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Livermore Reads Together 2014
January 10, 2014

Submitted by Joyce Nevins

LIVERMORE - The Kick Off event for Livermore Reads Together 2014 will be held Sunday, January 26 at the Livermore Public Library starting at 2 p.m. 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 book and join their neighbors by participating in events
related to Sherlock Holmes, detectives, forensics, bees and more during the month of February 2014. FULL STORY

Writing Club for Young Adults
January 9, 2014

Submitted by Jennifer Mosel LIVERMORE - 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 the Livermore Public Library for the ... FULL STORY

Children's Book Clubs
January 7, 2014

Submitted by Sandy Fouts LIVERMORE - Calling all readers in grades 2 through 5! 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. The Adventure Book Cl... FULL STORY

E-Books Training at the Library
January 2, 2014

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - The Livermore Public Library offers multiple options for library patrons to check out and enjoy free e-books, and all from the comfort of their own home. The first platform is Overdrive, which is the best option for the latest releases, best sellers and other w... FULL STORY

East Meets West Art and Poetry Exhibit
December 17, 2013

LIVERMORE - The 8th annual East Meets West exhibit, integrating visual and literary arts, opens Thursday, January 2 in the Civic Center Gallery at the main Livermore Library. The show, which runs through January 24, is curated by Livermore artist Lily Xu, and features photographs by Walter Davie... FULL STORY

Never look a Polar Bear in the Eye
August 21, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Author Zac Unger will discuss his book 'Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye: A Family Field Trip to the Arctic’s Edge' in Search of Adventure, Truth, and MiniMarshmallows at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 25 at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave... FULL STORY

Summer Essay Writing
July 16, 2013

By Manan Chhabra Grade 6 Summer is all about relaxing and having fun. Summer is also great because we don’t have to go to school, and many children like that. There are several ways to have fun over the summer break. Some children sign-up for extra-curricular activities or get a summer job. T... FULL STORY

Summer Art Exhibition
July 8, 2013

PLEASANTON - Studio Seven Arts, the Bay Area’s largest art gallery, today announced its July art exhibition celebrating the natural and iconic beauty of the San Francisco Bay area. Magnificently detailed oil and acrylic landscapes paintings will be displayed that depict the timeless and natural bea... FULL STORY

Making a difference- Summer Essay Writing
July 7, 2013

By Dakshesh Pasala Grade 4 When I grow up I want to be an engineer because it will really be fun and interesting. Making apps is an innovative aspect of being an engineer. Engineers also create car designs, fix computers,and make new computers. My favorite work of them all however is making apps... FULL STORY

Summer Essay Writing
July 3, 2013

By Shashwat Shrivastav Grade 4 We recently went to Six Flags. I was very excited to go there and had lots of fun. I was thrilled and looking forward to the day filled with fun and frolic. We enjoyed many rides and I got an opportunity to ride an Elephant. After that we went on the Boat , Bus,... FULL STORY

Pleasanton welcomes Bambino
June 30, 2013

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - Museum on Main celebrates America’s national pastime in “An Evening with Babe Ruth” at the Firehouse Arts Center on Tuesday, July 9. Exactly 99 years to the day since Ruth was sold to the Boston Red Sox, beginning his major league career in baseball, Pleas... FULL STORY

Volunteers of the Year
June 26, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Jessica L. Powers has been chosen as the Livermore Public Library’s Volunteer of the Year. As a volunteer for the Library since 2011, Jessica assisted in the planning and implementation of the Livermore Public Library’s first teen writing club. She presented he... FULL STORY

Fun Summer Break
June 24, 2013

By Dakshesh Pasala Grade 4 Summer Break is a fun time since school is over. There are lots of interesting things we can do over the summer. Children can go for swimming; to play basketball; to play tennis or baseball. This is not all however, there is much more to the delightful summer break. W... FULL STORY

Summer Reading -- Not Just for Kids!
June 10, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - In addition to Summer Reading Programs for children and teens, the Livermore Public Library will hold its fifth annual Summer Reading Program for adults. Books can be read from any genre, however this is a great time to branch out and read something outside of... FULL STORY

Memories and Muse
June 4, 2013

PLEASANTON - Studio Seven Arts, the Bay Area’s largest art gallery, is featuring the paintings of award-winning artist Shannon Richardson in its June exhibition. Richardson is an accomplished west coast painter who will be displaying her work in Pleasanton for the first time. Richardson’s thoug... FULL STORY

