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Newsfront - July 18, 2008

Library hosts Peace Corps, Asian art and more

by Michelle Olson

The Danville Library is reaching out to the community with speakers and workshops. From the end of July through August it will hold four events. The library chooses its programs based on past popularity and current demand.

"We pick speakers and topics that will be helpful to the community," said Seng Lovan, Danville branch librarian. "We try to target programs for all audiences." The events will be held at the Danville Library in the Mt. Diablo Room as follows:

* 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 29 - A panel of Peace Corps workers will take the audience to Africa. Volunteers will share stories and experiences of their two-year stays.

* 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5 - A speaker from the Princeton Review will discuss college admissions. The seminar will give tips on how to get into some of the best colleges and help both students and parents understand the admissions process.

* 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 - The San Francisco Asian Art Museum will look into China during the rule of the Ming Dynasty. It will include paintings, textiles and other art from the period that is featured in its current exhibit.

* 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19 - There will be a Princeton Review SAT Strategy Session. This workshop is designed to help high school students who plan to take the test get the best score possible.

"We hold these workshops especially for teens because they have so many challenges," said Lovan. "We want to give them a little bit more direction."

The library also has children's programs at least once a month.

"We promote encouraging literacy. It makes the kids excited about reading," Lovan said. "All of the presentations we do are extremely valuable."