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January 2014

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Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2014 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
 

1  New Moon
  New Year's Day
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
07:19 -- 17:49

 

2
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:00
Moon:
08:10 -- 19:01

 

3
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:01
Moon:
08:56 -- 20:13

 

4
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:02
Moon:
09:36 -- 21:23

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Steppin Up: All 4 One Cause
     2:00 & 7:00

 

 

5
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:03
Moon:
10:13 -- 22:30

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

 

 

6
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:04
Moon:
10:48 -- 23:35

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time

     10:30a to 10:50a
     11:30a to 11:50a 

Lvr Library Storytime
   Pajamatime (all ages)

     7:00p 

7  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:05
Moon:
11:23 -- xx:xx

Lvr Library Storytime
   Babies (Pre-Walkers)

     10:30a to 10:45a

 

8
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:06
Moon:
11:58 -- 00:37

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club

     10:30a to 11:00a  

9
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:06
Moon:
12:34 -- 01:38

Lvr Library Storytime
   All Ages - Springtown

     10:30a to 11:00a 

Armchair Travelers
   The Lincoln Highway

     1:30 to 2:30p

10
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:07
Moon:
13:13 -- 02:36

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time - Rincon

     10:30a to 10:50a

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club - Rincon

     11:00a to 11:30a  

Broadway Chorus
   Sings Your Favorites!

     8:00p

Ricky Nelson Remembered
   8:00pm 

11
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:08
Moon:
13:55 -- 03:32

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-7:00

Wailin' Jennys
     8:00pm

The Special Consensus
     8:00pm

Broadway Chorus
   Sings Your Favorites!

     8:00p 

12
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:09
Moon:
14:41 -- 04:25

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-6:00

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Wyrick Chamber Players
     2:00pm

Broadway Chorus
   Sings Your Favorites!

     2:00p

 

 

13
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:10
Moon:
15:29 -- 05:15

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time

     10:30a to 10:50a
     11:30a to 11:50a 

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Lvr Library Storytime
   Pajamatime (all ages)

     7:00p 

 

14
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:11
Moon:
16:21 -- 06:00

Lvr Library Storytime
   Babies (Pre-Walkers)

     10:30a to 10:45a 

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

15  Full Moon
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:12
Moon:
17:14 -- 06:42

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club

     10:30a to 11:00a   

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

16
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:14
Moon:
18:08 -- 07:20

Lvr Library Storytime
   All Ages - Springtown

     10:30a to 11:00a  

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

17
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:15
Moon:
19:04 -- 07:54

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time - Rincon

     10:30a to 10:50a

RV and Boat Show
     11:00-7:00

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club - Rincon

     11:00a to 11:30a  

 

18
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:16
Moon:
19:59 -- 08:26

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-7:00

The Drowsy Chaperone
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

 

 

19
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:17
Moon:
20:55 -- 08:57

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 Drowsy Chaperone
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

 

20   Martin Luther King Day
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:18
Moon:
21:52 -- 09:27

RV and Boat Show
     10:00-6:00

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time

     10:30a to 10:50a
     11:30a to 11:50a 

Lvr Library Storytime
   Pajamatime (all ages)

     7:00p 

 

21
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:19
Moon:
22:50 -- 09:58

Lvr Library Storytime
   Babies (Pre-Walkers)

     10:30a to 10:45a 

22
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:20
Moon:
23:49 -- 10:30

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club

     10:30a to 11:00a  

International Guitar Night
     7:30pm 

23  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:21
Moon:
xx:xx -- 11:04

Lvr Library Storytime
   All Ages - Springtown

     10:30a to 11:00a  

24
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:22
Moon:
00:51 -- 11:43

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time - Rincon

     10:30a to 10:50a

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club - Rincon

     11:00a to 11:30a  

A Chorus Line
     8:00pm 

The Drowsy Chaperone
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

25
Sun:
07:16 -- 17:23
Moon:
01:54 -- 12:27

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

A Chorus Line
     8:00pm 

The Drowsy Chaperone
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

 

 

26
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:24
Moon:
02:57 -- 13:18

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

A Chorus Line
     2:00pm 

The Drowsy Chaperone
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

Livermore Reads Together
   Kickoff

     2:00p

 

 