Summer Art and Piano Classes for Children & Teens
By Thomasin Dewhurst
May 17, 2013

Livermore - Artist and Art Teacher, Thomasin Dewhurst is offering a series of fun and educational Summer Art and Piano courses for children and teens. Thomasin Dewhurst is a popular Livermore art teacher and artist. She works with many students in schools and other organizations as well as pri... FULL STORY

Summer Reading
May 14, 2013

SAN RAMON - Random House’s Ron Shoop will recommend exciting new titles for San Ramon Valley book lovers and book discussion groups. This popular program is sponsored by PSC, Inc. on behalf of Project Second Chance, Contra Costa County Library's award-winning adult literacy program, in cooperation ... FULL STORY

Fun sculpting for kids
May 7, 2013

Submitted by Eric Haggin DUBLIN - Summer is just round the corner with a host of fun-filled activities that are absolutely affordable and at a stone's throw away in the trivalley area. Kids can make cool sculptures of animals, creatures, or any other crazy stuff they want. "I will encourage t... FULL STORY

Art Block
April 12, 2013

Submitted by Kelley Foulk PLEASANTON - The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) today announced details about the return of “ArtBlock,” a highlight of its 1st Wednesday Street Parties, which brings together incredible talents of local artists and craftspeople right off of Main Street. During ea... FULL STORY

The Eight Elements Every Writer Website Must Have
By Carole MacLean
April 5, 2013

Linda Lee will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard, Pleasanton. What should a great author’s website look like? Linda Lee will discuss the key components of a w... FULL STORY

Art Happens Celebrates National Poetry Month
April 8, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – Pen is mightier than the sword. The power of pen has brought about many revolutions. To celebrate the National Poetry Month, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) has planned a host of events. On Thursday, April 11 participants of Art Happens in... FULL STORY

The Big Draw
March 28, 2013

PLEASANTON - Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) is hosting a city-wide arts celebration on Saturday, May 11 where artists will have the opportunity to display their talents as chalk street artists on the streets of downtown Pleasanton.PCAC is accepting applications from artists now through Mond... FULL STORY

Modern Science of Origami
March 25, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding, has been around for centuries. But in recent years, modern mathematical techniques have led to the creation of astonishing, realistic, and highly complex origami designs. These techniques provide solutions for real-wo... FULL STORY

Creative Plant Themes
March 22, 2013

LIVERMORE - Plants are fascinating. Celebrate the importance of plants on our planet and their influence on nutrition, our lifestyles and sustainability. Local Livermore artists and children will celebrate the impact of plants on our lives by decorating bicycle wheels with creative plant themes. ... FULL STORY

Bicycling Africa: Cairo to Cape Town
February 28, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - ArmChair Travelers, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on Thursday, March 14th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Phillip Mumford will take the participants on a fascinating four-month, 7,500-mile trip by bicycle through Africa fr... FULL STORY

Prose Contest
February 25, 2013

PLEASANTON - WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight the judges. Submit to the 8th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by Thursday, April 18. First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third Place earns $50; Hono... FULL STORY

High School Writing Contest
February 20, 2013

The California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch is sponsoring its second annual High School writers contest. This year's theme is “My Story, My Vision”. The contest is open to all students attending high schools (grades 9, 10 and 11) in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. The conte... FULL STORY

Raise your voice in poetry, prose and song
February 19, 2013

PLEASANTON - California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch in collaboration with the Pleasanton Library announces ”Open Mic Night with My Friends” on second Mondays of each month. If you want to share your latest poem or an excerpt from your novel or want to perform your acoustic composition with a supp... FULL STORY

Read to a teen program
By Meenu Gupta
November 3, 2012

PLEASANTON - Reading can be a fun activity promising life long benefits especially when children are motivated at an an early age to read on a regular basis. Claire Williams, a senior at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, founded an interactive reading program, 'Read to a Teen'. The learning s... FULL STORY

Meet the Author
February 1, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Author Seth Shostak will talk about his book Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for ... FULL STORY

Akriti Art Classes
January 23, 2013

PLEASANTON - Research shows that there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Akriti Arts helps children develop visual learning skills which gives children an academic advantage in the classroom. Masters in Multimedia, Priya Shrivastav offers ... FULL STORY

Read to Win
January 8, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Teens are invited to read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and win prizes during the month of February at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center located at 1188 S.Livermore Avenue as part of Livermore Reads Together 2013, the library’s community reading prog... FULL STORY

