of the exciting science results from the first few months of NuSTAR's mission.
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Medical Radar: Next Generation Life Saving Medical Diagnostic Devices - Feb 16
Presenter: John Chang,  Teacher: Dean Reese (Tracy High School)

We live in a time where miraculous medical discoveries are occurring all the time. Regrettably many of the miracle tools, because of their size and complexity, are confined to state of the art medical centers in large cities. In this lecture we will present our efforts to build new medical tools in our hope to help save lives in remote and hard to reach places in the world. We will present our efforts to build medical tools to determine life threatening traumatic injuries to the head and torso by using the Micropower Ultrwideband Impulse Radar (MUIR).
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The 'Bio' in Biofuels: New Energy from Ancient Life - Feb 23
Presenter: Michael Thelen, Rhonda Stuart, Teacher: Ken Wedel (Tracy High School)

The most ancient forms of life - bacteria - are exceptionally tiny organisms, yet they have contributed in big ways to our planet. Although long recognized for causing disease, microbes have had a tremendous impact on our survival, and now can help us solve some of our urgent energy problems. Unlike fossil fuels, the microbial production of biofuels represents a new source of energy that can be constantly renewed.
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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

Avner the Eccentric


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 29
Tuesday

 

 

 

Avner the Eccentric
A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. He solves problems in ways that have to be seen to be believed ... and have audiences eating out of his hand. Known for his scene-stealing portrayal of the holy man in The Jewel of the Nile, Avner has been described as “a clown for the thinking man.”A mime, an acrobat, and a juggler, his sleight-of-hand tricks and nonsensical interactions with awkward props make everyday moments absurdly comic and defy all barriers of age, language or culture.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission:   $43/$34/$23  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Avner the Eccentric Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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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
Art Meets Poetry,

East Meets West

All Month

Reception: Jan 5
Sat

12:30-4:00pm

Main Library

The 7th annual East Meets West exhibit, featuring paintings, photographs, sculpture and poetry, will be on display during the month of January at the Livermore Library’s Civic Center Gallery. The public is invited to meet the artists and view the works at a reception with “east meets west” refreshments on Saturday, January 5th from 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Livermore artist Lily Xu originated East Meets West in 2007 to celebrate paintings from both Asian and Western traditions. Over the years, she has expanded the mission to include more contemporary-style work and art in various mediums, poetry being added in 2011. In addition to Xu’s paintings, this year’s exhibit includes works of art by Bill Paskewitz, the late Merilyn “Tilli” Calhoun, Walter Davies, Kurt Fehlberg and Katie Caulk; as well as poetry by Livermore’s Poet Laureate Cher Wollard, Jim Curcuro and Kay Speaks.

The Livermore Civic Center Public Library is located at 1188 South Livermore Avenue. The library is open Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information call 925-373-5500.

Frosty's Magic Hat Puppet Show Jan 2
Wed

10:30am

Main Library

Join the laughter and fun on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 as the Livermore Public Library presents Tony Borders and his puppets in, “Frosty’s Magic Hat!” The program begins at 10:30am in the Storytime Room of the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore.

A little girl makes a snowman, and then finds once she puts a hat on its head, she has a magical new friend! This special winter puppet show by performer Tony Borders offers wonder and laughs, along with music, poetry, magic, ventriloquism and plenty of fun!
Recommended for 4th grade and under. No registration required.

For more information, please contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504, or visit the Livermore Public Library website at: www.livermorelibrary.net

Baby Storytimes Jan 7,14,21,28
Feb 4,11,18,25
Mar 4,11,18,25
Apr 1,8,15,22, 29
May 6
Mondays

11:30am

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. Plan to stay after and visit with other moms/dads and babies. Baby Storytime runs as follows:
Mondays, January 7 through May 6, at 11:30am with “Stay and Play” until 12:30pm.

This program will take place in the Children’s Craft 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, or consult the website: www.livermorelibrary.net .

