As part of Art IS Education month, Alameda County Library is presenting a series of free arts events.  Art IS Education is an annual showcase of youth arts learning in Alameda County in March during national Arts Education Month.  Alameda County Library, Alameda County Arts Commission, and the Alameda County Office of Education are working in partnership to expand the reach of Art IS Education to library patrons.   More information about this program is available at:  http://www.artiseducation.org/ , http://guides.aclibrary.org/ArtIsEducation,  and http://www.acgov.org/arts.

Your Dublin Library is hosting the Paper Quilt Project program on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.  Come join artist Marion Coleman to help make a paper quilt on the theme of “Creating a Better Future Together.”  This program is open to all ages.  Families can drop in at any time between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. this Saturday, in the Community Room, to design a paper quilt square. 

This project helps participants understand how quilts are an example of collective impact where a group of people working together can create a large piece of artwork that would be difficult to make alone.  The Paper Quilt Project also shows participants how materials destined for a landfill or a recycling bin can be used to make art and help young people express their vision for the future.

The finished quilt will be displayed in the Dublin Library during March.  All supplies for making a paper quilt square are provided.   This program has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dublin Library.

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