Livermore Reads Together
January 3, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - 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 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore ... FULL STORY

Children's Book Club
December 3, 2012

Submitted by Sandy Fouts LIVERMORE - Reading habits are best inculcated at an early age. Livermore Public Library has an ongoing book club for children in second and third grades. Join Mr. Jonathan Hamilton for an afternoon of reading, book discussion and fun at the Civic Center Library located ... FULL STORY

Meet the Author
November 30, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Author Henry Marku will discuss his novel Rare Earth at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing. Yakov, a maverick geologist, makes an extraord... FULL STORY

Young at Art
October 30, 2012

PLEASANTON- A series of fun and educational classes for kids ages 5-11 will be offered at Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center in November. Kids will visit the 'Confrontations' exhibit to learn how several artists approach environmental issues. They shall use discarded or recycled materials to create ... FULL STORY

Dr. Seuss Storytime
October 11, 2012

PLEASANTON - 'The Cat in the Hat', 'Green Eggs and Ham' and many other beloved books of Dr. Seuss were written especially for young children. Towne Center Books, a locally owned general bookstore, nestled in Downtown Pleasanton is warmly hosting a group reading of Dr. Seuss books. "Our next acti... FULL STORY

ArtWalk hosts disabled vets painting program
October 4, 2012

Submitted by Linda Ryan Community, art, music and Livermore’s lovely downtown all come together during the eleventh annual ArtWalk Livermore, set for Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unlike most art festivals, the streets are kept open and art displays are set-up throughout the downto... FULL STORY

Garden Tours with Quilter Linda Schmidt
September 18, 2012

Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club is offering a garden and quilt tour of 10 beautiful and unique gardens on September 22 and Sunday, September 23. The quilts are made by Linda Schmidt, master quilter. The $25 ticket will give access for both days. Proceeds go the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Cl... FULL STORY

Harrington Gallery Exhibit
By Meenu Gupta
September 12, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words. Experience one-of-a-kind exhibition as Pleasanton Art League (PAL) members showcase their artistic talent at Harrington Gallery from Saturday, September 15 to Saturday, October 20. Enjoy artistic excellence as the visual arts exhibit will represent a variety of m... FULL STORY

Art Walk
September 11, 2012

LIVERMORE Explore works of 150 artists, contemporary to traditional art demonstrations live acoustic music wine and beverage bar art banner auction at the eleventh anniversary of Art Walk Livermore. A blend of art festival and exhibition, the event benefits Bothwell Arts Center. Many artists, perfo... FULL STORY

Unveiling of Newest Sculpture - "Comet"
June 7, 2012

Submitted by Gary Harrington "Comet" by Max DeMoss, is a one-of-a-kind sculpture of bronze and silver on pink granite. It stands 12' high x 30" wide, and is located in the garden-patio area behind the Fire House Arts Center. Gary Harrington worked with Greg Hawthorne, Max DeMoss and the City of ... FULL STORY

Gallery showcases Master Printmakers' etchings
June 4, 2012

PLEASANTON Studio Seven Arts, the Bay Area’s largest art gallery has announced a special event weekend dedicated to the Master Printmakers. The gallery will showcase the etchings and prints of David Smith-Harrison, Stephen McMillian and Tom Taneyhill, all who will be in person to discuss and demons... FULL STORY

Livermore author nominated for international award
May 22, 2012

Livermore author Nancy Fulda has been nominated for the top international science fiction award. She has been honored by Baen Books and the National Space Society for her writing. Fulda has been a featured writer at Apex Online, a guest on the Writing Excuses podcast, and is a regular attendee of th... FULL STORY

Enchanting World of Animals
May 1, 2012

Submitted by Studio Seven Arts Studio Seven Arts, the Bay Area’s largest art gallery right in downtown Pleasanton, today announced its May exhibition featuring the world renowned painter of nature, Robert Bissell. Bissell’s award winning work is focused on the natural world and animals, with... FULL STORY

Spring Trunk Show in Pleasanton
April 24, 2012

Submitted by Greg Cross Studio Seven Arts,Bay Area's largest art gallery and a top destination for fine art, handcrafted jewelry, and custom framing today announced a special Spring event weekend event for locals looking to escape the mundane. The event features precious jewelry pieces of ar... FULL STORY

Youth Art Workshop
March 28, 2012

Submitted by Thelma R. Batilo MILPITAS - April is the "Month of the Young Child." It focuses on the need for quality early childhood education and safe environments for all children. Since 1917, Lions Clubs International have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to c... FULL STORY