27
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:25
Moon:
04:00 -- 14:17

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time

     10:30a to 10:50a
     11:30a to 11:50a 

Lvr Library Storytime
   Pajamatime (all ages)

     7:00p 

 

28
Sun:
07:14 -- 17:27
Moon:
04:59 -- 15:23

Lvr Library Storytime
   Babies (Pre-Walkers)

     10:30a to 10:45a

Mike Montemerlo
   Google Self Driving Car
   Rae Dorough Speaker Series

     7:30pm

 

29
Sun:
07:13 -- 17:28
Moon:
05:54 -- 16:33

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club

     10:30a to 11:00a  

30  New Moon
Sun:
07:12 -- 17:29
Moon:
06:43 -- 17:46

Lvr Library Storytime
   All Ages - Springtown

     10:30a to 11:00a 

31
Sun:
07:12 -- 17:30
Moon:
07:27 -- 18:58

Lvr Library Storytime
   Toddler Time - Rincon

     10:30a to 10:50a

Lvr Library Storytime
   3 and Up Club - Rincon

     11:00a to 11:30a  

A Chorus Line
     8:00pm 

The Drowsy Chaperone
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm 

 
Other Months
        November 2013 December 2013
January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014
July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2013-2014 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 2014 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

 

   
Steppin' Up: All 4 One Cause


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 4
Sat

 

 

 

Steppin' Up: All 4 One Cause
A benefit for Sleep Train Foster Care children and families, Steppin’ Up is a spectacular showcase of all types of dance styles. The performance will have a fusion of four different acts: Broadway Tribute, Salsa Fever, Urban Funk, and a piece dedicated to the children. Reception immediately following both shows to meet and greet the performers. Learn more about Foster Care in our community. Dessert/candy bar available for purchase.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm & 7:00pm
Admission:  $26/$22/$18;  Students (17 & under) & Seinors: $15
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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Broadway Chorus Sings Your Favorites! - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre


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Jan 10-12
Fri-Sun

Broadway Chorus Sings Your Favorites!  - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Dying to know which musicals won last spring's audience survey of your favorite Broadway musicals? The wait is over, the votes have been tallied and the results are in!

Come listen as TVRT's Broadway Chorus "Sings Your Favorites!" on January 10, 11 & 12, 2014. This concert is sure to be an audience pleaser, after all, YOU picked the music! And, it wouldn't be a Broadway Chorus concert without the Broadway Kids, who will join in with their favorite songs from your favorite musicals.

While Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert take a break to pursue educational and career goals, Glen Riggs, Broadway Kids Director, will take over as Interim Music Director of Broadway Chorus. Glen is familiar to chorus and audience alike. He started singing with the chorus in 1992, and he's been a featured singer for several seasons. The chorus also welcomes interim accompanist Chris Erwin, whose experience includes a stint with California State University East Bay Theater Department.

Tickets are available by calling 925.462.2121, by visiting the TVRT Broadway Chorus website at www.broadwaychorus.org, or by purchasing them at the door. Tickets are $18, $17 for seniors 60 and over, and $10 for juniors under 18.

Use the code word "FAVE" and get ten percent off the ticket price.

So go like "greased lightning" to get your tickets...that's the only hint we're giving you!

Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Amador Theatre, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinee: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $18;  Seniors (60+): $17, Juniors (0-17): $10
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre - www.broadwaychorus.org

Ricky Nelson Remembered Featureing Matthew and Gunnar Nelson


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 10
Friday

 

 

 

Ricky Nelson Remembered Featureing Matthew and Gunnar Nelson
He is the only artist to have a #1 Song, #1 Movie and #1 TV Show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase 'Teen Idol' after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson's life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $50/$45/$40
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Special Consensus


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 11
Saturday

 

 

 

The Special Consensus
Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album 2012, TSC is a superb four-man acoustic band in the classic vein, but with more than enough modern sensibilities. 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! TSC comes at the music with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $22/$17/$12
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Wailin' Jennys


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 11
Sat

 

 

 

Wailin' Jennys
“Show-stopping harmonies, impressive instrumental prowess, and breathtaking songs.” / ONTARIO ARTS REVIEW What started as a happy accident of singer-songwriters uniting for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba has evolved into one of the most beloved of international folk acts, the Wailin’ Jennys. Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse’s three distinct voices combine in achingly-perfect harmonies, creating some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folk-roots scene. Their beguiling mix of Americana, pop and traditional folk styles is delivered with the dynamic and irresistible vocal power of three.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $55/$45/$36  Students (17 & under): $15
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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RV Show
 

 

 


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Jan 11-20
Saturday
- full week -
Monday

 

 

 

26th Annual Manufacturer's RV
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 20th 10am - 6pm
Admission: Adults $15.00, Seniors $12.00, Kids 16 & Under Free;  $8 parking. Discounts of RVshow site
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, RVshow site or 925-931-1890.
 