Storytime See Description

 

Come join us at the Livermore Public Library for Spring storytimes, beginning Monday, January 7, 2013, and continuing through the week of May 10, 2013. A variety of storytimes will be held at the Civic Center and Rincon branches:
Civic Center Library – 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore
• Baby Only (Pre-Walkers): Mondays at 11:30 a.m. “Stay and Play” until 12:30pm.
• Lapsit : Mondays and Tuesdays 10:30am. “Stay and Play” until 11:30am on Tuesdays only.
• Preschool: Wednesdays 10:30am. Preschool storytimes are suitable for ages 4 through 6.
• “Pajamatime” Family storytimes: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Rincon Branch (Hora del Cuento Bilingüe) – 725 Rincon Avenue, Livermore
• 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.

Children's Book Club

2nd and 3rd
Grades

Jan 9
Wed
(2nd Wed through March)

4:00 to 5:00pm

Main Library

Calling all readers in second and third grades! The Livermore Public Library invites you to join Mr. Jonathan Hamilton for an afternoon of reading, book discussion and fun at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore. This free book club will meet from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, the second Wednesday of each month from November 2012 through March 2013, in the Storytime Room.

On the first club meeting, Mr. Hamilton will present several books for nomination. Book club participants will decide which book to read as a group. Each participant will obtain a copy of the chosen book and then read it.

Registration is required. Bring a friend and enjoy the fun!
To register for this program or for more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

eBook Assistance Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Wed

1:00-3:00pm

Main Library

Livermore Public Library staff will offer help on using eBooks from the library with various eReaders and devices at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, during the month of January 2013. On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons beginning January 9, 2013, community members may bring in the eReader, tablet, smartphone or device targeted in the listed workshop and receive individual help on finding, checking out and downloading eBooks from the library. There is no charge for these events.

Workshop attendees are being asked to bring their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to the January 9th session between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. On January 16, 2013, Nook users may receive help from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Kindle owners may drop in from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on January 23, 2013 to get started with library ebooks. The last session will take place on January 30, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and is for those who have any type of eReader, tablet or smartphone. All those who attend these workshops should be familiar with their devices, and bring their Apple, Barnes & Noble and/or Amazon account information. For more information, please contact Information Services at 925-373-5505.

Travels to Peru with Marilyn and Jack Jan 10
Thurs

1:30-2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Marilyn and Jack Cutting will show photographs of their adventures in Peru, which include Lima, the Amazon, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. 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.
Children's Book Club

4th & 5th
Graders

Jan 11
Friday
(2nd Friday through Jan 2013)

4:00 to 5:00pm

Main Library

Calling all readers in fourth and fifth grades! The Livermore Public Library invites you to join Ms. Rebecca Hart for an hour of book discussion and fun at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore. This free book club will meet from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, the second Friday of each month from September 14, 2012 through January 11, 2013, in the Storytime Room.

At the first club meeting, Ms. Hart will present several books for nomination. Book club participants will decide which book to read as a group. Each participant will obtain a copy of the chosen book and then read it.

Registration is required. Bring a friend and enjoy the fun! To register for this program or for more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

Paws to Read Jan 16,23,30
Feb 6,13,20,27
Mar 6
Wednesdays

7:00-7:25pm
7:35-8:00pm

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, 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 Paws to Read at the Civic Center Library is as follows:
• January 16, 2013 through March 6, 2013.
• There are two sessions every Wednesday. The first session is from 7:00pm- 7:25pm. The second session is from 7:35pm- 8:00pm.
• Registration begins Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
Children may register for up to three sessions during the Spring program, 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.

 

Writing Club for Young Adults Jan 17
Feb 21
Mar 21
April 18
Thursdays

6:30-8:30pm

Main Library

Do you dabble in writing and want to polish your skills? Have you always longed to compose a story, poem, or play? Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting out, join published Young Adult author J.L. Powers at Livermore Public Library for the Writing Club for Young Adults. The Club will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursdays, January 17, February 21, March, 21, and April 18, 2013 in the Storytime Room at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore. The event is free and no registration is required.