Pajama-Time promotes reading with fun
March 12, 2012

With Daylight Savings Time back it is time to grab your beach mat, sun glasses and flip-flops—pajamas and share fun stories about sunny days on the beach. Read the 'Sunset Beach party' and many other interesting books at the Pajam-Time in Livermore Library on Monday evenings. ... FULL STORY

Spring Book Sale
March 8, 2012

Submitted by Judy Person Stock up on your summer reading at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at the Pleasanton Public Library. More than 40,000 donated books of all types from bestsellers to biographies to children's picture books will be on sale at bargain prices. Paperbacks will be a... FULL STORY

Mixed Media Show features five artists
March 5, 2012

Submitted by Greg Cross PLEASANTON - Studio Seven Arts, the top destination for fine art, handcrafted jewelry and custom framing in the East Bay, today announced its March exhibition, 'Mix It Up' featuring five Mixed Media artists. Liz Collins, Corey West, Sylvia Thompson, Georgia Quinlan and Jor... FULL STORY

An Evening with Isadora Duncan
March 5, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick Spend an Evening with Isadora Duncan this March in honor of Women’s History Month. Isadora was the early 1900s dancer famous for both her modern poetic dance style as well as her unusual and untimely death. Museum on Main's annual Ed Kinney Lecture Series introduces ... FULL STORY

Kids Art Contest
March 1, 2012

Milpitas - Participating in a contest adds a spark to children's motivation. India Community Center is encouraging student artists to showcase their talent by hosting a Kids Art Contest on this Sunday, March 4. Children aged 3-12 are invited to participate in the annual Art Contest. This year's t... FULL STORY

Teen Art Exposition
February 27, 2012

Submitted by Sandy Fouts Livermore Public Library invites teens to participate in the sixth annual Teen Art Exposition and Contest. The Friends of the Livermore Public Library are sponsoring this unique opportunity for teens to share their artistic talent with local artists and the citizens of Live... FULL STORY

Words, People and Color
February 27, 2012

Artist Sally expresses her talent in layers of images and textures, that convey stories and history. She works primarily in mixed media and collage techniques, that includes acrylic paint, watercolor, pens, pastels, ink, stamping and images. Art adorers are invited to her reception on Sunday, March ... FULL STORY

Dublin Library Spring Used Book Sale
February 23, 2012

Friends of the Dublin Library invite the residents to shop for bargain books and audio-visual materials at the semi-annual Used Book Sale. Most prices are $1 or less. Funds from sales go towards purchasing the Library's materials and supporting its programs. Books will be available for purchase ... FULL STORY

What in the World?
February 22, 2012

Kids can have fun while learning and deciphering the bizarre at Museum on Main. When an object is taken out of its usual context, it can seem strange or even bizarre to those who aren't familiar with it. With a little hint, see if you can identify the unusual and/or obsolete items brought out of st... FULL STORY

Call to Artists Nor Cal Art Show
February 17, 2012

Submitted by Richard Allen More than 300 pieces of art will be on exhibit at the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery on this year's Mothers’ Day weekend. Artists from around California are invited to participate in the largest open juried art show in Northern California. A panel of 3 jurors wi... FULL STORY

Paws to Read
February 14, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio 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 element... FULL STORY

Author Visit
February 13, 2012

Author of 'The Lost Saints of Tennessee' will be in town to tell the story of three generations of a working class Southern family. Towne Center Books in Pleasanton will host 'Read It and Eat' with author Amy Franklin Willis on Thursday, February 16. Lunch and the program will begin at noon. 'The... FULL STORY

An Evening in Roma with Naresh Michael
February 12, 2012

Submitted by Michelle Russo Firehouse Arts Center presents an evening of international music and song performed by celebrated musician and singer Naresh Michael. Called “The Andrea Bocelli of Tango” he sings a romantic international style of music inspired by music legends Mario Lanza and Placido... FULL STORY

Writing High Concept Fiction
February 10, 2012

Local writer Veronica Rossi whose debut novel, 'Under the Never Sky', was released by Harper Collins in early January, and quickly optioned for a movie will show you what you need to know to make your own writing more appealing to agents, and more exciting for readers. California Writers Club (CWC) ... FULL STORY

Heartfelt expressions in Pastels
February 8, 2012

Submitted by Greg Cross Artists have the ability to redefine the meaning of beauty, they see beauty in everyday happenings which others fail to perceive. Studio Seven Arts, Bay Area’s largest art gallery, is featuring such three award-winning artists in its late winter exhibition, 'Love of Art in... FULL STORY

