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Illustrator Jim LaMarche on 'Winter Is Coming'
Illustrator Jim LaMarche will give a reading and book signing for his book "Winter Is Coming," written by Tony Johnston, which portrays the changing of a season through a child's eyes. RSVP is requested. Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
 

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Creekside Learning Lab open house
The Creekside Learning Lab, an innovative school for grades four and five in Portola Valley, will hold an open house to discuss its philosophy and curriculum. Visitors can meet current staff, students and parents and see the facilities and student projects. The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. Registration is requested. Jan. 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Creekside Learning Lab, 884 B-1 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Saturday Stoytime with Daniel Wallace
Daniel Wallace, an author/illustrator whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other publications, will offer a reading of his second children's book, "The Cat's Pajamas." Jan. 24, 2-3 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Bilingual Baby Storytime
This Portola Valley Library event will introduce babies to Spanish through stories, songs and rhymes. Age-appropriate toys will be available at the end of the session. Jan. 26, 11 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Toddler Storytime
Weekly Toddler Storytime events at the Portola Valley Library will include songs, stories and movement activities to encourage toddlers 18 to 36 months old to listen and read. Age-appropriate toys will be available at the end of each session. A special activity will follow story time on Jan. 20. Tuesdays, Jan. 6-27, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Pajama Storytime
The East Palo Alto Library will host Pajama Storytime events where kids can wear their pajamas while listening to stories and singing songs. Tuesdays, Dec. 23-Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Free. East Palo Alto Library, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto.
 

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Family Movie Night
Atherton Library will hold a screening of the Disney classic, "Sleeping Beauty." Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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St. Timothy's Preschool open house
St. Timothy's Preschool will hold an open house to inform local families about its programs, which include morning classes for 3- and 4-year-olds and Wednesday morning classes for 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Families can enroll for two to five days per week. Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. St. Timothy's Preschool, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
 

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Origami workshop for children
Menlo School students will come to the Atherton Library to teach children how to make origami hearts for Valentine's Day. All ages are welcome. Feb. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Kindergarten program information night
This informational evening at Hope Technology School will inform families with kindergarten-aged children about kindergarten readiness and the school's programs. Teaching and administrative will be on hand to answer questions. Those interested should RSVP by email. Feb. 5, 7-8 p.m. Free. Hope Technology School, 2525 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto.
 

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A Renaissance in Education open house
This open house event at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula's Mountain View campus will feature musical and dramatic performances and artistic and academic displays to demonstrate the middle and high schools' interdisciplinary curriculum. Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
 

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February First Friday program
For the February First Friday at the San Mateo County History Museum, free activities will be available for all ages. At 11 a.m., preschool children can learn about Chinese New Year, make paper Chinese drums and hear the story "Lucky New Year." At 2 p.m., docents will lead a tour of the museum for adults. Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Storytime with Tory Beale and Cynthia Messer
This Saturday Storytime event at Books Inc. will welcome Tory Beale and Cynthia Messer to read from their four-part book series, "The Adventures of Jack and Rugby," which captures the lifelong friendship of their late dogs. Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Card printing workshop
Peopleologie will hold a workshop at the Atherton Library on using scrap wood blocks to make prints for Valentine's Day cards. Participants can bring old wooden blocks or wood scraps; other supplies will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Feb. 9, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Red Planet Ramblers
In this family concert, Daniel Steinberg and Kevin Carr of the Red Planet Ramblers will trace traditional music from Europe to the New World, showing the evolution of instruments from the bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy to the fiddle and piano. Feb. 15, 2-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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'That's too Funny!'
Local elementary school students and their teachers from the Community School of Music and Arts' Art4Schools program will display artwork as part of show called "That's too Funny!" A reception will be held with the artists on Friday, Feb. 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 3-20, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Menlo Park Summer Camp Fair
The Menlo Park Community Services Department will hots its second annual summer camp fair to provide information about city-run and city-sponsored summer camps. There will free activities for kids, pizza and a raffle. March 6, 6-8 p.m. Free. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Act!vated Story Theatre
Act!vated Story Theatre, a national touring storytelling duo, will make a stop at the Atherton Library. Children ages 6 and up can stop by 30 minutes before the show for a free workshop, as well as take part in the performance. Space is limited. March 9, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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'The Magic Flute For Families' screening
The San Francisco Opera will hold offer a 60-minute screening of its family-friendly production in 2007 of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." March 22, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Waldorf high school March open house
At this open house, students and parents can learn about the Waldorf of the Peninsula high school program by participating in sample lessons, meeting faculty and students, viewing student work, touring the campus and participating in a Q&A program. March 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

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Fratello Marionettes with 'The Frog Prince'
Fratello Marionettes, an experienced puppeteer group, will put on a performance of "The Frog Prince" for ages 4 and up. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. April 13, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Waldorf April high school tour
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula will offer a tour of its high school, where interested families can visit and observe classes, meet faculty and students, view student work, see the facilities and ask questions about the school. April 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

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Art School of San Francisco Bay classes
The Art School of San Francisco Bay offers art classes for a variety of ages and abilities, beginning at age 2 and continuing up until advanced classes for teens. Visit the website for schedule, prices and registration. Sept. 3-May 29. Free trials available; prices vary. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.