Wyrick Chamber Players


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 12
Sunday

 

 

 

Wyrick Chamber Players
The Wyrick Chamber Players consists of the entire Wyrick family: Peter Wyrick, Associate Principal of the cello of the San Francisco Symphony, Amy Hiraga, violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, violinist Mayumi Hiraga Wyrick, graduate of the New England Conservatory, and cellist Mariko Hiraga Wyrick, a junior at the Juilliard School of Music. Their passion for chamber music was fostered from the many years of playing together as a family. Joined by guest violist, they will perform Beethoven's quintet in A Major and the epic quintet in C Major by Franz Schubert.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $20/$15/$10;  Child (12 & under): $12
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Drowsy Chaperone - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater Main Stage

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 18,19
Jan 24,25,26
Jan 31,Feb1

Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sat

 

The Drowsy Chaperone - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater - Main Stage
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good,” this is the show for you! It all begins when a die-hard musical-theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
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 (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Shrek the Musical):  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
 
International Guitar Night


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 22
Wed

 

 

 

International Guitar Night
For nearly two decades, 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 demonstrating the diversity of the acoustic guitar world. Joining Gore in 2014 will be contemporary steel-string guitarists Pino Forastiere from Italy and Jon Gomm from England, as well as Quique Sinesi, an Argentinian master of guitar and charango. “These four talented musicians bring so much diversity and passion to each performance—a treat for every acoustic guitar fan.” / ARIZONA REPORTER
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $45/$36/$25   Students (17 & under): $15
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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A Chorus Line - Pacific Coast Repertory


Firehouse Arts Center


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Jan 24,25,26
Jan 31, Feb 1
Feb 7,8,9
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

A Chorus Line - Pacific Coast Repertory
A Chorus Line, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, is centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an auditiion for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri & Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm;  Sat Feb 1: 2:00 & 8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $38/$32/$22;  Senior (62+): $34/$28/$22;  Child (12 & under): $28/$24/$17
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Mike Montemerlo - Google Self Driving Car - Rae Dorough Speaker Series

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 28
Tues

 

 

 

Mike Montemerlo - Google Self Driving Car - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Self-driving vehicles hold the promise of saving lives and reshaping our relationship with the automobile. The Google Self-Driving Car project was created to rapidly advance this technology. Mike Montemerlo is a Staff Software Engineer at Google working on self-driving cars. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering and PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab as the software lead for Stanley, the robot that won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. Mike will entertain you with the adventures that Google has had as he demonstrates the capabilities (and limitations) of these vehicles.

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $30.   Students (21 & under): $15
    Series of 3 Lectures (10/8, 11/6, 1/28):  $75
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  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
Spring Storytimes Jan 7 to May 16
See specifics in Description

All Three Library locations

Spring Storytimes at the Livermore Public Library

Come join us at the Livermore Public Library for Spring Storytimes, beginning Monday, January 6, 2014, and continuing through Friday, May 16, 2014. A variety of storytimes will be held at the Civic Center, Rincon, and Springtown branches:

Civic Center Library- 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore.
• Babies Only (Pre-Walkers): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with Stay and Play until 11:30 a.m.
• Toddler Time (New walkers to age 36 months): Choose one Monday session:
          o Session 1- 10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. with Stay and Play from 10:50 a.m. -11:20 a.m.
          o Session 2- 11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m. with Stay and Play from 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
• Pajamatime Family Storytimes: (All ages welcome.): Mondays at 7:00p.m.
• 3 and Up Club (Ages 3 to Kindergarten): Wednesdays at 10:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. with Stay and Play until 11:30a.m.