Growing Successful Learners
February 2, 2012

M.O.M.'s Reading Time at Museum on Main is helping every child to be a capable, confident reader. Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum each month for books and crafts. Encourage a love of books in your child by joining M.o.M.'s Reading Time. Valentine’s Day... FULL STORY

Artist's work adorns Livermore Library
January 25, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio Local artist Don Homan's sculpture piece called “The Cage” adorns the Civic Center Library's reference area, thanks to the generous donation by Livermore resident Sam Stone. Created by artist Don Homan in 1973 and carved out of basswood, “The Cage” depicts three men of ... FULL STORY

Living the Legacy
By Meenu Gupta
January 15, 2012

Pleasanton school district Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi will be the keynote speaker at the Tri-Valley YMCA's 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast - 'Living the Legacy.' Ahmadi will speak on the topic 'Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.' This insp... FULL STORY

Paintings that make profound impression
January 13, 2012

His expressionist paintings carry the beholder on a journey of discovery, speaking a thousand words. Several of his pieces have been the inspiration for poems by prominent Bay Area writers. Following his heart and without a plan for the sketch, Marco Rosales Shaw creates his vibrant work by literall... FULL STORY

Teen Art Exposition
January 9, 2012

Livermore Public Library invites teens to participate in the 2012 Teen Art Exposition and Contest. The friends of the Livermore Public Library are sponsoring this unique opportunity for teens to share their artistic talent with local artists and Livermore residents. Livermore residents in the s... FULL STORY

Lecture series features three celebrity authors
January 2, 2012

Gardens at Heather Farm is the home for acres of beautiful gardens and exceptional educational programs for all ages. 2012 Speaker series is one such program designed to educate and inspire our community about sustainable gardening practices and environmental stewardship that preserve our natural re... FULL STORY

Fashion jewelry creator showcases new designs
By Meenu Gupta
November 29, 2011

Pleasanton resident Debra Mitchell is the creative mind behind the brand Twisted Silver worn today by celebrities. The brand is a unique blend of a vintage and modern look. For Mitchell it all started as an interest in taking something cast-off into something usable and beautiful seven years ago... FULL STORY

Scholarship Success
November 19, 2011

Livermore Public library invites local high school students and parents to attend an informational scholarship fair. Information on how to take advantage of available local and federal college financing will be provided at this free event. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide... FULL STORY

Liszt Festival
November 14, 2011

An all day event will celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Franz Liszt at Firehouse Arts Center. Four exciting concerts will pay tribute to the visionary performer, composer and advocate, who was "the central figure of the Romantic era".  Audition winners will perform works by Liszt. Dr. William W... FULL STORY

Young Rembrandts- Unleashing Creativity
December 26, 2013

PLEASANTON - Young Rembrandts helps children explore their creative side in an idyllic setting. During early years children's art reflects the different aspects of their development - physical, cognitive, social, emotional and creative. Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need wh... FULL STORY

Museum on Main's 2014 Lecture Series
December 5, 2013

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - Museum on Main announces performers and speakers for the 2014 Ed Kinney Speakers Series, 'An Evening With…', at the Firehouse Arts Center beginning in January. Audiences will come face to face with actors who look and sound as if they have stepped out from... FULL STORY

Historian Gerald Henig to speak about Lincoln
June 18, 2013

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - Historian Gerald Henig will deliver a talk on “Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle against Slavery and Disunion: A Sesquicentennial Perspective” at Pleasanton Public Library on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. Prof. Henig’s lecture is presented in conjunction with th... FULL STORY

Summer Trunk Show
May 29, 2013

PLEASANTON - Studio Seven Arts is all set to host Twisted Silver Jewelry and Pleasanton Fashion Expert Deb Mitchell for their Summer Trunk Show on Saturday, June 1. The Bay Area’s largest art gallery, today announced its seasonal fashion trunk show featuring one of the hottest brands in fashion jewe... FULL STORY

Art in a Day: Beach Party!
May 27, 2013

Submitted by Debbie Wardrope Love beaches, boats, oceans and sea creatures? This camp covers them all! Bring a lunch and join the fun as we use real sand to create a tropical ocean scene, paint our own beach attire, make a 3-D porthole, and make some cool undersea creatures come to life. A $20 su... FULL STORY

