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15th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” Scheduled for Saturday, February 2!

15th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” Scheduled for Saturday, February 2!

A record 30 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, February 2, 2013, during the 15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day.  Twenty-eight of the 30 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to offset parking control and security costs.  With assistance provided by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, this hugely popular community event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank and Chipotle Mexican Grill.  Sacramento Museum Day event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the last guests admitted at 4 p.m.).  

Check In @ Your Library Teen Video Contest

Check In @ Your Library Teen Video Contest

Teens can be the star in a video they create by making an original movie trailer about their favorite book for the Check In @ Your Library Teen Video Contest! The video must be original and can use multimedia such as images, video, animation, music, and words to compel the viewer to read the book. This contest is open to all teens age 13 – 18, with prizes being awarded at a special reception for all contestants on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Official contest rules and entry form are available at your local Stanislaus County Library branch and online at www.stanislauslibrary.org

This program is sponsored by the Stanislaus Library Foundation.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Outreach Department at 558-7817.

Modesto Library Book Club

Modesto Library Book Club

Bibliophiles can meet at the Modesto Library on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m. for the Modesto Library Book Club. January’s book club pick is “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith.  Readers will be entranced by the journal entries of seventeen-year old Cassandra Mortmain.   

For more information, please call the 572-3420.

Scrapbooking Fun at the Modesto Library

Scrapbooking Fun at the Modesto Library

Join the Modesto Library and local scrapbooker Anna Soto for a series of free programs to learn about and practice scrapbooking. This program will be held, Saturdays, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Scrapbooking is a way for people of all ages and backgrounds to share information about their experiences. While sharing their memories, they are educating others about the places they have visited and the people they have met.

 For more information, please call the Modesto Library Reference desk at 558-7814.

Join News10 and Nugget Markets for a wine pairing event

Join News10 and Nugget Markets for a wine pairing event

Tis the season for holiday parties. Come learn from Nugget Market’s wine expert what wines will work best with your appetizers and dishes at your party.

Nugget wine steward Michael Taylor and specialty cheese manager Jaclyn Neff will give a presentation on how to pair your wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Have a chance to sample some wine and appetizers and see for yourself why different wines work so well with certain foods.

The wine and cheese experts bring years of experience to the table. Taylor worked as a chef for 17 years and has a vast experience in winemaker dinners and selecting wines for his restaurant’s wine list. He has also traveled to some of the biggest food-and-wine regions, including Spain, Portugal and France.

Neff has worked as a cheese specialist at the Vacaville Nugget Market for more than two years, and is now the department manager.