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MarinNet: Public library listings for all of Marin County. Check for and reserve books online. Click on individual libraries for events at each.

San Francisco Public Library: Home Page includes online catalog, kids' and teens' pages.

Berkeley Public Library: Events for kids, teens & adults. Online catalog. Patriot Act resources.

Public Schools

Great Schools California: Superb online site for everything you need to know about CA public schools K-12. Searchable. Tips for how to improve your school and how to improve education at home.

Marin County Public School Directory: Lists all Marin public school districts, CA school data, test scores, facts about Marin schools including Marin Community College.

Pre-School Open Houses

Marin County: You've all heard the rumors: you need to get on the wait-list for schools and pre-schools early. Happy touring!

* Montessori Center of Marin, Infant to 6 years. 332-1044.

Corte Madera
* Magical Garden Preschool. Waldorf-inspired Preschool for ages 3-5 in a cozy home setting with a credentialed teacher. Call 945-9409.
* The Mountain School. 50 El Camino. Pre-school and Kindergarten. Call 924-4661 for more info.
* Lycee Francais. 330 Golden Hind Passage. Preschool to 12th Grade. 924-1737.
* Marin Montessori, 5200 Paradise Dr. Toddler, Primary and Elementary. Open House in Jan. 924-5388
* Golden Poppy. 50 El Camino. Pre-school and infants. Open House in April. Call 924-2828.

Mill Valley
* Marin Horizons. 305 Montford Ave. Pre-school to 8. Call 415-388-8408 for more info.
* The Little School. 285 Miller Ave. Toddler through Pre-K. Call 383-9696.
* Ross Academy. 7 Thomas Dr. 2 to 6 years of age (including kindergarten). One observer per class on any day. 383-5777.
* Marin Day School. 10 Old Mill. Pre-school. 2 mo to 6 yrs. Tours all year round, on any day. Call 381-4206.

* Ring Mountain Day School. 215 Blackfield. (Pre-school and K - 5). 415-381-8181.
* Marin Day School. 445 Greenwood Beach Rd.. Pre-school. 2 mo to 6 yrs. Tours all year round, on any day. Call 381-3120.

San Rafael
* Ice Cream and Shoe Pre-school and Kindergarten. 1055 Las Ovejas Ave. Call 492-0550 for more info
* ABC Nursery. (14 mo. to 5 years). 479-9432.
* Marin Day School. 1123 Court St. Pre-school. 2 mo to 6 yrs. Tours all year round, on any day. Call 453-9822.

Museums & Programs

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Sausalito's wonderful resource for kids who want to know! Beautiful view of the Golden Gate, picnic area, lots of hands-on exhibits for babies and kids to age 12. Phone: 415.289-7266

Mt. Tamalpais State Park Astronomy Programs are held on Saturday evenings nearest the New Moon, April through October. Check back in March 2000 for schedule details Program Dates for 2000: 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28

California Academy of Sciences (Golden Gate Park, SF) Great natural history and anthropology exhibit, aquarium and plantarium. 415.750.7145

Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley
Great hands-on and walk-through science exhibits, activities for kids, planetarium, biology and computer labs. 510-642-5132

Exploratorium, Palace of Fine Arts in SF Super interactive science exhibits for kids *and* adults - even at their website. Check out the winetasting webcast! 397-5673

See the Art Pages for more museum listings.

Kid's AlmanacBook Selection: Kid's Alamanac for the 21st Century (Scholastic)
"This is a reference book that's not afraid to treat kids like the intelligent creatures they are (or are sure to become any minute now.) Laden with graphics and fun facts, this robust almanac imparts a wealth of real information, cleverly presented. An anatomy of a personal check shows kids exactly how those mysterious slips of paper that mom and dad use as money actually work. A calendar of comets shows when to expect the return of Halley's comet (2061). A list of deadly plants reveals that the benign-seeming azalea can be fatal." - Click on the bookcover to order your copy today.



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