Tri-Valley Writers Guest Speaker
By Carole MacLean
May 9, 2013

Gretchen McNeil will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard, Pleasanton. Gretchen McNeil is an opera singer, clown, and writer. She has written the Young Adult horr... FULL STORY

Creating Plots & Playing God
By Carole MacLean
March 10, 2013

The California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch will be conducting a workshop with New York Times Bestselling Author Robert Dugoni on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard, Pleasanton. Does your novel or story keep your audience hungry for more? ... FULL STORY

Marketing and Promotion for Authors
By Carole MacLean
March 10, 2013

The Book's Done, But You’re Not: Marketing and Promotion for Authors Susan Sachs Lipman will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard, Pleasanton. Congratulations... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Saturday Public Art Walks
March 1, 2013

Submitted by Gary Harrington PLEASANTON - On eight art walks, over 120 art enthusiasts joined Nancy and Gary Harrington on the Saturday Pleasanton Public Art Walks. These walks are in conjunction with the World Walk To Wellness program. The second Saturday of each month, March – June, Nancy an... FULL STORY

Spring Craft Program
January 11, 2013

Submitted by Sandy Fouts LIVERMORE - Longer daylight hours and pleasant temperatures make room for extra academic activities for children. The Livermore Public Library presents the following children’s craft programs for the Spring season: Drop in from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the third Frida... FULL STORY

Writing Club for young Adults
January 6, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - 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 ... FULL STORY

Preschool Reading Program
December 18, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick Pleasanton – The Museum on Main announces themes for 2013 preschool pre-literacy program, M.o.M.’s Reading Time. In its fourth year, this popular program introduces preschoolers to a variety of holidays, events, and cultures through books and activities. Preschoolers... FULL STORY

Museum announces Speakers schedule
December 8, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - Museum on Main announces performers and speakers for the 2013 Ed Kinney Series An Evening With… at the Firehouse Arts Center beginning in January. In An Evening With…audiences come face to face with people making history today as well as actors who look and... FULL STORY

Art in the Park
October 4, 2012

Art in the Park is a wonderful annual family event where the Tri-Valley community is invited to enjoy the talents of many Bay Area artists. San Ramon Arts Foundation provides funding for art education, civic art projects and programs, performing and visual arts, artistic programs that are performed ... FULL STORY

Good Manners Exhibit opens at Museum on Main
May 11, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick Museum on Main invites you to join Edna Etiquette for a tour through America’s changing mores with its latest exhibit, “Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past and Present.” The exhibit, which runs through July 15, shows examples of appropriate clothing, tableware and o... FULL STORY

Summer is fun
May 3, 2012

By Vinay Gupta Mohr Elementary School It is sunny now that summer has started. I go outside to play as it is no longer rainy or cloudy. I go to the nearby park and play soccer with my friends. I also play baseball with my dad. Summer is so much fun! FULL STORY

Mr. Half Dome
April 5, 2012

Rick Deutsch discusses 'The History of Half Dome' at the Livermore Library. Author Rick Deutsch will discuss The History of Half Dome at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for s... FULL STORY

Portrayal of an Artist
March 13, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio Artist and educator Marlene Aron will present the program Van Gogh in Two Parts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 and Sunday, March 25 at the Livermore Public Library. There is no charge for these events. Van Gogh in Two Parts is an in-depth study of one of the most brill... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Library Book Club
November 23, 2011

If you enjoy reading and would like to share your thoughts with others in an informal setting, Pleasanton Library Book Club is for you. The book club meets the fourth Monday of every month, except December. We meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room. We read a variety of fict... FULL STORY

Art beyond imagination
November 21, 2011

For Pleasanton artist Debbie Wardrope art is a journey, who after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from California College of the Arts in Oakland, started a career in the mortgage banking industry, while painting on the side. Sunlight falls on the vines creating a burnt orange ... FULL STORY

Holiday Book Sale
November 18, 2011

Friends of the Dublin Library will host holiday book sale at the Dublin Library. You will find a great selection of beautiful hardcover books in excellent condition, ideal for gift giving. Choose from children's books, holiday books, gourmet cookbooks, collections, gift books, games, and more. Al... FULL STORY

Author to discuss "The Oracle of Stamboul"
November 29, 2011

Author Michael David Lukas will discuss his novel 'The Oracle of Stamboul' at the Livermore Public Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing. There is no charge for this event. In his debut novel, Lukas narrates the story of a eight year old Eleonora Cohen whose preternatural abi... FULL STORY