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February 25, 2014 > Tell Your Story! through art

Tell Your Story! through art

Submitted By Alameda County Library

In honor of Art IS Education month in March, Alameda County Library is presenting a series of 150 free art events for children and families at all Alameda County Library locations, including the bookmobile. The Alameda County Arts Commission has partnered with the Alameda County Office of Education since 1990 to present this annual celebration of youth arts education in Alameda County each March during national Arts Education Month. This yearÕs theme is ÒTell Your Story!Ó Join the fun at the events, enjoy creative activities for the whole family, and explore the wonderful world of stories through art!
One of the programs being offered is the Quarter Circle Paper Quilt project, a collaborative art project open to Centerville Library patrons of all ages throughout the month of March. This year's project is meant to encourage patrons of all ages to come together and tell their stories through art. ÒMy hope is that patrons will create a unique piece of art that represents something about themselves by using their favorite colors, books, characters, places, or anything else unique to them,Ó says CentervilleÕs ChildrenÕs Librarian Elizabeth Gamell. ÒWhen the project is completed all of the individual art pieces will come together to make one larger artwork that tells the story of the Centerville Library. We plan to permanently display the finished project in the Children's area of the library.Ó

Patrons can participate during open hours on Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all materials will be provided. (The library can use donations of plain white paper, marker pens, and crayons or color pencils for this project.)

Library activities for Art IS Education month include photography classes, preschool crafts, family workshops, film screenings, storytimes, watercolor workshops, journaling and writing workshops and more. In honor of Art IS Education, there will be an exhibit of art work created by Library staff at the Fremont Main Library. All ages will be able to enjoy the creativity displayed on the walls and in display cases.

Call your local branch to learn more or visit online at for a full schedule of events.

Art IS Education
Throughout March
Alameda County Libraries

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