For more information, please visit TEEN SPACE on the library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net, or contact Jennifer at 925-373-5500, extension 5576.

Fall Craft Programs Sept 21
Oct 19
Nov 21
Dec 21

Jan 18
Friday

3:30-4:30pm

Rincon Library
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Oct 30
Nov 21
Dec 19
Tuesday

12:00-5:00pm

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library presents the following free children’s craft programs for the Fall 2012 season:
• Rincon Library: 725 Rincon Avenue, Livermore:
    September 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30pm - BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFT
    October 19, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm- 4:30pm -FALL CRAFT
    November 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30 pm – THANKSGIVING CRAFT
    December 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30pm- WINTER CRAFT
    January 18, 2013, Drop in from 3:30pm -4:30pm – WINTER CRAFT
The Rincon Library has regular craft days the third Friday of every month from October through December 2012 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

• Civic Center Library: 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore:
    October 30, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm – FALL CRAFT
    November 21, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm- THANKSGIVING CRAFT
    December19, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm- WINTER CRAFT

Crafts are designed for children in grades Pre K- 5. No registration necessary.
For more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or the Rincon Library at (925) 373-5540, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

 

Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars Jan 27
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

A special Kick-Off Event for Livermore Reads Together 2013 featuring Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void will take place at 2pm on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and seating opportunities, as space within the room is limited and not guaranteed for this free event. Books will be available for purchase.

Author Mary Roach is game for just about anything. In Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, she explored the postmortem life of human bodies donated for scientific research. For her second book, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Roach investigated reincarnation, clairvoyants, near-death experiences, and more. Roach delved into sex research, sexual devices, and the scandal of William Masters and Virginia Johnson for her third book, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.

In Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Roach turns her insatiable curiosity to the physical and mental challenges astronauts face during space flight and scientists’ attempts to find solutions to those vexing problems. When they couldn't gather necessary collision data from crash dummies, Orion spacecraft engineers used dead bodies. Roach describes the engineers' efforts to put a freshly thawed cadaver into a mock spacecraft: ''Think of wrestling a comatose drunk into a taxicab.” Roach displays her trademark aplomb when discussing human waste disposal and nausea control. She even volunteered for a spin on NASA's ''Vomit Comet,'' a C-9 transport plane modified to fly in parabolas and simulate the experience of weightlessness outside of orbit.

Roach doesn’t shy away from touchy subjects, and she won’t spare any details, no matter how intimate, bizarre, or macabre they may be. In the San Francisco Chronicle, Reyhan Harmanci declared Roach has "carved out a niche for herself writing irreverently about science for a general audience.” Mary Roach says, "I try to be a massive filtration system, filtering out the less interesting parts up front and condensing it down to the weirdest and funnest parts."

Mary Roach is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex; and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. Packing for Mars is a New York Times Editor's Choice and was chosen as the San Francisco 2011 One City, One Book selection. Stiff has been translated into 17 languages, and Spook was a New York Times Notable Book. Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, New Scientist, The New York Times Book Review, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside, among others. She serves as a member of the Mars Institute's Advisory Board and the Usage Panel of American Heritage Dictionary. She was the guest editor of the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing and a winner of the American Engineering Societies' Engineering Journalism Award, in a category for which, let's be honest, she was the sole entrant.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. 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 2013. 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. For additional events check the library’s website at www.livermorelibrary.net.

Computer Training Jan 22
Jan 29
Tuesday

6:00-8:00pm

Main Library
Meeting room B

The library is offering free internet computer training classes during January 2013.

Learn basic Internet skills at the Internet for Beginners class on Tuesday, January 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, and continue a week later with Searching the Internet on Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Classes are hands on, first come first served and take place in Community Meeting Room B. For further information call 373-5505.

 

 

 

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