Rincon Branch Library – 725 Rincon Avenue, Livermore.
• Toddler Time (New walkers to age 36 months): Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
• 3 and Up Club (Ages 3 to Kindergarten): Fridays at 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Springtown Branch Library- 998 Bluebell Drive, Livermore.
• Children’s Storytime (All ages welcome.): Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with Stay and Play from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information, or pick up a storytime schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries, or consult the website: www.livermorelibrary.net.
 

The Lincoln Highway: America's First Byway Jan 9, 2014
Thursday

1:30pm

Main Library

The Lincoln Highway: America's First Byway

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center on THURSDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2014 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. In 2013 our country celebrated the centennial of America’s first transcontinental highway, named for one of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Almost a half century later Frank and Sigrid Rainer retraced as much of the original route as possible in order to celebrate Frank’s high school reunion in New York after 50 years as well. They traveled from the terminal point at Lincoln Park in San Francisco, though the little hamlet of Livermore, CA, covering thirteen states to wind up at the original starting point of Times Square in New York City.

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.

 

Livermore Reads Together 2014 Kickoff 1/26/14
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

Laurie R. King Kicks Off Livermore Reads Together 2014
at the Livermore Public Library

The Kick Off event for Livermore Reads Together 2014 will be held Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Livermore Public Library starting at 2pm. The featured speaker is Laurie R. King, author of the mystery novel The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.

Livermore Reads Together 2014 is a community reading program, featuring Laurie R. King’s novel The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. The community of Livermore is invited to read The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and join their neighbors by participating in events related to Sherlock Holmes, detectives, forensics, bees and more during the month of February 2014. Copies of books and event schedules will be available at all Livermore Public Library locations.

The Beekeeper's Apprentice is the story of 15-year-old Mary Russell, an American girl who unexpectedly encounters Sherlock Holmes during a ramble through the English countryside. Ostensibly retired, Holmes studies beekeeping and is still involved in detective work. Despite differences in age, attitude and background, Russell and Holmes become friends and sleuthing partners. Together they work to solve the kidnapping of
Jessica Simpson, daughter of a U.S. Senator. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice is the first book in Laurie R. King's Mary Russell series, which now includes twelve novels. The most recent installment, Garment of Shadows, was published in 2012. According to King, the Mary Russell series touches upon many issues, including “politics, women’s rights, religious expression, and governmental oppression.”

Livermore Reads Together 2014 events include the following: and unless noted, events are held at the Civic Center Library Storytime Room and are free to the public.

• Monday, February 3, 6-7:30pm (Rincon Branch Library): Rescuers, a Disney animated film
• Wednesday, February 5, 7pm (Civic Center Community Room): Suave and Sophisticated: The English Detective in Film, David Thomson, author and film critic
• Friday, February 7, 4-5:30pm: Great Mouse Detective, a Disney animated film
• Saturday, February 8, noon (The Vine Cinema in Livermore): Classic Movie at the Vine: The Hound of the Baskervilles, a free showing of the 1939 film starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson
• Sunday, February 9, 2pm: From Sherlock Holmes to CSI, Robin Burcell, crime writer/investigator/forensic artist
• Saturday, February 15, 2pm: Jer Johnson’s Bee Basics: Bees, Beekeeping and More
• Sunday, February 16, 2pm: The Dashiell Hammett Tour of San Francisco with author Don Herron
• Thursday, February 20, 7pm: Readers’ Theater: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Shakespeare’s Associates
• Friday, February 21, 4-5:30: Tale of a Dragon’s Tail, The Puppet Art Theater Company
• Saturday, February 22, 7-9:30pm: Murder in the Library: Dewey Decimated!, a very special mystery event , staged by Murder on the Menu®, for adults 21 and over, light refreshments and wine (with ID), $10 tickets available at the Friends Bookstore January 15
• Sunday, February 23, 2pm: Introducing Mr. Sherlock Holmes, author Leslie Klinger
In addition, several activities will be taking place throughout the month of February 2014. The Civic Center Library Art Gallery will feature the display Watching The Detectives: A Movie Poster Exhibit, and children can participate in the Get a Clue!: A Children’s Mystery Reading Program by reading mystery books to win prizes.
Livermore Reads Together 2014 is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library. For more information, check the library’s website at www.livermorelibrary.net .