Lectures highlight Impressionist show
Fine-arts docent Kay Payne is scheduled to present two illustrated lectures on “Impressionists on the Water” 7:30 p.m. June 17 and 24 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
The lectures explore the “Impressionists on the Water Exhibition,” which runs through Oct. 13 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
The exhibition explores nautical life through more than 80 paintings and works on paper by Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir and Pissarro and Post-Impressionists including Denis and Signac, artists whose work reflects their understanding of and engagement with boating and competition.
For more information on the lectures, call 948-7683 or visit www.sccl.org.
LA Library encourages summer reading
The Los Altos Library has scheduled a summer reading program for all ages at its main and Woodland branches.
Those who sign up for the program will receive a bag full of giveaways and be entered in weekly drawings for prizes that include free books and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. Readers who complete at least five books by Aug. 31 will be eligible for the Los Altos Library’s grand prize, a Nook e-reader, and the districtwide grand prize, a Google Nexus 7 or an iPad Mini.
Participants must register online to be eligible for the drawings.
To register, visit www.sccl.org/adults2013.
For more information, stop by the reference desk at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, or the Woodland Branch, 1975 Grant Road.
Musician shares tales of counterculture ’60s
Andrew Bernstein is scheduled to discuss “California Slim: The Music, The Magic & the Madness” 7:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
Bernstein will share his stories of life amid the 1960s counterculture in Los Altos, Palo Alto and San Francisco.
His musical journey began in 1962 when he was the 14-year-old student of an unknown banjo teacher named Jerry Garcia – and ended in 1980 on a Warner Bros. backlot at the premiere party for Willie Nelson’s first movie, “Honeysuckle Rose.”
For more information, call 948-7683 or visit www.sccl.org.