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Year of the Dog: book reading and signing

Saturday, January 28th

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free with admission

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Year of the Dog: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, Author Reading and  
Demonstration at the Education Studio:
Listen to author Oliver Chin as he reads from his book Year of the  
Dog in which a puppy learns how to become "man's best friend." This  
entertaining story provides a great introduction to the 2006 Chinese  
New Year through the adventures of the dog Daniel and the girl Lin.  
Follow along as Oliver leads visitors through the meaning of the  
lunar calendar. Then color your own zodiac animals from the fantastic  
illustrations in the book and do other art projects in celebration of  
this canine year.

This event is one in a series of the Asian Art Museum's Book Nook  
Family Programs, which include author readings, book signings and  
activities for kids and their families. Explore vibrant places and  
discover unique characters- let your child's imagination (and yours!)  
run wild on a journey through words and pictures with local authors.

The author will read and sign the book at these additional Bay Area  
- 1/29/06: Oakland Museum: Chinese New Year festival: 1000 Oak  
Street, Oakland, CA, (510) 238-2200, noon.
- 1/29/06: : Chinese Historical Society of America: Lunar New Year  
Family Fun, 965 Clay St., San Francisco, CA, (415) 391-1188, 2:00 pm.
- 2/3/06: Barnes & Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, CA,  
(408) 249-5201, 7:00 pm.
- 2/4/06: Eastwind Books, 2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA, (510)  
548-2350, 3:00 pm.
- 2/5/06: Golden Gate Conservancy: Crissy Field Warming Hut Bookstore/ 
Cafe, San Francisco, CA, (415) 561-3040, 2:00 pm.
  - 2/11/06: Books Inc.: 1375 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA. 2:00  
- 3/5/06: Kepler's: 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, (650)  
324-4321, 1:30 pm.

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The Asian Art Museum
  200 Larkin Street
San Francisco

The Asian Art Museum is located at 200 Larkin Street, between  
McAllister and Fulton Streets, overlooking Civic Center Plaza.

 From the East Bay:
Take exit 9th Street/Civic Center, stay on 9th Street which turns  
into Larkin Street. Go two blocks and the Museum will be on your right.

 From the Peninsula:
Take 101 and exit at 9th Street/Civic Center. Follow 9th Street which  
turns into Larkin Street. Go two blocks and the Museum will be on  
your right.

 From the North Bay:
 From Golden Gate Bridge, take Doyle Drive to Lombard Street. Follow  
Lombard to Van Ness Avenue. Turn left at McAllister and go two blocks  
to Larkin.

The Asian Art Museum does not have a parking facility, but it is  
served by many parking facilities-all within walking distance of the  

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